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  • The Devotion of Suspect X

  • By: Keigo Higashino, Alexander O. Smith Translated by
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 563

Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment floor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Devoted tale of kindness and unknown friendship.

  • By Howard on 02-13-11

just okay

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

Reviewed: 06-18-12

Is there anything you would change about this book?

There should be more background on the protagonist

What was most disappointing about Keigo Higashino and Alexander O. Smith ’s story?

predictable.

Also the suicide attempt by the daughter seemed to be too much.

Which scene was your favorite?

seeing the main character work on the math problems. This added a lot to this character's development

Do you think The Devotion of Suspect X needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

no - not much to go on

Any additional comments?

no

  • The Devil's Star

  • By: Jo Nesbø
  • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267

A young woman is murdered in her Oslo flat. One finger has been severed from her left hand, and behind her eyelid is secreted a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star - a pentagram, the devil’s star. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with his long-time adversary Tom Waaler and initially wants no part in it. But Harry is already on notice to quit the force and is left with little alternative but to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor and get to work. A wave of similar murders is on the horizon....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Steig Larsson? Hah! The new Raymond Chandler!

  • By JayAre on 12-12-11

impressive

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

Reviewed: 12-22-11

Would you consider the audio edition of The Devil's Star to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version

What did you like best about this story?

the small moments, pauses and reflections bring right to the time and place in these stories. These books make me want to write

Which character – as performed by Robin Sachs – was your favorite?

Harry Hole

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Its pretty disturbing overall. I do think that Nebso's description of Harry's addiction is well done and in this case it make Harry Real!

Any additional comments?

Better that Stieg Larson. Deserves more recognition.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Adrenaline

  • By: Jeff Abbott
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 159

Sam Capra is living the life of his dreams. He's a brilliant young CIA agent, stationed in London. His wife Lucy is seven months pregnant with their first child. They have a wonderful home, and are deeply in love. They have everything they could hope for... until they lose it all in one horrifying moment.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Close, but not quite

  • By Laurie on 12-20-11

Very Good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-11

This captured my attention. The writing is good, not great. I expect Abbott's writing will improve and I look forward to more stories about "Sam."

The interest in Parkour or "free running" is very cool and a thread throughout. The only other reference I know of it comes from a book by John Twelve Hawks called the Traveler. I recommend both.

Good read / listen

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Road

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,249
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,274

America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ARE YOU CARRYING THE FIRE?

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-14-16

Amazing reflection on hope

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-11

I know this is a tough listen. It gets right to the grittiest part of humanity, survival. There are so many things that stick with me as I finish this book. It is worth every minute. Cormac McCarthy is a masterful writer.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Unsung Hero

  • Troubleshooters, Book 1
  • By: Suzanne Brockmann
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 900
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 503

After a near-fatal head injury, Navy SEAL lieutenant Tom Paoletti catches a terrifying glimpse of an international terrorist in his New England hometown. When he calls for help, the Navy dismisses the danger as injury-induced imaginings. In a desperate effort to prevent disaster, Tom creates his own makeshift counterterrorist team, assembling his most loyal officers, two elderly war veterans, a couple of misfit teenagers, and Dr. Kelly Ashton - the sweet girl next door who has grown into a remarkable woman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Hero to the Very End!

  • By Maria on 04-22-13

Not worth it

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-11

Thi is the first book I have not been able to finish. I might have been able to stand it if it weren't so sappy. The love scenes were terrible and the action was weak. This was a waste of money and time.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful