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  • Caged

  • A Novel
  • By: Ellison Cooper
  • Narrated by: Danielle Deadwyler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

 In a residential Washington, D.C., neighborhood, a young woman's body is found in the basement of an abandoned house - starved to death in a cage, along with the video footage of a dark and deadly ritual. The victim is identified as the daughter of a prominent D.C. politician, and it falls to the FBI to track down the unconscionable psychopath who murdered her. FBI special agent Sayer Altair would rather conduct research on criminality than catch actual criminals. But when she's offered a promotion hinging on her next assignment, she reluctantly accepts the "Cage Killer" case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This new author should go far...

  • By shelley on 08-18-18

Narrator mispronounced so many words!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

The story was pretty good. The narrator ruined it. It was so distracting to hear her repeatedly mispronounce words. She continually put a hard G at the end of every ING word. She could not pronounce ambulance correctly-several times. She could not pronounce the word kills and many others. Why would you let someone that ignorant narrate your book?

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Ambition

  • A Novel
  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

A corrupt judge in a mob murder case. A disillusioned pastor, hungry for power. A cynical reporter, sniffing for a scandal. A gambling addict whose secret tape threatens the lives of everyone who hears it. New York Times best-selling author, Lee Strobel, weaves these edgy characters into an intricate thriller set in a gleaming, suburban megachurch, a big-city newspaper struggling for survival, and the shadowy corridors of political intrigue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quite surprised

  • By J. on 02-10-12

This is a riveting story

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

It is full of suspence. I appreciate the story being around a large Christian Church and follows people's struggles with Christianity and also represents people who truly have had real change through Jesus Christ. plus I love listening to narrator, Scott Brick.

  • The Escape Artist

  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,675
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,652

Who is Nola Brown? Nola is a mystery. Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not His Best

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

Brad and Scott: The perfect pairing!

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

I cannot imagine listening to any Brad M book narrated by anyone other than Scott Brick. But you two are the reason for my exhausted state this week. I can barely drag myself to my office two rooms away after staying awake into unhealthy hours of the night. Another great book where Brad gets you into the heads and hearts of nasty and good characters. I always am sad to say good bye. But I hope I read this right and it will be a series

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • A Novel
  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,560
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,783

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely fine? No... Completely AWESOME

  • By Janna on 07-15-17

Very unusual, but brilliant story

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

Even though the story is somewhat tragic, the way it is wrtten in 1st person is genius. The humor is back door, not blatant, but so clever. What a great original author. As soon as I have completed this review, I will look with hope that there is more from this author. The narrator was perfect for this role.

  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,042
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,025

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Story=Terrible

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-04-17

Good read, not great.

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

Grisham's books are so hit or miss. This one is in the middle. It was a pleasant story, very predictable. It felt like something he just threw together quickly.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Murdering Lawyers

  • By: Larry Fine
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

In the novel Murdering Lawyers you will find Marc Wilson, a jobless young attorney, once idealistic but now willing to bend a few rules to help his career. After a few minutes of dishonesty begin paying shocking dividends, he becomes a litigator at a prestigious international law firm, finds himself living in a luxury apartment, and enters into a romantic relationship with the boss' daughter - but not without paying a heavy price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Devils Advocate Meets a Nice Boy from Brooklyn

  • By JenniferLOVESThrillers on 03-24-17

Scott Brick makes every story better.

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

This reminds me of a Brett Battle's book. A lawyer who is running for his life and Brick's narration let's you feel the danger,, disgust, and triumphs. I look for books narrated by Brick because no one can drag you into the story like he does. Larry Fine did great work unfolding the plot.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Woodcutter

  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,275

Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite Reginald Hill books!

  • By Diana on 01-20-11

Great story, great narrator!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

I NEVER listen to a book twice, but I may come back to this again. First book I have read by Hill. The narrator is so talented. unfortunately I could not stop listening and was late to work the next day. What the hell, it is as far as I walk on the wild side. Sad, isn't it?

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pushing Up Daisies

  • An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 27
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 281

When Agatha Raisin left behind her public-relations business in London, she fulfilled her dream of settling in the cozy British Cotswolds, where she began a successful private detective agency. Unfortunately the village she lives in is about to get a little less cozy. Lord Bellington, a wealthy land developer, wants to turn the community garden into a housing estate. When Agatha and her friend, Sir Charles Fraith, attempt to convince Lord Bellington to abandon his plans, he scoffs.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • TERRIBLE NARRATION!

  • By Sabrina on 09-21-16

I loved this book. EverythinEnglish.

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

The characters are great, no saints. The narrator is perfect. The story is good. Will look for other books in this series.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pushing Brilliance

  • By: Tim Tigner
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,648

Framed for murder and on the run, former Olympic biathlete Kyle Achilles is also in the crosshairs of assassins' guns. Why? He has no idea. He's fighting blind against two master strategists and one extraordinary invention - known as Brillyanc. Achilles' only ally is the other prime suspect, a beautiful Russian mathematician who is either the best or worst person to ever enter his life. Katya was engaged to Achilles' brother - before he died.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book of the Year!

  • By Brad on 08-26-16

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 09-30-16

Like Dick Hill as narrator., but sometimes a couple of the character's voices sound alike. Good story, kept my torturous commute time go faster. I like Tigner"s characters, but sometimes one dimensional.

  • Curious Minds

  • A Knight and Moon Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,136

Emerson Knight is introverted and eccentric and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he's also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he'd probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with megabank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Next book please!!!!

  • By Lionelle on 08-19-16

Mind candy. Fun and light.

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

This is an enjoyable listen. Good clean fun. Far fetched story, but who cares. Delightful.