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  • Blindsided

  • By: Jay Giles
  • Narrated by: Ron Knowles
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39

Matt Seattle, a Sarasota stockbroker, befriends an older stock enthusiast, Joe Jesso. During one of their weekly Wednesday morning sessions, Joe announces he's gotten married. A week later, Joe dies. Believing Joe may have been the victim of a black widow, Matt hires an investigator to look into Joe's death.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • ridiculous narration

  • By Kathleen on 06-25-06

Blindsided by the good reviews

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

Reviewed: 05-09-14

While the premise of the story was interesting enough to keep me listening until the end, the narration was off-putting enough to make me take frequent breaks. The female characters' voices and the extreme nasal quality of some of the male characters are dreadful. Except for the voice of Matt Seattle the other male characters' voices are merely annoying. The constant mispronunciation of "d'Onofrio," the name of one of the main characters, is also distracting.

Some of Matt Seattle's actions and reactions aren't very believable, but I found myself rooting for him to prevail.

I might listen to more of the author's work, but will studiously avoid anything read by the narrator of "Blindsided."

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