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  • Dirty Little Secrets

  • A J.J. Graves Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Liliana Hart
  • Narrated by: Laura Faye Smith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 891
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 886

J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work... She's not only in the mortuary business, but she's also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it's up to J.J. and her best friend, Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice. The murders are piling up...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Promising mystery, but lousy romance

  • By A. Moose on 03-10-15

Good Book, Abrupt End

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

I would have given this 4 or even 5 stars, bot the end was so abrupt it was disconcerting. I went back as I thought I missed something. Then I felt manipulated to buy the next book. The funny part was I liked these characters and I would have bought the second book immediately, but now I have to think about it.

To the review: I found the story to be interesting. I did not see the ending ahead of time. JJ seemed real to me, a little Quincy, which was fun. This genre can become very unreal to make he story work, but that didn’t happen here. If you are looking for a good series, this might be for you. As a stand alone book, see above.

  • Glory Road

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,142

. C. “Scar” Gordon was on the French Riviera recovering from a tour of combat in Southeast Asia, but he hadn’t given up his habit of scanning the personals in the newspaper. One ad in particular leapt out at him: "Are you a coward? This is not for you. We badly need a brave man. He must be 23 to 25 years old, in perfect health, at least six feet tall, weigh about 190 pounds, fluent English with some French, proficient with all weapons, some knowledge of engineering and mathematics essential...."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heinlein's great story, a glorious spin by Pinchot

  • By BRKyle on 09-19-12

Great reader made an old favorite fun

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

Reviewed: 10-18-12

Where does Glory Road rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

High. I'm a Heinlein fan from way back. I've read Glory Road a number of times. I thought Bronson Pinchot did a great job and even though I knew exactly what was coming next he held my interest.

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  • Masques

  • Aralorn, Book 1
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren, Patricia Briggs (introduction)
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,978
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,549
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,566

After an upbringing of proper behavior and oppressive expectations, Aralorn fled her noble birthright for a life of adventure as a mercenary spy. Her latest mission involves spying on the increasingly powerful sorcerer Geoffrey ae'Magi. But in a war against an enemy armed with the powers of illusion, how do you know who the true enemy is - or where he will strike next?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying tale, interesting characters

  • By Tabitha on 10-07-11

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 10-18-12

What disappointed you about Masques?

Let me start by saying I love Patricia Briggs. I follow both the Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series and I'm picky about my urban fantasy choices. This is more of a straight fantasy and didn't grab my interest the way her other books have.

What do you think your next listen will be?

When is the next Mercy Thompson book coming out?

  • Aging Is a Treatable Disease

  • Your Anti-Aging Options
  • By: Walter Parks
  • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

New advances in medical science and the unraveling of the human genome are providing us great insights to the aging process. We can now significantly increase our healthy longevity and live long enough to take advantage of the even newer technologies being developed. The overall deterioration of the body that comes with growing old is not inevitable. Aging is a treatable disease. So if you want to increase your chances of living a long and healthy life, maybe even becoming immortal, you need to learn what you can do today.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • An advert for the next book?

  • By Souppe on 10-18-12

An advert for the next book?

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

Reviewed: 10-18-12

Would you try another book from Walter Parks and/or Douglas R. Pratt?

No

What could Walter Parks have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

More than once the author refers us to his next book for details. I was pretty sure that this was meant to be advertising for the next books.

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

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

There are better books on the topic on Audible. I'm listening to Growing Young now and it's more detailed and does not refer me to future publications by the author. Check it out.

  • 2012: The End?

  • By: Drac Von Stoller
  • Narrated by: Rich Crankshaw
  • Length: 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 2

During the 1920's, a young doctor by the name of Dr. Masterson went on a secret expedition with two of his closest colleagues and stumbled upon a second Mayan calendar that was covered in human blood in the Palenque ruins near the Usumacinta River in the Mexican state of Chiapas. Dr. Masterson couldn't believe what he had just discovered, but that wasn't all he found in the ruins. Before Dr. Masterson had a chance to call out to one of his colleagues and show him what he had just found, his torch blew out.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Really?

  • By Souppe on 10-18-12

Really?

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

Reviewed: 10-18-12

Would you try another book from Drac Von Stoller and/or Rich Crankshaw?

No

Would you ever listen to anything by Drac Von Stoller again?

No

What didn’t you like about Rich Crankshaw’s performance?

The performance was ok, I'm sure he did the best he could with what he had to work with

Any additional comments?

This was an amateur effort. I can't figure out what was the point of the story.