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  • My Sister's Grave

  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,389

Tracy Crosswhite has spent 20 years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn’t believe that Edmund House - a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah’s murder - is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to tracking down killers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quite good...

  • By Rebecca on 10-18-15

Good but Predictable

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

I enjoyed this book and the narrator did a great job at developing the personality of each character. How ever the outcome was predictable. I’ll leave it at that.

  • Pushing Brilliance

  • By: Tim Tigner
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,667

Framed for murder and on the run, former Olympic biathlete Kyle Achilles is also in the crosshairs of assassins' guns. Why? He has no idea. He's fighting blind against two master strategists and one extraordinary invention - known as Brillyanc. Achilles' only ally is the other prime suspect, a beautiful Russian mathematician who is either the best or worst person to ever enter his life. Katya was engaged to Achilles' brother - before he died.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book of the Year!

  • By Brad on 08-26-16

Somewhat disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

I have enjoyed several good books from this author and was expecting more of the same. This book was a let down. The female character was nothing more then an ego boost for the primary character, she was basically put in place to ask questions so his “intelligence” could be highlighted. The worst part was she was supposed to be a highly intellectual professor. In addition, the death of his family didn’t seem to impact him as it would us normal people. They were basically a second thought. His attraction to his dead brother’s fiancée was more prominent. This book needs a very thorough rewrite.

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  • Damascus Countdown

  • The Twelfth Imam Series, Book 3
  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135

Israel successfully launches a first strike on Iran, taking out all of their nuclear sites and six of their nuclear warheads. American president William Jackson threatens to support a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the Jewish State for unprovoked and unwarranted acts of aggression. And the Twelfth Imam prepares to order a genocidal retaliation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is it a story it is it today's news?

  • By Joseph on 05-22-13

Interesting but Incomplete

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

This was a very good theoretical story however it left me with several unanswered questions. What happened to certain key characters, what happened to the US President in light of his less then stellar leadership etc

  • Agent in Place

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,723
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,341

Fresh off his first mission back with the CIA, Court Gentry secures what seems like a cut-and-dried contract job: A group of expats in Paris hires him to kidnap the mistress of Syrian dictator Ahmed Azzam to get intel that could destabilize Azzam's regime. Court delivers Bianca Medina to the rebels, but his job doesn't end there. She soon reveals that she has given birth to a son, the only heir to Azzam's rule - and a potent threat to the Syrian president's powerful wife. Now, to get Bianca's cooperation, Court must bring her son out of Syria alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Court Gentry, baby & diaper bag hmmmm...

  • By shelley on 02-21-18

Another Excellent Listen!!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

Once again Mark Greaney hits a home run with his mastery of writing and does Court Gentry justice. And as usual Jay Snyder continues to breathe life into one of the most captivating antagonist in the world of action and intrigue. I won’t go into specifics but instead say this is a book you do not want to miss out on!

  • Running Blind

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623

Women are dying. Women who have nothing in common except the fact that they once worked for the military. And they knew Jack Reacher. How and why these women are in danger completely baffles the elite FBI team working the case. There is no trace evidence. There are no links between victims. Their bodies have no fatal wounds. And the killer entered their homes and exited again like a summer breeze.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book with a single flaw

  • By Ed on 10-02-08

Very disappointing

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

I’ve listened to many Reacher books and this one is by far the most disappointing. Having him emasculated by an uncouth female FBI agent who comes off as hating the military was just too much. Then throw in the FBI as blackmailers that threaten innocent lives using a gang leader....seriously!? Ridiculous! I couldn’t finish the book.

  • Mine

  • By: Brett Battles
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,052

Something happened that night in the woods at Camp Red Hawk. But all Joel and Leah can recall is sneaking out for a late hike with five camp friends and that only the two of them and their friend Mike returned. They have no memory of what happened to the others. No memory of anything after leaving the camp. In the years that follow, they realize something has changed inside of them. They are different from others in ways they never should be. In ways that send their lives down disturbing and terrifying paths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A thrilling sci-fi adventure

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 11-10-16

No Structure

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

This book was all over the place and just got too weird to finish. It started out good then the author switched from character to flashback to alien being which made it difficult to follow. Not impressive work.

  • Bad Little Falls

  • A Mike Bowditch Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Paul Doiron
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229

Maine game warden Mike Bowditch has been sent into exile, transferred by his superiors to a remote outpost on the Canadian border. When a blizzard descends on the coast, Bowditch is called to the cabin of a terrified couple. A raving, half-frozen man has appeared at their door, claiming his friend is lost in the storm. But what starts as a rescue mission in soon becomes a baffling murder investigation. The dead man is a notorious drug dealer, and state police detectives suspect it was his friend who killed him. Bowditch isn’t so sure, but his vow not to interfere in the case is tested when he finds himself powerfully attracted to a beautiful woman....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery in the wilds of Downeast Maine

  • By R. Faucher on 08-12-12

Hero or Idiot?

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

Reviewed: 03-06-17

When I listened to the first book in this series I was excited to have found a new author I could love. Then I listened to the second book and now this one and there seems to be a trend happening in each book. Instead of a competent warden who is passionate about protecting the environment Warden Bowdish is coming off as an incompetent detective wannabe who is more interested in shunning his superiors and doing his own thing. It doesn't set a very good example of the warden service. And as usual, a woman always seems to be a large part of his problems. For once it would be nice to listen to a great environmental story that doesn't involve some disfunctional relationship and an irresponsible law enforcement officer. C.J. Box is a great example of how these types of books can be both informative and entertaining.

  • Track of the Cat

  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,083
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 742
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 744

From the vivid opening vista, high in craggy mountains, to the final haunting glimpse of a moonlit canyon, Nevada Barr's first mystery, Track of the Cat, instantly caught the attention of readers and reviewers. Its popularity gained it both an Agatha and an Anthony Award.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired Narration for a First-Rate Mystery

  • By Richard on 03-11-05

Sormewhat disappointing....

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

Reviewed: 03-03-17

After listening to other books in this series I realized I hadn't heard this one. Although the narrator is one of the best in the business, I found this book to be poorly written. The plot was unrealistic and didn't do the ranger service justice. The story seemed to focus a lot on Anna's confused sexual preference and her relationship with a lesbian, instead of the murder of a fellow ranger. The story jumped all over the place and seemed like everyone was very nonchalant about their coworkers deaths. I found it to be disappointing compared to the other books in the Anna Pigeon series.

  • The Nowhere Man

  • Evan Smoak, Book 2
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,463

Spoken about only in whispers, it is said that when the Nowhere Man is reached by the truly desperate, he can and will do anything to save them. Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This book is awful!

  • By sekaly on 01-23-17

Perfect Team!

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

Reviewed: 01-22-17

You can't go wrong with this author and narrator. One writes the experience and the other breaths it to life, it was very difficult to put this one down.

  • Chaos

  • A Scarpetta Novel
  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,704
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,523
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,521

In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, 26-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. It appears she was struck by lightning - except the weather is perfectly clear, with not a cloud in sight. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge Forensic Center's director and chief, decides at the scene that this is no accidental act of God. Her investigation becomes complicated when she begins receiving a flurry of bizarre poems from an anonymous cyberbully who calls himself Tailend Charlie.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Another chance, another disappointment.

  • By Lonna on 11-24-16

Predictable and disappointing

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

Reviewed: 12-08-16

Ms Cornwall seems to be stuck in a perpetual realm of Scarpetta's paranoia and family drama. I was looking forward to a juicy murder mystery but instead was inundated with "everyone's out to get me" syndrome and deeply seeded sibling hatred. The murder mystery was also boring and unrealistic, especially for this particular series. The build up of the FBI's involvement was ridiculous and the misdirection of international connection made no sense. Finally, the narrator, who is normally very good, portrayed every single character as angry or snide. It was not enjoyable to listen to so much angst.

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