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Debra

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  • The Striker: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (636)
    Performance
    (560)
    Story
    (557)

    It is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell, only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective Agency, has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think that something else is going on, that provocateurs are at work and bigger stakes are in play. Little does he know just how big they are. Given exactly one week to prove his case, Bell quickly finds himself pitted against two of the most ruthless opponents he has ever known.

    tristan says: "Excellent, really enjoyed this one."
    "Interesting Subject & Best Bell yet."
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    Would you listen to The Striker again? Why?

    Yes, I rarely listen to books twice but Scott Brick's voice is a pleasure and there was enough action I know I've missed a point or two.


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

    As always Great, one of my favorite readers. When I'm not sure what I'm in the mood for he is one of the performers I check and see what else they've done.


    Any additional comments?

    Clive Cussler has a a great style even now when he partners with other writers, he rarely lets me down for a good time, adventure, mystery and action all in one book. I wasn't sure I would like the Issac Bell Adventures and this is the best yet.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with All the Gifts

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By M. R. Carey
    • Narrated By Finty Williams
    Overall
    (4561)
    Performance
    (4096)
    Story
    (4094)

    Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

    Amazon Customer says: "Spoiler-free review below - Amazing book!"
    "creepy depressing good"
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    Creepy zombie storyline with great characters. not very predictable except that it is still a zombie story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Keeper of Lost Causes: Department Q, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2032)
    Performance
    (1781)
    Story
    (1777)

    Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's premier crime writer. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in northern Europe, and he's won just about every Nordic crime-writing award, including the prestigious Glass Key Award-also won by Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, and Jo Nesbo. Now, Dutton is thrilled to introduce him to America.

    L. O. Pardue says: "Fantastic New Scandinavian Series!!"
    "really good story"
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    half way through you know who did it but no idea how it will end. great writing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mausoleum: A Ben Abbott Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Justin Scott
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    When the 300-year-old village cemetery at Newbury, Connecticut, is invaded by a gaudy, half-million-dollar mausoleum, Ben Abbott is not happy. Newcomer Brian Grose's tall, mirror-polished monument of eternal ego sticks out in the peaceful burial ground and has been nicknamed "McTomb" by the locals. But no one expected to find Grose's body locked in his mausoleum 50 years ahead of schedule.

    Debra says: "strangely good"
    "strangely good"
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    I was at first put off by the petty seeming plot but the writing kept me listening

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peter and the Sword of Mercy: The Starcatchers, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (400)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (277)

    The year is 1902 - it's been 23 years since Peter and the Lost Boys returned from Rundoon. Since then, nobody on the island has grown a day older, and the Lost Boys continue their friendship with the Mollusk tribe and their rivalry with Captain Hook. Meanwhile, in London, Molly has married George Darling and is raising three children: Wendy, Michael, and John. One night, a visitor appears at her door; it's James, one of Peter's original Lost Boys.

    A-McD says: "Amazing"
    "Disappointing addition"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was ok but the other 3 books were so good and the plotting so good. This one felt forced and it doesn't work with the Disney Peter Pan like the others do. My daughter did not like as well. Exciting but ruined the idea of how Peter became Peter by messing with Wendy and it not falling in line with the movie were the other books explained why things were a certain way in the movie.


    What could Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not messed up Wendy


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

    His voice is great but even he seemed to lose something in trying to make it work.


    Any additional comments?

    I would love more books but they would have to take place after the Disney movie in the time line. My daughter was not fooled and was disappointed that this one did not stay true. Wendy didn't know about the magic in the movie and in this book she did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peter and the Secret of Rundoon: The Starcatchers, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (473)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (308)

    Peter and Molly find themselves in the dangerous land of Rundoon, ruled by the evil King Zarboff, who takes great delight in watching his pet snake, Kundalini, consume anyone who displeases him.

    Nothing really matters says: "Another great Peter and the Starcatchers book"
    "A wonderful finish to the series"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, anyone with Kids 8 to 13 would enjoy this story and as an adult I could listen as well and enjoy the charaters.


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

    I can think of no other voice, his intonation and speech pattern is perfect for the material


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great conclusion to the series, I wish there were more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peter and the Shadow Thieves: The Starcatchers, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    Overall
    (652)
    Performance
    (420)
    Story
    (417)

    Peter leaves the relative safety of Mollusk Island - along with his trusted companion, Tinker Bell - for the cold, damp, dangerous streets of London. On a difficult journey across the sea, he and Tink discover the dark and deadly slithering part-man/part-creature Lord Ombra, who is intent on recovering the missing starstuff.

    Joshua says: "Jim Dale Is Absolutely AMAZING!!!!"
    "Just had to listen too"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hard choice between Molly's Dad and Peter


    Any additional comments?

    We got this after listening to the first Star Catcher's book. It was just as great as the first and answered even more questions about Peter, the island and the pirates.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peter and the Starcatchers: The Starcatchers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1331)
    Performance
    (891)
    Story
    (882)

    In an evocative and fast-paced adventure on the high seas and on a faraway island an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a fantastical secret safe and save the world from evil.

    Deborah says: "A fast paced frolic on the high seas!"
    "A wonderful adventure"
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    Would you listen to Peter and the Starcatchers again? Why?

    Yes, it was a fun adventure my daughter and I could listen to together. It flows with the original Disney Peter Pan


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

    Great as always, the perfect voice.


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

    How Peter becomes Peter


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the sale price for sure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Speaking from Among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (579)
    Performance
    (509)
    Story
    (508)

    Eleven-year-old amateur detective and ardent chemist Flavia de Luce is used to digging up clues, whether they’re found among the potions in her laboratory or between the pages of her insufferable sisters’ diaries. What she is not accustomed to is digging up bodies. Upon the 500th anniversary of St. Tancred’s death, the English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey is busily preparing to open its patron saint’s tomb. Nobody is more excited to peek inside the crypt than Flavia, yet what she finds will halt the proceedings dead in their tracks: the body of Mr. Collicutt, the church organist, his face grotesquely and inexplicably masked.

    Donald says: "the best Flavia yet!!"
    "Series getting more interesting"
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    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, she is fun and the twists are great. My 13 year old loves this series too.


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

    Some of her others are slightly better, but this one is very good. I can't image the little girl with anyone else's voice and she captures her mischievousness very well.


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

    the very end! I can't wait for the next one.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the science that is added to this series. Not too much but fun. My 13 year old daughter loves it and likes how a girl can be smart but not at the expense of others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Still Life with Crows: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2237)
    Performance
    (1918)
    Story
    (1906)

    For the first time in unabridged audio! A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground. Is it a serial killer, a man with the need to destroy? Or is it a darker force, a curse upon the land? Amid golden cornfields, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers evil in the blood of America's heart.

    Polly says: "SCARY, WEIRD, ENGAGING"
    "Best story in Pendergast series"
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    If you could sum up Still Life with Crows in three words, what would they be?

    Scary, interesting, great characters.


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

    I like Scott Brick, I enjoy his voice. I enjoy the other narrator of the series as well and became accustomed to Rene but Scott is always good.


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

    The cornfield and road scene.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Two Graves

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2251)
    Performance
    (1976)
    Story
    (1974)

    After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world. But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels, NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help.

    G. House Sr. says: "Whiplash from the emotional rollercaster"
    "Good if know series"
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    What made the experience of listening to Two Graves the most enjoyable?

    Finally finding out what happens to everyone.


    What about Rene Auberjonois’s performance did you like?

    He is Pendergast.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed this group in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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