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Jill A. Cataldo

Columbia, SC USA
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  • The Witch Elm

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Paul Nugent
  • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,547
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,532

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Anti climactic

  • By tally shopper on 10-21-18

is it just me?

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-18

is it just me or were the chapters out of order? my book ended on chapter 9 and started on chapter 10. WTF. I kept thinking that the book was wrapping up but there were an awful lot of chapters left, now I know why!
check to make sure your chapters are in order before you start listening!
if your copy starts with police talking to Toby, stop and go to chapter 10!!!

33 of 35 people found this review helpful

  • Night School

  • A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 21
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,091

It's 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he's off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind. Two other men are in the classroom - an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each is a first-rate operator, each is fresh off a big win, and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there. Then they find out: A jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor - a Saudi courier seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Phil on 11-13-16

can't finish it

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

so we take Jack back in time to his younger days and have a person narrate that makes Jack sound like he's 70 and on lithium.
I love the series, but this is terrible. Don't waste a credit

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Myron Bolitar Series, Book 11
  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,919
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,893

A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For 10 years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally, miraculously arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager. Where has he been for 10 years, and what does he know about the day, more than half a life ago, when he was taken?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Win comes home. So does Harlan Coben.

  • By Carol on 10-26-17

excellent!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-16

So glad Myron and Win are back! Don't miss this one. Narration was excellent. Sure hope we see more of these two

  • The Stranger You Know

  • By: Andrea Kane
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

It begins with a chilling phone call to Casey Woods. And ends with another girl dead. College-age girls with long red hair. Brutally murdered, they're posed like victims in a film noir. Each crime scene is eerily similar to the twisted fantasy of a serial offender now serving thirty years to life - a criminal brought to justice with the help of Forensic Instincts. Call. Kill. Repeat. But the similarities are more than one psychopath's desire to outdo another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling

  • By Julie Lane on 03-04-15

awful narration

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

Reviewed: 05-27-16

why do authors allow their books to be narrated so terribly? this lady emphasizes the last word of every sentence and it's awful. I won't buy any others narrated by her. I may not even make it through this one