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Cactus Island: A Stan Turner Mystery | [William Manchee]

Cactus Island: A Stan Turner Mystery

While defending a teenager accused of murder, Stan discovers a secret government project invoving aliens from another planet. In order to keep him from compromising the Tarizon Repopulation project the CIA attempts to recruit him into the program.
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While defending a teenager accused of murder, Stan discovers a secret government project invoving aliens from another planet. In order to keep him from compromising the Tarizon Repopulation project the CIA attempts to recruit him into the program.

©2006 William Manchee (P)2009 William Manchee

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    Gloria B. Harman 06-16-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Listeners beware!"

    I felt as though I was listening to a fifth grader who was adept at word attack skills but had absolutely no comprehension of what he was reading. After listening for two hours, I could take no more. I hate that I bought two books in this series. I would surely have purchased neither if the previous reviewers comments had been posted. I'll NEVER buy another book that has not been reviewed.

    This is a shame because the premise of the story was interesting and William Manchee is probably a good writer. I might look for the book at the library & read it the old fashioned way.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Malcolm Murray 04-05-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Terrible reading"

    This is the worst reading of an audiobook I've ever encountered. William Timnick sounds like he's so concerned about pronouncing each word correctly that he completely forgets to include any inflection. The result is a completely robotic reading. And his voices for the characters are so poorly done that I had trouble keeping track of who was supposed to be speaking. It actually sounds like it could be an interesting story, but the reading is so terrible that it's hard to tell, and impossible to enjoy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Meadview, AZ, United States 11-25-11
    Sandra Meadview, AZ, United States 11-25-11 Member Since 2009
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    "terrible reading, good story"

    The performance was so unappealing I almost didn't finish the book. The only thing that kept me going was the interesting story. I wish I had read the book instead.

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    Robert Redmond, OR, United States 03-29-12
    Robert Redmond, OR, United States 03-29-12 Member Since 2004
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    If you can get past the reader, it might have been a good story. It sounds like someone tried to have a computer read the book. Each word is so precisely enunciated, not like a person telling you a story. Consequently the flow of the story is all chopped up. I also didn't like the use of "Oh God" and "Oh Jesus" every other sentence. It was disrespectful and totally unnecessary. I stopped listening after the first half hour. Don't waste your credits on this one.

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    Jake Dallas, TX, United States 02-24-11
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    "A Fine Reader"

    I’ve listened to hundreds of audio books and William Timnick is right up there with the best of them. He has many different voices that make it easy to distinguish one character from another and is quite pleasing to listen to. I don’t understand those who criticized him so harshly, particularly when they could have listened to an excerpt before they made the purchase.

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