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  • Whack-a-Mole

  • John Ceepak, Book 3
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010

John Ceepak and Danny Boyle return with the hunt for a long-dormant serial killer who might be ready to strike again. An innocent discovery on the beach in Sea Haven pits Ceepak against a killer with a code just as rigid as his own. When the killer targets his next victim, the consequences becomes dire for Ceepak and Boyle. This is a game they must win.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Series gets better and better

  • By Bernadette on 01-17-10

Adolescent boy's bad wet dream-

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

Adolescent boy's bad wet dream. Almost no effort was put in to the plot, characters, or villain(s). Lacked all that made the first book enjoyable-especially the humor.

  • Chasing Secrets

  • Elite Guardians, Book 4
  • By: Lynette Eason
  • Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 207

Elite Guardians bodyguard Haley Callaghan may be in South Carolina, but when a photo leads investigators in West Ireland to open a 25-year-old cold case, her life is suddenly in danger. Haley knows how to take care of herself; after all, she's made a career out of taking care of others. But after an uncomfortably close call, Detective Steven Rothwell takes it upon himself to stay with her - and the young client she has taken under her wing. A protector at heart, he's not about to let Haley fight this battle alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most excellent book in the series!

  • By Darla Walker on 08-11-17

Christian Life Time Movie

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

First- should have been listed in the Christian category.
Second- way too much emotional angst.
Narrator fit the story.

  • Conspiracy

  • By: De'Nesha Diamond
  • Narrated by: Shari Peele
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 176

Best-selling author De'nesha Diamond brings her dynamic storytelling talent to DC's treacherous corridors of power - where scandal is merely the first move in a high-stakes game that makes its own rules. It's an offer too tempting to refuse: One night as an elite escort will give Abrianna Parker the fresh start she's been searching for and put the pain and costly missteps of the past behind her for good. But getting framed for a high-profile murder isn't what the coolheaded beauty signed up for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Amazing!!!!!!!

  • By Tuty on 02-22-17

unimpressed-But I'm obviously not the target mkt

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

Maybe my younger self would have found something to appreciate but I really doubt it. This book couldn't decide what it wanted to be so it went out in too many different directions-none of them enjoyable.

  • Proof

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859

With this New York Times best seller, Dick Francis creates an intoxicating blend of the good life, fast horses, and nail-biting suspense. After a shattering accident plunges a society soiree into chaos, an unassuming wine merchant is left with the bitter aftertaste of suspicion and fear. While catering an outdoor party for a prominent horse trainer, Tony Beach hears rumors of inferior whisky being sold under premium labels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Of Francis' Best: An Entertaining Story

  • By R. Pontiflet on 06-03-17

Melancholy--

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

A very Eeyore-type main character who was far too melancholy and wimpy. Also a lot of time spent on the making, taste, and distribution of liquor. Just not something I wanted to spend hours listening about. The narrator's slow voice only added to the melancholy feel.

  • The Gold-Son

  • By: Carrie Anne Noble
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 350

All sixteen-year-old Tommin wants is to make beautiful shoes and care for his beloved grandmother, but his insatiable need to steal threatens to destroy everything. Driven by a curse that demands more and more gold, he's sure to get caught eventually.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Aimed at a younger public, but still enjoyable

  • By Andressa W. on 10-21-17

Doom and Gloom

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

Jeez. Bleak and cruel with no humor or glimmers of hope to lighten the heavy weight of this tale. Not only didn't I care for the dark story, which seemed to drone on and on, but I couldn't recall anyone's name. That's probably because I never connected with any of the characters. Overdoses of bleakness will do that to you. I try not to write a review unless I've stuck with it till the end but I just could not make myself listen to a minute more.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Spirit of Steamboat

  • A Walt Longmire Story
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,229
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,066
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,052

"It' s a question of what you have to do, what you have to live with if you don't." Sheriff Walt Longmire is reading A Christmas Carol in his office on December 24th when he's interrupted by the ghost of Christmas past: a young woman with a hairline scar across her forehead and more than a few questions about Walt' s predecessor, Lucian Connally. Walt doesn' t recognize the mystery woman, but she seems to know him and claims to have something she must return to Connally.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome Holiday Diversion

  • By Carole T. on 01-01-14

Not Very Jolly--

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

I don't know how to classify this one. It's not a mystery, not really even a story but a slice out of time and it ends quite depressingly for a holiday tale. Mainly many words describing the old airplane, makeshift medical procedures and the bad weather. Even the talented narrator added nothing to this wish-I-had-skipped installment of a usually enjoyable series.

  • Scythe

  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,940
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,493

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: Humanity has conquered all those things and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life - and they are commanded to do so in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe - a role that neither wants. These teens must master the "art" of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immortal until you're Gleaned

  • By G. Grimsley on 06-27-17

I Really Wished Someone had mentioned--

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

Wow...just Wow.....
I really wish someone had mentioned certain things about this book in their review--like the fact that this book centers on teaching teenagers how to be serial killers/mass murders--the main two being taught by a calm soft-spoken father-figure. I'm not talking about quick lessons in wielding the Avada Kedavra curse where the wand and magic do the actual dirty work but hands on murder by teens. And forget the crap about "For the Greater Good." Hitler said the same thing, and besides it makes no sense to eradicate all diseases and then turn to murder for population control. 

Someone could have mentioned this book taught that murder was the answer to problems (even personal problems where you then killed yourself) and if the murderer felt really bad afterwards then all the killings were okay. Even more disturbing may have been the calm way the victim selecting process was handled and the victims confronted-- making me think of the twisted mental state of our own high school murderers.
I may stand alone here, but I still stand. This book is targeted to the wrong market.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • White Plague

  • By: James Abel
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 992

In the remote, frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean, the high-powered and technically advanced submarine U.S.S. Montana is in peril. Adrift and in flames, the boat - and the entire crew - could be lost. The only team close enough to get to them in time is led by Marine doctor and bio-terror expert Joe Rush.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I think I feel a fever coming on....

  • By Matthew on 01-16-15

More Lifetime Channel Movie than Action Thriller

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

Reviewed: 02-21-17

The main character was an emotional wreck (which I hate) and the story centered around him and his many emotional issues. -Not the action and mystery story I was led to believe.

  • Odessa Sea

  • Dirk Pitt, Book 24
  • By: Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654

Dirk Pitt, the director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, is on the Black Sea, helping to locate a lost Ottoman shipwreck, when he responds to an urgent Mayday - "under attack!" - from a nearby freighter. But when he and his colleague, Al Giordino, arrive, there is nobody there. Just dead bodies, a smell of sulfur in the air, and, as Pitt and Giordino explore, a blast from the stern that scuttles the ship swiftly, almost taking them with it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Odessa sea Dirk Pitt novel

  • By K.G.S. on 07-09-17

Slow and Choppy Sea--

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

Reviewed: 11-17-16

This book reads like it was written by a first time author as the story was ALL over the place. Besides being too choppy, the plot and characters were extremely dull. Even the bits of history (which is what I listen to Cussler's books for) were dull. I started this thing over three times hoping it would improve but gave up and let it drone on and on in my ear until it finished. Even the narrator, who usually adds to these stories, wasn't helping any with his soft, slow, monotonous tone like you would read to a child you're trying to get to sleep.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Chase

  • By: Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,850

A no-nonsense detective is on the trail of the sharpest and deadliest criminal mind he has ever encountered: a serial robber who murders any and all witnesses in cold-blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Opener to Cussler's Isaac Bell Series

  • By ftmgal on 04-05-15

In a word, DULL

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

Reviewed: 11-06-13

Usually I find Clive Cussler's books a strong 3-star listen, a combination of adventure and legend, but all this one amounted to was a very drawn-out history lesson. It didn't help that all the characters were terribly flat and that way too much time was spent on detailing automobiles and trains (obviously a passion of the authors.) The narrator, Scott Brick, didn't have much to work with here. He usually adds to the audio experience but came off just as dull as the book in this one.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful