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  • Raven Black

  • Book One of the Shetland Island Quartet
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,646
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,643

It is a cold January morning, and Shetland lies beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a splash of color on the frozen ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbor, Catherine Ross. The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man - loner and simpleton Magnus Tait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to series, no audio problems anymore

  • By Mark on 03-28-17

Enjoyed the ride!

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

I enjoyed the story. I came to Ann Cleeves after watching a couple of episodes of Shetland on Netflix. This is the first book in the series. The story is different in many ways from the TV show, so it is not predictable. One still isn’t sure ‘whodunnit’ until the end. The reader was very good - able to carry different voices and accents well to bring the production to life. One reviewer complained about the chapter introductions. I’m used to that; I listen to lots of books so it wasn’t a distraction. I plan to keep listening to the series. And to keep watching the series on Netflix!

  • The Future of God

  • A Practical Approach to Spirituality for Our Times
  • By: Deepak Chopra MD
  • Narrated by: Deepak Chopra MD
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Can God be revived in a skeptical age? What would it take to give people a spiritual life more powerful than anything in the past? Deepak Chopra tackles these issues with eloquence and insight in this book. He proposes that God lies at the source of human awareness. Therefore, any person can find the God within that transforms everyday life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very heartfelt work

  • By J. Mangalam on 04-11-15

Affirming Intelligent &Inspuring

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

Reviewed: 02-21-15

A complete joy to read and contemplate. Chopra has met the call for reason centered faith theology and spoils atheism's claim on rationality.

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  • Tularosa

  • By: Michael McGarrity
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

In a wicked conspiracy reaching across the Mexican border, Tularosa pits a jaded ex-cop against tight-lipped Army personnel, hired thugs, and smooth-talking outlaws. Forced into retirement by a crippling gunshot wound, Santa Fe policeman Kevin Kerney seeks solitude on a small New Mexico ranch far from the nearest neighbor. But when his godson disappears without a trace into the harsh, high-security desert of the White Sands Missile Range, Kerney emerges to search for the young soldier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Would like to hear the entire series!

  • By Spinner on 10-14-12

Would like to hear the entire series!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-12

I enjoyed it thoroughly. I'm a long time Tony Hillerman and more recently Craig Johnson fan, and love George Guidall's narration. And New Mexico is my favorite vacation spot. I started with Hard Country which actually is McGarrity's most recent book but gives a nice background for the Kevin Kerney series (it's Kerney's old family history). Now I've just finished Tularosa, the first in the Kevin Kerney series. Unfortunately, Audible doesn't have the entire series....so I'm scrambling with Amazon and area libraries to fill in the gaps. Please Audible, get busy! Thanks.

20 of 20 people found this review helpful