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  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,352
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37,245

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Same old same old

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

After reading this book Dan Brown has only written one book but released many with only a few variations.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I'm Traveling Alone

  • By: Samuel Bjork
  • Narrated by: Laura Paton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 917

A six-year-old girl is found in the Norwegian countryside, hanging lifeless from a tree and dressed in strange doll's clothes. Around her neck is a sign that says, "I'm traveling alone." A special homicide unit in Oslo reopens with veteran police investigator Holger Munch at the helm. Holger's first step is to persuade the brilliant but haunted investigator Mia Krüger, who has been living on an isolated island, overcome by memories of her past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding police procedural!!

  • By Kathleen on 04-28-16

Mediocre

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

Reviewed: 08-04-16

I'm a big fan of the Scandinavian murders mysteries. So I decided to try this one out. I was disappointed with either the narrator or the written dialogue. It was cringe worthy

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Guns of August

  • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,521

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, historian Barbara Tuchman brings to life the people and events that led up to World War I. This was the last gasp of the Gilded Age, of Kings and Kaisers and Czars, of pointed or plumed hats, colored uniforms, and all the pomp and romance that went along with war. How quickly it all changed...and how horrible it became.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Mike From Mesa on 10-28-08

Very good historical account. Very vivid

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

Reviewed: 08-04-15

Masterful work that really makes it come alive and gives you the worts and all

  • Hot Springs

  • By: Stephen Hunter
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416

Earl Swagger is tough as hell. But even tough guys have their secrets. Plagued by the memory of his abusive father, apprehensive about his own impending parenthood, Earl is a decorated ex-Marine of absolute integrity — and overwhelming melancholy. Now he’s about to face his biggest, bloodiest challenge yet. It is the summer of 1946, organized crime’s garish golden age, when American justice seems to have gone to seed for good.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good start to a series

  • By Jonathan on 09-25-12

New hero in the making

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

Reviewed: 04-09-15

A very interesting book with a few twists so that it wasn't a run of the mill done a thousand times.

  • Saint Odd

  • Odd Thomas, Book 7
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,596

Odd Thomas is back where it all started…because the time has come to finish it. Since he left his simple life in the small town of Pico Mundo, California, his journey has taken him to places strange and wonderful, mysterious and terrifying. Across the land, in the company of mortals and spirits alike, he has known kindness and cruelty, felt love and loss, saved lives and taken them - as he's borne witness to humanity's greatest good and darkest evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I smiled as I again recognized his mannerisms

  • By Derek B. on 05-16-15

Dean Koontz does it again

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

Reviewed: 01-23-15

What a wonderful series and characters. The excellence continues. This one was a little less action packed as some of the other books but well worth the effort

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Aces

  • The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker
  • By: Doug J. Swanson
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

The astonishing story of Benny Binion - a rip-roaring saga of murder, money, and the making of Las Vegas. Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. Blood Aces tells the story of Binion's crucial role in shaping modern Las Vegas. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination, and brutal expediency.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not much new

  • By A User on 01-13-15

Not much new

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

Reviewed: 01-13-15

Okay biography but did not add too much to what I already knew. Good narration though. The story seemed a little rushed later in his life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Orange Crush

  • By: Tim Dorsey
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 321

Praising Tim Dorsey’s tongue-in-cheek humor, the Miami Herald wrote, “Nobody, but nobody, writes like this guy.” Here Florida politics take the main stage in a rollicking satire that proves Dorsey’s at the top of his game. When a traumatic experience forever changes Florida gubernatorial race candidate Marlon Conrad’s life, he hits the road in a Winnebago to find the “real” Florida. But his odyssey is plagued with would-be assassins and cutthroat journalists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Funny 'Cause It's Pretty Much True!

  • By DCinMI on 09-29-13

Funny

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

Reviewed: 01-08-15

A lot like a Carl Hiasson novel. Once you got comfortable with the characters is was pretty funny. Look forward to reading more in the series.