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  • Long Road to Mercy

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Kyf Brewer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,944
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,913

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe. It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared. She never saw Mercy again. Three decades after that terrifying night, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon. So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon - and its rider missing - Pine is called in to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Damn, Baldacci is good!

  • By Wayne on 11-14-18

Long Road to Mercy

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-19

Actually wish I could have rated it 4 1/2. Was a little better than a 4. Enjoyed it. Was easy to listen to

  • American Dervish

  • A Novel
  • By: Ayad Akhtar
  • Narrated by: Ayad Akhtar
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514

Hayat Shah was captivated by Mina long before he met her: his mother's beautiful, brilliant, and soulfully devout friend is a family legend. When he learns that Mina is leaving Pakistan to live with the Shahs in America, Hayat is thrilled. Hayat's father is less enthusiastic. He left the fundamentalist world behind with reason. What no one expects is that when Mina shows Hayat the beauty and power of the Quran, it will utterly transform the boy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Both completely foreign and painfully familiar

  • By Julie W. Capell on 11-09-15

American Dervish: A Novel

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-19

Very enjoyable book. Glad I listened to it. Thanks to the author for writing it

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,699

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours in, restarted so husband could listen too!

  • By Pikay on 12-13-14

The Girl with All the Gifts

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-18

Wow! What a creative author. I don't usually listen to sci fi, but enjoyed this. Really makes you think.

  • Night

  • By: Elie Wiesel
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,766
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,783

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Gold Medal, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel offers an unforgettable account of Hitler's horrific reign of terror in Night. This definitive edition features a new translation from the original French by Wiesel's wife and frequent translator, Marion Wiesel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A haunting reminder...

  • By Ryan on 01-20-15

Night

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-16

This is a book everyone should read/listen to at least once. Well written. Hard to listen to all at one time. Very glad it was written and published.

  • Write to Die

  • By: Charles Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,190
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,076
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,077

Hollywood's latest blockbuster is all set to premiere - until a faded superstar claims the script was stolen from her. To defend the studio, in steps the Harold Firm, one of Los Angeles's top entertainment litigation firms and as much a part of the glamorous scene as the studios themselves. As a newly minted partner, it's Rory Calburton's case, and his career, to win or lose.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Very Good Storyline.....

  • By R. Pontiflet on 12-18-16

Write to Die by Charles Rosenberg

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-16

Interesting enough to keep your attention, cute, pleasing to listen to, a little different from usual lawyer book.

19 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • Daybreak

  • By: Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson
  • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

Several goose hunters are found shot dead in rural Iceland, and detectives Gunnar Maríuson and Birkir Hinriksson are assigned to the case. Lead after lead goes cold before a mysterious letter arrives at the Reykjavik police department that reads, “My nature is to kill. I hunt men and never let go.” Gunnar and Birkir set a trap for the one they call “the Gander.” But the killer sends them on a deadly wild-goose chase, as lives hang in the balance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Murdered goose hunters? Really??

  • By Alcairha on 08-19-13

Daybreak

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-16

The book was ok. Good enough to finish, but a little dry and boring. Nice twist at the end.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hot Money

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

Malcolm Pembroke never expected to make a million pounds without making enemies. Nor did he expect his latest wife to be brutally murdered. All the clues suggest the killer comes from close to home, but after five marriages and nine children, that still leaves the field wide open. When he find his own life in danger, Pembroke entrusts his safety to his estranged son, Ian, an amateur jockey; and through him discovers a compulsive new outlet for his financial expertise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Dick Francis Great!

  • By Mary A. on 12-18-05

Hot Money

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-09

Ian Pembrook is son of a very wealthy, much married father who has been estranged from his father for 3 yrs. Now his Father Malcolm has asked Ian to help him discover who killed his money grabbing 5th wife and now is trying to him Malcolm. Suspects include his surviving ex-wives and his 8 children. Ian introduces his father to race horsing. Sends father to America and then to Australia to keep him safe. Fast paced. Ok

2 of 4 people found this review helpful