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Frank Mx

Cisco's Kid

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  • The Shining

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2038)
    Performance
    (1896)
    Story
    (1916)

    Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

    Kristin says: "Don't expect the movie..."
    "Stay Away"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. Narration put me to sleep


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great story when I read it. I was warned but didn't listen about the Audible edition


    What didn’t you like about Campbell Scott’s performance?

    Flat and uninspired. How did they manage to use him for this?


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I did


    Any additional comments?

    I love to listen to Mr King's work on Audible. Not this one. Very disappointing

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Purple Place for Dying: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (261)
    Performance
    (218)
    Story
    (214)

    A Purple Place for Dying finds Travis McGee witness to a murder he can't prove and a kidnapping nobody wants to believe. McGee becomes a pawn between a wealthy Southwestern patriarch, the law, and a mysterious gang bent on insurance fraud. Just the kind of thing McGee revels in!

    Bonnie says: "A man from the first half of the 20th century"
    "A blast from the past."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to A Purple Place for Dying again? Why?

    Yes. Except for The Hardy Boys, Travis McGee was my first serial character. His villains are bad, his damsels are vulnerable and this man knows what his values are. Who else would hit a bad guy with a sapphire? Plus he has his own brand of sex therapy. What's not to like? I still love to hear Travis' thoughts on the condition of our changing culture. Was it really so obvious then? In the 70's a reviewer described John D MacDonald as perhaps not even the best MacDonald currently writing in the genre. Now I can't remember the reviewer or the other MacDonald.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Revisiting an old friend.


    Have you listened to any of Robert Petkoff???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. I'll be looking for more.


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

    Just a wonderful nostalgia.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you. Now could you please do Mac Donadls' Condominium?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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