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Sherry Pitcock

Member Since 2003

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • Echo Burning

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2653)
    Performance
    (1765)
    Story
    (1765)

    Reacher is hitching through the heat of West Texas and getting desperate for a ride. The last thing he's worried about is exactly who picks him up.

    She's called Carmen. She's a good-looking young woman, she has a beautiful little girl...and she has married into the wrong family. They're called the Greers. They're a bitter and miserly clan, and they've made her life a living hell. Worse, her monster of a husband is soon due out of prison. So she needs protection, and she needs it now.

    Lawyers can't help. Cops can't be trusted. So Reacher goes home with her to the lonely ranch where nothing is as it seems, and where evil swirls around them like dust in a storm. Within days, Carmen's husband is dead - and simmering secrets send Echo, Texas, up in flames.

    Sherry Pitcock says: "Love that Reacher"
    "Love that Reacher"
    Overall

    This was a new read for me. I find the character fun and mysterious. The story moves and twists and make the time fly. My kind of guy.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Act of War: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (588)
    Performance
    (528)
    Story
    (523)

    After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem - no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.

    Justin says: "Scary good"
    "Not my favorite"
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    Would you listen to Act of War again? Why?

    no


    Would you be willing to try another book from Brad Thor? Why or why not?

    Of course


    Any additional comments?

    I normally like Brad Thor books. they're full of action and seem likely. this one seemed unlikely in both the premise and the resolution. The premise that the Chinese are planning a large scale operation with a handful of Somalis and no back up systems, that their leaders are naive and that the FBI can track everything at that level. It all seemed so convenient and unlikely. There was lots of action even if it was rather choppy.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Speaks the Nightbird

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2703)
    Performance
    (2414)
    Story
    (2400)

    The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

    aaron says: "Dark, Twisted Period Piece with GREAT Characters!"
    "Interesting look at another time"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend it. It was nice to see such devotion to the truth in the face of social self-righteousness.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The young clerk Matthew. He had a fairly modern take on things in a very dark time. People really believed in witchcraft. So many were killed as witches to assuage the fears of fools.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Even though it was set in a long gone world, the persecution of women by a whole town of ignorant and fearful people who overwhelming believe in their fear-based religion rather than take a look at something reality-based. I guess I felt a resonance in today's world.


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting story. Set in a long ago era, it was full of fairly contemporary people. the money-grabbing baron, the truth seeker, the victim of abuse, the law, the chorus of "true believers"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bury the Lead

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (731)
    Performance
    (234)
    Story
    (234)

    Northern New Jersey has a new local hero on its cultural crime turf. He's Andy Carpenter, the Paterson defense attorney who can sling a quip as fast as he can outmaneuver a snarling prosecutor. Acclaimed author David Rosenfelt's first novel was nominated for an Edgar Award. Now, in this new novel, the intrepid lawyer is thrust into the spotlight where he risks becoming a media victim...of the most fatal kind.

    Rajesh says: "Thoroughly enjoyable"
    "Fun Trip"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Bury the Lead to be better than the print version?

    I din't read the print version


    Any additional comments?

    I liked this book, not because it is a deep read or examines the meaning of life. It is just plain fun. The main character was charming and funny, living an intense life one moment and a regular one the next. The eternal question of who defends a nasty criminal will never be answered, so we can have an interesting trip along the way. All the while knowing that the bad guy is really innocent, otherwise why the story. A nice read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vanished

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Joseph Finder
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (857)
    Performance
    (349)
    Story
    (348)

    Nick Heller is tough, smart, and stubborn. And in his line of work, it's essential. Trained in the Special Forces, Nick is a high-powered intelligence investigator - exposing secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. He's a guy you don't want to mess with. He's also the man you call when you need a problem fixed. Desperate, with nowhere else to run, Nick's nephew, Gabe makes that call one night.

    Earl says: "Excellent weaving and unexpected"
    "Not a great narration"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Vanished in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting story. It has lots of charm and plot turns. I liked that part. I found teenage Gabe to be an irritating and grating character. That is probably the narrator's interpretation. I tried restating, in a non-nasal, non-whiny voice and they did not seem so irritating.


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

    The plot was sometimes hard to follow and required some lax standards for consistency, but it was quick moving and exciting.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Holter Graham’s performances?

    Probably not if they include doing a lot of dialogue. Maybe if she was reading non fiction


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gods of Guilt

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    Overall
    (2999)
    Performance
    (2658)
    Story
    (2641)

    Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life.

    Jane says: "Definitely entertaining. I had some smiles."
    "Connelly comes through again"
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    Where does The Gods of Guilt rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I liked this story as well as any from Connelly's books. The main character, Mickey, is still embroiled in his messy life, with estranged wives, child etc. as well as a difficult and meaty trial. His people all seem well-drawn and I liked/hated them all. I hate only for them to end.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Burglar in the Rye

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (85)

    Winner of multiple Edgar and Shamus Awards, Lawrence Block keeps fans guessing to the end with his rollicking Bernie Rhodenbarr mysteries. In this diverting caper, full-time bookstore owner and part-time burglar Bernie tries to do the right thing for a new friend, only to find himself accused of some terrible wrongs.

    F. Hayek says: "Outstanding"
    "Likeable"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The Burglar in the Rye the most enjoyable?

    The story moved along well. I liked the characters. It was read well.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The metaphor and reference to Catcher in the Rye. I read it as a teenager and it was meaningful to so many of us at that age. Just wish old JD had written more.


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

    Great voice(s)


    Any additional comments?

    The idea of the burglar as the good guy and an intellectual was interesting. I liked that he was so proud of his expertise and talents. Good story all around.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forged in Fire: A Red-Hot SEALs Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Trish McCallan
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (475)
    Performance
    (426)
    Story
    (422)

    Beth Brown’s dream feels so real: a mysterious stranger is gunned down during a violent airplane hijacking, and there’s nothing Beth can do to stop it. But Beth doesn’t believe in premonitions - or does she? How else can she explain the intense connection she feels to the gorgeous man in her dream whom she’s never met? A man she’s determined to save....

    Angela says: "A fantastic listen!"
    "If you are a horny teenager...go for it."
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    Would you try another book from Trish McCallan and/or Angela Dawe?

    Never


    Would you ever listen to anything by Trish McCallan again?

    No


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Angela Dawe?

    sure


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    If kept my ears busy while I was cooking. Except I had to keep fast forwarding.


    Any additional comments?

    This is Judith Krantz meets a second rate thriller. Many of the threads of the story were left hanging, The details were ludicrous, beginning with the hero hearing a dial tone after his bodice ripping, psychic girlfriends hung up on him....on a cell phone? seriously? The bad guys couldn't hit a barn with automatic weapons, and never had to reload, despite firing hundreds of rounds. The two main characters sounding like psychic walk-talkies and experiencing electric shocks and serious hard-ons every time they touched. The sex scenes were juvenile and lasted FOREVER. thank goodness for fast froward. Oh did I mention the good guys were extraordinary shots and couldn't die? Puleeeze, spare me this kind of drivel.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dreamland: Dale Brown's Dreamland, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Dale Brown, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (70)

    Dreamland is the place where the nation's top minds come to develop artillery and aircraft that push beyond the cutting edge. And where the Air Force's top guns come to test them, on the frontlines of a new era in warfare. The fiasco of a spy's infiltration has the Pentagon looking for an excuse to close Dreamland down. To clean up the mess, and save Dreamland from the congressional chopping block, Lt. Colonel Tecumseh "Dog" Bastian is sent in.

    Cheryl says: "Really boring!"
    "A lot like Tom Clancy"
    Overall
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    What did you like best about Dreamland? What did you like least?

    If you like Tom Clancy you'll love it. Every weapon is cataloged, no alpha designation get unused.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Leave out all the excruciating details of weapons' detailed names and just use the real names of things instead of an alphabet soup of mnemonics. The ABC dropped the Xyz123x12 cartridges into his XXX-23 and fired. What? Seriously does the author think I can or want to remember every alphanumeric he drops?


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When people were actually talking to one another with something to say.


    Any additional comments?

    While I normally read Dale Brown easily, this one was difficult. IT was so full of acronyms and technical detailed weaponry descriptions that I wanted to scream. Also his characters were all very macho, even the women. It seemed that the characters were being rushed in and about with no sense of reality or real character. They were all in exactly the right place and time, highly unlikely plotting, all tough guys (and gals) and the enemy were fools. In an attempt to make it seem topical, America is at odds with Iranian Muslims in cahoots with Somali pirates and the heroes (all of them) come to save the day.It channels Tom Clancy with "See Jane Run" characterizations.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Tin Collectors

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated By Robert Lawrence
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (109)

    L.A. police detective Shane Scully comes under investigation by Internal Affairs (derisively known as "the tin collectors") after he kills his ex-partner who was one of the mayor's bodyguards. Temporarily reassigned, so that he can remain under the department's watchful eye, Scully finds that more than his badge is at stake when he is set up to take the rap in a deadly plot of corruption and conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of the LAPD.

    Chance says: "Great begining"
    "Well worth the time"
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    Would you listen to The Tin Collectors again? Why?

    probably not


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

    not on the edge, but it was good.


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    A good look at both sides of the Police police. Most often the officers of the Internal Affairs team are the bad guys. But there are bad cops out there and these folks do a necessary job. This was a great story and an insight into what goes on in their minds. Shane Scully is no choir boy, but he is committed and intense, so he is a great character to follow in the process. The story was fast and interesting. Kept me working just so I could continue to listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2333)
    Performance
    (2086)
    Story
    (2068)

    Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. Reacher is there to meet - in person - the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.

    Donna M Thomas, Author of From Pebbles to Pathways says: "My favorite Reacher story yet"
    "Classic Jack Reacher"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Never Go Back the most enjoyable?

    It moved along and never slowed down.


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

    The heroes were always on the verge of not making it, then pulled it out. Typical.


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

    Jack Reacher


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

    Not really. It is pretty long. I do have a life!


    Any additional comments?

    Jack Reacher is the American knight errant. He is always saving the fair maiden or himself. He falls in/out of love, moves on. These stories are always fun and exciting. In some ways, they are informative, if you happen to care about how the army works. I like how he is still in great shape and a warrior at about 50. He's able to take down big dumb guys, well trained army dudes with a couple of well placed tactics. He's my hero. When I am attacked by hillbilly hooligans, I hope he is there.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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