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  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: David McCullough
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,576

In this stirring audiobook, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Front Seat on History

  • By Mark on 10-22-05

A unique treasure

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

I have always loved history, but read few history books because of the hum drum way that many of them are payed out - fact after fact without a humanistic aspect that is relatable. This book has been well-written, and engaged me the entire time. It was easy to understand, and I was googling the historical figures to get an idea of what they looked like. I also found myself pulling up maps of the battles. It is fascinating to learn how America was built and I am grateful to these long dead fellows for their bravery.

  • The Brass Verdict

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,818
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,798

Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mickey Haller Is My Favorite Mystery Character

  • By Cathy on 10-22-08

Not his best but engaging nevertheless...

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

I revert to this author whenever I want a story to thoroughly distract me. I can count on this author every time. The story was engaging as usual but I felt that the ending was abrupt and sort of wrapped up quickly. It was a good story nevertheless.

  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,507
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24,529

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By j phillips on 05-28-17

Profound story with excellent narration- loved it.

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

I truly treasured this story. While it does not have huge drama or complex plot lines like the regular mysteries and thrillers I like to read about - this story lays out through the life of a person, filled with characters whose flaws mimic our own in real life. The unraveled story line is very engaging and several times my anxiety was palpable. Towards the end I did not want it to end, and the hours went by easily like no other book. Also, I typically detest books where the story seems to be a lot of immersions into the mind of a person and their own psycho-babble, and while I found that this book had quite a bit of that, it was well-balanced in the pursuit of understanding the person and their motives and behaviors. The narration is absolutely superb, and this story played out like a movie in my head. Loved it.

  • The Song of Achilles

  • A Novel
  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Frazer Douglas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,834

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. “The best of all the Greeks”—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine—much to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles’ mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wasn't Expecting to Like It- BOY! was I wrong!!

  • By susan on 06-11-14

A book worthy of your complete surrender...

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Every once in awhile a book comes along that raises the bar; making you wish you could give it 10 stars.
I’ve never been fascinated with Greek Mythology, so don’t let the Summary stop you from trying this book.
The Narrator slips you into a comfortable, relaxing and distracting storyline all the way through. This story is captivatingly entertaining in its drama and action.
This really is a magnificent book!

  • Tonight I Said Goodbye

  • By: Michael Koryta
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,319
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,109

Investigator Wayne Weston is found dead of an apparent suicide in his home in an upscale Cleveland suburb, and his wife and six-year-old daughter are missing. Weston’s father insists that private investigators Lincoln Perry and Joe Pritchard take the case to exonerate his son and find his granddaughter and daughter-in-law. As they begin to work, they discover there is much more to the situation than has been described in the prevalent media reports.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worthwhile effort

  • By Janice on 07-14-11

Sloooooow moving...

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

The story moved much slower than I wanted. It is a good story, but lacks any intricate/complex detective scenarios. It’s worth a credit, but only if prepared for a slower paced unraveling of drama.

  • Cut and Run

  • By: Mary Burton
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,724

Trauma victims are not new to medical examiner Faith McIntyre, but this one is different. The unconscious woman clinging to life after a hit and run is FBI agent Macy Crow. What the woman from Quantico was doing in a dark alley after midnight is just one mystery. The other is more unsettling: Macy is Faith’s mirror image - the twin sister she never knew she had. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted Fast Fun & Free (to borrow)...

  • By shelley on 10-19-18

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

Pretty good story line - narrator was okay and even better at a higher listening speed. I was able to listen all in one sitting and it kept my interest. Nothing extraordinary, but good!

  • Jar of Hearts

  • By: Jennifer Hillier
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935

When she was 16 years old, Angela Wong - one of the most popular girls in school - disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls back in high school. But 14 years later, Angela Wong's remains are discovered in the woods near Geo's childhood home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great, captivating book! 5 stars

  • By Katie LeFevre on 09-05-18

Really Good & Totally Unexpected

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

This book is written well and captivating all the way through. The twists are smart & surprising, but most of all, the Author knows more than a thing or two about adequately expressing the quarks of being human.

  • Coma

  • By: Robin Cook
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 221

They called it "minor surgery", but Nancy Greenly, Sean Berman, and a dozen others - all admitted to Boston Memorial Hospital for routine procedures - were victims of the same inexplicable, hideous tragedy on the operating table. They never woke up...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love Robin's books

  • By Shon Bryson on 12-03-15

Meh

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

The main character seemed dumb in her actions. It was hard to relate to her. She was also overly emotional, and along with other indicators in this book clearly reflected that it is decades old. Story was okay though.

  • Paranormal Intruder

  • The True Story of a Family in Fear
  • By: Caroline Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 189

An innocent family finds itself completely helpless against the sudden onset of paranormal activity in their quiet rural home. A knife embedded in a kitchen cupboard, crockery smashed by invisible hands, and blood-chilling growls emit from thin air. Caroline and her husband Neil search for answers as they try to protect their family from the unseen entity that seems determined to rip them apart. The biggest question looms over them like a dark cloud ... who is going to help us?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terror Would Be A Bit Of An Understatement

  • By CC on 07-31-14

Really Cheesy

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

I can't tell if it was the Narrator but this book lacked a feeling like it could be believable. I know, the subject matter is completely disbelieving but it's like the Narrator didn't 'sell it' enough to at least creep me out. I was detached abd might as well have been reading the names in a telephone book.

  • The Last Trial

  • McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers
  • By: Robert Bailey
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695

McMurtrie’s old nemesis, Jack Willistone, is found dead on the banks of the Black Warrior River. Willistone had his share of enemies, but all evidence points to a forgotten, broken woman as the killer. At the urging of the suspect’s desperate fourteen-year-old daughter, McMurtrie agrees to take the case. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely one of the best legal thrillers!!

  • By shelley on 05-09-18

REALLY GOOD!

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

I loved the character sin this one - a small town coziness to the book, and great drama. An excellent legal thriller without being overboard. This is a smooth, enjoyable, yet unpredictable ride.