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Dawn

Deltona, FL, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Evidence: An Alex Delaware Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By John Rubinstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (318)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (101)

    In the half-built skeleton of a monstrously vulgar mansion in one of L.A.'s toniest neighborhoods, a watchman stumbles on the bodies of a young couple - murdered in flagrante and left in a gruesome postmortem embrace. Though he's cracked some of the city's worst slayings, veteran homicide cop Milo Sturgis is still shocked at the grisly sight: a twisted crime that only Milo's killer instincts - and psychologist Alex Delaware's keen insights - can hope to solve.

    P. Giorgio says: "Good book... but"
    "Not so Hot"
    Overall

    Love the Alex Delaware novels, but this one was way off the usual quality. The story was boring... so boring that John Rubinstein (an awesome narrator for this series) couldn't keep track of the plot... It was have been more interesting listening to someone read the case file. No psychological thrill.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • What the Night Knows

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1531)
    Performance
    (729)
    Story
    (743)

    In the late summer of a long-ago year, a killer arrived in a small city. His name was Alton Turner Blackwood, and in the space of a few months he brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a 14-year-old boy. Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again, re-creating in detail Blackwood’s crimes.

    sadee poulsen says: "Koontz is back!"
    "Thank You Dean Koontz! And Welcome Back!"
    Overall

    I read many authors, and Dean Koontz has always been a favorite. I used to call his books "gobblers" because you just couldn't help yourself... you had to read it all... without stopping. They were long, rich, horrifying and satisfying. A horror fanatic's bowl of ice cream. Lately... not so much. The books have been confusing and the plots dissatisfying. Many of the books don't even end, even if they aren't part of a series. This is Koontz at his best and has regenerated my faith in this author and in the genre, which has been failing of late. Thank you for a beautifully crafted and satisfyingly yummy tale!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Copper Bracelet

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Lee Child, David Corbett, Jeffery Deaver, and others
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
    Overall
    (952)
    Performance
    (290)
    Story
    (285)

    Two years after the events of the Audiobook of the Year - The Chopin Manuscript - former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton and his Volunteers once again must crack a secretive conspiracy that not only threatens their lives, but the stability of the world. Their race against time will take them from London to the U.S. to Russia and beyond. And at the heart of it all is one question: What is the secret of the Copper Bracelet?

    Daniel says: "A Big Ugly MESS!"
    "Magic Doesn't Strike Twice"
    Overall

    I am so disappointed with this. Maybe if it was released in serial again, it would have been better, but the chapters didn't flow together, and I didn't even bother to finish it. It was disjointed and boring--I didn't bond with any of the characters. The first was such magic, I'm very sad this was so bad.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Cell: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    Overall
    (3347)
    Performance
    (1079)
    Story
    (1090)

    The cause of the devastation is a phenomenon that will come to be known as The Pulse, and the delivery method is a cell phone. Everyone's cell phone. Clay and the few desperate survivors who join him suddenly find themselves in the pitch-black night of civilization's darkest age, surrounded by chaos, carnage, and a human horde that has been reduced to its basest nature...and then begins to evolve.

    chris says: "Entertained"
    "Like a"
    Overall

    This was a shocker! What a treat! It was a really unique concept. Kind of like "The Stand" with cell phones instead of captain tripps. Anyway, this is just a plain ole GREAT read. Enjoy!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Blaze: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Richard Bachman, Stephen King
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (498)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (128)

    Blaze is the story of Clayton Blaisdell, Jr., of the crimes committed against him and the crimes he commits, including his last, the kidnapping of a baby heir worth millions. Blaze has been a slow thinker since childhood, when his father threw him down the stairs and then threw him down again. After escaping an abusive institution for boys when he was a teenager, Blaze hooks up with George, a seasoned criminal who thinks he has all the answers.

    Gary says: "Waste of time"
    "Don't Listen to the Baddies"
    Overall

    This book, including the narrator, are awesome! If our constant readers did not sympathize with Blaze and feel the tragedy of his existence, they should should be reading trash novels. This book may have been written years ago, but it is a testament to our throw-away lives and the divisions we draw between the have's and have-nots. Of the 4 more recent King books (Cell, Lisey, Duma, Blaze), this is far and away my absolute favorite!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Duma Key: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By John Slattery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5042)
    Performance
    (1744)
    Story
    (1734)

    A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

    Amazon Customer says: "Play the Book and Let the Book Play You"
    "FL SK Fan"
    Overall

    We wait so long for new SK books! This was not a disappointment. I wouldn't call it one of the best, but maybe top 10. I was so taken with Blaze (which seemed to go quite under the radar), that I was just a little unimpressed with this one. If you haven't listened to Blaze, take that one next. Don't get me wrong, this was really good, great narrator, lots of action. I just didn't get the "gotcha" I usually get... Still... SK stories, no matter how good they are, are still my favorites!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Historian

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Kostova
    • Narrated By Joanne Whalley, Dennis Boutsikaris, Rosalyn Landor, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2791)
    Performance
    (1140)
    Story
    (1153)

    Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor", and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of: a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.

    Branden says: "Phenomenallly detailed..."
    "Great Adventure!"
    Overall

    This could have been such a clich?, but it was absolutely delightful. The narrator has some to do with this, but I really enjoyed this. It had lots of detail, but didn't bog us down in it. Not too many side-stories to get us lost. Just a great overall read... and a fresh dracula view!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Neverwhere

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    Overall
    (6043)
    Performance
    (2838)
    Story
    (2862)

    Richard Mayhew is an unassuming young businessman living in London, with a dull job and a pretty but shrewish fiancée. Then one night he stumbles upon a girl lying on the sidewalk, bleeding. He stops to help her, and his life is changed forever. Soon he finds himself living in a London most people would never have dreamed of: a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels. It is a world that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandoned subway stations.

    Thomas says: "Neverwhere is Great"
    "Never Again!"
    Overall

    I bought into the "best-seller" status of this book and it's 4 stars, but this is one of the most ridiculous books I've read in awhile. The scenes are contrived and predictable. The characters are not likeable or worthy of our sympathy. I found myself rooting for the cut-throats. As a true lover of fantasy and horror, this was just a horrible attempt at pulling narnia, potter, atlantis and what-nots into one very uninspired and bland tale. Don't be fooled by the rating! This is not worth your time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Guy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (1316)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (220)

    Timothy Carrier, having a beer after work at his friend's tavern, enjoys drawing eccentric customers into amusing conversations. But the jittery man who sits next to him tonight has mistaken Tim for someone very different and passes to him a manila envelope full of cash. "Ten thousand now. You get the rest when she's gone."

    Dawn says: "Dawn"
    "Dawn"
    Overall

    I was concerned when I saw the negative feedbacks, which prompted my review. This was a delightful listen! So many books require us to pay too close attention to details--we find ourselves getting lost or not knowing key facts halfway thru the book. This is in typical Koontz fashion, an absolutely delightfully-told, well-structured story. Great characters, great story, great ending. I don't know what there could be to complain about!

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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