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  • Forensics

  • What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime
  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,634

The dead talk - to the right listener. They can tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died, and, of course, who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help serve justice using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene, or the faintest of human traces.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crime Seen

  • By Mark on 09-02-16

Very insightful and detailed

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

Reviewed: 09-19-15

If you could sum up Forensics in three words, what would they be?

great scientific investigators

Who was your favorite character and why?

not really characters in this real life world of Forensics investigators. But there are details to this side of investigations that I would never have known if it weren't for this book. These people really should be admired for all they see and all the real hard work they add to helping catch those that are pure evil.

What about Sarah Barron’s performance did you like?

I will admit it i bought this audio book because of the sample of hearing her accent and that wonderful female voice. However her wonderful voice added so much to getting me to really like this story of something I knew little about.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I listened to it pretty much over two days. I was hooked by what they must go through and what they must see. Sarah's Voice aided in telling there story or Val's story. Just an amazing interesting listen

Any additional comments?

Get it for the Great accent in Sarah's voice and stay for the VERY interesting story on what Forensics is truly all about.

  • The Chocolate Therapist

  • A User's Guide to the Extraordinary Health Benefits of Chocolate
  • By: Julie Pech
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Barrett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Dark chocolate sales are on the rise as people embrace the concept that chocolate can truly be good for them. But how do they know what to eat, how much, and which kinds are the best? The Chocolate Therapist answers these questions and more. This book has everything a person needs to know to select the best chocolate for health. Both informative and entertaining, it includes alphabetized ailments, each with a chocolate recommendation, followed by supporting research as to how and why it helps the body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great information on understanding Chocolate

  • By Gil on 09-07-15

Great information on understanding Chocolate

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

Reviewed: 09-07-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Chocolate Therapist to be better than the print version?

Both are very good

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Chocolate Therapist?

The break down of the fats of the good and why and the bad and why.

Have you listened to any of Cynthia Barrett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but I would. Great job with the spoken word

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

You could, but I listened to it over days and then would go back as the information was wonderful

Any additional comments?

I am a chocoholic and Loved this book and the information it laid out.

  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter

  • Dexter, Book 1
  • By: Jeff Lindsay
  • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,843

Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened - of himself or some other fiend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love the show, like the book

  • By Heather on 02-14-13

blew me away

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

Reviewed: 07-11-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Darkly Dreaming Dexter to be better than the print version?

Loved the audio, had me laughing out loud at this character

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dexter in print is far better then the TV show and that is saying a lot as the TV series was well done. You see in this book the real Dexter and how he just doesn't think like we do and how he fakes his way into people thinking he is one of them.

What about Jeff Lindsay’s performance did you like?

Amazing!!!! Loved it

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed hard at some of the comments and reactions from Dexter/

Any additional comments?

The ending was something with Deb taped to the table and Dex going over things in his head.

  • Tom Clancy Under Fire

  • A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel
  • By: Grant Blackwood
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,872
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,873

On a routine intelligence gathering mission in Tehran, Jack Ryan, Jr., has lunch with his oldest friend, Seth Gregory: an engineer overseeing a transcontinental railway project. As they part, Seth slips Jack a key, along with a perplexing message.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mark Greaney is much better than Grant Blackwood

  • By Wayne on 06-19-15

enjoyable action adventure

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

Reviewed: 07-11-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Tom Clancy Under Fire to be better than the print version?

I say either print or audio will do a fine job. If your like me you might enjoy them both.I love having one on my Kindle and then having the audio book to listen to at work or driving.

What other book might you compare Tom Clancy Under Fire to and why?

Any in the campus series by Tom Clancy is a must with this Character. I hope you have already read or Listened to all of Tom Clancy's works and Grant Blackwood

Which scene was your favorite?

Mr. Clark talking to jack jr.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did laugh at the wit from Jack jr at times.

Any additional comments?

Grant did a bang up job, wished the ending was more powerful, but the story was amazingly well thought out and very enjoyable

  • Bosch Behind-the-Scenes Podcast: The Authenticity

  • By: Tom Bernardo
  • Narrated by: Tom Bernardo, full cast
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

Bosch Behind-the-Scenes is the official podcast of the critically acclaimed Amazon original series about LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch - based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels. NOTE: Spoilers ahead! Key plot and character details are revealed from season one of Bosch. An in-depth look into how Bosch's creators strove to bring authenticity to the screen. Co-executive producer Pieter Jan Brugge discusses filming in Los Angeles and the cinematic qualities that give the series scope and scale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The reality

  • By Shamus on 03-25-15

Great insight to what is Bosch the series

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

Reviewed: 03-21-15

What did you love best about Bosch Behind-the-Scenes Podcast: The Authenticity?

The real life Detectives and what Bosch means to them but what they had to say that makes Harry Bosch even more real from all that they would add on set.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bosch Behind-the-Scenes Podcast: The Authenticity?

I enjoyed them all from the ex producer to the editor and how long there days really are to the Real life Detectives who i found fascinating

Have you listened to any of Tom Bernardo and full cast ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes and they are all wonderful

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

simple its already done and made "Bosch"

Any additional comments?

I hope if you have watched the series Bosch and there will be a season two now and i hope lots more that you have read the many Bosch novels by the great michael connelly. These books are some of the greatest crime novels out there. Harry Bosch is one of the greatest characters ever created

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Water for Elephants

  • By: Sara Gruen
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,087

Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Rosie the bull elephant?

  • By Randall on 07-22-07

America life all through a circus and a train

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

Reviewed: 03-21-15

Would you listen to Water for Elephants again? Why?

I have as I have already listened to it and read it before it was made into the movie. It takes you back in time to the 1930's. Using a Circus and the circus train as the back drop to these great characters was done brilliantly

What did you like best about this story?

The way it is told from an older man who lived through these events you relive his life through his eyes.

What does David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

They were both very enjoyable and gave life to the words on the page

If you could take any character from Water for Elephants out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Marlena for many reasons from how she joined the circus to what it was like to care for Rosie to many other questions of course. I do wish Marlena was written better when they made the movie, The great Reese Witherspoon did as always a great job but the whole movie was so weak compared to the book. I really wished the writers would have taken more care to really give that great cast in the movie a chance to have turned this story into one of the greatest movies.

Any additional comments?

if you saw the movie, please read or listen to the book it's so much stronger. If you read the book or listened to it still watch the movie some great actors give solid roles. But this story will take you back into the hard times of America life all through a circus and a train.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Jesus on Trial

  • A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel
  • By: David Limbaugh
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316

In Jesus on Trial, New York Times bestselling author David Limbaugh applies his lifetime of legal experience to a unique new undertaking: making a case for the gospels as hard evidence of the life and work of Jesus Christ. Limbaugh, a practicing attorney and former professor of law, approaches the canonical gospels with the same level of scrutiny he would apply to any legal document and asks all the necessary questions about the story of Jesus....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have known lawyers who followed Mr. Limbaugh's path & found Christ too

  • By Coramdeo540 on 05-19-15

thought provoking reaffirming of ones faith

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

Reviewed: 11-13-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Jesus on Trial to be better than the print version?

I think they are equally a good

What did you like best about this story?

It was a fresh way of looking at the truth of the gospels and I found it helped me in reaffirming my faith in GOD and Jesus Christ

Have you listened to any of Walter Dixon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't but I would. Walter Dixon did an amazing job telling Davids story. I really enjoyed the way he reads the story

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Just made me want to thank GOD for all I have today

Any additional comments?

I have listened to this book a few times and have listened to parts of it over and over. It's very detailed and very thought provoking

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Dreamers and Deceivers

  • True and Untold Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America
  • By: Glenn Beck
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Lowell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695

The new nonfiction from number-one best-selling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Christopher on 02-04-15

Astounding History stories gather life

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

Reviewed: 11-13-14

What did you love best about Dreamers and Deceivers?

The way Glenn and his team are able to shed insight on stories you thought you knew, and stories you never knew.

What did you like best about this story?

extraordinary real stories of History brought to Life. So many stories you thought you may have known, and some I never knew.

What does Jeremy Lowell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A marvelous story teller, he took Glenn becks words and gave life to them. Very good job at this. I hope Jeremy gets to do many many more in this series.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Ponzi,Armstrong,Disney,Desi and Lucille,Turing,Jobs,Hiss. Stories you thought you knew, now find out what you didn't. Dreamers and deceivers

Any additional comments?

The rerun, TV Filming, Theme park??? Numbers and a machine??? an apple??? FM radio??? nothing but your money??? Great stories in a great book by a great man and story teller

14 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Rush Revere and the American Revolution

  • Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans
  • By: Rush Limbaugh
  • Narrated by: Rush Limbaugh
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 420

Liberty, my wisecracking horse, our old friends Cam, Tommy, Freedom, and I are off to meet some super-brave soldiers in the year 1775. Yep, that’s right. We’ll be visiting with the underdog heroes who fought for American independence, against all odds - and won! But not before eight very real years of danger and uncertainty. Be a part of Rush Revere’s crew as we rush, rush, rush into a time when British rule had become a royal pain, and rebellion was in the air.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rush Revere books.... EXCELLENT!!

  • By Smitty on 09-26-17

stupendous real American history story

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

Reviewed: 11-13-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Rush Revere and the American Revolution to be better than the print version?

I Think they are both wonderful. The print version has beautiful art work kids would have to love. The audio version is wonderful as Rush himself tells you his story . Rush is one of the greatest broadcasters of all time agree or disagree the man knows speech.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Rush Revere and the American Revolution?

When Cam figures out why his father is away and fighting for our country and for our freedoms and then when he gets to tell his dad just that with his mom.

What does Rush Limbaugh bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The way Rush can use words and how he can tell a story will make you want to listen to this story in away only Rush can tell it.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Rush Rush Rush to History with Liberty,Cam, Tommy, Freedom and Rush Revere

Any additional comments?

A fun way for kids to understand real American history stories and a fun way for all ages to rediscover what America is all about

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Burning Room

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,277

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

marvelous, spectacular Bosch mystery

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

Reviewed: 11-13-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, This Bosch Mystery the Burning room is right up there with the classic Bosch stories. Harry is running out of time to be forced into leaving the LAPD and he is teamed with a great new fresh rookie female partner with an active case that ties to his partners past.

What did you like best about this story?

Harry being Harry and helping out his new partner Detective Lucia Soto in so many ways. The thought process Micheal brings to his characters and to Harry is just a masterpiece.

Which character – as performed by Titus Welliver – was your favorite?

Titus is now Bosch and You can tell how wonderful and gifted this man is. You can see Titus as Harry Bosch on Amazon in Bosch the series. Titus gave so much life to his story telling and he did a wonderful job with all the characters. I could not stop listening to how he read this spectacular Bosch mystery. You felt like Titus was really Bosch.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Just made me want more and more it was that good. I wasn't a fan of the last Bosch book the black box but The Burning room is right up there with the best Bosch books of all time from the master of his craft Micheal Connelly.

Any additional comments?

Bosch and Soto working two cases, a veteran LAPD with about a year left and a fresh young female rookie Detective and how one case becomes two and how it is linked to the new Detectives past. Soto and Bosch have more in common then one would think.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful