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John

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  • 7 reviews
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  • 141 titles in library
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  • Justice Hall

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (813)
    Performance
    (451)
    Story
    (453)

    A trail of ominous clues comprise a mystery that leads from an English hamlet to the city of Paris to the wild prairie of the New World. The trap is set, the game is afoot; but can Holmes and Russell catch an elusive killer, or has the murderer caught them?

    Mary Twain says: "Best Holmes since Arthur Conan Doyle"
    "I am addicted to this series"
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    I've always prided myself that I am not addicted to anything but I am definitely addicted to the Holmes and Russel adventures. I have now listened to six of these books and am dreading the day that the series runs out. I've been a Sherlock Holmes fan since childhood and I was wary of a new author trying to capture that enigmatic character but Laurie King does it brilliantly.

    Her writing is elegant and precise with enough detail to make the characters real and make the reader (or listener) really care about them but not so much that the plot gets bogged down. I was also wary of a female reader bringing Holmes to life (I had no doubt she could do Mary Russell) but I will now listen to ANYTHING read by Jenny Sterlin.

    Listening to these adventures is a thoroughly enjoyable experience with the ability to transport the reader to a British Manor House (as in this one), to the Sussex countryside, to the lonely windswept moors or to Jerusalem - my favourite experience so far.

    In my experience an enjoyable adventure must have more than just a strong plot. All the characters - not just the principal players - must be fully drawn and credible and the localities must transport the reader. Laurie King, togeter with Jenny Sterlin, succeed in all of these and more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sixth Grave on the Edge: Charley Davidson, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1368)
    Performance
    (1290)
    Story
    (1289)

    Most girls might think twice before getting engaged to someone like Reyes Farrow - but Charley Davidson is not most girls. She’s a paranormal private eye and grim-reaper-in-training who’s known to be a bit of a hell-raiser, especially after a few shots of caffeine. Her beloved Reyes may be the only begotten son of evil, but he’s dark and sultry and deeply sexy and everything Charley could hope for. Really. But when the FBI file on Reyes’ childhood happens to land into her lap, she can’t help herself: She opens it...and then the real fun begins.

    RabidReads says: "This book could change EVERYTHING!"
    "Trying too hard to write an erotic novel"
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    I did enjoy the first few of these books. First I must say that the reader is excellent and the first few stories were light hearted and witty detective stories with an "I help dead people" twist - a lot of fun.

    However this one I just could not finish. I think the author is now trying too hard to compete with 50 shades of grey. I quite enjoy a bit of sex in my books but the plot just too frequently comes to a dead halt while she describes their sexual encounters in great detail. Probably OK if I'm listening alone in a dark room but not on a treadmill at the Gym!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Didymus Contingency

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jeremy Robinson
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (448)
    Performance
    (399)
    Story
    (404)

    If you could go back in time...and witness any event...where would you go? When Dr. Tom Greenbaum faces that question after successfully discovering the secret to time travel, he knows the time, place, and event he will witness: the death and failed resurrection of Jesus Christ. Dr. David Goodman, Tom's colleague and closest friend follows Tom into the past, attempting to avert a time-space catastrophe, but forces beyond their control toss them into a dangerous end game.

    Wesley says: "Not what I expected at all."
    "Very disappointing and just silly"
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    I began listening to this book with expectations that it would be interesting and imaginative. I persevered because of sheer determination.
    The concept was interesting - time travellers returning to the time of Jesus but it devolved to pure silliness. The central characters were far from convincing - a renowned Jewish scientist totally ignorant of who jesus was? When it descended into battles with demons I lost interest totally.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Sherlockian

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Graham Moore
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (118)

    In December 1893, Sherlock Holmes-adoring Londoners eagerly opened their Strand magazines-- anticipating the detective's next adventure-- only to find the unthinkable: his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, had killed their hero off. London spiraled into mourning -- crowds sported black armbands in grief -- and railed against Conan Doyle as his assassin.

    Snoodely says: "Worth purchasing"
    "Very entertaining mystery and adventure"
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    This is a mystery and an adventure which Arthur Conan Doyle would love to have written.
    A mystery lasting a century and two parallel adventures a century apart could be confusing but Moore has written them well so that there is no confusion.
    A book definitely written in the Sherlock Holmes genre but more about Doyle than Holmes, it will be very entertaining to anyone who has ever been a fan of the great detective

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Doomsday Book

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2309)
    Performance
    (1602)
    Story
    (1622)

    For Oxford student Kivrin, traveling back to the 14th century is more than the culmination of her studies - it's the chance for a wonderful adventure. For Dunworthy, her mentor, it is cause for intense worry about the thousands of things that could go wrong.

    Sara says: "A Haunting First Book in the Series"
    "Enthralling, funny, compassionate and wonderful"
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    I have now listened to this book a second time, simply to enjoy it once more and i did enjoy it just as much as the first.

    The story is engrossing. A very different variation on the time travel genre, I love the way it interweaves the 14th and 21st centuries.

    I found myself totally enthralled by the story, really caring about the characters, crying and laughing. What more can one ask from a book?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Brother Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2710)
    Performance
    (1218)
    Story
    (1214)

    No one could have imagined Odd Thomas ever leaving the quirky comfort of Pico Mundo. Yet leave it he has, for a monastery. But Odd has a knack for finding trouble no matter where he goes, and a killer is stalking the ancient holy halls. Odd is about to meet an enemy who eclipses any he has yet encountered.

    Travelgirl says: "Odds are you will LOVE this book!!!"
    "Starting to wear thin but still a good listen."
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    This is my third "Odd Thomas" book and I found that the the device of using his unusual abilities to solve mysteries is beginning to wear thin and become predictable. I don't think I'll bother with another but nonetheless this was an enjoyable listening experience with a surprise ending.

    The first book in the series was definitely the most interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Vengeance

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2294)
    Performance
    (1798)
    Story
    (1793)

    Devastated by the discovery that his wife, Helen, was murdered, Special Agent Pendergast must have retribution. But revenge is not simple. As he stalks his wife's betrayers-a chase that takes him from the wild moors of Scotland to the bustling streets of New York City and the darkest bayous of Louisiana - he is also forced to dig further into Helen's past. And he is stunned to learn that Helen may have been a collaborator in her own murder.

    A User says: "Aloysius X. L. Pendergast"
    "Thrilling but frustrating"
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    Having read most of the Preston & Child novels but now having listened to my first, I have to say it was riveting. The storyline, as always is not only suspenseful but interesting and by now I feel like I know the main characters. I was wary about listening because I feared that no narrator could personify the character of Pendergast as well as my imagination had but Rene Auberjonois is brilliant - a voice that is clear but creepy. Wonderful!

    Oh yes! The "fustrating" part? The ending or lack thereof. I wanted to scream (and did in fact) "Where's the rest?" Oh well anticipation etc...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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