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  • Practice to Deceive

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Ann Rule
    • Narrated By Anne Twomey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (61)

    One wintery night on tiny, quiet Whidbey Island off the coast of Washington, Russ Douglas spent Christmas with his estranged wife, Brenna. He left Brenna Douglas's home in Langley on the morning of December 26, 2003 to run some errands. He didn't return - dead of gunshot to the head. The suspects included an aging beauty queen, her guitar-teacher lover, and Russell's widow, Brenna. With her trademark aplomb, Ann Rule unravels the fascinating story of a murder, a small town, and a number of potential killers.

    Mary says: "Really disappoints! What happened Ann Rule?"
    "Not what i expected"
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    Any additional comments?

    This was not necessarily that interesting a case. This could of been done in 2-3 hours. Instead there was a lot of unnecessary filler. The case is technically ongoing as one of the original suspects may still be charged. Ann should of waited this case out or should of written about a more interesting case.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Exposed: The Secret Life of Jodi Arias

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jane Velez-Mitchell
    • Narrated By Elizabeth White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (87)

    On June 9, 2008, the butchered body of Travis Alexander was found in his Mesa, Arizona, home. The grisly nature of his death made instant headlines: With 29 knife wounds, his throat slit, and a gunshot to the head, Travis was left to die. The prime suspect in the case was Alexander's ex-girlfriend, the attractive and soft-spoken Jodi Arias. Though Arias initially said that she was nowhere near the scene of crime, little about this case was as it seemed, and before long she had been caught lying to police. As the investigation progressed, her lies evolved multiple times before finally resting on an appalling claim: She had killed Travis in self-defense.

    Amazon Customer says: "A Biased view of Jodi Arias"
    "Good story, Bad narrater"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I did not follow the case in the news so i thought i would buy the audio book. Was very informative but the narrator was very annoying in her halting voice. The author was very biased but that is understandable being that this case was no way a "whodunit".

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • London Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Edward Bloor
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    Martin Conway is sleeping his life away, aimless and unhappy, until the boy appears in his room. He is a long-dead English boy, and he has an urgent question to ask. Martin, for his own sanity, hopes and prays it is just a dream. But then one dream becomes two, then three, then four.

    Michael says: "Call this book"
    "Not my type"
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    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I love time travel but this was not my type of story. The narrator was excellent though.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Brendan I. Koerner
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (213)

    A shattered Army veteran and a mischievous party girl, Roger Holder and Cathy Kerkow commandeered Western Airlines Flight 701 as a vague protest against the war. Through a combination of savvy and dumb luck, the couple managed to flee across an ocean with a half-million dollars in ransom, a feat that made them notorious around the globe. Koerner spent four years chronicling this madcap tale, which involves a cast of characters ranging from exiled Black Panthers, to African despots, to French movie stars.

    Scott says: "A very entertaining and engaging audiobook"
    "Forgot about this time in history"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Skies Belong to Us the most enjoyable?

    I was a teenager when the hijacking epidemic occurred and I forgot that it was that prevalent. Back then just like it is to a degree today, the airlines, if they are not forced to do something in the name of safety, will not do it if it will cost them money.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (344)
    Performance
    (302)
    Story
    (300)

    It was just another day on the job for 53-year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama, a United States-flagged cargo ship that was carrying, among other things, food and agricultural materials for the World Food Program. That all changed when armed Somali pirates boarded the ship.

    AudioAddict says: "Pirates of the ... Gulf of Aden"
    "Very good non fiction read"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to A Captain's Duty again? Why?

    Both this audiobook and the movie are great, but if you have the choice, listen or read the book first before watching the movie.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jack Cheevers
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (40)

    In 1968, a small, dilapidated American spy ship set out on a dangerous mission to pinpoint military radar stations along the coast of North Korea. Packed with advanced surveillance equipment and classified intelligence documents, the USS Pueblo was poorly armed and lacked backup by air or sea. Its crew, led by a charismatic, hard-drinking, ex-submarine officer named Pete Bucher, was made up mostly of untested sailors in their teens and twenties.

    Jean says: "Mesmerizing book"
    "Should be told in history classes"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Act of War?

    This is a great example of the corrupt politicians sacrificing this brave crew of the Pueblo for their own benefit. I could see the current North Korea regime doing the same thing today.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2577)
    Performance
    (2334)
    Story
    (2338)

    Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

    Linda B says: "Well done story"
    "Great until the end"
    Overall
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    Could you see Pines being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I can see this being a tv series on the sci fi channel


    Any additional comments?

    The book was great until the silly unbelievable ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Obsessed

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By M. William Phelps
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (52)

    Sheila Davalloo was young, attractive, and successful. When she started a new job at a cutting-edge research lab in Stamford, Connecticut, she met the man of her dreams. Nelson Sessler had no idea how violently Sheila would react when he began seeing a co-worker, Anna Lisa Raymundo. Sheila eliminated her rival in a bloody knife attack - and then turned her rage on another victim she saw as an obstacle to her passions.

    Amazon Customer says: "Avoid this narrator"
    "Not bad"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I actually live nearby where Shiela and her husband lived. The author had some minor location errors but the story was easy to follow. The only issue was if you had no idea who the killer was when you started the book, this was given to you by the author very early on. This book I believe is probably purchased mostly by the locals in the various communities or people that were directly involved in the case. Guys (and girls) watch out who you become involved with !

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Worst Ideas Ever: A Celebration of Embarrassment

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Daniel Kline, Jason Tomaszewski
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (647)
    Performance
    (589)
    Story
    (589)

    From memorable disasters such as New Coke, the XFL, and Tiger Woods’ marriage to less-remembered failures such as Yugo, Cop Rock, and Microsoft’s BOB, Worst Ideas Ever revisits history’s biggest blunders. Whether it’s a pop culture failure or a political one, Worst Ideas Ever uncovers the ridiculous stories behind mistakes so huge, you’ll have to constantly remind yourself that they actually happened.

    Sara says: "Wears out quickly"
    "Great quick read"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I actually liked this book. I am a trivia fan by heart and like the old retro products that never made it. I found myself googling the failed ideas after the chapters. Great value for the money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Eric Blehm
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1167)
    Performance
    (1059)
    Story
    (1072)

    When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan - but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, "I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me."

    M. Kuhnert says: "Moving"
    "Great story!"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    A great patriotic true story. Better than any comparable fiction. Makes you proud to be an American!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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