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Shari

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  • The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18444)
    Performance
    (8336)
    Story
    (8362)

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    David says: "irritatingly engrossing"
    "Better than the first!"
    Overall

    Excellent book, but not for the faint of heart. I remember the first one had some slow parts, but I don't remember that in this book. Looking forward to the third (and sadly final) book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Twelve: A Novel: The Passage Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (2843)
    Performance
    (2511)
    Story
    (2510)

    In the present day, as the man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos. Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, is so shattered by the spread of violence and infection that she continues to plan for her child’s arrival even as society dissolves around her. Kittridge, known to the world as "Last Stand in Denver", has been forced to flee his stronghold and is now on the road, dodging the infected, armed but alone and well aware that a tank of gas will get him only so far. April is a teenager fighting to guide her little brother safely through a landscape of death and ruin.

    Amanda says: "Expanding The Story In Every Direction"
    "Scott Brick is a Master Narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Twelve: A Novel the most enjoyable?

    This was a great continuation of The Passage trilogy. Justin Cronin has created an epic adventure with memorable characters and a gripping story.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Scott Brick could not have done a better job. His characters were dead on with my image of them and his performance was flawless. I know the third installment of this trilogy is not due but I'm on here tonight looking for more Scott Brick books.


    If you could rename The Twelve: A Novel, what would you call it?

    Mr. Cronin's titles are pretty simple and that's the way it should be. Anything I would come up with would be too corny for this brilliant work.


    Any additional comments?

    Did I mention that I liked it?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Child

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By John Hart
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1050)
    Performance
    (430)
    Story
    (421)

    his most powerful and intricately-plotted novel yet. Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: happy parents and a twin sister that meant the world to him. But Alyssa went missing a year ago, stolen off the side of a lonely street with only one witness to the crime. His family shattered, his sister presumed dead, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown in a last, desperate search.

    Christine says: "Stick With It!"
    "A great story!"
    Overall

    John Hart's "The Last Child" doesn't disappoint. There were a lot of twists that I didn't see coming and I usually can predict them. You don't know the real story until the very last chapter.

    Scott Sowers was a good choice for this southern story. He voices the characters just right. I do think he tends to enunciate words with a staccato. Listen (which I think you should) and you'll see what I mean.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23168)
    Performance
    (9801)
    Story
    (9872)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Great book!"
    Overall

    It was a little slow to get started, but once it gets going, it doesn't let up.

    Like others, I didn't think I was going to like the narrator. One of his voices definitely resembles a poor Dracula impression! Aside from the giggles I got every time he used that voice, I got to like him better.

    I thought some of the sex was a little too graphic for my tastes and I wouldn't want my daughter to read it, but it wasn't enough to lower my rating.

    Joe Bob says "check it out".

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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