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  • The Fallen

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,870

Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes - obscure Bible verses, odd symbols - have the police stumped. Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and her family. It's a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has been there only a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was supposed to be a VACATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 04-17-18

Complex, Well Written Story

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

Reviewed: 05-21-19

My first thought is what a complex storyline. The pieces just keep coming and fitting together page by page. Very well written and keeps you thinking throughout the whole book. I really enjoyed this book. I wished more books were this well written and thought out.

  • Piranha

  • By: Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,089
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,083

In 1902 the volcano Mt. Pelée erupts on the island of Martinique, wiping out an entire city of 30,000 - and sinking a ship carrying a German scientist on the verge of an astonishing breakthrough. More than a century later, Juan Cabrillo will have to deal with that scientist's legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Piranha Review

  • By Sally Black on 07-19-15

Typical Clive Cluster & Juan Cabrillo

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

Reviewed: 05-07-19

Another good Juan Cabrillo story. Well woven with technical details and adventure. Always creative although not realistic.

  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,275
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,260

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
  • Think he was trying for a younger audience.

  • By Anonymous User on 11-06-17

An Okay Book

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

Reviewed: 04-14-19

I wouldn't say this was one of Grisham's best. I think the reader could have been better and contributed to this rating not being higher. He wasn't very exciting to listen to and often sounded like he was bored doing the reading. The story overall was okay, but not a real thriller. I miss the Grisham books of old. I read some earlier reviews similar and thought they were just being negative, but I have to agree with them.

  • SpecOps

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,195
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,935

Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive and watered-down

  • By Daniel on 04-26-17

Good Continuation

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

A good follow on story. Probably not quite as good as the first, but still a fun story. The dialog with Skippy gets a little repetitive, but overall a really enjoyable book. Looking forward to the next one.

  • The Innocent: A Novel

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,893
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,869

Will Robie may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career.... It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable: He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.

Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a 14-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disliked all the Sound Effects.

  • By Stan on 07-16-14

My Type of Book

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

Reviewed: 03-19-19

I really enjoy this style of writing and the story line moved along quickly and kept you guessing to the end. The readers are both very good. Baldacci is one of the best.

  • Persuader

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,636

Jack Reacher. The ultimate loner. An elite ex-military cop who left the service years ago, he's moved from place to place...without family...without possessions...without commitments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Child at His Best! A Must Read for Reacher Fans!

  • By Joanna on 06-19-09

I Always a Good Jack Reacher Story

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

There is such a good rhythm to the Reacher stories. I love the reading by Dick Hill. he does a great job.

  • The Fifth Witness

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,535

Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too - and he's certain he's on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable read

  • By Xavier on 08-17-11

Excellent Book - Connelly Delivers

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

This us second Haller story by Connelly I've read and I think this was even better than the last. It was very well written and thought out. You could almost feel like you were part of the trial in the courtroom. Connelly is a very professional writer. I will definitely follow more of his books.

  • The Hit

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,090

Will Robie is a master of killing. A highly skilled assassin, Robie is the man the U.S. government calls on to eliminate the worst of the worst - enemies of the state, monsters committed to harming untold numbers of innocent victims.No one else can match Robie's talents as a hitman...no one, except Jessica Reel. A fellow assassin, equally professional and dangerous, Reel is every bit as lethal as Robie. And now, she's gone rogue, turning her gun sights on other members of their agency.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't Stop Listening

  • By Rodney on 05-24-13

Good Action Story

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

I thought this was a good book, I wouldn'tsay great, but very good. Well written and nice pace. The performance was really well done. I enjoy these readers. I think they really made the book.

  • Rising Sun

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,566
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,562

A riveting thriller of corporate intrigue and cutthroat competition between American and Japanese business interests. On the forty-fifth floor of the Nakamoto tower in downtown Los Angeles - the new American headquarters of the immense Japanese conglomerate - a grand opening celebration is in full swing. On the forty-sixth floor, in an empty conference room, the corpse of a beautiful young woman is discovered.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wasn't expecting this to be so interesting!

  • By Mel on 02-05-18

Makes Me Think About Japanese & US Relationship

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

A pretty good storyline overall even though the story contains pretty graphic details of a sexual murder and the F bombs are frequent, which I wish I would have known ahead of time.

  • One Perfect Lie

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,881
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,640
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,644

On paper, Chris Brennan looks perfect. He's applying for a job as a high school government teacher, he's ready to step in as an assistant baseball coach, and his references are impeccable. But everything about Chris Brennan is a lie. Susan Sematov is proud of her son, Raz, a high school pitcher so athletically talented that he's being recruited for a full-ride scholarship to a Division I college, with a future in major league baseball. But Raz’s father died only a few months ago, leaving her son in a vulnerable place where any new father figure might influence him for good - or evil.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Narrator I've heard

  • By Felicity Xenia Spamotic on 04-26-17

Another Excellent Scottoline Book

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Scottoline does an excellent job of painting an interesting storyline. I'm often disappointed that the story ended. I wanted more. The reading by George Newbern was very well done also.