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Cheryl

Douglasville, GA, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • 100 reviews
  • 105 ratings
  • 858 titles in library
  • 57 purchased in 2014
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  • Plugged

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (200)

    Daniel McEvoy has a problem. Well, really, he has several, but for this Irish ex-pat bouncer at a seedy, small-time casino, the fact that his girlfriend was just murdered in the parking lot is uppermost in his mind. That is until lots of people around him start dying, and not of natural causes. Suddenly, Daniel’s got half the New Jersey mob, dirty cops, and his man-crazy upstairs neighbor after him, and he still doesn't know what's going on.

    Townsend says: "An Irish Chili Palmer"
    "Rediculous and Dull"
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    I just finished listening to “Plugged” by Eoin Colfer and found it very disappointing. I couldn’t believe with all of the action going on in the story and the ludicrous solving of a string of crimes, it was just dull and boring! The humor wasn’t strong for me and I thought there were TOO many crazy, ridiculous situations.

    I think maybe teens would enjoy it (even though written for Adults) because the plot is so improbable that it’s not funny! Unfortunately, after about two hours of listening it became just plain irritating. His imaginative conversations with the ghost of his doctor friend Zeb, who haunts him throughout the story, I found especially annoying.

    I wish I could have gotten into the swing of things, but the story line just seemed to irk me. I continually wanted to just give up on finishing the book, but I continued to the end and, unfortunately, the book never improved.

    I would stay clear of this one, and save your credit!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gardens of Water: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Alan Drew
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (3)

    In a small town outside Istanbul, Sinan Basioglu, a devout Muslim, and his wife, Nilufer, are preparing for their nine-year-old son's coming-of-age ceremony. Their headstrong 15-year-old daughter, Irem, resents the attention her brother, Ismail, receives from their parents. For her, there was no such festive observance - only the wrapping of her head in a dark scarf and strict rules that keep her hidden away from boys and her friends.

    Ari says: "Save it for the Book Clubs"
    "Everything you could want in a story."
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    Because this was Alan Drew's writing debut, I am sure I will be looking forward to reading future stories written by him. The "Gardens of Water" was excellent. I like historical fictions and he did an excellent job at providing that in this story.

    Because of current conflicts in the Middle East, it was easy to understand what was revealed in this novel: the conflicts between cultures and religion and age. This is a beautiful but sad story and will have you pondering our multicultural world.

    The narrator, Mark Bramhall, was perfect for this story and did an awesome job!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eye of the Storm: A Sean Dillon Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jack Higgins
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (53)

    Former allies in the IRA, Sean Dillon and Martin Brosnan have chosen different paths. Now Dillon is a terrorist for hire, a master of disguise employed by Saddam Hussein. Brosnan is the one man who knows Dillon’s strengths and weaknesses…and brilliant mastery of espionage. Once friends, now enemies, they are playing the deadliest game of their careers. A game that culminates in a frightening – and true – event: Iraq’s attempted mortar attack on the British war cabinet at 10 Downing Street in February 1991.

    Cheryl says: "Definitely disliked the story and the performance."
    "Definitely disliked the story and the performance."
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    I was so annoyed by this book that after listening to 3 ½ hours, I had to just turn it off and give up. What a waste of money. Don’t you hate it when you’ve purchased a book that is such a dud?

    I disliked the narrator’s over dramatization of the narration. It was like he was trying to making the story line more than what it was. I kept thinking in my mind, would it be a better story if I were reading it myself? Then I concluded that it would not have been. I did not like the characters that were in the story and I especially did not like Sean Dillon. He was being glorified in the story, but he was the villain. A very disappointing book and I will not continue with the series.

    Narrator was too dramatic which was annoying to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Duma Key: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By John Slattery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5103)
    Performance
    (1804)
    Story
    (1793)

    A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

    Amazon Customer says: "Play the Book and Let the Book Play You"
    "Breaches our world and the supernatural . . ."
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    I felt this was a fantastic thriller by Stephen King. I loved it, and the narration by John Slattery was excellent. I have read this book twice and have enjoyed it every time.

    I liked the setting in Duma Key on the beach in Florida. I loved all of the characterizations and especially liked Edgar Freemantle, the lead character, in addition to, Jack Cantori the college student, and Jerome Wireman the caretaker.

    Great imagery throughout the story and quite a horror story too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Downtown Owl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Chuck Klosterman
    • Narrated By Phillip Baker Hall, Lily Rabe, Wiley Wiggins, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (48)

    Somewhere in North Dakota, there is a town called Owl that isn't there. Disco is over, but punk never happened. They don't have cable. They don't really have pop culture, unless you count grain prices and alcoholism. People work hard and then they die. They hate the government and impregnate teenage girls. But that's not nearly as awful as it sounds; in fact, sometimes it's perfect.

    Harry says: "A Great Listen"
    "Dark Comedy Story"
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    This is the first book that I have ever read by the author Chuck Klosterman. It is all about the characterizations of the people in this small town. I could have done without one of the key characters, Horace Jones, who was very old and quite boring. I liked the teacher, Julia Rabia, and I wish he could have dropped Horace Jones from the story altogether and given her more pages in the book. I also liked the high school football player, Mitch Hrlicka, and would have liked to have gotten to know him better too.

    I wish there could have been more to the book rather than just a snowstorm ending. After going to all of that trouble to get to know the characters, it would have been more satisfying to know how these characters were after the storm.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bait

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kenneth Abel
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (73)

    With some of the most spine-chilling scenes in modern suspense fiction, Bait guarantees the listener a roller coaster ride with a hero not afraid to cross the line. Life for narcotics detective Jack Walsh is one continuous drunken binge - until one blurry night when his car veers into an oncoming car, killing the son of Boston’s premier crime boss. Now Jack must decide if he wants to hide from D’Angelo’s vengeful compatriots or reclaim his life.

    Richard Delman says: "A fantastic story, told by the Master."
    "Great Cop Story!"
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    I liked this crime story a lot. The cop, Jack Walsh, is used as bait by the police department in Boston. Just a great story plot and good characterization. Can't believe that this is Kenneth Abel's first book.

    I am definitely looking forward to continuing the story with the second book, "The Blue Wall."

    Another fantastic reason to enjoy "Bait" is the narration by Frank Muller, the BEST!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Murder of Quality

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By John le Carré
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Ex–undercover agent George Smiley emerges from retirement to solve a baffling, bloody crime. This time it is not a Cold War spy that he is hunting but the solution to the brutal murder of a harmless housewife in the seemingly peaceful setting of a prestigious British boys’ school. It is there, at Carne School, where he becomes entangled with a woman as dangerous as she is charming and with a tottering, brilliant man haunted by a perverse secret of his past.

    Cheryl says: "About as good as his first book in series."
    "About as good as his first book in series."
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    I rated this the same as I rated "Call for the Dead." Not that exciting but it does have a surprise ending. I did not get to know the main character, Smiley, very much better. There just isn't a lot of characterization in the novel. As John le Carre's best known character, when will we get to know him better?

    It was better than the first book in the series, but I will not be rushing out to get anymore of the series unless there is a great sale on Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Call for the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John le Carré
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Call for the Dead marks the beginning of John le Carré’s brilliant literary career, just as it launches the life of one of the most memorable fictional characters of the 20th century. With the incomparable opening chapter of Call for the Dead, entitled "A Brief History of George Smiley", John le Carré introduces his legendary spy and immediately ensnares readers in the shadowy world Smiley inhabits.

    Jean says: "Perfectly Done!"
    "An Introduction to the George Smiley series"
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    I considered this more of an introduction to the George Smiley series written by John le Carre. It is only four hours long and the narration is good. I wasn't very enthusiastic about the main character, Smiley. He was a sad type of character. The mystery wasn't that exciting either. Perhaps the 2nd book in the series lets you get to know George Smiley better and find him more interesting than what is shown of him in this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Irish Country Doctor: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (598)
    Performance
    (418)
    Story
    (417)

    Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice.

    Lavonne says: "Delightful Entertainment"
    "Lighthearted fun read"
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    I really enjoyed getting to know the characters in this book. I liked the young Dr. Laverty with his brand new medical degree and knowledge. Nevertheless, I especially liked the older, experienced Dr. O'Reilly and learning of the difficult situations that he experienced in the small town of Ballybucklebo.

    I also enjoyed the narration by John Keating.

    A thoroughly pleasurable read! I have put the 2nd book in the series on my Wish List already.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Deeds of the Disturber: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (698)
    Performance
    (422)
    Story
    (415)

    After an adventurous season spent excavating at Dahshoor, and narrowly averting the clutches of the Master Criminal, Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson and her spouse prepare for a quiet summer in England. The social and domestic routine, though interrupted by the precocious escapades of their only child, Ramses, hardly seems much of a challenge for the indomitable Emersons.

    Wende says: "Excellent Narrator"
    "My favorite in the series so far!"
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    This is the 5th book in the Amelia Peabody series that I have read and it was my favorite.

    The two cousins of Ramses were added to the story, and that made the story more entertaining with the cousins different personalities. I love Ramses; so I enjoyed seeing his interactions with these children.

    I loved the love story between Amelia and Emerson. They are such a great couple.

    You still get the murder and the mystery in the plot, but the whole family plot is excellent too.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the audible!

    Barbara Rosenblat, the narrator, was also superb.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Four Fires

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1130)
    Performance
    (787)
    Story
    (781)

    The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare, and fire itself. While there are many more fires that drive the human spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people. The four fires give us our sense of place and, for better or for worse, shape our national character.

    Robert says: "Hit in the solar plexus"
    "Excellent Read"
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    I think that this was a wonderful book and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it. The narration was good and the characters in the family and the novel were well drawn. I enjoyed how the story followed all of the family members’ lives and how they interacted with the town.

    I highly recommend this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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