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Piotr

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  • The Execution

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Dick Wolf
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (85)

    NYPD Detective Jeremy Fisk hunts an assassin working for a shadowy cartel in this action-charged second installment of Dick Wolf's New York Times best-selling series, a masterful thriller that blends politics, intrigue, and twisting suspense. A number of bodies are discovered on the United States' border with Mexico, each carved with a bizarre symbol: a hummingbird. Detective Cecilia Garza, dubbed the Ice Queen among her colleagues at the Mexican intelligence agency because she's famous for never showing an ounce of weakness, arrives at the scene and recognizes the image immediately; it is the calling card of a killer called Chuparosa.

    Piotr says: "could not finish it"
    "could not finish it"
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    Would you ever listen to anything by Dick Wolf again?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    This book badly needs an editor, or a better one. The author is obsessed with describing everything around the protagonists to the point of absurdity, interrupting the flow of the story so that it is impossible to follow. He also does this in the form of digressions that make little sense. I will not give away anything if I note that close to the beginning here is a prolonged shootout, but it is interrupted by a completely superfluous memory flashback that is irritating and infuriating. Perhaps reading this one could skip easily, but that is harder to do with an audiobook. I finally became so frustrated with the pedantic descriptions and the interruptions of the narrative that i gave up.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Tavis Smiley, David Ritz
    • Narrated By Tavis Smiley
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (76)

    New York Times best-selling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life, revealing the minister's trials and tribulations - denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country's black middle class and militants, assaults on his character, ideology, and political tactics, to name a few - all of which he had to rise above in order to lead and address the racism, poverty, and militarism that threatened to destroy our democracy.

    Doug says: "Sad but compelling...."
    "An important book"
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    What made the experience of listening to Death of a King the most enjoyable?

    This is a fascinating piece of history, read with simple conviction by the author. I could not imagine a different narrator.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Tomorrow: Victor the Assassin, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tom Wood
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    Overall
    (419)
    Performance
    (382)
    Story
    (378)

    When Victor is called to meet with an old friend who ultimately betrayed him, what he thought was an ambush is in fact a plea for help. As a Russian gangster, Norimov is accustomed to death threats, but now an unknown enemy wants more than his life. They intend to kill everyone he cares about, including his missing daughter Gisele. This time, Victor's job is not to kill but to protect. Unfortunately, locating Gisele is his first mistake - because someone is watching his every move.

    Jason P. Sweeney says: "Can't get enough"
    "A poor turn for a good series"
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    What would have made No Tomorrow better?

    Badly needs an editor. There are too many places where the narration goes on and on without any purpose but to make it longer, interrupting the story line, or whatever there is of it.


    What was most disappointing about Tom Wood’s story?

    The story line is weak and contrived. The biggest problem, to me, is the character of Giselle, the woman that the hero is trying to protect. Her character is so annoying and unbelievable that halfway through I simply could not care less about her survival; to the contrary, I began to wish for her end. The assassin's reaction to her silly talk is also unbelievable and out of character. The story is weak and predictable, with occasional violence for its own sake.


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

    Shapiro is a very good narrator and he works well with this series. However, it would be good if he could get some advice on pronouncing foreign words. In a series that uses foreign locales all the time and keeps returning to Russia, it is silly that Russian and other languages are so badly mangled. Especially annoying is Daha for Datcha ...


    Any additional comments?

    I like the series and hope that it gets back in the saddle. I could not finish this one ...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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