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  • Dying To Tell

  • By: Robert Goddard
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53

Best-selling author Robert Goddard presents an intricately woven and perfectly satisfying mystery with Dying to Tell. Autumn has come to the small town of Glastonbury. Lance Bradley is contemplating his own idleness when he receives an unusual phone call from the disabled sister of an old friend. Apparently, Lance’s old friend Rupert has gone missing and there are some pressing debts left unpaid. Travelling to London, Lance falls victim to an unfortunatestring of events before he realizes the only way out is to dig deeper and uncover Rupert’s secret.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit of a stretch

  • By Katherine on 07-22-14

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 09-07-12

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

I really enjoyed my first Goddard read, "Long Time Coming," and so had high expectations for this book, but the story was a bit too contrived and the narration was poor -- not well-paced or nuanced.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Different narrator

What didn’t you like about Gerard Doyle’s performance?

Slow, somewhat flat.

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

Disappointment

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wish You Well

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Norma Lana, David Baldacci
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605

It is 1940 and a tragedy sends Lou and her little brother, Oz, along with their invalid mother, from New York City to the rugged mountains of Southwest Virginia to live with their great-grandmother. The story is told with both heartbreaking elegance and large doses of touching humor as the lives of Lou and Oz are changed forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your usual Baldacci

  • By John on 06-07-07

Interesting subject, disappointing writing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-21-07

I gave up on this book after a couple of hours, a rarity for me. The writing is heavy-handed, over-worked. I just couldn't listen to any more despite a keen interest in stories about mountain life.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Flags of Our Fathers

  • By: James Bradley, Ron Powers
  • Narrated by: Barry Bostwick, James Bradley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima - and into history. Through a hail of machine-gun and mortar fire that left the beaches strewn with comrades, they battled to the island's highest peak and raised a flag. Now the son of one of the flag raisers has written a powerful account of six very different men who came together in a moment that will live forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flags of Our Fathers

  • By Doug on 04-10-03

Disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-06

The story of the individual "Flag Raisers" and the heroism and sacrifice of their fellow Marines during the battle of Iwo Jima is compelling on its own. It doesn't need to be pumped up by overly emotional (amateurish) writing and completely over-the-top narration. I couldn't wait for it to end.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Dahlia

  • By: James Ellroy
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 463

On January 15, 1947, the tortured body of a beautiful young woman was found in a vacant lot in Hollywood. Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia, a young Hollywood hopeful, had been brutally murdered. Her murder sparked one of the greatest manhunts in California history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining.

  • By krista on 09-12-06

Enthralling

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-06

Ellroy's rendering of post-war LA and its cops and their culture enthralled me as much as anything in this very entertaining book. That, together with strong, full characters, a believable plot and well-pitched narration, make this one of my favorite selections so far.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful