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  • The Man in My Basement

  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Ernie Hudson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 62

The man at Charles Blakey's door has a proposition almost too strange for words. He wants to spend the summer in Charles' basement, and Charles cannot even begin to guess why.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Well, it's different

  • By Ken on 04-15-04

Hated the Main Character

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-04

While I listened to this book, I found myself distracted by my hatred of the main character. It started out as dislike and then grew to hatred. The way he treats women, the way he lives his life.... He loses his job for stealing and then he is the victim???? This book was a real let down for me... I couldn't wait for it to end.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Along Came a Spider

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Charles Turner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,899
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,159

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting plot. Terrible narration

  • By Andrew Pollack on 12-20-08

By Far my Favorite Patterson Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-04

This was my first Patterson Book that I read. I loved it and have read it again. This book set a high standard and I have been disappointed time and again that the rest of the Alex Cross series isn't as good. I keep reading and listening to them in hopes of finding another Patterson book that can keep me total engrossed like this one did. I was so mad when the movie came out and wasn't even the same story - they took a great story and butchered it up for the big screen.

28 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • Fatal Tide

  • By: Iris Johansen
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Iris Johansen invents another plucky heroine, Melis Nemid, in this high-stakes hunt for the legendary sunken island of Marinth. After a lifetime spent seeking refuge from the nightmares of her past, Melis has found comfort on a Caribbean island with two beloved dolphins and a staunch friend. But that haven is threatened when an oceanographer on the trail of Marinth's treasures is killed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • took a while to get into

  • By Christie on 02-03-04

took a while to get into

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-04

I agree with an earlier post about the reader. It was hard to distinguish between male and female voices. I found myself going back over parts of the book to figure out who was saying what a couple of times. I went through half of the book before I got into it. I almost gave up and turned it off and then the second half drew me in a little more. It was a decent story and could have been presented a little better.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful