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  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41,410
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38,017
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 37,973

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves.... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jim Dale at his best

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-12-16

Above and beyond

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-18

No words of mine are needed to embellish perfection. But it is perfection and along with Lord of the Rings and the Wardrobe this series is here to stay from childhood to old age. I must know because I am 87 and I read these books about once a year at least.

  • The Call of the Canyon

  • By: Zane Grey
  • Narrated by: Jim Gough
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Deep in the Arizona wilds, a shell-shocked war veteran realizes he can never return to his former life in New York, even if giving it up also means leaving the love of his life behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A favorite

  • By Joyce Eriksen on 08-10-18

A favorite

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-18

This story is a love story but not just two people... it praises extravagantly America's west. Its dated but lovely.

  • Redeemer

  • John Milton, Book 12
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

Rio de Janeiro. Brazilians call it Cidade Maravilhosa - the Marvellous City - but crime festers in its favelas like cancer. John Milton is visiting an old friend who runs a close protection business guarding the city's elite. Milton offers to stand in when one of his bodyguards doesn’t turn up for work. The job? Take the wife and daughter of an anticorruption judge to a school recital and bring them back again. Simple? Not so much. The girl is snatched off the street, and Milton is nearly killed. As he recovers at a Group Fifteen safe house, he decides on two objectives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another terrific novel in the John Milton series!!

  • By Wayne on 06-07-18

Gets bettter

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-18

Dawson is one of the few "quick writers" who get better all the time. I finish and stat waiting for the next one that same day!

  • Mark Dawson

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Mark Dawson, Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Mark Dawson, Robin Morgan
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Mark Dawson talks about his career as a self-published author. Providing an insight into not only his books and the marketing behind them but the process of getting them onto the Audible site. Mark also discusses the challenges of writing a crime series, how he keeps it original and how he keeps consistency throughout his work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interview with self publishing megastar

  • By Wayne on 01-14-17

He is one of the best entertainer writg today

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-13-18

Right now there isn’t a better action author. My favorite series is John Milton. Not one of the series has disappointed. I find that i am waiting for every new one. Move over Lee Child, this hero has a lot more heart on offer!

  • The Four Feathers

  • By: A. E. W. Mason
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

Just before his regiment sails off to war in the Sudan, British officer Harry Feversham quits the military. He is immediately given four white feathers as symbols of cowardice, one by each of his three best friends and one by his fiancée. To disprove this grave dishonor, Harry dons an Arabian disguise and leaves for the Sudan, where he anonymously comes to the aid of his three friends, saving each of their lives. Having proven his bravery, Harry returns to England, hoping to regain the love and respect of his fiancée.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deep Realistic Story Masterfully Read

  • By Kappavpi on 07-05-04

Jolly good !

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-18

After six makes as a movie...some good more not so good .....it was a pleasure to read this book.. well worth the read and no doubt another few reads.

  • Memento Mori

  • Roman Empire Series, Book 8
  • By: Ruth Downie
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

A scandal is threatening to engulf the popular spa town of Aquae Sulis (modern-day Bath). The wife of Ruso's best friend, Valens, has been found dead in the sacred hot spring, stabbed through the heart. Fearing the wrath of the goddess and the ruin of the tourist trade, the temple officials are keen to cover up what's happened. But the dead woman's father is demanding justice, and he's accusing Valens of murder. If Valens turns up to face trial, he will risk execution. If he doesn't, he'll lose his children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great outing! Can't wait for the next one

  • By Paula A. Rossi on 04-15-18

Both reader and book five stars.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-18

As i have read all the Russo books and enjoyed each one, i am glad this one is fine. The story is a "lesser" tale. The characters are not as fleshed out as in other books but the tale itself was interesting. I really hope the Dr. goes back into practice soon.

  • Faithful Place

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403

Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was a nineteen-year-old kid with a dream of escaping his family's cramped flat on Faithful Place and running away to London with his girl, Rosie Daly. But on the night they were supposed to leave, Rosie didn't show. Frank took it for granted that she'd dumped him-probably because of his alcoholic father, nutcase mother, and generally dysfunctional family. He never went home again. Neither did Rosie. Then, twenty-two years later, Rosie's suitcase shows up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a life

  • By Joyce Eriksen on 02-16-18

What a life

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-18

This is a Dickens family, So ugly you cant stop reading. The mystery is as usual in French's books a really good tough one. It is the setting that rules in this one though. A truly terrific writer.

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  • The Cold Dish

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,699

Introducing Wyoming's Sheriff Walt Longmire in this riveting novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Dry Bones, the first in the Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, full of memorable characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)

  • By Dataman on 09-12-12

Just about perfect

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-18

Loved every word! Intend to read all there are about this sad sack of a cowboy.

  • Broken Harbor

  • Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,087
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,410
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,385

In Broken Harbor, all but one member of the Spain family lies dead, and it’s up to Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy to find out why. Mick must piece together why their house is full of cameras pointed at holes in the walls and how a nighttime intruder bypassed all the locks. Meanwhile, the town of Broken Harbor holds something else for Mick: disturbing memories of a childhood summer gone terribly wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in the Series

  • By sara miller on 07-29-12

Another tour de force

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-18

Tana French is a writing genius. What a pleasure to find a mystery that is also a fine piece of literature.

  • The Secrets of Wishtide

  • By: Kate Saunders
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,686

Mrs. Laetitia Rodd, aged 52, is the widow of an archdeacon who makes her living as a highly discreet private investigator. Her brother, Frederick Tyson, is a criminal barrister living in nearby Highgate with his wife and 10 children. Frederick finds the cases, and Laetitia solves them using her arch intelligence and her immaculate cover as an unsuspecting widow. When a case arises involving the son of the highly connected Sir James Calderstone, Laetitia sets off for Lincolnshire undercover as the family's new governess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical intrigue-

  • By Meema on 04-16-17

Falling, falling, fallen.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-18

There are so many fallen women they seem to outnumber the upstanding ones. By the way they are a lot more interesting too. This is a cozy that just let the cozy get out of hand. OK just!