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  • The Undertaker's Widow

  • By: Phillip Margolin
  • Narrated by: Eric Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

Judge Richard Quinn is young, idealistic, and honest to a fault. That's why he's handed the most sensational homicide case in Oregon history. Locked in a race for the U.S. Senate, Ellen Crease gunned down the intruder who murdered her wealthy husband. In a single, brutal instant she became a widow, a victim, and a hero. Yet disturbing questions remain. What secrets did the man who started his fortune running mortuaries keep that might have cost him his life?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Read the book, forget the audio

  • By Vaughn on 05-17-13

Another case of narration ruining a good story

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

Reviewed: 10-20-13

I loved the story line and probably would have been more involved in the characters if the narration wasn't so whiny and poorly read. If Jay Snyder, Lou Diamond Phillips or another narrator who had acting skills and a better delivery narrated this book, it would have been so much better. Sadly, another case of buy the book or don't bother.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Black List

  • Scot Harvath, Book 11
  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,194

Somewhere, deep inside the United States government, is a deadly list. Members of Congress never get to see it and only the president has the final say over it. Once your name is on the list, it doesn't come off - until you're dead. Someone has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath's name to the list. Somehow, Harvath must evade the teams dispatched to kill him long enough to untangle who has framed him and why they want him out of the way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Worthy Successor to 'Full Black'

  • By Joshua on 07-26-12

Thor's "FACTION" at its best !!!

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

Reviewed: 03-19-13

Not only does Brad Thor thoroughly research the technology in this (and all) his books, it is frighteningly prophetic of what is happening with our government leadership right now. Thor's sources for information provide him with the guts for this fascinating and fabulous Harvath book !

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  • Takedown

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577

Best-selling author Brad Thor has crafted a must-read blockbuster featuring hard-nosed U.S. anti-terrorist agent Scot Harvath. Fiendish al-Qaeda terrorists are planning to rescue their imprisoned WMD expert during the chaos they create with their July 4th destruction of all bridges and tunnels to Manhattan. Now it's up to ex-SEAL Harvath to stop the evil-doers -- and neutralize the diabolical three-foot-tall villain known as "The Troll" who supplies their intelligence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable

  • By Shane on 10-23-08

Thor's "FACTION" at its best !!!

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

Reviewed: 03-19-13

Not only does Brad Thor thoroughly research the technology in this (and all) his books, it is frighteningly prophetic of what is happening with our government leadership right now. Thor's sources for information provide him with the guts for this fascinating and fabulous Harvath book !

  • Eyes Wide Open

  • By: Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by: Philip Hodges
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 262

Who am I? My name is Christy Snow. I'm 17 and I'm about to die. I'm buried in a coffin under tons of concrete. No one knows where I am. My heart sounds like a monster with clobber feet, running straight toward me. I'm lying on my back, soaked with sweat from the hair on my head to the soles of my feet. My hands and feet won't stop shaking. Some will say that I'm not really here. Some will say I'm delusional. Some will say that I don t even exist. But who are they? I'm the one buried in a grave.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrendous story - makes me angry I wasted money

  • By Ronda Snyder on 03-19-13

Horrendous story - makes me angry I wasted money

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

Reviewed: 03-19-13

I kept waiting for this story to evolve. The psychological thrill just set me on edge (and not in a good way). I pushed through it hoping it was for a good reason and that the plot would become clear - it never really did. When the book FINALLY ended, it made me feel as though I just wasted time for a fantasy that was just plain stupid.

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • You Don't Want to Know

  • By: Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 479

In Ava’s dreams, her son, Noah, looks just the way she remembers him: a sweet two-year-old in rolled-up jeans and a red sweatshirt. When Ava wakes, the agonizing truth hits her all over again. Noah went missing two years ago, and his body has never been found. Almost everyone, including Ava’s semi-estranged husband, Wyatt, assumes the boy drowned after falling off the dock near their Church Island home. Ava has spent most of the past two years in and out of Seattle mental institutions, shattered by grief and unable to recall the details of Noah’s disappearance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't stop listening....

  • By Ronda Snyder on 08-15-12

Can't stop listening....

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

Reviewed: 08-15-12

I don't know what a previous reviewer was thinking when he said this book was a waste of money. Thankfully I didn't listen to him being a prior Lisa Jackson fan. All the previous reviewer focused on was the writing style.

I thought "You Don't Want to Know" was a great thriller with so many twists and turns right to the very end that I was fascinated by the storyline. I couldn't wait to see who did it and how they were connected to the main character, Ava Garrison. One reviewer said he was tired of the main character's mood swings, etc. That was almost the entire point of what was going on in the book. Not saying anymore about that so I don't give away the plot.

If you want a good psychological thriller, then listen to this book.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Criminal

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,585

Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and he is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation, until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before - when Will's father was imprisoned for murder - this was his home....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Explains a lot!

  • By Joan on 11-22-12

As usual - FABULOUS

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

Reviewed: 07-15-12

I love this Karin Slaughter series. This has been my favorite book in the series to date. I don't want to give anything away but the way she went back to 1975 and present was so interesting because it gave us our first glimpse of tough as nails Amanda Wagner as she first started out on the police force. It was great to see what made her develop into the force of nature she is now. I wish I could say more but I don't want to give a thing away.

If you have enjoyed the characters of Will Trent, Amanda Wagner, etc. before, this is A MUST READ !

11 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • I, Michael Bennett

  • Michael Bennett, Book 5
  • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
  • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, Jay Snyder
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885

Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett's lifelong friend, Hughie McDonough, dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City - and to get revenge on Michael Bennett. To escape the chaos, Bennett takes his 10 kids and their beautiful nanny, Mary Catherine, on a much-needed vacation to his family's cabin near Newburgh, New York. But instead of the calm and happy town he remembers, they step into a nightmare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By JACKIE on 07-24-12

Up in the air !

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

Reviewed: 07-15-12

If you want to listen to a book that ends with no resolution then this is the book for you.

If you want to listen to a book that actually has a resolution and you aren't left hanging at the end then don't buy this book. It was a great story until the end when it stopped. Seriously doesn't James Patterson have enough money (he writes and co-writes so many books I can't count them)? Instead he leaves this book (in my opinion) in the middle. This book could have been so good if he finished it and resolved the final showdown instead of waiting and making people buy another one to see what happens to Michael Bennett. I for one am done with James Patterson.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Trigger City

  • By: Sean Chercover
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

A routine investigation of an open-and-shut case is just what PI Ray Dudgeon needs to recover from the physical and emotional consequences of confronting the Chicago Outfit - until "routine" spirals out of control. The victim was no quiet, unassuming, unlucky single woman; she lived a double life in the shadowy realm of covert intelligence...and she died for the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining All the Way Through

  • By Russell on 12-12-13

First Chercover book and definitely not the last.

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

Reviewed: 11-28-11

I really enjoyed this book. It was fast paced and there was a lot of action without lots wasted words. The narration was done quite well too. I will definitely add this author to my "watch for new books" list.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Nemesis

  • By: Jo Nesbø
  • Narrated by: Thor Knai
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,128
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903

Captured on closed-circuit television: A man walks into an Oslo bank, puts a gun to a cashier’s head, and tells her to count to 25. When he doesn’t get his money fast enough, he pulls the trigger. The young woman dies—and two million Norwegian kroner disappear without a trace.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Read the (fantastic) book instead

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-19-11

Great Nesbo Story - HORRIFIC narration.

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

Reviewed: 11-28-11

If you've listened to any newer Nesbo books, do NOT go back and listen to this one. The storyline was pure and perfect Nesbo but the narrator was so bad, I could never tell who was talking to whom. This is a definte book to read, unless it is re-recorded with the current narrator of Nesbo's books. BUY the book, it is a great story although I deeply regret spending the money to listen to it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fallen Angel

  • By: David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

Detective Nic Costa faces his hardest case yet. When the sins of the past echo the crimes of the present... When British academic Malise Gabriel falls to his death from a Rome apartment, detective Nic Costa suspects more than a simple accident. Nic is sure Malise's family are hiding vital information. As the investigation deepens, Rome’s seedy side is uncovered, revealing a web of deceit, treachery and corruption. The key to the truth lies with the Gabriels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A thriller to the last page

  • By Dan on 10-21-11

Hewson's Best Yet

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

Reviewed: 11-28-11

I've listened to all of Hewson's books and this is my favorite to date. The main characters (i.e. Nic Costa, etc.) are the same as in the previous books and the story is very well done. The descriptions of Rome and the inner turmoil of the cast of characters are, as usual, fabulous. The storyline kept me wondering the entire time...I won't reveal more about it so I don't ruin it for you. Saul Reichlin does a great job with the narration. If you are a Hewson fan, then this is a must listen !

2 of 2 people found this review helpful