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  • A Case of Redemption

  • By: Adam Mitzner
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,802
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,458
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,485

A high-profile attorney in the middle of a leave of absence following a personal tragedy is drawn back into the legal arena amidst a media firestorm when he agrees to represent a popular rap artist accused of brutally murdering his pop star girlfriend. With its powerful voice, pause-resisting tension, and strong cast of characters, Adam Mitzner’s novels are reminiscent of such best-selling authors as Scott Turow and John Grisham.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By cristina on 05-20-13

Average

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

It was okay. Not something I'd pick again or re-listen. Seems the story line was short so there was a lot of fill.

  • The Monster of Florence

  • By: Douglas Preston, Mario Spezi
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 819
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 420

In 2000, Douglas Preston and his family moved to Florence, Italy, fulfilling a long-held dream. They put their children in Italian schools and settled into a 14th century farmhouse in the green hills of Florence, where they devoted themselves to living la dolce vita while Preston wrote his best-selling suspense novels. All that changed when he discovered that the lovely olive grove in front of their house had been the scene of a double-murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable true-crime novel

  • By SFort on 07-04-08

Slow

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

Maybe this isn't my cup of tea. Found it slow, monotonous and couldn't finish it. Maybe some day I'll go back to it.

  • The Nowhere Man

  • Evan Smoak, Book 2
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,284

Spoken about only in whispers, it is said that when the Nowhere Man is reached by the truly desperate, he can and will do anything to save them. Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Liked the original, moaned over the second!

  • By John on 01-24-17

SOooooooo slooooow

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

I love Scott Brick, so bought this. I forgive Scott. He did the best he could with what he was given. This was very slow I nearly gave up on it.

  • The Girl in the Ice

  • Detective Erika Foster Crime Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,067
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,046

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound, and dumped in water around London.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good New Series

  • By Lia on 05-11-17

snoozer

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

Gave it many chapters to get better but it bored me so much I caught myself thinking or focusing on something else. Just couldn't finish it. Wasted my credit.

  • Lethal

  • Booktrack Edition
  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

When her four-year-old daughter informs her a sick man is in their yard, Honor Gillette rushes out to help him. But that "sick" man turns out to be Lee Coburn, the man accused of murdering seven people the night before. Dangerous, desperate, and armed, he promises Honor that she and her daughter won't be hurt as long as she does everything he asks. She has no choice but to accept him at his word.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Michelle Sawyer on 11-30-17

Sound affects are awful!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

I am 5 chapters in and don't know if I can finish this. The sound affects are distracting and annoying! Buy the book instead.

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  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,055

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

ho hum

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

Reviewed: 12-27-17

Only mildly interesting but a GREAT testament to why Swedish socialism isn't humane despite the many praises and most definitely doesn't work well for people who want to be free to choose how their life is to be led.

  • They're Watching

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,347

Patrick Davis is a man with troubles. First his Hollywood dreams crumble, then his storybook marriage hits a snag. Finally, DVDs start being delivered to his house – DVDs which show that someone is watching him and his wife, that the two of them are being stalked and recorded by cameras hidden around and within their house. Then the e-mails start, and someone offers to fix everything, to take the mess his life has become and make it all right. Patrick figures it's the offer of a lifetime.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Buzz-z-z-z-z-z-z

  • By Mel on 05-16-12

Almost a 5

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

This was a great listen. Each chapter left me with more questions and wanting more. The only drawback was that towards the end it started to stall and was too drawn out. It was a 5 start until then. But I highly recommend this book.

  • Alert

  • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
  • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio, Henry Leyva
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,496
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,307

New Yorkers aren't easily intimidated, but someone is doing their best to scare them badly. Why? After two inexplicable high-tech attacks, the city that never sleeps is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett, along with his old pal, the FBI's Emily Parker, have to catch the shadowy criminals who claim responsibility - but they're as good at concealing their identities as they are at wreaking havoc.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Moves at the Perfect Pace - Patterson is back!

  • By Vicki on 08-17-15

The sound effects are annoying

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

Reviewed: 09-13-16

The sound effects are so annoying I don't know if I can finish the book. Too bad, it seems the story isn't bad

  • The Quiet Game

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282

Penn Cage is no stranger to death. As a Houston prosecutor he sent 16 men to death row, and watched seven of them die. But now, in the aftermath of his wife's death, the grief-stricken father packs up his four-year-old daughter, Annie, and returns to his hometown in search of healing. But peace is not what he finds there.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed Reactions

  • By laall on 04-22-14

enough of race and slavery already

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

Reviewed: 06-29-16

I have white relatives who were slaves before the revolution and after. Slavery is bad and so is racism. We get it.

  • The Testament

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

This current best seller is the story of a billionaire who shocks his potential heirs when he leaves his fortune to an estranged, illegitimate daughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Testament

  • By Charla on 03-02-05

sound FX are annoying

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

This would get a higher rating because its a good story. The interjection of sound FX and music that is louder than the narrator is very annoying. When I read a book I don't get music and don't' want it in my narrated books.