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Christina H. Florkiewicz

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  • The Absent One

  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,406

In The Keeper of Lost Causes, Jussi Adler-Olsen introduced Detective Carl Mørck, a deeply flawed, brilliant detective newly assigned to run Department Q, the home of Copenhagen’s coldest cases. The result wasn’t what Mørck - or readers - expected, but by the opening of Adler-Olsen’s shocking, fast-paced follow-up, Mørck is satisfied with the notion of picking up long-cold leads. So he’s naturally intrigued when a closed case lands on his desk: A brother and sister were brutally murdered two decades earlier....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New favorite author

  • By JAB on 09-25-12

What a difference a narrator makes!!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-17

While I enjoyed Book 1 in this series, I didn't enjoy the Narrator. Book 2 is narrated by Steven Pacey and he is amazing!! His voice inflections show the humorous side of the characters and he is lively without seeming fake. The story was great and I look forward to Book 3-new narrator so I'll have to wait and see if I can make it through the whole series without Mr. Pacey.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Secrets She Keeps

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,201

Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, and a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets - but Nothing New here

  • By Marie on 09-09-17

Great Listen!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

One of the best books I've listened to so far, and I've listened to over 100 books on Audible. The narrator is great and the story/plot line is engaging. The author has a lot of thoughtful insights into people and relationships.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,330

From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. 'It's about the terror, isn't it?' 'The terror of what?' I said. 'The terror of being found out.' For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You To All Who Recommended This!

  • By Gretchen SLP on 08-26-16

Creative, entertaining, and heartfelt!!

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

Reviewed: 01-28-16

Where does So You've Been Publicly Shamed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the Top 5!

What was one of the most memorable moments of So You've Been Publicly Shamed?

Jon Ronson does a great job of interweaving the current stories of those who have been publicly shamed with research and events that have happened throughout history. His participation in the therapy group was fascinating!

Have you listened to any of Jon Ronson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but loved that he read the book. His voice is very soothing.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

No clue!

Any additional comments?

I liked the fact that he showed both sides of the "shaming" and really tried to let those who had been shamed redeem themselves.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Crossing

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,567

Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it's a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case. With the secret help of his former LAPD partner, Lucia Soto, he turns the investigation inside the police department. But as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I just loved this book; every last bit of it

  • By Michele B on 11-10-15

Painful listening experience.

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

Reviewed: 01-28-16

Would you try another book from Michael Connelly and/or Titus Welliver?

No and no.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Another murder/mystery by a different author.

Would you be willing to try another one of Titus Welliver’s performances?

Absolutely not and I will avoid any book he reads. It was impossible to tell the difference between the two main characters. Mr. Welliver did not change the pitch or diction when he switched between the two brothers and they sounded exactly alike. Mr. Welliver also seemed to read the whole book almost in a monotone. It was really hard to get through this book!

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

Disappointment. Usually, my Audible experiences are wonderful!!

Any additional comments?

3 of the happiest words in the English language to hear..."This is Audible." I usually know that is the sound of a great adventure headed my way!!
:)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Servants of Twilight

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 811
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 734

An ordinary parking lot in southern California. Christine Scavello and her six-year-old son are accosted by a strange old woman. "I know who you are," the woman snaps at the boy. "I know what you are." A scream, a threat - and then a grotesque act of violence. Suddenly Christine's pride and joy, her only son, is targeted by a group of religious fanatics. They've branded him the Antichrist. They want to kill him. And they are everywhere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Listen!

  • By Kim Venatries on 08-05-13

Not my favorite of all of Koontz' works

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

Reviewed: 01-21-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Servants of Twilight to be better than the print version?

No. I read the print version years ago and liked it much better. May have been the narrator.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The storyline was different from most of Koontz' work. The monotony of the last half.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The upward lilt of the narrator's voice at the end of most sentences made it one of the less enjoyable listening experiences I've had on audible.

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

No.