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  • Die for Me: A Novel of the Valentine Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Cynthia Eden
    • Narrated By Emily Beresford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (100)

    Katherine Cole thought her fiancé was the perfect man - until he turned out to be the perfect killer. He left his victims stabbed through the heart holding a telltale single red rose and was deemed the Valentine Killer. Three years ago he vanished. Now he’s back. And he’s hunting the one who got away. In New Orleans, Katherine dared to hope she was finally safe, yet somehow he found her. This time, Katherine won’t just sit silently by; she’ll do anything to stop the monster she once loved, even trust the sexy cop promising to keep her safe.…

    Theresa Dugan says: "Twists & Turns"
    "Very poor character development and dialogue"
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    Story
    What would have made Die for Me: A Novel of the Valentine Killer better?

    The characters and dialogue were so stereotyped that it was painful to listen to. Very predictable in all regards.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    A Jo Nesbo or Laura Lipman mystery.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator was fine but sometimes the pace was too slow and dramatic sounding.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the only audiobook that I have not finished. I found it too painful to continue and a waste of time so I stopped and went on to another book.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The 7th Month: A Detective D. D. Warren Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    Overall
    (2477)
    Performance
    (2089)
    Story
    (2096)

    In Lisa Gardner’s first-ever short story following thirteen bestselling novels, The 7th Month takes listeners between the books and into a day in the life of Boston Detective D. D. Warren. In her seventh month of pregnancy, D.D. should be taking it easy. Instead, she accepts a small consulting role on the set of a serial killer film shooting in Boston.

    Kristi Richardson says: "A great short detective mystery!"
    "Not my Cup of Tea"
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    Story
    Would you try another book from Lisa Gardner and/or Kirsten Potter?

    The story jumped in with little back story for those unfamiliar with this author
    or character so it was a bit hard to follow. Also not very interesting.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not this author


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Sort of


    What character would you cut from The 7th Month?

    none


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • City of Thieves

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David Benioff
    • Narrated By Ron Perlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1514)
    Performance
    (776)
    Story
    (773)

    A writer visits his retired grandparents in Florida to document their experience during the infamous siege of Leningrad. His grandmother won't talk about it, but his grandfather reluctantly consents. The result is the captivating odyssey of two young men trying to survive against desperate odds. Lev Beniov considers himself "built for deprivation." He's small, smart, and insecure, a Jewish virgin too young for the army, who spends his nights working as a volunteer firefighter with friends from his building.

    Paul says: "Stunning Tale. Great Narration."
    "An entertaining read."
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    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to City of Thieves the most enjoyable?

    The story built without giving away too much too soon, and Lev's experiences and thoughts seemed to be authentic for a "boy" his age.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the relationship between Lev and Coalia(?) despite their differences in personality


    What about Ron Perlman’s performance did you like?

    His voice was great and he didn't try to "act" the story. The emphasis was appropriate to the situations and didn't stand out above the story


    If you could take any character from City of Thieves out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Lev. Just to watch him enjoy the food and listen to more stories.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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