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  • Depth of Winter

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,160

In Craig Johnson's latest mystery, Depth of Winter, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the 110-degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I miss Vic and Henry!

  • By Nancy R on 09-06-18

Awful -

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

This is "Die Hard" in a book - Sheriff gets in a scrape, Sheriff gets out of a scrape, over and over and over again. I love this author but this is simply awful.

As always, George Guidall was great but there wasn't anything to work with in this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,558
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,995

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, heartfelt, inspiring

  • By Jon K. Rust on 07-24-17

Extraordinary ~ !

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Every aspect of this book is extraordinary - the characters, the writing, the plot, the performance - simply exquisite ~ ! Like other reviews state, I too did not want it to end.

  • Innocent

  • By: Scott Turow
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,058

The sequel to the genre-defining, landmark best seller Presumed Innocent, Innocent continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, once again, 20 years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match after the mysterious death of Rusty's wife.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific Book

  • By Suzn F on 05-10-10

Fantastic.

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

This book is simply fantastic. It is a complicated plot, well written, and a page turner. And of course Edward Herrmann is the icing on the cake.

  • What Angels Fear

  • Sebastian St. Cyr, Book 1
  • By: C. S. Harris
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,804
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,801

It's 1811, and the threat of revolution haunts the upper classes of King George III's England. Then a beautiful young woman is found savagely murdered on the altar steps of an ancient church near Westminster Abbey. A dueling pistol found at the scene and the damning testimony of a witness both point to one man - Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, a brilliant young nobleman shattered by his experience in the Napoleonic Wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Addictive Series

  • By Bibliophile1963 on 10-17-16

Awful - not sure it is worth 2 stars.

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

Predictable from page 10, with marginal writing. The only thing that saved this book was Davina Porter who is always fantastic.

  • A Place of Execution

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Paddy Glynn
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381

A Greek tragedy in modern England, A Place of Execution is a taut psychological thriller that explores, exposes and explodes the border between reality and illusion in a multi-layered narrative that turns expectations on their head and reminds us that what we know is what we do not know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly amazing

  • By KismetKat11 on 11-17-09

Fantastic -

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

I have not read this author before and found the writing exceptional. I like the characters and thought the story was fantastic. While I do agree with some other readers - I "figured" it out before the end that didn't spoil it for me, it was merely an "ah hah" moment a bit before the end of the book. Excellent book. S

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blue Lightning: A Thriller

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674

Inspector Jimmy Perez takes his fiance home to Fair Isle, the tiny island he comes from, to meet his parents. The island is a magnet for bird watchers, who congregate at the local inn and lighthouse. When a local married celebrity who had an eye for the lads is murdered, Perez discovers that the suspects are very close to him indeed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally unput-down-able! More please!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-07-15

Best one yet -

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

Reviewed: 08-06-17

Fantastic book - best one yet. The writing just gets better - love this series and author.

  • 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 809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 740

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

Don't bother -

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

Reviewed: 07-30-17

I enjoyed the first three books, but now it appears the author is struggling to move on with a new story and characters. I didn't like the flash-back topic, nor the structure of the book bouncing back and forth between the FBI agent and the victim/perpetrator. Time for this author to move on.

  • The English Patient

  • By: Michael Ondaatje
  • Narrated by: Christopher Cazenove
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 443
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 345

With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal, and rescue illuminates this audiobook like flashes of heat lightening.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If only there was a pause between chapters

  • By Jennifer Bould on 10-22-16

Movie is much better -

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

I finally listened to the book on the premise I would get more from the movie - but that didn't happen. The movie far exceeds the book.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Pale Horse

  • By: Charles Todd
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 408

Late on a spring night in 1920, five boys cross the Yorkshire dales to the ruins of Fountains Abbey, intent on raising the Devil. Instead, they stumble over the Devil himself, sitting there watching them. Terrified, they run for their lives, leaving behind a book on alchemy stolen from their schoolmaster. The next morning, a body is discovered in the cloisters of the abbey--a man swathed in a hooded cloak and wearing a gas mask.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding author - Outstanding narrator

  • By N. Hopkins on 12-07-12

Best so far - - Narrator is fantastic ~ !

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

I have listened to several of the Rutledge series books and this is, to me, the best so far with a fantastic narrator. Simon Prebble makes the book.

  • The Dry

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Stephen Shanahan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,886

After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing dry here!

  • By green ice cream garden on 01-18-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-28-17

The characters are well developed, the plot tight, the writing great and the narration excellent. Great read.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful