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Carol

Millersville, MD, United States

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  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (538)
    Performance
    (371)
    Story
    (370)

    After a woman is brutally slain, investigators bring psychiatrist Joe O'Loughlin in for expert consultation. Joe is shocked to discover the dead woman is a former patient of his who cried rape when he rebuffed her sexual advances. Citing doctor/patient confidentiality, Joe hides this information. But the truth emerges, and suddenly he is the prime suspect.

    Bonnie says: "Found"
    "Enjoyable and suspenseful"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book kept me interested throughout. The author was adept at maintaining the suspense and keeping me guessing about the identity of the killer. Although Simon Prebble sounded older to me than the 42-year-old character he was portraying, he made up for this through his skilled narration. He is definitely a master of pacing, inflection, pitch, etc. His acting ability, combined with the author's story, made this a book I will recommend to my friends.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight at Marble Arch: Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, Book 28

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (132)

    In this superbly accomplished new Charlotte and Thomas Pitt adventure, Anne Perry takes us beneath the glittering surface of wealthy Victorian society into a nightmare world of fear and intimidation, where women are too often blamed for the violent attacks against them, and powerful men take what they want, leaving others to pay the price. The horrifying rape and apparent suicide of Catherine Quixwood, wife of a wealthy merchant banker, falls outside the new jurisdiction of Special Branch head Thomas Pitt, but so pervasively offensive are the rumors about the victim that Pitt quietly takes a hand in the investigation.

    Judith A. Weller says: "Anne Perry at the Top of her Game"
    "A Detective Story Lacking the Detection"
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    What would have made Midnight at Marble Arch better?

    The book could have been better if there was less narrative about the consequences of rape (how would I feel if my wife, my daughter, my sister-in-law, my elderly friend was raped?... how would the violated woman feel?... how can I ensure my son won't become a rapist?... how would society treat the raped woman and her husband?... and on, and on, and on). The book is 6.5 hours long, and most of it was devoted to a discussion of the above. There was almost no detection happening and certainly no action (until the very last scene).


    Has Midnight at Marble Arch turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. I will continue to read books by this author. Several of Ms. Perry's recent books have been filled with suspense, detection, and action, so I'm not giving up on her.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The pace was fine. Ms. Porter's narration has been better, though. I felt that the character voices tended to merge a bit. In previous books, she did a better job of keeping the characters distinct.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Midnight at Marble Arch?

    Too many to mention.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nemesis

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By Thor Knai
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (561)
    Performance
    (408)
    Story
    (396)

    Captured on closed-circuit television: A man walks into an Oslo bank, puts a gun to a cashier’s head, and tells her to count to 25. When he doesn’t get his money fast enough, he pulls the trigger. The young woman dies—and two million Norwegian kroner disappear without a trace.

    Richard says: "What a difference a narrator makes"
    "Godzilla-Awful Narration"
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    Would you try another book from Jo Nesbø and/or Thor Knai?

    Yes to another by Nesbo. No to Knai.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narration sounded like a Godzilla movie dubbed into English. It was distracting and made the dialogue sound cheesy.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read other books by Jo Nesbo and thoroughly enjoyed them. I'll give him another try as long as the narrator is different.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Conflict of Interest: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Adam Mitzner
    • Narrated By David LeDoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2096)
    Performance
    (1703)
    Story
    (1720)

    Alex Miller is a criminal defense lawyer leading the life he always imagined. At thirty-five, he is the youngest partner at New York City's most prestigious law firm, with a beautiful wife and a perfect daughter. When Alex's father suddenly passes away, Alex is introduced to Michael Ohlig, a rich and powerful man who holds an almost mythical place in his family lore. But Alex is surprised when Ohlig admits that he's in serious legal trouble, accused of crimes involving hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Melinda says: "My 2 Cents"
    "Kept me listening"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I stayed interested in the story and kept listening despite the fact that Mr. LeDoux sounded like he had a stuffy nose throughout his narration.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The End of the Wasp Season: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Denise Mina
    • Narrated By Jane McFarlan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (176)

    When a notorious millionaire banker hangs himself, his death attracts no sympathy. But the legacy of a lifetime of selfishness is widespread, and the carnage most acute among those he ought to be protecting: his family. Meanwhile, in a wealthy suburb of Glasgow, a young woman is found savagely murdered. The community is stunned by what appears to be a vicious, random attack.

    Kathy says: "misled by a review but I still liked it"
    "Kept me listening"
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    I loved this book! It kept me interested throughout. The narrator is magnificent. I was never disappointed. The story is fresh, the plot moves along at a good pace, the characters are well defined and realistic, and the ending is adeptly written. Suspenseful until the very last page!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Cold Dish: A Walt Longmire Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3435)
    Performance
    (2554)
    Story
    (2552)

    Award-winning author Craig Johnson's critically acclaimed debut Western mystery takes listeners to the breathtaking mountains of Wyoming for a tale of cold-blooded vengeance. Four high-school boys were given suspended sentences for raping a Cheyenne girl. Now, two of the boys have been killed, and only Sheriff Walt Longmire can keep the other two safe.

    Dataman says: "Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)"
    "Confusing"
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    I'm on chapter 11 and I find the author's style of writing to be confusing, particularly regarding the setting of many sections. I find myself often thinking, "Where/when the heck is this part of the story happening?" Rewinding to the beginning of the confusing part doesn't seem to help. The characters are kinda interesting, but there isn't enough action, detecting, or suspense for me to really say I'm enjoying this book. If it picks up and I change my mind, I'll amend my review.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Cure for All Diseases

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Reginald Hill
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (67)

    Convalescing in Sandytown, Dalziel befriends Charlotte Heywood who is researching the benefits of alternative therapy. With much in common, the two soon find themselves in league when trouble comes to town. Sandytown's principal landowners have grandiose plans for the resort -- none of which they can agree on. One of them has to go, and when one of them does, in spectacularly gruesome fashion, DCI Peter Pascoe is called in to investigate -- with Dalziel and Charlotte providing unwelcome support.

    Ellen says: "Excellent!"
    "Performance couldn't save it"
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    The author's choice of presenting the story partly through emails and voice recordings was an interesting change. The story had little action and detection, though, and a lot of description by characters of other characters and events. I enjoyed the narrator's performance of almost all characters, although Mr. Keeble's version of an American was a caricature. I found the plot to be quite uninteresting but kept on listening because I enjoyed the narration and hoped that something exciting or entertaining would happen later on. It didn't. During one of my final listening sessions, I fell asleep only to wake up and find that the police had put the case to rest. I didn't bother to rewind.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hunting Season

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By P. T. Deutermann
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (783)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (303)

    When college kids hiking near an abandoned military industrial complex in West Virginia mysteriously disappear, special agent Janet Carter - earnest, honest, and fed up with the stifling chauvinistic environment at the Roanoke FBI headquarters - is called in to investigate. Unfortunately, there are no leads - it's as if the three just vanished into thin air.

    Sharon says: "Hunting Season"
    "Good Sleep Aid"
    Overall

    I'm on part two and considering abandoning this book, which I rarely do. By now, I should be interested in the plot and characters, but I'm not. The narrator's voice for the main female FBI agent character is absurd. There has been little action and a lot of tedious description. I'm disappointed and bored. I would like to say something positive about this book, but the only thing I can think of is that it's easy to fall asleep to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tom Franklin
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1304)
    Performance
    (721)
    Story
    (731)

    Larry Ott and Silas “32” Jones were unlikely boyhood friends. Larry was the child of lower middle-class white parents, Silas the son of a poor, single, black mother - their worlds as different as night and day. Yet a special bond developed between them in Chabot, Mississippi. But within a few years, tragedy struck. In high school, a girl who lived up the road from Larry had gone to the drive-in movie with him and nobody had seen her again.

    Ann says: "Excellent story, terrific narrator."
    "Don't miss this one!"
    Overall

    I'm so glad I purchased this book. My interest was piqued from the first page and it was sustained to the end. The narrator was awesome. I enjoyed everything about the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Put on by Cunning: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Charles Kay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (18)

    Sir Manual Camargue had just announced his intention of taking a second wife, 50 years his junior. On the same cold winter's day, he died as a result of what was surely a tragic accident. But Wexford doubts that Camargue's death came by misadventure.

    PaulTheTutor says: "One of the Best Mysteries I Have Ever Read"
    "Laughable American Accents"
    Overall

    I couldn't get very interested in the characters, basic plot, and setting, although I did stick with the book in order to find out who committed the crime and how Wexford would solve it. The narrator acted the part well, but his accents seemed too formal for British police officers, and his American accents were laughable. Sorry, Ruth. This one just didn't cut it for me.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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