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- By: John Gilstrap
- Narrated by: Jeremy Gage
- Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
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.
Good story; terrible narration.
- By Pamela on 01-02-10
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
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....
- By Paul on 05-16-10
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