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MB

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  • Nineteen Minutes

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Carol Monda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2123)
    Performance
    (753)
    Story
    (768)

    Jodi Picoult delivers the riveting tale of one small town's entanglement with high-school violence.

    New York Superior Court Judge Alex Cormier is assigned to preside over the case of the alleged Sterling High School shooter. Lawyer Jordan McAffee represents Peter, the boy who, on the day of the shooting, was found in the corner of the gymnasium holding a gun to his head with a shaky hand. Detective Patrick DuCharme has one star witness, but her story keeps changing. And then there's the biggest problem of all: the star witness happens to be Judge Cormier's daughter.

    Suze says: "Mesmerizing"
    "It goes on forever"
    Overall

    I wish it had been only 19 minutes long. It drones on and on; none of the characters are sympathetic.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Survivor

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (887)
    Performance
    (789)
    Story
    (780)

    Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.

    Theodore says: "Shakes you to your very core."
    "Too Grisly for Me"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Gregg Hurwitz and/or Scott Brick?

    I read/listened to "The Program" by Mr. Hurwitz, but Mr. Brick's cadence as he is reading is annoying.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Gregg Hurwitz again?

    Not if Scott Brick is the narrator.


    What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

    His reading style and cadence is not for me. The up and then down of every paragraph is too one-dimensional and doesn't indicate more subtle meaning like irony or dark humor.


    What character would you cut from The Survivor?

    I kept getting all the Russian names confused and ultimately didn't really care about any of the characters except maybe the dog. :-)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Jihad: Political Thrillers Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (627)
    Performance
    (310)
    Story
    (303)

    Jon Bennett is a top Wall Street strategist turned senior White House advisor. But nothing has prepared him for the terror that he will face. Saddam Hussein dispatches his top hit men to assassinate the President of the United States. Iraqi terrorists spread carnage throughout London, Paris, and Riyadh...and the Butcher of Baghdad has a nuclear ace in his hand that he has not yet played.

    Joseph says: "Great book ... worth the listening to"
    "What a bore!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Last Jihad?

    The whole story. I couldn't get involved enough to keep the story straight. Possibly the most boring thriller ever and could barely be qualified as "inspirational fiction."


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Craig Johnson "A Serpent's Tooth."


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s performance?

    Did the best he could. (I know, it's 5 words.)


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (4815)
    Performance
    (4385)
    Story
    (4395)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "Didn't want it to end!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I got to within a a couple of hours of finishing and decided to start over before finishing! I just didn't want it to end!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3653)
    Performance
    (3262)
    Story
    (3261)

    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!!"
    "His BEST Book Yet!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I did recommend because it's soooo good. I didn't want it to end, so I backed up to the middle and listened again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maggie - listen and you'll understand. I'm a DOG girl.


    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I liked his inflections and especially when he gives alpha commands to Maggie. I may not have read it that way.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Protect the Pack.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this is Robert Crais's best book yet! Maybe it's because I have 3 dogs!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Still Missing

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Chevy Stevens
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1246)
    Performance
    (632)
    Story
    (641)

    On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-year-old Realtor, had three goals: sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she’s about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.

    richard says: "A singular voice; a horrendous story."
    "SUSPENSE!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is one of the most suspenseful books I've listened to and I couldn't wait to get back to it. Exciting new author!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4685)
    Performance
    (2727)
    Story
    (2748)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Andy Spooner says: "A page-turner, no doubt, but..."
    "Author WAAAAY too impressed with himself"
    Overall

    Words almost escape me as a description for this book. It only held my interest because Asheville is my hometown. His type is what we always referred to as "damn yankees." They know everything and are very impressed with themselves.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13502)
    Performance
    (7981)
    Story
    (7835)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "It's a good book if you like Romance novels"
    Overall

    I'm sorry the rating is no reflection on the author, I just don't like romance novels. I wouldn't have bought it had I realized that. I wish Audible would give the genre of books in the description.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Karl Marlantes
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3988)
    Performance
    (2179)
    Story
    (2180)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: A performance so poignant, we gave Bronson Pinchot (yes, Balki from Perfect Strangers) our inaugural Narrator of the Year award.... In the monsoon season of 1968-69 at a fire support base called Matterhorn, located in the remote mountains of Vietnam, a young and ambitious Marine lieutenant wants to command a company to further his civilian political ambitions. But two people stand in his way.

    Zachary says: "Matterhorn"
    "Unforgettable Story"
    Overall

    Devastating and unforgettable - there it is. Narration was the best - well done, Mr. Pinchot. This book will become a classic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil's Punchbowl

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (509)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (190)

    As a prosecutor in Houston, Penn Cage sent killers to death row. But as mayor of his hometown - Natchez, Mississippi - Penn will face his most dangerous threat. Urged by old friends to try to restore this fading jewel of the Old South, Penn has ridden into office on a tide of support for change. But in its quest for new jobs and fresh money, Natchez has turned to casino gambling, and now five steamboats float on the river beside the old slave market, like props from Gone With the Wind.

    MB says: "Too gruesome for me."
    "Too gruesome for me."
    Overall

    It was hard enough listening to the parts about how the women were raped and abused, but then add in dog fighting - ugh! It was a good story just way to graphic for my taste. I have enjoyed many of Mr. Iles's other books.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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