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DeShanda

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  • The Pallbearers: A Shane Scully Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    Abandoned by his parents as an infant, Scully was reared in an orphanage, Huntington House. The only positive thing in his young life was the attention of the Home’s director, Walter “Pop” Dix. Pop, an avid surfer, would take a small group of kids for early morning surfing. He was the father none of them ever had. That was 30 years ago. Now, Shane is forced to revisit these memories when Pop is found dead, the victim of an apparently self-inflicted shotgun blast.

    Paul says: "Cannell's best (so far)"
    "Good, not great"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I listen to this book while walking the track. It was interesting but it didn't make me pause while walking like some of Cannell's other books.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The character Shane just wasn't as interesting


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Scott's performance is always great! He's the reason I chose to listen to this book


    Could you see The Pallbearers being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mary Kubica
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2444)
    Performance
    (2094)
    Story
    (2105)

    Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

    Roger says: "Brilliant performances, moving story"
    "Story can be boring off & on"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I couldn't stand the voice of the male narrator


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The end when you fund out the girl set up the kidnapping


    What three words best describe the narrators’s voice?

    Nasal, boring & lazy


    Was The Good Girl worth the listening time?

    It was for the price to help pass the time while working


    0 of 1 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
    (3961)
    Performance
    (3025)
    Story
    (3029)

    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)"
    "Kept you guessing who did it!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Cold Dish?

    It was an easy listen even with all the different story lines.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    The Sheriff and Henry. The relationship & interaction between them made me want to hear more of their story.


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

    I was really surprised at the end when the killer was revealed. I didn't have any idea that this character was the killer.


    Any additional comments?

    I tried this author because of a special sale but I would like to listen to more of his books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chiefs

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1875)
    Performance
    (1253)
    Story
    (1251)

    In 1919, Delano, Georgia, appoints its first chief of police. Honest and hardworking, the new chief is puzzled when young men start to disappear. But his investigation is ended by the fatal blast from a shotgun. Delano's second chief-of-police is no hero, yet he is also disturbed by what he sees in the missing-persons bulletins. In 1969, when Delano's third chief takes over, the unsolved disappearances still haunt the police files.

    karen says: "In my 'Top Ten' books of all time!"
    "To the edge but not over..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Chiefs the most enjoyable?

    Waiting for the killer to be caught.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All the Chiefs were my favorite because the all had different personalities but they always guessed the killer.


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

    Having the story read to you lets you visualize the characters like you were watching a movie.


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

    No. It took several days to complete. I tried to listening while at work but couldn't cut if off sometimes.


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't care for the political stuff but the bringing all of the other story lines together was great. I was on edge waiting on the killer to be caught and confess his crimes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Susie Breck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (801)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (336)

    Jordan Glass, a photojournalist on a well-earned vacation, wanders into a Hong Kong art museum and is puzzled to find fellow patrons eying her with curiosity. Minutes later, she stumbles upon a gallery containing a one-artist exhibition called "The Sleeping Women", a mysterious series of paintings that has caused a sensation in the world of modern art.

    Andre says: "Intriguing, artistic plot"
    "Down hill"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. The story didn't hold my attention. It was interesting at the start but dragged too much.


    If you’ve listened to books by Greg Iles before, how does this one compare?

    The book was not exciting like some of the Penn stories. With the Penn stories I didn't want to stop listening but with this one I just wanted to get to the end.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    No. Her voice was the same tone on most of the characters


    Could you see Dead Sleep being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No. Might be too boring


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Just One Look

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe, Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (317)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
    (285)

    An ordinary snapshot causes a mother’s world to unravel in an instant. After picking up her two young children from school, Grace Lawson looks through a newly developed set of photographs. She finds an odd one in the pack: A mysterious picture from perhaps twenty years ago, showing four strangers she can’t identify. But there is one face she recognizes—that of her husband, from before she knew him. When her husband sees the photo that night, he leaves their home and drives off without explanation.

    lisa says: "Bad female reader"
    "Confusing story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story was confusing. Too many characters


    What was most disappointing about Harlan Coben’s story?

    Not sure, but the other story by Coben were more interesting.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Scott Brick is a better narrator


    Any additional comments?

    I was ready for the end. I listened only because I paid for the book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10209)
    Performance
    (9184)
    Story
    (9191)

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
    "Kept me guessing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Sycamore Row to be better than the print version?

    About the same


    What other book might you compare Sycamore Row to and why?

    A case of redemption. Miracle cure. Because I couldn't figure out the reason for the crime


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

    The voices makes each character more visible


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

    Remember the past


    Any additional comments?

    I always enjoy books by John Grisham

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Other Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Hank Phillippi Ryan
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (68)

    Jane Ryland was a rising star in television news…until she refused to reveal a source and lost everything. Now a disgraced newspaper reporter, Jane isn’t content to work on puff pieces, and finds herself tracking down a candidate’s secret mistress just days before a pivotal Senate election. Detective Jake Brogan is investigating a possible serial killer. Twice, bodies of unidentified women have been found by a bridge, and Jake is plagued by a media swarm beginning to buzz about a “bridge killer” hunting young women. As the body count rises and election looms closer, it becomes clear to Jane and Jake that their cases are connected….

    Amazon Customer says: "Badly Flawed Production Ruined it For Me"
    "Confusing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Other Woman better?

    Maybe a better narrator


    What could Hank Phillippi Ryan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Better narrator


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ilyana Kadushin’s performances?

    NO


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger that I wasted money of it


    Any additional comments?

    Narrator sounds like this is the first time reading the book. Performance was boring

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

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Strout
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (635)
    Performance
    (546)
    Story
    (552)

    Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan - the Burgess sibling who stayed behind - urgently calls them home.

    Molly-o says: "Loved, loved, loved it!"
    "Horrible!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Elizabeth Strout and/or Cassandra Campbell?

    NO


    Would you ever listen to anything by Elizabeth Strout again?

    NO


    Would you be willing to try another one of Cassandra Campbell’s performances?

    NO


    What character would you cut from The Burgess Boys?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    The story was confussing & slow. The voice of the narrator was boring. The different accents were just bad.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Tonight I Said Goodbye

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Michael Koryta
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (781)
    Performance
    (638)
    Story
    (627)

    Investigator Wayne Weston is found dead of an apparent suicide in his home in an upscale Cleveland suburb, and his wife and six-year-old daughter are missing. Weston’s father insists that private investigators Lincoln Perry and Joe Pritchard take the case to exonerate his son and find his granddaughter and daughter-in-law. As they begin to work, they discover there is much more to the situation than has been described in the prevalent media reports.

    Eric says: "Just could not get this engine to rev...."
    "Interesting"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Tonight I Said Goodbye the most enjoyable?

    It was a good plot


    What did you like best about this story?

    Kept you guessing who the killer was


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

    His voice grabs your attention


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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