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  • Standing in Another Man's Grave

  • A Rebus Novel
  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Its 25 years since John Rebus appeared on the scene, and 5 years since he retired. But 2012 sees his return in Standing in Another Man’s Grave. Not only is Rebus as stubborn and anarchic as ever, but he finds himself in trouble with Rankin's latest creation, Malcolm Fox of Edinburgh's internal affairs unit. Added to which, Rebus may be about to derail the career of his ex-colleague Siobhan Clarke, while himself being permanently derailed by mob boss and old adversary Big Ger Cafferty. But all Rebus wants to do is discover the truth about a series of seemingly unconnected disappearances....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rankin fans' fantasy fulfilled

  • By connie on 11-11-12

Rebus still has my vote

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

Reviewed: 12-18-12

Nor as action oriented as in his younger days, but wile and wit are still there. Hoping for more...still one of my favorites.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Safe House

  • By: Chris Ewan
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 595
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 500

When Rob Hale wakes up in hospital after a motorcycle crash, he is told that Lena - the gorgeous blonde woman who was on the back of his bike - doesn't exist. The woman he describes bears a striking resemblance to his recently deceased sister, Laura, but has he really only imagined her? Convinced that Lena is as real as he is, Rob teams up with Rebecca Lewis - a London-based PI who has a mysterious connection to Laura - to follow the clues. He learns that even a close-knit community like the Isle of Man can hide dangerous secrets that will not stay safe forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing twists and turns

  • By Dave on 01-07-13

Nice change from "Good Thief's..." stories

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

Reviewed: 12-18-12

Just discovered this author and, after listening to his stories of the writer/ thief, with their quirky twists, nice to try something with a different approach. Hope for more of both. And keep the narrator ... He does an excellent job.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Separation of Power

  • Mitch Rapp Series
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: Ken Kliban
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,534
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,913
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,891

Newly appointed CIA director Dr. Irene Kennedy is the target of an inside plot to destroy her and prematurely end the American President's term. To make matters worse, Saddam Hussein is close to entering the nuclear arms race - something Israel has vowed to stop. With the haunting specter of World War III looming, the president calls on his secret weapon: top counter-terrorism operative Mitch Rapp. But with only two weeks to take out the nukes, Rapp is up against a ticking clock - and impossible odds.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator turns Rapp into a snooty, cranky man

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-02-11

DREADFUL Narration

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

Reviewed: 12-02-12

Accidentally purchased this, though I'd read other reviews about the poor narration. I want my credit back. I don't think I will make it through the book.. Why is Mitch Rapps voice higher than his sweetheart's? Not working for me.

  • Still Alice

  • By: Lisa Genova
  • Narrated by: Lisa Genova
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,542
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,630

Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At 50 years old, she's a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she begins to grow disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life - and her relationship with her family and the world - forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please pay for a professional Reader

  • By sunstan on 12-07-14

Don't plan to take a break

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

Reviewed: 01-02-12

A story that will speak to anyone who thinks that their work defines them. Terrifying, hopeful, and ultimately a testimony to courage, compassion, love and the questions of what makes us " us". Gave me new appreciation for the disease and the families that live with it. Too compelling to do other than listen nonstop.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Started Early, Took My Dog

  • Jackson Brodie 4
  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

A day like any other for security chief Tracy Waterhouse, until she makes a purchase she hadn't bargained for. One moment of madness is all it takes for Tracy's humdrum world to be turned upside down, the tedium of everyday life replaced by fear and danger at every turn. Witnesses to Tracy's Faustian exchange in the Merrion Centre in Leeds are Tilly, an elderly actress teetering on the brink of her own disaster, and Jackson Brodie, who has returned to his home county in search of someone else's roots.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just love Kate!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-11-12

quirky and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-06-11

my new favourite author. I enjoy her characters with all their imperfections and the stories are never predictible.