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  • Spoonbenders

  • A Novel
  • By: Daryl Gregory
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,351

Teddy Telemachus is a charming con man with a gift for sleight of hand and some shady underground associates. In need of cash, he tricks his way into a classified government study about telekinesis and its possible role in intelligence gathering. There he meets Maureen McKinnon, and it's not just her piercing blue eyes that leave Teddy forever charmed but her mind - Maureen is a genuine psychic of immense and mysterious power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, but patience is your friend here.

  • By Heather on 08-22-17

Fun! Entertaining, Humorous! Great story!

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

A nice change to listen to a fun, humorous, interesting story about psychic powers, telekinesis, magic etc. Author Daryl Gregory has quite a knack of writing to keep you intrigued, interested and entertained. I throughly enjoyed the humor, character portrayal and his writing style. Each member of the amazing Telemackis (sp) family has different talents and each talent was used splendidly to round out this story. Narrator Ari Fliakos was superb! He has an amazing talent himself!

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,785
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,772

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series. West Cork is FREE through May 9, 2018.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific Tale!

  • By Paula on 03-11-18

Could of done w/o Distracting, annoying music!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

I appreciate the intense and long hours of research and interviews it took to make this series.

  • The Escape Artist

  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,368
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,358

Who is Nola Brown? Nola is a mystery. Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not His Best

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

Good story! Kept me listening for sure!

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

This story was very good! I liked all the characters and their descriptions. Evilness finally gets it's come up ins. I like revenge stories and where there is a nice resolve at the end. There was a few very descriptive gory parts, but were necessary to convey the "bad guys" as truly evil. Nicely written, amazing narrator.

  • The Terminal List

  • A Thriller
  • By: Jack Carr
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,588

On his last combat deployment, Lt. Cmdr. James Reece's entire team was killed in an ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make way for Jack Carr!!!!

  • By shelley on 03-08-18

Amazing Ultimate revenge story! Awesome narrator!

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

Very enthralling story of revenge. Not for the faint of heart, though. Not only was the story well rounded, but I could see this as an action movie. Very descriptive writing, details that helped visualize each setting. Navy Seal insight that I didn't know and a conspiracy that could probably happen with government and military officials. Very good listen especially with Ray Porter as the narrator. He is so good!! I recommend this book to those who like conspiracy thrillers!

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  • The Fifth Assassin

  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,609
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,611

From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, there have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President of the United States. Four have been successful. But now, Beecher White - the hero of the number one New York Times best seller The Inner Circle - discovers a killer in Washington, D.C. who's meticulously re-creating the crimes of these four men. Historians have branded them as four lone wolves. But what if they were wrong?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I had to stop listening a little bit into the book

  • By Janice on 01-17-13

Enlightening! Intriguing! Educational!

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

Wow! Very good book! I appreciate all the research Brad Meltzer and his team did to compile all the information to make this book seem so believable! I relish all the knowledge out there that makes this book such a good story, good plot, good ending. Narrator Scott Brick is fantastic! Thanks, I really enjoyed this book!

  • The Disappeared

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976

Wyoming's new governor isn't sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate. A prominent female British executive never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. Pickett knows that happens sometimes - these ranches are stocked with handsome young cowboys, and "ranch romances" aren't uncommon. But no sign of her months after she vanished? That suggests something else.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sheridan takes a lover!

  • By Richard Delman on 04-11-18

Can't go wrong with A Joe Pickett story!

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

Reviewed: 03-31-18

Very well written! Story was believable! Enjoyed it and look forward to the next Pickett adventure! Narrator was awesome!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Unforgivable Fix

  • Justice, Book 3
  • By: T. E. Woods
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530

Detective Mort Grant of the Seattle PD has finally decided to sell. The home where he and his late wife raised two kids feels too large and too full of old memories. His son is married and raising a family of his own, and despite desperate efforts to find her, Mort has lost touch with his wayward daughter. That is until the day she walks back into her childhood home and begs for his help. For the last four years, Allie Grant has been the lover - and confidante, confessor, and counselor - of one of the world's most powerful and deadly men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First Rate!!! A MUST read!

  • By BikeVON on 05-21-17

Good story! Intertwining characters!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

I liked this book the best of the 3 I've read. Reveals aren't too early with the character twists. Would be a good thriller/suspense movie. Awesome narrator! Author T.E. Woods was spot on with writing ability in this book!

  • To Kingdom Come

  • Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 2
  • By: Will Thomas
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822

When a bomb destroys the Special Irish Branch of Scotland Yard, all fingers point to the increasingly brazen factions of Irish dissidents seeking liberation from English rule. Volunteering their services to the British government, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn set out to infiltrate a secret cell of the Irish Republican Brotherhood known as the Invisibles. Posing as a reclusive German bomb maker and his anarchist apprentice, they are recruited for the group's ultimate plan: to bring London to its knees and end the monarchy forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Ms Peach on 01-04-17

Good listen but was predictable to me

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

Story wasn't boring, was worth the time, but it was predictable to me. Narrator was superb!

  • Glass Houses

  • A Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,250

When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Balm Of Community

  • By Sara on 01-28-18

Beautifully written, tear jerking ending!

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

I didn't want this book to end! I have listened to all of the books in the Gamache series and feel a kinship to all the characters and enjoy each one. Robert Bathhurst is an excellent narrator! Just when you think Louise Penny is running out of intriguing plots and educational undertones she comes through even more splendidly than the previous book! The story, suspense, and twists draw you in even more than you think possible! There is one part near the end with the character Clara's paintings that made me burst out in tears! So unexpected and a very welcome finish to this exquisite book! My husband enjoys these books as much as I do! Looking forward to the next book!!

  • Wayfaring Stranger

  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,437

It is 1934 and the Depression is bearing down when 16-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation with the outlaws ends as Weldon puts a bullet through the rear window of Clyde’s stolen automobile. Ten years later, Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland and his sergeant, Hershel Pine, escape certain death in the Battle of the Bulge and encounter a beautiful young woman named Rosita Lowenstein hiding in a deserted extermination camp.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost a bullseye

  • By Alan on 08-01-14

Well written, very good listen!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

Well written! With the descriptive writing the author James Lee Burke takes you through an encounter with Bonnie and Clyde, The horribleness of war and post war treatment, the early stages of the oil field welding and pipe lining, how hollywood stars are born and the Las Vegas moguls and founders influence. So much more! It's captivating and educational and the descriptions of people, areas and ideas are worth the listen!! Will Patton does an awesome job narrating!