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Zoe

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  • Heaven Is High: A Barbara Holloway Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (49)

    Barbara Holloway is a low-key attorney in Eugene, Oregon, who left her father’s high-powered firm to handle small legal problems for local residents and ponder her next move. But while trying to sort out her own future, two people, desperate for help, show up on her doorstep: former pro football player Martin Owens and his wife, Binnie. Binnie, who is mute, met her husband when she sneaked aboard his boat while it was docked in Haiti and smuggled herself into the US.

    Zoe says: "Out of sequence"
    "Out of sequence"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book is very strange. It is not the latest installment, rather it appears to be an old manuscript that was brushed up and turned into a book. It appears to fit in the middle of the series and unless you know this, the first several chapters are spent in, HUH mode. The characters and dialog are flat. I think it was discarded at some point and then the author went back and tried to make it into a book. The worst of a good series.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • By Stone, by Blade, by Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (110)

    Travis Morgan’s case seems open and shut: A plot to kill his estranged father, fundamentalist preacher Arlie Morgan, goes awry and his bullet slays an innocent bookkeeper. Two eyewitnesses seal Travis’ fate. But despite damning evidence and an admitted hatred of his father, Travis staunchly maintains his innocence. Beseeched by his anguished mother, veteran defense attorney Barbara Holloway agrees to represent Travis. With the support of her father, attorney Frank Holloway, and crack private investigator Bailey, Barbara reveals a zealot, his ultrarich backers, and unimaginable atrocities.

    Rebecca says: "Kath Wilhelm at her best"
    "Plot holes big enough to drive a large truck thru"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is basically an ok book, although there are a couple of enormous plot holes. It is typical Kate Wilhelm and enjoyable. Barbara Holloway and her dad are there and are well drawn. It was enjoyable, except there were a couple of major things that made me wonder if Kate Wilhelm has watched any modern crime drama television at all. I listened to the book on a long trip with my daughter and she had the same reaction.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Line Between Here and Gone: Forensic Instincts, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Andrea Kane
    • Narrated By Jim Colby
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    In The Line Between Here and Gone, Amanda Gleason’s infant son Justin suffers from a rare immune deficiency. His best chance for survival died with his father, Paul, who was murdered before Justin was born. But when a recent photo surfaces of a man who looks like a very-much-alive Paul, Amanda hires Forensic Instincts to investigate.

    Zoe says: "Illogical and silly"
    "Illogical and silly"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The first book in the series was ok and I decided, with reservations to listen to the second. There was a lot of supernatural stuff in the book. I am undecided if I would listen to the next book in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Crew

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    Best-selling author John Sandford takes all the action and suspense of his acclaimed Prey novels and heads west to the dark gleam of L.A.- where the Night Crew works. A mobile unit of video freelancers, they prowl the midnight streets to sell to the highest network bidder. Murders. Robberies. High-speed chases. For them, it is an exhilerating life. But tonight, two deaths will change everything.

    Marty says: "Good listen"
    "I listened because it was John Sandford"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Not a great story, not a bad story, just vaguely unsatisfying. The characters were not particularly well defined or likeable. The plot seemed typical Sandford. Just sort of meh. Not sure I would listen to another one if this set of characters develops into an independent series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Box: Harry Bosch, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Michael McConnohie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2082)
    Performance
    (1766)
    Story
    (1750)

    In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box", the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.

    Amazon Customer says: "Disappointing"
    "Disappointing with a worse narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Silly unbelievable story that sounds phoned in. The narrator sounds dead and can't carry the story. I love Harry, but, wow, given the chance now, I would pass.

    0 of 0 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
    (3481)
    Performance
    (2887)
    Story
    (2892)

    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!""
    "I am done with Reacher"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Reacher has turned into a vigilante and is no longer a likable character. I really dislike the way this series has turned int he last couple of books. Yuck.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Sentry: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (549)
    Performance
    (255)
    Story
    (253)

    Five years ago, Dru Rayne and her uncle fled from Louisiana to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina hit, but now they face a different kind of danger. A neighborhood protection gang savagely beats Dru’s uncle, but Pike witnesses it and offers his own brand of protection. Oddly enough, neither of them seems to want it — and neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching their storefront, men who appear quite willing to let the gang have its way.

    S. Harvey says: "Vintage Crais"
    "Not his best"
    Overall

    Not very satisfying. I had a hard time believing the characters motivations. Nice to see Cole's cat is hanging in there though.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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