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  • Stolen in the Night

  • By: Gary C. King
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

Joseph Duncan had been convicted of raping and torturing a 14-year-old boy in Tacoma, WA. On the Internet he proudly boasted of his perversions. But the system turned Duncan loose, and no one would stop him from committing an even more horrifying act. This time he prepared meticulously. He chose his getaway car. He chose his murder weapon and loaded a video camera. Then, when he saw young Shasta and Dylan Groene playing outside their Idaho home, he struck - killing their mother and her boyfriend, and vanishing into the night with Shasta and Dylan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A chilling story of one child and her family

  • By Cyn on 05-05-17

very solid true crime book, great narration

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

What did you like best about Stolen in the Night? What did you like least?

Gary C. King sticks to the facts and lays them out coherently. Very little speculation, an honest book about a horrific crime. Very accurate about facts without being boring or repetitive.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending of the main section of the book was a little abrupt and didn't wrap up well.The epilogue tied everything together and helped it feel more complete.

Which character – as performed by J. Scott Bennett – was your favorite?

No characters, this is a non-fiction book.J. Scott Bennett is a great performer. Very solid true crime/law enforcement style voice.Performs narration very well, for both male and female quotes.

Was Stolen in the Night worth the listening time?

Yes! Very good book, will return to it again in the future.

Any additional comments?

I received this book free of charge for an honest review

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • DinoMechs: Battle Force Jurassic

  • By: Isaac Stone
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

My name is Michael Claymore, former convicted felon and active duty space marine. When the histories are studied by those happy few who inherit the galaxy we have left them with, my hope is that they look favorably, perhaps even with a bit of mirth, upon we poor souls who fought side by side with the mighty dinosaurs of Battle Force Jurassic. The Invaders emerged from somewhere beyond the Milky Way and started conquering everything in sight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Surprising Treasure

  • By Daniel Abrams on 03-20-17

ALIEN INVASION! DINOSAUR BATTLES! TROOPERS!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

What did you like best about DinoMechs: Battle Force Jurassic? What did you like least?

The main character and the battle scenes. The narrator and narration style perfectly match this book!

Would you be willing to try another book from Isaac Stone? Why or why not?

Yes, I would definitely read a sequel to this novel or another unrelated novel.

What about J. Scott Bennett’s performance did you like?

Strong voice that moved well between male and female characters.
He has a great soldier/trooper drawl that makes it a really fun listen.

Do you think DinoMechs: Battle Force Jurassic needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I would have loved to see this book fleshed out more, extra world building and a more devolved plot/conflict. I would love a prequel/sequel book to expand upon the story.

Any additional comments?

Fun read, retro style sci-fi. Doesn't take the concept of battle dinosaurs too seriously.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful