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John

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  • As the Twig Is Bent: A Matt Davis Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Joe Perrone Jr.
    • Narrated By Mark F. Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Someone is killing women in the Chelsea nieghborhood of Manhattan - but, who? The only clues: a signature heart carved into each victim's breast (inside, the initials "J.C." and those of the deceased); copies of the New Testament (with underlined passages referring to infidelity); and fingerprints of a juvenile arrested in the 1960s. On the case is Matt Davis, a plodding but effective NYPD homicide detective who is addicted to fly fishing - and chocolate.

    John says: "As the Twig is Bent: INTENSE!"
    "As the Twig is Bent: INTENSE!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to As the Twig Is Bent again? Why?

    Great storyline...a bit graphic at times. I also enjoyed the development of the individual characters.


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

    I found it interesting that the author reveals the identity of the bad guy to the reader early in the book through the use of flashbacks then allows the suspense to build as the good guys put the pieces together.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I was not a huge fan of the narrator.


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

    I enjoy reading fictional novels in a series. I think I've found my next project.


    Any additional comments?

    Patiently waiting for "Opening Day" to release in audio format.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Opening Day: A Matt Davis Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Joe Perrone Jr.
    • Narrated By Scott R. Pollak
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Young girls are coming through a pastoral Upstate New York fishing village - but, they aren't all coming out alive! Following a close brush with death as an NYPD homicide detective, Matt Davis has taken early retirement, and accepted a position as Chief of Police in a small, rural Upstate New York village. While out fishing on his favorite stream, he stumbles across the remains of a body, barely recognizable as human, killed approximately six months earlier.

    Linda says: "My first Matt Davis, now I have to read the rest."
    "Opening Day: Matt Davis continues to roll."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Opening Day the most enjoyable?

    The opening sequence sets the tone! Retired NYPD Matt Davis hoping to settle in to a nice, second law enforcement career as Chief of the Roscoe, NY police department, stumbles upon a gruesome crime scene at his favorite fishing spot.

    The plot develops quickly, once again through the use of flashback, into a "what the heck is going on here" story with several good suspects who may be involved in a crime(s) that are a parents worst nightmare.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoy both Matt and Val Davis equally. There was only a passing mention of some characters in The Twig is Bent, Davis's co-workers with the NYPD.


    Which character – as performed by Scott R. Pollak – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed Mr. Pollak's performance of all of the characters in Opening Day.


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

    No extreme reaction...just had to keep reading (listening) until the story all comes together.


    Any additional comments?

    Next.......!!!!!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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