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Darragh Brady

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  • Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By David King
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (288)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (240)

    Death in the City of Light is the gripping, true story of a brutal serial killer who unleashed his own reign of terror in Nazi-Occupied Paris. As decapitated heads and dismembered body parts surfaced in the Seine, Commissaire Georges-Victor Massu, head of the Brigade Criminelle, was tasked with tracking down the elusive murderer in a twilight world of Gestapo, gangsters, resistance fighters, pimps, prostitutes, spies, and other shadowy figures of the Parisian underworld. The main suspect was Dr. Marcel Petiot, a handsome, charming physician with remarkable charisma.

    Caitanya says: "Too many facts too little story"
    "What a drag!"
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    I thought this would be like Devil in the White City - NOT! it is a dry incantation of a serial murderer- takes real skill to make this as boring as it is but the author succeeds- there is no story here...

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (3221)
    Performance
    (1423)
    Story
    (1433)

    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"
    "Gak!"
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    What disappointed you about House Rules?

    The utter dreckness of it.


    What was most disappointing about Jodi Picoult’s story?

    How bloody long it took to get to the end which you already knew. And no mother could be as perfect as Emma Hunt.


    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    Her voice


    Any additional comments?

    I am mostly annoyed that i continued to listen to this soppy self satisfied long after i was tired of the characters and the performance. I found it pedantic and self righteous.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Host: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5266)
    Performance
    (2858)
    Story
    (2899)

    Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

    Keith says: "Great story in a genre only touched upon before"
    "Absolute drivel-"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Good writing???


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Henning Mankell


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She didn't - the book is just not well written.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Host?

    Some of the puerile romantic baloney.


    Any additional comments?

    avoid- apparently the newly made movie is just as bad as the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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