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S. A. Rogers

South Carolina USA | Member Since 2011

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  • 8 reviews
  • 18 ratings
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  • The Devil's Punchbowl

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (538)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (217)

    As a prosecutor in Houston, Penn Cage sent killers to death row. But as mayor of his hometown - Natchez, Mississippi - Penn will face his most dangerous threat. Urged by old friends to try to restore this fading jewel of the Old South, Penn has ridden into office on a tide of support for change. But in its quest for new jobs and fresh money, Natchez has turned to casino gambling, and now five steamboats float on the river beside the old slave market, like props from Gone With the Wind.

    Corinne says: "Not his best but Iles can't be bad"
    "Action packed, but a bit too gruesome for my taste"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, overall good book. My only negative was the gruesomeness. Other than that I'd give this book five stars across the board.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Penn Cage, but Dick Hill is fabulous at giving all characters voice. He is one of the best.


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

    No. At times it was truly hard to put down, but the intensity and gruesomeness in some scenes got to me and I had to take some breaks.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book and would love to read more by Greg Iles if I knew how gruesome the others are on comparison.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Relic: Pendergast, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (4022)
    Performance
    (2468)
    Story
    (2495)

    Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders. Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who - or what - is doing the killing.

    Snoodely says: "Non-Perishable"
    "Not my typical read, but couldn't stop"
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    Where does Relic rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best books I've listened to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are very well developed.


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

    No, I had to take a breather every now and then. It was intense at times.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Death on a High Floor

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Charles Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (534)
    Performance
    (468)
    Story
    (469)

    On the 85th floor of a glittering high-rise in Los Angeles, Robert Tarza steps into the lobby of the Marbury Marfan law firm to discover his partner Simon Rafer lying in a pool of blood - an ornate dagger plunged into his back. Robert had worked with Simon for decades, and their relationship was fraught with conflict. But he never imagined he would wind up as the prime suspect for his colleague’s murder. As the evidence stacks up against him with frightening speed, he quickly falls from his respected position to that of a criminal dragged through the tabloids.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Excellent Mystery, Brilliant Narration"
    "Slow painful start"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I returned this book unfinished. I could not get in to the story. I tried to listen a couple hours, but it just never went anywhere.


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

    Disappointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Boundary Waters

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (197)
    Story
    (198)

    Drawing strong comparisons to the work of James Lee Burke and Tony Hillerman, William Kent Krueger’s Cork O’Connor mysteries never fail to please fans. Here Cork joins the search for a country-western singer who has disappeared in the wilderness along the American/Canadian border.

    adrienne says: "Another unusual adventure"
    "Exciting from beginning to end!"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the relationship between the young boy and father. It was awesome to see the respect between the two.


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

    He is a really good narrator. I enjoy listening to his take on the characters. He helps make each character more special and memorable.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The story as shared by the young character in the book to honor someone he loved and from whom he learned so much was eloquently written. It was however easy to believe it was his words because of the way his character was developed throughout the book. Loved it.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to read the next book in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7934)
    Performance
    (7153)
    Story
    (7150)

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
    "Fantastic, one of my all time favorites!"
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    Would you listen to Sycamore Row again? Why?

    Yes, I probably will listen again. The characters were interesting and since I listen while I commute and at bedtime, I'm sure I missed something. Besides that, it was just a great book.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    At times I was on the edge of my seat. There were times when it was just an easy listen, but the story was well developed and kept me wanting to keep listening even after I parked my car.


    What about Michael Beck’s performance did you like?

    He did a good job at making the voices of the characters recognizable.


    Any additional comments?

    I've listened to a lot of books, and this one is ranked as one of my top three. I love to listen to series, so I don't listen to a lot of stand alone books like this one, but I'm really glad I met the characters in this book. Awesome!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Search

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2897)
    Performance
    (1636)
    Story
    (1644)

    To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life — a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school, and a challenging volunteer job performing canine search and rescue. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare.

    A User says: "Not very exciting"
    "Entertaining book honors rescue dogs"
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    If you could sum up The Search in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, somewhat predictable


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Search?

    Loved the searches, my favorite was the search of a hostage.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a fun book, with action and humor. I loved the character development of the dogs. That was a nice surprise.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Iron Lake: Cork O'Connor, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    Overall
    (685)
    Performance
    (564)
    Story
    (562)

    Anthony Award-winning author William Kent Krueger crafts this riveting tale about a small Minnesota town’s ex-sheriff who is having trouble retiring his badge. Cork O’Connor loses his job after being blamed for a tragedy on the local Anishinaabe Indian reservation. But he must set aside his personal demons when a young boy goes missing on the same day a judge commits suicide—and no one but O’Connor suspects foul play.

    Mel says: "Who came first - Wm Krueger or CJ Box ???"
    "Great Read"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I enjoyed the development of characters, and knowing this is a series made me happy to get to know them all.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Exciting and believable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Great chases on ice. I can't pick just one and describe it so it won't give too much away.


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

    Yes, kept me awake much later at night than I should have been.


    Any additional comments?

    Preparing to read the second book, knowing I won't be disappointed if it is anything like the first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Capital

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By John Lanchester
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (98)

    It’s 2008, and things are falling apart: Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers are going under, and the residents of Pepys Road, London - a banker and his shopaholic wife, an old woman dying of a brain tumor and her graffiti-artist grandson, Pakistani shop owners and a shadowy refugee who works as the meter maid, the young soccer star from Senegal and his minder - are receiving anonymous postcards reading "We Want What You Have." Who is behind it? What do they want?

    Lynda Rands says: "Wonderful characters, great story"
    "the book that never went anywhere"
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    Any additional comments?

    I cant believe I listened to the whole book waiting for something to happen. There were tons of interesting characters whos lives crossed. But the story never got going. Totally lacked an ending that made me feel like the individual characters stories ended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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