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  • Child 44

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tom Rob Smith
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2943)
    Performance
    (1687)
    Story
    (1688)

    It is a society that is, officially, a paradise. Superior to the decadent West, Stalin's Soviet Union is a haven for its citizens, providing for all of their needs: education, health care, security. In exchange, all that is required is their hard work, and their loyalty and faith to the Soviet State. But now a murderer is on the loose.

    Melvin says: "Terror from all sides."
  • The Secret in Their Eyes: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Eduardo Sacheri
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    ín Chaparro is a retired detective still obsessed by the brutal, decades-old rape and murder of a young married woman in her own bedroom. While attempting to write a book about the case, he revisits the details of the investigation. As he reaches into the past, Chaparro also recalls the beginning of his long, unrequited love for Irene Hornos, then just an intern, now a respected judge. Set in the Buenos Aires of the 1970s, Sacheri’s tale reveals the underpinnings of Argentina’s Dirty War and takes on the question of justice - what it really means and in whose hands it belongs.

    Kelli says: "Movie Must Be Better Than the Book"
  • Dark Places: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
    Overall
    (15288)
    Performance
    (13319)
    Story
    (13344)

    Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

    Charles says: "Dark Places Indeed..."
  • Before I Go to Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By S. J. Watson
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2081)
    Performance
    (1814)
    Story
    (1813)

    "As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me...." Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.

    Catherine says: "Must listen."
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40728)
    Performance
    (36104)
    Story
    (36193)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Theodore says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
  • Good People

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Marcus Sakey
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean, Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    The $400,000 would take care of the mortgage payments that are starting to back up on Tom and Anna Reed. It would cover the credit-card debt they can't get out from under. It would help them find a way to have the child they desperately want but can't seem to conceive. It is more money than either of them has ever seen in one place. But they have no idea what it's doing in their house.

    cristina says: "What were the producers thinking?"
  • The Thirty Nine Steps: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (140)

    Among the first espionage thrillers and an acknowledged classic, The Thirty-Nine Steps well deserves its accolades as one of the best adventure stories of all time. Leaving aside the improbable denouement, the fast paced, brilliantly conceived narrative still excites and carries one along with the sheer suspense of the manhunt - a recurring theme in literature - and Hannay’s struggle against the evil that is the ‘Black Stone'.

    Amazon Customer says: "epic!!!!!!!"
  • Coma

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Robin Cook
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (96)

    They called it "minor surgery", but Nancy Greenly, Sean Berman, and a dozen others - all admitted to Boston Memorial Hospital for routine procedures - were victims of the same inexplicable, hideous tragedy on the operating table. They never woke up...

    Shon Bryson says: "love Robin's books"
  • Drive

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By James Sallis
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (80)

    Drive is the story of a man who works as a stunt driver by day and a getaway driver by night. He drives, that's all - until he's double-crossed.

    Mark says: "A little confusing but good"
  • Along Came a Spider

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Charles Turner
    Overall
    (2057)
    Performance
    (1410)
    Story
    (1430)

    Along Came a Spider first introduced Alex Cross, the brilliant homicide detective. When the daughter of a Hollywood actress and the son of the Secretary of the Treasury are kidnapped, Cross and the Secret Service are pitted against Gary Soneji, a murderous serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century.

    Thomas MacLean says: "1%"
  • The Day of the Jackal

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (1949)
    Performance
    (1582)
    Story
    (1570)

    One of the most celebrated thrillers ever written, The Day of the Jackal is the electrifying story of an anonymous Englishman who in, the spring of 1963, was hired by Colonel Marc Rodin, operations chief of the O.A.S., to assassinate General de Gaulle.

    X says: "Tour de montagnes russes (roller coaster ride)!!!!"
  • Killshot

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated By Bruce Boxleitner
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (38)

    It's not Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne's fault that they were in the real estate office when a pair of thugs walked in with extortion on their minds. But as far as aging Ojibway Indian hitman Armand Degas is concerned, the Colsons are going to have to pay dearly for seeing too much, and for the damage Wayne inflicted on Armand and his sicko partner Richie Nix with a tire iron.

    Mark says: "Totally forgettable"
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29667)
    Performance
    (15768)
    Story
    (15844)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela M says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18151)
    Performance
    (16268)
    Story
    (16355)

    Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Disoriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last 36 hours, including how he got there...or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings. Langdon's world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, whose clever maneuvering saves his life.

    linda says: "Well, I don't know what I was expecting"
  • Alex Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Peter J. Fernandez, Jay O. Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (263)
    Story
    (259)

    Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him. Alex's need for vengeance was placed on hold as he faced another huge challenge - raising his children without their mother. Years later, Alex has left the FBI and set up practice as a psychologist once again. His life finally feels like it's in order. Then his former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favor. Now Cross must go on the hunt for the most cunning killer he has ever faced....

    cleo115 says: "Excellent! The performance was great!"
  • The Poseidon Adventure

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Paul Gallico
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    When a rogue wave capsizes the luxury cruise ship, a small group of survivors find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for their lives. As the unstable vessel rapidly fills with water, each must draw on skills and strengths they didn't even know they possessed, fighting against time for their own survival and for each other.

    Mark says: "The Movie Plus"
  • The Hunt for Red October

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3513)
    Performance
    (2965)
    Story
    (2973)

    A deadly serious game of hide-and-seek is on. The CIA's brilliant young analyst, Jack Ryan, thinks he knows the reason for the sudden Red Fleet operation: the Soviets' most valuable ship, the Red October, is attempting to defect to the United States.

    Christian says: "Audio quality quite poor"
  • Fight Club

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated By Jim Colby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3807)
    Performance
    (3184)
    Story
    (3202)

    When a listless office employee (the narrator) meets Tyler Durden, his life begins to take on a strange new dimension. Together they form Fight Club - a secretive underground group sponsoring bloody bare-knuckle boxing matches staged in seedy alleys, vacant warehouses, and dive-bar basements. Fight Club lets ordinary men vent their suppressed rage, and it quickly develops a fanatical following.

    Ilana says: "The first rule about Fight Club is..."
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Baker Street Dozen (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Orson Welles
    Overall
    (387)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (233)

    Here are 12 acclaimed, exciting, fully dramatized performances of Conan Doyle classics. It's elementary that any Conan Doyle fan will want this splendid set of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, 12 timeless tales performed as radio theater and linked by violin-music interludes.

    R. Compton says: "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be proud"
  • The Three Musketeers

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2111)
    Performance
    (1743)
    Story
    (1751)

    Mixing a bit of seventeenth-century French history with a great deal of invention, Alexandre Dumas tells the tale of young D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. Together they fight to foil the schemes of the brilliant, dangerous Cardinal Richelieu, who pretends to support the king while plotting to advance his own power. Bursting with swirling swordplay, swooning romance, and unforgettable figures.

    David says: "Fun Story"
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