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  • The Authorities

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,536
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,531

Sinclair Rutherford is a young Seattle cop with a taste for the finer things. Doing menial tasks and getting hassled by superiors he doesn't respect are definitely not "finer things". Good police work and bad luck lead him to crack a case that changes quickly from a career-making break into a high-profile humiliation when footage of his pursuit of the suspect - wildly inappropriate murder weapon in hand - becomes an Internet sensation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fun book by Scott Meyer

  • By Matt on 11-04-17

Silly premise

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

I guess this is a comedy. But it’s a silly premise and waste of a credit.

  • Hunted

  • Eddie Malloy, Book 2
  • By: Richard Pitman, Joe McNally
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Camm
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Eddie Malloy, trying to get his career back on track, finds himself in the gunsights of a cunning killer who is maiming and murdering racing personalities with a zeal and purpose that terrifies the racing world and mystifies the police. Eddie is convinced the killer has a definitive hit list for these ritual slayings, and when he discovers he is high on the list, he knows he has to become the hunter not the hunted.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty and dark

  • By Carole on 04-14-17

Gritty and dark

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

The narration is excellent. But, I kept hoping that the main character would eventually catch a break. It seems that nothing but bad luck keeps happening to him.

Dick Francis fans will find this is familiar territory but may think it's a bit depressing reading.

  • Death of a Liar

  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is alarmed to receive a report from a woman in the small village of Cronish in the Scottish Highlands. She has been brutally attacked and the criminal is on the loose. But upon further investigation, Hamish discovers that she was lying about the crime. So when the same woman calls him back about an intruder, he simply marvels at her compulsion to lie. This time, though, she is telling the truth. Her body is found in her home and Hamish must sort through all of her lies to solve the crime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great!!!!

  • By Kdmd on 02-14-15

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

My only complaint--I wish the books were longer! I hate to see them end.

The narrator is top notch to my American ear--I love the accents of the different characters and I can understand everything they say.

The plots are actually real puzzles to solve--sometimes I get it before the 'reveal' but sometimes there's a neat surprise twist.

Keep them coming!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • City of Echoes

  • Detective Matt Jones, Book 1
  • By: Robert Ellis
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,643
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,482
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,482

On Detective Matt Jones's first night working Homicide in LA, he's called to investigate a particularly violent murder case: a man has been gunned down in a parking lot off Hollywood Boulevard, his bullet-riddled body immediately pegged as the work of a serial robber who has been haunting the Strip for months.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who has earned your trust? Do they deserve it?

  • By Allen Anthony on 03-12-16

Tedious and repetitive

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

Reviewed: 12-18-16

The main character is a bit of a whiner. The writer could have used a better editor to make the book feel less repetitive. I kept wanting to skip ahead because the action was sooooo slow.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Guardians of the Night

  • A Gideon and Sirius Novel, Book 2
  • By: Alan Russell
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

As the sole members of LAPD's Special Cases Unit, Detective Michael Gideon and his German shepherd partner Sirius work investigations considered bizarre even by Los Angeles's standards. Yet their latest case is more than strange - it might be out of this world. Ronald "Wrong" Pauley is a homeless man long fallen from grace. When Pauley's late-night drinking is interrupted by a detonation of light, he sees what he describes as a "being of light" in the alley below.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wish there were 10 stars!

  • By Kathleen Marion on 01-20-17

Annoying Main character--too many bad jokes

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

Although the story was pretty good, after awhile I just got tired of the continuous bad jokes and puns made by the main character and his friends. The conversations got really tedious to listen to.

I stopped listening about halfway in--a real waste of a credit!

Maybe the author will figure out that, really, no one likes a smart ass trying to show everyone how clever he (and his friends) are.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Extreme Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,198

After the events in Gathering Prey, Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation - no longer employed by the Minnesota BCA. His friend, the governor, is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come along as part of his campaign staff. "Should be fun!" he says, and it kind of is - until they find they have a shadow: an armed man intent on killing the governor...and anyone who gets in the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sandford does it again!

  • By Wayne on 05-01-16

Sandford & Ferrone--Perfect Match

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

Reviewed: 05-14-16

Well, another homerun for John Sandford in style and execution aided by the inimitable Richard Ferrone.

And the plot isn't quite as predictable as it looks like it will be when the book opens.

I do wish Sandford would return to putting a bit more 'mystery' for the reader in his books. I like having to figure a few things out. That's why only 3 stars for the Story in this review.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Mile

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,965
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,924

Following Memory Man, number-one NYT best-selling author David Baldacci returns with his next thriller featuring detective Amos Decker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Baldacci winner

  • By Dawn on 04-21-16

Terrible Narration for Female Characters

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

Reviewed: 05-14-16

the female narrator sounds like a computer generated voice. She doesn't match the sound or sound quality of the rest of the narration. It interrupts the flow of the book. I wish the providers would just hire narrators who can do ALL of the voices without this terrible pasted in style.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Front Runner

  • A Dick Francis Novel
  • By: Felix Francis
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 161

In his role as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff Hinkley is approached by a multitime champion jockey to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does he know that the call will set off a lethal chain of events, including the apparent suicide of the jockey and an attempt on Hinkley's own life. Never one to leave suspicious events alone, Hinkley begins investigating the jockey and the races he may have thrown.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good read!

  • By Bruce on 04-23-16

Good addition to the series

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

Reviewed: 10-28-15

OK, Felix clearly understands his father's formula. at times it was too predictable--I knew exactly when 'the girl' would show up. But the series really needs to come into the 21st century. Women characters need stronger roles! I may try one more but I really hope for more contemporary character development and plotting.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Company She Kept

  • A Joe Gunther Novel: The Joe Gunther Mysteries, Book 26
  • By: Archer Mayor
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

During the height of a particularly brutal Vermont winter, a woman's body is found one morning hanging high above the interstate. The woman, found with the word dyke carved on her chest, is quickly determined to be the victim of a brutal murder. That alone is enough to bring in Joe Gunther and his Vermont Bureau of Investigation team.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good enough addition

  • By Carole on 10-28-15

Good enough addition

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

Reviewed: 10-28-15

some elements of the character's lives are moving forward. but, these are slow stories. The performance is quite goof and that kept my interest.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Christine Falls

  • A Novel
  • By: Benjamin Black
  • Narrated by: Timothy Dalton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,229
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 741
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 731

It's not the dead that seem strange to Quirke. It's the living. One night, after a few drinks at an office party, Quirke shuffles down into the morgue where he works and finds his brother-in-law, Malachy, altering a file he has no business even reading. Odd enough in itself to find Malachy there, but the next morning, when the haze has lifted, it looks an awful lot like his brother-in-law, the esteemed doctor, was in fact tampering with a corpse, and concealing the cause of death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Leo X Cox on 04-11-08

Predictable with unpleasant characters

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

Reviewed: 02-12-15

Predictable plot that took a very, very long time to unfold. I can't think of a single main character who was interesting or attractive in any way. Waste of time and a credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful