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  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,820
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,765

Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drugstore where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bosch Survives Two Career Ending Threats

  • By Russell on 11-20-17

Another good one.

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

Reviewed: 11-15-17

I never get tired of Bosch. I like his no nonsense approach to solving crimes. Keep them coming Mr. Connelly!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,388
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,355

In 2011, a 26-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine website hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything - drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons - free of the government's watchful eye. It wasn't long before the media got wind of the new website where anyone - not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers - could buy and sell contraband detection-free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An honest portrait of DPR

  • By Victor on 05-18-17

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-17

I didn't know all the details of this case. Great narrator and the story was riveting from begging to end. Highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The One Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Andrew Gross
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,493

It's 1944. Physics professor Alfred Mendel and his family are trying to flee Paris when they are caught and forced onto a train along with thousands of other Jewish families. At the other end of the long, torturous train ride, Alfred is separated from his family and sent to the men's camp, where all of his belongings are tossed on a roaring fire. His books, his papers, his life's work. The Nazis have no idea what they have just destroyed. And without that physical record, Alfred is one of only two people in the world with his particular knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You gotta have a STRONG stomach.

  • By Richard Delman on 09-22-16

My best pick for 2016!

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

Reviewed: 10-23-16

The story was great but the narrator did an outstanding job. He's my top audible narrator and he always brings the story to life. Get this one!!!

  • The Cartel

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 23 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,651

From the internationally best-selling author of the acclaimed novel The Power of the Dog comes The Cartel, a gripping, ripped-from-the-headlines story of power, corruption, revenge, and justice spanning the past decade of the Mexican-American drug wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best ever…

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-24-16

So far the best of 2015!!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-15

I normally don’t write reviews but this book hit home on many fronts. I was born in Mexico but raised in the U.S. I love Mexico and visit from time to time but the deterioration of the country saddens me. The corruption and drug problem is slowly destroying the country. The amount of detail in the story - from the language, culture, food, the way the police work, corruption, slang, the gangs, Los Zetas, etc, is astounding. The author absolutely did his research. I have the feeling the author lived in Mexico for a while. The story is brutal and violent. I cringed many times listening to the detailed scenes involving torture and murder. It was hard to listen many times. The character development was great as well. I cared for every character.

The great story aside - the narrator was great! Ray Porter is the best and does an amazing job. Every character's voice and nuances are different. I don't know how he does it but he really brings this story to life. Superb!!

Listen to this book, you will not regret it!

27 of 34 people found this review helpful

  • Finders Keepers

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,339
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,600

A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far - a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes. "Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars for Will Patton reading Stephen King

  • By PlantCrone on 06-21-16

King never disappoints.

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

Reviewed: 06-05-15

What else could I say about King? He's a true master of his craft wielding a great story. I really like this series and will continue to read them again.

My hats off to Will Patton. I've listened to all his King narrations and he is great. I hope he continues to do them all. He really brings the story to life. He has easily become one of my favorite narrators. Can't wait for the next one.

16 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • The Wolf's Hour

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 668

Michael Gallatin is a British spy with a peculiar talent: the ability to transform himself into a wolf. Although his work in North Africa helped the Allies win the continent in the early days of World War II, he quit the service when a German spy shot his lover in her bed. Now, three years later, the army asks him to end his retirement and parachute into occupied Paris. A mysterious German plan called the Iron Fist threatens the D-Day invasion, and the Nazi in charge is the spy who betrayed Michael’s lover. The werewolf goes to France for king and country, hoping for a chance at bloody vengeance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing story

  • By LRoger01 on 02-08-15

Didn't know a werewolf could make a good spy.

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

Reviewed: 04-04-15

An avid reader my whole life I'm sad to say that I only recently discovered this author. My first book was Swan Song followed by Speaks a Nightbird. I am completely hooked on this author and plan to read more of his books. He is seriously underrated I think.

This plot sounds funny but the story pays off. The characters are all well developed and the action very detailed. A British spy who can turn into a werewolf and kills Nazis? I'm in! This would make a great movie. Guillermo Del Toro has my vote.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Auschwitz Escape

  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,567
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,181

A terrible darkness has fallen upon Jacob Weisz’s beloved Germany. The Nazi regime, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, has surged to power and now hold Germany by the throat. All non-Aryans - especially Jews like Jacob and his family - are treated like dogs. When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob flees and joins rebel forces working to undermine the regime. But after a raid goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds himself in a living nightmare - trapped in a crowded, stinking car on the train to the Auschwitz death camp.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging novel of Nazi horrors

  • By Mark on 02-26-18

Unforgettable and very moving...

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

Reviewed: 04-10-14

It's a book like this that reminds me of why I love Audible so much. The book was well written but what really puts it at the top of my top Audible books of all time was the narration.

If I had just read this book it would not have been the same. The narrator did an OUTSTANDING job. He brought the characters to life and the narration made the story so much more meaningful to me.

No audio book has ever brought tears to my eyes except this one. This book is not to be missed!

33 of 41 people found this review helpful

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,307

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham at his best (again)

  • By Brock on 10-23-13

Really enjoyable.. Grisham never lets you down.

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

Reviewed: 03-13-14

I've been reading Grisham since the days of "The Firm" and this is one of his best. If you like court room thrillers this is a must to read. Lots of twist and turns that keeps you guessing until the end.

The narrator did a great job as well. His southern accent was a good fit for this story.

Highly recommended!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of the Dog

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,133

This explosive novel of the drug trade takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge. From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tijuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you've never seen it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Drama

  • By Deborah on 01-06-11

Dark and brutal...Not for the timid.

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

Reviewed: 02-20-14

Nevertheless I could not stop listening. There is a lot of sex, torture, murder and betrayal but aren't those the consequences of being involved in the drug business? In the end, I think it's an honest portrayal of the so called "war on drugs." Certain scenes in the book I could not get out of my head for days. There are no good guys here and no one to really root for but I learned a lot. I grew up near the San Diego/Mexico border and so I'm familiar with a lot of the locations mentioned in the book. This was my first Don Winslow book and he's an excellent writer.

Again, Ray Porter does an excellent job in the narration. I just love this guy. He brings the book and characters to life.

The ending is depressing but just like in life, not every ending is a happy one.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • David and Goliath

  • Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,796
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,993
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,979

In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Art of (Unconventional) War

  • By Cynthia on 10-04-13

Gladwell is the teacher I wished I had...

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

Reviewed: 10-23-13

A Gladwell book to me is like a Christmas present. Needless to say, I always look forward to his books. This one is no different. He has a unique perspective when looking at certain things and he communicates them very well. I always end up learning something.

The section on parental loss really stood out for me. My wife lost her dad many years ago and I immediately connected with his points.

I am also glad he narrates his book as he does a wonderful job. Great book, get it!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful