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Louis F.

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  • Ripper

  • The Secret Life of Walter Sickert
  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Mary Stuart Masterson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 608
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 518

Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert made a name for himself as a painter in Victorian London. But the ghoulish nature of his art - as well as extensive evidence - points to another name, one that's left its bloody mark on the pages of history: Jack the Ripper. Cornwell has collected never-before-seen archival material - including a rare mortuary photo, personal correspondence and a will with a mysterious autopsy clause - and applied cutting-edge forensic science to open an old crime to new scrutiny.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By BEVERLY J RICKER on 06-30-17

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

Love the research that went into this book. It was fascinating. Ms Cromwell convinced me. I’d vote guilty on a jury. Ms Masterson is an excellent reader.

  • Captiva

  • By: Randy Wayne White
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

 

Randy Wayne White is acclaimed as "wildly inventive" (The San Diego Union-Tribune), "a wonderful writer" (Paul Theroux), "a fine storyteller" (Peter Matthiessen), and "the rightful heir to John D. MacDonald" (The Tampa Tribune-Times). In his fourth Doc Ford novel, he delivers a wicked thriller that sends government agent turned marine biologist Doc Ford into dangerous new waters as a Florida fishing dispute escalates into a deadly war that reaches across the ocean...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooray!

  • By Carole T. on 04-25-18

Good story

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

Love Doc Ford. This is a good story, but the performer sounds too old as the doc Ford character

  • The Lost Airman

  • A True Story of Escape from Nazi Occupied France
  • By: Seth Meyerowitz, Peter F. Stevens
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641

Bronx-born top turret-gunner Arthur Meyerowitz was on his second mission when he was shot down in 1943. He was one of only two men on the B-24 Liberator known as Harmful Lil Armful who escaped death or immediate capture on the ground. After fleeing the wreck, Arthur knocked on the door of an isolated farmhouse, whose owners hastily took him in. Fortunately, his hosts not only despised the Nazis but had a tight connection to the French resistance group Morhange and its founder, Marcel Taillandier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story of the French Resistance in WW2

  • By Rebecca Lawton on 06-19-17

Wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

A grandsons tribute to his grandfather. Great story of survival thanks to the heroic French resistance. The ready was excellent as well.

  • King Rat

  • The Epic Novel of War and Survival
  • By: James Clavell
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481

The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory. Here, within the seething mass of humanity, one man, an American corporal, seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike. His weapons are human courage, unblinking understanding of human weaknesses, and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lord of the Flies; Lord of the Rats. One Together

  • By J.B. on 08-12-16

Excellent book and reading

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

Great story. You feel what the captives are living. Excellent performance by Simon Vance as well

  • Flash Point

  • By: James W. Huston
  • Narrated by: Adams Morgan
  • Length: 19 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

Sean Woods and Tony Vialli are F-14 pilots stationed aboard the USS George Washington in the Mediterranean. During a port call in Naples, Vialli falls for a beautiful woman he meets on a train who tells him she's Italian. She lures him out of the country to visit her. Vialli submits false leave papers, swears Woods to secrecy, and flies off to see her. His lover's trip becomes a nightmare when Vialli and the woman are brutally attacked in what appears to be a terrorist action.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Liked this book

  • By BRUCE on 04-17-05

Silly at times

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

Reviewed: 03-31-18

While the technical aspects of war jets and carrier activities were interesting, the plot got silly at times. The main character came across as immature.
The ready was not a fit at all for this book. I wasted 15 hours of listening.

  • The Last Patriot

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,153

September 1789: U.S. minister to France Thomas Jefferson, charged with forging a truce with the violent Muslim pirates of the Barbary Coast, makes a shocking discovery - one that could forever impact the world's relationship with Islam. Present day: When a car bomb explodes outside a Parisian cafe, Navy Seal turned covert Homeland Security Operative Scot Harvath is thrust back into the life he has tried so desperately to leave behind....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Plot had some up's and down's

  • By Xavier on 11-27-11

Only ok

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

An attempt to imitate Dan Brown? While ok, it was not up to previous books. The reader in this did not fit with the characters. Sounded like a very old man.

  • Noble House

  • The Epic Novel of Modern Hong Kong: The Asian Saga, Book 5
  • By: James Clavell
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 54 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

Set in Hong Kong in 1963, the action of Noble House spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes - fire, flood, landslide. Yet they are also days filled with all the mystery and romance of Hong Kong - the heart of Asia - rich in every trade...money, flesh, opium, power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome, though not clavell's best.

  • By T. OHagan on 05-30-17

Good, but not Clavells best

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Great performance and a good story for fans of Clavell. I enjoyed the earliest Asian novels much more.