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lloyd

mollymook, Australia

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  • 63 reviews
  • 70 ratings
  • 214 titles in library
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  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (126)

    For almost a quarter of a century, John Grisham's A Time to Kill has captivated readers and listeners with its raw exploration of race, retribution, and justice. Now, its hero, Jake Brigance, returns to the courtroom in a dramatic showdown as Ford County again confronts its tortured history. Filled with the intrigue, suspense and plot twists that are the hallmarks of the world's favourite storyteller, Sycamore Row is the thrilling story of the elusive search for justice in a small American town.

    Madeleine says: "Grisham is all about the craft"
    "Alonzo"
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    John Grtsham has returned at his best. Sycamor Row is certainly of a similar genre to Time to Kill and every bit as entertaining. The naration is excellent, as is the plot. Grisham has bought the South alive again; the location is entirely believable, painting as it does the post intergration (race) issues, some of which appear to live on

    The courtroom scenes are engrosing, and include the reader, the twists and turns of the issues involved maintain an interest. In short well done

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hanging Judge

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Michael Ponsor
    • Narrated By Rich Orlow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    When a drive-by shooting in Holyoke, Massachusetts, claims the lives of a Puerto Rican drug dealer and a nurse at a neighborhood clinic, the police arrest a black drug dealer. With no death penalty in Massachusetts, the US attorney shifts the double homicide out of state jurisdiction into federal court so that he can pursue the death penalty.

    carol hadley says: "I had thought the book would be better."
    "alonzo"
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    I bought this book (credit) on the basis of previous reviews, it was in my view little short of appauling, I have obviously missed the point. For me it was tedious, the characters shallow much of the dialogue trite, in short I am sorry I used a credit.

    The plot lacked all credibility. On the evidence presented how the defendant could be bought to trial is beyond me,the use of history the 19th. century murder trial was surely a book filler; for me it contributed nothing to the case in point .

    The naration did nothing to improve the book

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Letters from a Murderer

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John Matthews
    • Narrated By Piers Wehner
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (45)

    New York, 1891: a rapidly changing city, torn between lamplight and electric light, where the burgeoning steel and railway industries attract a flood of humanity from every corner of the globe, fuelling cutthroat gangs, corruption and vice. A prostitute is found brutally murdered. Immediately fear starts to spread. The victim bears the same hallmarks as Jack the Ripper's recent killing spree in England. Could it be that the Ripper has crossed the Atlantic to fresh killing grounds? Or is this simply a copycat murder?

    ReadingRider says: "It's a ripper!"
    "ALONZO"
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    Unqestionabley a great story, strong plot' well performed, however there were lapses in sound level on rare occasions but certainly not enough to spoil the story. i kept telling myself this is a story, a fictional work, but it is so well pt together and presented that you will begin to feel that is history. I can only say past reviewers got it right, a story well worth five stars

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Road

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5787)
    Performance
    (2399)
    Story
    (2430)

    America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

    Darwin8u says: "My wife says he's that Cold Desert Writer I love."
    "Alonzo"
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    ONCE AGAIN A GREAT BOOK FROM COMAC McCARTHY. SUPERBLY WRITTEN, SUPPORTED BY GREAT NARRATION.
    IN REAL TERMS THE READER FEELS HE TOO IS ON "THE ROAD". ALTHOUGH THE CHARACTERS ARE FEW THIS BOOK IS RICH IN DIALOGUE THE PRINCIPLE CHARACTERS ARE STRONG . THE SITUATIONS ENCOUNTERED ARE WELL SCOPED.
    IN SHORT EXCELLENT. DESERVING OF A FIVE STAR RATING.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Kill List

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated By John Chancer
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    The Kill List: a top-secret catalogue of names held at the highest level of the US government. On it, those men and women who would threaten the world's security. And at the top of it, The Preacher, a radical Islamic cleric whose sermons inspire his followers to kill high-profile Western targets in the name of God. As the bodies begin to pile up in America, Great Britain and across Europe, the message goes out: discover this man's identity, locate him and take him out.

    lloyd says: "ALONZO"
    "ALONZO"
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    I have read all of Forsyths' books and can't remember having read one that I haven't enjoyed except this one. Where does one start?

    Plot; Frankly I felt there wasn't one, rather the book miandered all over the place, an over use of synamims interrupted the flow of the book, (why not use descriptive titles)

    Characters: I thought these were badly drawn, in all, very shallow, to good to be true.

    Quite obviously I didn't like this book at all, quality not in the same street as The Fist of God, Icon, or The Forth Protocol
    .
    Would I buy another Forsyth book? of coarse. I will regard this (book) as an aberation

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alex Cross, Run

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman, Steven Boyer
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Detective Alex Cross arrests renowned plastic surgeon Elijah Creem for sleeping with teenage girls. Now, his life ruined, Creem is out of jail, and he's made sure that no one will recognize him - by giving himself a new face. A young woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window, and Alex is called to the scene. The victim recently gave birth, but the baby is nowhere to be found. Before Alex can begin searching for the missing newborn and the killer, he's called to investigate a second crime.

    lloyd says: "Alonzo"
    "Alonzo"
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    I THINK I HAVE READ MOST OF THE ALEX CROSS BOOKS AND I CONFESS THIS LATEST BOOK IS A LOT LIKE MOST OF THE OTHERS IE. NOT A LOT OF ORIGINALITY, BUT LISTENABLE, THE NARRATOR, EXCELLENT.
    VERY MUCH A BOYS OWN ADVENTURE STORY BUT FOR ALL OF THAT, AS STATED ABOVE A LISTENABLE BOOK.
    DON'T LOOK FOR ANYTHING MORE THAN A GOOD LISTEN NOT GREAT, BUT GOOD

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World

    • ORIGINAL (24 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Glenn S. Holland
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Step back to a time when the mysteries of the universe could seem overwhelming. Cycles of nature kept predictable time with the sun, the moon, and the stars, yet crops failed, disease struck, storms ravaged, and empires fell without warning. In the region surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, people responded to such tumult with a rich variety of religious beliefs.

    Christopher says: "Some good moments, but ultimately disappointing."
    "alonzo"
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    I am sure there will be courses that apeal, but this was not for me. I found the beginning and early stages to be tedious and far to academic. I acknowledge the fault may well have been mine however I did not finish it and would be pleased to take advantage of your return policy. My 4 star (performance ) rating goes to the narator

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Executive Treason

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Gary Grossman
    • Narrated By John McLain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (44)

    The mugging and murder of a female White House staffer leads Secret Service agent Scott Roarke to the elusive and mysterious assassin who manages to always stay one step ahead of him. But as the plot unfolds, new clues about the assassin's past come to light, and they just may give him the tools he needs to catch his quarry.

    Dave says: "good story - delivery lackin"
    "ALONZO"
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    THIS IS A REAL PAGE TURNER. A DETAILED PLOT, STRONG CHARACTERS, A THRILLING STORY LINE. I WILL CERTAINLY LOOK FOR MORE FROM THIS TEAM

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Touch of Deceit: Nick Bracco, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Gary Ponzo
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (66)

    FBI agent Nick Bracco can't stop a Kurdish terrorist from firing missiles at random homes across the country. The police can't stand watch over every household, so Bracco recruits his cousin Tommy to help track down this terrorist. Tommy is in the Mafia. Oh yeah, it gets messy fast.

    Carol says: "Great and entertaining"
    "ALONZO"
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    I BOUHT THIS BOOK ON THE BASIS OF PREVIOUS REVIEWS. IT SHOULD HAVE GOT 4 STARS, INSTEAD (AS I SAW IT ) THE OVERALL DETAIL MADE IT TEDIOUS. THIS WAS A GREAT PITY, THE CHARACTERS ARE STRONG, THE STORY EXCITING, BUT IN MY VIEW THE AUTHOR MUST LEARN TO PRECIS.
    THE ENDING SEEMED TO LAST FOR EVER UNTIL IT BECAME ANTI CLIMATIC . I STILL BELIEVE IT CAN OFFER ENTERTAINMENT IF YOU HAVE THE TIME.BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN A LOT BETTER

    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Nomonhan, 1939: The Red Army's Victory that Shaped World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Stuart D. Goldman
    • Narrated By John FitzGibbon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Stuart Goldman convincingly argues that a little-known, but intense, Soviet-Japanese conflict along the Manchurian- Mongolian frontier at Nomonhan influenced the outbreak of World War II and shaped the course of the war. The author draws on Japanese, Soviet, and western sources to put the seemingly obscure conflict - actually a small undeclared war - into its proper global geo-strategic perspective.The book describes how the Soviets, in response to a border conflict provoked by Japan, launched an offensive in August 1939 that wiped out the Japanese forces at Nomonhan.

    William R. Toddmancillas says: "Nomonhan: Why Japan Demurred"
    "ALONZO"
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    Well written, brings to light a page in history little known in the West. One would have to suggest this campaign may well have been a reason for Japan not entering the war against Russia, this in spite of Hitlers frequent requests. Once again highlights the preparedness of the Russian military to sacrifice all in defence of the Motherland. It has been suggested it kept Zukov out of Stalins way during the great purges of the late thirties. Well done the author and narrator

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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