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  • A Quiet Flame

  • By: Philip Kerr
  • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328

Philip Kerr’s intricate novels featuring former Berlin homicide detective Bernie Gunther have earned ahallowed place in the hearts of mystery fans. It’s 1950, and Bernie has arrived in Argentina seeking asylum after being falsely identified as a Nazi war criminal. There he investigates the murder of a wealthy banker’s daughter ina case reminiscent of one he worked in Germany 18 years before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • May be his best

  • By Greg on 08-09-12

Bernie in Argentina

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

You can't but like Bernie Gunther.

In this book, due to circumstances Bernie finds himself in 1950 Argentina. He is immediately sucked up by the Argentine powers to once again be a detective looking into grisly circumstances that he doesn't really want to but has to. He must go into the German community there to solve a mystery, in the middle of ex SS soldiers who are living in Argentina to escape the crimes they committed in World War II.

A great setting for the next book in the series.

  • Windigo Island

  • Cork O'Connor, Book 14
  • By: William Kent Krueger
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477

The award-winning author of the best-selling Cork O’Connor series, William Kent Krueger pens novels with pulse-racing suspense. In Windigo Island, the corpse of an Ojibwe girl washes ashore, and locals at the Bad Bluff reservation believe it to be the work of the mythical Windigo. But the dead girl’s friend is also missing, and sheriff-turned-PI Cork O’Connor will brave any danger to bring her home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • All Saints

  • By Carole T. on 09-05-14

who knew?

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

The author keeps doing his thing. Who knew that a hundred years ago or so, Duluth, Minnesota had more millionaires than in other city in the USA other than New York City?! All due to its deep sea port at the western end of Lake Superior. Along with that port and money came lots of problems, lonely men with money that wanted to be entertained and didn't care much how that happened. It led to lots of crime including prostitution. It is around this them this book is built. It brings to light how the Native American population of the area was exploited as well.

The author also continues to bring to light how the Native American population and the rest of society are slowly but surely being integrated. It's not without fits and starts but it's happening.

Along with all this the author weaves a pretty good thriller.

  • The New Iberia Blues

  • Dave Robicheaux Series, Book 22
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175

Detective Dave Robicheaux’s world isn’t filled with too many happy stories, but Desmond Cormier’s rags-to-riches tale is certainly one of them. Robicheaux first met Cormier on the streets of New Orleans, when the young, undersized boy had foolish dreams of becoming a Hollywood director. Twenty-five years later, when Robicheaux knocks on Cormier’s door, it's to ask about a young woman he found who’s been crucified. She disappeared near Cormier’s Cyrpemort Point estate, and Robicheaux, along with young Deputy Sean McClain, are looking for answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ROBICHEAUX IS BACK ON FULL FLEEK!

  • By The Louligan on 01-22-19

if you are a fan

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

Reviewed: 03-05-19

It doesn't get any better than James Lee Burke, Will Patton, and Dave Robicheaux.

This is as rock 'em, sock 'em as any book in the series.

  • Harry Clarke

  • With Bonus Performance: Lillian
  • By: David Cale
  • Narrated by: Billy Crudup, David Cale
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,228
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,963
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,961

A sexually charged and wickedly funny thriller starring Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the titular cocky Londoner. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family's life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Come for Harry, stay for Lillian

  • By Celeste Albers on 12-17-18

entertaining

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

Two solo stage performances in audio format. The first is of an American that started speaking with a British accent as a kid and keeps it up into adulthood. The second is of a man narrating the voice of a woman working on her love life..

Together they are about two hours long so it's an easy listen. I found it entertaining though a bit risque and I don't consider myself a prude. New York stage life is how I sum it up. I'm not an expert, though.

  • The Man on the Mountaintop

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Susan Trott, Libby Spurrier - adaptor
  • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,919
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,720

The Man on the Mountaintop tells the story of Holy Man Joe, an ageing and unassuming man who lives in a hermitage on top of a mountain. During the summer months, thousands of hopefuls line the path leading to his door, seeking his wisdom. From bombastic, wealthy nobles intent on cheating their way to the top to drunkards who gradually build the physical and mental strength they need to quit their addiction, The Man on the Mountaintop is a rousing tale full of humour, wit and life lessons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple - which is all you really need

  • By Solunari on 02-01-19

Joe

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

This performance is about a modern day Holy Man named Joe. He lives on a mountain top dispensing his pearls of wisdom. There have been other books with the same theme but this one is unique in that it's about a monk named Joe.

A quick easy listen, if you like these types of books, you'll like this one.

  • Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

  • By: Marcus Aurelius
  • Narrated by: Alan Munro
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,331
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,157

Meditations is former U.S. President Bill Clinton's favorite book. This audio consists of a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161-180 AD, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The reading made it impossible to focus on content

  • By Mark Grebner on 09-02-12

meditations have been around a long time

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

I have had more than one person I have respected refer to this book as an important one.

There are lots of pearls of wisdom in this book. The tough part is listening to them in their original Greek phraseology, in English of course. Hearing about the Greek Gods like Zeus added a level on concentration that didn't make for the easiest of listens.

Still, there is value in listening. In fact, this is the kind of book that might well take more than one listen to fully digest. The book isn't too long and, for me at least, the price was reasonable.

  • Play Dead

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 4
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 991
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988

Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A "body farm" investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when Detective Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime. Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil. It's clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work - but just how many bodies will they uncover?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great addition to the series

  • By Dawn on 05-30-16

good series

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

Kim Stone is like many of the detective series out there, she is flawed but tenacious in getting the job done. You can't help but like her. The thrillers are entertaining while Kim figures out who done it. There are interesting characters along the way. Sometimes you do get a good guess as to who might be involved but the books are fast paced and keep your attention.

  • The Miller's Dance: A Novel of Cornwall 1812-1813

  • Poldark, Book 9
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 333

Cornwall, 1812. At Nampara, the Poldark family finds the New Year brings involvement in more than one unexpected venture. For Ross and Demelza, there is some surprising - and worrying - news. And Clowance, newly returned from her London triumphs, finds that her entanglement with Stephen Carrington brings not only happiness but heartache.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sooo Satisfying

  • By Emily Page on 04-16-17

1812 Cornwall and the Poldark family

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

Winston Graham and the narrator sure bring 1812 Cornwall to life.

Through the saga of the Poldark family and the backdrop of Cornwall and England in 1812 the series continue. Throw in Napoleon,, Wellington, Russia, France, Spain, steam engines, and mining and you have the makings of a good story. By now you are caught up in the Poldark family as the children are becoming adults and beginning to lead their own lives.

There are only a few stories left in the series and since the author died in 2003 you know the series will soon be over and it makes me a bit sad.

  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,093

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

moving story

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

Great, short audiobook about a one day event where during a terrible war the humanity of man came out. And, the war continued on for another four years to be followed by more wars. Great sound effects.

  • Out of My Mind

  • By: Alan Arkin
  • Narrated by: Alan Arkin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,824
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,795

In this Audible Original “mini-memoir”, the Academy Award-winning star of Little Miss Sunshine and Argo looks back on his life as a series of philosophical turning points, learning experiences, and a-ha moments. Drawn from a collection of seemingly inexplicable stories and encounters from Arkin's 84 years on this planet, Out of My Mind is a candid, relatable and delightfully irreverent take on how one man went searching for meaning and ended up discovering himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing journey into Alan's self!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-09-18

Inside Alan Arkin

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

If you have an interest in hearing Alan Arkin talk about what's inside his head then you'll enjoy this quick, easy listen.