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  • Tarzan of the Apes

  • The Tarzan Series 1
  • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Narrated by: Mark F. Smith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

"Tarzan of the Apes" is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in a series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published in the pulp magazine All Story Magazine in October, 1912; the first book edition was published in 1914. The character was so popular that Burroughs continued the series into the 1940s with two dozen sequels. The novel tells the story of John Clayton, born in the Western coastal jungles of equatorial Africa to a marooned couple from England.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and necessary

  • By Joyce Eriksen on 03-21-19

Fun and necessary

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-19

Some books are not only a fine read but necessary for a true education. This is one of them. Burroughs was one of the first fantasy cum sci fi writers and a great storyteller.

  • The Sign of the Book

  • By: John Dunning
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Janeway has agreed to help Laura Marshall, a friend of his bookstore partner, who's accused of murdering her husband. While Janeway tries to gather the facts, he pulls long shifts standing watch over the Marshall home, filled with books signed by their celebrity authors. When a shifty pair of alleged book dealers turns up, and Janeway begins to suspect that Laura's son is hiding critical information, the case becomes a maze of clues and increasing danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twists and Turns

  • By Romell Cooks on 07-29-17

Just the best

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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: 03-08-19

These books, the story of an unusual cop and unusual bookman, are also unusual in themselves. Philosophy, beautiful nature, clever plots wonderful language, what more could you ask? To be read again and again.

  • Booked to Die

  • By: John Dunning
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 292

The murder of a harmless book dealer draws Denver homicide detective Cliff Janeway into an extraordinary quest. Suddenly his sources become victims, and he begins to understand that rare editions can cost lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great new series!

  • By Cynthia K on 03-05-10

There are few better

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

John Dunning is a gifted writer. Plot...unique,clever, truly mysterious. Characters, well drawn, interesting, likable or hateable. Moves fast, and one of the best opening chapters you'll ever read. What's not to like?

  • At Some Disputed Barricade

  • A World War One Novel #4
  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

July 1917: Joseph Reavley, a chaplain, and his sister Judith, an ambulance driver, are bone-weary as they approach the fourth year of the conflict; the peace of the English countryside seems a world away. On the Western Front, the Battle of Passchendaele has begun, and among the many fatalities from Joseph's regiment is the trusted commanding officer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • #4 of a great series..

  • By Carroll on 09-17-11

Another winner.

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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: 02-10-19

There are really hard to believe actions in this volume but none spoil the ongoing belief in the feeling that this author understands the age and beliefs of the WWI era. Cracking good story again.

  • No Graves As Yet

  • A World War One Novel #1
  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 152

On a sunny afternoon in late June, Cambridge professor Joseph Reavley is summoned from a student cricket match to learn that his parents have died in an automobile crash. Joseph's brother, Matthew, an officer in the Intelligence Service, reveals that their father had been en route to London to turn over to him a mysterious secret document.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Slow Introduction to the Great War

  • By Lulu on 02-28-15

Brilliant plot

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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: 02-03-19

Perry is fine as a mystery writer, but in this series she has the whole world war 1 experience down in an uncannily immediate feeling. The difference in experience of honor as known in that world and in ours (or not known in ours) is wonderfully reproduced.

  • The Broker

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,801

In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems Backman, in his power broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world's most sophisticated satellite surveillance system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why all the bad reviews?

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-26-05

Need I say "great".

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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: 02-02-19

For a Europe, Italy lover this was a delight. This author never fails top worth for money spent.

  • A Private Investigation: A DC Smith Investigation

  • DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 8
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

When 14-year-old Zoe Johnson doesn't come home on a Monday night in early December, the alarm bells in Kings Lake Central police station do not ring straight away - after all, she's from the Dockmills, one of the toughest estates in the town. But for Detective Sergeant DC Smith, due to retire in just three weeks' time, there are some strange echoes of the case that has haunted him for the past 13 years. Maybe it's simply his over-developed sense of irony, or maybe, in his final days as a police officer, Smith must look once more into the eyes of a serial killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad ending to a wonderful series?

  • By Wayne on 11-16-18

Is this really the end?

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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: 01-11-19

Perfection is hard to beat. Great series, characters, plots, And backgrounds. Really hope this is not the end of DC.

  • Time and Tide

  • DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 7
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470

Change is afoot at Kings Lake Central police station. A most unexpected new detective inspector takes up his post this Monday morning, and the oldest detective in the place takes a momentous decision. Around them, other officers are considering their own situations, and even the building itself seems to be facing an uncertain future. But life and death go on, nevertheless, and by lunchtime someone will make a grim discovery on the Norfolk saltmarshes. A stranger seems to have suffered a slow and agonizing death out there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful British modern detective series!

  • By Wayne on 01-26-18

Never a slip, another WOW.

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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: 01-09-19

I wonder if there is another compliment that I can pay this outstanding writer. I am buying every audible book available and only sorry there are no hardbacks to send my reading friends.

  • The Rags of Time

  • A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 6
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498

Mark Randall lay dead in a field near Lowacre long before Smith had done what he had to do in Belfast. By the time he went back to work, the investigation was well underway. "It's not my case," he says more than once, and he really doesn't need it to be; he has enough to think about as it is. But going around the Norfolk countryside dotting the i's and crossing the t's, speaking to the local farmers and the Brothers of St. Francis from Abbeyfields, Smith begins to suspect that the investigation might be heading in entirely the wrong direction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really love this series.

  • By B.J. on 11-01-17

Not a miss in the series!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

This is a writer born. The editing is pristine. Nothing takes your mind off the story flow and the characters. There is not one time when you feel the need to outrun the storyteller. Well done indeed.

  • In This Bright Future

  • DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 5
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584

Two weeks of rest and recuperation - that's what the doctor ordered. Detective Sergeant DC Smith could listen to some music, make some of his own, and maybe even catch up on his reading; he is almost looking forward to it. And then there is a knock on the door. It's only his next-door neighbor, but it is the beginning of a sequence of events that will bring him face to face with some of the darkest episodes and the most dangerous people from his own past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best (so far) of a great series

  • By MARY K WALTER on 07-04-17

Understanding of a lost generation.

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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: 01-03-19

This is not your everyday murder. It took place in civil war Ireland and the body has never been recovered. For reasons explained by the action DC is the one to bring peace to the family if he can.
Very different and totally engrossing. What a terrific writer this man is. You will care!