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  • The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,405

For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch - hero, maverick, nighthawk - the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal. The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My 2nd Time Through the Series

  • By L. O. Pardue on 07-30-15

Excellent story!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

Where does The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I absolutely love this edgy story and can not wait to read the next installment!

  • Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor

  • By: Dick Couch, George Galdorisi
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,266

Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good performance, boring story

  • By Ole on 06-14-12

Very good!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

What did you love best about Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor?

So proud to be an American. Don't know if I could've handled this kind of situation...

Who was your favorite character and why?

Everyone!

Which scene was your favorite?

All!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Cry...

Any additional comments?

NO.

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,516
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,164
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 34,239

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

Glad I wasn't there...

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Unbroken to be better than the print version?

n/a

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Definitely cry. I'm too young to be a part of WWII & my Dad was too old. Thank God my time in the Korean War was never like this...

  • The Hunting Wind

  • By: Steve Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

In an unprecedented literary feat, Steve Hamilton’s debut novel, A Cold Day in Paradise, captured both the prestigious Edgar and Shamus awards. Now the best-selling author presents the third installment in his critically acclaimed mystery series: a complex, atmospheric tale that will plunge listeners back into icy, unpredictable Alex McKnight territory, where the private investigator finds himself doing a favor for an old friend – but this favor could cost him his life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Long, Tedious Road To Nowhere

  • By FRITZ STOOP on 10-30-13

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-15

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

Definitely! ALL SUSPENSE!

What does Dan John Miller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Ambience!

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

I tried, but, my loud family returned home...

Any additional comments?

So proud to live in Michigan!

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  • Chiefs

  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,526

In 1919, Delano, Georgia, appoints its first chief of police. Honest and hardworking, the new chief is puzzled when young men start to disappear. But his investigation is ended by the fatal blast from a shotgun. Delano's second chief-of-police is no hero, yet he is also disturbed by what he sees in the missing-persons bulletins. In 1969, when Delano's third chief takes over, the unsolved disappearances still haunt the police files.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In my 'Top Ten' books of all time!

  • By karen on 09-17-13

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Chiefs to be better than the print version?

(Yes because I'm blind!!)

What did you like best about this story?

ALL SUSPENSE!

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

Don't think so...

Any additional comments?

Couldn't stop listening until my noisy family retuned home! (I'm blind...)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Winter of the Wolf Moon

  • By: Steve Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 213

Sequel to Hamilton's award-winning first novel ( A Cold Day in Paradise), the story returns us to the small town of Paradise, Michigan where ex-Detroit police detective and reluctant private investigator, Alex McKnight, rents out small cabins to snowmobilers and tried to bury his demons under the snow he plows each day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding dialog and cast of characters

  • By Dennis on 09-06-12

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-15

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

Very good writing & always kept my interest.

Have you listened to any of Dan John Miller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The first of this series. Great performance, just like this previous Hamilton serious!

Any additional comments?

So proud I live in Michigan!

  • The Resurrectionist

  • By: Matthew Guinn
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 317

"Dog days and the fresh bodies are arriving once again." So begins the fall term at South Carolina Medical College, where Dr. Jacob Thacker is on probation for Xanax abuse. His interim career - working public relations for the dean - takes an unnerving detour into the past when the bones of African American slaves, over a century old, are unearthed on the campus. Out of the college’s dark past, these bones threaten to rise and condemn the present.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not my cup of tea

  • By Peter on 05-28-15

Not consitent.

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

Reviewed: 07-19-15

What did you like best about The Resurrectionist? What did you like least?

What I really enjoyed was only the first 20% that lead me to read on. The remainder really lacked in suspense & was very predictable.

  • Slumdog Millionaire

  • By: Vikas Swarup
  • Narrated by: Christopher Simpson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802

Vikas Swarup's spectacular debut novel, the inspiration for the award-winning film, opens in a jail cell in Mumbai, where Ram Mohammad Thomas is being held after correctly answering all 12 questions on India's biggest quiz show, Who Will Win a Billion? It is hard to believe that a poor orphan who has never gone to school could win such a contest. But through a series of exhilarating tales, Ram explains to his lawyer how episodes in his life gave him the answer to each question.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful

  • By JoeWig on 04-06-10

Better than the movie!

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

Reviewed: 04-25-13

Where does Slumdog Millionaire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the top 5 out of approximately 40!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Slumdog Millionaire?

When I realized that he wasn't making anything up!

Which scene was your favorite?

When he won the contest!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me cry.

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

  • By: Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Narrated by: Scott Holst
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,051
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,411

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My friends thought I was crazy.

  • By bluecat1861 on 03-23-10

Didn't think I'd like it!

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

Reviewed: 04-25-13

Would you listen to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter again? Why?

Yes! Of course there are no vampires, but maybe Lincoln really believed in them! Very entertaining!

What does Scott Holst bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The honesty of Lincoln. He made me feel that this could actually have been history!

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  • Killing Floor

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,957
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,603
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,593

All is not well in Margrave, Georgia. The sleepy, forgotten town hasn't seen a crime in decades, but within the span of three days it witnesses events that leave everyone stunned. An unidentified man is found beaten and shot to death on a lonely country road.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Comic book tough guy

  • By Ed on 06-21-08

Suspenseful!

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

Reviewed: 04-25-13

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

Definitely! Good story w/suspense, good author & series, good narrator!

What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

Makes you feel like you're there!!!