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Ruth

BUTTE, MT, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • 26 reviews
  • 48 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 73 purchased in 2014
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  • Red Gold

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (70)

    In Red Gold, Jean Casson returns to Paris under a new identity. As a fugitive from the Gestapo, he must somehow struggle to survive in the shadows and backstreets. He is determined to stay clear of trouble, yet, as the war drags on, Casson begins, inevitably, to drift back into the dangerous world of resistance and sabotage.

    Darwin8u says: "Continues the saga of Jean Casson"
    "Soooo Depressing"
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    Well, its about Nazi's crushing the human soul. I love George Guidall, but this story was depressing and kept on with a main character that had few redeeming qualities. For me, a very bad choice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • King and Maxwell

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (1494)
    Performance
    (1298)
    Story
    (1307)

    It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father...after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target? Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined.

    JR Parrow says: "Come on guys, lighten up! This was a good book!"
    "Baldacci is always worth waiting for"
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    King and Maxwell is an engaging mystery. No moments of boredom - the case just kept getting larger and more involved. It was easy to question the wisdom of several of the characters, but believable. Maxwell irritates somewhat - but I have a hard time with severely messy people. Good Read, just what I always get from Baldacci

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8011)
    Performance
    (7221)
    Story
    (7217)

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
    "Oh Yeah! Griffin is back"
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    I had stopped reading Griffin - partly because I was getting bored. I'm so glad I took a chance on Sycamore Road. I loved every chapter. It is full of rich and colorful characters, great narration and a perfect ending.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • W Is for Wasted: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1232)
    Performance
    (1083)
    Story
    (1081)

    Two dead bodies changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue. The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He'd been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him.

    karen says: "Well worth waiting for...."
    "Not exactly a Waste but close..."
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    Kinsey and Henry are like cozy friends. I'm always happy to visit with them again, but this time they were the only likeable characters. Perhaps Grafton was trying too hard to make the deadline for W. Kinsey wasn't the savvy, smart detective I'm used to and Henry's judgement was somewhat impaired.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Final Cut: A Brit in the FBI, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter, J. T. Ellison
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman, MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (329)
    Performance
    (290)
    Story
    (286)

    Scotland Yard’s new chief inspector Nicholas Drummond is on the first flight to New York when he learns his colleague, Elaine York, the "minder" of the Crown Jewels for the "Jewel of the Lion" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was found murdered. Then the centerpiece of the exhibit, the infamous Koh-i-Noor Diamond, is stolen from the Queen Mother’s crown. Drummond, American-born but raised in the UK, is a dark, dangerous, fast-rising star in the Yard who never backs down. And this case is no exception.

    Vicki says: "Great story, badly chosen narrater."
    "Sadly it was boring!"
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    I wish I had read more of the reviews. I finally stopped listening and felt relief.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 1632: Ring of Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Eric Flint
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (571)
    Performance
    (524)
    Story
    (528)

    New York Times best-selling author Eric Flint has received glowing critical praise for his Ring of Fire alternate history series. In this first installment, a West Virginia town is transported from the year 2000 to 1631 Germany at the height of the Thirty Years’ War. Thrust into conflict, the town residents must also contend with moral issues such as who should be considered a citizen.

    Ben says: "Finally on Audible!!"
    "Wow! What if?"
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    This was a terrific listen! The history was fascinating, the characters believable and even though it was a long story it never got boring.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hotel Angeline: A Novel in 36 Voices

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Erik Larson, Jamie Ford, Deb Caletti, and others
    • Narrated By Pam Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Thirty-six of the most interesting writers in the Pacific Northwest came together for a week-long marathon of writing live on stage. The result? Hotel Angeline, a truly inventive novel that surprises at every turn of the page. Something is amiss at the Hotel Angeline, a rickety former mortuary perched atop Capitol Hill in rain-soaked Seattle. Fourteen-year-old Alexis Austin is fixing the plumbing, the tea, and all the problems of the world, it seems, in her landlady mother’s absence.

    Ruth says: "Too Many Writers!"
    "Too Many Writers!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    It starts out rather engaging and then some of the authors begin to use the story for their own political views and ended making a mess of the plot and even messier characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rolling Thunder: A John Ceepak Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (550)
    Performance
    (293)
    Story
    (285)

    A prominent citizen suffers a heart attack on opening day of a brand new boardwalk roller coaster in the seedy seaside resort town Sea Haven, New Jersey. Initially ruled a tragic accident, it isnt long before there are suspicious hints of foul play, especially after another dead body is discovered: a stunning young beach beauty. Fortunately for mystery lovers, the straight-arrow cop John Ceepak and his wise-cracking young partner Danny Boyle are on the case.

    Janet says: "Great story and narration as usual!"
    "Always a Delight!"
    Overall
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    Chris Grabenstein does not disappoint with John Ceepak and his witty partner Danny Boyle. The mystery is engaging and always leaves me happy.
    Jeff Woodman is excellent as the narrator. He gets the voices perfect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4003)
    Performance
    (3576)
    Story
    (3572)

    LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

    Jacqueline says: "Gripping Page Turner!!"
    "OH So Good!"
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    This is my favorite audio book of the year! Every moment keeps you engaged - crying, laughing, hoping and finally completely fulfilled!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Faithful Spy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Alex Berenson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2204)
    Performance
    (844)
    Story
    (838)

    John Wells is the only American CIA agent ever to penetrate al Qaeda. Since before the attacks in 2001, Wells has been hiding in the mountains of Pakistan, biding his time, building his cover.

    Margaret says: "Faithful Spy"
    "So Good!"
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    I enjoy international intrigue and this book was definitely enjoyable. The action was on-going and made me look forward to listening - all the way to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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