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  • Moscow Rules

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,459

In the new thriller from the New York Times best-selling author of The Secret Servant, the death of a journalist leads Gabriel Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spy craft, even he has something to learn. He's playing by Moscow rules now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pronunciation Rules

  • By William on 08-22-08

Mr Silva never disappoints...

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

Reviewed: 03-10-15

This series is an all time favorite of mine. The characters, plot, pacing, and suspense that keeps me coming back for more. I find these novels to be written intelligently with no super heroes, theatrics, or super powers. Realistic, with a suspense that keeps you turning pages. Great stories by a great author. The narration is perfect!

  • 24 Hours

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 816

24 Hours begins with the perfect family...on the perfect day...about to become trapped in the perfect crime.

Will Jennings is a successful young doctor in Jackson, Mississippi, with his whole life ahead of him. He has a thriving practice, a beautiful wife, and a young daughter he loves beyond measure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rivoting and spine tingling.

  • By Donna Cooley on 04-01-13

Page Turner

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

Reviewed: 03-04-15

A great read... A thriller that kept me turning pages. Great narration! highly recommended!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Devil's Punchbowl

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,777
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,766

As a prosecutor in Houston, Penn Cage sent killers to death row. But as mayor of his hometown - Natchez, Mississippi - Penn will face his most dangerous threat. Urged by old friends to try to restore this fading jewel of the Old South, Penn has ridden into office on a tide of support for change. But in its quest for new jobs and fresh money, Natchez has turned to casino gambling, and now five steamboats float on the river beside the old slave market, like props from Gone With the Wind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Southern Thriller

  • By Brad on 10-01-13

Great story

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

Reviewed: 02-14-15

I found this book to be a page turner. A little tough to read at times due to the violence, but overall a great thrill ride. Highly recommended. The narration is par excellence!!!

  • The Butcher's Boy

  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,083

Thomas Perry's Edgar Award-winning debut novel follows a professional hitman on the run from both the mafia and the government.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • FUN gripping and very well-written

  • By CBDC on 03-05-10

Disappointed...

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

Reviewed: 12-28-14

Read this book based on the reviews... This book is simply an average mystery, nothing special. Characters are interesting, plot is simplistic, dialogue is amateurish, and the ending is predictable. A good summer beach read, but greatly over rated as far as mysteries go. I was hoping for more, a new series to delve into based on the reviews. I will pass on the sequels... Looking for a quick light read? This is your book!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • East of Eden

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,868
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,129

This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why have I avoided this Beautiful Book???

  • By Kelly on 03-25-17

Too......

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

Reviewed: 12-19-14

I could not finish this book, too depressing for me. A very sad condemnation of the human spirit...

  • Black Cross

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 21 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277

It is January 1944 - and as Allied troops prepare for D day, Nazi scientists develop a toxic nerve gas that will repel and wipe out any invasion force. To salvage the planned assault, two vastly different but equally determined men are sent to infiltrate the secret concentration camp where the poison gas is being perfected on human subjects. Their only objective: destroy all traces of the gas and the men who created it - no matter how many lives may be lost...including their own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really good WW II yarn

  • By Old Hippy on 04-24-10

Just a really great story...

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

Reviewed: 12-10-14

The plot, characters, and narration are great!!! I can only tell you I really enjoyed this story, and am sad the author gave up this genre for mysteries. The story reached out and grabbed me in with the characters. I empathized with their trial and tribulations and actually got emotional at different parts in the story. I highly recommend this book if you are into historical fiction!!!

  • Matterhorn

  • A Novel of the Vietnam War
  • By: Karl Marlantes
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 21 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,455

Why we think it’s a great listen: A performance so poignant, we gave Bronson Pinchot (yes, Balki from Perfect Strangers) our inaugural Narrator of the Year award.... In the monsoon season of 1968-69 at a fire support base called Matterhorn, located in the remote mountains of Vietnam, a young and ambitious Marine lieutenant wants to command a company to further his civilian political ambitions. But two people stand in his way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Matterhorn

  • By Zachary on 04-20-10

2nd try, still could not finish.

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

Reviewed: 11-24-14

I was in the Marine Corps from 1965 - 1969. this book just did not ring true to me, sorry. Vietnam was a fiasco but I believe certain failures of the leadership were exaggerated to make a political point. The race issue was also something that seemed exploited and exaggerated. The story dragged on, was way too long and repetitive at times. I just thought it was poor overall and don't agree with all the rave reviews... Semper Fi!!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Skin Tight

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 963

This novel by Carl Hiaasen, author of Tourist Season and Native Tongue, begins as most thrillers do, with a killing. But this is no everyday, hum-drum, garden variety killing. Our hero, Nick Stranahan, a 42-year-old private investigator who has killed five men and been married five times, skewers his attacker's aorta with the razor-sharp bill of a stuffed marlin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Skintight

  • By Chris on 08-02-04

A great break from the traditional...

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

Reviewed: 11-16-14

This is just another fun read by a talented author. Not a literary classic but a lighthearted romp thru the trials and tribulations of a great cast of characters. Put on your flip flops, get a Frozen Margarita, and lay back and enjoy...

  • The Journey of Crazy Horse

  • A Lakota History
  • By: Joseph M. Marshall III
  • Narrated by: Joseph M. Marshall III
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649

Most of the world remembers Crazy Horse as a peerless warrior who brought the U.S. Army to its knees at the Battle of Little Bighorn. But to his fellow Lakota Indians, he was a dutiful son and humble fighting man who, with valor, spirit, respect, and unparalleled leadership, fought for his people's land, livelihood, and honor. In this fascinating biography, Joseph Marshall, himself a Lakota Indian, creates a vibrant portrait of the man, his times, and his legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Journey of Crazy Horse

  • By Brian on 05-01-05

Just OK...

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

Reviewed: 11-08-14

I finished this book and it left me feeling unsatisfied... The author's style may have had a lot to do with it, to melancholy for me...

  • Strip Tease

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,417
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,222

No matter what you heard or thought about the movie version of Strip Tease, forget it. Film simply can’t catch the layers of humor, satire, and imagination that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carl Hiaasen creates in each of his novels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious drama

  • By Think about this on 11-14-13

Great for what it is...

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

Reviewed: 11-08-14

What a pleasant surprise and lighthearted read!!! This was a great break away from the traditional mysteries and thrillers. A comical look at the sleaze bars, sleaze politicians, and the topless dancers who live in that world. At times you caught yourself laughing out loud and then empathy for the victims... I enjoyed this read and will find the time in the future to take another break from serious and somber world of the traditional thrillers... Recommend this book highly if you need a good summer read or a change of pace. Just don't take it too seriously. Go with it and enjoy!!!