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The President Is Missing audiobook cover art

Great book

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

I’ve read a lot of James Patterson books, and I’ve enjoyed most of them very much. I wasn’t sure I would like this book, but my wife recommended it to me so I decided to read it. I thought the story was excellent. The threat in the book seemed very realistic to me, and the plot was well paced and exciting. I am joyed the narration as well. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys James Patterson‘s books or to anyone who just enjoys a good, fast paced, suspenseful book.

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Love these books

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

This third book in the Cormoran Strike series is an excellent detective book. Fair warning, this book is very dark, much darker than the first two. But just like the first two, the story is exceptionally well crafted. You have to root for these damaged people. So glad the next book is already out so I can continue on.

The reader is amazing also. I can’t imagine anyone else giving voice to these characters. If you are ok with the dark subject matter you won’t be disappointed with this book.

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Very entertaining read

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

Reviewed: 01-13-17

I bought this book as an audible suggestion. I had never heard of the series before. I almost stopped listening to the first book because I saw that this series happened after the skin walker series. I decided to go ahead and read the books anyway. I very much like the characters. I like the way the characters are growing from book to book. I like the authors take on magical creatures and magic in general. I am very much looking forward to the next book in the series. Also I think the narrator is outstanding

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Great new series by Charlaine Harris

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-15

I have read many of Charlaine
Harris' book series and enjoyed them all. I think the midnight, Texas series is going to be one of my favorites. If you have read the other series like I have,you will meet some old friends again in this book. I won't spoil the surprise for you by telling you exactly who is in this book, but there are characters from the Harper Conley series the Aurora Teagarden series, and the Lily Bard series. I loved reading about those characters again in a brand-new setting. The characters in this book are interesting to say the least.like most of Charlaine's books, the story is A fast and fun read. The old characters that we know match nicely with the new characters in the series. I have already purchased the next book and I'm looking forward to starting to read it tomorrow.

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Slow start, but good story.

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

Reviewed: 08-02-15

I bought this book because I enjoyed the Sookie Stackhouse stories so much. It took me a while to get into this book. It's a very slow start, and I don't usually do well with that. I decided to give it some time, and I'm really glad I did. The book picks up as you get into the story and learn more about Lily Bard's background. I ended up liking the characters a lot, and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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Is That a Deerstalker??

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

Reviewed: 10-25-13

Would you listen to The Art of Detection again? Why?

I would listen to The Art of Detection again because it is,simply, a very well-told story. This is, apparently, the last of the Kate Martinelli series of books, and it the series has to end, this was a good way to do it. I have enjoyed watching the evolving relationship between Kate and her life partner Lee, as well as Kate and her police partner Al. The series has an interesting supporting cast as well as a strong female lead. Although I haven't read Laurie King's Sherlock Holmes books, I got a glimpse into that world in this book, and I plan to check out the Holmes series. I enjoyed the story within a story.

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

I wouldn't say that this was an "on the edge of your seat" book. The plot unfolds slowly, but in a very interesting way.

Have you listened to any of Alyssa Bresnahan and Robert Ian Mackenzie ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have heard Alyssa Bresnahan perform all of the Kate Martinelli books. She did a fine job of bringing the main character to life as well as giving distinct voices to the supporting characters. I have not heard Rober Ian Mackenzie before, but I would listen to him again. He brought the Holmes character to life and made the story within a story special.

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Wait! Seriously?? No way!!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-13

Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Gone girl ranks very high among the audiobooks I have heard. I listen to a lot of mysteries, but this book was quite different than most of the books I have listened to. I wasn't sure I was going to like it at first, but I became more and more intrigued as the story went along.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gone Girl?

The anniversary scavenger hunt was very memorable. I won't say any more for fear of giving away a spoiler.

What does Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I really liked both of the narrators. I thought they both brought their characters to life in a very believable way. Most audiobooks do not have different narrators for the different voices, but this was a particularly excellent book for that because of the alternating point of view style in which it is written.

Any additional comments?

This book truly takes you on a rollercoaster of twists and turns, ups and downs. I read enough mysteries that it unusual for a book to completely take me by surprise, but I can honestly say there were several parts of the story that I never saw coming. The book is definitely not a light read, but I was absolutely fascinated by the characters and the intricately woven relationships in the book.

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Another great read from J. D. Robb

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

Reviewed: 02-05-13

Where does Delusion In Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Delusion in Death ranks very highly among all of the other audiobooks I have listenend to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It's hard to pick a favorite character in this book, because the richly detailed characters are the lifeblood of the series. The main character, Eve Dallas, is an amazingly complex woman dealing with a past that would have destroyed many people. Her husband, Roarke, is equally complicated. There are many excllent supporting characters, all of which round out the great "ensemble cast" in the book. One of my favorite things about this book is how wonderfully I hear the characters evolving individually and in their relationships with each other.

Any additional comments?

Susan Ericksen is the perfect reader for these books. She uses distinctly different voices which seem to capture the personalities of each of the characters. I can't imagine anyone else reading these books. Another excellent book in an excellent series.

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Good, fast-paced read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-04

I enjoyed this book very much. It was fast-paced and kept my interest the whole time. I enjoyed both the inner looks at the white house and the adventure part of the book. I enjoyed this as I have enjoyed all of the Brad Meltzer books to which I have listened.

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Enjoyable

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-04

In this second book in the Deborah Knott series, Margaret Maron again paints a charming portrait of southern life as well as giving us a mystery to solve. If you enjoy good story-telling with complex characters, you will enjoy these books. I feel as though I know the people and places after reading the story, and the mystery has enough twists to keep me guessing. I'm looking forward to continuing the series and getting to know Judge Knott and her family and friends even better.

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