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  • Changes: The Dresden Files, Book 12

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,123
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,004
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,961

Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW. I'm stunned!

  • By JD on 04-27-10

Boring and full of fill. Disappointed.

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

Reviewed: 12-26-17

Really struggled to finish. I read several books in the series and enjoyed them but not this one. Too long, full of fill material. Avoid this one.

  • Vicious Circle

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261

The plane circled in the dark. Joe Pickett could just make out down below a figure in the snow and timber, and then three other figures closing in. There was nothing he could do about it. And Joe knew that he might be their next target. The Cates family had always been a bad lot. Game warden Joe Pickett had been able to strike a fierce blow against them when the life of his daughter April had been endangered, but he'd always wondered if there'd be a day of reckoning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joe Pickett returns! Terrific mystery!

  • By MidwestGeek on 04-03-17

Skip Chapter 17 !

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

Another good book by C.J. Box and good performance by David Chandler. I have read and listened to and enjoyed several of his books but found this one not to be a page turner and found a little too much filler, uninteresting information filling some pages. Having said that Chapter 17 should be skipped as unrealistic. Within this chapter a mother stands at the security gate of a subdivision complex and looks at the video monitor as a crazed, drugged woman takes a hatchet to her front door bent on chopping up this woman's two daughters. Instead of jumping into her car and rushing to her daughters rescue, she talks on the phone to her daughter and waits for the police to pull up to the gate where she jumps into the police car to rush to save her daughter. Come on! Any mother I know would have jumped into her car and sped to her daughters rescue without waiting for the police to arrive. This scene almost ruined the book for me. So out of character, so silly. Why? Anyway, of all the books C.J. Box wrote this is my least favorite.

  • Free Fire

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372

Best-selling author C. J. Box—an Anthony and Macavity Award winner—earned starred reviews from both Publishers Weekly and Booklist for this exceptional mystery. Taking advantage of a legal loophole, a lawyer kills four people in Yellowstone National Park and walks away a free man. As the public outcry intensifies, the governor hires former game warden Joe Pickett to conduct a private investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best Joe Pickett books

  • By Margaret on 03-18-16

C.J. Box Never Disappoints.

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Great story based on a loophole in the law. Has everything. Plot, action and great narration. C.J. Box never disappoints.

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  • Dispatches

  • By: Michael Herr
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526

One of the greatest examples of war journalism ever written, Michael Herr's clearheaded yet unsparing retellings of the day-to-day events in Vietnam take on the force of poetry, finding clarity in one of the most incomprehensible events in our modern era. A National Book Critics Circle finalist and highly acclaimed upon its first publication, Dispatches still retains its resonance as America finds itself amidst another military quagmire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the GREAT war memoirs of ALL TIME!

  • By Darwin8u on 04-11-12

Brings Back Memories

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I joined the Army just after high school in 1966 so this book, so well written, brings back memories of my time in the service. For any veteran from that era or family member of any veteran or for anyone interested in the Viet Nam war, you will find more than one dispatch that hits home. That makes you think and for some, makes you relive that sad time in our history. Great book, well written and super narrated.

  • On Target

  • A Gray Man Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,730

Four years ago, assassin Court Gentry was betrayed by his handlers in the CIA. Now, an old comrade returns to haunt him - and to force him on a mission against his will. With his ruthless employers on one side, his former friends on the other, and a doomed mission ahead, Court Gentry would kill to get out of this one alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • really impressive

  • By Clayton on 10-07-10

Struggled To Finish, Was Really Bored

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I really struggled to finish this. The narrator was great but the story left so much to be desired. Not once did I feel the suspense that the author hoped for. The story felt to be to be formulated. Lets put this escape here, that shooting there. The love, well almost love issue, over in the corner. Not the page turner that I hoped for.Really sorry but what a struggle I had finishing this one.

  • Dead Run

  • The Murder of a Lawman and the Greatest Manhunt of the Modern American West
  • By: Dan Schultz
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,523
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,389
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,384

On a sunny May morning in 1998 in Cortez, Colorado, three desperados in a stolen truck opened fire on the town cop, shooting him 20 times; then they blasted their way past dozens of police cars and disappeared into 10,000 square miles of the harshest wilderness terrain on the North American continent. Self-trained survivalists, the outlaws eluded the most sophisticated law enforcement technology on the planet and a pursuit force that represented more than 75 local, state, and federal police agencies with dozens of SWAT teams, U.S. Army Special Forces....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sounds like fiction...but it's not! Great Listen!

  • By Karen on 04-04-13

Dead On Story Telling

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

Reviewed: 07-29-17

First, the narration is great and fits perfectly into the story. The novel reads like a fiction crime story but is real. Well researched and delivered it leaves you to wonder what really was the fate of the killers, suicide or did the police seek revenge for the death of one of their officers. Well written and highly recommended.

  • Dog Company

  • A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned by Their High Command
  • By: Roger Hill, Lynn Vincent
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654

The army does not want you to listen to this book. It does not want to advertise its detention system that coddles enemy fighters while putting American soldiers at risk. It does not want to reveal the new lawyered-up Pentagon war ethic that prosecutes US soldiers and marines while setting free spies who kill Americans. This very system ambushed Captain Roger Hill and his men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spot on.

  • By penname on 05-22-17

Any Veteran Will Agree With This Book.

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

I served in the Army in the late 60's and was continuously baffled by the insanity of the rules and practices of those who led us. While never experiencing the degree of betrayal and BS Captain Hill and his first sergeant went through this book brought home those memories of the BS we all went experienced. Too often our leaders were political and ambitious and put political correctness above the safety and best interest of their men. Men who volunteered to serve and sometimes die for their country were too often treated as stepping stones and expendables. Leaders who never set a foot in the field lacked caring or compassion. Sometimes those who put us in the most danger wear the same uniform that we do. Read this book, especially if you are a veteran. You will be amazed.

  • Hiroshima

  • By: John Hersey
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 558

A journalistic masterpiece. John Hersey transports us back to the streets of Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945 - the day the city was destroyed by the first atomic bomb. Told through the memories of six survivors, Hiroshima is a timeless, powerful classic that will awaken your heart and your compassion. In this new edition, Hersey returns to Hiroshima to find the survivors - and to tell their fates in an eloquent and moving final chapter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Required Reading for a Reason

  • By Joe on 03-04-14

Great Story About A Sad Time IN History

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

Several months ago I visited Hiroshima and the site of the bomb blast. Very moving and along with Pearl Harbor, no better place to reflect upon the horrors of war. Hersey's book brings to life that horrific time in our history and the impact on the Japanese who died and those lived through it. It puts us, the reader, at the very moment of the blast and the sad aftermath. You will be moved by reading or listening to this classic book.

  • Paddy Whacked

  • The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster
  • By: T. J. English
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

In Paddy Whacked, best-selling author and organized crime expert T. J. English brings to life nearly two centuries of Irish American gangsterism, which spawned such unforgettable characters as Mike "King Mike" McDonald, Chicago's subterranean godfather; Big Bill Dwyer, New York's most notorious rumrunner during Prohibition; Mickey Featherstone, troubled Vietnam vet turned Westies gang leader; and James "Whitey" Bulger, the ruthless and seemingly untouchable Southie legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • East coast gangland history.

  • By Kevin Armstrong on 03-06-17

Well Researcheand Reads Like A Crime Novel

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

This is the history of the Irish gangs in America. The author has well researched his topic and while there is ample details it is never boring. It reads more like a crime fictional novel but the events and characters are real. You wont be bored. T. J English does a great job at narration. I'm Irish and I really enjoyed this book.

  • Game of Thorns

  • The Inside Story of Hillary Clinton's Failed Campaign and Donald Trump's Winning Strategy
  • By: Doug Wead
  • Narrated by: Doug Wead
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454

Here is the first insider account of the precipitous fall of Hillary Clinton. How the scandals of a lifetime finally reached critical mass. How, in the last few days of the campaign, some on her staff saw the ghostly shroud of defeat creeping over them but were helpless to act, frozen by the self-denial of the group.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So well done!

  • By Smitty on 04-06-17

Great Inside Story Of The Election

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

Reviewed: 03-31-17

I am an independent, not a Dem or Republican. I was not thrilled about Clinton or Trump. I wondered how did such a great nation get two such flawed candidates ? This is a great book about both candidates, their supporters and the election. It is amazing how Trump won and how Hillary got away with everything she did since she met Bill. I thought I knew a lot but this book is an eye opener. It is well researched and well documented. I don't think the author was a fan of either candidate but the worst of the light falls on Hillary.

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