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Jill

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  • The Highway

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By C.J. Box
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (308)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (271)

    When teenagers Danielle and Gracie Sullivan take a clandestine car trip to visit their friend in Montana, little do they know it's the last time anyone will ever hear from them again. The girls and their car simply vanish. Cody Hoyt, who's just lost his job and has fallen off the wagon after a long stretch of sobriety, is in no condition to investigate. But his son Justin, who the girls were going to visit, and his former partner, Cassie Dewell, convince him to drive south to their last known location. As Cody makes his way to the remote stretch of Montana highway where the girls went missing, Cassie discovers that there have been scores of similar disappearances in the state.

    Barbara Ganahl says: "The dark side"
    "Not the usual CJ Box Greatness..."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Absolutely! The opportunity to demonstrate the power of change from a irresponsible drunk to a reformed law enforcement officer was prematurely eliminated. I won't ruin the story for others, but I am sure the author could have highlighted the protagonist not just in this story but in many more to follow.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I think the author could have once again made the protagonist the "hero" and once again demonstrate that justice will be served.


    Which character – as performed by Holter Graham – was your favorite?

    Cody!!


    Could you see The Highway being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No. With what happened in the book, I believe it will be a buzz kill.


    Any additional comments?

    I fell in love with the Cody character because he showed that even when your life seems like it is headed in a disastrous direction, it can be turned around with the right motivation. I was very disappointed by the outcome of this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • In the Company of Liars

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David Ellis
    • Narrated By Dick Hill and Susie Breck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    In the Company of Liars is that rare animal - a truly original thriller, strikingly fresh and unpredictable. Told chronologically in reverse, from its enigmatic end to its brilliant beginning, it's centered around a woman on trial for murder - Allison Pagone, who is caught between competing forces, each represented by someone who may not care if the pressure kills her in the end.

    BrieLena says: "Stick with it, you are in for a treat."
    "Disappointing for a Talented Author"
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    I've read several of David Ellis books and this one was no stunner. As usual a lawyer is being prosecuted, a sexual affair of infidelity is front and center, and the storyline was all over the place... difficult to follow. The narrators are wonderful but the plot did not give them much to work with. No more David Ellis for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hunting Season

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By P. T. Deutermann
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (962)
    Performance
    (468)
    Story
    (469)

    When college kids hiking near an abandoned military industrial complex in West Virginia mysteriously disappear, special agent Janet Carter - earnest, honest, and fed up with the stifling chauvinistic environment at the Roanoke FBI headquarters - is called in to investigate. Unfortunately, there are no leads - it's as if the three just vanished into thin air.

    Corinne says: "GOOD book and good reader"
    "Great book!"
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    I've never listened to this author before....my mistake. If you enjoy intriguing twists, descriptive action that actually places you inside the narrative and no "James Bond gets the girl" nonsense, then you'll love this book. And as always, the narrator is fantastic at bringing each character to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eye of the Beholder

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Ellis
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Attorney Paul Riley has built a lucrative career on his famous prosecution of Terry Burgos, a serial killer who emulated the lyrics of a violent song to gruesomely murder six girls, including the daughter of billionaires Harland and Natalia Bentley. Now, fifteen years later, the police are confronted with a new series of murders - and the grisly second verse to the song. Riley is the first to realize that the two cases are connected and that the line between copycat and cover-up has been blurred.

    BrieLena says: "Unbelievable violence against women."
    "Predictable"
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    This is the sixth David Ellis book I have listened to and as expected, the lawyer becomes a suspect and there is always a dysfunctional romance that distracts from a potentially great thriller/suspense novel. Dick Hill continues to be an excellent narrator which is the one asset that helped me get through this book. Time to move on to a new author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Breach of Trust

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David Ellis
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (395)
    Performance
    (318)
    Story
    (315)

    Jason Kolarich has spent the past year struggling to recover from the horrific deaths of his wife and baby daughter. On the night of their deaths, Kolarich was at the office, awaiting a call from a confidential informant named Ernesto Ramirez — a call that never came. Kolarich blames himself not only for the deaths of his wife and child, but for the informant’s murder as well. He can’t bring back his family, but he can find out who killed Ramirez and bring the killer to justice.

    Mama bear says: "Kept me listening."
    "Excellent listen!"
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    This was a very nice surprise. I decided to try out this author and narrator, and can honestly say I am not disappointed. Both do an excellent job at pulling the listener down a winding road of interest, intrigue, thrills and more. Highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By Chandler David
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (96)

    From C. J. Box, the New York Times-bestselling author of the Joe Pickett novels, comes a thrilling book of suspense stories about the Wyoming he knows so well - and the dark deeds and impulses that can be found there. Over the course of eighteen books, C. J. Box has been consistently hailed for his brilliant storytelling and extraordinary skills at creating character, suspense, and a deep sense of place. All of those strengths are in the ten riveting stories - three of them never before published - that make up Shots Fired.

    justin says: "That's odd...a THREE star review within 3 hours???"
    "A Rare Gem from a Rare Master"
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    C J Box is a very unique yet wonderful author who is perfectly paired with his narrator Mr Guidall. No one else could possible bring Joe Pickett and Nate alive as well as these two greats!! Thank you and please don't stop here!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Soft Targets: A Jonathan Grave Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Gilstrap
    • Narrated By Basil Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (34)

    Four children's lives hang in the balance. A vicious criminal is on the loose. With law enforcement at a dead end, there's only one man who can recover the hostages: Jonathan Grave.

    FBI Special Agent Irene Rivers is horrified to learn that because of mistakes made by agents under her command, a murderer and child molester will walk free. When Irene's own daughters become the monster's next targets, she reaches out in desperation to an elite Special Forces operator.

    shelley says: "Well written, fast paced Jonathan Graves novella"
    "Excellent!!"
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    Mr. Gilstrap is a master at what he writes and the narrator completes the package. You will not be disappointed by this well written well read book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Execution

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Dick Wolf
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (83)

    NYPD Detective Jeremy Fisk hunts an assassin working for a shadowy cartel in this action-charged second installment of Dick Wolf's New York Times best-selling series, a masterful thriller that blends politics, intrigue, and twisting suspense. A number of bodies are discovered on the United States' border with Mexico, each carved with a bizarre symbol: a hummingbird. Detective Cecilia Garza, dubbed the Ice Queen among her colleagues at the Mexican intelligence agency because she's famous for never showing an ounce of weakness, arrives at the scene and recognizes the image immediately; it is the calling card of a killer called Chuparosa.

    Piotr says: "could not finish it"
    "Well deserved rating!"
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    Dick Wolf strikes again! Well written to capture and retain the listeners attention! And the narrator breaths life into the excellent storyline!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thief: A Robin Monarch Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Mark Sullivan
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (168)

    Robin Monarch is a man with a complicated past and dangerous present. He's been a soldier, a CIA agent, and freelance operative, but first and foremost, Robin Monarch is a thief of the highest order. Orphaned at 12, Monarch originally stole for survival, then he stole for his friends and cohorts, now he steals to order and to give back to the to the woman who saved his life many years ago.

    Mel says: "Dirk Pitt / Mitch Rapp = Robin Monarch"
    "Another home run!"
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    Once again Sullivan brings it to the reader at a pace that's guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat! The narrator does a great job at bringing each characters personality to life and reveals the storyline in a manner designed to please. Well done!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Full Force and Effect: A Jack Ryan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2402)
    Performance
    (2110)
    Story
    (2099)

    A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan, Jr., and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Time they don't have.

    R. Conley says: "Thank You Mark Greaney!"
    "Another Excellent Book!!!"
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    Once again Mark Greaney has pulled out all of the stops and written a masterful thrill packed story that keeps the listener on the edge of their seat. And as usual, the never ending talent of the narrator brings all the characters to life. Fantastic!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Silent Assassin: A Dan Morgan Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Leo J. Maloney
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Code named Cobra, former CIA agent Dan Morgan is pulled in when every other option has failed. His mission: find Nikolai Novokoff, a ruthless KGB officer turned international arms dealer. Locate the weapons of mass destruction that the rogue terrorist is threatening to unleash on the world. And terminate with extreme prejudice.

    Jill says: "Mediocre at best"
    "Mediocre at best"
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    Story was inconsistent and took a long time to develop the plot. Certain aspects were cheesy and the title was not represented by the main character. There was nothing Silent about him and he was more like a puppet controlled by a cold hearted power crazed female who lead from the comfort of her cozy desk. Overall, this book doesn't hold a candle to the greats like Clancy and Greaney.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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