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  • Only Time Will Tell

  • Clifton Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious work in four decades as an international best-selling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, ‘I was told that my father was killed in the war’. But it will be another twenty years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A ripping yarn

  • By Jane on 07-01-11

Great Story Excellent Rendering

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

The potentially banal story is beautifully told. It is a unique experience to read a penny novel told by a master.

  • Heads You Win

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Heads You Win is the incredible and thrilling novel by the master storyteller and best-selling author of the Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer. Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping narrative. Shocking end!

  • By Prince Gaurav Karan on 11-17-18

Wonderfully fres

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

The story is like a breath of fresh air, pure pleasure, on the background of well trodden history.

  • Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

What can an Oxford don, a respected society physician, a chic French art dealer, and a charming English lord have in common? Very little, except they've all been swindled out of every cent they had by Harvey Metcalfe, the man who wrote the book on international stock fraud. They haven't a prayer of ever seeing their money again. Or have they?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So so.

  • By Evert on 03-12-15

What a Story

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

The thorough research and the details are as fascinating as the story it self. The audio performance is understated and just right.

  • When Einstein Walked with Gödel

  • Excursions to the Edge of Thought
  • By: Jim Holt
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

Does time exist? What is infinity? Why do mirrors reverse left and right but not up and down? In this scintillating collection, Holt explores the human mind, the cosmos, and the thinkers who’ve tried to encompass the latter with the former. With his trademark clarity and humor, Holt probes the mysteries of quantum mechanics, the quest for the foundations of mathematics, and the nature of logic and truth. Along the way, he offers intimate biographical sketches of celebrated and neglected thinkers, from the physicist Emmy Noether to the computing pioneer Alan Turing and the discoverer of fractals, Benoit Mandelbrot.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good overview of scientific theory

  • By Tracy Rowan on 09-11-18

Very interesting and uderstandable.

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

A great mixture of science philosophy and gossip. Very enjoyable. Even scientists could learn something new.

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,170

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

"Mind Fucking" Story

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Well told, well paced and quite interesting. Crazy but credible characters who need each other.

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,905
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,479
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36,366

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Shallow Plot and Idea

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

The treatment of the subject of AI is extremely shallow, the presentation of entropy wrong and misleading
The "surprise" at the end evident from the onset.

  • The Once and Future King

  • By: T. H. White
  • Narrated by: Neville Jason
  • Length: 33 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,319
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,322

The complete "box set" of T. H. White's epic fantasy novel of the Arthurian legend. The novel is made up of five parts: "The Sword in the Stone", "The Witch in the Wood", "The Ill-Made Knight", "The Candle in the Wind", and "The Book of Merlyn".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but not unabriged

  • By Valerie Allen on 02-17-13

Very Good Listen

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

Not unlike Umberto Eco style. Beautifully written. very good performance. Merlin's backwards life is an excellent idea.

  • The Apostle

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,825

Every politician has a secret. And when the daughter of a politically connected family is kidnapped abroad, America's new president will agree to anything - even a deadly and ill-advised rescue plan - in order to keep his secret hidden.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worst yet in an otherwise good series

  • By Povl H. on 02-18-10

Weak<br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

Bad story. No suspense and no credibility. Terrible performance. Harvath was made to sound like a moron alien.

  • The Devil's Workshop

  • Scotland Yard's Murder Squad, Book 3
  • By: Alex Grecian
  • Narrated by: John Curless
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 321

London, 1890: Four vicious murderers have escaped from prison, part of a plan gone terribly wrong, and now it is up to Walter Day, Nevil Hammersmith, and the rest of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad to hunt down the convicts before the men can resume their bloody spree. But they might already be too late. The killers have retribution in mind, and one of them is heading straight toward a member of the Murder Squad, and his family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Thin Plot with Lots of Gore

  • By Judith A. Weller on 12-31-14

Really pathetic. Horrible plot bad performance.

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

A bad imitation of the Penny Dreadfuls of the time. It sounds false and makes a bad listen.

  • The Nature of the Beast

  • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,233

Hardly a day goes by when nine-year-old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions to walking trees to winged beasts in the woods to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Go with hard copy next time

  • By Angela on 07-30-16

Exaggerated performance.

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

Reviewed: 11-02-15

Performance so exhibitionistic that the story becomes comical.

Story itself not bad but towards the end it becomes hysterical. A pity.

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