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Catherine Redlich

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  • No Mercy

  • By: John Gilstrap
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Gage
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 688
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 525

No names. No Feds. No trace evidence. That's how Jonathan Grave operates. As a freelance specialist in covert rescues, he has to work outside the law to get things done - especially in highly sensitive hostage situations. But when an Indiana college student is abducted, and Jonathan's meticulous plan explodes into a deadly shooting spree, the local authorities are out for blood - and they're not alone. Someone wants to control a devastating secret...Someone rich and powerful.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good story; terrible narration.

  • By Pamela on 01-02-10

Poor Narration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-11

It is hard to separate the awful narration from the otherwise acceptable plot. At times, I thought my MP3 player had run out of battery, then realized it was just another interminable pause in the reading, as if the narrator had run out of breath. I can't imagine how this prissy-voiced reader was selected to read an American action thriller. It is so distracting that I almost gave up on the book, but was on a long drive without other options.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • The Monster in the Box

  • An Inspector Wexford Novel
  • By: Ruth Rendell
  • Narrated by: Nicolas Coster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

In this enthralling new audiobook, Rendell, "the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world" ( Time), takes Inspector Wexford back to his days as a young policeman, and to the man he has long suspected of murder - serial murder.Outside the house where Wexford investigated his first murder case - a woman found strangled in her bedroom - he noticed a short, muscular man wearing a scarf and walking a dog. He gave Wexford an unnerving stare....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Good!

  • By Paul on 05-16-10

Wrong narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-10

I love the Wexford series, but this narrator was awful. Every woman had a simpering voice, Wexford sounded like an overbred public school boy, and the pace was deadly. For this book, I recommend reading the real thing.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful