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  • 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 9,643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,746

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 5,548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,963

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 2,688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,920
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,917

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

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Frances Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103

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 5,203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,063

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.

  • Fractured

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,876
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,874

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 3,853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,492

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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  • The Old Man

  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,755
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,740

To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter he keeps in touch with by phone. But most 60-year-old widowers don't have multiple driver's licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The 'old man' is not old!

  • By Wayne on 08-15-17

Coulda woulda shoulda

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

I thought the book had good bones if you look passed the crutches and the illusions. There were things happening in the first couple of chapters that would pull me into the story and then......

Peter Berkrot did a great job at narrating the story, I really enjoyed the book but I was a little disappointed by the way the characters weren't fully developed which made it difficult for me to follow, I kept wondering what happened to ( insert name here) and then it went from one story to two unrelated stories that were unrelated to one another. I started to wonder why this person was even there. I hated the end of the book. I felt let down.

Oh well on to the next book.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Next of Kin

  • By: James Tucker
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

A New Year's Eve celebration begins with the pop of a champagne cork - and ends with the bone-chilling screams of a killer's victims . Ten-year-old Ben Brook is the lone survivor of the brutal murder of his wealthy family at their upstate New York compound. But from the moment he evades death, Ben's life is in constant danger. Can NYPD detective Buddy Lock keep the boy safe from a killer intent on wiping out the entire Brook clan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Excellent Loved It - Just Get It

  • By shelley on 10-23-17

Excellent story!

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

This book gripped me from the start, it was exciting and full of mystery. Christopher Lane read expertly pulling me from one chapter to the next. However, there were things that made no sense like Buddy's brother and his place in the story. It felt more like he was added as a filler as his "competence" turn out to be useless and then he just disappeared from the story completely. Then the story picks up and takes off like a roller coaster climbing to slowly to the top and then the bottom falls away and you're taken on another wild ride of hiding screaming running cunning greed and wealth. I was literally on the edge of my recliner trying to figure out who was doing all these terrible things and why. I never saw it coming I never figured it out. You will NEVER guess who did it. Now the other thing that struck me as odd was the end of the book. Why why why???
Get this book and see if you don't feel the same way that I do. Great book. But, I'm still mad about the end. But get the book.

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  • Gone to Dust

  • By: Matt Goldman
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,341
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,337

A brutal crime. The ultimate cover-up. How do you solve a murder with no useable evidence? Private detective Nils Shapiro is focused on forgetting his ex-wife and keeping warm during another Minneapolis winter when a former colleague, neighboring Edina Police Detective Anders Ellegaard, calls with the impossible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Above Average

  • By wisconsinclark on 11-06-17

Elementary my dear Watson.

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

Let me start by saying, I didn't care for the narrator. I'm not saying he was bad but I am saying that in my humble opinion he was the wrong narrator for this book. His voice was bland devoid of emotion it was hard to discern the difference between characters. All the men sounded the same and all the women sounded the same. We're it not for that I may have liked the book a little more but as it stands now I'm not sure.
However, if I had to sum up my thoughts about the story I would have to say that I thought there were plenty of twists and turns but nothing was fully explained. Things were happening without making any logical sense There were people would be injected without fully explaining why and others who I thought should be there that weren't and when they did make a cameo I couldn't understand why because it didn't matter. It was a mute point they were now irrelevant.

In conclusion, I was very disappointed because I really wanted to like even enjoy this book. The spoiler had me hook with the dust, I expected to be on the edge of my chair with clenched teeth. A narrator can make or break a book no matter how good the storyline. But that's just my humble option.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful