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  • Judas

  • By: Amos Oz
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

Jerusalem, 1959. Shmuel Ash, a biblical scholar, is adrift in his young life when he finds work as a caregiver for a brilliant but cantankerous old man named Gershom Wald. There is, however, a third, mysterious presence in his new home. Atalia Abravanel, the daughter of a deceased Zionist leader, a beautiful woman in her 40s, entrances young Shmuel even as she keeps him at a distance. Piece by piece, the old Jerusalem stone house, haunted by tragic history and now home to the three misfits and their intricate relationship, reveals its secrets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written atmospheric

  • By Tom on 01-14-19

Outstanding novel

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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: 10-21-18

Brilliant writing that spans the ages. I never lost interest and was sorry the novel ended when and where it did.

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  • The Wrong Side of Goodbye

  • Harry Bosch, Book 19
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,248

Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from 30 years with the LAPD speak for themselves. Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire has less than six months to live and a lifetime of regrets. He hires Bosch to find out whether he has an heir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Connelly Delivers Everytime

  • By Charles Atkinson on 07-19-17

Fine detective tale

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

Reviewed: 11-15-16

This novel masterfully blends two separate cases: one involving paternity, the other tracking down a serial rapist.

  • Career of Evil

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,903
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,971
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,914

Audie Award, Mystery, 2016. When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Characters Mean Everything

  • By Charles Atkinson on 11-09-15

Raw British mystery

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

Reviewed: 12-02-15

God but not outstanding Stryke novel. Nevertheless I enjoyed it and would recommend it. The narration is very well done.

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  • A Crime in Holland

  • Inspector Maigret; Book 8
  • By: Georges Simenon, Sian Reynolds (Translator)
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

When a French professor visiting the quiet Dutch coastal town of Delfzjil is accused of murder, Maigret is sent to investigate. The community seem happy to blame an unknown outsider, but there are people much closer to home who seem to know much more than they're letting on: Beetje, the dissatisfied daughter of a local farmer; Any van Elst, sister-in-law of the deceased; and, of course, a notorious local crook.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maigret investigates a killing in Holland

  • By Donald on 08-28-15

Maigret investigates a killing in Holland

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

Terrific tale of a crime in a small northern Dutch town near the North Sea. Has some elements of an Agatha Christie novel.

  • Suspended Sentences

  • Three Novellas
  • By: Patrick Modiano
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot, Sean Runnette, Arthur Morey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

In this essential trilogy of novellas by the winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, French author Patrick Modiano reaches back in time, opening the corridors of memory and exploring the mysteries to be encountered there.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • our inherent negative capability

  • By Raleigh on 12-04-16

Magical reminiscences of France many years ago

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

Reviewed: 03-13-15

Superbly written reflections of time gone by. Reminds me of Marcel Proust. I recommend the novellas without reservation.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful