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  • Stone Barrington, Book 13
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Stone Barrington embarks on his most dangerous adventure yet when he takes on a job as a lawyer for a sleazy and clueless con man and ends up getting embroiled in the underworld of the New York mafia. It started out as just another late night at Elaine's, where Stone was eating a porterhouse steak and enjoying the company of his friends. But when Herbie Fisher, a notoriously not-so-sharp swindler, walked in, the pleasant atmosphere turned to ice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disaster is right!

  • By Denis on 05-07-07

Enought of the goofy Fisher character

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-19

I returned this to Audible. I couldn't take more than 20 minutes of the story to know that I was tired of the goofy Fisher character. Nobody could be that hapless and stupid. I like the narrator so I will keep listening. Hopefully the next book in the series will be better.

  • The Chocolate Jewel Case

  • A Chocoholic Mystery
  • By: JoAnna Carl
  • Narrated by: Teresa DeBerry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

In her rare free time, newlywed Lee McKinney Woodyard works on TenHuis Chocolade's newest offerings, chocolate jewels. But soon the town of Warner Pier has its very own jewel heist, and then a body is found in the lake. Lee can't help but wonder if the crimes are related. Maybe if she digs up some dirt, she'll hit the mother lode.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is hard to listen to

  • By mary on 10-09-15

Narrator is hard to listen to

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend this book if you like a simple who-done-it. The story in the book is good but the narrator is tough to listen too. She tries hard to be southern and fails in the attempt. Her struggle to pronounce each and every word perfectly drags the story on and on. I had to forward the tape to the end to get through the last hour. If there was a different narrator I would consider listening to more books in this series.

What aspect of Teresa DeBerry’s performance would you have changed?

For her to not try so hard to be southern or not be so determined to enunciate each and every word as if she was talking to people who have difficulty understanding English.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Probably not.