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  • Think of a Number

  • A Novel
  • By: John Verdon
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 838
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 839

Arriving in the mail over a period of weeks are taunting letters that end with a simple declaration: “Think of any number…picture it…now see how well I know your secrets.” Amazingly, those who comply find that the letter writer has predicted their random choice exactly. For Dave Gurney, just retired as the NYPD’s top homicide investigator and forging a new life with his wife, Madeleine, in upstate New York, the letters are oddities that begin as a diverting puzzle but quickly ignite a massive serial murder investigation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fresh and Frightening!

  • By Kelley on 08-22-10

Sad Sad Sad excuse for a thriller

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

Reviewed: 02-17-12

Would you try another book from John Verdon and/or George Newbern?

I don't think so. The story was so contrived, with the teasers throughout about the protagonist's marriage and deceased child, and the stereotypically creepy and/or egotistical characters.

What do you think your next listen will be?

In the Name of Honor, by Richard North Patterson

Would you be willing to try another one of George Newbern???s performances?

Yes. Not sure if my view of his performance was performance-based or material-based.

What character would you cut from Think of a Number?

Rodriguez and Klein (?Cline)

Any additional comments?

One of the few times I've regretted spending a credit, over many years of listening.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Rule of Nine

  • A Paul Madriani Novel
  • By: Steve Martini
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

The Old Weatherman dreams of a plan that could be his swansong, an attack to drive a stake through the heart of the right wing establishment and bury it for good. Now he’s found the money, the ideal weapon, and the professional who knows how to use it. And he has put his sights on the perfect target at the very seat of the United States government, in the heart of downtown Washington. It will be a strike heard round the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Rule of Nine

  • By Charlene Glaze on 06-26-10

Who knew a Martini could be so irritating??

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-11

Haven't read a Martini book for a while, and this one didn't improve my disposition. In fact, I rarely write reviews unless I find a book fabulous or horrible. Sadly this one was the latter. The plotting was convoluted and confusing, and I actually listened to the last 40 minutes twice because I could not believe the book ended so abruptly--as if the author had a publisher's deadline to meet so just stopped writing. I'm not too excited about trying another . . .

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • La Cucina

  • By: Lily Prior
  • Narrated by: Lisa Passero
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Exuberant and touching, La Cucina is a magical evocation of life's mysterious seasons and the treasures found in each one. It celebrates family, food, passion, and the eternal rapture of romance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good story, very well told ...

  • By Harry Brindley on 07-30-03

Linda from Maine

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-06

Anyone who understands the place of food in passion and love will get why this is a wonderful book. The reader is fabulous, and the images engendered involved numerous senses and were terrific. I had to restart this before I was really able to hear it, so give it a chance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful