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Tami B.

Mom Chops

Henderson, NV

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  • Hold Tight

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1322)
    Performance
    (510)
    Story
    (502)

    Tia and Mike Baye never imagined they'd become the type of overprotective parents who spy on their kids. But their 16-year-old son, Adam, has been unusually distant lately, and after the suicide of his classmate, Spencer Hill they can't help but worry. They install a sophisticated spy program on Adam's computer, and within days they are jolted by a message from an unknown correspondent addressed to their son: "Just stay quiet and all safe."

    Meanwhile, Betsy Hill is struck by a photo that appears to have been taken on the night of her son's death...and he wasn't alone.

    Ed says: "Will hold your interest till the end"
    "My first Coben"
    Overall

    This is the first Harlan Coben book I've read and I can't wait to get to the rest. The premise intrigued me and the book didn't disappoint. I would buy the phone book from Audible if Scott Brick were the narrator. Coben and Brick combined kept me glued to my headphones for two days of "don't you dare interrupt me" looks while listening to this intricately woven tale of seemingly unlinked events that left me in awe of a storyteller who makes his craft look effortless. I never felt manipulated, just extremely amazed at the way this tale unfolded.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (768)
    Performance
    (663)
    Story
    (661)

    To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey is an ordinary 14-year-old. In fact, the only thing that seems to set him apart is the fact that he has Tourette's syndrome. But Michael is anything but ordinary. Michael has special powers. Electric powers....

    Kraig says: "Your never too old to enjoy a good story"
    "Couldn't stop listening"
    Overall

    I got this book and started listening right away. I finished it in just two days. I got so much work done because I didn't want to stop listening. It was my reward for sticking to my 'to do' list. I liked how the characters interacted. It was nice to see them act in unpredictable and ingenious ways. I like YA fiction, but so much of it is dysfunctional and filled with foul language. This was a refreshing change and I can't wait to read/listen to the rest of the series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Simple Genius

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1839)
    Performance
    (652)
    Story
    (660)

    Former Secret Service agents turned private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have seen their lives splinter around them. Michelle lies unconscious in a hospital bed after a night of suicidal violence. And Sean is forced to take on a thankless investigation into the murder of a scientist just inside the CIA's razor-wire fence near Williamsburg, Virginia. But they will need to team up again to stop a conspiracy of traitors operating in the shadow of the White House itself.

    R.E. Vazquez says: "not Baldacci's best"
    "Slipping"
    Overall

    David Baldacci used to be an author I could recommend unequivocally. Now I have to warn my friends that he's fallen into the foul language trap. The story is great, but adding vulgar language only diminishes that when I've got to cringe because he's slipped in another "F" bomb.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • How Nancy Drew Saved My Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Lauren Baratz-Logsted
    • Narrated By Elenna Stauffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Broken, smashed, and stomped in the mud. That's how Charlotte Bell's heart ended up the last time she let her emotions heat up on a nanny assignment. So taking a new position in frigid Iceland, working for Ambassador Edgar Rawlings, might be just what Charlotte needs in order to heal up and chill out. This time, she's determined to be intrepid and courageous. She's even read all 56 original Nancy Drew books in preparation.

    Nancy says: "can I give it zero stars?"
    "False advertising"
    Overall

    Don't waste your money on this book. The author was tyring to get those of us who grew up on clean, wholesome, Nancy Drew to think we were getting more of the same. Instead we're getting a potty-mouthed protagonist who confuses sex with her bosses as love. Do NOT waste your time, $$, or credits on this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Traveler

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By John Twelve Hawks
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2263)
    Performance
    (440)
    Story
    (448)

    Maya is hiding in plain sight in London. The 26-year-old has abandoned the dangerous obligations pressed upon her by her father and chosen instead to live a normal life. But Maya comes from a long line of people who call themselves Harlequins, a fierce group of warriors willing to sacrifice their lives to protect a select few known as Travelers.

    Nicholas Winn says: "Told friends and family"
    "Unabridged and perfect"
    Overall

    I'm always nervous to try a new author and confess that I bought it because Scott Brick is an incredible narrator. Move over Dan Brown: John Twelve Hawks is going to give you a run for the money on conspiracy theories. I can vouch that JTH's location descriptions are dead on for southern California and Nevada. Characters are well developed and the dialog, both internal and external, were very real. My job allows me to listen for long stretches and this book held my interest the whole time. I can't imagine listening to the abriged version without the narrator being ramped up to 78 RPMs (yeah, I'm old enough to not just know what that means but remember!) when it should be 33 1/3. For those who care, there is NO bad language in this book. The only disappointment is that I don't know when the sequel is coming out!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Honeymoon

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Howard Roughan
    • Narrated By Hope Davis, Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (483)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (105)

    The honeymoon is over, now the murders can begin. America's #1 thriller writer returns with his sexiest, scariest novel ever. Hotter than The Beach House and scarier than Kiss the Girls, James Patterson's explosive new thriller introduces a bride who is beautiful, talented, devoted, and deadly.

    Kirstin says: "Not up to the standard of his early work"
    "First Time Patterson reader"
    Overall

    I broke down and bought this book because of the reviews elsewhere. I'd have given it a higher rating except that the language was so foul. What a disappointment that such an imaginative storyteller could lack such creativity in his choice of words, especially from the female characters. I won't buy another Patterson novel again.

    17 of 34 people found this review helpful
  • The Sunflower: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (72)

    Just a week before their marriage, Christine's fiance calls off the wedding, leaving her heartbroken. With hopes of helping her through a difficult time, Christine's best friend Jessica enrolls them both on a humanitarian mission in Peru, to work at an orphanage called El Girasol, The Sunflower.

    Amazon Customer says: "Fabulous"
    "Like a sunflower"
    Overall

    Just like the sunflower follows the path of light, you'll be following this story from the moment you start listening. Evans has done it again. He draws you into someone's heartbreak and makes the characters so real that you can't help becoming emotionally attached to them. Campbell Scott's reading only enhances the suspense by remaining a storyteller instead of acting out the story. I asked a few of my bibliophiles if they'd had a chance to read it yet and we'd all finished it in one sitting whether listening or reading. We had several friends with children getting married within the next few weeks. When the book announcement came in the mail Tuesday in the form of a wedding announcement with "CANCELLED" stamped across it in bold red stenciled letters, I was relieved it wasn't from any of my friends and knew I what I'd be doing this weekend! Like this book would need any marketing, but what a great idea. The only disappointment was that the book ended! Enjoy!!

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Broker

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1400)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (335)

    In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems Backman, in his power broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world's most sophisticated satellite surveillance system.

    Bull says: "Grisham wins a bet."
    "A"
    Overall

    Michael Beck was fabulous in his presentation of "The Broker". I'd listen to him read the phone book, he's that good, but he had fabulous material to work with also. Having just been to Italy, I can tell you that Grisham's descriptions of Italy, the culture, the language, were dead on. I felt like I was back there when I listened to Beck's voice characterizations and readings of setting descriptions. The story really is plausible. The characters are incredibly vivid, especially the Italians. If you only listen in the car, you'll want to be stuck in traffic for a long time with this one!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Thr3e

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Ted Dekker
    • Narrated By Rob Lamont
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (437)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (105)

    Imagine answering your cell phone one day to a male voice that gives you three minutes to confess your sin. If you don't, the madman, Slater, will blow your car to smithereens. You barely manage to exit heavy traffic and ditch the car when, precisely three minutes later, your car blows sky high. The media and police descend on the scene; your world has just changed forever.

    Tami B. says: "Brilliant!!!"
    "Brilliant!!!"
    Overall

    Dekker's plot was incredible!! Just as I thought I had it figured out, he took me down another path, but I never once felt manipulated. Having lived in Long Beach, it was nice to hear the names of streets I traveled all the time. The characters and story were well thought out. This book is proof positive that excellent fiction can be written without all the foul language so many other author's stoop to in their feeble attempts to have characters express themselves forcibly. No gratuitously graphic scenes to be squeamish over. Not only is the plot brillant, but the creativity in the use of language is unequaled. All of this added layers of depth to the story and proved that the reader can create their own visual image that is just as vivid as any one gratuitiously graphic paragraph could paint. I can't wait to listen to the rest of Dekker's books. I couldn't stop listening to this book. Lamont's voices were wonderful and consistent throughout also. I'm off to order another Dekker book!

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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