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Jerry Thomas

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  • The Deep Blue Good-By

  • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 1
  • By: John D. MacDonald
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,560
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,166
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,170

He's a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He's also a knight errant who's wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: he'll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Entertaining Start To A Classic Series

  • By Michael Cavacini on 06-15-12

Meh

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

Didn't much care about any of the characters. The main character has a tiring, mean-spirited attitude.

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  • Her Final Breath

  • The Tracy Crosswhite Series, Book 2
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,481

Homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite has returned to the police force after the sensational retrial of her sister's killer. Still scarred from that ordeal, Tracy is pulled into an investigation that threatens to end her career, if not her life. A serial killer known as the Cowboy is killing young women in cheap motels in North Seattle. Even after a stalker leaves a menacing message for Crosswhite, suggesting the killer or a copycat could be targeting her personally, she is charged with bringing the murderer to justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenseful, with an admirable protagonist

  • By The Whole Truth on 10-07-15

Nothing of interest here, folks.

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

Stopped listening only one hour in. An argumentative leading character for no good reason and a so-so story made it not worth my time.

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  • The Black Bullet

  • By: Tom Lowe
  • Narrated by: Michael David Axtell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

Glenda Lawson believes her husband was the only US serviceman shot and killed on American soil during World War II. But in 1945, investigators ruled that Billy Lawson died in a “mugging turned ugly.” Sean O’Brien is learning the ropes of commercial fishing when he gets his anchor caught on something underwater. He discovers a German U-boat partially buried in sand, and inside is a frightening cargo. The media pick up the story, and a 35-year-old woman who has a haunting tale visits O’Brien.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narrator

  • By Jacqueline on 11-24-15

Don't do that. I said don't...oh, nevermind.

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

Reviewed: 06-23-17

Got halfway through this turkey hoping that the story could ultimately overcome the Greek accent that the narrator was failing at in a spectacular fashion. Unfortunately, the story just gets more ridiculous and the Greek accent comes out like Scotty doing an impression of Mr. Spock. But what do I know, Jim. I'm just a country doctor...

  • My Sister's Grave

  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,778

Tracy Crosswhite has spent 20 years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn’t believe that Edmund House - a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah’s murder - is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to tracking down killers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quite good...

  • By Rebecca on 10-18-15

...meh

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

Just OK. A few too many characters acting without regard for the consequences. The first in a series.

  • A Deceptive Clarity

  • A Chris Norgren Mystery
  • By: Aaron Elkins
  • Narrated by: Corey Snow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Chris Norgren, museum curator and Renaissance art expert, heads to Berlin to assist in mounting a sensational exhibit: The Plundered Past - twenty priceless Old Masters looted by the Nazis, thought for decades to be lost forever, and only recently rediscovered. But things quickly get out of hand when Chris's patrician, fastidious boss, after smelling a forgery in the lot, turns up dead the very next day - on the steps of a dismal Frankfurt brothel, of all places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How great this art!

  • By Mary B. Wheeler on 11-20-16

A good story done in by a poor narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

I would recommend this as a good read: easy and even a bit informative about how things may work in the world of fine art investigators and exhibitions. The story even has a bit of a sense of humor to it, but you wouldn't know it by listening to the narrator. He sounds as if he was performing in front of a junior high assembly.

  • Stalked

  • By: Brian Freeman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Lieutenant Jonathan Stride knows his partner, Maggie Bei, is in trouble when she reports a deadly crime on a bitter winter night. She's obviously hiding a terrible secret, and her silence only feeds suspicion. But Maggie isn't the only one keeping secrets in Duluth. A seductive young woman has disappeared, leaving behind a stash of lurid fantasies and a cryptic message: "I know who it is."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed this book

  • By Lisa on 02-20-08

View of a sleazy sub-culture that I didn't need.

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

Reviewed: 03-19-17

Good writing, but gets into a sex-club culture that's simply not what I care to read about.

  • Eisenhower in War and Peace

  • By: Jean Edward Smith
  • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
  • Length: 28 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140

Author of the best-seller FDR, Jean Edward Smith is a master of the presidential biography. Setting his sights on Dwight D. Eisenhower, Smith delivers a rich account of Eisenhower’s life using previously untapped primary sources. From the military service in WWII that launched his career to the shrewd political decisions that kept America out of wars with the Soviet Union and China, Smith reveals a man who never faltered in his dedication to serving America, whether in times of war or peace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book to get to know Ike

  • By Keith Storrs on 09-25-12

An impressive life story very well told.

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

Eisenhower is the first president I remember as a child. I never thought of him as particularly memorable - until I read this book. It's a great story about an unremarkable boy who, through luck, native intelligence, perseverance and moral character, grows up to become not only the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces during WWII, but afterwards, one of the more capable presidents our country has had the good fortune and common sense to elect.

  • The Bookman's Tale

  • A Novel of Obsession
  • By: Charlie Lovett
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 294

Guaranteed to capture the hearts of everyone who truly loves books, The Bookman's Tale is a former bookseller's sparkling novel and a delightful exploration of one of literature's most tantalizing mysteries with echoes of Shadow of the Wind and A.S. Byatt's Possession.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed bag.

  • By William on 08-13-13

Just OK. Not what I was looking for.

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

Over-long and a bit too contrived for my taste. The main relationship comes off as a variation of "Love Story." It didn't help that the reader made it sound like I was listening to a book for young-adults. Only finished it because I was doing long-distance driving.

  • Clockwork

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
  • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,017

A tormented apprentice clock-maker - and a deadly knight in armour. A mechanical prince - and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil... Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter's evening and suddenly life and the story begin to merge - almost like clockwork...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Brothers Grimm Would Have Approved

  • By Ilana on 02-18-15

Of clocks and timing

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

Reviewed: 03-15-15

An ingenious, dark tale, well woven and expertly told. My first experience with Mr. Pullman's work.

  • Mud Vein

  • By: Tarryn Fisher
  • Narrated by: Simone Lewis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 366

When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her 33rd birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat... and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Avoid if suffering from depression!

  • By Lucy on 02-04-16

Didn't finish

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

Reviewed: 03-10-15

Interesting premise but I simply got tired of the chip on the main character's shoulder.

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