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  • Suspect

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234

After a woman is brutally slain, investigators bring psychiatrist Joe O'Loughlin in for expert consultation. Joe is shocked to discover the dead woman is a former patient of his who cried rape when he rebuffed her sexual advances. Citing doctor/patient confidentiality, Joe hides this information. But the truth emerges, and suddenly he is the prime suspect.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • reviewers love it or hate it -- i loved it

  • By Kelly on 03-23-14

I've found a great new series!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

Can't believe I've never heard of Michael Robotham before, more twist and turns and suspense than the Grand Prix. Thank you so much, your wonderful book is such a diamond in the rough of awful books and narrators I have listened to lately. Six stars!

  • Gunmetal Gray

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,228
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,631

After five years on the run, Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong. Normally the Chinese prefer to stay eyes-only on foreign agents. So why are they on such high alert? Court's high stakes hunt for answers takes him across Southeast Asia and leads to his old friend, Donald Fitzroy, who is being held hostage by the Chinese.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Greaney sets the bar even higher.

  • By JACKIE on 02-17-17

Greaney sets the bar even higher.

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

Reviewed: 02-17-17

The only disappointment is when it's over. From beginning to end a thrilling ride. Long may the team of Mark Greaney, Courtland Gentry, and Jay Snyder reign. Amen

23 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • David Copperfield

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 33 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,573

Based in part on Dickens's own life, it is the story of a young man's journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Among its gloriously vivid cast of characters, he e.ncounters his tyrannical stepfather, Mr. Murdstone; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the eternally humble yet treacherous Uriah Heep; the frivolous, enchanting Dora; and one of literature's great comic creations, the magnificently impecunious Mr. Micawber.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Amazing

  • By Justin on 11-05-10

A perfect combination of Dickens and Vance

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

Reviewed: 03-14-14

Would you listen to David Copperfield again? Why?

You have to listen more than once. The story is so intricate that it is easy to miss something while you are laughing out loud.

What did you like best about this story?

This is a story about true life back in the those times. Hardships that are hard to imagine today, gut wrenching tragedy and hopelessness. Told with a sense of humor that was necessary to keep you from falling into depression.

What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

I could go on and on about Simon Vance forever plus two days. He is a true narrator. He is what every narrator should ascribe to be. So many voices to perfection. He brings characters to life so strongly, you see them, loving some and hating others just by the tone of his voice. Listening I feel so fortunate that this combination of Dickens and Vance exists.

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

Its hard to pick one moment. I laughed, I cried, I cheered and I jeered. So many great characters you never want it to end.

Any additional comments?

Greatest thing I find about getting older is that in a few months I can go back and listen to it again and it will be just as new to me as the first time! Ahhh senility isn't so bad after all.

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,085
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,024
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,040

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

Believe the hype.

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

Reviewed: 06-24-12

I don't tend to go for best sellers. In this case I waited way too long. It took me days to finish because I didn't want it to end. The raw honesty and great narration combine for an awesome listen.

I didn't grow up in America and tend to forget the history from the not so distant past. This book serves to remind us about the foundation on which we now stand.

I can't recommend this book enough. Is a glimpse into the south in the early 60"s and allows you to truly live out the lives of these maids and their employers. There is so much of life you don't think about because you haven't lived it. This book brings you right there up to the window pane.

At times I was the crazy lady laughing out loud while out walking. Other times wiping away tears, Kathryn Stockett this is the book you were put on earth to write. Fortunately enough the perfect narrators were also here at the right time.

This will forever be one of my favorites. I can't thank you enough.

  • Dark Lover

  • The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1
  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,119

The vampire Darius fears for the life of his half-breed daughter, who is unaware of her unusual destiny. To oversee her transformation, Darius seeks help from Wrath, a dangerous loner and the world's only purebred vampire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awsome title even for the Men

  • By John on 04-19-09

Go ahead and get the whole series

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

Reviewed: 04-25-10

Jim Frangione really made this series for me. I had never read any of J R Wards books but decided to give it a try. I was so thoroughly entertained. I hope Jim will continue to narrate any of the Brother Hood series. The language was hilarious, the build up sensuous and the series intriguing.

39 of 44 people found this review helpful