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  • Doing Hard Time

  • Stone Barrington, Book 27
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406

When Stone Barrington embarks on a trip to Bel-Air to check in on some business and personal concerns, he expects a relaxing break from the fast pace and mean streets of New York. But trouble never takes a vacation, and it has a way of finding Stone. A case that had seemingly been resolved has returned in full force - with lethal results. And this deadly situation makes for strange bedfellows when Stone finds himself teamed with the least likely ally…a gentleman of unique abilities, who can fly below the radar and above the law.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • All wrapped up in a neat little bow...

  • By Kat on 10-17-13

Done With Stone...

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

Reviewed: 10-13-13

Fool me three times and I'm done. after years of loving this series I gave it one more shot after last two duds. mistake. Either someone else is now writing the books, or someone else SHOULD be. No charm, no point, and embarrassing focus on conspicuous consumption of jets, hangars, luxury goods that made me cringe. Tragic whimper of an end to a once beloved series. Keep your happy memories of early Stone Barrington. (Tony Roberts' narration wonderful as always - is he ageless?? Which just made me sadder) a cynical return to a now-dry well...

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • No Time to Run

  • A Legal Thriller Featuring Michael Collins, Book 1
  • By: J. D. Trafford
  • Narrated by: Gregory Silva
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40

Michael Collins burned his suits and ties in a beautiful bonfire before leaving New York and taking up residence at Hut No. 7 in a run-down Mexican resort. He dropped out, giving up a future of billable hours and big law firm paychecks. But, there are millions of dollars missing from a client's account and a lot of people who want Michael Collins to come back. When his girlfriend is accused of murder, he knows that there really isn't much choice.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • why audible needs to tell us when self published!

  • By k. on 05-07-13

why audible needs to tell us when self published!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-13

AND apparently self REVIEWED....author compares self to Grisham. single worst quality recording...in a bathroom???...and narration EVER. DO NOT BE FOOLED. I have respect for authors who try to make their dreams come true, but I want to know when a book is self published so I can choose to make a decision. LISTEN TO SAMPLE before buying...

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Beautiful Ruins

  • By: Jess Walter
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,567
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,561

The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • My mind wandered

  • By Ella on 11-25-12

buyer beware this ain't THE HELP!

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

Reviewed: 12-02-12

Best book since THE HELP???? Nuts! This is not literary fiction, a pleasant story in a nice locale with a gratuitous bit of hollywood that is a very small part of the overall plot and not particularly compelling. It IS better than lindsay lohan on lifetime:) but THE HELP?? Be aware that neither Sissy Spacek nor Octavia Spencer will be signing on for this one.Maybe the most misleading blurb I have ever seen on audible so just wanted to give fair warning (and I wanted to LOVE it)

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Release Your Inner Millionaire (Self-Hypnosis & Meditation)

  • Unlock the Secret
  • By: Amy Applebaum Hypnosis
  • Narrated by: Amy Applebaum
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

Have you ever felt like you’re destined to be a millionaire? Is there a successful person inside you just waiting to break out? You have the power to make as much money as you’d like, and now you can with this hypnosis album from Amy Applebaum. Amy is a world-renowned life and business coach, NLP trainer, Hypnotherapist and Time-line Therapist, whose success has led to high-profile appearances on such television outlets as ABC News, CNN, TLC, Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers and Martha Stewart, to name a few. She also serves as an ongoing expert to publications including the NY Times, The International Herald Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Shape, Figure Magazine, and Woman’s World. And now Amy has taken her knowledge of personal and business success, and created this hypnosis & meditation program to help you release negative beliefs and behaviors and instead, adopt empowering ones that will help you reach your life and business goals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the best i have ever used

  • By k. on 08-30-12

the best i have ever used

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

Reviewed: 08-30-12

Always skeptical, usually disappointed, have tried them all and am delightfully surprised by this simple, beautifully thought out listening experience that does not require headphones...will absolutely get more in the series and hope she has/does one on procrastination! But I didn't procrastinate about writing an appreciative review

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Leader of the Pack

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823

Over the course of his legal career, Andy Carpenter has lost a few cases. But that doesn't mean he forgets his clients. Andy has always been convinced that Joey Desimone, a man convicted of murder nine years ago, was innocent and believes that Joey's family's connections to organized crime played a pivotal role in his conviction. While there isn't much Andy can do for him while he serves out his prison sentence, Joey suggests that he check up on Joey's elderly uncle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Monday morning will be a killer

  • By THoward on 10-13-12

an irresistible series

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

Reviewed: 08-26-12

Ok maybe not five stars in the grander scheme of literature, but I have downloaded so many stinkers lately and rosenfelt and this delightful series never fail..remember when stuart woods was good? This series has that feel

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Lincoln Letter

  • By: William Martin
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Treasure hunters Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington are heading for adventure in Washington, D.C., the sleek, modern, power-hungry capital of America...and the crowded, muddy, intrigue-filled nexus of the Civil War. Their prize? A document of incredible historical importance and incalculable value: Abraham Lincoln’s diary. What if Lincoln recorded his innermost thoughts as he moved toward the realization that he must free the slaves? And what if that diary slipped from his fingers in 1862?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very good and an antidote to zombie silliness

  • By k. on 08-26-12

very good and an antidote to zombie silliness

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

Reviewed: 08-26-12

A good historical twist, a bit disburbing on the slavery issue if you want your lincoln unflawed, but a good listen. 'Nuff said

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • 12.21

  • A Novel
  • By: Dustin Thomason
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Noel Rodriguez, Dustin Thomason
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 275

For decades, December 21, 2012, has been a touchstone for doomsayers worldwide. It is the date, they claim, when the ancient Maya calendar predicts the world will end. In Los Angeles, two weeks before, all is calm. Dr. Gabriel Stanton takes his usual morning bike ride, drops off the dog with his ex-wife, and heads to the lab where he studies incurable prion diseases for the CDC. His first phone call is from a hospital resident who has an urgent case she thinks he needs to see.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Three stars, but enjoyable

  • By cristina on 08-21-12

cannibalism and mad cow epidemic...be forewarned

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

Reviewed: 08-26-12

Well written, depressing as hell, quite gruesome, informative in a depressing way, if this sounds like escapism to you, bon voyage!...however, terrific narrator...

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Open and Shut

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,936
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926

Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys' network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan. But the fun stops the day Andy's dad, Paterson, New Jersey's legendary ex-DA, drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Does Anyone Else Notice the Missing Content?

  • By pewter on 02-05-13

not a dopey talking dog mystery

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

Reviewed: 12-21-11

love dogs. hate dopey talking dog mysteries. rosenfelt's background in hollywood shows in this absolutely wonderful series. start at the beginning of the series if you can. and if you need a good story that doesn't pander but manages to make you feel better at the end, this is for you

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,354

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Owe Stephen King An Apology

  • By Kelly on 04-16-12

a return to the king with heart

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

Reviewed: 12-21-11

after dreamcatcher, i thought i would never read another novel by stephen king. this is the work of a lifetime, full of heat and soul and narrated brilliantly...settle in for a long, long ride but you will be enriched for it at the end

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 65 Below

  • By: Basil Sands
  • Narrated by: Basil Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Retired Marine Master Sergeant Marcus Johnson returned to his family homestead in rural Alaska after 20 years chasing bad men. Now he wants nothing but to hunt and fish and run his trapline in peace and quiet, and no more war. Meanwhile, lurking deep in a long forgotten bunker in the remote arctic hills is a decades-old secret that could not be destroyed, and was never meant to be rediscovered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't put it down!

  • By Bob on 12-14-11

read before using your credit

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

Reviewed: 10-12-11

Here is a sentence from the author's description of the female protagonist:
"Beneath her breasts, was the rest of her body."
. . .that should be warning enough.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful