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  • 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 712
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653

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 7,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,338

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 5,152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,754
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,739

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 10,553
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9,691
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,649

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 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

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.

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  • The Crooked Staircase

  • A Jane Hawk Novel, Book 3
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314

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
  • Descriptive words like Oleaginous & Huggermugger- love love this series!

  • By BlkButterfly on 06-11-18

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 9,628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,731

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.

  • The Disappeared

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482

Wyoming's new governor isn't sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate. A prominent female British executive never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. Pickett knows that happens sometimes - these ranches are stocked with handsome young cowboys, and "ranch romances" aren't uncommon. But no sign of her months after she vanished? That suggests something else.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sheridan takes a lover!

  • By Richard Delman on 04-11-18

Another great modern Western by CJ Box, however…

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

I love this series! CJ Box creates believable characters that holds the reader’s interest.
The writing is good, the story is good, but the narration was terrible. The reader tries to make all of the good characters sound pithy, as if they are in on some clever secret that nobody else knows about. The way he makes characters talk almost always has the end of the sentence lilting upwards, a way in which nobody speaks, unless they’re trying to be pithy, or clever. This is true especially in the west where I’ve lived half of my life. This is an effective affectation that actors have in their toolbox as long as it is used sparingly. This reader uses it constantly like a one trick pony.
The rest of the time he reads as if he’s a bored math teacher reading a boring math textbook to a bored class. The narration is too slow also, however he enunciate very well. He keeps the characters with the same voice, so there’s no variation of voice in each character. However all of the big tuff guys sound like Nate, and all the government people and not “tuff” bad guys sound like nasally, whiny weasels. This is not good for the series, as the author’s wonderful characters begin to sound like caricatures. Mr. Box is able to keep the series fresh, but the narrator is making the series sound predictable and formulaic.
The narration would frustrate and anger me so much that it was only the good storyline and writing that kept me involved in the book.
Though Audible is my preference for reading lately, as it allows me to listen everywhere and keep active, if Mr Box allows his next book to be read by this reader, I will get the Kindle version instead.

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  • Three Weeks to Say Goodbye

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

Jack and Melissa McGuane have spent years trying to have a baby. Finally their dream has come true with the adoption of their daughter, Angelina. But nine months after bringing her home, they receive a devastating phone call from the adoption agency: Angelina's birth father, a teenager, never signed away his parental rights, and he wants her back.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Spiralling Out Of Control

  • By Simone on 01-27-13

Another Marvelous Story

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

CJ Box has become one of my favorite authors. His descriptions of areas where the stories take place are masterful. What really makes his stories come alive are the ways he builds realistic characters. While reading, you feel like the person in the story could be someone you know. Nothing overcomes Suspension of Disbelief better than this.
I have become an ardent man!

  • Hellbent

  • An Orphan X Novel
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,609
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,348
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,329

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily earns 5 stars!

  • By Wayne on 01-31-18

Outstanding. Again!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

First of all, Scott Brick has earned his way to the top of my favorite Audible readers. He is an extraordinary talent.
His efforts make this extraordinary book simply marvelous. Greg Hurwitz hit another home run with this installment of the Orphan X series.
I highly recommend this book.