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C. Bowers

Merritt Island, FL United States
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  • Nature Girl

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: Lee Adams
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 800
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 300

Honey Santana, impassioned, willful, possibly bipolar, self-proclaimed "queen of lost causes", has a scheme to help rid the world of irresponsibility, indifference, and dinnertime sales calls. She's taking rude, gullible Relentless, Inc., telemarketer Boyd Shreave and his less-than-enthusiastic mistress, Eugenie, into the wilderness of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands for a gentle lesson in civility. What she doesn't know is that she's being followed by her Honey-obsessed former employer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth the wait!

  • By Pamela Faber on 11-29-06

I just quit listening

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-07

I was very disappointed in this book. After listening to so many other great books by this author, I wondered if his publisher suggested that some extra steamy passages were needed to keep the novels selling? After several hours, I just lost interest in what seemed to be a plotless book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hard Truth

  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

New York Times best-selling author Nevada Barr continues her award-winning Anna Pigeon series with this riveting mystery that features the puzzling plot twists, deft characterizations, and sparkling dialogue that have become Barr's trademarks, and which her ever-growing fan base can't get enough of.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No idea there was room for improvement

  • By Stacey A. on 10-26-05

Prolonged Agony

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-06

My husband and I have enjoyed all of Nevada Barr's previous works although she does have a tendency to overdo Anna's trials and tribulations. However, we found the abuse of the children in this book excessively sadistic. We should have taken the advice of some earlier reviewers.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • No Second Chance

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,902

Marc Seidman awakens to find himself in an ICU, hooked up to an IV, his head swathed in bandages. Twelve days earlier, he had had an enviable life as a successful surgeon, living in a peaceful suburban neighborhood with his beautiful wife and a baby he adored. Now he lies in a hospital bed, shot by an unseen assailant. His wife has been killed, and his 6-month-old daughter, Tara, has vanished. But just when his world seems forever shattered, something arrives to give Marc a new hope: a ransom note.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really

  • By Ed on 07-05-07

Like a Soap Opera

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-05

The first two-thirds of this book reminded me of a soap opera. Some very drawn-out action occurs but just before finding out the result, the author switches to another character's actions and the reader is left hanging exactly as the viewer is left at the end of a 30-minute soap opera segment. Using this technique is fine once or twice, but the author way over uses it. I found this book maddening.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful