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Jennifer

TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK, United States

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  • Maggie's Man: Family Secrets, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (104)

    When shy and reserved Maggie Ferringer is called for jury duty, she never expects to be kidnapped by an escaped convict. But when Cain Cannon, disguised as a prison guard, pulls a gun, she has no choice but to be taken hostage. Cain claims that he’s innocent of killing his girlfriend six years ago, and now he wants revenge on the people who put him behind bars. Soon Maggie becomes more than just a hostage to Cain. As they slowly begin to share the secrets of their respective pasts, Maggie discovers that she wants to fight for Cain’s freedom - because he just might be the kind of man she can love.

    Diana DC says: "Maggie's Man"
    "Mildly Entertaining, Heavy Cheese!"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would change Maggie however this was published in 97' and Lisa Gardner is one of my favorite authors. Maggie made no sense to me. She is a mousy virgin yet a marriage counselor who had never been in a serious relationship. Really? A very naive and whiny character, Maggie just annoyed me. The characters were not very complex and I'm glad this book was written under Alicia Scott, Maggie is nothing like DD Warren and the other complex characters in her other series.


    Would you recommend Maggie's Man to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend this one to a teenager who has limited experiences, they would probably find Maggie more believable.


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

    Never and I think Kate Rudd's narration added to the annoying qualities of Maggie and she reads men like they are cave men. errr.


    Was Maggie's Man worth the listening time?

    As much as I complained throughout this review, I still managed to listen to the whole book in 24 hours so it couldn't have been that bad. As I mentioned I was entertained, the book was not very complex which gave me the ability to multi-task while listening. If it was a DD Warren book or any other Lisa Gardner book, I would have been more captivated and would have stopped the multi-tasking to listen closely.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for Fear Nothing!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Frankenstein, Book Four: Lost Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (699)
    Performance
    (385)
    Story
    (389)

    In Frankenstein: Lost Souls, Dean Koontz puts a singular twist on this classic tale of ambition and science gone wrong, to forge a new legend uniquely suited to our times. It is a story of revenge, redemption, and the thin line that separates human from inhuman.

    Lane says: "Frankenstein Lost Souls"
    "And story continues"
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    Great story but each book is about 8 hours and the series adds up in credits. I'm enjoying the story though so I guess u got me hooked. The other negative is its moving VERY slow. Besides that I love characters, especially Jacko.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frankenstein, Book Two: City of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz, Ed Gorman
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1262)
    Performance
    (466)
    Story
    (478)

    They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created, and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios, once Frankenstein, can stop the engineered killers he's set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans. Now the only hope rests in a one-time "monster" and his all-too-human partners, Detectives Carson O'Connor and Michael Maddison.

    Chris F. says: "Other Reviewers Are Nuts"
    "Fun!"
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    I'm loving the characters. The plot is really building up. I find myself liking and at the same time pitying these monsters.
    So innocent yet dangerous. I'm looking forward to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frankenstein, Book One: Prodigal Son

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1500)
    Performance
    (634)
    Story
    (643)

    The first in a mesmerizing four-book original series, Prodigal Son is a brilliant re-imagining and updating of the classic Frankenstein story that only Dean Koontz could conceive. Two hundred years old, the "monster", Deucalion, is a monster no more. Literate and intelligent, he arrives in modern-day New Orleans, where he will join forces with a street-smart police detective and her partner on the trail of a macabre serial killer.

    John D. Grote says: "CSI -Transylvania"
    "Refreshing"
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    This book was wonderful, I couldn't put it down. A cross between sci-fi and psychological crime thriller, this book kept me interested from beginning to end. Of course, Scott brick was icing on the cake. I wish he narrated the rest of the series but hopefully the next narrator is just as good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Intensity: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Kate Burton
    Overall
    (550)
    Performance
    (235)
    Story
    (240)

    Past midnight, Chyna Shepherd, 26, gazed out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend's family. Instinct proves reliable. A murderous sociopath, Edgler Forman Vess, has entered the house, intent on killing everyone inside. A self-proclaimed "homicidal adventurer", Vess lives only to satisfy all appetites as they arise, to immerse himself in sensation, to live without fear, remorse, or limits, to live with intensity.

    Connie says: "One of the best Koontz Books!"
    "Wow!"
    Overall

    This book went beyond my expectations. It was fast paced and thought provoking all the while disturbing. I loved the balance between darkness and light. If you like psychological thrillers about serial killers, this book is for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Every Dead Thing

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (53)

    Former NYPD detective Charlie "Bird" Parker is on the verge of madness. Tortured by the unsolved slayings of his wife and young daughter, he is a man consumed by guilt, regret, and the desire for revenge. When his former partner asks him to track down a missing girl, Parker finds himself drawn into a world beyond his imagining - one where 30 year old killings remain shrouded in fear and lies, a world where the ghosts of the dead torment the living....

    Mike says: "Horrible narration"
    "Should have been two novels"
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    This is the first I have read from this author and I have mixed feelings. Part one and two could have been the first book as the other half seemed totally different. Some of the book was psychological thriller which was great and the author has a beautiful way with his words. On the other hand, other parts felt like a scene from good fellas and I didn't enjoy it. It was like two genres of books were made into one book. I don't know if I'll read the next. Fifteen hours is a big time investment and the ending left me feeling unsatisfied.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dead Room

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Robert Ellis
    • Narrated By Jim McCance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (95)

    A young woman is found, brutally murdered and left on gruesome display in the "safety" of her own home. The atrocity kicks off an investigation into a bizarre string of increasingly disturbing murders, all believed to be perpetrated by someone of unprecedented savagery and cunning.

    Jennifer says: "Wow! Refreshingly Different!"
    "Wow! Refreshingly Different!"
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    Where does The Dead Room rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I gave read many serial killer stories and it starts getting repetitive but this book was refreshing. This one follows a young criminal lawyer instead of a police detective. It is by far one of the best mystery novels I've read. Also I have never listened to Jim McCance before but he was great, at times he sounded like Buffalo Bill from "Silence of the Lambs" and other times he sounded like my favorite narrator, Scott Brick. If you like Scott Brick you should like Jim McCance.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed listening to the evolution of Teddy who was somewhat naive and desperate for a mentor.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The underwater scene, I'll leave it at that. ;)


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

    Once I got into it I couldn't put it down.


    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Missing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Chris Mooney
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (31)

    Darby McCormick had known Melanie Cruz and Stacey Stephens forever. Best friends since childhood, the threesome had survived high school together. But one night in the woods, drinking beers to celebrate Melanie's 16th birthday, the three unsuspecting teenagers witnessed the grisly murder of a woman. Darby and her friends fled the scene, but they left behind a clue to their whereabouts, which only simplified the killer's revenge. It didn't take long to find them. This time, only Darby survived.

    Eric says: "Well Written, Well Read"
    "Grabs you in the first 5 minutes. So Creepy!!!"
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    Where does The Missing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I stumbled on this series by accident. One of the best I've read in awhile.


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

    Big Time!!!! It kept me guessing the whole time.


    What about Bernadette Dunne’s performance did you like?

    She was fantastic!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Some secrets are best left unsaid.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pure Instinct: Instinct Thriller Series

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Robert W. Walker
    • Narrated By Ted Brooks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    A new horror is stalking New Orleans. He is the "Queen of Hearts" killer, removing the hearts of his young male victims. He is savage. He is unstoppable. And the New Orleans Police commissioner has requested - by name - the aid of Dr. Jessica Coran. But another horror is stalking Jessica. The man known as "The Vampire Killer" has escaped from prison, leaving a trail of blood-drained bodies in his wake. No one knows where he is - but they do know that he's coming for Jessica, the woman that put him behind bars.

    Madeleine says: "Great Premise, Badly Written"
    "Series Takes a Nose Dive!"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anyone that likes this narrator will like it. I didn't like the narrator. I'm two hours into the story and I've stopped it twice to read other books.


    What could Robert W. Walker have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    He should try to keep the same narrator throughout the series. For a man to read as a woman he has to be careful to not make the girl sound too girly. Jessica is a tough woman and I don't like how he reads her. Also, two hours in the Jessica still hasn't been brought into the crime investigation in New Orleans, its just dragging! The other issue which is no fault of this book is book 3 is not available on audible therefore I now have a gap in the storyline.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ted Brooks’s performances?

    I will and I will try to finish this book. I would really like book 3 on audible.


    What character would you cut from Pure Instinct?

    cut the narrator


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fatal Instinct: The Instinct Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robert W. Walker
    • Narrated By Marshal Hilton
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    The FBI's Dr. Jessica Coran has hunted and trapped the most infamous serial killers in the country. Now she has been summoned to New York to find a modern- day Jack the Ripper nicknamed "The Claw."But her target is more cunning than anyone realizes. He knows he is being studied from afar. And he is painstakingly planning a special fate for his next intended victim...

    Jennifer says: "Great Narrator, Great Thriller, Great Twists!"
    "Great Narrator, Great Thriller, Great Twists!"
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    Where does Fatal Instinct rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my new favorites.


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

    Big time and it kept me guessing. The killer is just so creepy.


    Which character – as performed by Marshal Hilton – was your favorite?

    He was great across the board


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Organ Play


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Killer Instinct: Instinct Series: Dr. Jessica Coran, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Robert W. Walker
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    DR. JESSICA CORAN A brilliant and determined FBI medical examiner, she was an expert student of the criminal mind who thought she could face anything. That was before Wisconsin. Before she saw one of his victims... THE VAMPIRE KILLER The FBI agent had a special code name for his unusual method of torture: Tort 9, the draining of the victims blood. The newspapers called him the Vampire-Killer. But his own twisted love letters were signed "Teach"... and were addressed to the one woman he wanted most of all: His hunter, his prey, Dr. Jessica Coran.

    Fritz says: "Badly Written, Horribly Read"
    "If you like gritty crime thrillers, get it."
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    Would you listen to Killer Instinct again? Why?

    I really liked this book. Lately the crime novels I've been reading are more romance than thriller. This one is gritty and the woman doesn't take any s**t.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was suspenseful and I enjoyed all the forensic talk. The ending was deeply disturbing and I loved listening to every second of it.


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

    He was fantastic! I liked his voice for Jessica. She sounds as you would expect. Someone very intelligent and just wants to cut through the nonsense.


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

    I pretty much did.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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