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  • A Prequel Story to Patient Zero
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

Meet Joe Ledger, Baltimore PD, attached to a Homeland task force … who’s about to get a serious promotion.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unnecessary

  • By John on 06-27-12

A Packed short story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-18

Exceptional narrating and writing give this short read a big impact. Loved it. On to the next book!

  • Gone to Ground

  • A Detective Kay Hunter Crime Thriller
  • By: Rachel Amphlett
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

While attending a crime scene on the outskirts of Maidstone, DI Kay Hunter makes a shocking discovery. The victim has been brutally cut to pieces, his identity unknown. When more body parts start turning up in the Kentish countryside, Kay realises the disturbing truth - a serial killer is at large and must be stopped at all costs. With no motive for the murders and a killer who has gone undetected until now, Kay and her team of detectives must work fast to calm a terrified local population and a scornful media. When a third victim is found, her investigation grows more complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Full of suspense

  • By Benjamin Thomas on 09-09-18

Full of suspense

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-18

DI Kay Hunter and her team have their hands full trying to solve this case. Full of suspense, indentifying the victims of heinous crimes proves to be a worthy challenge. Narrator does an excellent job with several remarkable accents, male and female voices.

  • The Lover's Portrait: An Art Mystery

  • The Adventures of Zelda Richardson, Volume 2
  • By: Jennifer S. Alderson
  • Narrated by: Carol Purdom
  • 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

When a Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery - rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer - he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, presumably lost forever. That is, until American art history student Zelda Richardson sticks her nose in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loving Art through good times and bad.

  • By cosmitron on 04-22-18

An excellent mystery.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-18

An exceptional art mystery and entertaining narrator performance to match. I really enjoyed this one.

  • Zero Day

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,099

From David Baldacci - the modern master of the thriller and number-one worldwide best-selling novelist - comes a new hero: a lone Army Special Agent taking on the toughest crimes facing the nation. John Puller is a combat veteran and the best military investigator in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigative Division. His father was an Army fighting legend, and his brother is serving a life sentence for treason in a federal military prison. Puller has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable drive to find the truth.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Big fan of David Baldacci, not a fan of Zero Day

  • By William R. on 11-22-11

EPIC

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Classic Baldacci! Nobody does character and plot quite like him. Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy are some of my favorite narrators. They were absolutely flawless.

  • The Gray Man

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,098
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,353
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,332

Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real life superhero

  • By Terri on 03-09-12

The Gray Man is a classic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-18

This was sensational in every sense of the word. Court Gentry, as the "Gray Man"has to overcome insurmountable odds stacked against him to save a family. He's been betrayed, hunted, blackmailed, and targeted to be shot on sight by the CIA. The stakes, suspense, thrill, intrigue, action are off the charts!

  • Bloody Sunday

  • Dewey Andreas Series, Book 8
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121

Dewey Andreas, still reeling from recent revelations about his own past, is ready to retire from the CIA. But he's the only available agent with the skills to carry out the CIA's plan to stop North Korea, which has made a secret nuclear deal with Iran. The plan is to inject a singular designer poison into the head of the North Korean military and in exchange for the nuclear plans, provide him with the one existing dose of the antidote. But it goes awry when Dewey manages to inject a small amount of the poison into himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FANTASTIC!!

  • By shelley on 08-01-18

BEST THRILLER OF THE YEAR

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-18

Absolutely phenomenal. Ben Coes made this one a slam dunk in the highest degree. Narrator Jay Synder even made it more exceptional with a stellar performance. I wouldn't be surprised if this won an award.

  • Conquest

  • By: R. M. Mulder
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

When undercover agent Lily Thatcher is ordered to undergo a dangerous medical mind-wipe procedure prior to re-assignment, she avoids arrest and becomes a rogue agent. She quickly learns that there are much greater forces at work that are far beyond her comprehension. Timur Demyan, formerly known as the feared Tamerlane of the ancient Tumurid Empire, has forged an alliance with a loathsome creature called the Leviathan. This beast's insatiable hunger is currently being fed by another world's few remaining souls. For now.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful narration, fair story

  • By Montzalee Wittmann on 11-20-17

A genre-bending read

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-18

What genre-bending read. This had everything from Historic Asian figures, the Bible, gaming elements, and high tech stuff. Narrator Andrea Emmes knocks it out of the ball park as usual. Having a good narrator truly makes a difference, and with certain books, it's all the difference.

  • The Bone Collector

  • The First Lincoln Rhyme Novel
  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: Connor O'Brien
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532

In his most gripping thriller yet, Jeffery Deaver takes listeners on a terrifying ride into two ingenious minds...that of a physically challenged detective and the scheming killer he must stop. The detective was the former head of forensics at the NYPD, but is now a quadriplegic who can only exercise his mind. The killer is a man whose obsession with old New York helps him choose his next victim. Now, with the help of a beautiful young cop, this diabolical killer must be stopped before he can kill again!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, narrator is horrible

  • By bradley on 07-09-14

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-13-18

My first Jeffrey Deaver book was a blast! Brilliant plotting and characterization. I would never have thought of a protagonist with a spinal cord injury to begin a crime series--But he did it. And it's a blockbuster! The creativity behind this simply stunning. A C4 quadriplegic forensic genius hardly capable of movement and a rookie cop who hates his guts team up as a dynamic duo. Amazing. Can't wait to read more of Lincoln Rhyme and Emelia Sachs as they embark on adventurous cases and solve mysterious crimes.

  • The Widow's Redeemer

  • By: Philippa Jane Keyworth
  • Narrated by: Alex Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

A penniless young widow with an indomitable spirit. A wealthy viscount with an unsavory reputation. London, 1815: After her husband's untimely death, Letty Burton comes up from the country with her domineering mother-in-law. Hiding a past she wishes to forget and facing an uncertain future, all she wants is to navigate London Society as a silent companion. A chance meeting with London's most eligible bachelor sets in motion a series of events that will bring her quiet life under the unfriendly scrutiny of the ton. With the net of scandal, debts, and rivals closing in, will she let her dark past dictate her life forever? Will she learn to trust again? And most importantly, will she allow herself to love? The Widow's Redeemer was a finalist in the 2012 RONE Awards (Reward of Novel Excellence) hosted by InD'Tale Magazine

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration voice match the era of the romance . . .

  • By The Book Junkie Reads . . . on 06-14-18

A Winner!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-18

This book was so entertaining I spent a large amount of time smiling and grinning. Definitely worth an award. The characters were so lovable with their formal dialogue and personality quirks. Letty Burton is quite the lady trying to survive at a time where status and social status were so prominent. I'm glad I didn't grow up in the  1800's! The banter between her and the Viscount is highly amusing to say the least.

The narration was wonderful. Alex Lee made the story that much better with great character voices and accents. Too bad this isn't a series!

  • Call to Arms

  • A Detective Kay Hunter Crime Thriller
  • By: Rachel Amphlett
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Kay Hunter has survived a vicious attack at the hands of one of the country's most evil serial killers. Returning to work after an enforced absence to recover, she discovers she wasn't the only victim of that investigation. DI Devon Sharp remains suspended from duties, and the team is in turmoil. Determined to prove herself once more and clear his name, Kay undertakes to solve a cold case that links Sharp to his accuser. But as she gets closer to the truth, she realizes her inquiries could do more harm than good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series keeps giving and giving

  • By DabOfDarkness on 06-12-18

Excellent book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-18

The Detective Kay Hunter series is one of my favorites of 2018. Kay Hunter is back on the job having to prove herself again merely a year after barely surviving an attack. I always feel like I"m part of the investigation when I read one of these books. This time it's her boss, DI Devon Sharp who's in trouble. Kay and her team take it upon themselves to solve a cold case linked to Sharp ten years ago involving someone close to him. The mystery unravels in splendor in this page-turning crime book. I'll be eagerly awaiting book #6!

Ali Campbell does a phenomenal job narrating this series.