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Lisa

Sacramento, CA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 9 reviews
  • 37 ratings
  • 591 titles in library
  • 45 purchased in 2014
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  • Hidden: A Bone Secrets Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kendra Elliot
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (631)
    Performance
    (561)
    Story
    (559)

    Eleven years ago, the Co-Ed Slayer murdered nine female college students on the Oregon State University campus. Lacey Campbell barely survived his attack, but he killed her best friend, Suzanne, whose body was never found. Now a forensic odontologist analyzing teeth and bones for the state medical examiner, Lacey is devastated when she identifies Suzanne’s remains at a crime scene. She finds comfort in the arms of ex-cop Jack Harper, and sparks fly between them.

    English Teach says: "Okay"
    "Story isn't bad...the narrator however is awful"
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    OK, so the story isn't a real page turner, but when you listen to as many books as I do you realize not all of them can be grea. This story line isn't so bad, kinda predictable, but not bad. The narrator is so bad, I can't finish the story! How old is she - 12? She overacts at inappropriate times, cannot do a male voice, and seems to have no real talent. I'll stop listening to this one and maybe pick up the story in paperback.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love Kills: Max Segal, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Dan Greenburg
    • Narrated By Alexander Cendese
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    The attractive redhead at the A&P checkout counter opens her checkbook and begins writing a check, unaware that she’s signing her own death warrant. The man behind her in the dark overcoat memorizes the address on her check. When she leaves the A&P, he follows her home. In the next few weeks he tracks her every move...and when she rebuffs his advances, he stabs her. Five women, chosen at random, fall victim to a man the press dubs the Hyena. The NYPD has no leads until young Babette Watson walks into homicide detective Max Segal’s office.

    Lisa says: "I rolled my eyes the whole time...."
    "I rolled my eyes the whole time...."
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    This book is soooo cheesy I found myself rolling my eyes with almost every line Babette speaks! No one is really that naive and insecure! The narrator did a decent job of creating all the different characters, but the writing was so cheesy I couldn't believe it. That being said, I still HAD to listen to the end. Its one of those books you only half way listen to, then you tune in for a while, then back out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fear Nothing: Detective D. D. Warren, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (873)
    Performance
    (757)
    Story
    (756)

    The last thing Boston Detective D. D. Warren remembers is walking the crime scene after dark. Then, a creaking floorboard, a low voice crooning in her ear… She is later told she managed to discharge her weapon three times. All she knows is that she is seriously injured, unable to move her left arm, unable to return to work. My sister is Shana Day, a notorious murderer who first killed at fourteen. Incarcerated for thirty years, she has now murdered more people while in prison than she did as a free woman.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Fascinating look at a killer family!"
    "Make sure you have some uninterrupted time! Enjoy"
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    I've listened to all of Lisa Gardner's books and especially enjoyed the D.D. Warren series. This book doesn't concentrate so much on D.D., but instead told a great story of someone who cannot feel pain. No, the book is not realistic I suppose - but I wasn't reading True Crime. Yes it has a dark subject, but most murder mysteries do. If you listen for pleasure like I do, you'll love it. I really enjoyed the performance by Kirsten Potter.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The 9th Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (873)
    Performance
    (768)
    Story
    (780)

    On a frigid New Year’s Eve in Minneapolis, a young woman’s brutalized body falls from the trunk of a car into the path of oncoming traffic. Questions as to whether she was alive or dead when she hit the icy pavement result in her macabre nickname, Zombie Doe. Unidentified and unidentifiable, she is the ninth nameless female victim of the year, and homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are charged with the task of not only finding out who Zombie Doe is but who in her life hated her enough to destroy her. Was it personal? Or could it just have been a crime of opportunity?

    Sires says: "Not Fond of Narrator, Characters Sterotypical"
    "Good book, horrible narrator!"
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    When will I learn to pay attention to reviews commenting on narrators. I liked this book, I liked the story, I even liked the characters and will look to see if its a series but if its the same narrator, forget it! Nothing worse than a bad narrator trying to do a teenage girl's voice! Oh well, at least I know I can return it!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Whodunnit?: Murder in Mystery Manor

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Anthony Zuiker
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1538)
    Performance
    (1414)
    Story
    (1409)

    Ten excited guests arrive at the Westlake Estate, expecting a lavish retreat. They are the winners of a sweepstakes to "Live Like a Billionaire for a Week." But what was supposed to be a promising escape soon turns into a horrific nightmare. Within hours of arrival, the guests sit down for an extravagant dinner. When they pull their party poppers as instructed, a loud chorus of bangs resounds, followed by earsplitting screams as the guest seated at the head of the table bursts into flames and slumps to the floor.

    Stacy says: "As Ridiculous and Unimaginative as the TV show."
    "Fun"
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    I liked this book. It wasn't the best book ever, but it was nice, light, and easy to read. Its one of those books you can just sit back and listen without getting too wrapped up in it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Run: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (410)
    Performance
    (380)
    Story
    (378)

    Five days ago a rash of bizarre murders swept the country. Senseless. Brutal. Seemingly unconnected. A cop walked into a nursing home and unloaded his weapons on elderly and staff alike. A mass of school shootings. Prison riots of unprecedented brutality. Mind-boggling acts of violence in every state. Four Days Ago the murders increased ten-fold. Three days ago the President addressed the nation and begged for calm and peace. Two days ago the killers began to mobilize. Yesterday all the power went out. Tonight....

    Paula says: "A Very Good Thriller!"
    "Its OK, not great but not terrible"
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    Would you try another book from Blake Crouch and/or Phil Gigante?

    Maybe, I'll have to see about the narrator. The story was interesting but I really started hated the narrator's female voices.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a fast paced book.


    How could the performance have been better?

    This narrator had a really poor female voice. They came off as being super whiny.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • NOS4A2: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Joe Hill
    • Narrated By Kate Mulgrew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3279)
    Performance
    (3041)
    Story
    (3044)

    Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

    Jacqueline says: "Finish to Start Excellent is Novel This"
    "Call in sick to work..you need to listen!"
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    What did you love best about NOS4A2?

    WOW - what a great way to spend 19 hours. I enjoyed every minute. This is one of those books you'll sit in your car even after you get to where you're going, you'll want to call in sick just so you have the time to listen, go to bed early so you have the peace & quite to really enjoy.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of NOS4A2?

    Hard to pick just one memorable moment without giving anything away.


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

    She was GREAT. Her voice as Mr. Manks was so super creepy. I will hear that voice in my head every Christmas.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was scared at times, laughed out loud, and even cried at times.


    Any additional comments?

    My biggest problem with this book was that I wanted to keep listening, but that meant I was always drawing closer to the ending so I had to try to "save" it. Can't wait to read another book by Mr. Hill.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sanctuary

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ted Dekker
    • Narrated By Henry Leyva, Rebecca Soler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (76)

    The Sanctuary is the gripping story of vigilante priest, Danny Hansen, who is now serving a 50 year prison term in California for the murder of two abusive men. Filled with remorse, Danny is determined to live out his days by a code of non-violence and maneuvers deftly within a ruthless prison system. But when Renee Gilmore, the woman he loves, receives a box containing a bloody finger and draconian demands from a mysterious enemy on the outside, Danny must find a way to escape.

    DebaDeb says: "Passes time"
    "Save your credit - I couldn't get through it."
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    Would you try another book from Ted Dekker and/or Henry Leyva and Rebecca Soler ?

    Not Rebecca Soler - she was awful!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Henry Leyva and Rebecca Soler ’s performances?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I really wanted to like this book; I like alot of Ted Dekker's books. The Sanctuary just isn't one of them. I'm not sure why the whole book had to be G-Rated, after all most of the book took place in prison! The female narrator's voice sounded as if she were barely in high school and her cadence was way off.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Cold Dark Place

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Gregg Olsen
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    In a secluded farm house in the Pacific Northwest, a family has been slaughtered – and a teenage son has disappeared. Single mother and cop, Emily Kenyon spearheads a dark hunt for a killer. But Emily's teenage daughter Jenna is one step ahead of her...are planted in...Jenna knows the boy suspected of murdering his family and wants to help him – perhaps too much

    shelley says: "A Cold Dark Place deserves better reviews"
    "Don't waste your credit!"
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    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kevin Foley?

    I don't think anyone, not even Scott Brick, could have made this book better!


    Any additional comments?

    At first I thought this book was bad because they chose a male narrator even though the main character is a female (and most of the others) however the more I listened the more I realized how bad the writing really is! I couldn't believe some of the dialog between characters. The main character was whiny, illogical, and the dialog so cheesy it made me angry. I'm not sure who should be more ashamed, the writer or me for actually listening!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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