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Kelly K. Erickson

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  • Sunset Express

  • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 6
  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: David Stuart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426

Elvis Cole, wisecracking private eye, finds himself embroiled in a controversial LA murder case. A wealthy WASP entrepreneur appears to have murdered his wife. A hot-shot defense attorney takes the case and hires Elvis to find proof that the L.A. detective - rumored to be dirty - fooled around with the evidence.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Waste of time

  • By --------------- on 04-02-12

Really enjoyed this listen

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

Good story. Bits of humor and fun characters mixed in with detective work and some action. Really fun read.

  • The Man Who Smiled

  • By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

In this adventure from the pen of Sweden's master of crime and mystery, a disillusioned Inspector Kurt Wallander is thrown back into the fray when he becomes both hunter and hunted. Crestfallen, dejected, and spiraling into an alcohol-fuelled depression after killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Wallander has made up his mind to quit the police force for good. When an old acquaintance, a solicitor, seeks Wallander's help and later turns up dead, Wallander realizes that he was wrong not to listen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Mankell Trilogy

  • By Stevon on 07-14-07

Really enjoyed but not his best

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

The story, as usual, was fascinating. Good character development but I felt it got a little bogged down with a depressed lead. I also found the ending a little unsatisfying. Still, I would definitely recommend the book.

  • Bad Blood

  • A Virgil Flowers Novel
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,359

One late fall Sunday in southern Minnesota, a farmer brings a load of soybeans to a local grain elevator - and a young man hits him on the head with a steel bar, drops him into the grain bin, waits until he's sure he's dead, and then calls the sheriff to report the "accident." Suspicious, the sheriff calls in Virgil Flowers, who quickly breaks the kid down...and the next day the boy's found hanging in his cell. Remorse? Virgil isn't so sure....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT!

  • By Bob on 09-25-10

Great from start to finish

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

Reviewed: 06-27-15

Excellent but disturbing story. Really hard to put down. And the reader made the characters come to life. Can't wait to listen to others by this author.

  • Robert Ludlum's The Arctic Event

  • Covert-One Series
  • By: James H. Cobb
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

Lt. Col. Jon Smith, an army research doctor and secret agent attached to Covert-One, is tapped to lead a team to Wednesday Island, an icy patch of land between the northern coast of Canada and the Earth's magnetic Pole. There, the remains of a mysterious plane were discovered during a routine educational expedition. The plane seems to be a Russian spy plane, and the Russian government secretly revealed to the U.S. president that a lot of very dangerous anthrax may be on board.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting!

  • By Robert Wagner on 10-18-07

I wish I could give it a 6!

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

Reviewed: 08-28-12

What made the experience of listening to Robert Ludlum's The Arctic Event the most enjoyable?

This was gripping from the beginning. Good character development, plausible plot (given the characters), and satisfying ending.

  • The Echelon Vendetta

  • A Novel
  • By: David Stone
  • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 179

When CIA "fixer" Micah Dalton's friend and mentor turns up dead, he's put on a collision course with a killer who has a penchant for intricate knife-work and Native American mysticism, a sadist who is killing ex-CIA agents. The victims are hard-nosed field men whose only link to one another seems to be a global surveillance operation called Echelon. The murders appear to be acts of retribution. But for what?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent spy tale

  • By Carmela on 03-04-07

Creepy, disturbing, and seriously fascinating!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-08

This book was hard to stop listening to and captivated me from beginning to end. It is a fairly complex plot, with several characters appearing and reappearing in strange places, but the ending tied everything together and gave a satisfying, but not too perfect, conclusion.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

The House at Riverton [recorded under the alternate title The Shifting Fog]
    
    
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    Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
    4,200 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • The House at Riverton [recorded under the alternate title The Shifting Fog]

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,122

Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again....Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken, and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superbly written mystery

  • By Cathy on 03-18-07
  • The House at Riverton [recorded under the alternate title The Shifting Fog]
  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee

Beatiful Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-08

I can see this being too slow for people who are only looking for the solving of the mystery at the end, but this is a beautiful book with incredible historical and personal details. If you are prepared to enjoy the journey and the stories of the lives involved, this book is well worth reading and the ending makes it very complete.

57 of 57 people found this review helpful