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  • Sarah Dunant

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive interview
  • By: Elise Italiaander
  • Narrated by: Sarah Dunant
  • Length: 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Sarah Dunant joins Elise Italiaander in the Audible Studios to discuss her latest book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful,conversation with a brilliant woman

  • By Rollin on 04-12-18

Wonderful,conversation with a brilliant woman

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

Sara Dunant is a wtiter I greatly enjoy. Now Imfeel I’ve gotten to know her personally

  • Hunter’s Way

  • By: Gerri Hill
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539

Homicide detective Tori Hunter was used to doing things her way. But even after six different partners in seven years, she was not prepared for the hot-tempered Samantha Kennedy. Samantha, on the other hand, was trying to juggle a new job and a demanding boyfriend and now finds herself with an even greater challenge - being partnered with the most difficult detective in the entire squad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this book!

  • By Heather Dodge on 10-08-15

A lesbian awakening wrapped in a bad whodunit

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

It starts out with verve, with a tough female detective investigating serial murders. But it degenerates into a cheezy love story about her new lover, a rookie female detective partnered with her.
I won’t be reading any more books by Gerri Hill

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Incriminating Evidence

  • Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez Legal Thriller, Book 2
  • By: Sheldon Siegel
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 419

It starts with a phone call Mike Daley never expected, from District Attorney Prentice Marshall Gates III, San Francisco's chief law enforcement officer and front-runner candidate for California attorney general. Friends they're not, but Gates needs Daley now - badly. He's just been arrested. A couple of hours earlier he woke up in his hotel room and found the dead body of a young male prostitute in the bed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Formulaic to the max

  • By SRynas on 05-27-17

OK but a disappointing follow up to Book 1

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

Since I quite enjoyed Siegel's first book in the series, I had high expectations for this one. I found that he sticks quite closely to his plot formula, which by the way, is quite interesting. But most of the characters are the same as in Book 1, so don't expect complex personalities.

Unless Siegel departs from his formula for characters and plot, I don't think I'll read the next one.

  • Charlatans

  • By: Robin Cook
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 688
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 622
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 623

Newly minted chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital Noah Rothauser is swamped in his new position, from managing the surgical schedules to dealing with the fallouts from patient deaths. Known for its medical advances, the famed teaching hospital has fitted several ORs as "hybrid operating rooms of the future" - an improvement that seems positive until an anesthesia error during a routine procedure results in the death of an otherwise healthy man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Social engineering at its best

  • By donna on 08-30-17

Entertaining but preachy

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

Robin Cook write novels that provide entertainment but are also denunciations of problems in the medical profession. His characters are not well rounded humans but symbols of good, evil, incomoetence, jealousy, like in a morality play.

One thing I did enjoy was the detail in rendering medical procedures.

Another enjoyable aspect was the suspense. It is well bult and keeps your interest.

But that was probably the last Cook novel I will,download.

  • True Believers

  • A Novel
  • By: Kurt Andersen
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Hart
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

Karen Hollander is a celebrated attorney who recently removed herself from consideration for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Her reasons have their roots in 1968 - an episode she’s managed to keep secret for more than 40 years. Now, with the imminent publication of her memoir, she’s about to let the world in on that shocking secret - as soon as she can track down the answers to a few crucial last questions. A resonant coming-of-age story and a thrilling political mystery, True Believers is Kurt Andersen’s most ambitious novel to date, introducing a brilliant, funny, and irresistible new heroine to contemporary fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very listenable political mystery/ romance

  • By connie on 07-19-12

Outstanding and extremely original novel

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

Written by a man, this novel in the voice of a woman is extraordinary. A successful lawyer in her sixties looks back on her activist youth in the late 1960s, writing a memoir about it and researching and finding new shocking things about her life and loves. It's engrossing, never flagging, bittersweet and very intelligent.

  • The Good Girl

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,381
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,703
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,696

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant performances, moving story

  • By Roger on 09-11-14

Outstanding thriller

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

Reviewed: 05-22-17

I enjoyed every minute of this well written and well paced thriller, with several voices.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Shadow over the Fens

  • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 2
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698

Detective Nikki Galena's friend and neighbor meets a tragic end, but there's more to his death than meets the eye. And someone terrible from DS Joseph Easter's past is back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really enjoy this series.

  • By Charlotte Araki on 05-27-17

Very disappointing

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

Would you try another book from Joy Ellis and/or Henrietta Meire?

I'm afraid this is the last book by Joy Ellis I'll download

Would you be willing to try another one of Henrietta Meire’s performances?

Her performance is a bit sophomoric, I'll stay away

Any additional comments?

The plot is quite interesting, but characters are shallow and dialogue is typical of "airport books". It's OK to pass the time while waiting for your plane but don't expect a good crime novel in the great British tradition

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Gentlemen's Hour

  • A Novel
  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742

Laid back, ultra–California cool, the former cop turned PI begins each day with the Dawn Patrol, a close-knit group of surfers, best friends who not only ride waves together but have one another's backs out of the water. It's the life Boone loves, all he wants. To him, "There's no such thing as a bad day at the beach." So when one of their own is murdered - especially an icon like Kelly Kuhio, a local hero - and another surfer, a young punk from the Rockpile Crew, stands accused, the small world of Pacific Beach is rocked to its core.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Where is Ray Porter When You Need Him?

  • By judy on 08-19-11

Maybe not Winslow's best but still very good

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

Reviewed: 02-28-17

Where does The Gentlemen's Hour rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Compared to other Winslow novels, this is middling. But that only means it's very good

Who was your favorite character and why?

Obviously Boone Daniels, the main character: laid out, surfer dude, ex-cop and able private eye

Any additional comments?

The plot is intricate and interesting.Holter Graham's narration is outstanding, with multiple voices, both male and female, as well as several accents.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Guilt by Degrees

  • By: Marcia Clark
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

Someone has been watching D.A. Rachel Knight - someone who's Rachel's equal in brains, but with more malicious intentions. It began when a near-impossible case fell into Rachel's lap, the suspectless homicide of a homeless man. In the face of courthouse backbiting and a gauzy web of clues, Rachel is determined to deliver justice. She's got back-up: tough-as-nails Detective Bailey Keller. As Rachel and Bailey stir things up, they're shocked to uncover a connection with the vicious murder of an LAPD cop a year earlier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The second Marcia Clark book

  • By Kathleen on 08-28-12

An airport book but a fun airport book

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

Reviewed: 02-26-17

I picked this up after watching the OJ series on Netflix, where Iearned that Marcia Clark went on to write thrillers. The plot is intricate and interesting, as well as some of the characters. One reviewer said it's a chick lit whodunit. Yes, there is that. But I did enjoy this book and would recommend for anyone interested in a fast paced and interesting procedural and cop thriller.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Invictus

  • Eagles of the Empire, Book 15
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

Invictus is a gripping, authentic and exciting audiobook of the Roman army from best-selling author Simon Scarrow. Not to be missed by fans of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. It is AD 54. The soldiers of the Roman army patrol a growing empire from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, from the Atlantic to the banks of the Nile. Rome brutally enforces its rule, and its legions are the most efficient and aggressive fighting force in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Roman military adventure

  • By Rollin on 01-10-17

Outstanding Roman military adventure

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

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

I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone interested in Roman military history and adventure fiction,

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

I am a great fan of Jonathan Keeble. He is a very talented narrator, maintaining an agreeable and steady voice throughout, as well as performing different voices credibly.

Any additional comments?

Having read many of Scarrow's novels, I must say this is one of the best.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful