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  • We're Just Like You, Only Prettier: Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Celia Rivenbark
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Humorous essays on life in the south. A Southern woman's take on daily life.

    Debbie says: "Not what I expected..."
    "Narration was distracting"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Celia Rivenbark and/or Steven Crossley?

    Not sure


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was breathy. I know that sounds picky but there were pauses and backgound noises that made it sound like pages turning. The narration was also slow like the narrator was bored.


    Do you think We're Just Like You, Only Prettier needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, I didn't find the author's humor to be that witty. I love Southern humor but the delivery in this book seemed to spoil the punch lines.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Grave Peril: The Dresden Files, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5775)
    Performance
    (4043)
    Story
    (4045)

    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden has had a rough couple of weeks. As the only openly practicing professional wizard in the Chicago area, he has squared off against a multitude of supernatural bad guys. Harry has won the day against demons, poltergeists, sorcerers, trolls, vampires, werewolves, and even an evil faerie godmother. You might think nothing could spook him. You would be wrong.

    Lakejewel says: "Spike makes good"
    "Loved it!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Grave Peril to be better than the print version?

    Have only listened to audio.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Grave Peril?


    Have you listened to any of James Marsters’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first book narrated by Marsters. He handled the characters superbly. I especially like his Harry Dresden. Marsters does more than read, he gives the characters depth and personality, almost "acts" the character. Well done without being over the top.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was entranced throughout. My first Jim Butcher book. Enough supernatural to make it interesting, enough police story to satisfy my who-done-it, with lots of easy humor. Great characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Will definitely buy more Butcher/Marsters books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shaken: Jacqueline 'Jack' Daniels, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By J. A. Konrath
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe, Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (150)
    Story
    (152)

    Chicago cop Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels has chased and caught dozens of dangerous criminals over the course of her career. But she’s about to meet her match. When Jack wakes up in a storage locker, bound and gagged, she knows with chilling certainty who her abductor is. He’s called “Mr. K,” and more than two hundred homicides have been attributed to him. His victims have died in the most horrible ways imaginable; he is the essence of evil....

    Karen says: "Jumps Around"
    "Jumps Around"
    Overall

    I love to listen to the Jack Daniels series when I'm driving. Light enough approach, some humor, likeable characters, and a pretty good plot line. While I enjoyed Shaken it was a little hard to follow because it jumps between time periods (15 years ago, a few years ago, and current day). You can follow along but it is distracting to be reminder at the beginning of each chapter what time period you are in. Not Konrath's best.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • City of Lost Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Declan Hughes
    • Narrated By Stanley Townsend
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    In LA there’s a killer on the loose. He kills young and rootless girls and he always kills in threes. Back in Dublin, Ed Loy is reunited with Jack Donovan, a film director friend from LA. When the victims of the “Three-in-One Killer” are discovered in LA at locations Jack used for his movies, Loy begins to suspect Jack. He flies to LA, hoping that whatever he finds will point away from his old friend. And then, when he finally unearths the truth, it looks like it may be too late. In Dublin, the killer has broken his pattern.

    Lenne says: "Great Reader Wasted on So-So Story"
    "Slow"
    Overall

    I typically devour audio books when I'm driving and can listen to most anything. I have tried listening to this book several times and have given up after an hour or so. I think it is the narration. The reader using a voice that is probably meant to be dark and menacing but it comes out to be overly affected and slow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Death Match

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Barret Whitener
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (746)
    Performance
    (221)
    Story
    (222)

    The Thorpes were the perfect couple: young, attractive, and ideally matched. But the veil of perfection can mask many secrets. When the Thorpes are found dead in their tasteful Flagstaff living room, having committed double-suicide, alarms go off in the executive offices of Eden, Incorporated, the worldwide matchmaking phenomenon that uses its astonishing artificial intelligence to create supercouples and guarantee its customers just one thing: lifelong happiness.

    Rodney says: "Sounds like something from the WWF, but no..."
    "Doesn't Translate to Audio"
    Overall

    This book contains sections related to ink blot testing and computer look ups and the technical results. While it may be fine to see on a printed page, to hear rows of numbers read to you are pretty meaningless and can be irritating. I travel a lot and love audio books when I'm driving. I found this book to be dull.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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