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Gregg A. Bannett

drgbannett

Cherry Hill, NJ | Member Since 2003

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  • Eye of the Needle

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Eric Lincoln
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2004)
    Performance
    (1071)
    Story
    (1075)

    One enemy spy knows the secret of the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin - code name: "The Needle" - who holds the key to the ultimate Nazi victory.

    Scott says: "A Classic WWII Spy Thriller"
    "Unlistenable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I cannot comment on the story although I am a Ken Follett fan. The narration was impossible to listen to. The cacophony of multiple voices was inappropriate and distracting. I lasted about an hour, tried again, and gave up. The catalog only lists one reader so there was no warning. Based on this experience I will avoid any multiple reader projects unless they are divided by section or chapter ( for example on the JPS bible which is divided by biblical book and is outstanding. The idea of dramatically reading dialogue is suited to a play but not to a book.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Eric Lincoln’s performances?

    Not if he is in collaboration.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I would like my credit restored.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Brutal Telling: A Three Pines Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1319)
    Performance
    (896)
    Story
    (897)

    As autumn descends upon Three Pines, a stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store at the center of town. No one admits to knowing the murdered man, but as secrets are revealed, chaos begins to close in on the beloved bistro owner, Olivier. What past did he leave behind, and why has he buried himself in this tiny village?

    Marie says: "Satisfying but sad"
    "Great story beautifully told"
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    What did you love best about The Brutal Telling?

    Louise Penny writes in a beautiful style.. I love her prose and her pace. The character development is complex, rich and satisfying. I find Ralph Cosham to be a brilliant narrator for these stories. He makes the characters come alive and his tone and style is perfect for the cerebral and bucolic nature of the Three Pines series. incidently, I would love to visit Three Pines but for such a small and lovely village,it is getting to be a bit dangerous!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The King of Torts

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1143)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (205)

    As Clay Carter digs into the background of his client, a young man charged with a random street killing, he suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life - that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts...

    Lisa says: "The King of Torts"
    "King of Torts"
    Overall

    Grisham is always a compelling storyteller but he writes two types of books. His best work takes a place among the finest american literature. This include Time to Kill and The Chamber. Everything else is usually fun to read but ultimately unsatisfying. Most of the time I love the story but hate the ending. This character however was so transparent and pathetic that early on I found myself rooting for his downfall. Still, the way Grisham tells a story I was not bored and that is the best I can say about this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Oh, the Things I Know! A Guide to Success, or, Failing That, Happiness

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Al Franken
    • Narrated By Al Franken
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    What does a megasuccess like Al Franken - best selling author, Emmy-award winning television star, and honorary Ph.D. - have to say to ordinary people like you? Well, as Dr. Al himself says, "There's no point in getting advice from hopeless failures." Filled with wisdom, observations, and practical tips you can put to work right away, this is a cradle-to-grave guide to living, an easy-to-follow user's manual for human existence.

    Eric says: "You either have a sense of humor or ..."
    "Oh The Things I Know"
    Overall

    My neighbors are concerned because I walk through my neighborhood laughing out loud for no apparent reason. Contrary to what Al says, laughter is in fact the best medicine since many others cause headaches, urinary retention or even impotence. Everyone should read this book and devote their lives to its precepts. Perhaps we have entered the "Al Franken Millenium."

    14 of 17 people found this review helpful

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