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  • Desolation Mountain

  • By: William Kent Krueger
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458

New York Times best-selling author William Kent Krueger delivers yet another "punch-to-the-gut blend of detective story and investigative fiction" (Booklist) as Cork O'Connor and his son Stephen work together to uncover the truth behind the tragic plane crash of a senator on Desolation Mountain and the mysterious disappearances of several first responders. This is a heart-pounding and devastating mystery the scope and consequences of which go far beyond what father or son could ever have imagined....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • trying again

  • By itinerant on 08-29-18

Luv the Cork O'Connor Series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Read this in two days. Can't wait to another comes out. I hope to see the next generation of characters developed as well.

  • The Disappeared

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,768

Wyoming's new governor isn't sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate. A prominent female British executive never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. Pickett knows that happens sometimes - these ranches are stocked with handsome young cowboys, and "ranch romances" aren't uncommon. But no sign of her months after she vanished? That suggests something else.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sheridan takes a lover!

  • By Richard Delman on 04-11-18

Luv CJ Box and Joe Pickett

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-18

The Disappeared was another one of Joe Pickett's adventures i could not put down. I had to see how the plot tied together. Listened to it in a day and a half. Recommend for anyone wanting a good mystery and certainly for a!l Joe Pickett fans. Can't wait for the next Joe Pickett book.

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  • The Auschwitz Escape

  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,646
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,256

A terrible darkness has fallen upon Jacob Weisz’s beloved Germany. The Nazi regime, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, has surged to power and now hold Germany by the throat. All non-Aryans - especially Jews like Jacob and his family - are treated like dogs. When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob flees and joins rebel forces working to undermine the regime. But after a raid goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds himself in a living nightmare - trapped in a crowded, stinking car on the train to the Auschwitz death camp.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging novel of Nazi horrors

  • By Mark on 02-26-18

Unbelivably Moing

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would recommend this book. I pray that we never forget what was done by the Nazis during WWII.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jacob, Abbi. There will to survive.

What does Christopher Lane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I could feel the fear, the disbelieve, and the passion with which to survive.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The will to survive.

Any additional comments?

May we never forget what mankind can do to each other.

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,354

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

an awesome account

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

this account started slow, but it is one of the most compelling accounts of WWII I have encountered. May we never forget.

  • Buffalo Jump Blues

  • By: Keith McCafferty
  • Narrated by: Rick Holmes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

In the wake of Fourth of July fireworks in Montana's Madison Valley, Hyalite County sheriff Martha Ettinger and Deputy Sheriff Harold Little Feather investigate a horrific scene at the Palisades cliffs, where a herd of bison have fallen to their deaths. Victims of blind panic caused by the pyrotechnics, or a ritualistic hunting practice dating back thousands of years? The person who would know is beyond asking, an Indian man found dead among the bison, his leg pierced by an arrow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Has it all, even after multiple readings

  • By Mark Hancock on 07-16-16

not the best McCafferty, but still good

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

narrator was good, connect him to Shawn stranahan now. a good read. like the stranahan series.

  • Hunting Hour

  • A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery
  • By: Margaret Mizushima
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509

Deputy Mattie Cobb is in a dark place and has withdrawn from Cole Walker and his family to work on issues from her past. When she and her K-9 partner, Robo, get called to track a missing junior high student, they find the girl dead on Smoker's Hill behind the high school, and Mattie must head to the Walker home to break the bad news. But that's only the start of trouble in Timber Creek because soon another girl goes missing - and this time it's one of Cole's daughters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic K9 Series for any Dog or Horse Lover!

  • By AK Raven on 08-12-17

Always a Good Story

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

I always enjoy the K 9 books. I have read/listened to all that have been published so far. I enjoy them most because of the integrity with which the author writes-clean, neat, and a good story.

  • The Wild Inside

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Christine Carbo
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,777
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,535
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,528

For fans of Louise Penny, C. J. Box, and Nevada Barr comes a haunting crime novel set in Glacier National Park, where one man finds himself on a collision course with the dark heart of the wild and the even darker heart of human nature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery, Thriller, Suspense & The Great Outdoors

  • By Sara on 09-18-15

Good one.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Yep, in line with penny and box. Noticed there are two more books by this author plan to read them. Good story line, fleshed out characterizations, and an actual plot. I would recommend for anyone who enjoys a good , clean mystery.

  • Sulfur Springs

  • By: William Kent Krueger
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459

On the Fourth of July, just as fireworks are about to go off in Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O'Connor and his new bride Rainy Bisonette listen to a desperate voicemail left by Rainy's son, Peter. The message is garbled and full of static, but they hear Peter confess to the murder of someone named Rodriguez. When they try to contact him, they discover that his phone has gone dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr. Krueger you never fail to bring great stories. Thank you

  • By Barbara on 08-28-17

Always Awesome Story

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

What did you love best about Sulfur Springs?

The story line, the plot, what is there not to love if you love a good story as well as a good mystery. This story was somewhat different as it was written from first person in the beginning and then later transitioned to more of third person. I love that it recognizes the spirituality of human beings.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course Cork. He is the main character, miss Rose, but I will anxiously waiting to see how Rainey is developed.

Which character – as performed by David Chandler – was your favorite?

I love David Chandler. He also narrates Joe Pickett by CJ Box. I would have to see David is a top notch narrator and one of my favorites along with George Guidall.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book kept my interest from the very beginning until the very end.

Any additional comments?

I want to hear/read more about Cork, Rainey, their family including Henry Moulux?.

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  • Paradise Valley

  • A Novel
  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770

For three years Investigator Cassie Dewell has been on a hunt for a serial killer known as the Lizard King whose hunting grounds are the highways and truck stops where runaways and prostitutes are most likely to vanish. Cassie almost caught him...once. Working for the Bakken County, North Dakota, sheriff's department, Cassie has set what she believes is the perfect trap, and she has lured him and his truck to a depot. But the plan goes horribly wrong, and the blame falls on Cassie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By USA Buyer on 07-27-17

Good story, but

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-17

I am a Joe Pickett fan, while the story was good, it did not compare to Joe Pickett. I liked that the ending did leave room for a sequel. Hopefully with a different narrator. Narration was awful.

  • The Perfect You

  • A Blueprint for Identity
  • By: Dr. Caroline Leaf
  • Narrated by: Margaret Winston
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

There are a lot of personality tests out there designed to label you and put you in a particular box. But Dr. Caroline Leaf says there's much more to you than a personality profile can capture. In fact, you cannot be categorized! In this fascinating book, she takes listeners through seven steps to rediscover and unlock their unique "you quotient".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hands down, the most helpful book I've listened to

  • By Rose O'Connor on 07-31-17

good stuff

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

Dr Caroline leaf is refreshing! I hope to read more of her work. with most recent events, we could do with more writers of this caliber. so very encouraging.

20 of 20 people found this review helpful