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  • Final Jeopardy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Linda Fairstein
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (221)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (161)

    Alex Cooper awakens one morning to news of her own brutal murder. Soon, Manhattan's top sex-crimes prosecutor discovers that the actual victim is film star Isabella Lascar, who had sought refuge at Alex's private retreat. Now it is up to Alex to find the killer before another victim surfaces.

    Lennart says: "Mediocre story, outstanding narrator."
    "Not worth the effort"
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    What disappointed you about Final Jeopardy?

    Could not stand Barbara Rosenblat's voice. She makes the character sound like an arrogant bitch. Alex Cooper is not believable. Too gifted and know it all. The charmed life is not necessary and detracts from the story.


    Has Final Jeopardy turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, just this author. I had collected all her books but am now selling them as I have no desire to read more.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Get a different reader.


    What character would you cut from Final Jeopardy?

    Alex Cooper. I really like Mike. He is real.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10928)
    Performance
    (9861)
    Story
    (9952)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Cidney says: "I Guess Dan Brown Never Read “Children of Men”..."
    "Unbelievably boring"
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    What disappointed you about Inferno?

    The author appears to want to share his wealth of knowledge to the point of boredom. He goes on and on droning about Italy and it gets to the point where you just stop listening.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something by Thomas Perry to get back to a good author.


    What three words best describe Paul Michael’s performance?

    Considering the content, he did OK


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Inferno?

    Almost all of it as the story line is lost in all the drone


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Smokin' Seventeen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2030)
    Performance
    (1389)
    Story
    (1387)

    Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one is sure who the killer is, or why the victims have been offed, but what is clear is that Stephanie’s name is on the killer’s list. Short on time to find evidence proving the killer’s identity, Stephanie faces further complications when her family and friends decide that it’s time for her to choose between her longtime off-again-on-again boyfriend and the other bad boy in her life....

    WIpiglet says: "Been there read that!"
    "Story is getting old"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Too much like the first 16. Nothing new or creative, just a rehash of the same old bumbling Stephanie with the same old Lula. No longer entertaining as you know either Morelli or Ranger is there to help. Characters have been worn out. Very disappointing as there was great potential when this series started.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Janet Evanovich again?

    Probably not


    How could the performance have been better?

    The voice made Lula sound too stupid and not real. Same with Connie.


    What character would you cut from Smokin' Seventeen?

    They're all the same except the bad guy and you can't cut him as he is the story this time.


    Any additional comments?

    Too predictable. It's like Evanovich has made a template and just plugs in new names.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I, Michael Bennett: Michael Bennett, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Bobby Cannavale, Jay Snyder
    Overall
    (652)
    Performance
    (549)
    Story
    (554)

    Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett's lifelong friend, Hughie McDonough, dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City - and to get revenge on Michael Bennett. To escape the chaos, Bennett takes his 10 kids and their beautiful nanny, Mary Catherine, on a much-needed vacation to his family's cabin near Newburgh, New York. But instead of the calm and happy town he remembers, they step into a nightmare.

    JACKIE says: "Disappointing"
    "Extremely disappointing"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you like a love story that had dragged on far too long and doesn't come to any conclusion as well as many murders that also don't come to any conclusion, then you'll like this one. This was very disappointing as this series started out with great promise. There is nothing worse than no conclusions and leaving the reader just hanging. At the end you're left speechless thinking, where is the end.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Can't wait for Lee Child's new book. Odd Apocalyse is next as well as Faye Kellerman's new book


    What about Bobby Cannavale and Jay Snyder ’s performance did you like?

    Both were excellent in reading their parts. Their voices are pleasing and don't detract in any way from the story. I think Dick Hill is the best narator I've heard but these are very close.


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

    The only thing I can think of is the Mary Catherine left Michael. She would be smart to stay away.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18590)
    Performance
    (8725)
    Story
    (8765)

    Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

    B.J. says: "Perfect."
    "Brilliant characters with intricate plot"
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    If you could sum up The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest in three words, what would they be?

    Very hard to put this book down. Lizabeth is a very powerful character.


    What other book might you compare The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest to and why?

    It has a darkness like Burke's character in Andrew Vachss's books but you also have an understanding as to where that comes from and why.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Lizabeth took out the 2 motorcyle idiots at the cabim


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

    My first reaction was


    Any additional comments?

    Lisabeth is a different kind of hero that you really learn to admire. It makes you think twice about labelling people to quickly and maybe missing out on knowing someone like her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Live Wire: A Myron Bolitar Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (836)
    Performance
    (431)
    Story
    (439)

    Myron Bolitar has always dreamed about the femme fatale walking into his office and asking for help. The woman standing in his doorway has killer curves all right: She’s eight months pregnant, which kind of ruins the fantasy. Former tennis star Suzze T and her rock star husband, Lex, are both clients, and over the years Myron has negotiated his share of contracts for the power pair. But now Lex has disappeared and Suzze is in tears, fearing the online rumors questioning the baby’s paternity have driven away Lex.

    Ted says: "Steven Weber Makes This Wire... Live!"
    "Live Wire"
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    This was the worst of all the Myron Bolitar books as it was not believable to suddenly introduce an estranged brother after 9 other books. Also the reader was not near as good as Jonathan Marosz. This reader made everyone sound gay. Really dissappointed.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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