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Charles A. Beaver

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  • Storm Prey: A Lucas Davenport Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1424)
    Performance
    (605)
    Story
    (598)

    Very early, 4:45, on a bitterly cold Minnesota morning, three big men burst through the door of a hospital pharmacy, duct-tape the hands, feet, mouth, and eyes of two pharmacy workers, and clean the place out. But then things swiftly go bad, one of the workers dies, and the robbers hustle out to their truck-and find themselves for just one second face-to-face with a blond woman in the garage: Weather Karkinnen, surgeon, wife of an investigator named Lucas Davenport.

    Erin says: "Entertaining & Edgy"
    "Exciting and Engrossing"
    Overall

    Storm Prey serves up more of the excellent recipe that John Sanford has the patent on. I was completely caught up in the multiple story lines and Lucas is his usual irrepressible self. I think Richard does another superb job of reading, and with each book in the Prey series, his distinctive voice becomes more and more the voice of Lucas Davenport. If you like the other books in the Prey series, you will absolutely LOVE this book. I don't know what some of the reviewers on here were listening to, but it certainly wasn't THIS book. Great characters, great story, great narration. What else is there?

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Spider's Bite: Elemental Assassin, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jennifer Estep
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2814)
    Performance
    (2172)
    Story
    (2181)

    They call me the Spider. I'm the most feared assassin in the South -- when I'm not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don't use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.

    Brian Rygaard Jensen says: "How I got to loathe the story"
    "Very Enjoyable Read!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Spider's Bite to be better than the print version?

    I loved this book. It is a nice, tight story with what were to me extremely interesting characters. Gin is a wonder, she is bright, witty, and so so deadly. I'd marry her if she were real! lol. All in all a good book to curl up with if you enjoy suspense, light humor, vampires and magic users. While Lauren's performance is good, at points during the narrative her voice begins to grate on me, but that is a very small thing. Read this and you will read the whole series, I guarantee you.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lord of Chaos

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Mark Rolston
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    Pelzer says: "Bad experience"
    "A Rebuttal of Sorts...."
    Overall

    I hate to disagree with anyone, but the unabridged version of Lord of Chaos was only published by Audio Renaissance on Aug. 1 of 2005 according to their website. Oh, and the minimal cost of the unabriged version on the AR website is $89. I think I'll wait patiently for Audible to get it, LOL. I would not buy an abridged version of any book, because having done it in the past I know you are always disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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