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C. Hughes

Chicago, IL USA
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  • Down the River unto the Sea

  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,222
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,217

Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Claudia Peebler on 03-03-18

Great Audio book!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I liked the book. I will be listening to this again. I got a little lost making the connection with King and all of his cases. Overall, it had just the right amount of mystery, love, and drama.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The House of Unexpected Sisters

  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: A woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 18th novel and I'm still enchanted and addicted!

  • By Wayne on 11-11-17

Ma Ramoswa - Great story as usual

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

Lisette is always magnificent. Alexander stays true to his style. The story provided a little more depth than previous stories. More real life circumstances than wishful thinking.

  • Rose Gold: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: J.D. Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347

In this new mystery set in the Patty Hearst era of radical black nationalism and political abductions, a black ex-boxer self-named Uhuru Nolica, the leader of a revolutionary cell called Scorched Earth, has kidnapped Rosemary Goldsmith, the daughter of a weapons manufacturer, from her dorm at UC Santa Barbara. If they don't receive the money, weapons, and apology they demand, "Rose Gold" will die - horribly and publicly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glad to have Easy Rawlins and Mouse back on the scene. They were missed.

  • By carolina girl on 07-16-15

Books in this series are always a good read!

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

Easy is getting old but doesn't show many signs of slowing down. He thinks expanding the business will give him more free time. I am excited to see if it really does in the next book.

  • Morality For Beautiful Girls

  • More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767

Between intriguing new cases and troubling personal developments, Precious' hands are full. The four Miss Beauty and Integrity pageant finalists may have questionable moral fiber, and the brother of an important government worker has allegedly been poisoned. On top of all that, Precious' reliable fianci might be hiding something.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshing view of life in a small country

  • By Janet on 11-27-03

Good Book but Something is Missing

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

This book is good but I felt it lacks the excitement and appeal of the earlier books in this series. I felt the writing was slightly different as far as how the mystery unravels. There were too many moving parts.

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God

  • By: Zora Neale Hurston
  • Narrated by: Ruby Dee
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,618
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,732

Their Eyes Were Watching God, an American classic, is the luminous and haunting novel about Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930s, whose journey from a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance has inspired writers and readers for close to 70 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • RIVETING!

  • By Tracy P. on 07-13-16

Taken to another place and time

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-11

This book is fantastic! The reader was very talented and I could always tell what character was talking. The way the reader read made me think that I was there in the book, watching the characters as a casual observer. The book explores the complexity of love and a woman's struggle to love her way. After I read the book, I watched the movie. It stayed close to the book but changed a few details that I think were important in the book. It explored color and class within the African-American community.

  • Devil Bones

  • A Novel
  • By: Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by: Linda Emond
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

In a house under renovation, a plumber uncovers a cellar no one knew about, and makes a rather grisly discovery - a decapitated chicken, animal bones, and cauldrons containing beads, feathers, and other relics of religious ceremonies. In the center of the shrine is the skull of a teenage girl. Meanwhile, on a nearby lakeshore, the headless body of a teenage boy is found by a man walking his dog.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Devil Bones

  • By gwennieg on 09-07-08

Very Slow Too Many Details

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-08

The person reading this book has a very monotone voice. I was turned off by the book within the first few sentences. I really wish I would have not purchased this book. I agree with another reviewer about the book having too many technical details. I could not connect with the book. I like the Patricia Cornwell's novels better.

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