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Jessica L. Roberts

jofreaka

Member Since 2012

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  • 16 reviews
  • 49 ratings
  • 127 titles in library
  • 19 purchased in 2014
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  • Shadow Man

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Cody McFadyen
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    Once, Special Agent Smoky Barrett hunted serial killers for the FBI. She was one of the best, until a madman terrorized her family, killed her husband and daughter, and left her face scarred and her soul brutalized. Turning the tables on the killer, Smoky shot him dead, but her life was shattered forever.

    Lee says: "Horrifying, excellent"
    "Dark!"
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    I was hooked the whole time. Incredibly dark-just when you think it can't get any worse, another level of horror occurs. Good until the very last minute, I will be starting the next book in the series today.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Choke

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (645)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (160)

    Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk's controversial and blazingly original debut novel, introduced a fresh and even renegade talent to American fiction, one who has retooled the classic black humor of Terry Southern and Kurt Vonnegut for the lunacy of the millennial age. In this novel, Choke, he gives listeners a vision of life and love and sex and mortality that is both chillingly brilliant and teeth-rattlingly funny.

    glamazon says: "Oh please, not another abridged!!!"
    "One-of-a-kind story teller."
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    The truth behind the facade of the human condition. Oh-Chuck does not hold out on you-he will go there, and thensome.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deadly Fear: Deadly Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Cynthia Eden
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (56)

    FBI Special Agent Monica Davenport has made a career out of profiling serial killers. But getting inside the twisted minds of the cruel and sadistic has taken its toll: She's walled herself off from the world. Yet Monica can't ignore fellow agent Luke Dante, the only man who ever broke through her defenses. Luke has the unique ability to put victims at ease...professionally, he and Monica make a perfect team. Now they're reunited to catch a murderer who uses his victims' deepest, darkest fears for sport---but their investigative skills aren't enough.

    Amazon Customer says: "The narrating could be better"
    "Fifty shades of Deadly Fear"
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    The thriller aspect of the book was good-nice plot. It really should be categorized as a romantic/erotic thriller. The amount of sex was kind of silly and comprised 50% of the narrative. I found the numerous descriptors of male genitalia entertaining, especially compared to the fact only one was used for it's female counterpart(her "sex").
    And really....erotic thriller? To each their own I guess.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Circus

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Erin Morgenstern
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6708)
    Performance
    (5971)
    Story
    (5971)

    The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

    Pamela says: "The circus of your dreams"
    "Dreamy"
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    Incredible imagery. Unique story with romance that I did not find annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (18715)
    Performance
    (16662)
    Story
    (16624)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Good"
    Overall
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    Interesting take on time travel. Good story. I can see how people think the end is rushed, but the resolution is sufficient. Very long, but I enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Snake Skin: A Lucy Guardino FBI Thriller, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By C. J. Lyons
    • Narrated By Lauren Roth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Lucille Teresa Guardino. A woman of many identities. Lucille to her doting mother, Lulu to her devoted husband, Mom to her pre-teen daughter, Lucy to her friends, LT to her co-workers, and Supervisory Special Agent Guardino to the criminals she captures for the FBI's Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement squad. A loving mom and wife, dutiful daughter, consummate professional, and kick-ass federal agent, Lucy is living the perfect life. Until the day she comes up against a predator more vicious than any she's ever tackled....

    D. E. Molition says: "Not a Complete Narration"
    "Was looking for a new series, this is NOT it."
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    Not interesting enough. I found her character kind of boring and the excitement/mystery aspect lacking-no surprises here. I have read other series(a fan of murder/mystery)where I wasn't in love with the first book, but there was some sort of hook that made me want to continue the series to completion. Not the case here. The narration really annoyed me, which did not add to the experience either.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11698)
    Performance
    (10907)
    Story
    (10916)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Julie W. Capell says: "I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book."
    "Very entertaining!"
    Overall
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    Great sci-fi story that will make anyone that grew up in the '80s smile. Not the most complex story line but I enjoyed every minute of it. Great imagery. Good narration.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Relic: Pendergast, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4358)
    Performance
    (2779)
    Story
    (2810)

    Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders. Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who - or what - is doing the killing.

    Snoodely says: "Non-Perishable"
    "Ugh."
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    I hated myself for not just stopping. "Seriously", "you've got to be kidding me", "unbelievable"-all words I uttered out loud more than once while listening to this. I had to laugh at the ridiculousness of it. The narration and effects were horrendous! The descriptions of the museum were the only redeeming qualities. Of course, in the last 10 minutes they throw in a tidbit to make you curious about the next book. I wanted to find a series to get into, and see reviews that some prefer later books in the series. I think I'll have to shop around before I give in to my curiosity and continue the series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sharp Objects

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3727)
    Performance
    (2994)
    Story
    (3019)

    Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

    Kelley says: "I agree with Stephen King"
    "My favorite Flynn so far."
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    Interesting story and main character. Saw alot of it coming and the end seemed rushed compared to the rest of the novel, but my favorite GF so far.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Broken Harbor: Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2590)
    Performance
    (2227)
    Story
    (2214)

    In Broken Harbor, all but one member of the Spain family lies dead, and it’s up to Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy to find out why. Mick must piece together why their house is full of cameras pointed at holes in the walls and how a nighttime intruder bypassed all the locks. Meanwhile, the town of Broken Harbor holds something else for Mick: disturbing memories of a childhood summer gone terribly wrong.

    barbara says: "Stunned"
    "Favorite?"
    Overall
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    Predictable, but I liked the way the story developed. That Dublin Murder Squad would be unmanned if a (remotely) normal childhood was an employment requirement.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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