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Thomas L. Evans

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Reston,VA | Member Since 2015

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  • The Bone Bed: Scarpetta, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (911)
    Performance
    (754)
    Story
    (759)

    A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over 2,000 miles away, in Boston. She has no idea why. But as events unfold with alarming speed, Scarpetta begins to suspect that the paleontologist's disappearance is connected to a series of crimes - much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age.

    G. House Sr. says: "A tedious disappointment - Don't Bother!"
    "Scarpetta Trumps Again"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Thrilling, real feelings, fast


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I generally like all of Cornwell's ending ... I like it when there are NOT details left hanging.


    What three words best describe Kate Reading’s performance?

    Readings one of my favorites ... brings all to life


    Do you think The Bone Bed needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No NEED ... but always enjoy more Scarpetta


    Any additional comments?

    Now there's gotten to be so many I've find myself wanting to go back to reread to see what I missed or mixed up or just totally forgot!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • French Silk

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (746)
    Performance
    (545)
    Story
    (548)

    Like the city of New Orleans itself, Claire Laurent is a vibrant beauty laced with a mysterious elusiveness. The founder of French Silk, a fabulous lingerie company, she has fought hard to make it a worldwide success. Then a TV evangelist attacks French Silk’s erotic sleepwear as sinful. And when he is killed, Claire becomes the prime suspect. District Attorney Robert Cassidy knows Claire is damning herself with lie after lie about the murder, even as he feels her drawing him into her world and her very soul....

    OLIVIA says: "Sandra Brown at her Best!!"
    "Great Commuter Read"
    Overall
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    What did you like best about French Silk? What did you like least?

    Simple, easy to follow(even with breaks), quick


    Would you recommend French Silk to your friends? Why or why not?

    Sure for a short simple, easy, read - nothing heavy just light entertainmen/time filler


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

    I enjoy Renee' she's got a great way of giving independance to each person without being overboard.


    Was French Silk worth the listening time?

    Generally .... I love to do a very light read/listen between more serious books so this was a great break.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2412)
    Performance
    (2142)
    Story
    (2145)

    More than a million listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy—and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.

    Kristina says: "MUST READ/LISTEN"
    "Bill O'Reilly's report on Nov 22,1963"
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    If you could sum up Killing Kennedy in three words, what would they be?

    Detailed, informative & bottom line-few frills ....


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Kennedy's of course...the center point of the book.


    What about Bill O'Reilly’s performance did you like?

    I like to listen to B O'Reilly when there's is a certain set format that he's reading. It's pleasant to hear and straight & to the point.


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

    It always makes me sad, tho the every different has a few more details, points of interest and or opinions. I was drawn in more when it came to fact that Bill had been in Dallas & actually seeing/hearing part of this live instead of just reporting on others reports.


    Any additional comments?

    The Kennedy's maintain they "American Royality" image so well - but when I hear tidbits "real details" I can not help but wonder what else has happened in their lives to be living the Karma that seems to infect entire family. Bottom line I love the idea of the The Kenndey Family yet am so happy to be living MY LIFE!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Deliver Us from Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1633)
    Performance
    (597)
    Story
    (605)

    In South America a 96-year-old man of great wealth reads a book late one night and an hour later he lies dead in his bed, the secrets of his past starkly revealed. Six months later another mystery man lies dead at the bottom of his pool in a villa in Provence. This time, however, there's a witness at the scene: Shaw, the shadowy operative from The Whole Truth who barely escapes with his life.

    B. Bozeman says: "Disappointing"
    "True Baldacci Thriller"
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    Would you listen to Deliver Us from Evil again? Why?

    YES! Just to cath all the details and action! This one pulls you in & I was running to fast I had to back up several times to reread & see what/IF I missed something!


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

    Yes! Even tho the Nazi thing is rather overdone ... this one was great ... REALLY like the entire story


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

    Not sure..


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

    No-My family NEVER allows such freedom!


    Any additional comments?

    Great Book....I'm traveling this next month & will reread on the beach...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mad River

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1306)
    Performance
    (1139)
    Story
    (1132)

    Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what's-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns. The first person they killed was a highway patrolman. The second was a woman during a robbery. Then, hell, why not keep on going? As their crime spree cuts a swath through rural Minnesota, some of it captured on the killers' cell phones and sent to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to run them down.

    Bill says: "Good. Not Great. But Virgil is Hard to Skip."
    "Virgil needs MORE...."
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    What did you like best about Mad River? What did you like least?

    I enjoyed the way Virgil thinks about life in more of a "normal" way than Luca Davenport tho at the same time the story lines slacks off & actually gets boring...Dumb people doing dumb things and it dragging on. EVEN THO the details of the search were interesting - it was just generally boring. I was REALLY REALLY LEFT Hanging with the dumb ending!


    What was most disappointing about John Sandford’s story?

    The ENDING.....STUPID ENDING .... nothing concrete...I was left hanging thinging WTF??? John missed a few pegs in this story!


    What about Eric Conger’s performance did you like?

    I enjoy that Virgil seems so normal ... he's not rich, not mean, not OVER Done ... a all around great guy who needs some love & personal attention/satisfaction.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    The ending is too weird ... think I'd wait for it to hit cable...


    Any additional comments?

    I realize that Richard Ferrone can NOT read all of J Sandfords books ... yet he's SO MUCH MORE INTERESTING for the "thriller" plot that goes with the Sandford books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • First Family

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2624)
    Performance
    (1075)
    Story
    (1074)

    Camp David, USA. A birthday party turns into a nightmare when a child is snatched after the celebrations. The First Lady enlists the services of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to bring the child home safely. But she and King share a past. Years ago he saved her then senator husband from political disaster. And this may not be all that passed between them. With Michelle still battling her own demons, the two are pushed to the limit, with forces aligned on all sides against them.

    jerry says: "Outstanding as always"
    "Baldacci draws you in, details keep you reading"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to First Family again? Why?

    Enjoyed the twists and turns ... just enought thriller to keep you reading


    What did you like best about this story?

    The sassy attitude of the little girl who wouldn't give up!


    Any additional comments?

    Good Baaldacci book - not as thrilling or fast moving as usual but did pull me in enough to want to finish.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Creole Belle: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1701)
    Performance
    (1478)
    Story
    (1436)

    Creole Belle begins where the last book in the Dave Robicheaux series, The Glass Rainbow, ended. Dave is in a recovery unit in New Orleans, where a Creole girl named Tee Jolie Melton visits him and leaves him an iPod with the country blues song “Creole Belle” on it. Then she disappears. Dave becomes obsessed with the song and the memory of Tee Jolie and goes in search of her sister, who later turns up inside a block of ice floating in the Gulf.

    Suzn F says: "YES!!! Dave and Clete back in Louisiana once again"
    "Dave Does it Again!!"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Creole Belle again? Why?

    I like Dave Robicheaux because he's a regular guy who stands for what he believes and does what he thinks is right. Add alittle excitement and a few rumbles from Clint & the story comes to lfe!


    What other book might you compare Creole Belle to and why?

    I think all the Dave Rosbicheaux books easily compare to the Lucas Davenport novels. Easy to read, page turners with just outcomes for most!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 39 Years of Short-Term Memory Loss: The Early Days of SNL from Someone Who Was There

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Tom Davis
    • Narrated By Tom Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    i>39 Years of Short-Term Memory Loss is a seriously funny, offbeat, and irreverent memoir that chronicles the early days of Saturday Night Live and features some of its greatest personalities---Al Franken, Lorne Michaels, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Michael O'Donoghue, and Chris Farley.

    Thomas L. Evans says: "GREAT MEMORIES!!!"
    "GREAT MEMORIES!!!"
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    What did you love best about 39 Years of Short-Term Memory Loss?

    Tom Davis actually reading his own story! With the luck/joy of having known Tom it's a great way to keep him alive ... and doing what he did best ... make me laugh!


    What about Tom Davis’s performance did you like?

    The way Tom tells his own story, mimicing others and laughing at himself ... just so fun to hear!


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks Tom ... This little peek into your life keeps you alive in mine!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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