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Cliff Hanger

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  • The Pyramid and Four Other Kurt Wallander Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Henning Mankell
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (363)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (177)

    The Pyramid is the long-awaited addition to Henning Mankell's critically celebrated and internationally best-selling Kurt Wallander mystery series: the book of five short mysteries that takes us back to the beginning. Here are the stories that trace, chronologically, Wallander's growth from a rookie cop into a young father and then a middle-aged divorcé, illuminating how Wallander became a first-rate detective and highlighting new facets of a now canonical character.

    Corinne says: "Pyramid story is extraordinary"
    "slow"
    Overall

    I loved the previous Wallender books, but this one seemed to take forever. A disappointment.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2907)
    Performance
    (2590)
    Story
    (2572)

    Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. Reacher is there to meet - in person - the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.

    Marci says: "Expect the Best"
    "Huge disappointment!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better plot and more action. More believable characters.


    What was most disappointing about Lee Child’s story?

    Soooooooo slow! I was introducing Reacher to my husband and was embarrassed that this was so boring and slow. What happened to the exciting fast moving plots of earlier Reacher books? Now we won't try another Reacher.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None. Turner did not sound like a commander but more like a mid level person. Plot got confusing at the end. Overall it was awful, to my mind. I've listened to many Reachers but sadly this is the last.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Never Go Back?

    Most of them


    Any additional comments?

    Even Dick Hill seemed off his game. Timing so slow, I thought he was another reader. He sounded like he was trying to drag it out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Likeness

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Heather O'Neill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3511)
    Performance
    (2348)
    Story
    (2353)

    Tana French's debut, In the Woods, hit the New York Times best-seller list and drew rave reviews from the Times (London) and Booklist. Picking up six months later, this riveting sequel finds Detective Cassie Maddox still scarred by her last case. When her boyfriend calls her to a chilling murder scene, Cassie is forced to face her inner demons. A young woman has been found stabbed to death outside Dublin, and the victim looks just like Cassie.

    Michael says: "Really on a Different Level"
    "really draws you in!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I haven't finished the book yet, I'm about 2/3 of the way through, so I probably shouldn't be reviewing it yet, but I have been totally drawn into the plot and the characters. The narrator does a superb job, with her Irish accent. Tana French writes beautifully, almost poetically at times! I can't wait to get back to my daily walk tomorrow when I'll continue the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Cure for All Diseases

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Reginald Hill
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (70)

    Convalescing in Sandytown, Dalziel befriends Charlotte Heywood who is researching the benefits of alternative therapy. With much in common, the two soon find themselves in league when trouble comes to town. Sandytown's principal landowners have grandiose plans for the resort -- none of which they can agree on. One of them has to go, and when one of them does, in spectacularly gruesome fashion, DCI Peter Pascoe is called in to investigate -- with Dalziel and Charlotte providing unwelcome support.

    Ellen says: "Excellent!"
    "a bit confusing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to A Cure for All Diseases the most enjoyable?

    the language and accents, the humor. Dalziel is a wonderful, unique character.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not exactly. The plot was a bit confusing. I enjoyed The Woodcutter much more.


    Have you listened to any of Jonathan Keeble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He is excellent.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed The Woodcutter and decided to hear other Reginald Hill books. Unfortunately I found this confusing, too many similar characters and a rather convoluted plot. But it was completely entertaining, and I'll try others. I'd like to know which Reginald Hill books are considered the best by other readers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Man from Beijing

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Henning Mankell
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (611)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (207)

    January 2006. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjvallen, nineteen people have been massacred. The only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene. Judge Birgitta Roslin has particular reason to be shocked: Her grandparents, the Andrns, are among the victims, and Birgitta soon learns that an Andrn family in Nevada has also been murdered. She then discovers the 19th-century diary of an Andrn ancestora gang master on the American transcontinental railwaythat describes brutal treatment of Chinese slave workers.

    Terry R. Mabry says: "The Man From Beijing is a keeper"
    "long and boring"
    Overall

    I read all of Henning Mankell's books and loved Wallender, but this book was just too long and boring. Is Mankell running out of steam? The story seemed to wander around and it was hard to keep interested.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28628)
    Performance
    (15150)
    Story
    (15197)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Fabulous!"
    Overall

    I loved this book, and listening to it with the three different readers as the main characters made it truly come to life! I never read the book in print, but I imagine that this is a case where listening to the book was far superior to reading it in print. I'm old enough to remember what it was like in the 1960s, and the descriptions in this book rang true - even though I lived in the North, many things were similar to what was happening in the South in those days. The characters and story were wonderful, and I was sorry when the book ended. I recommended it to friends and family who loved it as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6441)
    Performance
    (3850)
    Story
    (3857)

    Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorists worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world . . . and then tragedy struck.

    A User says: "Flynn never disappoints"
    "Disappointing and boring"
    Overall

    I found this boring, with cliche characters and plot, no real suspense, and too much violence - Mitch Rapp just loves killing and shows no remorse. He's a one-dimensional character. I'm sure Vince Flynn wanted to show how he became an assassin, since this deals with him as a young man getting into the business, but I still found the glorification of killing horrifying. The torture scenes were gruesome. The plot was confusing, with various political factions fighting and no real explanation of their differences. Most of the characters sounded the same. I read Act of Treason first and thought it was much better. Lee Child's Jack Reacher is a more interesting character than Mitch Rapp.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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