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Sharon O'Farrell

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  • They Disappeared

  • By: Rick Mofina
  • Narrated by: Andy Paris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Jeff Griffin, a mechanic, and his wife, Sarah, travel from Montana to Manhattan to give their nine-year-old son, Cole, his dream vacation as they secretly face the heart-wrenching turmoil that has them teetering on divorce. In the wake of their heartbreak, a mother and son disappear. While sightseeing near Times Square, Jeff steps into a store to buy batteries for their camera - but upon returning to the street he finds that Sarah and Cole have vanished. Battling his anguish and police suspicions, Jeff fights to rescue them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why it is called fiction

  • By Sharon O'Farrell on 05-15-16

Why it is called fiction

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

Reviewed: 05-15-16

The way Mofina portrays his characters always makes one like the good guys and hate the bad guys and the story kept me interested and captivated; however, the hero dad, Jeff, should have had a tee shirt with a big S and a cape. His activities to save his wife and son and all world wide dignitaries attending events in New York were a little more unbelievable then believable but the story was good and everyone likes a happy ending.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • NYPD Red

  • By: James Patterson, Marshall Karp
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Jay Snyder
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,909
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,910

It's the start of Hollywood on Hudson, and New York City is swept up in the glamour. Every night, the red carpet rolls out for movie stars arriving at premieres in limos; the most exclusive restaurants close for private parties for wealthy producers and preeminent directors; and thousands of fans gather with the paparazzi, hoping to catch a glimpse of the most famous and beautiful faces in the world. With this many celebrities in town, special task force NYPD Red is on high alert - and they can't afford to make a single mistake.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Narration, formuliac and predictable story

  • By Christine on 12-03-12

interested in Patterson again

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

What did you love best about NYPD Red?

Patterson and Alex Cross were getting too predictable and boring. With the NYPD series new characters are introduced and the story is not predictable. The action is good as well as the story line and kept me interested when Patterson had become so boring and predictable with a lot of his characters and stories. Perhaps this series will become predictable too after awhile but right now it is captivating and exciting.

What other book might you compare NYPD Red to and why?

It is like Catherine Coulter's FBI series with characters one grows fond of and get to feel they are old friends and both write a good action thriller story.

Which character – as performed by Edoardo Ballerini and Jay Snyder – was your favorite?

I liked both the female and male detectives but liked Kylie the best, gal has spunk.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes but unfortunately I had to work too.

Any additional comments?

It lacked the Patterson explicit sex scenes which I did not enjoy in his other books as it was a little too X rated for my taste and I felt those aspects of explicit sexual content distracted from a detective thriller.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vengeance Road

  • By: Rick Mofina
  • Narrated by: Graham Rowat
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Police officer Karl Styebeck has been called a hero, but his badge takes on an ugly tarnish when he’s linked to the deaths of two women. Driven by personal demons, reporter Jack Gannon lays it all on the line to get to the truth - even if it means rolling the dice with his own life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Rick Mofina - OUTSTANDING!!!!

  • By shelley on 01-08-18

Rick rips off another excellent story

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

I loved the fast paced action and that this was a thriller with heavy psychological ties that enhances you from the beginning and draws you into the story as one aspect or another makes one think "what has this to do with the price of eggs"? Then The author scrambles all the eggs together to deliver one very satisfying story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Fear

  • By: Rick Mofina
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606

In the remote, rugged corner of Montana’s Glacier National Park known as the Devil’s Grasp, little Paige Baker of San Francisco disappears with her dog, Kobee, while on a camping trip with her family; or so her mother and father have told authorities. A multiagency task force launches a massive search as Paige fights to survive in the wilderness. Time hammers against her, and soon the nation is gripped by the life-and-death drama.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new addiction

  • By Sharon O'Farrell on 05-13-16

A new addiction

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

I loved the nonstop action and excitement with many twists and turns. It got so I just wanted to sit and listen and do nothing. Finally I blue toothed my iPhone to my tap and tied my tap to my waist so every word was clear and nothing missed. Great for all ages and excitement without sex and constant swearing. Have bought 5 more of his books and am currently really enjoying "Vengeance Road" playing on my tap tied to my waist and managing to get things done around my home.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Bliss to You

  • Trixie's Guide to a Happy Life
  • By: Trixie Koontz, Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Teryn McKewin
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

This inspiring collection of observations will offer heartfelt insights from the vantage point of doggy heaven. Most importantly, this book will serve as a cherished reminder that the love of our canine best friend is a love that lasts more than a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST read...

  • By Julie on 09-25-08

a dog knows

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

Reviewed: 02-26-16

If you could sum up Bliss to You in three words, what would they be?

Life affirming seriously.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course the dog as a dog KNOWS joy that humans have a hard time finding.

What about Teryn McKewin’s performance did you like?

The ability to make one believe with nuances that this is a dog talking.

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

This book made me laugh often. A dog has the ability to tell people how great life is and how simple it is to find the good points in life.

Any additional comments?

I have a 12 year old guide dog and after hearing this, I no longer spend every day dreading her passing. She has had a great life and I love knowing we will meet again. THIS dog got too many "cookies" and I got yelled at. Jackie and Trixie can pig out on the rainbow bridge and no one fussing about weight, the cookie thing was so cute.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful