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J. Johnson

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  • Long Time Gone

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By J.A. Jance
    • Narrated By Tim Jerome
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (48)

    After more than 20 years of distinguished service with the Seattle Police Department, Jonas Piedmont Beaumont is now working for the Washington State Attorney's Special Homicide Investigation Team or, as it's more commonly referred, the SHIT squad. But the more things change, the more they stay the same.

    Peter says: "Wince if you're from Seattle"
    "Great story, weak narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from J.A. Jance and/or Tim Jerome?

    I really enjoy the Beaumont series from JA Jance. It's always disappointing to hear a change in narrators as I think most of us get used to, or even like, the particular narrator doing a series. But the story itself on this one was really good and a good departure from some of the previous work.


    What didn’t you like about Tim Jerome’s performance?

    The voice characterization of two of the support characters, Amy and Ron Peters, had inconsistent voice and accents. Most of the time a Scottish/slightly brogue accent would creep in during the speaking. The inconsistency was annoying as was the brogue since neither character was introduced as having that background.


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  • Tombstone Courage

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By J. A. Jance
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    With grit, courage and dogged determination, Joanne challenged the status quo -- and won. Now, as newly elected Sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona, she must battle the prejudice and hostility of a mistrustful, male-dominated police force -- and solve a grisly double homicide that threatens to tear the sleepy desert community to pieces.

    J. Johnson says: "This is no JP Beaumont"
    "This is no JP Beaumont"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The overall story is interesting, but the pace is too slow.


    Would you be willing to try another book from J. A. Jance? Why or why not?

    I picked up this series because I thoroughly enjoyed the JP Beaumont series and completely exhausted Audible's offerings in this category. So I really wanted to like this series, but this second book in the series is pacing even more slowly than the first. I'm 3 hours into the book and we still don't have a murder yet...


    How could the performance have been better?

    I find that the narration overall is fine, except for the voice of the daughter, which is grating on a level of fingernail-against-chalkboard. Every single line that the narrator delivers from the daughter comes out as a whine. It makes me wish the lead character would talk with her daughter about her attitude.


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