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  • Hollywood Station: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (252)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (90)

    They call him the Oracle. He's got 46 years under his belt and more hash marks than a football field. More importantly, he has a crew of cops to look out for on the streets of Hollywood. From his understaffed office at Hollywood Station, he keeps a close eye on his squad who spend their day in patrol cars, and their nights in the underbelly of a city that never sleeps.

    wsoxfan2005 says: "Excellent"
    "Wambaugh does it again"
    Overall

    You would have to have been a policeman who worked teh streets of Hollywood for the LAPD to fully appreciate this story. I was and I do.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Adam Makos
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    Overall
    (1119)
    Performance
    (1019)
    Story
    (1032)

    Four days before Christmas in 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a 21-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. It was their first mission. Suddenly a sleek, dark shape pulled up on the bomber’s tail - a German Messerschmitt fighter. Worse, the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber with the squeeze of a trigger.

    JerryL says: "An Absolutely Incredcredible Audiobook!"
    "Incredible story made even better for being true"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to A Higher Call the most enjoyable?

    Well written and expertly read


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed learning about the day to day lives of the characters as well as their combat experiences. It was the manner in which the story unfolded, bit by bit that kept me on the edge of my seat, always wanting to hear what is next.

    The absolute best though was the reunion, how it came about, how they each felt that was the high point in the story for me.

    One final thought, my thoughts are also on Franz Steigler's parents, they are the reason he became the man he did!


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

    I don't know that listening to Robertson Dean was better than reading it myself. I can say he did a masterful job and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to him!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I must admit to choking up listening to their reunion


    Any additional comments?

    WONDERFUL read, particularly for WWII buffs, but also for anyone who enjoys a good human interest story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Up Country

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1846)
    Performance
    (658)
    Story
    (652)

    In the latest from Nelson DeMille (author of The Lion's Game), Paul Brenner is called out of CID retirement to investigate the murder 30 years ago of an army lieutenant in Vietnam. Brenner's trip up country, with a beautiful American expatriate for company, will lead him to uncover an explosive, long-buried secret.

    James B says: "You Must Read Up Country"
    "Written well, POORLY narrated"
    Overall

    The story is classic DeMille and interesting to me because I served there in the US Army as a young soldier. I am VERY disappointed that the narrator did not take the time or make the effort to learn the pronunciation of Vietnamese locations as pronounced by the GIs who were there. Our pronunciations may have not been correct Vietnamese but to have the characters use non-GI pronunciations is VERY un-realistic. Some so badly so I had to struggle to determine what location he was actually referring to.

    This lack of research or concern seriously degraded my pleasure in listening to this book. Just another slap in the face to Vietnam era vets.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hollywood Crows: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    When Nate and Bix Rumstead (a supposedly upstanding cop with serious sobriety issues) find themselves caught up with bombshell Margot Aziz, they think they're just having some fun. But in Hollywood, nothing is ever what it seems.

    Christopher Williams says: "Laugh out loud funny and deadly serious"
    "Wambaugh at his best"
    Overall

    He has done it again. As a former LAPD officer who worked the streets of Hollywood I can fully appreciate the interpersonal relationships and how they relate to create this wonderful story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Streets of Nice: The Bank Heist of the Century

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ken Follett, Rene L. Maurice
    • Narrated By Roddy McDowall
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    Robert says: "Under the Streets of Nice"
    "Another Follet Success"
    Overall

    Once again Ken Follet takes a little remembered piece of history and tells a fascinating tale everyone will enjoy. Roddy McDowell is the perfect narrator for this story. His reading adds much to the entertainment and understanding of the tale.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Company of Liars

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Karen Maitland
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (93)

    On this day of ill omen, plague makes its entrance. Within weeks, swathes of England will be darkened by death's shadow. While panic and suspicion flood the land, a small band of travelers comes together to outrun the breakdown in law and order. But when one of their number is found hanging from a tree, the chilling discovery confirms that something more sinister than plague is in their midst.

    Richard says: "A teller of tales"
    "A Fascinating Page Turner"
    Overall

    This book was a wonderful experience. It never ceased to entertain, educate and please.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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