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Kim

Nixa, MO, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • 17 reviews
  • 232 ratings
  • 379 titles in library
  • 26 purchased in 2014
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  • Milk and Honey

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitch Greenberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (108)

    In the silent pre-dawn city hours - alone with his thoughts about Rina Lazarus, the woman he loves, 3,000 miles away in New York - L.A.P.D. detective Peter Decker finds a small child, abandoned and covered in blood that is not his. It is a sobering discovery, and a perplexing one, for nobody in the development where she was found steps forward to claim the little girl. Obsessed more deeply by this case than he imagined possible, Decker is determined to follow the scant clues to an answer.

    Kim says: "Milk and Honey"
    "Milk and Honey"
    Overall

    The story is acturally a good one...I don't know if reader is given an exact script...this has so many He said She said and He asked She asked that it becomes so annoying you want to scream......get rid of that format and you have a keeper.......

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bitterroot

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton, Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    Billy Bob Holland's friend, Doc Voss, has been battling against a local mining company whose operations would severely threaten the area's economy. Despite Voss's best efforts, the mining interests make it clear that they will resort to any means to see that Voss backs off. What Billy Bob doesn't know is that one member of the pro-mining faction is Wyatt Dixon, a recent prison parolee intent on exacting revenge for his imprisonment and his sister's death, both events he believes were Billy Bob's doing.

    Craig says: "Vacuous Characters in an Absence of Poetry"
    "VERY DISSAPOINTING"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I usually love his books and I am struggling to get thru part One not worth the effort will save until I am out of books and need to listen to something

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Water Is Wide

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Pat Conroy
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (140)

    The island is nearly deserted, haunting, beautiful. Across a slip of ocean lies South Carolina. But for the handful of families on Yamacraw island, America is a world away. For years the people here lived proudly from the sea, but now its waters are not safe. Waste from industry threatens their very existence – unless, somehow, they can learn a new life. But they will learn nothing without someone to teach them, and their school has no teacher.

    P. Giorgio says: "Anything Pat Conroy writes is wonderful to me."
    "not what i expected"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Great but not a OMG just a really good story would highly recommend this one and i am used to the OMG

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Missing You

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1678)
    Performance
    (1481)
    Story
    (1490)

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Harlan Coben set huge sales records with last year’s Six Years - and he’s poised to do it again in his next breathtaking stand-alone thriller. Harlan Coben, author of six consecutive instant number-one New York Times best sellers and a total of 24 award-winning, best-selling, and internationally acclaimed novels, returns with another ripped-from-real-life thriller full of impossibly high emotional stakes and the real-to-life characters for which he has become famous.

    Susan says: "I Ain't Missing You"
    "Slow start"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    All in all not bad really got into it..good twists and turns enjoyed it after about 45 minuties into it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • On Target: A Gray Man Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2701)
    Performance
    (2185)
    Story
    (2185)

    Four years ago, assassin Court Gentry was betrayed by his handlers in the CIA. Now, an old comrade returns to haunt him - and to force him on a mission against his will. With his ruthless employers on one side, his former friends on the other, and a doomed mission ahead, Court Gentry would kill to get out of this one alive.

    Clayton says: "really impressive"
    "not dissapointed but not the best"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Did not enjoy as MUCH as I did the Gray Man..............took me over an hour to get into it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Eye of God: A Sigma Force Novel, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By James Rollins
    • Narrated By Christian Baskous
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (432)
    Performance
    (389)
    Story
    (394)

    In the wilds of Mongolia, a research satellite has crashed, triggering an explosive search for its valuable cargo: a code-black physics project connected to the study of dark energy...and a shocking image of the eastern seaboard of the United States in utter ruin. At the Vatican, a package arrives containing two strange artifacts: a skull scrawled with ancient Aramaic and a tome bound in human skin. DNA evidence reveals that both came from the same body: the long-dead Mongol king Genghis Khan.

    Patricia says: "Newest Sigma Force is a little off"
    "Way too many characters and goings on"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Been listen ing for 4 hours and still cannot keep track of all the drama across the world and characters....wast of my money

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13385)
    Performance
    (5802)
    Story
    (5874)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "Very skeptical"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Loved every minute reader, story and everything about it................really did not think I wold like it at all..............just could not stop listening..........Great just hated it had to end

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Litigators

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3863)
    Performance
    (3151)
    Story
    (3115)

    The incomparable master of the legal thriller takes us deeper into the labyrinth that is the American justice system, always drawing us in with an irresistible hook, pulling the thread of tension tighter and tighter, and then knocking us out with a conclusion that's never "by the book". Maybe that's why, after more than 20 years of consecutive number-one New York Times best sellers, a new novel by America's favorite storyteller is still a major publishing event.

    Amazon Customer says: "Typical Grisham, entertaining"
    "Not his best"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A little let down...........not bad.....just not up to his usually great work..got a little bored.......story took way too long to get to the point

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (27146)
    Performance
    (13768)
    Story
    (13815)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "The Help....Movie verses the Book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Saw the movie first and enjoyed every minute of it (wish I had not had a drink during so had to leave for a few minutes).then everyone said you have to read the book......well.I am listening and tend to drive around the block a few times just because I cannot get enough of it........I think both are award worthy....story reminds me growing up in Kentucky with our nanny Henny........she loved all of us sooo much and we loved her.....that was in the late 50"s.......now I was skeptical about listening to the book.so glad I am doing it......it is just a more detailed version of the movie....highly recommend both to all

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (2218)
    Performance
    (830)
    Story
    (835)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: When it comes to author/narrator pairings, nobody tops James Lee Burke and Will Patton in the Robicheaux thrillers. Beloved Burke hero Detective Dave Robicheaux here returns to New Iberia to solve a series of grisly murders. Seven young women in neighboring Jefferson Davis Parish have been brutally murdered. While the crimes have all the telltale signs of a serial killer, the death of Bernadette Latiolais, a high-school honor student, doesn’t fit.

    Gardner says: "Best Yet... Almost"
    "The Glass Rainbow is a good ride"
    Overall

    Has a few dead spots but a really good read........could actually visualize most of the book.........but how could you go wrong with Will Patton

    kime

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • House Rules

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mark Turetsky, Nicole Poole, Andy Paris, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3104)
    Performance
    (1312)
    Story
    (1321)

    One of America’s most popular authors, Jodi Picoult has earned a reputation for crafting riveting, topical fiction. In House Rules she examines how being different can have dire consequences. Teenager Jacob Hunt has Asperger’s syndrome. A forensic science wizard, he follows his scanner to show up at crime scenes and give law enforcement officials his advice.

    Charlotte says: "Great book until the ending"
    "House Rules"
    Overall

    Basically a good easy listening story...........I liked it.........but way Tooooooooooooo long..actually don;t know how to rate it...............just too long..........

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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