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  • The Fifth Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Brad Meltzer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (653)
    Performance
    (548)
    Story
    (548)

    From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, there have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President of the United States. Four have been successful. But now, Beecher White - the hero of the number one New York Times best seller The Inner Circle - discovers a killer in Washington, D.C. who's meticulously re-creating the crimes of these four men. Historians have branded them as four lone wolves. But what if they were wrong?

    Janice says: "I had to stop listening a little bit into the book"
    "You must concentrate..."
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    ...or you'll be befuddled with all the twists and turns. Meltzer has his ups and downs with his books. This was an "up". Brick has his ups and downs with his narrations. This was an "up".

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • In Good Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Scott Pratt
    • Narrated By Tim Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (35)

    A family of four is slaughtered in rural Tennessee. Two weeks later, a retired high school principal and his wife are brutally slain. Two Satan-worshipping teens stand accused. It's up to prosecutor Joe Dillard to convict them. A former defense attorney who spent way too much time defending people he knew were guilty, Joe is determined to win this case to atone for his past. But an evil young woman named Natasha is responsible for the slayings and Joe knows it.

    Ted says: "A Gooey Dollop Of Para Atop The Normal Here…"
    "OK, I'm hooked on Joe Dillard..."
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    ...but the narrator is still pretty bad. Here's a case where the narrator does the book no favors...but he's not bad enough to keep me from the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Dear I Wanted to Tell You: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Louisa Young
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    The lives of two very different couples - an officer and his aristocratic wife, and a young soldier and his childhood sweetheart - are irrevocably intertwined and forever changed in this stunning World War I epic of love and war. Moving among Ypres, London, and Paris, this emotionally rich and evocative novel is both a powerful exploration of the lasting effects of war on those who fight - and those who don't - and a poignant testament to the enduring power of love.

    Judith says: "A Powerful book with a great narrator"
    "Amazing what a good narrator can do for a book"
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    This is another example of the narration bringing a book up a notch. The story and characters are strong...Dan Stevens brought the characters to life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • An Innocent Client: Joe Dillard, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Scott Pratt
    • Narrated By Tim Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (94)

    A preacher is found brutally murdered in a Tennessee motel room. A beautiful, mysterious young girl is accused. In this Mystery Readers International finalist for "Best Debut Mystery" criminal defense lawyer Joe Dillard has become jaded over the years as he's tried to balance his career against his conscience.

    Ted says: "Very Cool. Just GreatLegal Thriller."
    "Plot good. Narrartor not so good."
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    Plotline good enough so I will listen to the next in the series. I did get a little tired of the author using, "He said," when the sentence was interrogative. Robert Parker did the same thing. Annoying.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Richard Matthews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6878)
    Performance
    (2688)
    Story
    (2697)

    Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

    Corby says: "Very informative, fun to listen to"
    "This is a HOOT!"
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    I am now a font of (not so) useless information! Mr. Fahrenheit and Mr. Celsius and their respective thermometers...who knew? I'm ready for "Jeopardy".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Toymaker

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Chuck Barrett
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (378)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (340)

    Former NTSB Investigator Jake Pendleton faces a dilemma as the line blurs between right and wrong. After his judgment comes into question, Jake is entrusted to his new mentor, an eccentric old man who sees beyond Jake’s flaws. A man who makes ‘toys for spies.’ A man known as The Toymaker. Jake’s first assignment reunites him with Gregg Kaplan in a daredevil mission to rescue a fellow agent held captive in Yemen. He risks his life to stop the first attack of an al Qaeda mastermind.

    shelley says: "Great book"
    "Ooops! I started with book 2."
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    Spy vs. Spy vs. Spy. Got a kick out of part of the story being set in the tiny town where I live currently. The descriptions were even accurate. Like the "toy" maker premise. Just wasn't enough to equal a more-than-mediocre read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Far from Perfect: A Love from the Heartland Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Barbara Longley
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (318)
    Performance
    (287)
    Story
    (285)

    For Ceejay Lovejoy, life in Perfect, Indiana, has been anything but. Abandoned by her parents and left pregnant by her boyfriend, Ceejay has had to fight every step of the way to carve out a future for herself and her daughter. She swears off men for good - until the day Noah Langford appears on her doorstep. Noah narrowly survived the roadside bombing in Iraq that cost him his leg, returning home to the news that his stepbrother, Matt, has died in a car accident. It is the final blow to Noah’s shattered soul - until he learns about the girlfriend and baby Matt abandoned.

    TexasKeyLady says: "An Excellent Story. Wonderful Characters."
    "Predictable."
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    All the "good guys" are gorgeous and rich. The "bad guys" are ugly slugs. All ends happily for the the "good guys".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lincoln Myth: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (343)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (304)

    New York Times best-selling author Steve Berry returns with his latest thriller, a Cotton Malone adventure involving a flaw in the United States Constitution, a mystery about Abraham Lincoln, and a political issue that’s as explosive as it is timely - not only in Malone’s world, but in ours. September 1861: All is not as it seems. With these cryptic words, a shocking secret passed down from president to president comes to rest in the hands of Abraham Lincoln.

    Morrell says: "Painful and Confusing"
    "No disappointment here."
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    I think I've read (and/or listened to) everything by Steve Berry. I always look forward to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Death on a High Floor

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Charles Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (653)
    Performance
    (574)
    Story
    (577)

    On the 85th floor of a glittering high-rise in Los Angeles, Robert Tarza steps into the lobby of the Marbury Marfan law firm to discover his partner Simon Rafer lying in a pool of blood - an ornate dagger plunged into his back. Robert had worked with Simon for decades, and their relationship was fraught with conflict. But he never imagined he would wind up as the prime suspect for his colleague’s murder. As the evidence stacks up against him with frightening speed, he quickly falls from his respected position to that of a criminal dragged through the tabloids.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Excellent Mystery, Brilliant Narration"
    "Surprise!"
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    Got this on a whim. Turned out to be a real treat. Without giving anything away, let me say Christopher Lane was perfect. Think I would have listened to the entire book just to hear his narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Savannah Project: Jake Pendleton Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Chuck Barrett
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (118)

    Terrorism, duty, and personal safety collide when Jake Pendleton, an investigator for the NTSB, is called to investigate an aircraft accident in Savannah, Georgia during the St. Patrick's Day celebration. The accident, which at first appears to be quite run-of-the-mill, turns out to be anything but. Since Jake is not willing to pretend there are no suspicious circumstances and more than the usual share of rather unlikely "coincidences," he sets off a veritable avalanche of secrets, violence and treachery.

    Cynthia says: "Skip the first 6 min. for a better story."
    "Hard to put it into words..."
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    It's nowhere near the worst mystery to which I've listened. The plot line gets unnecessarily convoluted. It's much like "Mad Magazine's" Spy vs. Spy. Scott Brick made the listen tolerable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Kai Bird
    • Narrated By Rene Ruiz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (59)

    The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history - a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West. On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded outside the American Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people. The attack was a geopolitical turning point. It marked the beginning of Hezbollah as a political force, but even more important, it eliminated America’s most influential and effective intelligence officer in the Middle East - CIA operative Robert Ames.

    Shelly Dee says: "Not for me"
    "Not what I expected."
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    I was lured in by the fact the author once lived near Robert Ames and his family. I thought there would be much in the way of first-hand and intimate (no...not THAT kind of intimate) information. Nothing of the sort. DIdn't finish the book.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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