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  • Open and Shut

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,046
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,036

Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys' network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan. But the fun stops the day Andy's dad, Paterson, New Jersey's legendary ex-DA, drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Does Anyone Else Notice the Missing Content?

  • By pewter on 02-05-13

Content missing with 3 hrs 10 min to go

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

Reviewed: 02-18-15

What disappointed you about Open and Shut?

There is missing content in the recording. About 12 minutes into Chapter 4, the story jumps ahead by a couple of weeks, going straight from a pre-trial deposition to the trial itself.

What did you like best about this story?

The story starts off a bit slow but picks up after the first chapter or so. Then it's fairly entertaining!

Any additional comments?

There are no narrative pauses between paragraphs, scene changes, etc. Sometimes there is a scene change and the narrator continues as if it were the same sentence. This can be a bit confusing.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Confessions of a D-List Supervillain

  • By: Jim Bernheimer
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Talmadge Ragan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,501

Exploding from the pages of Horror, Humor, and Heroes, Volume One - it’s the full length adventures of the one and only Mechani-Cal! So grab your battlesuit and prepare to get a little nasty.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Quite The Avengers, But Just As Much Fun...

  • By Michael on 10-08-12

Great fun, Talmadge Ragan is no good though

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

Reviewed: 09-16-14

What did you love best about Confessions of a D-List Supervillain?

Fun & light story

What other book might you compare Confessions of a D-List Supervillain to and why?

Reminded me a bit of books by A Lee Martinez, though I'd have to say Martinez is likely a better writer.

Which character – as performed by Jeffrey Kafer and Talmadge Ragan – was your favorite?

Jeffrey Kafer is a decent narrator. Talmadge Ragan - not so much.

Any additional comments?

Talmadge Ragan narrates the last portion of the book. She is NOT a great narrator - her enunciation is terrible she sounds like she is slurring her words or speaking with marbles in her mouth.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Storm Front

  • The Dresden Files, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,316

A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt. Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters to vampires....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ZERO STARS FOR THE NARRATOR !

  • By Randall on 03-05-19

Beware the Sound Editing!

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

Reviewed: 05-13-13

What didn’t you like about James Marsters’s performance?

I'm not sure I liked Marster's rather deadpan interpretation of the main character. However, what made the book tough to listen to was the sound editing. You can hear every lip-smack, swallow, inhalation / exhalation from the voice actor. This is typically edited out and it's the first out of 50+ audiobooks I've listened to where the performer's breathing and swallowing is so readily apparent.

Any additional comments?

Full disclosure - this review is on the audio engineering only. Listen to the preview before purchasing! I returned the book and never finished it.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

The Cat Who Talked Turkey
    
    
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        Lilian Jackson Braun
    
    


    
    
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        George Guidall
    
    


    
    Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    215 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • The Cat Who Talked Turkey

  • By: Lilian Jackson Braun
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

The good people of Moose County are in a fever of excitement. Not only is the gala groundbreaking for the new Pickax bookstore about to take place, but the town of Brrr is preparing to celebrate its bicentennial, and columnist James Qwilleran has been roped in to help with the festivities.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Pleasant Listen

  • By Julia L. Scott on 08-11-06

TERRIBLE. Not consistent with prior books

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

Reviewed: 08-29-12

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

A better book / plot. The prior "The Cat Who" books had strong plot, an engaging mystery, and a different writing style. This book appears to be ghost written.

Has The Cat Who Talked Turkey turned you off from other books in this genre?

It's turned me off from the subsequent books in this series. This one is inconsistent with character development in the prior books and the writing style is stilted and inconsistent with prior books as well. Was this ghost written? The plot (or lack thereof) meanders without purpose and there is almost no "mystery" to speak of.

What aspect of George Guidall’s performance would you have changed?

The narrator appears only to have a few voices / affections. The high-pitched, very fast narration used for the support cast of characters is always the same, making characters indistinguishable from each other. Whenever he voices a character other than Qwill, he speaks very fast as if on fast-forward.

Any additional comments?

Do not be mistaken - "The Cat Who" series is no longer a mystery series.