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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 4,135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,799
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,773

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

Utterly predictable

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

The good guys were so unidimensional, I was hoping the bad guys would win. Don't buy.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Crossing

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,567

Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it's a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case. With the secret help of his former LAPD partner, Lucia Soto, he turns the investigation inside the police department. But as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I just loved this book; every last bit of it

  • By Michele B on 11-10-15

Titus Welliver greatly improved

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

Reviewed: 11-17-15

Where does The Crossing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I like the way Connelly highlights the keen eye of the detective and its role in solving the case.

What does Titus Welliver bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He was a poor reader his first time around, but he has proven that he has what it takes. He does good voices and credible accents, especially the Asian.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Watch whose path you cross.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Ordinary Heroes

  • A Novel
  • By: Scott Turow
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

Stewart Dubinsky knew his father had served in World War II. And he'd been told how David Dubin (as his father had Americanized the name that Stewart later reclaimed) had rescued Stewart's mother from the horror of the Balingen concentration camp. But when he discovers, after his father's death, a packet of wartime letters to a former fiancee, and learns of his father's court-martial and imprisonment, he is plunged into the mystery of his family's secret history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, even better performance

  • By davidpvny on 11-28-05

UNLIKE ANY OTHER WWII BOOK

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

Reviewed: 03-12-15

What made the experience of listening to Ordinary Heroes the most enjoyable?

The characters are vivid and it was like I knew them. The end is unexpected and beautifully ties up all loose ends.Turow's description never disappoints and the interview at the end of the book really enriched my listening experience.

What did you like best about this story?

The humanity of it all. ALL the characters have complex motivations and are beautifully brought to life.

What does Edward Herrmann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He is a genius with character voices. There are so many voices in this book, both men and women, and I could tell from one or two words, which was which.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Ordinary heroes is the perfect title. I can't think of a tag line.

  • Port Mortuary

  • A Scarpetta Novel
  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Kate Burton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,251
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 681
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 694

In this fast-paced story, a treacherous path from Scarpetta's past merges with the high tech highway she now finds herself on. We travel back to the beginning of her professional career, when she enlisted in the Air Force to pay off her medical school debt and found herself ensnared in a gruesome case of what seemed to be vicious, racially motivated hate crimes against two Americans in South Africa.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • once again angry

  • By teresa gooch ross on 12-09-10

PERFECTLY IGNORABLE

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

Reviewed: 03-12-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

While the book is well researched and informative about the latest (read scary technologies), Cornwell has forgotten all about giving dimensions to her characters. The plot is utterly predictable. It seems she now has a well tested blueprint for writing novels and it's all about production. Publish one a year and sit on that mountain of cash. Good for her, bad for us.

Would you ever listen to anything by Patricia Cornwell again?

I told myself I wouldn't, but I suppose the author was so endearing to me for so long, I keep hoping she will get in touch with her soul again. I feel I have to give her another chance, although sometimes I wonder if it's not like a bad marriage and I should run before I start hating her for she's done to Scarpetta.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator did not help the story at all. Did she have an audition? She CAN'T do voices. Period. She needs to get back to corporate voice over readings and leave the audiobook field behind before she kills another book.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Bitter regret. I regret spending a credit on it.

Any additional comments?

Read this comment and move on to another book. I beg you.

  • The Invention of Wings

  • A Novel
  • By: Sue Monk Kidd
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,043
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,050

From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!

  • By Jan on 01-09-14

NORTH CAROLINA, SLAVERY AND REMARKABLE WOMEN

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

Reviewed: 09-02-14

What made the experience of listening to The Invention of Wings the most enjoyable?

While listening to the invention of wings, it was as though I had been lifted away from my world and carried on the wings of a warm wind. It is set at the beginning of the 19th century, where two women with very different background interact in the most meaningful ways.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters come alive and it's like we get to know them. The descriptions of the weather are intensely original, and I felt like I was there, looking at the ocean with the little slave. Sarah Grimke, a historical character around whom the story is centered, shows immense courage and determination.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The voices, the accents.

If you could take any character from The Invention of Wings out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would take Charlotte out to dinner because she is the most independent minded and unique character I have ever heard about.

Any additional comments?

The author gives a personal account of how she came to write the book at the end and it is very interesting.