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Terry

Clermont, FL, United States

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  • The Sugar King of Havana: The Rise and Fall of Julio Lobo, Cuba's Last Tycoon

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Paul Rathbone
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Fifty years after the Cuban revolution, the legendary wealth of the sugar magnate Julio Lobo remains emblematic of a certain way of life that came to an abrupt end when Fidel Castro marched into Havana. Known in his day as the King of Sugar, Lobo was for decades the most powerful force in the world sugar market, controlling vast swaths of the island's sugar interests.

    Terry says: "VERY INFORMATIVE"
    "VERY INFORMATIVE"
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    Where does The Sugar King of Havana rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    Absolutely amongst the top 20.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It had a lot of accurate information about what Cuba was like prior to Castro.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Not to be demanding but the Spanish pronounciation of the reader was atrocious. Even the simplest Spanish words were mangled. It was distracting.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me nostalgic for the Cuba I knew as a child.


    Any additional comments?

    A

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rolling Thunder: A John Ceepak Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (511)
    Performance
    (255)
    Story
    (249)

    A prominent citizen suffers a heart attack on opening day of a brand new boardwalk roller coaster in the seedy seaside resort town Sea Haven, New Jersey. Initially ruled a tragic accident, it isnt long before there are suspicious hints of foul play, especially after another dead body is discovered: a stunning young beach beauty. Fortunately for mystery lovers, the straight-arrow cop John Ceepak and his wise-cracking young partner Danny Boyle are on the case.

    Janet says: "Great story and narration as usual!"
    "Ceepak at his Best"
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    What did you love best about Rolling Thunder?

    You never really knew who the bad person was.. Like Danny, I kept changing my mind until the very least moment.


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

    Absolutely. It was from one unexpected plot to another even less expected.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    don't have a favorite it was...to quote Ceepak "all good".


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • By the Sword: Repairman Jack #12

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By F. Paul Wilson
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (47)

    Jack is hired to find a legendary Japanese sword, a katana stolen from the Hiroshima Peace Museum and brought to New York City. Central characters include the members of a weird Japanese cult, a young Japanese businessman (who is the brother of a character killed in Legacies) and his three Yakuza bodyguards, plus Hank Thompson, the Kicker cult leader from Bloodline. The cult, the businessman, the Yakuza, and the Kickers are looking for the sword as well.

    Terry says: "Not up to par"
    "Not up to par"
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    Would you try another book from F. Paul Wilson and/or Dick Hill?

    I would definitely try another book from Wilson, he is a master story writer however Dick Hill is not my favorite narrator.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Since I am listening to the series in order I will be starting Ground Zero this afternoon.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Hill’s performances?

    If given a choice, I would prefer not to. I did not much understand a lot of what he said...I understand there was an Asian motif bit I kept nodding off and I don't usually do that with Wilson's books.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Of course it had redeeming qualities, the master wrote and I listened, regardless of how disappointed I was in this book I will continue to listen to his stories, they are fascinating.


    Any additional comments?

    with this exception his stories are spell binding. So i continue to listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Tomb: Repairman Jack #1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By F. Paul Wilson
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    Overall
    (254)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (176)

    Much to the chagrin of his girlfriend, Gia, Repairman Jack doesn't deal with electronic appliances. He fixes situations for people, often putting himself in deadly danger. His latest project is recovering a stolen necklace, which carries with it an ancient curse that may unleash a horde of Bengali demons. Jack is used to danger, but this time Gia's daughter Vicky is threatened. Can Jack overcome the curse of the yellow necklace and bring Vicky safely back home?

    Elena says: "Pretty good story"
    "Fascinating"
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    Where does The Tomb rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    On the top ten. So high up on my list that I have decided to purchase all the Repairman Jack books. Jack is an amazing guy. I feel like he is about to become one of my best friends.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is fiction based on past events. I am old enough to remember most of what happens in his book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Neither but then I am not too emotional.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Running of the Bulls: A Wall Street Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Christopher Smith
    • Narrated By George Kuch
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Twelve people targeted for death.... Five years ago, each person sold out to the SEC and took the stand against Maxmilian Wolfhagen, the infamous arbitrageur who robbed the world of billions and brought about the collapse of the stock market. Now, with Wolfhagen out of prison, one by one, each is dying a grisly death. Two Assassins with only 48 hours to cut a swath of murder and revenge through New York.... With the time restrains so tight, the challenges are massive - but so are their skills.

    Katherine says: "NOT a "Wall Street Thriller""
    "Spellbinder!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Running of the Bulls to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version but this was a great story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Running of the Bulls?

    The twists that the story took at the end...totally unexpected.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by George Kuch?

    I would prefer not to.... He is not pleasant to the ear but if he is linked to Christopher's writings I will have to suffer through it because the stories are awsome.


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

    Absolutely!!


    Any additional comments?

    No! I am just trying to rush through another of his books now. Just keep writing Christopher!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Purple Place for Dying: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (243)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (200)

    A Purple Place for Dying finds Travis McGee witness to a murder he can't prove and a kidnapping nobody wants to believe. McGee becomes a pawn between a wealthy Southwestern patriarch, the law, and a mysterious gang bent on insurance fraud. Just the kind of thing McGee revels in!

    Bonnie says: "A man from the first half of the 20th century"
    "John MacDonald at his best"
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    Would you listen to A Purple Place for Dying again? Why?

    I did listen to it again. It was worth a second listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Actually, Travis McGee story keeps my attention.


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

    I do not believe I have listened to Petkoff's performance but I never pay that much attention to the performer unless he is bad.
    Then I make a note not to get other books by him.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It surprised me. It was very well written. Lots of twists.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2: Harry Bosch, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2453)
    Performance
    (1372)
    Story
    (1382)

    Narcotics officer Cal Moore's orders were to look into the city's latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with his head in several pieces and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "Good Listen"
    "Page Turner (well....hypothetically speaking}"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend any of the Harry Bosch series to my friends. Harry is not a likeable guy but you end up liking him.


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

    I so wanted to know who was doing all the kills but I had a hunch. Of course, I was wrong.


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s performance?

    I like him


    Was The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2 worth the listening time?

    Absolutely worth my time. I got to understand Harry better after knowing where he came from.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Royal Blood: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1505)
    Performance
    (1293)
    Story
    (1279)

    Penniless and 34th in line to the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch finds herself in a truly draining state of affairs. To escape her hateful brother, Georgie accepts an invitation from the Queen to represent the royals at a wedding in Transylvania. But at the macabre- looking castle, Georgie finds the bride with blood running down her chin, and a wedding guest is poisoned.

    Amazon Customer says: "A little predictable"
    "Enchanted by the Royals"
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    Would you try another book from Rhys Bowen and/or Katherine Kellgren?

    I have bought everyone of Rhys Bowens books to date. She keeps me entertained with her heroine. I feel like I personally know Georgiana.


    Do you think Royal Blood needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Because I love the series I would be very happy to see a follow up book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4559)
    Performance
    (2575)
    Story
    (2571)

    For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch - hero, maverick, nighthawk - the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal. The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "What a Terrific Book"
    "Could not put it down"
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    Where does The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would say among the top 20% rank. I liked it so much I bought five more Harry Bosch books after listening to this one.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It kept me guessing all through the book and when I finished I was quite surprised.


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

    I was particularly moved when Eleanor was discussing her relationship with her brother and how she found out the truth of his death.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Royal Pain: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2021)
    Performance
    (1724)
    Story
    (1713)

    The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which penniless aristocrat Lady Georgie is to entertain a Bavarian princess and conveniently place her in the playboy prince's path, in the hopes that he might finally marry.

    But queens never take money into account. Georgie has very little, which is why she moonlights as a maid-in-disguise.

    Coffee Lover says: "More Royal Fun!"
    "Georgie at her best"
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    What did you love best about A Royal Pain?

    She is so funny...so innocent. Loved her as a maid...and as an escort LOL


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Naughty in Nice: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1580)
    Performance
    (1385)
    Story
    (1364)

    Lady Georgiana Rannoch has once again been called into service by Her Majesty the Queen. This time she's sent to Nice on a secret assignment that's nothing to sneeze at: recover the Queen's stolen snuff box. As much of an honor as it is to be trusted by Her Majesty, an even greater honor awaits Georgie in Nice - as Coco Chanel herself asks Georgie to model her latest fashion. But when a necklace belonging to the Queen is stolen on the catwalk, Georgie has to find two priceless items-and solve a murder. How's a girl to find any time to go to the casino?

    Lindsay says: "Lots of good fun"
    "The perfect ending to the series""
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    Where does Naughty in Nice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very high up I would say in the top 75%


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

    I just could not figure out who the murderer was...I suspected everyone except the real culprit.


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

    She is very good. I would say as good as she always is.


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

    Not really. a book is a book.


    Any additional comments?

    Georgiana in Nice...with Coco Chanel and her mother...what else could you ask for.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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