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  • Stone Cold: Joe Pickett, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (429)
    Performance
    (385)
    Story
    (394)

    Everything about the man is a mystery: the massive ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming that nobody ever visits, the women who live with him, the secret philanthropies, the private airstrip, the sudden disappearances. And especially the persistent rumors that the man’s wealth comes from killing people. Joe Pickett, still officially a game warden but now mostly a troubleshooter for the governor, is assigned to find out what the truth is, but he discovers a lot more than he’d bargained for. There are two other men living up at that ranch. One is a stone-cold killer who takes an instant dislike to Joe.

    Kelly says: "my favorite Pickett book!"
    "Love C.J. Box's Books"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Stone Cold to be better than the print version?

    It's the same. It's unabridged.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is a good book, but it didn't seem to carry the last story forward. Joe Pickett was at a crossroads - especially concerning the overreach of the federal government and state government to a certain extent - but he seemed to digress. Anyway, still a good book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not one in particular.


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

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Private L.A.

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (629)
    Performance
    (559)
    Story
    (556)

    Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. They maybe two of the biggest mega movie stars in the world, but they're also great parents, philanthropists, and just all-around good people. When they disappear without a word from their ranch, facts are hard to find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even world-renowned Private Investigator Jack Morgan can't get to the truth.

    USA Buyer says: "Excellent Audio Book"
    "Good Book"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it's exciting enough.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Sort of but I wasn't "on the edge". Plus, I listen while driving. :)


    Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


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

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Private

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Peter Hermann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1856)
    Performance
    (1169)
    Story
    (1166)

    Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

    Meaghan says: "private"
    "Worth the Read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Private again? Why?

    No. It's a good book, but there are other books I want to read.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No, but it was decent enough.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Don't have one.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    In a world . . .


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Private London

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Mark Pearson
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (447)
    Performance
    (379)
    Story
    (382)

    For Hannah Shapiro, a beautiful young American student, this particular nightmare began eight years ago in Los Angeles, when Jack Morgan, owner of Private--the world's most exclusive detective agency--saved her from a horrific death. She has fled her country, but can't flee her past. The terror has followed her to London, and now it is down to former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London, to save her all over again.

    Jennifer says: "Great listen overall, I recommend it"
    "Worth the Read but not Groundbreaking"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it's decent enough if my friend wants to pass the time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Not one particulate thing.


    What does Rupert Degas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Drama


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Japantown: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Barry Lancet
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (47)

    San Francisco antiques dealer Jim Brodie recently inherited a stake in his father’s Tokyo-based private investigation firm, which means the single father of six-year-old Jenny is living a busy intercontinental life, traveling to Japan to acquire art and artifacts for his store and con­sulting on Brodie Security’s caseload at home and abroad.

    Marci says: "Lancet is about to be discovered"
    "Great Book"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Japantown to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version. It's unabridged so I assume so.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Somewhat.


    What does George Newbern bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    More drama.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope this becomes a series.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Killer: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 29

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By John Rubinstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (577)
    Performance
    (508)
    Story
    (507)

    The City of Angels has more than its share of psychopaths, and no one recognizes that more acutely than the brilliant psychologist and police consultant Dr. Alex Delaware. Despite that, Constance Sykes, a sophisticated, successful physician, hardly seems like someone Alex needs to fear. Then, at the behest of the court, he becomes embroiled in a bizarre child custody dispute initiated by Connie against her sister and begins to realize that there is much about the siblings he has failed to comprehend.

    Amazon Customer says: "good"
    "Alex Delaware = Comfort Food"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Killer to be better than the print version?

    It's the same. The fact that it's read makes it a little different, but the book is unabridged. I didn't read the print version.


    What other book might you compare Killer to and why?

    I don't have a comparison.


    What does John Rubinstein bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love the job John Rubinstein does with the various people. It's like I'm listening to different narrators.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Floor

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (7166)
    Performance
    (5081)
    Story
    (5065)

    All is not well in Margrave, Georgia. The sleepy, forgotten town hasn't seen a crime in decades, but within the span of three days it witnesses events that leave everyone stunned. An unidentified man is found beaten and shot to death on a lonely country road.

    Ed says: "Comic book tough guy"
    "Horrible Plot"
    Overall
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    What would have made Killing Floor better?

    Stop creating plots that are not feasible. He was forcing the story to fit the plot. It was ridiculous.


    What could Lee Child have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Stop making up dumb plot points to fit his story. Also, stop having all the characters say "right" at the end of each sentence. I couldn't count, but it happened at least every other page. Also, all the characters shrugged. It was annoying. If you think I'm not correct, others have noticed this as well.


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    I would have scrapped all of it and started over. I will not be listening to this series. Apparently, the next book is more of the same.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a waste of my point.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Private: #1 Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Scott Shepherd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1086)
    Performance
    (901)
    Story
    (918)

    Since former Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world's most effective investigation firm--sought out by the famous and the powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems. Private's investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world--and they always uncover the truth.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great Listen"
    "Private is worth a listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Private: #1 Suspect in three words, what would they be?

    Good story with a few problems.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I was wondering what in the heck happened to Morgan's girlfriend. There were things mentioned that happened before Morgan and she reunited, and it was left hanging. Maybe it will be addressed in a later book.


    What about Scott Shepherd’s performance did you like?

    He does a good job varying the voices.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll keep listening to the Morgan books, but I'm a little displeased that the Private series seems to be all over the place.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (7427)
    Performance
    (6752)
    Story
    (6763)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "I'm Cuckoo about The Cuckoo's Calling"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The Cuckoo's Calling the most enjoyable?

    The story and the narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Comoran Strike. He's a mess like me.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are too many.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not one in particular. Comoran is an enduring character.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Robert Glenister is the narrator for the 2nd installment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Insomnia

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Eli Wallach
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1130)
    Performance
    (783)
    Story
    (789)

    Ralph Roberts has an incurable case of insomnia, but lack of sleep is the least of his worries. Each night he stays awake, Ralph witnesses more of the odd activity taking place in Derry after dark than he wants to know. The nice young chemist up the street beats his wife and has delusions about beings he calls "The Centurions".

    KB says: "King lover very disappointed - NO Spoilers"
    "Hey, Blond! You know what you are?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Insomnia to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ralph Roberts. He is a fair and honest man and keeps his bargains.


    Have you listened to any of Eli Wallach’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Who was the most memorable character of Insomnia and why?

    Atropos. Because he represents chaos. People make life plans - Atropos thwarts them fir no good reason other than a certain random mark that some people display.


    Any additional comments?

    ". . . Just a dirty son-of-a-b****!" Audible said to make the title catching. That is just one of Tuco's famous lines from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Eli Wallach played Tuco. Okay, enough said. There is a lot of complaints about the music for this audiobook. I bought it with some trepidation thinking it would be horrible. One complaint was that the music between chapters drowned out the voice of Wallach. Although this is sort of true for one chapter transition (you can still hear him) - it wasn't hard for me to hear him otherwise. The music is weird, but it's kind of ZIggy Stardust weird. I think it's just the strings of an electric guitar that someone is running a pick up and down. That makes an interesting noise. Yes, it's weird. But weird electronic noises coming from electric instruments is interesting. Plus, it's not overpowering. It adds a nice touch to the other-worldliness and weirdness that Roberts is experiencing because of his insomnia. Although I wouldn't say this is King's "best" - his marginal books are still a heck of a lot better than anything that's out there. He's the consummate entertainer. It's hard to explain. Although some people would describe his work as just mindless entertainment, his stories always touch me. He seems to perfectly convey the human condition. Anyway, this book is worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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