Ray McPherson

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-18

Wrong narrator.

The style of narration did not much the style of the characters. It really almost caused me to lose interest......I picked it up again after a day and finished it because Crais' plot and characters are great as always. If Crais had narrated I would give it 5 stars.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-16


The best thing about Lauren's books is Simon Prebble. The stories are all the since you know ahead of time both the plot and ending...great comfort on a sleepless night.

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-16

sophomoric. is this a high school irritating project? if so, congrats.

Dreadful. Totally out of the realm of reality. Motivations are ridiculous. I want my money back.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-12

Magical and Romantic

Where does Across the Nightingale Floor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love almost all my audio books--different reasons for different books. Buying this one caused me to buy the second in the series.

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


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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-12

Not up to Faye Kellerman's standard.

What disappointed you about Gun Games?

The dialog between Jasmine and Gabriel was too long, too overwrought, and too unbelievable.

If you’ve listened to books by Faye Kellerman before, how does this one compare?

I much enjoyed her other books, but this falls short mostly because the really interesting characters get the least attention.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mitchell Greenberg?

George Guidall or Scott Brick would have been infinitely better.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I quit reading in the middle and didn't take it up again until I ran out of other things to listen to.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-10

Mixed review

Whereas I like all the Dark Series books (especially rereading them in order) Juanita Parker's poor diction and poor pronunciation make me a bit crazy--she sounds ignorant. She adds and deletes consonants and sometimes emphasizes the wrong part of a multi-syllabic word.

Otherwise, I wish Ms Feehan would strike "molten" and "white hot heat" from her vocabulary.

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-10

I finished this book.

I finished this book because I paid for it. The plot is thin, the characters puerile, the writing sophomoric, the environment questionable, and the research thin. The only thing that might be worse is the narrator. I've listened to 100's of books, and this is the only one which prompted me to write a review.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-10

Outstanding Narration

Simon Prebble's narration raises the passion and mystery of all Ms Lauren's book to the highest level of entertainment. His subtle changes of tone and volume make each character recognizable and understandable. I search out his narrations.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-08

Poor performance.

Hold Tight is a great book. My only complaint is narrator Scott Brick who exhibits a tight urgency and a consistent tone regardless of plot tone or background description. He possesses no lightness or humor.

Bring back Jonathan Marosz or get George Guidall.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-08

Best Reader

Ian McKellen brought this book to life. He is the best reader I've ever heard, bringing wonder and mystery and excitement to the narrative as well as to the dialog.

If this book is the first of a series, I hope he reads them all.

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful