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mary

Indianapolis, IN, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Confessor

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (862)
    Performance
    (424)
    Story
    (428)

    Detective Gabriel Allon returns in Daniel Silva's stunning thriller of ancient and modern betrayal, long-buried secrets and unthinkable deeds that takes the listener from Munich to Venice to the Vatican.

    Drew says: "Exciting, intriguing"
    "Between a 4 and a 5"
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    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Confessor the most enjoyable?

    The performance was as good as there is. George Guidall has always been my favorite but John Lee in very much so in his category.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Confessor?

    The story about the relationship between the Jews and the Catholics during WWII


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

    Shamoron and Gabriel


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

    No because I like to make the book last. I get more out of it that way and the characters always stay refreshing.


    Any additional comments?

    The story is very good not quite a 5 but very close. The performance by John Lee brought this manuscript alive and although I don't like reading books twice unless it has been years. I would almost read this one again just to hear the performance of the narrator.

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  • The English Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1022)
    Performance
    (575)
    Story
    (567)

    Israeli art restorer and occasional secret agent Gabriel Allon has a problem. He finds a prominent Swiss banker dead in front of his Raphael, and he's the prime suspect. After some diplomatic intervention, Allon is freed. However, the banker's daughter tells him that her father's French Impressionist paintings, acquired under dubious circumstances during WWII, have been stolen by the murderers. Once Allon knows about the wartime misdeeds, he is pursued by a shadowy killer known only as "the Englishman."

    Oxi says: "I'm hooked..."
    "Getting Better!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The English Assassin to be better than the print version?

    Sorry I can't say, I have not read the print version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The English Assassin?

    The revelation of how the Swiss participated in WWII. Wow, as a kid in school I was always taught that neutral meant no involvement but a neutrality to both sides. I guess it depends on what you mean by the word "Is" oops! I'm sorry I mean the word Neutral!


    What about John Lee’s performance did you like?

    Every character and gender voice was almost perfect. He sways and moves from character to character so smooth that at times you forget that there is only one voice.
    Outstanding!!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes the letter that was written to explain and apologize for the stealing of the paintings in the bank vault.


    Any additional comments?

    Daniel Silva is good. I mean really good. I love reading his books because I learn so much about the different society's that Gabriel visits.

    I also like him because I like how Gabriel Alon comes from a different world perspective than one of my other favorite espionage writers Vince Flynn's "Mitch Rapp" that stems mainly from the American CIA's point of view.

    Daniel Silva's Gabriel comes from the Israeli's secret service's point of view which is so intriguing. I love both of these writers that just don't tell a great story they transport you to that story!

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  • Eternal Rider: Lords of Deliverance, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Larissa Ione
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (513)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (395)

    His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him.

    Jan says: "Demonica For Animal Lovers!"
    "Good story idea too much teenage preppy language"
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    Story
    What did you like best about Eternal Rider? What did you like least?

    The story idea was the thing I liked best

    The readers male voices were horrible


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Aries was my favorite character because of his strong male presence until it was mentioned that he had no hair on his chest which is not very manly.


    What three words best describe Hillary Huber’s voice?

    Miss Huber's voice is very seductive and sexy and very pleasing to the ear. Her male voices need tons of work which I understand could be very difficult to pull off sometimes especially with such a beautiful voice as Miss Huber's


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    The characters were very intriguing and the authors reference to a lot of teenage type preppy language really took away from the story and the book as a whole. These characters are supposed to be more than 5000 years old and it just seemed weird that in all that time these characters could not mature and grow up as adults a little more than that.

    I also think this in turn degraded the performance of Miss Huber.


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