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  • Naked in Death

  • In Death, Book 1
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,671

Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over 10 years on the force, she's seen it all - and knows that her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire - and suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about - except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Judge the Series by the First Book!

  • By Felicity Fairchild on 03-10-12

Highly recommended

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

I have ignored this series for years and finally decided to do a test listen to the first book. WOW! I loved it. Like many of the other reviewers, I look forward to getting to know the characters much better over the rest of the series.

  • Demon Rumm

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Staci Snell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35

It was the publicity stunt from hell as far as Kirsten Rumm was concerned. She may have been writing the book about her late husband, aeronautical daredevil Demon Rumm, but she didn't see the need to play host to the arrogant bad-boy actor starring in the film version's title role. Still, for the good of the project, Kirsten agreed to share her beachfront home with the impossibly sexy screen idol.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Demon Rumm

  • By Helen on 02-02-05

A Good Listen

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

While this story isn’t as deep or intriguing as some of Sandra Brown’s most recent work. It is a good listen when you have time on your hands. The narrator does a credible job and the story is not too long. I enjoyed listening, but I figured out the surprise ending.

  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,219

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

Worth the listen!

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

Reviewed: 01-17-18

I can understand why Trump tried to stop this release. The first family is an embarrassment.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hacks

  • The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House
  • By: Donna Brazile
  • Narrated by: Donna Brazile
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 679
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 627
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 630

From Donna Brazile, former DNC chair and legendary political operative, an explosive and revealing new look at the 2016 election: the first insider account of the Russian hacking of the DNC and the missteps by the Clinton campaign and Obama administration that enabled a Trump victory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brazile completely changed my perspective on the 2016 race.

  • By Kristi L. Evans on 11-08-17

Riveting!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-17

This is a must read and tells the story behind the media headlines and helps focus our attention on implications for future elections.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Envy

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,197

New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a best seller when she sees one - even if it is just a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E., with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast. Maris is intrigued enough to search for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You won't be disappointed!

  • By Molly on 09-18-08

A Must!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-17

I purchased this book more than a year ago for my library and I just listened to it. Oh my gosh, I wish I hadn’t waited so long. It is absolutely fabulous and I love the plot twists as others have mentioned. You will not be disappointed. And, of course, Victor Slezak is wonderful as always. I wish he would narrate more books.

  • Wait Until Midnight

  • By: Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

It could have been a scene from one of my novels. As a rule, respectable ladies do not accept calls from Mysterious Gentlemen on business of the most grave importance - but I confess that I was possessed of a lively curiosity. The past three years had been so determinedly dull, I hoped Mr. Adam Hardesty would offer a tiny respite from it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good and typical Quick

  • By Loy on 09-18-08

Wonderful Krentz!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-16

I listened to this book a second time after listening to the first time many years ago. I was reminded again of how much I love Jayne Ann Krentz's writing style. I highly recommend.

  • Mirror Image

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 801
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604

The crash of a Dallas-bound jet wasn't just a tragedy to TV reporter Avery Daniels; it was an act of fate that handed her a golden opportunity to further her career. Mistaken for a glamorous, selfish woman named Carole Rutledge, the badly injured Avery would find that plastic surgery had given her Carole's face, a famous senatorial candidate for a husband, and a powerful Texas dynasty for in-laws.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Who is really who?

  • By AudioAddict on 03-12-14

Surprise Ending

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

Reviewed: 04-06-16

This book keeps you in suspense until the last chapter. I highly recommend. Dick Hill does a great job of narration.

  • The Thrill of Victory

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 122

Stevie Corbett is in jeopardy of losing everything she’s sacrificed and worked so hard for – her career, her future. Her life. She has just two weeks to make a monumental decision, but her fate rides on keeping the truth a secret. It’s Judd Mackie’s job to uncover secrets. And he’s spent the last few years dogging Stevie, exposing her for the spoiled glamour girl he believes her to be. Now he has the chance to scoop the story of the year and let the whole world know the truth about Stevie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Wonderful!

  • By Mary Beth Bretzlauf on 12-19-11

A pleasant surprise

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

Reviewed: 03-31-16

I have loved Sandra Brown for years, but somehow I missed this one. Great listen!

  • The Black Count

  • Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
  • By: Tom Reiss
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812

Father of the novelist Alexandre Dumas, Alex Dumas has become, through his son's books, the model for a captivating modern protagonist: The wronged man in search of justice. Born to a black slave mother and a fugitive white French nobleman in Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti), Alex Dumas was briefly sold into bondage but then made his way to Paris where he was schooled as a sword-fighting member of the French aristocracy. He was only 32 when he was given command of 53,000 men, the reward for series of triumphs that many regarded as impossible, and then topped his previous feats by leading a raid up a frozen cliff face....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truth more unbelivable than fiction

  • By Jean on 01-27-13

An amazing story of an amazing life

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

Reviewed: 01-15-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have always loved the Count of Monte Cristo and other stories of Alexander Dumas which is what attracted me to this book. This a fabulous book about his father's unbelievable life and his place in French history...a story that has not been told. Reading about his father's life, you can see the inspiration for Dumas' stories. I highly recommend it!

What other book might you compare The Black Count to and why?

Books about other great heroes of the Revolutionary period such as George Washington. Also, great men who have faced tremendous opposition and yet thrived in their leadership such as Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther King.

What does Paul Michael bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The depth of his research in phenomenal. As I listened to the places he visited I tried to make note of them so that I can visit myself. I will buy the hard copy just for this purpose

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

I don't want to be a spoiler, but I was very very saddened by the lack of recognition this hero of the French Revolution even today

Any additional comments?

You don't have to be an Alexander Dumas fan to appreciate this book. The novel stands on its own as a great piece of history.

  • Second Sight

  • Arcane Society, Book 1
  • By: Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 650
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 454
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 463

In financial straits and on a sure path to spinsterhood, Venetia Milton thought her stay at the remote, ramshackle Arcane House, far from society's prying eyes, would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engineer her own ravishment. She was there to photograph the relics and artifacts collected by a highly secretive organization, founded two centuries earlier by an eccentric alchemist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great storyline, too!!

  • By Susan on 03-25-10

Anne Flosnik is always great

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

Reviewed: 01-02-16

This is a great beginning of a new series. This is my second through the series so I am looking forward the rest of the story.