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Denis L

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  • Worst Fears Realized

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (84)

    Stone and his ex-partner, Dino, are facing every policeman's worst fear: the people close to them are being murdered, probably by someone the two of them sent to prison in the past. To complicate matters, Stone finds himself involved in a distracting relationship with a woman who may be as dangerous as she is beautiful. As the body count multiplies, Stone and Dino race against time to find clues to the brilliant killer's identity.

    Bruce says: "A Great Audiobook!"
    "Worst book realized"
    Overall

    I am in the second part of this book and it is like swimming in bad jello. There is a plot about a guy who gets out of prison and is getting revenge by killing all the people he feels is responsible, but you, the unlucky person who used a credit for this dreck, has to listen to how these very wealthy socialites buy fabulous houses in Connecticut and, if that is not boring enough, you also get to hear about furnishing them and about their dinner parties. Every woman alive throws themselves at the incredibly handsome protagonist and the murder mystery plot cannot advance without long descriptions of their incredible cars, lovemaking and dinners at expensive restaurants. I am on the side of the killer, I want all these people dead.
    I have never read those breast heaving romantic novels of Barbara Cartland or Danielle Steele, but I suspect that is what is going on here.
    Really, a bad book.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (2309)
    Performance
    (917)
    Story
    (920)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: When it comes to author/narrator pairings, nobody tops James Lee Burke and Will Patton in the Robicheaux thrillers. Beloved Burke hero Detective Dave Robicheaux here returns to New Iberia to solve a series of grisly murders. Seven young women in neighboring Jefferson Davis Parish have been brutally murdered. While the crimes have all the telltale signs of a serial killer, the death of Bernadette Latiolais, a high-school honor student, doesn’t fit.

    Gardner says: "Best Yet... Almost"
    "Unbelievably good"
    Overall

    Right when I think that his descriptions of textures and colors and the pacing of his conversations were getting too thick or florid I would end the chapter amazed at the genius. Mr. Burke may be best writer living. I know that sounds a little over the top, but in my opinion, this book proves it. Will Patton is, in every way the perfect reader. Mark Hammer was a hard act to top as the reader of James Lee Burke, but Mr Patton has surpassed even him.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Complete Works of Tacitus: Volume 1: The Annals, Part 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Cornelius Tacitus
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    In the pantheon of ancient men of letters, none hold a more venerated position than the Roman historian, Tacitus, venerated alike for the accuracy of his chronicles as well as for the superiority of his style. He was a writer of unexcelled genius and consummate skill. But his work fell into oblivion not long after his death, and has come down to us based on the text of a single tattered manuscript from the Middle Ages.

    Michael says: "Tacitus"
    "Brain numbing"
    Overall

    I love reading (listening to) history and I hate abridgement, but this reading was like listening to a modern version of Shakespeare. It requires ones full attention to hear sentences that your brain has to translate into modern American English. This is not the thing to listen to while you rebuild an engine. You just get lost and have to rewind to figure out what was said in the last 10 minutes. If I was British, I am sure that I would have had no problems. But I am not and it was too hard to follow.

    10 of 25 people found this review helpful

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