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  • Absolute Power

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,035

In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping a burglar behind a secret wall. Then the passion turns deadly, and the witness is running into the night - because what he has just seen is a brutal slaying involving the president of the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps you on the edge

  • By mhhorses on 10-02-10

JUST WONDERFUL

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-10

I like most Baldacci novels. This one, read by the wonderful Scott Brick, is, however, just the very best, and is among the best books I have ever read. It is gripping from the first sentence to last. Enjoy!

  • True Blue

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,595

Mason "Mace" Perry was a firebrand cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything-her badge, her career, her freedom-and spent two years in prison. Now she's back on the outside and focused on one mission: to be a cop once more. Her only shot to be a true blue again is to solve a major case on her own, and prove she has the right to wear the uniform.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • No connection to new heroine

  • By Stephen on 11-22-09

You Are Right

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-09

This is a really bad book, as other reviewers have said. It does not hold together, it is boring. Just does not work.

I have liked most of Baldacci's other books.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Far From the Madding Crowd

  • By: Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by: Jill Masters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Thomas Hardy brings us an England that once existed but no more. It is rural, traditional, pastoral - a society of mannered conduct that flows like a deep river where powerful currents eddy and swirl. In this powerful novel of love and disillusion, Hardy's heroine is torn between the three men in her life. Passionate but capricious, her romantic involvements have fascinated generations of readers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • respite from the madding crowd

  • By Connie on 08-14-08

The Reader Ruins It

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-08

I love Thomas Hardy; I have read all his novels except this. From the beginning of listening to this one I was confused and could not get a handle on the characters. It soon dawned on me that the problem was the weakness of the reader.

3 of 12 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    9,929 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • Killing Floor

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,578
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,567

All is not well in Margrave, Georgia. The sleepy, forgotten town hasn't seen a crime in decades, but within the span of three days it witnesses events that leave everyone stunned. An unidentified man is found beaten and shot to death on a lonely country road.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Comic book tough guy

  • By Ed on 06-21-08

Very Exciting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-08

I have read a number of Reacher books, and I have enjoyed them all. This one, however, was the most exciting of all. I was completely absorbed and did not want it to end. Fabulous!

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Darkest Fear

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625

Myron's sports agency is struggling. Now more than ever, Myron needs to keep his eye on the ball, sign up some big-name clients, and turn away from the amateur detective work that is taking precious time away from the agency. But life is not going according to plan. Emily Downing, Myron's college sweetheart, reappears with devastating news: Her 13-year-old son, Jeremy, is gravely ill and can be saved only by a bone-marrow transplant - from a donor who has vanished without a trace. An even bigger shocker: Jeremy is Myron's son, conceived the night before Emily's wedding to another man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Darkest Fear

  • By joan on 11-11-10

Worst

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-08

Mr. Coben has written some of the best suspense novels I've read,
but this listen was awful. It lacks Myron's usual humor; it was tedious and very boring. I could not wait for the end.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Miracle at Speedy Motors

  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574

Mma Ramotswe is busy investigating her latest case: a woman who is looking for her family. The problem is, the woman doesn't know her real name of whether any members of her family are now living. Meanwhile, Phuti Radiphuti has bought Mma Makutsi a glorious new bed. Unfortunately, it will inadvertently cause her several sleepless nights.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Addictive

  • By Joanne on 05-17-08

The Best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-08

I have loved all The no.1 Detective Agency books, but this one is the warmest, wittiest, funniest of them all. It made me smile and put a lump in my throat. I envy anyone who still has this lovely book ahead of them.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Company Man

  • By: Joseph Finder
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 329

Nick Conover, the son of a factory worker, is the CEO of a major corporation in a company town. Nick, once the most admired man in Fenwick, Michigan, is now, having presided over massive layoffs, the most despised. A single parent since the recent death of his wife, he's struggling to insulate his 10-year-old daughter and angry 16-year-old son from the town's hostility.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nail-biting suspense

  • By James on 04-20-05

He Does it Again

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-05

I loved "Paranoia" the last of Finder's books. But this novel far surpasses it. There are many characters in this book and they are all well drawn. I loved many of them even if they were working against eachother.
It is exciting from the beginning: heart pouding. So well written that I thoroughly enjoyed the way he brought instant life into every scene
After I finished it I felt the way I did after Hoag's "To kill the Messanger" - Satisfied!

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Kill the Messenger

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

At the end of a long day battling street traffic, bike messenger Jace Damon has one last drop to make. But en route to delivering a package for one of L.A.'s sleaziest defense attorneys, he's nearly run down by a car, chased through back alleys, and shot at. Only the instincts acquired while growing up on the streets of L.A. allow him to escape with his life, and with the package someone wants badly enough to kill for.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An entertaining read

  • By Bethany on 07-24-04

Kill the Messenger

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-04

A fast paced, well written, thrilling story with pathos and charm.
Read by my favorite reader, Scott Brick. A must for the thrill seekers out there.





5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Narrows: Harry Bosch Series, Book 10

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,286

FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years: the one that tells her the Poet has returned. Years ago she worked on the famous case, tracking down the serial killer who wove lines of poetry into his hideous crimes. Rachel has never forgotten Robert Backus, the killer who called himself the Poet, and apparently he has not forgotten her either.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New to Harry Bosch

  • By Eileen on 08-31-04

Anoother winner

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-04

Michael Connelly is one of my favorite writers, but this book, The Narrows, top all the rest. It is beautifully written. The characters and their relationships are well drawn. But it is the excitement that kept me listening non-stop. When I had 3 hours left I uplugged my phone and listened!

26 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • The Murder Room

  • An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery
  • By: P.D. James
  • Narrated by: Charles Keating
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

The Dupayne, a small private museum in London, is in turmoil. As its trustees argue over whether it should be closed, one of them is brutally and mysteriously murdered. Yet even as Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team proceed with their investigation, a second corpse is discovered. Someone in the Dupayne is prepared to kill and kill again. Still more sinister, the murders appear to echo the notorious crimes of the past featured in one of the museum's galleries: the Murder Room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic P.D. James

  • By Jim on 11-23-03

A RICH AND GLORIOUS MYSTERY

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-04

James gives us orginanal, well developes characters in a lushous setting. She unfoldes her plot with painstaking care. Every nuance adding to the beautiful picture she paints.
John Keating reads the book spledidly, giving voice to manyy accents. Hiis reading just tops it off perfectly.
Please give us more D.D. James

4 of 6 people found this review helpful