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Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada
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  • The Darkest Day

  • Victor the Assassin, Book 5
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 977

While carrying out a hit on a terrorist financier, Victor finds himself the target of an assassin who proves to be just as deadly as he is. Never one to let such a thing go, Victor sets about hunting down his attacker and those who sent her. She is Raven - a freelance assassin with a dark past and hidden agenda. If Victor wants to stay alive, he must find out who Raven really is and what she is truly after. Does she really want him dead, or does someone else want them to kill each other?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favorite

  • By jessie on 12-03-15

I loved this as much as the others

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

It took me a long time to get around to this book, because I was worried that it would not be as good. But it so was, the action was as good as ever. Some of the set ups were so exciting that I had to rewind to listen again. I liked the extra characters which I don't always especially the women, but in this case I like Raven.

  • The Trespasser

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Hilda Fay
  • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,680

Being on the murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she's there. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment. Antoinette is savagely tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point. Their new case looks like yet another by-the-numbers lovers' quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty, groomed to a shine, and dead in her catalogue-perfect living room, next to a table set for a romantic dinner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A literary mystery

  • By lesley on 10-08-16

This was very exciting

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

At first I was unsure that I could handle the main characters negativity, but I got used to it and it ended up being relevant for the story. French's excellent character development makes this book, I could not stop listening. This is a perfect book it keeps you guessing, and has a very satisfying ending.
I liked the narration, and could distinguish the different characters.

  • The Vanishing Point

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 232

thriller with a nightmare scenario: a parent who loses her child in a bustling international airport. Young Jimmy Higgins is snatched from an airport security checkpoint while his guardian watches helplessly from the glass inspection box. But this is no ordinary abduction, as Jimmy is no ordinary child. His mother was Scarlett, a reality TV star who, dying of cancer and alienated from her unreliable family, entrusted the boy to the person she believed best able to give him a happy, stable life: her ghost writer, Stephanie Harker.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So close to being great

  • By Brock on 03-19-13

It was slow

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

I did not really enjoy this it was very slow and I did not really like any of the characters.I continued to listen because I guessed the end, and I wanted to see if my totally way out theory was right, which it was. Quite honestly the end became a farce of disbelief.

  • Gang Leader for a Day

  • A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
  • By: Sudhir Venkatesh
  • Narrated by: Reg Rogers, Sudhir Venkatesh, Stephen J. Dubner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848

The story of the young sociologist who studied a Chicago crack-dealing gang from the inside captured the world's attention when it was first described in Freakonomics. Gang Leader for a Day is the fascinating full story of how Sudhir Venkatest managed to gain entree into the gang, what he learned, and how his method revolutionized the academic establishment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to this one first

  • By DanO on 01-15-08

I loved this

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

I would recommend this book to anyone I know. Yes it dose not make any in-depth statements, and other reviewers have said that it was childishly written, but I think it just painted a picture of what it was like, and left it to the reader to come to their own conclusions. It just gave you a glimpse of life in the projects.

  • The Dead Mountaineer's Inn

  • One More Last Rite for the Detective Genre
  • By: Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 743

When Inspector Peter Glebsky arrives at a remote ski chalet on vacation, the last thing he intends to do is get involved in any police work. He's there to ski, drink brandy, and loaf around in blissful solitude. But he hadn't counted on the other vacationers, an eccentric bunch, including a famous hypnotist, a physicist with a penchant for gymnastic feats, a sulky teenager of indeterminate gender, and the mysterious Mr. and Mrs. Moses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SKIP THE INTRODUCTION IF YOU’VE NEVER READ THIS BOOK

  • By Scott George on 05-10-18

What can I say

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

I find this really hard to review, I do not know if I really understood this book. It had a hypnotic quality so I finished it, I liked the setting and the feel of it. But am totally confused by the story.

  • The Owl Always Hunts at Night

  • A Novel
  • By: Samuel Bjork
  • Narrated by: Laura Paton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 120

When a troubled teenager disappears from an orphanage and is found murdered, her body arranged on a bed of feathers, veteran investigator Holger Munch and his team are called into the case. Star investigator Mia Kruger, on temporary leave while she continues to struggle with her own demons, jumps back on the team and dives headfirst into this case - just in time to decode the clues in a disturbing video of the victim before she was killed, being held prisoner like an animal in a cage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Last 2 hours - impossible to stop listening

  • By green ice cream garden on 01-17-18

It was exciting at the end.

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

I kept wanting to stop all the time but I stopped myself, until finally I got into it and did not want to stop. I had guessed what might happen but still it was very exciting at the end. Now I am so into it that I might read the others.

  • John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme

  • The Complete Series 3 & 4
  • By: John Finnemore
  • Narrated by: a full cast, John Finnemore, Carrie Quinlan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

The complete third and fourth series of BBC Radio 4’s award-winning sketch show, written by and starring the writer of Cabin Pressure. In the third and fourth series of his hit sketch show, John Finnemore examines a typically eclectic range of issues including making friends, the problem with polymath bestselling authors, the colour of posh men’s trousers, and a history of choice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comedy gold from Finnemore and company

  • By Emily on 12-29-14

Getting better all the time

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

I am enjoying these more and more. I have some of these sketches in my mind long after I have listen to them.

  • John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme: Series 7

  • By: John Finnemore
  • Narrated by: full cast, John Finnemore
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 54

Six more episodes of BBC Radio 4's multi-award-winning sketch show, written by and starring John Finnemore. John Finnemore, writer and star of Cabin Pressure and John Finnemore's Double Acts, returns for a seventh series of his hugely acclaimed Souvenir Programme, which won him Radio Broadcaster of the Year at the 2016 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. Expect sketches! Expect songs! They're what made up the previous series, so it seems a pretty safe bet that that's what will be in this series as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun listen - twice now

  • By Diana on 04-15-18

Some great moments

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

I have brought everything by Finnemore on Audible. I love cabin pressure, and am getting more and more into this. At first I was not sure, then you get used to the style, and lots of it is really laugh out loud funny. I find myself looking at things with John Finnemare voice in my head, which shows how much I like it.

  • The Unfinished Clue

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 386

It should have been a lovely English country-house weekend. But the unfortunate guest list is enough to exasperate a saint, and the host, Sir Arthur Billington-Smith, is an abusive wretch hated by everyone – from his disinherited son to his wife's stoic would-be lover. When Sir Arthur is found stabbed to death, no one is particularly grieved and no one has an alibi. The unhappy guests find themselves under the scrutiny of Scotland Yard's cool-headed Inspector Harding, who has solved tough cases before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect novel for Agatha Christie fans.

  • By Daddy Shawn on 12-18-15

Very slow

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

It had its moments, where you wanted to know more. But on the whole I only listened with one ear and do not feel that I missed anything. I will read more by this author because I have enjoyed her other work more. I did enjoy Lola and always wanted to know what she would say.

  • The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy

  • By: Marcantonio Colonna
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42

Marcantonio Colonna's The Dictator Pope has rocked Rome and the entire Catholic Church with its portrait of an authoritarian, manipulative, and politically partisan pontiff. Occupying a privileged perch in Rome during the tumultuous first years of Francis' pontificate, Colonna was privy to the shock, dismay, and even panic that the reckless new pope engendered in the Church's most loyal and judicious leaders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By Gudrun on 05-11-18

Very interesting

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

At first I was worried that this would be scandalous or sensational, but it was not. I am a Catholic and found it to be insightful and a perspective I am not able to get otherwise. It does not surprise me that the position of pope is one that is steeped in politics. The writing is clear and concise, as is the narration.

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