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Stevon

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Tempe, AZ, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Feast Day of Fools: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1073)
    Performance
    (887)
    Story
    (873)

    Celebrated crime master and two-time Edgar Award winner James Lee Burke returns with a gorgeously crafted, brutally resonant chronicle of violence along the Texas-Mexico border. Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town, meting out punishment and delivering justice in his small square of this magnificent but lawless land. When an alcoholic ex-boxer named Danny Boy Lorca begs to be locked up after witnessing a man tortured to death by a group of bandits, Hack and his deputy, Pam Tibbs, slowly extract the Indian man’s gruesome tale.

    Melinda says: "Shoot Out at the More-Than-OK Corral"
    "another good Burke"
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    I really enjoy James Lee Burke, he has become one of my faborite authors. And, Will Patton is a great narrator. Burke has good insight into human nature and comes up with some colorful characters. He brings history into his stories and weaves a great tale. Most of his books have been about Detective Dave Robicheaux and they are great set both in Louisiana and Montane. Now, with Sheriff Hackberry Holland he writes about SW Texas along the border where the good buys and bad guys are going both ways across the border.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Paris Vendetta: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (649)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (210)

    When Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile in 1821, he took to the grave a powerful secret. As general and emperor, he had stolen immeasurable riches from palaces, national treasuries, and even the Knights of Malta and the Vatican. In his final days, his British captors hoped to learn where the loot lay hidden. But he told them nothing, and in his will he made no mention of the treasure. Or did he?

    Paul says: "Excellent novel"
    "another good Berry"
    Overall

    If you like international thrillers based on historical mysteries then you'll like this book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • When the Soul Mends

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated By Jill Shellabarger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (27)

    After receiving a desperate and confusing call from her sister, Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community of her Pennsylvania childhood. Having fled in disgrace more than two years earlier, she finally has settled into a satisfying role in the Englischer world. She also has found love and a new family with the wealthy Martin Palmer and the children she is helping him raise.

    Stevon says: "the saga continues"
    "the saga continues"
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    Wow, just blew right through the 3rd anf final book of the trilogy. I really, really enjoyed this series. This one ranked right up there with the first one. Even thugh set in Amish country and with a good portion about the Amish, it's more a story of human nature, right versus wrong. I'm sorry to have the story of Hannah and Paul end. I guess I'm going to have to give the author another try at some point and see if she can match the magic of the Sisters of the Quilt:)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daddy's Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Lisa Scottoline
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    Law professor Natalie Greco has an ordered life. Then, one terrible day, everything changes. While visiting a prison, a riot erupts and a prison guard is fatally injured. Nat rushes to help him, only to hear his last words: "Tell my wife. It's under the floor. The money." Nat feels she must find his widow. But this is no simple quest, and along the way, Nat is framed for murder and the retiring scholar finds herself in a desperate fight to save her own life.

    Jim says: "jimbo2all"
    "twists and turns"
    Overall

    Yes, this Scottolini thriller had plenty of twists and turns and it was an enjoyable listen. If anything I'd like it to have been longer, more character development. But, it's interesting listening to books from a female perspective, it's good having them be strong. I was sad to realize the final twist in this one was true. It must be fun being an author deciding what to do with your characters. I hope Lisa's students appreciate her!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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