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  • Say Goodbye

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee, Lincoln Hoppe
    Overall
    (568)
    Performance
    (346)
    Story
    (348)

    For Kimberly Quincy, FBI Special Agent, it all starts with a pregnant hooker. The story Delilah Rose tells Kimberly about her johns is too horrifying to be true; but prostitutes are disappearing, one by one, with no explanation, and no one but Kimberly seems to care.

    KSK says: "Not for the faint of heart"
    "Waste of audible credit"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Stereotyped characters, action strictly for shock value, not worth the price or the time it would take to listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Telegraph Avenue: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Michael Chabon
    • Narrated By Clarke Peters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (323)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (268)

    As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there - longtime friends, bandmates, and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in the borderlands of Berkeley and Oakland. Their wives, Gwen Shanks and Aviva Roth-Jaffe, are the Berkeley Birth Partners, a pair of semi-legendary midwives who have welcomed, between them, more than a thousand newly minted citizens into the dented utopia at whose heart - half tavern, half temple - stands Brokeland Records.

    Darwin8u says: "26,784 sq in (and 4.5 miles) surrounded by REALITY"
    "Ouch! What was Michael Chabon thinking?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    First Chabon work I haven't loved. Like going to Chez Panisse and being force-fed with delicacies like a pate-bound duck with no chance to savor anything.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Skeleton Coast

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (667)
    Performance
    (416)
    Story
    (414)

    Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the covert combat ship Oregon have barely escaped a mission on the Congo River when they intercept a mayday from a defenseless boat under fire off the African coast. Cabrillo takes action, saving the beautiful Sloane Macintyre - who's looking for a long-submerged ship that may hold a fortune in diamonds. But what surprises Cabrillo is her story about a crazy fisherman who claims to have been attacked on the open sea by giant metal snakes in the same area.

    Janie says: "New to Clive Cussler"
    "Cliffhanger with no cliff"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    One obvious chase scene after another with ludicrous situations such as a prolonged conversation with the top half of a man's body after bottom was chopped off.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13521)
    Performance
    (9360)
    Story
    (9419)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Annie M. says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "Outstanding"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Enthralling every minute -- hard to imagine how he lived and subsequently thrived in body and spirit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born to Run

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By James Grippando
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (24)

    Best-selling author James Grippando is back with another innovative and action-packed thriller featuring the ever-popular Jack Swyteck. Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck guards his own family secrets as closely as anyone, and while his father's two terms as Florida's governor made some family rifts public, things are finally better between the two men. Whenever Harry Swyteck asks for Jack's help, he gets it, and suddenly he needs it more than ever before.

    mspoet says: "Good story, but ...."
    "Born to limp is more like it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Outlandishly stereotyped characters chasing each other wildly through increasingly ludicrous situations. Two examples: cold-blooded killers who control the world yet pay blackmail; an even colder-blooded killer who spontaneously decides to negotiate with the President for more blackmail payments via quasi-reality live television while making jokes to entertain the viewing public.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rabbit Is Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    The time is 1979: Skylab is falling, gas lines are lengthening, the president collapses while running in a marathon, and double-digit inflation coincides with a deflation of national confidence. Nevertheless, Harry Angstrom feels in good shape, ready to enjoy life at last - until his son, Nelson, returns from the West, and the image of an old love pays a visit to his lot. New characters and old populate these scenes from Rabbit's middle age, as he continues to pursue, in his erratic fashion, the rainbow of happiness.

    J. Kovler says: "Brilliant Writing"
    "Slim pickings for Pulitzer that year?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Mundane, tedious, dull thud of a book, hard to imagine it deserving high literary honors. Comes across as an offhanded, uninspired use of Updike's talents.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leonardo's Swans

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Karen Essex
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Isabella d'Este, daughter of the Duke of Ferrara, born into privilege and the political and artistic turbulence of Renaissance Italy, is a stunning black-eyed blonde and a precocious lover and collector of art. Worldly and ambitious, she has never envied her less attractive sister, the spirited but naive Beatrice, until, by a quirk of fate, Beatrice is betrothed to the future Duke of Milan.

    Michael Allen says: "Good, but not Captivating"
    "Compelling historical novel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Creative, evocative insight into Leonardo and the turbulent times of the late 1400s in what was to become Italy, told through the eyes of women of the ruling families.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tales from the Old West, Volume II

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Zane Grey, Max Brand, Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane, Patrick Cullen
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    These memorable stories, read by award-winning narrators, are written by the finest Western writers who ever lived. In "Tappan's Burro" by Zane Grey, the prospector Tappan's only company was his burro, Jenet. In "Black Jack" by Max Brand, a spinster takes in the infant son of gunfighter Black Jack Hollis. In "The Trail to Crazy Man" by Louis L'Amour, Charles Rodney is shanghaied into forced labor on a merchant vessel.

    Rickman says: "Old West"
    "Great stories"
    Overall

    Anyone who likes tales of the old west will come alive with these stories. Tough and touching, classic works.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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