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Marvin R. Taylor

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  • Some Degree of Murder

  • By: Frank Zafiro, Colin Conway
  • Narrated by: Conor Hall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

A young woman has been murdered in River City. Police Detective John Tower is assigned to the case but there are few clues to go on. As he digs into the case, he's soon picking up hints that this murder may not be the killer's first...or his last. Virgil Kelly lives in the shadowy world of the criminal underground. He's just arrived in River City with a single-minded mission: find his daughter's killer and bury him. In his search for a murderer, Tower uses his experience and training along with all the expertise of modern forensics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good police story

  • By Bill M. on 03-20-16

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-15

I loved this work, the story, performance and its delivery! Hoping they have other works that I might get my hands on, soon!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dust to Dust

  • A Novel
  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,074
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,059

Sorry. The single word is written on a mirror. In front of it hangs a Minneapolis Internal Affairs cop. Was it suicide? Or a kinky act turned tragic? Either way, it wasn't murder. At least not according to the powers that be. But veteran homicide detective Sam Kovac and his wisecracking, ambitious partner, Nikki Liska, think differently. Together they begin to dig at the too-neat edges of the young cop's death, uncovering one motive - and one suspect - after another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Tami - TERRIFIC!

  • By midnitemilkyway on 02-27-15

Well written!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-15

The process in story telling of this, was grand but one has to relax and let it happen!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Insider Threat

  • A Pike Logan Thriller
  • By: Brad Taylor
  • Narrated by: Henry Strozier, Rich Orlow
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902

ISIS, the most maniacal terrorist organization the modern world has ever seen, is poised to make their most audacious strike yet. The United States has anticipated and averted countless attacks from terrorist groups - thanks in large part to the extralegal counterterrorist unit known as the Taskforce. But in The Insider Threat, a much more insidious evil is about to shatter the false sense of safety surrounding civilized nations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful thriller novel!

  • By Wayne on 08-26-15

Story was like many today, perhaps this was just the production of another book, not original in theme.

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

Reviewed: 07-14-15

I labored getting through this one, not most likable but many Islamic exposures, some true, some not. It seems that most writers today use the theme of Islam, terrorism, and such to contribute a book for today. Not original!

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Blue Labyrinth

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,959
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,943

A long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Aloysius Pendergast's most implacable enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect murder, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's desolate Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his family's sinister past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twists and Tuns in the Pendergast Family Tree

  • By GH on 11-13-14

Did not want it end!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-15

This is one of the best works I've enjoyed by him and hope there will be continued works for a long time coming!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Memory Man

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,889
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,823

Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not the usual production quality

  • By Maris on 05-01-15

Not like the hard hitting others!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-15

This was long and drug out far too much, rather long and became difficult to abide it! Nice story but too long a lay out!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • MONEY Master the Game

  • 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
  • By: Tony Robbins
  • Narrated by: Tony Robbins, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,374

Tony Robbins has coached and inspired more than 50 million people from over 100 countries. More than four million people have attended his live events. Oprah Winfrey calls him "super-human". Now for the first time - in his first book in two decades - he's turned to the topic that vexes us all: How to secure financial freedom for ourselves and our families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • tony robbins skeptic

  • By jeff rousseau on 02-18-15

Quite compelling!

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

Reviewed: 02-07-15

When U find some thing so easy to listen to and grasp, WHOA! Don't miss this one, it will top the chart!

  • The Last Kingdom

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,317
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,962

The story is seen through the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed nobleman, who is captured as a child by the Danes and then raised by them so that, by the time the Northmen begin their assault on Wessex, Alfred's kingdom and the last territory in English hands, Uhtred almost thinks of himself as a Dane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series of books

  • By Joshua on 10-02-15

Most Entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 01-14-15

This was a surprise the whole of it, and quite fulfilling! Don't pass this one by, it will satisfy many!

14 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • The Empty Throne

  • A Novel
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926

Britain, early 10th century AD: a time of change. There are new raids by the Vikings from Ireland, and turmoil among the Saxons over the leadership of Mercia. A younger generation is taking over. Æthelred, the ruler of Mercia, is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. The West Saxons want their king, but Uhtred has long supported Athelflaed, sister to King Edward of Wessex and widow of Aethelred. Widely loved and respected, Athelflaed has all the makings of a leader - but can Saxon warriors ever accept a woman as their ruler?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Uhtred ages gracefully

  • By Drake Zimmerman on 01-11-15

The empty Throne

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-15

I love these kind of stories and I have found a new Master it them! I am well pleased, and want more!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Renaissance

  • Assassin's Creed, Book 1
  • By: Oliver Bowden
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 525

Betrayed by the ruling families of Italy, Ezio Auditore embarks upon an epic quest for vengeance. To eradicate corruption and restore his family's honor, he will learn the art of the Assassins. Along the way, Ezio will call upon the wisdom of such great minds as Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolò Machiavelli, knowing that survival is bound to the skills by which he must live.To his allies, he will become a force for change in his fight for freedom and justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, Great Narration.

  • By Jason on 05-22-12

Twice the listen......much to enjoy!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Renaissance to be better than the print version?

Unexpected delight of entertainment,the story, the voice the overall was just too cool!

What did you like best about this story?

It was so clear to imagine and I did! So glad there are more to this series...

Which scene was your favorite?

The quickness and precision of the acts of defending and violence of the Assassins.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I liked the description of the weapons, their precision of use and the agility and quickness of the need to act and kill!

Any additional comments?

Too many to count....

4 of 6 people found this review helpful