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  • A Criminal Defense

  • By: William L. Myers Jr.
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,610
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,329
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,302

When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life. The defendant, David Hanson, is Mick's best friend, and the victim, a TV news reporter, had reached out to Mick for legal help only hours before her death. Mick's played both sides of Philadelphia's courtrooms. As a top-shelf defense attorney and former prosecutor, he knows all the tricks of the trade. And he'll need every one of them to win.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The reader ruins it!

  • By Matthew Jarka on 05-15-17

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

This book is a labyrinth of legal drama in which everyone will do whatever it takes to exonerate the accused, David Hanson, of killing his mistress, Jennifer. She was a reporter who was breaking a sensational story about dirty cops involved in a drug ring. It seems Jennifer was not only having an affair with David but also several other man. Mick Mc Farland is David's attorney who crosses several ethical and legal lines in order to keep David from being convicted. David's brother, Tommy, an ex-con and his investigator who has suddenly developed a close relationship with Piper (David's wife) has his own secrets.

It has so many twists and turns that makes your head spin! There's also a lot of internal soliloquy in David's mind as he tries to justify his actions and keep his own secrets, which as the story progresses, the author brilliantly ties all the loose ends. I enjoyed this book very much and highly recommend. I'd never read this author before but he did a great job!

Peter Berkrot was excellent in his narration and all the characters sound different so it's easy to distinguish. He adds lots of drama just like Scot Brick does in his narrations.

14 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • The Dry

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Stephen Shanahan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,302
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,299

After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now, more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing dry here!

  • By green ice cream garden on 01-18-17

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

This is a great story about small town secrets that eventually come to light after a murder investigation. Good mystery, fantastic narrator and overall great listening experience...
Highly recommend.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hyte Maneuver

  • By: David Wind
  • Narrated by: Tim Welch
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Trans Air flight 88 is hijacked on approach to Kennedy Airport, initiating the most terrifying hours in the lives of the passengers and crew. When the police storm the plane, killing the terrorists, everyone involved believes the nightmare is over. But it's just the beginning as a serial killer stalks the streets of New York, targeting the surviving hostages. Now it's up to NYPD lieutenant Raymond Hyte to stop the massacre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tons of Suspense and Twists!

  • By JenniferLOVESThrillers on 03-07-17

Suspenseful and engrossing!!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

This is an action packed story from beginning to end and will keep you guessing on the killers identity. The story starts with plenty of action when the plane is hijacked by terrorists and Hyte is called in to negotiate the release of the the passengers. After several maneuvers, all coach passengers are released but not first class passengers, which triggers a series of events after the hijacking ends in the death of the terrorists. Highly recommend...
This book was provided by author free of charge in return for an unbiased review

  • Intent to Harm

  • A Kali O'Brien Mystery
  • By: Jonnie Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Cindy Piller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

The woman gives her name as Betty. No last name. No phone number. Just a meeting place - a deserted, wooded park on the outskirts of Lake Tahoe. The one condition - come alone. San Francisco attorney Kali O'Brien understands client confidentiality, but something about Betty's urgent request has her a little spooked. The moment Betty meets with Kali, she's shot and killed by a sniper, and Kali barely escapes with her life. She's left with more questions than answers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Legal mystery that keeps you guessing

  • By Alex on 09-28-16

Engrossing mystery!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-16

My first Kali O'Brian book and I'm impressed with J.Jacobs writing style. There are many twists and turns that I could not stop listening! I really enjoyed the story and how author brings it all together in the final chapters. Even though this is a series, this could be a stand alone book as the character development is good.
Cindy Piller did a good job with the narration. Easy to distinguish voices of different characters.
This book was given to me by AudioBoom in return for an unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dollar a Year Man

  • By: James Sisk
  • Narrated by: David S. Dear
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Mitch Paulson, a burnt out Detroit homicide detective, retires to a small, Northern Michigan resort town only to be reluctantly coaxed out of retirement by his brother, the local Chief of Police, to investigate the murder of a beautiful, young female lobbyist from Washington, DC, whose body is found in a building of an abandoned state mental hospital. In the course of his investigation, Mitch finds himself enmeshed in the most complex case of his career.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Dollar a Year Detective Story!

  • By Michelle on 09-03-16

Politics,intrigue and murder!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-16

I really enjoyed the story about politics, greed and murder. Mitch is a young retired detective, who is approached by his brother, Mark, Traverse City Chief of Police to help with a murder investigation. Mitch agrees to help for $1 per year since he doesn't need income (Mitch is a lottery winner millionaire). Carol is a young lobbyist in Washington DC and gets involved in an affair with a Senator from Michigan. She is found murdered in TC when she comes to visit her parents. As the investigation progresses, there are a good number of suspects in the world of politics and greedy health ins companies.

Narrator did a good job with the different voices but tends to enunciate too strongly.

This book was given to me by the author/narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Angels in Mourning

  • By: David Wind
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Can a dead man tell a tale? Early one morning, investigator Gabe Storm is summoned to an apartment by the NYPD. Storm learns his best friend, Scotty Granger, a Broadway producer, is dead. Police suggest Granger died in a botched burglary attempt. Unwilling to accept the NYPD's take on the murder, Storm pursues the illusive killer into the underbelly of Broadway's high finance, the dangerous world of pimps and gangsters and through the halls of the US Senate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Noir!!

  • By Millie on 08-19-16

Great Noir!!

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

Reviewed: 08-19-16

I have to admit I'd never even heard of this author but will make it a point to read/listen to his other works. great mystery novel about a movie producer turned PI after being falsely accused of killing his fiancée 12 years before. Gabe Storm starts investigating his friend's murder when he disagrees with police decision to call it a robbery gone wrong. As the list of suspects grows, so does the mystery of the killer's identity. As I was listening to this story, I was reminded of Mickey Spillane's style of writing. I really enjoyed this book and will highly recommend.
Roberto Scarlato did an excellent job with narration.

This book was provided to me at no cost by the author in return for an unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Among the Wicked

  • A Kate Burkholder Novel
  • By: Linda Castillo
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533

Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called upon by the sheriff's department in rural upstate New York to assist in a developing situation that involves a reclusive Amish settlement and the death of a young girl. Unable to penetrate the wall of silence between the Amish and English communities, the sheriff asks Kate to travel to New York, pose as an Amish woman, and infiltrate the community. Kate's longtime love interest, State Agent John Tomasetti, is dead set against her taking on such an unorthodox assignment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love This Series

  • By Lia on 10-11-18

Riveting!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-16

I greatly enjoyed this book as I have others by same author/narrator team. Kathleen is the voice of Kate Burkholder, who delivers an outstanding performance with all other voices as well and together do an excellent job of building suspense and keep the reader engrossed in the story.
In this installment of the series, Kate goes undercover in New York as an Amish to discover the truth behind a young Amish girl's death. In her quest to find a killer, she discovers a lot more than she ever imagined she would
This is a compelling story and Linda creates believable characters with a strong female protagonist.

  • One-Two, Kill a Few

  • A Casey Fremont Mystery
  • By: John Achor
  • Narrated by: Aisling Gray
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Casey Fremont is on her way to interview for a temp job when a falling body nearly lands on her. Three days later, a second man, this one from her own office, dies in a similar manner and Casey is drawn into the intrigue. She confirms her suspicions, but one of her friends ends up in the hands of kidnappers. Casey must solve the mystery before she becomes the third body to go over the railing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • fast moving book

  • By Cheryl a DeMont on 07-10-16

An easy and fun listen!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-16

Casey starts her own sleuthing of an apparent suicide victim while working as a temp. It's a fun listen but too much inane detail.
Aisling Gray did a great job with narration...easy to distinguish between different characters especially the southern drawl when Effie was talking.
Overall an entertaining listen.
This book was given to me by AudiobookBlast in return for an unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Collectibles

  • The Collectibles Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: James J. Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,886
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,881

"Do what the other fella can't. Be what the other fella ain't. And then help the other fella." Joe Hart has never let go of his uncle's words. An orphan from the unspoiled Adirondack Mountains, Joe leaves his humble beginnings and goes on to distinguish himself, first as a navy submarine commander, then as an attorney unequaled in his field. But Joe's world crashes with an unexpected tragedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is a MUST READ!

  • By shelley on 05-10-16

Great Pay it Forward story!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-16-16

Chronicles the life of Joe Hart, an attorney and ex Navy Commander that has a "collection" of people that need him and become his protégés. It is a poignant story of an average Joe building extraordinary relationships that last a lifetime in spite of his own personal tragedies (lost his parents to an accident at very young age and his wife to a drive-by shooting)
Joe Barrett did an excellent job with narration.

  • The Pursuit

  • A Fox and O'Hare Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,001
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,790

Nicolas Fox, international con man, thief, and one of the top 10 fugitives on the FBI's most-wanted list, has been kidnapped from a beachfront retreat in Hawaii. What the kidnapper doesn't know is that Nick Fox has been secretly working for the FBI. It isn't long before Nick's covert partner, Special Agent Kate O'Hare, is in hot pursuit of the crook who stole her con man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast, Funny, and Sexxxy

  • By green ice cream garden on 06-24-16

Series is getting better & better!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-29-16

Nick and Kate are great as always, but it's the side characters like their scam team (Boyd,Tom, etc), along with Jake and his team of retired military that add credibility and dimension to this story. It's entertaining and good writing, great characters and Scott Brick as always does a fantastic job with narration!
Highly recommend...