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  • The Speed of Sound

  • (Speed of Sound Thrillers, Book 1)
  • By: Eric Bernt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608

Harmony House is more than a “special place for special people.” It’s a think tank where high-functioning autistic savants harness their unique abilities for the benefit of society. Resident Eddie Parks’s contribution: an “echo box” that can re-create never-recorded sounds using acoustic archeology. All Eddie wants is to hear his late mother’s voice. But what he’s created is inadvertently posing a threat to national security. To Harmony House’s shadowy government backers and radical extremists, the echo box is the ultimate intelligence asset - an end to the very concept of secrecy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Non-stop Action, Definitely Speed of Sound!

  • By JC Haley on 06-29-18

GREAT BOOK!! 📚

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

I have a special place in my heart for people in the autism spectrum and this book was fantastic. Very suspenseful, interesting story and good narration. Check it out!!

  • Magic Triumphs

  • Kate Daniels, Book 10
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,819
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,698
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,689

Kate has come a long way from her origins as a loner taking care of paranormal problems in post-Shift Atlanta. She's made friends and enemies. She's found love and started a family with Curran Lennart, the former Beast Lord. But her magic is too strong for the power players of the world to let her be. Kate and her father, Roland, currently have an uneasy truce, but when he starts testing her defenses again, she knows that sooner or later, a confrontation is inevitable. The Witch Oracle has begun seeing visions of blood, fire, and human bones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything we hoped for...

  • By IreneMBBT on 08-28-18

Great Ending to a Great Series!!

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

I love this series and it was ended well with many beloved characters brought in for the finale. Renee Raudman was the best possible narrator. I’m gonna miss it!

  • NYPD Red 3

  • By: James Patterson, Marshall Karp
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,319

NYPD Red is the elite, highly trained task force assigned to protect the rich, the famous, and the connected. And Detective Zach Jordan and his partner, Kylie MacDonald - the woman who broke his heart at the police academy - are the best of the best, brilliant, and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to deliver justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read!!😃

  • By Margaret on 03-21-15

Love This Series!!

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

Best narrator—does great male and female voices and I can always distinguish between them. Interesting story lines and characters. Highly recommended!

  • Holy Ghost

  • A Virgil Flowers Novel
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,395
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,196

Pinion, Minnesota: a metropolis of all of 700 souls. Nothing ever happened there - until the mayor of sorts (campaign slogan: "I'll Do What I Can") and a buddy come up with a scheme to put Pinion on the map. They'd heard of a place where a floating image of the Virgin Mary had turned the whole town into a shrine, attracting thousands of pilgrims. And all those pilgrims needed food, shelter, all kinds of crazy things, right? They'd all get rich! What could go wrong? When the dead body shows up, they find out, and that's only the beginning of their troubles - and Virgil Flowers'....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • F*****G Flowers and Frozen Pot Pies!!!!

  • By shelley on 10-10-18

That Virgil Flowers!!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

Can never get enough of this series. Eric Conger is the perfect narrator. I love the quirky characters in those little Minnesota towns and the interesting storylines. Keep them coming!!

  • Lethal White

  • A Cormoran Strike Novel
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,876
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,477

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best 22 hours of the last week

  • By Jennifer on 09-27-18

Fantastic Book!!

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

Love this series. Excellent narrator. Now I just have to wait until the next installment... Highly recommended.

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  • The Target

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,396

The president knows it's a perilous, high-risk assignment. If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take down a global menace, once and for all. If the mission fails, he would face certain impeachment, and the threats against the nation would multiply. So the president turns to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel. Together, Robie and Reel's talents as assassins are unmatched. But there are some in power who don't trust the pair.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun thriller, gets better as it continues

  • By Mark on 12-31-17

Best Baldacci Book!!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Great Book! Several intertwined stories were very interesting and the narrators did a pretty good job with multiple characters, especially the Koreans. Very enjoyable!

  • The Silent Corner

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,197

"I very much need to be dead." These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for - but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, Jane, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered...unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside of her demand: find the truth, no matter what. There is no one else to speak for Jane's husband - or the others who have followed him into death at their own hands.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suspense, well-written

  • By Townsend on 10-19-17

Wow!! Fantastic Book!!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

This was one of the most suspenseful books I’ve heard! I was on.the edge of my seat though most of it. Great story and excellent narrator. Must get the next one now! (Not quite a cliffhanger but the story definitely continues.)

  • Past Tense

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,295

Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? He takes the detour. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FIVE STAR BOOK And NARRATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 11-05-18

Miss Dick Hill but Scott Brick does not disappoint!!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I enjoyed this long awaited Reacher novel—but it was over so quickly and now, must I wait another year??

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Sacred Night

  • A Ballard and Bosch Novel
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin, Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,254

Renée Ballard is working the night beat again and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out but then checks into the case herself, and it brings a deep tug of empathy and anger. Bosch is investigating the death of 15-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally murdered and her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now, Ballard joins forces with Bosch. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of Connelly's best; great narration!

  • By Wayne on 10-31-18

Let Harry be Harry & Renee be Renee!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Why let two different narrators voice both characters???!! Great story, loved the book but please straighten out the narration for future installments! Titus Welliver “is” Harry Bosch...😬 Just sayin’...

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Damage Control

  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455

A rising star at her prestigious Seattle law firm, Dana Hill knows all about stress. She pours herself into her work and family with all the energy she has. But her carefully balanced life is about to be turned upside down. First a frightening medical diagnosis forces her to reassess her roles as a lawyer, mother, and wife to a man she suddenly no longer trusts. Then her life is rocked further by the shocking and brutal murder of her twin brother.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than average mystery/thriller

  • By T. McCloskey on 10-08-15

Wow!! Great Book!!

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

This was an excellent story with a very satisfying ending. Interesting characters and a fine narrator. Highly recommended!