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  • Silent Prey

  • Lucas Davenport, Book 4
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,660

In Eyes of Prey, Bekker, an insane pathologist who experiments with his patients’ pain thresholds, is finally brought down by an unrelenting Lucas Davenport, who brutally maims the doctor’s beautiful face but leaves him alive. “You should have killed me,” were Bekker’s parting and prophetic words.

In this sequel to Eyes of Prey, Bekker endures the indignities and horrors of imprisonment, taking comfort in the fact that it is only a matter of time before he will make Lucas Davenport pay.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't Stop Listening

  • By Elliott on 07-19-12

Lucas Davenport rocks!

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

Reviewed: 12-29-15

By far this is one of the finest books Sanford has written. I was concerned about the fact that I had skipped four of his books from the early riding and went on to complete all the rest of his prey series but going back now and reading these I know it wasn't a mistake. Sanford doesn't awesome job in developing his characters from the beginning to the end I could not stop listening to this one

  • Buried Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,097
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,078

A house demolition provides an unpleasant surprise for Minneapolis - the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic. It looks like they've been there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long.In 1985, Davenport was a young cop with a reputation for recklessness, and the girls' disappearance was a big deal. His bosses ultimately declared the case closed, but he never agreed with that. Now that he has a chance to investigate it all over again, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: It wasn't just the bodies that were buried. It was the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!!

  • By aaron on 05-12-11

Davenport is the best

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

Reviewed: 11-22-15

Another superb a Sandford book. I love Lucas' character. I've listened to all but of the Prey series and love them all.

  • Natchez Burning

  • A Novel
  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: David Ledoux
  • Length: 35 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,147

Raised in the historic southern splendor of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned all he knows of honor and duty from his father, Dr. Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor has been accused of murdering Viola Turner, the African-American nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the 1960s. Penn is determined to save his father, but Tom, stubbornly invoking doctor-patient privilege, refuses to even speak in his own defense.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Giving the Narrator One Star is Generous!

  • By Johni on 05-09-14

WOW 35 HOURS OF PURE GREATNESS

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

Reviewed: 06-06-14

What did you love best about Natchez Burning?

The announcer was fantastic.

What did you like best about this story?

The massive story line. There are so many twists and turns and character lines in it that you want to listen again just to make sure you didn't miss anything.

Which scene was your favorite?

The one towards the end when Penn and Kaitlan were in the shooting range room about to be fried by the torch.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes completely. I will probably listen to it again. I can't believe that it was 35 hours.

Any additional comments?

I had not done my research on the book. When I saw Greg had a new book I downloaded it because I love his work. I had no idea it was part of a trilogy. When it ended I wanted to scream at the author because it left so many things undone. He had only solved the surface problem. So immediately upon finishing it I went to the website and found out he had not finished the second one. I can't wait to get it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Catch of the Day

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 677

Maggie Beaumont's luck is about to change. Sure, she's known for her bad romantic choices-her former boyfriend broke up with her by bringing his new girlfriend home for a visit. And then there was the crush she had on a gorgeous young Irishman, who turned out to be Father Tim, the parish's new priest. But romantic salvation has arrived in the form of handsome, if surly, fisherman Malone. It turns out there's a heart of gold underneath his barnacle-clad exterior. Will this catch of the day turn into the dish of a lifetime?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It really pains me to rate this this way....

  • By A. Renea on 10-12-13

Funny and a great read

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

Reviewed: 10-08-13

If you could sum up Catch of the Day in three words, what would they be?

This is my first book of Higgins and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was funny and very realistic. The main charactor remains me of some of my younger days. The narrator handles the female voices well but struggles to vary the male ones. All in all, I loved it and am now looking for another one by the author.

What did you like best about this story?

the variation of the male and female voices

Which character – as performed by Xe Sands – was your favorite?

Maggie by far

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

The end was great

Any additional comments?

All in all a great read

  • Sudden Prey

  • A Lucas Davenport Novel
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250

John Sandford's acclaimed Prey novels featuring the brilliant Lucas Davenport have plunged millions of readers into the darkest recesses of the criminal mind.... When Lucas and his team gun down two bank robbers in the middle of a heist, Davenport falls prey to the purest and simplest criminal motivation: revenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too many close calls

  • By Fitz on 09-26-14

Awesome book.

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

Reviewed: 06-28-13

Would you listen to Sudden Prey again? Why?

I love Lucas Davenport. Unfortunately the first book I listened to was Sandfords latest Prey edition. I liked it and decided to start at the beginning. I think this one is the 6th or 7th in the series. The earlier ones were good but this one was simply awesome. It had me on the edge of my seat from the beginning to end. I couldn't wait to buy the next one. Fantastic voice and so realistic.

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

Yes all the way through til the end.

Which scene was your favorite?

When the sniper shoot Lachez at the end. I knew it was coming but it was more powerful than I expected especially Weathers reaction.

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

The whole thing

Any additional comments?

Love these

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sweet Talk: A Novel

  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 979
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 884
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881

When FBI agent Grayson Kincaid first encounters Olivia MacKenzie, she makes quite an impression. The beautiful, tough young attorney has stumbled into the middle of an FBI sting operation and reduced it to chaos. Months of surveillance and careful planning down the drain, Kincaid’s partner is furious and lets Olivia know that she’s ticked off the wrong guy. After all, he’s FBI. But Olivia isn’t intimidated by his partner’s bullying because she’s something even scarier...she’s IRS.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Please...More!

  • By Elizabeth on 03-01-13

Better Read than listened to

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

Reviewed: 11-10-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Another great story by Julie Garwood but the narrator annoyed the heck out of me. Her inflection was horrible most of the time. She needs to put more feeling into her performance because she takes away from a fantastic author's work.

What did you like best about this story?

Olivia's personality

How could the performance have been better?

Get another narrator

Did Sweet Talk: A Novel inspire you to do anything?

No

Any additional comments?

No

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Creed in Stone Creek

  • By: Linda Lael Miller
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Best-selling author Linda Lael Miller sets hearts racing with her pulse-pounding tales of the Montana Creeds. Recorded Books’ listeners have thrilled to the stories of the Creed brothers, as rugged and complex as the Montana landscape. And for A Creed in Stone Creek, Miller outdoes herself with a work as wholly winning and addictive as the Creeds themselves.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't do it for me...

  • By Judy on 04-17-11

Injustice to the author

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

Reviewed: 09-22-12

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Yes I would change the voice. There is nothing wrong with the reader's style but he sounds much older than the Creed men. He would be great performing a David Baldacci book like Stone Cold because the character is older. There was just too much of an age difference in him so it took a lot away from another of Linda Lael Miller's great story lines. I'm sorry but it kept making me mad because I had a hard time visualizing the handsome young cowboy. I'll buy the other Creed books from book story and read it the traditional way.

What other book might you compare A Creed in Stone Creek to and why?

None

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jack Garrett?

Mel Foster or Laurel Merlington