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Ryan

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  • Hour Game

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4051)
    Performance
    (2673)
    Story
    (2681)

    A woman is found murdered in the woods with a very special watch on her wrist, and what seemed a simple case soon escalates into a nightmare. The criminal methods of some of the most infamous killers of all time are being replicated by a new predator who stalks and strikes victims with a cunning brilliance. No one can understand the murderer's motives or who the next victim will be.

    Wayne says: "Weakest novel in Baldacci's King & Maxwell series!"
    "A lot of characters to keep track of."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Decent story. Kept my interest. Not as good as hoped for. Disappointed with the final ending. Hopeful next book is better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5348)
    Performance
    (4920)
    Story
    (4893)

    In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man", Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter.

    Amazon Customer says: "An exceptional story, but I miss George Guidall."
    "Not as good as others"
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    Story

    First, Stephen King should stick to writing and leave the narrating to others. His narration lacked the engagement and creativity that previous books had. I'm looking to moving on in the series.

    The story felt like an afterthought in the series. It didn't really fit in and didn't do much for me to progress the story of The Tower. Without having moved on to the next book yet it's hard to say, but in thinking that I could've done without this one and been just fine.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sixth Man

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3949)
    Performance
    (2852)
    Story
    (2856)

    Edgar Roy - an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility-is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins-en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered. It is now up to them to ask the questions no one seems to want answered....

    Ronda Snyder says: "One of my favorite Baldacci Books"
    "Actually enjoyed the dual narration."
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    Performance
    Story

    First time with a male and a female narration. I enjoyed this as it helped to keep track of characters better.

    Pretty good story. Not as complicated as past titles in the series.

    Sound effects and music actually helped to set the mood.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • First Family

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4107)
    Performance
    (2422)
    Story
    (2427)

    Camp David, USA. A birthday party turns into a nightmare when a child is snatched after the celebrations. The first lady enlists the services of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to bring the child home safely. But she and King share a past. Years ago he saved her then-senator husband from political disaster. And this may not be all that passed between them. With Michelle still battling her own demons, the two are pushed to the limit, with forces aligned on all sides against them.

    Kindle Customer says: "Outstanding as always"
    "Enjoyable"
    Overall
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    Story

    Kept my interest. Decent story. Decent twists. Better than last book. Wasn't expecting the very end of the book. Look forward to see what happens next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simple Genius

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3318)
    Performance
    (1999)
    Story
    (2005)

    Former Secret Service agents turned private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have seen their lives splinter around them. Michelle lies unconscious in a hospital bed after a night of suicidal violence. And Sean is forced to take on a thankless investigation into the murder of a scientist just inside the CIA's razor-wire fence near Williamsburg, Virginia. But they will need to team up again to stop a conspiracy of traitors operating in the shadow of the White House itself.

    Joanna says: "Better than average"
    "Boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The author's notes at the end of the story was the best part and about the only thing to keep my attention. They brought back the random music too...not sure why. Overall boring book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Split Second

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (7447)
    Performance
    (5245)
    Story
    (5237)

    Michelle Maxwell has just blown her future with the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight to comfort a grieving widow. Then, behind closed doors, the politician whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.

    David says: "not a bad read"
    "Why the background music?"
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    Story

    First audio book that had background music. Found is odd & distracting. Other than that, story was pretty decent. Nice twist. Good pace. I'll continue the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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