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Klaus Ahlers

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  • 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
    (1577)
    Performance
    (1361)
    Story
    (1325)

    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"
    "Typical; its everybody else’s fault!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Any one that blames everyone else for there problems.


    What could James Lee Burke have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not include his liberal agenda. How many times do New Orleans'ers need to be plummeted beneath the sea before you realize you live in the wrong place?


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It’s a fictional book and an entire chapter is about the "evil" corporate, oil and drilling companies. People dying on the rigs and massive oil spills. At the same time the main character is hallucinating back to Vietnam and a local poor, mistreated, drug addict, out of wedlock welfare recipient that could have, would have been a super star singer! How about just doing a good job at what you’re being paid to do. I would have thought that PETA would have been a great supporter of the “spill” so those murdering shrimpers and clamers couldn’t kill those poor crustaceans!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Creole Belle?

    The left wing political rhetoric.


    Any additional comments?

    The last Burke I will read. I actually get paid to get up every morning and go to work. Then they write me a check for the work I have done. I then spend the small amount of money I have left after the government takes most of it on what I want. I don’t want any more of Jimmy's books!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • I, Sniper: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (743)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (282)

    Four famed '60s radicals are gunned down at long range by a sniper. Under enormous media scrutiny, the FBI quickly concludes that Marine war hero Carl Hitchcock, whose 93 kills were considered the leading body count tally among American marksman in Vietnam, was the shooter. But as the Bureau, led by Special Agent Nick Memphis, bears down, Hitchcock commits suicide. But Nick is suspicious and asks his friend, the retired Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger, to examine the data.

    Steven says: "from a former MOS8541 and Hunter reader"
    "If Only True!"
    Overall

    Just what I'd like to see in real life! A great story and very entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • River God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (773)
    Performance
    (334)
    Story
    (338)

    Ancient Egypt. Land of the Pharaohs. A kingdom built on gold. A legend shattered by greed. Now the Valley of Kings lies ravaged by war, drained of its lifeblood, as weak men inherit the cherished crown. On the eve of the festival of Osiris, the loyal subjects of the Pharaoh gather in Thebes to pay tribute to their leader.

    Exploding with all the passion and rage of a bygone time, River God is a masterpiece of historical writing.

    Jillian says: "Highly recommended"
    "Wilbur Smith's Best"
    Overall

    I have read or listened to almost all of Wilbur Smith's books. This is one of the best. Dick Hill does a great job as the narrater as always. Enjoy the other Smith books also.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Breathless

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Cummings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (598)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (155)

    Grady Adams lives a simple, solitary life deep in the Colorado mountains. Here the 35-year-old carpenter works out of a converted barn, crafting exquisite one-of-a-kind furniture. There's little about this strong yet gentle man to suggest the experiences that have alienated him from the contemporary world. But that is about to change.

    Michael says: "Lifeless"
    "Worthless not Breathless"
    Overall

    Truly one of the worst I have read! I thought the Frankenstein thing went badly but not as bad as this. He must just need some extra cash for his place in Newport Coast.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • State of Fear

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    Overall
    (2045)
    Performance
    (470)
    Story
    (475)

    Once again Michael Crichton gives us his trademark combination of page-turning suspense, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research. State of Fear is a superb blend of edge-of-your-seat suspense and thought provoking commentary on how information is manipulated in the modern world.

    F says: "Did I read the same book as some of you?"
    "The Warming Truth"
    Overall

    One of Michael Crichton's best. The truth comes out regarding to many "save" everything organizations.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eclipse

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Richard North Patterson
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (411)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (61)

    The spellbinding story of an American lawyer who takes on a nearly impossible case - the defense of an African freedom fighter against his corrupt government's charge of murder. Damon Pierce's life has just reached a defining moment: a gifted California lawyer, he's being divorced by his wife and his work often seems soulless. Then he receives a frantic e-mail from Marissa Brand Okari - a woman he loved years ago - and decides to risk everything to respond to her plea for help.

    A User says: "Eclipse"
    "Richard North Patterson at his compelling WORST!"
    Overall

    The preview says "Richard North Patterson at his compelling best", a false statement. No one is to blame in this terrible account of "a third world country exploited" except for the outside forces. He blames the rest of the world and "A BIG OIL COMPANY" for all the failings of a country that can't govern itself or it's people.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Camel Club

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2971)
    Performance
    (1154)
    Story
    (1161)

    It exists at the fringes of Washington, D.C., has no power, and consists solely of four eccentric and downtrodden members whom society has forgotten. Their simple goal is to find the "truth" behind their country's actions.

    Alex says: "The Good, Bad, and the So-So"
    "Bad Camel"
    Overall

    I have read all of the authors other books. Either someone else has been writing them or Baldacci has lost his touch. If you want to make political statements or forward your own agenda keep it in the oped pages. I will not be reading/listening to any more of Baldacci's rhetoric.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful

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