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  • Murder by the Book

  • Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Lauren Elliott
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

Addie Greyborne loved working with rare books at the Boston Public Library - she even got to play detective, tracking down clues about mysterious old volumes. But she didn't expect her sleuthing skills to come in so handy in a little seaside town....   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to a new series!

  • By LOYL-00 on 11-18-18

The Voice

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

Reviewed: 04-16-19

The narrator for this book was painful to listen to. If she narrates the other books, I won't be buying them.
The story isn't bad though, so buy the book.

  • Double Whammy

  • A Davis Way Crime Caper, Book 1
  • By: Gretchen Archer
  • Narrated by: Amber Benson
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Davis Way thinks she's hit the jackpot when she lands a job as the fifth wheel on an elite security team at the fabulous Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. But once there, she runs straight into her ex-ex-husband, a rigged slot machine, her evil twin, and a trail of dead bodies. Davis learns the truth, and it does not set her free - in fact, it lands her in the pokey. Buried under a mistaken identity, her hot streak runs cold until her landlord, Bradley Cole, steps in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect start to a great series!

  • By Stephanie A. on 01-31-19

Painful

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

I understand why the publisher compared this book to Stephanie Plum, but it isn't even in the same hemisphere.
I enjoy a little "snark" , but that's what this entire book was. I finally skipped to the end just to see how it ended.

  • The Late Show

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,541
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,746

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

A New Harry Bosch

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

What made the experience of listening to The Late Show the most enjoyable?

Slowing the speed of the reader helped. Listening to this reading was difficult. Made me feel like she was in a big hurry to get through with the story.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The ending was a total surprise. I really enjoyed that.

How could the performance have been better?

Either get a new reader or get the one who performed this book to at least pretend to enjoy the story.

Any additional comments?

I am just happy to be able to have a new book by Connelly to read.

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  • The Fix

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,124

Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter - a family man with a successful consulting business - and his victim, a schoolteacher.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is Ron Mcclarty?

  • By jason adams on 04-28-17

Baldacci in his glory

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

It's been a long time since I have written a review, this book deserves one however.
As with most series books the beginning is a little slow with background info, unless you are new to this series.
I usually figure out "who done it" fairly early in most cases. I changed my mind several times reading this one, about who the bad guy was, and how everything was going to work out. When the end came near, I was in tears, but I won't spoil the ending.
I have read all of Baldacci's books. I have enjoyed some more than others, but I love his writings. Fix is one of his best.

  • The Professor

  • McMurtrie and Drake Legal, Book 1
  • By: Robert Bailey
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,556

Law professor Thomas Jackson McMurtrie literally wrote the book on evidence in the state of Alabama. But when a power-hungry colleague uses a recent run-in between McMurtrie and headstrong student Rick Drake to end his career, he is left unsure what to do next.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Awful? No, but close.... close.

  • By Ted on 08-15-16

A New Favorite Author

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

Reviewed: 12-01-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes because it is the introduction to this series. I really enjoy the character of the professor. I hope to see a lot more of him. I actually loved all the characters in this series.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Professor?

I can't choose just one.

Which scene was your favorite?

When his bulldog fought the bobcat

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

You can teach an old dog new tricks.

Any additional comments?

Read this book first. The next book is better,but you'll need to know the background to truly enjoy the next installment.

  • Between Black and White

  • McMurtrie and Drake Legal, Book 2
  • By: Robert Bailey
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254

In 1966 in Pulaski, Tennessee, Bocephus Haynes watched in horror as his father was brutally murdered by 10 local members of the Ku Klux Klan. As an African American lawyer practicing in the birthplace of the Klan years later, Bo has spent his life pursuing justice in his father's name. But when Andy Walton, the man believed to have led the lynch mob 45 years earlier, ends up murdered in the same spot as Bo's father, Bo becomes the prime suspect.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping. White supremacists live, feel right.!!

  • By Richard Delman on 10-27-17

A New Favorite Author

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

Reviewed: 12-01-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes because it's a wonderful book.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the entire book. I really enjoyed the ending.

Which character – as performed by Eric G. Dove – was your favorite?

The Tuscaloosa district attorney

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Mystery suspense at it's best

Any additional comments?

READ THE PROFESSOR FIRST. You need to be introduced to the cast of characters to totally appreciate this book.

  • The Last Mile

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,223

Following Memory Man, number-one NYT best-selling author David Baldacci returns with his next thriller featuring detective Amos Decker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Baldacci winner

  • By Dawn on 04-21-16

Baldacci

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

Reviewed: 04-22-16

Where does The Last Mile rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book was along the Camel Club series. It's worth your time.

What other book might you compare The Last Mile to and why?

Baldacci as usual..

What does Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I enjoyed having a female narrator read for the females.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the kid/man got his answers.

Any additional comments?

Read Memory Man first, or you won't get the full understanding of this book.

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  • Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,530

In Southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. "Issues" is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. The vote is four to one in favor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in this series

  • By MJ on 10-19-14

The Best Yet

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

Reviewed: 07-01-15

Would you listen to Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8 again? Why?

I've listened to this book 4 times now, so yes I would listen to it again. I really like the narrator and I still laugh out loud listening to this book.

What other book might you compare Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8 to and why?

All of the Virgil Flowers books are great. The ending of this book is just to great.

Have you listened to any of Eric Conger’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Eric Conger has been the best narrator for this type of series I've listened to. His voice inflections are well done and make me want to hear what happens next.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I've listened to this book all in one sitting more than once.

Any additional comments?

This is the best book I've read by Sandford. The Prey books are great, the Flowers books are more enjoyable to me. I find the additional humor in Virgil's exploits more entertaining.

  • Absolute Power

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,037

In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping a burglar behind a secret wall. Then the passion turns deadly, and the witness is running into the night - because what he has just seen is a brutal slaying involving the president of the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps you on the edge

  • By mhhorses on 10-02-10

Extra Short Story

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

Reviewed: 04-19-15

I've read most of David Baldacci's books.
Absolute Power was not my favorite. The story was one of the worst books as far as ALL the descripted (my word) works of this author. It feels like he was day dreaming while he wrote.
The story itself was great. I enjoyed the plot and the characters.
I don't feel cheated by buying this audio book mainly because of the short story, No Time Left at the end. I would love to see Mr Baldacci do a full novel along the same line.
I really do love Baldacci's characters and plots. I like that the endings leave me wanting to read the next book.

  • The Sixth Man

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,297

Edgar Roy - an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility-is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins-en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered. It is now up to them to ask the questions no one seems to want answered....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite Baldacci Books

  • By Ronda Snyder on 04-22-11

. ,I don't understand the bad reviews.

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

Reviewed: 04-09-15

This was a great book to me. I don't have a problem with the southern accent, mostly because no one gets that right.
This book did make me HAVE to read the next book though.