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  • World Without End

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8683)
    Performance
    (3130)
    Story
    (3160)

    In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, set in 12th-century England. Readers and listeners ever since have hoped for a sequel. At last, here it is. Although the two novels may be listened to in any order, World Without End also takes place in Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building their exquisite Gothic cathedral. The cathedral is again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge.

    Laura says: "Repetitive, but still enjoyable"
    "Great!"
    Overall

    I loved World without End and started it right after Pillars of the Earth. I found the first couple of chapters were not as engaging as Pillars, but stick with it - if you loved Pillars of the Earth, you will love this also. If you enjoy historical novels and/or epic tales, this book is for you. I am going to move on to some of Follets other novels now, as I like his style, attention to detail and the way he can really bring his characters and scenes to life. Highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thorn in My Side

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 13 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (60)

    It could have been just any night, and they could have just been any two brothers - but it wasn't, and they weren't. The scene is an Atlanta bar. The music is loud and the dance floor is packed. The good-looking brother picks up a girl. But when dark deeds ensue out in the parking lot, what happens next can only be described in two words: vintage Slaughter. From the opening scene to the last line, "Thorn in My Side" is as wicked as it is entertaining.

    Sarah says: "Just Awful"
    "Just Awful"
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    My only thought is that Karin Slaughter wrote this after more than a few drinks at a dinner party where conjoined twins were the topic of conversation. Perhaps this could have been an interesting concept for a story, but this falls short of the high caliber of work that Karin Slaughter is known and highly respected for. This 'short story' is lacking at every level and is not recommended!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Chiefs

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1448)
    Performance
    (862)
    Story
    (860)

    In 1919, Delano, Georgia, appoints its first chief of police. Honest and hardworking, the new chief is puzzled when young men start to disappear. But his investigation is ended by the fatal blast from a shotgun. Delano's second chief-of-police is no hero, yet he is also disturbed by what he sees in the missing-persons bulletins. In 1969, when Delano's third chief takes over, the unsolved disappearances still haunt the police files.

    Old Hippy says: "Absolutely Terrific!"
    "Thoroughly enjoyable"
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    I have been an avid Stuart Woods reader, but Chiefs is now a favorite of mine. Set in Georgia and spanning over 6 decades, Stuart Woods follows the founders of a small Southern town and its' Police Chiefs through the struggles associated with the Civil Rights movement and of course a serial killer who flies under the radar - well written and narrated.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Red Mist

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Burton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1108)
    Performance
    (883)
    Story
    (892)

    Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings. The murder of an Atlanta family years ago, a young woman on death row, and the inexplicable deaths of homeless people as far away as California seem unrelated. But Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to conclude that what she thought ended with Fielding's death and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning....

    Rene says: "Too much dialog, too little story"
    "Don't miss Red Mist"
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    A few years ago, I had become disappointed in the Kay Scarpetta series and had actually started to dislike the characters. That being said perhaps that is Cornwall’s real talent; to truly keep characters evolving and sometimes not in a pleasant way. Nevertheless, I instantly downloaded Red Mist, pushing other novels in the queue quickly aside!
    This novel, Red Mist and the two prior to it - Scarpetta and the Scarpetta Factor really have the feel of the Scarpetta novels from the beginning of the series. Fraught with tension and unforeseen twists and turns that keep you listening long after you should have turned the lights out for the evening. Kate Burton does a good job with the narration; I like the continuity of having the same narrator for a series.
    This is a thriller that does not disappoint - highly recommended.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Affair: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3295)
    Performance
    (2722)
    Story
    (2724)

    Everything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington. Reacher is ordered undercover - to find out everything he can, to control the local police, and then to vanish. Reacher is a good soldier. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, he finds layers no one saw coming, and the investigation spins out of control. Local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux has a thirst for justice - and an appetite for secrets.

    Melinda says: ""All Aboard!""
    "Great to go back to Reacher's yester years"
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    Lee Child takes us back to 1997 to visit Jack Reacher's life at the end of his Army career as an MP. Sent undercover to investigate a murder in a Southern town, where an Army base is located, things get complicated very quickly as they so often do for Jack Reacher.

    The plot has some great characters, suspensful twists and turns and even a romantic theme (in the couple of other Reacher books I have read, I had never known him to even share a kiss previously) so this book really has it all. As a reader I was was kept guessing until the end.

    It is great to have the continuity of Dick Hill as the narrator, he is really great, but I thought maybe he sounded a little older than Jack Reacher was in this novel (as it is a prequel), other than that Dick Hill is fabulous. I am definitely hooked on Lee Child's Reacher - having only read a couple of the other books in the series The Affair really brings some clarity to why Reacher is the way he is.

    ALERT: Keep listening past the final credits to hear a short story that gives the reader a glimse into the adolesent Reacher - another great story!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Redbreast

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1041)
    Performance
    (807)
    Story
    (809)

    It is 1944: Daniel, a soldier, legendary among the Norwegians fighting the advance of Bolshevism on the Russian front, is killed. Two years later, a wounded soldier wakes up in a Vienna hospital. He becomes involved with a young nurse, the consequences of which will ripple forward to the turn of the next century. In 1999, Harry Hole, alone again after having caused an embarrassment in the line of duty, has been promoted to inspector and is lumbered with surveillance duties. He is assigned the task of monitoring neo-Nazi activities....

    David says: "Bravura writing"
    "A great new thriller"
    Overall

    This is the first in a series featuring police offer, Harry Hole (pronouced Harry Hula, although Robin Sachs English pronouciation leaves it as Hole) this complex tale switches between World War II on the Eastern Front in the 1940's and present day weaving together a tale of revenge and corruption that will leave you guessing until the end. Stay with the series, Nemesis, book 2 is awesome.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Nemesis

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By Thor Knai
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (530)
    Performance
    (376)
    Story
    (365)

    Captured on closed-circuit television: A man walks into an Oslo bank, puts a gun to a cashier’s head, and tells her to count to 25. When he doesn’t get his money fast enough, he pulls the trigger. The young woman dies—and two million Norwegian kroner disappear without a trace.

    Janet says: "Great writer! WORST narrator in all of Audible!"
    "Both intriguing and gripping"
    Overall

    Jo Nesbo can certainly weave a complex tale in his thriller series featuring police offer Harry Hole. I love the narrator Thor Knai who is much better than the choice that was made for the 1st, 3rd and 4th books narrator. Interestingly the lead Character Harry Hole (pronounced Harry Hula) name is then mispronounced by the English narrator in the other books. I much prefer the european accented Thor Knai. Nevertheless, Nesbo is a great author who has developed a complex and not always likeable character in Harry Hole. His plots will definitely keep you guessing.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rules of Deception: Dr. Jonathan Ransom, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Christopher Reich
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (292)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (89)

    Dr. Jonathan Ransom, world-class mountaineer and surgeon for Doctors Without Borders, is climbing in the Swiss Alps with his beautiful wife, Emma, when a blizzard sets in. In their bid to escape the storm, Emma is killed when she falls into a hidden crevasse.

    Dan says: "Too fantastic"
    "A great new thriller series"
    Overall

    I purchased this book during the 1st in a Series Sale. Its so great to discover a new author and lead characters - Christopher Reich and his character, Dr. Johnathon Ransom are no exception. The narration is also great - to date I haven't experienced a narrator who could master so many different accents and dialects. This book is a good thriller that kept me guessing and wanting to download the next in the series immediately - spoler alert - don't read the reviews for Rules of Vengence if you don't want to have any of the plot twists exposed!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Still Alice

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Lisa Genova
    • Narrated By Lisa Genova
    Overall
    (721)
    Performance
    (385)
    Story
    (393)

    Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At 50 years old, she's a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she begins to grow disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life - and her relationship with her family and the world - forever.

    Ira says: "Incredibly stimulating and thought-provoking"
    "A moving and insightful read"
    Overall

    This book was wonderful - heartbreaking and beautiful. I wasn't sure that the subject matter of a women diagonized with alzheimers was going to be something I would enjoy, but it actually moved me to tears more than once. The fact that the book is written from the viewpoint of the afflicted provides a new dimension and perspective to this dreadful disease. The book was recorded by the author and she does a good job. Highly recommended.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Pillars of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12528)
    Performance
    (4909)
    Story
    (4947)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Got 40 hours to kill? You’ll find the time when you start listening to Lee’s take on Follett’s epic – and widely celebrated – novel of 12th-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...and of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame....

    Joseph says: "Good historical setting, but loose story."
    "Excellent!"
    Overall

    Kept putting off reading Pillars as the premise just didn't appeal to me. Was I wrong, this book was so awesome, many people have said to me it is the best book they have ever read and I would definitely agree. The characters are diverse and have great depth. I even found the building elements really complemented the story, but especially enjoyed the descriptions of what life was really like in that time. I didn't want this book to end and was glad that I didn't have to wait 10 years for the sequel (if I had read Pillars when it was first released) which is also awesome! Highly recommended!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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