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  • Ten Two Jack: Hunting Lee Child's Jack Reacher

  • The Hunt for Jack Reacher Series, Book 10
  • By: Diane Capri
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

FBI Special Agent Kim Otto’s search for Reacher takes a deadly turn when she’s forced to handle the fallout from Lee Child’s The Midnight Line - and gets caught in the crossfire. Reacher set out to do a good deed for an Army officer in The Midnight Line. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Now, five people are missing, and one is dead. But when Reacher’s enemies hunt his friends, someone has to pay. An exciting chase from Detroit to Chicago to Houston and deep into Mexico where FBI Special Agent Kim Otto fights to the death in the gripping conclusion.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If you have 6 hrs with nothing else to listen

  • By hphock on 12-10-18

The worst narrator EVER!

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

I enjoyed the style of writing, it kept you listening to see what the characters would do next. But, the narration was so bad, I gave up listening. He reminded me of the kid in class who was called on to stand up and ready something out loud in front of the class. As a result, he sounded, nervous and slow and deliberate. Thanx for ruining a perfectly good book. I guess I'll have to buy it in print,

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Past Tense

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,004

Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? He takes the detour. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FIVE STAR BOOK And NARRATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 11-05-18

I'll love "Jack Reacher" forever...but.

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

I have always enjoyed reading about Reacher and his sagas, but this was a little drawn out. Scott Brick is an excellent narrator, and he has the awards and the acclaim to prove it. But, for me he is an acquired taste. I am attached to Dick Hill, who has been the PERFECT voice for Reacher for years. And this narrator, although an excellent reader, has a short and clipped way of speaking and I didn't enjoy him as Reacher at all. The story was interesting, and I was interested in his past and was intrigued. But, it was a bit long and drawn out. And it kept going back and forth to the point that I became bored. It reminded me of a person telling you about an incident, but taking forever to get to the point. I was relieved when I FINALLY reached the end, and then it went on some more. If he doesn't retire Reacher soon, he's going to become an old , sad , pathetic character, that's all alone in the world. He should have a better ending then that.

  • Blood Communion

  • A Tale of Prince Lestat
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Eric Shaw Quinn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 367

The Vampire Chronicles continue with a riveting, rich saga - part adventure, part suspense - of Prince Lestat and the story of the Blood Communion as he tells the tale of his coming to rule the vampire world and the eternal struggle to find belonging, a place in the universe for the undead, and how, against his will, he must battle the menacing, seemingly unstoppable force determined to thwart his vision and destroy the entire vampire netherworld.  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • change the narrator!!

  • By Chris on 10-02-18

The vampire prince should be put to rest

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

I am a huge fan of the vampire chronicles, I've read them all. But, now the chronicles seem outdated and over indulgent. After a few minutes I'm bored. The narrator was an excellent reader, just not suited for this nove, he had the voice of a person of children's books. As always, Ms. Rice is very descriptive and her words are like poetry. But, to be honest, the vampire prince is a bore. And he goes on and and on. I think it's time to put him to rest.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Giovanni's Room

  • By: James Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Dan Butler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911

Set in the 1950’s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin’s now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Baldwin: sensational. Butler: great. One caveat.

  • By Music Man on 06-28-14

Boring narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Great story, but in my opinion, it was read by the world's most BORING narrator. I couldn't finish it because the narration kept putting me to sleep.

  • Frankenstein: Dead and Alive

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

As a devastating hurricane approaches, as the benighted creations of Victor Helios begin to spin out of control, as New Orleans descends into chaos and the future of humanity hangs in the balance, the only hope rests with Victor's first, failed attempt to build the perfect human. Deucalion's centuries-old history began as the original manifestation of a soulless vision - and it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator. But first they must face a monstrosity not even Victor's malignant mind could have conceived.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Entertainment

  • By Equestrian on 07-02-18

Love the action and banter, hate the insects,

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

I really enjoy Koontz way of writing, very distinct, elegant. But, the only part of his storytelling that I struggle with is his obsession with entomology. He's an excellent storyteller, but I can't for the life of me understand how he manages to incorporate bugs in practically every story. And not just insects, but man morphing into giant, talking insects. I enjoyed the first novel in this series, but by the time I got to the 3rd story, somehow it turned from Victor Frankenstein and creatures turning into insects; bent on destroying mankind. I continued reading despite this, but he lost me completely when one of his creatures morphed into a man sized insect, produced a mouth in his forehead than proceeded to sing "Ava Maria". The story was going along quite well until that moment. All I can say is "stick a fork in me, I'm done!!"

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Grigori

  • Brothers of Ash and Fire series, Book 1
  • By: Lauren Smith
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rivers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Grigori Barinov is the eldest in an ancient line of dragon shifters and the guardian of his family's lands and fortune. Sworn to protect their history and magic, he won't rest until he neutralizes any threat to their existence. When he discovers an ancient manuscript that exposes that his family and their dragon lineage has fallen into a mortal woman's hands, he knows he must get the book back by any means necessary. If that means seducing a nosy American woman with an intoxicating scent, he is more than willing to carry her off to his palatial home deep in the heart of Russia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Amazing!

  • By Lynne Denena on 04-29-18

Ludicrous story!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

I love fantasy stories, especially with dragons. Thanx to Thea Harrison. But, unfortunately I've yet to read a storyline that equals Ms. Harrison's take on magic, dragons and so on. This particular novel started off with a pretty weak beginning. 'Leaving a book with all your families secrets in a "library" And becoming angry when someone checks it out. Also, why it's set in Russia is beyond me, especially since the narrarator, who is a very good reader, but fails dismally when called to provide a Russian accent. All the people with accents sound alike, not mention a little slow. Terrible, terrible novel, couldn't finish it. Once again Thea Harrison reigns supreme in dragon story telling. This was laughable and a waste of my time and credit.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • God

  • The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction
  • By: Dan Barker
  • Narrated by: Dan Barker, Richard Dawkins, Buzz Kemper
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291

Originally conceived as a joint presentation between influential thinker and best-selling author Richard Dawkins and former evangelical preacher Dan Barker, this unique book provides an investigation into what may be the most unpleasant character in all fiction. Barker combs through both the Old and New Testaments (as well as 13 different editions of the "Good Book"), presenting powerful evidence for why Scripture shouldn't govern our everyday lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, we hear what is not cherry-picked.

  • By Abraham R. on 09-13-16

Deadpan narration

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

I had a hard time getting past the narrarator. It's very apparent that Mr. Baker used to be a man of faith. Somewhere along the way he became disillusioned, now he's made it his life's purpose to shit all over everybody else's faith. Get over yourself. Religion and a person's concept of God has been around long before you, and will still be here long after you're long gone. You don't have to be an excellent minister, or even a Bible scholar to see this. Any thinking person can look at human history and see that religion is manufactured by humans. True or false, man's belief in God is necessary to function and survive through this life, which can often times be unbearable without some type of faith. Here's something to contemplate; The world is in dire straits, actually, we've never known real, lasting peace. Many still cling to faith in some forms or other; now imagine how the world would be with NO FAITH AT ALL.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Man in the Black Suit

  • 4 Dark Tales
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: John Cullum, Becky Ann Baker
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

A haunting recollection of a mysterious boyhood event, The Man in the Black Suit leads off this masterful collection from Stephen King. Other dark tales include: All That You Love Will Be Carried Away, in which a man checks into a Lincoln, Nebraska Motel 6 to find the meaning in his life; That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French, presents the ultimate case of deja vu; and The Death of Jack Hamilton, a blistering tale of Depression-era outlaws on the run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Classic Stephen King

  • By A. L. DeWitt on 01-13-03

No, no, again...NO!

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

Stephen King, is a SUPERB storyteller, but the stories in this particular book are boring and dated. After my mind kept wandering as I was trying to listen to these dull stories, I realized that I just wasn't enjoying them. There are many older King classics that are older, but this book isn't one of them. I guess even the best writers can produce bad stories sometime.

  • The Haunting of Cardon House

  • By: Carrie Bates
  • Narrated by: Ed Walters
  • Length: 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

Brad and Camille, happily married and successful stockbrokers, fell in love with Cardon house, a beautiful Victorian mansion, the moment they saw it. They dream of restoring the mansion to its glory days. But their love of the house is short-lived when the rusty pipes start spewing out a substance other than water. When Camille experiences an evil presence in their front yard near one tree and also witnesses a grotesque silhouette at night by the same tree, things soon turn from blissful to hellish. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Silly haunting

  • By happyjo on 08-06-18

Story completely ruined by TERRIBLE narration!

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

I often wonder what is the criteria that a narrarator is chosen. Did the people who hired this particular narrator, listen to his reading and really believe he was qualified to read an entire novel and keep the listener interested? It sounded like a promising story, but the narration was so bad, that I couldn't finish. He read like he just learned how to read. And as if there were no commas, or other abbreviations in the sentences. He paused at all the wrong places, and it sounded like someone reading who had very little practice in reading. Wow, couldn't finish it, very bad experience.

  • Gilchrist: A Novel

  • By: Christian Galacar
  • Narrated by: Kevin Clay
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 195

Two years after losing their infant son to a tragic accident, Peter Martell, a novelist with a peculiar knack for finding lost things, and his wife, Sylvia, are devastated to learn they may no longer be able to have children. In need of a fresh start, and compelled by strange dreams, the couple decide to rent a lake house in the idyllic town of Gilchrist, Massachusetts, a place where bad things might just happen for a reason. As bizarre events begin to unfold around them, Peter and Sylvia are drawn into the chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Executed Horror

  • By Big Cheese on 08-05-18

Slooow and boring!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

I definitely struggled to finish, perhaps the story got better, but It was too drawn out, to finish. And there were too many characters for it to be this boring. Sometimes, while focusing on one character for so long, I forgot about the other characters. I lost interest, couldn't finish.