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David W Cochrane

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  • Private

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Peter Hermann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22139)
    Performance
    (19698)
    Story
    (19668)

    Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

    Wayne says: "Thanks to Audible and Hachette Audio for..."
    "No can do."
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    I may give this another try later on. It just is not interesting. Too much of nothing happening.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Reversal: Harry Bosch, Book 16 (Mickey Haller, Book 3)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    Overall
    (6813)
    Performance
    (4706)
    Story
    (4703)

    Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

    Andrew Pollack says: "Brilliantly executed"
    "Ending?"
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    One wonders where one will find the ending to this story. It was great up until the last bit. Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller need no cliffhangers. At least none with the direction to the close of the story. This caused the overall story to miss the mark a bit.

    On the bright side it was a wonderful story of two half brothers working together to return a guilty man to prison. It also showed us an attorney who did his best to defend his client only to have the client turn on him. It did not end well.

    As always Connelly delivers in this effort. Peter Giles is another very talented narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • From the Corner of His Eye

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Stephen Lang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2975)
    Performance
    (2212)
    Story
    (2219)

    Bartholomew Lampion is born on a day of tragedy and terror that will mark his family forever. All agree that his unusual eyes are the most beautiful they have ever seen. On this same day, a thousand miles away, a ruthless man learns that he has a mortal enemy named Bartholomew. He embarks on a relentless search to find this enemy, a search that will consume his life. And a girl is born from a brutal rape, her destiny mysteriously linked to Barty and the man who stalks him.

    Jason Cooperrider says: "THE best Koontz book!"
    "This is the greatest work by Koontz."
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    At least that has been enjoyed by me so far. Emotional highs and devastating lows. Deep love and firey hatred. And above all hope.

    The characters are fully developed where one can swear one knows them. This is wonderfully performed by Stephen Lang. Even if one has read this to oneself listen to this performance. It is well worth it.

    Congratulations Dean Koontz!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hexed: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15659)
    Performance
    (14250)
    Story
    (14244)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II. With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt.

    A. Sentoni says: "Authenticity, Humor and Brilliant Writing"
    "Sausages!"
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    Oberon, the Irish Wolfhound of the story, loves his sausages. He even gets them from the adversaries of Atticus O'Sullivan.This dog is a huge help to Atticus. He has got his six.

    This second book in the Iron Druid series did not disappoint. It is filled with humor and loads of information about the beliefs of pagans. Yet he carries no grudge against the Christians for making him the last Druid. One of his best friends is an Irish Catholic widow. She is as wonderful as she can be.

    I am looking forward to reading further into the series. Kevin Hearne does a masterful job at keeping it all together and having it flow nicely. Luke Daniels is an outstanding narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sick: A Project Eden Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Brett Battles
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1850)
    Performance
    (1681)
    Story
    (1689)

    Daniel Ash wakes after midnight to the cry of his daughter. Just a bad dream, he thinks. She's had them before. Yet he can't help but worry when she cries out again as he pads down the hallway. Stepping through her doorway, he expects to find her sitting up in bed, frightened by a nightmare. But the nightmare is his. It's real. And it's just beginning....

    Amanda says: "Enjoyably addictive story!"
    "This virus story is catching..."
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    But it is not deadly.

    The start of this book reminded me of Stephen King's The Stand. But the similarity soon was gone. Instead we have a well thought out and exicuted triller mystery. We have a well developed protagonist and several other secondary characters. One found oneself rooting for their survival.

    Brett Battles is another of my favorite authors. I have been reading of his Quinn series. This is quite different from that effort which is refreshing. The other books I have read by him were stand alone novels. It will be interesting to see if he can keep the story line relevant and fresh like he has done with Quinn.

    MacLeod Andrews performed this marvelously. He sounded quite interested in the story and varied his voice quite well.

    On to the next one. After proceeding with some other enjoyable series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cleaner

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Brett Battles
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2292)
    Performance
    (1375)
    Story
    (1376)

    Meet Jonathan Quinn: a freelance operative with a take-no-prisoners style and the heart of a loner. His job? Professional "cleaner". Nothing too violent, just disposing of bodies. But his latest assignment will change everything. The job seemed simple enough: investigating a suspicious case of arson. But when a dead body turns up, and Quinn's handlers at "the Office" turn strangely silent, he knows he's in over his head. With only a handful of clues, Quinn struggles to find out why someone wants him dead.

    Bernie says: "excellent from start to finish"
    "Keep with it!"
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    This is an action packed second book in the Quinn series. One should read the 0.5 start when Quinn was made Quinn. We had a fun interaction between himself and his apprentice. Then we see an interesting development of biological terrorism. And a very bad guy reappearing. And ultimately we see betrayal.

    It appears that either people love or hate Brett Battle's writing. And yes. This is not for everyone. That is the beautiful thing with Audible's guarentee. I have had to use it a few times but it is excellent. I highly recommend this service. It is great to listen and multitask.

    As always Scott Brick is excellent. I have heard of the FOSB issue. Fear Of Scott Brick. I suppose some suffer from it. I pity them. They miss some very good hours of a talented reader. I am looking forward to the next in the Quinn series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Richard Matheson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9121)
    Performance
    (6662)
    Story
    (6678)

    In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

    Steven Casper says: "Superb!"
    "Out with the old"
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    in with the new.

    A classic tale from the mid 1950s. Set 20 years in the future. It is a bleak time to say the least. One man of the old race all alone. He is driven mad by the regular appearance of a co worker daring him to come out. We see flash backs to his history regarding the plague. Then tricked by a young woman.

    Robertson Dean did a great reading. All the emotions including mundane boredome and loss of anyone for who to have affection. This is a must hear.

    The late Richard Matheson was a genious. This is his best known work which was not made into a movie. The movie by this title was okay until one reads this book. No match whatsoever.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christine

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1063)
    Performance
    (985)
    Story
    (985)

    Evil is alive in Libertyville. It inhabits a custom-painted red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury named Christine and young Arnold Cunningham, who buys it. Along with Arnold's girlfriend, Leigh Cabot, Dennis Guilder attempts to find out the real truth behind Christine and finds more than he bargained for: From murder to suicide, there's a peculiar feeling that surrounds Christine - she gets revenge on anyone standing in her path. Can Dennis save Arnold from the wrath of Christine?

    Lee R says: "Great Story and Nice Performance"
    "A trip down memory lane. Well. Almost."
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    I read this around 34 years ago. I wanted to give it another go. Interesting that it seemed so different. The scene at the parking lot was different. The death of some of the characters were different as well. One almost thinks that it was not only unabridged but revised. But then perhaps the memory does not serve well. Naa. That could not be it.

    One issue with the recording. We have quite a bit of skipping. A sentence will be cut short. Something seemed to be missing. One would think someone was asleep during editing. The names of the director and editor was missing at the end. Perhaps they did not wish to be identified.

    I enjoy early Steven King writing more than his later works. Like myself he is getting old and his senses are dulling. However he is still entertaining and I am glad he keeps his nose to the grindstone.

    Holter Graham did a great performance in this production. His voice covered most of the characters well. Not so much the female voices. They all sounded too similar. But hey. No one is perfect.

    Even if one has read the physical book this is a must hear. Great job gentlemen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Breakthrough

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Michael C. Grumley
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1526)
    Performance
    (1417)
    Story
    (1409)

    Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.

    FocusedOnTheJourney says: "AMAZING!!!"
    "Totally unbelievable."
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    I really enjoyed it. It is a great sci fi, political drama, environmental concern but not preachy, a far fetched Big Bang theory and so forth.

    It was really refreshing to have people attracted to each other but not have to climb into bed with each other.

    Scott Brick performed marvelouly. Michael C. Grumley did an excellent job with the story. I look forward to listening to the next in the series. By the way Audible. How about the last two novels?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All These Worlds: Bobiverse, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dennis E. Taylor
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29460)
    Performance
    (27576)
    Story
    (27501)

    Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

    Virgil says: "Clean ending to a fantastic series"
    "You need this! It is worth at least 16.5 stars!"
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    Even if one has read this series one needs to hear Ray Porter perform it. He has even got the fish guy from Star Trek down to a science. I hated to have it end. It is definite a re listen opportunity.

    Mr. Taylor. Can we have more or what?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Ranch: A Novel of the New American West

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Michael McGarrity
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (383)
    Performance
    (349)
    Story
    (347)

    When Matthew Kerney returns to his ranch in the beautiful San Andres Mountains after serving in Sicily during World War II, he must not only fight to recover physically and emotionally from a devastating war injury, but he must also battle attempts by the US Army to seize control of his land for expanded weapons testing.

    M. Ardington says: "Glad McGarrity Switched"
    "Wonderful last book to the Kerney family series."
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    And a great first book to the Kevin Kerney series.

    As always George Guidall hit a homer with this one. His voice is perfect for Westerns both from previous years and modern times. I this series he has a chance to perform both periods.

    Poor Kevin has a problem keeping a girl. That is the challenge those of us guys who are attracted to willful, independant and self thinking girls. They are extremely interesting but one has to allow them some freedom or lose them for sure. We will see if, in later novels, he can find one to keep.

    Well done Mr McGarrity!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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