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  • St. Nick

  • By: Alan Russell
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237

When Santa Claus is a cop, you better watch out. It’s not looking like a very merry Christmas for San Diego cop Nick Pappas. Suspended from his job, alienated from his family, and persecuted by the press, he’s sorely tempted to turn his gun on himself. Except for his first name, he couldn’t possibly have less in common with jolly old St. Nicholas. But when a local mall decides it needs a secret Santa to help collar some vicious muggers preying on its holiday shoppers, Nick’s persuaded to red-suit up so as to take the naughty punks down and avert a ho-ho homicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonder Christmas Cop Story

  • By David I. Williams on 01-07-15

Best Christmas story I have recently heard

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

Reviewed: 12-19-16

Would you consider the audio edition of St. Nick to be better than the print version?

Print versions are always better to those reading alone but this needs to told out loud

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

It kept my interest from beginning to end and provoked the tears for both happy and sad versions

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

no

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The real meaning of Christmas..... Jesus through many means is love

Any additional comments?

no

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The King of Lies

  • By: John Hart
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,546
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,932
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,927

John Hart creates a literary thriller that is as suspenseful as it is poignant, a riveting murder mystery layered beneath the southern drawl of a humble North Carolina lawyer. When Work Pickens finds his father murdered, the investigation pushes a repressed family history to the surface and he sees his own carefully constructed facade begin to crack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For the Eyes Only

  • By Deborah on 06-21-06

worth the read

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

Reviewed: 09-14-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The King of Lies to be better than the print version?

Do not know did not have print edition

Who was your favorite character and why?

Work - It is quite notable that he is in a profession he should not be in but it happens alot in real life - He is way too easily managed by those around him - but he is brave - he has HONOR most today do not know what that means and he has faults as do we all

What about David Chandler’s performance did you like?

He did a good job he made the people alive and real made me cry most audios do not do that

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the end where he talks about his child

Any additional comments?

I really like his characters, the author made me care about them and the twist and turns were great and the different messages from difference sources I went from feeling sorry to absolute dislike lol Well worth the read

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • The Millennium Series, Book 1
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,979

Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN

  • By Pamela M on 03-02-09

Excellent read

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

Reviewed: 03-09-14

Would you listen to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo again? Why?

I have listented to this book several times and found it to be as interesting the fifth time as it was the first Much info was given about many different things all tied neatly up in the story line a wonderful way to get a touch of information causing me to go research the subject matter.
I highly recommend this book,

Who was your favorite character and why?

Salinger she is a real true survivor no i am strong who can help me crap

What does Simon Vance bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

kept the mood with different folks and different situations was hardly aware it was a book but real folks doing their own things

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

not sure what a tag line is but this is about real people doing real things in a real life situation doubt you could put the entire book into a movie better off with a tv once a week for a few weeks to get the job done right

Any additional comments?

a very satifing read

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • By: Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,560
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,348

London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb.... As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends – and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MUCH better than I ever expected! Give it a try!

  • By Kent on 10-19-09

Livin history

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-09

I have seen, read and listened to radio, movietone news regarding WWII but this book brought it home to me. A story of survivors during a time when the world went nuts. The compassion, the "living" through a truly hard time and yet having something for another person you hardly knew or did not know at all. I have listened to this book several times and come away knowing there are strong, good people in this world even now. I highly recommend this to everyone.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Flory

  • A Miraculous Story of Survival
  • By: Flory A. Van Beek
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Like Anne Frank, Flory Van Beek was a young girl caught in the ruthless Nazi occupation of Holland. But Flory survived to recount her extraordinary story of persecution and survival. Flory and her husband, Felix, endured the sinking of a ship bound for safety in the New World, the increasing danger of the occupation, and finally a life in hiding. This inspiring account vividly captures the terror of the Holocaust while telling a poignant story of love and courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring Story

  • By Donna on 05-29-09

Best way to learn history

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-09

I hated history in school but if I had had this book I think I could learn to love history. This was real life, in the raw and the people and their courage and their giving and their sorrows. I have listened to this book several times and have come away with a better awareness of today each time. I highly recommend it. I thank Flory for giving us her story.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful