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Lisa

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  • Stealing Shadows

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Kay Hooper
    • Narrated By Cristine McMurdo-Wallis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (237)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (216)

    From best-selling author Kay Hooper comes a thrilling tale with a paranormal bent and a touch of romance. Cassie Neill has a powerful but troubling gift. She can see inside the minds of serial killers as they are planning their crimes. Tormented by her ability, she takes refuge in a secluded North Carolina town. But there’s no escaping her visions, and when a body surfaces just where she predicted, Cassie is suddenly a suspect.

    MEOWx4 says: "Good story, bad narration"
    "droning monotone narration"
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    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The tone of her voice never changed. The woman that narrated this story should only be allowed to read hypnosis recordings.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Run

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Erica Spindler
    • Narrated By Gayle Hendrix
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (52)

    Compelled to uncover the truth about her sister's disappearance, she heads to Key West. Within hours of her arrival a successful banker jumps to his death. Then a teenage girl whom Rachel was counseling is found brutally murdered. The ritualistic style of the killing is hauntingly similar to that used by the notorious "New Testament" serial killer—now on death row.

    andrea says: "A Good Suspense and Thriller"
    "Weak story, cringe worthy narrator."
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    What would have made Dead Run better?

    Neither the story or the writing was very good and the narration made both worse.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Erica Spindler again?

    probably not


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shady Palms

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Allen Dusk
    • Narrated By Rose Caraway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (365)
    Performance
    (325)
    Story
    (329)

    A sleazy motel, burrowed on the edge of town, is haunted by rumors of dead hookers found between mattresses and peep holes drilled through walls. When Special Agent Daniels targets the motel during an investigation, the nefarious owner, Sanjay, must scramble to conceal evidence of his own dark deeds. Just when he believes things can't get any worse, motel guests begin to vanish without a trace.

    John Grigas says: "Not for the timid - delicious graphic content!"
    "don't bother"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I really tried but couldn't finish this book. I'm still not sure what the point of the story was.
    If you like a muddled mystery, hard core porn where women are victimized / brutalized and details about mutant bugs this is the book for you.


    Has Shady Palms turned you off from other books in this genre?

    What genre this book was aiming for...mystery? porn? science fiction?


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Profiler's Daughter: Sky Stone, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By P. M. Steffen
    • Narrated By Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (979)
    Performance
    (875)
    Story
    (878)

    The Profiler's Daughter is a psychologically haunting thriller that combines murder mystery, love triangle, and family intrigue in one satisfying page burner. Sky Stone was born into the wealth and privilege of Boston's oldest Brahmin family but chooses instead to follow in the footsteps of her deceased father, legendary FBI profiler Monk Stone. In the chilly morning hours before the Boston Marathon, when a beautiful university student is found strangled and mutilated, her body left at the base of Heartbreak Hill, Sky returns from self-imposed exile to investigate.

    Irene L. Culkeen says: "What a great find"
    "couldn't finish it!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story is ok but the narrator completely ruins any enjoyment of this book.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Gabrielle de Cuir?

    Anyone! The accents are deplorable and the only explanation I can come up with for the breathless narration is she plans on using this as an audition tape to become a phone sex operator.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Extreme disappointment


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Luminaries

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Eleanor Catton
    • Narrated By Mark Meadows
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1000)
    Performance
    (860)
    Story
    (877)

    It is 1866 and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

    Allan Cumming says: "Sometimes you need to have a book read to you"
    "one star is too many"
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    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book to anyone suffering from insomnia. Every time I have attempted to listen to it I have fallen asleep within minutes. Honestly it doesn't even deserve one star but there isn't an option to give it a rating in the negative range.

    9 of 32 people found this review helpful

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