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PETER WADE

CINCINNATI, OH United States | Listener Since 2004

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  • 27 reviews
  • 416 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 28 purchased in 2014
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  • Headhunters

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (328)
    Performance
    (276)
    Story
    (280)

    Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter, and he’s a master of his profession. But one career simply can’t support his luxurious lifestyle and his wife’s fledgling art gallery. At an art opening one night he meets Clas Greve, who is not only the perfect candidate for a major CEO job, but also, perhaps, the answer to his financial woes: Greve just so happens to mention that he owns a priceless Peter Paul Rubens painting that’s been lost since World War II - and Roger Brown just so happens to dabble in art theft.

    PETER WADE says: "BETTER WEAR A SEATBELT FOR THIS ONE - GREAT STORY!"
    "BETTER WEAR A SEATBELT FOR THIS ONE - GREAT STORY!"
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    After meeting Nesbo with his Snowman, I was hooked. Now five of his books later, I think Headhunters is even better, his best to date. Creative, well-researched and loaded with twists and turns. If you like a gripping, sophisticated mystery, you need tackle this one. Heartily recommend!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Son: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (349)
    Performance
    (320)
    Story
    (316)

    Sonny Lofthus is a strangely charismatic and complacent young man. Sonny’s been in prison for a dozen years, nearly half his life. The inmates who seek out his uncanny abilities to soothe leave his cell feeling absolved. They don’t know or care that Sonny has a serious heroin habit - or where or how he gets his uninterrupted supply of the drug. Or that he’s serving time for other peoples’ crimes. Sonny took the first steps toward addiction when his father took his own life rather than face exposure as a corrupt cop. Now Sonny is the seemingly malleable center of a whole infrastructure of corruption....

    Mary says: "Much more than I expected!"
    "ANOTHER POWERFUL, WELL-WRITTEN NESBO NOVEL"
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    Where does The Son: A Novel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have liked all of Nesbo's books, but they are indeed dark novels. I can see why a lot of readers/listeners are put off by the grisly details and vivid descriptions of crime and the drug scene. But, entertaining and creative they are.


    What about Gildart Jackson’s performance did you like?

    Somber and forceful, just exactly the mood that I think Nesbo would have recommended.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Man

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Lisa Marie Rice
    • Narrated By Alexandra R. Josephs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (345)
    Performance
    (319)
    Story
    (315)

    Interior decorator Suzanne Barron's new tenant is the most dangerously sexy man she's ever met. Navy Commander John Huntington, a former SEAL (aka 'Midnight Man') works best under cover of darkness. Within hours of meeting him, Suzanne has wild, no-holds barred sex with John, then panics at the depth of her passionate response to such a powerful and dangerous warrior. Suzanne doesn't do sex like that. John is definitely someone she needs to avoid for her own peace of mind. But when killers come for her, Suzanne knows she can turn to only one man.

    Lia says: "A hot and sexy listen! Recommended""
    "WHY IS THIS BOOK ON AUDIBLE'S LIST?"
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    What disappointed you about Midnight Man?

    This is a poorly written bodice ripper disguised as a thriller. 80% of the dialogue is of the male and female protagonists' sexual feelings and activities. I will admit that I laughed many times through the dialogue and about half way through, when I was about to stop wasting my time with this one, I just hung on to see if there ever was a plot. But, about 70% done, I just had enough of "his bulging chest muscles" and their "throbbing" this and "rock hard" that, and stopped. I was annoyed that I spent time and credits on this one for sure.


    What could Lisa Marie Rice have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not given up her day job.


    What didn’t you like about Alexandra R. Josephs’s performance?

    Not being a fan of romance novels, it's hard to judge.


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

    Annoyance. A feeling that Audible needs to do a better job of judging the worthiness of its choices.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9517)
    Performance
    (8639)
    Story
    (8708)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    linda says: "Well, I don't know what I was expecting"
    "Interesting idea but not much of a story"
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    Take any of Brown's earlier novels. Fill in a new exotic location. Add a new, sexy and very smart female collaborator. Recruit a new cartoon-style bad guy. Stir in a few enigmatic pieces of symbology that only Langford understands. Fill in ten hours of chasing and shooting and you have Inferno. Nice idea to explain Malthusian theory in a way that anyone can understand but you don't need a novel to do that. Disappointing.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Double Dexter: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated By Jeff Lindsay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (723)
    Performance
    (619)
    Story
    (622)

    Dexter Morgan is not your average serial killer. He enjoys his day job as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department... but he lives for his nighttime hobby of hunting other killers. Dexter is therefore not pleased to discover that someone is shadowing him, observ­ing him, and copying his methods. Dexter is not one to tol­erate displeasure... in fact, he has a knack for extricating himself from trouble in his own pleasurable way.

    phillip says: "Doting Daddy Dexter Delivers D'goods!"
    "STRANGE ONE - THIS ONE DID NOTHING FOR ME"
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    When the hero of the story is a serial killer something is out of line. The side quips and commentary about life in Florida were amusing, but chuckling over blood and gore just didn't seem to fit. Was the goal here was to start a new genre, just by doing something that is so off center just to be different? If so, give me the old time rock and roll.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Litigators

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3762)
    Performance
    (3064)
    Story
    (3027)

    The incomparable master of the legal thriller takes us deeper into the labyrinth that is the American justice system, always drawing us in with an irresistible hook, pulling the thread of tension tighter and tighter, and then knocking us out with a conclusion that's never "by the book". Maybe that's why, after more than 20 years of consecutive number-one New York Times best sellers, a new novel by America's favorite storyteller is still a major publishing event.

    June says: "Typical Grisham, entertaining"
    "DISAPPOINTING! IS GRISHAM RUNNING OUT OF GAS?"
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    Grisham's early novels were carefully crafted and very entertaining. However, his more recent tries have not had the same quality in my opinion. Lame plot and predictable ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Michael Lewis
    Overall
    (657)
    Performance
    (281)
    Story
    (286)

    It was wonderful to be young and working on Wall Street in the 1980s - never had so many 24-year-olds made so much money in so little time. In this shrewd and wickedly funny audiobook, Michael Lewis describes an astonishing era and his own rake's progress through a powerful investment bank.

    David says: "okay at best"
    "CLASSIC!!"
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    I was fascinated (and disgusted) at this inside glance at the country's bond markets. This is an excellent example when we lose sight of the need for checks and balances in our financial industry. A must-listen to anyone who thinks they understand the bond business. And, then you need to listen to Lewis' latest book, The Big Short.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • State of Wonder: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4139)
    Performance
    (2973)
    Story
    (2969)

    Research scientist Dr. Marina Singh is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have disappeared in the Amazon while working on an extremely valuable new drug. The last person who was sent to find her died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding answers to the questions about her friend's death, her company's future, and her own past.

    F. B. Herron says: "Do yourself a favor and listen to this book!"
    "INTRIGUING AND WELL-RESEARCHED"
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    Fascinating and believable plot backgrounded by an accurate description of Manaus and the jungle (having been there myself). Good read, with a thought-provoking message about the interface of the modern world with indigenous peoples.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shelter: A Mickey Bolitar Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (714)
    Performance
    (593)
    Story
    (595)

    Mickey Bolitar’s year can’t get much worse. After witnessing his father’s death and sending his mom to rehab, he’s forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools. A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For a while, it seems like Mickey’s train wreck of a life is finally improving - until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley’s trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn’t who she claimed to be.

    Ted says: "Flat,Dull, Sophomoric, Absurd... Unlikable"
    "DISAPPOINTING"
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    I like Coban's Myron Bolitar series, but this one just doesn't measure up. I went through the whole book wondering whether this one was an attempt to write a novel for teenagers. Illogical plot that wandered aimlessly and was senseless. I'd avoid this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Faithful Place: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3511)
    Performance
    (1912)
    Story
    (1915)

    New York Times best-selling author Tana French has won the prestigious Edgar, Barry, Macavity, and Anthony awards. As her third novel featuring the Dublin Murder Squad opens, 19-year-old Frank Mackey is waiting in vain for Rosie, who he’s supposed to run away to London with. But when she doesn’t show, Frank leaves Dublin without her—thinking never to return.

    Buffalogal says: "Incredible"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    It was supposed to be an intriguing mystery, but the plot was thin and what it really was was a limp glimpse at a disfunctional Irish family. I kept looking to see how close I was to finishing this one. Good reviews? But, not from me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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