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Bruce Beer

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  • The Thief: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (601)
    Performance
    (521)
    Story
    (523)

    On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a dramatic new invention are barely rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency's intrepid chief investigator, Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky the second time. The thugs attack again - and this time, one of the scientists dies.

    A User says: "The Review: An Issac Bell Piece"
    "Not up to the usual Cussler standard"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Thief?

    90% of the book had difficulty maintaining my interest - little of the excitement you might expect from a Dirk Pitt novel. Come back Dirk, all is forgiven!


    Has The Thief turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No but I might be careful when buying another book by same authors


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Generally good


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

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I would only consider the last 10% a really gripping read. I almost stopped reading it several times but hung in there to get to the end. The least good Cussler book I have read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Phantom

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (665)
    Performance
    (558)
    Story
    (557)

    When Harry left Oslo again for Hong Kong - fleeing the traumas of life as a cop - he thought he was there for good. But then the unthinkable happened. The son of the woman he loved, lost, and still loves is arrested for murder: Oleg, the boy Harry helped raise but couldn't help deserting when he fled. Harry has come back to prove that Oleg is not a killer. Barred from rejoining the police force, he sets out on a solitary, increasingly dangerous investigation that takes him deep into the world of the most virulent drug to ever hit the streets.

    Fran Murphy says: "Jo Nesbo hates Harry Hole"
    "Dreadful book - didn't get to end so boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Replace it with james Patterson or David Baldacci books!


    What was most disappointing about Jo Nesbø’s story?

    Slow, meandering, plodding, very slow delivery by reader, couldn't get to the end it was so boring.


    What didn’t you like about Robin Sachs’s performance?

    Very slow, not a good reading, did not maintain my interest.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None that I can remember, apart from maybe being a good sleep aid


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35875)
    Performance
    (26879)
    Story
    (27263)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "The hunger games"
    Overall

    Excellent "read" - a real page turner. Difficult to break off to do other things like work and sleep!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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