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Garland, Texas, United States
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  • Wish You Well

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Norma Lana, David Baldacci
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555

It is 1940 and a tragedy sends Lou and her little brother, Oz, along with their invalid mother, from New York City to the rugged mountains of Southwest Virginia to live with their great-grandmother. The story is told with both heartbreaking elegance and large doses of touching humor as the lives of Lou and Oz are changed forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your usual Baldacci

  • By John on 06-07-07

Gee Who Knew

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

Best Baldacci yet. Enjoyable from the beginning to end. I was surprised with this one but I sure would like to see more of this type of writing.

  • Beach House Reunion

  • By: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

 Cara Rutledge returns to her Southern home on the idyllic Isle of Palms. Everything is comfortingly the same, yet each detail is rife with painful memories. Only through reconnecting with family, friends, and the rhythms of the lowcountry can Cara release the hold of the past and open herself to the possibility of a new love, career, and hope for the future. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • More of the same

  • By JoAnn Hall on 05-30-18

TOT

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

TOT! Tired of Turtles. At first working the turtles in was interesting, five books later I am tired of turtles. This storyline was very weak and at times sickly sweet. This needs a Do Over!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • By Invitation Only

  • A Novel
  • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, Courtney Patterson, Sarah Naughton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537

 The Lowcountry of South Carolina is where By Invitation Only begins, at a barbecue engagement party thrown by Diane English Stiftel, her brother Floyd, and her parents to celebrate her son’s engagement. On this gorgeous, magical night, the bride’s father, Alejandro Cambria, a wealthy power broker whose unbelievably successful career in private equity made him one of Chicago’s celebrated elite, discovers the limits and possibilities of cell phone range. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent!

  • By sharon on 05-31-18

For This I Waited

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

By sheer will alone I got through the 1st Eleven Chapters and then said Enough Already! These characters are as different and night and day and they are Boring. The whole thing is just Oil and Water!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Book

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,274

Billy Harney was born to be a cop. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives, whose twin sister is also on the force, Billy plays it by the book. Alongside Detective Kate Fenton, Billy's tempestuous, adrenaline-junkie partner, there's nothing he wouldn't sacrifice for his job. Enter Amy Lentini, a hard-charging assistant state's attorney hell-bent on making a name for herself - who suspects Billy isn't the cop he claims to be. They're about to be linked by more than their careers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT STORY!

  • By Artkeep on 07-03-17

Didnt See That Coming

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

Sensational plot! It really keeps you engaged. The characters weave around Billy, present and past but it is not hard to keep the two separate. A stakeout/bust goes from routine to a full blown scandal and all of it tied to a 'little black book'. And just when you think you know who killed who and has the black book...Nope you are wrong. Narrator is very good in voice and in using that voice to pull you into the action. I will look for him in other reads.

  • Spinning the Moon

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, Pilar Witherspoon
  • Length: 26 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851

In the Shadow of the Moon: When Laura Truitt first sees the dilapidated plantation house, she's overcome by a sense of familiarity. Inside, the owner claims to have been waiting for years and offers an old photograph of a woman with Laura's face. Soon afterward, when a lunar eclipse inexplicably thrusts Laura back in time to Civil War Georgia, she finds herself fighting not just for her heart but for her very survival.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First book great , 2nd contrived and drawn

  • By Kat5 on 10-14-16

Took A Left Turn

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

This is not even in the same class of work as 'Sound of Glass", A Long Time Gone", or "Flight Patterns". In those books the pharsing and word usage is more mature than here. The story line, the characters, and the thought process used to tell those stories have the the sound of a more seasoned writer. By force of will, I made it though the first book. Having nothing else to read, I stumbled on until I just couldnt take the absurdity of it all any longer. I felt like I had tumbled down the 'rabbit hole' into the land of a Sci-Fi Bodice Ripper. When I was so much younger, the 'wolf and the dove' kind of drivel held my attention at this point in my life I need a story with meat to chew and what I got here was nothing but bones.
In the prolog the author tells us this is some of her first works, but that she reworked, rewrote and cleaned it up.... Really???

  • The Promise

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,650

Loyalty, commitment, the fight against injustice - these are the things that have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if it could get them killed. When Elvis Cole is hired to locate a woman who may have disappeared with a stranger she met online, it seems like an ordinary case - until Elvis learns the missing woman worked for a defense contractor and was being blackmailed to supply explosives components for a person or persons unknown.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "They Call K-9 When They Need Superpowers, Woof!"

  • By Empress Karen on 11-10-15

Scott and Maggie Not!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Seems to me that this was promoted as a sequel to Suspect. It's far from it. These two got very little action through the whole book. Totally disappointed! This was interesting and held my attention but I am just not a big Cole and Pike fan...well not yet anyway. If you are going to write about Scott and Maggie then BY GOLLY do so and leave the rest alone or only have bit parts as was done here.

  • The Time It Never Rained

  • By: Elmer Kelton
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

For decades, Charlie Flagg has eked out a living by raising cattle and sheep on his modest Texas ranch. Hardworking and old-fashioned, he distrusts federal programs that claim to help struggling farmers and ranchers. But as rainless years continue and others sell their souls for federal handouts, Charlie finds himself under increasing pressure to compromise his principles - and surrender his freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of best audio books I've ever read

  • By NEIL SCHMITT on 10-16-09

Let It Rain

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

As a Native Texan, I enjoyed this story completely start to finish. For those who are Native Texans my age you can see them smiling and nodding their heads and for those who are not pick a expression and scratching of the head in surprise because they thought they knew Texas. Charlie Flagg is much like the people in the community where I grew up. Tough, independent men and women of hard work and principle. Having known a 5 year drought where I live, I understand Charlie. Step out of your 9-5 work-a-day world of silks and suits, come sit down by this old pot belly stove and let George Guidall draw a word picture for you of hard working men and women and the mindset of the people of the land called Texas.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Talking God

  • By: Tony Hillerman
  • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

Reunited by a grave robber and a corpse, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is trying to determine the identity of a murder victim, while Officer Jim Chee is arresting Smithsonian conservator Henry Highhawk for ransacking the sacred bones of his ancestors. But with each peeled-back layer, it becomes shockingly clear that these two cases are mysteriously connected - and that others are pusuing Highhawk, with lethal intentions. And the search for answers to a deadly puzzle is pulling Leaphorn and Chee into the perilous arena of superstition, ancient ceremony, and living gods.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Navajo Nation lives

  • By Joy on 09-16-13

One of my favorites

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

This ts a great book. Loved it when it came out in print years ago. Mr. Hillerman painted wonderful pictures with words. I saw that land and its people with 'word eyes' long before
i saw them with 'flesh eyes'.
Not all of his books are here but I am reading what is available and seeing everything all over again. The only problem with this one is the narrator. What happened to Geo Guidall!!!!
This is a good mystery and all my old friends are here but I cringe every time this narrator goes into his high squeaky little girl voice.

If you can get past the narrator stay and enjoy but if not then get it in the ebook version. You wont be sorry.
















  • The Blessing Way

  • By: Tony Hillerman
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

Homicide is always an abomination, but there is something exceptionally disturbing about the victim discovered in a high, lonely place: a corpse with a mouth full of sand, abandoned at a crime scene seemingly devoid of tracks or useful clues. Though it goes against his better judgment, Navajo tribal police lieutenant Joe Leaphorn cannot help but suspect the hand of a supernatural killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 'Blessing' Indeed!

  • By Carole T. on 03-15-16

And So It Begins

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

Reviewed: 10-22-17

My husband and I read (well he actually did the out loud reading) all the books Mr. Hillerman wrote years ago. We loved everyone of them. The characters are so fresh and the ways of the Navajo and the Clans so alive we could almost see them.

So that's what we decided to do... go see the land and the people. So we packed the van, my Mom, and two cats and off we went. Stopped in Santa Fe for a while and there in the plaza while resting we saw two Tribal Police and tried to decided which was Chee. LOL...

Read these stories in order if you can and let your imigination float free. Let Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee give you a tour of the country, a vivid picture of the people, and a great story to walk into.. sit down by the fire and become one with the pictures painted for your enjoyment.

I am so glad Geo. Guidall is the narrator. He does a smooth expressive read everytime!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Western Star

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,427
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,240

Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of 25 armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I am a huge Longmire fan...

  • By BDHumbert on 10-05-17

Well, Boy Howdy as Walt would say

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

Finally and I DO mean finally Craig Johnson has gotten back to writing the way those of us who have read all the books know and love.. Most of our 'ol fridends are here Again! I didnt have any problems with the division of past and present. A cliffhanger is a good thing at times but what this one seems to imply would be a total disaster for this series. . Geo Guidall was spectacular as usual. Any other narrator just would not bring our old friends to life. So go ahead Mr. Johnson and spin us another tale. We will be here waiting.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful