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  • The Hellfire Club

  • By: Jake Tapper
  • Narrated by: Jake Tapper
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 964
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 881
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 877

 Charlie Marder is an unlikely Congressman. Thrust into office by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young wife, Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own. Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful political leaders and deal makers, a mysterious fatal car accident thrusts Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could be happening now

  • By Barbara or Jerold Gendler on 05-24-18

Fabulous book

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

I have always enjoyed Jake as a reporter but I didn't know what to expect of him as an author. Fabulous surprise!

I loved his writing, narrating and the cohesiveness of the story. I would give this more stars if I could.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder 101

  • A Decker/Lazarus Novel, Book 22
  • By: Faye Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

As a detective lieutenant with the LAPD, Peter Decker witnessed enough ugliness and chaos for a lifetime. Now, he and his devoted wife, Rina Lazarus, are ready to enjoy the quiet beauty of upstate New York, where they can be closer to their four adult children and their foster son. But working for the Greenbury Police department isn't as fulfilling as Decker hoped. While Rina has adapted beautifully to their new surroundings, Decker is underwhelmed and frustrated by his new partner, Tyler McAdams, a former Harvard student and young buck with a bad 'tude.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • New Town, New Narrator, Same Saints

  • By Carol on 09-12-14

Poor Narration - simply Read the book instead.

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

Reviewed: 04-05-15

I love this series and was looking forward to the next chapter in their lives. Mitch Greenberg is the true Decker/Lazarus et al, not this imposter. I had to tell myself that he was just reading the book aloud in order to listen to it.

I miss Peter/Rina and all of the characters and hope that if there is a next book, it will be narrated by Mitch Greenberg.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Beast

  • Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, Book 21
  • By: Faye Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 237

Throughout his years with the LAPD, Peter Decker has handled a number of tough cases and strange killers. But few of his previous assignments compare to his latest case. When Hobart Penny is found dead in his apartment, the cops think that his pet cat - an adult female tiger - attacked the reclusive elderly billionaire. But it soon becomes clear that the beast that killed the eccentric inventor is all too human.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Times They Are a-Changin'

  • By Carol on 09-04-13

Unusual story for the series

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

This was definitely a change from the usual themes of the series but I liked it.

Mitchell Greenberg makes these characters work. His voice is like being home with family. I haven't been able to listen to other narrators trying to be Decker/Lazarus et al. They ruin the book. Having said that, in order to follow the series, I find my self downloading Murder 101, knowing that I am going to have to block out the sound of a narrator who just doesn't work for me.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Burnt House

  • By: Faye Kellerman
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 735
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 191

A small commuter plane carrying 47 passengers crashes into an apartment building, and LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker works overtime to calm rampant fears. But a grisly mystery lives inside the plane's wreckage: the unidentified bodies of four extra travelers. And there is no sign of an airline employee who was supposedly on the catastrophic flight.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended for Faye Kellerman Fans

  • By Audiophile on 08-19-07

Poor Narration

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

Reviewed: 03-19-15

We love this series, the characters and the Jewish aspects of the stories (when narrated by Mitchell Greenberg)

It was so difficult listening to Mr. Guidall that we have decided to skip the next book in the series so that we can get back to the real characters and their stories.

  • The Ritual Bath

  • The First Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel
  • By: Faye Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,126
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 719
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 716

Detective Peter Decker of the LAPD is stunned when he gets the report. Someone has shattered the sanctuary of a remote yeshiva community in the California hills with an unimaginable crime. One of the women was brutally raped as she returned from the mikvah, the bathhouse where the cleansing ritual is performed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Read

  • By Eva Gannon on 08-21-08

Brought me home!

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

Reviewed: 03-16-15

I found this book on a sale list for "first in series". I'm so glad that I did because it brought me home. The voices, the characters, the story and all the things that I missed from my youth.

Thank you

  • Hope to Die

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Scott Sowers
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,733

Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross' family - his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children - have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your money/credits!!!

  • By Brenda on 01-10-15

Kept my head in a vise the entire book.

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

Reviewed: 11-29-14

This book was really great. The suspense kept me trying to figure out what was going to happen. The supporting characters added fabulous support to the story.

Yeah for Nanna Momma!

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • High Noon

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,174

Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age, when a violently unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator, who puts her life on the line every day to defuse powder-keg situations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narration and story - worth the credit

  • By Shannon Hobbs on 01-28-12

Loved it and wanted more

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

Reviewed: 11-20-14

This was great. All of the stories blended so well and showed Phoebe so completely. I wanted the rest of the story...

What a warm feeling at the first sound of Susan Ericksen's voice. I loved it all!

  • He's Gone

  • By: Deb Caletti
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 494
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 492

The Sunday morning starts like any other. But on this particular Sunday morning, she's surprised to see that her husband, Ian, is not home. As the hours pass, Dani fills her day with small things. But still, Ian does not return. And then, like a relentless blackness, the terrible realization hits Dani: He's gone. As the days pass, Dani will plumb the depths of her conscience, turning over and revealing the darkest of her secrets in order to discover the hard truth - about herself, her husband, and their lives together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audible Book I've "Read"!

  • By Swallowtail on 12-27-13

what a disappointment!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-14

I never expected to listen to a book with a boring narrator that just blathers on and on. I was waiting for the suspense but I gave up before I found it.

  • Keeper of the Light

  • Keeper Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 965

Dr. Olivia Simon is on duty in the emergency room of North Carolina's Outer Banks Hospital when a gunshot victim is brought in. Midway through the desperate effort to save the young woman's life, Olivia realizes who she is - Annie O'Neill, the woman Olivia's husband, Paul, is in love with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully told

  • By HOLLY AUSTIN on 05-12-15

Loved This Book!

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

Reviewed: 10-22-14

Vibrant characters. Excellent story. Fabulous narration. This was my favorite Chamberlain book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Thin Dark Line

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,935
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,935

Terror stalks the streets of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana. A suspected murderer is free on a technicality, and the cop accused of planting evidence against him is ordered off the case. But Detective Nick Fourcade refuses to walk away. He’s stepped over the line before. This case threatens to push him over the edge. He’s not the only one. Deputy Annie Broussard found the woman’s mutilated body. She still hears the phantom echoes of dying screams. She wants justice.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Respectfully disagree with the other reviewers

  • By JD on 04-25-15

Who Did It???

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

Reviewed: 10-03-14

Great story, really kept us thinking all of the way through. The characters were excellent. The narration was terrific. I love it when the characters are well defined by their voices and you can tell the men from the women.

10 of 15 people found this review helpful