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  • Trunk Music: Harry Bosch Series, Book 5

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,317

Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is ready for a challenge. But his first case is a little more than he bargained for. It starts with the body of a Hollywood producer in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head at close range - what looks like "trunk music", a Mafia hit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cood Connelly

  • By Daniel on 01-08-09

EXCELLENT!!

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

Reviewed: 12-15-15

Keeps your attention so .many things going on, wow quite ending. Fast moving at times need to go back after interruptions

  • The Man in the High Castle

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,670
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,197
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,216

It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some 20 years earlier the United States lost a war - and is now occupied jointly by Nazi Germany and Japan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted to see what all the buzz was about!

  • By Gray on 06-23-15

A huge waist of time

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

Reviewed: 11-01-15

No real storyline, information made no sense, I do not know how it ever got published

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Prudence

  • By: David Treuer
  • Narrated by: Chris Patton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 20

On a sweltering day in August 1942, Frankie Washburn returns to his family's rustic Minnesota resort for one last visit before he joins the war as a bombardier headed for the darkened skies over Europe. Awaiting him at the Pines are those he's about to leave behind: his hovering mother, the distant father to whom he's been a disappointment, the Indian caretaker who's been more of a father to him than his own, and Billy, the childhood friend who over the years has become something much more intimate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tough Choices in a Tough Town

  • By David on 05-07-15

What is the subject?

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

Reviewed: 04-02-15

Bought this book due to high review by local MPR Station. They said it was about WWII German POW Camp in MN. It was not, not quite sure what the book was about.

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,543

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Gripping tail of imagination and history combined

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

Reviewed: 09-27-14

If you could sum up Outlander in three words, what would they be?

LOVE, WAR, PEACE

What did you like best about this story?

Never ending twist and turns. All kinds of hero's and villains. Detail description of the place and time.

Which scene was your favorite?

First night of Jamie and Claire wedding.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

Stirring the imagination, sprinkle love, war, history, and peace. Amazing!

  • The Bully Pulpit

  • Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
  • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 36 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,802
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,542

Goodwin describes the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft. With the help of the "muckraking" press, Roosevelt had wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses, and corrupting money brokers. Roosevelt led a revolution that he bequeathed to Taft only to see it compromised as Taft surrendered to money men and big business. The rupture led Roosevelt to run against Taft for president, an ultimately futile race that gave power away to the Democrats.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes You Forget You Live in the 21st Century Good

  • By Cynthia on 01-11-14

Repeat of America's History

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

Reviewed: 07-23-14

Where does The Bully Pulpit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Two words; Edward Herman not only a voice but passion.

Who was your favorite character and why?

T. Roosevelt

Have you listened to any of Edward Herrmann’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

1st one but will look for more.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

This book touched history that my High School failed to teach (1966 Grad), probably my failure to learn plus due to the teachers generation fresh memory of WW2. American History is not being emphasized like it should be to remind/ teach the repeating tragic history we seem to keep jumping into.

  • War and Remembrance

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 56 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,447
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,960

Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues here in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What can I say that hasn't already been said??

  • By aaron on 01-31-12

So Real, so sad, yet fiction

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

Reviewed: 12-18-13

What did you love best about War and Remembrance?

Details of surrounding description of enviorment.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Arron, seemed so sincere and smart.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Natalie sees Victor after he was sent away.

Who was the most memorable character of War and Remembrance and why?

Pug, and his opinion of different people and how they operated and effected others

Any additional comments?

Best book for a long time

  • Mrs. Kennedy and Me

  • An Intimate Memoir
  • By: Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 797

For four years, from the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy until after the election of Lyndon Johnson, Clint Hill was the Secret Service agent assigned to guard the glamorous and private Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. During those four years, he went from being a reluctant guardian to a fiercely loyal watchdog and friend. Looking back, Clint Hill tells his story for the first time, offering a tender and tragic portrayal of how a Secret Service agent who started life in an orphanage became the most trusted man in the life of the First Lady who captivated first the nation and then the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Memoir is a Blessing!

  • By Alexis on 04-08-12

As if I were present

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

Reviewed: 08-19-12

What did you love best about Mrs. Kennedy and Me?

Personal information about the interaction with kids and Secret Service Agents, especially the day of the President's Funeral about the salute.

What did you like best about this story?

Detailed view of Kennedy Family

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

n/a

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

My life with JFK's Family

Any additional comments?

excellent story

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,372
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,119
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33,193

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

Unbroken by Laura Hillendbrand

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-10

Excellent book but better people than I already said it was.

It is obvious that the author did a great deal of research making the imminence details of the people in the book. Story kept me interested the entire time I was listening to it. At times it made me feel that I was almost right there partaking in events. A great deal of emotion was brought out especially describing the time in prison camps and how it effected the prisoners some for the remainder of their lives regretfully.

My Dad was in the Navy in WWII he made it home but as a broken man and used alcoholic to deal with his demons. Thank you for a surreal look into these young mens lives and the details of terrible effect the War had on them. At age 13 in 1961, I can remember my Dad waking from a sound sleep in the middle of the night, yelling help get those guys out of there. Very sad, I am sure his life would have been much different if he had not his experiences in the War. Even today, I find it difficult to believe people refuse to respect and try to understand how the horrific events that happened to these young men coming from a War Theater of today.

123 of 134 people found this review helpful

  • Vanish

  • A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657

A blessed event becomes a nightmare for pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli when she finds herself on the wrong side of a hostage crisis in this timely and relentless thriller. A nameless, beautiful woman appears to be just another corpse in the morgue. An apparent suicide, she lies on a gurney, awaiting the dissecting scalpel of medical examiner Maura Isles. But when Maura unzips the body bag and looks down at the body, she gets the fright of her life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Vanished Logic

  • By James B on 12-17-05

Lump in My Throat

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-10

Another winner, Tess you make me feel like I am standing right next to Jane. The unique way you tie all the information together and how it flows is excellent! OK, I am hooked. I am sitting in my drive at the end of my day again listening to another one of Tess's books. I think it is all over for a character when you bring the subjects right to the edge of the abyss and somehow throw them a rope at the last minute. Excellent! Thank you Tess

  • The Apprentice

  • A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742

It is a boiling summer in Boston. Adding to the city's woes is a series of shocking crimes that end in abduction and death. The pattern suggests one man: "The Surgeon," serial killer Warren Hoyt, known for his partial dissection of his victims, and recently thrown behind bars. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Read

  • By Mary S. Murray on 09-02-07

The Apprentice

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-10

Tess did it again! I was on the edge of my seat almost all the way through the book. I think this is my 5th. book focusing on Rizzoli and Isle series. In a couple of chapters the author had you transplanted to Boston. The detailed description of the interaction of the players in the book is captivating. The best part is it sounds so real, like it happened last week.