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Diane

Favorite books are Mystery & Thrillers followed close by SciFi & Fantasy.

United States | Member Since 2007

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  • 15 reviews
  • 73 ratings
  • 213 titles in library
  • 15 purchased in 2014
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  • Blood Work

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2298)
    Performance
    (1493)
    Story
    (1502)

    Thanks to a heart transplant, former FBI agent Terrell McCaleb is enjoying a quiet retirement, renovating the fishing boat he lives on in Los Angeles Harbor. But McCaleb's calm seas turn choppy when a story in the "What Happened To?" column of the LA Times brings him face-to-face with the sister of the woman whose heart now beats in his chest.

    Andrew Stone says: "A Darn Good Book"
    "Better than anticipated"
    Overall

    Always like to guess who the murderer is. This book kept me guessing until the end. Would definitely recommend.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Way of Kings: Book One of The Stormlight Archive

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11700)
    Performance
    (9091)
    Story
    (9151)

    Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

    Lore says: "Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!"
    "Hooked on Brandon Sanderson"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    i loved Mistborn and Alloy Law. I was not disappointed with the Way of Kings; it was outstanding. You will love the excitement and magic. Very good read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Two for the Dough

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lori Petty
    Overall
    (488)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (107)

    Stephanie Plum once again takes to the mean streets of Trenton, NJ, armed with attitude (not to mention stun guns, defense sprays, killer flashlights, and her untrustworthy .38) to find Kenny Mancuso, who recently left the army, inadvertently shot his best friend, and is on the run in violation of a bond.

    Susan says: "Fun Fun Fun"
    "I laughed till I cried"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book was recommended to me as a nice change from the serious mysteries I usually read. What a surprise. I loved this book. It was entertaining, funny and full of surprises. Down loaded the next book and can't wait to start it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • State of the Union

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1063)
    Performance
    (850)
    Story
    (852)

    The most unlikely terrorist enemy of all now holds a knife against the country’s throat. With both diplomatic and conventional military options swept from the table, the president calls upon Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent Scot Harvath to disable a brilliantly orchestrated conspiracy intended to bring the United States to its knees. Teamed with beautiful Russian Intelligence agent Alexandra Ivanova and a highly trained CIA paramilitary detachment, Harvath embarks on an adrenaline-fueled search that spans the world.

    Tomas says: "Thrilling!"
    "Could have used another narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Read other books by Brad Thor that were narrated by Armand Schultz and totally enjoyed them. Unfortunately, this narrator was boring and was unable to keep me interested. Couldn't finish the book. Moving on to another one. I should have listened to a sample before buying.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Panther

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2118)
    Performance
    (1791)
    Story
    (1783)

    Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost.

    John says: "Exciting Nelson DeMille novel with great narration"
    "The Panther is no Lion."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Too much dialogue and not enough action. If it wasn't for Scott Brick, I wouldn't have finished this book. Very disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stay Close

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2017)
    Performance
    (1674)
    Story
    (1681)

    Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past never truly fades away. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all.

    Robin says: "Why did I think I liked Harlan Coben novels?"
    "Couldn't put it down."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I love mysteries that keep you guessing with lots of twists and surprises. This was just that book. Loved Scott Brick, he never disappoints.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (18690)
    Performance
    (16636)
    Story
    (16598)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Definitely recommending this book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I usually don't read Stephen King's books, but the subject matter got my attention. It was fantastic. I am glad I overcame the fear of expecting a clown to appear in an alley. Very well written. Narration was perfect, Craig Wasson did an outstanding job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dragon Reborn: Book Three of The Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5966)
    Performance
    (3611)
    Story
    (3656)

    The Wheel of Time returns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

    Karl Knight says: "Top Quality Audio Entertainment"
    "absolutely fantastic"
    Overall

    great story, great reading, what a pleasure. i'm hooked! Once you start you can't stop reading these adventures.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Well of Ascension: Mistborn, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7287)
    Performance
    (5205)
    Story
    (5247)

    The impossible has been accomplished. The Lord Ruler - the man who claimed to be god incarnate and brutally ruled the world for a thousand years - has been vanquished. But Kelsier, the hero who masterminded that triumph, is dead too, and now the awesome task of building a new world has been left to his young protégé, Vin, the former street urchin who is now the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and to the idealistic young nobleman she loves.

    Robert says: "It keeps getting even better"
    "Keeps getting better"
    Overall

    Excellent reading. It's impossible to find a place to stop.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Final Empire: Mistborn Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9028)
    Performance
    (6436)
    Story
    (6475)

    For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

    Lore says: "Book 1 of a great series that is not to be missed!"
    "Couldn't put it down"
    Overall

    From the very beginning I was pulled into this new world. Every chance I got, I returned to hear this exciting tale. Michael Kramer did an excellent job with the narration. Looking forward to hearing the Well of Ascension next.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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