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  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,613
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,576

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Would make a 5 star four hour novella, ...

  • By Wayne on 11-03-18

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

Was not expecting slice of history of WWW1 in the Philippines and the Baton Death March. Very revealing.

  • The State of Affairs

  • Rethinking Infidelity
  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,822
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,629
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,617

An affair: It can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. And yet this extremely common human experience is so poorly understood. Adultery has existed since marriage was invented, and so, too, the prohibition against it - in fact it has a tenacity that marriage can only envy. Iconic couples' therapist and best-selling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel returns with a groundbreaking and provocative look at infidelity, arguing for a more nuanced and less judgmental conversation about our transgressions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compassionate approach

  • By Anonymous User on 10-16-17

Disjointed not a story at all or clear direction.

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

Disjointed not a story or clear direction of one. Recites client experiences without any clear suggestions. Would think it would or should have more meat. Reader flat.

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  • The Obsession

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,577

Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father's crimes and made him infamous. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles away from everything she's ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up - especially the determined Xander Keaton.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Total Letdown

  • By McChica04 on 07-11-16

Great Read

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

Reviewed: 04-29-17

Surprise ending. Could have elaborated a tad more on the final act bringing a conclusion. The love story was well developed .

  • Witness to a Trial

  • A Short Story Prequel to The Whistler
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,365
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,352

A startling and original courtroom drama from New York Times best seller John Grisham that is the prequel to his newest legal thriller, The Whistler. A judge's first murder trial. A defense attorney in over his head. A prosecutor out for blood and glory. The accused, who is possibly innocent. And the killer, who may have just committed the perfect crime.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An Appetizer

  • By Jean on 10-06-16

waste of money

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

Why would Audible present as book when the book is out which contains the same details. Waste of money

  • Tom Clancy Commander-in-Chief

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,971
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,954

When Russian President Valeri Volodin's ambitions are foiled in Dagestan, he faces a difficult choice. The oligarchs who support him expect a constant flow of graft, but with energy prices cratering, the Russian economy sputters to a virtual halt. Unable to grow the Russian market at home, his hold on power relies on expansion abroad—a plan that has been thwarted by the United States in the past. But this time Volodin has determined that an indirect approach is the best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This one will be a Jack Ryan classic!

  • By Deborah on 12-09-15

This appears to be the road map of Russia's Putin

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

Reviewed: 02-11-16

It is interesting to see the similarity between Russia's current administration and actions to that of the book and the resulting future actions.

  • I Am Malala

  • How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
  • By: Malala Yousafzai
  • Narrated by: Archie Panjabi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,920
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,900

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much more than expected...

  • By Jan on 10-10-13

Great book

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

Reviewed: 09-22-15

Great insight of Muslim religion teaching of peace hijacked by uneducated thugs. Brings new meaning to FDR'S statement that evil exists because a few good men did nothing.

  • Back of Beyond

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271

Cody Hoyt, while a brilliant cop, is an alcoholic struggling with two months of sobriety when his mentor and AA sponsor Hank Winters is found burned to death in a remote mountain cabin. At first it looks like the suicide of a man who’s fallen off the wagon, but Cody knows Hank better than that....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cody Hoyt is GREAT!

  • By Terry on 08-09-12

Badly read and performance.

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

Reviewed: 12-02-14

What would have made Back of Beyond better?

Why the switch from David Chandler to Holter Graham for the narration. Holter does not mirror in anyway the voice the performance that we have come to love from David Chandler.
I have tired twice to get into the book and lost interest. Love C.J. Box but his works need David Chandler to narrate the story.
Would like my money back for this book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Back of Beyond?

None a third of the way through I lost interest

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Holter Graham?

David Chandler

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The book maybe good but without a good narrator it fail short of any of C.J. Box previous books and makes me reconsider his works.

  • Rush Hour Spanish

  • By: Howard Beckerman
  • Narrated by: Howard Beckerman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 31

Sing your way to a new language, anytime, anywhere! The new enhanced edition of Rush Hour Spanish includes two audio programs, a bonus music-only version of favorite Rush Hour songs, and a free downloadable word game (see www.berlitzbooks.com for link). Original music and catchy songs help you remember everyday words, phrases, and sentences, and the exciting storyline keeps you involved. Fun to use alone or with your family!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I just got back from Mexico and....

  • By Kim on 01-31-05

Not worth the money

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

Reviewed: 03-11-14

What disappointed you about Rush Hour Spanish?

Speaking was too fast with annoying voices. Limited scope of language covered creating a significant gap in ability to have a conversation. Did not cover the primary phrases needed to interact or survive in a Spanish speaking culture.

Has Rush Hour Spanish turned you off from other books in this genre?

Would not order any future books

What didn’t you like about Howard Beckerman’s performance?

Annoying voice

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Rush Hour Spanish?

Would have trouble leaving any

Any additional comments?

If you go to a country where you need to speak the basic language to survive this is not the book. Did not indicate some basic tasks such as how to ask for bathroom... how much...

  • Hazardous Duty

  • Presidential Agent Series, Book 8
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 671
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 664

Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President of the United States is fed up and, as Commander in Chief, has what he thinks is a pretty bright idea — to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band and get them on the case. Unfortunately, that will be difficult. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillo’s guts, and has just had him forcibly retired from the military, and now Castillo’s men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not At All Like 1st Seven - Please No More

  • By harold on 01-01-14

Disappointed waste of time and money

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

Reviewed: 01-31-14

Would you try another book from W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth and/or Dick Hill?

Thin and poorly conceived plot. Making the President of the USA look stupid.

What was most disappointing about W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth ’s story?

No content or major plot

Would you listen to another book narrated by Dick Hill?

Can't blame a poorly written book on the narrator.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No redeeming qualities, waste of time.

Any additional comments?

If I could get a refund it still would not improve the outcome.