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  • Undercover

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,991
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,983

For DEA Special Agent Marshall Everett, life as he knows it is over once a gunshot wound renders his arm useless. Barred forever from the undercover work he loves, he has nothing - no close friends, no family, no hometown or base, and no desire to settle for life behind a desk. He's called to action in the most unlikely of places when he stumbles upon a beautiful girl burying an old steel box in a Parisian park.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice suspense novel with just a touch of romance

  • By AudioAddict on 03-20-16

Great read

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

I really liked this story. It was well written and kept my interest throughout. I liked the narrator with one exception. The voice of the adult female sounded so much like the voice of the 6 year old character. Every time the adult female was speaking it sounded like the 6 year old. I was having a difficult time picturing the adult in romantic situations with the voice of a 6 year old. Otherwise, I recommend the book.

  • The Silent Sister

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 320

Lizzy Beresford is at home alone when she hears a strange noise. Running downstairs to check, she discovers a disturbing letter addressed to her. But who sent it? As Lizzy receives more unsettling messages, she begins to doubt those closest to her - her boyfriend, her neighbors, her friends - because the mystery sender seems to know everything about her. And they want to destroy her perfect life. Desperate for answers, Lizzy reaches out to her sister, Emma. She used to be her best friend. But they haven’t spoken in years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had no idea at all!

  • By Mystical Lady on 07-25-18

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

This is a a great story. Kept me interested all the way through. Just when you think you know “who done it” there’s another twist to throw you off again. The narrator was fantastic. Looking forward to hearing her again. It’s a must read/hear.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Testament

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,489

Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States. He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die. His potential heirs, to no one's surprise - especially Troy's - are circling like vultures. But Troy shocks them all when he leaves his fortune to an estranged, illegitimate daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Late & Glowing Review

  • By Bee Keeper on 03-13-10

A little disappointed

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

I am a major John Grisham fan because I love courtroom drama but this book was more leaning toward religion. Very little law in this book. The story was good but not great. Worth the read but I'm glad it's over. I hope the next Grisham novel I read leans more on the law side - that's his specialty.

  • Absolute Power

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,035

In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping a burglar behind a secret wall. Then the passion turns deadly, and the witness is running into the night - because what he has just seen is a brutal slaying involving the president of the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps you on the edge

  • By mhhorses on 10-02-10

Kept my Interest

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

I only listen to my audio books when I'm exercising and this book made me want to exercise more often and longer just so I could listen more. Quite compelling and it kept my interest throughout the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • They're Playing Our Song

  • A Memoir
  • By: Carole Bayer Sager
  • Narrated by: Carole Bayer Sager
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292

Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriter Carole Bayer Sager shares the remarkably frank and darkly funny story of her life in and out of the recording studio, from her fascinating (and sometimes calamitous) relationships to her collaborations with some of the greatest composers and musical artists of our time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Amazing Work" from a new fan

  • By Rose Hunter on 11-04-16

Fantastic!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

I’ve always liked Carole Bayer Sager and although I’m not famous-yet, I was able to relate to so much of her life, and what a wonderful life she had. Her storytelling is detailed and funny. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Thanks for writing it CBS. You’re the best.

  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225

Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drugstore where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By Davehubin on 11-09-17

Not one of his best

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

I really like Michael Connelly’s writings but this one was not his best. Good story, but very predictable.

  • The Good Lawyer

  • A Novel
  • By: Thomas Benigno
  • Narrated by: Dan Triandiflou
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402

A young, ambitious lawyer is eager to prove he is better than the mobster dominated family he grew up in. Working as a Bronx Legal Aid attorney he learns how to become an unbeatable defense lawyer. But it's 1982. The Spiderman rapist is on the loose and New York City is a city in fear. When an outraged victim commits suicide right before his eyes, searching for absolution and determined to prove his client's innocence, he knocks the pegs out from under the prosecution's case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Jean on 10-26-17

Pretty good. Okay

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

I was a bit disappointed with the narrator. He had a heavy New York accent (I'm from New York) but I found it a bit distracting. Also, the story was somewhat predictable - a 'happily ever after' kind of book. It was a good read but I did get a bit bored at times.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  • By: Betty Smith
  • Narrated by: Kate Burton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,850

A moving coming-of-age story set in the 1900s, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn follows the lives of 11-year-old Francie Nolan, her younger brother Neely, and their parents, Irish immigrants who have settled in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Johnny Nolan is as loving and fanciful as they come, but he is also often drunk and out of work, unable to find his place in the land of opportunity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book: flawless. SKIP THE RECORDED INTRO!!

  • By Wild Wise Woman on 09-04-11

This is a good one.

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

I know this is an old book but it's a good one if you've not read it yet. It held my interest from the start and I could picture every scene as it was described. My only complaint is that I wish it was a bit longer. I want to know more about the future of the characters. Great read.

  • Rebecca

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,477

The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives - resenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favourite novels, ever

  • By Calliope on 11-24-14

Fantastic. Really held my interest.

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

I only bought this book because it was a freebee. But what a GREAT book. First of all, the narrator was terrific. First time I heard a female narrator and she was great. The book itself was gripping. The author wrote in such a way that you could feel you were there in the scene. Best of all, at the end, just when I thought everything was 'happily ever after and they all go off into the sunset' another surprise hits. This is a super book from beginning to the absolute last two sentences at the end.

  • 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 7,539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,797

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

Great Courtroom Drama

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

What made the experience of listening to The Brass Verdict the most enjoyable?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It kept my attention from start to finish. Narrator was good too. Lots of twists and turns and I love all of the ins and outs of the law and the courtroom.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mickey Haller. He's awesome. Are there more Mickey Haller character books out there???