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  • Long Road to Mercy

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Kyf Brewer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,263
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,249

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe. It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared. She never saw Mercy again. Three decades after that terrifying night, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon. So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon - and its rider missing - Pine is called in to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Damn, Baldacci is good!

  • By Wayne on 11-14-18

Timely

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

With the treasonous morons in charge of our country today in Washington, this story could not be more timely. Though those anti-patriotic traitor of Democracy have been able to fool a arge segment of the American populace into following like sheep,instead of using their brains, and thinking for their own selves, Our country is in serious trouble.
It is always free thinking, intelligent people, using art forms like literature, music, film and art that keep the American experience alive.
Critically, this book is written very well of course. The female mayor at her is very good. The mail narrator was not of the same calendar, and other people could have been a better choice

  • Next of Kin

  • By: James Tucker
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

A New Year's Eve celebration begins with the pop of a champagne cork - and ends with the bone-chilling screams of a killer's victims . Ten-year-old Ben Brook is the lone survivor of the brutal murder of his wealthy family at their upstate New York compound. But from the moment he evades death, Ben's life is in constant danger. Can NYPD detective Buddy Lock keep the boy safe from a killer intent on wiping out the entire Brook clan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Excellent Loved It - Just Get It

  • By shelley on 10-23-17

Good escapism

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

First of all, the narrator was extraordinary. He could read the warning labels off of the attachment on a prescription, and make it sound interesting. I enjoyed the characters in the book. They may not have been complete three dimensional characters, but were written so than I could empathize with them.
The story was a little formulaic, but I was fooled as to who the bad guy ended up being.
Fun book. Read it

  • White Fang

  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,179

In the desolate, frozen northwest of Canada, a lone wolf fights a heroic daily fight for life in the wild. But after he is captured and cruelly abused by men, he becomes a force of pure rage. Only one man sees inside the killer to his intelligence and nobility. But can his kindness touch White Fang?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who's the animal: Man or Wolf?

  • By Erik on 08-14-15

Wonderful Classic, yet...

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

I found it difficult to listen to a few descriptions that today feel racist, but at the time of writing, would not have been.
This book is full of the marvelous descriptions, Edward paintings that I don’t see often today. This book is a true treasure, just as most all of the books written by Jack London are.
Of course I recommend people of all ages to read this marvelous book, as it is written in a mature writing style, full of descriptive prose that produce unequaled word paintings within the narrative. But particularly for tweens, and teens this is a must read (or listen) as the wonderfully executed story can stir, and awaken the love of reading within them.
For adults of any age who have already read this book when they were younger, be good to yourself, and dive in to this call of the wild. (See what I did there....) ;0)

  • Holy Ghost

  • A Virgil Flowers Novel
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,398
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,198

Pinion, Minnesota: a metropolis of all of 700 souls. Nothing ever happened there - until the mayor of sorts (campaign slogan: "I'll Do What I Can") and a buddy come up with a scheme to put Pinion on the map. They'd heard of a place where a floating image of the Virgin Mary had turned the whole town into a shrine, attracting thousands of pilgrims. And all those pilgrims needed food, shelter, all kinds of crazy things, right? They'd all get rich! What could go wrong? When the dead body shows up, they find out, and that's only the beginning of their troubles - and Virgil Flowers'....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • F*****G Flowers and Frozen Pot Pies!!!!

  • By shelley on 10-10-18

Masterful… Again

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

John Sanford‘s books about Virgil Flowers and Lucas Davenport are at the top of this genre, and never fail to deliver.
This one is no different. The clever storyline seem so believable, with characters so real, you could believe they were your next-door neighbors.
The narration was superb as well, delivered by a professional with finely tuned skills.

  • Swan Song

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 34 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,804
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,839

Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply an Amazing Story

  • By Amanda H. on 06-21-12

In the vein of...

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Stephen King’s “The Stand”, but different enough so that I can see how this book would gather it’s own fan base. Some would prefer this book over The Stand perhaps because of up-to-date relevancies.
I personally prefer Stephen King’s book over this one however. Mr. King has a way of creating characters that are absolute real people in my mind.
Reading this book(which I enjoyed) I felt the people in the book as characters, whereas in The Stand it felt like the characters in the book were people.

  • The Old Man

  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,962
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,943

To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter he keeps in touch with by phone. But most 60-year-old widowers don't have multiple driver's licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The 'old man' is not old!

  • By Wayne on 08-15-17

What a treat

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

To begin with, this book was narrated very well. The story was long, and I wish it were longer with a different resolution, but still I was engaged throughout.
Definitely worth reading.

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  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,791
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11,730
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,683

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

Outstanding!!

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

Marvelous book, the writing was marvelous, pacing and intensity was engaging and gripping.
It was a very thrilling thriller that kept my attention throughout.
The narrators were very talented and professional.
I highly recommend.

  • The Darwin Variant

  • By: Kenneth Johnson
  • Narrated by: Emily Adams, Eric Pierpoint, Erin Chambers, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

When the icy shards of a rogue comet fall to Earth, they bring an unknown virus that accelerates evolution to extremes. Suddenly, infected plants grow stronger, choking out those uninfected. Animals turn aggressive and deadly. The eyes of loved ones go cold, and infected neighbors begin exhibiting signs of brutal domination. In a small Georgia town, 14-year-old Katie McLane sees her neighbors changing, one by one. Dr. Susan Perry, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, uncovers the frightening scope of the menace. The infected aren’t just evolving....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story but the science is AWFUL!!!!

  • By Drea H. on 06-26-18

Extraordinary!

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

I’ve never cried after reading a book, but I sobbed like a baby when finishing this. This is the second book I’ve read from this author and both of them are at the top of my favorites list.
It’s an intelligent book, very well written, with many fleshed out, realistic characters. The reading by all of the narrators is simply marvelous, they are all superb actors.
The message of the story stands out however, it does make one Imagine.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Crooked Staircase

  • A Jane Hawk Novel (Jane Hawk, Book 3)
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,987

Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she’s breathing, she’ll never cease her one-woman war against the terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom - and free will - of millions. Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane’s husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot. Deploying every resource their malign nexus of power and technology commands, Jane’s enemies are determined to see her dead...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By James C. Lamb on 05-11-18

Another episode in this exciting series

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

Dean Koontz has become quite the poet during the writing of his novels, his descriptions are so florally intricate, though at times obscure.
Each time he goes into a description of a place, where he puts a lot of effort into creating the mood, my ears perk up to listen more attentively, he can be really quick clever.
I must say though, that the narrator is the real star of the book. She is profoundly talented as a reader, voices she uses for all of the characters never get mixed up with another. I like the voices that she chooses for each of the characters speaking also. She is worth the purchase of the book, The book being marvelous is just a bonus

  • The Fallen

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,075
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,025

Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes - obscure Bible verses, odd symbols - have the police stumped. Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and her family. It's a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has been there only a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was supposed to be a VACATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 04-17-18

Absolute Brilliant Performances

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

I love the Amos Decker series, and this book was no exception. The story has many twists and turns, and held my imagination captive.
But the real joy of it was the performances by the readers Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy.
I listen to many audible books, and there are quite a few talented readers, and a few who may have been good at one time, but it’s time for them to hang it up. However, these two readers are simply extraordinary in every manner. Their characters are always consistent, they read as people actually speak without forced acting. They underplay everything so that while listening to the book, I got the feeling I was listening to actual conversations.
They brought Baldacci’s book to life as few others could. I would listen to them read from a phone book, and they would make it interesting.