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  • The Cold Dish

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,656

Introducing Wyoming's Sheriff Walt Longmire in this riveting novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Dry Bones, the first in the Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, full of memorable characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)

  • By Dataman on 09-12-12

A well rounded and well crafted book

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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: 04-21-19

A well rounded and well crafted book, expertly narrated by George Guidal. I came into this series at book eight and am now working my way through the series in chronological order. Craig Johnson delivers rich and colorful descriptions of his characters and the fantastic countryside around them. It is very refreshing to listen to a book that is not laced with bad language or big city attitudes. Another series in the top tier of my library.

  • As the Crow Flies

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery, Book 8
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,501
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,063

Craig Johnson has won multiple awards and earned starred reviews from Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews for his New York Times best-selling Walt Longmire mysteries. Embarking on his eighth adventure in As the Crow Flies, Sheriff Longmire is searching the Cheyenne Reservation for a site to host his daughter’s wedding, when he sees a woman fall to her death. Teaming up with beautiful tribal chief Lolo Long, Walt sets out to investigate the suspicious death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply one of my favorite series.

  • By B.J. on 07-22-12

This was a great book to listen to

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

Reviewed: 04-17-19

This was a great book to listen to. This is my first Longmire and I will be listening to the rest of the series. Walt Longmire is a Sheriff and ex Vietnam Veteran. His laconic character and approach to investigations, and life in general, are humorous and endearing, making it a fun book to listen to. George Guidall is the perfect narrator for this character and series. I put this book in the top tier in my library and expect the rest of the series to reside there.

  • The Sentence Is Death

  • Detective Daniel Hawthorne, Book 2
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Passion, deception, an unexplained death and a detective with quite a lot to hide lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's brilliant new murder mystery, the second in the best-selling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne. William Pryce is an elegant, smooth-tongued lawyer who has made a fortune out of celebrity divorces - and a lot of enemies in the process. Unmarried himself, he lives in a handsome bachelor pad on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Or, rather, he used to....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anthony Horowitz is a top tier author in my librar

  • By Mark on 04-17-19

Anthony Horowitz is a top tier author in my librar

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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: 04-17-19

Anthony Horowitz is a top tier author in my library. This is another first class effort by Anthony Horowitz and well narrated by Rory Kinnear. The main characters are credible, sometimes humorous and the the stories are plausiblec and entertaining. I'm looking forward to the third in this series.

  • No Smoke Without Fire

  • DCI Warren Jones, Book 2
  • By: Paul Gitsham
  • Narrated by: Malk Williams
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

DCI Warren Jones has a bad feeling when the body of a young woman turns up in Beaconsfield Woods. She’s been raped and strangled but the murderer has been careful to leave no DNA evidence. There are, of course, suspects - boyfriend, father - to check out but, worryingly, it looks more and more like a stranger murder. Warren’s worst fears are confirmed when another young woman is killed in the same way. The MO fits that of Richard Cameron who served 12 years for rape. But Cameron never killed his victims and he has a cast-iron alibi. Then personal tragedy intervenes and Warren is off the case. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written second book, great cast of characters

  • By wisconsinclark on 01-07-19

A reasonable, if somewhat predictable, Police

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

Reviewed: 04-10-19

A reasonable, if somewhat predictable, Police procedural by Paul Gitsham with Malk Williams also doing a reasonable job of narration. Good light entertainment around the top of the second tier in my library.

  • Scorpion Strike

  • Jonathan Grave Thriller Series, Book 10
  • By: John Gilstrap
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

For Jonathan Grave and Gail Bonneville, the Crystal Sands Resort is the perfect getaway - until gunshots shatter the night. Wealthy guests are yanked out of their sleep, herded like animals, forced to submit to their captors' demands. But Jonathan and Gail are no ordinary vacationers. The assassins who invade their bungalow receive a deadly surprise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ACTION PACKED!!! May be the best of the series!!!!

  • By shelley on 06-28-18

Jonathan grave does it again

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

Reviewed: 04-10-19

Jonathan grave does it again here with good narration from Corey Snow. These books are action packed Good Guy Beats Bad Guy stories. I use them periodically because they provide a comparatively lighter entertainment alternative to some of the really intricately woven or particularly brutal books I usually find myself reading. I put this series in the lower section of the top tier in my library, they are well written and entertaining but not as heavy as a lot of my preferred reading.

  • The Lost Girls of Rome

  • By: Donato Carrisi
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

A young girl has mysteriously disappeared in Rome. On the case are Clemente and Marcus, two members of the ancient Penitenzeri: a unique team, linked to the Vatican, and trained in the detection of true evil. Sandra, a brilliant forensics expert with a tragic past, is also working on the case. When their paths cross, they uncover a terrible secret world, hidden in the dark recesses of Rome....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Donato Carrisi continues to produce intricately

  • By Mark on 04-01-19

Donato Carrisi continues to produce intricately

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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: 04-01-19

Donato Carrisi continues to produce intricately woven tales full of mystery, intrigue and suspense and deserves his place in the top tier of my library as does narrator Saul Reichlin. I look forward to the next in the series.

  • The Man Who Smiled

  • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
  • By: Henning Mankell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Crestfallen, dejected, and spiralling into an alcohol-fuelled depression after killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Kurt Wallander has made up his mind to quit the police force for good. When an old acquaintance, a solicitor, seeks Wallander's help to investigate the suspicious circumstances in which his father has died, Kurt doesn't want to know. But when the solicitor also turns up dead, shot three times, Wallander realises that he was wrong not to listen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Wallander

  • By Lia on 11-29-13

The Kurt Wallander series by Henning Mankell and

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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: 03-24-19

The Kurt Wallander series by Henning Mankell and narrated by Sean Barrett continue to impress. While the story lines and level of intricacy vary, the overall quality of the writing presented is first rate and this was no exception. A very enjoyable series from a talented team.

  • The Unquiet

  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Daniel Clay, a once-respected psychiatrist, has been missing for years following revelations about harm done to the children in his care. Believing him dead, his daughter Rebecca has tried to come to terms with her father's legacy, but her fragile peace is about to be shattered. Someone is asking questions about Daniel Clay, someone who does not believe that he is dead: the revenger Merrick, a father and a killer obsessed with discovering the truth about his own daughter's disappearance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charlie Parker continues his life journey with

  • By Mark on 03-24-19

Charlie Parker continues his life journey with

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

Reviewed: 03-24-19

Charlie Parker continues his life journey with support from the regular crew and promising interaction with his estranged wife and child. This was another gripping tale, enhanced once again by the narration of Jeff Harding. Happy to continue with this series and this top tier combination.

  • Breathe

  • By: Dominick Donald
  • Narrated by: Martyn Ellis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

London, 1952. Dick Bourton is not like the other probationer policemen in Notting Hill. He's older, having fought in Europe and then Korea. And he's no Londoner, being from Cotswold farming stock. Then there's Anna, the exotically beautiful White Russian fiancée he has brought back to these drab streets and empty bombsites. She may as well come from a different planet.  The new copper also has a mind of his own. After an older colleague is shot by a small-time gangster they are chasing in a pea-souper fog, something nags at Bourton's memory. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting book with an insight into post war

  • By Mark on 03-24-19

An interesting book with an insight into post war

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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: 03-24-19

An interesting book with an insight into post war London through the life of an ex soldier who is now a probationary policeman. Dick Bourton's ability to recognise and solve crimes far exceed those of his peers and most of his superiors. If Dominick Donald writes a follow up to this one I'd be interested in trying it. Narrator Martyn Ellis did well and should be considered for any further books like this.

  • The Night Agent

  • A Novel
  • By: Matthew Quirk
  • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

To save America from a catastrophic betrayal, an idealistic young FBI agent must stop a Russian mole in the White House in this exhilarating political thriller reminiscent of the early novels of John Grisham and David Baldacci. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A spellbinding White House thriller set in the capital.

  • By Kimintx on 03-04-19

This one slowly grew on me as the story

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

This one slowly grew on me as the story developed. I'm interested in trying another book from Matthew Quirk and hope he has the right kind of narrator to make it work.

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