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  • Triptych

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,478

From Atlanta's wealthiest suburbs to its stark inner-city housing projects, a killer has crossed the boundaries of wealth and race. And the people who are chasing him must cross those boundaries, too. Among them is Michael Ormewood, a veteran detective whose marriage is hanging by a thread and whose arrogance and explosive temper are threatening his career. And Angie Polaski, a beautiful vice cop who was once Michael's lover before she became his enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spoiler Alert

  • By Patricia on 12-13-15

this narrator is the worst

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

Reviewed: 12-03-15

the cadence this narrator uses to read this book is painful to listen to I'm not sure I can get through another book with him reading it he is just the worst

  • Saving Faith

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,153
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,838
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,823

Not far from Washington, D.C., in a wooded area of Northern Virginia, a small house at the end of a gravel road serves a secret purpose. With its sophisticated security apparatus and hidden miniaturized cameras, it is being used by the FBI to interview one of the most important witnesses the agency has ever had, a young woman with an incredible story to tell. But a few people know about the secret meeting. And for them, a violent drama is about to begin.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed.

  • By B. Yardley on 08-25-16

this narrator is painful.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-15

Listening to this narrator made this book almost unbearable. He ended every sentence as if it was a statement there is a very strange structure to how he reads I wish David Baldacci had stayed with Dick Hill who always makes his books much more enjoyable

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,935

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • JUST SIMPLY FANTASTIC LISTENING ! !

  • By Gary on 04-24-12

Am I missing something?

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

Reviewed: 05-16-12

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

I suppose this is a Classic Nora Roberts formula? There is no real story. No twists, no real suspense. 12 hours of setting up the back story. I kept expecting some real action, something to read TO. But in the end it was "Heroine is running, 12 hours of why, falling in love, blam over". Boring.

What could Nora Roberts have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

What happened to the coke can with her finger prints? Couldnt the Volcovs come after her. What about them? What happened to the organization? What about Blake? All that and "...he went to jail" so anti-climactic.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Look Again

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Mary Stuart Masterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,554

When reporter Ellen Gleeson gets a "Have You Seen This Child?" flyer in the mail, she almost throws it away. But something about it makes her look again, and her heart stops - the child in the photo is identical to her adopted son, Will. Her every instinct tells her to deny the similarity between the boys, because she knows her adoption was lawful. But she's a journalist and won't be able to stop thinking about the photo until she figures out the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good!

  • By Susan on 04-18-09

Unlikely story, unlikeable character

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-10

I finished this book wanting to slap Ellen, the main character across the face! Talk about selfish and uncaring. She completely lacks empathy for anyone but herself. Has she completely lost sight of the fact that she adopted this child? That there are other people with feelings for this boy? Maybe his birth parents? The "twist" at the end just made me angry.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Playing with Fire

  • By: Gena Showalter
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 168

Twenty-four-year-old barista Belle Jamison dreams of a better job and a decent love life - until a crazy scientist spikes her mocha latte! Suddenly, Belle can wield the four elements - earth, wind, fire and water - with only a thought. Coffee too hot? No problem. Hair in need of a blow-dry? Done. Gorgeous government agent Rome Masters has been sent to neutralize Belle. There's just one problem: the sparks Belle and Rome generate are even hotter than the ones flying from her eyes!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't do it.

  • By Leanna on 08-05-10

Waiting for book to start

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-09

I thought this book would be a departure from what I normally read. It seems to have a good story line to it. I am 4 hours into it and am still waiting for this book to actually start. Spoiler Alert... after becoming "infected" they are still arguing about how to devise a PLAN on how to deal with the situation. wow... If I pulled this at work I would have lost my co-workers 3 hours ago.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Split Second

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,541
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,532

Michelle Maxwell has just blown her future with the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight to comfort a grieving widow. Then, behind closed doors, the politician whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not a bad read

  • By David on 11-14-03

This narration is killing me

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-09

I enjoyed the book, always have liked Baldacci. Unfortunately I found myself trailing off because I was distracted my the narrators voice. It was as if the emotion of what was happening didnt fit the intonation of his voice. Awful. I debated stopping the book but I needed to get to the following books. Consider not using this narator again.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Switch

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

It isn't the first time that identical twins Gillian and Melina Lloyd have switched identities. Melina, the more impetuous twin, proposes that her circumspect sister take her place as a media escort to NASA astronaut and national hero Colonel Christopher "Chief" Heart. Although it's an enticing offer, Gillian declines for a very personal reason. Besides, she warns Melina, such a switch could have unexpected consequences.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Sandra Browns best work

  • By Kathy on 10-06-18

Story ok, naration snore

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-08

The narration on this story is half panicked and half emotionless. It’s very strange. It’s as though everything is a question or an emphatic statement. The story is ok but Im having a hard time following it. Not as great as Envy, which was fantastic, but ok.

  • The Quickie

  • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
  • Narrated by: Mary Stuart Masterson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 429

Lauren Stillwell isn't your average damsel in distress. When the NYPD cop discovers her husband leaving a hotel with another woman, she decides to beat him at his own game. But her revenge goes dangerously awry, and she finds her world spiraling into a hell that becomes more terrifying by the hour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Ralph on 12-14-07

Implausible plot

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-07

I finished this book in one day because of some good plot twists. That being said the storyline is absurd. There is no way the main character would be able to pull this off. The story unfolds quickly which kept me interested but the plot was completely unrealistic. The ending seemed rushed, weak and obvious. The characters were not fully developed either. I love James Patterson’s work but I would save your money and rent it at the library.

20 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • The Alibi

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Dennis Redfield
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290

With sensitivity and insight into the human condition, Sandra Brown creates a forceful psychological portrait of a man in moral turmoil, who must make difficult choices betweenn his personal passions and the demands of his conscience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great work by a master storyteller

  • By Erik Fosshage on 05-29-03

Naration put me to sleep

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-07

I really enjoyed this book, but found I had to rewind several parts because I would tune out to the naration. Pity.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Envy

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,704

New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a best seller when she sees one - even if it is just a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E., with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast. Maris is intrigued enough to search for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Envy

  • By DMHVetSurveyor on 05-26-07

Envy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-06

I loved this book and have not stopped raving about it to my friends. I listened to it at work, in my office with the door closed while doing autocad drawings. Twists and turns, love and infidelity, friendship and deceipt, murder and salvation this book has it all.