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Chelm

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Georgia | Member Since 2000

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  • Shiver

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Karen Robards
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (479)
    Performance
    (420)
    Story
    (426)

    If driving a piece-of-crap tow truck through the seediest part of town with a Smith & Wesson beside her means putting a roof over her son’s head, then Samantha Jones is going to be the best damn repo woman on the books. The streetwalkers, the drug pushers, the bands of looking-for-trouble punks haunting the mean streets at midnight don’t intimidate her. These are her people. The guy she finds bound and bloodied in the trunk of her latest conquest, a flashy new BMW, is a different breed entirely.

    Kimberly says: "Gave Me Shivers!"
    "Dragging Descriptions"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Shiver? What did you like least?

    I have read and listened to many books from Karen Robards and enjoyed them. This book has good elements of suspense and action but she goes into these long drawn out descriptions that slow the story and bore me to tears. I want to finish it but don't think I can stand anymore narrative. It feels like she was trying to add more pages to her book by repeating how the main characters are feeling over and over again. If you want to kill some time I would suggest this book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss Me If You Can

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Carly Phillips
    • Narrated By Sherri Slater
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (16)

    Sam Cooper (“Coop”) has just become the most eligible bachelor in New York City. Now that he has foiled a jewelry-store robbery and has been rewarded with the ring of his choice, single women all over the city are fawning over the crime reporter. But Coop isn’t interested in the admirers sending racy underwear his way. His attention is centered solely on Lexie Davis, the only woman in the city who claims not to be interested in his bachelor status.

    DesignGirl28 says: "Story great, narrator not so much"
    "Narrator annoyance"
    Overall

    The book was pretty good but the narrator was totally annoying. Her male voices and attempts to speak in New York accents made this book almost unbearable to listen to. I am glad to see the next book has a different narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lucky Streak

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Carly Phillips
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (22)

    When Mike Corwin awakens after some wild partying in Vegas $100,000 richer and married to Amber, the gorgeous woman he met the night before, he thinks he's hit the jackpot. The bad news is that Amber's a con who takes his money and runs. Seems the family curse has finally hit him. Hard.

    Maria says: "Lucky Lucky!"
    "Over Cooked"
    Overall

    The story is okay - not one of her best. The worst part is the narration, she takes the most normal sentence and tries to make it sound incredible. For example - in a voice the conveys breathless unbelief "he even had plastic plates and forks!!!" Big deal - they were on a picnic of course he had plates - yeesh!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • TailSpin: FBI Thriller #12

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean, Paul Costanzo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (121)

    Over the Appalachians, FBI Special Agent Jackson Crowne is flying his Cessna with a very important passenger: renowned psychiatrist Dr. Timothy MacLean; their destination is Washington, D.C. Upon their arrival, the FBI will protect the doctor - and ascertain just who wants him dead.

    Lisa says: "Excellent Book"
    "Appropiate title for a wreck of a book"
    Overall

    I like Dillon & Savage books by Coulter but this one bombed big time! The dialog was lame, in the middle of a conversation one character would just say something on a completely different subject - this happened a lot. The main character kept going on an on about what she thought her father would have done - she only knew him for a few weeks - how would she have known what he would of done? The romance between her and Jack was contrived and weak. Don't waste your credit on this book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • S is for Silence: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (706)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (173)

    Thirty-four years ago, Violet Sullivan put on her party finery and left for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. She was never seen again. In the small California town of Serena Station, tongues wagged. Some said she'd run off with a lover. Some said she was murdered by her husband.

    Teresia says: "B O R I N G!!!!"
    "S is for Slow"
    Overall

    I thought this book dragged on way to long without much excitement. There were too many characters who were introduced with brief stories. Later you had to recall all about them to follow the story line. The villian must have been busy in another book because he/she (no hints) only caused Kinsey a small amout of grief - once or twice until the end. You may be better off to get the abridged version. As a Grafton fan I was dissapointed in this latest release.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dating Is Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Harley Jane Kozak
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (44)

    Wollie Shelley is a greeting card artist struggling to keep afloat financially and to pursue, despite a series of recent disasters, the search for the love of her life. She reluctantly agrees to be a contestant on the reality television show Biological Clock. The show's premise: six eligible singles date each other, and the audience votes on which couple would make the best parents.

    Paul says: "Great summer read"
    "What a fun book"
    Overall

    I have never read this author before and now I am dissapointed to find this is her only book on Audible. The story line kept me interested, the characters were fun, I actually laughed out loud several times. It is refreshing to listen to a book that is void of dirty language.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Bubbles Unbound

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Sarah Strohmeyer
    • Narrated By Barbara McCulloh
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Sarah Strohmeyer has captured the hearts and funnybones of millions of fans with her spunky Bubbles Yablonsky mysteries. A curvaceous hairdresser with an outrageous wardrobe, Bubbles also freelances as a journalist. But when she links a murder to a wealthy socialite, she becomes the target of powerful people who will do anything to cover up the crime.

    Victoria says: "A Surprise"
    "Great Fun"
    Overall

    The Bubbles series is fun with lots of crazy characters. The narrator is easy to listen to.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Bad Business

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (35)

    When Marlene Cowley hires Spenser to see if her husband Trent is cheating on her, he encounters more than he bargained for: not only does he find a two-timing husband, but a second investigator as well, hired by the husband to look after his wife. As a result of their joint efforts, Spenser soon finds himself investigating both individual depravity and corporate corruption.

    Jennifer says: "This is pure Parker"
    "No Imagination"
    Overall

    I should have known better after listening to earlier books, Parker has no imagination when it comes to writing dialog. The constant "he said', "she said" will absolutley drive you up a wall. Don't waste your money or credits on this book.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Stone Cold

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Robert Forster
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Jesse Stone has a problem. Actually, several problems: dead bodies turning up, and no clues. Investigating a serial killer in an affluent suburban town is difficult, and dangerous, and with the added pressures from the media, the heat is turned up on Jesse. He's spending too much time with the bottle - and with his ex-wife - neither of which helps him, or the case. And the harder these forces push against him, the more Jesse retreats into himself, convinced that it's up to him alone to stop the killing.

    Bram says: "Most dispassionate narration, predictable plot"
    "He Said"
    Overall

    I am so tired of hearing "he said, she said". Where is the editor? Very predictable - my last Robert Parker for a long time. I was hopeing this one was going to be better.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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