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  • The Rainmaker

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,511
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,789

It's summer in Memphis. The sweat is sticking to Rudy Baylor's shirt and creditors are nipping at his heels. Once he had aspirations of breezing through law school and punching his ticket to the good life. Now he doesn't have a joy or a prayer...except for one: an insurance dispute that leaves a family devastated and opens the door for a lawsuit, if Rudy can find a way to file it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very dissapointed with recording

  • By Amber on 06-25-11

Audiobook has many déjà vu moments

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

In other words, whole lines of story frequently repeats itself.
Otherwise, this was another entertaining Grisham book that kept me interested for hours!

  • The Chamber

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,408

In the corridors of Chicago's top law firm: 26-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brink of a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking it all for a death-row killer and an impossible case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of Grisham's best

  • By Ed on 09-23-08

Don’t let the movie influence your decision to read...

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

I’ve never understood why Hollywood tries to take a book that’s over 10 hours to listen or over 500 pages written and think that same story can be condensed to 1 hour and 46 of screen time can begin to do a book justice?!?! After seeing the movie “The “Chamber” umpteen years ago I skipped reading the book because I felt the adaptations of “The Firm”, “A Time to Kill” and “The Client we’re so well done that Chambers’s book must have been bad to explain the movie.
I’m glad I talked myself into listening to Chamber! I wasn’t sorry because the book was 16 hours well spent:)

  • Watchers

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,013
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,703
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,685

On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods. That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunning masterpiece that leaves you with hope.

  • By Anonymous User on 08-31-18

Top 5 best book I’ve ever read

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

Great book! Great story, plot, characters; and easy to follow. Just remember it was written in 1985 and the technology of that era.

  • Inborn Error

  • By: Bruce R. Gilbert
  • Narrated by: David Bosco
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

It is the smallest of anomalies. A tiny error lurking in Bob Ludlow’s DNA that could have untold consequences for civilization. Dr. Barry Gifford hopes that understanding this genetic error could provide revolutionary advances for humanity. Bob believes in Barry and his vision for the future. The two men team up to solve the mystery of Bob’s genetics and to develop a drug based on this inborn error. Unfortunately, in the cutthroat world of medical research, altruism doesn’t always take precedence over money or ego. Dr. Dexter Brunswick, a bitter man with a tough past, is strangely jealous of Barry’s accomplishments. Yet he needs Barry’s research to unlock the treasures hidden in Bob’s genetic code. Unlike Barry’s noble intentions, Brunswick’s plans are more sinister. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Thriller

  • By willee on 05-06-18

Good read, ahem, listen...

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

Good read, ahem, listen if one enjoys fictional stories, especially ones with highly unlikely or unusual plots, combined with a good dose of actual ( I can’t validate all the “science “ as factual but I knew the majority of it was based on actual medical science) current medical science (like me).
My complaints are few; mainly, I wish the ending had an epilogue or hadn’t left me feeling the story ended abruptly. My other issue was not feeling i got to know and understand the characters a little deeper. Perhaps more story about Dexter and his disdain for the world, perhaps more history about the parents of the triplets and the dispute between the brothers prior to the birth of their children.
I’m definitely not complaining about experiencing this book, I was fully entertained for hours and wasn’t overwhelmed by unnecessary characters. The book was well worth the listen!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Brain on Fire

  • My Month of Madness
  • By: Susannah Cahalan
  • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,544

In 2009, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a strange hospital room strapped to a bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records - from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory - reported psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-year-old, six months into her first serious relationship and a sparkling career as a cub reporter

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For those interested in neurology & psychology

  • By Brian Quaranta on 01-07-14

Humbled...

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

An exceptionally written story of a young woman’s horrific medical condition and how her family, friends and God-sent medical team helped support her until all the pieces of her illness were put together for a rare and mostly unheard of (The event took place in 2009) diagnoses.
I could go on and on with praises for the book and many more to its writer, those who love her and for the few gems of medical workers who work to truly help people and not worry with the quantity of patient care but the quality!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Street Lawyer

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,429

Michael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. firm with 800 lawyers. The money was good and getting better; a partnership was 3 years away. He was a rising star with no time to waste, no time to stop, no time to toss a few coins into the cups of panhandlers. No time for a conscience. But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Also available abridged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Life Changing Moment

  • By R. Pontiflet on 03-14-14

Very humbling!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-17

Great story to humble the mind and hearts of people fortunate enough to have a roof over their heads. After reading this b

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,607
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,618

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made 28 years ago calls them to reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Audiobook! Editing Clarification

  • By jeverett on 10-06-17

Classic Stephen King....

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

Reviewed: 11-07-16

If you like reading Stephen King "It" is one of his best! If your looking for a great terror novel, dig in, this book will definitely grab you quickly and keep your appetite in check for awhile. Don't let the length of the story scare you away, Mr King fleshes out the characters so you begin to think of these people as your own friends!
I read "It" 25 years ago; I heard that they may be making another film version (a mini series made in the 1990's didn't have the full scare effect to do this story justice) hence my desire for another read, however with a busy life these days, listening to books is the only way I get to "read" a book in less than a year!!! I found it rather creepy that right after I started listening to "It" a clown crime spree became reality.