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Julia

Greenwich, CT, USA

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  • The Lighthouse: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By P.D. James
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (441)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (107)

    Combe Island off the Cornish coast has a bloodstained history of piracy and cruelty but now, privately owned, it offers respite to over-stressed men and women in positions of high authority who require privacy and guaranteed security. But the peace of Combe is violated when one of the distinguished visitors is bizarrely murdered.

    jb says: "Outstanding!"
    "Enjoyable but Flawed"
    Overall

    I have enjoyed many of PD James' books, but found this one a bit disappointing. The plot was good and kept me going, but the conclusion was abrupt, and it was hard to believe that all the pieces came together in a single moment of inspiration. It was almost like James said to herself, "ok it's time to end the book, here is the conclusion, now let's move on".

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Private Patient

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By P. D. James
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (289)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (85)

    Cheverell Manor is a lovely old house in deepest Dorset, now a private clinic belonging to the famous plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell. When investigative journalist Rhoda Gradwyn arrived there one late autumn afternoon, scheduled to have a disfiguring and long-standing facial scar removed, she had every expectation of a successful operation and a pleasant week recuperating. Two days later she was dead, the victim of murder.

    R. Sentman says: "Problem with narrator."
    "Narrator is a problem"
    Overall

    Agree with other reviewers that the narrator does not do justice to the male characters, especially. Inspector Dalgliesh sounds much more pompous than I have to believe the author intended. It can also be hard to differentiate between characters. Plot started well but didn't hold too much suspense after 2/3 complete, then it is just winding the story down. Having read all the Dalgliesh books, this was a disappointment

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Tai-Pan: A Novel of Hong Kong

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (712)
    Performance
    (396)
    Story
    (395)

    After the British seize Hong Kong following the first Opium War, the owners of two competing trading companies seek to destroy each other, both professionally and personally.

    Cy Judge says: "A great audio book"
    "Great Book, Outstanding Narrator"
    Overall

    For me, the book started a bit slowly but it captivated me fully and I was sorry when it ended. The narrator is one of the best I have heard, capturing the accents and personalities of the many characters. We recently relocated to Hong Kong which is the reason I purchased the book, but for someone who usually listens to the “thriller” genre, it has enticed me to listen to Clavell’s other books. It clearly yearns for a sequel, but I do not believe there is one, so I will move onto northeastern Asia and purchase “Shogun”!

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2442)
    Performance
    (908)
    Story
    (918)

    The Executive Board of an exclusive men's club meets to talk about 9/11 and finalize a retaliation plan, known by a code name: Wild Fire. That weekend, a member of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force is found dead. It's up to Detective John Corey and his wife, FBI Agent Kate Mayfield, to unravel a terrifying plot that starts with the Custer Hill Club and ends with American cities locked in the crosshairs of a nuclear device.

    Joseph says: "Good, but the series is getting forced."
    "Not Worth the Time"
    Overall

    This is a long and boring book. I usually love the Scott Brick books and most of DeMille's, but this is a low point for both. The plot is a far fetched and DeMille takes way too long to say very little. You can skip every 5 minutes and not lose the story. Also, his portrayal of Corey's wife, who is his boss or at least an intellectual equal, is appalling. She is more a sycophant than an independent force in the book... never able to stand up to her macho husband, who needs to save the day all by himself.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • P is for Peril: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    Overall
    (378)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (130)

    Join Kinsey Millhone on her latest venture into the darker side of the human soul, searching for a missing doctor who is loved by all...or is he?

    Inga Duncan says: "Unabridged all the way!"
    "Entertaining but Long"
    Overall

    I enjoyed the story, but half way through was wishing I had bought the abridged edition (something I never do). There were a few too many details about room decor, food, scenery, clothing, etc. I kept wishing I could skip ahead to get to the point of the paragraph. That said, the story kept my attention and kept me guessing till the end.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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