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Leona Starkel Daschofsky

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  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,177
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,086

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

Couldn't Finish

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-18

Maybe if I knew the story better, from the beginning,. I couldn't follow what was happening. Also, it was not read like a book, more like a radio drama,. done poorly.

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  • A Darkness More than Night: Harry Bosch Series, Book 7

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,020
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,556
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,564

A movie director is charged with murdering an actress during sex, and then staging her death to make it look like a suicide. In a seemingly unrelated case, a loner is murdered, leaving the sheriff's department with no clues. One unsettling revelation after another leaves a retired FBI agent and an L.A. detective thinking they've unmasked a most frightening killer with almost inconceivable calculation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is the worst ever

  • By Keith on 11-23-05

change

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I was uncomfortable with what appears to be the personality of Bocsh,. Also, the voice is becoming too harsh.

  • Infection: A Pandemic Survival Novel

  • Sympatico Syndrome, Book 1
  • By: M.P. McDonald
  • Narrated by: Scott Berrier
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

What started as a flu outbreak on a military base proves deadlier than Ebola. Sympatico Syndrome is unlike anything the world has ever seen. Victims' behavior is changing to accommodate the rapid spread of the virus. Former Navy epidemiologist Cole Evans is well aware of the rare, infectious diseases the military studies. He also knows the government's stance on sharing information with the public, so if the media has already learned about the disease, then it's too late to contain the outbreak.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A tale of survival against all odds

  • By Brian on 01-06-17

Enjoyed this story

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

Seemed to have a slow start,. however by the end,. I was wondering if and when book 2. would be out

  • The Walls of Freedom

  • By: Sara F. Hathaway
  • Narrated by: Sara F. Hathaway
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

The Great Quake 10 years ago left the United States devastated. FEMA camps sprouted up in Regional Districts to control the chaos and separate the landowners from the refugees. Erika and her family spent nine years as refugees in the camp before they found out that Vince's parents were still alive and they were searching for them.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Could not finish!

  • By Leona Starkel Daschofsky on 11-29-17

Could not finish!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-17

There was something disconcerning about the narrators voice and inflections on words when narrating. Just could not finish this book, infact only listened for 10m
min.

  • Surviving the Collapse: Book 1

  • By: James Hunt
  • Narrated by: Mikela Drew
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

What happens when all means of transportation and communication suddenly vanish? What happens when you can't call for help? What happens when the only person you can rely on is yourself? Captain Kate Hillman is about to discover those answers after an EMP sends New York City, and its nine million residents, back into the stone age.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • there should be much more detail lotg

  • By Philip on 02-11-18

Could Not Finish

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

sorry could not finish this book. Shortly after the first chapter I decided to delete from Kindle. It was not as described, and started as a book I do not want to read, felt violent with evil.

  • The Cutting Room

  • A Time Travel Thriller
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

In the future, there are many parallel Earths - but only one of them has time travel. Known as Primetime, its criminals break into the pasts of other worlds, far beyond the reach of conventional police. Blake Din is the top agent of the Cutting Room, the group tasked with stopping these trespassers. After a mission to undo the murder of a young boy, he uncovers extensive damage to another world's timeline - and a conspiracy that reaches all the way back to Primetime.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Characters and their journeys mildly interesting

  • By Sailfish on 09-27-16

Robertson's best yet

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

Reviewed: 10-22-17

Good story line. Great twist at the end. Enjoyed the story .

  • The Darkest Hour

  • By: Sandra Rains DeBusk
  • Narrated by: James Cramer
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Has the thought of how the world will end ever entered your mind? God said He would never flood the world again, to end it. But, He never said anything about freezing us to death. The ice has begun to fall and like with any other storm, people are trying to wait it out. But, this storm doesn't pass. Everything freezes and all hell breaks loose. Families are searching for warmth for their children, and most do not find it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very well executed!

  • By Anonymous User on 10-08-17

Needs to be fixed

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

Good story idea. However,. too many story lines left unanswered. Some areas not realistic enough.

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  • Hurrah for the Class of 05

  • By: Peter J. Flores
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Fournier
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

In a small town in Arizona, the class of '05 is holding their class reunion. The only place they can find for the reunion is a civil defense bomb shelter. The joyous class reunion is interrupted by an earth-shaking catastrophic event, trapping its 53 guests. The story is about ordinary people surviving extraordinary events with dignity, honor, bravery, stupidity, and malice. A full range of human emotions. The story shows the best and worst of humanity.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • wasted money and time

  • By Leona Starkel Daschofsky on 09-16-17

wasted money and time

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

sorry. could not finish. Basic idea and theme interesting (or could be). The characters not realistic,. the words ( when the characters spoke to each other) we're just unbelievable,. not how people talk to each other. Nearly laughable. could have been great with making realistic people, reactions, etc etc.

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  • Advent

  • Sunfall, Book 2
  • By: D. Gideon
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce, Becket Royce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462

Ripley and her friends have escaped the University's lockdown and started their journey home on foot. They've found an opportunity to get supplies they sorely need, but the risk is high. Marco insists that the world is already far more dangerous than it seems, while Ripley's not yet convinced. She's about to get a very bloody wake-up call.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There is no place like home?

  • By Ryan Hooey on 06-13-17

Realistically Written

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-17

The 1st book was hard for me to finish,
I am glad I decided to get the 2nd.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Tesla Legacy

  • Joe Tesla Series, Book 2
  • By: Rebecca Cantrell
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Still crippled by agoraphobia and confined to the tunnels under New York City, Joe is haunted by the fact that he cannot even attend his father's funeral. His father's death brings threats to the safety of Joe's underground home: guilt over the broken relationship that can never be healed, a mysterious box of papers inherited from eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla, and a ruthless enemy determined to steal those papers no matter the cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant second book.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 02-19-16

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 08-28-17

Again,. as the first novel, very exciting and couldn't put it down until the end. I did feel that the first novels' story was more believeable. However, this 2nd novel was well told.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful