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  • Outrage

  • Faith McMann Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: T. R. Ragan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,345

The happy life Faith McMann knew as a wife, mother, and teacher was destroyed when vicious criminals murdered her husband, kidnapped her children, and left her for dead. After paralyzing grief, fear, and despair, there was nothing left for her to feel...except fury. But striking a staggering blow against a brutal ring of human traffickers was just the beginning of her uphill battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Rumbera on 09-21-16

Good story, bad narration

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

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

NO, didn't care for the narrator

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kate Rudd?

Robin Weigert, Carol Bilger, Jenna Lamia, George, Guidall, Scott Brick,

Any additional comments?

I read the first book in the series, the narrator drove me crazy, but I wanted to see what happened, so I bought the second book. I really thought the story would end, but that didn't happen. I won't read book 3 if the narrator doesn't change.

  • Furious

  • Faith McMann, Book 1
  • By: T. R. Ragan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,223

Faith McMann comes home to a nightmare: her husband is killed and her son and daughter are taken. Although the intruders leave her for dead, she survives. Crippling grief and fear for her children make life unbearable. Until her anguish turns to anger...and she trades victimhood for vengeance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • furious

  • By Diana Hart 33 on 04-25-16

Enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

Would you listen to Furious again? Why?

No, it is a good listen, but not a read again.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Kate Rudd?

I will listen to the second book because I enjoyed the story, but I don't particularly like the narrator.

  • Cold Justice Series Box Set, Volume I: Books 1-3

  • By: Toni Anderson
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 28 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

If you love romantic suspense, don't miss the first three books of Toni Anderson's award-winning Cold Justice Series...now available in one thrilling bundle!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Story is Great but the Narrator is Killing Me

  • By Luther D. Hamblin on 05-09-17

Too much of the same

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

Would you try another book from Toni Anderson and/or Eric G. Dove?

Maybe, but not from this series

Did Cold Justice Series Box Set, Volume I: Books 1-3 inspire you to do anything?

I was inspired to stop reading the series

Any additional comments?

I felt like all 3 books were the exact same story with different characters. I won't be reading any more of the series.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Ship

  • A Novel
  • By: William Brinkley
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 29 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 827
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 775
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 778

The unimaginable has happened: the world has been plunged into all-out nuclear war. Sailing near the Arctic Circle, the USS Nathan James is relatively unscathed, but the future is grim and Captain Thomas is facing mutiny from the tattered remnants of his crew. With civilization in ruins, he urges those that remain - 152 men and 26 women - to pull together in search of land. Once they reach safety, however, the men and women on board realize that they are the earth's last remaining survivors.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is a tough listen, for more than one reason.

  • By J on 03-27-17

Long and tedious

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

Reviewed: 01-16-16

This has been one of the most tedious books I have ever read. The story is actually good but the authors style is to add so many extra words the book is almost unbearable. About half the length would have been better.
Not at all like the TV show that bears it's name.

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,470

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Afraid to Write a "Less-Than-Positive" Review

  • By Elizabeth on 08-06-14

Could have been great

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

Reviewed: 05-02-15

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

This book could have been great, but it missed the mark... There was too much jumping around in time. It was confusing and I couldn't wait for it to end. I had to listen at 3x the speed..

Would you ever listen to anything by Anthony Doerr again?

maybe

  • Blackjack

  • A Cross Novel
  • By: Andrew Vachss
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Cross and his strange but multi-talented crew together form one of the most ruthless and efficient hired guns the world has known. In this first appearance in a novel, they take on an elusive serial killer who no one has ever seen. This savage murderer is leaving a trail of eviscerated bodies all over the world

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • What a mess

  • By Robert on 08-23-12

What a mess

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

Reviewed: 08-23-12

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I can't think of anyone who would enjoy this story. It really is nothing more than a collection of short stories that have the same characters. There is no continuity. The epilogue has nothing to do with the rest of the book.

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

Phil Gigante did a fine job. He is just as good as always.

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

The overriding reaction I had was confusion. This book is very hard to follow.

Any additional comments?

This book had some great suspense. Especially the parts that took place in the prison. But it is so disjointed that it is almost impossible to follow. It really seems that it is just a collection of short stories. Too bad because Cross seems like a character with potential, that never gets a chance to develop.

  • Our Kind of Traitor

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

Perry and Gail are idealistic and very much in love when they splurge on a tennis vacation at a posh beach resort in Antigua. But the charm begins to pall when a big-time Russian money launderer enlists their help to defect. In exchange for amnesty, Dima is ready to rat out his compatriots and expose corruption throughout the so-called legitimate financial and political worlds. Soon, the guileless couple find themselves pawns in a deadly endgame.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Try another book!

  • By miceberg on 01-28-11

Want my money back

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-10

I would like a refund from the author. I found this one of the most boring, pointless, and tedious books I have read in years. The story jumps all over the place and the action never really happens. The reader sounds like he was bored with the story as well. Overall, I felt like this was a total waste of my money and time.