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  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,695
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,650

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Would make a 5 star four hour novella, ...

  • By Wayne on 11-03-18

great history lesson

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

the history makes me want to learn more about my uncle's time during world war II in the Pacific. the second part of the book is a good short story. of course the two tied together but the book doesn't seem to flow and enthrall as his previous publications.

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  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,079

In 1940, 18-year-old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very satisfying two days!

  • By Wendy on 09-30-18

good movie

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

I am sure this story would make a great movie but listening to it as an audiobook, especially as I do when driving, was not enjoyable because of the way it jumps from decade to decade.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,113

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 10-04-18

I don't think I will ever forget this book

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night thinking about work or other things but I don't ever remember in all my years waking up to think about a book. And to ponder what had happened to the character and what might be happening next. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

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  • Edge of Eternity

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 36 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,288

Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution - and rock and roll.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some good, some bad

  • By Elisa on 09-22-14

in my lifetime

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

I greatly enjoyed this book because most of the stories recounted happened in my lifetime and brought back many many sad memories. interesting characters to support the history.

  • The Family Lawyer

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 825
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 832

From the world's number one best-selling writer - three pulse-pounding novels in one audiobook! This collection includes The Family Lawyer, Night Sniper, and The Good Sister.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 3 4 1

  • By Lauri on 12-19-17

more than my money's worth!<br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

first story was so unusual and different I was riveted to see what would happen. Having that followed by two such other different stories with great twist at the end made my week of driving so much better

  • Women Don't Ask

  • Negotiation and the Gender Divide
  • By: Linda Babcock, Sara Laschever
  • Narrated by: Sasha Dunbrooke
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 197

When Linda Babcock asked why so many male graduate students were teaching their own courses and most female students were assigned as assistants, her dean said: "More men ask. The women just don't ask." It turns out that whether they want higher salaries or more help at home, women often find it hard to ask.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Motivating Read!

  • By Jason on 02-12-14

how I wish that I had read

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

I wish that I had read all or at least parts of this book by the time I was in my early teens .I can see so many ways it applies to every part of life. I hope they will publish a book similar to this for junior high or even younger women. I only downgraded this book because some of it was sometimes repetitious.

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,961
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36,850

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

a few chapters too long!

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

Reviewed: 12-22-17

always a great "who done it" but wish he had skipped the opportunity to preach at the end.

  • Dragon Teeth

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Sherri Crichton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,244

The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America's western territories, even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country, it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils while surveilling, deceiving, and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but technical issues

  • By mikeinLA on 06-07-17

good twist on a western

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

narrator was excellent and I'm sure his telling of the tale added much to my enjoyment. Others who've read the book did not speak as highly

  • Mycroft Holmes

  • By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,749
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,741

"When I say, therefore, that [my brother] has better powers of observation than I...I am speaking the exact and literal truth." (Sherlock Holmes). This story occurs when Mycroft, an athletic Cambridge graduate, assists the secretary of State. He becomes embroiled in a mystery in Trinidad based on actual history. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a huge Holmesian, seven-foot-two tall, basketball's all-time leading scorer, and a US cultural ambassador. Anna Waterhouse is a professional screenwriter and script consultant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally a good Mycroft story!

  • By Sherlock Fan on 09-28-15

complex

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

Reviewed: 03-24-17

perhaps I selected this book because I'm always interested in Sherlock Holmes and his posse . perhaps that I selected it because I was intrigued to see the author. but I listened until the end because it was a great story.

  • Bright Side

  • By: Kim Holden
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne, Lidia Dornet
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569

Kate Sedgwick's life has been anything but typical. She's endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there's a reason her best friend, Gus, calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She's also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad

  • By Kristin on 04-06-15

laughed and cried

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

Reviewed: 02-15-17

such a beautiful story ..but now I remember why I stick to Mysteries and Whodunnit....dangerous to drive and sob at the same time.

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