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  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,634
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17,602

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • All the hallmarks of a good story but...

  • By The Fett Man on 07-16-16

Better than I expected

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

After reading a few negative reviews on this author, I decided to check it out for myself since I did not want to miss out on any Lisbeth Salander action. Upon close scrutiny, I could tell this is not a Larrson book, although, it comes close. The first couple of chapters almost lost me with some of the involved character details. In retrospect, I can see the point for this bachground and character develpment. It verged on monotony. A subplot or two had me wondering, but, the theme was clear. A few parts verged on monotony and I lost concentration with some of the secondary (and tertiary) characters. This could be due to my first intro into a crime series. I like the way Lagercrantz leads the reader to make predictions, especially at the end of some of the scenes. He builds suspense rather than leaves the reader hanging. Mikael Blomkvist seems somewhat depressed in this book. That was not what I was expecting. LIsbeth is still illusive and lives up to her persona as in the first three books. So, check it out for yourself. As for Simon Vance, who else to read this book? No one. I liked this book (audio) and look forward to Book 5.

  • Hidden in Paris

  • By: Corine Gantz
  • Narrated by: Phe Caplan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

Lost in France, a country she mistrusts, among French people she hardly understands, Annie has trouble venturing away from home since the death of her husband. And since home happens to be a small jewel of a house nestled in the heart of Paris, why would she ever want to? But when bankruptcy threatens her beloved house, her one anchor in life, Annie has no choice but to find renters, and quick. Leave it to someone socially phobic to phrase a want ad in all the wrong ways.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Unsettling

  • By Talb on 06-30-18

Unsettling

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

Due to the reader's voice, I just cannot finish this audio book. Maybe the characters would come across differently if read in hard copy. There is just too much friction in the characters, all of the time...for me. The plot development is lacking and leaves me bored. The story line was not compelling. When reading books about Paris, I want more romance and this book does not deliver. The reader's voice is grates on my nerves. Maybe too much emotion all of the time? Oh well, I am sending this one back.

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  • The Man in the Black Suit

  • By: Sylvain Reynard
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

Acacia Santos excels at her job as concierge at the prestigious Hotel Victoire in Paris. When her superior, Marcel, is attacked in a supposed random mugging, she is tasked with serving one of the hotel's most mysterious and attractive guests. Nicholas Cassirer checks into the hotel under an assumed name every three months. Usually, he stays in the penthouse suite with a beautiful female companion but on this occasion, he arrives alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Would you read again or listen again?

  • By Pam on 02-25-18

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

No shallow romance novel here. Words to describe my impression of Reymard's book are intriguing and compelling. Some level of suspense with just the right amount of romance and conflict make this a memorable story. Dan Brown's novels surface in my mind as I listen to Robertson Dean's narration. His voice is deep, rich, and very sexy. If a woman could narrate the female voices, all would be perfect. Still, this one deserves five stars.

  • One Paris Summer

  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Most teens dream of visiting the City of Lights, but it feels more like a nightmare for Sophie Brooks. She and her brother are sent to Paris to spend the summer with their father, who left home a year ago without any explanation. As if his sudden abandonment weren't betrayal enough, he's about to remarry, and they're expected to play nice with his soon-to-be wife and stepdaughter. The stepdaughter, Camille, agrees to show them around the city, but she makes it clear that she will do everything in her power to make Sophie miserable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want a summer in Paris too!

  • By Karen Russell on 07-31-16

Emotional Rollercoaster

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

Amy McFadden is an excellent narrator. She is the redeeming factor of this audio presentation. So much arguing from the characters tempted me to stop listening a few times. There is plenty of conflict which almost gave me a headache.

  • That Summer in Sicily

  • A Love Story
  • By: Marlena de Blasi
  • Narrated by: Marlena de Blasi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25

One summer in Sicily, Marlena de Blasi entered a world of unforgettable magic when she discovered the secret Sicilian villa of Donnafugata. There life was ruled by ritual and by an unassailable 70-year-old matriarch and protectress, Tosca.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narration makes it impossible to listen to

  • By J. Miller on 02-27-17

Blah

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

The author needed to stick to writing and not narrating. Her voice is so annoying and overly soft and dramatic that I could not get past the first fifteen minutes. Do Not waste your credits on this one!