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Charles Atkinson

Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States Member Since 2005

Big mystery lover here! The picture is of my father who is suffering with dementia and my youngest daughter on her wedding day.

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  • "Simply the Best Detective Series In..."

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    If this isn't your first Harry Hole novel, all you really need to know that Police is every bit as good as Snowman, The Bat and Devil's Star. And it's read by the best British narrator, john Lee.

    If you've never listened to a book by Jo Nesbo, now is the time to start. It's the best in its genre including all the great American and British works. The police work is gritty, meticulous, competitive and brilliant. The story is simply magnificent. It's mystery is unique and, well, mysterious.

    Sometimes I hate reviewing books because I simply cannot devote the time to do it justice.
    Do yourself a favor and listen to Police.

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    Police: A Harry Hole Novel, Book 10

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    • By Jo Nesbø
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    The police urgently need Harry Hole…. A killer is stalking Oslo's streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical. But this time, Harry can't help.... For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry is not in a position to protect anyone. Least of all himself...

    Charles Atkinson says: "Simply the Best Detective Series In any Language"
  • "Probably the best of this remarkabl..."

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    This is my favorite series in this genre and my favorite book in the series. It answers many mysteries concerning Harry Hole's history while exposing the detctive's peculiar genius.

    This reader is my favorite, though I liked Robin Sachs. He does a brilliant job with the different voices, especially.a drunk Harry Hole.

    This is the story of the case that made Harry famous, the Australian serial killer case.

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    The Bat: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 1

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    • By Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. He's not supposed to get too involved. When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry. He might just be the next victim.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Probably the best of this remarkable series."
  • "Fascinating look at a killer family!"

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    I listened to this just after finishing Broken Harbor by Tana French. In my review of that book I made reference to part of the story being far fetched. Perhaps I should have said inaccurate, because Fear Nothing may be strange subject matter, but it delivers remarkably entertaining suspense.

    If you are familiar with the former great Indianapolis Colt coach Tony Dungy you may know his son Jordan has the same genetic disorder as the main character in this book. A while back, Dungy gave a speech entitled The Blessing of Pain, about his youngest son, Jordan, who has a rare condition that doesn’t allow him to feel pain. If you haven't read it, it's well worth your time to look it up online. In Fear Nothing, Gardner goes into great detail describing just how dangerous and cumbersome this defect really is.

    Our heroine, D.D.Warren suffers a terrible injury that threatens her career. She's forced into months of excruciatingly painful physical therapy, which lands her in the care of Psychiatrist who specializes in pain management. Ironically this doctor has this genetic disorder that prevents her from feeling pain.

    But that's not the doctor's only issue. She is the daughter of a notorious serial killer, long dead, and her big sister is in prison for following in their dad's footsteps. Through a series of murderous events, these two professional women are forced to hunt a serial killer bent on their destruction. It's complicated, but it works!

    I found this novel fascinating and extremely entertaining. Gardner is not only a great writer, her research is impeccable.

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    Fear Nothing: Detective D. D. Warren, Book 7

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    The last thing Boston Detective D. D. Warren remembers is walking the crime scene after dark. Then, a creaking floorboard, a low voice crooning in her ear… She is later told she managed to discharge her weapon three times. All she knows is that she is seriously injured, unable to move her left arm, unable to return to work. My sister is Shana Day, a notorious murderer who first killed at fourteen. Incarcerated for thirty years, she has now murdered more people while in prison than she did as a free woman.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Fascinating look at a killer family!"
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  • Breaking Point

    "My favorite author does it again!!"

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    I just can't get enough of C J Box's writing! I've often said that a good book for me, is one with a great story line, or one with great writing, Box's books are always the best of both! Each successive Joe Picket, Wyoming Fish and Game Warden, novel just gets better and better. Characterization, descriptions, conflicts between good and evil, and the pull between legal justice and moral justice are enhanced by stories that connect to headlines of the day. Box mixes each mystery, with a continuing family story, and a fictional accounting of non-fiction reality.

    When one of Joe's friends is accused of murder, Joe becomes involved in ways that he'd never imagined. Lyle, and his wife, have finally gotten a piece of land on which to build their own home. Permits in hand, Lyle begins grading the land when EPA employees come and demand that he return the land to exactly as he's found it previously. The fine for not doing so will be $70,000 a day. And why is this happening? Lyle is told it's because his land has been declaimed 'protected wetlands'. With no water at all on his land, he questions this declaration. But no one at the EPA has any paperwork , nor are they answering his repeated phone calls. So this story begins, and ends in disaster when two EPA agents are murdered, and an all out man hunt is begun by the EPA to "kill the murderer."

    This case is based on a real case in North Dakota, that bends credulity. There are other actions , also based on "truth" that just may blow your mind. Joe is caught up in the manhunt, as determined by the Governor, but the more and more that things progress, Joe begins to realize that there is something more that just doesn't make sense. An edge of your seat story keeps the suspense until the very last page!! I think I love you C J Box!!!! Never stop telling stories in books!!

  • A Fatal Winter: Max Tudor, Book 2

    "Reincarnation Christie updated to 21st century!!"

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    I loved this book for so many reasons. I believe Malliet must be the reincarnation of Agatha Christie and some popular present day satirist/ comedian. Max Tutor is a handsome Anglican priest who used to be a MI-5 agent. His church is located in the small English village of Nether Monkslip, with all the foibles and characters one would expect to inhabit such a village. But Malliet has updated their thoughts and actions to fit expertly into the twenty-first century.

    Max is a combination of Hercule Poirot, Father Brown, and Sherlock Holmes. As an Anglican Priest, his life is further complicated by his 'love interest', the beautiful spiritualist and town's herbalist. He is also haunted by the death of his MI-5 partner who had taken Max's place in their last mission together, where Paul was killed.

    This second in the Father Max Tutor series, ( Wicked Autumn was book one) finds Max being asked to go to an English Manor house to 'observe' the remaining family gathered there for a Christmas holiday. The Lord of the manor has been murdered, just before his twin sister died of natural causes. Of course the family is full of 'characters' that have many idiosyncrasies of their own. The interactions between these characters is written wonderfully, with stereotypes and additional characteristics that were a feast for this reader!! AND---the mystery was wonderfully done also. Never guessed till the end, but the clues had been placed expertly throughout the book !

    I had read book one and enjoyed it very much, but book two was exponentially better. So looking forward to reading Malliet's take on spring and summer with Father Max and more mysteries!!

  • Don’t Ever Get Old

    "It's a "Buck Schatz"!! And it's great!!"

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    What a terrific main character!! Buck Schatz is an 83 year old retired policeman who refuses to acknowledge that age can keep him down. He rages against the grass that he can no longer keep beautiful. He lights up a cigarette everywhere he goes, even in non-smoking areas. He keeps a memory notebook where he writes important things in his life in hopes of warding off dementia. A simple bump leaves his thin skin with multiple shades of bruising. He rages against, yet deeply loves, his grown grandson whenever technology and electronics are brought up, as Buck has no idea how to use these things. He keeps his gun handy at all times because of a directive from the late General Eisenhower. He has a deep abiding love for his wife of over 60 years. He's a determined curmudgeon and a hoot and a half!

    When Buck hears a rumor that the Nazi that beat him nearly to death, while he was in a Nazi prison, may still be alive and hiding Nazi gold bars made from Jewish treasures, Buck goes on the chase. Buck and his grandson make an hilarious and poignant pair of detectives. There are many secrets, multiple murders and intriguing suspects, requiring Buck to use everything within him to answer questions, and to stay alive.

    Daniel Friedman has captured everything bad and everything wonderful about "old people". This story is deeply serious, while keeping the funny bone busy. Definitely a book worthy of many accolades!! May this just be the beginning of a long line of such uniquely engaging books!

  • A Share in Death

    "Great book for Agatha Christie cozy fans"

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    Many friends have convinced me that I needed to start reading the Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James mysteries. Great suggestion! Just finished book one, and am surprised how wonderfully well written this English cozy was done for a first time author. Definitely fits that fun place that Agatha Christie developed for me. Glad there are so many more out there to be read.

    Scotland Yard's Superintendent Duncan Kincaid is vacation at a friend's timeshare---or at least, that was his plan before a dead body showed up in the whirlpool. Even though this happened in someone else's district, Kincaid can't help but become involved when the local constabulary seems to be more interested in snubbing Kincaid than solving a murder. Soon, Kincaid calls upon his mate, Gemma James, to do some needed investigating too.

    The cast of characters was distinctly quirky, and the clues abounded, but I was still surprised by the final results. A sign of good things to come. Definitely left me NOT wanting to go on a "time share" vacation any time soon!! Looking forward to the developing relationship between Kincaid and James also.

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Sires Chesapeake, OH, United States 03-24-13 Member Since 2004

I like mysteries (particularly British ones, historical fiction and nonfiction, science fiction and fantasy.

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    This is a new-to-me author and narrator. I had this on my Wish List for about six months before I decided to pull the trigger. The narrator was good enough with a competent style and nothing in her delivery that really annoyed me. The book, for at least the first two thirds was a solid four stars. Then it took a weird turn that left me scratching my head.

    Fiona Griffith is a young Detective Constable. She has a degree in philosophy, a mystery in her past, and a family background which makes her choice of working for the police an interesting one.

    One day as she is trying cope with the audit of a bent, embezzling copper's accounts that she is readying for the Crown Prosecution Service, she is handed a credit card that had been found at a horrific crime scene. The card belonged to a very rich man who had gone down in a plane wreck. However the crime scene where the card was found was a squalid squat where a sometime prostitute and her six year old daughter have been found dead in circumstances that the police find appalling.

    Intrigued, Fiona wants to become involved with the investigation of the murders. Her obsessive interest in the murder victims is both interesting and a bit cringe inducing.

    Fast paced and interesting, the vague hints about Fiona's past as well as the events of the story kept me intrigued up to the point that the martial arts expert showed up. Uh, what? It lost some steam about then and I ended up finishing it but not with the same pleasure that I had read the earlier part. This is supposed to be the first Fiona Griffiths book so I did wonder if he was sequel bait. I would be more likely a read a sequel if the author promised me the martial artist wasn't going to be part of the plot.

    Anyway, after thinking about it I decided that this was for the majority of the book a 3.75 star read which I rounded up to 4. I'm not sorry I read it and I would more likely than not give the author and narrator another shot.

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    Talking to the Dead: A Novel

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    • By Harry Bingham
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    At first, the murder scene appears sad, but not unusual: a young woman undone by drugs and prostitution, her six-year-old daughter dead alongside her. But then detectives find a strange piece of evidence in the squalid house: the platinum credit card of a very wealthy - and long dead - steel tycoon. What is a heroin-addicted hooker doing with the credit card of a well-known and powerful man who died months ago? This is the question that the most junior member of the investigative team, Detective Constable Fiona Griffiths, is assigned to answer.

    mindusq says: "Not the best thing I've ever read, but..."

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    In a decrepit and long-empty New York building, a man begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, he finds two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. The man is Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s billionaire husband, Roarke, and he summons her immediately. His latest real estate project is going to be on hold for a while, because by the time Eve and her crew are finished searching the premises, there are 12 murders to be solved.

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    On the streets of Washington, D.C., a brilliant scientist, the brains behind a revolutionary fighter aircraft prototype in development by the Pentagon, is snatched by masked thugs and disappears. Now five years later, an elderly professor at Cambridge University has been murdered, a victim of bizarre, ancient Chinese torture. Alex Hawke teams up with Scotland Yard former Chief Inspector Ambrose Congreve to find the killer, but this death is merely the opening gambit in a tense and lethal game of geopolitical brinksmanship.

    Bill says: "Starts Slow, Ends Well"
  • Unlucky 13: Women's Murder Club

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
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    The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn't be better. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes.

  • NYPD Red (






UNABRIDGED) by James Patterson, Marshall Karp Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, Jay Snyder

    NYPD Red

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Marshall Karp
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini, Jay Snyder
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    (546)
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    It's the start of Hollywood on Hudson, and New York City is swept up in the glamour. Every night, the red carpet rolls out for movie stars arriving at premieres in limos; the most exclusive restaurants close for private parties for wealthy producers and preeminent directors; and thousands of fans gather with the paparazzi, hoping to catch a glimpse of the most famous and beautiful faces in the world. With this many celebrities in town, special task force NYPD Red is on high alert - and they can't afford to make a single mistake.

    Ann M. Lambert says: "one of the best, if not the best audio books ever"
  • Private L.A. (






UNABRIDGED) by James Patterson, Mark Sullivan Narrated by Jay Snyder

    Private L.A.

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
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    Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. They maybe two of the biggest mega movie stars in the world, but they're also great parents, philanthropists, and just all-around good people. When they disappear without a word from their ranch, facts are hard to find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even world-renowned Private Investigator Jack Morgan can't get to the truth.

    Robert says: "Excellent Audio Book"
  • Graveland: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Alan Glynn Narrated by Angela Brazil

    Graveland: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Alan Glynn
    • Narrated By Angela Brazil
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    On a bright Saturday morning, a Wall Street investment banker is shot dead while jogging in Central Park. Hours later, one of New York City's savviest hedge-fund managers is gunned down outside a restaurant. Are these killings a coordinated terrorist attack or just a coincidence? Investigative journalist Ellen Dorsey has a hunch they're neither, and when an attempt is made on the life of another CEO, her theory is confirmed.

  • Ground Money: Gabe Wager, Book 7 (






UNABRIDGED) by Rex Burns Narrated by Chris Sorensen

    Ground Money: Gabe Wager, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Rex Burns
    • Narrated By Chris Sorensen
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    When he was a teenager, Gabe Wager and his friends in the Denver barrio had no greater idol than Vaquero Tommy Sanchez. One of the rare Mexicans to break through into professional rodeo, Sanchez was a hero to every Hispanic boy with dreams of making it in a white man’s world. By the time Sanchez’s star faded, Wager was away with the Marine Corps, enduring terrors but supported by his memories of hot, dusty rodeo days.

  • The Player on the Other Side: Ellery Queen, Book 28 (






UNABRIDGED) by Ellery Queen Narrated by Mark Peckham

    The Player on the Other Side: Ellery Queen, Book 28

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Mark Peckham
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    A card with the letter "J" on it appeared in Robert York's mail, and a day later he was dead. Then another card showed up, and Ellery Queen knew he was up against a brilliant killer who made a game of death by warning his victims. The only clue was the signature "Y" and Ellery had to find him and stop his remorseless vendetta before "Y" won his mad game.

  • The Salinger Contract: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Adam Langer Narrated by Adam Langer

    The Salinger Contract: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Adam Langer
    • Narrated By Adam Langer
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    An enthralling literary mystery that connects some of the world’s most famous authors—from Norman Mailer and Truman Capote to B. Traven and J. D. Salinger—to a sinister collector in Chicago. Adam Langer, the narrator of this deft and wide-ranging novel by the author of the same name, tells the intertwining tales of two writers navigating a plot neither one of them could have ever imagined. There may be no other escape than to write their way out of it.

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  • The Axe Factor: Jimm Juree, Book 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Colin Cotterill Narrated by Kim Mai Guest

    The Axe Factor: Jimm Juree, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated By Kim Mai Guest
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    Since Jimm Juree moved, under duress, with her family to a rural village on the coast of Southern Thailand, she has missed her career as a journalist. In Chiang Mai, she was covering substantial stories and major crimes. But here in Maprao, Jimm has to scrape assignments from the local online journal, the Chumphon Gazette. This time they are sending her out to interview a local farang (European) writer, Conrad Coralbank, who writes award-winning crime novels.

  • The Christie Curse: Book Collector Mystery Series, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Victoria Abbott Narrated by Carla Mercer-Meyer

    The Christie Curse: Book Collector Mystery Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Victoria Abbott
    • Narrated By Carla Mercer-Meyer
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    Jordan Kelly needs a new job and a new place to live. She's back in Harrison Falls, New York, living with her not so law-abiding uncles, in debt thanks to a credit card-stealing ex and pending grad school loans.

    Enter the perfect job, a research position that includes room and board, which will allow her to spend her days hunting down rare mysteries for an avid book collector. There's just one problem: her employer, Vera Van Alst - the most hated citizen of Harrison Falls.

  • Plain Murder (






UNABRIDGED) by Emma Miller Narrated by Coleen Marlo

    Plain Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Emma Miller
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
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    Fifteen years after leaving her Old Order Amish life, Rachel Mast has returned to Stone Mill, Pennsylvania. Corporate success didn't bring true happiness, but Rachel also knows she can never be Amish again. Instead she runs a B&B and tries to help her community in ways they can't help themselves. But now a gruesome discovery has been made on her Uncle Aaron's cow pasture - the body of prominent Englisher businessman Willy O'Day. Aaron refuses to hire a lawyer, trusting his innocence, and his faith, to see him through. Rachel isn't so sure, especially given the long public feud between the two men.

  • Death of a Country Fried Redneck: A Hayler Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Lee Hollis Narrated by Tara Ochs

    Death of a Country Fried Redneck: A Hayler Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lee Hollis
    • Narrated By Tara Ochs
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    As a single mom, Hayley Powell already has a full plate - she's got deadlines to make and a teenage daughter with eyes for an aspiring singer-songwriter. But when country music superstar Wade Springer rolls into town, Hayley spies an irresistible side gig: Personal chef to her all-American idol. After he tries her home cooking, Wade's so impressed that he hires her on the spot - and invites her to dine with him alone. Hayley and Wade are hitting all the right notes…until a body turns up.

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  • The Ghost Private Eye: The Gemini Detectives Trilogy (






UNABRIDGED) by Devlin Church Narrated by Darlene Allen

    The Ghost Private Eye: The Gemini Detectives Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Devlin Church
    • Narrated By Darlene Allen
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    Detectives Alexandra Winter and Jack Daniels have been close friends and partners ever since they started working at the San Diego Police Department. In fact, on their latest case there's only one thing separating them: the fact that Alexandra's been murdered by their main suspect. But that doesn't mean either of them have stopped in their hunt for the killer...

  • Blood Stone (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Allegretto Narrated by Gary Dikeos

    Blood Stone

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Michael Allegretto
    • Narrated By Gary Dikeos
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    Four gunmen storm a jewelry store in downtown Denver, wounding a guard and killing a child. They leave with $2.1 million in gems and one hostage: the store manager, who turns out to be in on the job. Most of the gang winds up dead, but the manager lands in jail. Two decades later, he’s up for release, the gems are still missing, and a whole lot of dangerous men will be watching to see if he knows where they’re hidden. Private investigator Jacob Lomax is one of them.

  • The Finishing Stroke (






UNABRIDGED) by Ellery Queen Narrated by Mark Peckham

    The Finishing Stroke

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Mark Peckham
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    During the 11 nights before Christmas, the strange gifts and the warnings came. Ellery Queen was there. The police were there. But no one saw the messenger. Ellery Queen knew that the sinister gifts held the clue to the mystery. But what did they mean, and who was the intended victim? Then on the 12th night of Christmas, the last clue led straight to the corpse....

  • Wood's Wall: Mac Travis, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Steven Becker Narrated by Kevin Pierce

    Wood's Wall: Mac Travis, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Steven Becker
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
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    It's easy to become invisible in the Florida Keys. Mac Travis is laying low: Fishing, diving and doing enough salvage work to pay his bills until three fishermen trolling the Gulf Stream discover a square grouper. Besides the drugs, the package contains a secret that changes their lives and jeopardizes the very existence of the Keys. When his wayward deckhand brings him part of the package, he and his girlfriend Mel, are drawn into the chase that ends with a plot to assassinate the President and destroy Key West.