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Death on a High Floor audiobook cover art

absolutely mediocre

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

Reviewed: 09-06-14

Would you try another book from Charles Rosenberg and/or Christopher Lane?

I have rated the narrator as "excellent", so there is no question of trying his performance again. Very well indeed. As for the story, it is very mediocre, without any "gem". Not in my line.

Do you think Death on a High Floor needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. It is too long as it is.

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FREE The Gray Man audiobook cover art

Dynamic and pretty enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 07-24-14

What did you love best about FREE The Gray Man?

Honestly, I am not a fan of that sort of stories with lots of shooting and fighting. But unexpectedly I liked this one. Probably, because the attachment of the Gray Man to little Clair gives very subtle emotional touch to the whole book. The last scene in the park is really melodramatic, contrasting to the brutality of the others. All in all I have enjoyed the book and I will possibly try other Gray Man stories.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The performance is good, I have found no drawbacks.

Any additional comments?

The story is totally unbelievable, but it is presented nicely, therefore I do not regret the time spent for listening.

Uncommon Grounds audiobook cover art

Absolutely mediocre

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

Reviewed: 07-20-14

What did you like best about Uncommon Grounds? What did you like least?

Both the story and the narration are totally unremarkable. No emotions, no thoughts, just a passtime.

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

Honestly, just a relief that the story has ended.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Karen Savage?

There is no reason not to. Performance is decent, so if the story is worthy of listening, then why not?

Was Uncommon Grounds worth the listening time?

Definitely not.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats audiobook cover art

Very boring

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

Reviewed: 06-22-14

Would you try another book from Jan-Philipp Sendker and/or Cassandra Campbell?

Unless I will be recommended by a person whose opinion and tatse I trust, definitely I will not try any book by J.-Ph. Sendker as I really had to force myself to listen to this one. Something not in my line. As for the performance, it is really good, so Cassandra Campbell has managed to do a great job on a poor material.

What could Jan-Philipp Sendker have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I do not know. Just to write something different.

What about Cassandra Campbell’s performance did you like?

Highly professional.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Just boredom.

W Is for Wasted audiobook cover art

Looking forward to X,Y,Z...

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

Reviewed: 10-15-13

What made the experience of listening to W Is for Wasted the most enjoyable?

I have liked Kinsey Millhone stories for a long while, starting from "A" (for Alibi). In my opinion, the character is really attractive and the stories are pretty enjoyable. This one has not been disappointing.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kinsey, of course.

Any additional comments?

I am willing to complete the alphabet. Unfortunately, only 3 letters left.

Kane and Abel audiobook cover art

Life-long saga

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

Reviewed: 11-02-12

Would you listen to Kane and Abel again? Why?

No. It is too long and after the curiosity is satisfied nothing left. However, Jeffrey Archer is an excellent story-teller and you stay hooked from the beginning to the end.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kane's and Abel's children.

Which scene was your favorite?

Abel's coming to the castle, really moving.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, it is too long.

Any additional comments?

Although my evaluation is not very high, I do not regret that I have downloaded and listened to this book. Just this is not something I would like to come back to. Very solid work and excellent performance.

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Perry Mason and the Case of the Curious Bride audiobook cover art

Rather disappointing

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

Reviewed: 08-05-12

What did you like best about Perry Mason and the Case of the Curious Bride? What did you like least?

I am a real fan of Perry mason's stories by E. S. Gardner. But.. The dramatized version is not exactly what I expected.

Would you be willing to try another book from Erle Stanley Gardner and M. J. Elliott ? Why or why not?

I would like to try a BOOK rather than that sort of imitation.

How could the performance have been better?

Actually, this seems to be easy. Just have the book narrated by any of excellent performers like Kit Flanagan, Candy Clark, David Ackroyd, and there are plenty of others.

Do you think Perry Mason and the Case of the Curious Bride needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No.

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Are You Afraid of the Dark? audiobook cover art

A masterpiece of Shelodn's

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

Reviewed: 07-24-12

Where does Are You Afraid of the Dark? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10%

What was one of the most memorable moments of Are You Afraid of the Dark??

The story is a chain of adventures, always near things, very breathtaking. Cannot distinguish just one. Those who like Sheldon will not be disappointed.

Which scene was your favorite?

At Saint Sebastian border control. The custom officer is a bright character.

Any additional comments?

I am pleased to recommend this item to everyone who likes mysteries and adventures. Besides, excellent style, perfect narration and superb language. This is Sidney Sheldon!!

Sidney Sheldon’s After the Darkness audiobook cover art

Intriguing

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

Reviewed: 06-25-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, if he/she likes the Sydney Sheldon's type of mystery stories. I have enjoyed the story, and the final comes rather unexpected.

What other book might you compare Sidney Sheldon’s After the Darkness to and why?

Reminds "If tomorrow comes", the same idea of justice and vengeance.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Caitlin Thorburn?

The narrator does not appeal to me at all, poor performance, often sounds hysterica. For me, Angela Dawe or Fred Stella are just perfect.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Gace's meeting Lenny in Madagascar!

Any additional comments?

Not as good as Sydney Sheldon, but pretty enjoyable. Don't try it if you are not inclined to that sort of literature.

Sidney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark audiobook cover art

Rather mediocre

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

Reviewed: 06-18-12

Would you try another book from Sidney Sheldon and Tilly Bagshawe and/or Michael Kramer?

Maybe, but Sidney Sheldon alone is much better.

If you’ve listened to books by Sidney Sheldon and Tilly Bagshawe before, how does this one compare?

I have listened the "Mistress of the game." This one is on the same level, but far below "The Master of the Game", Sydney Shelodn's classics!

Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Kramer’s performances?

Not really.

Did Sidney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark inspire you to do anything?

Definitely not.

Any additional comments?

It would be nice to have more Sidney Sheldon's books on the site. There are so many exciting stories.

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