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Chris

Wilton, California, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • House Rules

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mark Turetsky, Nicole Poole, Andy Paris, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3204)
    Performance
    (1408)
    Story
    (1417)

    One of America’s most popular authors, Jodi Picoult has earned a reputation for crafting riveting, topical fiction. In House Rules she examines how being different can have dire consequences. Teenager Jacob Hunt has Asperger’s syndrome. A forensic science wizard, he follows his scanner to show up at crime scenes and give law enforcement officials his advice.

    Charlotte says: "Great book until the ending"
    "Don't be too quick to judge!"
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    Where does House Rules rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Excellent! Lots of humor among everyday drama! Sometimes developing the character takes a while, but the wait is worth it!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of House Rules?

    Family is special and protecting each other is an emotion we don't always cherish...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    ?Several scenes come to mind.


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

    The story makes you laugh, cry, and question yourself too!


    Any additional comments?

    Everyone will feel something different.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Jonas Jonasson
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1822)
    Performance
    (1623)
    Story
    (1642)

    After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

    Sylvia says: "Full of Surprises and Unexpected Events"
    "Hilarious!"
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    Can definitely relate since my Father is in a home for Memory Care. The characters work well together and the adventure is worth the listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Missing You

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1812)
    Performance
    (1600)
    Story
    (1610)

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Harlan Coben set huge sales records with last year’s Six Years - and he’s poised to do it again in his next breathtaking stand-alone thriller. Harlan Coben, author of six consecutive instant number-one New York Times best sellers and a total of 24 award-winning, best-selling, and internationally acclaimed novels, returns with another ripped-from-real-life thriller full of impossibly high emotional stakes and the real-to-life characters for which he has become famous.

    Susan says: "I Ain't Missing You"
    "Be careful when seeking someone to love"
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    Where does Missing You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Excellent story even though you figure it out before the character. Helps your realize that not everything is obvious to the authorities.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The son of the missing mother. His insecurities are true to form for his age.


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

    Neither. Just anxious to see how victims are saved.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Every Crooked Nanny: A Callahan Garrity Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (438)
    Performance
    (372)
    Story
    (378)

    After 10 years of cleaning up the dirt on Atlanta's streets, Callahan Garrity is trading in her badge for a broom and a staff of house cleaners. But, though the uniform is a little different, Callahan soon finds herself right back in the middle of a mystery when a client's pretty, pious 19-year-old nanny is gone...along with the jewelry, silver, and a few rather sensitive real estate documents. Before she knows it, the meticulous Callahan is up to her elbows in a case involving illicit love triangles, crooked business deals, long-distance scams, and a dead body.

    Laura says: "For light entertainment - Also reviews explained"
    "The characters remind us of family!"
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    Would you listen to Every Crooked Nanny again? Why?

    Yes. For the love of the characters and the area.


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

    Held your interest but enjoyed the ride even more.


    What about Hillary Huber’s performance did you like?

    She portrays the attitudes and accents the area.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    How well do you really know anyone?


    Any additional comments?

    Fun listening!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4262)
    Performance
    (3792)
    Story
    (3791)

    LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

    Jacqueline says: "Gripping Page Turner!!"
    "This is about HEROS of a different breed!"
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    Where does Suspect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    ThisBook is not only well written, it is very real and helps the listner understand the dedication of men and the dogs they work with. Understanding the interaction of the two main charactors makes it hard to turn off !


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maggie and her handler are both fragile and their relationship is beyond comment.


    Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No! Very impressed.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Maggie's loyalty to pack in the beginning is very real and you end up praying they save her.


    Any additional comments?

    Our son-in-law is Military Cannine and has talked to us about the dogs he works with like they are family. The truth and honesty of the training of these animals earns and deserves out attention and respect. This is an awesome story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bone House

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Brian Freeman
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (343)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (280)

    Hilary and Mark Bradley are trapped in a web of suspicion. Last year, accusations of a torrid affair with a student cost Mark his teaching job and made the young couple into outcasts in their remote island town off the Lake Michigan coast. Now another teenage girl is found dead on a deserted beach... and once again, Mark faces a hostile town convinced of his guilt. Hilary Bradley is determined to prove that Mark is innocent, but she’s on a lonely, dangerous quest.

    Squeak says: "A Very Suspenseful Murder Mystery!"
    "Public perseption is not to be trusted."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's good but frustating for the idea that people are innocent until proven guilty.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bone House?

    The decription of the area.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Conversations between two people who trust and believe in each other.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Never believe everything you see.


    Any additional comments?

    It is truly a mystery.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Twelve Clues of Christmas: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2000)
    Performance
    (1774)
    Story
    (1766)

    On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—well, actually, my true love, Darcy O’Mara, is spending a feliz navidad tramping around South America. Meanwhile, Mummy is holed up in a tiny village called Tiddleton-under-Lovey with that droll Noel Coward! And I’m snowed in at Castle Rannoch with my bumbling brother, Binky, and sourpuss sister-in-law, Fig.

    Felicia The Geeky Blogger says: "It was a great Christmas Who-Done-It!"
    "Entertaining as well as educational!"
    Overall
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    Where does The Twelve Clues of Christmas rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Love the trip back in time to an area we have never experienced.


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

    Interesting plot which was Introduced slowly. The characters were far more intriguing.


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    Extremely fun!


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

    No, not really. Just love the characters and the delivery of there dialects.


    Any additional comments?

    We take alot for granite when it comes to family and the people around us.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
    (4967)
    Performance
    (3000)
    Story
    (3000)

    As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

    Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a 12-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery.

    Amazon Customer says: "A near-flawless audiobook (but for one thing...)"
    "Never assume."
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    What did you love best about In the Woods?

    It keeps the listener interested but later, the main character frustrates you! I am impatient about stupidity. It was necessary for the story but frustrates just the same.


    Would you recommend In the Woods to your friends? Why or why not?

    Probably not.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The actual country side of a country I have never visited.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. You need breaks.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Ride

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie, Bob Mayer
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (408)
    Performance
    (225)
    Story
    (231)

    Mary Alice Brannigan doesn’t believe in the supernatural. Nor does she expect to find that Dreamland, the decaying amusement park she’s been hired to restore, is a prison for the five Untouchables, the most powerful demons in the history of the world. Plus, there’s a guy she’s falling hard for, and there’s something about him that’s not quite right.

    iphone reader says: "Tons of Fun"
    "Humor and adventure, sci-fi"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Wild Ride to be better than the print version?

    Yes! The narration added to the personality of the characters! I wish we could be as open to the unknown as Jennifer Cruise!


    What other book might you compare Wild Ride to and why?

    Maybe This Time


    Have you listened to any of Angela Dawe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes! Right on!


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

    It is fun and you find yourself giggling a lot!


    Any additional comments?

    Even my husband liked 'Maybe This Time'. He may find this a change too, from mysteries and crime?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert B. Parker's Fool Me Twice: A Jesse Stone Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Michael Brandman, Robert B. Parker (creator)
    • Narrated By James Naughton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (100)

    Autumn in Paradise, Massachusetts, is usually an idyllic time - but not this year. A Hollywood movie company has come to town, and brought with it a huge cast, crew, and a troubled star. Marisol Hinton is very beautiful, reasonably talented, and scared out of her wits that her estranged husband's jealousy might take a dangerous turn. When she becomes the subject of a death threat, Jesse and the rest of the Paradise police department go on high alert.

    Barbara says: "Jesse's in good hands"
    "Love Jessie's interaction with kids!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is entertaining as well as educational.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jessie Stone!


    What does James Naughton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Character inflection.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Listen to your fears.


    Any additional comments?

    No one can protect you........

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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