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  • Private Down Under

  • By: James Patterson, Michael White
  • Narrated by: Tim Wright
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 612
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 556

With the best detectives in the business, cutting-edge technology, and offices around the globe, there is no investigation company quite like Private. Now, at a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Opera House, Private Sydney throws open its doors. Craig Gisto and his newly formed team have barely raised their glasses, however, when a young Asian man, blood-soaked and bullet-ridden, staggers into the party, and what looks like a botched kidnapping turns out to be a whole lot more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed in Down Under

  • By Carolyn E. Golding on 02-24-15

Keeps you interested

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

Reviewed: 08-20-17

This one of my favorite Private book. 💘 the story line and can't wait for the next adventure. There is cynicism and adventure. I laughed and gasped throughout this book. Great work

  • A Wanted Woman

  • By: Eric Jerome Dickey
  • Narrated by: Zoë Bell, Dominic Hoffman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461

The Trinidad contract was supposed to be simple: To make a living man become a dead man. When the job goes bad under the watchful eye of a bank security camera, there is nowhere for agent MX-401, known as Reaper, to hide from the fearsome local warlords, the Laventille Killers. Her employers, the Barbarians, send her to Barbados, the next island over, barely two hundred miles away, with the LK's in hot pursuit of the woman who took many of their own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gideon please come back!!!!

  • By Adegoke A. Adeyemo on 04-22-14

Don't know how I missed this book

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

Reviewed: 06-09-17

Goldilocks Reaper, boss lady and someone you rather befriend than cross. Great job Mr. EJD think I have a new superhero. #PartDeux Hoping Mr. Reaper and his offspring will meet up and do it Reaper style. 😉😉

  • Finding Gideon

  • By: Eric Jerome Dickey
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555

As a hit man from the time he was very young, money, women, and danger have always ruled Gideon's life; but for the first time, the job is taking its toll. Neither Gideon nor the city of Buenos Aires has recovered from the mayhem caused during Gideon's last job. But before the dust has settled and the bodies have been buried, Gideon calls in backup - including the lovely Hawks, with whom Gideon has heated memories - to launch his biggest act of revenge yet...one he believes will destroy his adversary, Midnight, once and for all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • #Gideon

  • By Mr. Ponder on 04-19-17

Always Gideon Fun

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

I'm never sure what can go through EJD's mind when writing about Gideon. This book proved me right again. I love this superhero masked as a killer. Actioned packed and makes you want to just peek around the corner over and over again. I'm sure Gideon isn't done, EJD leaves you with those thoughts. Can't wait to see what Gideon does next; who Gideon beds next and I hope I don't have to wait too long for this Gideon Adventure. #KudosforthevoiceofGideon

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  • Up to No Good

  • By: Carl Weber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

There's always a man around the corner, and church trustee James Black should know - he's usually that very man. Meet a deliciously dysfunctional family in this riveting new novel, filled with intrigue, sex, and surprises.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A interesting read!

  • By Arlena on 06-02-14

Crazy for Love...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-20-16

Nice work... I guess I'm a bit old for the antics of young adults but good job. The plot continues to thicken.

  • Torn Between Two Lovers

  • By: Carl Weber
  • Narrated by: Simi Howe, Ezra Knight, Korey Jackson, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400

New York Times best-selling author Carl Weber is a master at portraying unforgettable characters and complex, passionate relationships. Voluptuous Loraine Farrow is as successful as she is curvy, but life is never easy when you want to have your cake and eat it too. With her husband Leon confronting issues from his past, trouble arises on the homefront - and more drama is on the way in the form of Michael, an ex-lover desperate to rekindle his and Loraine’s once torrid flame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the webs we humans weave

  • By Dream on 12-03-11

Mind Blowing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-16

Wow! I would have never thought!!! Big Papa you dirty dog you... C.W. can I say you threw a twist and boy oh boy!!! Outstanding!!!

  • The Preacher's Son

  • By: Carl Weber
  • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor, Lizian Mitchell, Cherise Booth, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

The Preacher's Son captivates with all the intensity expected of a Weber novel. Bishop T.K. Wilson is a pillar of the community, pastor of the largest African-American church in Queens, NY, and has always tended to he needy. Running for borough president, he faces one shocking revelation after another that could not only derail his campaign, but also force him to reevaluate his family values.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Sante Fe Trail

  • By Rick on 03-18-10

Can't Always Hide Your Secrets

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

All Saints ain't really saints. Yes Mr. Weber you kept us going to the end. Outstanding work and loved the suspense.

  • Cross the Line

  • Alex Cross, Book 24
  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Ryan Vincent Anderson, Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314

Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, DC. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city's police force scrambling for answers. Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to crack the case. But before Cross can make any headway, a brutal crime wave sweeps across the region. The deadly scenes share only one common thread: The victims are all criminals.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult to Hear

  • By Pamela on 12-24-16

Suspense to the very end

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

Reviewed: 11-26-16

I Love when Mr. Patterson writers abt my favorite character. I can't wait for next year's book.

  • So You Call Yourself a Man

  • By: Carl Weber
  • Narrated by: various
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

Three best friends who've grown up together encounter some of the real tests of manhood. All's good for James and Cathy until a woman shows up with James' love child. Suave Brent thinks he's found happiness with a born-again churchgoer - until another leads him into temptation. And longtime friend Sonny is going to need help from James and Brent if he's to have any hope of salvaging his marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Good Novel with some twists and turns

  • By R. Pontiflet on 04-03-14

The Plot thickens

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

Wow! Glad I started at the beginning of Carl Webers book career. The plot of the century. Good start, I definitely want more.

  • Cross Justice

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Ruben Santiago-Hudson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,791

When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin's innocence in a town where everyone seems to be on the take, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he's ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly the best one yet!!

  • By Ginger on 11-24-15

A Part of AC

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

Reviewed: 05-05-16

Yes we finally see the humbling side of Alex... Man what a story. Love to see that a man can cry and still catch a killer.

  • The Blackbirds

  • By: Eric Jerome Dickey
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465

They call themselves the Blackbirds. Kwanzaa Browne, Indigo Abdulrahaman, Destiny Jones, and Ericka Stockwell are four best friends who are closer than sisters and will go to the ends of the earth for one another. Yet even their deep bond can't heal all wounds from their individual pasts as the collegiate and postcollegiate women struggle with their own demons, drama, and desires.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reminded me of Sex and the City or Girlfriends

  • By Ezinwanyi on 04-29-16

Another bestseller #Blackbirds

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

Reviewed: 04-26-16

Just an everyday story about the lives of women... each scenario of these women's lives will have everyone thinking could this be me... Great job EJD