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  • 29
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  • The Dead Key

  • By: D. M. Pulley
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,383
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,387

It's 1998, and for years the old First Bank of Cleveland has sat abandoned, perfectly preserved, its secrets only speculated on by the outside world. Twenty years before, amid strange staff disappearances and allegations of fraud, panicked investors sold Cleveland's largest bank in the middle of the night, locking out customers and employees and thwarting a looming federal investigation. In the confusion that followed, the keys to the vault's safe-deposit boxes were lost.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not good.

  • By Guy on 05-05-17

Awful

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

It's difficult to imagine a book worse than this one. The plot is absurd, lengthy, difficult at times to follow, and a big "who cares." Save your 12 or so hours and pass on this lunacy.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Before the Fall

  • By: Noah Hawley
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,964
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,936

On a foggy summer night, 11 people - 10 privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter - depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later the unthinkable happens: The plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs - the painter - and a four-year-old boy who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What you should know before listening...

  • By Snozzle on 07-31-16

Awful

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

Reviewed: 07-13-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Everything about it was terrible. Lame plot. Amateurish writing. Annoying narration. Ranks as one of the worst mysteries I've ever read (or heard).

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 15th Affair

  • Women's Murder Club
  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862

As she settles in to motherhood and a happy marriage, Lindsay Boxer thinks she has found domestic bliss. But when a beautiful, alluring blonde woman with links to the CIA disappears from the scene of a brutal murder at a downtown luxury hotel, Lindsay's life begins to unravel. Before she can track down the woman for questioning, a plane crash plunges San Francisco into chaos, and Lindsay's husband, Joe, vanishes.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The end of the Lindsey road for me

  • By kathleen fitzpatrick on 05-11-16

One of the very best!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-16

A terrific mystery, embroidered with fascinating characters, and a pot boiler full of questions that grips the reader literally until the last line -- and leaves one hungry for the 16th Affair! As ever, January Lavoy is a terrific narrator. The book is one of Patterson's very best.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Relic Master

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Buckley
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 450

The year is 1517. Dismas is a relic hunter: one who procures "authentic" religious relics for wealthy and influential clients. His two most important patrons are Frederick the Wise, elector of Saxony; and soon-to-be Cardinal Albrecht of Mainz. While Frederick is drawn to the recent writing of Martin Luther, Albrecht pursues the financial and political benefits of religion and seeks to buy a cardinalship through the selling of indulgences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic -- and hilarious

  • By Actor on 12-17-15

Fantastic -- and hilarious

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

Reviewed: 12-17-15

Christopher Buckley has written a marvelous medieval tale filled with unforgettable characters and a must-turn-the-page-plot, loaded with interesting historical factoids although a work of fiction, and hilarious dialogue and scenes. I read it in a day and was sorry it ended.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Destiny

  • By: Tom Lowe
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 17 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 328

When former CIA code breaker Paul Marcus receives the call, he thinks it's a hoax. He's asked to analyze a cache of papers found locked in an old trunk. They were the last manuscripts written by Isaac Newton. Using Newton's math and notes, Marcus begins to see a pattern leading to a prophecy so frightening, to reveal it will change world events.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Good, but not Great Thriller

  • By Ronald on 07-01-15

Awful! Don't Waste Your Time or Money

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

Reviewed: 08-13-15

This book qualifies as one of the worst ever written, in every respect. The story is so ridiculous, filled with cliches, and loaded with duplicative dialogue that the only mystery here is why anyone published it. The writing is childish - no, that's an insult to children; the writing is dreadful--as is the unintentionally-hilarious narration. At best, this book (shortened considerably) reads like a child's bible story. But how do I really feel? Terrible for wasting a minute or a cent on this so-called "thriller."

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Radiant Angel

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,261
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,259

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG - surveilling Russian diplomats working at the UN Mission - is thought to be "a quiet end", he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another John Cory Success

  • By R. Warren on 05-31-15

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 07-31-15

Everything about this book and its performance gets an "A+". I couldn't stop listening and was sorry when it ended. If you like the genre, you'll love this book.

  • The President's Shadow

  • The Culper Ring Series
  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,210

To most it looks like Beecher White has an ordinary job. A young staffer with the National Archives in Washington, DC, he's responsible for safekeeping the government's most important documents...and, sometimes, its most closely held secrets. But there are a powerful few who know his other role. Beecher is a member of the Culper Ring, a 200-year-old secret society founded by George Washington and charged with protecting the presidency.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It started with a mystery and ended with a whimper

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-03-15

Awful

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

Reviewed: 07-24-15

A plot line so improbable that science fiction feels more grounded. Characters are equally unbelievable and undeveloped - except for 2 who are so physically repulsive as to be sickening. The only positive feature is an excellent narration. But even the best performer cannot make a silk purse out of a cow's ear.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The English Spy

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,010
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,998

Audie Award, Best Male Narrator, 2016. Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled readers with 17 thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back - from the United States to Europe, Russia to the Middle East.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By RBH on 07-31-15

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 07-20-15

Brilliant spy novel. Silva at his best. Riveting plot. Unforgettable characters, led by Silva's great creation, Mossad Agent Gabriel Allon. The narration is superb. Can't wait for the next one.

  • Tapestry

  • By: Nancy Bilyeau
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

In the aftermath of the Protestant Reformation, novice Joanna Stafford is summoned back to London to face King Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell... who have made it their mission to expurge the Catholic faith from England.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great series, and a fine narrator.

  • By jerelyn on 05-05-15

Disappointing Novel...

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

Reviewed: 05-15-15

Of intrigue at the court of Henry VIII. Seriously? More well known history than well conceived mystery. Had trouble listening until the yawn ending.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Janson Directive

  • By: Robert Ludlum
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 20 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 725

Peter Novak, one of the world's greatest men, has been kidnapped! Running out of time and hope, Novak's people turn to Paul Janson, legendary covert operative and assassin. Janson is retired, and nothing could lure him back - nothing except Peter Novak, who once saved Janson's life. " Ludlum's best since The Bourne Identity," raves Kirkus Reviews.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivated me from the beginning

  • By A Grady Williams on 01-14-03

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 03-12-15

Same old same old. Too contrived. Frequent boring. Other Janson's have been far superior. Narration ok. Story line is déjà vu.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful