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KAREN

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  • The Blood Gospel: The Order of the Sanguines, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell
    • Narrated By Christian Baskous
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (378)
    Performance
    (339)
    Story
    (341)

    An earthquake in Masada, Israel, kills hundreds and reveals a tomb buried in the heart of the mountain. A trio of investigators - Sergeant Jordan Stone, a military forensic expert; Father Rhun Korza, a Vatican priest; and Dr. Erin Granger, a brilliant but disillusioned archaeologist - are sent to explore the macabre discovery, a subterranean temple holding the crucified body of a mummified girl. But a brutal attack at the site sets the three on the run, thrusting them into a race to recover what was once preserved in the tomb's sarcophagus: a book rumored to have been written by Christ's own hand....

    Jean says: "Surprising Disappointment"
    "Very Disappointed"
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    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A completely different story. I did not like this story line at all. Maybe it was because he had a co-writer and this story was her idea.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Hopefully a much better mystery or thriller. I am always watching for new books from my favorite authors.


    What about Christian Baskous’s performance did you like?

    He gave a very good performance in my opinion. I enjoyed his performance, just didn't like the story.


    What character would you cut from The Blood Gospel?

    I would definitely get rid of all the vampires, the grim wolves, and definitely Rasputin.


    Any additional comments?

    I have loved all of James Rollins' previous books. This one was just bad. It even took almost 10 discs before it held my interesting. I have enjoyed some vampire stories, but definitely not this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nightwing

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    A community in the southwestern United States falls prey to a plague of vampire bats with a virus which compels them to feed on everything in their path. Martin Cruz Smith, author of the best-selling novels, Gorky Park and Polar Star, mixes Indian mythology with virology in this masterful thriller.

    KAREN says: "One of my favorite books"
    "One of my favorite books"
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    What did you love best about Nightwing?

    I have loved this book since it was first published. I have read it several times, but thought I would enjoy listening to it. I did not enjoy the performance very well. First of all, they should not have have used someone from back east to read the book. It sounded like he was probably from New York. That just didn't fit with a Native American character. Also, I grew up in the southwest corner of Colorado (the Four Corners area). The reader should have been schooled in how to pronounce the Indian words and names. Many of them were wrong.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Richard Ferrone?

    I'm sure he would be a good narrator for other types of books. He just didn't fit as a Western Native American.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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