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  • Dead Dog

  • By: Nickolas Cook
  • Narrated by: Michael Hacker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

It's the late '70s and Max and Little Billy are back from Vietnam trying to mind their own business when they stumble onto the murder of a local boy. With organized crime and local thugs on their trail, it's up to these two local heroes to solve the murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable read

  • By E. Girard on 06-13-14

Amazing story from an incredible voice

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

Reviewed: 05-30-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would absolutely recommend Dead Dog to a friend. The story is gripping, gritty & incredibly funny. Michael Hacker's narration brings this story to life in ways that I can't hear anyone else narrating it. He actually becomes Max.

What other book might you compare Dead Dog to and why?

The performance is reminiscent of Mystic River read by Scott Brick. The vocal cadence & timber reminds me of Bricks performance. The story, not so much but just the performance.

Which character – as performed by Michael Hacker – was your favorite?

I gotta say Max is my favorite character. Just badass & doesn't take any crap from anybody.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely.

Any additional comments?

If you like your stories gritty with a sense of humor then I highly recommend this book. The accents aren't over the top, the production is top notch & it's about a man & his dead dog named Gator. Whats not to like?!

  • Wait for Signs

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,856
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,591

Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote his first short story, the Hillerman Award-winning "Old Indian Trick". This was one of the earliest appearances of the sheriff who would go on to star in Johnson’s best-selling, award-winning novels and the A&E hit series Longmire. Each Christmas Eve thereafter, fans rejoiced when Johnson sent out a new short story featuring an episode in Walt’s life that doesn’t appear in the novels; over the years, many have asked why they can’t buy the stories in book form.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • read after “Hell Is Empty” and after/before "Crow"

  • By Mark on 06-23-17

Masterfully storytellers

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

Reviewed: 07-09-15

Craig Johnson is the Zane Grey of our times! His character of the embattled Walt Longmire is a true testament to the law enforcement officers of today while keeping the embers lit to the figures of the old west. His supporting cast is also superb. I can't think of a better narrator to bring his stories to life than George Guidall. I can't wait for the next Longmire novel!

  • Schreiber's Secret

  • By: Roger Radford
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Crime reporter Mark Edwards and his colleague Danielle Green wade deep in red herrings and a twisting and turning plot as they seek to discover the terrible secret of a Nazi sadist who has continued his murdering ways in modern London. The story switches from a wartime transit camp in Czechoslovakia to contemporary Germany; from a London suburb to the Old Bailey, the world's most famous criminal court, where two men strive to claim that the other is the real Hans Schreiber.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Schreiber's secret

  • By MANI on 03-24-15

Excellent read & narration

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

Reviewed: 07-02-15

What did you love best about Schreiber's Secret?

The murder mystery aspect. The background in the beginning was another aspect that I loved about this book.

Have you listened to any of Nigel Patterson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have never heard Nigel Patterson before & I'm now searching for other titles he's narrated. His performance really kicked the action into high gear. Especially his handling of the German accents. Very compelling storytelling.

Any additional comments?

I read the book before listening to the audiobook. When I picked up the audiobook as a promotion for my review I was pleasantly surprised by the way it took me out of the book & transported me. Thank you Nigel Patterson for the thrill ride!

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  • Witch Hearts

  • By: Liz Long
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

How does a witch stay safe if a killer can get through her protection spells? Witches like Ruby and Courtney can take care of themselves. So when Courtney is murdered, Ruby's world crashes to a halt. The only thing keeping her grounded is the return of Courtney's brother, Cooper. He seeks revenge, but Ruby wants to help other witches stay alive. To do that, she'll have to reunite with her old coven's High Priest, who also happens to be her cheating ex-boyfriend.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Witch Hearts

  • By MeDi on 11-22-14

Excellent narration!

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

Reviewed: 11-26-14

What made the experience of listening to Witch Hearts the most enjoyable?

Andrea Emmes narration. She breathes life into the characters & gives each one a unique voice to match their personality. I'm not a fan of paranormal romances but Ms Emmes performance made it a joy to listen to. She's found a fan in myself & my wife!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Assassin's Wife: A Thriller

  • By: Roger Weston
  • Narrated by: Kitty Hendrix
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Drama professor Meg Coles is in a state of shock after her husband is terminated and she barely escapes the killers. Now she is on the run, on the F.B.I.'s most wanted list, and a fugitive of the law and of government assassins. She learns that she knows very little about the man she's been married to for ten years. She must become a criminal to survive and to find out the truth, and she must get answers before the death teams silence her permanently.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Story of with a Strong Female Character

  • By Tony on 11-27-14

Excellent thriller!!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-14

What made the experience of listening to The Assassin's Wife: A Thriller the most enjoyable?

The narrator! Kitty Hendrix is an amazing story teller! She keep the pace of a thriller at a breathtaking pace. She makes you keep listening.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend anything read by Kitty Hendrix. Even her name exudes rock & roll!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful