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Larry

Huntington, WV, United States

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  • In for the Kill

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John Lutz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (345)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (86)

    A madman is stalking women in the city. By the time his victims are found, they've been dismembered with careful precision, their limbs stacked into a gruesome pyramid and completely cleansed of every last drop of blood. Accustomed to working on the most grisly homicides, detective Frank Quinn's nerves don't rattle easily. But when the last names of the killer's victims spell out "Q-u-i-n-n", the veteran cop feels a chill run down his spine.

    Larry says: "A great read"
    "A great read"
    Overall

    Some didn't like this book, but I am a huge John Lutz fan and this is one of his best in my opinion. The character Quinn is believable. Lutz has been around for a while and all of the books I have read so far are about retired cops coming out of retirement to work again. I am also a huge Michael Connelly fan (Harry Botch) and this is one of the reasons I like this author.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Sunstorm: A Time Odyssey, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (155)

    Returned to the Earth of 2037 by the Firstborn, mysterious beings of almost limitless technological prowess, Bisesa Dutt is haunted by the memories of her five years spent on the strange alternate Earth called Mir, a jigsaw-puzzle world made up of lands and people cut out of different eras of Earth's history.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Educated people won't War?"
    "Very scientific"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I love time travel novels. The first in this series was more time travel related. This book was very informative about the sun. Good but not great.


    Would you recommend Sunstorm to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes. It's part of the series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fiery Cross

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Geraldine James
    Overall
    (1068)
    Performance
    (324)
    Story
    (328)

    The Fiery Cross is Diana Gabaldon's fifth novel in her award-winning Outlander series, featuring 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall.

    Debra says: "Waiting for Davina"
    "Very disapointing"
    Overall

    I agree with most of the reviews of this book. The abridged version of any Diana Gabaldon novel is like watching half of a great play. Please discontinue putting abridged books on Audible. The Unabridged version of this book has been published, GET IT. This has been the worst purchase by me on Audible.com. I don't know why this was published without Davina Porter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bad Blood: A Virgil Flowers Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1995)
    Performance
    (1102)
    Story
    (1097)

    One late fall Sunday in southern Minnesota, a farmer brings a load of soybeans to a local grain elevator - and a young man hits him on the head with a steel bar, drops him into the grain bin, waits until he's sure he's dead, and then calls the sheriff to report the "accident." Suspicious, the sheriff calls in Virgil Flowers, who quickly breaks the kid down...and the next day the boy's found hanging in his cell. Remorse? Virgil isn't so sure....

    Bob says: "EXCELLENT!"
    "This is like the early John Sanford Books"
    Overall

    Virgil Flowers is like reading the old John Sanford Prey Books. The new Lucas Davenport novels have taken the fun out of the reading for me. I will buy all the Virgil Flowers books I can get my hands on. This is a believable plot due to stories that have appeared in the news over the past 4 to 5 years.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Meeting at Corvallis: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (624)
    Performance
    (396)
    Story
    (398)

    In the 10th year of the Change, the survivors in western Oregon have learned how to live in a world without technology. They have held the Lord Protector, Norman Arminger - the warlord of Portland - at bay. The tensions between these factions have been building for some time, and the only reason they haven't confronted one another on the battlefield is because Arminger's daughter has fallen into Clan Mackenzie's hands. But Lady Sandra has a plan to retrieve her, one that may spark open warfare.

    J. M. Cousins says: "Series Finding It's Stride"
    "Great Listen"
    Overall

    A proper end to the first part of the change. I have listened to 7 books in this series and can't wait for the next one "The Sword of the Lady" which is supposed to be released in September 2009 in Audio format. I hope Audible.com has it as soon as it is available. Rudy Mckensie has the best of Mike Havel and Juniper Mckensie and keeps the story line moving ahead. I highly reccomend this series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • New Spring: The Wheel of Time Prequel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    Overall
    (2499)
    Performance
    (1411)
    Story
    (1436)

    For three days battle has raged in the snow around the great city of Tar Valon. In the city, a foretelling of the future is uttered. On the slopes of Dragonmount, the immense mountain that looms over the city, a child is born, an infant prophesied to change the world. That child must be found before he can be killed by the forces of the Shadow.

    H. Brown says: "Well done!"
    "Great Listen"
    Overall

    This is the shortest Robert Jordan book I have listened to. Honestly, I wish it was longer and continued right up to when the first Wheel of Time novel (The Eye of the World)started.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Prison Diary

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (210)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (51)

    On July 19, 2001, Jeffrey Archer is sentenced to four years in prison for perjury. He serves the first three weeks of his sentence in a high-prison that houses some of Britain's most violent criminals. Archer contemplates suicide; he is allowed out and followed by 100 reporters on the day of his mother's funeral; he's moved to the Lifer's wing because of the security; and he becomes a trusted confidant for fellow convicts. A Prison Diary is Archer's account of these events.

    Jeffrey says: "A Worthwhile Listen"
    "Very good book"
    Overall

    This is my first Jeffrey Archer book and I enjoyed it very much. It is very interesting to see the differences in British prisons and American prisons.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Last Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jilliane Hoffman
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Cops are dying. Hunted down while on patrol, they are being murdered while trying to protect the citizens of Miami from this very type of crime. Dominick Falconetti, an agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, is charged with heading a task force to investigate. Details at the crime scenes point to a drug connection, and when a highly-placed gang member disappears, it reinforces Dominick's suspicions that these cops were all involved in something unsavory.

    angel says: "more like 3.5"
    "A great follup to Retribution"
    Overall

    The characters are real. Ms. Hoffman's experience as a prosecutor is obvious and very easy to follow. The ending was a little bothersome but I loved it anyway.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower I

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7446)
    Performance
    (3827)
    Story
    (3885)

    Eerie, dreamlike, set in a world that is weirdly related to our own, The Gunslinger introduces Roland Deschain of Gilead, of In-World that was, as he pursues his enigmatic antagonist to the mountains that separate the desert from the Western Sea in the first volume of The Dark Tower series. Roland, the last gunslinger, is a solitary figure, perhaps accursed, who with a strange single-mindedness traverses an exhausted, almost timeless landscape of good and evil.

    Valerie says: "Just As Wonderful as I Remembered!"
    "Great Beginning"
    Overall

    To me, this is not the best of the seven Dark Tower books but without it we couldn't have the rest. I'm glad Mr. King decided to finish the series. I have read them all and listened to them all. My earlier version of this audio book was read by Stephen King and I wanted this one mainly because of the narrator. I'm going to listen to them again because I can't get enough of Roland and his travelers.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Darker Than Night

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Lutz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (119)

    Ex-homicide cop Frank Quinn is still reeling in the wake of an elaborate setup that ended his career, but a new case presents a chance to salvage his reputation. A killer dubbed "The Night Prowler" has begun terrorizing the citizens of New York City. With the body count climbing, it's up to Quinn to unlock the mystery of a madman's past and end his bloody reign of terror. But in the city of New York, any one of eight million faces could be that of a killer - or his next target.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great Twist"
    "Highly Reccommend"
    Overall

    This was my first read of a John Lutz Book. I mainly ordered it because of Scott Brick. I was not disappointed by either. I did not figure it out until the very end although there was quite a bit of misdirection on the author’s part. Anyway, I will continue listen to Lutz and definitely continue to listen to Scott Brick.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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