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Leticia A Olivarez

Austin, TX United States
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  • Crash & Burn

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister, Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,405
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,119

Nicole Frank shouldn't have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible!

  • By Kerry on 02-06-15

Not what I expected - and not in a good way!

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

Reviewed: 08-13-15

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

Really, nothing. It was just bad writing.

Has Crash & Burn turned you off from other books in this genre?

It reminded me of the assignments in high school when one had to use a set number of words for a paper. That is what this was like --- it was just repetitious. No imagination.

How could the performance have been better?

There was a male and female narrator -- why didn't you use them interchangeably? The female had to imitate a male and was awful!

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

Disappointment.

  • Touch & Go

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,034

Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life you’d find in the pages of a glossy magazine: A beautiful 14-year-old daughter. A gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. A great marriage, admired by all. A perfect life. When investigator Tessa Leone arrives at the crime scene in the foyer of the Denbes’ home, she finds scuff marks on the floor and a million tiny pieces of bright green Taser confetti. The family appears to have been abducted.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wait for it to go on clearance!

  • By lisa on 03-05-13

Awful!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-14

What would have made Touch & Go better?

Better plot -

Has Touch & Go turned you off from other books in this genre?

Not the genre, but the author

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Elisabeth Rodgers?

Not Elisabeth's fault it was a horrible story

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None

  • The Silent Hour

  • A Lincoln Perry Mystery
  • By: Michael Koryta
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 238

Whisper Ridge, a multimillion-dollar architectural project built to house paroled murderers, was the passion of Alexandra Sanabria, the daughter of a deceased Mafia don. But the program never got off the ground. Uninhabited but also kept off the market, with taxes paid by a legal trust that Sanabria established just before she and her husband left town, the home remains as a strange monument to dangerous secrets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fine Book

  • By Z on 12-29-12

Can Scott Brick be any more dramatic?

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

Reviewed: 05-07-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I am a Scott Brick fan, but for whatever reason -- the over dramatic style of his ready was awful! I have been enjoyed the Michael Koryta Lincoln Perry mystery; but I had to stop the audio book mid-way due to the narration....

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I agree with the other reviewers when they said that Scott Brick distracted from the story... maybe someday I'll return to the book... right now, I'm Scott Bricked out!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Heart of a Killer

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Tadd Morgan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

Jamie Wagner is a young lawyer who is happy to be flying under the radar at a large firm doing background research for the partners. It's not that he isn't smart. He is. It's just that hard work, the whole legal world, isn't really his thing. Underachiever? Yes. Content? At least until the firm puts him on a case that turns his whole world upside down.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to believe its from Rosenfelt

  • By Tim on 11-25-15

Really? So disappointed

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

Reviewed: 10-23-12

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

No, it was not well spent. I was very disappointed in the narrator and the storyline. It is very unoriginal.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Awful imitation of females; monotone reading and just plain flat.

Was Heart of a Killer worth the listening time?

No, but I needed closure...

  • On Borrowed Time

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Chris Ensweiler
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 160

Richard Kilmer is head over heels in love with Jennifer Ryan, who takes him home to meet her parents, where she accepts his marriage proposal. While visiting, they set out on a nostalgic drive up to Kendrick Falls. On their way, a freak storm rolls in, Richard loses control of his car, and it rolls. When the storm clears in a matter of seconds, Jen is gone. Richard can't find her, and neither can the police who respond to the scene.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not enough dogs!

  • By Rowan Mangan on 09-18-11

Just flat...

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

Reviewed: 02-24-12

What would have made On Borrowed Time better?

I agree with Karen -- the book went on forever and ever and ever.... agonizing details, etc.... great narrator, just could not get into the premise.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Digital Fortress

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,357
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,369

When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage, not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released it would cripple U.S. intelligence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh...

  • By Amy on 06-19-04

Save your credit

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

Reviewed: 12-13-11

What would have made Digital Fortress better?

Better Plot

Has Digital Fortress turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, I won't be reading, er listening to any more Dan Brown.

Which scene was your favorite?

none.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Digital Fortress?

none.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons so I was hopeful this would be as thrilling! *Yawn* - it was awful, I waiting for it to get exciting, after 3/4 of the way thru... I decided that I would just finish what I started. Narrator is excellent.

  • Afraid of the Dark

  • By: James Grippando
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

Then: Sergeant Vince Paulo held his best friend's daughter, McKenna, bleeding in his arms as she uttered the name of her murderer and ex-boyfriend, Jamal. That was minutes before a blast made everything go black for Vince - forever. Now: Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck has been called in to save Jamal from the death penalty for terrorist activity. Despite urgent warnings from his fiancee, undercover FBI agent Andie Henning, to stay away from the case, Jack finds himself inextricably drawn to Jamal's past - even believing his alibi that he was abducted....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart Writing, Great Narration

  • By Charles Atkinson on 03-02-18

Really?

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-11

Wow! This was a major disappointment for James Grippando - I'm glad that I used a credit on this one..I actually contemplated asking for a refund of my credit. Talk about unoriginal and boring. Did he just read the papers; cut and paste into a "book/novel"... seriously? You have lost a fan Mr. Gripppando.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • True Blue

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,478

Mason "Mace" Perry was a firebrand cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything-her badge, her career, her freedom-and spent two years in prison. Now she's back on the outside and focused on one mission: to be a cop once more. Her only shot to be a true blue again is to solve a major case on her own, and prove she has the right to wear the uniform.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • No connection to new heroine

  • By Stephen on 11-22-09

Agony

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-11

I'm new to David Bladacci and was blown away with Absolute Power. This was my second book and it was very, very disappointing. It was just bad the whole story line, plot -- so bland.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Long Lost

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650

Myron hasn't heard from Terese Collins in years. Not since their affair ended with no explanation. There had been no contact since, so her call catches him off guard. She's in Paris, she says, in trouble, and only Myron can help. She tells him a sad story she's never before revealed: a good marriage, her struggles to get pregnant, the happiest moment of her life when her only child was born, the day everything she'd ever loved was taken from her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommend/but prefer Marosz over Weber

  • By Karen on 04-02-09

Really? Seriously?

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-09

I've waited a long time for a Boliter (audio) book and am a HUGE Coben fan; but I, too, am struggling to listen to the remainder of the book. I agree with the others - no offense, Mr. Weber, but you may have wanted to listen to the previous Coben audiobooks to understand how to bring the Myron and others to life. The plot....ehhh - this is not one of Coben's best.....next! Seriously disappointed......

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Devil's Corner

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

When prosecutor Vicki Allegretti arrives at a rowhouse to meet a confidential informant, she finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and is almost shot to death. She barely escapes with her life, but cannot save the two others gunned down before her disbelieving eyes. Stunned and heartbroken, Vicki tries to figure out how a routine meeting on a minor case became a double homicide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Attorney, investigator, smart mouth

  • By Scott on 04-26-09

Don't bother...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-07

I also agree with some of the other reviewers -- I enjoyed Barbara Robsenblatt's voice in Scottoline’s “Daddy’s Girl”, so I purchased this book. Her performance was not the same -- all of her voice changes to fit the characters...and that sucking noise -- ugh.

As far as the story -- it just dragged on and on...I kept waiting for the storyline to 'grab me' and keep me interested ....never happened. The immaturity of the main character was very difficult to get past -- I don’t think I’ll be wasting any more time with this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful