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  • Golden Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,810
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,467

Lucas Davenport's first case as a US marshal sends him into uncharted territory in the thrilling new novel in the number one New York Times best-selling series. Thanks to some very influential people whose lives he saved, Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension but for the US Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you're not a Davenport OG don't start with this

  • By Wayne on 04-29-17

A New Career

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

Davenport has left the BCA and and local law enforcement. He is still in law enforcement but no on the Federal level. He gets to pick and choose his cases now. There are new characters to get to know - good, bad, indifferent. Lucas seems to be a little off is game, but it will e interesting to watch this new plotting develop.

  • Deck the Hounds

  • An Andy Carpenter Mystery, Book 18
  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443

Seeing a dog next to a homeless man inspires lawyer Andy Carpenter to give the pair some money to help. Soon after Andy’s encounter with them, man and dog are attacked in the middle of the night on the street. The dog defends its new owner, and the erstwhile attacker is bitten but escapes. But the dog is quarantined, and the man, Don Carrigan, is heartbroken. Andy’s wife, Laurie, can’t resist helping the duo. In a matter of days, Don and his dog, Zoey, are living above Andy’s garage and become two new additions to the family. But things soon go awry....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More of the same.... Thankfully!

  • By Atlanta Russ on 12-01-18

Merry . . .

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

I like the Tara series. No not a dog person - Allergic. I am owned by a cat who sleeps on my head. The books are a bit "out there," but are easy to listen to. A bit unbelievable but enjoyable.

  • Christmas Cake Murder

  • By: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 152

As Hannah prepares to run a bakery and move out of her mother's house, it'll be a true miracle if she can prevent another yuletide disaster by solving a mystery as dense as a Christmas fruitcake.... 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Why are we going backwards??

  • By Mystery Lover on 09-26-18

Going Back in Time

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

I pretty much stopped listening to/reading the Fluke books once Hannah married - just didn't work for me. This book transports the reader to earlier times. Just didn't "hit it" for me.

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,897
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,314

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Comedy-Tragedy of Gods Giants Dwarfs & Monsters

  • By Jefferson on 02-24-17

Maybe Just a Little Disjointed

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

This is classic Norse Mythology. Because of that, the sagas are hard to run together as a single text. Gods. Giants, Dwarfs.

  • Pets on the Couch

  • Neurotic Dogs, Compulsive Cats, Anxious Birds, and the New Science of Animal Psychiatry
  • By: Nicholas Dodman DVM
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 513

Racehorses with Tourette's syndrome, spinning dogs with epilepsy, cats with obsessive-compulsive disorder, feather-plucking parrots with anxiety, and a diffident bull terrier with autism - these astonishing cases were all helped by One Medicine, which emphasizes the similarities, rather than differences, between animals and humans. Inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking, and utterly fascinating, Pets on the Couch demonstrates how what we share with our animals can only lead us to a greater appreciation for them - and for our mutual bonds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Oliver Sacks of Vets! Brilliant!

  • By Gillian on 08-28-16

More Cats Next Time. Please

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

I mean it is okay as is, but I would have liked to hear more cats. And have cats over the last 60+ yeas, I know that normal isn't. Interesting information and insights in to barking, biting, etc.

  • City of Endless Night

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,095
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,744

When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D'Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The allusive Pendergast..,

  • By shelley on 01-18-18

More Like the Old Pendergast

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

The Pendergast books were getting rather "out there." As if . . .This one was a bit more "Down-to-Earth." Our favorite Special Agent has been "reined-in" and is not working dependently.

  • Rumpole: The Gentle Art of Blackmail & Other Stories

  • By: John Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, full cast, Timothy West
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young Horace Rumpole in this second stellar collection of court cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole. 'Rumpole and the Man of God': It is 1959, and Rumpole must defend a clergyman accused of shoplifting who, although he clearly did not commit the crime, is curiously reluctant to be cross-examined under oath. Meanwhile, Hilda (she who must be obeyed) has big news....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another series of Mysteries acted out amazingly!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-19-18

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

I did not know how to rate by the stars. I am profoundly tone deaf. On the phone. I know "Hi Mon" is my daughter as I only have 1 child, and "Hi dear, is my husband. And 4 readers/narrators. So, with all the music, which sounds like small creatures being, this was not for me.eviscerated

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  • Robert B. Parker's Debt to Pay

  • Jesse Stone, Book 15
  • By: Reed Farrel Coleman
  • Narrated by: James Naughton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

All is quiet in Paradise, except for a spate of innocuous vandalism. Good thing, too, because Jesse Stone is preoccupied with the women in his life, both past and present. As his ex-wife, Jenn, is about to marry a Dallas real-estate tycoon, Jesse isn't too sure his relationship with former FBI agent Diana Evans is built to last. But those concerns get put on the back burner when a major Boston crime boss is brutally murdered. Despite all evidence to the contrary, Jesse suspects it's the work of Mr. Peepers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • RB Parker would have not written this.

  • By John S. Johnston on 09-25-16

Expected no less

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

When an author dies, and the character (*s) is continued\by another, the character often looses - think Archie Goodwin talking about his PC. Reed Farrel Colman has remained true to Robert B Parker. Jesse Stone remains himself. I look forward to more books.

  • All the Little Liars

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 749
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748

Aurora Teagarden is basking in the news of her pregnancy when disaster strikes her small Georgia town: four kids vanish from the school soccer field in an afternoon. Aurora's 15-year-old brother, Phillip, is one of them. Also gone are two of his friends and an 11-year-old girl who was just hoping to get a ride home from soccer practice. And then there's an even worse discovery - at the kids' last known destination, a dead body.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome back, Aurora!

  • By Eva on 10-19-16

Roe is back!

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

The book seemed to start slowly, but i pressed on. Roe is pregnant and having some problems - think Kate Middleton. Her brother, Philip, has gone missing. along with some of his friends and a couple of kids that are, perhaps, less than friends. Over the course of the book we meet Roe's family and learn about other kids. A thread of bullying runs through the book. It is no surprise that Roe involves herself in the police case.

  • Escape Clause

  • A Virgil Flowers Novel, Book 9
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,092

The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large and very rare Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they've been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others - as Virgil is about to find out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Super Sandford

  • By Ted on 03-05-17

Virgil and Endangered Species

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

Whoopie, wow, I get to sound off. Before I get up on the soap box let me say: Virgil is assigned to find a pair of tigers . . . and he does (kinda) as only Virgil can. Ok, soap box time. I am sorry that one of the big stripy cats get killed right at the start of the book, but the book needed it. Near the end of the book the female tiger kills the "bad guy' and there is some discussion about putting her down. There are lots and lots of people and few tigers. Tigers, and other large carnivores, should not be put down just because they munched on a people.