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  • The Dwarves

  • By: Markus Heitz
  • Narrated by: Matthew Wolf
  • Length: 22 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111

For countless millennia, the dwarves of the Fifthling Kingdom have defended the stone gateway into Girdlegard. Many and varied foes have hurled themselves against the portal and died attempting to breach it. No man or beast has ever succeeded. Until now... Abandoned as a child, Tungdil the blacksmith labors contentedly in the Kingdom of Fifthling the only dwarf in a kingdom of men. Although he does not want for friends, Tungdil is very much aware that he is alone - indeed, he has not so much as set eyes on another dwarf. But all that is about to change.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Welcom to Girdlegard

  • By Rhonda L. B. on 04-28-13

Brilliant story but....

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

I had a difficult time keeping up with the characters names. For the next book in the series I think I will download an ebook to follow along.

  • Bluff

  • By: Michael Kardos
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591

At 27, magician Natalie Webb is already a has-been. Shunned by the magic world after a disastrous liaison with an older magician, she now lives alone with her pigeons and a pile of overdue bills in a New Jersey apartment. In a desperate ploy to make extra cash, she follows up on an old offer to write a feature magazine article - on the art of cheating at cards. In the process, Natalie is dazzled by a poker cheat's sleight of hand and soon finds herself facing a proposition - to help pull off a $1.5 million magic trick that, if done successfully, no one will ever even suspect happened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't say enough about this book!

  • By shelley on 04-05-18

Enjoyed!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

Very tightly written.Very good characterization! Unusual ride for the reader! Excellent narration by Julia Whelen,as usual.

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  • Depth of Winter

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,063
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,922

In Craig Johnson's latest mystery, Depth of Winter, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the 110-degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I miss Vic and Henry!

  • By Nancy R on 09-06-18

Out of Our Comfort Zone

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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: 09-13-18

Enjoyed! Walt in Mexico is a totally different experience. Well written, well read! More gruesome than usual. Maybe not my favorite but still a five star!

  • The Inside Dark

  • By: James Hankins
  • Narrated by: Bon Shaw
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 859

Five days ago, aspiring crime novelist Jason Swike awoke chained to the wall of a run-down horse stable, convinced he would soon die at the hands of Crackerjack, the infamous serial killer who had terrorized the residents of Massachusetts for the past year - capturing and tormenting men, painting whimsical designs on their faces before shattering their bones and ending their lives. Just when death seems inevitable, Jason, with the help of another captive, manages to kill the madman and escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By ginger anderson on 09-17-17

I don't scare easy but....

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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: 01-23-18

I don't remember being this anxious listening to any books. This is definitely one that catches you and doesn't let go. ( Intensity by Koonz is beats this. So do most of King's books but this one is very, very good!) Great narration!

  • Silence

  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 999

Six years ago, Jack Till helped Wendy Harper disappear. But now her ex-boyfriend and former business partner, Eric Fuller, is being framed for her presumed murder in an effort to smoke her out, and Till must find her before tango-dancing assassins Paul and Sylvie Turner do. With masterful plotting and unnerving psychological insight, Thomas Perry delivers another mesmerizing thrill ride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SILENCE

  • By shelley on 01-13-18

Excellent Listen

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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: 01-12-18

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book! Very good plot coupled with super narration!

  • The Memory Watcher

  • By: Minka Kent
  • Narrated by: Sally Vahle, Morgan Laure
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,432
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,423

When Autumn Carpenter stumbles upon the social media account of the family who adopted her infant daughter years ago, she finds herself instantly drawn into their picture-perfect existence. From behind a computer screen, Autumn watches Grace's every memory, from birthdays to holidays to bedtime snuggles. But what starts as an innocent fascination soon spirals into an addictive obsession that comes to a screeching halt the day the McMullen family closes their Instaface account.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By Yikes on 06-24-17

Excellent listen!

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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: 11-08-17

So very well written with surprises and twist all the way until the end. Just when you think you have it figured out.... the author puts in another twist. Great flow without the jumble of characters and plot turns that ruins many stories. Well thought out plot and very well paced. Excellent narration !

  • Don't Let Go

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,664

With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The new Harlan Coben?!

  • By shelley on 10-01-17

Very Good!

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

Great character development! Enjoyed this book immensely....partly because of the story but also of the subtle narration that puts you inside of the head of the main character. Best I have listened to in a while! Highly recommend!

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  • Instinct

  • By: James Patterson, Howard Roughan
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,395

A serial killer is loose on the streets of Manhattan. His victims appear to be total strangers. The only clue that unites the crimes is the playing card left behind at each scene that hints at the next target. The killer, known in the tabloids as The Dealer, is baiting cops into a deadly and scandalous guessing game that has the city increasingly on edge.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Patterson's best work!!!!

  • By Jennifer on 07-06-17

Hope they make it a series!

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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: 07-17-17

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book! Great story, good character development and super narrator! Again, I hope they make it a series!

  • Earthcore

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,396

EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources, and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure. But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting...and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, but it gained momentum quick

  • By Jan on 12-15-17

Very Good!

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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: 06-11-17

I was surprised how much I really enjoyed this book. Characters are very well developed and the plot is a semi-believable sci-fi. Great reader! Recommend this book highly!

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  • Golden Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,874
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,525

Lucas Davenport's first case as a US marshal sends him into uncharted territory in the thrilling new novel in the number one New York Times best-selling series. Thanks to some very influential people whose lives he saved, Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension but for the US Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you're not a Davenport OG don't start with this

  • By Wayne on 04-29-17

And Lucas returns at his best in years....

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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: 04-28-17

Sandford is back! Having lived near most of all the Texas country he is traveling the reader through . . I can say he pretty well has it down pat. Cudos for the narrator for not screwing the accents up too much! Great story!

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