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  • Tear It Down

  • A Peter Ash Novel, Book 4
  • By: Nick Petrie
  • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

Iraq war veteran Peter Ash is restless in the home he shares with June Cassidy in Washington State. June knows Peter needs to be on the move, so she sends him to Memphis to help her friend Wanda Wyatt, a photographer and war correspondent who's been receiving peculiar threats. When Peter arrives in Memphis, however, he finds the situation has gone downhill fast - someone has just driven a dump truck into Wanda's living room. But neither Wanda nor Peter can figure out why. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • going downhill fast

  • By itinerant on 01-19-19

Awesome Book

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

This author strikes the right tone for entertainment, insight and ability to convey ideas, thoughts, experiences and emotions in the right context....IMHO

  • Deep Work

  • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,883
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,771

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive 21st-century economy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1.5x pace

  • By Derek on 05-17-16

A little slow at the beginning… But really picks up speed and very worthwhile at the end

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

At the beginning I thought this was more like a rehash of truisms and other great ideas that other people have said that we’re repackaged. But further on the author really digs into tactical application of these great ideas witches where are useful and not easily explained or captured… But this author does both, well done!.

  • The Drifter

  • A Peter Ash Novel
  • By: Nick Petrie
  • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170

Peter Ash came home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with only one souvenir: what he calls his "white static", the buzzing claustrophobia due to post-traumatic stress that has driven him to spend a year roaming in nature, sleeping under the stars. But when a friend from the marines commits suicide, Ash returns to civilization to help the man's widow with some home repairs. Under her dilapidated porch, he finds more than he bargained for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful

  • By Toriangirl on 01-20-16

This audiobook had a great plot masterfully crafted, and well narrated… Definitely would read again

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

They were just the correct number of surprises, comic relief, and plot construction that I love in a book; they did not overreach or under deliver.

  • The Gods of Guilt

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,886
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,939

Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • God of Scribe

  • By Big jim Picotto on 03-12-15

Positively Awful for Such a Popular Rating and Author...

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

Only read this book if you want to listen to 11.5 hours of the main character as deceitful, self-centered, arrogant, short-tempered, small minded, and crude. The plot is probably better than two stars, but it all got dragged down by the jerky, impulsive and pseudo-tough diction of the narrator. I did not detect a single shred of authenticity or sincerity in the main character, and since it was all about the main character, the supporting characters were just pathetic for spending even another minute with this so-called “hero”
I suffered through the whole book just because there were so many popular ratings, and because I could not believe it could be so consistently disingenuous. But now that I have reached the end, I am just angry at myself for having done so. Holy crap, where’s the Tylenol?

  • Midst Toil and Tribulation

  • Safehold Series, Book 6
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 28 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449

After centuries of stasis, the island kingdom of Charis began to defy the edicts of the Church of God Awaiting - egged on, some say, by the mysterious warrior-monk Merlin Athawes. Now, in the wars and intrigues that have cascaded from Charis's declaration of independence, the populous Republic of Siddermark is sliding into chaos.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is HORRIBLE - Love this series

  • By Ryan on 10-05-12

What’s up with the pronunciation?

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

I don’t necessarily mind getting a new narrator… But when they completely change the diction and the emphasis on different syllables after so many other books… That is a little too ridiculous, and something I would have hoped that someone, somewhere whose job it is to manage quality control was able to let that pass.

  • The Listener

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,829
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,825

It's 1934. Businesses went under by the hundreds, debt and foreclosures boomed, and breadlines grew in many American cities. In the midst of this misery, some folks explored unscrupulous ways to make money. Angel-faced John Partlow and carnival huckster Ginger LaFrance are among the worst of this lot. Joining together they leave their small-time confidence scams behind to attempt an elaborate kidnapping-for-ransom scheme in New Orleans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Southern Fried Horror Done Right

  • By Ila in Maine on 03-05-18

Morbid and sad as anything I’ve listened

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

Plot line was decent, but the characters were awful, as in unscrupulous and over the top bad, which is disappointing since the good guys were over-the-top good

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  • Traitor's Blade

  • Greatcoats Series, Book 1
  • By: Sebastien de Castell
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219

The King is dead, the Greatcoats have been disbanded, and Falcio Val Mond and his fellow magistrates Kest and Brasti have been reduced to working as bodyguards for a nobleman who refuses to pay them. Things could be worse, of course. Their employer could be lying dead on the floor while they are forced to watch the killer plant evidence framing them for the murder. Oh wait, that's exactly what's happening. Now a royal conspiracy is about to unfold in the most corrupt city in the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Adventure Fantasy

  • By Scott Simons on 06-19-18

Awesome Read

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

One of the best books I have heard since joining audible, which now numbers in the hundreds of books. Implausibly led me to laugh and cry, emotions which don’t come easily… Definitely worth a listen!

  • Jacob T. Marley

  • By: R. William Bennett
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,807
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,611

"Marley was dead to begin with...." These chillingly familiar words begin the classic Christmas tale of remorse and redemption in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Now R. William Bennett rewinds the story and focuses the spotlight on Scrooge’s miserly business partner, Jacob T. Marley, who was allowed to return as a ghost to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path. Why was Marley allowed to return? And why hadn’t he been given the same chance as Ebenezer Scrooge? Or had he?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is my favorite book! I listen to it all year

  • By Lyle K Holden on 08-07-17

This is why I joined Audible...

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

This audiobook was a superb elaboration on a theme that was already classic in itself, and made even better without compromising the integrity of the original work.
Thanks for making a great story better, and a narration to back it up.

  • The Lost World

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Glen McCready
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,847

Here is the precursor to Jurassic Park. Victorian explorers have heard there is a remote plateau where dinosaurs still survive, and a group set outs on a dangerous mission to find out more about it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wit and Drama

  • By Simon Fraser on 07-26-09

Superb story and superb narration

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

Reviewed: 11-23-17

Who knew the sorority are going to oil was one of the original architects of Jurassic Park? Only he tells the story with so much vivid detail that no CGI character could possibly duplicate.

  • The Last Voice You Hear

  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

When a woman dies beneath the wheels of a train and her newly acquired love fails to turn up at the funeral, private investigator Zoë Boehm is hired to find him. And in attempting to unlock the secrets of a woman she's never met, in search of a man who might be anyone, Zoë finds only more questions. As her search leads her nearer to two different kinds of criminal, she starts to wonder if the man she is looking for has found her first. And if he has, is that going to make her another victim?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-04-19

A bit of a disappointment from slow horses

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

I had such a high opinion of the plot, narration and character development from the slow horses series that this really seemed to pale in comparison.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful