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  • Cold Blooded

  • The Nick McCarty Series, Book 1
  • By: Bernard Lee DeLeo, RJ Parker Publishing Inc
  • Narrated by: Mike Dennis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Nick McCarty decides after ten years of black ops assassinations it's time for a change. Against the wishes of his shadow government bosses he has inexplicably managed to become a best-selling author. The novels have made him world famous and provided a cover for his overseas sanctions. But Nick feels something's missing. An employer orders the death of a woman in the witness protection program. Nick sees something in the woman's picture reminding him of someone he knew long ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book

  • By Marianne on 04-18-18

Another great book

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

I have listened to this book twice and found it more enjoyable the 2nd time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Killing Floor

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,660

Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He's just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he's arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn't kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn't stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even if you have it GET THIS ONE!!

  • By shelley on 10-30-15

Second time is better than the first

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

I can't get enough of Jack Reacher. The first time I listened to the book it didn't seem that great. I ran out of something to listen to so gave this one another try. This time I really enjoyed the book and recommend that folks give a book a second chance. I'm glad I did.

  • Zoo

  • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,312

All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear. With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Love Patterson, but this was just SILLY

  • By TEDDET on 09-06-12

Interesting Theory

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

The book was ok. My main problem was in the ending and yet I know not all stories can end the way we might want them to. I think it has been or is a TV series. Perhaps I should have watched the series before reading the book.

  • The Reporter Who Knew Too Much

  • The Mysterious Death of What’s My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen
  • By: Mark Shaw
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 562

Was What's My Line TV star, media icon, and crack investigative reporter and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen murdered for writing a tell-all book about the JFK assassination? If so, is the main suspect in her death still at large? These questions and more are answered in former CNN, ESPN, and USA Today legal analyst Mark Shaw's 25th book, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book! Well organized, great narration

  • By Jaybird on 05-24-17

Expiring Book

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

I learned so much about this lady that I thought of as a TV entertainer. I had no idea that she was so involved in a life of intrigue as an Investigative reporter.

  • The Vanishing Game

  • By: William Boyd
  • Narrated by: Russ Bain
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 735
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 732

A down-on-his-luck actor is paired with a weather-battered Land Rover Defender on a seemingly innocuous courier job. But some things are too good to be true, and this innocent journey quickly unfolds into a dangerous plot with a shadowy cast of characters.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • anticlimactic.

  • By Elena Jones on 01-21-16

Can't recommend this book

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

The reading is very good but hard to get interested in the story which I just found uninteresting. Got half way through but it just would not hold my attention. Wish I could give a more positive review.

  • The Shroud Conspiracy

  • A Novel
  • By: John Heubusch
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 293

Throughout his career, forensic anthropologist and outspoken atheist Dr. Jon Bondurant has investigated many religious artifacts said to be real, but he knows better. So when he is invited by the Vatican to examine the Shroud of Turin, said to be the burial cloth that covered the body of Christ, he is delighted for the opportunity to prove once and for all that the shroud is a fake.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jurassic Park meets the deVince Code

  • By L. Carr on 04-21-17

Can't Wait for sequel due in March 2018

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

I thought the book started a bit slow but it started to get to me to the point where I didn't want to stop listening. It got more exciting each chapter. I was disappointed in how the book ended until I discovered there would be a sequel. I believe this is the first novel by John Heubusch and it is a real winner. Looking forward to more of his books down the road.

  • The Fourth Monkey

  • By: J. D. Barker
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Graham Winton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,288

Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs in this dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffery Deaver called "a talented writer with a delightfully devious mind". For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one that proves he has taken another victim, who may still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted Knives And Killer Humor

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-15-17

Can't recommend this book

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

I like to finish a book once I start it but find this one hard to complete. Some may like it but I can't recommend it.

  • Fault Line

  • Ben Treven, Book 1
  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Barry Eisler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702

In Silicon Valley, the eccentric inventor of a new encryption application is murdered in an apparent drug deal. In Istanbul, a cynical undercover operator receives a frantic call from his estranged brother, a patent lawyer who believes he is the next victim. And on the sun-drenched slopes of Sand Hill Road, Silicon Valley's nerve center of money and technology, old family hurts sting anew as two brothers who share nothing but blood and bitterness wage a desperate battle against a faceless enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! Better then the Rain series.

  • By shelley on 04-17-14

Slow Starter

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

Almost have up on this book but after the first few chapters the book improved and am glad I stuck with it.

  • Hard Case

  • John Harding, Book 1
  • By: Bernard Lee DeLeo
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Hard Case begins in a back alley warehouse in East Oakland, CA, where Harding fights for money, and to keep his skills honed, coupled with the fact he likes it. Harding does odd jobs with the only guy he trusts implicitly, his handler and manager, Tommy Sands. They bodyguard, escort tourists around the Bay Area, and do bail bond, skip trace work for a lawyer named Tess Connagher.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If John dies at the end, there will be blood!

  • By SA Shay on 03-18-16

Second Time is even better

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

I enjoyed this book the first time I listened to it. I enjoyed it even more the second time. I've listened to all the Hard Case and McCarty books and hope the author will consider writing more.

  • The Lincoln Lawyer

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,437

Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients. But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Narration

  • By Vishruth on 06-18-08

Well written

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

Reviewed: 11-23-17

This was a very interesting book and you can tell a lot of research was done on criminal law. Ending was a surprise.