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W. D. Lurie

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  • The Racketeer

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: J.D. Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,198
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,185

Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.... Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By Michael V. on 11-09-12

One of his best!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

Great story and masterfully told. Second time I listened and it was better this time.
There was not a watesed word or phrase or subplots that did not enhance the story. What an amazing book. And I have read 90% of all his fictional books.

  • True Evil

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,892

Dr. Chris Shepard is 36 years old, newly married, and well on his way to a perfect life. Or so he believes. But that future is forever cast into doubt the day Special Agent Alexandra Morse walks into his office and drops a bombshell: Dr. Shepard's beautiful new wife is plotting his murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truely Captivating and Terrifiying!!!

  • By JenniferLOVESThrillers on 01-22-14

A real page turner.

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

First book I have read from this author. Loved it. Very fast paced, lots of action and few sub plots to get in the way of a very well written story. The narration was perfect. This is my 300th plus mystery audio book and those were all by mamy of the top writers. This one is near the top of my favorites list.

  • Twisted Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,865

Lucas Davenport had crossed paths with her before. A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the US Senate, where Lucas had predicted she'd fit right in. He was also convinced that she'd been responsible for three murders, though he'd never been able to prove it. Once a psychopath had gotten that kind of rush, though, he or she often needed another fix, so he figured he might be seeing her again. He was right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterpiece!

  • By Steven Allgood on 04-27-18

One of Sandford's best.

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

A really exciting book from start to finish. Lots of action, great plot and fun characters. I have read all of the Davenport books at least twice and this one is among the best And all of them are great.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Quick & Dirty

  • Stone Barrington, Book 43
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383

When a slam-bang of a crime brings a beautiful new client into Stone Barrington's office, little does he know his association with her will pull him into a far more serpentine mystery in the exclusive world of art. It's a business where a rare find could make a career - and a collection - and mistakes in judgment are costly. And under its genteel and high-minded veneer lurks an assortment of grifters and malfeasants eager to cash in on the game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Good Stone Barrington Edition

  • By Kat on 10-26-17

Great as always

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Would you listen to Quick & Dirty again? Why?

Yes because I actually do this for all of Stuart Woods books. I have them all and am never tired of hearing them again.

What did you like best about this story?

The fast pace, the way the characters interact, and the twists and turns that always occurs whenever Stone gets involved.

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

Tony Roberts is a great narrarator and after listening to his narration every time I listen to a new Stuart Woods book, I can not conceive of anyone else doing this.

  • Island of the Lost

  • Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World
  • By: Joan Druett
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,865
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,858

Auckland Island is a godforsaken place in the middle of the Southern Ocean, 285 miles south of New Zealand. With year-round freezing rain and howling winds, it is one of the most forbidding places in the world. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death. In 1864, Captain Thomas Musgrave and his crew of four aboard the schooner Grafton wreck on the southern end of the island. Utterly alone in a dense coastal forest, plagued by stinging blowflies and relentless rain, Captain Musgrave inspires his men to take action.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating, well told, well researched

  • By Miles on 07-21-17

Amazing true story of survival .

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

Reviewed: 12-13-17

5 people spent 20 months surviving in the Artic regions and this book explains how they did it. Wow!!!!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hunger Moon

  • The Huntress/FBI Thrillers, Book 5
  • By: Alexandra Sokoloff
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 443

Special Agent Matthew Roarke has abandoned his rogue search for serial killer Cara Lindstrom. He's returned to the FBI to head a task force with one mission: to rid society of its worst predators. But as the skeletal symbols of Santa Muerte, "Lady Death," mysteriously appear at universities nationwide, threatening death to rapists, Roarke's team is pressured to investigate. When a frat boy goes missing in Santa Barbara, Roarke realizes a bloodbath is coming - desperate teenagers are about to mete out personal, cold-blooded justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read it with an open mind

  • By Bree Salyer on 01-23-18

Way too political but a great story anyway.

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

Reviewed: 11-26-17

I have read the entire series and loved them all. But the author uses the 2016 election to preach his viewpoint that the current administration is 100000% bad unaware that the future debacle of Harvey Weinstein and his liberal friends were just as bad if not worse. Turns out the author voted for Bill 's wife who protected her husbands criminal acts for decades . But even the NYT is now turning against the Clintons.

so I hope the next book will talk about the Monsters in that political group if he is at all sincer in his beliefs that all men are responsible for rape culture and just the ones who voted for Trump.

we shall see.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Bitter Moon

  • The Huntress/FBI Thrillers, Book 4
  • By: Alexandra Sokoloff
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757

FBI agent Matthew Roarke has been on leave, and in seclusion, since the capture of mass killer Cara Lindstrom - the victim turned avenger who preys on predators. Torn between devotion to the law and a powerful attraction to Cara and her lethal brand of justice, Roarke has retreated from both to search his soul. But Cara's escape from custody and a police detective's cryptic challenge soon draw him out of exile to probe an unsolved murder that could be the key to her long and deadly career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent addition to the Huntress Moon series...

  • By shelley on 11-02-16

Best yet

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

Number 4 of 5 and the best yet. Giving essential background info on Cara's teen years. Amazingly done as Roarke solves yet another puzzle.

  • The Neon Lawyer

  • By: Victor Methos
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,602
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,590

With money and hope in short supply, newly minted attorney Brigham Theodore decides it’s time to lower his standards. He joins a seedy fly-by-night firm in Salt Lake City out of desperation. After he loses his first case - a speeding ticket - he’s convinced his career is over. But to his shock, his boss hands him a slightly more complex case: capital murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • HERE'S THE DEAL

  • By John on 02-02-15

Great

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

Really enjoyed it. Excellent narration and story. I hope there is going to be a second book about the same characters.

  • Pirate Latitudes

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,462
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,465
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,476

The Caribbean, 1665. A remote colony of the English Crown, the island of Jamaica holds out against the vast supremacy of the Spanish empire. Port Royal, its capital, is a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops, and bawdy houses. In this steamy climate there's a living to be made, a living that can end swiftly by disease - or by dagger. For Captain Charles Hunter, gold in Spanish hands is gold for the taking, and the law of the land rests with those ruthless enough to make it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What was that?

  • By Douglas on 03-16-12

Another great book by Crichton

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

Loved the story and the history of the era meticulously researched and invisibly interwoven into the plot. His books are always amazing and this was no exception.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Fix

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,472

Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter - a family man with a successful consulting business - and his victim, a schoolteacher.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is Ron Mcclarty?

  • By jason adams on 04-28-17

Not as bad as the reviews are saying.

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

Many reviews gave the impression this was not the best book the author ever wrote. True but having read all his books, this was enjoyable and kept my attention throughout I do not particularly like the main character nor did I like him in the first book of this series. But, I like the author and even his bad books are good .

I bought the book knowing I could get a refund if I did not enjoy it. I will NOT be asking for that refund.