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Stacey

Cordova, TN, USA | Member Since 2008

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  • The Unlikely Spy

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (682)
    Performance
    (347)
    Story
    (351)

    "In wartime," Winston Churchill wrote, "truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies." For Britain's counterintelligence operations, this meant finding the unlikeliest agents imaginable - including a history professor named Alfred Vicary.

    Margaret says: "The Unlikely Spy"
    "Creative story but a little rushed in the end"
    Overall

    I typically enjoy Daniel Silva's books and I certainly enjoyed this one as well. However, there was a fairly long, drawn out build up to the climax of the story that, in the end, felt rushed. After listening to hours and hours of background, plots and subplots, the climax of the story came so fast that I thought surely I had missed something.
    The narrator does an excellent job as usual. I just wish the ending could have been a bit more satisfying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blow Fly

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (121)

    In Blow Fly, Kay Scarpetta stands at the threshold of a new life after her work as Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner has come to a jarring end. At the close of The Last Precinct, she knew she would have to leave Richmond if she were to find any peace. So she packed up her belongings and set out for Florida. Now she must unravel a conspiracy with an international reach and confront the shock of her life, a blow that will force her to question all she holds dear.

    Vida says: "Blow Fly Blows"
    "Don't waster your credit"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I was a faithful Patricia Cornwell reader/listener. I think I'm done now though. Like many other reviewers, I've hung on for the last several books waiting for the stories to improve but they haven't. In fact, this one was so rushed in the end that I thought I had a faulty download. I had ten minutes left of the book according to my device and I just KNEW there was no way that everything could get wrapped up in such a short time unless the book was going to be a two parter or cliff hanger. But, as it turns out, there really was only 10 minutes left. Talk about a rushed ending! End result - I'll either skip ahead 5 or 6 books so that I'm listening to her more recent publications to see if she's gotten back to the style that I enjoyed listening to or just drop her altogether. Too many other good reads out there to spend your credit/money on.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Mephisto Club: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (854)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (335)

    PECCAVI. The Latin word is scrawled in blood at the scene of a young woman's brutal murder: I HAVE SINNED. It's a chilling Christmas greeting for Boston medical examiner Maura Isles and Detective Jane Rizzoli, who swiftly link the victim to controversial celebrity psychiatrist Joyce O'Donnell, Jane's professional nemesis and member of a sinister cabal called the Mephisto Club.

    Ramona says: "Must Read"
    "Not as good as other Rizzoli & Isles books"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    This was a fairly good listen but not quite as good as previous Rizzoli & Isles books that I've listened to. If you like the series, you have to listen to it to keep up with what is going on in the lives of the characters. But honestly, this one was a little out there with the whole religious/supernatural back story. I don't want to give away anything in the story, but that part of the story becomes the main story line and was just too far fetched to really be interesting for me personally. All in all, it was entertaining and I will continue on to the next R & I book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Defector

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1045)
    Performance
    (429)
    Story
    (436)

    Six months after the blood-soaked conclusion of Moscow Rules, Allon is in Umbria, trying to resume his honeymoon with his new wife, Chiara, when a colleague pays him a shocking visit. The man who saved Allon's life in Moscow and was then resettled in England has vanished without a trace. British intelligence is sure he was a double agent all along, and they blame Allon for planting him.

    Paul says: "Paul"
    "The Defector is definitely worth the listen"
    Overall

    I'm a pretty big Daniel Silva fan but, as with all authors, some books are better than others. The Defector has been one of the better ones. It's an enjoyable read/listen. If you've never tried Daniel Silva before, I would recommend reading/listening to The Moscow Rules first as it provides the backstory for The Defector. It will be more enjoyable if you do.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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