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katy, United States Minor Outlying Islands | Member Since 2012

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  • 8 reviews
  • 13 ratings
  • 322 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2015
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  • The Strangler: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By William Landay
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    It's 1963, and what terrifies Bostonians most is the mysterious killer who has already claimed a dozen victims: the Boston Strangler. For the three Daley brothers, sons of a Boston cop, crime is the family business. Joe is the eldest, a tough-talking cop. Michael is the middle son, a Harvard-educated lawyer. And Ricky floats above the fray as an expert burglar. Now each must look into a killer's murderous rage, into their family's own lethal secrets, and into the one death that has changed them forever.

    Cindy says: "Bored to tears"
    "Narrator Put me to Sleep"
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    What disappointed you about The Strangler?

    I don't know if the book was bad or the narrator made the book intolerable. I put it on a fast speed just to get thru it.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Stephen Hoye?

    Anyone


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • We Are Not Ourselves

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Matthew Thomas
    • Narrated By Mare Winningham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (406)
    Performance
    (348)
    Story
    (350)

    Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on whether guests are over and how much alcohol has been consumed. When Eileen meets Ed Leary, a scientist whose bearing is nothing like those of the men she grew up with, she thinks she’s found the perfect partner to deliver her to the cosmopolitan world she longs to inhabit.

    Paula says: "Profound Narrative of FantisizingTragedy, Regret"
    "Boring"
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    I kept waiting for it to get going, but it never did. Felt like living a sad, disappointing life, moment by moment.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Paying Guests

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sarah Waters
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1330)
    Performance
    (1185)
    Story
    (1193)

    It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.

    Iris Pereyra says: "Great Historical Fiction!!"
    "Dull, Dull. I returned it."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't know.


    What was most disappointing about Sarah Waters’s story?

    I had big expectations based on the reviews. It took several hours to develop an hours worth of listening.


    What aspect of Juliet Stevenson’s performance would you have changed?

    More inflection.


    What character would you cut from The Paying Guests?

    They all play a part.


    Any additional comments?

    Took too long to get to the point and by then I didn't care.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Berlin Diaries: 1940-1945

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Marie Vassiltchikov
    • Narrated By Alexandra O’Karma
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    A princess of White Russian descent, Marie Vassiltchikov was 23 years old when she was trapped in Berlin by the outbreak of World War II. In these secret diaries, she chronicles the glamorous rise and shattering fall of the Nazi Party, as seen from the vantage point of her desk at the Foreign Ministry. She also describes how she and her friends became involved in a desperate conspiracy to murder Hitler.

    Brendan says: "slow to start but gathers pace"
    "Skip It"
    Overall
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If you are looking for detail about Germany during the WW2 you will be dissappointed.


    What was most disappointing about Marie Vassiltchikov’s story?

    Historical content. Did not meet any of my expectations.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I put the audio on 1.25 so it didn't drag as much.


    What character would you cut from Berlin Diaries?

    I


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Heroes: A Men at War Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Michael Russotto
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (104)

    June, 1941. Determined that the United States will be prepared for war, Franklin D. Roosevelt and "Wild Bill" Donovan orchestrate the most complex espionage organization in history, the Office of Strategic Services. Young and daring, the OSS assemble under a thin camouflage of diplomacy and then disperse throughout the world to conduct their operations. And no operation is more critical than the one being conducted by hotshot pilot Richard Canidy and his half-German friend Eric Fulmar: to secure the rare ore that will power a top-secret weapon....

    Scott says: "Horrible acting job by the narator."
    "The narrator ruined this for me."
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing


    What was most disappointing about W. E. B. Griffin’s story?

    None


    What didn’t you like about Michael Russotto’s performance?

    The narrator was so dull I could not keep listening. I out it on a faster speed and it was better, but not enough of an improvement.


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

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to all of the WW2 series. I love them. But if the narrator is the same, i will not buy more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thunderstruck

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Erik Larson
    • Narrated By Bob Balaban
    Overall
    (648)
    Performance
    (295)
    Story
    (301)

    In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men: Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication. Their lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time.

    Michael Jones says: "Marconi, murder, mix well"
    "Don' t B other"
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    Story
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    The History details.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Zero


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    No


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Dull, monotone


    Do you have any additional comments?

    I like detailed history. But I kept waiting for the grand murder story. Didn't happen. Not worth listening too, i would not recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13366)
    Performance
    (12139)
    Story
    (12170)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Charles says: "Completely Engaging"
    "I did not finish it."
    Overall
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    What disappointed you about 14?

    The storyline.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Peter Clines again?

    No


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The beginning was OK.


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

    Frustration and disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    I will listen to any genre as long as it is good book. This book started out good. But when it flew off into outer space it just became rediculous.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ball Four: The Final Pitch

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jim Bouton
    • Narrated By Jim Bouton
    Overall
    (384)
    Performance
    (343)
    Story
    (343)

    When Ball Four was published in 1970, it created a firestorm. Bouton was called a Judas, a Benedict Arnold and a “social leper” for having violated the “sanctity of the clubhouse.” Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force Bouton to sign a statement saying the book wasn’t true. Ballplayers, most of whom hadn’t read it, denounced the book. It was even banned by a few libraries. Almost everyone else, however, loved Ball Four.

    Dennis Anderson says: "Author's reading provides new insight into classic"
    "Authors should not be Narrators"
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    Would you try another book from Jim Bouton and/or Jim Bouton?

    No


    What was most disappointing about Jim Bouton’s story?

    I couldn't make it thru the book, and I don't give up easily. Hard to follow once you have lost the ability to listen to the author laugh at his own jokes.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He laughed at his own jokes that were not funny. Dull. Unprofessional


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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