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  • The Cutting Edge

  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,602
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,593

 In the early hours of a quiet weekend morning in Manhattan's Diamond District, a brutal triple murder shocks the city. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs quickly take the case. Curiously, the killer has left behind a half-million dollars' worth of gems at the murder scene, a jewelry store on 47th street. As more crimes follow, it becomes clear that the killer's target is not gems but engaged couples themselves. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deaver continues writing First Rate novels!

  • By shelley on 04-10-18

Hmmm;

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

The beginning of the book was predictable but I was still intrigued none the less, and I was glad that finished the book. However, I didn't care much for the narrator the lifeless way he read in my opinion was off putting and very annoying. After several hours of listening I relented and trudged past his reading and did my best to finish the book. It appears there will be a part 2 I just hope there will be another narrator. Fingers crossed.

  • Burned

  • Alex Verus, Book 7
  • By: Benedict Jacka
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,832
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,685
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,687

Diviner Alex Verus finally made one too many enemies on the Council of Mages, and now one of them is angry enough to have him executed. Fighting for his life is nothing new, but this kill order also calls for the death of Alex's dependents - and there's no way that he'll let Luna, Anne, and Vari take the heat. With only a week before he's history, Alex will have to figure out how to disassociate himself from his friends, scrounge up allies on the council, and hopefully keep his head attached to his body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought it was good.

  • By Jill on 06-25-17

Oh Alex Alex Alex

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

I'd read some reviews that were somewhat negative and I almost passed on this book, I'm glad I didn't because I really liked it. ( spoiler alert ) the fight at his house and the situation between Alex and Ann made me tear up. Pros - I really liked this book, if I could have listened to it from start to finish in one sitting I would have, but as life would have it that wasn't possible. It kept my adrenaline coursing through my veins with such speed that I was dizzy with anticipation. Cons- there is obviously an attraction between Alex and Ann so why don't they address the elephant in the room and tell each other how they feel, they deserve to finally have some happiness, even if The card mages won't leave him alone. It's getting a little tiresome the way Ann and Alex are thrown together but are to scared or to stupid to make the next move. Come on Mr. Jackson move this train along. All in all the book was filled with enough action and adventure and twists and turns to captivate most readers (listeners). I can't wait until I either purchase or use a credit on the next book. Think about what I said Gildart Jackson Ann and Alex sitting in a tree kissing. Please........

  • Without Fail

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,691

Skilled, stealthy, and anonymous, Jack Reacher is the perfect man for the job: to assassinate the vice president of the United States. Theoretically. The head of a high-level Secret Service security detail wants Reacher to find the holes in her system - and fast. A group of desperate men already has the vice president in its sights. And it will stop at nothing to realize its objective.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best in the series so far

  • By Virgil on 07-11-16

My man Jack

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

If there’s a job to be done and you want it done right you call on Jack Reacher. He’s a complicated man a man with no home and no baggage. These only one person he love and it’s the one staring back at him in that old hotel bathroom mirror. This like all of Lee Childs books about ole JR manage to keep me teetering on the edge of my seat with anticipation wondering how ( not if ) he will get out of this new situation. I’m not going to spoil the story for you but there was a hitch in my throat at one point.

Boy I tell you Lee Child knows what he’s doing, him and Jack Reacher.

  • The Fallen

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,592

Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes - obscure Bible verses, odd symbols - have the police stumped. Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and her family. It's a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has been there only a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was supposed to be a VACATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 04-17-18

They all fall down

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I expected something other than what I was hearing. The teaser ( in my opinion ) lead me to think I was going to hear a story about an
ex-football player who'd taken one to many blows to the head and when that career ended he went in another direction. I thought his unique ability to recall anything at a glance was really interesting. However, that's not what I got. Instead I got a story about an ex-football player who's time on the field left him with an altered brain and a changed personality who was now a detective.

Then came the police work the murders the drugs and ill gotten gains. Now that sounds like a good premise for a book, and it is but........There were so many characters that I became confused, I wasn't sure who was who. The story became cliché and predictable. I was disappointed, but the ending was sweet and redeemed the book. Kinda sorta.

  • City of Bones: Harry Bosch Series, Book 8

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,078
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,067

On New Year's Day, Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch fields a call that a dog has found a bone - a bone that the dog's owner, a doctor, feels certain is human.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good read

  • By Pamela on 11-09-03

Murder book

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

Well done Michael Connelly. I enjoyed the overall story it was the narrator the I didn't like. There was no distinction from one characters of voice to the other. I guess I'm so use to listening to Dick Hill's strong deep voice that it's hard for me to listen to someone else. Edgar's voice usually has much more base. I digress, the book was a wonderful listen, however, it was a bit slow and drawn out. There were times where I felt left out. I was wondering why Hieronymus Bosch was always leaving his "partner" out of the investigation. Also, the ending was lacking something, I can't put my finger on it but I didn't like it.

  • Riptide

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,974
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,970

A centuries-old, cursed pirate's treasure, valued at over $2 billion, lies deep within the treacherous waters off the coast of Maine. Men who have attempted to unearth the fortune have suffered gruesome deaths. Will a high-tech expedition meet the same fate?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very cinematic. high tech meets pirate treasure.

  • By Allan on 06-13-11

Slow excitement

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

I'm not sure how to express my feelings about this book. Let me start with the narrator, this was (in my opinion) was the wrong person narrating. He read too slowly, it was like listening to someone reading a romantic love poem. The was no inflection in his voice to show excitement fear anger or even realization of a treasure.

Now as far as the story, it was a very good book about greed and trust or the lack there of as well as deceit. However, there were many times I wanted to stop listening because I couldn't take the droning on of the narrator. I wonder if the author(s) of the book get to pick the person who they want to do the narrating? If not, maybe they should listen to a sample of the narrator's reading of a paragraph or two. Because when you have the right person it can make the book come to life and pull the listener into the story. But, if you have the wrong narrator it can be very annoying, I couldn't wait until this book ended. Besides that the ending sucked!

  • Airframe

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Frances Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,162

Airframe is nonstop Crichton: the extraordinary mixture of super suspense and authentic information on a subject of compelling interest that has been a Crichton hallmark since The Andromeda Strain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Try it, you'll like it.

  • By Robert Solomon on 04-04-03

Laymans terms

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

The narration was very good, however, the story used so much technical lingo that in (my humble opinion) if you have no knowledge of the inter workings of airplane operations things might make little sense. Maybe this book was above my college degree and therefore I had difficulty maintaining a focused interest. I thought I would step out of my reading comfort zone, but I guess this book just wasn't for me. What got me was the 5 minute teaser, In my head I thought it was going to be listening to something completely different. That was my bad. Most of the books I purchase I listen to them over again, this won't be one of them, in fact I think I'm going to return it.

Just not for me and I wouldn't recommend it without first explaining, without spoiling the story, allowing them to decide for themselves. But the book is very well written and France's Cassidy did a wonderful job narrating.

  • Bad Luck and Trouble

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,178

Jack Reacher reunites with the survivors of his old Army investigative team, scrambling to raise the living, bury the dead, and connect the dots in a mystery that is growing darker by the day. In a world of bad luck and trouble, when someone targets Jack Reacher and his team, they'd better be ready for what comes right back at them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept My Interest

  • By Patricia on 10-21-09

You're the man Jack Reacher!

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

I pretty much love all of Lee Childs books about Reacher and this is just as good as all the others. Jack Reacher is 250 pounds of muscle logic determination and love em and leave stealth. I love you Jack Reacher.

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  • Fractured

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,912
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,910

After years in a brutal marriage, Gailyn Campano knows how to accept violence and betrayal. But when she returns home to find an intruder holding her daughter hostage, a ferocious strength emerges within her battered soul - and before she knows it, a man lies dead on her floor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Mystery, Great Police Work

  • By Charles Atkinson on 07-28-13

Meh

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

I feel cheated, this was supposed to be a police mystery. Right? There were police and there was a mystery, of sorts. Unfortunately I was very disappointed because after the initial crime it was all forgettable babble downhill and to top it off the narrator's voice grated on my nerves. It had no body no inflection no emotions, nothing. This is a hard pass for me.

  • Jack Reacher: One Shot

  • A Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,975
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,619
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,602

Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, from the world he lives in - no phone, no address, no commitments - ex–military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, Reacher’s arrival will change everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Work of Adventure Fiction

  • By Me & My Girls on 10-21-14

I love Jack Reacher

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

No one could have read the story better and I think Lee Child knew that. The reading was smooth controlled and believable. Lee Child has the skills to know how to pace a story. He knows how to build the suspense, and even when you've pretty much figured out who the possible bad guys are he will throw suspicion elsewhere and then you start to second guess yourself and start to back track in mind. That's the skill of Lee Child you can't trust your own memory. Beautifully written well read and well received by a loyal reader/listener.

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