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  • A Death in Sweden

  • By: Kevin Wignall
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,348
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,353

Dan Hendricks is a man in need of a lifeline. A former CIA operative, he is now an agent for hire by foreign powers on the hunt for dangerous fugitives. It's a lethal world at the best of times, and Dan knows his number is almost up. His next job could be his last - and his next job is his biggest yet. The target sounds trackable enough: Jacques Fillon, who gave up his life trying to save a fellow passenger following a bus crash in northern Sweden. But the man was something of an enigma in this rural community, and his death exposes his greatest secret.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Full of boilerplate

  • By Karen Ericksen on 07-21-16

Okay

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Not a bad listen, narrator did a fine job, But the story just wasn't that original. Like I said okay spy novel

  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,699
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,654

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
  • Would make a 5 star four hour novella, ...

  • By Wayne on 11-03-18

Editor fell asleep(spoiler altert)

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Well I guess Grisham decided that he was going to change his style to gruesome, depressing and melancholy. This book starts in the middle of the story, middle of the story is the beginning, and the end??? Well he just lost his train of thought and killed all the main characters.

  • The Boy on the Bridge

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,960
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,777

Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Bridge Worth Crossing

  • By John on 05-23-17

Confirmed

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

Well I guess I wasn't paying attention again didn't know this was a zombie novel, just not my rip of the flesh. But I listened (kinda) thru the whole novel and it CONFIRMED I just don't like zombie novels.

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  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,957
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,752

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Long, Hard Slog Through Endless Despair and Heartache

  • By Morro Schreiber on 04-11-18

Scary

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

Reviewed: 04-28-18

So if you want a book to depress, anger or frustrate you. This your book. Scary part of this book is it is happening all over the world still. Be very careful if you are depressed this book will definitely either cause you to start taking meds or take more of the meds you are on. Best part of the book is Ms. Whelans narration.

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  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,827
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,751
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,713

Five years ago Corin Cadence's brother entered the Serpent Spire - a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire's trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire's goddess. He never returned. Now it's Corin's turn. He's headed to the top floor, on a mission to meet the goddess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good book

  • By Jason N. on 07-20-17

Hybrid

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

So if you take a small part of the PG Magician, pinch of Potter, a cup of dragon trainer, and heavy dilute with water, you will of the jist of this story, narration was good, but not good enough I stopped listening 3/4 of the way thru

  • The Golem and the Jinni

  • A Novel
  • By: Helene Wecker
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,643

Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting Debut Novel - Delicious!

  • By Tango on 04-26-13

BESTEST

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

This is at the top of my list. If you like fantasy with a dash of humor, and throw in some history, bit of a love story and top it with mystery well..stop reading this review and begin listening to the book.

  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,089

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

Again please

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

This is not a good book it is a great book. The authors gift of building female characters with strength, intelligence & independence was inspirational. This spy novel of WW1 & WW2 is very well done, wish there was a part two. The narration also made the book. I have over 700 books in my library and listen to at least one a week, this one I will listen to again and it is definitely in my top ten. BTW because this book was such a pleasure to listen to I downloaded The Rose and the Lion by same author. It was not a bad listen but was not even close to this book.

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  • Orphan X

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,333

Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book by Hurwitz

  • By Nancy Chilton-Kendrick on 07-25-16

MEH

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

Reviewed: 03-31-17

really nothing significant to comment about, because the story has been written before. Scott Brick narration as usual spot on so I finished it, but will not continue the series

  • The Thief Taker

  • By: C. S. Quinn
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,071

When a girl is gruesomely murdered, thief taker Charlie Tuesday reluctantly agrees to take on the case. But the horrific remains tell him this is no isolated death. The killer’s mad appetites are part of a master plan that could destroy London – and reveal the dark secrets of Charlie’s own past. Now the thief taker must find this murderous mastermind before the plague obliterates the evidence street by street. This terrifying pursuit will take Charlie deep into the black underbelly of old London, where alchemy, witchcraft and blood-spells collide. In a city drowned in darkness, death could be the most powerful magic of all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Plague Horror--Yes; Thriller? Not quiiiite...

  • By Gillian on 02-27-17

Flow weren't there

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

Reviewed: 03-25-17

Yes I listened to the whole book, it was on sale, the flow of the book dragged, burped and bumped...Narration was okay. If you like slow pace mystery 16th centuary novels, with the plague thrown in this is your book

  • Absolute Power

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,987

In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping a burglar behind a secret wall. Then the passion turns deadly, and the witness is running into the night - because what he has just seen is a brutal slaying involving the president of the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps you on the edge

  • By mhhorses on 10-02-10

This is how it is done

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

Reviewed: 03-19-17

Listened to Absolute Power from a reviewers recommendation. The writing is superb, Narration what can I say bad about Scott Brick? Great story, I thought this story could easily be about Trump.....If only it were true, one can wish.

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