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Jessica

I am a 40 year old physical therapist. I can remember when I was 12 I thought Stephen King was the only author in the world and I read any of his books...... Now my love for reading has grown...I love to listen and now... To about anything.....

HOUMA, Lao People's Democratic Republic | Member Since 2010

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  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19782)
    Performance
    (17705)
    Story
    (17766)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "One of the best books of the year!!"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes,because you never know what will happen next


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When nick realized that even with his book, Amy had out thought him again


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • In the Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
    (4967)
    Performance
    (3000)
    Story
    (3000)

    As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

    Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a 12-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery.

    Amazon Customer says: "A near-flawless audiobook (but for one thing...)"
    "A boring, very poorly read snooze!!!!"
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    What would have made In the Woods better?

    First the story was so slow it could have been finished in 100 pages. The reader was terrible. You could hear him swallow, very wet quality to his voice. It was like he was sucking on his tongue. Then the worst part the book ended with no resolution to the first murder.


    Has In the Woods turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of Steven Crossley’s performances?

    No definitely not!!!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sharp Objects

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3564)
    Performance
    (2841)
    Story
    (2862)

    Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

    Kelley says: "I agree with Stephen King"
    "Experience the stories before "GoneGirl" Amazing!"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is another dark story that pulls you in. This time you feel sorry for your main character and learn why her life is so terrible. The developing storyline is scary but definitely something that could happen. It gives you chills.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sharp Objects?

    When the main character finally realizes who the killer is!!!!


    What about Ann Marie Lee’s performance did you like?

    Very well read.


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

    Yes I could not stop listening . It was on all the time no matter what.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Play Dirty

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Victor Slezak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (694)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (163)

    Griff Burkett has a multimillion-dollar contract with the Dallas Cowboys. But at the end of his football career, deep in debt, a crime kingpin offers him a chance to resolve his loans by throwing a game. Griff agrees, and walks into an FBI sting. After serving time, he finds only closed doors. Then he is summoned by eccentric millionaire Foster Speakman. Speakman, a recluse since a car accident left him crippled, is impotent. Deadly consequences ensue when he hires Burkett to impregnate his wife.

    Dave says: "Typically satisfying Sandra Brown novel"
    "Average story, but not overwhelming"
    Overall
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    Would you try another book from Sandra Brown and/or Victor Slezak?

    Definitely yes. I am a big fan of S.B., but this book just was not a favorite of mine..


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I just did not feel much for any of the characters.... Maybe the characters needed to be built up more.... Even the romance was just well... There.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    Do you think Play Dirty needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No I just really would not be that interested


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Twelve: A Novel: The Passage Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (3005)
    Performance
    (2661)
    Story
    (2663)

    In the present day, as the man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos. Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, is so shattered by the spread of violence and infection that she continues to plan for her child’s arrival even as society dissolves around her. Kittridge, known to the world as "Last Stand in Denver", has been forced to flee his stronghold and is now on the road, dodging the infected, armed but alone and well aware that a tank of gas will get him only so far. April is a teenager fighting to guide her little brother safely through a landscape of death and ruin.

    Amanda says: "Expanding The Story In Every Direction"
    "Awesome second installment. Very moving"
    Overall
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    Where does The Twelve: A Novel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book along with the passage rates in my top five


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite would have to be Peter because of the intense development of his character.


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

    No


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

    Yes. Again,like the first, I was so wrapped up in everyone's lives that I hated to turn the audio off


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swarm: Star Force, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3718)
    Performance
    (3405)
    Story
    (3416)

    Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

    Lamonica Johnson says: "If Micheal Bay Wrote a Sci-Fi Novel..."
    "Very boring sci-fi adventure"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What disappointed you about Swarm?

    The story did not give you much background on the characters. The story never took off and just the overall idea was just corny!


    What was most disappointing about B. V. Larson’s story?

    No real excitement. I expected a lot more .... It is supposed to be sci-fi


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I guess but it was just bland


    What character would you cut from Swarm?

    Does not matter


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Passage: The Passage Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7154)
    Performance
    (3512)
    Story
    (3517)

    First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

    Nicole says: "You love it or you hate it..."
    "The best apocalyptic book since The Stand"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a new, innovative story on end of the world and vampires


    What did you like best about this story?

    I truly enjoyed the multiple storylines and the development of each of the characters


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

    No


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

    I always turned the book on any free minute I had because I couldn't wait to here what was next


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Taken: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (622)
    Performance
    (539)
    Story
    (537)

    When Nita Morales hires Elvis Cole to find her missing adult daughter, she isn’t afraid, even though she’s gotten a phone call asking for ransom. She knows it’s a fake, that her daughter is off with the guy Nita will call only “that boy,” and that they need money: "Even smart girls do stupid things when they think a boy loves them." But she is wrong....

    R. Conley says: "One of the best"
    "Very edge of your seat excitement/action!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Taken to be better than the print version?

    I love audio because it draws you in..... Much more reaction to the story.


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

    Yes, many characters, many story directions, but all leading to the finale.


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

    Taken-- edge of your seat thriller


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15996)
    Performance
    (13273)
    Story
    (13900)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "The sexiest,most intriguing book I have ever read!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades of Grey in three words, what would they be?

    Fifty has not just one of the sexiet characters ever,but a great storyline to be en tangled with. I could defiantly relate to Anna's initial shyness to her relationship, because I was clueless in college too. Oh but how she grew.......


    What other book might you compare Fifty Shades of Grey to and why?

    None!


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    The book defiantly could have used a more experienced narrator. Very flat and hard to take her efforts when changing characters!


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

    Oh yes! It revived many of our extracurricular activities


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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