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J Krafft

Michigan
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  • The Poet

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,012

Our hero is Jack McEvoy, a Rocky Mountain News crime-beat reporter. As the story opens, Jack's twin brother, a Denver homicide detective, has just killed himself. Or so it seems. But when Jack begins to investigate the phenomenon of police suicides, a disturbing pattern emerges, and soon suspects that a serial murderer is at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Villain Mystery

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-10-14

Great Twists & Narration

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

Story moved along, didn’t linger. No graphic sex (yea); narrator & production used different methods for different scenes (on phone, radio, etc) which helped visualize situations.

Story very good and plot wasn’t obvious.

  • Once a Crooked Man

  • By: David McCallum
  • Narrated by: David McCallum
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 432

Crime pays. And pays well. Sal, Max, and Enzo Bruschetti have proved this over a lifetime of nefarious activity that they have kept hidden from law enforcement. Nowhere in any file on any computer is there a record of anything illegal from which they have profited. But Max has a problem. His body is getting old, and his doctor has told him to take it easy. Max has decided that the time has come for the family to retire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly a good romp

  • By Laurie Gore on 03-05-16

Great story full of twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

Good character development, the story unfolds although it's sometimes challenging to see where it's going – which makes it very entertaining.

  • The Black Country

  • Scotland Yard's Murder Squad
  • By: Alex Grecian
  • Narrated by: Toby Leonard Moore
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 663

When members of a prominent family disappear from a coal-mining village - and a human eyeball is discovered in a bird's nest - the local constable sends for help from Scotland Yard's new Murder Squad. Fresh off the grisly 1889 murders of The Yard, Inspector Walter Day and Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith respond, but they have no idea what they're about to get into. The villagers have intense, intertwined histories. Everybody bears a secret. Superstitions abound. And the village itself is slowly sinking into the mines beneath it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Geat, especially if you love historical mysteries!

  • By Ann on 03-04-14

Great Story & Character Development

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

Interesting story, plausible, good story & character development. Some gore, no sex scenes. A good read that moves along - no dragging.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,081
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,461
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,397

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Alan on 07-08-14

Timeless - Spacek is Spot On

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

Reviewed: 11-18-15

If you could sum up To Kill a Mockingbird in three words, what would they be?

Great American Novel - a classic many have grown up with. If you were compelled to read it in HS or college, read/listen to it again - you'll get a lot out of it!

What does Sissy Spacek bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She has the right pace, emphasizes the important scenes, and her accent....is native!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If I had the time, I would have!

0 of 1 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 22,194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,038

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Most annoying narration ever

  • By katherine wolfe on 04-21-16

Good Summer Distraction

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

Reviewed: 07-25-15

Good story, developed characters, narration very good. Baldacci doesn't disappoint, I've read several other books of his.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Elizabeth Street

  • By: Laurie Fabiano
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 410

Based on true events, Elizabeth Street is a multigenerational saga that opens in an Italian village in the 1900s, and crosses the ocean to New York's Lower East Side. At the heart of the novel is Giovanna, whose family is targeted by the notorious Black Hand - the precursor to the Mafia. Elizabeth Street brings to light a period in history when Italian immigrant neighborhoods lived in fear of Black Hand extortion and violence - a reality that defies the romanticized depiction of the Mafia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Absorbing

  • By Simone on 05-08-13

Excellent History of common man

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

Reviewed: 07-19-15

Great story of historical events in S Italy & NYC. Makes me realize how so many of our ancestors paved the way for us w/backbreaking work & fortitude.

  • Kitchen Confidential

  • Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
  • By: Anthony Bourdain
  • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,311

Last summer, The New Yorker published chef Anthony Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Now, the author uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable audiobook, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kitchen Confidential

  • By Holly on 02-20-03

Real & Funny

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

Reviewed: 04-22-15

Good story, I've lived a little of it & agree w/much of his analysis. Author gave the story a great voice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Anna and the King of Siam

  • The Book That Inspired the Musical and Film 'The King and I'
  • By: Margaret Landon
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 137

Anna Leonowens, a proper Englishwoman, was an unlikely candidate to change the course of Siamese (Thai) history. A young widow and mother, her services were engaged in the 1860's by King Mongkut of Siam to help him communicate with foreign governments and be the tutor to his children and favored concubines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic

  • By Ellenaeddy on 03-30-13

Great 19th Far East Narrative

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

Reviewed: 03-21-15

Interesting background story on the King and I play. Well researched with a lot of personal dialogue between Anna and the Siamese Royals & support. Her position as teacher & associate secretary was important in the transition of the country at a pivotal time when slavery was waning worldwide and at the onset of the evolution of women's role in society was being reconsidered.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Edge of Eternity

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 36 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,282

Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution - and rock and roll.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some good, some bad

  • By Elisa on 09-22-14

Epic Story, Exceptional Storyteller

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

Reviewed: 02-20-15

Covered much of my life. I was intrigued by the historical fiction, the varied landscapes & subject & topic development.

John Lee (narrator) had his work cut out for him - Irish, English, German, Russian, American (Black, Southern, Boston, among other dialects) & more - he handled w/aplomb. It made following the characters easier & enjoyable.

Well done all around! A very enjoyable aural experience.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • With the Old Breed

  • At Peleliu and Okinawa
  • By: E. B. Sledge
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Joe Mazzello, Tom Hanks (introduction)
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,269
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,898
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,886

The celebrated 2010 HBO miniseries The Pacific, winner of eight Emmy Awards, was based on two classic books about the War in the Pacific, Helmet for My Pillow and With The Old Breed. Audible Studios, in partnership with Playtone, the production company co-owned by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and creator of the award-winning HBO series Band of Brothers, John Adams, and The Pacific, as well as the HBO movie Game Change, has created new recordings of these memoirs, narrated by the stars of the miniseries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is the second audio book of Sledge's work

  • By Richard on 10-21-13

Excellent imagery

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

Reviewed: 01-11-15

This account surpassed my expectations. Its vivid description of mind & battle are of the most colorful and brutally truthful I've read.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful