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  • Island

  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37

This riveting and entertaining thriller by Thomas Perry follows a husband-and-wife con team on the run from the Mob, a soldier of fortune between jobs, a two-bit operator with grandiose dreams of tribal dynasty, a sultry CIA operative with divided loyalties, the most dazzling defector ever to hurl a split-fingered fastball, and 20th-century buccaneers who wash up on a tiny island in the Caribbean and turn it into a multinational cash machine. But then the shooting starts.   

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not good Thomas Perry

  • By Sean Cunningham on 08-26-18

what a caper

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-18

this is Thomas Perry's first book and it is a caper! You can tell it is first novel. It has all of the elements of a Perry novel. It is a little raw and it does go on and on -- I was not sure about some of the side stories - such as the Senator. But all and all a fun listen

  • Leverage in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 47
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,031
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,846

For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter - but what was the motive of the masked men? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Jean on 09-23-18

another Story

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

The latest installment in the Death series. I do enjoy the stories and the characters in this series, it did seem that Dallas used the f word more than needed this time. She usually curses but mostly when it works for the story. This time a little too much. It makes her seem uneducated when she does not use better words. She is still not very nice to her friends. Oh, she does grand gestures for them but resents every minute of it.
I understand she is a hard-boiled cop but after so many books and interactions you would think she would be maturing in her dealing with friends.


Good mystery. Sad mystery. Glad they got caught. The Oscar part was fun

  • Paradox

  • FBI Thriller, Book 22
  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Renee Raudman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665

Chief Ty Christie of Willicott, Maryland, witnesses a murder at dawn from the deck of her cottage on Lake Massey. When dragging the lake, not only do the divers find the murder victim, they also discover dozens of bones. Even more shocking is the identification of a unique belt buckle found among the bones. Working together with Chief Christie, Savich and Sherlock soon discover a frightening connection between the bones and the escaped psychopath. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A grain of salt...or a tablespoon

  • By Kate on 08-02-18

nice installment in the series

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-18

Nice installment in the FBI Thriller. I liked this one because it had Sherlock and Dillon as the main focus. They are usually in the books but just in a support role.

  • Tailspin

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,220

Rye Mallett, a fearless "freight dog" pilot charged with flying cargo to far-flung locations, is often rough-spoken and all business, but soft on regulations when they get in the way of meeting a deadline. But he does have a rock-solid reputation: He will fly in the foulest weather, day or night, and deliver the goods safely to their destination. So when Rye is asked to fly into a completely fogbound northern Georgia town and deliver a mysterious black box to a Dr. Lambert, he doesn't ask questions. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Victor Got His Groove

  • By Empress Karen on 08-08-18

a good tale from Mrs Brown

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I really enjoyed this story from Ms. Brown. For me her books are hit or miss. This one is a hit. I like the narrator; not sure what others mean when they say they do not like him. I think he is good.

the story is fast paced and lasts just a couple of days. Lots of action! worth a credit and listen.

  • Killdeer Trail

  • By: David R. Lewis
  • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Thirteen people are dead from the savage poisoning of a church well at the zealous hands of a vengeful old woman. With warrants in hand for murder and flight to avoid prosecution, Ruben, Homer Poteet, and Marion Daniels take to the trail of Blanche Boggs. She has crossed the Mississippi River into the primitive wilds of Southern Illinois to return to her old home place. Back among friends and family, Blanche knows she is safe. She isn't. Nobody is on the Killdeer Trail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story and performance, another brilliant work by the master

  • By Victor on 06-07-15

great story about the west

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-18

Another great installment of the trail series.
This one is a slightly different. There is a need to go after someone but mostly this one gives more day to day glimpses to life on the trail. We get a little more of Little Bill and Miss Harmony and the town of Deer Run. We have more interesting characters through out the book. In all walks of life.

These are great books. I am listening to them and they are read by the author who does a fantastic job

  • Big Fish

  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Powerfully plotted and funny, Big Fish follows dangerous and mysterious Los Angeles entrepreneur Altmeyer, and his wife Rachel, whose quiet lives in the Hollywood hills are disrupted when a multi-million-dollar gunrunning deal goes bad. Under most circumstances, Altmeyer might be mildly amused by the audacity of the double-cross. But whoever cheated Altmeyer may also be planning to destroy the world. With so much at stake, Altmeyer and Rachel and their friend, super-agent to the stars Bucky Carmichael, set off on a perilous adventure in search of the identity of the Big Fish. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A let down

  • By Dr. on 09-28-18

love Thomas Perry

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

I was so glad to see that they made Thoms Perry's older books into Audiobooks. This was very good. you could tell it was a older novel. But is had all the elements of a good Thomas book! worth a listen if you are a Thomas Perry Fan. Joe Barrett did an excellent job.

  • Rescued

  • Andy Carpenter Mystery Series, Book 17
  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447

Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter is reluctant to take on more cases. He’d rather spend his time working for his dog rescue organization. However, when a truck carrying more than 70 dogs from the South to the Northeast turns up with a murdered driver, Andy can’t help but get involved. Andy is eager to help the dogs, but it’s the man accused of murder who he has a problem defending. The accused happens to be his wife Laurie’s ex-fiance. Even though he acknowledges having argued with the victim, he swears that he is not a killer, and Andy has to admit he believes he's telling the truth. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another winner

  • By kaye on 07-21-18

another great story !

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

I love Andy Carpenter. He is a lawyer and a dog person. this book has all of the recurring characters. worth a credit and a reread!

  • Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station

  • By: Dorothy Gilman
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092

Posing as a tourist, Emily makes her way to China with the job of protecting a CIA treasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful!

  • By Nancy J on 07-13-13

great book

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

another wonderful installment in the Mrs Pollifax series. These are written in the 70 and are timeless.
this time She is off to China to help Mr X escape.

this one was one of the best in the series.

  • The Late Show

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,483
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,776

Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Noooooooooooooooooo!

  • By H. Jamieson on 08-12-17

good

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

This took a long time to read-- I misplaced the book for a couple of months. I had to start over and figure it all out. It was good that happened. I enjoyed it more .
this is a new Character for Connelly and that always is a learning curve. Lots we do not know.

I will keep on this series but I love everything this guy writes and LOVE Harry and Micky

I hope to see them in these books

  • Agent in Place

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,573
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,202

Fresh off his first mission back with the CIA, Court Gentry secures what seems like a cut-and-dried contract job: A group of expats in Paris hires him to kidnap the mistress of Syrian dictator Ahmed Azzam to get intel that could destabilize Azzam's regime. Court delivers Bianca Medina to the rebels, but his job doesn't end there. She soon reveals that she has given birth to a son, the only heir to Azzam's rule - and a potent threat to the Syrian president's powerful wife. Now, to get Bianca's cooperation, Court must bring her son out of Syria alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another intense Gray Man/Court Gentry novel!

  • By Wayne on 02-21-18

the gray man is back

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

this is another good book about the Gray man. He is at it again. this time he is trying to right, rescuing a baby from Syria.
LOTS of action. Court does a few amazing things which are "superhuman" but he is the Gray man after all. He is very lucky several times but he is the Gray man! I have listened to all of the books in the series. They are wonderful to just great.
worth a credit. waiting on the next one