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  • Black (4 Novel Bundle)

  • By: Russell Blake
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 29 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342

Artemus Black doesn't believe in fate...but even a hardened Hollywood PI can question destiny when cases turn ugly. With an assistant who mocks him relentlessly, an obese cat that loathes him, a romantic life that's deader than Elvis, money problems, booze, nicotine, and anger management issues, how much worse can it get? The answer is plenty, and Black finds himself in a web of deceit, betrayal, and murder - and bad hair days.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series. Adventure, mystery, comical, noir.

  • By John Delaney on 07-08-18

Very well done! most enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

very good writing. interesting characters and preference was perfect! kept me engaged and entertainmed. all around good books

  • Bag of Bones

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,594
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,985

Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. He moves into his isolated house by the lake, which becomes the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best I've read by Stephen King.

  • By Joseph on 11-06-08

Horrible!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

Reading was very dry. Steven King should stick to writing because his narration is horrible. The book may have been decent with a good narrator. I can't honestly tell you anything about what happened in the book because the reading was so unengaging that I could not even concentrate on what was happening. There were a couple of places where it started to get good and fizzled out quickly. One of the hardest books ever to finish.

  • Amazonia

  • By: James Rollins
  • Narrated by: John Meagher
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894

The Rand scientific expedition entered the lush wilderness of the Amazon and never returned. Years later, one of its members has stumbled out of the world's most inhospitable rainforest - a former Special Forces soldier, scarred, mutilated, terrified, and mere hours from death, who went in with one arm missing...and came out with both intact.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy-Crawly!

  • By Snoodely on 07-07-13

meh...started good but quickly turned to meh

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

it was ok. may have been better with a better narrator. he was not suited for this type of book.

  • Fatal DNA

  • By: Jose Miguel Vasquez
  • Narrated by: Juan Carlos Rodriguez
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Christian Petersen, a brilliant genetic engineer, has developed methods that could push medicine toward unimaginable grounds. Corina Salgado, publicist, has been found murdered and raped. Detectives Sonia Acevedo and Guillermo Montenegro will have to deal - in the middle of a hot trial - with kidnapping, treason, blackmailing, and even terrorism to find the truth. Fatal DNA is a thriller filled with action and suspense, a story you won't turn off until reaching its shocking conclusion.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • horrible book. bad writing and poor reader

  • By L. Anderson on 08-03-18

horrible book. bad writing and poor reader

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

horrible book. could not get past chapter 3. reader it poor voice quality and poor inflection. reads like reading a technical manual. writing in uninteresting and juvenile

  • Branded

  • Sinners, Book 1
  • By: Missy Kalicicki, Abi Ketner
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 184

Fifty years ago, the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole, where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best. Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I've been accused of a crime I didn't commit, and now the Hole is my new home. Every day is a fight for survival. But I won't die. I won't let them win. The Hole can't keep me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Ending! I want more!

  • By M. Herbert on 01-03-15

started good...then turned into b rated love story

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

not much else to say got dull real quick with all the sappy love stuff

  • The Company

  • A Novel of the CIA
  • By: Robert Littell
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 41 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,895
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,896

"If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says ( Publishers Weekly).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang on to your Hat

  • By Cynthia on 01-17-03

If you want fast paced and thrilling..keep looking

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

Wow...like listening to paint dry. It is well written, just not action or excitment. Not my kind of book. I like fast paced, heart throbbing horror/thrilling kinds of books. If you do also, keep looking. However if you don't, might be a good books for you.

  • A Dirty Job

  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,113

People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen!

  • By Janie on 03-24-06

meh

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

had potential but childish and boring. parts were cute. stared off good then went downhill

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  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,681
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,737

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Nora I love is back!!

  • By Indydog on 05-31-18

good story. .way 2 much romance crap

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

had lots of potential ti be masterful thriller, but it was much of a romance as it was a thriller. it was well done, just not my cup of tea

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Kill Switch

  • Tucker Wayne, Book 1
  • By: James Rollins, Grant Blackwood
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,646

The mission seems simple enough: Extract a pharmaceutical magnate from Russian soil. But nothing is as it appears to be. A desperate call thrusts Captain Tucker Wayne and his stalwart military dog, Kane, into a frantic race to rescue the brilliant-but-deluded Abram Bukolov from a cadre of skilled assassins. Hunted and betrayed at every turn, Tucker and Kane must discover the truth behind a horror out of the ancient past that can be weaponized to terrorize the modern world. As time rapidly runs out, the deep and intimate bond between dog and soldier will be tested to the extreme.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new aspect of the special ops soldier

  • By Blue Dragonfly on 05-24-14

I honestly don't know if it's writing or reader

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

no idea what happened in this book because it was so dull that it could not hold my attention.

  • Dark Places

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,778
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,802

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark indeed

  • By DQmaine on 08-12-16

meh...

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

not very good. very slow. main char is whining and the ending was blah