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  • 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 5,751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,299

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

Classic Reacher

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

I was going to give up on Jack Reacher. The last couple of novels were sort of fill in the blank: new city, villain, jack saves the day, and gets the girl. Also, in most of his books a lot of detail was given to Jackisms, like how he likes his coffee, which added to the fill in the blank feel. Not this time. There's a fresh take on villain and good detail in the right areas like the bad guys and who he's trying to help. Scott Brick did a good job. I thought I would miss Dick Hill but I think his voice was getting as contrived as the last couple of novels. #gritty #classic #jackreacher #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Rogue Lawyer

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,787
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,772

On the right side of the law. Sort of. Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee: his driver, who's also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the John Grisham I know

  • By William Moritz on 11-01-15

what's the point

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-18

there's no plot; just a collection of short stories. plus the narrative is very anti police

  • The King Tides

  • Lancaster & Daniels
  • By: James Swain
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 229

Nicki Pearl is the perfect daughter - every parent’s dream. And that of strangers, too. Wherever she goes, she’s being watched. Each stalker is different from the last, except for one thing - their alarming obsession with Nicki. Nicki’s father is turning to someone who can protect her: retired private detective and ex-Navy SEAL Jon Lancaster. Unlicensed, and unrestricted, he plays dirty. But this case is unusual. Why so many men? Why this one girl? Does Nicki have something to hide? Or do her parents? Trawling the darkest depths of southern Florida, Lancaster faces a growing tide of secrets and deception.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent series from James Swain!

  • By Wayne on 08-14-18

I didn't like the narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I didn't think the narrator's voice fit the character. I may have like the story better if I like the narrator's voice. It was hard for me to finish. I will listen to the next one in the series if there is a different narrator

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,545

This Audible Original production of Jane Austen’s Emma is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, Liar), Morgana Robinson (The Windsors, Walliams & Friend, Morgana Robinson's the Agency), Aisling Loftus (Mr Selfridge, War & Peace), Joseph Millson (Casino Royale, The Sarah Jane Adventures), Alexa Davies (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

sound effects and music

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Audio books should not have music and sound effects in the background. It's very distracting and tracks away the from the written word. if I want the sounds of church bells, street noises or orchestra music I'll watch the movie.

14 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • Brothers and Bones

  • By: James Hankins
  • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 967
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 964

Charlie Beckham is a rising star among federal prosecutors until, on the morning of the most important court day of his career, a deranged homeless man turns Charlie's life upside with a single word. He calls Charlie by a secret nickname known by only one other person in the world - Charlie's brother Jake, who went missing thirteen years ago. Charlie has a hundred questions but the homeless man disappears before Charlie can ask a single one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 'Brotherhood'- Blood not required.

  • By Tracy P. on 02-05-18

I like the premise of the book but...

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

the author took too many words to make simple statements. it seems like he is always trying to impress the reader with how smart he is by over using similes and metaphors. also, he tells us constantly how he has a photographic memory. all this made for a frustrating read because I like the plot and wanted to find out the whodunnit.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Lying Game

  • A Novel
  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,349
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,345

On a cool June morning, Isa Wilde, a resident of the seemingly idyllic coastal village of Salten, is walking her dog along a tidal estuary. Before she can stop him, Isa's dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick - and to her horror, Isa discovers it's not a stick at all...but a human bone. As her three best friends from childhood converge in Salten to comfort a seriously shaken-up Isa, terrifying discoveries are made, and their collective history slowly unravels.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • REALLY LET DOWN, I'm not gonna lie! (No spoilers)

  • By Very disappointed on 07-27-17

not my favorite

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

not my favorites. the main character was not very likeable.. the lies weren't reasonable. of the 4 currently available this was my least favorite

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Death of Mrs. Westaway

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,099
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,078

On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person - but also that the cold-reading skills she's honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money. Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased...where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it. Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware's signature suspenseful style, an addictive thriller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Death of Mrs. Westaway

  • By Debbie De on 06-03-18

good

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I enjoyed it; although it was a little long. it was easy to figure out the end but that didn't make the journey less entertaining.

  • When All the Girls Have Gone

  • By: Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 825
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 733
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 729

When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her step-sister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished. Beautiful, brilliant - and reckless - Jocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle after his previous career as a criminal profiler went down in flames - literally. Burned out, divorced and almost broke, Max needs the job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fantastic story

  • By Kat in Hawaii on 12-07-16

I returned it

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

the narrator was awful. the dialog was bland. the pace was slow. nut mostly it was the narrator.

  • An Engineered Injustice

  • By: William L. Myers Jr.
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 319
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

What if the deadliest train wreck in the nation's history was no accident? When a passenger train derails in North Philadelphia with fatal results, idealistic criminal defense attorney Vaughn Coburn takes on the most personal case of his young career. The surviving engineer is his cousin Eddy, and when Eddy asks Vaughn to defend him, he can't help but accept. Vaughn has a debt to repay, for he and his cousin share an old secret - one that changed both their lives forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting legal thriller!

  • By Wayne on 02-11-18

cartoonish narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

the plot was interesting. but the narrator was over dramatic and his voice would be better suited for Saturday cartoons.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Crusader One

  • Tier One Thrillers, Book 3
  • By: Brian Andrews, Jeffrey Wilson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,570
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,387

Nothing stops former Navy SEAL and Tier One operator John Dempsey from answering the call of duty - including a mission with the highest stakes he's ever faced. When one of the most brazen and lethal acts of terrorism rocks American and Israeli intelligence forces at the highest levels, Dempsey's ultracovert antiterror unit, Ember, mobilizes. But this operation isn't just a retaliatory strike by Ember; it's a mission of vengeance for Dempsey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Andrews & Wilson wrote another WINNER!!

  • By shelley on 12-08-17

Ray Porter awesome

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

A narrator can take a good book and make it great and thats whar Ray Porter has done. it's hard to have an action book that has deep character development but the Tier 1 Series has mastered it. Looking forward to book 4.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful