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  • The Secret Society of Demolition Writers

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly, Sebastian Junger, Benjamin Cheever, and others
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar, Ellen Archer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    In the spirit of the demolition derby, where drivers take heedless risks with reckless abandon, welcome to the first convocation of The Secret Society of Demolition Writers. Here is a one-of-a-kind collection by famous authors writing anonymously and dangerously. With the usual concerns about reputations and renown cast aside, these 12 daredevils have each contributed an extreme, no-holds-barred, unsigned story, each shining as brightly and urgently as hazard lights.

    John says: "Disappointed at best"
    "Demolition Derby"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Not for me, didn't like it. I thought I would recognize the stories from some favorite writers (Michael Connelly) but no... Stay with your tried and true.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter: Dexter, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated By Jeff Lindsay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (508)
    Performance
    (463)
    Story
    (467)

    Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened - of himself or some other fiend.

    Jane says: "This was fun because it was different."
    "Darkly Dreary Dumb Dexter"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It is probably just me but I don't find this storyline remotely interesting. I did listen to the entire book hoping for a turnaround. But not. Now I know why I never watched the TV show.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • My Early Life

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Winston Churchill
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (140)

    One of the classic volumes of autobiography, My Early Life is a lively and colourful account of a young man's quest for action, adventure and danger. Churchill's schooldays are undistinguished, but he is admitted to Sandhurst and embarks on a career as a soldier and a war correspondent, seeing action in Cuba, in India, in the Sudan - where he took part in the battle of Omdurman, of which he gives us a stirring account - and finally in South Africa.

    Janet H. Maddox says: "What an amazing life!"
    "Not interested in hearing about Winston's problems"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Boring. Sorry. Maybe it livened up when he became an adult but I can't get through little Winston.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Damnation Game

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Clive Barker
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (169)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (152)

    Marty Strauss, a gambling addict recently released from prison, is hired to be the personal bodyguard of Joseph Whitehead, one of the wealthiest men in the world. The job proves more complicated and dangerous than he thought, however, as Marty soon gets caught up in a series of supernatural events involving Whitehead, his daughter (who is a heroin addict), and a devilish man named Mamoulian, with whom Whitehead made a Faustian bargain many years earlier, during World War II.

    gzl5ry says: "Awesome release, I am a happy man!"
    "Sorry, Can't recommend this one."
    Overall
    Performance
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    I really did not like this book. I suffered through it because of "not finishing a book" guilt or something. It was a horror movie in writing on pages. I am not against horror movies but this plot was TOOOOO LOOONNNGGG. It went back and forth and here and there. If it had been at least one third shorter (think film editing), it might have been ok.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Morgue Drawer Four: Morgue Drawer, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jutta Profijt
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (246)
    Story
    (242)

    Shy, but scrupulous, he is happy working as a coroner in the Cologne morgue - until one of his usually taciturn “clients” starts talking to him. It seems the ghost of a recently deceased (and surprisingly chatty) small-time car thief named Pascha is lingering near his lifeless body in drawer number four of Martin’s morgue. He remains for one reason: his accidental death was actually murder. Pascha isn’t too keen on the good doctor, considering the tidy manner in which his body was dissected upon the autopsy table.

    Patricia says: "My first read by this author"
    "A tale narrated by a ghost..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was a different approach. Liked it, didn't love it. I might try another by this author.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Robert B. Parker's Wonderland

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Ace Atkins, Robert B. Parker (creator)
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (131)

    Henry Cimoli and Spenser have been friends for years, yet the old boxing trainer has never asked the private eye for a favor. Until now. A heavy-handed developer is trying to buy up Henry's condo on Revere Beach and sends thugs to move the process along. Soon Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, find a trail leading to a mysterious and beautiful woman, a megalomaniacal Las Vegas kingpin, and plans to turn a chunk of land north of Boston into a sprawling casino. Bitter rivals emerge, alliances turn, and the uglier pieces of the Boston political machine look to put an end to Spenser's investigation.

    Bookbums says: "Good but not quite"
    "Again Spenser!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Thanks to Ace Atkins for channeling RBP's essence and Joe M for making it live. RBP gone too soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sixkill

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (164)

    On location in Boston, bad-boy actor Jumbo Nelson is accused of the rape and murder of a young woman. From the start the case seems fishy, so the Boston PD calls on Spenser to investigate. Things don't look so good for Jumbo, whose appetites for food, booze, and sex are as outsized as his name. He was the studio's biggest star, but he's become its biggest liability...

    Jean says: "SixKill"
    "Spenser!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Just the usual - I love Robt. B. Parker and I love Joe Mantegna. Unbeatable combo.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Intern's Handbook: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Shane Kuhn
    • Narrated By Pete Simonelli
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (171)

    John Lago is a very bad guy. But he’s the very best at what he does. And what he does is infiltrate top-level companies and assassinate crooked executives while disguised as an intern. Interns are invisible. That’s the secret behind HR, Inc., the elite “placement agency” that doubles as a network of assassins for hire who take down high-profile targets that wouldn’t be able to remember an intern’s name if their lives depended on it.

    Douglas says: "started with great expectations, but a huge bust"
    "Off key and edgy - I liked it!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is an interesting story, told from an interesting perspective, a narrative of the main character.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Gods of Guilt

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3970)
    Performance
    (3500)
    Story
    (3495)

    Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life.

    Jane says: "Definitely entertaining. I had some smiles."
    "Micky Haller - the Lincoln lawyer"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This one is really good. (They are all good). Characters are developing nicely. I am glad I am reading them in chronological order!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Survivors Club

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By J. Carson Black
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (217)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (187)

    Detective Tess McCrae investigates a grisly crime scene in the ghost town of Credo, Arizona. The evidence suggests a cartel drug hit. But Tess, with a nearly faultless photographic memory, sees what others might miss: This is no drug killing. Someone went to gruesome lengths to cover their tracks. The killer’s trail leads from Tucson to California - from anti-government squatters to the heights of wealthy society. As Tess follows the trail of gore and betrayal, perfect and indelible in her memory, she uncovers far more than one man’s murder and solves much more than one isolated crime.

    Gang of Four says: "Liked it; but..."
    "Survivor's club barely surviving"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book was "OK". I can't say much more than that. The plot and characters were a bit hard to follow which is not good for an audible book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated By Garrison Keillor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (883)
    Performance
    (602)
    Story
    (606)

    Garrison Keillor's latest book is about the wedding of a girl named Dede Ingebretson, who comes home from California with a guy named Brent. Dede has made a fortune in veterinary aromatherapy; Brent bears a strong resemblance to a man wanted for extortion who's pictured on a poster in the town's post office. Then there's the memorial service for Dede's aunt Evelyn, who led a footloose and adventurous life after the death of her husband 17 years previously.

    Shelli Bell says: "Brillliant but not lighthearted"
    "Woe - Be - Gone"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I know the Wobegon stories have become classics. If I read this one instead of listening, I very well may have liked it. The narration didn't work for me. I typically listen in my car. Garrison speaks way to softly to hear while in the car with ambient sounds. And his cadence will entrance you - literally, put you in a trance. I did love that old lady!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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