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  • Total Control

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (724)
    Performance
    (605)
    Story
    (619)

    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!!"
    "Not up to Baldacci's Usual Quality"
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    What would have made Total Control better?

    Fewer characters, less ridiculous premise and plot twists, better narrator


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

    No - but, I'll be wary of buying more by Baldacci who has always been a favorite author of mine!


    How could the performance have been better?

    More inflection in the narrator's voice. It sounds as if he is reading a news report and drones on and on.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Definitely disappointed in this book and will attempt to return it, but I may have waited too long after purchasing it. Saved it for a vacation trip across the country before listening to it - big mistake!


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  • Six Years

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2962)
    Performance
    (2556)
    Story
    (2570)

    Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for...but she is not Natalie....

    G. House Sr. says: "Obsession, mystery, and you're hooked!"
    "Ridiculous plot development."
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    Would you try another book from Harlan Coben and/or Scott Brick?

    Possibly


    What could Harlan Coben have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    He could have written a more plausible story and not tried to build suspense where there wasn't any obvious reason to the reader.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

    Probably not. Too much of a drone/monotone as he read this novel.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. Generally, Harlan Coben writes a better story.


    Any additional comments?

    I will try to return this book. I've been disappointed in several recent purchases of books by some of my favorite authors. It seems as if they are churning out books without giving enough thought to the plot development. I tried to listen to this book while on a long driving trip and finally just turned it off and listened to music.

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