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  • Shantaram

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Gregory David Roberts
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (3304)
    Performance
    (1639)
    Story
    (1639)

    This mesmerizing first novel tells the epic journey of Lin, an escaped convict who flees maximum security prison in Australia to disappear into the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The keys to unlock the mysteries that bind Lin are held by two people: his mentor Khader Khan, mafia godfather and criminal-philosopher; and the beautiful, elusive Karla, whose passions are driven by dangerous secrets.

    Jamie says: "Do Not Miss This"
    "Wow!"
    Overall

    After listening to Bryce Courtenay (sp) I didn't think that stories from down under could get any better. I am happy that I was so wrong. I dove head first into the blistering world of Bombay, India and all of the trials and hardships that come with the territory. This book has occupied the last 4 weeks of my life and I am all the better for it. It has changed my opinion of the Indian people and added another author to my FAVORITE list. Humprey Bower is a superb reader and performer and I've paid for my 4th platinum membership with this winner. I listen to a lot of books and this is one of the best. Your collection will be the better for it.

    39 of 39 people found this review helpful
  • Nine Princes in Amber: The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Roger Zelazny
    • Narrated By Alessandro Juliani
    Overall
    (1637)
    Performance
    (1474)
    Story
    (1491)

    Amber is the one real world, of which all others including our own Earth are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin's blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne.

    Joe says: "Great begining of the series"
    "All roads lead to Amber"
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    What did you love best about Nine Princes in Amber?

    The story is compelling and fascinating. I love the transitions between the different worlds and the way Zelazny worded them.


    What other book might you compare Nine Princes in Amber to and why?

    I cannot think of a comparison that equals these first five books. They are of themselves a very good body of work.


    Which character ??? as performed by Allessandro Juliani ??? was your favorite?

    Corwin of course. He rocks


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I named my youngest daughter Amber and would have named a boy Corwin. How's that for extreme? My wife and I both enjoyed the Amber series maybe a bit too much, but what a great escape from this world.


    Any additional comments?

    A must listen. And I listen to a lot of books.

    29 of 35 people found this review helpful
  • Brimstone: Pendergast, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1324)
    Performance
    (1169)
    Story
    (1166)

    Art critic Jeremy Grove is found dead, his face frozen in a mask of terror. His body temperature is grotesquely high; he is discovered in a room barricaded from the inside; the smell of brimstone is everywhere... and the unmistakable imprint of a claw is burned into the wall. As more bodies are discovered - their only connection the bizarre but identical manner of death - the world begins to wonder if the Devil has, in fact, come to collect his due.

    Gary says: "Be very aware of Pendergast"
    "Go Pendergast Go!"
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    If you could sum up Brimstone in three words, what would they be?

    Really good listen.


    What other book might you compare Brimstone to and why?

    Fever Dream. It is detailed and very articulate and the story take FBI agent Pendergast to a new level.


    What about Scott Brick???s performance did you like?

    He is very good at voices with different characters.


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

    It is kind of long with the unabridged version, but enjoyable every minute.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2510)
    Performance
    (969)
    Story
    (981)

    The Executive Board of an exclusive men's club meets to talk about 9/11 and finalize a retaliation plan, known by a code name: Wild Fire. That weekend, a member of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force is found dead. It's up to Detective John Corey and his wife, FBI Agent Kate Mayfield, to unravel a terrifying plot that starts with the Custer Hill Club and ends with American cities locked in the crosshairs of a nuclear device.

    Joseph says: "Good, but the series is getting forced."
    "Great story and entertaining listen"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Wild Fire to be better than the print version?

    I really enjoyed Scott Bricks portrayal of the charactors. Readers will not have the benefit of his expertise.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wild Fire?

    John Coreys humor is without measure and very dry.


    Which character ??? as performed by Scott Brick ??? was your favorite?

    John Corey


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I really enjoyed the time they spent at the Point and all of the descriptions of their time that was spent there. Along with John Coreys supposed fear of bears.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a must listen and a very fun time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7087)
    Performance
    (6289)
    Story
    (6352)

    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    Keith says: "Worth the wait!"
    "King is the king."
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    I read this book when it originally came out and it was so long that I skimmed near the end. So this listening is almost like I'm hearing it for the first time. (Which I am, as I read it before) The story is fantastic and even though I'm halfway through this great performance, I feel as if I just started yesterday. Grover Gardner is the perfect voice for this story and his different voices for characters is very entertaining.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Celebrity in Death: In Death, Book 34

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1766)
    Performance
    (1536)
    Story
    (1527)

    Her career in homicide has taken her into the darkest depths of New York City’s underground - and sometimes Lieutenant Eve Dallas feels more comfortable in those kinds of places than in the high-rise, high-society world of her billionaire husband, Roarke. But while she’s no party girl, she’s managing to have a reasonably good time at the celebrity-packed bash celebrating the debut of The Icove Agenda. This time it’s Eve, not Roarke, who’s a guest of honor, since the film is based on one of her famous cases. Her partner, Peabody, is practically giddy....

    Amy Huber says: "Susan Ericksen is amazing!"
    "Go Dallas! You rock."
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    This is a very good Eve Dallas story. I didn't figure it out until near the end. The performance was very good and entertaining and the story was first rate. I love some of Peabodys sayings and some of them had me laugh out loud. I highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Litigators

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3958)
    Performance
    (3236)
    Story
    (3204)

    The incomparable master of the legal thriller takes us deeper into the labyrinth that is the American justice system, always drawing us in with an irresistible hook, pulling the thread of tension tighter and tighter, and then knocking us out with a conclusion that's never "by the book". Maybe that's why, after more than 20 years of consecutive number-one New York Times best sellers, a new novel by America's favorite storyteller is still a major publishing event.

    Amazon Customer says: "Typical Grisham, entertaining"
    "Grisham does it again!"
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    A very entertaining listen. The reader did a good job and was fun to listen to. The story is up to JG's normal very entertaining standards. You always have an idea of how it's going to end, but not quite. Very compelling characters and great story line. Top notch!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Fifth Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4712)
    Performance
    (2705)
    Story
    (2688)

    Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too - and he's certain he's on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.

    Bob says: "Compelling and difficult to put down"
    "Very good listen!"
    Overall

    I like Mr Connelly's style to start with and have listened to many of his other works, but this one kept my attention the entire time and really fooled me several times. It was interesting, witty and the performance by the reader was spot on perfect. A must listen.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Confession: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3566)
    Performance
    (1278)
    Story
    (1296)

    An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.

    Suzn F says: "I confess, I loved it!"
    "Very Grisham like and very enjoyable"
    Overall

    I didn't know what to expect when I started listening,but was soon taken over by this marvelous story and could not quit listening to it. This could be my favorite novel from Grisham so far. I particularly enjoyed the fact that the plot didn't follow "normal" developments. I was very pleasantly surprised by twists that I didn't see coming.
    The narrator did a great job with different voices which made the listen even more enjoyable. I would recommend this to anyone and particularly someone that was against the death penalty.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ford County: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By John Grisham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (385)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (125)

    John Grisham returns to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his immensely popular first novel, A Time to Kill. This wholly surprising collection of stories reminds us once again why Grisham is America's favorite storyteller.

    Wendy S. Ohl says: "Good story, hard to listen to"
    "Great listen!"
    Overall

    Although I've not finished the book,I had to review this wonderful work. I love Mr. Grisham's reading of his work combined with his Mississippi accent lends a southern realism to the audiobook. Maybe it would be done differently with a professional reader, but I'm impressed that the author would even attempt to read his own work. Two thumbs UP!

    22 of 29 people found this review helpful

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