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Margaret Longenecker

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  • The Wicked City

  • A Novel
  • By: Beatriz Williams
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay, Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 140

When she discovers her husband cheating, Ella Hawthorne impulsively moves out of their SoHo loft and into a small apartment in an old Greenwich Village building. Her surprisingly attractive new neighbor, Hector, warns her to stay out of the basement at night. Tenants have reported strange noises after midnight - laughter, clinking glasses, jazz piano - even though the space has been empty for decades. Back in the Roaring '20s, the place hid a speakeasy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is worth reading

  • By lyl on 03-20-17

No Ending

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

Reviewed: 02-16-17

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

Someone who does not mind leaving all of the ends loose with no recognizable climax or resolution might enjoy this book just for the audio performance.

Has The Wicked City turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Have you listened to any of Julie McKay and Dara Rosenberg ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Wicked City?

The narration and production was excellent. I would not have cut any scenes from the presentation.

Any additional comments?

This book was excellent. That is, until the ending. There was no ending and no resolution to any of the important factors in the book. It builds you up to a suspense and mystery with a touch of the supernatural. Unfortunately, just when you thought that the mystery would be revealed and you would know what happened to the lead character from the past,, you are presented with the epilogue. I have never been so disappointed in the time I invested in this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The City of Mirrors

  • A Novel (Book Three of the Passage Trilogy)
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 29 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,058
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,426

The Twelve have been destroyed, and the 100-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended. The survivors are stepping outside their walls, determined to build society anew - and daring to dream of a hopeful future.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Would not recommend.

  • By Chem Nerd on 05-09-18

May be slow in parts but hang in there

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

Reviewed: 08-24-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The City of Mirrors to be better than the print version?

I never read print versions

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

The whole series and they are all good

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

Amy

Any additional comments?

Good mend to the series and leaves the dor open for a new one.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful