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  • Dragnet: Old Time Radio - 379 Episodes

  • By: Frank Burt, James E. Moser, John Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough, Ben Alexander, and others
  • Length: 137 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

Dragnet was perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama in media history. The series gave millions of audience members a feel for the boredom and drudgery, as well as the danger and heroism, of real-life police work.

Actor and producer Jack Webb's aims in Dragnet were for realism and unpretentious acting. He achieved both goals, and Dragnet remains a key influence on subsequent police dramas in many media.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Grandfather of Law and Order

  • By lizski on 09-21-13

Impossible to listen I've returned the book

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

Reviewed: 02-24-14

What disappointed you about Dragnet: Old Time Radio - 380 Episodes?

The ups and downs of the volume.

Any additional comments?

I would have loved hearing these broadcasts that I remembered as entertaining from radio

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Red Velvet Cupcake Murder

  • A Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes!
  • By: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 489

New York Times best-selling author Joanne Fluke’s cozy mysteries grow in popularity with each new series entry. One summer in Lake Eden, Minnesota, Hannah Swensen attends the grand opening of a newly refurbished hotel, where her famous red velvet cupcakes will be served in the new Red Velvet lounge. But when a party guest falls from the hotel roof, festivities come to a screeching halt - and Hannah becomes the surprising target of a murder investigation

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very cute and easy listening

  • By Donna on 04-24-13

Joanne Fluke Cookie recipes

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

Reviewed: 12-01-13

Would you try another book from Joanne Fluke and/or Suzanne Toren?

No it was boring.

Would you ever listen to anything by Joanne Fluke again?

No

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Narrator had 2 voices one for men and another for women.

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

Why do I continue to listen to this?

  • Sovereign

  • A Matthew Shardlake Mystery
  • By: C. J. Sansom
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 20 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845

Barrister Matthew Shardlake is faced with the most terrifying threat in the age of Tudor England: his own imprisonment in the Tower of London. Harsh autumn winds stir the English countryside as King Henry VIII, along with a thousand soldiers and his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, make their way from London to York after a violent uprising.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good mystery

  • By Mike From Mesa on 04-11-13

Sovereign

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

Reviewed: 03-26-13

Where does Sovereign rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've read three now and I'm fascinated. These books are a lesson in old English history as well as a mystery.

What other book might you compare Sovereign to and why?

Don't know of any others, but wish I did.

Which character – as performed by Steven Crossley – was your favorite?

Matthew Shardlake

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

Yes, but it's too long.

  • The Two

  • By: Will Carver
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel, Nicki Paull
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 76

They kill without mercy. Disappear without trace. They are The Two. And now the stakes are raised once more for Detective January David. 5 lie dead, brutally murdered - the first taken on the night of Halloween and as autumn bleeds into winter more ritualistic murders are discovered. January must battle his demons, for in his mind lies the clue to stopping a ruthless murderer. But his worst nightmares have literally come true when he discovers there's not one, but two twisted killers on the loose.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too Confusing

  • By Zulu on 03-07-14

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 07-09-12

I know this was a free book but, how itwas ever published I don't understand..

  • Justice

  • A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel
  • By: Faye Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 234

The cruel and bizarre slaying of a beautiful teen leads Detective Decker into the dark heart of an exotic subculture: the seamy, sometimes violent world of Southern California's rootless, affluent youth. But even the confession of a disturbed kid with cold "killer eyes" cannot soothe Decker's inner torment. For he knows in his gut this crime goes much deeper and higher than anyone expects - and that true justice, brutal and complete, has yet to be done.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story but Not Typical of the Series

  • By Carol on 03-10-12

JUSTICE

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

Reviewed: 06-30-12

What happened to the Decker family? What a disappointing story this is. I find myself totally uninterested in the sex life of teen agers.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Patricia Highsmith

  • Selected Novels and Short Stories
  • By: Patricia Highsmith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 27 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

The remarkable renaissance of Patricia Highsmith continues with the publication of Patricia Highsmith: Selected Novels and Short Stories, featuring the groundbreaking novels Strangers on a Train and The Price of Salt as well as a trove of penetrating short stories. With a critical introduction by Joan Schenkar, situating Highsmith’s classic works within her own tumultuous life, this book provides a useful guide to some of her most dazzlingly seductive writing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Long before "Carol," I admired and respected Ms. Highsmith

  • By Peace on 04-11-15

Patricia Highsmith: Selected Novels and Short Stor

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

Reviewed: 09-29-11

I bought this because I wanted to read Strangers on a Train. I'm sorry I did I think Alfred Hitchcocks version is much better.

main reason not to buy this book The length is achieved by reading the same stories twice

10 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • 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 2,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,821

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

Devils Punchbowl

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-11

Skip this one unless you're really into graphic blood and guts. It was too much for me.

  • Dexter Is Delicious

  • By: Jeff Lindsay
  • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,987
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,114

Dexter is experiencing some major life changes - don't we all? And they're mostly wrapped up in the eight-pound curiosity that is his newborn daughter. Family bliss is cut short, however, when Dexter is summoned to investigate the disappearance of a 17-year-old girl who has been running with a bizarre group of goths who fancy themselves to be vampires. As Dexter gets closer to the truth of what happened to the missing girl, he realizes they are not really vampires so much as cannibals.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dexter Books are the Best

  • By Chris on 09-12-10

Dexter is sick

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-10

A ridiculous waste of time on a sorry story concept. I'm so sorry I wasted my money.

  • The Devil's Advocates

  • By: Michael S. Lief, H. Mitchell Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle De Cuir, Stephen Hoye, Stefan Rudnicki, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

The Devil's Advocates shows us the crimes and trials that have captivated the public, cases that illuminate the underlying principles of the American criminal-justice system.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book even if you aren't a lawyer

  • By B. Riddick on 03-22-09

Hiistorically interesting

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-26-07

But very long closing statements which, to me, in parts were with very confusing language could be of interest to a law student.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The King of Lies

  • By: John Hart
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,592
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,974
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,972

John Hart creates a literary thriller that is as suspenseful as it is poignant, a riveting murder mystery layered beneath the southern drawl of a humble North Carolina lawyer. When Work Pickens finds his father murdered, the investigation pushes a repressed family history to the surface and he sees his own carefully constructed facade begin to crack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For the Eyes Only

  • By Deborah on 06-21-06

King of Lies

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-07

A boring account of a dysfunctional family.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful