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Michael

Stratford, Prince Edward Island, Canada | Member Since 2008

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  • Serena

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ron Rash
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (167)

    The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton arrive in the North Carolina mountains to create a timber empire, vowing to let no one stand in their way, especially those newly rallying around Teddy Roosevelt's nascent environmental movement.

    Karl says: "Ron Rash = the real deal"
    "I had to give up"
    Overall

    I don't understand the good reviews on Amazon. Maybe it gets better in the second half. I didn't make it that far -- the first half was too painful to continue.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Poet

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3472)
    Performance
    (2118)
    Story
    (2107)

    Our hero is Jack McEvoy, a Rocky Mountain News crime-beat reporter. As the story opens, Jack's twin brother, a Denver homicide detective, has just killed himself. Or so it seems. But when Jack begins to investigate the phenomenon of police suicides, a disturbing pattern emerges, and soon suspects that a serial murderer is at work.

    Tom says: "Is Connelly the Best Crime Writer Or What?"
    "Very Disappointed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Poet better?

    A logical plot, with more sensible outcomes, and fewer completely inane dialogues, particularly those between Jack and Rachel.


    Has The Poet turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Buck Schirner?

    Narration wasn't great, but this was not the problem.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Poet?

    To many to enumerate.


    Any additional comments?

    The first 10 or 20% of the book was okay, but it was downhill from there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chill Factor: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Stephen Lang
    Overall
    (753)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (213)

    Cleary, North Carolina, is a sleepy mountain town, the kind of place where criminal activity is usually limited to parking violations. Not so, lately. Four women have disappeared from Cleary over the past two years. And there's always a blue ribbon left near the spot where each of the women was last seen. There are no bodies, no other clues, and no suspicion as to who their abductor might be. And now, another woman has disappeared without a trace.

    Susan says: "I'd have peeked at the ending ..."
    "Good plot but... the dialogue?"
    Overall

    My biggest problem was some of the dialogue between Lilly and Tierney. Actually a lot of the dialogue. Some of the lines would win the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. The plot & story line were pretty good though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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