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K. Jacob

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  • The Mephisto Club: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (901)
    Performance
    (372)
    Story
    (377)

    PECCAVI. The Latin word is scrawled in blood at the scene of a young woman's brutal murder: I HAVE SINNED. It's a chilling Christmas greeting for Boston medical examiner Maura Isles and Detective Jane Rizzoli, who swiftly link the victim to controversial celebrity psychiatrist Joyce O'Donnell, Jane's professional nemesis and member of a sinister cabal called the Mephisto Club.

    Ramona says: "Must Read"
    "Praise when praise is due"
    Overall

    I am often critical of the many audio books I have listened to over the years.... critical in the negative sense. So my praise of this story and author is significant for myself if no one else.
    The story was very intricately woven into a very believable suspense yarn. The "weaving" of anthropological myths or truths was very appealing and gave substance to the story.
    I unequivocally state that it gave me as much enjoyment as the Da Vinci Code and believe we will see the story in cinematic format. I would encourage all to enjoy this most excellent read.... listen.

    P.S.- I enjoyed the narrator and thought she did a very good job!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Nature Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Lee Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (648)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (156)

    Honey Santana, impassioned, willful, possibly bipolar, self-proclaimed "queen of lost causes", has a scheme to help rid the world of irresponsibility, indifference, and dinnertime sales calls. She's taking rude, gullible Relentless, Inc., telemarketer Boyd Shreave and his less-than-enthusiastic mistress, Eugenie, into the wilderness of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands for a gentle lesson in civility. What she doesn't know is that she's being followed by her Honey-obsessed former employer.

    Pamela Faber says: "Well worth the wait!"
    "Disappointing!!"
    Overall

    This is my 4th Hiassen book and definitely the worst. I would not waste your time with this won. I had to force myself to listen through the end.... I should know better... this isn't like forcing yourself to exercise, in that there is always benefit... a book should always invite you back and this one didn't.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5346)
    Performance
    (2176)
    Story
    (2193)

    All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

    PA Law says: "Haunting and beautiful tale"
    "What power and beauty in words"
    Overall

    A beautifully written novel demonstrating what I perceive as the grace of the written(spoken) word on an inviting mind. A very relaxing read. I cannot recommend it more highly and look forward to a prolific career for Ms. Setterfield.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beach Road

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Peter de Jonge
    • Narrated By Billy Baldwin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (922)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (80)

    Tom Dunleavy has a one-man law firm in America's wealthiest resort town: legendary East Hampton. But his job barely keeps him in paper clips. His clients make a living serving the rich. The billionaires and celebrities swarming the beaches already have lawyers on their payroll.

    Amy says: "Mediocre pulp fiction"
    "Why??"
    Overall

    Absolutely terrible ending that is contradictory to facts detailed earlier in Patterson's story. The twist at the end was unnecessary and a betrayal of character development.... Mr. Patterson.... your readers, I believe, are not this stupid!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • A Dirty Job

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4684)
    Performance
    (1925)
    Story
    (1938)

    People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

    colleen says: "I loved it!"
    "Great laughs"
    Overall

    I loved the book.... ok, the ending is a tiny weak but I got what I was looking for in a big way and would, and have recommended this book to anyone who enjoys strange characters and lots of laughs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Traveler

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By John Twelve Hawks
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2363)
    Performance
    (521)
    Story
    (528)

    Maya is hiding in plain sight in London. The 26-year-old has abandoned the dangerous obligations pressed upon her by her father and chosen instead to live a normal life. But Maya comes from a long line of people who call themselves Harlequins, a fierce group of warriors willing to sacrifice their lives to protect a select few known as Travelers.

    Nicholas Winn says: "Told friends and family"
    "Can't say to little"
    Overall

    Well narrated. Otherwise, I felt it an old, big brother Orwellian theme with a contrived storyline that was shades of Matrix/ The DaVinci File. I have liked almost all books read since joining Audible almost two years ago and have never written a review.... but this book wasted my time and I doubt it or the two subsequent books of this apparent trilogy will be worth yours. Mr. Twelvehawks should stay off the "grid"..... i.e. he should't cash his paychecks except for medical treatment of his terminal paranoia.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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