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PORTLAND, OR, United States
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Robert B. Parker's Colorblind audiobook cover art

Coleman is amazing.

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

As a Parker fan for decades, I find Coleman’s creation of his characters and style superlative. Character development and stories are spot on.

And special thanks to narrator James Naughton for his special ability to bring it all to life.

High Treason audiobook cover art

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

I've enjoyed previous books in this series more. The plot line in High Treason deals with a very messy White House. However, considering today's messy reality, perhaps I simply didn't enjoy the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Banker audiobook cover art

My first Francis

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

Reviewed: 07-15-16

It must have been 25 years ago when I read my first book by Dick Francis -- Banker. Since then I've read them all -- most more than once. And now I'm enjoying them again through Audible. Simon Prebble is an exceptional narrator; as is Simon Vance who narrates many of his books also.

If you enjoy classic mystery, you can't beat Dick Francis.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

The Wild Inside audiobook cover art

The boy and the bear.

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

Reviewed: 05-21-16

Christine Carbo has created a complex protagonist damaged by an event in his childhood. I liked him, though I wouldn't particularly call him "likeable", not a fun character. The mystery of "who killed the creep" is set in Glacier National Park, a place Carbo appears to know well and describes without bucolic sweetness.

Overall, a very well written book very well read by Mr. Bray. I will read the next.

The Last Mile audiobook cover art

Disappointing.

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

Reviewed: 05-04-16

I read Memory Man in print because I knew I would find Orleigh Cassidy's voice jarring. The blurb for this follow-up did not include her as a narrator so thought I would give it a try. Nope. There she was, jarring as ever. It sometimes feels to me that she isn't recording along with the male narrator but her dialogue is dubbed in by an editor.

Rant enough. The story was okay but I'm not particularly enamored with Decker, the Memory Man, so will likely pas on future installments, in print or audible.

Extreme Prey audiobook cover art

Elegant!

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

Reviewed: 04-30-16

IMO, John Sandford has topped himself once again. Lucas is no longer employed by the Minnesota BCI. He's busying himself renovating his cabin. Then Neil Mitford calls. Lucas has no duty to respond to the summons but he does.

If you haven't read the Prey Series, the above paragraph won't mean much to you. What it means to me is that, once again, Sandford is allowing his protagonist to evolve. Lucas Davenport remains Lucas Davenport but, for the first time, he doesn't have a badge. However, he is still brilliant and lucky.

The storyline is fast and fine. Ferrone is Ferrone not missing nuance.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

The Promise audiobook cover art

Narration spoiled it.

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

Reviewed: 11-18-15

I enjoy Robert Crais. At first I tried to ignore the weird voices created by the readers for various characters but ultimately couldn't. Returning this book. Will read in print.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

To the Hilt audiobook cover art

The Master at his best.

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

Reviewed: 07-16-15

I started reading Dick Francis' novels about 20 years ago. Have read/listened to them all. His protagonists are most always amateur sleuths who find themselves in troublesome, hazardous situations. They are frequently amateur steeplechase jockeys -- nimble, quick witted, and courageous.

This time, howeverq, he is an artist who lives alone on a quiet mountain top until his mother calls to tell him his stepfather has had a heart attack.

I loved it. Well worth a credit.

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Too much of the villain.

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

I'd estimate about 50% of the book spent time in the mind of a deranged killer and/or his horrific deeds. I had expected more scientific sleuthing and less "slasher movie". I feed off good sleuthing; blood & guts, not so much.

I almost didn't finish it. But I'll try one more.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Paw Enforcement audiobook cover art

Oh soooo cute!

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

Reviewed: 03-21-15

From the title I knew I wouldn't be getting a gritty police procedural. However, though I can do cozy, I can't do cutsie. The female cop was shallow and ditzy. The other characters were two dimensional at best. But what offended me most was the anthropomorphic K9 with "thoughts" like "umm good, tuna". Tried to give it a chance but couldn't finish it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful