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  • The Steel Kiss

  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042

Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer. She's chasing him through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions. The stairs give way, with one man horribly mangled by the gears. Sachs is forced to let her quarry escape as she jumps in to try to help save the victim. She and famed forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme soon learn, however, that the incident may not be an accident at all, but the first in a series of intentional attacks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deaver is back on top!

  • By Trudy Owens on 03-10-16

Deaver does it again

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-18

The last two Lincoln Rhyme books have been outstanding. Plot, pacing and snappy dialogue were perfect. Mr Ballerinis' presentation was spot on. This one is well worth your time.

  • The Skin Collector

  • Lincoln Rhyme, Book 11
  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 866
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 778

The killer's methods are terrifying. He stalks the basements and underground passageways of New York City. He tattoos his victims' flesh with cryptic messages, using a tattoo gun loaded with poison, resulting in an agonizing, painful death. When a connection is made to the Bone Collector - the serial killer who terrorized New York more than a decade ago - Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are immediately drawn into the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! 2 Old Nemesis plus 1 and a Cliffhanger

  • By shelley on 05-20-14

The Best So Far

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-18

Skin is the eleventh book in the Rhyme series. It is with out a doubt the best. The plot is well done. The characters go above and beyond. This story is worth your time.

  • The Kill Room

  • A Lincoln Rhyme Novel
  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, January LaVoy, Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 481
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 481

It was a "million-dollar bullet," a sniper shot delivered from over a mile away. Its victim was a United States citizen, targeted by the United States government, and assassinated in the Bahamas. The nation's most renowned investigator and forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme, is drafted to investigate. As details of the case start to emerge, the he discovers that not all is what it seems. When a deadly, knife-wielding assassin begins systematically eliminating the witnesses, Lincoln's investigation turns into a chilling battle of wits against a cold-blooded killer.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Buy the BOOK, skip the AUDIO

  • By Bill on 08-03-13

Well done

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-18

The three person present or team was great. This listen brought back memories of old radio shows. The cast was great! The direction superb. Well worth your time and money. Great job!

  • XO

  • A Kathryn Dance Novel
  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 326

Kayleigh Towne is gorgeous with a voice that is taking her to the heights of the country pop charts. Her hit single "Your Shadow" puts her happily in the spotlight, until an innocent exchange with one of her fans leads Kayleigh into a dark and terrifying realm. The fan warns, "I'm coming for you," and soon accidents happen and people close to Kayleigh die. Special Agent Kathryn Dance must use her considerable skills at investigation and body language analysis to stop the stalker.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Deaver has done much better

  • By Todd Wynia on 08-12-12

Not as good as the Lincoln Rhyme stories

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-18

I am a hard core Lincoln Rhyme fan. We meet the Dance character in the Rhyme series. I thought she was an engaging character with an interesting talent. The character comes across very flat and uninteresting. I bought the first three books in her series. I hope the next two are better. The story is well written, the plot is good. I just found the main character boring.

  • Stone Monkey

  • A Lincoln Rhyme Novel
  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

Recruited to help the FBI and the Immigration and Naturalization Service perform the nearly impossible, Lincoln and Amelia manage to track down a cargo ship headed for New York City and carrying two dozen illegal Chinese immigrants as well as the notorious human smuggler and killer known as "the Ghost". But when the Ghost's capture goes disastrously wrong, Lincoln and Amelia find themselves in a race against time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with One Narrator, PLEASE!

  • By Darla on 07-08-16

Great Story👍

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-18

Well done. Extremely well read. It holds your attention. Numerous twists and turns in the storyline. Well worth the time.

  • School Days

  • By: Robert B. Parker
  • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

Lily Ellsworth, erect, firm, white-haired, and stylish, is the grand dame of Dowling, Massachusetts, and possesses an iron will and a bottomless purse. When she hires Spenser to investigate her grandson Jared Clark's alleged involvement in a school shooting, Spenser is led into an inquiry that grows more harrowing at every turn. Though seven people were killed in cold blood, and despite Jared's being named as a co-conspirator by the other shooter, Mrs. Ellsworth is convinced of her grandson's innocence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spenser at his Best

  • By A. L. DeWitt on 10-18-05

Well done!!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-18

Joe Mantegna does his usual great job. It's a well written story. It's worth your time.

  • Widow's Walk

  • By: Robert B. Parker
  • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Boston's premier P.I. investigates the murder of a prominent local banker with family ties to the Mayflower - and perhaps the mob. It's hard not to imagine the victim's young bride as the one with her finger on the trigger. Even her lawyer thinks she's guilty. But Mary Smith is entitled to the best defense she can afford - and thanks to her late husband's millions, she can afford plenty - so Spenser hires on to investigate.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great narrative, slow story

  • By jbx2usa on 08-22-05

Joe does it again!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Joe Mantegna is one of the best story tellers out there. His readings of Spenser are great . Mr Mantegna is the best!!

  • Service

  • A Navy SEAL at War
  • By: Marcus Luttrell
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479

Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him-and he would have readily done the same for them. As he recuperated, he wondered why he and others, from America's founding to today, had been willing to sacrifice everything-including themselves-for the sake of family, nation, and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love this book ~ add it to your must read list!!

  • By HYoung on 05-18-12

Service is Outstanding!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-18

This is one of the best books I have ever read. Marcus Luttrell is one hell of a man. The book had me in tears one minute then my heart was swelling with pride the next. Mr Luttrells story is of the teams. Everyone should read/listen to Service. If it doesn't move you, you'd better check your pulse. Bravo Zulu Marcus!!!!

  • Aliens

  • The Official Movie Novelization
  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: William Hope
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

Returned to Earth, Ellen Ripley learns that a colony has been established on LV-426, the planet where the crew of the Nostromo found the original Alien. But contact with the colonists has been lost, so she must accompany a unit of colonial marines to discover their fate. And to destroy any Aliens found on the planet known as Acheron. This is a groundbreaking sequel by science fiction legend Alan Dean Foster, with the wonderful characters and rapid-fire action that make Aliens one of the greatest science fiction films of all time.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • "Get away from her, You." - Really?!

  • By Troy on 07-08-16

Well done!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-18

This is a well presented story. My only complaint is the sanitized reading. I don't believe that hearing, "Get away from her you bitch!" Would have hurt someone s psych. All of the dialogue was cleaned up. A bit distracting.

  • Alien: Covenant

  • A Novel
  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien adventure. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise. But it is actually a dark, dangerous world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as great as I hoped

  • By James Lee Owings III on 05-31-17

Well done.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-18

The narrator did an excellent job. His voice acting is very good. This one is worth your time.