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  • The Killer Collective

  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Barry Eisler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455

When a joint FBI-Seattle Police investigation of an international child pornography ring gets too close to certain powerful people, sex-crimes detective Livia Lone becomes the target of a hit that barely goes awry - a hit that had been offered to John Rain, a retired specialist in “natural causes.” Suspecting the FBI itself was behind the attack, Livia reaches out to former Marine sniper Dox. Together, they assemble an ad hoc group to identify and neutralize the threat. There’s Rain. Rain’s estranged lover, Mossad agent and honeytrap specialist Delilah. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • All of Eisler's key characters together

  • By Wayne on 02-03-19

Review of Killer Collevtive<br /><br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

Well written book. I liked the characters, and the way the author brought them together. The story had merritt. A litle over the top howev

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  • Divine Justice

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,357

Known by his alias, "Oliver Stone," John Carr is the most wanted man in America. With two pulls of the trigger, the men who destroyed Stone's life and kept him in the shadows were finally silenced. But his freedom comes at a steep price: The assassinations he carried out prompt the highest levels of the U.S. government to unleash a massive manhunt. Behind the scenes, master spy Macklin Hayes is playing a very personal game of cat and mouse. He, more than anyone, wants Stone dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Baldacci Does It Again

  • By poeticalbob on 11-20-08

Enjoyed it as usual w/Camel Club

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

It was an excellent read. I have enjoyed all the Camel Club books. By the way aman of Stone's ability would know when dealing with a person with a bat you step into the attacker neutralizing the swing grabbing it and taking it away. Then using it properly jabbing it into the person in the face, torso or any number of vulnerable places. It always amazes me how people think a bat is a good weapon. If you don't know how to use it you are more likely end up having it used against you.

  • Overkill

  • By: Linda Castillo
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47

A sadistic killer pushed Chicago cop Marty Hogan past her limits - and it was all caught on video. She lost her job, her sense of self, her entire world until an open detective position in small-town Texas gave her a chance at redemption. Police Chief Clay Settlemeyer knows all about mistakes and second chances - he's still earning his own, so he's willing to give Marty the opportunity to prove herself. But when her ex-partner is murdered, it looks like Chicago is coming to small-town Texas with a vengeance.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing

  • By Lee Ann Marks on 11-23-18

Review of Overkill:

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

This was a good story. I did not like the sexual discriptions for a mystery book, it was too discriptive and was an unnecessary tangent.
It took the characters way too long to come to the conclusions they did. Marty should have immediately been looking for relatives of the Russian she beat up. These are professional
policeman, one they are always aware of their
surroundings it is impossible to follow them, unless you have at least 4 people. Lastly it took
way too long for Clay to get down the canal to
save Marty. He was a mile out, after 6 or 7 minutes of running he was more than a half mile out. This is ridiculous. Why did he not have a gun accurate to 2000 yards an M40 or something similar. If you are going to write mysteries be accurate in the timing and how a real person would handle a similar situation.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • When They Come for You

  • By: James W. Hall
  • Narrated by: Michelle Ferguson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 152

After her journalist husband and infant son are brutally executed in a fire in their Florida home, photographer Harper McDaniel has nothing left to live for - except settling the score. When the local police fail to take the arson seriously, Harper takes the reins and discovers her husband was investigating some mysterious deaths at a cacao plantation on the Ivory Coast. Now she's convinced he was targeted in a corporate conspiracy to silence him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced revenge!

  • By shelley on 10-29-17

Review

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-18

No way Harper would have survived those confrontations. She was taken advantage way too often for someone looking for trouble.

  • A Killer's Mind

  • Zoe Bentley Mystery
  • By: Mike Omer
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,571

Three Chicago women have been found strangled, embalmed, and posed as if still alive. Doubting the findings of the local PD’s profiler, the FBI calls on forensic psychologist Zoe Bentley to investigate. Zoe quickly gets off on the wrong foot with her new partner, Special Agent Tatum Gray. Zoe’s a hunter, intense and focused; Tatum’s a smug maverick with little respect for the rules. Together, they must descend into a serial killer’s psyche and untangle his twisted fantasies, or more women will die.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked me from the beginning...

  • By shelley on 08-05-18

Excellent book, with a couple exceptions

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

I withheld five stars for a few reasons. I doubt the FBI would have consultants in the field that are not Agents. That's why they have a BAU. I'm pretty sure they almost always travel in pairs. I think Martinez or Tate would have stopped Zoe from going out on her own after the first time she talked to the people at that company. I can't believe someone who went through what she did would not have taken some serious self defense training.

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  • Texas Ranger

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,377

Across the ranchlands and cities of his home state, Rory Yates's discipline and law-enforcement skills have carried him far: from local highway patrolman to the honorable rank of Texas Ranger. He arrives in his hometown to find a horrifying crime scene and a scathing accusation: he is named a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife, Anne, a devoted teacher whose only controversial act was ending her marriage to a Ranger. In search of the killer, Yates plunges into the inferno of the most twisted and violent minds he's ever encountered, vowing to never surrender. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ghostwriter should disappear

  • By Anonymous User on 08-20-18

Texas Ranger review

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

This story had a nice twist at the end. The main character was weak and poorly laid out. I have
never seen, read, or watched anything about the Texas Rangers that would tell me this character could fit in their organization. Keeping him retired would be a good idea, unless you can find a way to write a stronger character.

  • A Cold Day for Murder

  • A Kate Shugak Mystery
  • By: Dana Stabenow
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,766
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,474
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,474

Eighteen months ago, Aleut Kate Shugak quit her job investigating sex crimes for the Anchorage DA’s office and retreated to her father’s homestead in a national park in the interior of Alaska. But the world has a way of beating a path to her door, however remote. In the middle of one of the bitterest Decembers in recent memory ex-boss — and ex-lover — Jack Morgan shows up with an FBI agent in tow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty Realistic

  • By SMH on 09-01-16

Kate Shugak story

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

The story was simple and easily understood. The main chatacter was a little weak. I do not know why so many writers must write such
vulnerable characters. It is difficult to enjoy
a character with so many problems. Your
main character should be strong, Reacher , Jet
Kincade, Beatrice Rose, as examples. People
with problems are not fun to read about.

  • Vanishing Girls

  • Detective Josie Quinn
  • By: Lisa Regan
  • Narrated by: Eilidh Beaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 584
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509

Everyone in the small town of Denton is searching for Isabelle Coleman, a missing 17-year-old girl. All they've found so far is her phone and another girl they didn't even know was missing. Mute and completely unresponsive to the world around her, it's clear this mysterious girl has been damaged beyond repair. All Detective Josie Quinn can get from her is a name: Ramona. Currently suspended from the force for misconduct, Josie takes matters into her own hands as the name leads her to evidence linking the two girls.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great storyline, awful narrator

  • By D.Gettys on 12-24-18

Liked book for the most part but....

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

I liked book for the most part but I think you made Josie kind of wimpie. I think a lot of women would take offense that you made her the poster child for why women shouldn't be a cops or soldiers because they get to emotional and can't physically handle the job. She constantly let her emotions effect her ability to make decisions. In this day and age all cops, especially women should be trained physically and in self defense to put up a fight against a bigger and stronger opponent. They should know soft areas like throat, groin, chin, nose, shin and as she finally got around the eyes. When a prisoner you should be thinking of how to escape what could be used for a weapon. Like the toilet tank lid, seat or anything else lie and wait with. Check out any number of female characters that train in all types of combat and conditioning to handle themselves in a confrontation with any opponent. That's what any police officer should be prepared for.

  • Her Last Goodbye

  • Morgan Dane, Book 2
  • By: Melinda Leigh
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,764

Young mother Chelsea Clark leaves the house for a girls' night out...and vanishes. Her family knows she would never voluntarily leave her two small children. Her desperate husband - also the prime suspect - hires Morgan to find his wife and prove his innocence. As a single mother, Morgan sympathizes with Chelsea's family and is determined to find her. She teams up with private investigator Lance Kruger. But the deeper they dig, the deadlier their investigation gets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good second book in Morgan Dane series

  • By shelley on 09-28-17

Good job.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I wonder why the police wouldn't try backtracking with dogs from point of victim discovery. Morgan should learn from Chelsea. Conditioning saved her life.

  • The Good Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,045
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,980

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again, Charlie is plunged into a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Karin Slaughter has done it again!

  • By shelley on 08-09-17

Great book. But there should more than 300K.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I really liked the book. I will point out that if in 1982 you started with 1M dollars and paid out 2K a month for 28 years you probably have more than the original million. In 1982 the Prime rate was 15-18 percent which would gained over 150K the first year and so on. I am not going to amaterize out the entire thing but it would have more than doubled the original amount.