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  • Past Tense

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,082

Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? He takes the detour. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FIVE STAR BOOK And NARRATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 11-05-18

Where’s Dick Hill

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

Where is Dick Hill? He is the sound of voice of Jack Reacher. Always have enjoyed Scott brick but voice of Reacher is Dick Hill! Mr. Hill’s easy cadence and resonating Voice define all of the Reacher novels. Half my books are read by Scott but without Hill’s voice, the stories just aren’t the same.

  • The Temporary Agent

  • The Agent Series, Book 1
  • By: Daniel Judson
  • Narrated by: Pete Simonelli
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447

Five years after his life was saved in Afghanistan by Marine Force Recon Leader Charlie Cahill, former Navy Seabee Tom Sexton lives a bleak, nomadic existence, haunted by the debt he can never repay. Salvation appears in Stella - a woman as damaged, and resourceful, as he. But when a coded distress call from his former CO leads him to a shadowy NSA operative, Tom is recruited for a "black op" to bring back the now-rogue man who saved his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected Pleasure!

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-23-16

Surprisingly entertaining

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

I very seldom write a review on any book.This one was surprisingly entertaining. Characters were believable and for once, we’re not hearing the story of a Navy SEAL gone bad or a bulletproof Navy SEAL. Who would’ve thought a modern story would be made about the forgotten heroics of a Navy Seabee.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Deception Point: A Novel

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,480

When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth checking out!

  • By Jeffrey on 03-06-09

Not his best

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

This is definitely not one of Dan Brown's best. The application of the Science is off and it's a bit ludicrous to think that our military just blindly follows orders. He has to make you believe this in order to make a story fit.

  • Dept. of Speculation

  • By: Jenny Offill
  • Narrated by: Jenny Offill
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 468

"The Wife" once exchanged love letters with her husband, coyly postmarked the Dept. of Speculation, their code name for all the uncertainty that inheres in life and in the strangely fluid confines of a long relationship. As they confront an array of common catastrophes -the arrival of a child and, later, a lover - the Wife puzzles over the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and romantic love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I found the Heroine dislikable

  • By Isabelle on 12-29-14

What was I thinking?!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-15

What disappointed you about Dept. of Speculation?

I never could get into this one! You'll find it absolutely useless reading, one you'll quickly put down to find another author.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jenny Offill again?

Writing like this I'm going back to England. Maybe there I'll find decent authors with master of English language.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • First Grave on the Right

  • Charley Davidson, Book 1
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,615
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,596

A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light”. But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great choice for Stephanie, Lorelai or Buffy fans!

  • By Austin gal on 03-07-12

Don't waste a penny on this

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

Reviewed: 02-03-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

There's no way you can make this a 4-5 star listening experience! Sarcasm & lack of a true story line not sure why even bothered with this one.
My suggestion, find a different author.

  • SEAL Team 13

  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 258

It’s been ten years since a mysterious, horrific incident in the South China Sea annihilated a US Navy destroyer and its Navy SEAL team. Only one man survived. Now, the US Navy is determined to put a stop to the new, frightening incidents taking place with alarming frequency. Enter SEAL Team 13, an elite group of soldiers led by sole survivor Harold “Hawk” Masters. Everyone on the team has survived contact with supernatural forces from “the other side.”

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Quickly Turned into My Favorite Book in Genre

  • By Daniel C. Mather on 08-17-14

what a waste

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

Reviewed: 07-28-14

What would have made SEAL Team 13 better?

different narrator with a "grownup" voice

What could Evan Currie have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

tell a different story!

How could the performance have been better?

a voice only his closest friend enjoy. And I doubt they are telling the truth.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from SEAL Team 13?

I could not find any I liked!

1 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Sherlock Holmes in America

  • By: Jon L. Lellenberg (editor), Martin H. Greenberg (editor), Daniel Stashower (editor)
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 448

Just in time for Sherlock Holmes, the major motion picture starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law: the world’s greatest fictional detective and his famous sidekick Dr. Watson are on their first trip across the Atlantic as they solve crimes all over 19th-century America - from the bustling neighborhoods of New York, Boston, and D.C. to fog-shrouded San Francisco. The world’s best-loved British sleuth faces some of the most cunning criminals America has to offer and meets America’s most famous figures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh out loud stories clever and smart

  • By J. Comeaux on 10-11-13

not worth the time

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

Reviewed: 04-16-14

What would have made Sherlock Holmes in America better?

if you're expecting the sir A.C.D. quality, look somewhere else.
The stories are a bit lame at best. Some I had to fast forward before I threw out my player!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Behind the Lies

  • A Montgomery Justice Novel, Book 2
  • By: Robin Perini
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

Of the six Montgomery brothers, Zach has always walked on the wild side. He rocketed to fame playing a hero in a movie, but off screen he’s living in the shadows. Zach’s dark secret: He leads a double life as a CIA operative. When a mission to stalk a terrorist goes horribly wrong, Zach’s cover is blown. He’s on the run and fighting to stay alive long enough to discover whom he can trust - and who betrayed him. Jenna Walters thought she’d married the perfect man - until she unearthed his terrible secret. Now, desperate to escape his crosshairs, she and her son take refuge in Zach’s secret hideaway.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story, Great Narration

  • By Audio Audits on 04-26-13

Romance novels

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

Reviewed: 04-16-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

cliche's abound in this story!. Story is so predictatble it's not worth going to the end. This is simple a romance novel trying hard to be something else. Use your points or $$$ to buy soemthing else.But- on the good side it is not full of profanity or expilct sex. Nice to be be able to listen soemthing that is not assaulting you with garbage.Soft enough to suggest to older teens.

What didn’t you like about Nick Podehl’s performance?

He shouldn't give up his day job. he needs to work on accents that add to a story not detract. His Arabic accent sounds like a a drunken Russian.

What character would you cut from Behind the Lies?

Get rid of all the brothers!

  • The Red Pyramid

  • The Kane Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free, Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,971
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,987

Since his mother’s death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. But while Carter’s been homeschooled, his younger sister, Sadie, has been living with their grandparents in London. Sadie has just what Carter wants — school friends and a chance at a “normal” life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much appreciated

  • By B. Turner on 05-28-10

A children's fantasy story.

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

Reviewed: 01-21-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Children. If you're over 15 don't bother.

What could Rick Riordan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

characters are too obnoxious!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

voice was so distracting I couldn't finish the story

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Red Pyramid?

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Any additional comments?

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  • The Quiller Memorandum

  • By: Adam Hall
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

You are a secret agent working for the British in Berlin. You are due to go home on leave, but you are being followed by the enemy - or your own people. A man meets you in the theater and briefs you on a plot to revive the power of Nazi Germany. You do not believe him, but you remember that one of the suspects mentioned was a senior SS officer you met while you were working as a spy in Nazi Germany. Next, you make contact with a beautiful girl who may know something. Someone tries to kill both of you.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It starts off pretty strong, but...

  • By Brian on 12-31-12

Come on! Another Nazi thriller?

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

Reviewed: 06-20-13

What disappointed you about The Quiller Memorandum?

How many Nazi conspiracy theories and stories can you write after 60 years? I can't seem to get past the concept that every Nazi that was alive is now dead or really old. Writing a new story about a very old concept just doesn't make it even in a spy thriller.

Did Simon Prebble do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Narrator does fine as he always does. Unfortunately the story just doesn't carry me past five minutes of listening.

What character would you cut from The Quiller Memorandum?

Are antihero or hero or whatever he is just doesn't seem to cut it. His character is pretty soft.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend that you not waste your time or your money on this story

1 of 8 people found this review helpful