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  • Private

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,805
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,780

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks to Audible and Hachette Audio for...

  • By Wayne on 09-01-17

Don't Waste Your Time

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

What would have made Private better?

I'm not sure what would have made this better. Maybe focusing on one story-line would have helped. It seems like there were the bones of a few good mysteries here but nothing was fleshed out.

It would also have helped if the chapters lasted more than 2-5 minutes. That was really weird. I really disliked the story anyway, but it was extra annoying that approximately every 3 minutes the narrator had to say "chapter X"

What was most disappointing about James Patterson and Maxine Paetro ’s story?

The authors tried to cram way too much into this and it made it very annoying and such a surface listen. The romance elements were extremely trite.

What three words best describe Peter Hermann’s voice?

Sort of annoying.

Any additional comments?

Save yourself some time and skip this audiobook. I got this free from a promo so I guess I didn't lose anything, but I would be upset if I wasted a credit (or money) on this. I kept listening to find out what happened with the girls who were disappearing but that story-line had a very cliche ending and I didn't really care about the other stuff at all.

  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,304

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

Great story!!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

I loved this so much. The narrator was great and added a lot to the listener experience but I think this story stands alone!

The characters are interesting and it’s nice to have a book with an older female protagonist.

The story skips around in time but it works well and is not distracting or confusing.

I’m not particularly into war stories or spy novels but I enjoyed every moment of this book!!!

Highly recommend!!!

  • Everything I Never Told You

  • A Novel
  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,689
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,809
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,833

Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet.… So begins the story in this exquisite debut novel about a Chinese American family living in a small town in 1970s Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Character Novel

  • By colprubin on 07-16-14

Heartbreakingly Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

The way the story unfolds is amazing. I felt such a connection to all the characters. I will be reading more by this author.

  • Through the Fog

  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 897
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 897

Two weeks after his 18th birthday, everything changes for Evan Nash. When he injures his head after being run down on his bicycle, he begins having strange, harrowing visions whenever he tries to sleep. He turns to psychiatrist Shannon Mayer for help. Mayer has troubles of her own: her daughter has been kidnapped, and she's desperate for answers. Though she's at first skeptical of Evan's accounts, it quickly becomes clear that his mysterious ailment may be the key to finding her child.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Remote Viewing

  • By R. Pontiflet on 10-18-16

Don't waste your time

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

Reviewed: 12-19-16

This story was super fake! I kept listening until the end, hoping it would get better and it did not!

Lots of unexplained things and loose ends. I'm just glad it was short so I didn't waste too much time.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Short Drop

  • By: Matthew FitzSimmons
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,715

A decade ago, fourteen-year-old Suzanne Lombard, the daughter of Benjamin Lombard - then a senator, now a powerful vice president running for the presidency - disappeared in the most sensational missing-person case in the nation's history. Still unsolved, the mystery remains a national obsession. For legendary hacker and marine Gibson Vaughn, the case is personal - Suzanne Lombard had been like a sister to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hidden gem hiding among all the generic crap

  • By Justin Messer on 12-27-15

Exciting and Interesting

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

Reviewed: 12-19-16

This book moved at a good pace and had some surprises revealed up until the end. I enjoyed the pacing of the story and the narrator has a pleasant voice.

  • Promise

  • By: Sarah Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Leith McPherson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

When a new family moves in next door, it takes Anna just two days to realise something is very wrong. She can hear their five-year-old daughter Charlie crying, then sees injuries on the little girl which cannot be ignored. Anna reports the family to the police and social services but when no one comes to Charlie's aid, Anna understands that she is alone with her fears for the child's life. So when Charlie comes to her door asking for help, the only thing Anna can think to do is take the girl and run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Promise will draw you in...

  • By Michelle Shank on 09-18-16

Interesting story

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

Reviewed: 12-16-16

I liked the overall storyline although it seems quite far fetched.

I like that it draws attention to important issues of child welfare.

The narrator has a pleasant voice and good cadence. I thought the Aussie accent was great because the book is set in Australia so that was fitting.

  • Half Broke Horses

  • A True-Life Novel
  • By: Jeannette Walls
  • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,622

Jeannette Walls's memoir The Glass Castle was "nothing short of spectacular" ( Entertainment Weekly). Now, in Half Broke Horses, she brings us the story of her grandmother, told in a first-person voice that is authentic, irresistible, and triumphant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A BETTER BOOK THAN "THE GLASS CASTLE"

  • By Kathryn on 01-10-10

Absolutely Loved It!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-16

I thoroughly enjoyed this story! It is very engaging and entertaining.

The main character, Lily, is QUITE a character.

I have read The Glass Castle and this story really added to that! The background info about the author's mother as a child was very interesting, especially since I already had insight into how her life played out as an adult.

I highly recommend this book! Keep listening all the way to the end because the author speaks about her decision to write the book as well as the process of researching and writing this story.

  • The Glass Castle

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jeannette Walls
  • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,153

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family; she called herself an "excitement addict."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A CAPTIVATING READ

  • By Jennifer on 09-25-12

Compelling Menoir

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

Reviewed: 09-19-16

This book is such a stunning combination of beauty and heartbreak.

As sad as it is, it's also humorous and uplifting. I highly recommend it.

  • The Unseen World

  • A Novel
  • By: Liz Moore
  • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,343
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,351

Ada Sibelius is raised by David, a single father and head of a computer science lab in Boston. Homeschooled, she accompanies her loving father - brilliant, eccentric, socially inept - to work every day. By 12 she is a painfully shy prodigy. At the same time that the lab begins to gain acclaim, David's mind begins to falter, and his mysterious past comes into question. When her father moves into a nursing home, Ada is taken in by one of David's colleagues. She embarks on a mission to uncover her father's secrets.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Appreciated but Not Enjoyed

  • By Margot T. on 01-21-17

Decently interesting

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

Reviewed: 08-04-16

Overall, the story was interesting. Personally I did not care for the narration. I am not sure this book lends itself particularly well to the audio format. There are a lot of sections about code/code breaking and listening to the long lines of random number and letter strings was very annoying and boring.

The story as a whole was quite interesting and I don't regret the time spent listening.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful