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  • Merciless Charity: A Charity Styles Novel

  • Caribbean Thriller Series, Book 1
  • By: Wayne Stinnett
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Charity Styles is a former Olympian and US Army helicopter pilot. Captured and tortured by terrorists in Afghanistan after the opening blows of the War on Terror, she has a score to settle. Now working for the Department of Homeland Security, she is offered the opportunity to make a real difference.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • She is a American Hero

  • By Kelly on 12-14-15

Justice not Charity

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

Reviewed: 11-30-16

Would you listen to Merciless Charity: A Charity Styles Novel again? Why?

Yes. I'd need to give it a couple of years for the plot details to fade. Will listen to others in the series.

What other book might you compare Merciless Charity: A Charity Styles Novel to and why?

Many spy novels, but she brings a freshness.

What about Nick Sullivan’s performance did you like?

I could really get in Charity's mind. I anticipated, but did not find, difficulties with a male voice. He made me feel I was there.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No.

Any additional comments?

Liked Wayne Stinnet's Fallen Books. Same qualities in this series.

I appreciated not having to hear details of her torture. With books, I can flip ahead. If I'd heard in this one, would have returned audiobook.

  • Murder in E Minor

  • By: Robert Goldsborough
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

It wasn’t Nero Wolfe’s idea for Orrie Cather to kill himself, but the great detective gave his blessing to his longtime associate’s plan. Cather had killed three people, and it was only fair to pay the price. Though Wolfe reacted to Cather’s death with his characteristic calmness, prize assistant Archie Goodwin could see the rotund genius of West 35th Street was shaken to his well-fed core. Wolfe decided his sleuthing days were finished. The detective’s retirement lasts until the day Maria Radovich walks through his door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just love Nero

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-18-15

Tried to Listen; Kept Falling Asleep

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

Reviewed: 11-13-16

If you ever hav trouble falling asleep, this book is a good soporific. I'm a huge fan of Rex Stout and even Robert G., but this book is extremely boring

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fallen Out: A Jesse McDermitt Novel (Caribbean Adventure Series, Volume 1)

  • By: Wayne Stinnett
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

When Jesse McDermitt retires from the Marine Corps at age 37, he has no idea what he will do for the rest of his life. He only knows he doesn't want to spend the coming winter anywhere cold. His greatest skill is killing people from up to a mile away, and he knows there aren't many job opportunities in the civilian world for that. However, he also knows his way around boats and has an old friend living free and easy in the Florida Keys.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mary Sue alert

  • By A. L. Blevins on 04-11-16

Like a Visit with the Locals in Key West

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

Reviewed: 11-12-16

Would you listen to Fallen Out: A Jesse McDermitt Novel (Caribbean Adventure Series, Volume 1) again? Why?

I'll listen to this book again when its turn comes up. It's like taking a vacation.

What other book might you compare Fallen Out: A Jesse McDermitt Novel (Caribbean Adventure Series, Volume 1) to and why?

Differentn characters, plot and exact locale but it reminds me of the Mac Travis Seriex by Stephen Becker

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No.

Any additional comments?

Looking foward to listening to more in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The McCone Files

  • The Complete Sharon McCone Series
  • By: Marcia Muller
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

The McCone Files gathers all of Sharon's short cases into a single volume covering her entire career as staff investigator at All Souls Legal Cooperative in San Francisco. From the death of a clown in Diablo Valley to the disappearance of a young socialite on the Golden Gate Bridge, from the murder of a teenage gang leader in San Francisco to the drowning of an aged Japanese herb-gatherer, and from streets filled with juvenile runaways to the quietness of a mausoleum, Sharon investigates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brings Back Memories

  • By Michelle, Kindle Reader on 11-09-16

Brings Back Memories

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The McCone Files to be better than the print version?

The Audible Version Was more enjoyable because I could do other activities.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

No.

Which scene was your favorite?

These were short stories.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

No

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Navajo Autumn

  • Navajo Nation Mystery, Book 1
  • By: R. Allen Chappell
  • Narrated by: Kaipo Schwab
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

Reservation "bad boy" Thomas Begay is found dead drunk under the La Plata Bridge, which is not unusual for him. What is unusual, however, is that beautiful BIA investigator Patsy Greyhorse is found lying beside him, not drunk or even a Navajo but very dead nonetheless. Charlie Yazzie, fresh from law school, risks his career and even his life to help his old friend. The answer seems to lie with the Yeenaaldiooshii...should one choose to believe in such things.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 03-31-16

Enjoyable Way to Learn More About Navajo Ways

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

Reviewed: 11-03-16

Would you listen to Navajo Autumn again? Why?

This was very pleasant trip into unfamiliar territory.

What did you like best about this story?

The gentle flow of the story suited the characters.

What about Kaipo Schwab’s performance did you like?

His narration suggested the way I imagined the characters would sound but was not too strong so that would have interfered with my understanding what they said.

Any additional comments?

I actually enjoyed this story moe than Tony Hillerman's. There were not so many repetitive phrases that seem to pad the narrative.

  • The Time Being

  • By: Antonia Honeywell
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,669
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,406

At 11 Lalla should be enjoying her childhood in London. But this is not London as we know it. In a collapsed society, Lalla struggles to imagine her future. When a government announcement invites her to enjoy a new life in Regent’s Park, Lalla sees a glimmer of hope. But what is she willing to risk? The Time Being is the short-story prequel to The Ship by Antonia Honeywell, if you enjoyed this, you’ll love the full-length novel sequel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want more from this author!

  • By Jennifer on 02-12-15

What Science Fiction Does Well

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

Reviewed: 10-31-16

What made the experience of listening to The Time Being the most enjoyable?

The story drew me in from its beginning to its conclusion. It marched inevitably to the only possible conclusion. As all really great Science Fiction does, it made me think and apply it to present reality.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Time Being?

When the protagonist's mother realized the extent of the reality from which she had been shielding her child.

What about Melody Grove’s performance did you like?

Her use of her voice to give me a picture of the world as the child protagonist perceived it.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

For me, who is not prone to emotions, it appealed the reasoning part of my brain; however to one more emotional, it would bring tears.