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PhyllisF

Riverside, CA, United States

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  • The Summons & The Brethren

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Frank Muller, Michael Beck
    Overall
    (555)
    Performance
    (493)
    Story
    (487)

    The Summons: Once Judge Atlee was a powerful figure in Clanton, Mississippi. Now the judge is a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home. Knowing the end is near, Judge Atlee has issued a summons for his two sons to return to Clanton to discuss his estate. The Brethren: They call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. In prison these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong. Or they can use their time in prison to get very rich, very fast.

    Michael says: "Great Performance"
    "Good Listen, Nice to Have 2 books in one"
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    Any additional comments?

    Easy to follow, only comment is the production folks should have found all of the double sentences. Its as if the narrator stopped then started with the same sentence and so you heard it twice. Should have been caught in editing. I counted at least 8 times this happened. Otherwise a good read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14239)
    Performance
    (12512)
    Story
    (12561)

    Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

    J. Cano says: "A tale of two publishers:"
    "Very sad the narration was so horrific"
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    What did you love best about A Dance with Dragons?

    I have loved this series from the beginning. Was so excited to listen until I heard Roy's performance, was very sad what they did to this book.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I think the narrator aged to much to do the female voices. Everyone sounded like an old man with the same tone of voice. I never knew who was talking in conversations, and rarely did you understand the end of sentences. Run-ons and same voices, very disappointed in the performance.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19061)
    Performance
    (8879)
    Story
    (8911)

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    David says: "irritatingly engrossing"
    "Great Story, Wonderful Performance"
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    What did you love best about The Girl Who Played with Fire?

    Could not stop listening, had me at the first 5 minutes. And the narration by Simon Vance was outstanding. I love his voice and how he reads this book to you. I will listen to anything he narrates. He kept it the same throughout this fantastic journey of the trilogy. Wish there could have been more.


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    Everything, but his voice is fantastic. I loved his narration.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Triggers

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (321)
    Performance
    (276)
    Story
    (279)

    On the eve of a secret military operation, an assassin's bullet strikes President Seth Jerrison. He is rushed to the hospital, where surgeons struggle to save his life. At the same hospital, researcher Dr. Ranjip Singh is experimenting with a device that can erase traumatic memories. Then a terrorist bomb detonates. In the operating room, the president suffers cardiac arrest. He has a near-death experience - but the memories that flash through Jerrison's mind are not his memories.

    Ron says: "Fun Read"
    "Started out interesting, then grew tiresome"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I really couldn't wait until it was over, the same ramblings on about the same thing over and over. Never really gripped my attention. I wish I could get my credit back.


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

    The performance was very good, and yes I would listen to him again. Hopefully, with a better story.


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

    No, please, no.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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