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  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45,255
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40,998
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40,933

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

FORMULAIC

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

Reviewed: 03-15-17

These world war 2 books are becoming so formulaic and this is not to demean the suffering of those that lived and died in world war 2. There is a young character either child or young adult. There is lots of suffering. LOTS OF SUFFERING. Got that. LOTS OF SUFFERING. Then the war ends and the character confronts how they suffered and what they learned.

  • Death's End

  • By: Cixin Liu, Ken Liu - translator
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 28 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,461

Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to coexist peacefully as equals, without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fermi paradox meets first contact.

  • By John S. Robinson on 10-01-16

Dreary, Depressing and Dreadfully Slow

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

Reviewed: 11-16-16

and not getting any better at any point soon. Yikes, this is a miserable book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Saturn Run

  • By: John Sandford Ctein
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,563

The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope - something is approaching Saturn and decelerating. Space objects don't decelerate. Spaceships do. A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: Whatever built that ship is at least one hundred years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Sci-Fi Book in a While!

  • By Ted on 05-29-17

Starts out great and then collapses

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

Reviewed: 10-11-15

I thought this book was going to be one of my favorite books this year for the first 90% of the book and then it just fell apart with an ending that really doesn't match the rest of the book. I could barely finish it and was so disappointed. So sad, but my final reaction was just sort of meh. Wish I hadn't wasted the credit.

12 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • By Stone, by Blade, by Fire

  • By: Kate Wilhelm
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 149

Travis Morgan’s case seems open and shut: A plot to kill his estranged father, fundamentalist preacher Arlie Morgan, goes awry and his bullet slays an innocent bookkeeper. Two eyewitnesses seal Travis’ fate. But despite damning evidence and an admitted hatred of his father, Travis staunchly maintains his innocence. Beseeched by his anguished mother, veteran defense attorney Barbara Holloway agrees to represent Travis. With the support of her father, attorney Frank Holloway, and crack private investigator Bailey, Barbara reveals a zealot, his ultrarich backers, and unimaginable atrocities.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Wilhelm

  • By E. D. Kelly on 06-03-13

Plot holes big enough to drive a large truck thru

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

Reviewed: 07-15-13

This is basically an ok book, although there are a couple of enormous plot holes. It is typical Kate Wilhelm and enjoyable. Barbara Holloway and her dad are there and are well drawn. It was enjoyable, except there were a couple of major things that made me wonder if Kate Wilhelm has watched any modern crime drama television at all. I listened to the book on a long trip with my daughter and she had the same reaction.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Line Between Here and Gone

  • Forensic Instincts, Book 2
  • By: Andrea Kane
  • Narrated by: Jim Colby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 99

In The Line Between Here and Gone, Amanda Gleason’s infant son Justin suffers from a rare immune deficiency. His best chance for survival died with his father, Paul, who was murdered before Justin was born. But when a recent photo surfaces of a man who looks like a very-much-alive Paul, Amanda hires Forensic Instincts to investigate.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Illogical and silly

  • By Zoe on 07-15-13

Illogical and silly

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

Reviewed: 07-15-13

The first book in the series was ok and I decided, with reservations to listen to the second. There was a lot of supernatural stuff in the book. I am undecided if I would listen to the next book in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Night Crew

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 270

Best-selling author John Sandford takes all the action and suspense of his acclaimed Prey novels and heads west to the dark gleam of L.A.- where the Night Crew works. A mobile unit of video freelancers, they prowl the midnight streets to sell to the highest network bidder. Murders. Robberies. High-speed chases. For them, it is an exhilerating life. But tonight, two deaths will change everything.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Prefer Davenport and Flowers

  • By Ed on 01-26-17

I listened because it was John Sandford

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

Reviewed: 07-15-13

Not a great story, not a bad story, just vaguely unsatisfying. The characters were not particularly well defined or likeable. The plot seemed typical Sandford. Just sort of meh. Not sure I would listen to another one if this set of characters develops into an independent series.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Box

  • Harry Bosch, Book 16
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,068
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,045

In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box", the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Where is the Len Cariou, this narrator blows!!

  • By Dan on 11-28-12

Disappointing with a worse narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-14-12

Silly unbelievable story that sounds phoned in. The narrator sounds dead and can't carry the story. I love Harry, but, wow, given the chance now, I would pass.

  • The Affair

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,840

Everything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington. Reacher is ordered undercover - to find out everything he can, to control the local police, and then to vanish. Reacher is a good soldier. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, he finds layers no one saw coming, and the investigation spins out of control. Local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux has a thirst for justice - and an appetite for secrets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than previous Reacher adventures

  • By Susan on 09-30-11

I am done with Reacher

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

Reviewed: 10-26-11

Reacher has turned into a vigilante and is no longer a likable character. I really dislike the way this series has turned int he last couple of books. Yuck.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Heaven Is High

  • A Barbara Holloway Novel
  • By: Kate Wilhelm
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Barbara Holloway is a low-key attorney in Eugene, Oregon, who left her father’s high-powered firm to handle small legal problems for local residents and ponder her next move. But while trying to sort out her own future, two people, desperate for help, show up on her doorstep: former pro football player Martin Owens and his wife, Binnie. Binnie, who is mute, met her husband when she sneaked aboard his boat while it was docked in Haiti and smuggled herself into the US.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Out of sequence

  • By Zoe on 05-24-11

Out of sequence

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

Reviewed: 05-24-11

This book is very strange. It is not the latest installment, rather it appears to be an old manuscript that was brushed up and turned into a book. It appears to fit in the middle of the series and unless you know this, the first several chapters are spent in, HUH mode. The characters and dialog are flat. I think it was discarded at some point and then the author went back and tried to make it into a book. The worst of a good series.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Sentry

  • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 14
  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568

Five years ago, Dru Rayne and her uncle fled from Louisiana to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina hit, but now they face a different kind of danger. A neighborhood protection gang savagely beats Dru’s uncle, but Pike witnesses it and offers his own brand of protection. Oddly enough, neither of them seems to want it — and neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching their storefront, men who appear quite willing to let the gang have its way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vintage Crais

  • By S. Harvey on 01-21-11

Not his best

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-11

Not very satisfying. I had a hard time believing the characters motivations. Nice to see Cole's cat is hanging in there though.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful