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Jessica

BELLINGHAM, WA, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Reflex

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (48)

    Horses plus money equal big trouble. Philip Nore, track champion extraordinaire, is convinced that a racetrack photographer's death was no accident. When he sets out to prove it, he soon finds himself in over his head. He unwittingly becomes the killer's next target when he finds nasty secrets of corruption, blackmail, and betrayal. Acclaimed author Dick Francis masterfully weaves together the complex emotions, character, and motivations of everyone jockeying for position in Reflex.

    Jessica says: "Good Book, Flawed Digital Transfer"
    "Good Book, Flawed Digital Transfer"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I heartily enjoyed the story an found it difficult to "put down". Francis fans will not be surprised by the excellent pacing of the text.


    Any additional comments?

    This digital recording was clearly made from a less than prefect tape. There are many places where it speeds up and slows down. I was willing to listen to these spots because the story and reading were excellent, but it is a less than optimal listening experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ethan of Athos

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (714)
    Performance
    (426)
    Story
    (426)

    With the future of Athos at stake, Ethan is chosen on behalf of his cloistered fellows for a unique mission: to brave the wider universe in quest of new ovarian tissue cultures to replenish Athos' dwindling stocks. Along the way, he must tangle with covert operatives, killers, telepathy, interplanetary politics, and - perhaps most disturbingly - an indomitable female mercenary named Elli Quinn.

    David says: "Miles-less but still wonderful"
    "Don't start with this one"
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    Story

    This was the first Vorkosigan series book I read and I regretted it. Without the background of other books in the series, it is just a fun adventure. I read this one first and did not read another for about 5 years.

    That said, it is a good read if you have already read The Warrior's Apprentice. It is especially good if you have also read some of the later Miles books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Curse of Chalion

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    Overall
    (2102)
    Performance
    (910)
    Story
    (918)

    Amidst the decaying splendor and poisonous intrigue of Chalion's ancient capital, Cazaril is forced to confront not only powerful enemies but also the malignant curse that clings to the royal household, trapping him, flesh and soul, in a maze of demonic paradox, damnation, and death for as long as he dares walk the five-fold pathway of the gods.

    Pete says: "Excellent Fantasy... Epic in feel, finite in pace"
    "Expertly Read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    First let me say that this is one of Bujold's best books. The story is satisfyingly dire, happy, thrilling, and sad. The world is convincing and the religion nicely nuanced.

    Lloyd James reads all of the characters consistently and always seems to understand what is funny, what is tragic, and acts without overacting. I have listened to this book several times and always enjoy it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Poltergeist: Greywalker, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Kat Richardson
    • Narrated By Mia Barron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (343)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (210)

    This second novel in the acclaimed Greywalker series finds PI Blaine Harper investigating a chilling case as Halloween approaches. After university researchers create an artificial poltergeist, the team leader suspects someone is faking the phenomena. When a student is murdered, Blaine is asked to investigate. Stepping into the spirit world, she realizes the haunting may be very real. But that doesn't necessarily mean a ghost did the killing.

    Audiobook Addict says: "Harper and the Grey"
    "Great story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Poltergeist is another great Greywalker novel that moves the story of Harper Blaine forward. I enjoyed it so much that I listened to it twice.
    Mia Barron's performance is adequate. She reads female characters amazingly well, the character of Maura really came to life for me, but several of the male characters sounded whiny and inauthentic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Winterfair Gifts: A Vorkosigan Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (863)
    Performance
    (474)
    Story
    (479)

    In the festive season of Winterfair on the planet Barrayar, Lord Miles Vorkosigan is making elaborate preparations for his wedding. The long-awaited event stirs up romance and intrigue among his eccentric family and friends, particularly for bioengineered space mercenary Sergeant Taura and shy, diffident Armsman Roic.

    Amazon Customer says: "Really Enjoyed"
    "Grover Gardner's Performance is Spot on"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Although not one of the very best of the Vorkosigan books, it is a nice portrait of Miles' armsman Roic. Grover Gardner does an especially amazing job voicing Taura.
    Heartily recommended for Miles fans.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Who: The Stone Rose

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Rayner
    • Narrated By David Tennant
    Overall
    (651)
    Performance
    (407)
    Story
    (400)

    Mickey is startled to find a statue of Rose in a museum; a statue that is 2,000 years old. The Doctor realises that this means the TARDIS will shortly take them to Ancient Rome, but when it does, he and Rose soon have more on their minds than sculpture.

    Vincent says: "Be Careful What You Wish For"
    "Great Series Book"
    Overall

    The writing on this book gives a very authentically Rose and the 10th Doctor feeling. A great story. Well read by the actor who plays the doctor. I can't recommend it highly enough.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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