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  • The Demon Next Door

  • By: Bryan Burrough
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,824
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,037
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,007

Best-selling author Bryan Burrough recently made a shocking discovery: The small town of Temple, Texas, where he had grown up, had harbored a dark secret. One of his high school classmates, Danny Corwin, was a vicious serial killer. In this chilling tale, Burrough raises important questions of whether serial killers can be recognized before they kill or rehabilitated after they do. It is also a story of Texas politics and power that led the good citizens of the town of Temple to enable a demon who was their worst nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and Horrible Story. Expertly Narrated.

  • By Lynn Norris on 03-04-19

Quite a story about Temple, Texas-Reared Murderer

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

Also mentions Killeen, College Station, Madisonville, and Huntsville where Daniel Corwin roamed and stalked his victims.

if you're a true crime lover and a Texan familiar with these cities, you'll want to listen. The writer is also the narrator, I believe and does a great job. Thanks for this book, detailed, but not overly so, and enlightening.

  • The Litigators

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,050
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,006

The incomparable master of the legal thriller takes us deeper into the labyrinth that is the American justice system, always drawing us in with an irresistible hook, pulling the thread of tension tighter and tighter, and then knocking us out with a conclusion that's never "by the book". Maybe that's why, after more than 20 years of consecutive number-one New York Times best sellers, a new novel by America's favorite storyteller is still a major publishing event.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Grisham, entertaining

  • By Jbug on 10-29-11

Maybe my favorite Grisham!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

I have listened to it three times. the characters are so very entertaining and realistic. I have worked in small offices for attorneys and this tells a great story that isn't terribly far off of the truth.

  • Ford County

  • Stories
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: John Grisham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 645
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 361

John Grisham returns to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his immensely popular first novel, A Time to Kill. This wholly surprising collection of stories reminds us once again why Grisham is America's favorite storyteller.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, hard to listen to

  • By Wendy O on 11-07-09

These were great stories!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

I bought this book by mistake not realizing it was short stories. However, they were great entertaining stories and I am very glad that I bought this one. I especially enjoyed the one about the nursing home employee. it had a twist at the end.

  • The Color of Water

  • A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
  • By: James McBride
  • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson, Susan Denaker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757

Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician, and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful debut, The Color Of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Michael on 05-30-17

Inspiring story and lyrical performance

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

If only every book was this good. So glad I hadn't read it and only discovered it this week

  • Wild Escape

  • The Prison Break from Dannemora and the Manhunt That Captured America
  • By: Chelsia Rose Marcius
  • Narrated by: Christopher Price, Lisa Stathoplos
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

On June 6, 2015, inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility, New York State's largest maximum security prison. The media was instantly obsessed with the story: aided by a prison seamstress who smuggled hacksaw blades, chisels, and drill bits inside the facility via a vat of raw hamburger meat, the two convicted murderers sliced their way through steel cell walls, meandered through a maze of tunnels, climbed out of a manhole, and walked off into the night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By ka on 12-30-18

Excellent Account of the Escape

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Couldn't stop listening. Great book. The performance was good. And, I felt like it had just the right amount of detail to be compelling and entertaining.

  • Avery

  • The Case Against Steven Avery and What Making a Murderer Gets Wrong
  • By: Ken Kratz
  • Narrated by: Bradley Hayes
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 103

The Netflix series Making a Murderer quickly became a huge hit, with over 19 million viewers in the US in the first 35 days. The series left many viewers with the opinion that Steven Avery - a man falsely imprisoned for almost 20 years on a rape charge - was railroaded into prison a second time by a corrupt police force and district attorney's office. Viewers were outraged, and hundreds of thousands demanded a pardon for Avery. The chief villain of the series: Ken Kratz, the special prosecutor who headed the investigation and prosecution.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-02-17

Worth a listen.

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

I am only 30 minutes into listening to it and have already learned three new things that I did not know before. Definitely appreciate this view of the evidence.

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  • Best Seller Blueprint

  • How to Self-Publish, Write an Amazon Best Seller, and Make Passive Income Online
  • By: Phil Ebiner
  • Narrated by: Phil Ebiner
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Do you want to publish your own book on Amazon? Do you not know where to start? The Best Seller Blueprint is the perfect guide that will walk you through writing, publishing, and promoting books on Amazon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent content.

  • By Brenda on 10-20-18

Excellent content.

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

I am no novice but Phil's little book helped me pick up four tips on Amazon publishing today that will help me this weekend.

I am a member of his website, 60 yo, and can't believe the valuable content I receive for such a low monthly amount.

I bought my first course by Phil on Udemy anout course creation when I was dealing with a couple of weeks of being sick at home.

I had watched all of my favorite shows on Netflix, all the YouTube videos I liked on writing, and was desperate to find something else to occupy my time. Someone said they had purchased a random course on Udemy, I flipped over there out the of curiosity, found Phil, and I was hooked.

He inspired me to do a course to go with a book I have written and had languishing because I felt it was too involved to help its audience without an instructor. So, I had 30,000 words that people want, but no confidence to complete a companion course.

I didnt know what to buy for lighting, a microphone, what camera, or how to present a video course.

This one will be my first course...I have an audience/following, and now, more tools to get it done, thanks to this book.

My audience is excited and so am I.

Blessings to you and your precious family, Phil.

  • Blood Money

  • Joe Dillard, Book 6
  • By: Scott Pratt
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609

In the sixth volume of the bestselling Joe Dillard series, Dillard does something he has never done before - he hires a young associate. Her name is Charleston Story, she is bright and beautiful, and in her very first case, she winds up inheriting an item so valuable that it threatens to destroy her and everything she cares about. As Dillard tries to help and advise his young protege, he finds himself dragged into a web of danger and intrigue, a web so thick that he may never be able to extract himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very, very good.

  • By A. Cleveland on 02-12-16

Always a good experience with Joe Dillard.

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

Joe Dillard is easy on the ears and an magination's eyes.

I enjoy his typical chest beating- break-every-bone-in-your-body kind of talk.

Brings back memories of a blue collar coastal county courthouse in Texas. Joe Dillard is what every male country lawyer wishes he was.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,518

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Will Patton great - story so so

  • By Randall on 06-19-18

What a mind Mr. King has

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

Excellent. Scary. Delightful. it's been a long time since I have enjoyed a book quite this much. For some reason, I haven't enjoyed a King novel like I did back in the days of Rose Madden and Doris Claiborne. This one was Grand.

1 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • An Innocent Client

  • Joe Dillard, Book 1
  • By: Scott Pratt
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,756
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,400

A preacher is found brutally murdered in a Tennessee motel room. A beautiful, mysterious young girl is accused. In this Mystery Readers International finalist for "Best Debut Mystery" criminal defense lawyer Joe Dillard has become jaded over the years as he's tried to balance his career against his conscience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Legal Thriller!

  • By Wayne on 12-03-15

Fills a spot left empty by Grisham's Earlier Books

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

The kind of book that draws you in. Good from the first line on....about to start on #2.