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Barb Oswald

Rochester, MN USA | Member Since 2011

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  • Storm Front: Virgil Flowers, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1199)
    Performance
    (1056)
    Story
    (1038)

    In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You're about to get a visitor. It's an Israeli cop, and she's tailing a man who's smuggled out an extraordinary relic - a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon. Wait a minute, laughs Virgil. Is this one of those Da Vinci Code deals? The secret scroll, the blockbuster revelation, the teams of murderous bad guys? Should I be boning up on my Bible verses? He looks at the cop. She's not laughing.

    Debbi says: "Still a fan, but..."
    "First Davenport now Flowers is slowing down"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Storm Front again? Why?

    There wasn't anything I would want to listen to again. The story dragged and I often found my mind wandering while listening. I will probably still continue to follow the adventures of Davenport and "that effin Flowers" but just like Davenport settling down with a wife and kids has taken the steam out of his stories, now Flowers is getting old.


    What aspect of Eric Conger’s performance would you have changed?

    The person who produces the audio failed with this book. I don't blame Eric Conger but somebody didn't do the homework on how to pronounce place names in Minnesota! Edina is pronounced with a long E and long I. Owatonna starts with a long O, and the college in St Peter is Gustavus and the A in the middle is long. I live in Rochester Minnesota and have family in Mankato, St Peter and the twin cities. Hearing these continually mispronounced was like fingers on a black board.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blindman's Bluff

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitchell Greenberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (73)

    LAPD homicide detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, will be blindsided by a brutal multiple murder in this twisting tale of suspense from New York Times best-selling author Faye Kellerman.

    Corinne says: "Good enough"
    "Story OK, Narrator not so good"
    Overall

    The narrator does such a terrible job with character voices that this story was spoiled for me. I have read all of the Peter and Rina stories and will go back to the print format before I listen to anything else with this narrator. I have read other reviews where people have disliked the narrator and have hesitated about downloading the audible format, but it has usually only taken a few minutes for me to adjust to a new reader and I am fine. This guy might be acceptable reading a text book but never fiction.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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