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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 3,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,740

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 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,346

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
  • saw movie first; got book to get deeper

  • By Darcy on 09-21-14

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 4,955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,578
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,563

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.

0 of 1 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 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

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 2,209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,047
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,047

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.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,124

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

Fool

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

I expected so much and there were times when I felt I was getting exactly what I was there for, then it would fall into a rabbit hole and I would drift into another place in my head then when the action started again I forgot what happened before I zoned out.

Now don't go thinking that I didn't like the book, because I thought it was a PG times 2 kinda book. Just because it wasn't my glass of wine doesn't mean that other people won't 5 stars. I have to admit I loved her technique for gathering needed information. Nice. However, the male voices were terrible which for me took away some enjoyment. All in all I think if you liked that 70's series "It Hart to Hart" Stefanie Powers and Robert Wagner where there was a husband and wife crime fighting team of 2. Their butler Max would assist in some unexpected way That was fun and predictable and even still I would watch it every week. You get my drift.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Neon Spark

  • Dark Magic Enforcer, Book 5
  • By: Al K. Line
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

A hundred years I've waited for this, my chance for revenge. To confront and kill the person who murdered my parents and caused such unbearable heartache. Tokyo has other ideas. As neon burns my retinas, and bizarre, utterly foreign Hidden try to thwart me at every turn, I lose control. Obsessed, single-minded, and utterly deranged, I sink deeper and deeper into a desperate madness as I chase across the megalopolis seeking vengeance. I'm not called Black Spark for nothing, and my nemesis is going to pay for her crimes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Family issues are exciting!

  • By BikeVON on 11-02-17

Black spark!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

I listened with intense and eager anticipation as the story began to slowly unfold. By the time I got to the 45th chapter my heart rate increased as the tension building in my body. Soon all I could think was listening to a book by Al K Line, a brilliant writer.

This book took control of my body pressing me into my chair and I was unable to move. Gildart Jackson's voice put me in each battle making me see how the black spark worked his magic. Any narrator that can do that to me is damn good.

In my opinion this so far is the best of the previous 4 books and they were EXCELLENT! I don't usually read or listen to a series like I have with Black Spark dark magic enforcer.

The end of the book was a surprise to me, I knew but I didn't know, if that makes any sense. It was like I knew what was going to happen but At the same time I didn't. By the time the book ended I was spent. It was like being taken by your fantasy lover, the one that only exists in your mind. This series is my drug and With every book I listen to I want more and more.

Buy this book I guarantee you to will be hooked, pulled into the life of the black spark. I was unable to put this book down. Buy this book, please if you don't like it dinner's me. 👍🏾😊 well done Al K Line aka black spark dark magic enforcer

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  • Guilty Spark

  • Dark Magic Enforcer Series, Book 4
  • By: Al K. Line
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

I'd been gone for a year, incarcerated in a hidden prison. The verdict was guilty; the punishment, death. Invoking the Law, I've got my freedom until my sentence is carried out. Three days, then I'm history. Gone, not even a memory. Wiped from the collective consciousness of those that knew, even loved me. Magic drives me on as I try to right so many wrongs committed in the name of justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Innocent until proven guilty. Spark proves it!

  • By BikeVON on 10-29-17

Movie material

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

I started by reading the Dresden files by Jim Butcher, then I went on to read the Alex Verus series but I got tired of him always being the under dog so I moved to the Witchcraft Mysteries by Juliet Blackwell then I read some books by Kevin Hearns and enjoyed the mind talking dog Oberon and now I'm hooked on the dark magic enforcer. I like the way the black spark gets things done, has a sense of humor sexy vampire girlfriend quirky witchy grandmother and the continuous adventure along the way. Oh and the fairies with their beautiful ears that drive him wild. I usually jump around not reading books in order, but not with this series, I want to make sure I don't miss anything.

Warning, once you start read/listening these books you will find it hard if not difficult to put down. The narrator Gildart Jackson is a fabulous reader, he has a smooth reading style great character voice changes with the ability to pull you into the story world. He's the perfect narrator for this series. I could go on and on but that would take too much time and space. So I would suggest you do yourself a favor and get these series of books and enjoy. You won't regret it.

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  • Evil Spark

  • Dark Magic Enforcer, Book 2
  • By: Al K. Line
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

I'd had less than a week to recover from an incident that left me half-dead. My body was battered and bruised in ways I can't even begin to describe. Dark magic use had consumed me, spat me out a husk of a man. I was little more than flesh and bone, weary to my very soul. So, of course, there was a knock at the door. My smile faded, happy face turning to tears, as Kate - a gorgeous vampire and the woman I lust over at every available opportunity - told me the news. Dark magic came to me as my eyes snapped to black and my tattoos felt fit to burst with energy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Give me more, This is great!

  • By BikeVON on 06-16-17

My new favorite series

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

This was a witty funny and action packed book, I just fell in love with Faz Pound, his throbbing black tattoos and his weakness for fairy ears. I like the way that this book picked up where Black Spark left off. I'm searching for book 3 and I'm sure I'll zoom through it in one sitting. Now as far as the narrator, no one can make a story more real than Gildart Jackson can. Good job. 🙃

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Persuader

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,030

Jack Reacher. The ultimate loner. An elite ex-military cop who left the service years ago, he's moved from place to place...without family...without possessions...without commitments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Child at His Best! A Must Read for Reacher Fans!

  • By Joanna on 06-19-09

I'm in love with Jack Reacher!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

This book was packed with Reachers' determination to finish what he started and action. That water scene had me on the edge of my seat. As usual Lee Child has done it again and Dick Hill rode those action scenes like a surfer riding the perfect wave. When he reads you feel everything he's saying. This book was damn good, and I intend to read this again. Reacher is always one step ahead of the bad guy and always thinking. Wow!!! My mind is blown!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful