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Spartan Reader

COLDWATER, MI, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 56 reviews
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  • 512 titles in library
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  • Cross My Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman, Tom Wopat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (765)
    Performance
    (664)
    Story
    (670)

    Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart--nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him in the most unsettling and unexpected novel of James Patterson's career.

    Joann says: "Ending Catastrophe"
    "Horrible"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Cross My Heart better?

    Better story line. Goes on and on about family. Very thin story line. Cookie cutter book.


    What could James Patterson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Diverse story


    How could the performance have been better?

    Speaker was good


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

    It ended without and ending. Now wait an buy toe follow up book.


    Any additional comments?

    Time to develop better storyline and not cookie cutter books. Alex Cross in over and done.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Memory Man

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (32)

    Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

    USA Buyer says: "Not the Best"
    "Not the Best"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from David Baldacci and/or Ron McLarty?

    Ron McLarty is the best. This book had a weak plot and nothing original. It is not the best work of David Baldacci and I am a big fan.


    Would you ever listen to anything by David Baldacci again?

    Yes but not this new series. Horrible character


    Which character – as performed by Ron McLarty – was your favorite?

    Decker should close his mind and not open it again


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

    Extreme disappointment. The ending was so weak, I fell asleep.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Irish Eyes: Callahan Garrity Mystery, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (98)

    Callahan Garrity is the owner of House Mouse, a cleaning service that tidies up after Atlanta’s elite. She’s also a former cop and a part-time sleuth. She and her coterie of devoted helpers can ransack a house for clues faster than it takes a fingerprint to set. When Callahan Garrity gets caught in a liquor store holdup on the way home from a St. Paddy’s Day party, one of her best friends is shot.

    USA Buyer says: "Boring"
    "Boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book is not up to par with the others written in the past! I had to stop and move on! Great reader with. A great voice! So cute accent!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sandstorm: A Sigma Force Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By James Rollins
    • Narrated By John Meagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (831)
    Performance
    (646)
    Story
    (669)

    An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum and the race begins to determine how it happened, why it happened, and what it means. Lady Kara Kensington's family paid a high price in money and blood to found the gallery that now lies in ruins. Her search for answers leads Kara and her friend Safia al-Maaz, the gallery's curator, into a world they never dreamed existed.

    Amazon Customer says: "Excellent Story so-so Reading"
    "Boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Too much detail distract from story! I don't need to know the colors in the ships state room! Story dragged !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Edge of Dreams

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (140)

    Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband, Daniel, a captain in the New York City police force, is stumped. He's chasing a murderer whose victims have nothing in common - nothing except for the taunting notes that are delivered to Daniel after each murder. And when Daniel receives a note immediately after Molly and her young son, Liam, are in a terrible train crash, Daniel and Molly both begin to fear that maybe Molly herself was the target.

    Kate says: "Good Story; annoying narration"
    "Outstanding"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Best of the series! Great storyline and outstanding narration! This series has been interesting and enjoyable !
    I would highly recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Assassin: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (495)
    Performance
    (425)
    Story
    (422)

    As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn. A sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil, and soon the assassin - shooting with extraordinary accuracy at seemingly impossible long range - kills Bell's best witness, a brave and likable man. Then the shooter detonates a terrible explosion that sets the victim's independent refinery ablaze.

    Ross says: "Great story, timeline a bit confusing"
    "Outstanding Isaac Bell Audiobook"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Assassin again? Why?

    Yes! It is the best of the Isaac Bell Series. Well written and read


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Isaac Bell and the twins.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When it became clear who was the Assassin and the closing conflict


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

    Very hard to put down. This is a great book when you have the time to do it in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Great series. I have loved all the Isaac Bell Series. Great history woven into the storyline.
    Great book!!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • White Plague

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By James Abel
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    In the remote, frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean, the high-powered and technically advanced submarine U.S.S. Montana is in peril. Adrift and in flames, the boat - and the entire crew - could be lost. The only team close enough to get to them in time is led by Marine doctor and bio-terror expert Joe Rush.

    Matthew says: "I think I feel a fever coming on...."
    "Outstanding"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was a very well written medical, ethical and military mystery!
    A must read! Five start book and five star narrator!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tell No Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (859)
    Performance
    (754)
    Story
    (755)

    The scion of an old-money San Francisco family, Daniel Brasher left his well-paying, respectable money-manager position to marry his community organizer wife and work at a job he loves, leading group counseling sessions with recently paroled violent offenders. One night he finds an envelope - one intended for someone else that was placed in his office mailbox by accident. Inside is an unsigned piece of paper, a handwritten note that says, "Admit what you've done or you will bleed for it."

    Jennifer says: "Gregg Hurwitz just gets better and better!!"
    "First and last"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is the first book by Gregg Hurwitz and the last. This was a most wordy and boring book! Scott Brick did a great job carrying the storyline! He could not save this book and poor storyline.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Bones of Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (502)
    Performance
    (446)
    Story
    (444)

    New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King garners widespread acclaim for her suspenseful novels rich with historical detail. Set in the vibrant Paris Jazz Age, The Bones of Paris introduces private investigator Harris Stuyvesant, an American agent who’s been given the plum assignment of locating beautiful young model Philippa Crosby. But when Philippa’s trail ends at the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, Stuyvesant discovers a world where art meets sexual depravity - and where a savage killer lurks in the shadows.

    B. says: "Brilliant evocation of Paris in 1929"
    "Horrible"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    All we did was wonder around Paris or shall I say lost in Paris! This author has written better but the last for me!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Floor

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7895)
    Performance
    (5732)
    Story
    (5718)

    All is not well in Margrave, Georgia. The sleepy, forgotten town hasn't seen a crime in decades, but within the span of three days it witnesses events that leave everyone stunned. An unidentified man is found beaten and shot to death on a lonely country road.

    Ed says: "Comic book tough guy"
    "Boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This is the most wordy book I have ever listen to in the last year.


    What could Lee Child have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Too much BS about getting arrested, booked and questioned. Boring story line.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Narrator has little vocal variety.


    What character would you cut from Killing Floor?

    Lee Child I am done........


    Any additional comments?

    I will never download a Lee Child audiobook again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black Flagged: Black Flagged, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Steven Konkoly
    • Narrated By Joseph Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (155)

    A graduate of the Department of Defense's experimental Black Flag program, Daniel Petrovich carries a secret he'd rather keep buried. A secret his government has hidden in the deepest vaults of the Pentagon. Someone is trying to raise Black Flag from the dead, and drag Petrovich back into the poisonous life he abandoned. Someone who knows his darkest secrets.

    John says: "Really enjoyed it"
    "Too Slow"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Steven Konkoly and/or Joseph Morton?

    No! I felt the pace of this book was too slow and could not get through the book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Steven Konkoly again?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Joseph Morton’s performance?

    Difficult to listen to. No vocal variety. Boring voice, Too fast


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

    Stopped half way through the book.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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