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  • The Late Show

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,213
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,443

Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, the narration!

  • By Destry on 07-20-17

Another great novel

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

Reviewed: 07-23-17

Unlike some of the reviewers, I liked the narration. Kind of a female Joe Friday, let the story shine through.

12 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Code of the Woosters

  • Jeeves to the Rescue
  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766

Witty Wodehouses�s best-loved creation is the master-servant team of Bertie Wooster, the charming nitwit, and Jeeves, his effortlessly superior valet and protector. Newsweek says "they are at their best in The Code of the Woosters." Newsweek says "they are at their best in The Code of the Woosters."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Wodehouse narrator

  • By Philip on 03-09-05

excellent and enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-16

Bernie is in trouble up to his starched white collar ! very similar to all Jeeves and Wooster adventures, but I still enjoy them. and this narrator, Jonathan Cecil is the best.

  • Hidden Bodies

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,885
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,393

Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past 10 years, this 30-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he's heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him. In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can't stop looking over his shoulder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Approach With Caution, All Ye Who Enter Here

  • By Gretchen SLP on 02-25-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

I loved. it. the first in this series was captivating also. you won't regret getting this book. you may regret your loss of sleep after starting it. can't put it down.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Burning Room

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,584

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par

  • By Patroo on 11-07-14

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 10-03-15

great story. just reread to prepare myself for the Crossing, but have to wait 30 whole days!!! Titus Welliver is kind of hard to get used to. He is much more laid back than my idea of Harry Bosch. But I guess I'll get acclimated.

  • Paranormal Investigations

  • The Proper Procedures and Protocols of Investigation for the Beginner to the Pro
  • By: Chad Stambaugh
  • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

The phenomena of ghosts and hauntings are very real experiences that more and more people are encountering every day. It is their true cause and nature that is the ongoing mystery. In Paranormal Investigations, author Chad Stambaugh discusses the process of trying to find that one piece of evidence that could prove, without a doubt, that ghosts are real.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • interesting

  • By Janet on 09-21-15

interesting

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

Reviewed: 09-21-15

I wanted a paranormal story not a how to. my fault. it's good for info to conduct your own sttudy. very good information.

  • The Kind Worth Killing

  • By: Peter Swanson
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller, Karen White, Kathleen Early, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,434

On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that's going stale and his wife, Miranda, who he's sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start - he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit - a contrast that once inflamed their passion but has now become a cliché.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection!

  • By DCinMI on 08-29-15

outstanding

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

Reviewed: 09-06-15

I thought this suspenseful, well-plotted, and definitely a great read. I will re-listen this one.

  • Agatha's First Case

  • An Agatha Raisin Short Story
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 478

At age 26 Agatha Raisin has already come a long way. She has clawed her way up since leaving the Birmingham slum where she was born. She's lost her Birmingham accent, run away from her drunken husband, and found a job at a public relations office as a secretary. Then her boss asks Agatha to go to the home of Sir Bryce Teller to tell him that he is soon to be arrested for the murder of his wife and that the agency no longer wants to represent him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Agatha's Origins

  • By Bibliopa on 01-24-16

pretty good

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

Reviewed: 09-01-15

Not the best, but an entertaining hour and one-half. I love the grouchy agatha more, not to mention Mrs bloxby, bill wong, and others.

  • Radiant Angel

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,322
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,318

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG - surveilling Russian diplomats working at the UN Mission - is thought to be "a quiet end", he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another John Cory Success

  • By R. Warren on 05-31-15

different yet the same

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

Reviewed: 05-27-15

John Corey gets in more do-do than anybody except maybe jack reacher. this time is no different. it is hard to live up to pat novels. so just enjoy it for what it is.

  • Blood Cold

  • Fame, Sex, and Murder in Hollywood
  • By: Dennis McDougal, Mary Murphy
  • Narrated by: James Conlan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31

Bonny Lee Bakley was shot to death in a car parked on a dark Hollywood side street. Eleven months later Robert Blake - her husband, the father of her child, and the star of the classic film In Cold Blood and the popular 1970s TV detective series Baretta - was arrested for murder, conspiracy, and solicitation. Did Blake kill his wife?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing

  • By Janet on 04-20-15

disappointing

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

Reviewed: 04-20-15

I hoped this would include information regarding the trial. WRONG. that is where it stops.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Becoming Steve Jobs

  • The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader
  • By: Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,762

There have been many books - on a large and small scale - about Steve Jobs, one of the most famous CEOs in history. But this book is different from all the others. Becoming Steve Jobs takes on and breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about Steve Jobs. The conventional, one-dimensional view of Jobs is that he was half genius, half jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Contextual, Insightful, Inspiring

  • By Douglas Vincent on 03-30-15

Absorbing

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

Reviewed: 03-27-15

I thought he was a great read. I think he was a genius, a bully, an asshole, a humanataian, a visionary , and awonderful human being. this book shows all the aspects of his self. I cried several times during this book. it really broke my heart.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful