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  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,618

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

An amazing life story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-18

Very good but drawn out; could use some discreet editing. A little redundant at timrs. None the less it is an extraordinary life story.

  • This Is What Happened

  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 33

Twenty-six-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in the huge city of London, with no family but an estranged sister, no boyfriend or partner, and not much in the way of friends, Maggie is just the kind of person who could vanish from the face of the earth without anyone taking notice. Or just the kind of person MI5 needs to infiltrate the establishment and thwart an international plot that puts all of Britain at risk. Now one young woman has the chance to be a hero - if she can think quickly enough to stay alive.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, but disappointing

  • By Meg on 02-04-18

Mindless

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-18

Boring, repetative, nothing. A true "who cares" book. Not me. I have enjoyed his "Slough House" stories; it is hard to believe he would put his name to this drivel.

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  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,790
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,765

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sticking it to the Man

  • By Mel on 11-11-17

Law 101

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-17

Interesting but not his best. At times the story becomes a bit farfetched. That said you will stay the course if only to to see if they all survive the "system".

  • The Late Show

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,576
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,974
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,934

Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audible and Amazon need to screen narrators better

  • By MickeyMarie on 07-19-17

Enjoyable Story-Dreadful Narration

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-17

I enjoyed this decent start to a new series. While Renée Ballard is not Harry Bosch, she seems to share his ethics and they probably would get along just fine. The narration however is so poor that it is difficult to develop a connection with the protagonist.
The flat presentation of this new and interesting series could kill it before it gains any headway.
I hope Connelly listens to the Audible version and insists it be re-done and that a more empathetic narrator performs his next novel.
I really dislike being critical of Ms. Moennig's performance or that of any artist but, in this case she is destroying Renée and Connelly.
Despite it all, I look forward to the next in this series.....with a different narrator!

AUDIBLE, DO YOU EVER PAY ANY ATTENTION TO THE REVIEWS AND ACT ON THER COMMENTS???

  • Camino Island

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,811
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,790

Priceless F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts stolen in a daring heist; a young woman recruited to recover them, and a beach-resort bookseller who gets more than he bargained for - all in one long summer on Camino Island.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham wrote this?

  • By Dan on 06-13-17

More"Nancy Drew Detective" than Grisham

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-17

I preface this criticism with my long lasting admiration of Grisham. He has always been my “go to” author. That said, it is confounding to think that the same man who wrote A Time to Kill and Sycamore Row could demean himself with this drivel. The loosely defined plot is not even plausible. No woman today is as unknowing as the female principal. Sorry to say it does not even meet the criteria for a decent beach book. He said in an interview that his wife suggested the premise for the story. Perhaps she is the true author. Best he stay with his own ideas, which have served him quite well up to now. Regardless, I will not give up and look forward to his next foray into nonfiction or whatever else suits his fancy.

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  • The Immortal Irishman

  • The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero
  • By: Timothy Egan
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,753

The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York - the revolutionary hero, back from the dead, at the dawn of the great Irish immigration to America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What A Life!

  • By Carrie Arnold on 03-29-16

Outstanding Epic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-16

This beautifully written story of the extraordinary life of Irish born Francis Meagher continues to linger in my mind. Read it and relish a true “man for all seasons”,

  • A Banquet of Consequences

  • A Lynley Novel, Book 19
  • By: Elizabeth George
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 908
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 814
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 818

The unspoken secrets and buried lies of one family rise to the surface in Elizabeth George's novel of crime, passion, and tragic history. As Inspector Thomas Lynley investigates the London angle of an ever more darkly disturbing case, his partner, Barbara Havers, is looking behind the peaceful façade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire, deceit, and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For those who dislike John Lee...

  • By Julia on 03-09-16

Reasonably good story-AWFUL narration

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-15

Very slow character development exacerbated by dreadful narration. Lee’s delivery makes every female unpleasant. The story is reasonably good but not up to previous books in the Lynley series. I would have liked to see more interaction between Lynley and Barbara. It seems George has lost her imagination or interest for continuing this series. Best to quit when you are ahead!

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel - Millennium Series, Book 4
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,675
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,649

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So thankful we still have Lizbeth!

  • By AudioAddict on 09-04-15

Steig Larsson spoiled us

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-15

If you never read the Millennium Trilogy you probably would say this is an interesting, but not compelling story. The characters have become thin; the story does not have Stieg Larsson’s keen detail. The premise has been spoiled. These previously rich characters have been turned into paper dolls. I have struggled with trying to figure out just what is wrong. Even now I am not quite sure I am correct. It is an OK, stand alone book if you do not consider the previous “Girls”. It seems Lagercranz is setting us up for a sequel, which I for one, will not purchase.
Perhaps comparison is not fair, when the standard was previously so high.
I have never read David Lagercrantz, prior to TGSN, I am sure he is a fine writer but, he has not captured Larsson’s writing style; in fairness it is difficult to do. We have been spoiled… It is a rare instance when a writer can pick up another’s work and succeed. In the case of Mark Greaney, he has bested Clancy by a mile. Here it was a miss.
It is too bad that Larsson’s family is so pig headed that they have not be kind to Eva Gabrielsson. In my mind, I feel she would have easily written in Larsson’s voice.
I am going to miss Lizbeth and Blomquist.
Simon Vance does his usual fine narration.

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  • The Burning Room

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,724

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par

  • By Patroo on 11-07-14

Dreadful Narrator-

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend this book when and if it is re-recorded by Hill or Carrieu or any of the other wonderful previous narrators. Welliver's flat delivery destroys Connelly's Harry Bosch.This series would never have become the success it is if he had been Bosch's voice.in the past.

Would you recommend The Burning Room to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend this book when and if it is re-recorded by Hill or Carrieu or any of the other wonderful previous narrators. Welliver's flat delivery destroys Connelly's Harry Bosch.This series would never have become the success it is if he had been Bosch's voice.in the past.

What didn’t you like about Titus Welliver’s performance?

Dead delivery. He isn't even believable in the Amazon film version. He is not Harry!
I would have given it "no stars" if it was possible.

Did The Burning Room inspire you to do anything?

Yes, I request it be re-recorder and a credit be made to my account so I could purchase the new production.

Any additional comments?

Yes, I request it be re-recorder by any one of the previous narrators, preferably Hill.I so looked forward to this new book and more of Harry Bosch's adventures. He is like an old friend you meet and can not wait to hear what he has been up to since you last met.

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,949

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham at his best (again)

  • By Brock on 10-23-13

Compelling Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Sycamore Row to be better than the print version?

I cannot judge since I have only listened to the book.

What other book might you compare Sycamore Row to and why?

A Time to Kill, since both are beautifully written with a cohesive story line and fully developed characters.

What about Michael Beck’s performance did you like?

Perfect

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It is a very human story causing very human reactions

Any additional comments?

Best Grisham book since A Time to Kill.