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Laura

ANTELOPE, CA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Defending Jacob: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By William Landay
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4373)
    Performance
    (3745)
    Story
    (3744)

    Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

    Kelli N. Perkins says: "Still Thinking About This Tale Weeks After"
    "couldn't stop... wish I did"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from William Landay and/or Grover Gardner?

    I love the way Grover reads to me. I didn't like this book


    Would you ever listen to anything by William Landay again?

    maybe


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    n/a


    What character would you cut from Defending Jacob?

    Jacob


    Any additional comments?

    tragic. terrible. well written. well read.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Unleashed: Andy Carpenter, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (503)
    Performance
    (432)
    Story
    (431)

    Andy Carpenter's accountant, Sam Willis, receives a surprise call from Barry Price, a friend he hasn't spoken to in years. Barry needs Sam's financial acumen and Andy's legal expertise. But when Sam almost runs over an injured dog on the way to Barry's house, he can't drive off without waiting for help. By then, Barry's taken off on a private airplane headed to who-knows-where. Soon after they learn that Barry's plane has crashed, and they come to the terrifying realization that Sam was also supposed to have been killed on that plane.

    Richard says: "Didn't see that coming"
    "Can't get enough of this series!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Unleashed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    We listen to a lot of audio books and the Andy Carpenter Series is by far our favorite.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Each book in the series reveals a little bit more of the "fringe" characters. It was great to learn a little more about Sam in this book. There are alsway enough plot twists to keep you guessing and engaged. You can't help but smile when the whole team get's back together with each new release.


    What does Grover Gardner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I can't EVEN imaging another voice reading this series. Grover brings the perfect amount of sarcasm, wit and self deprecation to Andy's character. His voices are consistent across the series from Marcus' grunts to Hike's paranoia. Excellent reader!


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

    This is a LAUGH OUT LOUD series! My husband and I listened poolside in Hawaii and when we got up to swim, a couple next to us asked "What are you listening to? You are laughing a lot!" We highly recommend this series to friends and family looking for a funny, entertaining and easy read/listen.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Racketeer

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By J.D. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4192)
    Performance
    (3535)
    Story
    (3529)

    Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.... Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

    Ron says: "Very Enjoyable Grisham"
    "Loved it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Racketeer to be better than the print version?

    n/a


    Have you listened to any of J.D. Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


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

    I laughed a lot during this book


    Any additional comments?

    I love the way the story keeps getting better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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