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Jesse

Purcellville, VA, United States | Member Since 2002

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  • Bad Luck and Trouble: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2573)
    Performance
    (1696)
    Story
    (1683)

    Jack Reacher reunites with the survivors of his old Army investigative team, scrambling to raise the living, bury the dead, and connect the dots in a mystery that is growing darker by the day. In a world of bad luck and trouble, when someone targets Jack Reacher and his team, they'd better be ready for what comes right back at them.

    Patricia says: "Kept My Interest"
    "Good story, hate the reader"
    Overall

    A good thriller. Not the best I've read/heard but good nonetheless. But Dick HIll? Is this guy even a professional reader? Worst reader I have ever listened to and I can hardly even begin to describe what he does wrong. His pronunciation is awkward as if he's almost drunk and is trying too hard to pronounce the words correctly. His words don't flow properly. Some of his character voices are halfway decent but his female voices are poorly done with some of them so soft you can't understand what they're saying.

    George Guidal would have made this book a joy instead of just passable. I'm taking two stars away for poor reading. Sorry Dick, audiobooks are just not your thing.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Buried Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1916)
    Performance
    (1176)
    Story
    (1163)

    A house demolition provides an unpleasant surprise for Minneapolis - the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic. It looks like they've been there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long.In 1985, Davenport was a young cop with a reputation for recklessness, and the girls' disappearance was a big deal. His bosses ultimately declared the case closed, but he never agreed with that. Now that he has a chance to investigate it all over again, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: It wasn't just the bodies that were buried. It was the truth.

    Stevon says: "good story"
    "Continued Excellence"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Have not yet been bored or disappointed by any of the Lucas Davenport series. Its like returning to old friends and you want to see how their lives have been since the last visit. Great story lines and characters (good guys not the killers!) that you wish really existed and this one is no exception. Richard Ferrone is one of my favorites. Wish he did more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cold Dish: A Walt Longmire Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3628)
    Performance
    (2735)
    Story
    (2735)

    Award-winning author Craig Johnson's critically acclaimed debut Western mystery takes listeners to the breathtaking mountains of Wyoming for a tale of cold-blooded vengeance. Four high-school boys were given suspended sentences for raping a Cheyenne girl. Now, two of the boys have been killed, and only Sheriff Walt Longmire can keep the other two safe.

    Dataman says: "Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)"
    "Pulls you in"
    Overall

    I wasn't to sure about what I was getting into when I first started listening. The story started out slow but soon Johnson pulls you into his characters. They are lifelike and likable and "Durant" Wyoming is the kind of place where you wish you lived and Walt Longmire is the kind of guy you'd want to know. The story builds slowly but you are left with the sensation that all the bases have been covered when you reach the end. I am queing up "Without Company" as we speak and am glad I have several more adventures to go with these characters. You won't be disappointed. Excellent.

    Oh and by the way don't look for Durant Wyoming on the map. It's not there, neither is the county referred to.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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