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  • No Second Chance

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,205

Marc Seidman awakens to find himself in an ICU, hooked up to an IV, his head swathed in bandages. Twelve days earlier, he had had an enviable life as a successful surgeon, living in a peaceful suburban neighborhood with his beautiful wife and a baby he adored. Now he lies in a hospital bed, shot by an unseen assailant. His wife has been killed, and his 6-month-old daughter, Tara, has vanished. But just when his world seems forever shattered, something arrives to give Marc a new hope: a ransom note.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really

  • By Ed on 07-05-07

6 hours too long

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

This was an 8 hour story in a 14 hour wrapper. A smart doctor gets shot then runs around being stupid until the final hour of the book when he gets smart again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Immoral

  • By: Brian Freeman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 674
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 481
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 481

In a riveting debut thriller that has drawn comparisons to masters of the genre like Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly, Brian Freeman weaves obsession, sex, and revenge into a story that grips the reader with vivid characters and shocking plot twists from the first minute to the last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OUTSTANDING

  • By Larry on 10-28-05

Good story. Wrong narrator.

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

Solid first installment of new series. I usually like Joe Barrett as a narrator. However, in this case, he did a poor job with “Fargo” and Mexican accents as well as voices for young women and children. Listening was painful so I used 1.5 speed to get through the story quickly.

  • The Scarred Woman

  • Department Q, Book 7
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,380
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266

Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q, Copenhagen's cold cases division, meets his toughest challenge yet when the dark, troubled past of one of his own team members collides with a sinister unsolved murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Torn, but great

  • By green ice cream garden on 09-27-17

Slow start

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

I am big fan of Department Q but this was not up to par. Provided interesting insights about Rose, but plot was pretty weak. Slow start. Too many coincidences.

  • Red Right Hand

  • By: Chris Holm
  • Narrated by: John Glouchevitch
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

When viral video of an explosive terrorist attack on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge reveals that a federal witness long thought dead is still alive, the organization he'd agreed to testify against will stop at nothing to put him in the ground. FBI Special Agent Charlie Thompson is determined to protect him, but her hands are tied; the FBI's sole priority is catching the terrorists before they strike again. So Charlie calls the only person on the planet who can keep her witness safe: Michael Hendricks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great author!

  • By Anne I. on 06-27-18

New narrator ruined it

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

I really enjoyed the first book and looked forward to this book. However, the new narrator ruined the book for me.

  • Poisonfeather

  • The Gibson Vaughn Series, Book 2
  • By: Matthew FitzSimmons
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 996

When jailed billionaire Charles Merrick hints publicly that he has stashed a fortune in an offshore cache, a school of sharks converges upon his release from federal prison. Among his swindled victims is Judge Hammond Birk, the man who saved Gibson Vaughn's life when he was a troubled teenager. Now Gibson intends to repay that debt by recovering Merrick's victims' money.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cliffhanger

  • By Gayle on 10-11-16

Deduct 1 star for cliffhanger

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

Reviewed: 10-30-16

I really like this series. But I hate a novel with a cliffhanger. Cliffhangers are fine for weekly TV episodes but not for novels.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • An Obvious Fact

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,569
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,293

In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. When Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend, Henry Standing Bear, are called to Hulett, Wyoming - the nearest town to America's first national monument, Devils Tower - to investigate, things start getting complicated.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Treading Water

  • By Carole T. on 09-19-16

Having coffee with old friends.

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

Reviewed: 09-16-16

This was not a great book. But I thoroughly enjoyed it. Hanging out with Walt Longmire and George Guidall is like having coffee with old friends, picking up where you left off the last time you were together. Thank you Craig Johnson!

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • One Year After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,427

One Year After returns to the small town of Black Mountain and the man who struggled to rebuild it in the wake of devastation: John Matherson. It is a thrilling follow-up and should delight fans in every way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Joe on 04-23-16

Not good

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

Reviewed: 09-26-15

One Second After is one of my favorite books and I am a big fan of Bronson Pinchot as a narrator. However, both the story and the narrator are really disappointing in the sequel, One Year After.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Winds of War

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 45 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,521

Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 45 hours + 56 hours = 102 hours of listening

  • By Jan on 10-25-13

As good as I remember!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-12

What did you love best about The Winds of War?

This was a book I read as a young adult in the 70's. Listening to the book again after 40 years was like getting back in touch with a long lost friend.

What did you like best about this story?

Historical fiction with great characters.

What three words best describe Kevin Pariseau’s performance?

Not good enough.The narration was OK, but there are so many narrators that are better than OK. I very seldom get bored with narration, but I did in this case.

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

Yes