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Age 61. Father of 3 Grandfather of 5 Enjoy Mystery and historical fiction

Salt Lake City, UT, USA | Member Since 2005

  • 4 reviews
  • 66 ratings
  • 0 titles in library
  • 19 purchased in 2014

  • The Striker: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    It is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell, only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective Agency, has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think that something else is going on, that provocateurs are at work and bigger stakes are in play. Little does he know just how big they are. Given exactly one week to prove his case, Bell quickly finds himself pitted against two of the most ruthless opponents he has ever known.

    tristan says: "Excellent, really enjoyed this one."
    "A little difficult to follow"
    Any additional comments?

    I'm a daily audible listener. I do listen mostly for enjoyment and because I listen often while I exercise I will admit that my mind does wander sometimes. That said, however, I found this book a bit difficult to follow. I can truthfully say that I was hoping the book would end so I could get on to something more enjoyable. Great reading performance, but I thought the story was weak and hard to follow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gemini Contenders

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Dead of night. Salonika, Greece, December 1939. A clandestine order of monks embarks on a desperate mission: to transport a mysterious vault to a hiding place high in the Italian Alps. Its sinister contents, concealed for centuries, could rip apart the Christian world. Now, as the Nazi threat marches inexorably closer, good men and evil will be drawn into a violent and deadly hunt, sparking a relentless struggle that could forever change the world as we know it.

    Gregory says: "Not my Favorite"
    "Not my Favorite"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I got bored with this one. I love Ludlum's stuff, but the characters were too hard to follow and I found it hard to listen to. I gave it back

    If you’ve listened to books by Robert Ludlum before, how does this one compare?

    This is the first Ludlum book I did not enjoy

    Which character – as performed by Grover Gardner – was your favorite?

    None of the character development worked for me

    Do you think The Gemini Contenders needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I didn't finish it

    Any additional comments?

    I'm a big Ludlum fan. Others may enjoy this one but I stopped about a third of the way through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "It's OK if you don't mind the word F$#%"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I know it must be used to make it sound more real but by the time you got to the second part of the book, the F word was used so much it became a distraction to the story. I finally shut it down with about 6 hours left. Just couldn't listen to it any more. It didn't add to the story

    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The story was fine. It was how it was told

    Did the narration match the pace of the story?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bone by Bone

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Carol O'Connell
    • Narrated By Benjamin Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In the northern California town of Coventry, two teenage brothers go into the woods one day, but only one comes back. No one knows what happened to the younger brother, Josh, until 20 years later, when the older brother, Oren, now an ex-investigator for the Army CID, returns to Coventry for the first time in many years. His first morning back, he hears a thump on the front porch. Lying in front of the door is a human jawbone, the teeth still intact. And it is not the first such object, his father tells him.

    Paige says: "A good, solid listen"
    "Bone by Bone"

    I could not wait for this to end. I story seemed to drag on and on and on. I listen to a lot of books. This one just didn't click for me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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