LISTENER

Joanna69

  • 5
  • reviews
  • 2
  • helpful votes
  • 22
  • ratings
  • The Outsider

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Franze
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 170

A young Supreme Court law clerk finds himself caught in the crosshairs of a serial killer in The Outsider, a breathtaking thriller #1 New York Times bestseller James Patterson called "as authentic and suspenseful as any John Grisham novel." Things aren't going well for Grayson Hernandez. He just graduated from a fourth-tier law school, he's drowning in student debt, and the only job he can find is as a messenger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just wanted to keep listening!

  • By Crysti Brewer on 08-04-18

Top Entertainment

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

Having now listened to Anthony Franze’s two books I am a big fan. Fast paced, multiple angles and threads weaving in and out. Learnt so much about the Supreme Court. Thoroughly recommend and can’t wait for the next one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,360

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

One of the best books ever

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

I loved this book from the first page. Beautifully written, wonderful story, and the narrator could not have been better. The fact that this is a true story makes the book even more special.

If you don't fall in love with Pino Lella then you have no heart.

Recommend this most highly. I hear a film is being made. I think it is essential that you read the book first.



  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,520

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

Highly recommended

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

Loved the story and the narration. Hope there is another book by this author and narrator.

  • The Poison Tree

  • By: Erin Kelly
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

Successful journalist Erin Kelly has electrified readers and critics alike with her debut novel The Poison Tree. In this scintillating work, Karen and her daughter Alice have established a safe, happy life free from the madness of Karen’s past. But when Karen’s former lover Rex is released from prison, her old associations intrude upon the present - and threaten everything she holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't stop listening the book.

  • By Gladys on 07-29-15

Get Ready For A Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 06-21-17

I loved this book. Told in the first person by Karen the story reveals how mistakes made in youth can come back to haunt you with dire consequences. The narrator, Jennifer Ikeda, did a great job with the English accent and only a few words led me to believe she wasn't English herself. I looked her up and found she is American. Still an excellent job done with a brilliant story. Just bought Erin Kelly's He Said- She Said because I enjoyed The Poison Tree so much.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No Night Is Too Long

  • By: Barbara Vine
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Shelley Thomson, Samuel West
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Tim Cornish thought he'd gotten away with murder. For months after he'd killed his lover off the Alaskan coast, there hadn't been a word. But then the letters started to arrive. It seems that someone knows what Tim has done.... This compelling thriller delivers such a dark picture of romantic love that murder seems its natural mate. Frightening, suspenseful, and deeply unsettling, No Night Is Too Long is a modern crime masterpiece and will be enjoyed by readers of P. D. James and Ian Rankin.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Never quite delivers

  • By Needles on 12-30-17

Terrific Writer and Narrators

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

Reviewed: 09-29-16

What a story. Started slowly but captured my attention about two chapters in. I wanted to shake Tim many times. What a twist after Tim finishes his memoir!!