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Pretty Like an Ugly Girl audiobook cover art

Another great Baer Creighton but very violent

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

Reviewed: 08-02-19

I've been totally enjoying listening to Kain Foster bring Lindemuth's books alive. However, I found the violent passages against women in THIS book to be over the top and gratuitous. I almost returned it, but I liked the premise. I believe Lindemuth could have gotten his storyline accomplished by toning it back.

Overall, great narrator. Keep 'em coming, Clayton.

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Paradise in Chains audiobook cover art

A Very Dry "read"

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

Reviewed: 07-18-19

After reading most of the reviews for this book, I really wasn't surprised at how dry of an account of the different voyages it was. Actually, to be very honest, the ONLY reason I bought and listened to the whole thing was that it was narrated by the best reader in the world; Davina Porter. One reviewer of another book once wrote that she could listen to Ms. Porter read the phone book. I had laughed at that and then, this book came along. Yup, pretty much.
Paradise in Chains has a lot of characters who have many similar situations so it seems like a repetitive listen. If you are a Davina Porter lover, you may enjoy this as "background music" as I did. If you are a fan of voyage mishaps and maritime history, this also may be to your liking.

The Lost Man audiobook cover art

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-25-19

I have not yet written a review for Audiobooks, although I listen to them all the time. I do read through reviews first, though, to get an idea if it'll be worth the credits or not. The Lost Man was one of the most frustrating books I have ever tried to get through. At first I was drawn to the Outback accent. However, it soon became incredibly difficult to follow. There were so many characters at the beginning with little to distinguish them by the narrator's voice. When Davina Porter narrates, you know immediately who is speaking; Mr. Shanahan has them all sounding alike. The story took SO long to develop that i lost interest. Lastly, there was something about the volume... I couldn't get it to play loudly enough in the car so I was constantly having to rewind to listen again. All in all, this is a return for me.

Prime Suspect #1 audiobook cover art

NOT a compelling read

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

Reviewed: 06-15-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No, not up to my usual caliber of plot and characters.

What could Lynda La Plante have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Sharper story line... fewer disgusting adjectives about women, better character development.

Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?

Porter is my FAVORITE narrator. I only bought this book because she narrated it. None stood out.

Did Prime Suspect #1 inspire you to do anything?

NO, I had to finish it because I was on a road trip and had no more in my library. I really didn't care about the characters at all.

Any additional comments?

I was sorry that I was roped into the purchase because I saw that Davina Porter narrated it. I am trying to listen to everything with her name on it. After listening to the OUTLANDER series three times now... I guess I'm stuck... nothing compares.

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