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Blindsided Audiobook

Blindsided

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Publisher's Summary

Matt Seattle, a Sarasota stockbroker, befriends an older stock enthusiast, Joe Jesso. During one of their weekly Wednesday morning sessions, Joe announces he's gotten married. A week later, Joe dies. Believing Joe may have been the victim of a black widow, Matt hires an investigator to look into Joe's death. The investigator finds old Joe wasn't so innocent; he embezzled money from a drug cartel. Suddenly, Matt finds himself battling Joe's widow and her shyster lawyer who want his money, The National Association of Security Dealers who wants his broker's license, and, oh yes, the cartel who wants his life. It's enough to turn any bull into a bear.

©2006 Jay Giles; (P)2006 Reagent Press

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    Lynn A. Martin 05-09-14

    I'm a lady of a certain age who enjoys good mysteries, autobiographies, humor and a good bargain.

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    "Blindsided by the good reviews"

    While the premise of the story was interesting enough to keep me listening until the end, the narration was off-putting enough to make me take frequent breaks. The female characters' voices and the extreme nasal quality of some of the male characters are dreadful. Except for the voice of Matt Seattle the other male characters' voices are merely annoying. The constant mispronunciation of "d'Onofrio," the name of one of the main characters, is also distracting.

    Some of Matt Seattle's actions and reactions aren't very believable, but I found myself rooting for him to prevail.

    I might listen to more of the author's work, but will studiously avoid anything read by the narrator of "Blindsided."

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen Kenilworth , IL, USA 06-25-06
    Kathleen Kenilworth , IL, USA 06-25-06 Member Since 2016
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    "ridiculous narration"

    I am wondering how this recording was released by the publisher. If I didn't know better, I'd think the voices were a comedy act. The insensitivity to the book is overwhelming-such as when he reads about the main character's family's car accident.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Hale 05-12-06
    Amy Hale 05-12-06 Member Since 2016
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    "Awful"

    I listen to many books. This is the worst ever. The only good character, Eddie, the dog,is killed quickly and the balance of the book is lame.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    BILL UPPERCO, MD. USA 09-05-16
    BILL UPPERCO, MD. USA 09-05-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Bad. Bad, bad."

    Amateur story, terrible narration. It doe s not deserve the one star I gave it. Would never recommend this to anyone.

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    Barbara Cloyd 06-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I wish I could give the narrator zero stars."

    This might be a good story, but the narrator's overacting is annoying and the voices he creates for the different characters sound completely fake. I'm the kind of person who, once I get into a story, has to keep going to find out what happens, whether I'm enjoying it or not. For this one, I made an exception. Maybe I'll give the author a shot and finish it on Kindle.

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    Rebecca 06-10-16
    Rebecca 06-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Awful"

    Worst I have listened to
    The reading was so bad it was almost laughable Sorry

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    Tina 06-08-16
    Tina 06-08-16
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    "Good book"

    It was a good book overall, but, the narrator could have been a better reader!

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    C Puccia 05-22-16
    C Puccia 05-22-16
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    "Entertaining"

    Good storyline. Several twists with a few quirky charaters make this a fun, easy read. The feel good ending a little over the top, but not enough to detract. At times the audible reading sounded odd. I felt the pronunciation of D'Onifrio is incorrect or maybe too "Americanized" for me.

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    Amazon Customer Roseville, CA United States 01-15-16
    Amazon Customer Roseville, CA United States 01-15-16
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    "Awful narration, I couldn't last 20 minutes"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    One of the worst narrating jobs I've ever heard. The narrator sounds like the old guy you meet at the race track who wants to give you betting tips. His cavalier attitude when describing the death of the main character's family is so ridiculously blase I had to stop listening 20 minutes in. His imitation of female voices sounds like the voice you would make when trying to mock your wife/girlfriend during an argument. Do not recommend.


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

    Didn't make it that far.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ron Knowles?

    Literally anyone else.


    Was Blindsided worth the listening time?

    No. And the worst part is that I wasted my money.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lisa wells 11-06-15
    lisa wells 11-06-15
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    "Narration was awful"

    The book was good. The reading was the worse i have ever heard. The character voices sounded like an amateur trying to change his voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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