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Catherine Zara

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  • Jimmy the Kid: Mysterious Press-HighBridge Audio Classics

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Donald Westlake
    • Narrated By Brian Holsopple
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Kelp has a plan, and John Dortmunder knows that means trouble. His friend Kelp is a jinx, and his schemes, no matter how well intentioned, tend to spiral quickly out of control. But this one, Kelp swears, is airtight. He read it in a book.

    In county lock-up for a traffic charge, Kelp came across a library of trashy novels by an author named Richard Stark. The hero is a thief named Parker whose plans, unlike Kelp and Dortmunder's, always work out. In one, Parker orchestrates a kidnapping so brilliant that, Kelp thinks, it would have to work in real life.

    Catherine Zara says: "very funny"
    "very funny"
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    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Jimmy the Kid to be better than the print version?

    It's Donald Westlake at his best. A great since of humor.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mom, is the person you encounter on any day in customer service work.


    Which character – as performed by Brian Holsopple – was your favorite?

    Holsopple made each person come to life.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Don’t Ever Get Old

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Daniel Friedman
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    When Buck learns that an old adversary may have escaped Germany with a fortune in stolen gold, he decides to hunt down the fugitive and claim the loot. But lots of people want a piece of the stolen treasure, and Buck’s investigation quickly attracts unfriendly attention from a Mississippi loan shark, a seven-foot-tall Hasidic Jew, and a bloodthirsty maniac hell-bent on rubbing out everybody who knows anything about the stolen gold.

    Ronna says: "It's a "Buck Schatz"!! And it's great!!"
    "excellent"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Don’t Ever Get Old to be better than the print version?

    Excellent, would read and listen to more stories about Buc. Great story and the story teller has you visualize the story like movie in your mind.


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

    The plot kept me wanting more of the story. It had unexpected plot and Buc' s thoughts added to a nice laugh.


    What about Nick Sullivan’s performance did you like?

    He is very engaging. He had me totally visualizing the whole story. Excellent.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dog's Run

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Nick Russell
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    Life is good in Elmhurst, Ohio. The war is over, the economy is booming, and the future looks bright. But just across the deep ravine known as Dog's Run is a different life, one where times are always hard and dreams seldom come true. When Wanda Jean Reider, a beautiful young woman from the wrong side of town, is found dead in Dog's Run secrets begin to come out. Secrets that will expose hidden sins and a dark side of life carried on behind the manicured lawns and inside the back rooms of the stores along Main Street.

    Aaron says: "A captivating mystery in a captivating town"
    "very intense"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dog's Run to be better than the print version?

    A serious crime novel from the 50's. The story as it is read has the listener see the story like a movie. It is different style for the authors from his previous humorous books.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dog's Run?

    The time it took place.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Little Blog on the Prairie

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Cathleen Davitt Bell
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (71)

    Gen's family is more comfortable spending time apart than together. Then Gen's mom signs them up for Camp Frontiera vacation that promises the "thrill" of living like 1890s pioneers. Forced to give up all of her modern possessions, Gen nevertheless manages to email her friends back home about life at "Little Hell on the Prairie", as she's renamed the camp. But it turns out frontier life isn't without its good points, like the cute boy who lives in the next clearing.

    Champlain Mom says: "Absorbing and fun story for range of ages"
    "love the book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Little Blog on the Prairie to be better than the print version?

    I didn't think this book would any good. I would buy another story by this author. It was entertaining and a page turner.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Little Blog on the Prairie?

    The responsibility of all characters on farm.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The last line of the main character.


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

    I laugh and it gave me hope.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Unremarkable Heart and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Shannon Cochran
    Overall
    (300)
    Performance
    (254)
    Story
    (257)

    Collected in one volume-and on audio-for the first time, The Unremarkable Heart and Other Stories features bestselling author Karin Slaughter at her best: dark, provocative explorations of love, death, and the secrets we keep. This exclusive audiobook contains the previously published tales The Unremarkable Heart, The Blessing of Brokenness, Necessary Women, The Mean Time, Cold Cold Heart, and the never-before-seen story The Truth About Pretty Girls.

    Amazon Customer says: "Horrible!"
    "depressing"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Ugly stories and dark depressing moody stories.


    Has The Unremarkable Heart and Other Stories turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes this book is ugly people of life.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Shannon Cochran’s performances?

    No


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Unremarkable Heart and Other Stories?

    The whole book.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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