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  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic

  • A Behind the Scenes Documentary
  • By: Pottermore Publishing, Mark Salisbury, Hana Walker-Brown
  • Narrated by: Dan Fogler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 493
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 494

Available only in audio, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic lifts the lid on the moviemaking secrets behind the latest installment in J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts series. Narrator Dan Fogler (who plays No-Maj Jacob Kowalski) will guide you through the process of creating the magical on-screen world and explore the story, themes, and characters of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great content, strange editing choices

  • By M. Rocks on 11-19-18

Equally Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

Like most of the reviews here, I too am disappointed that this is NOT a book but instead a review of the movie process. Not at all what I was expecting. And nothing I am interested in. Just too SAD. And totally my bad for not reading more carefully what I was purchasing. I even advanced ordered it. UGH!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,797

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

Great Syfy surprise

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

What a pleasant surprise, mystery, crime, all wrapped up in a science-fiction short story. I hope there’s a sequel. I enjoyed the characters, their banter, and the suspense.

  • Hellbent

  • An Orphan X Novel
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,750
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,419
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,395

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily earns 5 stars!

  • By Wayne on 01-31-18

Best Yet!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

Wow! I have read all of the orphan X novels. I have enjoyed them all. But I found this one to be so far the absolute best. Could not put it down. Can’t wait for the next!

  • The Final Hour

  • Victor, Book 7
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923

Victor is the ultimate predator. He surfaces to kill, then disappears into thin air. But he's a disposable commodity for the powerful people he works for - both the good guys and the bad. And no one has his back. Especially now that doing black bag jobs for the CIA has put a target on his head. Antonio Alvarez, a high-ranking US intelligence official, is determined to clean house and find the legendary killer who slipped away from him during an operation in Paris.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Victor - my favorite bad boy assassin!

  • By shelley on 08-30-17

A Step Back, But Still Worth It

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

I continue to enjoy this series by Tom Wood. This story line was a step back, a continuation of a previous story line, that needed to be told for continuity of the character, but did not move the story further down the line, which is what I would have preferred.

Still, enjoying, reader is good\consistent (which is crucial for a series), so I will look forward to reading the next one. Get writing Tom. [Smile]

  • The Late Show

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,540
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,784
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,745

Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, the narration!

  • By Destry on 07-20-17

Slow burn, no fire, but enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

HUGE fan of Michael Connelly and his Bosch series. So I Pre-Ordered this one right away. It was a slow start, and the main character made some interesting choices early on that paid off for her later. Never reached a fevered pitch that I usually get from Bosch, but enjoyable characters and entertaining. I'll get the next one when available. [Smile]

  • The Switch

  • A Novel
  • By: Joseph Finder
  • Narrated by: Steven Kearney
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 569

Michael Tanner is on his way home from a business trip when he accidentally picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line. He doesn't notice the mix-up until he arrives home in Boston, but by then it's too late. Tanner's curiosity gets the better of him when he discovers that the owner is a US senator and that the laptop contains top secret files. When Senator Susan Robbins realizes she's come back with the wrong laptop, she calls her young chief of staff, Will Abbott, in a panic.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best Joseph Finder

  • By Shucks Jones on 06-16-17

Stupid, Frustrated, Disapointed

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

I have read most, if not all, of Joseph Finder's available Audible books. He was a great find a few years ago. I read many of his books in a row, one right after another. And enjoyed each. So I pre-ordered this one, expecting nothing less.

However, the characters in The Switch are SO annoying. They make stupid choices, that in today's technologically savvy world leave even the least computer literate person frustrated.

The narration is fine, and I like the writing style, so I tried to stay with the story, but each implausible character decision would lead you right out of the story, shaking your head, and screaming how could you be so stupid to do that… Like a horror movie, “don’t go into that dark cave alone…”.

Unbelievable characters like this lead me to stop listening to Lisa Scottline. If you like her books, then you will probably like this one. But now me.

I am disappointed with the author, not audible, so I will not return the book, and might try to pick it up again, in a moment of desperation for something new to read. And I might try another of his books. But for now I will ditch The Switch.

18 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • A Cold Day for Murder

  • A Kate Shugak Mystery
  • By: Dana Stabenow
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,794
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,501
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,501

Eighteen months ago, Aleut Kate Shugak quit her job investigating sex crimes for the Anchorage DA’s office and retreated to her father’s homestead in a national park in the interior of Alaska. But the world has a way of beating a path to her door, however remote. In the middle of one of the bitterest Decembers in recent memory ex-boss — and ex-lover — Jack Morgan shows up with an FBI agent in tow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty Realistic

  • By SMH on 09-01-16

Interesting, but not great

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

Reviewed: 03-29-17

A short, interesting, informative story about Alaska, their people, and a murder mystery.

But it was not very exciting, nor Truly, nor creative. Just an average, every day for a mystery.

  • Guilty Minds

  • By: Joseph Finder
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 562

The chief justice of the Supreme Court is about to be defamed by a powerful gossip website called Slander Sheet, which specializes in dirt on celebs and politicians. Their top reporter has written an exposé claiming that the chief justice had liaisons with an escort, a young woman willing to appear on video and tell the world her salacious yet convincing tale. But the chief justice is not without formidable allies, and his greatest supporter is determined to stop the story in its tracks.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Beyond stupid!

  • By FRITZ STOOP on 07-24-16

Another Great Finder

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

Reviewed: 08-10-16

I have read several of Joseph Finder's books and found this one to be quite enjoyable.

The reader's voice helps. No deeper thoughts than that. Just a great book. Ready for the next.

  • One Silent Night

  • A Dark-Hunter Novel
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 859
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655

While the world carries on unawares, Stryker, who leads an army of demons and vampires, is plotting an all out onslaught against his enemies - which, unfortunately for us, includes the entire human race. To avenge his sister, Stryker prepares to annihilate the Dark-Hunters. But things go awry when his oldest enemy returns. Enter his ex-wife. Zephyra.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is TERRIBLE

  • By Maren on 02-11-10

Bad bad bad reader

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

Reviewed: 12-22-15

This wasn't one of my favorite books in the series. But because I didn't want to miss anything else by skipping the book I listen to it. I love the rest of the series though and hope Jared book will be coming soon as well. I would also like to see his wings :3

  • Killer Instinct

  • By: S. E. Green
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,399

Lane is a typical teenager - loving family, good grades, after-school job at the local animal hospital, martial arts enthusiast - but her secret obsession is studying serial killers. She understands them, knows what makes them tick. Why? Because she might be one herself. Lane channels her dark impulses by hunting criminals - delivering justice when the law fails. The vigilantism stops shy of murder. But with each visceral rush the line of self-control blurs. And then a young preschool teacher goes missing - only to return in parts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enter the Darkness

  • By Me & My Girls on 05-20-14

What A Surprise

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

Reviewed: 10-08-15

What an unexpected surprise this book was.
Quirky, fun, great characters, big surprise
at the end, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Could
not put it down.

Just ordered the sequel. [Smile]

4 of 6 people found this review helpful