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JDB

Love books, what else can I say.

Raleigh, NC, United States | Member Since 2001

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  • 273 titles in library
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  • Inferno: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (75)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    JDB says: "Not as good as I hoped."
    "Not as good as I hoped."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Dan Brown and/or Paul Michael?

    I probably will.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Dan Brown? Why or why not?

    I like his work, but this story just seemed too much of a repeat of his earlier work.


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

    The narration was great. The voice inflections helped create and distinguish the characters from each other as the story developed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Second Time Around

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mary Higgins Clark
    • Narrated By Jan Maxwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (21)

    Nicholas Spencer, charismatic head of a company involved in the development of an anticancer vaccine, suddenly disappears. His private plane crashes en route to Puerto Rico, but his body is not found. Early results of the vaccine seemed highly promising. Yet, coinciding with Nicholas Spencer's disappearance comes news that the FDA is denying approval. Then follows the shocking revelation that Spencer had looted huge sums of money - including the lifetime savings of people who had risked everything.

    JDB says: "Better than ever"
    "Better than ever"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Second Time Around again? Why?

    Probably not, that's not my habit for any of the books.


    What other book might you compare The Second Time Around to and why?

    Well written, nicely plotted story.


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

    Yes, great story that moved quickly.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unintended Consequences: A Stone Barrington Novel, Book 26

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (209)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (180)

    Stone Barrington is no stranger to schemes and deceptions of all stripes - as an attorney for the premier white-shoe law firm Woodman & Weld, he’s seen more than his share. But when he travels to Europe under highly unusual circumstances, Stone finds himself at the center of a mystery that is, even by his standards, most peculiar.

    kfm says: "I love all things Stone ....but"
    "Story below fair, but the narration was great."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I wish the story was better.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'll switch to another writer before coming back to Woods.


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

    Mr. Roberts is always great. Love the narration, you could listen to him read the phone book.


    Did Unintended Consequences inspire you to do anything?

    Yea, question my loyalty to Woods.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Santa Fe Rules

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    Successful Hollywood movie producer Wolf Willett is stunned when he happens to read his own New York Times obituary: victim of a sordid triple homicide amid a steamy ménage à trois with his young bride and best friend. Who's the corpse? Who wants him dead? And why has Wolf blacked out the entire evening of the grisly crime?

    JDB says: "Great early book of Woods, and excellent narration"
    "Great early book of Woods, and excellent narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Santa Fe Rules again? Why?

    I may. The story line was good, had several twists and turns.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Santa Fe Rules?

    I can't say without giving a spoiler, but I will say everything is not as it seems.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Of course, the climatic resolution of it all. Where you learn the who, the why, and the what.


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

    The dog sounded adorable.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gideon's Sword

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By John Glover
    Overall
    (1115)
    Performance
    (698)
    Story
    (698)

    At 12, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down. At 24, summoned to his dying mother's bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. With her last breath, she begged her son to avenge him. Now, with a new purpose in his life, Gideon crafts a one-time mission of vengeance, aimed at the perpetrator of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, spectacular, and successful.But from the shadows, someone is watching. A very powerful someone, who is impressed by Gideon's special skills.

    James says: "How much disbelief are we expected to suspend?"
    "Great Story, Fantastic Narration"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, great story. Builds at a nice pace to thrilling ending. All the while the great narration keeps you hooked.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, it moved at good pace with very little "empty" prose.


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

    No, this is my first John Glover performance. I knew about him from Smallville, but will definitely seek out more performances by him.


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

    I laughed a few times, overall a great story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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