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  • The Street Lawyer

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Michael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, a giant Washington, D.C., firm with 800 lawyers. The money was good and getting better; a partnership was three years away. He was a rising star, with no time to waste, no time to stop. No time for a conscience. But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Michael survived; his assailant did not. Who was this homeless man? Michael did some digging and found a dirty secret, and the secret involved Drake & Sweeney.

    Marius says: "Warm and well-told"
    "Just riveting"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    As good as it gets - in all cetegories. Kudos to all involved.
    If you miss this one, you are missing a great deal than just a book and a few hours of listening. The true plight of so many homeless and the endeavors of a few unsung heros are very accutately portrayed. I usually listen to an Audible or read a book only once. Only rarely does one stand out to the extent that I will give it the time for a second "listen". This is one on my very short list and in a few months will probably give it thrice over.
    The best fee I ever got for representing the disadvantaged was a paper bag of homemade fried bread. The best I ever tasted. This was all because of an inoperative heater in an apartment that State law required to be furnished. The story reminded me of how little time there is to do "what's right".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • High Profile

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (47)

    When the body of controversial talk-show host Walton Weeks is discovered hanging from a tree on the outskirts of Paradise, police chief Jesse Stone finds himself at the center of a highly public case. When another dead body, that of a young woman, is discovered just a few days later, the pressure to solve the crimes becomes almost unbearable.

    Horace says: "Best Parker in a while"
    "Not edited for an Audible experience"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    There are so many "he said" and "she saids" that the book became annoying after the first few minutes and I never did get through the first chapter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hour of the Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By J. A. Jance
    • Narrated By Gene Engene
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (27)

    A brutal, psychopathic murderer is released from prison - and stalks his prey with intent to kill.

    Marion says: "Hour of the Hunter"
    "Scratchy background noises"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I kept thinking that it was just my device but it isn't. I even tried restarting my device. No joy. I have never had a Mr. Engene narration have this scratchy background but it is very disconcerting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Worth Dying For: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2391)
    Performance
    (1195)
    Story
    (1192)

    There’s deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska... and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved case of a missing child, already decades-old, that Reacher can’t let go. The Duncans want Reacher gone - and it’s not just past secrets they’re trying to hide. They’re awaiting a secret shipment, and they have the kind of customers no one can afford to annoy.

    Lesley says: "Reacber never fails"
    "Redundant Story Lines"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I like the Reacher series. This one was a bit disappointing because of the same story lines and even some of the same language and descriptions of locations, literally word for word.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deep South

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Nevada Barr
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (90)

    Nevada Barr's award-winning mystery series captivates fans with vividly drawn wilderness settings and the resourceful sleuth, middle-aged park ranger Anna Pigeon. Deep South portrays Anna boldly confronting hostile teenagers, suspicious locals, and a resentful "old-boy" network as she struggles to solve a gruesome murder. Anna leaves behind her beloved Mesa Verde to take on a position as district park ranger of the Mississippi Natchez Trace Parkway.

    Andy says: "Great sense of place"
    "Basically a good read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I always enjoy a good mystery. This was good but it seemed a bit on the . . . .
    Well, I am not sexist but I think women would more identify with this novel. It really was enjoyable from a male perspective but I know my wife will enjoy it more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flash Point

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By James W. Huston
    • Narrated By Adams Morgan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    Sean Woods and Tony Vialli are F-14 pilots stationed aboard the USS George Washington in the Mediterranean. During a port call in Naples, Vialli falls for a beautiful woman he meets on a train who tells him she's Italian. She finally reveals she isn't Italian at all, and lures him out of the country to visit her. Vialli submits false leave papers, swears Woods to secrecy, and flies off to see her.

    BRUCE says: "Liked this book"
    "Narration could be better"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Mr Morgan must be a good narrator or he wouldn't have been chosen for what I consider a good read. He comes up very short on this one. It sounds like it is read at the local library.
    Apologies to Mr. Morgan but I am just calling it as I see (hear) it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Interview with Author Jack Weatherford

    • ORIGINAL (11 mins)
    • By Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated By Mark Kondracki
    Overall
    (215)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (90)

    An anthropologist by training, Jack Weatherford has always been interested in the role of tribal peoples in history. In this candid interview, he weaves together topics as disparate as Genghis Khan’s spiritual legacy, the history of cyber-money, and the gastronomic debt we owe to Native Americans. Along the way, he even recites a few lines of Mongolian poetry for curious listeners! Please enjoy this free interview and get to know the eclectic and enlightening work of Jack Weatherford.

    Jean says: "Interview with famous anthropologist"
    "Good Interview but too short."
    Overall

    I wish this could have been longer. Jack weatherford is a great writer and speaker. I hope he writes a book about his years in Mongolia, the trials, tribulations, culture and experiences experienced during his research.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Will They Ever Trust Us Again? Letters From the War Zone

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Michael Moore
    • Narrated By Michael Moore, Multiple Readers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    American soldiers serve willingly. They risk their lives so the rest of us can be safe. The one small thing they ask is that they not be sent into harm's way unless it is absolutely necessary.

    Amazon Customer says: "Ways You Can Support Our Troops"
    "Pay good money for someone to read emails to me?"
    Overall

    This is just hour after hour of narrators reading emails received by servicemen, past and present, who support Michael Moores position, which I happen to agree with, but I feel a bit cheated that M.M. did not actually write this book. The servicemen and women did it with very little input from Mr. Moore. The emails are certainly touching but very redundant. This could have been a one hour book and that's stretching it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dude, Where's My Country?

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Michael Moore
    • Narrated By D. David Morin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (541)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    He is the scourge of Stupid White Men everywhere. He's taken on fat cats, gun nuts, lying politicians. The Guardian describes him as "a wake-up call, a kick in the mental backside." And now, Michael Moore is back, daring to ask the most urgent question of these perilous times: Dude, Where's My Country?

    Carl says: "I am politically to the left - this is just bad"
    "Makes one think"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this for about the first 3 hours. Then, it just got a bit boring and I found myself drifting mentally and physically. I did get all the way through it but you really have to like listening to Mr. Moores philosophy to get there in one . . . read?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Do as I Say (Not As I Do)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Peter Schweizer
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    Peter Schweizer decided to investigate in depth the private lives of prominent liberals, to examine whether they lived by the principles they so forcefully advocate. What he found was a long list of contradictions. Schweizer's conclusion is simple: liberalism in the end forces its adherents to become hypocrites. Schweizer's book thus exposes the contradiction at the core of liberalism: If these ideas don't work for the very individuals who promote them, how can they work for the country?

    K says: "An Eye Opener"
    "Sleep Potion"
    Overall

    Impossible to become addicted to this. You will immediatly fall asleep and NEVER listen again.

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful

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