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Jacqui

Marrickville, Australia

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  • Dreamcatcher

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Jeffrey DeMunn
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Once upon a time, in the haunted city of Derry (site of It and Insomnia), four young boys did a brave thing - something that changed them in ways they hardly understand. A quarter-century later, the boys are men who still get together once a year, to go hunting in the north woods of Maine. But this time a man comes stumbling into their camp, lost, disoriented, and muttering about lights in the sky.

    Jacqui says: "This wasn't a book I enjoyed"
    "This wasn't a book I enjoyed"
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    Would you try another book from Stephen King and/or Jeffrey DeMunn?

    Absolutely I have read many Stephen King books & listened to some to one he read 'Bag of Bones' & loved it, I listen to lots of books I have read & enjoyed over the years but I occasionally come across 1 I just can't get into. This was one of those


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Ive already had lots since this & I'd love to listen to "The Stand" but for some reason I can't get it in Australia


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Mainly disappointment. This should have been a book I enjoyed


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fifth Harmonic

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By F. Paul Wilson
    • Narrated By Brian Sutherland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    Will Burleigh is a hard-nosed, no-nonsense M.D. totally dedicated to the health and welfare of the patients in his practice. But when he himself is diagnosed with throat cancer, he can’t bear the idea of undergoing massive radiation and radical surgery that will leave him permanently disfigured - all with no guarantee he will live at all.

    Jacqui says: "A very poor follow up to the Repaiman Jack series"
    "A very poor follow up to the Repaiman Jack series"
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    Anyone who has read the Celestine Prophesy will recognise the similar conceptual idea of both books. I really enjoyed the Repairman Jack series & jumped to buy this one barely reading the summery which is how I bought all the other RJack series. However I was severely disappointed by it & wished I'd spent my money / credit on something else.

    I can't believe the 4 & 5 star reviews, they really mislead me. This is not a book that comes anywhere near the Repairman Jack series. This was really a disappointment. I wrote a review for one of those books that was the antithesis to this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Haunted Air: Repairman Jack Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By F. Paul Wilson
    • Narrated By Christopher Price
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (63)

    Repairman Jack doesn’t believe a house can be haunted. But he’s about to change that tune… In the borough of Queens, just across the river from Manhattan, two clever practitioners of spiritualist hocus-pocus use high-tech tricks to dupe their marks. Perhaps they’re too good: they’ve lured too many clients from other mediums and are now under attack. Unable to go to the police for fear of exposing their own scams, they hire Repairman Jack to fix their problem.

    Wendy says: "Repairman Jack"
    "These are amazing. Where's this guy been hiding."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. I'm not sure how I came across F.Paul Wilson, but I'm so glad I did. I love it when I find a good - no great - author & he turns out to have written 12 books in one series. I love Repairman Jack & I love the combination of fiction/supernatural/thriller which are my faves & I LOVE the fact that there are TWELVE books to read. I'm getting a bit worried though as I'm up to to book 6. Only 6 more to go. Then, god willing, with a bit of luck, ill find another great series


    What other book might you compare The Haunted Air to and why?

    He can easily keep up with Dean Koonz & Stephen King & that's saying something. He perhaps better than Peter Straub.


    What about Christopher Price’s performance did you like?

    He's very good although he doesn't change his voice much like some readers, you still get the different characters & the tension is there when needed.


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

    Neither -I just loved it. An hour before a book is due to finish, I down load the next & I'm ready to start the next book when the Audible voice over at the end of the book starts. I'm ready to start the next book straight away.


    Any additional comments?

    I've said it all. These are must-read books. I've missed my favorite tv shows cause I just can't stop listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Last to Die: A Rizzoli and Isles Novel, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1062)
    Performance
    (874)
    Story
    (895)

    For the second time in his short life, Teddy Clock has survived a massacre. Two years ago, he barely escaped when his entire family was slaughtered. Now, at 14, in a hideous echo of the past, Teddy is the lone survivor of his foster family’s mass murder. Orphaned once more, the traumatized teenager has nowhere to turn - until the Boston PD puts Detective Jane Rizzoli on the case. Determined to protect this young man, Jane discovers that what seemed like a coincidence is one part of a killer’s mission.

    Kathryn says: "My inner voice said..' Are you sure you want to?'"
    "Stunning all round"
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    Where does Last to Die rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's definitely one of the best audible books I've listened to. I listen in my lunch hour and had to turn it off with 50 minutes to go - but I JUST COULDN'T DO IT. So I listened to it holding my hand over my ear even tho I'm on a switchboard. I just had to turn my iPad off every time a call came in. It was truly great with some real twists & turns - especially at the end.. I loved it. Also Tanya Eby is such a good narrator - I'm definitely going to look out for her


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Last to Die?

    40 minutes from the end -to say more would give it away - great ending, totally out of nowhere


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunt Club

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By Guerin Barry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (17)

    A federal judge is murdered, found shot to death in his home - together with the body of his mistress. The crime grips San Francisco. To homicide inspector Devin Juhle, it first looks like a simple case of a wife's jealousy and rage. But Juhle's investigation reveals that the judge had powerful enemies...some of whom may have been willing to kill to prevent him from meddling in their affairs.

    Julianne says: "Not up to his usual excellence"
    "The narrator sounds like a moron"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A narrator that didn't sound moronic. I love John lescoart & I've read & then listened to nearly all his books but this set my teeth on edge. The narrator maybe. Thinks its amusing but it's moronic - I just couldn't stand it. I persevered for 2 hours but that was it. Sorry


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Conflict of Interest: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Adam Mitzner
    • Narrated By David LeDoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2076)
    Performance
    (1686)
    Story
    (1700)

    Alex Miller is a criminal defense lawyer leading the life he always imagined. At thirty-five, he is the youngest partner at New York City's most prestigious law firm, with a beautiful wife and a perfect daughter. When Alex's father suddenly passes away, Alex is introduced to Michael Ohlig, a rich and powerful man who holds an almost mythical place in his family lore. But Alex is surprised when Ohlig admits that he's in serious legal trouble, accused of crimes involving hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Melinda says: "My 2 Cents"
    "I was disappointed with this book"
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    What would have made A Conflict of Interest better?

    A storey that didn't take so long to develop as this did & I lost interest


    What was most disappointing about Adam Mitzner’s story?

    I found it borinng


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Conflict of Interest?

    I don't know - I didnt read past the 1st 2 chapters


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Harry Bosch Box Set: 'The Narrows', 'Echo Park', and 'The Overlook'

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    Overall
    (1641)
    Performance
    (1121)
    Story
    (1102)

    Here are three award-winning Harry Bosch thrillers, all voiced by standout Broadway veteran Len Cariou: The Narrows, Echo Park, and The Overlook.

    Jami says: "nice collection -- one missing in the order though"
    "My favourite law & order books"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    The way the stories built to a great end. I love these books


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    This one of my favourite authors he has researched his books in all ways & relates each story in a way that produces an on-the-edge-of-the-seat excitement every time. I've almost listened to each of his stories again. I have to say I've listened to a good many books I had previously read & I find this narrator &author complement each other perfectly.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    He did nothing wrong. This one of the great narrators - he is perfect for Harry Bosch. I've read all these books over the years & have therefore imagined & pictured them a certain way. Len brings the book to life in a way that complements both the authors story & my imagination.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Void Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1361)
    Performance
    (724)
    Story
    (723)

    In L.A., Cassie Black is another beautiful woman in a Porsche: except Cassie just did six years in prison and still has "outlaw juice" flowing in her veins. Now Cassie is returning to her old profession, taking down a money man in Vegas. But the perfect heist goes very wrong, and suddenly Cassie is on the run - with a near-psychotic Vegas "fixer" killing everyone who knew about the job.

    Snoodely says: "Connelly rules!"
    "Fabulous reading"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    It was exciting & mesmerising i couldn't turn it off


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    All of it. I've read all Michael Connelly's books over the years & when I bought my iPad & started to listen to books while I crocheted, I found I'd forgotten some of the stories & so, decided to read them again. I was not disappointed. This one I particularly enjoyed as it had me on the edge of my seat many times - I finished it in 1day & evening as I couldn't turn it off.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Nothing this reader was fabulous, he made it exciting but plausible. I would always read anything he narrated.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Visitor

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Hayward Morse
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Highflying Army career women Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cook are both victims of sexual harassment by their superiors. And now they're both dead. Jack Reacher, former US military cop, is a smart guy, a loner, and a drifter. He knew both the victims. For FBI Agent-in-Charge Nelson Blake, he's the perfect match. He's sure only Reacher has the answers to their burning questions: how did these women die? And why?

    David says: "Jack Reacher"
    "This was SO. Disappointing"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Not an audible book. This is one of my favourite authors. Over the years I've read every one of his books & buy new ones without even reading the back. However the reading & interpretation of the book totally spoiled the way I thought of jack Reacher. He even spoke differently. I was really disappointed & didn't listen for more than about an hour. In fact I would like to exchange it.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    No I lost interest


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    He is what really spoiled the book for me I didn't like his interpretation at all.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    I actually felt really sad, angry & disappointed because I know what a great storyteller Lee Child is & how good this book really is. I hate to think of others missing out on the experience of reading lee's books because they don't enjoy this.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Runner: A Jane Whitefield Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (102)

    When a bomb goes off in the middle of a hospital fundraiser, Native American guide-turned-housewife Jane Whitefield finds herself face to face with the cause of the explosion: a young pregnant girl who has been tracked across the country by a team of hired hunters.That night, regardless of what she wants or the vow that she's made to her husband, Jane must come back to transform one more victim into a runner. And her quest for safety sets in motion a mission that will be a rescue operation - or a chance for revenge.

    Jackie says: "Riveting"
    "I LOVED this book"
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    What made the experience of listening to Runner the most enjoyable?

    It was exciting engaging & brilliant


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

    It certainly did. I crochet while I listen because I love reading but don't have the time. This way I can do both but many times I found I'd become so engrossed I forgot to crochet. I even played it while driving - every spare minute I could get I listened


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

    I really enjoyed her - she kept pace with the story. Her interpretation made the story more realistic. Some readers can undermine & spoil the book but that was so not the case here.


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

    All of it. It was an implausible tale told in a very plausible & educating manner & a lot of thought went into its plot not to mention how well researched the book had to be


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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