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R. Warren

Westchester, NY USA

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  • Gutshot Straight

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Lou Berney
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (363)
    Performance
    (300)
    Story
    (298)

    When Charles "Shake" Bouchon, professional wheel man, walks out of prison after a three-year stretch for grand theft auto, he's got only two problems: he's too nice a guy for the life he's led and not nice enough for any other. So he says yes when he's asked to run a simple errand for his former boss and lover, Alexandra Ilandryan, the formidable pakhan of the Armenian mob in Los Angeles.

    Richard Delman says: "A whole lotta fun."
    "Entertaining"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Of course it is not great literature but, for its genre, it is right up there with Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiaasen and Donald Westlake. The narration was spot on and enhanced the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Town Like Alice

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Nevil Shute
    • Narrated By Robin Bailey
    Overall
    (1209)
    Performance
    (693)
    Story
    (696)

    Wanting to repay a wartime debt to the Malays, Jean Paget returns. There she hears a story which leads her to Australia.

    Barbara says: "Better still in Audio form"
    "Pleasant"
    Overall
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    This is a pleasant, easy-going book. I liked it but was expecting more. It needed some drama or conflict for the characters. Probably the best word is "genteel" and if that's what you are looking for, this is a good place to find it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Natchez Burning: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By David Ledoux
    Overall
    (342)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (316)

    Raised in the historic southern splendor of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned all he knows of honor and duty from his father, Dr. Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor has been accused of murdering Viola Turner, the African-American nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the 1960s. Penn is determined to save his father, but Tom, stubbornly invoking doctor-patient privilege, refuses to even speak in his own defense.

    Carolyn says: "Can't get past reader"
    "Greg Iles is Back (with reservations)"
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    Greg Iles is among my favorite authors but his most recent novels before his hiatus while recovering from a serious accident read more like romance novels. With Natchez Burning, he has returned to his early style. However, the novel is overly long and some story lines are left open because it is planned as the 1st book in a trilogy. I felt that the narration was more appropriate for a light-hearted crime novel but, after about 10 hours of listening, either I got used to him or he changed his inflections.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • FREE The Gray Man

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    Overall
    (1215)
    Performance
    (1072)
    Story
    (1092)

    Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

    Rollin says: "Gripping, unremitting action"
    "Does Its Job"
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    When you choose a book like this you are not looking for great literature. You are looking for non-stop action and a story that is a page-turner. The Gray Man does its job. A good narrator complements the action.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • W Is for Wasted: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1208)
    Performance
    (1063)
    Story
    (1060)

    Two dead bodies changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue. The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He'd been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him.

    karen says: "Well worth waiting for...."
    "Another Success"
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    If you love Kinsey Millhone mysteries, this is another successful entry. If you are new to Kinsey Millhone, why are you starting at "W"?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spandau Phoenix

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (371)
    Performance
    (206)
    Story
    (201)

    The Spandau Diary -- what was in it? Why did the secret intelligence agencies of every major power want it? Why was a brave and beautiful woman kidnapped to get it? Why did a chain of deception and violent death lash out across the globe, from survivors of the Nazi past to warriors in this new conflict about to explode? Why did the world's entire history of World War II have to be rewritten as the future hung over a nightmare abyss?

    Corinne says: "Excellent and intense"
    "Long But Engrossing"
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    This audiobook is over 26 hours and it is surprisingly engrossing. The story has many threads and the author keeps them flowing. My only problem with this audiobook was the narrator. He does many things well but he makes all women and all foreigners (particularly Germans) sound as though they are whining and crying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Quest: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (479)
    Performance
    (412)
    Story
    (413)

    From the locked archives of the Vatican to the overgrown jungles of Ethiopia, an unlikely trio begins a deadly search for the Holy Grail. Two journalists and a beautiful photographer are traveling together in a broken down Jeep while covering the 1975 Ethiopian civil war. Both men fall in love with the woman and that complicates things. When the trio winds up lost in the jungle, in the no man's land between the fighting factions, they take cover and dig in for the night. In their hiding place, they encounter a dying man who tells them an amazing and quite unbelievable story. But for some reason - one that they grapple with for the rest of their journey - that night they believe.

    Andy says: "The Quest to make money"
    "Enjoyed It"
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    I see that The Quest is getting a lot of criticism but I enjoyed it as a typical DeMille book. The narration by Scott Brick made it feel like another sarcastic John Corey story. It kept my attention throughout.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Abduction

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Mark Gimenez
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    Ben Brice lives alone in the New Mexico wilderness where he battles memories of Vietnam with oceans of Jim Beam. Miles away in Texas, his estranged son, John, an internet geek-turned-billionaire, half watches his daughter Gracie’s soccer game while conducting business on his cell phone. When her mother Elizabeth arrives, the coach reports that her uncle has already collected Gracie. But Gracie has no uncle - she was kidnapped.

    R. Warren says: "Entertaining Story, Disappointing Narration"
    "Entertaining Story, Disappointing Narration"
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    I enjoyed the story and found myself looking for additional opportunities to listen. Would have been better if the characters were less clichéd. I also found the narration to be distracting, particularly in voicing multiple characters. For example, the CEO sounded too much like the 10-year old.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Down to the Wire

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Matt Wolfe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (84)

    As a small-town reporter for the Bergen News, Chris Turley could never measure up to his father, Edward--one of the last great investigative journalists. With his father's legend ever-present, Chris dreams of his own Pulitzer, as he bides his time covering press conferences and town hall meetings. Then one day his fortunes turn.

    Kaye E Steeno says: "Good"
    "Enjoyed It"
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    I enjoy David Rosenfelt novels. I tend to use them as a respite between more complex novels. I didn't find this that much different from the Andy Carpenter series, except maybe less humor. The narrator did an overall good job but a number of characters sounded alike.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (10481)
    Performance
    (9519)
    Story
    (9536)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Wasn't Sure What to Expect"
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    Even after reading some reviews, I wasn't sure what to expect. What I got was a thoroughly enjoyable story with a strong narration. The author brought me into the mystery of the strange goings on in the apartment building. All the tenant's actions were credible to me and the story flowed nicely. It is best to not know too much in advance. I was impressed with the narrator. He built the tension when needed and did an excellent job with female voices. I had trouble putting this one down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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