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  • The Old Bridge

  • A Joe Johnson Thriller
  • By: Andrew Turpin
  • Narrated by: John Pirhalla
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

War crimes investigator Joe Johnson is drawn into a search for a dossier of secret documents that disappeared 20 years ago from the president's office in Sarajevo - but which have damaging links to the White House. Johnson finds himself hunting a Bosnian army officer who vanished, along with the dossier, after a series of horrific killings. The search takes him from Dubrovnik to New York City and London.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not a thriller writer

  • By Rigadon on 12-08-18

Not a thriller writer

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

The author may be an historian, and a journalist, a writer he is not,
Especially not a thriller writer. I’d say stick to what he knows.
He is probably a decent historian and journalist.

  • The Spy and the Traitor

  • The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
  • By: Ben Macintyre
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,235
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,053
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,047

Unfolding the delicious three-way gamesmanship between America, Britain, and the Soviet Union, and culminating in the gripping cinematic beat-by-beat of Oleg Gordievsky's nail-biting escape from Moscow in 1985, Ben Macintyre's latest may be his best yet. Like the greatest novels of John le Carré, it brings listeners deep into a world of treachery and betrayal, where the lines bleed between the personal and the professional, and one man's hatred of communism had the power to change the future of nations. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely riveting story

  • By Rosemary on 09-25-18

An astounding book

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

With John Lee’s excellent narration, I found it even more of an experience then any fictional espionage accounting.

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  • Brothers and Bones

  • By: James Hankins
  • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 980

Charlie Beckham is a rising star among federal prosecutors until, on the morning of the most important court day of his career, a deranged homeless man turns Charlie's life upside with a single word. He calls Charlie by a secret nickname known by only one other person in the world - Charlie's brother Jake, who went missing thirteen years ago. Charlie has a hundred questions but the homeless man disappears before Charlie can ask a single one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 'Brotherhood'- Blood not required.

  • By Tracy P. on 02-05-18

Self published, audible published

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

I stumbled on to this unbelievable bad book, actually I wouldn’t even called it a “book”. In spit of all the bad reviews, I started reading.
I always finished what I started.
Is this a bad comic book? Really???
Audible shame on you, this is not evening entertaining. You charged money for this book. SHAME on you.

My fault totally for researching. I am sad Audible. I thought you have better standards than this piece of crap.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Tuscan Child

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble, Katy Sobey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,766
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,749

In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal. Nearly 30 years later, Hugo's estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father's funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Knocked this one out of the park

  • By Anne on 02-22-18

If you like Lucca, in Tuscany. You might like this book

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

Although not a fan of the author, I stayed at a hill town in Tuscany, the author ‘s description of the locales are moving.
The miscast for Ms Sobey voice is unfortunate.

  • The Mark of the Assassin

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,308

When a commercial airliner is blown out of the sky off the East Coast, the CIA scrambles to find the perpetrators. A body is discovered near the crash site with three bullets to the face: the calling card of a shadowy international assassin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth your time

  • By Dennis on 02-14-10

Before Gabriel enters

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Having been a Daniel Silva fan, I decided I need to read his two debut books. I can see how his writing, and character development improved with each Gabriel Gallon books.

I much rather read his books and keep my own imagination of his main character, Gallon. However, if the pages turn into scripts, I will watch with anticipation, hoping they will not disappoint.

  • The Panther

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,456
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,444

Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Corey and Brenner--it doesn't get any better!

  • By Janels on 11-01-12

Not a Corey best

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

This fifth John Corey book is my least favorite. It was saved by the last ten chapter. Corey’s asides got tiresome very quickly. Some editing would really have helped.

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  • Fugitive Pieces

  • A Novel (Vintage International)
  • By: Anne Michaels
  • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

In 1940 a boy bursts from the mud of a war-torn Polish city, where he has buried himself to hide from the soldiers who murdered his family. His name is Jakob Beer. He is only seven-years-old. And although by all rights he should have shared the fate of the other Jews in his village, he has not only survived but been rescued by a Greek geologist, who does not recognize the boy as human until he begins to cry. With this electrifying image, Anne Michaels ushers us into her rapturously acclaimed audiobook of loss, memory, history, and redemption.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This remains my favorite book

  • By Rigadon on 03-23-17

This remains my favorite book

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

Reviewed: 03-23-17

The beautiful language will always stay with me, I have read it three times, each time I appreciate it even more.

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  • Involuntary Witness

  • Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 1
  • By: Gianrico Carofiglio
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,114

A nine-year-old boy is found murdered at the bottom of a well near a popular beach resort in southern Italy. In what looks like a hopeless case for Guido Guerrieri, a Senegalese peddler is accused of the crime. Faced with small-town racism, Guido attempts to exploit the esoteric workings of the Italian courts. The voice of Sean Barrett brings this gritty Italian detective series to life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Poignant

  • By chris on 01-06-12

More translation.

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

Reviewed: 12-11-16

Not only have I learnt how different the legal system in Italy operates, as well as police procedure.
I hope there are more to come

  • The Lost Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Alyson Richman
  • Narrated by: George Guidall, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,595

In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit, and the strength of memory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEST book I have read in a long time

  • By Kfcarter on 11-04-13

Totally undeveloped fiction

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

Reviewed: 09-30-16

Why the title? The character for the husband is so underdeveloped.
Better hone your craft more. Is your editor totally incompetent ?

  • Home

  • A Novel
  • By: Marilynne Robinson
  • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

Glory Boughton, aged 38, has returned to Gilead to care for her dying father. Soon her brother, Jack - the prodigal son of the family, gone for 20 years - comes home too, looking for refuge and trying to make peace with a past littered with tormenting trouble and pain.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wish that I had read this one

  • By S. Elder on 10-02-08

Bravo!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-15

This is beyond my expectations. Excellent in every way. Will look forward to the author's next book.