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  • One Dog Night

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (664)
    Performance
    (540)
    Story
    (536)

    For six years Noah Galloway has lived with a horrible secret and the fear that his rebuilt life could be shattered at any moment. Now his dread has become a certainty, and he has been arrested for the arson murder of 26 people. David Rosenfelt, a native of Paterson, New Jersey, is a graduate of NYU. He was the former marketing president for Tri-Star Pictures before becoming a writer of novels and screenplays.

    A User says: "The wait is over!"
    "Another Andy Carpenter hit- One of his Best"
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    This is one of his best books. Great and intricate plot - (you need to pay attention to the characters). Typical funny sarcasm. Well developed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Word of Honor

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1041)
    Performance
    (459)
    Story
    (462)

    He is a good man, a brilliant corporate executive, an honest, handsome family man admired by men and desired by women. But a lifetime ago Ben Tyson was a lieutenant in Vietnam.There the men under his command committed a murderous atrocity -- and together swore never to tell the world what they had done. Now the press, army justice, and the events he tried to forget have caught up with Ben Tyson.

    Diana says: "Nelson does it again"
    "Great writing + narration - but LONG and drawn out"
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    You know the basic story within the first few chapters and then you have to wade through 20 plus hours to get to the end. I really love DeMille,, but not this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silkworm

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3905)
    Performance
    (3599)
    Story
    (3598)

    When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows.

    H James Lucas says: "A well-worn genre enlivened with fresh characters"
    "Terrific Book - But!!!"
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    Great book, extremely well written, great reader - so what is the problem. With this book and her first book Cuckoo's Calling you get to 75% of the book and you are waiting for the ending to wrap up and it goes on a long while further. It is almost as if she brought it to the editor and they said 'too short' (by the way it is already a long book) so she added another 100 pages. She did the same thing in the earlier book. Does a nice job of explaining the details of the plot at the end so you aren't left misunderstanding. I just wish she brought it to an end earlier

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of the Dog

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Don Winslow
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (642)
    Performance
    (425)
    Story
    (428)

    This explosive novel of the drug trade takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge. From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tijuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you've never seen it.

    Leslie says: "Amazing Novel, Excellent Narration"
    "Best book I have listened to on Audible for years"
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    I have read and loved James Lee Burke, Lee Child, John Sandford, Ken Follett, Michael Connelly and more. This is the best combination of a terrific and well thought out plot with multiple well-woven together characters - a perfect reader (a match for Will Patton if you can believe that). There wasn't one dull minute. Well researched with interesting history thrown in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2432)
    Performance
    (2078)
    Story
    (2070)

    Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there. All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride.

    Bill says: "Wanted Man is Wanting ~ And I Want 14 Hours Back"
    "Don't waste your time"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This is a long book (not in length), with a complicated plot towards the end and no empathic characters. Only a die hard Jack Reacher fan should read this book who doesn't care about the plot or storyline


    Has A Wanted Man turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s performance?

    Excellent as always


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot believe I am giving a Jack Reacher book a bad review because I love all the others. This book is very slow for a long while and there are really no characters that you really care about as the book develops. At the very end you really don't care anymore.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Creole Belle: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1666)
    Performance
    (1443)
    Story
    (1404)

    Creole Belle begins where the last book in the Dave Robicheaux series, The Glass Rainbow, ended. Dave is in a recovery unit in New Orleans, where a Creole girl named Tee Jolie Melton visits him and leaves him an iPod with the country blues song “Creole Belle” on it. Then she disappears. Dave becomes obsessed with the song and the memory of Tee Jolie and goes in search of her sister, who later turns up inside a block of ice floating in the Gulf.

    Melinda says: "Burke & Patton -- Synergistic Phenomenon"
    "Best James Lee Burke - Will Patton EVER!"
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    I have read all of James Lee Burke books. I have never done a review like this before. I am only 1/3 of the way through this book. It is unbelievable. This is one of those few books where I don't really care how it ends, the story is so rich, vivid and compelling it doesn't matter. Clete Purcell is back and better than ever. Will Patton shines. Do yourself a favor, stop listening to whatever you are listening to and get this book. It is a 3 part book, and although I am only 1/3 of the way through, I am going to be thoroughly depressed when it ends.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Lay Down My Sword and Shield

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (563)
    Performance
    (387)
    Story
    (381)

    Against the backdrop of growing civil rights turmoil in a sultry border town, the hard-drinking ex-POW attorney Hackberry Holland yields to the myriad urgings of his wife, his brother, and his so-called friends to make a bid for a congressional seat - and finds himself embroiled in the seamy world of Texas powerbrokers.

    Cat F. says: "The Publisher's Summary is Anemic"
    "Well Written and Spoken but Dark"
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    Another James Lee Burke and Will Patton winner. So why only 3 stars. This is not the typical good guy - bad guy book. It is a bit dark about the inner sole of a man, Hackberry Holland and his inner deamons.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sunset Express: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By David Stuart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (150)
    Story
    (149)

    Elvis Cole, wisecracking private eye, finds himself embroiled in a controversial LA murder case. A wealthy WASP entrepreneur appears to have murdered his wife. A hot-shot defense attorney takes the case and hires Elvis to find proof that the L.A. detective - rumored to be dirty - fooled around with the evidence.

    Steven says: "Readers Make or Break an Audiobook."
    "Waste of time"
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    I read Robert Crais's book 'Taken' which was fantastic. This book was a huge disappointment. Poor narrator. There are two main woman characters in this novel, it is 'grating' to hear him try and impersonate a southern belle. The ending is ridiculous, leaves you so unsatisfied.In short, don't waste your time.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Taken: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (623)
    Performance
    (540)
    Story
    (538)

    When Nita Morales hires Elvis Cole to find her missing adult daughter, she isn’t afraid, even though she’s gotten a phone call asking for ransom. She knows it’s a fake, that her daughter is off with the guy Nita will call only “that boy,” and that they need money: "Even smart girls do stupid things when they think a boy loves them." But she is wrong....

    R. Conley says: "One of the best"
    "Great Book - Great Reader and Plot!"
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    For those of you that read the Michael Connelly and Lee Childs' books, If you like Jack Reacher and Harry Bosch you will absolutely love this book. This was my first introduction to Elvis Cole the detective (similar to Harry Bosch) and Joe Pike (similar to a combination of Jack Reacher and Mitch Rapp. The story is engaging from the beginning and once you are hooked you will have a hard time putting it down. The reader does a great job with the voices of the different characters. I must warn you there are some evil bad guys in this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shock Wave

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1560)
    Performance
    (1294)
    Story
    (1291)

    The thrilling new Virgil Flowers novel from the #1 New York Times best-selling author. The superstore chain PyeMart has its sights set on a Minnesota river town, but two very angry groups want to stop it: local merchants, fearing for their businesses, and environmentalists, predicting ecological disaster. The protests don't seem to be slowing the project, though, until someone decides to take matters into his own hands.

    aaron says: "Not the best Virgil ~ but it is still Virgil!"
    "Another Fantastic Sandford Book"
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    Great plot, excellent reader. Great twists and turns to the story.Virgil Flowers is the perfect good guy cop.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Drop: Harry Bosch, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    Overall
    (3230)
    Performance
    (2635)
    Story
    (2605)

    Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two. DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer, or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics....

    Joanne says: "A completely satisfying listen"
    "Great Story - Disaster for an ending"
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    Don't worry, I won't give anything away in this review. How can I give the story 4 stars and the overall 2 stars. This is a great story with a great plot and twists. I was not wild about the reader Len Cariou ( I like Dick Hill better). Now I have read most of the Harry Bosch novels and Lee Child - etc. I am willing to finish a book and wonder what happened to the bad guy or did the good guy survive - wondering if there would be a followup. This book was a joke. The book ramps up towards the end exposing a new twist and plot and it ends. It is as if the author died (I hope not) or the publisher gave him 1 day to finish it. The absence of an ending made me want to rewind the end and listen again to make sure that I hadn't dozed off and missed the important points. I actually went to the book store to look at the end of the written book to see if Audible made a mistake. Anyway, I felt cheated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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