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Homer

Woodburn, KY, USA
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  • Stonewall Jackson's Elbow

  • Owen Allison Mystery, Book 5
  • By: John Billheimer
  • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

After the death of J. Burton Caldwell, president of the First National Bank of Contrary, West Virginia, federal bank examiners find three-quarters of a billion dollars missing. A hick bank in a hick town, it stacks up to be one of the biggest failures in the history of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. When the FDIC attempts to recoup investor's losses by auctioning off the banks' assets and the museum's holdings, the attractive museum curator vanishes and suspicious accidents start to befall winning auction bidders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By Homer on 07-18-09

Good book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-09

This was so much better than I thought it was going to be. A great book.

  • The Door to December

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

Only three years old, little Melanie was kidnapped by her father. Six years later, police found her wandering the L.A. streets, her eyes blank. What had become of her in all that lost time...and what secret did she dare not even whisper?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Troubling

  • By Homer on 06-17-07

Troubling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-07

As usual, this thing scared the willies out of me and my wife. It was exciting and troubling that there may be people that do such things. We haven't finished it yet, but I hope the guy gets his "come up ins"

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Overlook: Harry Bosch Series, Book 13

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,716
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,711

A body has been found on the overlook near Mulholland Drive. The victim, identified as Dr. Stanley Kent, has two bullet holes in the back of his head, from what looks like an execution-style shooting. LAPD detective Harry Bosch is called out to investigate. As soon as Bosch begins retracing Dr. Kent's steps, contradictions emerge. While Kent doesn't seem to have had ties to organized crime, he did have access to dangerous radioactive substances from just about every hospital in Los Angeles County.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Supremely annoying

  • By karen on 01-10-16

Classic Connelly

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-07

Really good with several "twists" that keep you guessing. But then everything that he writes is good.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • State of Fear

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,077
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,420
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,426

Once again Michael Crichton gives us his trademark combination of page-turning suspense, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research. State of Fear is a superb blend of edge-of-your-seat suspense and thought provoking commentary on how information is manipulated in the modern world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Did I read the same book as some of you?

  • By F on 10-05-05

State of Fear

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-07

I got three or four favorite authors and this is one of them. All of his books are great and this one is right there with the greatest. Loved it.

  • The Drawing of the Three

  • The Dark Tower II
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,512

Stephen King returns to The Dark Towerin this second, mesmerizing volume in his epic series. After his confrontation with the man in black at the end of The Gunslinger, Roland awakes to find three doors on the beach of Mid-World's Western Sea, each leading to New York City but at three different moments in time. Through these doors, Roland must "draw" three figures crucial to his quest for the Dark Tower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you read this, you're hooked

  • By Kevin on 09-13-06

The Drawing of the Three

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-07

The whole Dark Tower series was just about the best thing I have every listened to. It was amazing. Wonderful book.

  • Cross

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Peter J. Fernandez, Jay O. Sanders
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, D.C., Police Department when an unknown man gunned down his wife in front of him. His desire for vengeance was placed on hold as he raised his children himself. But when a case triggers a connection to his wife's death, Alex may finally have a chance to catch the killer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cross

  • By Homer on 02-03-07

Cross

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-07

Too much talk, not enough action. I believe that Alex is about ready to retire. There was too much "family" involvement in this one.

  • Crusader's Cross

  • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752

Critically acclaimed and best-selling crime writer James Lee Burke returns to Louisiana where his ever-popular hero, Dave Robicheaux, sleuths his way through a hotbed of sin and uncertainty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another delicious book from JLB

  • By Suzn F on 08-17-10

Good Ole Dave

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-05

Typical Dave, you say, "please don't do it" and he does it and gets in deep trouble. Will Patton makes these books come alive! He is absolutely the best at getting out what James Lee Burke puts into a book. Love his Cajun dialect, when he uses it. Great Book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Twisted

  • By: Jonathan Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Crouse
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Hollywood homicide detective Petra Connor has helped psychologist Alex Delaware crack tough cases in the past. And in Jonathan Kellerman's New York Times best seller Billy Straight, she took the lead in the desperate hunt for a teenage runaway stalked by a vengeful murderer. Now the complex and wryly compassionate Petra is once again at the center of the action, in a novel of cunning twists and page-turning suspense.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vintage Kellerman

  • By Woody on 11-27-04

Kellerman has lost it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-04

About half way through this piece of crap, I had yet to find an complete sentence. It was then that I realized that this may be the worse book I have ever listened to, but then I remembered Patricia Cornwell's "Isle of ..." whatever. I finally got through the whole thing, winding up with the "villian" being some character that I had never heard of. It was bad enough that I took my disks and laid them in my driveway and ran over them with my car, just in case some other poor soul got hold of them. It it hard to see how a writer as good as Kellerman could write such a terrible book. I seriously doubt if I will waste another book credit on Kellerman.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lake House

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Stephen Lang
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Six children have escaped government experiments, and a frightening brush with death. Living out in the world for the first time, they yearn to be reunited with Kit and Frannie, the couple who saved their lives, and to return to the cabin known as the Lake House. But before they can get there, they will face a horrifying evil, for one man has survived the laboratory that bred the flying children, and he is obsessed with reclaiming them for a new round of experiments - with an even more deadly outcome.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • skip this one

  • By E. Miller on 06-19-03

Just barely got through it

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-03

If it is not the worst book I have ever listened to, it is certainlly in the top 5, or 2, maybe. John Patterson has somehow turned into a woman. He is trying desperately to write from a woman's point of view, and as a man of 67 years, I can tell you that a man can't, and shouldn't try to do that. A terrible book.