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R. E. Calla

boston, MA
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  • The Tin Roof Blowdown

  • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,426

Dave Robicheaux returns in another Bayou adventure, this one more gruesome and gut-wrenching than any that have come before. Hurricane Katrina has ravaged New Orleans, leaving the streets and buildings flooded and the city awash with opportunists, looters, and vicious criminals. There is no order, no law. Police are shooting randomly at innocent people, prison guards have abandoned their posts, and bodies float through the streets and hang from trees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How Does One Manage?

  • By Deborah on 07-20-07

Can't beat it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-09

A combination of James Lee Burke, Will Patton and the English language is the best. Add in the New Orleans tragedy during Katrina makes it even better.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The 13th Juror

  • A Dismas Hardy Novel
  • By: John Lescroart
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 234

In The 13th Juror, Dismas Hardy, lawyer/investigator, undertakes the defense of Jennifer Witt, accused of murdering her husband and their eight-year-old son as well as her first husband, who had died nine years earlier from an apparent drug overdose. While preparing his case, Hardy learns that both of Jennifer's husbands had physically abused her. But Jennifer refuses to allow a defense that presumes her guilt. She is not guilty, she claims. Hardy is now driven to seek an alternative truth a jury can believe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another first rate author-reader collaboration

  • By Jane on 05-05-13

Mistake fixed by Audible

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-13-08

My compliments to Audible for listening to prior reviews and fixing the problem. I had initially wrote a bad rexiew but now applaud Audible for quickly fixing it. GREAT SEVICE-THANK YOU

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Opening Day

  • The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season
  • By: Jonathan Eig
  • Narrated by: Richard Allen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Drawing on interviews with surviving players, sportswriters, and eyewitnesses, as well as newly discovered material from archives around the country, Jonathan Eig presents a fresh portrait of a ferocious competitor who embodied integration's promise and helped launch the modern civil-rights era. Full of new details and thrilling action, Opening Day brings to life baseball's ultimate story.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, not so great reading

  • By Joe on 08-30-07

narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-07

The mispronouncemet of so many well known baseball players was ridiculous. the narrator should at least know how to pronounce names-it was vert distracting

3 of 3 people found this review helpful