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Lori Thoelke

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  • Trauma

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Palmer, Daniel Palmer
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 476

Dr. Carrie Bryant's four years as a neurosurgical resident at White Memorial Hospital have earned her the respect and admiration from peers and staff alike. When given the chance of performing her first unsupervised brain surgery, Carrie jumps at the opportunity. What should have been a routine, hours-long operation turns horribly wrong and jeopardizes her patient's life. Emotionally and physically drained, Carrie is rushed back to the OR to assist in a second surgery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best Michael Palmer ever

  • By lauren outland on 07-15-15

I thought it was a great story

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I really enjoyed the book, a lot of medical and I like medical stuff, but it really brings awareness to PTSD and I really hope that someday they do find a cure for it.

  • Cause of Death

  • Kay Scarpetta Series, Book 7
  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

It's New Year's Eve, the final night of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War, and another poor soul has turned up dead. Ted Eddings, a scuba diver and investigative reporter who was a favorite at the medical examiner's office, is found 30 feet below the Elizabeth River's icy surface. Kay Scarpetta, chief medical examiner for the state of Virginia, can't help but wonder why she received a phone call from someone reporting the death before the police were notified.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By no1hdwelady on 02-11-19

Meh

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

I usually like Scarpetta but I found my mind wandering a bit at times listening to this story.

  • Suspect

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,090

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Page Turner!!

  • By Jacqueline on 01-22-13

For dog lovers

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-18

This story kept me listening from Bluetooth on my car radio many times long after my commute home ended. Perfect blend of detective, suspense and canine.Loved it and the narrator at times sounded like Matthew McConaughey, very nice to listen too :)

  • The Girl Before

  • By: Rena Olsen
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,055
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,618

Clara Lawson is torn from her life in an instant. Without warning, her home is invaded by armed men, and she finds herself separated from her beloved husband and daughters. The last thing her husband yells to her is to say nothing. In chapters that alternate between past and present, the novel slowly unpeels the layers of Clara's fractured life. We see her growing up, raised with her sisters by the stern Mama and Papa G, becoming a poised and educated young woman, falling desperately in love with the forbidden son of her adoptive parents.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent

  • By Meg on 10-27-16

eye opening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-18

this really puts you inside what human trafficking is all about, how very sad. Excellent book.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,322

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dull for a S.K. book.

  • By raybaker23 on 02-01-19

another great one

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I absolutely hate reading, Stephen King is one of the few authors I like and I thought this book was great, great story and I liked the readers. I think it would make an interesting movie.

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  • Beneath the Surface

  • By: Lynn Huggins Blackburn
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

After a harrowing experience with an obsessed patient, oncology nurse practitioner Leigh Weston needed a change. She thought she'd left her troubles behind when she moved home to Carrington, North Carolina, and took a job in the emergency department of the local hospital. But when someone tampers with her brakes, she fears the past has chased her into the present. She reaches out to her high school friend turned homicide investigator, Ryan Parker, for help. Ryan finds satisfaction in his career, but his favorite way to use his skills is as a volunteer underwater investigator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great murder mystery, it was hard to hit pause

  • By Lori Thoelke on 05-31-18

a great murder mystery, it was hard to hit pause

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

had to listen to the end to figure it out, great story, loved the narrator.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Dante's Divine Comedy

  • By: The Great Courses, Ronald B. Herzman, William R. Cook
  • Narrated by: Ronald B. Herzman, William R. Cook
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498

Professors Cook and Herzman provide you with an illuminating introduction to one of the greatest works ever written. One of the most profound and satisfying of all poems, The Divine Comedy (or Commedia) of Dante Alighieri is a book for life. In a brilliantly constructed narrative of his imaginary guided pilgrimage through the three realms of the Christian afterlife, Dante accomplished a literary task of astonishing complexity. In these twenty-four lectures, as you follow Dante on his journey, you'll learn how medieval literature offers insights into fundamental questions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Commedia for Modern Readers

  • By Patti on 08-25-13

so glad I got this course b-4 reading Dante

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

with the complexity of the poems, having two narrators was beyond awesome. I think I am now ready to read the poems. I think it will be well worth taking this course before attempting to understand Dante's comedy.

  • Dramatized Audio Bible - King James Version, KJV: Complete Bible

  • By: Zondervan
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 77 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 476

For those who value the timeless KJV translation, this new audio recording offers a rich listening experience. Featuring top voice talent enhanced by original music and sound effects, the KJV Complete Bible Dramatized Audio brings the King James Version to life. World-class narration, a fully orchestrated background, and colorful character renderings engage the ears, the imagination, and the heart. It's ideal for drive time, exercising, or general listening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great production but navigation is lacking

  • By Brian on 04-20-13

good version to listen to

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-17

the narrator's made it interesting and with the musical background it made it easier to listen to.

  • The First 20 Minutes

  • Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer
  • By: Gretchen Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Karen Saltus
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 153

Every Wednesday, Gretchen Reynolds singlehandedly influences how millions of Americans work out. In her Phys Ed column for The New York Times, she debunks myths, spurs conversation, and creates arguments among her readers by questioning widely held beliefs about exercise. Expanding upon her popular columns, Reynolds tackles the questions we all have and (sometimes) ask about exercise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good info.

  • By Grant on 12-19-12

good by technical

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

Reviewed: 01-25-17

loved the narrator, lots of technical biological terms I'm not into but I was able to still enjoy the book. most of all, for a non-exercizer, it gave good, logical thought provoking ideas of why I should get off my duff and ....move it or lose it.