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  • Private

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22,274

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks to Audible and Hachette Audio for...

  • By Wayne on 09-01-17

Quick read, not well developed

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

This book wasn't bad. It just wasn't good either. The characters have a lot to be developed into. They have interesting back stories and yet they brush past their character descriptions so quickly, you just don't care.
Same thing with the cases. It makes sense for a larger company to have multiple cases on at once, but they get cleaned up so quickly as if wrapped under a tree with a bow. A lot of potential on the story and characters ... a lot of let down.
Not sure if this is because it's a series so they will build into the characters later? But I'm not hooked so what's the point of continuing. Also, the celeb name dropping at the start was unnecessary and lame.


Tldr; If you're looking for a quick read pick this up. If you want good character and story development; move on


- spoiler -
I know it's possible but as someone who lives in LA an earthquake in downtown? Really? Lol that hasn't happened in decades so to make this a -current day novel- and use that as a plot point? Seemed so silly to me.

  • Milk and Honey

  • By: Rupi Kaur
  • Narrated by: Rupi Kaur
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388

Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The audiobook is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes listeners through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Underwhelmed Contemporary Poetry

  • By Caro on 08-01-17

Underwhelmed Contemporary Poetry

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

Felt like reading a Tumblr of Instagram captions
Personal and easy to listen to ... but not sure. Fan of Anne Carson.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Code Name Verity

  • By: Elizabeth Wein
  • Narrated by: Morven Christie, Lucy Gaskell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,529

Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do Not Read Any (other) Reviews of this Book!

  • By HDJ on 12-15-12

Female leads in WW2

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

What did you love best about Code Name Verity?

I enjoyed the fact that the book had multiple female leads and that it was told from what a woman would've gone through while enlisting in any of the "available to women" armed forces during the war.

What did you like best about this story?

I figured out the ending a little early on, but my sister hasn't figured it out yet, and I can't wait until she does!

Have you listened to any of Morven Christie and Lucy Gaskell ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't but I liked her accent! Helped really place you where you needed to be.

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

It took me a few sittings, it picked up the pace after awhile though and that's when I got more invested and was ready for the climax.

  • The Book of Speculation

  • A Novel
  • By: Erika Swyler
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,494
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,487

Simon Watson, a young librarian on the verge of losing his job, lives alone on the Long Island Sound in his family home - a house, perched on the edge of a bluff, that is slowly crumbling toward the sea. His parents are long dead, his mother having drowned in the water his house overlooks. His younger sister, Enola, works for a traveling carnival reading tarot cards and seldom calls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • traveling carnival, tarot, love, fate, secrets

  • By withherownwings on 07-20-15

I wish I could return it... such a disappointment

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I really don't know who would find this captivating. The premise really took me in and I have tried over the last 6 months to get into this book. I have constantly turned it on and off. Even tried getting my sister to try it... even my mom! It's just... it's not good. I don't care for these characters. I don't feel any interest. Ended up googling the ending and now I am even more irritated I waited this long to try returning it.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something a lot more captivating and intriguing than this was!

How could the performance have been better?

Monotone voice. Put me to sleep.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Irritation and Apathy.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Long Way Down

  • Daniel Faust, Book 1
  • By: Craig Schaefer
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,221

Nobody knows the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas like Daniel Faust, a sorcerer for hire and ex-gangster who uses black magic and bullets to solve his clients' problems. When an old man comes seeking vengeance for his murdered granddaughter, what looks like a simple job quickly spirals out of control. Soon Daniel stands in the crossfire between a murderous porn director; a corrupt cop with a quick trigger finger; and his own former employer, a racket boss who isn't entirely human.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall pretty good

  • By Brian Allen on 02-04-15

Not My Cup of Tea

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

Reviewed: 05-11-16

I'm not sure if this was bad or... If it just wasn't for me. Demon's and hell and what not... Not my cup of tea. The narrator drones at times, a little to monotonous.