LISTENER

rcknana

  • 6
  • reviews
  • 0
  • helpful votes
  • 7
  • ratings
  • 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 6,641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,096

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

so slow

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

This is he worst Jack Reacher book ever. It's so slow and taking so long to any action. So much nonsense dialog. Haven't finished the book but I'm forcing myself to do it.

  • The Dante Club

  • By: Matthew Pearl
  • Narrated by: John Siedman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 222

In 1865 Boston, the members of the Dante Club, poets and Harvard professors Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, and James Russell Lowell, along with publisher J. T. Fields, are finishing America's first translation of The Divine Comedy and preparing to unveil Dante's remarkable visions to the New World.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • highbrow suspense

  • By Pattio on 02-28-07

Not a good driving book

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

Would you try another book from Matthew Pearl and/or John Siedman?

I might try another book from these writers but this one was so slow and boring to listen to driving back and forth from Nevada to California and back.

What was most disappointing about Matthew Pearl’s story?

Too slow and too complicated

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration was fine.

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

It sounded interesting if I was listening to it at home without having to concentrate on my driving.I missed alot of what was said and had to constantly rewind which is hard not to mention dangerous.

  • Glory in Death

  • In Death, Book 2
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,171

The first victim was found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second was murdered in her own apartment building. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas had no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Okay, I'm officially addicted to this series now

  • By AudioAddict on 03-14-15

Awful main character

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

So mad at myself for buying two books. My daughter snd I dislike main character.

  • Jack in the Green

  • The Hunt for Jack Reacher Series, Book 5
  • By: Diane Capri
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 180

FBI Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar track Reacher's past in Tampa where they team up with Judge Willa Carson, investigative journalist Jessica Kimball, and attorney Jennifer Lane. When Retired Army Colonel Thomas Weston returns to MacDill Air Force Base for a public event after 16 years, he's an easy target for his enemies, including Jack Reacher.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By michael elliott on 12-30-17

Not what I expected.

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

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

The readers of this book, a female and a male are extremely boring! The story is just about them and their search for Jack Reacher, so he never makes an appearance. I could only listen to half of it and I wanted to scream the narrative was so bad.

What was most disappointing about Diane Capri’s story?

The whole story.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Corey M. Snow?

Anyone but him.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Jack in the Green?

I wouldn't have approved it.

  • An Innocent Client

  • Joe Dillard, Book 1
  • By: Scott Pratt
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,666
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,323

A preacher is found brutally murdered in a Tennessee motel room. A beautiful, mysterious young girl is accused. In this Mystery Readers International finalist for "Best Debut Mystery" criminal defense lawyer Joe Dillard has become jaded over the years as he's tried to balance his career against his conscience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Legal Thriller!

  • By Wayne on 12-03-15

OK story, hard to narration.

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

Reviewed: 11-01-16

What would have made An Innocent Client better?

The story was boring. The main character was annoying and the reader had an annoying way of reading. His coixce grated on me. I had to force myself to finish listening to the end.

Would you ever listen to anything by Scott Pratt again?

No.

How could the performance have been better?

More emotion.

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

Nothing. Didn't connect with any of the characters.

Any additional comments?

I disliked this book so much at I removed the other books in the series from my wish list.

  • The City

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Korey Jackson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,452
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,447

There are millions of stories in the city - some magical, some tragic, others terror-filled or triumphant. Jonah Kirk’s story is all of those things as he draws listeners into his life in the city as a young boy, introducing his indomitable grandfather, also a "piano man"; his single mother, a struggling singer; and the heroes, villains, and everyday saints and sinners who make up the fabric of the metropolis in which they live - and who will change the course of Jonah’s life forever. Welcome to The City, a place of evergreen dreams where enchantment and malice entwine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dean Koontz is back!

  • By kimberlee on 07-14-14

Hard to get through.

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

Reviewed: 02-16-16

Would you try another book from Dean Koontz and/or Korey Jackson?

I love Dean Koontz. My children grew up reading his books. This one is hard to get through. It is so slow and reputativery that it's annoying. I hard to change books as I as driving to another state to visit my daughter as it was making me sleepy.

Would you be willing to try another book from Dean Koontz? Why or why not?

As I said that I live his books. So I will definitely buy more of his books .

What about Korey Jackson’s performance did you like?

It was entertaining.

Could you see The City being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No. Too slow.

Any additional comments?

I will try to finish it some time in the future.