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GREENWICH, CT, United States
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  • Blood and Money

  • The Classic True Story of Murder, Passion, and Power
  • By: Thomas Thompson
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Joan Robinson Hill was a world-class equestrian, a glamorous member of Houston high society, and the wife of Dr. John Hill, a handsome and successful plastic surgeon. Her father, Ash Robinson, was a charismatic oil tycoon obsessed with making his daughter's every dream come true. Rich, attractive, and reckless, Joan was one of the most celebrated women in a town infatuated with money, power, and fame. Then one morning in 1969, she fell mysteriously ill. The sordid events that followed comprise "what may be the most compelling and complex case in crime annals" (Ann Rule, best-selling author of The Stranger Beside Me).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS IS A GREAT BOOK

  • By jaye on 10-20-18

THIS IS A GREAT BOOK

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

I WAS WAITING FOR THIS BOOK FOR A LONG TIME. I READ THE PHYSICAL BOOK YEARS AGO. NOW THAT I CAN'T SEE WELL ENOUGH FOR SERIOUS READING I CAN LISTEN TO IT AGAIN!

I DID NOT CARE FOR THE NARRATOR BUT HE WAS OK. HE SEEMED TO LACK SOMETHING.

I DO THINK THAT THE BOOK SHOULD HAVE PORTRAYED DR. HILL TO SHOW HIS TRUE NASTINESS. BUT I SUPPOSE THE BOOK WAS BEING OBJECTIVE. ANYWAY IT WAS A GOOD STORY!

  • Serpentine

  • By: Thomas Thompson
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

There was no pattern to the murders, no common thread other than the fact that the victims were all vacationers, robbed of their possessions, and slain in seemingly random crimes. Authorities across three continents and a dozen nations had no idea they were all looking for the same man: Charles Sobhraj, aka "The Serpent". A handsome Frenchman of Vietnamese and Indian origin, Sobhraj targeted backpackers on the "hippie trail" between Europe and South Asia. A master of deception, he used his powerful intellect and considerable sex appeal to lure naive travelers into a life of crime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story / Weak Narration

  • By Chandelle on 10-09-18

I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS BOOKS FOR SO LONG!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I READ THIS BOOK PHYSICALLY WHEN I WAS ABLE TO READ. NOW I CAN READ IT AGAIN. THE STORY IS CRAZY BUT TRUE. THIS GUY DOES OUTLANDISH CRIMES AND HE ALSO IS VERY CARELESS AND GETS HIMSELF IN A LOT OF TROUBLE. THE STORY IS A SAGA. A SAGA OF A SOCIOPATHIC CONMAN-MURDERER. I FOUND THE FIRST FEW HOURS SLOW. BUT I KNEW THAT FROM THE PHYSICAL BOOK. KEEP WITH IT IT IS WORTH THE READ. THE NARATOR WAS NOT MY FAVORITE. BUT HE DID OK . IT IS A LONG BOOK BUT TIME WORTH SPENDING. IF YOU LIKE THIS GET BLOOD AND MONEY ALSO FINALLY OUT BY SAME AUTHOR I AM READING THAT NEXT I HAVE READ THE HARD COPY YEARS AGO.

  • Precinct: Siberia

  • A Precinct Siberia Novel, Book 1
  • By: Tom Philbin
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Four police officers - Joe Lawless, Barbara Babalino, Leo Grady, and Arnold Gertz - work to uphold the law at the tough 53rd Precinct, a vicious, crime-ridden precinct that is the dumping ground for misfit police officers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT BOOK--SUSPENSE, ROMANCE, AND HUMOR TOO1

  • By jaye on 09-07-18

GREAT BOOK--SUSPENSE, ROMANCE, AND HUMOR TOO1

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

I LOVE THIS BOOK AND WHEN I COULD READ PHYSICAL BOOKS I READ THE ENTIRE PRECINT SIBERIA SERIES. THEY WERE GREAT BOOKS WITH GREAT CHARACTERS. MY FAVE WAS ARNOLD. I WISH THE OTHER PRECINCT SIBERIA NOVELS WERE ON AUDIBLE. I WOULD SNAP THEM UP.

I DON'T GENERALLY READ FICTIONAL DETECTIVE NOVELS BUT THESE NOVELS ARE REALLY ENJOYABLE TO READ,

  • The Handyman

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 938
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 878
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 878

Daniel Martin has never forgotten his childhood encounters with Frank Watkins, the man who built his family a summer home out of cardboard and plywood. Frank's gaze was oddly confusing, as if he was attempting to discern the proper way to behave because he didn't know how to respond in a human manner. Since Frank obviously wasn't an alien, young Daniel thought maybe the man was crazy. In the end, Daniel would learn the terrifying truth about Frank Watkins. And as an adult, Daniel is about to discover there are more of them out there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Little is back!

  • By JuniorLo on 02-08-18

THIS BOOK IS TOO LONG.

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

I ONLY READ 7H 31MIIN. AND I THREW IN THE TOWEL. IT IS TO REPETATIVE AND I THINK COULD HAVE BEEN A LOT SHORTER. I DON'T KNOW HE ENDING BUT I DON'T THINK EVEN A GOOD ENDING CAN SAVE THIS ONE. I DON'T LIKE THE STORY PLOT OR THE WORDINESS OF THE BOOK. I WANT MY CREDIT BCK!

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,943
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,897

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By JK907 on 01-11-18

THIS BOOK WAS TOO LONG, AND MELODRAMATIC

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

THE STORY WENT ON AND ON. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN SHORTER. I WAS ENJOYING IT FOR A WHILE BUT--WHERE WAS IT GOING? ON AND ON AND ON.THEN THE MELODRAMATIC ENDING LEFT ME FLAT. IT COULD BE ONE OF THOSE LIFETIME MOVIES THAT STARTS OFF GOOD AND IN THE END I WONDER WHY I WASTED MY TIME. THE PERFORMANCE WAS GOOD AND THE ONLY CHARACTER IN THE BOOK I REALLY LIKED WAS AUNT CHARLOTTE.

DEFINATELY NOT FOR MEN! (AND NOT FOR ALL OF US WOMEN EITHER.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,302

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Roger on 06-30-18

SOMETIMES I DON'T THINK KING USES AN OUTLINE

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

THIS BOOK WAS TOO LONG.

I DID NOT FINISH IT. I COULD SEE WHERE IT WAS GOING THO....NOWHERE.

SOMETIMES I THINK KING WRITES WITHOUT AN OUTLINE--IN OTHER WORDS HE JUST WRITES AND DOES NOT HAVE A ENDING PLANNED FOR THE BOOK. OTHER TIMES HE MUST HAVE HAD AND OUTLINE OR ENDING AND THOSE BOOKS ARE GREAT. I WILL RETURN THIS BOOK AS IT IS JUST LIKE "IT" WHICH HAD GREAT CHARACTER STUDIES BUT A VERY STUPID ENDING.

I SHOULD HAVEKNOWN WHEN THE BOOK WAS 18 HOURS. IT MITE BE A GREAT BOOK FOR SOME PEOPLE. NOT ME!

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • To Serve Man

  • The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas
  • By: Damon Knight, Rod Serling
  • Narrated by: Stacy Keach, Blair Underwood
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Alien emissaries show mankind how to end the misery of war, plague and famine... but at what price?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Twist (Even If You See It Coming)

  • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 05-21-14

THE TITLE SAYS A LOT.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

YOU DON'T REALIZED HOW MUCHTHE TITLE GIVES AWAY THE STORY UNTIL YOU FIND OUT AT THE VERY END. I LOVE TWILIGHT ZONE AND THIS EPISODE WAS AMONG MY FAVES!

  • Hocus-Pocus and Frisby

  • The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas (Dramatized)
  • By: Rod Serling
  • Narrated by: Stacy Keach, Shelley Berman, full cast
  • Length: 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Experience this new, fully dramatized radio adaptation of "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby" from The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas, starring Shelley Berman and hosted by Stacy Keach!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great yarn.

  • By Mike T. on 02-24-17

I LOVED THE STORY

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

IF YOU LIKE THE TWILIGHT ZONE YOU WILL LOVE THS STORY. I SAW THIS ON TV.THE BOOK IS JUST AS GOOD. IT IS A SHORT READ BUT THE STORY IS ONLY HALF AN HOUR (REALLY LESS BECAUSE OF ALL THE COMMERCIALS). I LIKED IT.

  • Disclosure

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: John Lithgow
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

A brutal struggle in the cutthroat computer industry...a shattering psychological game of cat and mouse...a shocking accusation that threatens to derail a brilliant career...Michael Crichton is at his galvanizing best.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Impossible to understand

  • By Styrkár on 08-18-14

THIS NEEDED TO BE UNABRIDGED

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

WHAT RUINED THIS FOR ME I KNEW BEFORE I READ IT. I WANTED THE UNABRIDGED VERSION AND THEY NEVER OFFERED IT, FINALLY BOUGHT THE ABRIDGED AND IT WAS OK BUT I RELLY WANTED THE WHOLE BOOK, JUST LIKE I WOUULD LIKE "IF YOU RELLY LOVED ME" BY ANN RULE. BUT THAT BOOK IS ONLY OFFERED IN ABRIDGED. I WON'T BUY ABRIDGED AGAIN (EXEPT IN CASES LIKE LES MISERABLES" WHICH IS THE ONLY ABRIDGED BOOK I EVER PURPOSLY BOUGHT.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,693
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,725

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ages Well

  • By Dennis on 10-21-12

THIS WAS WIERD STORY

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

THE STORY STARTED OUT FUNNY, BUT THE BOOK WAS TOO LONG. IT GOT TEDIOUS. IT WAS A CUTE IDEA FOR A STORY THO. KIND OF A STRANGE STORY. BUT THE TITLE SAYS WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.