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San Juan Capistrano, CA, United States
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  • No Sunscreen for the Dead

  • A Novel
  • By: Tim Dorsey
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

Serge and Coleman are back on the road, ready to hit the next stop on their list of obscure and wacky points of interest in the Sunshine State. This time, Serge’s interest is drawn to one of the largest retirement villages in the world - also known as the site of an infamous sex scandal between a retiree and her younger beau. What starts out as an innocent quest to observe elders in their natural habitats, sample the local cuisine, and scope out a condo to live out the rest of their golden years soon becomes a Robin Hood-like crusade to recover the funds of swindled residents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Serge, Coleman, Russian Interference

  • By D on 01-18-19

More Please

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

Reviewed: 04-18-19

Enjoyed every sentence! Wonderfully read by Oliver Wyman. From one coffee drinker to another this is my favorite historical/hysterical Hero! Excellent listen as they all are........

  • Ten-Second Staircase

  • Bryant & May Mysteries
  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

An artist is found dead in a gallery with locked doors and windows. A television presenter is struck by lightning while indoors. Two seemingly impossible crimes that only Arthur Bryant and John May of the Met's Peculiar Crimes Unit might be able to solve. But Bryant has lost his nerve, and May is fighting to keep the unit from closure. Worse still, an unsolved mystery from the past has returned to haunt them...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable mystery

  • By Mary on 02-21-11

Bryant & May

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

Reviewed: 04-06-19

The perfect listen. I can’t get enough. Listened to the entire series and always feel sad when I finish. Of my hundred or so audible books this is one of the four series that I pre-order and can listen to again. The other three are Craig Johnson/Longmire, Louise Penny/Chief Inspector Gamache and David Rosenfelt/Andy Carpenter. I listen to most of the best sellers but not usually a second time. Thank you Christopher Fowler and Tim Goodman.

  • The Sawbones Book

  • The Horrifying, Hilarious Road to Modern Medicine
  • By: Justin McElroy, Dr. Sydnee McElroy
  • Narrated by: Justin McElroy, Dr. Sydnee McElroy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538

Wondering whether eating powdered mummies might be just the thing to cure your ills? Tempted by those vintage ads suggesting you wear radioactive underpants for virility? Ever considered drilling a hole in your head to deal with those pesky headaches? Probably not. But for thousands of years, people have done things like this - and things that make radioactive underpants seem downright sensible! In their hit podcast, Sawbones, Sydnee and Justin McElroy breakdown the weird and wonderful way we got to modern healthcare. And some of the terrifying detours along the way. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gross and Entertaining Medical History

  • By Becky Roe on 01-16-19

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 04-05-19

Lots of information however I found Mr. McElroy’s input a bit silly at best and annoyingly childish at worst. Dr. McElroy was very interesting and I was drawn in because of her presentation however she read really fast and at times it felt nerve racking to me. I listened to the entire recording hence the 4/5 stars. Guess that pretty much says it all.

  • The Lonely Hour

  • Bryant & May, Book 16
  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27

On a winter night outside a nightclub in London, four strangers meet for the first time at 4:00 a.m. A few weeks later a body is found inside a willow tree on Hampstead Heath. The Peculiar Crimes Unit is called in to investigate. When another victim seemingly commits suicide, it becomes clear that in the London night is a killer who knows what people fear most. As they explore a night city where all the normal rules are upended, Bryant and May are drawn deeper into a case that involves murder, arson, kidnap, blackmail, bats and the psychological effects of loneliness on Londoners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • review

  • By Anonymous User on 04-12-19

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 03-26-19

Almost wrote a spoiler but caught myself in time. I will say I am shocked and need to know when the next one will be released. Please do not make me wait to long, I won’t be able to sleep!!!
To take my mind off of it I will listen to the entire series again. Yes they are that good.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Demon Next Door

  • By: Bryan Burrough
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,057
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,455
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,388

Best-selling author Bryan Burrough recently made a shocking discovery: The small town of Temple, Texas, where he had grown up, had harbored a dark secret. One of his high school classmates, Danny Corwin, was a vicious serial killer. In this chilling tale, Burrough raises important questions of whether serial killers can be recognized before they kill or rehabilitated after they do. It is also a story of Texas politics and power that led the good citizens of the town of Temple to enable a demon who was their worst nightmare.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Odd narration choice

  • By Amanda Fredericks on 03-08-19

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

I was going to pass on this book after hearing the first few sentences assuming it would be to gruesome. It turned out to be done very well. Intelligent, informative and thoughtful. Made me think of how easily we all can be duped.

  • Once Upon a River

  • By: Diane Setterfield
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,534
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,420

A body always tells a story - but this child’s was a blank page. Rita reached for the lantern. She trained its light on the child’s face. "Who are you?" she murmured, but the face said as little as the rest of her. It was impossible to tell whether, in life, these blunt and unfinished features had borne the imprint of prettiness, timid watchfulness, or sly mischief. If there had once been curiosity or placidity or impatience here, life had not had time to etch it into permanence. Only a very short time ago, the body and soul of this little girl had still been securely attached.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed thoroughly... one minor glitch

  • By Jen817 on 12-27-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

Hard to find the words to say about this book. It takes you away and you find yourself sitting at the Swan listening to a (the) story. This is one of those special books that you rarely find anymore. Lots of characters but not hard to keep track of as they become people you know.
The narrator could not have been better. Perfection.
Writing like this is so hard to find that I will buy it in hardback to have on my “favorites” bookshelf. Kudos to Diane Setterfield and Juliet Stevenson. Thank you.

64 of 68 people found this review helpful

  • The Water Room

  • A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery
  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 330

Best-selling author Christopher Fowler has won a widespread following for his senior citizen detectives Arthur Bryant and John May. Here a woman is found drowned in her basement - with nary a drop of water to explain the crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Baby Boomers Rejoice: This is a book for our time.

  • By Cholmondeley on 10-19-09

Could listen every day!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

My go to favorite series. Always sad when I’ve finished. Thanks Mr. Fowler and Mr. Goodman for bringing me so much pleasure.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kingdom of the Blind

  • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, Book 14
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,176
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,910

When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Still on suspension, and frankly curious, Gamache accepts and soon learns that the other two executors are Myrna Landers, the bookseller from Three Pines, and a young builder. None of them had ever met the elderly woman. The will is so odd and includes bequests that are so wildly unlikely that Gamache and the others suspect the woman must have been delusional. But what if, Gamache begins to ask himself, she was perfectly sane?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I found the experience very satisfying.

  • By MV on 11-29-18

Just what I needed.

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

I tried to make it last as long as possible. I never want these books to end but end it did. So well written you feel like you are in Three Pines and wish you were. Great narrator! Always twist and turns that you never see coming. People (characters) you want in your own life.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • I Will Find You

  • Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime
  • By: Joe Kenda
  • Narrated by: Joe Kenda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,444

Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won't be able to turn it off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Kenda! Veryv

  • By Somewhat crazy dog lady on 09-27-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

Yes I am a Kenda fan. I binge listened to this book in one day. Beware it’s not for the faint of heart. Having very close family members in law enforcement as well as firefighters and a nurse this book helped me to understand a bit better about what they go through. I do believe it’s a calling for those brave enough to stick with it. I hope my listening to and loving them helps.

  • 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 8,559
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,083
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,049

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 3 people found this review helpful