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  • Dead Center

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092

Carpenter, the Paterson, N.J., lawyer whose wealth allows him to work as seldom as he chooses, is recovering from the loss of the love of his life, Laurie Collins, who has moved home to Findlay, Wis., to become the acting chief of police. When Laurie calls Andy for help after arresting 21-year-old Jeremy Davidson for murders that she thinks he didn't commit, Andy can't resist heading off to Findlay with his faithful dog, Tara.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Hoot!

  • By Samantha on 06-19-06

Dead Center is Dead On

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

Reviewed: 11-15-17

Another great story staring Andy, Tara and company. Great narrator Keep them coming! 100% Great

  • The Collapsing Empire

  • The Interdependency, Book 1
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,709

Our universe is ruled by physics, and faster-than-light travel is not possible - until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transports us to other worlds, around other stars. Humanity flows away from Earth, into space, and in time forgets our home world and creates a new empire, the Interdependency, whose ethos requires that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It's a hedge against interstellar war - and a system of control for the rulers of the empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best of Scalzi

  • By Gonzalo on 05-11-17

Collapsing Empire

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

Reviewed: 09-25-17

Scalzi does it again! This book it one of the most entertaining stories I've heard in a long time.. Johns style of SiFi and humor really hits the spot for me. I can't wait for the next installment.. Thanks John, keep them coming!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • You're Next

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,784

Mike Wingate had a rough childhood  —  he was abandoned at a playground at four years old and raised in foster care. No one ever came to claim him, and he has only a few, fragmented memories of his parents. Now, as an adult, Mike is finally living the life he had always wanted  —  he’s happily married to Annabel, the woman of his dreams; they have a precocious eight-year-old daughter, Kat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Edge of my seat.

  • By Janice on 07-18-11

You're Next

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

Reviewed: 06-14-17

The overall story was pretty good, I like the plot and the action. What I didn't care for was the ceaseless sentimental ruminations and flash backs to his time as a child. It was way over done and added a couple hour unnecessarily to the story. Scott Brick although a very good narrator can get under my skin after a while.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Ashes

  • Project Eden Thriller, Book 4
  • By: Brett Battles
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

The hammer has fallen. The deadly Sage Flu has been unleashed. The scramble for survival is in full force.

Martina Gable and her family escaped to a secluded mountain cabin in hopes of avoiding the death sweeping the desert valley below. But have they gone far enough? Dominic Ray, manager of a tropical, private island resort, has a dream job. The weather, the food, the drinks, the people - life couldn't be better. What he didn’t expect - what no one could have expected - was that his good life was about to disappear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • exciting the whole way through!

  • By Trudy Owens on 01-03-16

Book 4

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

Any additional comments?

this is book 4 the story continues...... This one drags on a bit with a lot of filler, unnecessary gibberish that doesn't do anything for the story. Don't get me wrong, its a good story but when will there be an end? 4 credits and counting

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Chiefs

  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,297

In 1919, Delano, Georgia, appoints its first chief of police. Honest and hardworking, the new chief is puzzled when young men start to disappear. But his investigation is ended by the fatal blast from a shotgun. Delano's second chief-of-police is no hero, yet he is also disturbed by what he sees in the missing-persons bulletins. In 1969, when Delano's third chief takes over, the unsolved disappearances still haunt the police files.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In my 'Top Ten' books of all time!

  • By karen on 09-17-13

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 01-03-16

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed Chiefs. It kept my interest from start to finish. This book is far better than the "Stone Barrington" novels. I hope to find more of this quality from Woods.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crimson Shore

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,613

A seemingly straightforward private case turns out to be much more complicated - and sinister - than Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast ever could have anticipated. Pendergast, together with his ward, Constance Greene, travels to the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside the wine cellar, they find something considerably more disturbing: a bricked-up niche that once held a crumbling skeleton.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • They Jumped the Shark!

  • By Nan Holt on 11-15-15

Classic Pendergast

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

Reviewed: 11-17-15

Any additional comments?

Great story in the Preston-Child Tradition. Gripping and suspenseful. I didn't want to put it down. The ending is just the beginning of the next book. Can't wait!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • King and Maxwell

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,404

It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father...after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target? Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Come on guys, lighten up! This was a good book!

  • By JR Parrow on 11-27-13

It all sounds so familiar

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

Reviewed: 02-19-15

What three words best describe Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance?

Same old thing

Any additional comments?

David, When you wright a book with completely different characters you need to use a different narrator. John Puller sounds just like Sean King. Not Good

  • The Escape

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,713

John Puller's older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller takes on the burden of bringing his brother in to face justice. But Puller quickly discovers that there are others pursuing his brother, who only see Robert as a traitor and are unconcerned if he survives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Baldacci Super Heros are back in action

  • By Tim on 02-12-15

Another great Baldacci story

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

Reviewed: 01-29-15

I really enjoyed the book. There are plenty of plot twists to keep my interest. Maybe in the future John puller in Jack reacher can get together and make one hell of a team.

  • Zero Day

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,667

From David Baldacci - the modern master of the thriller and number-one worldwide best-selling novelist - comes a new hero: a lone Army Special Agent taking on the toughest crimes facing the nation. John Puller is a combat veteran and the best military investigator in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigative Division. His father was an Army fighting legend, and his brother is serving a life sentence for treason in a federal military prison. Puller has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable drive to find the truth.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Big fan of David Baldacci, not a fan of Zero Day

  • By William R. on 11-22-11

Baldacci or Child?

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

Reviewed: 12-31-11

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

If i were Lee Child I'd be yelling Copy Right infringement! They are both Bad-Ass military cops. Even their names are similar, Reacher and Puller. All they need is a Pusher to make it a three-way. Baldacci should stick with the John Carr. Don't be diss'n other people.

  • The High King of Montival

  • A Novel of the Change
  • By: S. M. Stirling
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

In The Sword of the Lady, Rudi Mackenzie's destiny was determined. Now he returns to Montival in the Pacific Northwest, where he will face the legions of the Prophet. To achieve victory, Rudi must assemble a coalition of those who had been his enemies a few months before and forge them into an army that will rescue his homeland. Only then will Rudi be able to come to terms with how the Sword has changed him, as well as the world, and assume his place as Artos, High King of Montival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Problem with part 2!

  • By Mary Pavlinchak on 10-15-10

Another Home Run

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-11

This in the seventh book in the Emberverse series and it did not disappoint. Great story line, memorable characters and good narration make this series a winner. I find it hard to turn it off. Can't wait for the next installment!