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Gail

Hillsboro, IL, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • 5 reviews
  • 17 ratings
  • 543 titles in library
  • 23 purchased in 2014
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  • Night Soldiers

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (528)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (333)

    Widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel, New York Times best-selling author Alan Furst takes listeners back to the early days of World War II for a dramatic novel of intrigue and suspense.

    Theresa says: "Chilling..Fantastic"
    "TOO DIFFICULT TO LISTEN TO"
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    Story

    This book has too many characters with too little story. I gave up during part two after trying to stay interested for way too long.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Goldfinch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    Overall
    (9288)
    Performance
    (8513)
    Story
    (8522)

    The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

    B.J. says: "A stunning achievement - for author and narrator"
    "STUPID STUPID STUPID"
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    Performance
    Story

    I could not wait for this mess to be over. Donna Tart has no idea about the passage of time and must use a thesouras to fill pages,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Queen of Bedlam: A Matthew Corbett Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1243)
    Performance
    (1130)
    Story
    (1120)

    Robert McCammon brings the hero of his previous novel, Matthew Corbett, to 18th-century New York, where a killer wields a bloody and terrifying power over a bustling city carving out its identity - and over Matthew's own uncertain destiny.

    The unsolved murder of a respected doctor has sent ripples of fear throughout a city teeming with life and noise and commerce. Who snuffed out the good man's life with the slash of a blade on a midnight street? The local printmaster has labeled the fiend "the Masker," adding fuel to a volatile mystery...

    Kathy says: "Addicting"
    "Love the series"
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    Wonderful series! Hate to turn it off and the narrator does a great job. What more could you want?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Reliquary: Pendergast, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2522)
    Performance
    (1601)
    Story
    (1596)

    Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beast. When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation.

    Anastasia says: "Should have made this one into a movie..."
    "terrible narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The narration ruins what could be a great audiobook. I will avoid Dick Hill narrations in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Feast Day of Fools: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1130)
    Performance
    (938)
    Story
    (923)

    Celebrated crime master and two-time Edgar Award winner James Lee Burke returns with a gorgeously crafted, brutally resonant chronicle of violence along the Texas-Mexico border. Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town, meting out punishment and delivering justice in his small square of this magnificent but lawless land. When an alcoholic ex-boxer named Danny Boy Lorca begs to be locked up after witnessing a man tortured to death by a group of bandits, Hack and his deputy, Pam Tibbs, slowly extract the Indian man’s gruesome tale.

    Melinda says: "Shoot Out at the More-Than-OK Corral"
    "terrible"
    Overall
    Performance
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    This is the most poorly written book I have experienced. There is not one part of this story worth listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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