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Adrian C. Honey

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  • Paris Match

  • Stone Barrington, Book 31
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369

Stone Barrington has returned to Paris to attend to some business concerns, and finds himself embroiled in high-stakes trouble on both sides of the pond. An old enemy is still in hot pursuit, and this time he might have a powerful local resource on his side: a gentleman with his own ax to grind against Stone. And back in the United States, the swirling rumor mill threatens to derail a project of vital importance not just to Stone but to the nation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointment!

  • By Martha on 11-15-14

All Nighter

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

Reviewed: 10-15-14

If you could sum up Paris Match in three words, what would they be?

Fast moving.

What did you like best about this story?

Actually focused on a good story line instead of all sex.

Which character – as performed by Tony Roberts – was your favorite?

Stone and Holly.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Reader lands on screen!

Any additional comments?

Want more of Holly and Stone. Let them really get together

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Virtue Falls

  • By: Christina Dodd
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 177

Twenty-three years ago, Misty Banner was brutally slashed to death in her home in Virtue Falls, Washington. Her husband was convicted of the murder. Their four-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, witnessed the crime, but has no memory of the killing. Now, two decades later, Elizabeth is back in Virtue Falls. She soon discovers her father is innocent. The real killer is still out there. And her investigation has stirred dark and deadly resentments that could provoke in another bloody murder - her own - in this riveting novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dodd's new direction is worth your time and money

  • By Susanna on 09-19-14

Tense, gripping

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

Reviewed: 09-18-14

If you could sum up Virtue Falls in three words, what would they be?

Gripping, tense, fiancé stating.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Hate to have to sleep while ready this book. Wanted to know what was coming next.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

What evil faces in the face of true
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Any additional comments?

One of the best books read thi summer. Will look for another by Chrismtina Dodd. It is not a series and stands alone so strong.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Homecoming

  • Thunder Point, Book 6
  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203

At the age of 19, Seth Sileski had everything. A superb athlete and scholar, handsome and popular, he was the pride of Thunder Point. Destined for greatness, he lost it all in a terrible accident that put an end to his professional football career when it had barely begun. The people in his hometown have never forgotten what might have been. Seth has come to terms with the turns his life has taken.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!!

  • By Vickie Dever on 08-29-14

Makes you want More

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

Reviewed: 08-30-14

What did you love best about The Homecoming?

Each character per book is a tru individual.

What did you like best about this story?

Even if you have not read the earlier ones you are not lost inthis one.

Have you listened to any of Therese Plummer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Excellent". Liked them all. Waiting for Wishes.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. But made myself slow down to enjoy it more.

Any additional comments?

Of all the series Imhave tried this Sumer Robyn Carr has had the best romance series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mean Streak

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,384

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her. While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ms. Brown's book far exceeds usual quality.

  • By DogLover on 09-08-14

Mess

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

Reviewed: 08-24-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Have like some of her other books. This was another disjointed mess. Seems some authors having trouble with story line.

Would you ever listen to anything by Sandra Brown again?

Yes. Cause know she can do better.

How could the performance have been better?

Accencents could be more concence cd.

What character would you cut from Mean Streak?

Not sure but one of the Floyd brothers.

Any additional comments?

Be more careful about flow of story.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Designated Daughters

  • By: Margaret Maron
  • Narrated by: Margaret Maron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 133

Surrounded by her children, her extended family, and what seems like half of Colleton County, a semi-conscious Rachel breaks weeks of pained silence with snippets of stories as randomly pieced together as a well-worn patchwork quilt. But the Knott family's joy quickly gives way to shock: less than an hour later, Aunt Rachel is found dead in her bed, smothered with a pillow. Who would kill a woman on her deathbed? Was it an act of mercy, or murder?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Bewildered by change of narrators ...............

  • By Janet on 08-23-14

Needed a

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

Reviewed: 08-15-14

What did you love best about Designated Daughters?

That it showed just how things have changed.

What other book might you compare Designated Daughters to and why?

Nine

Which character – as performed by Margaret Maron – was your favorite?

Deborah Knott. Compassion for those left behind. Cal as he learns hard lesson.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It makes you think of how we have changed in our care of terminal ill family.

Any additional comments?

Makes you think about final requests. Plan your own funeral. Write your wishes down and give copies not only to family but friend, attorney, banker.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Deserves to Die

  • By: Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

In Grizzly Falls, Montana, Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli are struggling with a new commander and a department in the midst of upheaval. It's the worst possible time for a homicide. A body has been found, missing a finger. Alvarez hopes this means a murderer with a personal grudge, not a madman. But then a second body turns up.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Should have died before going to publisher.

  • By Adrian C. Honey on 08-13-14

Should have died before going to publisher.

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

Reviewed: 08-13-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

More cohesive. Jumps around.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not sur.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

No chapter breaks.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really. Only that character was getting married.

Any additional comments?

No real flow to story. Jumps from one story to another without chapter breaks. This series should have ended long ago. Too many authors series are stale.

  • Swan Point

  • Sweet Magnolias, Book 11
  • By: Sherryl Woods
  • Narrated by: Janet Metzger
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Determined to build a new life for her family after her divorce, Adelia Hernandez has bought a home in the historic Swan Point neighborhood of Serenity. Promoted to manager of Main Street's most fashionable boutique, she feels revitalized and ready for a fresh start as a single mom. But barely into this new independent phase, she crosses paths with the sexiest man to hit Serenity in years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice refreshing clen story

  • By KC on 06-13-19

Magnolias overdone

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

Reviewed: 08-13-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Some one who has never tread a Sweet Magnolias.

What could Sherryl Woods have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not made it another sweet Magnolias.

How could the performance have been better?

Unbelievable.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boring.time to get put of series rut.

  • Remains of Innocence

  • A Brady Novel of Suspense
  • By: J. A. Jance
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588

Sheriff Joanna Brady must solve two perplexing cases that may be tied together in New York Times best-selling author J. A. Jance's thrilling tale of suspense that brings to life Arizona's Cochise County and the desert Southwest in all its beauty and mystery. An old woman, a hoarder, is dying of emphysema in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In cleaning out her house, her daughter, Liza Machett, discovers a fortune in hundred dollar bills hidden in the tall stacks of books and magazines that crowd every corner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Narrator

  • By Rhonda on 07-28-14

Confusing

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

Reviewed: 07-28-14

What did you like best about Remains of Innocence? What did you like least?

Really.ime the family being included of the Sherrif.

What could J. A. Jance have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Ade theconnectiontothectwostories flow better.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Tried but failed east coast verbage.

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

No. Most books get lost I movie..

Any additional comments?

Justnotreally as good as her others.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Cop Town

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,917
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,927

Atlanta, 1974: It's Kate Murphy's first day on the job, and the Atlanta Police Department is seething after the murder of an officer. Before the day has barely begun, she already suspects she's not cut out to be a cop. Her male uniform is too big, she can't handle a gun, and she's rapidly learning that the APD is hardly a place that welcomes women. Worse still, in the ensuing manhunt she'll be partnered with Maggie Lawson, a cop with her own ax to grind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding, Gutsy Crime Novel Read by a Master

  • By Chip Atkinson on 07-08-14

Worthless

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

Reviewed: 07-23-14

What disappointed you about Cop Town?

Language. Disjointed story line. Poor character development.

What was most disappointing about Karin Slaughter’s story?

It could have ended several times.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Not consistent dialect.

What character would you cut from Cop Town?

The whole mess

Any additional comments?

Not worth anyone's time. Kept reading but it never got off the ground.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Terminal City

  • By: Linda Fairstein
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 273

With her newest Alexandra Cooper novel, Terminal City, New York Times best-selling author Linda Fairstein delivers another breakneck thriller that captures the essence of New York City - its glamour, its possibilities, and its endless capacity for darkness. Linda Fairstein is well-known for illuminating the dark histories in many of New York's forgotten corners - and sometimes in the city's most popular landmarks. In Terminal City, Fairstein turns her attention to one of New York's most iconic structures - Grand Central Terminal.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Truly disappointing

  • By Joanne on 06-29-14

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 07-19-14

Would you listen to Terminal City again? Why?

Yes. Because need to really understand how the terminal was built.

What other book might you compare Terminal City to and why?

All of the Alex Cooper books keep you enthrall end.

Have you listened to any of Barbara Rosenblat’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

She hasawayofmaking characters come alive. Somehow gives the an individuality.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. But could not stay awake all night.

Any additional comments?

Linda has given life to characters that could have been flat. Here again she makes you want to love them one minute and yell the next.

Waiting for next in series. She keeps them fresh and lively. Yes we want Alex toGet married but then again not.