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  • CJ Washburn, P.I. Bundle: Books 1-4

  • By: James Paddock
  • Narrated by: Josiah John Bildner
  • Length: 46 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

This audio bundle includes books one to four of the exciting CJ Washburn mysteries: Deserving of Death, Sailing into Death, Angel of Death, and Never Surrender to Death

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay, though a bit predictable

  • By MGB on 02-04-19

Okay, though a bit predictable

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

You get what you pay for here for hours of some okay entertainment. The two main characters were a bit cheesy and predictable. The best characters appears briefly. The author seemed to write for a generic audience, but in making his characters a little dimwitted at times came across like assuming the read couldn't figure out what was going on...give cyour readers more credit. Some overused phrases and situations appeared, but there was enough momentum that at least it kept me interested.

The narrator might have taken away from the text. He had to create voices for many characters with tons of dialects, which sometimes led to a southern American sounding like a mix between another Irish character, or a New Zealand character sounding Welsh. The French characters kept pronouncing an "H" like Americans. Very distracting. Some words were pronounced a couple different ways in different areas of the books. The audio quality changed several times and I could hear him bumping the microphone and moving paper. The emphasis on some phrases was so strange sometimes that I would laugh. A dialect coach would be helpful next time. He tried hard and had some really good voices and energy, but I don't think that I could listen to another book read by him.

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  • A Time to Kill & The King of Torts

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 28 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,202

The life of a 10-year-old black girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime, until her father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lively voices tell gripping plot

  • By Paul Cragin on 11-05-12

Decent Story About a Crazy Area of Law

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

Decent story, exciting twists, and an enjoyable listen. The plot may seem far-fetched, but it really is more realistic than you might realize.

  • The Litigators

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,078

The incomparable master of the legal thriller takes us deeper into the labyrinth that is the American justice system, always drawing us in with an irresistible hook, pulling the thread of tension tighter and tighter, and then knocking us out with a conclusion that's never "by the book". Maybe that's why, after more than 20 years of consecutive number-one New York Times best sellers, a new novel by America's favorite storyteller is still a major publishing event.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Grisham, entertaining

  • By Jbug on 10-29-11

Funny and Suspenseful!

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

Loved the story. Very witty and authentic. Narrator was great, but some of the voices blended together.

  • Rogue Lawyer

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,013
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,996

On the right side of the law. Sort of. Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee: his driver, who's also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the John Grisham I know

  • By William Moritz on 11-01-15

Perfect Reader for an Intriguing Tale

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

I enjoyed everything about this character and the performance. I was intrigued and entertained throughout.

  • 44 Charles Street

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 198

The plumbing was prone to leaks, the furniture rescued from garage sales. And every square inch was being devotedly restored to its original splendor - even as a relationship fell to pieces. Now Francesca Thayer, newly separated from her lawyer boyfriend Todd, is desperate. The owner of a struggling art gallery, and suddenly the sole mortgage payer on her Greenwich Village townhouse, Francesca does the math and then the unimaginable. She puts out an advertisement for boarders. Soon her house becomes a whole new world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Danielle - Did you really write this?

  • By Loretta on 05-01-11

Okay, but wanted more character development....

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

The story was okay, but a bit predictable. I wish that Ms. Steel would have gone beyond the surface of the main characters. This would make a good Christmas movie, though. There was a good performance by the narrator, except when he wasn't consistent with the French prononciations.

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,192
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,154

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made 28 years ago calls them to reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Audiobook! Editing Clarification

  • By jeverett on 10-06-17

The perfect narrator for a dark childhood story!

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

Steven Weber creates as much of an auditory world as Stephen King creates a visual one. Though this is an amazing story on childhood, no child should read this until they are at least 30. 😂

  • The Spider and the Fly

  • A Reporter, a Serial Killer, and the Meaning of Murder
  • By: Claudia Rowe
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 183

In September 1998, young reporter Claudia Rowe was working as a stringer for The New York Times in Poughkeepsie, New York, when local police discovered the bodies of eight women stashed in the attic and basement of the small colonial home that Kendall Francois, a painfully polite 27-year-old community college student, shared with his parents and sister. Growing up amid the safe, bourgeois affluence of New York City, Rowe had always been secretly fascinated by the darkness and soon became obsessed with the story and with Francois.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Desperately Boring

  • By Tracey on 09-28-17

I was obsessed, just like the author!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

I finished listening within two days. The intertwining stories of victims, killer, and author/survivor of her own past, had me entranced.

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