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  • The New Iberia Blues

  • Dave Robicheaux Series, Book 22
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,503
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400

Detective Dave Robicheaux’s world isn’t filled with too many happy stories, but Desmond Cormier’s rags-to-riches tale is certainly one of them. Robicheaux first met Cormier on the streets of New Orleans, when the young, undersized boy had foolish dreams of becoming a Hollywood director. Twenty-five years later, when Robicheaux knocks on Cormier’s door, it's to ask about a young woman he found who’s been crucified. She disappeared near Cormier’s Cyrpemort Point estate, and Robicheaux, along with young Deputy Sean McClain, are looking for answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ROBICHEAUX IS BACK ON FULL FLEEK!

  • By The Louligan on 01-22-19

As usual

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

Neither Burke nor Patton have lost their gift to take me away from my daily useless ruminations. I always find myself smelling, heating, feeling the places they describe, lifted for a time to another world- actually this world through their eyes. Thanks for another trip.

  • Say You're Sorry

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941

When pretty and popular teenagers Piper Hadley and Tash McBain disappear one Sunday morning, the investigation captivates a nation but the girls are never found. Three years later, during the worst blizzard in a century, a husband and wife are brutally killed in the farmhouse where Tash McBain once lived. A suspect is in custody, a troubled young man who can hear voices and claims that he saw a girl that night being chased by a snowman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Whew--To Hell And Back!

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-16-14

Sat in driveway to keep listening

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Story, narration, timing perfectly done. Narrator took me in at first word- Kidnapped girl was almost painful to listen to- Well done!

  • The Ghostway

  • By: Tony Hillerman
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

An old man's hazy memory and a Polaroid snapshot are all Chee has to go on, but they are enough to send him deep into an underworld of murder and revenge when a shootout erupts between two strangers at the Shiprock Wash-O-Mat. One man dies, and the other drives off but not before showing old Joseph Joe a photograph of the man he is looking for. It's not much of a lead for Sergeant Chee, but it's enough to put him on the killer's trail.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This Review Needs A Title...So, I Gave it One

  • By Lady Pamela on 04-20-17

Traveling without leaving home

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

Hillerman and Guidall take you away from the routines of everyday life. His descriptions spoken by Guidall make you almost feel as if you can see the spacious country that surrounds Chee. Two incredibly gifted people I feel sad leaving at the end of each story.

  • 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 2,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,834
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,823

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Cathy on 09-13-12

Let down

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

Was expecting good entertainment,too bad. The narrators voices were either too loud or soft. Very disappointing.

  • Everything I Never Told You

  • A Novel
  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,995
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,084
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,109

Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet.… So begins the story in this exquisite debut novel about a Chinese American family living in a small town in 1970s Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Character Novel

  • By colprubin on 07-16-14

Unexpected gem

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

Moving account of families, relationships, communication or lack of, loss, blame, guilt and reconciliation. Stays with you long after

  • The Informant

  • By: James Grippando
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 245

FBI special agent Victoria Santos is tracking a string of gruesome murders from New York to San Francisco, Miami to Oregon. Meanwhile, Pulitzer Prize-winning Miami Tribune reporter Mike Posten receives a call from a mysterious stranger who claims his mind works so much like the killer's that he can actually predict the next attack: time, place, victim. When the predictions prove true, Mike and Victoria must join forces to find out if this eerie caller is the real psychopath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!!! This is a Really Suspenseful book!!!

  • By shelley on 07-13-16

Keeps a good pace

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

Reviewed: 07-24-17

Been losing interest in many books lately so this was a pleasant shot in the arm getting me going again. Of course guidall as usual brings the characters alive as only he can

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dead Zone

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: James Franco
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,095

Johnny Smith awakens from a five-year coma after his car accident and discovers that he can see people's futures and pasts when he touches them. Many consider his talent a gift; Johnny feels cursed. His fiancée married another man during his coma, and people clamor for him to solve their problems. When Johnny has a disturbing vision after he shakes the hand of an ambitious and amoral politician, he must decide if he should take drastic action to change the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Listen!

  • By karinzart on 04-29-17

What can I say

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

Reviewed: 05-09-17

King's brilliant use of imagery, of thought provoking moments, of reaching into our souls is a gift.

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  • The Last Ranch

  • A Novel of the New American West
  • By: Michael McGarrity
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519

When Matthew Kerney returns to his ranch in the beautiful San Andres Mountains after serving in Sicily during World War II, he must not only fight to recover physically and emotionally from a devastating war injury, but he must also battle attempts by the US Army to seize control of his land for expanded weapons testing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Good! Read to Start the Kevin Kearney Series!

  • By Paula on 05-23-16

End of an era

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

Reviewed: 09-16-16

As usual guidall pulls you into the story like an old friend - didn't want it to end

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Highwayman

  • A Longmire Story
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,066

When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man's-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving "officer needs assistance" calls. The problem? They're coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death in the canyon almost a half century ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best Walt and Henry Standing Bear tale yet

  • By Laurie A. Bobskill on 08-16-16

What can I say

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

Reviewed: 06-06-16

I turned to this book as a break from something a bit heavier that I was listening to. As usual, like sitting with an old friend- George Guidall's narration and the story took me to other places. Neither have ever failed to entertain, give me a break from day to day routine provide a pause for thought. Just wonderful!

  • Archangel

  • A Novel
  • By: Paul Watkins
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Noah Mackenzie, an ambitious businessman, is racing against the clock to log thousands of acres of ancient forest before new legislation can stop him. Reclusive environmentalist Adam Gabriel is willing to give his life to protect those majestic pines. As profits and preservation collide, the conflict brews a devastating combination of natural catastrophe and social violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth reading

  • By L. B. on 01-21-16

Worth reading

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

Reviewed: 01-21-16

Narrated by Guidall- what more is there to say- he makes the story become part of the reader

1 of 1 people found this review helpful