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Readaholic

Dingley, Australia

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  • Free Fall: A John Ceepak Mystery, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (439)
    Performance
    (379)
    Story
    (378)

    “I didn’t do it!” is something cops hear all the time. But when the plea comes from a close friend who’s fallen on hard times, it’s tougher to ignore, especially for young Officer Danny Boyle. It’s the start of another action-packed summer for the wisecracking Boyle and straight-arrow cop (now chief of detectives) John Ceepak down the Jersey Shore as they do their best to help Danny’s friend, a young nurse who claims she has been falsely accused of aggravated assault by a prestigious Sea Haven doctor.

    John S. Johnston says: "Just another great Ceepak book"
    "Now what?!"
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    I can't decide which is best between the narration or the story but together they are the best audible series I have listened to. My only problem now is after dragging this "listen" out over 2 days I can't wait for the next one! Fabulous stories that suck you in to the world of Danny and Ceepak, mysteries are resolved (not always a soft ending, unusual but real!) and the character development is always progressing.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5285)
    Performance
    (3235)
    Story
    (3236)

    For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch - hero, maverick, nighthawk - the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal. The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "What a Terrific Book"
    "As enjoyable as I hoped."
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    Having read and enjoyed the Harry Bosch series years ago I was wary about whether or not the audible experience would live up to my expectations. Refreshing my memory re the plot was to be expected and while there were no surprises I did pick up nuances missed from my original reading. The narration was excellent and I was able to lose myself in the world of Hollywood Homicide and the characters very easily. I will go onto the next Harry Bosch eagerly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Shot: Jack Reacher 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (60)

    A public plaza in Indiana. Five people are killed in cold blood, shot through the head. But he leaves a perfect trail of evidence behind him, and soon the local police chief tracks him down. After his arrest, the shooter's only words are, 'Get Jack Reacher for me.' What could possibly connect this psychopath and the wandering dropout ex army cop?Critics call Lee Child's thriller series 'addictive', so here is our annual, much-longed for, Reacher fix.

    Lorraine says: "Hero for the times"
    "Running out of Reacher"
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    If you could sum up One Shot in three words, what would they be?

    Satisfying, quality, enjoyable


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    This release was a bonus, my husband and I thought we were at the end of the Reacher series, SO GLAD...this was one of the best!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Judi Pennington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    In this first novel by Agatha Christie, she introduces the inimitable Hercule Poirot, who would go on to appear in 33 Christie novels and 54 short stories. Outside of Sherlock Holmes and perhaps Philip Marlowe, he is the best-known detective in the history of the genre. The Mysterious Affair at Styles deals with the case of an old woman poisoned with strychnine for her money. Nothing is obvious, however, in the way Christie handles a plot.

    PAR-TEE says: "Not my cup of tea!!!"
    "Competent reading of a classic"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It took a while to get past the echoes in the recording, next time I will probably pay more for the other audible options, but once past that it was a competent enough telling of a well known story.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Agatha Christie? Why or why not?

    I will try other book from Agatha Christie, having read hard copies of all of the stories I will enjoy listening to another interpretation.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Perhaps more inflection for Poirot would have made him more enjoyable.


    Could you see The Mysterious Affair at Styles being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I've seen the tele series of many Christie stories, not many of them get it right. Can't beat Ustinov for Poirot.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Walking the Perfect Square: A Moe Prager Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Reed Farrel Coleman
    • Narrated By Andy Caploe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (61)

    Recently retired due to a freak accident, NYPD officer Moe Prager is lost. In pain and without the job he loves, Moe relunctantly settles on the notion of going into the wine business with his brother. But when a suburban college student vanishes off the streets of Manhattan, Prager's universe is turned upside down and his life changed forever. Hired by the student's desperate family, Moe plunges deep into the world of New York's punk underground, sex clubs, and biker bars.

    Ted says: "Clever, Interesting, Satisfying"
    "no loose ends..."
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    If you could sum up Walking the Perfect Square in three words, what would they be?

    interesting, engrossing, satisfying,


    What did you like best about this story?

    narration and storyline


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the flashbacks to the hospice


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

    A man finding his way and more....


    Any additional comments?

    It may have had a slow start but gathered momentum along the way for a very satisfying read (listen)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sizzling Sixteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    It’s summertime in Jersey and all across the land; it’s time for Summer Reading and working on your tan. But no vacation can start or go off without a hitch, unless you’ve packed your bag with the latest Evanovich. Yes, it’s time for Stephanie and gang to get up to their old antics. With Grandma, Lula, Connie too— Mrs. Plum, she will be frantic! See, someone wants to kill Vinnie. Who? The list is long, And Mooner returns to brighten our day complete with his favorite bong.

    Readaholic says: "Disappointing"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall
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    Would you try another book from Janet Evanovich and/or Lorelei King?

    Sadly I am an avid fan of these novels and have read the hard copies numerous times. I was wary about trying an audible experience knowing that I would be very hard to please and luckily purchased this one on sale as I just could not listen past the first half hour. I know the story well, so was not looking for any surprises but for me the narration killed it.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Least interesting was the narration.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Lorelei King’s performances?

    Perhaps from another author that I am not so familiar with.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I am eager to find other stories to listen to that I will enjoy as well as I have the hard copies of the Evanovich books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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