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  • Lethal White

  • A Cormoran Strike Novel
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,009
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,870
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,850

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best 22 hours of the last week

  • By Jennifer on 09-27-18

Not in my top 10

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

Disjointed and repetitive. Boarding on a soap opera style romance and going in way to many directions. I was glad when I had finished it. Will try another Cormoran Strike, should there be one, but not with the same anticipation.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bearskin

  • A Novel
  • By: James A. McLaughlin
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 220

Rice Moore is just beginning to think his troubles are behind him. He’s found a job protecting a remote forest preserve in Virginian Appalachia where his main responsibilities include tracking wildlife and refurbishing cabins. It’s hard work, and totally solitary - perfect to hide away from the Mexican drug cartels he betrayed back in Arizona. But when Rice finds the carcass of a bear killed on the grounds, the quiet solitude he’s so desperately sought is suddenly at risk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Nancy on 06-19-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

I’m always looking for the out of ordinary books and this one did it for me. Keep me intrigued to the end. Not fluff and filler or sex scenes like so many untalented writers fill their books with but certainly not cozy either. Some grisly scenes. Great narration by MacLeod Andrews.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Bryant & May and the Burning Man

  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

London is under siege. A banking scandal has filled the city with violent protests, and as the anger in the streets detonates, a young homeless man burns to death after being caught in the crossfire between rioters and the police. But all is not as it seems; an opportunistic killer is using the chaos to exact revenge, but his intended victims are so mysteriously chosen that the Peculiar Crimes Unit is called in to find a way of stopping him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bryant & May are the reason I joined audible.

  • By TC on 03-28-16

Dear friends.

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

I will never get tired of listing to Bryant & May. Thank you Christopher Fowler and the wonderful narrator Tim Goodman. Mystery, history and wonderful characters. Simply the best.

  • Death of Mrs. Westaway

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,471

On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person - but also that the cold-reading skills she's honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money. Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased...where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it. Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware's signature suspenseful style, an addictive thriller.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's good, but the end?...could have been better

  • By Adrienne on 06-06-18

Redundancy

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

Redundant to the point of making me want to scream. Could have been good if the writer didn’t repeat herself over and over again. I only listen to the end because of the narrator and the fact that I used a credit for this mess.

19 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • Hall of Mirrors

  • Bryant and May, Book 15
  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

The year is 1969, and 10 guests are about to enjoy a weekend at Tavistock Hall. The guests also include detectives Arthur Bryant and John May - undercover, in disguise and tasked with protecting Monty Hatton-Jones, a whistle-blower turning Queen’s evidence in a massive bribery trial. The house’s owner - a penniless, dope-smoking aristocrat - is intent on selling the estate to a secretive millionaire, but the weekend has only just started when the millionaire goes missing, and murder is on the cards....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best B&M book since Water Room

  • By David on 04-23-18

Could listen forever.

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

Reviewed: 04-28-18

I am always left feeling sad when I have gobbled up another Bryant and May book. I only pre-order three authors and Christopher Fowler is one of them. Tim Goodman is the wonderful narrator that brings all the characters in this series to life. Perfection. I listen to every word.

  • Hell Is Empty

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,196
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,746

Spur Award-winner Craig Johnson has garnered critical acclaim for his Walt Longmire mysteries. In this riveting seventh entry, Wyoming’s Absaroka County sheriff, Walt Longmire, is pushed beyond his limits. When three hardened convicts escape FBI custody in a mountain blizzard, an armed psychopath leads them up Big Horn Mountain. As Longmire struggles to track their treacherous ascent, he’ll need all the help he can get from the tribal spirits of the towering summit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The MOST exciting and suspenseful book in the seri

  • By PlantCrone on 07-11-15

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

I just hate it when I finish the last available book of a great series . Walt Longmire is in my top must have listen’s which includes Jack Reacher, Dave Robicheaux, Bryan and May and Chief Inspector Gamache. Now the waiting begins.

  • A Gambler's Jury

  • By: Victor Methos
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

Attorney Dani Rollins is bullish in the courtroom - pushing judges and prosecutors to their limits in defense of the innocent. So when she meets Teddy Thorne, a mentally challenged teen accused of selling drugs, Dani knows she’s got this in the bag. She can easily settle the case with a couple of court appearances. But when prosecutors move for an adult felony conviction, Dani suspects Teddy’s being used as a pawn in a sinister game. As the case moves forward, Dani is certain the judge and district attorney’s office have motivations beyond the crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book based on the sad realities ...

  • By shelley on 03-03-18

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

A very strong woman attorney. She drinks, cusses and cares. I think there are many more women like this in the real world and that makes me very happy. There are but a few great female narrators that I can stand listening to and Teri Schnaubelt has just been added to my top 5 list. Keep em coming.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Backlands

  • A Novel of the American West
  • By: Michael McGarrity
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611

Michael McGarrity returns with the second installment of his sweeping, richly authentic New York Times best-selling American West trilogy set in the raw, untrammeled New Mexico backlands during the Roaring '20s, the Great Depression, and World War II. Hard Country, the first novel in the Kerney family trilogy and the debut prequel to his national best-selling Kevin Kerney crime novels, was critically acclaimed for its authentic, gritty realism; its sprawling, engrossing story; and its compelling, engaging characters.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Way too predictable

  • By Randall on 04-11-18

Can’t stop listening.

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

Perfection. I’m hooked. Going to download the next one right away. If you like American history this series does not disappoint. Writing and narration at its finest. I started with book 1 and haven’t been able to stop. Wonderful.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Hard Country

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael McGarrity
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127

National best-selling author and New Mexico native Michael McGarrity takes listeners to the wild territory of the late 19th-century American Southwest for this epic tale. After the deaths of his wife and brother, John Kerney gives up his West Texas ranch and heads south in search of a new home. Soon Kerney is offered work trailing cattle to the New Mexico Territory - a job that will forever change his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard Country lives up to it's title.

  • By mar on 12-14-12

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

I am so moved by this book. In all honesty I purchased this book because of the narrator and because it was on sale. I can listen to just about anything narrated by Mr. Guidall and he’s my go to narrator when other books have disappointed me. Once I started listening I could not stop. I did not want it to end. Needless to say I am thrilled that I am able to continue with this series. Downloading book two as I write this. Thank you Michael McGarrity for such great writing. Top five for me.

  • Robicheaux

  • A Novel
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,823
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,682

During a murder investigation, Dave Robicheaux discovers he may have committed the homicide he's investigating, one that involved the death of the man who took the life of Dave's beloved wife. As he works to clear his name and make sense of the murder, Robicheaux encounters a cast of characters and a resurgence of dark social forces that threaten to destroy all of those whom he loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Modern Day Master Work

  • By Margaret on 01-05-18

Wow

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

I am putting this at the top of my 5 favorite audio books ever. Simply amazing.