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  • The Luminaries

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Eleanor Catton
    • Narrated By Mark Meadows
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (911)
    Performance
    (781)
    Story
    (797)

    It is 1866 and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

    Melinda says: "Not So Luminous"
    "Disjointed and hard to follow"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Luminaries better?

    The explanations at the beginnings of the chapters made me think of an outline, a technique that might help in writing the story but only annoying as part of it.


    What was most disappointing about Eleanor Catton’s story?

    It got very good reviews, but couldn't hold my attention.


    Did Mark Meadows do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The narrator did a pretty fair job but had little to work with.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was disappointed overall.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Innocence: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (962)
    Performance
    (859)
    Story
    (874)

    He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance - and nothing less than destiny - has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.

    Michael says: "Among Koontz’s Best Slow Interesting Books"
    "Leaves a little something to be desired"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I love Dean Koontz and he's written some really great novels that I would recommend highly, but this one is just average and somewhat disappointing for a Koontz fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    Overall
    (8445)
    Performance
    (7617)
    Story
    (7616)

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
    "John Grisham is his usual wonderful self."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Thought provoking entertainment. Mr. Grisham uses topics I can relate to and sympathize with. His outcome is satisfying and leaves me with a good feeling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadowfever: Fever, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2133)
    Performance
    (1157)
    Story
    (1158)

    MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina, were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever. Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister’s murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient conflict between humans and immortals who have lived concealed among us for thousands of years.

    Katheryne says: "I loved it, but its not for everyone"
    "Waste of Money"
    Overall

    I couldn't get involved in this story, even though I tried twice to listen. Was there a plot? Couldn't tell. The narrator, Natalie Ross, was over acting to the point of being annoying. I also couldn't figure out what category this book would fall under, sci-fi maybe?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • I'd Know You Anywhere

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (976)
    Performance
    (297)
    Story
    (301)

    In the summer of 1985, when she was fifteen, Eliza was kidnapped by Walter and held hostage for almost six weeks. He had killed at least one girl and Eliza always suspected he had other victims as well. Now on death row in Virginia for the rape and murder of his final victim, Walter seems to be making a heartfelt act of contrition as his execution nears. Though Eliza wants nothing to do with him, she's never forgotten that Walter was most unpredictable when ignored.

    Susan says: "I found the reason compelling"
    "Excellent read!"
    Overall

    Very well written and the story kept me guessing. Loved every minute of it! It gives an insight to victimism.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tree of Smoke: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Denis Johnson
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (387)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (122)

    This is the story of William "Skip" Sands, CIA, engaged in Psychological Operations against the Vietcong, and the disasters that befall him. This is also the story of the Houston brothers, Bill and James, young men who drift out of the Arizona desert and into a war in which the line between disinformation and delusion has blurred away. In its vision of human folly, this is a story like nothing in our literature.

    MadMadeleine says: "Moby Redux"
    "Disjointed dialog, very confusing."
    Overall

    I bought this one because I love Will Patton’s narrations, but it is “Apocalypse Now” on hallucinogens. I’m not sure I’ll make it through this book and I don’t want to listen again. The writer needs to find some different drugs because these aren't working.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Dark River: The Fourth Realm, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Twelve Hawks
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1073)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
    (225)

    The Dark River opens in New York City with a stunning piece of news. Gabriel's father, who has been missing for nearly 20 years, may still be alive and trapped somewhere in Europe. Gabriel and his Harlequin protector, Maya, immediately mobilize to escape New York and find the long-lost Traveler.

    Mary says: "I Liked It"
    "Great New Series"
    Overall

    Close enough to today's reality to be a little frightening. Big Brother IS watching and most of us are complacent enough to accept the small invasions of our privacy. What we sometimes fail to realize is that our rights and our privacy are being devoured in small bites and we continue to accept it so Big Brother continues to take bites. What do we do when its all gone?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The White Dragon: Dragonriders of Pern Volume 3

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Adrienne Barbeau
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    Katherine says: "Excellent read; very poor recording"
    "annoying"
    Overall

    I read the book years ago and loved it, but the narrator is just annoying.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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