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  • Deadly Proof

  • By: Rachel Dylan
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

In the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan is tapped as lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical because of a corporate cover-up related to its newest drug. After a whistleblower dies, Kate knows the stakes are much higher than her other lawsuits. Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James is still haunted by mistakes made while serving overseas. He is hired by Kate to look into the whistleblower's allegation and soon suspects that the company may be engaging in a dangerous game for profit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Christian book

  • By Martha on 10-04-17

Great legal story

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

Reviewed: 03-30-19

This was a well written book about 2 law firms battling over big pharma. I really enjoyed it.

  • All Good Things

  • A Jack Hart Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Rosemary Reeve
  • Narrated by: Noah DeBiase
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Jack Hart is a young attorney trying to escape a troubled past as he climbs the ladder at a big Seattle law firm. The demands and indignities of associate life have been softened by his interest in his mentor, Harmony Piper, granddaughter of the firm’s founder. When Harmony disappears, Jack learns firm secrets and dangers that he could not have imagined - and may not survive. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tense!

  • By Susan Patterson on 04-04-19

Really enjoyed this story

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

Reviewed: 03-28-19

If you like lawyer thrillers, this is a good one. This is book 1. Looking forward to book 2.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Cemetery Road

  • A Novel
  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 23 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,622
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,617

When Marshall McEwan left his hometown at age 18, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away ultimately spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington DC. But just as the political chaos in the nation’s capital lifts him to new heights, Marshall is forced to return home in spite of his boyhood vow. His father is dying, his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing, and the town is in the midst of an economic rebirth that might be built upon crimes that reach into the state capitol - and perhaps even to Washington. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cemetery Road comes to Life...

  • By shelley on 03-06-19

Tedious

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

Struggled to finish. If it were not for the great narration of Scott Brick I could not have gotten through it. The story was not believable and the author put in his strong political views that were kind of mentally unbalanced.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Caged

  • A Novel
  • By: Ellison Cooper
  • Narrated by: Danielle Deadwyler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393

 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?

9 of 12 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 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

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 4,840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,427
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,401

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 35,051
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,267

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
  • Close To Perfection--A Definite Thumbs Up!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-07-17

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 13,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,039
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,023

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sticking it to the Man

  • By Mel on 11-11-17

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 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

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 2,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,303

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