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Jane Renner

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  • The Ark: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Boyd Morrison
    • Narrated By Boyd Gaines
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (139)

    When brilliant archaeologist Dilara Kenner is contacted by Sam Watson, an old family friend who says that he has crucial information about her missing father, Dilara abandons her Peruvian dig and rushes to Los Angeles to meet him. But at the airport, Sam speaks instead of Noah’s Ark—the artifact her father had long been searching for—and the possible death of billions. Before Sam can explain, he collapses. With his dying breath, he urges Dilara to find Tyler Locke—a man she’s never heard of.

    Veneda says: "great summer read"
    "Great story; not so great narrator."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Ark to be better than the print version?

    Love the story; lots of action, interesting characters, exotic places. However, I was not thrilled with the narrator. Had to increase the speed of narration just to get it to a normal listening mode. He spoke every word as if it were the most important word of the book. That gets old fast.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4161)
    Performance
    (3710)
    Story
    (3706)

    LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

    Jacqueline says: "Gripping Page Turner!!"
    "Heartwarming"
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    Where does Suspect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would rate Suspect as slightly above mediocre. It's kind of like reading a romance after studying for a British Lit test. It's a good story though a little predictable. You don't have to think, just enjoy.


    What did you like best about this story?

    One interested aspect of this novel is that the narration shifts back and forth between the dog and the man. You get an interesting effect when considering the dog's perspective.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I had no particular favorite scenes, but the whole book was enjoyable.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    See comment above.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5577)
    Performance
    (4749)
    Story
    (4745)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "So Disappointing!"
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    Would you try another book from Jim Butcher and/or John Glover?

    No! I have followed the series with every book through this one. I was so disappointed with this story and the narrator that I will not buy or listen to another Butcher book.


    Has Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13 turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I will probably continue to read others in this genre, but not Dresden Files books.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Bring back James Marsters. Glover's voice is too high pitched to sound like the wizard that is Harry Dresden. Butcher has a tendency to get on a soap box every 10 minutes or 3; listening to Marsters, these rants were't that bad, but with Glover, they were unbearable.


    What character would you cut from Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13?

    The ghost, Harry Dresden. This whole story was so confusing and ended like the epic season fail of the Dallas series of the 80's where Bobby was only sleeping and dreaming practically the whole season.


    Any additional comments?

    I am as disappointed in Butcher with the story as I am with Glover's narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Hard Day’s Knight: Nightside, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Simon R. Green
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (240)

    John Taylor is a P.I. with a special talent for finding lost things in the dark and secret center of London known as the Nightside. He's also the reluctant owner of a very special-and dangerous-weapon. Excalibur, the legendary sword. To find out why he was chosen to wield it, John must consult the Last Defenders of Camelot, a group of knights who dwell in a place that some find more frightening than the Nightside. London Proper. It's been years since John's been back-and there are good reasons for that.

    Doc says: "A Dark Green"
    "Quirky but good"
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    What did you love best about A Hard Day’s Knight?

    This book introduced me to a place I have never heard of; London's Dark Side. The scenes and characters of London's Dark Side reminded me of the saloon in the first Star War's movie. Very cool!


    What other book might you compare A Hard Day’s Knight to and why?

    I chose this book because I am so enamored with the Harry Desden series. Though this book was very different, it had a similar sense of humor and the same wide ride as the Desden books. Loved it.


    What does Marc Vietor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Vietor has a dryness in his voice that compliments the main character and just adds to the humor of the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If that had been possible, yes. I did listen every chance I got, Long drives, getting ready for work, cleaning house.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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