LISTENER

mamafish

  • 9
  • reviews
  • 1
  • helpful vote
  • 15
  • ratings
  • The Buffalo Soldier

  • By: Chris Bohjalian
  • Narrated by: Alison Fraser
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

From the best selling and critically acclaimed author of Trans-Sister Radio comes a hauntingly beautiful story of the ties that bind families - and the strains that pull them apart. "Bohjalian writes honestly and often movingly," says Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal calls it "tender...[written] with poetic skill."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Touching, and Sincere

  • By A.W. Nadine on 05-27-03

I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

I always enjoy Bohjalian's book - so far, no exception! The characters are complex, interesting, and facing difficult complications in their lives.

  • Since We Fell

  • A Novel
  • By: Dennis Lehane
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,275

Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel's marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow at first, I almost gave up on it; but don't!

  • By Suzan on 06-20-17

I have always enjoyed Lehane, but not this one!

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

Reviewed: 07-17-17

As a long time Lehane fan, I was disappointed. If you liked the Goldfinch, this is perfect for you. The story was depressing and boring. I persisted through half of the book, more than I usually allow, but just found myself dreading putting in my headphones to listen. Sorry, I hate to be so negative, but it's a rare book that makes me feel I wish I hadn't purchased it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Phantom Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025

Lucas Davenport has had disturbing cases before - but never one quite like this, in the shocking new Prey work from the #1 New York Times best-selling author.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another great "Prey"

  • By Linda on 08-28-11

Davenport is my favorite!

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

Reviewed: 04-22-17

I enjoy all John Sanford's book, and I especially like to listen to Richard Ferrone narrate.

  • The Guest Room

  • A Novel
  • By: Chris Bohjalian
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Grace Experience
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 918
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 826
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 826

When Kristin Chapman agrees to let her husband, Richard, host his brother's bachelor party, she expects a certain amount of debauchery. She brings their young daughter to Manhattan for the evening, leaving her Westchester home to the men and their hired entertainment. What she does not expect is this: bacchanalian drunkenness, her husband sharing a dangerously intimate moment in the guest room, and two women stabbing and killing their Russian bodyguards before driving off into the night.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kept my interest

  • By Taryn on 12-06-17

I love books by Chris Bohjalian!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-16

And I want not disappointed. Bohjalian is a master at exploring worlds they most readers are not familiar with, and presenting an insiders perspective. This is a book I will listen to again.

  • Split Second

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,594
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,384
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,374

Michelle Maxwell has just blown her future with the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight to comfort a grieving widow. Then, behind closed doors, the politician whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not a bad read

  • By David on 11-14-03

A bit unbelievable but I seek entertainment!

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

Reviewed: 07-21-16

I usually enjoy anything Scott Brick narrates - this was no exception. I liked the main characters and enjoyed the book.

  • The Spy

  • An Isaac Bell Adventure
  • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,619

It is 1908, and international tensions are mounting as the world plunges toward war. When a brilliant American battleship gun designer dies in a sensational apparent suicide, the man's grief-stricken daughter turns to the legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency to clear her father's name. Van Dorn puts his chief investigator on the case, and Isaac Bell soon realizes that the clues point not to suicide but to murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Bob on 06-06-10

I always enjoy a good action audiobook

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

Reviewed: 03-28-16

Scott Brick is my favorite narrator for action books, especially Clive Cusslers.
I look forward to the next one, which I have already downloaded.

  • Tom Clancy Commander-in-Chief

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 20 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,626
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,612

When Russian President Valeri Volodin's ambitions are foiled in Dagestan, he faces a difficult choice. The oligarchs who support him expect a constant flow of graft, but with energy prices cratering, the Russian economy sputters to a virtual halt. Unable to grow the Russian market at home, his hold on power relies on expansion abroad—a plan that has been thwarted by the United States in the past. But this time Volodin has determined that an indirect approach is the best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This one will be a Jack Ryan classic!

  • By Deborah on 12-09-15

Just as expected....

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

Reviewed: 02-22-16

Jack Ryan and son always spin a good tale, and it's even better when Scott Brick narrates. I enjoyed it, and look forward to the next adventure.

  • The Road from Gap Creek

  • By: Robert Morgan
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

When Gap Creek was published in 1999, it became an instant national best seller. Set in the Appalachian South, it followed Julie and Hank Richards as they struggled through the first year and a half of their union. But what of the years following? What did the future hold for these memorable characters? The Road to Gap Creek answers those questions, as Robert Morgan takes us back into the lives of Julie and Hank as well as their children, seen through the eyes of their youngest daughter, Annie.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Read gap creek

  • By mamafish on 01-12-16

Read gap creek

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

Reviewed: 01-12-16

Sometimes sequels do not live up to the original. Narration was fine, but the start lacked the emotion and excitement of Gap Creek.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Promise

  • By: Ann Weisgarber
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 536

1900. Young pianist Catherine Wainwright flees the fashionable town of Dayton, Ohio in the wake of a terrible scandal. Heartbroken and facing destitution, she finds herself striking up correspondence with a childhood admirer, the recently widowed Oscar Williams. In desperation she agrees to marry him, but when Catherine travels to Oscar's farm on Galveston Island, Texas—a thousand miles from home—she finds she is little prepared for the life that awaits her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Characters that draw you in

  • By Kevin Stokes on 07-27-15

Not what I expected.

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

Reviewed: 09-07-15

Initially I did not like the story. But as it progressed I was surprised to enjoy the complexities of the lives of the principal characters, and their response to the disappointments and pain that life dealt them.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful