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Judy Stone

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  • Double Deuce

  • A Spenser Novel
  • By: Robert B. Parker
  • Narrated by: David Dukes
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

Spenser is forced by loyalty into an alien world where violence is a way of lie and outsiders enter at a lethal risk. When Spenser's cohort Hawk is hired by the tenants of a gang-plagued Boston housing project known as "Double Deuce," he enlists his friend's aid. A friend's girl and her infant daughter have been gunned down. Though the act at first appears to be an accidental drive-by shooting, it soon becomes clear that it was premeditated murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, mediocre narrator

  • By Townsend on 12-30-17

Good Story, Lousy reader

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

Reviewed: 11-24-12

It was difficult to continue listening to this story because of the reader. His idea of voices for the black characters was embarassing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crocodile on the Sandbank

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,563

Amelia Peabody inherited two things from her father: a considerable fortune and an unbendable will. The first allowed her to indulge in her life's passion. Without the second, the mummy's curse would have made corpses of them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice break from the usual-

  • By Carrie on 12-18-04

A wonderful beginning.

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

Reviewed: 09-22-12

I have read many of the books in this series so it was wonderful to read how it all started. Lots of intrigue, cultural history and entertainment. One of my very favorite authors.

  • Patient Zero

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,449

When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes! It IS that good. Five stars and more.

  • By Kim Venatries on 10-05-12

Gruesome!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-12

Although the story was intriguing, and very thought-provoking as a possible scenario for terrorism, the constant gore was too much.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

  • By: Jules Verne
  • Narrated by: David Case, Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 670
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 572
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 575

The year 1866 was marked by a unique incident, a mysterious and inexplicable phenomenon, and rumors agitated the maritime population and excited the public mind, especially seafaring men. Merchants, common sailors, captains of vessels, skippers, both of Europe and America, naval officers of all countries, and the governments of several states on the two continents, were deeply interested in the matter.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lousy translation

  • By Tad Davis on 09-02-08

An oldie but not a goodie.

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

Reviewed: 09-22-12

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

The story is extremely tedious. I guess I remembered some action in it, but no. If you are an oceanographer, plant or animal biologist it may be interesting.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful