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  • Bad Blood

  • A Virgil Flowers Novel
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,096

One late fall Sunday in southern Minnesota, a farmer brings a load of soybeans to a local grain elevator - and a young man hits him on the head with a steel bar, drops him into the grain bin, waits until he's sure he's dead, and then calls the sheriff to report the "accident." Suspicious, the sheriff calls in Virgil Flowers, who quickly breaks the kid down...and the next day the boy's found hanging in his cell. Remorse? Virgil isn't so sure....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT!

  • By Bob on 09-25-10

Be aware this book is ROUGH.

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

The subject matter was dealt with in as tasteful a way as child abuse/molestation/rape can be but it is on an epic scale and much as I like - no more than like Virgil Flowers - you need to know the subject matter is awful. Just so you know.

  • I Am Legend

  • By: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,082
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,099

In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Steven Casper on 01-24-08

OK so I actually expected a story.

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

Lots of wonderful reviews. If you are looking for a book with a story that has something to offer other than sorrow, don't get this one. It is "Requiem for a Heavyweight' in vampirese. Say what they will, this book is dark, circular in it's inability to go forward, and when I finally reached the end, found he really was the last man living and that the rules had changed.

  • Tokyo Raider

  • A Tale of the Grimnoir Chronicles
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,355
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,182

With the Japanese Imperium at war with the Soviet Union, and the United States watching cautiously on the sidelines, Second Lieutenant Joe Sullivan of the U.S. Marines is sent on a dangerous mission to Tokyo. The Russians have Summoned a demon of epic proportions to attack the city, and all that stands in its deadly path is an untested Japanese super-robot. Now, Joe is at the controls, his gravity-spiking Power at the ready. But that is one huge, mean Demon....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Few More Hours

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-01-15

A must read if you like the Grimnoir Chronicles.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

Jake Sullivan's son, 2nd Lieutenant Joe Sullivan of the U.S. Marines is front and center in this adventure. This story, short as it is, has all the charm and humor I've come to expect. Bronson Pinchot is great. No other word. Enjoy! The reason for the four stars is - it isn't long enough. . .

  • Murder on the Orient Elite

  • A Tale of the Grimnoir Chronicles
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,307
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,112

In this brand-new Grimnoir Chronicles story written exclusively for Audible, it's 1937 - four years after the Grimnoir Society defeated the magical alien force known as The Power. "Heavy" Jake Sullivan is summoned by his oddest ally, Dr. Wells, to stop the bombing of a new ultra-luxury airship. Amid the glitz, the gambling, and the high-society types, Sullivan races time to hunt for the saboteur. But surrounded by a blimp-full of Germans, Russians, Imperium Iron Guard, and other magical enemies - where can he even begin?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent Teaser

  • By Matthew E. Bowman on 12-03-14

Great short story and you get to see Jake again!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

Full of the usual adventure and the wonderful self-deprecating personality and ways of a favorite hero - Jake Sullivan. And you get to hear what has been going on while we wait for another Grimnoir story. Bronson Pinchot does his usual outstanding job.

  • Extracted

  • Extracted, Book 1
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,850

In 2061 a young scientist invents a time machine to fix a tragedy in his past. But his good intentions turn catastrophic when an early test reveals something unexpected: the end of the world. A desperate plan is formed: recruit three heroes, ordinary humans capable of extraordinary things, and change the future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fast-Food Science Fiction

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 04-07-17

Top drawer, skilled writer. Narrator perfect.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

A gifted writer w/ all the skills you could want w/ a wonderful concept, characters you come to love and a narrator who gives a performance so worth listening to. I was crushed when I realized there were only two books so far!

  • Venetia

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608

Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent woman, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: Either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalizes and horrifies the whole community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Georgette Heyer book

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 03-31-13

The abridged version leaves too much out.

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

Narration is wonderful - Richard Armitage at his usual best - the problem is they really cut the book in half which isn't an abridgment it's a shame.

  • An Obvious Fact

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,446
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,179

In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. When Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend, Henry Standing Bear, are called to Hulett, Wyoming - the nearest town to America's first national monument, Devils Tower - to investigate, things start getting complicated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No brainer. Use the credit.

  • By Boysmom on 09-19-16

Such a totally enjoyable book!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

OK, you've got 'The Bear' competing in an impossible motor-cross bike competition to top a cliff, Longmire being stoic but still managing to be in love w/ Vic, and Vic, arriving on the scene in a 700 HP American automobile. This is the stuff legends are made of. Just sit back and smile and enjoy.'

  • Shibumi

  • By: Trevanian
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983

Nicholai Hel, born in the ravages of World War I China to an aristocratic Russian mother and a mysterious German father, raised in the spiritual gardens of a Japanese Go Master, survives the destruction of Hiroshima to emerge as the world's most artful lover and its most accomplished and highly paid assassin. Genius, mystic, master of language and culture, Hel's secret is his determination to attain a rare kind of personal excellence, a state of effortless perfection: shibumi.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Only a Russian could be this shibumi

  • By David on 07-15-12

Well written, thoughtful, amazing.

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

Reviewed: 04-09-16

The narrator is wonderful - don't miss this book. The setting is our history about 40 years past. Listen, and learn not just another perspective but another way to live.

  • Alex

  • Cold Fury Hockey, Book 1
  • By: Sawyer Bennett
  • Narrated by: Graham Halstead, Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049

Hockey star Alexander Crossman has a reputation as a cold-hearted player on and off the ice. Pushed into the sport by his alcoholic father, Alex isn't afraid to give fans the proverbial middle finger, relishing his role as the MVP they love to hate. Management, however, isn't so amused. Now Alex has a choice: fix his public image through community service or ride the bench. But Alex refuses to be molded into the Carolina Cold Fury poster boy... not even by a tempting redhead with killer curves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional and Sexy!!!!

  • By Nicole Garcia on 03-17-15

The author preaches. Mediocre.

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

Reviewed: 03-26-16

Dual narration - both so-so. The story written as though for young teens which would be fine as some teens would find the story line germane. Except and this is a big EXCEPT, for very explicit sex scenes which absolutely are not suitable for young teens. So not sure where the author thought the audience would be. The heroine is a social worker, working w/ troubled, abused, drug addict kids and adults and the hero your basic hunky hockey player who was physically abused by his father as a child. The end was way, way too sugar sweet perfect and everybody had healed and able to have a "normal" life? Right. Beat your drum somewhere else - I wanted entertainment not a lecture with a fairy tale attached.

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  • Spell Blind

  • The Case Files of Justis Fearsson, Book 1
  • By: David B. Coe
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 548

Justis Fearsson is a private investigator on the trail of a serial killer in Phoenix, Arizona. Justis is also a weremyste - a person with a wizard’s gifts and the ability to see into the paranormal world. Unfortunately, weremystes also tend to go crazy on the full moon - which is why Justis is no longer a cop. Hard to explain those absences as anything but mental breakdown. But now an old case from his police detective days has come back to haunt him, literally, as a serial killer known as the Blind Angel strikes again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great new entry into the Urban Fantasy landscape

  • By The Bookwyrm Speaks on 08-18-15

Well written, wonderfully narrated.

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

Reviewed: 02-12-16

The book has a strong central character and supporting "cast", and as with most well narrated books, he blends into the background letting the characters emerge with all their respective charm, personality and voice (which is arguably the greatest compliment I can give a narrator) - be they good or evil. Story is strong and held my interest. I couldn't put it down. In the end, you are rooting for them to succeed while acknowledging that they may fail and still you care about them!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful