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libgil

Lib Gilreath

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REVIEWS
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  • The Liar

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    Overall
    (1167)
    Performance
    (988)
    Story
    (994)

    Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions.... The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn't just dead. He never really existed.

    Cheryl D. Davidson says: "not really fast enough can predict script etc"
    "What a disappointment"
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    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or January LaVoy?

    From Nora Roberts absolutely. This is the first time I can remember giving up and not even finishing a book by her....and that was with only about 1 1/2 hours left....This book popped up as a mystery/thriller and it was neither....dead giveaway from the beginning who the villains were and I was so tired of listening to southern cliches and cutesy sayings that I couldn't listen anymore (especially being from the deep south myself)


    Has The Liar turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Nope....just this one


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

    Nope


    Any additional comments?

    Don't bother.....you'll be pulling your hair out long before you're through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Motive: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 30

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By John Rubinstein
    Overall
    (482)
    Performance
    (411)
    Story
    (408)

    Even having hundreds of closed cases to his credit can't keep LAPD police lieutenant Milo Sturgis from agonizing over the crimes that don't get solved - and the victims who go without justice. Victims like Katherine Hennepin, a young woman strangled and stabbed in her home. A single suspect with a solid alibi leads to a dead end - one even Alex Delaware's expert insight can't explain. The only thing to do is move on to the next murder case - because there's always a next one.

    B. Riddick says: "Not the best, but Rubinstein reading helps"
    "WHAT a disappointment!!!!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I LOVE Kellerman....but this dragged on and in such a random manner that I'd be listening and realize I hadn't "heard" the last 15 minutes. Would try to find my spot where I left off, but it rambled around so much with so many people and no cohesiveness....All of a sudden the book was over and I sat there for a minute stunned....and realized I had no idea who the killer (or killers) were and why.....


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jonathan Kellerman again?

    Yes....but I'd be a bit hesitant....


    What three words best describe John Rubinstein’s performance?

    clear, concise, well-read


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

    disappointment AND anger....that I paid for a book that I truly can tell you very little about.


    Any additional comments?

    I would not recommend this book under any circumstances.....I have never gotten so distracted with my mind wandering all over the place with one of his books before. Hopefully it won't happen again. A waste of a credit for sure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The City

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Korey Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (636)
    Performance
    (578)
    Story
    (578)

    There are millions of stories in the city - some magical, some tragic, others terror-filled or triumphant. Jonah Kirk’s story is all of those things as he draws listeners into his life in the city as a young boy, introducing his indomitable grandfather, also a "piano man"; his single mother, a struggling singer; and the heroes, villains, and everyday saints and sinners who make up the fabric of the metropolis in which they live - and who will change the course of Jonah’s life forever. Welcome to The City, a place of evergreen dreams where enchantment and malice entwine.

    kimberlee says: "Dean Koontz is back!"
    "Was this REALLY Dean Koontz?"
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    Would you try another book from Dean Koontz and/or Korey Jackson?

    Dean Koontz...absolutely. This was just not his style. I love his Odd Thomas books and the ones who aren't just disgustingly gory...but this was simply boring....kept waiting or it to take off.


    Has The City turned you off from other books in this genre?

    This is it's own genre so I wouldn't know


    Which character – as performed by Korey Jackson – was your favorite?

    none


    What character would you cut from The City?

    none


    Any additional comments?

    Just wish he'd stick with his usual format. Total waste of a credit in my opinion....but I did finish it, waiting for it to "start". The story itself was sweet....and well pulled together...it's just not what I want to hear when I use a credit on Dean Koontz. VERY low key and not much action at all.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Dust: Kay Scarpetta, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (885)
    Performance
    (769)
    Story
    (764)

    After working one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, Scarpetta returns home to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Exhausted and ill, she's recovering at home when she receives an unsettling call. The body of a young woman has been discovered on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's rugby field. The victim, a graduate student named Gail Shipman, is oddly draped in ivory linen and posed in a way that is too deliberate to be the killer's first strike.

    MARRILEE says: "Part Great, Part Tired"
    "TERRIBLE!!!!!"
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    What would have made Dust better?

    As soon as this book grabbed your attention, there would be so much time spent on wordy descriptions that my mind would fog over, the subject would move on and i would realize that I was totally lost. Never had an audio book that I had to rewind to find my place as much as with this one. Predictable ending, no energy, ridiculous conflict between benton and Marino that suddenly was gone...or was it? I can't even remember.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nothing by Patricia Cornwell. I have read all of her books and if this is the direction she's headed in, I'm going down another road.


    What does Kate Reading bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her characterizations are good.


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

    The narrator


    Any additional comments?

    Hope people take my review to heart and listen to something else.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Death Angel: Alexandra Cooper, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Linda Fairstein
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (144)

    With Death Angel, Fairstein takes listeners into the storied history of New York's Central Park as Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman race to track down a serial killer before yet another young woman is found dead. Is the body found in the Ramble the first victim of a deranged psychopath, or are other missing women in years past whose remains have never been found connected to this savage attack? Is this enormous urban park a sanctuary in the middle of the city - or is it a hunting ground for a killer with a twisted mind?

    J. Sindik says: "Worth the Wait!"
    "What a disappointment!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story travelled all OVER the place and I was constantly having to back up whenI realized I had simply quit listening. It could not hold my attention for any length of time.
    Struggled to get through this, and I usually love Linda Fairstein's books.


    What could Linda Fairstein have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Maybe if she had simply spent more time on one plot until jumping somewhere else as soon as she started to get my attention.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Barbara Rosenblat?

    ANYBODY.


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

    Nope. The idea might have been good....but by the time I got to the end, it just...well....ended.... I felt no build up and was left thinking, "wait...that's it?"


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your time OR your money.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Touch & Go: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2526)
    Performance
    (2118)
    Story
    (2136)

    Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life you’d find in the pages of a glossy magazine: A beautiful 14-year-old daughter. A gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. A great marriage, admired by all. A perfect life. When investigator Tessa Leone arrives at the crime scene in the foyer of the Denbes’ home, she finds scuff marks on the floor and a million tiny pieces of bright green Taser confetti. The family appears to have been abducted.

    lisa says: "Wait for it to go on clearance!"
    "Lisa Gardner disappoints"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different story. It was simply boring.....and very predictable.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure


    Which character – as performed by Elisabeth Rodgers – was your favorite?

    I guess Libby, the mother.....though the character was not very likable....


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

    disappointment....and anger that I had used a credit for it.


    Any additional comments?

    Have always enjoyed Lisa Gardner....but will have to put serious thought before I purchase another of her books after this one.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Keeper of the Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Montana Chase
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (93)

    After Nina Cormier was jilted at the altar, the empty church exploded. Then someone tried to run Nina off the road, and she realized someone wanted her dead--but who? That's what Detective Sam Navarro needs to find out...fast. With a nightmare unfolding around them, Sam and Nina decipher the stunning truth. Now they're at the mercy of a brilliant madman who plays for keeps.

    Edda says: "Not what I have come to expect from Tess Gerritsen"
    "Worst Tess Gerritsen EVER written....DID she write"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Totally predictable, no backbone to any of the characters and if I had not listened to so many books by Tess Gerritsen and this were my first one.....it would DEFINITELY be my last. I can't believe that she actually wrote this. Characters have no substance...plot is any that a sixth grader could write.....(and that's not being complimentary to sixth graders)
    AWFUL! Would LOVE to have my money back on this one!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Flat, no emotion....might as well have been reading a cookbook.


    What character would you cut from Keeper of the Bride?

    The question should be which character would I KEEP


    Any additional comments?

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY! I'M a huge fan of Gerritsen...but what a disappointment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Last to Die: A Rizzoli and Isles Novel, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1227)
    Performance
    (1016)
    Story
    (1042)

    For the second time in his short life, Teddy Clock has survived a massacre. Two years ago, he barely escaped when his entire family was slaughtered. Now, at 14, in a hideous echo of the past, Teddy is the lone survivor of his foster family’s mass murder. Orphaned once more, the traumatized teenager has nowhere to turn - until the Boston PD puts Detective Jane Rizzoli on the case. Determined to protect this young man, Jane discovers that what seemed like a coincidence is one part of a killer’s mission.

    Kathryn says: "My inner voice said..' Are you sure you want to?'"
    "awesome"
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    What made the experience of listening to Last to Die the most enjoyable?

    caught you early on....listened non-stop...never got bored with it. I can usually come close to calling how books will end...but this one took one extra twist I wasn't expecting...
    Great book...


    What did you like best about this story?

    Twist at the end


    What does Tanya Eby bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    not much....


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

    just wished it were longer


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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