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Terry

Retired autoworker, and photographer! Started to listen to audio books, when I developed cataracts, and never stopped! Love the listen!

Member Since 2007

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  • Vision in White: The Bride Quartet, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1154)
    Performance
    (608)
    Story
    (614)

    The women at Vows - a wedding planning company in Connecticut - make it their business to create memorable events for couples sealing their bonds. And though the bonds among Parker, Emma, Mac, and Laurel may not be official, they are very real - and equally worthy of celebration.

    Mary says: "Bad Narration"
    "So boring I could not finish this book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is a very weak story with undeveloped characters. Time is valuable so, I did not waste my time trying to finish it!.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Scat

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Edward Asner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (246)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (109)

    Mrs. Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, was last seen during a field trip to Black Vine Swamp. The school's headmaster and the police seem to have accepted the sketchy, unsigned note explaining that her absence is due to a family emergency. Theres no real evidence of foul play. But still, Nick and Marta don't buy it. Something weird is definitely going on.

    Carl Hiaasen is a columnist for the Miami Herald and is the author of many best-selling titles, including Sick Puppy, Nature Girl, and The Downhill Lie.

    Vicky says: "not just a kids book"
    "Another great story, from Carl Hiaasen!"
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    We own all of Carl Hiaasen books, in print and audio! This was another very good story, but the narrator was not good! In my opinion, he did well with the oil company people and a few of adult male voices, but was terrible with the kids, and women! I nearly put the book away, and gave up! A most annoying voice, and a lot like listening to Burt Reynolds read. I may go to the library and check out a hard copy, instead of listening to this whole thing!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Small Vices: A Spenser Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Burt Reynolds
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (43)

    Ellis Alves is no angel. But his lawyer says he was framed for the murder of college student Melissa Henderson...and asks Spenser for help.

    Vincent says: "Reynolds and the Book Were Excellent"
    "Reynolds Not A Good Narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I finally got around, to listening, and was greatly disappointed by the narrator! In my opinion, he ruined a perfectly good story! Burt! Nevermore!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21087)
    Performance
    (18908)
    Story
    (18977)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "A Good Idea But Tedious"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I found this story to be so far fetched and improbable that it was difficult for me to finish this book. It just seemed to drag on with details so the author could complete the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hypnotist

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lars Kepler
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (515)
    Performance
    (401)
    Story
    (399)

    Tumba, Sweden. A triple homicide—all the victims from the same family—captivates Detective Inspector Joona Linna. The killer is at large, and it appears that the elder sister of the family escaped the carnage; it seems only a matter of time until she, too, is murdered. But where can Linna begin? The only surviving witness is the boy whose mother, father, and little sister were killed before his eyes. He has suffered more than 100 knife wounds and lapsed into a state of shock. He’s in no condition to be questioned....

    Watson says: "Suspense for suspense's sake"
    "tedious listening"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The idea of using a hypnotist to assist in solving a murder is a great idea for a mystery but the narrator has a very monotone voice that puts me to sleep. Plus the story isn't told in a chronological method so at times it is confusing. I often have to go back and listen to a chapter over again. I probably would not purchase another book by this author. I am still trying to get through it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Man from Beijing

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Henning Mankell
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (590)
    Performance
    (188)
    Story
    (187)

    January 2006. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjvallen, nineteen people have been massacred. The only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene. Judge Birgitta Roslin has particular reason to be shocked: Her grandparents, the Andrns, are among the victims, and Birgitta soon learns that an Andrn family in Nevada has also been murdered. She then discovers the 19th-century diary of an Andrn ancestora gang master on the American transcontinental railwaythat describes brutal treatment of Chinese slave workers.

    Terry R. Mabry says: "The Man From Beijing is a keeper"
    "ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE NOVELS!"
    Overall

    Don't let the gruesome beginning keep you from continuing on with this book. You will travel around the world from the 1800's to the present. I know I will reread this book many times!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18438)
    Performance
    (8582)
    Story
    (8624)

    Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

    B.J. says: "Perfect."
    "I Couldn't Stop Listening!"
    Overall

    This last book in the trilogy does not disappoint. It brought all the plots and characters full circle. I feel like I know them all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sizzling Sixteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1636)
    Performance
    (638)
    Story
    (636)

    Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has inherited a “lucky” bottle from her Uncle Pip. Problem is, Uncle Pip didn’t specify if the bottle brought good luck or bad luck..

    Mo says: "16... is a fizzle not a sizzle!"
    "It Sizzles!"
    Overall

    This latest book filled with the antics of Stephanie and Lula do not disappoint! I love the chemistry between all of the characters. I am so glad I am not her mother!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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