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  • Crusader's Cross

  • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762

Critically acclaimed and best-selling crime writer James Lee Burke returns to Louisiana where his ever-popular hero, Dave Robicheaux, sleuths his way through a hotbed of sin and uncertainty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another delicious book from JLB

  • By Suzn F on 08-17-10

Bored to sleep

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-10

I bought this book based on the glowing reviews. I couldn't even listen to it for more than 2 hours. It was boring me to sleep in the middle of the day. I never did hear the author "turn a phrase" or give a fantastic description of anything. In the two hours I listened nothing happened to catch my interest or attention, so I switched to something else. When my MP3 player choked and had to be reformatted, I didn't even bother putting this back on it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 212

  • A Novel
  • By: Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 137

When a student is murdered following a series of threatening messages posted on a college gossip site, NYPD detectives Ellie Hatcher and J.J. Rogan are assigned the case. As they dig deeper, however, they discover the victim was only one of many—and the killer isn’t finished.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I don't get it

  • By Michelle on 09-09-10

I don't get it

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-10

I got this book because the reviews were so glowing. After listening to it I have to wonder if I'm listening to the same book everyone else did.
The writer is just plain awful in my opinion. I read series where the author reviews things that happened in previous books that intersect with the current book, but this author does this for things that happened in previous chapters. I'm not so dense that I can't remember what happened two chapters ago.
The rest was so forgettable that 3 weeks after listening to it I can't even tell you what the book was about. I just remember being bored and thinking about what I wanted to listen to next that would keep me entertained.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Dogs and Goddesses

  • By: Jennifer Crusie, Anne Stuart, Lani Diane Rich
  • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 256

Abby has just arrived in Summerville, Ohio, with her placid Newfoundland, Bowser. She's reluctantly inherited her grandmother's coffee shop, but it's not long before she's brewing up trouble in the form of magical baked goods and steaming up her life with an exasperating college professor. And then there's Daisy, a Web-code writer, and her hyperactive Jack Russell, Bailey. Her tightly wound world spins out of control when she discovers the chaos within and meets a mysterious dog trainer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Cheri on 02-24-12

Ridiculous plot, wonderful characters

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-10

The plot was idiotic and only made you roll your eyes. Yet, strangely enough, the most realistic part was the talking dogs. They seemed to stay right in character and were thoroughly enjoyable.
I listen to this for the scenes with the dogs and the rest just goes in one ear and out the other.

  • Wild Ride

  • By: Jennifer Crusie, Bob Mayer
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 364

Mary Alice Brannigan doesn’t believe in the supernatural. Nor does she expect to find that Dreamland, the decaying amusement park she’s been hired to restore, is a prison for the five Untouchables, the most powerful demons in the history of the world. Plus, there’s a guy she’s falling hard for, and there’s something about him that’s not quite right.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Please -No more paranormal stuff

  • By S. Schmidt on 05-26-10

Good plot, not so good characters

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-10

I normally love Crusie and Mayer writing together. This time just didn't sit right with me. It's as if they put so much into the plot and not enough into the characters. I just couldn't like them. The male lead was a drunk having a huge pity party. Even after he sobered up he didn't become likable. I never did figure out the female lead's problem and why she slept around but came off as anti-social with everyone. The other characters were so one-dimensional that I just didn't care about them. Not even when some of them died.
The idea of the "untouchable" demons trapped in an amusement park and a group of employees also trapped working at the amusement park to make sure the demons stayed trapped was engrossing. That's the only thing that kept me listening when I disliked the characters so much.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Bait

  • By: Karen Robards
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

It's a business trip that takes attorney Maddie Fitzgerald down to New Orleans, but it's hardly business as usual when a man breaks into her hotel room and tries to kill her. Barely escaping with her life, the sexy, stylish 32-year-old brunette calls the police and finds herself face-to-face with FBI agent Sam McCabe. Unnerved by his questions - and his good looks - Maddie is told she's been targeted by a hired killer, one who has eluded McCabe for years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting Read!

  • By Monique on 12-19-08

Good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-10

Good book with a compelling story that holds your interest. Until the narrator spells out U N S U B instead of saying the word. Come on! The narrator is excellent in every area except this. A decent editor should have caught this well before it was released.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful