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  • Diana

  • Her True Story - in Her Own Words
  • By: Andrew Morton
  • Narrated by: Michael Maloney, Caroline Langrishe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263

The sensational biography of Princess Diana, now revised to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death. When Diana: Her True Story - in Her Own Words was first published in 1992, it forever changed the way the public viewed the British monarchy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful overall with one issue...

  • By globewest on 07-02-17

Close Up Look at the Princess of Wales ~4 stars~

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

Plot: Bio based on the "secret" tapes Diana smuggled to Andrew Morton.

This is in several parts. Part one is based on the actual tapes of Princess Diana ...tapes smuggled out of Kensington Palace but it is *narration* of the tapes. Still fascinating. Part two is Morton writing with interviews and collected info. Part 3 is her death and the aftermath. This is a very good look at the life of Princess Diana. She was a lonely insecure woman who married a man she loved but proved his own wishes would always come first. The "third"person according to Diana was Camilla and the other woman made it impossible to work on a damaged relationship. I liked this book but a little shorter version would have been perfect.

  • Spycraft

  • The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda
  • By: Robert Wallace, Henry Robert Schelsinger
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 851
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 494
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 498

Now, in the first book ever written about this ultrasecretive department, the former director of OTS teams up with an internationally renowned intelligence historian to give listeners an unprecedented look at the devices and operations deemed "inappropriate for public disclosure" by the CIA just two years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique, informative history of the CIA

  • By Richard on 07-29-08

Spy Gizmos 101..... 5 STARS~

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

Plot: outlook at the secrets and gizmos that spies use.

This is a very good book. We learn a close up look at the gadgets of the spies and how they were used and improved over time. How spy technology has changed since the advent of the computer and internet. This is a very good look at the way the CIA and other agencies spy on each other. Added to the details in the stories of spies are detected and how they evade being caught. I would have loved this if it were a bit shorter. 5 star over all.

  • Hunting the Truth

  • Memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld
  • By: Beate Klarsfeld, Serge Klarsfeld, Sam Taylor - translation
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin, Raphael Corkhill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

They were born on opposite sides of the Second World War: Beate grew up in the ruins of a defeated Weimar Germany, while Serge, a Jewish boy in France, was hiding in a cupboard when his father was arrested and sent to Auschwitz. They met on the Paris Métro and fell in love, and became famous when Beate slapped the face of the West German chancellor - a former Nazi - Kurt Georg Kiesinger. For the past half century, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld have hunted, confronted, prosecuted, and exposed Nazi war criminals all over the world, including tracking down the notorious torturer Klaus Barbie in Bolivia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nazi Hunters Beate & Serge Klarsfeld~ 4 stars~

  • By Molly on 04-19-18

Nazi Hunters Beate & Serge Klarsfeld~ 4 stars~

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

Plot: a young married couple dedicate their life to hunting down Nazi and bring them to justice.

Serge Klarsfeld is Jewish and lost most of his family to the Nazi Death Camps. As he marrieds German born Beate Klarsfeld they find that many Nazis are living openly in Post War Germany. Others are in France or even South American countries and have not been punished for the crimes of World 2. They track several ex Nazis. One was listed in the phone book. They methodically document their case to attempt to bring justice in the form of public attention. Beate even slaps a Nazi Sympathizer who is a pubic official. The slap gets plenty of notoriety The "good old boy" comrades aka ex Nazis are alive and in positions of power in many countries which can help to hide other fugitives The Klarsfelds give us the outline of their life of helping many Nazis not only get arrested but help bring them to justice. The sacrifice is amazing . I would have liked this audio book to be a few hours less. At times is overly detailed, but still interesting how this couple were able to pull off the amazing ability to find justice let alone the danger they lived with. I give it 4 Stars. The reader(S) were both excellent with many dialects and very to help make the story come more alive.

  • All That Glitters

  • By: Diana Palmer
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

When Ivory Keene landed a job at a prestigious fashion house in New York, she could never have anticipated the challenges and excitement her new position would provide. Chief among them is her exasperatingly sexy boss, Curry Kells. The older, experienced executive can't help but be drawn to Ivory by a desire neither can resist. He sees only a talented young woman whose fresh, exciting designs might just make them both millions. But he soon discovers that Ivory is keeping secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ivory crawls her way to the top~5 stars~

  • By Molly on 03-24-18

Ivory crawls her way to the top~5 stars~

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

plot: running away from her abused upbringing and checkered past has Ivory living a better life when her blackmailing mother shows up~

Ivory Keene was consider white trash from her Texas roots thanks to a liar mother who uses Ivory as a keep out of Jail card. Ivory wins a fashion designer contest and soon is working in New York for HUNKY millionaire Curry Kells. Ivory has talent and is getting more credit and the notice of her boss. Ivory is kept in near poverty paying off her drunken mother. Marlene shows up to ruin what little happiness Ivory has in her life. Revealing every lie that Ivory has told and adds plenty of her own stories and lies to the mix. Ivory now looks like a schemer to Curry who soon distances himself from Ivory. After Marlene goes back to Texas, Ivory learns just how low her mother would go to ruin her in the eyes of her lover Curry. This was written in 1995. It has strong Characters and the Heroine learns to pick up the pieces from her damaged past. One of the better novels from the early years of Diana Palmer. Again the reader makes you cringe when he imitates a woman;s voice but a good story. And the fun is watching how far the evil Marlene go and what Ivory does to stop her. I give it 5 Stars~

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  • The Woman Left Behind

  • A Novel
  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686

Jina Modell is assigned to work as an on-site drone operator in the field with a GO-team, an elite paramilitary unit. Team leader Levi doesn't have much confidence in Jina making it through the rigors of training. In the following months, however, she begins to thrive in her new environment, displaying a grit and courage that wins her the admiration of her hardened, battle-worn teammates. Meanwhile, a powerful congresswoman is working behind the scenes to destroy the GO-teams, and a trap is set to ambush Levi's squad in Syria.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you, Linda!

  • By Barbara on 03-07-18

Best Linda Howard in 10 years~ 5 stars all the way

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

plot: Black Ops GO Team finds they have been betrayed. *spoilers included*

Jina (Pronouced Gina) uses her excellent spacial ability to snag a job as drone operator with a GO Team. Go meaning Black Ops under cover in high risk situations. Team Leader Levi call name ACE give Jina the call name Babe because of her lower sexy voice. Everyone uses a code name for their own safety. Babe has to upgrade her physical shape to keep up with the ultra fit squad. Endless hours of running and exercise has her in shape physically. But the ultimate test is a air drop sky dive to over come her fear. And being tethered to HUNKY Ace for her *piggy back* skydive is adding to the HIS and HER stress..a hard man is good to find. (LOL) The flame of attracting is nearly smouldering but the job comes first for both of them. Babe and the Go Team are dropped into Syria and a traitor changes the goals to one of survival. This is the BEST Linda Howard in 10 years. Jina aka Babe is a very likable and smart woman who over comes her own demons to join the male dominated Go Teams. Her attraction to Ace is there and helps move the plot forward. The reader is excellent and can do any accent. 5 star all the way for this excellent Linda Howard book.

  • I Will Find You

  • Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime
  • By: Joe Kenda
  • Narrated by: Joe Kenda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,224
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,122
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,122

Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won't be able to turn it off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Kenda! Veryv

  • By Somewhat crazy dog lady on 09-27-17

My My My......5 STAR Kenda bio~

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Plot: Lt Joe Kenda (retired) in his own words.

This is a great book. Kenda starts with his early years and on through his retirement. These are stories that are too detailed to have on tv either with violence OR graphic details. But that are *fascinating* and we stay glued to the entire book. As he tells his story we get a close up look at his family life dealing with the baddies in his investigations. The end is his retirement and his start on his TV show. I would recommend this to all Kenda fans. Kenda was excellent in his views and reading of his own bio. 5 Stars all the way ....

  • Christmas with My Cowboy

  • By: Diana Palmer
  • Narrated by: Susie Berneis, Lesa Lockford, Erin Yuen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

From the snow-covered prairie to the remote Australian Outback, a cowboy's loving kiss makes this Christmas merry and bright in each of these novellas.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Should have listened to the other reviews.

  • By Boyce on 12-08-17

Palmer book 3 star~McKenna 4 star Way 5 stars~

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

I will say this.....the Diana Palmer story was laggy and draggy. It was a chore to finish. The heroines are no longer spunky. We are so busy trying to like them it becomes tedious. And of course the hero is a bully. I like your older titles the best. 3 stars for this one.

McKenna Title~ 4 stars~ it moves along and holds the interest.

Margaret Way~ excellent story. a Heroine and Hero we we like and interesting look Australia through the eyes of this author 5 STARS~

worth the buy for the Margaret Way story.

Over all very good readers on this set.

  • Fatal Vows

  • The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson
  • By: Joseph Hosey
  • Narrated by: Nick Summers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Drawing upon exclusive interviews with Stacy's friends and family and even Drew himself, Chicago-area reporter Joseph Hosey presents the most researched account of the Stacy Peterson case yet. Still, as the charges against Drew Peterson mount, one haunting question remains: Where on earth is Stacy?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Drew Peterson wife killer~ better than expected~

  • By Molly on 10-21-17

Drew Peterson wife killer~ better than expected~

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

Reviewed: 10-21-17

plot: Drew Peterson Police Sgt has the skills to intimidate and even kill his 2 wives.

Drew Peterson in this book is a very charming and funny man but he also has psychopathic behaviors. He is married 3 times. Wife #2 mysteriously is found in a dry bathtub dead from a fall. Wife #3 *disappears* mysteriously and he claims has run away with another man but left her children. Too many loose ends and sudden disappearances of a blue barrel from the garage the day Stacy comes up missing lead to suspicions of murder. Police exhume the body of Wife #2 and find it was murder. Drew becomes the prime suspect for the murder of one wife and the suspect in wife #3. This is very good it goes over his back ground his mistakes and his clever ploys to intimidate and bully all his wives and girlfriends into doing what he wants. Better than expected. I give it 4 stars for reality based story of how they finally caught and convicted the clever killer Drew Peterson. While in the federal Prison in Terre Haute Indiana he planned to have a contract murder of two people ...including the DA who helped convicted him. He second trial pretty much guarantees he will spend the rest of his life in prison.

  • For Laci

  • A Mother's Story of Love, Loss, and Justice
  • By: Sharon Rocha
  • Narrated by: Sharon Rocha
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

Laci Rocha Peterson, eight months pregnant, was last seen by her sister, Amy, in the late afternoon of December 23, 2002. She spoke to her mother, Sharon Rocha, at 8:30 p.m. that night. This would be the last time anyone from her immediate family ever spoke to her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is a very good book, but...

  • By sherry on 08-07-12

Laci Peterson from her Mother's view~ 5 stars~

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

Reviewed: 10-21-17

plot: Sharon Rocha gives us a close up look at her daughter Laci Peterson and the murder by husband Scott.

Sharon Rocha narrates this book she wrote. It beings with her life and family including her daughter Laci who eventually marries the man of her dreams Scott Peterson. The horrible phone call that began the search for Laci and her unborn son Connor. When the police add more and more pieces into the puzzle of what happened to Laci the story takes a turn to their murders. And how Scott becomes the suspect and his hidden life with Amber Fry and the man everyone thought they knew .....was a killer. Very nicely done. A very good story. 4 hours is perfect for this audio book. And we learn little known facts on how Scott planned the murders including purchase of a boat 2 weeks before they died and the cement anchors he made to help hide the bodies. Sad, yes it is. But heartfelt. I give it 5 stars all the way.

  • Tangled Destinies

  • By: Diana Palmer
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Saved from an abduction and unthinkable harm, Gabrielle Bennett owed her life to her rescuer. Marc Stephano, a stranger from the sketchy shadows of town, could've asked for money. Instead, he introduced her to desire and claimed her completely - then he broke her heart. Older, wiser and now a top New York model, Gabrielle is prepared for anything - except Marc's reemergence into her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Were' not in Texas anymore

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-29-17

Early Palmer still very good~ Horrible Narration~

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

plot: Marco Stephano rescues young Gabby from a group of thugs. Gabby falls in love with much older Marco.

Teenage Gabby falls in love instantly with hunky Marco Stephano who rescues her from an assault. As the friendship and passion heat up, Marco soon leaves Gabby with a bribe from her wealthy father to leave her alone. Years later Gabby is now a model and involved with Marco's troubled younger brother. This was a very early book from Diana Palmer. I love her early books she is more descriptive with her heroines. This story movies along well and it has a good plot. Sadly what lacks is the narration. Todd McClaren is good with male voices but his silly female voice sets your teeth on edge. Why they cannot get this right? Read the reviews. Still a good listen for Diana Palmer fans. HInt hint hint: how about some of those Diana Blayne early romances? (Diana Blayne) was an early pen name for Diana Palmer and she wrote for Candlelight books.

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