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  • The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,994

The Dollmaker was the name of the serial killer who had stalked Los Angeles ruthlessly, leaving grisly calling cards on the faces of his victims. Now, with a single faultless shot, Harry Bosch thinks he has ended the city's nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Excellent Bosch thriller!

  • By Barry S. Sharpnack on 06-20-08

great book to listen to in the car

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

Reviewed: 09-25-12

I thought that the book was very well written. I also thought that except for the ending, that was too wordy. it was one of the author's best

  • The Litigators

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,879
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,834

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

a real disappointment

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

Reviewed: 11-30-11

I don't think I have listened to a more poorly written story...especially regarding the trial and the results. The author's other books were much better.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Broken Teaglass

  • By: Emily Arsenault
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens, Oliver Wyman, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 271

The dusty files of a venerable dictionary publisher, a hidden cache of coded clues, a story written by a phantom author, an unsolved murder in a gritty urban park: all collide memorably in Emily Arsenault's magnificent debut, at once a teasing literary puzzle, an ingenious suspense novel, and an exploration of definitions: of words, of who we are, and of the stories we choose to define us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Book with Great Characters

  • By Ed on 03-02-10

a diaappointment

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-10

this must be the worst book I have ever listened to on Audible.
How you ever rated it so high is a big question mark in my mind .

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Scarecrow

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,455

Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career. He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great newsman fiction from Connelly

  • By Tony B. on 08-18-09

disappointing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-09

The story is not up to Michael Connelly's other books. The last chapters building up to the discovery of the scarecrow was particularly poorly done.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Team of Rivals

  • The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
  • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Doris Kearns Goodwin (introduction), Richard Thomas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048

We view the long, horrifying struggle from the vantage of the White House as Lincoln copes with incompetent generals, hostile congressmen, and his raucous cabinet. He overcomes these obstacles by winning the respect of his former competitors, and in the case of Seward, finds a loyal and crucial friend to see him through. This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Excessively abridged

  • By R. Beauchamp on 10-17-08

Team of Rivals

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-05

Certainly one of the best historocal books I have heard in a long while.

This is a prize winning piece of work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Flush

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: Michael Welch
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

You know it's going to be a rough summer when you spend Father's Day visiting your dad in the local lockup.Noah's dad is sure that the owner of the Coral Queen casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor, which has made taking a dip at the local beach like swimming in a toilet. He can't prove it though, and so he decides that sinking the boat will make an effective statement. Right. The boat is pumped out and back in business within days and Noah's dad is stuck in the clink.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Adequate, but something's missing

  • By Book reader on 09-15-05

disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-05

I have read many of Carl Hiaasen's books.
I think the best is "Skinny Dip". But, each book was interesting. This book is, at best, FAIR. It just isn't anywhere as interesting or as well written as his previous books. I was so looking forward to his latest book!And I was disappointed.

  • The Alibi

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Dennis Redfield
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291

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

The Alibi

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-05

The last word in the book is in the title! This is almost as good as Envy

3 of 4 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 3,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,749
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,744

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

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Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-05

an extremely exciting and well written book

2 of 3 people found this review helpful