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Norwegian kebler

Norwegian kebler

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  • Stay Close

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2018)
    Performance
    (1675)
    Story
    (1682)

    Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past never truly fades away. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all.

    Robin says: "Why did I think I liked Harlan Coben novels?"
    "Not the best Harlan Coben book, but OK"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The tempo of the book was actually a little show and the characters were not as likable as previous books.


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

    Scott Brick has a very distinct way of reading books.


    Do you think Stay Close needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, I think this book is fine on it's own.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (732)
    Performance
    (652)
    Story
    (657)

    In Southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. "Issues" is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. The vote is four to one in favor.

    MJ says: "Best in this series"
    "Awesome as always"
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    Would you listen to Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8 again? Why?

    Yes, I typically listen to John Sandfords books several times. Even though I know the outcome, I enjoy the story so much and Eric Conger is an excellent narrator.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8?

    Cannot tell without giving away the story.


    Have you listened to any of Eric Conger’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, he is excellent as always.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Howls in the night!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Vanishing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Wendy Webb
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (243)
    Performance
    (226)
    Story
    (226)

    Recently widowed and rendered penniless by her Ponzi-scheming husband, Julia Bishop is eager to start anew. So when a stranger appears on her doorstep with a job offer, she finds herself accepting the mysterious yet unique position: caretaker to his mother, Amaris Sinclair, the famous and rather eccentric horror novelist whom Julia has always admired...and who the world believes is dead.

    LaurelOlivia says: "Convoluted"
    "Predicatable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What do you think your next listen will be?

    More from Janet Evanovich and Jonathan Maberry


    How could the performance have been better?

    The book was predictable and slow. The author used the same words over and over "my stomach started churning" was probably used 20 times. The narrator did not have an engaging story and I found that I could zone out and have not missed a thing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patient Zero: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4192)
    Performance
    (3518)
    Story
    (3512)

    When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle....

    Kim Venatries says: "Yes! It IS that good. Five stars and more."
    "Why didn't I know about this author??"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Patient Zero?

    The action was very well described. It moved the story along very well.


    Have you listened to any of Ray Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Ray Porter does a great job as always.


    Who was the most memorable character of Patient Zero and why?

    The main character as we learn about him as time goes on.


    Any additional comments?

    The volume of this recording varies so I had to either turn up the sound or turn it down from chapter to chapter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The River of Souls: Matthew Corbett, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (424)
    Performance
    (391)
    Story
    (394)

    The year is 1703. The place: The Carolina settlement of Charles Town. Matthew Corbett, professional 'problem solver,' has accepted a lucrative, if unusual, commission: Escorting a beautiful woman to a fancy dress ball. What should be a pleasant assignment takes a darker turn when Matthew becomes involved in a murder investigation.

    J. Kelly says: "Dare I say it - a tad lazy."
    "Excellent"
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    If you could sum up The River of Souls in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging great story


    What did you like best about this story?

    How it pulled in characters from previous books and make you wish book 6 is already out. I need to know how this all ends!


    Have you listened to any of Edoardo Ballerini’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to any of his other performances, but I really enjoy his style and the speed. Excellent. I will be looking for him in the future.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Speaks the Nightbird

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3011)
    Performance
    (2688)
    Story
    (2672)

    The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

    aaron says: "Dark, Twisted Period Piece with GREAT Characters!"
    "Sucks you in...."
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    If you could sum up Speaks the Nightbird in three words, what would they be?

    history, witch trails and greed


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Speaks the Nightbird?

    The moment when Matthew discovered the secret - won't say more so I don't spoil it for someone else.


    What about Edoardo Ballerini’s performance did you like?

    I loved the accent as it was perfect for the story. It was told as a gentleman of the times, polite, even at the not so polite parts.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I couldn't stop listing. The story builds up very slowly and have surprising twist and turns.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Private London

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Mark Pearson
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (448)
    Performance
    (380)
    Story
    (383)

    For Hannah Shapiro, a beautiful young American student, this particular nightmare began eight years ago in Los Angeles, when Jack Morgan, owner of Private--the world's most exclusive detective agency--saved her from a horrific death. She has fled her country, but can't flee her past. The terror has followed her to London, and now it is down to former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London, to save her all over again.

    Jennifer says: "Great listen overall, I recommend it"
    "Great follow up to the last London book"
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    Where does Private London rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my favorites this year. Great story, the narrator did the accents perfectly. Very good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Private London?

    I liked the twists and turns.


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

    He does a wonderful job with the accents, both the UK and the US.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    More Private and Private London please!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman, Stephen Kunken, Cristin Milioti
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (702)
    Performance
    (569)
    Story
    (555)

    It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who's robbing his church's poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again - a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family.

    Gayle A. Orner says: "Yawn!"
    "Two unrelated stories with a too simple ending"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This book seemed a little sloppy. Easily resolved problems and no reason to get involved.


    If you’ve listened to books by James Patterson before, how does this one compare?

    I usually love James Patterson and his co writers, but this one was not up to the standards I am used to.


    Do you think Merry Christmas, Alex Cross needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Definitly not. One was more than enough.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12117)
    Performance
    (11004)
    Story
    (11030)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Not my favorite"
    Overall
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    Would you try another book from Peter Clines and/or Ray Porter?

    Yes, I would


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The beginning was a little slow - once the story got moving it was good - if you can allow yourself to believe in the world Cline created.


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

    Roy Porter did a great job with the accents of the different characters.


    Was 14 worth the listening time?

    I am going to say yes. It was not great, but good company while working in the yard and walking the dog.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sidney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Sidney Sheldon, Tilly Bagshawe
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (60)

    It was his first big murder case - and one of the bloodiest and most violent crimes LAPD detective Danny McGuire would ever encounter. Andrew Jakes, an elderly multimillionaire art dealer, had been brutally murdered in his Hollywood home, his lifeless body tied to his naked young wife. Raped and beaten, the lovely Angela Jakes had barely survived the attack herself. Gazing into her deep, soulful eyes, Danny swore that he'd find the psychopath behind this barbarous act.

    Just says: "Very Entertaining"
    "A great book with a surprising ending"
    Overall
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    Story
    Where does Sidney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I loved this one. Part Jackie Collins, part mystery, part just plain old fun!


    Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer – was your favorite?

    Michael Kramer did a great job on all the characters. Sometimes the accents were a little hookey, but still good.


    Any additional comments?

    I will be listning to this book again - soon!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Whistling in the Dark: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lesley Kagen
    • Narrated By Lesley Kagen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Sally O'Malley made a promise to her daddy before he died. She swore she'd look after her sister, Troo. Keep her safe. But like her Granny always said, actions speak louder than words. And Sally would have to agree with her.

    Norwegian kebler says: "A good, but sometimes rambling story"
    "A good, but sometimes rambling story"
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    Would you try another book from Lesley Kagen and/or Lesley Kagen?

    Probably not - althoug the story was good, the many side detours and made this a hard listen.


    Would you recommend Whistling in the Dark to your friends? Why or why not?

    It depends. We discussed this book in bookclub yesterday and the response was that half really liked it and the other half thought it was slow


    Do you think Whistling in the Dark needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, the book tied up everything very nicely.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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