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  • Four Blind Mice

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Peter J. Fernandez, Michael Emerson
    Overall
    (701)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (164)

    Detective Alex Cross returns in his most harrowing case yet - one that risks the life of his closest friend and partner, John Sampson. Cross and Sampson go deep behind military lines to confront the most ruthless killers they have ever encountered - and their even more threatening controller. Discovering the identity of this lethal genius will prove to be Cross' most terrifying challenge ever.

    James says: "Another Knock At the Door"
    "GARBAGE IN GARBAGE OUT"
    Overall

    Once again Alex Cross, that Beleagured Black Protagonist, saves the proverbial rear ends of the bumbling establishment. Come on! this guy can't write and his obvious hate for his own race is starting to get putrid. I would rather listen to six hours of Al Franken than another five minutes of this trash.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Skinny Dip

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    Overall
    (2406)
    Performance
    (645)
    Story
    (656)

    When Chaz Perron's wife discovers that he is running a scam (posing as a marine biologist to doctor water samples so that an agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the Everglades), he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner. Unlucky for Chaz, Joey survives clutching a bale of Jamaican pot. Rescued from the Atlantic by a former police officer, Mick Stranahan, she decides not to report him but instead haunt and taunt him, with Mick's help, by playing dead.

    Phillip says: "Summer's Best Read"
    "Good ol' Carl does it again!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Skinny Dip in three words, what would they be?

    Totally fun listen


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Skinny Dip?

    Carving a "G" on the bouncers bald scalp


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Finding out the Temp ate the "planted cockroach" in the yogurt


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Getting the daughter back


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18363)
    Performance
    (16390)
    Story
    (16444)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Can't get into this one"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Has Gone Girl turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    What didn’t you like about Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s performance?

    Smarmy


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It was long so I wasn't trying to figure out what to do until my next credit.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Fielding: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Chad Harbach
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1191)
    Performance
    (999)
    Story
    (1001)

    At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.

    S. says: "Not Quite ~"
    "Baseball as a Life Lesson"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a can't miss selection. Good story, interesting characters and good narration.


    What other book might you compare The Art of Fielding to and why?

    The Story of Edgar Sawtelle


    Have you listened to any of Holter Graham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first but he is very easy to listen to.


    If you could take any character from The Art of Fielding out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Schwartz because he is my kind of guy!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Plan Z: How to Survive the 2009 Financial Crisis (and even live a little better): Free Version

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 49 mins)
    • By Robert Pagliarini
    • Narrated By Robert Pagliarini
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (22)

    Plan Z is a FREE audiobook by number-one best-selling author Robert Pagliarini. It will show you exactly what you need to do to survive this recession, but be warned...it is full of tips and strategies that you've never heard before. In fact, most of them are completely opposite from what every other financial expert has been saying. And because of this, you may think Pagliarini is a little nuts. But remember, just because everyone is saying one thing doesn't make it the right thing.

    Richard says: "You Get What You Pay For"
    "Wish I had listened before I lost my job"
    Overall

    This is a good practical guide for what to do in this economic downturn. I did all the wrong things then when I lost my job I was stuck with no credit card debt but also no cash. Follow his plan and avoid the pitfalls that I find myself in now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tripwire

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Garrick Hagon
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (45)

    Former military policeman Jack Reacher is not pleased when Costello, a private detective, comes asking questions about him. Determined to keep out of trouble, Reacher hides who he is. But when he finds Costello dead, with his fingertips sliced off, he realises it is time to move on. But two questions worry him: Who was Costello's employer, the mysterious Mrs. Jacob? And why is she determined to find Reacher?

    Mark says: "slow to start"
    "slow to start"
    Overall

    I found this one hard to get into at first especially since it has a flaw in the recording that causes it to skip every so often (not enough that you lose the thought train but irritating none the less.) It does get better on the second half and is good escapism. Would listen again.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Color of Law: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Mark Gimenez
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (36)

    A poor-boy college football hero turned successful partner at a prominent Dallas firm, who long ago checked his conscience at the door, catches a case that forces him to choose between his enviable lifestyle and doing the right thing in this masterful debut legal thriller.

    MEMcL says: "Carlsbad reader"
    "Kinda Corny but fun too"
    Overall

    This was a bit sophomoric but I enjoyed it and would listen to other titles by this author. I wasn't as impressed by the narrator as he tried to be a bit too folksey. I grew up close to Highland Park and Gimenez pegged the people right on. This was a good way to pass the commute time but not serious literature for certain.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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