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will

I love a good story and being able to broaden my literary horizons especially while I do my day to day mundane functions.

woodstock, GA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 32 ratings
  • 209 titles in library
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  • The Bastard: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (393)
    Performance
    (357)
    Story
    (358)

    Set against the colorful tumult of events that gave rise to our fledgling nation, this novel of romance and adventure introduces Phillipe Charboneau. The illegitimate son of an English nobleman, Phillipe flees Europe and, as Philip Kent, joins the men who set our course for freedom. The Bastard is the first volume in the Kent Family Chronicles, a series of novels that details one family's journey in the early years of the American nation.

    will says: "An Amazing Tale"
    "An Amazing Tale"
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    I am really happy audible released this book and hope they release all the sequels I think there are 6. This book is an amazing piece of literature. It brings the revolutionary war to life from an unorthodox point of view. A wealth of great historical events and characters is included and this is really a phenomenal book by a well seasoned author.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Crew

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Brian Haig
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (81)

    Five US soldiers, tasked with guarding Iraqi prisoners, stand accused of committing depraved atrocities against their charges. Drummond is assigned to defend one of them: a hardscrabble young woman who is either incredibly naive or deceptively evil...and whose incriminating photos made the case an international scandal.

    Kathryn says: "An intelligent and well written novel"
    "Sean Drummond returns."
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    I have read all the previous works in this series and this book is definitely on par with them. I was however not that impressed with the reader. He did a passable job but someone who better understands sarcasm would have been nice. The story starts out a bit lackluster but it builds nicely and by the end we have a downright great story. There are enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing as to whats really going on and by the end I was genuinely surprised at who the killer really was.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fifth Gospel: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Ian Caldwell
    • Narrated By Jack Davenport
    Overall
    (389)
    Performance
    (330)
    Story
    (326)

    In 2004, as Pope John Paul II's reign enters its twilight, a mysterious exhibit is under construction at the Vatican Museums. A week before it is scheduled to open, its curator is murdered at a clandestine meeting on the outskirts of Rome. The same night a violent break-in rocks the home of the curator's research partner, Father Alex Andreou, a Greek Catholic priest who lives inside the Vatican with his five-year-old son.

    Pamela Rees says: "Wow. Just wow."
    "Awesome religious thriller"
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    I have been a fan of Ian Caldwell since The Rule of Four. This book has more depth and feeling and like his previous work is meticulously researched. Its a murder mystery and a religious thriller set in the Vatican during 2004. The author does a phenomenal job building his characters and his environment. Jack Davenport also does a great job reading in several different accents. When I finished listening all I could think of is WOW that's why it took this author a decade to produce a second novel. I really can't say enough good things about this book I just hope I do not have to wait another decade for another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cinderella Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke
    • Narrated By Jan Maxwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (274)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (242)

    In a first-time collaboration, "Queen of Suspense" Mary Higgins Clark partners with best-selling author Alafair Burke to deliver a brand new suspense series about a television program featuring cold case murders.

    Jean says: "Engrossing"
    "Definitly on par with her previous works"
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    Mary Higgins Clark delivers a great book. I am thrilled she is picking up where her last novel left off (I've Got You Under My Skin). Although this can be read as a stand alone I'd recommend reading the previous novel first. This novel is filled with the same great style of suspense and a great cast of characters. Its a who dun it that will keep you guessing until the end. Jan Maxwell does a fair performance Its not superb but its not bad either and I definitely prefer her to Barbara Rosenblat who also narrates several of the Mary Higgins Clark novels.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Burning Room

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Titus Welliver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2757)
    Performance
    (2456)
    Story
    (2446)

    In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

    Barbara N. says: "Great story, narration a disappointment"
    "not typical"
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    I have read everything Michael Connelly has ever published and so far this is probably my least favorite book. It lacks the suspense and resolution of his typical novels. To say I was disappointed with this most recent release would be a huge understatement. I also did not care for the narrator I found his voice tolerable but dull.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Gray Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Catherine Taber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3132)
    Performance
    (2764)
    Story
    (2769)

    The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track - until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about.

    Jan says: "Sorry John... wanted to like it... love you anyway"
    "more like a pilot script than a standalone novel"
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    I have read a lot of Grisham's writing and generally find them to be fun suspenseful legal thrillers. This book is so far from his normal I was constantly waiting for it to pick up the pace. There is no resolution to the central conflict in this story and neither is there a really good mystery. And of the few mysteries that are in this novel the intriguing ones aren't solved. I cant remeber the last time I was this disappointed in a Novel. I have no real issue with the narrator I feel like she could only do so much with the book she was probably held at gunpoint and told to read for 14 hours.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2895)
    Performance
    (1936)
    Story
    (1933)

    Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, they are about to change again.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "Pleasant Surprise"
    "What will do for their children"
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    I have recently discovered this author and I am trying to start with some of his older books. I really loved the way this story flowed. The overwhelming theme is that parents will go to extreme means to protect their children

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Ophelia Cut: Dismas Hardy, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (254)
    Performance
    (220)
    Story
    (223)

    Moses McGuire has good reason to be concerned about his beautiful 23-year-old daughter, Brittany. She moves quickly from one boyfriend to the next, and always seems to prefer a new and mysterious stranger to a man she knows something about. But her most recent ex, Rick Jessup, isn’t willing to let her go, culminating in a terrible night when Brittany is raped. Within 24 hours, Rick Jessup is dead, Moses McGuire is the prime suspect in the investigation, and Dismas Hardy has been hired to defend his brother-in-law.

    Jane says: "Entertaining but unconvincing plot resolutions"
    "Classic Hardy"
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    I have read or listened to every one of the Dismas Hardy novels, along with most of John Lescroarts other books. In the past several novels there has been an absence of real substance. This book is written with the same zeal and character driven plot that his older books were and in that it excels. Its full of interesting little ethical questions and conundrums, along with a great story. You wont be disappointed with this book. Just like all of the other Hardy novels this one will twist and turn and throw you off your seat every time you think you've got something figured out.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Daddy's Gone A Hunting

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Mary Higgins Clark
    • Narrated By Jan Maxwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (198)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (170)

    When the family-owned furniture firm, including the mansion where priceless antiques are kept, explodes into flames in the middle of the night, Kate must escape to save her life. But the suspicious circumstances point to her involvement. Was the explosion set deliberately? Why was Kate, a gorgeous CPA for one of the biggest accounting firms in the country, on the premises at that hour? And why was Gus, a retired and trusted employee, with her?

    will says: "An homage to Agatha Christie"
    "An homage to Agatha Christie"
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    This book is a bit different from previous MHC novels but different isn't necessarily bad. I felt like this was an interesting twist on classic who dunnits. The book itself reminded me a lot of the Agatha Christie novel Taken at the Flood. Fans of either writer should give this book a shot. I liked it a lot and found myself trying to find a similar book to read after I had finished this one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Scoundrels: Star Wars

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1047)
    Performance
    (985)
    Story
    (985)

    Han Solo should be basking in his moment of glory. After all, the cocky smuggler and captain of the Millennium Falcon just played a key role in the daring raid that destroyed the Death Star and landed the first serious blow to the Empire in its war against the Rebel Alliance. But after losing the reward his heroics earned him, Han's got nothing to celebrate. Especially since he's deep in debt to the ruthless crime lord Jabba the Hutt. There's a bounty on Han's head - and if he can't cough up the credits, he'll surely pay with his hide. The only thing that can save him is a king's ransom. Or maybe a gangster's fortune?

    lawrence says: "I ROLLED MY CHANCE CUBES AND WON ON THIS BOOK!"
    "Oceans Eleven meets Star Wars"
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    This is a fun easy listen from the creator of the Thrawn Trilogy. The Narrator does a phenomenal job jumping between voices. I thought the plot got a bit outlandish at times but this is Star Wars after all so you have to be expecting things to be a bit out there. Overall I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the movies.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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