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Matt P.

Matt

Western New York | Member Since 2012

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  • The Girl Who Disappeared Twice: Forensic Instincts, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Andrea Kane
    • Narrated By Jim Colby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (203)

    New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Andrea Kane brings fans a brand new series with her romantic thriller The Girl Who Disappeared Twice. Forensic Instincts—a team of independent maverick investigators comprised of a techie-genius, a former Navy SEAL/FBI agent, a psychic, and a retired FBI dog—must rescue a kidnapped five-year-old girl. But with so many people who could have benefited from the girl’s abduction, tracking down the culprit will push the team to the limit.

    "unknown" says: "A Breath of Fresh Air!!!"
    "Someone spent too much time research FBI words"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Andrea Kane and/or Jim Colby?

    No, the dialogue is horrible, the details are too faked and she is overly complimentary to the FBI who must have consulted. I called the story end after the abduction. I hate books where EVERYONE is the ABSOLUTE best in their field, perfect physical specimens and the totally "good' people vs. the totally "bad" people. The she threw in this obviously repressed sex scene that felt very awkward.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jim Colby’s performances?

    He was fine, compared to the dialogue he had to work with.


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

    The story was semi interesting, which kept me listening, but the dialogue was so bad, it was unbelievable.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Spandau Phoenix

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (466)
    Performance
    (289)
    Story
    (284)

    The Spandau Diary -- what was in it? Why did the secret intelligence agencies of every major power want it? Why was a brave and beautiful woman kidnapped to get it? Why did a chain of deception and violent death lash out across the globe, from survivors of the Nazi past to warriors in this new conflict about to explode? Why did the world's entire history of World War II have to be rewritten as the future hung over a nightmare abyss?

    Corinne says: "Excellent and intense"
    "What a deal! 5 story lines for the price of one"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If he had chosen 1 of the seemingly 5 story lines in this book. The start was great, an old WWII Nazi conspiracy. Then there was some weird bomb. Then a multinational corporation that was doing illegal things. And then a US soldier. About 3 of the 5 MIGHT have been a good book on their own, so I guess the author figured "if 3 are OK, then combined they are GREAT!" He was wrong.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Greg Iles again?

    Maybe abridged. Maybe.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dick Hill?

    Sure.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Spandau Phoenix?

    A LOT of the crazy nazi talk. I literally he fast forward on about 15 minutes at one point and the same dude was still talking about crazy Nazi crap.


    Any additional comments?

    He got REALLY preachy towards the end. It was like the last few years of MASH.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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