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Maurice E. Corman

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
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Missing Joseph audiobook cover art

Too much explicit sex.

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

Reviewed: 06-08-19

None of the other books had this kind of explicit language. I really love Linley and the Sgt. but this book really was a shocker. The story was convoluted and hard to follow. I hope the rest are NOT like this one.

The Weight of Ink audiobook cover art

One of the best books i have enjoyed for some time.

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

The language and imagination of the author was incredible. The history was so very interesting. This novel is not for the escapist reader because the philosophy and “thinking” are very deep. I love how the story wove the character’s lives into a satisfying conclusion. It was a great 17 hours listening. I am lucky to be able to listen continuously over a couple of days as i paint. Being retired, I could lose myself into the London of another time. The reader’s voice was pleasant and did not make abrupt changes for characters as some narrators, but just enough inflection and rate of speech to distinguish each character. Thank you Rachel Kadish for such an enjoyable journey into another time and place while the wild winds of Oklahoma blew across my yard .

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

City of Lost Dreams audiobook cover art

Read the first book first

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Mystery, fantasy, magic, and music with a bit of bedroom fun and frolic. What if we could see the past and still be in the present.

The Face of a Stranger audiobook cover art

I love this narrator.

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

Reviewed: 01-25-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

This is the intro book. It seemed to drag on a bit.

What did you like best about this story?

I like the detail.

What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

I could listen to her read a grocery list.

Was The Face of a Stranger worth the listening time?

Yes, because I hope to start the series and this sets the scene.

Venice audiobook cover art

Like taking an audible trip to Venice.

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

Reviewed: 08-03-16

I have listened to all of the Donna Leon mysteries, and now I really understand much of the character of the city and the characters of her books. It was very pleasant to listen and color.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Dead Man's Fancy audiobook cover art

Boring reader.

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

Reviewed: 01-20-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrarator. He was very bland and did not "act" his characters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead Man's Fancy?

The sheriff's interview with the fishing guide.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Rick Holmes?

The reader who does C. j.Box books, or reader of the Longmire series, or the Cork O'Conner books.

Do you think Dead Man's Fancy needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Not sure yet.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Free Fire audiobook cover art

I want to go to Yellowstone!

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

Reviewed: 10-30-13

If you could sum up Free Fire in three words, what would they be?

Mystery, beauty and great fun.

What did you like best about this story?

The descriptions are outstanding.

Have you listened to any of David Chandler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Have not listened to any other performances.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Joe realizes the drunk on the stool is his father.

Any additional comments?

Great unraveling of Joe's personal history as well as the way the park becomes a character in the story.

Death of Yesterday audiobook cover art

Outstanding, as usual.

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

Reviewed: 03-29-13

What did you love best about Death of Yesterday?

Once again, Beaton has written a clever and tangled mystery. But the ever clever Hamish figures it all out, much to the anger of his superiors. Now if he could just get his love life on the right track. Too bad they don't go for bigamy in the Highlands, or maybe it should be a same sex union.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Death of Yesterday?

The revelation that he most beautiful Hannah was all falsies.

What about Graeme Malcolm’s performance did you like?

His character were clear and his accents were wonderful.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Hamish does it again!

Any additional comments?

They need to bring back the BBC series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Excalibur audiobook cover art

A wonderful new take or twist on the tale of King.

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

Reviewed: 03-14-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This story of Arthur is probably the most realistic story on this subject I have ever read, and believe me, I have read A LOT of novels and history on this subject and these characters.
The characters came alive.

What other book might you compare Excalibur to and why?

Better than Mary Stewarts series.

Have you listened to any of Tim Pigott-Smith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Pigott- Smith is an actor not just a narrator. His characterizations are not contrived or overdone. Just enough inflection and tone and accent to make them distinguishable. He was great.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The death of the little girl.

Any additional comments?

Glad I did not discover the series as it was being written. We listened to the entire series in a week and did not have to wait for the next book.

Agincourt audiobook cover art

Absolutely riveting .

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

Reviewed: 03-14-13

What did you love best about Agincourt?

The language and detailed descriptions.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nick Hook is so down to earth.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I hated the interrupting music.

Any additional comments?

Good stand alone. Most of the Cornwell books are in a series.