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Drina

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  • Black Friday: A Maggie O'Dell Novel #7

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Alex Kava
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    On the busiest shopping day of the year, some idealistic college students believe they're about to carry out an elaborate media stunt at the largest mall in America. They think the jamming devices in their backpacks will disrupt stores' computer systems, causing delays and chaos. What they don't realize is that instead of jamming devices, their backpacks are stuffed with explosives, ready to be detonated by remote control and turning them into suicide bombers.

    Diane says: "Not the best I have read"
    "totally juvenile."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    someone under 20 who just wants a change from romance novels and predictable plots.


    Has Black Friday turned you off from other books in this genre?


    off alex kava


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tanya Eby?

    no one deserves to have to read this drivel, even for a living


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Five Ways to Kill a Man

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Alex Gray
    • Narrated By Joe Dunlop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    An unpredictable killer is loose on the streets of Glasgow. Beginning with brute force and relishing the power of snuffing out another human life, the murderer moves on to poison and drowning, greedy for new and better ways to kill. Faced with a string of seemingly unconnected victims, DCI Lorimer turns to psychologist and friend Solomon Brightman for his insights.

    Drina says: "Let's get this series (DCI Lorimer) ASAP"
    "Let's get this series (DCI Lorimer) ASAP"
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    What did you love best about Five Ways to Kill a Man?

    Good plot, excellent grammar, and a new inpector.


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

    Yes -- in fact did.


    Any additional comments?

    get the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • We All Fall Down

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Michael Harvey
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    When a lightbulb falls in a subway tunnel, it releases a pathogen that could kill millions. While the mayor postures, people begin to die, especially on the city’s grim West Side. Hospitals become morgues. L trains are converted into rolling hearses. Finally, the government acts, sealing off entire sections of the city—but are they keeping people out or in?

    Drina says: "too many plots that don't interconnect."
    "too many plots that don't interconnect."
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    What would have made We All Fall Down better?

    It should have been two books. It's almost film noire with the drugs and dealers, the hero trying to sound like a '50's detective without success.


    What was most disappointing about Michael Harvey’s story?

    Plot about drugs and dealers does not interact well with biological and governmental crisis. The book is just two confusing, and neither plot, jumping back and forth, was interesting enough to make you finish the book. The female protagonist was enough to turn you off at any rate. Don't they make polite women anymore? Nothing but ball busting and obnoxious remarks -- you certainly can't tell from her speech that she is supposed to have a Ph.D.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    narrator's voice was fine.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost World

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park; six years since that extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end - the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, the island indefinitely closed to the public. There are rumors that something has survived.

    Deborah says: "A man of many voices"
    "The narrator is superlative."
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    Would you listen to The Lost World again? Why?

    The only similarity between the book and the picture is that there are dinosaurs, but the book has the more interesting plot. I would definitely listen to this book again, and have, because of Anthony Heald's wonderful narration. His voice is just perfect, with enough humour and wit.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was fun and exciting, with a lot of tense moments.


    Which character – as performed by Anthony Heald – was your favorite?

    Ian Malcolm


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

    When Levine decides not to rescue the children and gets his comuppance.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mist in the Mirror

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (31)

    An inveterate traveller, Sir James Monmouth has spent most of his life abroad. He arrives in England on a dark and rainy night with the intention of discovering more, not only about himself but his obsession with Conrad Vane, an explorer. Warned against following his trail, Sir James experiences some extraordinary happenings - who is the mysterious, sad little boy, and the old woman behind the curtain? And why is it that only he hears the chilling scream and the desperate sobbbing?

    Die Falknerin says: "An author at her best"
    "COULD NOT STOP LISTENING"
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    Would you listen to Mist in the Mirror again? Why?

    No red herrings, thoroughly spooky. I liked the archaic language and the fact that nothing gave a clue to the ending.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mist in the Mirror?

    When he is locked in the tomb. I was terrified.


    What about Matt Addis???s performance did you like?

    Good voice, nice diction, excellent characterizations. He handles for formal language style with ease and lures you in.


    Any additional comments?

    Although I started reading Susan Hill for the Serrailler series (which is fabulous and one of my favourites) her other stories are equally addictive (except for Gullywith).

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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