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  • 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 881
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825

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

Never a dull moment

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

Wow! Tom Wood's latest Victor the Assassin novel is GREAT! I couldn't put it down. A masterful story with more twists than the average snake and kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat. Keep 'em coming!

  • Collared

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857

Lawyer Andy Carpenter's true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. All kinds of dogs make their way to the foundation, and it isn't that surprising to find a dog abandoned at the shelter one morning, though it was accompanied by a mysterious anonymous note. But they are quite surprised when they scan the dog's embedded chip, and discover that they know this dog. He is the "DNA dog".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Boy, this series just gets better and better!

  • By Kathi on 08-04-17

A return to form

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

Reviewed: 09-10-17

I was extremely pleased to see the return to form for the latest Andy Carpenter book. It was refreshing and thoroughly enjoyable. Normally, when I start an Andy Carpenter book I don't want to put it down until I finish it and this one was no exception. Thank you for a great read!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fix

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844

Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter - a family man with a successful consulting business - and his victim, a schoolteacher. Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have love these books . I hope there is another

  • By Js2530 on 05-27-18

Another winner

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

Baldacci has hit another home run with this latest Amos Decker book. Great read, couldn't stop listening.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • R.I.P. Sheriff Will

  • By: Glynn Amburgey
  • Narrated by: Glynn Amburgey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

An aging, long time sheriff dies in his fishing cabin of an apparent suicide. The son of the sheriff's life-long friend is patrol sergeant Dave Harbinger. Dave questions why the sheriff would commit suicide and if so why do it the way he did. Dave is determined to get to the bottom of the sheriff's death. As he digs he finds himself on a roller coaster ride of mystery and intrigue, with drug dealing, political corruption and deceit at every turn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Let the professionals narrate

  • By Troy Havard on 02-17-17

Let the professionals narrate

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

Reviewed: 02-17-17

The story was decent but the narration was almost not worth it. I felt at times that Hemingway was reading the story. There was little natural flow in the presentation. Otherwise, enjoyable.

  • No Man's Land: John Puller, Book 4

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,991
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,951

John Puller's mother disappeared nearly 30 years ago. Despite an intensive search and investigation, she was never seen again. But new allegations have come to light suggesting that Puller's father - now suffering from dementia and living in a VA hospital - may have murdered his wife. Puller is officially barred from working on the case and faces a potential court-martial if he disobeys the order, but he knows he can't sit this investigation out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Uncle Sam likes his deniability...

  • By shelley on 11-16-16

Slow start but quickly picked up steam.

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

Reviewed: 11-26-16

I had to keep myself on track until the threads started coming together. Once the plot became clear, I was right on track.

  • The Twelve Dogs of Christmas

  • An Andy Carpenter Mystery
  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753

Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter usually tries to avoid taking on new cases at all costs. But this time, he's happy - eager, even - to take the case that's just come his way. Andy's long-time friend Martha "Pups" Boyer takes in stray puppies that the local dog rescue center can't handle, raises them until they're old enough to adopt, and then finds good homes for them. Not everyone admires the work Pups does as much as Andy does, however.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a fun story!

  • By Kathi on 10-31-16

Not his best work

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

I really enjoy the Andy Carpenter series. However, this particular book was not the best that Rosenthal has ever written. I particularly enjoyed certain parts of it, including the reference to himself as an author, however the overall storyline was not as good as what I have come to expect from a writer of his caliber. Overall, I still believe it is a book worth reading, just don't expect much more than a feel good story.

  • Dog on It

  • A Chet and Bernie Mystery
  • By: Spencer Quinn
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,003
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,003

In this, their first adventure, Chet and Bernie investigate the disappearance of Madison, a teenage girl who may or may not have been kidnapped, but who has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Deborah on 01-20-10

Could have been better, doggone it.

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

Reviewed: 04-25-16

I like the idea of the dog's point of view but this one is a bit over the top.

  • The Gray Man

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,426

Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real life superhero

  • By Terri on 03-09-12

A lot of potential but ultimately disappointing.

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

Reviewed: 08-24-15

the action scenes were very good, but ultimately unplauseable and unbelievable. the hallmark of a good book is the fact that even if it is not totally believable it could at least possibly be true this one had all of the telltale marks of such a book but went overboard.