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John

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  • Poison Flower: Jane Whitefield Series # 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (122)

    In this exciting seventh entry in Thomas Perry's Jane Whitefield series, Jane spirits James Shelby, a man unjustly convicted of his wife's murder, out of the criminal court building in downtown Los Angeles-but the price of Shelby's freedom is high.

    John says: "Non-stop action all the way"
    "Non-stop action all the way"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Poison Flower to be better than the print version?

    I love audio and I love print. Can't say for sure which is better.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    This was definitely a rocket ride from the beginning. I don't want to spoil the book for anyone. Jane starts out moving fast, and never slows down.


    What about Joyce Bean’s performance did you like?

    Joyce is very good in this series and she is Jane's voice that I hear in my head when I re-read the stories.


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

    I did listen in one sitting. I'm retired and have the time. I stayed up VERY late. It was worth it.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have never read any other Jane Whitefield books, DO NOT START with this one. It brings in characters and situations from earlier books. As a series reader I loved it, but it would not make sense to someone who wasn't.
    Start at the beginning with Vanishing Act and come forward.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Small Gods: Discworld #13

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (883)
    Performance
    (405)
    Story
    (407)

    Brutha is the Chosen One. His god has spoken to him, admittedly while currently in the shape of a tortoise. Brutha is a simple lad. He can't read. He can't write. He's pretty good at growing melons. And his wants are few. He wants to overthrow a huge and corrupt church. He wants to prevent a horribly holy war.

    Ursula Krischer says: "The Turtle moved for me"
    "Pratchet at his drolest"
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    Would you listen to Small Gods again? Why?

    I have read Small Gods several times. I would listen, again, just as I may read it again.


    What other book might you compare Small Gods to and why?

    Pyramids by Terry Pratchett. His most popular books take place in Ankh-Morpork, but these "stand-alones" are little gems that really show his power as an author.


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

    I like Nigel Planer's Discworld. To me, he is to Discworld what Jim Dale is to Harry Potter. He hits the right tone and sounds like what I thought the characters should sound like. I read all the books before every listening to any, and was very pleased with Planer.


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

    Nothing particular. The whole book is great and Brother is a perfect character.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my favorite Pratchett book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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