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  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,629
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,632

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • By Ann on 02-13-18

A new twist on true life crime.

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

I’ve never listened to an audio of true life crime story. Quite interesting and the accents of the real life characters simply add to the essence of the story.

  • The Hardest Ride

  • By: Gordon Rottman
  • Narrated by: James Simenc
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

The Texas-Mexico border, the winter of 1886-The Great Die Up. A raw rift separates Mexicans and Anglos. A loner cowpoke and a mute Mexican girl fight man and nature to reunite.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much more than I expected!

  • By Duane K. Laflin on 02-16-15

Wild West battle of good and evil

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

A good story that holds your attention but has too much cussing, crass language and vulgarity. I get that it plays into the time, situation, and character’s personalities. Still not a fan of harsh language.

  • The Romanov Ransom

  • A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure, Book 9
  • By: Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,544
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,404

In 1918, a ransom of enormous size was paid to free the Romanovs from the Bolsheviks, but, as history knows, the Romanovs died anyway. And the ransom? During World War II, the Nazis stole it from the Russians, and after that - it vanished. Until now. When a modern-day kidnapping captures the attention of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, the couple soon learn that these long-lost riches may be back in play, held in trust by the descendants of a Nazi guerrilla faction called the Werewolves.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good not great

  • By USA Buyer on 10-05-17

Another great adventure.

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

Once again Cussler keeps us glued to the story as Sam and Remi take us on another historical adventure. And Scott Brick’s amazing narration bring it alive.

  • The Fix

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,480

Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter - a family man with a successful consulting business - and his victim, a schoolteacher.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is Ron Mcclarty?

  • By jason adams on 04-28-17

Conspiracy at its finest.

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

Reviewed: 04-29-17

Keeps you guessing right up to the end. So many theories that you have no idea which way to turn. Baldacci spins another great story.

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  • A Rule against Murder

  • A Three Pines Mystery
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,400

When wealthy, cultured Irene Finney and her four grown-up children arrive at the Manoir Bellechasse in the heat of summer for a memorial for her late husband, the staff springs into action. But as a heat wave gathers strength, old secrets and bitter rivalries begin to surface. And the morning after the ceremony, a body is found. The family now has another member to mourn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Summer Mystery

  • By Sara on 07-16-14

Mystery and drama north of the Border

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

Story kept my attention but for someone with no background in French it was sometimes difficult to follow. The story takes place in Canada so I had no preconceived hooks to hang info on. There was also some f words that could have been left out or at least far less vulgar ones used instead.

  • The Storyteller

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,329

Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect title especially for the audio format!

  • By Abby R. on 03-05-13

Not what I expected.

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

Reviewed: 11-17-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This was my first Jodi Picoult book. This one is intense and there are several storylines that are playing out together in two different eras. The audible version makes it a little difficult to stay tuned to the correct storyline as it changes.

Would you be willing to try another book from Jodi Picoult? Why or why not?

Probably not. I listen for entertainment over the TV. I listen as I am working on other projects so I don't care for things that require a huge amount of attention to keep up with what is going on.

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  • Ballistic

  • A Gray Man Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,918

Ex-CIA assassin Court Gentry thought he could find refuge living in the Amazon rain forest. But his bloody past finds him when a vengeful Russian crime lord forces him to go on the run once again. Court makes his way to one of the only men in the world he can trust - and arrives too late. His friend is dead and buried. Years before, Eddie Gamboa had saved Court's life. Now, Eddie has been murdered by the notorious Mexican drug cartel he fought to take down. And Court soon finds himself drawn into a war he never wanted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comparable to the first in this series

  • By Ed on 10-30-17

My first Greaney book

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

Reviewed: 09-27-16

Good story but lots of graphic language. Too much foul language and the violence was extremely graphic..

  • Dark of the Moon

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,876
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,863

Virgil Flowers kicked around for a while before joining the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. First it was the army and the military police, then the police in St. Paul, and finally Lucas Davenport brought him into the BCA, promising him, "We'll only give you the hard stuff." He's been doing the hard stuff for three years now, but never anything like this.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great winding road of a story

  • By Crystal on 10-10-07

My first Sandford novel.

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

Really good story with lots of twists and turns. However I was disappointed in the language. The vulgar language was a huge turn off. Story line was intriguing. The narrator was excellent, Not sure ill listen to another though because of language.

  • The Oath

  • By: Frank Peretti
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,271

National best-selling author Frank Peretti is an undisputed master of supernatural thrillers. The Oath has sold nearly a million copies and won the ECPA Gold Medallion Award for best fiction. When a nature photographer is killed and mutilated while camping, common sense points to a rogue bear on the prowl. But the search for answers uncovers a century of sin-and a beast of ghastly power. Filled with chilling suspense and unforgettable imagery, The Oath is an epic tale of good versus evil.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for a rainy day.

  • By Zachariah on 10-14-17

Speaks strongly to our current times.

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

All of Peretti's books speak about the condition of our worldly hearts in a time when we strongly need a Godly heart. This story keeps you hanging on the edge. It also leaves you filled with hope. No matter the monster that is lurking, when we stand for nothing, live a lukewarm life, we will pay the price.

  • The Gangster

  • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,799
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,779

It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. Detective Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Agency is hired to form a special Black Hand Squad, but the gangsters appear to be everywhere - so much so that Bell begins to wonder if there are imitators, criminals using the name for the terror effect. And then the murders begin, each one of a man more powerful than the last, and, as Bell discovers to his dismay, the ultimate target may be the most powerful man of all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great new release in the Isaac Bell series!

  • By Wayne on 03-02-16

Isaac Bell does it again!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

Clive Cussler does not disappoint in the new Isaac Bell adventure. I lover the historical setting for this action packed adventure as Isaac chases down a notorious gangster and a Wall Street tycoon.