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Chris Haynes

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  • Destry Rides Again

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Max Brand
    • Narrated By J. P. O'Shaughnessy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Harry Destry was a rough-and-tumble fighter who never lost a battle. But after six years in jail for a robbery he didn't commit, he comes back a changed man. The townsfolk believe he's beaten. They think all the fight's gone right out of him. And that's exactly what Destry wants them to think....

    Ann Marie says: "Great cowboy suspense novel for adults and kids"
    "Unabridged doesn't mean unedited"
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    First of all, the performance was pretty bad. You could hear the narrator turning the pages of his script. You could hear the pauses in his performance as he turned the page. The narrator's cadence kept changing...it just seemed very unpolished and unprofessional.

    The audiobook was unabridged but there were words in the audiobook that are different from the print book. For example, the print book used the "n" word but that word was changed in the audiobook. I thought that was a smart choice and didn't mind the change but I think there should have been some sort of note telling the buyer that this particular audiobook was "edited for content" or something along those lines.

    Overall, I thought the story was OK but the performance was not very good at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert B. Parker's Ironhorse

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Robert Knott
    • Narrated By Titus Welliver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (64)

    For years, Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch have ridden roughshod over rabble-rousers and gun hands in troubled towns like Appaloosa, Resolution, and Brimstone. Now, newly appointed as territorial marshalls, they find themselves traveling by train through the Indian Territories.

    Louanne says: "Ho Hum"
    "Narrator sounded bored!"
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    The narrator sounded bored reading the book so I was bored listening to him. This book reads like a cheap Made For TV western action movie. I loved Appaloosa but I was disappointed in this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Among Others

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jo Walton
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (688)
    Performance
    (595)
    Story
    (594)

    Startling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

    Eoin says: "Subtle Character Piece"
    "Worst book I've listened to!!"
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    What would have made Among Others better?

    To me, the story was slow and boring. The narrator's Welsh accent was horrible.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sleepless: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Charlie Huston
    • Narrated By Ray Porter, Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (55)

    The world is in the grip of an epidemic of sleeplessness and one man will risk everything to find out what caused it. In his signature style of fast-paced action, outrageous violence, and graphically described scenes, we are tossed into a dramatic turbulence unlike anything you've ever read or heard.

    Pamela says: "an intriguing plot"
    "This book really stuck with me"
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    Would you listen to Sleepless again? Why?

    I've only listened to it once but I've thought about listening to it again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I don't know what it is about this book but it has definitely resonated with me. I think it's the feeling of desperation that permeates the story and it really got to me and I haven't been able to forget it. I will definitely listen to this story again!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Scott Lynch
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2945)
    Performance
    (2257)
    Story
    (2265)

    An orphan's life is harsh---and often short---in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains---a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans---a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

    Luke A. Reynolds says: "Stupendous, but be warned."
    "I loved this book!!"
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    Any additional comments?

    I am a fan of fantasy novels and heist/con man type movies and this book blended the two genres perfectly. The narrator did a great job. Well worth the time!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (3195)
    Performance
    (1191)
    Story
    (1195)

    English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

    David says: "Hang in there!"
    "Beautifully Written"
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    Was Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell worth the listening time?

    I thought it was a beautifully written book and I thought the narrator did a good job. I liked the footnotes and found them interesting. But, the story was way too long and kind of boring. I think it would have been a better book if it were shorter and tighter...if that makes sense.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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