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Dana L. Coll

Atlanta, GA
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  • Wrong Number, Right Guy

  • The Bourbon Street Boys, Book 1
  • By: Elle Casey
  • Narrated by: Emily Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,412
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,250
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,246

When a mysterious text message summons May Wexler to a biker bar in downtown New Orleans, she knows something is very wrong. Her sister has sent out an SOS, but when May gets there, she's nowhere to be found and May is the one in trouble - she's wearing pink espadrilles, she's got a Chihuahua in her purse, and she's in the middle of a shootout.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, light and distracting

  • By Paula on 12-03-15

Cute and relaxing

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

Reviewed: 08-21-17

Easy listen that made me chuckle to myself and an imaginative concept for a meeting

  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,896

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

Unexpectantly Great book.

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

Recommending to everyone I know. Don't want to give anything away but makes one think about the pivotal moments in life.

  • Spell Blind

  • The Case Files of Justis Fearsson, Book 1
  • By: David B. Coe
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 540

Justis Fearsson is a private investigator on the trail of a serial killer in Phoenix, Arizona. Justis is also a weremyste - a person with a wizard’s gifts and the ability to see into the paranormal world. Unfortunately, weremystes also tend to go crazy on the full moon - which is why Justis is no longer a cop. Hard to explain those absences as anything but mental breakdown. But now an old case from his police detective days has come back to haunt him, literally, as a serial killer known as the Blind Angel strikes again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great new entry into the Urban Fantasy landscape

  • By Steve H. Caldwell on 08-18-15

Really different

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

Reviewed: 02-11-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Spell Blind to be better than the print version?

I'm not a huge sci-fi fan, but this was a really good one. Listened start to finish in one day.

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  • Unspeakable

  • By: Kevin O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 220

A family of four murdered in their hotel room. A single mother and her boyfriend both stabbed to death. A sordid history of violent crimes, repeated over and over - but decades apart. Olivia Barker is a therapist with no connection to the murders. But she has heard things. Stories that keep her up at night. Details that only a killer would know. A killer who could be one of her patients…Olivia has no proof for her suspicions. But as the body count rises, so do her fears. A rock is thrown through her window, her car tires are slashed, a chilling message is scrawled on her bathroom mirror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book and narrator!

  • By Sandy on 11-10-13

Really Good Book

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

Reviewed: 06-28-14

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plot was unique and definitely kept me intrigued.

Have you listened to any of Todd Haberkorn’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first with Todd Haberkorn's narration. He's EXCELLENT. Definitely right for this book and I would be swayed to any book that he narrated.

  • Soulless

  • An Alexia Tarabotti Novel
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,930
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,961

Victorian romance mixes seamlessly with elegant prose and biting wit—and werewolves—in Gail Carriger’s delightful debut novel. Soulless introduces Alexia Tarabotti, a parasol-wielding Londoner getting dangerously close to spinster status. But there are more important things than finding a husband. For Alexia was born without a soul, giving her the ability to render any vampire or werewolf completely powerless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amelia Peabody has competition

  • By Pamela I Greene on 07-22-10

Laugh Out Loud

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

Reviewed: 11-24-13

What made the experience of listening to Soulless the most enjoyable?

Alexia is so pragmatic that she is like a straight man for everyone around her.

Which character – as performed by Emily Gray – was your favorite?

It's a toss up between Alexia, Lord Con and Ms. Lafoo

  • The Hypnotist

  • By: Lars Kepler
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 761
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 626
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 627

Tumba, Sweden. A triple homicide—all the victims from the same family—captivates Detective Inspector Joona Linna. The killer is at large, and it appears that the elder sister of the family escaped the carnage; it seems only a matter of time until she, too, is murdered. But where can Linna begin? The only surviving witness is the boy whose mother, father, and little sister were killed before his eyes. He has suffered more than 100 knife wounds and lapsed into a state of shock. He’s in no condition to be questioned....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Suspense for suspense's sake

  • By Watson on 07-09-11

One of my new favorite authors

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

Reviewed: 10-12-12

Would you listen to The Hypnotist again? Why?

Definitely. Although being American it was difficult to adjust to all the names, the book completely held my attention

Any additional comments?

Excellent book

  • Afraid

  • By: Jack Kilborn
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 708

Nestled in the woods of Wisconsin, Safe Haven is miles from everything. With one road in and out, this is a town so peaceful it has never needed a full-time police force. Until now... A helicopter has crashed on the outskirts of town and something terrible has been unleashed. A classified secret weapon programmed to kill anything that stands in its way. Now it's headed for the nearest lights to do what it does best. Isolate. Terrorize. Annihilate.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Lesson Learned

  • By David on 06-27-12

Gory

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

Reviewed: 06-29-12

If you could sum up Afraid in three words, what would they be?

Scary, Gory, Interesting

Would you be willing to try another book from Jack Kilborn? Why or why not?

Probably. Book was much gorier than the previous book I had read. However, the story line was very interesting. Kept waiting for good to win out.

Which character ??? as performed by Phil Gigante ??? was your favorite?

The Sheriff

Who was the most memorable character of Afraid and why?

The monkey

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  • The List

  • By: J. A. Konrath
  • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 447

THE LIST is a bit of a departure for Konrath, who is known for his Jack Daniels mystery series. It's a technothriller about a group of ten people who each have tattoos of numbers on the bottoms their feet, and don't know why. One of them, a Chicago Homicide cop named Tom Mankowski, has had one of these strange tattoos since birth. When he investigates a violent murder and discovers the victim also has a tattooed number, it sets the ball rolling for an adventure of historic proportions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen!

  • By Chris on 12-17-11

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 06-29-12

If you could sum up The List in three words, what would they be?

I really enjoyed this book although not my usual taste. The concept is chilling and they pull you into the story from the very beginning.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Absolutely. Although a little farfetched it feeds into some of the experiments reported to have taken place in WWII.

Have you listened to any of Benjamin L. Darcie???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No - this is my first. He does a good job.

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

Not extreme, but definitely emotionally involved.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful