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  • Delusion In Death: In Death, Book 35

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1827)
    Performance
    (1598)
    Story
    (1580)

    It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks, complained about the boss, maybe hooked up with someone for the night. Until something went terribly wrong. At first it was just a friction in the air. The noise intensified. The crowd seemed oppressive. Some sharp words were exchanged, some pushing and shoving. Then the madness descended. And after 12 minutes of chaos and violence, 80 people lay dead.

    Lisa says: "Robb, Dallas & Ericksen - what a Fantastic Combo"
    "Roark's voice is different"
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    What made the experience of listening to Delusion In Death the most enjoyable?

    I look forward to all the In Death books and watch for the next. Enjoyable? Always a new story line. Keeps me listening. Love to guess who the murderer is.


    What other book might you compare Delusion In Death to and why?

    Fantasy in Death


    What three words best describe Susan Ericksen’s voice?

    Something was off


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Cheryl Strayed
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4658)
    Performance
    (4054)
    Story
    (4068)

    At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

    FanB14 says: "Glad I Took the Trip"
    "Great adventure"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Great example of a memoir that is entertaining and full of adventure.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cheryl


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, but I looked forward to picking it back up each time.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. Reminds me of Walk Across America. Only portion I didn't enjoy and added no value to the book was the killing of her mothers horse.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2802)
    Performance
    (2530)
    Story
    (2535)

    Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

    Linda B says: "Well done story"
    "Bizarre and disturbing"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who likes science fiction.


    What could Blake Crouch have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    An indication in the summary or genre the plot of this book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Aggravation and disappointment. Abuse of a human being is not enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    I am always searching for new authors and fun books. I rely on the summary and genre to determine if it is worth a purchase. The summary and genre fail to indicate what this was about.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love Irresistibly: FBI-US Attorney Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Julie James
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (296)
    Performance
    (265)
    Story
    (266)

    A former football star and one of Chicago's top prosecutors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cade Morgan will do anything to nail a corrupt state senator, which means he needs Brooke Parker's help. As general counsel for a restaurant company, she can get a bug to the senator's table at one of her five-star restaurants so the FBI can eavesdrop on him. All Cade has to do is convince Brooke to cooperate-and he's not afraid to use a little charm, or the power of his office, to do just that.

    M. Davis says: "OK Book -"
    "Light & funny"
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    What did you love best about Love Irresistibly?

    Fast read. Does not drag. Funny and captures relationships with deadbeat dads.


    What did you like best about this story?

    High powered female


    Which character – as performed by Karen White – was your favorite?

    Cade


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • After the Storm: A KGI Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Adam Paul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (217)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (204)

    Over the years, Donovan Kelly has fought relentlessly for justice, women and children always holding a special place in his heart. Working side by side with his brothers, Donovan has witnessed firsthand the toll it’s taken - physically, mentally, and emotionally - on his loved ones, and the innocent lives caught in the crossfire. What he never expects is for his next mission to happen right on his home turf - or for it to take a very personal turn.

    M. Davis says: "Big Disappointment..."
    "Not believable"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Neutral. I've enjoyed the series but this book wasn't believable from fallen in love in a couple of days to the plan to convince the children's father to leave his children with Donavan, to the drugging of Eve who came out unaffected.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Maya Banks again?

    Yes. I've liked this series.


    What about Adam Paul’s performance did you like?

    Good reader but does a terrible southern accent. It detracts from the story and if I didn't like mama Kelly based on the narrator in the first several books in the series, I would not like her.


    Was After the Storm worth the listening time?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forged in Steele: A KGI Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Adam Paul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (296)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (272)

    Steele, a KGI team leader, is an enigma not even his teammates understand. His emotions are tightly locked down and nothing can break that icy exterior. Nothing except Maren Scofield, a doctor on a mission, a woman who has gotten under Steele’s skin and threatens to crack that unflappable cool he’s legendary for. Steele is determined not to allow Maren past his carefully guarded defenses. But he has a decision to make. Hold tight and shut her out. Or take a chance on something more powerful than he’s ever faced: Love.

    Judy Ryan says: "If it's not broke ....."
    "Drags at times"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes but an abridged version might be a better choice. This book drags on and off throughout.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Steele meeting his match.


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

    Yes. Overall fine. He does little to differentiate the characters from book to book.


    Was Forged in Steele worth the listening time?

    Too long


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shades of Gray: A KGI Novel, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Adam Paul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (307)
    Story
    (309)

    P. J. and Cole were sharpshooting rivals on the same KGI team and enjoyed a spirited, uncomplicated camaraderie. Until the night they gave in to their desires and suddenly took their relationship one step further. In the aftermath of their one-night stand, they’re called out on a mission that goes terribly wrong, and P. J. walks away from KGI, resolved not to drag her teammates into the murky shadows she’s poised to delve into. Six months later, Cole hasn’t given up his search for P. J., and he’s determined to bring her back home where she belongs.

    Alisa says: "Disappointed by the change of narrator."
    "Narrator redeemed himself"
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    Would you listen to Shades of Gray again? Why?

    Liked Cole and PJ


    What about Adam Paul’s performance did you like?

    Thank goodness the heavy and hick southern accent was not a part of this book. The last book may me hesitate to listen to this one. Adam Paul would do better if he sticks to a light drawl if any and focus on the differences in the characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Preferred to break up over a couple of days.


    Any additional comments?

    I prefer one narrator for a series. Especially one that developed the sound of each character though out the series. Susan Ericksen does this the best with the In Death series by JD Robb.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Softly at Sunrise: A KGI Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Adam Paul
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (71)

    A novella companion to New York Times best-selling author Maya Banks' Shades of Gray. Softly at Sunrise takes place in a gap of time that occurs in Shades of Gray. Rachel Kelly has traveled a long, hard road in her journey back to her husband, Ethan, and the Kelly family. Now, as she and Ethan are poised to move into their new home, safe behind the walls of the Kelly compound, Rachel wonders if she’ll finally be free of the ghosts that have haunted her for so long and if she’ll step into the sun after a past steeped in darkness.

    Tina says: "HATED the new narrator!"
    "Worst southern accent, especially the mom"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Softly at Sunrise to be better than the print version?

    no


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Adam Paul?

    Go back to Harry Berkeley or have Mr. Paul drop the southern accent.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Rachel's protection of the children in her classroom.


    Any additional comments?

    I've listened to other books narrated by Mr. Paul and enjoyed his narration. Was disappointed by this effort.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Darkest Hour: Kelly Group International, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Harry Berkeley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (471)
    Performance
    (428)
    Story
    (434)

    It's been a year since ex-Navy SEAL Ethan Kelly saw his wife Rachel alive. Now he's received an anonymous phone call claiming Rachel is alive. To find her, Ethan will have to doge bullets, cross a jungle, and risk falling captive to a deadly drug cartel that threatens his own demise.

    Malinda says: "Very good start to the series :D"
    "Unexpected from this author"
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    If you could sum up The Darkest Hour in three words, what would they be?

    Suspenseful, gripping, unexpected


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rachel. Her courage and struggles


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I made the mistake of trying to read another novel in this series and quickly realized I was missing background needed so I went back to this first novel. I would recommend reading the series in order.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swan Point: Sweet Magnolias, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Janet Metzger
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    Determined to build a new life for her family after her divorce, Adelia Hernandez has bought a home in the historic Swan Point neighborhood of Serenity. Promoted to manager of Main Street's most fashionable boutique, she feels revitalized and ready for a fresh start as a single mom. But barely into this new independent phase, she crosses paths with the sexiest man to hit Serenity in years.

    Bookworm says: "Sound quality is terrible"
    "Sound quality is terrible"
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    If you could sum up Swan Point in three words, what would they be?

    Another adventure with the Sweet Magnolias


    Any additional comments?

    The sound quality distracts from the book. It sounds like it was recorded in a tin can.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unspoken

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Dee Henderson
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
    (175)

    Charlotte Graham is at the center of the most famous kidnapping in Chicago history. The FBI and local cops found her two abductors, killed them, and rescued her, but it took four long years. The fact that she was found just three miles from her home, had been there the entire time, haunts them. She’s since changed her identity, found a profession she loves, and rebuilt her life. She’s never said a word — to the cops, to her doctors, to her family — about those four years.

    Susan Fryman says: "Unspoken"
    "Coins, coins, coins"
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    Would you try another book from Dee Henderson and/or Adam Verner?

    Yes to Dee Henderson. No to Adam Verner. His voice for Falcon was full of himself.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Dee Henderson? Why or why not?

    Yes. Based on her prior books - The O'Malley's and the True series.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different narrator.


    Could you see Unspoken being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    would not make into a movie or TV series.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was very slow and drawn out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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