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  • The Wrong Side of Goodbye

  • Harry Bosch, Book 19
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,421

Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from 30 years with the LAPD speak for themselves. Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire has less than six months to live and a lifetime of regrets. He hires Bosch to find out whether he has an heir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Connelly Delivers Everytime

  • By Charles Atkinson on 07-19-17

Two stories and both are amateurous

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-16

Narrator was mono without any change for different characters which at times not for sure who is talking. The stories are almost written for a future movie. A few areas that were nonsensical. This will be my last Connelly book.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Act of War

  • A Thriller
  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,920

After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem - no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good and Believable

  • By catuualos on 08-19-15

Just so so. Not plausible.

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

Reviewed: 07-09-16

I had trouble just focusing on the story and the reader didn't help. A waste of a credit.

  • Orphan X

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,837

Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent Distraction

  • By A. Musser on 06-03-16

Suffered through 19 chapters & 3 :50 hours

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

Reviewed: 05-27-16

What disappointed you about Orphan X?

Not believable. Lost me early on when he described his pent house front door that he some how sneaked in & must have weighed a ton.
The story line grinds on & on. May be it will come together near the end, but not something I woud look forward to.

What could Gregg Hurwitz have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Doubt anything could be done

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Scott Brick?

wouldn't matter

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Killing Floor

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,288

Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He's just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he's arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn't kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn't stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even if you have it GET THIS ONE!!

  • By shelley on 10-30-15

Lots of killings that know one seems to care about

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

Reviewed: 04-23-16

Far fetched at best with the ending pretty much a given. This is a early Reacher

  • The Crossing

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,467

Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it's a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case. With the secret help of his former LAPD partner, Lucia Soto, he turns the investigation inside the police department. But as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I just loved this book; every last bit of it

  • By Michele B on 11-10-15

Boring book read by a boring narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-02-16

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

Half way through I gave up. And nothing could help this book

What was most disappointing about Michael Connelly’s story?

A cast of characters that were hard to identify who they were, Good guys? Bad guys? And more importantly, as the reader didn't provide any attempt to change the tone or delivery, it was hard to tell who was saying what.

Would you be willing to try another one of Titus Welliver’s performances?

Not a chance

What character would you cut from The Crossing?

All

Any additional comments?

My last point in the book that caused me to roll my eyes and give up is when Harry went to where "his car was waiting for him". I thought that cars usually just parked as they, for now, didn't have a choice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Citizens of London

  • The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour
  • By: Lynne Olson
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898

Here is the behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, Averell Harriman, and John Gilbert Winant. Drawing from a variety of primary sources, Olson skillfully depicts the dramatic personal journeys of these men who, determined to save Britain from Hitler, helped convince a cautious Franklin Roosevelt and a reluctant American public to support the British at a critical time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If we are together nothing is impossible

  • By Susan on 03-06-10

Like listening to foot notes

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

Reviewed: 08-18-15

I couldn't get involved and keep my interest. I need to write three more words

  • Gathering Prey

  • Prey, Book 25
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,841
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,422

They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes - they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them. Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she'd befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody's killing her friends, she's afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I feel as if I've traveled this road before.

  • By Andy Bachand on 04-30-15

Great listen. Can't wait for the next book

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

Reviewed: 07-07-15

Hmmmm. The review is optional but requires twenty words. So I have just 2 remaining

  • The Bone Tree

  • A Novel
  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 32 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,874
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,859

Former prosecutor Penn Cage and his fiancee, reporter and publisher Caitlin Masters, have barely escaped with their lives after being attacked by wealthy businessman Brody Royal and his Double Eagles, a KKK sect with ties to some of Mississippi's most powerful men. But the real danger has only begun as FBI Special Agent John Kaiser warns Penn that Brody isn't the true leader of the Double Eagles.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok but definitely could put it down.

  • By R. Ford on 06-24-15

Around 20 hours too long

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-15

And it ended with a lead to the next book. I needed to force myself to continue after the first 10 hours & it was a waste of time.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,499
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,149
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 34,224

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

I had no idea

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

Reviewed: 03-26-15

Man's inhumanity to man in all its brutality. This is an ultimate lesson in history.

  • Crash & Burn

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister, Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,493
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,193
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,201

Nicole Frank shouldn't have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible!

  • By Kerry on 02-06-15

Hard to believe

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

Reviewed: 02-22-15

One of the main premises is not probable and carries through out the story