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Markopoulo, Greece
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  • The Juno Letters

  • By: L. W. Hewitt
  • Narrated by: Gary Regal
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Letters discovered in a tin box hidden in the foundation of a small cottage in Normandy reveal a terrible secret, a desperate whisper between the lines. Antoine's world was collapsing. His beautiful Marianne, his precious daughter Ariéle, missing. The lives of hundreds - perhaps thousands - of allied soldiers preparing to storm Juno Beach on D-Day literally are in his hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Rob on 09-06-18

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

This is a five star book, marred only by the mispronoucing of words like quay, and various place names. Better production would have eliminated these simple errors. Notwithstanding, this is a great read, and highly recommended.

  • Breakthrough

  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,297

Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING!!!

  • By FocusedOnTheJourney on 07-22-17

Excellent read

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

Great story, well read. Gripping, a classic page turner. Interesting plot with real life overtones.

  • Paris

  • After the Liberation 1944-1949
  • By: Antony Beevor, Artemis Cooper
  • Narrated by: John Curless
  • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

In this brilliant synthesis of social, political, and cultural history, Antony Beevor and Artemis Cooper present a vivid and compelling portrayal of the City of Lights after its liberation. Paris became the diplomatic battleground in the opening stages of the Cold War.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worthwhile listen

  • By DanBudda on 07-27-16

great read

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

Reviewed: 08-30-17

great writing well read and thorough account of Paris at the end of the war

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The World's Most Bizarre Murders

  • True Stories That Will Shock and Amaze You
  • By: James Marrison
  • Narrated by: Drew Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

This is no ordinary true crime book. If you think you've got the stomach for the most blood-curdling, sickening and downright strangest murders you will ever come across, then look no further than these pages. You have been warned...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Book, TERRIBLE Narrator/Production

  • By Stephen on 03-16-13

Waste of a download

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

Reviewed: 06-28-13

This really is an appalling book, and my advice is to stay away from it. The reader is awful, with terrible pronunciation. The production is bad too, as there are at least two stumbles and re-reads which have NOT been edited from the piece.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Russian Donation

  • Dr. Hoffman, Book 1
  • By: Christoph Spielberg
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

Doctor Felix Hoffmann is a seasoned physician at a Berlin hospital, respected by colleagues and devoted to his intelligent girlfriend, Celine. It’s a life filled with medical work, televised soccer games, and the chill of German beer. And when a former patient shows up dead by causes unknown, curiosity and sheer medical devotion propel Hoffmann to investigate. But his autopsy order goes unfulfilled as the body is cremated and hospital records vanish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gem of a Thriller

  • By Rob on 06-28-13

Gem of a Thriller

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

Reviewed: 06-28-13

I was blown over by the quality of the writing, and the delivery by Michael Page. This is a quirky thriller read in a personal way that draws the listener into the story from beginning to end.
Highly recommended.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • An Empty Death

  • By: Laura Wilson
  • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

After almost five years of conflict, London's exhausted inhabitants are living in a world of dereliction. War-weary DI Ted Stratton is no exception, but he cannot help being drawn in by his latest case. Called on to investigate when a doctor is found dead in Fitzrovia's Middlesex Hospital, Stratton soon realizes that someone involved is not who they appear to be. Meanwhile Jenny, Ted's wife, is working at the local Rest Centre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and well read

  • By Rob on 03-24-13

Great story and well read

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

Reviewed: 03-24-13

Where does An Empty Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is my first Laura Wilson novel, and it won't be my last. She writes a good gripping tale, which kept me listening. Sean Barrett's narration is superb. He really brings the book and the characters to life. If only all audio books were this good to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Golden Horns

  • By: John Burke
  • Narrated by: Alexander McConnell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Martin Slade wants to bury his past as a saboteur in wartime Denmark and smuggler in postwar Europe. Returning to Denmark as a respectable journalist, he's approached by Birgitte Holtesen, an old flame now married to an elderly trader. Birgitte wants Martin to smuggle something back to English for her - but he refuses. She enlists instead a young musician, Sean Clifford. When Martin returns to England, he's attacked in his flat, and the place is ransacked. And then he learns that Sean has been murdered - and his body horribly mutilated. It's up to him to find the killer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great idea badly executed

  • By Rob on 03-24-13

Great idea badly executed

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

Reviewed: 03-24-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The story idea is great, but the writing is appalling. It really feels as if the book was never through the hands of an editor. The writer has little style, and after a time the story telling becomes mundane. The reader does his best to bring it alive, but frankly there are better books out there, and i feel that this was a waste of my time and money.

  • Stalin Ate My Homework

  • By: Alexei Sayle
  • Narrated by: Alexei Sayle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Very funny and (almost) stranger than Alexei's fiction....Alexei knew he was doomed to be different the day he was taken to see Sergei Eisentein's Alexander Nevsky instead of Walt Disney's Bambi. Born on the day that egg rationing came to an end, Alexei grew up with his parents and the Soviet Weekly. Each year they holidayed in Eastern Europe, where they were shown round locomotive factories and the sites of Nazi atrocities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining with a fair dollop of self criticism

  • By Viviane on 08-11-12

RobMck

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-11

This is really funny. I was born about the same time as Alexei, and know what was going on at the time. So it really is an extraordinary story, full of humour. I highly recommend this book

  • How to Amputate a Leg and Other Ways to Stay Out of Trouble

  • True Tales from War Zones and Other Disaster Areas
  • By: Nathan Mullins
  • Narrated by: David Treddinick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Tall tales, all true, about guns, bombs, car chases, spiders, exotic locales, men in uniform, and dancing girls - with deadpan delivery and a social conscience. "I remember the advertisement to join the Army. It asked for guys who were fit, committed, tough, volunteer parachutists, comfortable in the ocean, and mature. As a surfer, that sounded like me - except for the mature bit."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • RobMck

  • By Rob on 06-10-11

RobMck

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-11

I was looking forward to this book as being a list of anecdotes and stories, but unfortunately I was left disappointed. It really didn't live up to the billing. The stories are ok, but there is nothing in there that really made me feel wow! Nathan is obviously really proud of his charity work - and rightly so. But there aren't enough cliff hanger stories in the book to get me really excited. True tales from war zones and other disasters they may be.. but not really enough to make want to recommend this as and action read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Darkness More than Night: Harry Bosch Series, Book 7

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,978
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,527

A movie director is charged with murdering an actress during sex, and then staging her death to make it look like a suicide. In a seemingly unrelated case, a loner is murdered, leaving the sheriff's department with no clues. One unsettling revelation after another leaves a retired FBI agent and an L.A. detective thinking they've unmasked a most frightening killer with almost inconceivable calculation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is the worst ever

  • By Keith on 11-23-05

How to get hooked

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-07

I read this book and became hooked on the writing of Michael Connelly. It may not be the first in the Harry Bosch series but it's a great introduction to the character, and the author. Needless to say I have read all Michael Connelly's works. Truly one of the great American crime authors.