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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
    (134)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (106)

    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?

    Robert says: "WHY THE CHANGE IN 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 0 people found this review helpful
  • Natchez Burning: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By David Ledoux
    Overall
    (578)
    Performance
    (516)
    Story
    (520)

    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
    (2755)
    Performance
    (2384)
    Story
    (2396)

    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
    (609)
    Performance
    (408)
    Story
    (412)

    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.

    Sally says: "Good listen. Again."
    "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
    (188)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (157)

    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
  • Iron Lake: Cork O'Connor, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (737)
    Performance
    (611)
    Story
    (607)

    Anthony Award-winning author William Kent Krueger crafts this riveting tale about a small Minnesota town’s ex-sheriff who is having trouble retiring his badge. Cork O’Connor loses his job after being blamed for a tragedy on the local Anishinaabe Indian reservation. But he must set aside his personal demons when a young boy goes missing on the same day a judge commits suicide—and no one but O’Connor suspects foul play.

    Mel says: "Who came first - Wm Krueger or CJ Box ???"
    "A Great Start To A Great Series!"
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    If you could sum up Iron Lake in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, Story, Characters


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of them were very unique


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

    He did an excellent job on all of them


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great beginning to a series. Highly recommend you read the books in succession so you don't get lost.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Golden Egg: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (85)

    In The Golden Egg, as the first leaves of autumn begin to fall, Vice Questore Patta asks Brunetti to look into a minor violation committed by the mayor’s future daughter-in-law. Brunetti has no interest in helping his boss amass political favors, but he has little choice but to comply. Then Brunetti’s wife, Paola, comes to him with a request of her own. The mentally handicapped man who worked at their dry cleaners has just died of a sleeping pill overdose, and Paola loathes the idea that he lived and died without anyone noticing him, or helping him.

    PhilR says: "A British Brunetti"
    "Not The Best"
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    What did you like best about The Golden Egg? What did you like least?

    The story line was a bit weak compared to her other books


    Would you be willing to try another book from Donna Leon? Why or why not?

    I have read all of her novels and I have to say they have been decling in interest over the past several ones.


    What aspect of David Rintoul’s performance would you have changed?

    I just can't figure why after using David Collaci for ALL of her previous novels they have to change. His narration was OK but Collaci IS Brunnetti


    Do you think The Golden Egg needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    After enjoying all of the previous novels the last few have been kind of disappointing but not a throw away. Just nt the page turner you would like.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    Overall
    (1246)
    Performance
    (764)
    Story
    (765)

    In this, their first adventure, Chet and Bernie investigate the disappearance of Madison, a teenage girl who may or may not have been kidnapped, but who has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters.

    Maggie says: "Great entertainment!"
    "If You Have a Dog"
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    What made the experience of listening to Dog on It the most enjoyable?

    The characters especially Chet


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Chet of course! I have dogs and he reminds me of what is going on in the mind of one of mine, QPJ


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

    Probably, just can't remember which ones


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

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    Having had dogs for many years this series makes me wonder what goes through the minds of my mutts. Chet has the personality that you would hope your own dog would have. His "flighty" moments is hilarious and typical of my dogs. Great read and a pretty good story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wormhole: The Rho Agenda, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Richard Phillips
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (701)
    Performance
    (642)
    Story
    (641)

    When the Rho Project’s lead scientist, Dr. Donald Stephenson, is imprisoned for his crimes against humanity, the world dares to think the threat posed by the Rho Project’s alien technologies is finally over. The world is wrong. In Switzerland, scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider have discovered a new threat, a scientific anomaly capable of destroying the earth - and only Rho Project technology can stop it.

    Brian says: "SPECTACULAR SERIES!"
    "BORING!!!"
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    Would you try another book from Richard Phillips and/or MacLeod Andrews?

    Not Really


    What could Richard Phillips have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Less technical. Characters started to deterioate and less interesting


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    I liked his narration and would listen to other books by him


    What character would you cut from Wormhole?

    Most of them


    Any additional comments?

    I really liked the first one and the second edition was pretty good, but the third was real disappointing. The characters became too technical and less interesting. It was a the point you really didn't care what happened to them. I could only get through half the book before I gave up. I know I should have finished it to make a good judgement but it was too brutal! I think the author should have "dumbed" it down a bit to keep the reader interested. They spent more time hiding out than trying to find the real truth to the mystery of the two ships.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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