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New Hope, PA, United States | Member Since 2017

  • 6 reviews
  • 8 ratings
  • 1053 titles in library
  • 7 purchased in 2018

  • Edge: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated By Skipp Sudduth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Behind the well-known U.S. security organizations - the FBI and CIA among them - lies a heavily guarded, anonymous government agency dedicated to intelligence surveillance and to a highly specialized brand of citizen protection. Shock waves of alarm ripple through the clandestine agency when Washington, D.C., police detective Ryan Kessler inexplicably becomes the target of Henry Loving, a seasoned, ruthless “lifter” hired to obtain information using whatever means necessary.

    Ramon says: "Thrilling book with reasonable narrator"
    "5 star story, 1 star narrator"

    I go through 3 audio books a week while driving. Jeffery Deaver is one of my favorite authors and I purchased Edge immediatly upon seeing it. It was only the strength of the story that kept me from giving up. The narrator, lets call him a reader as narrator would be decieving, had no emotion whatsoever. The guy at the end who says "we hope you have enjoyed the program" did 4 times the job. I'm guessing this must be a family friend of the producer, as I can't believe Mr. Deaver would treat his faithful readers so badly as to have approved this recording in advance. Go with the hard copy on this one, as the story is one of his best.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • The Stolen Ones

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Richard Montanari
    • Narrated By William Hope
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Luther Wade grew up in Cold River, a warehouse for the criminally insane. Two decades ago the hospital closed it doors forever, but Luther never left. He wanders the catacombs beneath the city, channeling the violent dreams of Eduard Kross, Europe's most prolific serial killer of the 20th century. A two-year-old girl is found wandering the streets of Philadelphia in the middle of the night by detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano. She does not speak, but she may hold the key to solving a string of murders committed in and around Priory Park.

    shelley says: "Good book-would have been better with Scott Brick"
    "Narrator and Producer ruin this one"
    What did you like best about The Stolen Ones? What did you like least?

    Story best, performance least

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

    Story is fine

    What about William Hope’s performance did you like?


    Did The Stolen Ones inspire you to do anything?

    Stay away from this producer

    Any additional comments?

    The narrator is capable, but the producer allowed him to pronounce words like City as "Sit-tee" (sometimes - other times he got it right), Conshohocken as "Chonshowken" and compost as "compahst". If you are going to take a producer credit, then that's your fault. The narrator shows he is capable and his various accents are good, but such blatant inconsistencies really take away from the story. It's the narrator's job to read ... not to be smart. That's the producer's job and this one failed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Burning Room

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Titus Welliver

    In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

    Patroo says: "Not up to par"
    "Narrator must be someone's relative"
    Any additional comments?

    Come on. It can't be that difficult to find someone with a little bit of emotion.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Vengeance

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Devastated by the discovery that his wife, Helen, was murdered, Special Agent Pendergast must have retribution. But revenge is not simple. As he stalks his wife's betrayers-a chase that takes him from the wild moors of Scotland to the bustling streets of New York City and the darkest bayous of Louisiana - he is also forced to dig further into Helen's past. And he is stunned to learn that Helen may have been a collaborator in her own murder.

    GH says: "Powerful Buildup -- Best Pendergast Series Yet!"
    "I'd have bought the next one anyway"

    I hate an ending where nothing is resolved. This should have been titled "Part 1". Better than the last 2 Pendergast stories. Frustrated that I will now have to wait probably 8 months to read the rest of this story.

    25 of 33 people found this review helpful
  • Sing You Home

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer, Brian Hutchison, Mia Barron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Music has set the tone for most of Zoe Baxter’s life. And it’s music that brings her back to love. When fertility issues lead to a divorce, Zoe throws herself into her career as a music therapist. As an unexpected friendship with a woman slowly blossoms into love, she makes plans for a new life, but to her shock and inevitable rage, some people - even those she loves and trusts most - don’t want that to happen.

    Springfield Sis says: "Realistic music quality please...or don't do it."
    "Authors should author and let musicians make music"

    The story is a 5 as usual with Jodi, but the songs are a distraction. Whoever wrote the music put emphasis on prepositions and took liberties no songwriter can get away with. Just keep your fast forward button handy amd you will enjoy this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Child

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By John Hart
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    his most powerful and intricately-plotted novel yet. Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: happy parents and a twin sister that meant the world to him. But Alyssa went missing a year ago, stolen off the side of a lonely street with only one witness to the crime. His family shattered, his sister presumed dead, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown in a last, desperate search.

    Christine says: "Stick With It!"
    "Ruined by a normally good narrator"

    A four star story corrupted by a narrator who decided to pronounce the articles "a" and "the", "aay" and "thee". Bad enough he did it while narrating in the third person, but when he used it while portraying someone speaking in native back country Carolina dialect, it was too much. It was so annoying I had to take the story in spurts. He slipped at times and pronounced "the" correctly and just as I started to get lost in the story he would come back with something like "aay cat jumped from thee wall onto thee floor". It was like listening to a first grader read see spot run. The article "a" is pronounced "uh". The word "decide" is pronounced "dehcide", not "deecide". It was worse than saying "nucular" instead of nuclear. It was so blatantly forced that I can't help but wonder if he was made to do it, as I have listed to other narrations by Scott Sowers and enjoyed them very much. This is a very good story and a very good author, but I would recommend the hard copy over this childish attempt at literacy.

    36 of 46 people found this review helpful

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