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Beth down the Road

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  • Thunder Bay: A Cork O'Connor Mystery #7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (215)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (180)

    The promise, as I remember it, happened this way. Happy and content in his hometown of Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O'Connor has left his badge behind and is ready for a life of relative peace, setting up shop as a private investigator. But his newfound state of calm is soon interrupted when Henry Meloux, the Ojibwe medicine man and Cork's spiritual adviser, makes a request: Will Cork find the son that Henry fathered long ago?

    Patti says: "Needs another narrator"
    "Not As Bad As I Thought!"
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    What did you love best about Thunder Bay?

    After reading the reviews by all the so-called literary masterminds, the reader Buck Schirner wasn't as bad as I thought. Like most series where you have the same reader over and over then suddenly the publisher, not necessarily the author, makes a change. We are always disappointed at first and complain "Why did they do this!" Over the years there have been complete disappointments in my opinion on reader changes, but in this case it wasn't really to bad. Buck's deep voice in some situations was a bit strong, but his other characters came through flawlessly. Everyone has their favorites, like mine are Scott Brick, which alot of people don't like, and Dick Hill which can't narrate a bad book. There are many others I like but these two are my favorite. Give Buck a chance since he reads the rest of the series and this series is very good. This particular novel gives alot of background on Henry Meloux and where his life has evolved from. I have to say there wasn't anything sinister in the story line but it was a very good read.


    If you’ve listened to books by William Kent Krueger before, how does this one compare?

    The previous ones were much better but this one is still very good


    Have you listened to any of Buck Schirner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have read other novels narrated by Buck and I consider him in my top 10 readers


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    never been able to sit and finish in one sitting


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rasputin's Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Raymond Khoury
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (60)

    On a cold, bleak day in 1916, all hell breaks loose in a mining pit in the Ural Mountains. Overcome by a strange paranoia, the miners attack one another, savagely and ferociously. Minutes later, two men - a horrified scientist and Grigory Rasputin, trusted confidant of the tsar - hit a detonator, blowing up the mine to conceal all evidence of the carnage. In the present day, FBI agent Sean Reilly's searches for Reed Corrigan, the CIA mindcontrol spook who brainwashed Reilly's son.

    Matthew says: "Oh those Russians!"
    "Bored After Three Hours Not His Best By Far"
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    Not interesting at all I have read all his books and after three hours had to give up Richard Ferone us a good reader so it wasn't him

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cold City: A Repairman Jack Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By F. Paul Wilson
    • Narrated By Alexander Cendese
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (737)
    Performance
    (637)
    Story
    (633)

    If you’ve never read a Repairman Jack novel, this is the place to begin. It’s 1990. A twenty-one-year-old named Jack has dropped out of college, leaving his old life behind to build a new one in New York City. Manhattan’s rough edges are jagged enough to shred any unwary newcomer, but perhaps not one who is determined to stay off the grid, at any cost, in the busiest metropolis on earth. And to do so, he’ll have to take jobs of a less than legal nature.

    Andrew Pollack says: "Fun, as long you don't think too much"
    "Good Start for Series"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I read other reviews and found this a decent novel. I do like the characters and the writer does develop them through the other books


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There are parts that do make you smile. The rapport between the characters is great


    Any additional comments?

    It would have been nice to have the same reader for all the books but they were OK

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A King of Infinite Space

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Tyler Dilts
    • Narrated By Alex Hyde-White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (45)

    Long Beach, California homicide detective Danny Beckett is pouring the weekend's first shot of vodka when the call comes in: Elizabeth Williams, a teacher at nearby Warren High School, has been brutally murdered in her classroom. When Danny arrives at the school, the blood-spattered crime scene turns even his veteran stomach. What could this young woman have done to make her the target of such a violent attack?

    HaloLove says: "Good Read"
    "Well Written"
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    This book was better than I thought it would be. The story line was typical for a murder mystery. I would recommend it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wait for Signs

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (358)
    Performance
    (327)
    Story
    (319)

    Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote his first short story, the Hillerman Award-winning "Old Indian Trick". This was one of the earliest appearances of the sheriff who would go on to star in Johnson’s best-selling, award-winning novels and the A&E hit series Longmire. Each Christmas Eve thereafter, fans rejoiced when Johnson sent out a new short story featuring an episode in Walt’s life that doesn’t appear in the novels; over the years, many have asked why they can’t buy the stories in book form.

    Paula says: "Delightful! Begging for More!"
    "Nice Short Stories"
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    I liked the shortness of the stories and the message that came with some. I like Craig Johnsons easy writing and enjoy all the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2335)
    Performance
    (2096)
    Story
    (2094)

    "You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely," notes Jack Reacher - and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA. Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott - an American marksman gone bad - is one of them...

    Jeffrey says: "Lee and Dick seem tired"
    "Not The Story I Envisioned"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    No, not really. This story wasn't what I expected and couldn;t wait for it to end.


    If you’ve listened to books by Lee Child before, how does this one compare?

    In last place


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I listen to anything he reads.


    Was Personal worth the listening time?

    I am sure for others it is but for me not all that exciting


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Natchez Burning: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By David Ledoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (929)
    Performance
    (820)
    Story
    (826)

    Raised in the historic southern splendor of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned all he knows of honor and duty from his father, Dr. Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor has been accused of murdering Viola Turner, the African-American nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the 1960s. Penn is determined to save his father, but Tom, stubbornly invoking doctor-patient privilege, refuses to even speak in his own defense.

    Carolyn says: "Can't get past reader"
    "Like The South I Knew"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Ever notice about reviews that the first 6 or seven depicts the book and narration as the worst I have ever listen to! Get past those and the reviews are in line with what the MAJORITY feels. Yes the novel is loooooong and very convoluted but this is the way the South was back in the 60's. A lot of the internal stories could have been shortened and the ending was one of the most bizarre I have come across, until I found out this was the first of three. I have heard far worst readers than Ledoux so don't let that scare you away because of other reviewers. I did have some trouble at times with his switching back and forth between men and women but it wasn't to bad. Overall the story was well written and did keep my interest where I will listen to the next ones.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not on the edge but interested


    What about David Ledoux’s performance did you like?

    Not the best but not the worst. I would have chosen a different narrator like Hill or Brick


    Could you see Natchez Burning being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3470)
    Performance
    (3004)
    Story
    (3020)

    Will Robie is a master of killing. A highly skilled assassin, Robie is the man the U.S. government calls on to eliminate the worst of the worst - enemies of the state, monsters committed to harming untold numbers of innocent victims.No one else can match Robie's talents as a hitman...no one, except Jessica Reel. A fellow assassin, equally professional and dangerous, Reel is every bit as lethal as Robie. And now, she's gone rogue, turning her gun sights on other members of their agency.

    Rodney says: "I couldn't Stop Listening"
    "Like Jack Reacher, but with more resources!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Hit the most enjoyable?

    David Baldacci has a hit with this one. Like I said like Jack but with alot more resources.Gives you a good idea what goes on behind the scenes in govt sinister doings.


    What does Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like the way they work together. I don't usually like multiple readers but this duo hits it off well


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To Fetch a Thief: A Chet and Bernie Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (680)
    Performance
    (473)
    Story
    (477)

    Spencer Quinn’s quirky, best-selling tales from the four-legged perspective of K-9 school dropout Chet are unlike anything else in the mystery genre. In this third adventure, Chet once again teams with his two-legged detective partner Bernie Little to sniff out the clues in a perplexing case.

    Nancy Patterson says: "Most excellent."
    "Excellent Read For Those Who Have Dogs"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of To Fetch a Thief to be better than the print version?

    Only people who own dogs could appreciate what goes through Chet's ever changing mind. We really do want to know what goes in their little pea brains sometimes and even if the story isn't as strong as people would like it is really enjoyable. This is a book that makes you laugh out loud at times and the story line is pretty good, but that's not the point. Books should be enjoyed on your interest in the book and not on others. I have read/listen to many books that got terrible reviews and completely enjoyed them while others that got rave reviews were completely, utterly awful! So to each their own. This is a very good series, just don't get too serious about it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Chet of course! Brilliant mind, ever calculating. Wait! That is really Bernie.


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    I have always thought his reading of any novel was very good.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Nothing really


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Purgatory Ridge: A Cork O'Connor Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (325)
    Performance
    (276)
    Story
    (279)

    William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of the popular Cork O’Connor mysteries. In Purgatory Ridge, Krueger crafts a riveting tale which has ex-sheriff O’Connor on the case after a heated town debate turns deadly. The local Anishinaabe Indian tribe is furious to discover that Karl Lindstrom’s lumber mill is after a grove of trees sacred to tribal lore. So when the mill gets bombed, killing a man, the tribe is blamed. But O’Connor has a different theory.

    Kitty says: "If you like Longmire..."
    "The Best So Far!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    These books always keep you on the edge of your seat and is a real page turner. You really hate to stop listening. The characters are people you can relate to.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Of course.


    Which character – as performed by David Chandler – was your favorite?

    Jo, Cork's wife. She really kept it together through all the story


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A kidnapping wth a twist


    Any additional comments?

    I have read the previous two and can't wait to get into the others

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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