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Cherilyn

Sacramento, CA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Die in Plain Sight

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Lowell
    • Narrated By Maria Tucci
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    When Lacey Quinn inherits the striking landscapes done by her late, much-loved grandfather, she believes they are as good as anything hanging in museums. But the paintings now in her possession are more than the works of a talented master. They are anguished voices from the grave...crying murder!

    Cherilyn says: "Can't get past the narrator"
    "Can't get past the narrator"
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    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Die in Plain Sight better?

    A different narrator. Make it unabridged. The book is much better than the abridged audio edition.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I loved the information and discussion concerning painting and art. Lacey's parents.


    What didn’t you like about Maria Tucci’s performance?

    It really bothers me when performers don't bother to learn how Californians pronounce place names. She mispronounced San Jacinto and tule fog --a Californian wouldn't have done that. Also her voice is a gravely smoker's voice that was terribly distracting. Her voice detracted from the experience of listening to the story.


    What character would you cut from Die in Plain Sight?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    I've read this book several times and enjoyed it. The audio version was a disappointment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mount Dragon

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1337)
    Performance
    (628)
    Story
    (640)

    Guy Carson is a brilliant scientist at GeneDyne, one of the world's foremost biochemical companies. When he is transferred to Mount Dragon, GeneDyne's high-security genetic engineering lab, his good fortune seems too good to be true.

    Carson soon finds that it is. He learns that GeneDyne geneticists are tinkering with a common virus with an eye on the enormous profit to be had from a cure for the flu. Their cure involves permanently altering DNA in humans. What's more, Mount Dragon harbors another secret that puts the world at horrifying risk.

    Kathy says: "Great grab-you-in-plot!"
    "Pretty good yarn, but the female lead is tiresome"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Mount Dragon again? Why?

    I would listen to this book again. It is entertaining, interesting, and creepy.


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

    The plot kept me engaged --that is all except the female character De Vaca. She was a moron, and tiresome.


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

    Guy.


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

    I absolutely hated De Vaca. She was tiresome, stupid, and dangerous. I don't care if she was supposed to be attractive, her character was not.


    Any additional comments?

    I found it unrealistic that the scientists would expect to leave quarantine if they were exposed to a virus. They are supposed to work with the most dangerous infections in the world, they would know it would be the height of irresponsibility to have someone leave quarantine. They should have had a better sense of responsibility than their reactions. De Vaca in particular was impulsive and irresponsible. She is the only negative in this very good book.

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