Cuba Wants Me

| April 07, 2005

Cuba Strait -
Carsten Stroud

Reviewed by Rex Huskey
Owner-operator
Baker Packing Trucking

Listening Time: 5 hours
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Retail: $26
Genre: Murder mystery

Plot: Charles Green, aka Charles Killer, is in Florida on vacation on his boss’s boat. When he goes to help a downed airplane, his life will be changed forever. He becomes a wanted man, hunted by the Cuban underground, but he fights back.

What’s best (or not)? It’s easy to follow, and it’s full of action and excitement.

Would you recommend?: Yes, because it’s a good book and keeps you on your toes till the end.

Narrator’s style: Armand Schultz kept you on the edge of your seat all the way through the book.

How would you grade the book? A

Someone to Watch Over Me -
Judith McNaught

Reviewed by Barbara Watson
Tyson Foods

Listening Time: 5 hours
Publisher: Simon &
Schuster Audio
Retail: $26
Genre: Mystery, romance

Plot: Leigh Kendall, a Broadway actress, and Logan Manning have been married for a number of years when Logan finds an old country cottage that he wants. He leaves the city to go to the cottage, and Leigh is to join him. On her way to the cottage, there is a snowstorm, and Leigh gets run off the road. She ends up in the hospital. When she wakes up, she asks for Logan, but he has mysteriously disappeared. Leigh becomes the police’s suspect.

What character was your favorite? Why? Leigh Kendall. She’s classy.

What’s best (or not)? I liked everything.

Would you recommend?: Yes. It is a very good book. You don’t want to stop listening until the end, so you can find out what happened to Logan and who did it.

Narrator’s style: I liked Jan Maxwell. She has a very good reading voice.

How would you grade the book? A


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The Stone Monkey -
Jeffery Deaver

A famed criminologist, paralyzed from the neck down, Lincoln Rhyme compensates for his physical disability with his brains – and the arms and legs of his brilliant and beautiful protégé, Amelia Sachs.

Recruited to help the FBI and the Immigration and Naturalization Service perform the nearly impossible, the duo tracks down a cargo ship heading for New York City carrying two dozen illegal Chinese immigrants, as well as the notorious human smuggler and killer known as “the Ghost.” But when the Ghost’s capture goes disastrously wrong, Lincoln and Amelia find themselves in a race against time. They must stop him before he can track down and murder the two surviving families who escaped from the ship and vanished deep into the labyrinthine world of New York City’s Chinatown.

Over the next harrowing 48 hours, the Ghost ruthlessly hunts for the
families, while Rhyme struggles to find them before they die. Amelia pursues a very different kind of police work – forming a connection with one of the immigrants that may have consequences going to the core of her relationship with her partner and lover, Lincoln Rhyme.

5 hours
Retail: $26
Simon & Schuster Audio

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