LISTENER

RAW

Baltimore, MD, United States
  • 4
  • reviews
  • 1
  • helpful vote
  • 18
  • ratings
  • Deadly Force

  • By: Jonathan Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Chris Lutkin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

The US Attorney's Office for the Central District of California is responsible for enforcing the federal law of the US for an area that is larger than 14 states and has a population of more than five million people. Here, follow Lizzie Scott as she untangles an excessive-force case against a cop, all while balancing agency turf battles, secret grand jury proceedings, interoffice rivalries, and on-the-make prosecutors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait to read the next one

  • By K. E. Eisenhart on 06-11-16

Difficult listen

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

Reviewed: 12-23-16

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

I listen to audio books all the time. I have forced myself to get through 2 hours of this boring story. I am not sure if it is the story with the narrator or both. It is just that bad. Don't waste your time!

What was most disappointing about Jonathan Shapiro’s story?

So bad I can't listen

How did the narrator detract from the book?

A lot

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

Frustration, I can't finish it. I have never not finished a book I selected before.

Any additional comments?

Can I return it for a credit?

  • One Day in Budapest

  • By: J. F. Penn
  • Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

Budapest, Hungary. When a priest is murdered at the Basilica of St Stephen and the Holy Right relic is stolen, the ultra-nationalist Eröszak party calls for retribution and anti-Semitic violence erupts in the city. Dr Morgan Sierra, psychologist and ARKANE agent, finds herself trapped inside the synagogue with Zoltan Fischer, a Hungarian Jewish security advisor. As the terrorism escalates, Morgan and Zoltan must race against time to find the Holy Right and expose the conspiracy, before blood is spilled again on the streets of Budapest.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No character depth, just speed-read Nazi warnings

  • By Janels on 06-17-14

Skip One Day in Budapest

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

Reviewed: 01-24-15

What would have made One Day in Budapest better?

The narrator is so difficult to listen to as her inflections and reading make it sound as if English is her 2nd or 3rd language. The sentence end like questions, the voice rising and falling at inappropriate times that it is painful to actually try to get through this audiobook. I lasted 25 minutes and couldn't continue. Perhaps I will buy the book. I have listened to hundreds of audiobooks and most of the narrators are good or better. This one is difficult to categorize as even poor!

How could the performance have been better?

Get someone else to read the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Escape

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,580

John Puller's older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller takes on the burden of bringing his brother in to face justice. But Puller quickly discovers that there are others pursuing his brother, who only see Robert as a traitor and are unconcerned if he survives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Agonizing

  • By Bobby on 01-15-15

As usual, David Baldacci delivers

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

Reviewed: 12-26-14

Would you listen to The Escape again? Why?

Engaging with action, betrayal, lies, political games, spies, murder. What could be better?

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Escape?

all

Which scene was your favorite?

Not one alone

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

enjoyed it thoroughly and am sorry to see it end!

  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

  • A Novel
  • By: Robin Sloan
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,769
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,750

The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone - and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A light, fun, easy listen

  • By january on 11-04-12

Disappointed listen after reading other reviews!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-12

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

Maybe it is me but I am an avid reader and audio listener and didn't really find this story compelling or interesting. Most of the stories I choose to read,I really enjoy. Not this time. I like to complete what I begin but was not looking forward to listening to this story in the least. The narrator was fine. It was really the substance of the book!

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

Never heard him before.

Was Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore worth the listening time?

No.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful