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  • Ill Wind

  • Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Separated from friends and family and haunted by personal demons, park ranger Anna Pigeon finds solace in the quiet ruins of the Anasazi civilization of Colorado's Mesa Verde. But the rugged beauty of the park and the mystery of the Anasazi are cruelly overshadowed by danger and death. Lately, visitors to Mesa Verde have been bringing home more than photos - they're also carrying a strange, deadly disease, and once it strikes, Anna Pigeon must find the very human source of the evil wind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Production - couldn't finish

  • By Louise on 01-03-18

Did not finish due to bad sound quality!

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

The narrator would speak clearly at a high volume for a couple of sentences then drop to almost a whisper level. This up and down volume level made it impossible for me to set the volume to a bearable level and still catch everything. I got frustrated and gave up on it about half way through.

The book itself is probably good if you can hear enough of it to be able to follow it.

  • The Guilty

  • Will Robie, Book 4
  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,841
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,010

Will Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi, after high school, severing all personal ties, and never looked back. Not once. Not until the unimaginable occurs. Unlike the missions Robie undertook in the service of his country, where his target was clearly defined, digging into his father's case only reveals more questions. Robie is drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell, where he must face the unexpected and possibly deadly consequences of the long-ago choices made by father and son.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted Baldacci; got a bad Grisham impersonation

  • By Robb on 04-23-16

Must read if you are a Will Robie fan

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

What made the experience of listening to The Guilty the most enjoyable?

If you have read the first three books, you cannot stop now. In previous books Robie did not have much of a past. While this is not the best of the series, it does dig into Robie's past.

What other book might you compare The Guilty to and why?

If you are new to the Will Robie books, I would advise you to read/listen to the Robie series in order. The Innocent is Book 1 and I think it is better. You will appreciate some of the Robie/Reel exchanges more if you have read books 2 & 3.

So, if you have read the previous books, The Guilty is worth a listen. If not, don't start here.

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

The narrator made me laugh a few times trying to do a South Mississippi accent. I grew up in South Alabama and I cannot even speak Coastal Mississippi! I smiled every time one of the characters pronounced Biloxi as Bi-lox-ee. Only a tourist would say it that way. Locals pronounce it more like Buh-luck-see.

Any additional comments?

Other reviewers mentioned King and Maxwell. After thinking about it, Robie/Reel do act more like King/Maxwell in this book. In previous books Robie and Reel were masters of situational awareness. They seem to have lost some of that. It must have been the humidity.

  • Mortal Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107

Years ago, Lucas Davenport almost died at the hands of Clara Rinker, a pleasant, soft-spoken, low-key Southerner, and the best hitwoman in the business. Now retired and living in Mexico, she nearly dies herself when a sniper kills her boyfriend, the son of a local druglord, and while the boy's father vows vengeance, Rinker knows something he doesn't: The boy wasn't the target, she was, and now she is going to have to disappear to find the killer herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DON'T PISS SANDFORD OFF!!

  • By Ted on 03-10-17

Great sequel to Certian Prey

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-10

Great book to listen to on a long drive. The back story for Mortal Prey is contained in the book Certain Prey. Although you can follow the book without problems, I would read Certain Prey first. Both are good books.

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