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  • The Force

  • A Novel
  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,913

All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. He is the "King of Manhattan North", a highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of "Da Force". Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest - an elite special unit given carte blanche to fight gangs, drugs, and guns. Every day and every night for the 18 years he's spent on the job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Winslow continus to amaze

  • By Steve L on 07-13-17

The Fire This Time!

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

How does Don Winslow do it? He opened up the drug cartels in The Power Of The Dog and The Cartel and we listened to amazing readers as we learned how drugs became a force to be reckoned with in today's world. Now he opens up the seamy side of the NYPD. The chapter with the title I gave to this review had me listening with my mouth open. Dion Graham is a most talented reader. He perfectly captures the language of NYC from the Upper West Side all the way to Staten Island and we gain insight that newspapers only allude to. An eye opener that I loved.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Sellout

  • A Novel
  • By: Paul Beatty
  • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,594
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,406
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,399

A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty's The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. It challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality: the black Chinese restaurant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant book, fantastic narrator!

  • By Bonnie B. on 07-27-15

Race In America

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

This is a cutting and laugh out loud critique of the racial situation in America. The reader is off the charts. One of the best readers of ANY book.

  • The Cartel

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 23 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,196

From the internationally best-selling author of the acclaimed novel The Power of the Dog comes The Cartel, a gripping, ripped-from-the-headlines story of power, corruption, revenge, and justice spanning the past decade of the Mexican-American drug wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best ever…

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-24-16

Ripped From The Headlines!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

This week a Mexican drug kingpin escaped from a maximum security prison in Mexico. This is life imitating art. This scenario takes place near the beginning of Don Winslow's novel and the excitement level remains incredibly high throughout the book. It is eye opening when we learn what has taken place in Mexico throughout the War On Drugs from 2004-2012. I loved The Power Of The Dog but you do not have to read it to enjoy The Cartel. I guarantee you will become a Don Winslow fan and you will be delighted with his other books . The narration by Ray Porter is incredible with a variety of voices and accents. Well done!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Kill List

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 331

In Virginia, there is an agency bearing the bland name of Technical Operations Support Activity, or TOSA. Its one mission is to track, find, and kill those so dangerous to the United States that they are on a short document known as the Kill List. TOSA actually exists. So does the Kill List. Added to it is a new name: a terrorist of frightening effectiveness called the Preacher, who radicalizes young Muslims abroad to carry out assassinations. Unfortunately for him, one of the kills is a retired Marine general, whose son is TOSA's top hunter of men....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, But Not Forsyth's Best

  • By Tim on 09-13-13

Frederick Forsyth Still Has It

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

Reviewed: 04-18-15

Any additional comments?

I read The Day Of The Jackal in the early 1970s and The Odessa File a couple of years later and I was amazed. I have not read Forsyth since then and last week a friend spoke about this book. Frederick Forsyth can still create a timely story and keep you sitting in your car to find out what will happen next. He is deserving of a "Driveway Moments" award for keeping you so riveted that you are reluctant to get out of the car. This is a great book for George Guidall because he gets to use his talents for voices of many nationalities.

  • Compulsion

  • By: Meyer Levin
  • Narrated by: Chris O'Brien
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

The basis of the award-winning film starring Orson Welles, Compulsion gives a shocking fictionalized account of the Leopold-Loeb murder case - in which two young graduates of the University of Chicago kidnapped and killed a child for the intellectual challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Amazing

  • By Steven on 10-03-13

More Than Amazing

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

Reviewed: 10-03-13

I have known about this book for decades but just got to it. I have been intrigued with the Leopold and Loeb case since my school days and I am so glad I listened. Not only is this incredibly well written but the narration is as good as it gets. The summation of the lawyers at the trial could be the most emotional piece of writing and narrating I have experienced in a novel.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

  • By: Jon Meacham
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann, Jon Meacham
  • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,197

In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Man and Biography Relevant to Our Day

  • By Darwin8u on 11-14-12

You Know Him But You Don't Know him

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

Reviewed: 03-12-13

What we learned about Thomas Jefferson when we were younger is cursory at best. Here, in detail, and clearly written is the story of one of our most important Americans. Whatever political party you favor you can support Jefferson because he touched on all aspects of American life in a way that made this country stronger. Meacham makes clear that Jefferson always had the country in mind in all decisions and that puts him above "politicians" of today.
Edward Hermann's narration adds a great deal to a well researched and well written book.

  • The End of Your Life Book Club

  • By: Will Schwalbe
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 649
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 570
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 567

>"What are you reading?" That's the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of hepatitis. Months later she was diagnosed with a form of advanced pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, often in six months or less. This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By fred on 10-30-12

Not The End But A Beginning

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

Reviewed: 12-12-12

Here is a heart warming story of a wonderful relationship of a mother and her son. The relationship is strengthened during the time of the mom's treatments. Not only do we get an inside look at a very personal time but we are led into a world of literature that we can share with others. The message is clear: Share books with loved ones NOW and reap the benefits for a long time to come.

  • Cloud Atlas

  • By: David Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Cassandra Campbell, Kim Mai Guest, and others
  • Length: 19 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,082
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,102

A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified "dinery server" on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation: the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I laughed often with the kindly Mr. Cavendish

  • By Aaron on 08-23-12

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-12

This novel had received so much attention and seemed so interesting that I decided to listen. I thought the beginning of the first story was okay but soon began to sense that there was going to be much more here...and there was. David Mitchell's story and a wonderful group of readers bring you deeper and deeper into stories that are very much related. I don't want to give anything away but you will be delighted with where you are taken.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Satanic Verses

  • By: Salman Rushdie
  • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
  • Length: 21 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 911
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 901

Inextricably linked with the fatwa called against its author in the wake of the novel’s publication, The Satanic Verses is, beyond that, a rich showcase for Salman Rushdie’s comic sensibilities, cultural observations, and unparalleled mastery of language. The book begins with two Indians plummeting from the sky after the explosion of their airliner, and proceeds through a series of metamorphoses, dreams and revelations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Use an audiobook to really enjoy Satanic Verses

  • By David Edelberg on 11-24-12

Just Doesn't Do It

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

Reviewed: 10-29-12

I realized I had never experienced a book that was not only positively reviewed but created a world-wide controversy. This book didn't generate any excitement for me. Perhaps it's me.
I wonder if everyone loved it.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Telegraph Avenue

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Chabon
  • Narrated by: Clarke Peters
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 397

As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there - longtime friends, bandmates, and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in the borderlands of Berkeley and Oakland. Their wives, Gwen Shanks and Aviva Roth-Jaffe, are the Berkeley Birth Partners, a pair of semi-legendary midwives who have welcomed, between them, more than a thousand newly minted citizens into the dented utopia at whose heart - half tavern, half temple - stands Brokeland Records.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Music Lover's Delight

  • By T. C. Pile on 10-20-12

How Does He Do It?

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

Reviewed: 10-08-12

Michael Chabon has written, but I should say crafted, a novel that includes the areas of family, friendships, r & b music of the 70's, race relations, and the idea of neighborhood. The stories that he weaves through the novel are fascinating and the interactions of the characters will make this book a Pulitzer contender. I have read several novels by Chabon and this is truly special.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful