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  • The Scarpetta Factor

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (698)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (254)

    It is the week before Christmas. A tanking economy has prompted Dr. Kay Scarpetta - despite her busy schedule and her continuing work as the senior forensic analyst for CNN - to offer her services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of unexpected and unsettling events.

    Lee says: "Disappointed"
    "too much anger and head trips"
    Overall

    cornwell has gotten away from telling a good story about a crime and spends too much of this book with her characters in angry, destructive internal dialog that really goes no where. her prior books followed an interesting crime with a different twist on solution. in this book it's hard to find the crime and focus on the bad guys - was there really a crime at all? my last cornwell book.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Hazardous Duty: Presidential Agent Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By W.E.B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (315)
    Performance
    (290)
    Story
    (285)

    Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President of the United States is fed up and, as Commander in Chief, has what he thinks is a pretty bright idea — to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band and get them on the case. Unfortunately, that will be difficult. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillo’s guts, and has just had him forcibly retired from the military, and now Castillo’s men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding.

    Michael says: "TRIPE!!! Utter Tripe with horrible editing."
    "Essentially Let Me Tell You What I Wrote Before"
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    Story
    What would have made Hazardous Duty better?

    This book needed a plot. All it is a recounting of prior books. None of the story lines come together and the author's Afterword is pathetic. If he was having trouble with writing it, better not to have done it at all. We were Charlie Castillo fans and I think Charlie would have taken action against the writer.


    Would you ever listen to anything by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth again?

    Reviews first and if the reviews pan out, then perhaps


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Hill’s performances?

    Yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hazardous Duty?

    The whole thing


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Panther

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2059)
    Performance
    (1738)
    Story
    (1730)

    Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost.

    John says: "Exciting Nelson DeMille novel with great narration"
    "painfully slow"
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    Would you try another book from Nelson DeMille and/or Scott Brick?

    love scott brick's narrative - he's been the narrator on many of my favorites. he captured the characters well. this is my first nelson demille and probably my last.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    clive cussler's new book


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Scott Brick?

    brick is just right


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    history and political geography, but way too much of that!


    Any additional comments?

    only made it through about 6 hours of this and nothing happened. if i wanted history, geography, commentary on dysfunctional government agencies (all true) and sarcasm (of which i have plenty of my own) i would not have chosen this method of delivery.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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