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  • City of Endless Night

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,619

When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D'Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The allusive Pendergast..,

  • By shelley on 01-18-18

Weaker than others in series

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

The trouble with this plot is that it is too repetitive and the subplots are too tangential.

  • Chasing the Dime

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,340

The messages waiting for Henry Pierce when he plugs in his new phone clearly aren't intended for him. They indicate something has gone terribly wrong for a woman named Lilly. Pierce probes, investigates, and then tumbles through a hole, leaving behind a life driven by work to track down and help a woman he's never met. Connelly's latest is "a grabber from the beginning...utterly compelling."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nobody Could Be That Stupid That Many Times!

  • By David on 05-29-05

Connelly is brilliant, but . . . .

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

If you could sum up Chasing the Dime in three words, what would they be?

Lucky stupid geek.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The science was the most interesting. The protagonist was maddeningly stupid.

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

no

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

no

Any additional comments?

I really like Michael Connelly and the plot of this book represents his usual excellence. However the stupidity (or maybe mental illness) of the protagonist nearly drove me crazy.

  • Certainty

  • By: Victor Bevine
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 588
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 517

When sailors accuse a beloved local clergyman of sexual impropriety, William feels compelled to fight back. He agrees to defend the minister against the shocking allegations, in the face of dire personal and professional consequences. But when the trial grows increasingly sensational, and when outrageous revelations echo all the way from Newport to the federal government, William must confront more than just the truth - he must confront the very nature of good and evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!!!

  • By Sir Shopper on 12-30-14

Based on a true story

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

Reviewed: 08-10-15

This is a novelized version of an historical event known as the "Newport Naval Vice Scandal." It is a gripping story of homophobia and moral ambiguity that gives a valuable historical perspective on today's social polarities on gay rights.

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