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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 1,231
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163

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

Not my favorite but still fun.

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18


I really miss Vic, Henry and the rest of the gang. But it is a well written story which needed to be told. And it was narrated well by George Guidall.

Yes. Tons of unbelievable mishaps befell our Walt. But that is what one, at least me, read fiction.

But lets get back to the gang and Absaroka County Mr. Johnson

  • End Game

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,853
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,842

Will Robie and Jessica Reel are two of the most lethal people alive. They're the ones the government calls in when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. And through every mission, one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. But now, Blue Man is missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keep 'em Coming!

  • By shelley on 11-15-17

Way too predictable.

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

It sounded like Baldacci, Brewer and Cassidy are tired of this series. Much of the dialogue is corny. Some action but it too was way too average.

So I agree. I am tired of this series as well.

  • The Innocent

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105

Some mistakes can change your life forever. For Matt Hunter, that mistake came in one terrible moment when his attempt to help a friend and stop a fight resulted in an accidental death. Matt was convicted of manslaughter and sent to prison. Time that his peers spent in college, Matt endured behind bars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting!

  • By Amber on 05-10-05

This book is okay.

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

No big surprises here. It is a fine story. A bit on the predictable side but that adds to the comfort of the telling. Scott Brick's narration is the best part. As always.

  • Protect and Defend

  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,231
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,258

The action begins in the heart of Iran, where billions of dollars are being spent on the development of a nuclear program. No longer willing to wait for the international community to stop its neighboring enemy, Israel launches a creative and daring operation that leaves a radioactive tomb in the middle of Iran's second largest city. An outraged Iranian government publicly blames both Israel and the United States and demands retribution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read This One BEFORE Israel Bombs Iran!!

  • By aaron on 04-07-12

Fun

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Filled with cliche'. Tons of corny dialog. And some pretty good action. This book has no redeeming qualities what so ever. No boring preachy moments. It is just entertaining fun.

George Guidall gives it a wonderful performance. One highly recommends this for pure escapism.

  • Harry Bosch Box Set

  • 'The Narrows', 'Echo Park', and 'The Overlook'
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 27 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,944

Here are three award-winning Harry Bosch thrillers, all voiced by standout Broadway veteran Len Cariou: The Narrows, Echo Park, and The Overlook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • nice collection -- one missing in the order though

  • By Jami on 12-21-10

The Narrows <br />

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

An investigation into an old friends death.

Apparent natural causes means anything but natural causes in this instance. This death connects us to a serial killer and brings in another of Connely's characters, Rachel Walling, who had major connections to the killer. Then one finds out differently.

Terry McCabe was the old freinds name. A heart transplant which was going well until the medicines seemed to stop working. This is where the murder comes in.

Connely does an excellent job weaving the story line through the book and keeps one interested. Len Cariou is a great performer and is a great Harry Bosch.

Chapter 46

Echo Park

Did he get away and kill again?

This is a doubt that hit our Harry, and his former partner J Edgar, square in the chops.

It is a very good start to an excellent story. This story line was part of the first season of Bosch the Amazon Prime series. It was different enough to still remain interesting and lets the show be entertaining as well. One likes how this happens recently with series from books to video. It never used to be that way. If one read the book first forget the show or the movie. This no long appears to be a problem.

Again Len Cariou is a master at performing this work.


chapter 86

The Overlook

Started out as a possible terrorist action and ended up a killing for lust.

Well narrated but hardly one of the best efforts of Mr. Connelly. It makes one wonder if there perhaps is a ghost writer or two out there. This kept the box set from receiving 5 stars all the way.

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  • The Charm School

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,319

Something very strange -- and sinister -- is going on in the Russian woods at Borodino. In a place called Mrs. Ivanova's Charm School, young KGB agents are being taught by American POW's how to be model citizens of the USA. The Soviet goal -- to infiltrate the United States undetected. When an unsuspecting American tourist stumbles upon this secret, he sets in motion a CIA investigation that will reveal horrifying police state savagery and superpower treachery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love to predict plot? Forget it! What a thriller!!

  • By Xavier on 12-05-11

This brings to mind the F/X series.

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

The Americans. It was a very tense series. The Charm School gives and idea how this couple, and others, were so well trained and successful at infiltrating the USA.

Warning. It goes a little soft in the middle but stick with it. Once DeMille gets over this slouch the story rebounds nicely.

Scott Brick as always did a superb job of narration.

  • Play Dead

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,341
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,334

Theirs was a marriage made in tabloid heaven, but no sooner had supermodel Laura Ayars and Celtics star David Baskin said “I do” than tragedy struck. While honeymooning on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, David went out for a swim - and never returned. Now widowed and grieving, Laura has a thousand questions and no answers. Her search for the truth will draw her into a web of lies and deception that stretches back thirty years - while on the court at the Boston Garden, a rookie phenom makes his spectacular debut....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Harlan Coben is the Master

  • By Philip on 10-01-10

Super for the first release.

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

This story is quite enjoyable. Even after reading several of Harlan Coben's novels this was is terrific. One can see the talent forming in this early effort. This is a needed read. Don't let the nay sayers persuade you differently. After all we have the option to return if not pleased.

Scott Brick again added a great performance.

  • The Talbot Odyssey

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 722

For 40 years Western intelligence agents have known a terrible secret: the Russians have a mole - code-named Talbot - inside the CIA. At first Talbot is suspected of killing European agents. Then a street-smart ex-cop uncovers a storm of espionage and murder on the streets of New York, while in a Long Island suburb a civic demonstration against the Russian mission masks a desperate duel of nerves and wits. Engineered by Talbot, a shadow world of suspicion and deceit is spilling onto the streets....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too bloody

  • By ANNE C LONIS on 01-20-11

The good old days.

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

We had a well defined enemy. They captivated our imaginations and kept us from eating each other. Alas no more. Who would have thought it possible to miss the Great Bear of the USSR? And not just for some possible election meddling.

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  • Hammered

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,028
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,746

Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully - he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he’s asked his friend Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare.One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts. But things are heating up in Atticus’s home base of Tempe, Arizona....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series!

  • By Hallie on 02-28-12

It took awhile to get into this one.

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

But it ended up pretty good. Not quite up to par with the first two books. Perhaps #4 will be better.

Luke Daniels performance made it come together nicely. Well done.

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  • The Dragon Factory

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 2
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,668

In The Dragon Factory, Ledger and his team from the Department of Military Sciences square off against two separate groups of corrupt scientists. The beautiful but twisted Jakoby Twins are creating transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenaries for sale to the highest bidder. Their father, who takes evil to an entirely new level, is using cutting-edge science to complete the Nazi master-race program.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Extinction coutndown

  • By TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer on 05-31-17

No multi tasking with this one.

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

One will lose one's way. This is not a simple story. Lots of bad guys with no seeming connection. But it all gels later on.

Once again Ledger is at it. And Ray Porter is the voice. This is a ripping good yarn. Nothing at all like the first of the series story. Maberry is super talented.

Well done!

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