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Janet

HUSTONVILLE, KY, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • The Berets: Brotherhood of War, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    Overall
    (169)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (148)

    They were the chosen ones - and the ones who chose to be the best. Never before had the United States given so select a group of fighting men such punishing preparation. Now they were heading for their ultimate test of skill and nerve and sacrifice, in a war unlike any they or their country had ever fought before, in a land that most of America still knew nothing about - Vietnam...

    Jackie says: "Griffin at his best"
    "A continueing saga"
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    So far Griffen has written 43 books about the military divided into 6 segments of 7 to ten books each. The book were written from1982 to 2012. He spends way too much time bringing readers up to date on previous books. If you are a pilot or air traffic controller please do not throw your listening device on the floor and stomp it. Phraesology is the worst ever. He needs helpers in this area.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hidden: A Bone Secrets Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kendra Elliot
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (424)
    Performance
    (378)
    Story
    (378)

    Eleven years ago, the Co-Ed Slayer murdered nine female college students on the Oregon State University campus. Lacey Campbell barely survived his attack, but he killed her best friend, Suzanne, whose body was never found. Now a forensic odontologist analyzing teeth and bones for the state medical examiner, Lacey is devastated when she identifies Suzanne’s remains at a crime scene. She finds comfort in the arms of ex-cop Jack Harper, and sparks fly between them.

    English Teach says: "Okay"
    "It's a Romance Novel"
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    I really just wanted it to be over. It is definately a romance novel that was just so predictable. I know it wasn't under romance novels because I checked before I tried something new. I didn't recommend it, I told my husband not to bother.

    If you enjoy just background noise, listen to this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • She Can Run

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Melinda Leigh
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (221)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (195)

    Ten months ago, Elizabeth Baker uncovered a dangerous secret about her politician husband - a secret that nearly got her killed. Now she and her children are running for their lives. When Beth is hired as the caretaker of a remote Pennsylvania estate, she dares to hope she has found a corner of the world where Congressman Richard Baker can’t find them. But when her new boss dies suddenly and his nephew inherits the estate, Beth is faced with outwitting a former homicide detective who is very smart, very suspicious - and very attractive.

    Lynda says: "Fast moving"
    "Just Couldn't Finish This"
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    If you really want to listen to your GPS read a cross between a romance novel and "The Perils of Pauline;" this is the book for you. It began with just a really bad reader but a story that seemed interesting. By the beginning of part 2, I realized I was dreading turning on my book. I had thought I wanted to find out how it ended. I decided it wasn't worth my time. I am amazed Amy Rubinate has narrated other books. I will never get another one by her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Colonel's Mistake

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dan Mayland
    • Narrated By Richard Allen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (47)

    In Baku, Azerbaijan, CIA operations officer Daria Buckingham is arrested for a heinous crime. Her former boss, retired CIA station chief Mark Sava, is sure she’s innocent and tries to help her out - landing him in the middle of the new Great Game, an espionage war over oil that has China, Iran, and the United States clawing at each other’s throats. Back in Washington, DC, Colonel Henry Amato, assistant to the US national security advisor, is keeping a close watch on the situation.

    MARRILEE says: "Just Wasn't A Good Audiobook"
    "Worst male narrater I've heard."
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    The book had a good storyline I enjoyed reading. As for Richard Allen. I felt as if I were in 1st. grade being read to by a teacher that wanted to make sure I very distinctly heard and understood each word individually. He didn't seem to have a connection with the story except when he used a southern accent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You're Next

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2413)
    Performance
    (2043)
    Story
    (2030)

    Mike Wingate had a rough childhood  —  he was abandoned at a playground at four years old and raised in foster care. No one ever came to claim him, and he has only a few, fragmented memories of his parents. Now, as an adult, Mike is finally living the life he had always wanted  —  he’s happily married to Annabel, the woman of his dreams; they have a precocious eight-year-old daughter, Kat.

    Janice says: "Edge of my seat."
    "I quit"
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    Reading some of the first reviews, I thought I should continue reading. Then I got to the ones who said what I was already thinking. I will quit wasting my time. Scott Brick can be too breathy and dramatic; and this is a perfect example. Not every paragraph can be that dramatic. I got very tired of it. Then when the author commented on "the middle class instead of the rich a**h***s;" I knew I was out of my element. That wasn't necessary.

    I am sure Hurwitz/Brick will be a big hit, just not with us. I made it about 2 hours.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Inner Circle

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Brad Meltzer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1249)
    Performance
    (626)
    Story
    (625)

    When Clementine Kaye, archivist Beecher White's first childhood crush, shows up at the National Archives asking for his help, Beecher tries to impress her by showing her the secret vault where the president of the United States privately reviews classified documents. They accidentally happen upon a priceless artifact - and find themselves suddenly entangled in a web of deception, conspiracy, and murder.

    Lori says: "Inner Circle - another hit"
    "I just don't get it"
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    I did not like this book and I don't really understand the thrill most people seem to have gotten from it. I haven't finished, but I will. I dread picking it up because there are other books I want to read, but I do want to find out how it ends. The characters are all pretty unlikeable. We normally enjoy Scott Brick, but I have just gotten really tired of this one. I was going to get the Fifth Assassin when I saw this was the first in the series. I won't get the next one. A friend was reading the Fifth Assassin and disliked it so he donated it to the library. He said he had read Inner Circle and barely made it through also. I guess I am just not a fan. It really seems to drag for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Severe Clear: A Stone Barrington Novel, Book 24

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (223)

    Stone Barrington is called to Bel-Air to oversee an exclusive event that will gather the top echelons of the beau monde: Hollywood starlets, socialites, politicos, billionaires from overseas. It’s a task in which Stone has a personal stake, and one that is made all the more pleasurable - though somewhat more complicated - with the arrivals of two beautiful women with whom he’s intimately acquainted. But the grand occasion has also attracted a dangerous criminal group with sinister plans....

    drummin2life says: "Less Stone and Dino, more crap about the Wealthy"
    "We used to like Stone Barrington"
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    What would have made Severe Clear better?

    The story was completely unrealistic. I just don't think the CIA & Secret Service would acquiesce to a lawyer and a security person to let them handle a terrorist threatening 2 presidents. The kids having luck fall in their laps. The bomb experts having a crowd around as they do their work. It was a shallow and frustrating.


    What could Stuart Woods have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Go back to the old Stone Barrington. He was arrogant but you had to like him. We didn't even like him in this book.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Tony Roberts’s performances?

    No, we didn't like his "lady voice." We didn't like Dino sounding like a thug. And we didn't like the music coming on at strange times. The music reminded us of an old radio show, but it didn't fit.


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

    I guess there was something redeeming about it because we finished it. Both of us really couldn't wait to have it over with. We paid for it so we muttled through it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pardonable Lies: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated By Orlaugh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (495)
    Performance
    (280)
    Story
    (281)

    In the third novel of this best-selling series, London investigator Maisie Dobbs faces grave danger as she returns to the site of her most painful WWI memories to resolve the mystery of a pilot's death.

    mary says: "please find someone else to narrate."
    "Better Readers"
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    Where does Pardonable Lies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I like the Masie Dobbs series, but the previous books I enjoyed more. This reader was too breathy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stay Close

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1842)
    Performance
    (1517)
    Story
    (1526)

    Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past never truly fades away. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all.

    Robin says: "Why did I think I liked Harlan Coben novels?"
    "I Had a Hard Time Finishing"
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    What made the experience of listening to Stay Close the most enjoyable?

    I always enjoy Coben books and was looking forward to his newest book.


    What didn???t you like about Scott Brick???s performance?

    He is too dramatic about everything. About 2 hours from the end of this book I almost gave up and quit listening. We have listened to many books by Brick, however, this is the first one I almost could not make it through. I agree with some of the other reviews, too much of the narration is over the top.


    Any additional comments?

    This is not one of my favorite Harlan Coben books. I will read the next, but it may be the last if it isn't better.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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