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Sean

EDINBURG, TEXAS, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Crimes of Jordan Wise

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Jordan Wise was an ordinary, unexciting accountant with a San Francisco engineering firm, insecure about his future - until he met Annalise Bonner. She only cared for adventure and the good life and, intoxicated by her, Jordan Wise resolved to get it for both of them. Drawing on his considerable bookkeeping skills, he embezzled half a million dollars of his company's money and arranged the perfect escape for him and Annalise. However, he couldn't control what happened next...

    Sean says: "Crimes of Jordan Wise"
    "Crimes of Jordan Wise"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Crimes of Jordan Wise the most enjoyable?

    Richard Ferrone, the narator, is often very good. He is probably one of the best of the audio book readers working currently. Also I liked the plot. It was set in the recent past and it is about a man who claims to have committed three perfect crimes. In fiction at least, I like the idea of a perfect crime.


    Have you listened to any of Richard Ferrone’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to several of Richard Ferrone's other performances and he is usally really good. I can't recall him giving a bad performance.


    Any additional comments?

    Bill Pronzini, the author, is often very good. He might be best known for his Nameless Detective series, which is excellent, but some of his standalone novels are also worth reading or hearing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Francona: The Red Sox Years

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Terry Francona, Dan Shaughnessy
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (127)

    From famed manager Terry Francona, a lively, unvarnished narrative of his tenure with the storied Boston Red Sox... From 2004 to 2011, Terry Francona managed the Boston Red Sox, the most talked-about, scrutinized team in all of sports. In Francona the legendary manager opens up for the first time about his eight years there, as they went from cursed franchise to one of the most successful and profitable in baseball history. He takes listeners inside the rarefied world of a 21st-century clubhouse.

    Sean says: "I enjoyed it a lot,"
    "I enjoyed it a lot,"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I thought it was interesting. I liked the details of working for such a high profile team.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Terry Francona.


    Have you listened to any of Jeff Gurner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I haven't.


    Any additional comments?

    Even for a more casual baseball fan, this is really good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lestrade and the Ripper

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By M J Trow
    • Narrated By M J Trow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    The year is 1888 and Jack the Ripper terrorises the East End of London; all the victims are found in Whitechapel – but Scotland Yard has to look into another suspicious death, that of Edmund Gurney in Brighton. Foremost amongst the Yard’s top men is young Inspector Sholto Lestrade. It is to his lot that a number of unsolved cases fall – cases that include the murder of a former Whitechapel prostitue, and that of Gurney.

    Sean says: "This is pretty good"
    "This is pretty good"
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    Where does Lestrade and the Ripper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is pretty good. It is enjoyable and sillly at times. It was interesting to see Lestrade at work.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Lestrade, he came across as dedicated to his job. I liked his dealings with Sherlock Holmes. I


    Any additional comments?

    I might want to listen to another book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Blooded

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Robert J. Randisi
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    NYPD Detective Sergeant Dennis McQueen has his hands full with a very bizarre case. A series of dead bodies have been found, all frozen - killed by various methods, but disposed of in the same manner. Just a coincidence, or is there a serial killer at work? Things heat up when McQueen is sent to investigate a body found in the rubble of a fire and meets FDNY Fire Marshal Mason Willis. Willis is investigating it as an arson, but the medical examiner's report makes it obvious that this is a case for McQueen.

    A. J. McConachie says: "Twist and Turns Makes a Good Police Mystery"
    "Randisi's Cold Blooded is pretty good"
    Overall
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked the hero, Sargent McQueen. He seemed likable and I also felt I might want to read or listen to another novel about him.


    What about Kevin Foley’s performance did you like?

    I thought he was good but that he did not try too hard to make it dramatic. He did not overselll it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gun in Cheek: A Study of 'Alternative' Crime Fiction

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated By Chet Williamson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Love mystery? Then you'll love this book. Hate mystery? Then YOU'LL love this book. Pronzini is a fount of information about the "best" (read: hilariously inept) in mystery fiction. He's read every book ever written in the genre, it seems, and shows genuine affection for the form. The fun he pokes at the authors and their works is gentle and doesn't distract at all from your wonderment at the fact that these books ever even existed. It might, however, make you want to seek them out and try for yourself.

    Judith says: "A hoot."
    "Gun in Cheek"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It was a good book. It is about the history of the mystery genre, some of the worst books in the genre. It was a lot of fun.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the chapter on the publishing house Phoniex Press. That chapter was really enjoyable.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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