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NOKWISA

Garland, Texas, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • The Quiet Game

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (426)
    Performance
    (383)
    Story
    (382)

    When former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, he doesn't find the peace he desperately craves. He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop. And when Penn investigates, he uncovers a murderous secret - and the small town's violent past.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "What a Great Surprise"
    "Like Riding White Water Rapids"
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    This was not an author nor a narrator I was familiar with this one came just by seeing someone in the waiting room of my Pain Mgt. Doctor reading it. Sure glad I listened to him and that we had time to exchange some book names. I stepped into this one not knowing what to expect but by the second hour I was in for the complete ride. And what a ride it has been. Iles does a great job weaving a story of love, loss, incest, corruption in high places and a cold case murder. I listened to the first 6 hours non-stop. For me it was one of those that grabs on and wont let go. The narrator has a very smooth style of delivery.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Memory Man

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (1002)
    Performance
    (877)
    Story
    (874)

    Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

    Big jim Picotto says: "Good character, bad plot, worse narration"
    "Great Twist"
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    What a great idea. Not a story of one with an inability to remember but of one who can not forget. As you move through the plot this type of memory is sometimes a blessing and at others a curse. I was so disappointed in the last book because I knew Mr. Baldacci had the ability to bring us a new and fresh idea along with a new character to explore. The ending was captivating and exciting since Amos had only himself to rely on and then later thinking back on it I had to chuckle a bit..."Death By Fat". McLarty great as usual but I did feel Cassidy was a bit off in several scenes in this one. This one was one of those" I don't care if it is past midnight I cant stop now!!! "

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Attorney: Paul Madriani, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Steve Martini
    • Narrated By Erik Bergmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Martini delivers Paul Madriani's most challenging case yet: One pitting a drug-addicted mother against her daughter's newly rich grandfather in a contentious custody case that leads to criminal accusations and ultimately murder. Madriani takes on the case of Jonah Hale, an elderly man in terrible straits. As a result of their only child Jessica's longtime drug addiction, Jonah and his wife have been raising their eight-year-old granddaughter, Amanda. On the heels of Jonah's multimillion-dollar state lottery win, Jessica revives her interest in mothering.

    NOKWISA says: "Good Courtroom Drama"
    "Good Courtroom Drama"
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    I was just fishing around for anything to read and remembered Martini. I used to read his paperbacks years ago. I am so glad to find him on audio now. This tale seems to have a bit of everything, love, murder, innocence, betrayal and compassion. All these things woven into a well thought out plot but dropping hints like bread crumbs along the way. The narrator did a great job with his reading keeping tempo with the rhythm of the events. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25325)
    Performance
    (21047)
    Story
    (21033)

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    L. O. Pardue says: ""Rear Window" Meets "Gone Girl""
    "Mad As A Hatter"
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    And there wasn't even a White Rabbit! These characters are absolutely pathetic. Breathless, desperate,needy, sweating to the point of revulsion but they are also cruel and evil. The book reads as if you can hear what they are thinking as well as what they are saying to each other which is a great writing tool, however, with these people being inside their head was like being trapped in the Lock Down Ward. I did not think the three narrators worked well together either. The plot of the three women wrapped around the one man was woven in such a way it completely hid any suspicion what was to come. Did I enjoy this book? No, not particularly. Would I read it again as I have other books? Nope, not worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deciphering End-Time Prophetic Codes: Cyclical and Historical Biblical Patterns Reveal America's Past, Present and Future Events, Including Warnings and Patterns to Leaders

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Perry Stone
    • Narrated By Brandon Batchelar
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    Those who follow the prophetic teachings of Perry Stone acknowledge that he has received advance insight into and warnings of events that occurred years later. At times, illumination for the future is encoded in past events, and these events flow in cyclical patterns. In this dynamic exposé, Perry has tapped into many patterns, including possible repetitive cycles affecting America and its leaders.

    Teskillz says: "Left me unimpressed"
    "Many Nuggets"
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    I have read and listened to Perry Stone for over 15 years and I have found his insights very helpful and truly informative. This book is just 'chock full' of information and if you are new to this type of detailed, well researched facts you may have to listen to this several times. Perhaps that is the pot calling the kettle black since after all these years I still have return to certain portions to get all the little nuggets I missed the first time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cell

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Robin Cook
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (467)
    Performance
    (413)
    Story
    (413)

    George Wilson, M.D., a radiology resident in Los Angeles, is about to enter a profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm shift, foreshadowing a vastly different role for doctors everywhere. The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine, no longer as a mere medical app but rather as a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating even better than the real thing. It is called iDoc. George's initial collision with this incredible innovation is devastating.

    DebaDeb says: "There's an app for that!"
    "Coming Soon to A Dr's Office near you"
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    Truth or fiction or a Mixture of both. Faction perhaps?. Since the network I am in keeps contacting me with this great offer of a medical portal where I can access all my information through my computer it makes me wonder. There already is a phone number that I may call and speak to a nurse just in case I am too stupid to know if I need to go to the E R. Since the Quality of Life Year chart is already written into O'Care that seems to me to be the beginning of the concept of the book. Thanks to Mr. Cook for putting these possibilities out there to be considered. Thanks to Mr. Silver Tongue Guidall for another great performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gray Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Catherine Taber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3136)
    Performance
    (2768)
    Story
    (2773)

    The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track - until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about.

    Jan says: "Sorry John... wanted to like it... love you anyway"
    "Babe In The Woods"
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    I waited hopefully for this one. Even saving a credit esp. for this book, and there was only a so-so uh oh moment and that was when Donovan is killed. I kept waiting for the story to really take off except just didnt. Where is John Grisham? Has he retired and someone is ghost writing for him? And the narrator, oh my what happened there. Her male voices were just horrid. It would have been better if she had just read the book and not tried to do voices. Just very disappointing!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Edward Klein
    • Narrated By John McLain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (696)
    Performance
    (618)
    Story
    (616)

    It’s amateur hour at the White House. So says New York Times best-selling author Edward Klein in his political exposé The Amateur. Tapping into the public’s growing sentiment that President Obama is in over his head, The Amateur argues that Obama’s toxic combination of incompetence and arrogance has run our nation and his presidency off the rails.

    Michael says: "Obama Fans Aren't Going to Like This Book!"
    "Nailed This One"
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    I think Mr Klein said what everyone else has been thinking. He said one thing when running for President and has done another. He promised to transform America he has done that but into what? With the present crisis with ISIS I do not think he has a clue what he should do. The crisis with the illegals crossing the border got attention from the press and he did nothing but play golf, and attend fund raisers, however, he can quickly find 3000 troops to send to Liberia. If something goes right he always takes credit for it and if it goes wrong he blames someone else. The Buck does not ever stop with him. This book just adds fuel to the fire of ' I don't have a clue'

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Mitchell Zuckoff, Annex Security Team
    • Narrated By Mitchell Zuckoff
    Overall
    (481)
    Performance
    (433)
    Story
    (433)

    13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale.

    Curtis says: "Like you were there !"
    "Spellbinding, Inspiring, Humbling"
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    It was mesmerizing from the first chapter. I listened to it straight though; I just could not help myself. And even as I listened I wondered within myself " How does America still produce such men'. I am in awe of each of them and thankful to and for each of them. I do not think anyone can read this story without being flooded with all types of emotions. For those who came home let there be Peace; for those who did not let there be Rest, for those who did nothing to help let there be Shame.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Candidate

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Daniel Pembrey
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (31)

    Nick Thorneycroft is a British headhunter working in Luxembourg. His company asks him to recruit a high-flying executive for the company's Russian business. The best candidate turns out to be smart, beautiful...and mysterious. Soon the effects of Russia’s political upheaval, and the arrival of an ex-girlfriend who won’t leave him alone, make Nick’s Luxembourg life increasingly perilous; worlds collide in this gripping, atmospheric tale.

    Sandy says: "look forward to more from this author on Audible"
    "Great Short Story"
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    For me 3 hours is not a book it's a short story. Pembrey starts off with a great concept for a book and I totally enjoyed it. I am not familiar with this narrator either but I was impressed by his presentation of the material. The only thing wrong with this story is that it just was not developed into a total novel. The ending was very abrupt, which was disappointing but I will still give what was there 4 stars! So if you need something to do for a 3 hour flight or layover this would be an excellent choice. I would like to see this author pick this book back up and really develope it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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