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Sam

Lawrenceville, GA, United States

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  • The Deep Blue Good-By: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1353)
    Performance
    (1139)
    Story
    (1150)

    He's a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He's also a knight errant who's wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: he'll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half.

    Michael Cavacini says: "An Entertaining Start To A Classic Series"
    "Remembering and old master"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Deep Blue Good-By to be better than the print version?

    Different....very different but also the same. It catches Macdonald at his best


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is my third visit with Travis McGee; first as an adolesent; again at 40 and now 20 years later. I did not realize what I had forgotten. With the first chapter it all came back though. The complex Travis an alter ego for the author.


    Which character – as performed by Robert Petkoff – was your favorite?

    Travis


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    There is a reason why John D. Macdonald seems to make the top 5 list of many good writers. Many characters are developed to be believable but a very small group seem really to live. Sherlock Holmes is one that comes to mind, Travis McGee is another. The details in his stories rest with his character. Travis reminds me a bit of the cowboys that live at the end of the wild west. They knew their

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1047)
    Performance
    (649)
    Story
    (647)

    It is 1758, and the flames of the Seven Years' War are burning hotter than ever. The rigors and dangers of battle are actually a welcome respite for Lord John and his brother Hal, who feel the constant strain of their family's troubled history. Blending war, family secrets, and forbidden love, Gabaldon crafts a suspenseful novel that loyal fans and newcomers alike with find irresistible.

    Dina says: "A Vital Link"
    "Good Read"
    Overall

    Not the best by Diana Gabledon but still, even at her "not best" she is way ahead of whomever is in second place. The whole Outlander series has me wanting her to put out a book every week. Impossible but one can wish.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Aegypt

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John Crowley
    • Narrated By John Crowley
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (22)

    Is there more than one history of the world? This is the question Pierce Moffett is seeking to answer when, jilted and newly jobless, he gets off a bus by chance in the Faraway Hills and steps unawares into a story that has been awaiting him there. His search will bring him into contact with Rosie Rasmussen, another seeker marked by loss. And it will lead them both on a path toward the longed-for country of our oldest dreams and most unanswerable desires, toward a magnificent discovery.

    Stef says: "slow, meandering, and beautiful"
    "Confused Listener"
    Overall

    This is the first audio book I can honestly say I didn't like. To say it was confusing and disjointed is understatement. While I am sure it was a deep an mysterious observation on life and human existence, it was beyond me.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Voyager

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10201)
    Performance
    (7182)
    Story
    (7173)

    Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind.

    A User says: "7 Stars!! Brilliant!!"
    "Voyager"
    Overall

    I am addicted to her entire series and this installment is as spellbinding as the rest. I have just finished my recent book and now have to find something to do before I drift off to sleep since I've accomplished Jamie and Clair for so long. Facinating because of its historical detail

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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