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Simone

Ventura, CA, USA

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  • The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Michael Shaara
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1178)
    Performance
    (600)
    Story
    (614)

    After 30 years and with three million copies in print, Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War classic, The Killer Angels, remains as vivid and powerful as the day it was originally published.

    Gene says: "Almost a Perfect Audiobook"
    "I wish there were more books like this."
    Overall

    This was an amazing audiobook. It is such a great book - a re-creation of the people and a battle during the Civil War told in a really fascinating way that you are completely taken in. It is well read (which to me means clear and easy to understand). This is definitely one of my favorite audiobooks.
    My one criticism would be - since I was unfamiliar with who all the soldiers were during the Civil War, I had to concentrate to keep some of them straight.
    If you are at all interesting in the history of America or just military history, you will really like this one.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Jolie Blon's Bounce

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (590)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (182)

    Return to James Lee Burke's "timeless, parallel universe" with detective Dave Robicheaux, as he investigates the murders of two women, tries to prove one man's innocence, and faces an enemy unlike any he has ever known. Gothic, dense, brutal, touching, and always compelling, Jolie Blon's Bounce is classic storytelling from a writer who has been dubbed "the Faulkner of crime fiction."

    JD. says: "Sorry I was wrong"
    "Narration problems? Me, too."
    Overall

    I still haven't gotten through this and, it's not because I don't like the story - I just have a really hard time understanding the narrator. Unlike others, I don't care if his emotion isn't great or his age is wrong - I just want to be able to understand him. I wanted to enter my comments too because I'm hoping the audiobook company will take that more into account. Even though someone said JLB really liked this reading, I don't think that's a fair call because he knows the story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hit Man

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Robert Forster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1386)
    Performance
    (451)
    Story
    (449)

    Keller possesses all the qualities of a professional killer. He's cool, confident, reclusive, icy, and ruthlessly efficient. But this seasoned hit man is also prone to self-doubt as he finds himself caught in the clutches of a mid-life crisis.

    Barbara A. Russell says: "Surprisingly Terrific"
    "What a Great Surprise"
    Overall

    I don't even remember why I picked this book - I hadn't heard anything about it beforehand. It took me a long time to even start listening to it but once I started I couldn't believe how great it was. Now I'm very surprised I hadn't hear of it before.

    I have been recommending it to a lot of friends - both print and audio readers. I like detective/crime stories and so have read a lot of them. But these (it's a collection of stories about the same characters - not a novel) were a very fresh take on the genre. The different "hits" were all interesting but the views into his everyday life are also great because they're very funny. Also - very important - good reader: clear and enjoyable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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