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Barb

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  • The President's Pilot

  • By: Robert Gandt
  • Narrated by: Thomas Block
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 777
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 707
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 696

A year and a half into her first term as President of the United States, Libby Paulsen is in a world of trouble. Her controversial agenda has placed her in a doomsday clash with a right wing cabal led by an enigmatic Air Force general. The conspirators will stop at nothing - including assassination - to remove Libby Paulsen from office. When the cabal targets Air Force One, Libby's Presidency - and her life - rest in the hands of a maverick pilot named Pete Brand, a man with whom the President shares a long-smoldering secret.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Is everyone drunk?

  • By Mike on 02-06-15

Absolutely the worst narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-23-15

I usually don't write reviews, but I must admit it was extremely difficult to listen to this audio book. I was interested in a Thriller, and thought this book might hit the spot. However, I will never buy another book where this narrator is used. He clips his words, speaks in a monotone, and even garbles his words. I have to agree with other reviews (unfortunately didn't read reviews before buying) he sounds like he's been drinking. I tried slowing the speed to see if it helped, but it didn't. After 9 years of speech therapy, I enjoy a good audio book and trually appreciate a good speaking voice; you won't find it here. Do yourself a favor, if interested in a cheap thriller, buy the Kindle version and read it, rather than listen to it which was painful. I cannot believe he was paid by Audio for this performance, Audio usually does a better job on narrators. I really cannot rate the story because of the narrator.

  • Accused

  • Rosato & DiNunzio, Book 1
  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,933
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,759
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,751

New York Times best-selling and Edgar Award-winning author Lisa Scottoline revolutionized crime fiction when she introduced her all-female law firm of Rosato & Associates, thrilling listeners with her twisty, fast-paced plots and capturing their hearts with her cast of strong and relatable female characters. Now Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, Judy Carrier, and Anne Murphy are back with all cylinders firing in Accused.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yet another great Philadelphia tale with women

  • By Toby on 11-08-13

Narrator was poor!

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

Reviewed: 01-16-14

I have enjoyed the Rosato and Associates series and was pleased to see a new edition out. Mary is made partner and has accepted Anthony's wedding proposal. This is one book that I think I would have enjoyed more if I had read it rather than listened to it. Although there was always humor in the series, the women were professionals and acted accordingly. This narrator has such a juvenile, excited voice for women that I was continually having to ignore her voice to get any enjoyment out of the story. The women sounded like little girls rather than the professionals they are. I come from an enthic family where half of the family is deaf so everyone speaks loudly to be heard over everyone else. However, the author shouting with two of the older Italian characters, one Mary's father and the other a long-time neighbor, I found very difficult and demeaning to them as loving, colorful individuals. Being hard of hearing myself and from a family with hearing problems, I know our voices may be louder than a soft-spoken person but we do not yell. My advise to catch up on what is happening in the Rosato law firm is to read the book rather than listen to the audible version. Audible, please find another narrator for series.

20 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Nightlife

  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 216

When the cousin of Los Angeles underworld figure Hugo Poole is found shot to death in his Portland, Oregon, home, police find nothing at the scene of the crime except several long strands of blonde hair hinting that a second victim may have been involved. Hotel security tapes from the victim's last vacation reveal an out-of-focus picture of a young blond woman entering and leaving his room. Could she also be a murder victim?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just what you want in a book like this...

  • By Barbara on 01-12-07

Story entertaining but narration unenjoyable

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

Reviewed: 09-18-12

The story line was interesting as reported by other reviewers. I did find it strange that only a woman detective was willing to admit a woman could be a killer as easily as a man. The evidence was pretty overwhelming from a early stage. I had a hard time listening to this narrator; I wished I could have slowed her speech down. I will not choose another book with this narrator. I would have preferred reading this book rather than listening to this narrator.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful