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Carson City, NV, United States
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  • The Spirit Photographer: A Novel

  • By: Jon Michael Varese
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

 Boston, 1870. Photographer Edward Moody runs a booming business capturing the images of the spirits of the departed in his portraits. He lures grieving widows and mourning mothers into his studio with promises of catching the ghosts of their deceased loved ones with his camera. Despite the whispers around town that Moody is a fraud of the basest kind, no one has been able to expose him, and word of his gift has spread, earning him money, fame, and a growing list of illustrious clients.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slow moving plot

  • By LLM on 07-14-18

Slow moving plot

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

I am having trouble with holding interest with this book. The plot sounded interesting though. I have read several times and at least for two hours. Sorry.

  • The Fog Seller

  • A San Francisco Mystery
  • By: Don Daglow
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

When teacher turned deckhand Steve Ondelle is framed for the killing of a San Francisco supervisor, he tumbles into a world of billion-dollar deals and bizarre sexual adventures, a world where hard evidence depicts him as a misfit who turns to murder. To expose these freshly-minted lies, Steve must first make peace with a lifetime of painful truths. He travels from the piers of Sausalito to the penthouses of San Francisco, with unlikely allies like Leonard the Human Statue, Eli of the Coral Reef, The Prophet of Market Street. And Liam the Fog Seller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A well deserved Award Winner of a novel

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-12-18

A Fun Read about The City by the Bay

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

What a fun and enjoyable read. Many twists and turns and a lot of description of SanFrancisco and the people that live in that beautiful place. We had a lot of fun listening to the story and such a great reader. If you have visited San Francisco, you will really enjoy this book. We couldn't put this book down. Kudos to the author as he is spot on.

  • The Art of Invisibility

  • The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data
  • By: Kevin Mitnick
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,963
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,671

Like it or not, your every move is being watched and analyzed. Consumers' identities are being stolen, and a person's every step is being tracked and stored. What once might have been dismissed as paranoia is now a hard truth, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand. In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick illustrates what is happening without your knowledge - and he teaches you "the art of invisibility".

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Limited value for the average person

  • By James C on 10-14-17

Written for Techies

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

I thought this would be of interest to improve my understanding of safe way to stay private and safe while on line. It started off well, but soon devolved into hacker eve and left me way behind. Sorry.

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,951
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35,837

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Professor Langdon Again

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

Reviewed: 10-14-17

I read this book too quickly the first time, just to see what happened and what edmond's secret was. I am now rereading it and enjoying it immensely. Mystery, murder, royalty, a beautiful woman and Professor Robert Langdon. So many fascinating places to see in Catalonia, Spain from the Guggenheim Museum to the many other places Dan Brown references. I enjoyed looking at them on the web. I am sure this will encourage many to travel to Spain! Intrigue and a real page turner. What a fabulous tale. Thank you, Dan Brown.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Off the Grid

  • A Joe Pickett Novel
  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,891
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,886

New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box returns with a suspenseful new Joe Pickett novel. Nate Romanowski is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and trying to deal with past crimes, when he is suddenly surrounded by a small team of elite professional special operators. They're not there to threaten him but to make a deal. They need help destroying a domestic terror cell in Wyoming's Red Desert, and in return they'll make Nate's criminal record disappear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tight writing. Strong characters. Good plot

  • By W. Brooks on 04-03-16

A Current Exciting Read

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

Reviewed: 03-17-16

He has done it again! C J Box never disappoints his readers. Each book in the series deals with a current issue from wind power to his latest, terrorism. This is a real page turner and kept us on the edge of our seats. Nice to have Joe and Nate together in another story. Everyone must read this book! because it covers such current affairs and, sometimes, an innocent bystander is involved.

  • The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

  • A Novel
  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom, Paul Stanley, George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,874
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,732

Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character - Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist ever to walk the Earth - in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives. It's an epic story of the greatest guitar player ever to live and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fiction interwoven with REAL people, places,events

  • By Cynthia on 12-02-15

A fast moving great read

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

Musicians will love this book. A fast moving read with a very different story line. Quirky and interesting. Both my wife and I enjoyed it.

  • Orphan X

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,685
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,651

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent Distraction

  • By A. Musser on 06-03-16

The Start of Another Series of Books

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

Fast paced, never a dull moment. The hero is, of course, a super super human trained from youth to be an "on command" killer. Lots of weaponry and computer stuff here. A fun read for young men. This is the third book by this author we have recently read, all pretty good and fast paced. A pretty good read, not up to his usual writing. Was disappointed that this will be the start of a series of books about the same main character.

  • Rogue Lawyer

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,846
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,772
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,757

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

Disappointing book from John Grisham

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

Reviewed: 10-27-15

This book attempts to mirror the Lincoln Lawyer books by Connelly. Smart aleck lawyer with a side kick named Partner riding around town in a van which contains his office. Ex wife is a lesbian attorney. The book is a series of loosely connected short stories. Starting to sound familiar? Stay with the Lincoln Lawyer.

22 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • Last Bus to Coffeeville

  • By: J Paul Henderson
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

When the moment for Gene to take Nancy to her desired death in Coffeeville arrives, she is unexpectedly admitted to the secure unit of a nursing home, and he has to call upon his two remaining friends to help break her out: one his godson, a disgraced weatherman in the throes of a midlife crisis, and the other an ex-army marksman officially dead for 40 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Read - Great Story and Characters

  • By LLM on 09-03-15

Wonderful Read - Great Story and Characters

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

Reviewed: 09-03-15

Read it from audible.com with a fantastic narrator. This book is on par with The Help and Water for Elephants. A lot of funny dialogue caused us to laugh out loud. Heart warming, funny with a strong undercurrent of very serious, poignant happenings. Heart wrenching. Just one of those rare finds I almost didn't buy. Kudos to J Paul Henderson for writing a wonderful, masterful story full of great characters that we liked so very well. Note: one has to stick with the first 30 minutes at the beginning, then off you go! My husband and I both really enjoyed this read.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Badlands

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818

Twenty miles across the North Dakota border, where the scenery goes from rolling grass prairie to pipeline fields, detective Cassie Dewell has been assigned as the new deputy sheriff of Grimstad - a place people used to be from but were never headed to. Grimstad is now the oil capital of North Dakota. With oil comes money, with money comes drugs, and with drugs come the dirtiest criminals hustling to corner the market.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Huge C.J. Box fan; this book, however, not so much

  • By Kate on 08-03-15

A Real Thriller with a not so thrill ending

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

Reviewed: 07-31-15

We have been looking forward to getting this book and read it in one day...a pretty good thriller with plenty of edge of seat suspense. C J Box always has some great understanding of the economic and social effects of the area in which his stories develop. Its about parks, oil wells, ranching, solar power, fracking and so on. He has a really good understanding of the economics of the area and we always come away with new knowledge. We will have to wait for the next installment to learn the fate of Ms Cassie and the Lizard King. However, he did complete the main separate story.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful