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  • Total Control

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (734)
    Performance
    (613)
    Story
    (628)

    Sidney Archer has the world. A husband she loves. A job at which she excels, and a cherished young daughter. Then, as a plane plummets into the Virginia countryside, everything changes. And suddenly there is no one whom Sidney Archer can trust.

    Rachel says: "Go back to your old narrator!!"
    "Beware; this is a 1987 book."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Total Control?

    1987 book, with references to floppy disks. Very old.


    Has Total Control turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Be careful with Audible; it will make books look new when whey are actually very old.


    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • The Informationist: A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Taylor Stevens
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1374)
    Performance
    (773)
    Story
    (787)

    Vanessa “Michael” Munroe deals in information - expensive information - working for corporations, heads of state, private clients, and anyone else who can pay for her unique brand of expertise. Born to missionary parents in lawless central Africa, Munroe took up with an infamous gunrunner and his mercenary crew when she was just fourteen. As his protégé, she earned the respect of the jungle's most dangerous men, cultivating her own reputation for years until something sent her running. After almost a decade building a new life and lucrative career from her home base in Dallas, she's never looked back. Until now....

    Denise says: "UGH!!!"
    "Couldn't Continue"
    Overall

    --Voice--the narrator's voice was affected and pretentious. It didn't fit the story, as much as I could bear to listen to.

    --I admit I didn't last more than about 20 minutes into the story, because of the narration. But the content was full of cliches and trite statements. Nothing at all seemed real. I just kept thinking, "this is so pretentious and fake that I can't keep going".

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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