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Patty

Olathe, KS, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 10 reviews
  • 75 ratings
  • 818 titles in library
  • 26 purchased in 2015
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  • Curse of the Spellmans

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Lisa Lutz
    • Narrated By Ari Graynor
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (82)

    When Izzy Spellman, PI, is arrested for the fourth time in three months, she writes it off as a job hazard. She's been (obsessively) keeping surveillance on a suspicious next door neighbor (suspect's name: John Brown), convinced he's up to no good - even if her parents (the management at Spellman Investigations) are not.

    Sherri says: "What a difference the narrator makes"
    "very entertaining"
    Overall

    i would recommend this story as well as the reader.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ocean Beach

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Wendy Wax
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (119)

    Unlikely friends Madeline, Avery, and Nicole have hit some speed bumps in their lives, but when they arrive in Miami's South Beach neighborhood, they are all hoping for a do-over. Literally. They've been hired to bring a once-grand historic house back to its former glory on a new television show called Do-Over. If they can just get this show off the ground, Nikki would get back on her feet financially, Avery could restart her ruined career, and Maddie would have a shot at keeping her family together.

    karen says: "Impossible to listen to"
    "Bad Narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator and possibly the sound engineer. The voice was so monotone that it started to sound robotic - almost as if I had slowed the sound down to half speed. And there was a little bit of an echo in spots. I had to check my iPhone to make sure I didn't slow down the speed by accident. I'm going to re-download it to make sure it wasn't corrupted.


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

    Haven't listened to her before... and really haven't yet.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Some intonation. Better sound quality. Don't the authors listen to the talent?


    Could you see Ocean Beach being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    can't get through it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fever Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3221)
    Performance
    (1808)
    Story
    (1817)

    At the old family manse in Louisiana, Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest long-ignored possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen's tragic death, only to make a stunning - and dreadful - discovery. Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But now, Pendergast learns that her rifle-her only protection from the beast-had been deliberately loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen dead...and why?

    Snoodely says: "Intelligent, spooky thriller"
    "What ending?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Fever Dream in three words, what would they be?

    Action
    Twists
    Unfinished


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Rene Auberjonois?

    He's OK, but in this book he was supposed to have a southern accent, which mostly came off as obnoxious and only sometimes a little bit of southern came through.


    Any additional comments?

    This book leaves major questions about a character. Why even create that character and the mystery if you're not going to let us in on the answer? If there were another book, a sequel to this one, it would have made sense. So it feels unfinished and incomplete and leaves you frustrated enough to write a review. It made me forget about the good storyline and focus on this unresolved issue.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter International

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8191)
    Performance
    (7258)
    Story
    (7249)

    Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

    Konstantin says: "Suprizingly entertaining"
    "Good Story, Great Narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Monster Hunter International?

    That the main character remains humble, and that his character has two completely opposing talents. I also like that the story is fast-paced.


    What other book might you compare Monster Hunter International to and why?

    Some of the better vampire books.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can tell which scene was NOT my favorite... a description of a sacrifice. But the whole book moves quickly, so it won't take long to get past it!


    Any additional comments?

    The first book was a little gruesome in spots. I like the second book better and am about to start the third. I was surprised that I liked this series. I thought the title was a little cheesy and almost didn't buy it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grave Secret: Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    Overall
    (1110)
    Performance
    (626)
    Story
    (635)

    Lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver take a break from looking for the dead to visit the two little girls they both think of as sisters. But, as always happens when they travel to Texas, memories of their horrible childhood resurface.

    V. Sharol Cutrell says: "Satisfactory final conclusion"
    "old reader, young character"
    Overall

    I liked the story. However, the character is supposed to be 23 yrs old, and the reader sounds late 30's/early 40's... It could have sounded 'fresher' with a different attitude/voice.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Confession: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3698)
    Performance
    (1392)
    Story
    (1410)

    An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.

    Suzn F says: "I confess, I loved it!"
    "Try not to yell..."
    Overall

    I always enjoy John Grisham's storytelling. The narrator is great--Excellent character portrayal and you can easily separate them. The subject matter makes you crazy, and I found myself yelling at the characters. Great job.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Copper Bracelet

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Lee Child, David Corbett, Jeffery Deaver, and others
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
    Overall
    (996)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (327)

    Two years after the events of the Audiobook of the Year - The Chopin Manuscript - former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton and his Volunteers once again must crack a secretive conspiracy that not only threatens their lives, but the stability of the world. Their race against time will take them from London to the U.S. to Russia and beyond. And at the heart of it all is one question: What is the secret of the Copper Bracelet?

    Reg says: "Excellent Read!!!"
    "Lost Me"
    Overall

    Not as good as the first one. I couldn't stay interested. Did not enjoy the reader - at first, everything sounded the same, then he got a little better.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Revenge of the Spellmans

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lisa Lutz
    • Narrated By Ari Graynor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (100)

    Private investigator Isabel Spellman is back on the case and back on the couch -- in court-ordered therapy after getting a little too close to her previous subject. Filled with the signature side-splitting Spellman antics, Revenge of the Spellmans is an ingenious, hilarious, and disarmingly tender installment in the Spellman series.

    Debra says: "LOVE IT!"
    "Lighthearted mystery"
    Overall

    I enjoy the narrator as well as the story. Can't wait for the next one!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Night Kills

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By John Lutz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (76)

    Frank Quinn is sure he is hunting for a madman: someone who is shooting young women in the heart, defiling their bodies, leaving only the torsos to be found. But in the concrete canyons of New York, this shocking serial murder case is turning into something very different. Struggling against a death trap closing in around her, Jill Clark has a powerful ally in Frank Quinn. But no one knows the true motives behind a rampage of cold-blooded murder or how much more terrifying this is going to get.

    Chris says: "Night Kills"
    "Grusome details"
    Overall

    good listen. good story. a little too grusome in the details.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1385)
    Performance
    (443)
    Story
    (440)

    Swan Peak finds Detective Robicheaux far from his New Iberia roots, attempting to relax in the untouched wilderness of rural Montana. He, his wife, and his buddy Clete Purcell have retreated to stay at an old friend's ranch, hoping to spend their days fishing and enjoying their distance from the harsh, gritty landscape of Louisiana post-Katrina.

    Deborah says: "Christmas/Birthday in July"
    "Worth Your Credits!"
    Overall

    Really enjoyed this book. Good narrator, great story! Worth it! Do it!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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