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  • Deadly Heat

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Richard Castle
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (267)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (246)

    Determined to find justice for her mother, top NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat continues to pursue the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered her execution more than a decade ago. For the hunt, Nikki teams once again with her romantic partner, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jameson Rook, and their quest for the old spy and the motive behind the past murder unearths an alarming terror plot, which is anything but ancient history. It is lethal. It is now. And it has already entered its countdown phase.

    Stacey Joseph says: "Narrator ruins the characters."
    "Can the heat rise much higher"
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    If you could sum up Deadly Heat in three words, what would they be?

    Great next installment


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sorry more than one


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Robert Petkoff?

    Yes but hope it will not be from this series. Nothing personal Mr. P


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

    It just keeps getting hotter


    Any additional comments?

    GREAT follow up to the last book. This series always leaves me wanting more.....heat. Read other reviews about the book knocking the narrator. I can understand the comments but I do feel Petkoff did do a fine job with my only caveat being that Heller did a better job with the differences (voices) of the core ensemble. Why I do not know as the other characters in the book were affordered their own unique inflections, accents and well life. I do hope Mr. Heller will return for the next Installment of Nikki Heat as in other series read many times by a particular actor we learn to identify with the "sound" they have created for each character. That said I will be anxiously awaiting Mr. Castle's (who ever you are) next book either it be stormy or hot..

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Burglar in the Closet

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    Popular author Lawrence Block creates the wild and wonderful world of Bernie Rhodenbarr: fine, upstanding citizen by day, and crafty burglar by night. In this hilarious whodunit, Bernie does a favor for his dentist, only to discover mixing his personal and professional lives can be hazardous to his well-being. As Bernie squirms in the dental chair, Dr. Sheldrake presents a business proposition. He wants Bernie to rob his estranged wife's apartment while she's out enjoying the New York City nightlife.

    Jerry says: "The perfect title"
    "The perfect title"
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    Fun story, nice twists and turns and since it is read by one of my favorite narrators.
    Well you can't ask for more on slant weekend.
    VERY entertaining too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Death Collectors: Carson Ryder/Harry Nautilus #2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jack Kerley
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    Fast-forward more than thirty years: A suspected prostitute is found murdered in a candlelit motel room, the first in a series of horrors suggesting Hexcamp's art remains alive and treacherous. Following a trail of beautiful - and profoundly disturbing - artwork, homicide detectives Carson Ryder and Harry Nautilus descend into the shocking world of the Death Collectors, people who spend vast sums to collect serial-killer memorabilia.

    Jerry says: "Wonderful"
    "Wonderful"
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    What a shame there are only two books by the wonderful storyteller available here in the US. Truly our loss.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4776)
    Performance
    (4262)
    Story
    (4263)

    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!!"
    "This story was a Dog"
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    With that said, this has got to be one of the best stories I have read. Not an element is missing and wether you are a dog lover like me or not you will be by the end of the book.
    Hope, fear, love, challenge redemption and success.
    Not a element is missing.
    ENJOY

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Buried Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1997)
    Performance
    (1251)
    Story
    (1238)

    A house demolition provides an unpleasant surprise for Minneapolis - the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic. It looks like they've been there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long.In 1985, Davenport was a young cop with a reputation for recklessness, and the girls' disappearance was a big deal. His bosses ultimately declared the case closed, but he never agreed with that. Now that he has a chance to investigate it all over again, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: It wasn't just the bodies that were buried. It was the truth.

    Stevon says: "good story"
    "Once past the beginning, a great book"
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    If this is your first in the series the start will help you understand the story line. For us who have read every other Harry Bosch well once through this I could not put it down.
    Thanks John and Richard another great story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lost Light: Harry Bosch Series, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    Overall
    (2783)
    Performance
    (1271)
    Story
    (1285)

    Four years ago, LAPD detective Harry Bosch was on a movie set, asking questions about the murder of a young production assistant, when an armored car arrived with $2 million cash for use in a heist scene. In a life-imitates-art firestorm, a gang of masked men converged on the delivery and robbed the armored car with guns blazing. The crime was never resolved, and the young woman's murder was in the stack of unsolved-case files Bosch carried home the night he left the LAPD.

    Harris says: "Dashel Hammet Redux"
    "Just so happy!"
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    As always GREAT story, no that's not correct...better. The icing on the cake is a new narrator from the last and looking forward I see he will be doing others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • City of Bones: Harry Bosch Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2502)
    Performance
    (1203)
    Story
    (1201)

    On New Year's Day, Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch fields a call that a dog has found a bone - a bone that the dog's owner, a doctor, feels certain is human.

    Pamela says: "A good read"
    "Good as ever except..."
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    I am a big fan of the character and the author. The narrator and I use the term with disdain since reader is more accurate and to say he is a performer sullied the greats that really are; Hill, Sklar, Brick, Ferrone, Guidal, McClarty or Guidall.
    Merger inflection and as to voicing the reader should listen to some of the above.
    Conley was poorly served and I hope it did/does not hurt this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pain and Gain: The Untold True Story

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Marc Schiller
    • Narrated By Bill Fike
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (31)

    What if you were kidnapped, tied to a wall for a month, starved, humiliated, tortured and then they tried to murder you, but you survived? What stories would you tell of how you were able to survive and the struggles you went though? What if you went to the police and they did not believe you? What would you do to evade those trying to kill you and how would you bring the criminals to justice before they struck again? How would that change your life and the way you perceived the world and people?

    B Rose says: "Very interesting story."
    "If I did not know better I'd think it was fiction"
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    Would you listen to Pain and Gain again? Why?

    Yes, to catch details I had missed. Have already read the "print" version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Reality and well written.


    What about Bill Fike’s performance did you like?

    Ok but the story was better and what made the "listening" worth while


    Any additional comments?

    As the title said, reality can be scarier than fiction.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fault Line: Ben Treven, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Barry Eisler
    • Narrated By Barry Eisler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (248)
    Story
    (246)

    In Silicon Valley, the eccentric inventor of a new encryption application is murdered in an apparent drug deal. In Istanbul, a cynical undercover operator receives a frantic call from his estranged brother, a patent lawyer who believes he is the next victim. And on the sun-drenched slopes of Sand Hill Road, Silicon Valley's nerve center of money and technology, old family hurts sting anew as two brothers who share nothing but blood and bitterness wage a desperate battle against a faceless enemy.

    Jerry says: "Boy was I wrong"
    "Boy was I wrong"
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    Would you listen to Fault Line again? Why?

    I would. But with 200+ books in my library and 15% waiting to be read....


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fault Line?

    How Ben and Alex blame each other for the "issues" in their lives. Then how Ben becomes more self aware.


    What aspect of Barry Eisler’s performance would you have changed?

    Really very little. He gave each character their own personality and "voice".


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

    When Katie died. Being a father with a daughter named Katie well there it is.


    Any additional comments?

    Here is the explanation for my headline. I was reluctant to purchase Barry Eisler's book as he was the narrator. What a self absorbed (fill in your own expletive) that only you could bring your book to life. Mr. Eisner I was VERY WRONG! Your narration was great. I thought I might like the story, well there I was wrong as well. I lLOVED the story. Last but not least thanks Audible for the promotion that moved me to purchase this as well as Rain Fall which I have yet to read but am looking forward to. And....I just bought two more of Mr. Eisler's books!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hazardous Duty: Presidential Agent Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By W.E.B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (385)
    Performance
    (353)
    Story
    (348)

    Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President of the United States is fed up and, as Commander in Chief, has what he thinks is a pretty bright idea — to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band and get them on the case. Unfortunately, that will be difficult. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillo’s guts, and has just had him forcibly retired from the military, and now Castillo’s men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding.

    Michael says: "TRIPE!!! Utter Tripe with horrible editing."
    "When making my Tea this morning"
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    Would you try another book from W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth and/or Dick Hill?

    Truly not sure


    Has Hazardous Duty turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No way


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Pain


    Any additional comments?

    I have read EVERY book in the series and WAS excited to see another installment. I had read reviews from others speaking to the rehash of what happened before the current read but it was present but I was willing to work past it. This morning when making my tea, specifically when squeezing in the lemon. It hit me that I would like lemons with fewer pips and for this series to cut the retrospective. At two plus chapters and almost two and a half hours of retrospective I have hit my limit.
    PS Dick Hill YOU were the only saving grace here...Thanks and keep up the good work

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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