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  • Long Road to Mercy

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Kyf Brewer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,183

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe. It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared. She never saw Mercy again. Three decades after that terrifying night, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon. So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon - and its rider missing - Pine is called in to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Damn, Baldacci is good!

  • By Wayne on 11-14-18

Not great.

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

I was really, really looking forward to reading about Atlee Pine. Unfortunately, she just doesn't come across as believable. The narration may have added to that, but I really don't think Atlee would have said many of the things that she did say and her boyfriend sounded like an idiot. I LOVE Baldacci's books and I will read the next Atlee Pine, hoping it's better.

  • 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 14,762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,165

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

Really Enjoyed This Book

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I came across this book by accident. I had not heard of the author before, nor had I listened to anything by the reader. I really liked the book, good story and very good reader. I decided to look for other books by the author and was very pleased to find that this is the beginning of a series. I will definitely get the next one.

  • The Crossing

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,470

Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it's a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case. With the secret help of his former LAPD partner, Lucia Soto, he turns the investigation inside the police department. But as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I just loved this book; every last bit of it

  • By Michele B on 11-10-15

Best Bosch Ever!!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-15

What did you like best about this story?

The suspense. It kept me listening even after my commute was over. The interplay between Harry and Mickey was great.

Any additional comments?

I have loved all of the Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller books and look forward to many more with the two of them together. Awesome job Michael Connelly.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dry Bones

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,386
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,034

When Jen, the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found, surfaces in Sherriff Walt Longmire's jurisdiction, it appears to be a windfall for the High Plains Dinosaur Museum - until Danny Lone Elk, the Cheyenne rancher on whose property the remains were discovered, turns up dead, floating face down in a turtle pond. With millions of dollars at stake, a number of groups step forward to claim her, including Danny's family, the tribe, and the federal government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 'Dem Bones!

  • By Carole T. on 05-13-15

Wish I could rate it higher than 5

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

Reviewed: 05-21-15

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

NOT LONG ENOUGH!!!

What did you like best about this story?

The characters are all so richly drawn that I feel I know them personally (or at least wish I did). I especially love the interaction between Walt and Henry. They have such an amazing friendship and understanding. This particular book took me on a wild emotional rollercoaster ride.

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

I can't really compare George Guidall books to one another. He has the amazing ability to become the character he reads, whether it be Walt Longmire, Mitch Rapp or Gabriel Allon. Although I am hearing the same voice, I am certainly not picturing the same characters. He is a genius.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes and for those who haven't read it, I won't say, and if you have read it, then you already know.

Any additional comments?

I wait anxiously for the next Walt Longmire book to come out and then I'm so sad when they end. I tend to go back and listen to one or more of the previous books because I'm just not ready to leave Wyoming. Thank you Craig Johnson!!

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    Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    15,280 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Life of Pi

  • By: Yann Martel
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,102

Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audio of the year for me

  • By Theresa Ann McIntyre on 06-04-03

Hmmmm

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

Reviewed: 11-09-12

Any additional comments?

Excellent narration, kept me listening even though I wasn't sure I wanted to. Saw it through to the end only to be left wondering. I am glad I listened to it and continue to reflect on the book, just not my normal selection.

  • As the Crow Flies

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery, Book 8
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,675
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,226

Craig Johnson has won multiple awards and earned starred reviews from Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews for his New York Times best-selling Walt Longmire mysteries. Embarking on his eighth adventure in As the Crow Flies, Sheriff Longmire is searching the Cheyenne Reservation for a site to host his daughter’s wedding, when he sees a woman fall to her death. Teaming up with beautiful tribal chief Lolo Long, Walt sets out to investigate the suspicious death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply one of my favorite series.

  • By B.J. on 07-22-12

I wish I knew Walt Longmire

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

Reviewed: 06-01-12

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

George Guidall is Walt Longmire and he is Henry Standing Bear and even Vic (although I missed Vic in this book). I could listen to his voice all day long.

Any additional comments?

I loved this book and I love this series. Right after finishing this one, I put A Cold Dish on and started listening to it again. It's like seeing an old friend standing at my door. Craig Johnson is a marvelous writer and I love the way he turns a phrase and brings a poetic visual to life.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • A Prisoner of Birth

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,456

One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his girlfriend up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister tipped to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation. A few hours later, Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to 22 years in prison.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By Randall on 01-10-10

Jeffrey Archer is wonderful

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

Reviewed: 04-19-12

Would you listen to A Prisoner of Birth again? Why?

This is a wonderful story, not original but well written and fun. I love Roger Allam's narration and he has become one of my favorite readers now. This was a good listen while I anxiously await Sins of The Fathers. Certainly worth a credit.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Hell Is Empty

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,646
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,160

Spur Award-winner Craig Johnson has garnered critical acclaim for his Walt Longmire mysteries. In this riveting seventh entry, Wyoming’s Absaroka County sheriff, Walt Longmire, is pushed beyond his limits. When three hardened convicts escape FBI custody in a mountain blizzard, an armed psychopath leads them up Big Horn Mountain. As Longmire struggles to track their treacherous ascent, he’ll need all the help he can get from the tribal spirits of the towering summit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The MOST exciting and suspenseful book in the seri

  • By PlantCrone on 07-11-15

Mr. Johnson, please write faster!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-14-11

I waited and waited for this book to hit Audible.com and then absolutely devoured it. About mid way through I was already mourning the fact that George/Walt (I think they're one person) and I were soon to part company again. I've decided to go back to the first book and start over. Walt is an amazing character but I really missed Vic and the Cheyenne Nation in this one :) Great series!!!!

13 of 15 people found this review helpful