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  • Find Her

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,997
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,965

Flora Dane is a victim. Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure. Flora Dane is a survivor. Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who's never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she's become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who've never made it home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, so damn good.

  • By Christine on 02-12-16

I was there!

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

Any additional comments?

The victim starts off locked in box and from there, things go downhill for the heroine. By virtue of the written word and the narrator's inflection, I felt like I was in the box myself! Gripping and horrific. I highly recommend this book to any who can handle the tense created by the storytelling. I don't often write reviews but this one deserves a listen!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Front Runner

  • A Dick Francis Novel
  • By: Felix Francis
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 153

In his role as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff Hinkley is approached by a multitime champion jockey to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does he know that the call will set off a lethal chain of events, including the apparent suicide of the jockey and an attempt on Hinkley's own life. Never one to leave suspicious events alone, Hinkley begins investigating the jockey and the races he may have thrown.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good read!

  • By Bruce on 04-23-16

Pretty good!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-15

Slow-to-build story but good plot line. This is one of Felix Francis' compositions. I enjoyed listening and will listen again in a year or 2. Martin Jarvis is great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Game of Fear

  • By: Robin Perini
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 413

Brilliant kids from all over the country are disappearing - but no one knows why. Until now. In the cockpit, Search and Rescue pilot Deb Lansing is in control: her flight, her rules. But after the suspicious disappearance of her supersmart younger sister, she knows this is one rescue mission she can’t fly solo. She needs help. She needs Gabe Montgomery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Game of Fear is Eerily Believable!

  • By shelley on 09-10-14

That was a long 9.5 hours...

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

Reviewed: 11-29-15

Would you try another book from Robin Perini and/or Todd Haberkorn?

Narration was fine; but the story was boring.

Which character – as performed by Todd Haberkorn – was your favorite?

None of them (but this wasn't the narrator's fault)

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Game of Fear?

This book needs a complete re-write!

Any additional comments?

This was a perfunctory execution of a paint-by-numbers thriller/mystery. The main characters were 1 dimensional with mercurial, almost bipolar, mood swings spouting clichés. The story line was choppy with significant unexplained events. Frankly, the only mystery in this was “did the book editor even read the book?” I bought this title on sale and lost on the bargain.

  • And Be a Villain

  • By: Rex Stout
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

It was a broadcaster's worst nightmare: dead air, in the true sense. A radio host's on-air guest is anything but live, dropping dead after chugging a sponsor's beverage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not one of my favorites

  • By Michael on 11-20-13

Recording had skips...

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

Reviewed: 11-05-15

Pritchard was great as usual but the recording had skips, like a scratched LP. Noticeable & irritating, but not enough to interfere with the story.

  • Shattered

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Fiacre Douglas
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

When jockey Martin Stukely dies after a fall at Cheltenham, he accidentally embroils his friend Gerard Logan in a perilous search for a stolen videotape. Logan is a glassblower on the verge of widespread acclaim.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Tony Britton

  • By Designs on 05-28-12

Beware! Terrible narration...

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

Reviewed: 08-02-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Folks who like machinegun-like delivery or 1980s-era computer-generated vocalization with no inflection.

How could the performance have been better?

The narration was so poor that I was compelled to write my first negative review; but I see now that many, many listeners already beat me to the punch. All I can add is that the editor and producer should have both been dismissed along with the narrator before this was delivered to market.

Any additional comments?

A typical Dick Francis novel, which is to say entertaining and satisfying; but ruined by the performance. READ the book instead!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Flashman and the Redskins

  • Flashman, Book 7
  • By: George MacDonald Fraser
  • Narrated by: David Case
  • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 120

The seventh volume of the Flashman Papers records the arch-cad's adventures in America during Gold Rush of 1849 and the Battle of Bighorn, in 1876. This installment describes his acquaintance with famous Indian chiefs, American soldiers, frontiersmen, and statesmen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Usual Flashman, not the best

  • By James on 01-21-15

Another good one!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-13

What did you love best about Flashman and the Redskins?

The story arc covered by Flash for Freedom and Flashman and the Redskins is a great read. If you like historical fiction, this would be an excellent addition to your library.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Flash for Freedom

  • Flashman, Book 3
  • By: George MacDonald Fraser
  • Narrated by: David Case
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

A game of cards leads Flashman from the jungle death-house of Dahomey to the slave state of Mississippi as he dabbles in the slave trade in Volume III of the Flashman Papers. When Flashman was inveigled into a game of pontoon with Disraeli and Lord George Bentinck, he was making an unconscious choice about his own future - would it lie in the House of Commons or the West African slave trade? Was there, for that matter, very much difference? Once again Flashman's charm, cowardice, treachery, lechery, and fleetness of foot see the lovable rogue triumph by the skin of his chattering teeth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect for History Lovers

  • By K.D. Keenan on 07-03-13

Splendid Story

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

Reviewed: 09-03-13

Where does Flashman for Freedom rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A splendid story and David Case's reading captures the sardonic nature of Harry Flashman's character perfectly.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • In the Best Families

  • By: Rex Stout
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Nero Wolfe and his capable assistant, Archie, help a rich old lady uncover the mysterious source of her husband's money. The case leads them unexpectedly to the country's most dangerous man. And if the sleuths want to live, they'll have to consider an alien idea: run and hide. That will be no small feat for the wide Mr. Wolfe.

  • out of 5 stars
  • Nero Wolfe never fails

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-16-07

Nero steps out of the box in this one.

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

Reviewed: 03-05-12

Would you consider the audio edition of In the Best Families to be better than the print version?

In general, I listen rather than read because I have a long commute. The books-on-iPod make the journey so much more enjoyable.

What was one of the most memorable moments of In the Best Families?

When you find that Nero has lost over 100 lbs to go undercover! It was astonishing that Nero was even able to go outside.

What does Michael Prichard bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

Michael Prichard has a flat, dead-pan delivery that sounds (to me) like a private eye's recitation of the facts. He's not surprised because he's seen it all. I think Michael is a good fit with the Nero Wolfe series.