Dick Danks - Collected Stories

  • by Harris Tobias
  • Narrated by Scott Ellis
  • 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The name's Danks - Dick Danks - and if you think my name is amusing then you and I have nothing more to say. A man's got no more control over what his parents name him than he does over the weather. Danks is a proud old name in Scotland or somewhere, and I have nothing to make excuses for. I'm a private eye. Most days, I sit like a spider in its web waiting for the phone to ring. I wait for someone to hire me to investigate something for them. It gives me lots of time to think. Mostly, I think about what a mess I've made of my life, how I'm going to pay the rent, and what's for lunch - not necessarily in that order.

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A Throwback To Old B/W Hollywood Detective Movies

“Dick Danks” is a collection of short stories involving private investigator, Dick Danks. The short stories are basically interconnected cases. The audio book has the feel of old black and white Hollywood detective movies or old time radio mysteries. If that’s something you think you would enjoy, then this book is for you.

Narrator, Scott Ellis, does a decent job with the material, but I personally didn’t care for his voice. I know that’s a subjective thing, but he just didn’t work for me. Also, for some strange reason, when I listened to part of this audio book on my computer, it seemed to play at a slightly slower speed than when I listened to it on my cell phone. The Audible app on my android phone has the ability to play a book at several different speeds so I checked to make sure I had the playback speed on normal. It turns out I did. The Audible cloud player I use on my computer doesn’t have the ability to change the playback speed so I’m not sure what the heck was going on. I just know I couldn’t enjoy the slower speed playback from my computer.

Over all, I enjoyed the “Dick Danks” collection. I just wasn’t bowled over by it. Finally, this audio book was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Blast.
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- Ashanti

bad narration

The narration on this was so slow, and so bad, I couldn't get 3 minutes into the book. Maybe I would have enjoyed the story if I'd read it, but the audio is horrible. Sorry.

I received this audio free in exchange for my honest opinion,.
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- Haley Mathiot "I'm a reviewer and blogger at The Life (and Lies) of an Inanimate Flying Object. I review on Amazon and make YouTube videos."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-09-2016
  • Publisher: Harris Tobias