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  • The Cartel

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 23 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,192

From the internationally best-selling author of the acclaimed novel The Power of the Dog comes The Cartel, a gripping, ripped-from-the-headlines story of power, corruption, revenge, and justice spanning the past decade of the Mexican-American drug wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best ever…

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-24-16

Too violent

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

This book has incredibly violent scenes that are simply sadistic. Way beyond my tolerance level.

  • Alan Turing: The Enigma

  • By: Andrew Hodges
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 30 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,499
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,340
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,348

It’s only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This classic biography of the founder of computer science, reissued on the centenary of his birth with a substantial new preface by the author, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastic Biography For The Patient Listener

  • By Sara on 02-22-15

Not for the mathematically challenged

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

The Alan Turing story is a fascinating one, and this telling does an excellent job with his personality and quirks. However, the author expects you to follow some pretty rigourous mathematical thinking. You can skip those bits, but you'd lose a lot.

  • Ashes to Ashes

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,420
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,409

He performs his profane ceremony in a wooded Minneapolis park, anointing his victims, then setting the bodies ablaze. He has already claimed three lives, and he won't stop there. Only this time there is a witness. But she isn't talking. Enter Kate Conlan, former FBI agent turned victim/witness advocate. Not even she can tell if the reluctant witness is a potential victim or something more troubling still.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story, but enough with the breathy falsetto

  • By Catherine E. Kehl on 12-15-15

Watt too violent for me

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

Reviewed: 01-01-17

I was doing fine until I realised there would be another murder with detailed descriptions. No thanks, my karma can't handle it.

  • Matterhorn

  • A Novel of the Vietnam War
  • By: Karl Marlantes
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 21 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,101

Why we think it’s a great listen: A performance so poignant, we gave Bronson Pinchot (yes, Balki from Perfect Strangers) our inaugural Narrator of the Year award.... In the monsoon season of 1968-69 at a fire support base called Matterhorn, located in the remote mountains of Vietnam, a young and ambitious Marine lieutenant wants to command a company to further his civilian political ambitions. But two people stand in his way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Matterhorn

  • By Zachary on 04-20-10

Gritty and realistic

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

Reviewed: 01-01-17

This book had such an air of authenticity to it that I found it hard to get into. But, I'm really glad I did. The author was a marine in Vietnam, and he brings out all the real horror, futility and camaraderie. I'm very glad I persevered.

  • Hour Game

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,752
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,760

A woman is found murdered in the woods with a very special watch on her wrist, and what seemed a simple case soon escalates into a nightmare. The criminal methods of some of the most infamous killers of all time are being replicated by a new predator who stalks and strikes victims with a cunning brilliance. No one can understand the murderer's motives or who the next victim will be.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Weakest novel in Baldacci's King & Maxwell series!

  • By Wayne on 03-11-18

Scary stuff

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

Reviewed: 09-12-13

A well developed story where nothing turns out as you expect it to. Baldacci keeps the suspense going right to the end.

  • Murder in the Dark

  • A Phryne Fisher Mystery
  • By: Kerry Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Daniel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532

The delectable Phryne Fisher has been invited to the Last Best party of 1928. When three of the guests are kidnapped, Phryne finds she must puzzle her way through the scavenger hunt clues to retrieve the hostages. This is another sparkling mystery from Australia's Queen of Crime, Kerry Greenwood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Last Best Party of 1928

  • By Nancy J on 05-25-13

I'm in love

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

Reviewed: 09-12-13

Do you know that game about who you would most like to have dinner with? Well, Phrynnie Fisher is definitely on my list. Clever, witty and urbane, her avant garde outlook is a refreshing as it is progressive. Not only that but Greenwood makes her seems fabulously sexy!

  • Speaking from Among the Bones

  • A Flavia de Luce Novel, Book 5
  • By: Alan Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931

Eleven-year-old amateur detective and ardent chemist Flavia de Luce is used to digging up clues, whether they’re found among the potions in her laboratory or between the pages of her insufferable sisters’ diaries. What she is not accustomed to is digging up bodies. Upon the 500th anniversary of St. Tancred’s death, the English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey is busily preparing to open its patron saint’s tomb. Nobody is more excited to peek inside the crypt than Flavia, yet what she finds will halt the proceedings dead in their tracks: the body of Mr. Collicutt, the church organist, his face grotesquely and inexplicably masked.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the best Flavia yet!!

  • By Donald on 03-17-13

Grand fun - Flavia wins again!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-13

I've read several Flavia de Luce novels, but I think they work better as audio. This one was grand fun with a very surprising ending or, perhaps I should say endings. Bradley does a fine job of capturing the very precious Flavia, and several times I laughed out loud.

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  • Moon Over Soho

  • Peter Grant, Book 2
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,264

Body and soul. The song. That's what London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins, part-time jazz drummer and full-time accountant, who dropped dead of a heart attack while playing a gig at Soho's 606 Club. The notes of the old jazz standard are rising from the body - a sure sign that something about the man's death was not at all natural but instead supernatural.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this Book - Total Imersion

  • By Sheri on 07-30-14

End of a good thing

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

Reviewed: 06-15-13

I loved the first Aaronovitch. It was funny and clever, and I usually don't like supernatural stuff. In this book the author introduces an arch villain that will certainly be the focus of following books. Not for me - that ruins it.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Robert B. Parker's Lullaby

  • A Spenser Mystery
  • By: Ace Atkins
  • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 441

When 14-year-old Mattie Sullivan asks Spenser to look into her mother’s murder, he’s not completely convinced by her claim that the police investigation four years ago was botched. Mattie is gruff, street-smart, and wise beyond her years, left to care for her younger siblings and an alcoholic grandmother in a dilapidated apartment in South Boston. But her need for closure and her determination to make things right hit Spenser where he lives - they’re the very characteristics he abides by.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ace aces Spenser!

  • By Fast Eddy on 05-04-12

Atkins almost aces it

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

Reviewed: 05-14-13

This is definitely a Spenser story. It's all there: the fight against evil, the artless philosophizing about life, and, of course, working mostly pro bono. My only complaint is that i don't think Atkins quite got Hawk right; he just seemed more talkative than usual. Nonetheless, I'm delighted that Spenser has not passed along with Parker.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful