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  • Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Edward Rutherfurd
    • Narrated By Richard Matthews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (641)
    Performance
    (289)
    Story
    (292)

    The saga begins in tribal, pre-Christian Ireland during the reign of the fierce and mighty High Kings at Tara, with the tale of two lovers whose travails cleverly echo the ancient Celtic legend of Cuchulainn. From that stirring beginning, Rutherfurd takes the reader on a powerfully imagined journey through the centuries. Through the interlocking stories of a memorable cast of characters we see Ireland through the lens of its greatest city.

    DECLO 68 says: "FANTASTIC!"
    "A Classic"
    Overall

    This book is extremely well written and masterfully narrated. I have read this author's Sarum and London, and have the hard copy of this, but chose instead to listen to it. I am glad I did as it brought the history to life for me.

    If any of you readers out there want more saga's of Ireland, I would encourage you to read Trinity and Redemption by Leon Uris. Audible....you should get both those for 5 star listening like the Prince's.

    I am getting ready to listen to the Rebel's and know that it will be as enjoyable as this.

    A wonderful listen, a great book.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Keeper: Dismas Hardy, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (275)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (237)

    On the evening before Thanksgiving, Hal Chase, a guard in the San Francisco County Jail, drives to the airport to pick up his step-brother for the weekend. When they return, Hal’s wife, Katie, has disappeared without a clue. By the time Dismas Hardy hears about this, Katie has been missing for five days. The case strikes close to home because Katie had been seeing Hardy’s wife, a marriage counselor. By this time, the original Missing Persons case has become a suspected homicide, and Hal is the prime suspect.

    P. Giorgio says: "Where did Hardy go?"
    "Always enjoy Dismas and Abe"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was not thrilled with the narrator for most of the book, but chose to ignore it because I really like these characters. As a resident of California I also find the subject matter Mr. Lescroart writes about interesting and well informed. There was one very tiny moment of dialogue that gave me the clue as to "who done it" and I was quite pleased to know I was correct! All in all an enjoyable listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Play Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1237)
    Performance
    (502)
    Story
    (495)

    Few can rival attorney Andy Carpenter's affection for golden retrievers, especially his own beloved Tara. After he astonishes a New Jersey courtroom by successfully appealing another golden's death sentence, Andy discovers that this gentle dog is a key witness to a murder that took place five years before. Andy pushes the boundaries of the law even further as he struggles to free an innocent man by convincing an incredulous jury to take canine testimony seriously. It will take all the tricks Andy's fertile mind can conceive to get to the bottom of a remarkable chain of impersonations and murder, and to save a dog's life - and his own - in the process.

    Amazon Customer says: "Brilliant, Funny, a GREAT READ"
    "Very Entertaining"
    Overall

    I have "read" all of David Rosenfelt's books and they are all wonderful. Grover Gardner is Andy Carpenter. You can't miss on any of them!

    I hope there are many more adventures of Andy Carpenter and his friends.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Black Maps

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Peter Spiegelman
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (11)

    John March is a former cop now working as a P.I. in Manhattan. Haunted by his past, work is what keeps him sane, but his current case threatens to have the opposite effect. It involves an attempted extortion; an investment banker with some serious skeletons in his closet; and a money launderer diabolically adept at both psychological and physical intimidation.

    Jerry says: "Incredibly mixed bag, this one..."
    "Good Listen"
    Overall

    I liked John March and I thought the narrator was good overall, but he did tend to make some of his characters sound a little too much alike which then made the story line a little more difficult to follow.

    I would listen again to this author to follow John March and see if he is a character that I would continue to care about.

    Only 3 stars because I have nothing to compare it to.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Echelon Vendetta: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By David Stone
    • Narrated By Firdous Bamji
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (938)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (121)

    When CIA "fixer" Micah Dalton's friend and mentor turns up dead, he's put on a collision course with a killer who has a penchant for intricate knife-work and Native American mysticism, a sadist who is killing ex-CIA agents. The victims are hard-nosed field men whose only link to one another seems to be a global surveillance operation called Echelon. The murders appear to be acts of retribution. But for what?

    Carmela08 says: "Excellent spy tale"
    "Great listen"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this book. The narrator was very good. It's a great addition to anyone's library for vacation books. It never dragged for me, and I look forward to another from this author.

    0 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
    (2398)
    Performance
    (1014)
    Story
    (1007)

    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"
    "Very Good Read"
    Overall

    My first read of this author and I enjoyed it very much. It's not better than The Lion's Game which is one of my all time favorites, but it was close. The narrator did a great job with voices, although the main guy was my least favorite. I kept thinking "lose the Clint Eastwood act", but it didn't detract from my overall enjoyment of the book. The litmus test for me is if I would read it or tell my friends to read it. Absolutely this is on the read and enjoy list. A perfect vacation book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jeff Shaara
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (402)
    Performance
    (201)
    Story
    (201)

    A modern master of the historical novel, Jeff Shaara has painted brilliant depictions of the Civil War, the Revolutionary War, and World War I. Now he embarks upon his most ambitious epic, a trilogy about the military conflict that defined the 20th century. The Rising Tide begins a staggering work of fiction bound to be a new generation's most poignant chronicle of World War II.

    C. McCoy says: "Thoroughly Enjoyed"
    "History lesson at it's best"
    Overall

    This was a great listen. It was not so different from growing up listening to the stories my father told us about his 4 years in the army and fighting in Europe during WWII. My kids have been fortunate enough to learn much of this from both their grandfather's perspective too.

    The author was able to write the facts as those who lived it, saw it, and presented it in such a way as to make the reader understand what it was like to be there. All in story form which made it extremely well written.

    I thought the narrator did an outstanding job with all the voices, so that I too was able to identify them as they spoke. He made it a story as well as a lesson in history. Especially with the ending and telling us how all of these men lived after the war.

    I hope the author can take on the great war WWI with as much vigor as he has with the Rising Ride, because much of what happened there brought the world to this story.



    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Center

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1573)
    Performance
    (568)
    Story
    (569)

    Carpenter, the Paterson, N.J., lawyer whose wealth allows him to work as seldom as he chooses, is recovering from the loss of the love of his life, Laurie Collins, who has moved home to Findlay, Wis., to become the acting chief of police. When Laurie calls Andy for help after arresting 21-year-old Jeremy Davidson for murders that she thinks he didn't commit, Andy can't resist heading off to Findlay with his faithful dog, Tara.

    J. says: "What a Hoot!"
    "Andy rules"
    Overall

    Great character. Narration is really good. Throughly entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bury the Lead

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (789)
    Performance
    (286)
    Story
    (284)

    Northern New Jersey has a new local hero on its cultural crime turf. He's Andy Carpenter, the Paterson defense attorney who can sling a quip as fast as he can outmaneuver a snarling prosecutor. Acclaimed author David Rosenfelt's first novel was nominated for an Edgar Award. Now, in this new novel, the intrepid lawyer is thrust into the spotlight where he risks becoming a media victim...of the most fatal kind.

    Rajesh says: "Thoroughly enjoyable"
    "Very entertaining"
    Overall

    I am new to this author and was happy to find another character that I enjoyed as much as lawyer Butch Karp and his wife Marlene. I look forward to more books with Andy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whiteout

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Josephine Bailey
    Overall
    (498)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (214)

    Like no other suspense author in his genre, Follett reinvents the thriller with each new storyline. But nothing matches the intricate, knife-edge drama of Whiteout.

    B. W. Larsen says: "Ken Follett goes Danielle Steeel"
    "Not one of his best"
    Overall

    I have read a lot of Ken Follett and this is not even close to one of his best. It's entertaining but a bit long and predictable at the end. The narration was good for the most part, but it got boring and I didn't really like the characters that much. The whole family was a little hard to like in my opinion.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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