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  • The Burning Room

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,901
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,874

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par

  • By Patroo on 11-07-14

another his installment

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

Reviewed: 11-21-14

I enjoyed this story. Harry Bosch is close to his retirement and training a new partner.
they are working on a cold case which links to another one that is close to the partner.

I took a star off for the "cliff Hanger" which seems to be the new fashion. authors do not need to have an unfinished ending to get readers (listeners) to get the next one.

I had no problem with the new narrator. It was not the usual one but the reading was up to par.

  • Mad River

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,137

Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what's-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns. The first person they killed was a highway patrolman. The second was a woman during a robbery. Then, hell, why not keep on going? As their crime spree cuts a swath through rural Minnesota, some of it captured on the killers' cell phones and sent to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to run them down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good. Not Great. But Virgil is Hard to Skip.

  • By Bill on 10-06-12

great addition to Flowers!

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

Reviewed: 11-19-12

I love John Sandford and I love Virgil -- a great addition to his story -- this is probablly no the best one to start with -- the backstory is already pretty well defined

if you love a good listen here it is

  • The Informant

  • A Butcher's Boy Novel
  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017

Married and living in England under the name Michael Schaeffer, the assassin known as the Butcher's Boy is the target of a Mafia hit team sent to exact revenge for his deadly campaign against the Balacontano family years earlier. Schaeffer kills all three attackers, but he knows more will come and needs to find whoever sent them to end it once and for all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sucker for anything that's the butcher's boy

  • By Ms. Carson on 05-14-11

the butcher's boy is back

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

Reviewed: 06-05-11

boy this is good! If you are a Thomas Perry fan this is so worth it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Silenced

  • A Novel
  • By: Brett Battles
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804

Professional “cleaner” Jonathan Quinn has a new client and an odd job: find and remove the remains of a body hidden 20 years ago inside the walls of a London building, before the building is demolished. But Quinn and his team are being watched. Suddenly caught in the cross fire between two dangerous rivals, Quinn must unravel the identity of the body and why it still poses so great a threat even in death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite Quinn book yet!

  • By Tracy on 01-30-13

good book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-11

I have read all of the Quinn books -- this was does not disappoint!

We learn more about his childhood and family. Dont know how that will work in the next books
keeping his former life hidden protects his family
but all in all a good one

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Fever Dream

  • By: Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,154

At the old family manse in Louisiana, Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest long-ignored possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen's tragic death, only to make a stunning - and dreadful - discovery. Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But now, Pendergast learns that her rifle-her only protection from the beast-had been deliberately loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen dead...and why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intelligent, spooky thriller

  • By Snoodely on 06-10-10

great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-11

I really enjoyed this book. I like the story of Pendergas and his sidekick --
I am not sure why the story of his ward was included - though it was good
to hear more about her

  • The Dark Horse

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,094
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,243

The Denver Post hails Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mystery series as a must-read. Joining the four previous novels - all of which have been Book Sense picks - The Dark Horse puts a unique Wyoming twist on the classic British village mystery. When Longmire meets a woman jailed for her husband's death, he travels outside his usual haunts to discover the truth behind this unusual murder case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another outstanding book from Johnson

  • By V. Sharol on 05-31-09

a great series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-09

this is the lastest in the series. And in my opinion it just gets better and better.
all of his books are wonderful and Geroge Guidall the narrator just makes it perfect
get this book, it is worth the credit.
in fact get all of them

14 of 16 people found this review helpful