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Wendy

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Wow!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-18

This is the kind of book you listen to in the dark. Super creepy.....Loved it!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

too wordy and repetitious

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-18

This was ok enough in the beginning, but the author seemed to delight in using lots of five dollar words to describe everything and everyone (look at me! I know big words!!). The book was just over 11 hours, but honestly, given the information in the book where Trump is clueless, he's a puppet being led along by his handlers, etc - it could have been trimmed to five and still been too long. Too much repetition and the narrator was rather monotone. Sounded like he was reading the label on a can. Husband and I only made it about five hours before we just turned it off and deleted it. I thought it was going to be more interesting. This might be one of those occasions where reading the print book is better than listening to it .

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great story, not so much on the narrator

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-16

This story desperately needed someone else than the chosen narrator. Too many breathy readings in voices that didn't really - in my opinion - fit the characters as I had gotten to know them.

The story itself? Wow. If you liked 14 and American Elsewhere, then you'll enjoy this book. Just know that the narrator has an awful voice. I had to force myself to finish the book because I could not stand the way she sounded.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

OMG

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-16

It's like Girl On A Train, but with bugs. Splendid book! I got mad because I had to stop listening due to the constant traffic jams but eventually I finished it.

Kept me wondering

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-16

This was an awesome listen for sure, but the narrators voices were too stilted and stiff. Didn't sound like natural conversations at all. Still enjoyed the story though.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-16

Scott Brick could read the dictionary and make it dramatic and exciting. He's the Morgan Freeman of audiobooks.

I loved this book and couldn't stop listening to it. So much so, that I took my break early so I could listen to it uninterrupted all afternoon.

Great story. Didn't see THAT ending coming for sure, but I won't spoil it. Let's just say that everyone has secrets and someone always knows. There is no hiding.

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 06-06-16

But I think it could do with less soliloquy and more plot. There were times when I wanted to fast forward through the Scottish S&M guy's parts. He sure did like to hear himself talk.

hilarious book, not so great narrator

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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-16

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

YES. It's hilarious! I've read a Kindle book of the series and I laughed the entire time.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Florida Roadkill?

they're all so funny, that's it difficult to pick. The fact that I can just see Serge, in my head, running around Florida acting crazy is memorable enough.

Would you be willing to try another one of George Wilson’s performances?

Yes, actually I have already purchased two more in the series, despite the fact that he sounds like a reincarnated Walter Cronkite reading the evening news. I mean, this guy really should not be narrating audiobooks. He smacks his lips (I think he has the mic right up against his mouth?), gasps and breathes like a someone who is drowning, has terrible pacing, and seemingly doesn't get the finer nuances of reading out loud to an audience. Oddly enough though, it adds to the book's madcap storyline of jerks, pests, and general weirdness in Florida.

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

They all moved me to laugh until I cried. People would pass me on the highway and look at me as I was laughing like a hyena. I'm sure they thought I'd been in the truck too long for sure.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Fabulous book! Just like a bookstore should be!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-16

Every bookstore should be as full of mystery and adventure as this heretofore unknown bookstore. I loved listening to this; it was so much fun being a part of the adventure. The narrator was awesome, had perfect pacing, and I thought the voices of each character were very well done. I could see each person's face in my mind as the story went on.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

so many plot twists!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-16

If you could sum up Whisper in the Dark in three words, what would they be?

many plot twists

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes! wow, at the end all the plot twists had my head turning like Linda Blair, because I was trying to keep up with the changes. Between the doctor, his girlfriend, and mental gymnastics that the main characters went through, my attention was kept right on the story, trying to keep up. I did get a little testy if traffic was bad and I had to stop listening (I really didn't want to stop the story!)

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

I like all of Scott Brick's performances. His voice is just perfect for the antagonist, just the right amount of snark, arrogance, and thinly veiled cynicism that you might think a serial killer would have.

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

No extreme reactions, but at the end when details got really busy, I do remember saying out loud "wait, what??"

1 of 1 people found this review helpful