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Sherwood Park, AB, Canada
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  • A Conflict of Interest

  • A Novel
  • By: Adam Mitzner
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,320
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,718
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,721

Alex Miller is a criminal defense lawyer leading the life he always imagined. At thirty-five, he is the youngest partner at New York City's most prestigious law firm, with a beautiful wife and a perfect daughter. When Alex's father suddenly passes away, Alex is introduced to Michael Ohlig, a rich and powerful man who holds an almost mythical place in his family lore. But Alex is surprised when Ohlig admits that he's in serious legal trouble, accused of crimes involving hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A man with no character seeks revenge...

  • By Charles Atkinson on 05-02-12

Pleasantly unpredictable

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

For a first publication this was an awesome piece of work. The author doesn't assume that we are ridiculously stupid and actually fits the pieces of this mystery together very well. Surprisingly, there were a couple of twist that we didn't see coming and I was very impressed at the hidden foreshadowing.

  • When the Wind Blows

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Schraf
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 341

Frannie O'Neill is a young and talented veterinarian living in Colorado. Plagued by the mysterious murder of her husband, David, a local doctor, Frannie throws herself into her work. It is not long before another bizarre murder occurs, and Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. Late one night, near the woods of her animal hospital, Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon that will change the course of her life forever....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your time or money on this one!

  • By Vicki on 05-16-16

Not what I was expecting

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

Reviewed: 06-23-16

Decent sci-fi, but far from Patterson's usual storytelling.

Worth a listen in the background while working on a project, but I think I might have put the book down and not picked it back up, for the effort to read it might not be worth it.

Just my opinion.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Gitchie Girl

  • The Survivor's Inside Story of the Mass Murders that Shocked the Heartland
  • By: Phil Hamman, Sandy Hamman
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

The sound of snapping twigs closed in on the five teenagers enjoying an evening around a glowing campfire at Gitchie Manitou State Park. The night of music and laughter had taken a dark turn. Evil loomed just beyond the tree line, and before the night was over, one of the Midwest's most horrific mass murders had left its bloodstains spewed across the campsite. One managed to survive and would come to be known as the "Gitchie Girl".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tense, horrific, inspiring. A real horror movie

  • By S. Winchester on 06-07-16

An AMAZING AND INSPIRING journey through trauma to triumph

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

Reviewed: 05-22-16

The Gitchie Girl is someone I would aspire to be like, after reading her story of resilience through traumas and ending in the triumph of life!

Exciting "story" and well written & narrated.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 2015 Serial Killers True Crime Anthology: Volume 2

  • True Crimes Collection RJPP, Book 18
  • By: R. J. Parker, Peter Vronsky, Sylvia Perinni, and others
  • Narrated by: Don Kline
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

Six true crime authors come together to present the second annual Serial Killers True Crime Anthology, which depicts 13 horrific cases of serial homicide told in detail. Each case will take the listener from the background of the serial killer to the crime scene, investigation, trial, and sentencing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, disappointing oration

  • By Morgan on 04-16-15

NARRATOR WAS HORRIBLE... couldn't even proceed

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

Reviewed: 05-09-16

Would you try another book from the authors and/or Don Kline?

NO....... NEVER.... in fact, I recommend this guy gets a new career, or some better coaching on how to narrate- his first performance I purchased was WORSE than this one, and ruined the story... I don't know how anyone can publish such a performance- doesn't anyone listen to the product before completion????

  • Outlining Your Novel

  • Map Your Way to Success
  • By: K. M. Weiland
  • Narrated by: Sonja Field
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

Let outlines help you write a better book! Writers often look upon outlines with fear and trembling. But when properly understood and correctly wielded, the outline is one of the most powerful weapons in a writer's arsenal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Doesn't explain how to outline

  • By Nothing really matters on 01-28-16

Only problem was the reading speed BETWEEN sentences or paragraphs.

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

Reviewed: 12-29-15

The information was excellent- a great collection of easy to understand "how-to-outline-a-novel" instructions. The only concern was the speed between sentences or paragraph (topics)... It felt like listening to a high school project's poor audio splicing job... I had to check the speed of the reading setting, incase I had accidentally changed it to 1.5X, but I hadn't.

Once you get used to that distraction, it's easy to follow and the information is as good as any other outline guide I've listened to.

WORTH THE LISTEN.

  • Bird by Bird

  • Some Instructions on Writing and Life
  • By: Anne Lamott
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,961

A New York Times best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction, Anne Lamott was also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. As much a guide to writing as an exploration of the emotional challenges of being a writer, Bird by Bird offers a candid and often humorous look at how to tackle these varied obstacles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A funny listen, but no writing samples to speak of

  • By Alice on 04-12-15

Unexpectedly Funny & Informative

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-15

Any aspiring writer will appreciate the author's insight into the experiences of writing... Seriously- a nice break from the "how-to" books, yet, still gives you the "how-to's"