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  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,624
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,607

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Worst Grisham novel.

  • By Jonas on 11-26-18

Not my favorite a Grisham book.

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

This was a decent book, don't get me wrong. Grisham is an excellent story teller and this book is no different. I am a romantic however, and admittedly, like a happy ending. I kept waiting for my happy ending to come at the last minute, typical of Grisham, but was disappointed. This story is depressing and left me feeling empty and sad. I found it difficult to like the main character after that he put his family through. Although I may not have enjoyed the story, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Michael Beck! He nease the characters so believable, I felt like I'd known them forever!

  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,207

Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drugstore where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bosch Survives Two Career Ending Threats

  • By Russell on 11-20-17

Decent

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

Worth the $2.99 since it was a daily deal. However, I wouldn't mr thrilled if I'd paid full price.

  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15,304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,021
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14,028

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I guess there’s a reason it’s free

  • By Katie Washington on 10-05-18

Great short story!

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

Interesting short story and great narration. Scott Brick lends a definitely creepy edge to ab already creepy story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Jar of Hearts

  • By: Jennifer Hillier
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305

When she was 16 years old, Angela Wong - one of the most popular girls in school - disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls back in high school. But 14 years later, Angela Wong's remains are discovered in the woods near Geo's childhood home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great, captivating book! 5 stars

  • By Katie LeFevre on 09-05-18

Disgusting!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

I do not consider myself a prude, but I was repulsed by the rape scene in the first few chapters. I couldn't go on. If this is what is considered to be great writing, count me out!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Juror #3

  • By: James Patterson, Nancy Allen
  • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,634
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,617

The murder of a woman from one of the town's oldest families has Rosedale's upper crust howling for blood, and the prosecutor is counting on Ruby's inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction. Ruby's client is a college football star who has returned home after a career-ending injury, and she is determined to build a defense that will stick. She finds help in unexpected quarters from Suzanne, a hard-charging attorney armed to the teeth, and Shorty, a diner cook who knows more than he lets on.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Eh

  • By Mickey on 09-17-18

Wish I could give negative stars !

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

Terrible! Shame on you James Patterson! I have been a fan for years, but I will likely never again waste my money or time on another one of your books. It was worse than a "B" rated movie. And don't get me started on the narrator and her over the top southern accent! The most positive thing I can say about this book, besides the fact that it's over, is at least audible will refund my credit!

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Liar, Liar

  • By: Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

In death, Didi Storm is finally getting the kind of publicity that eluded her in life. Twenty years ago, the ex-beauty queen worked the Vegas strip as a celebrity impersonator, too busy trying to make it big to spare much time for her daughter, Remmi. Shortly before she leaped from a San Francisco building, Didi's profile was rising again, thanks to a tell-all book. To Detective Dani Settler, it looks like a straightforward suicide, or perhaps a promotional stunt gone wrong. But Remmi knows the truth isn't so simple. Because though the broken body on the sidewalk is dressed in Didi's clothes and wig, it isn't Didi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-04-18

Ending is pretty far fetched.

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

I enjoyed the majority of the book. I liked the characters and ws quickly drawn into the story. The narrator did an excellent job as well. It was almost like the writer got too caught up in the story and suddenly had to finish the book in the last 2 pages. Overall, I enjoyed it and would listen to another one from Lisa Jackson.

  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,196

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 05-24-18

People aren't who you think they are.

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

I love a good story where the good guy isn't all good and the bad guy isn't all bad.

  • The Fifth to Die

  • By: J. D. Barker
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Graham Winton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514

Detective Porter and the team have been pulled from the hunt for Anson Bishop, the Four Monkey Killer, by the feds. When the body of a young girl is found beneath the frozen waters of Jackson Park Lagoon, she is quickly identified as Ella Reynolds, missing three weeks. But how did she get there? The lagoon froze months earlier. More baffling? She's found wearing the clothes of another girl, missing less than two days. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Taught Fast Paced Thriller- Loved it...

  • By shelley on 07-11-18

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

I just finished the 1st book when this one came out, so I quickly scooped it up. Not willing to buy the next one just to find out what happens next.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heart-Shaped Box

  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,534
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,537

Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, a thing so terrible-strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet. For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost. It's the real thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yikes! Five stars for fright

  • By Lesley on 02-23-07

Excellent except for the cheesy music.

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

I really enjoyed the book and story line, but I don't know why they chose to add the cheesy music at the end of some chapters. Only took away from the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • After Anna

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,105

Dr. Noah Alderman, a widower and single father, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie Ippolitti, and for the first time in a long time, he and his young son are happy. Despite her longing for the daughter she hasn’t seen since she was a baby, Maggie is happy too, and she’s even more overjoyed when she unexpectedly gets another chance to be a mother to the child she thought she'd lost forever, her only daughter Anna.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So Terrible.......

  • By Pam on 06-07-18

Same story could have been told in half the time.

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

I found the everyday conversations between characters to be too much. It was difficult to stay involved in the book, unlike many others that draw you in and hold you there until the end. This wasn't the narrator's fault.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful