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clemson, SC, United States
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  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,423

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

Whew!

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

No pause for complacent reading! Amazing character and plot development. It was over the top action!!

  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,277
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11,932
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,861

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's John Grisham, right?

  • By Elle on 10-30-16

Well woven, exciting, suspenseful and all together masterful!!

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

Reviewed: 11-23-17

Haven’t read him in a while, so have some catching up to do! This book starts out well and doesn’t let up or disappoint.

  • Tilt-a-Whirl

  • John Ceepak, Book 1
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,825
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,810

There isn't much fun in the sun when a billionaire real estate tycoon is found murdered on the Tilt-a-Whirl at a seedy seaside amusement park in the otherwise quiet summer tourist town of Sea Haven. John Ceepak, a former MP just back from Iraq, has just joined the Sea Haven police department. The job offer came from an old Army buddy who hoped to give Ceepak at least a summer's worth of rest and relaxation to help him forget the horrors of war. Instead, Ceepak will head up the murder investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the reader makes this book

  • By L. Haight on 08-30-07

Trashier and trashier

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

Why not have a good mystery without profanity seemingly thrown in to take up space. Couldn't finish.

  • Unleashed

  • Andy Carpenter, Book 11
  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873

Andy Carpenter's accountant, Sam Willis, receives a surprise call from Barry Price, a friend he hasn't spoken to in years. Barry needs Sam's financial acumen and Andy's legal expertise. But when Sam almost runs over an injured dog on the way to Barry's house, he can't drive off without waiting for help. By then, Barry's taken off on a private airplane headed to who-knows-where. Soon after they learn that Barry's plane has crashed, and they come to the terrifying realization that Sam was also supposed to have been killed on that plane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Over Too Soon

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-29-13

Worth waiting for this book to come out!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-13

This was one of the best, and I have enjoyed all the Andy Carpenter series. There is a little bit of everything a good mystery should include, but without the graphic, unnecessary foul language so many other American writers dump in. Thanks, Rosenfelt!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Standing in Another Man's Grave

  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 324

For the last decade, Nina Hazlitt has been ready to hear the worst about her daughter's disappearance. But with no sightings, no body, and no suspect, the police investigation ground to a halt long ago, and Nina's pleas to the cold case department have led her nowhere. Until she meets the newest member of the team: former Detective John Rebus. Rebus has never shied away from lost causes - one of the many ways he managed to antagonize his bosses when he was on the force. Now he's back as a retired civilian, reviewing abandoned files.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rebus is back!

  • By susan on 01-23-13

It was grave, for sure.

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

Reviewed: 03-19-13

Mysteries don't have to include comic relief, and in this book, it was a good thing they don't.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Sound of Broken Glass

  • A James and Kincaid Novel, Book 15
  • By: Deborah Crombie
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

In the past... On a blisteringly hot August afternoon in Crystal Palace, once home to the tragically destroyed Great Exhibition, a solitary 13-year-old boy meets his next-door neighbor, a recently widowed young teacher hoping to make a new start in the tight-knit South London community. Drawn together by loneliness, the unlikely pair forms a deep connection that ends in a shattering act of betrayal. In the present... On a cold January morning in London, Detective Inspector Gemma James is back on the job....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent addition to a consistently good series

  • By Kathi on 02-23-13

never disappoints!!

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

Reviewed: 03-18-13

Our book club favorite! Love the progression of the characters and the absorbing mysteries which are not laced with the common profanity of many current authors.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Fatal Winter

  • Max Tudor, Book 2
  • By: G. M. Malliet
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 543

In A Fatal Winter, Max Tudor - Anglican priest, former MI5 agent, and village heartthrob - investigates two deaths at Chedrow Castle. But his growing attraction to Awena Owen complicates his case, as does the recent arrival at Chedrow Castle of a raucous group of long-lost, greedy relatives, any one of whom has a motive for murder. With a cozy setting, intricate puzzles, and a handsome (non-celibate) priest doing the sleuthing, the books in this series are destined to become instant classics in the mystery world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reincarnation Christie updated to 21st century!!

  • By Byron on 01-07-13

not memorable

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

Reviewed: 03-11-13

My first G.M. Malliet read, and now I don't remember much about it- ergo- must not have been too great.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • And Justice There Is None

  • A Duncan Kincaid / Jemma James Novel
  • By: Deborah Crombie
  • Narrated by: Michael Deehy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

Gemma James is adjusting to professional and personal changes - and a future now intricately entwined with Duncan Kincaid. But her new responsibilities are put to the test when she is placed in charge of a particularly brutal homicide: The lovely young wife of a wealthy antiques dealer has been found murdered on fashionable Notting Hill. This case sets off warning bells for Duncan: It's far too similar to an unsolved murder in which an antiques dealer was killed in precisely the same way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, well narrated

  • By Constance on 08-25-11

Deborah Crombie is always a favorite!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-12

This was not Deborah Crombie's first in the series, but I liked hearing the male reader, as opposed the the females, who have read most of her works.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 44 Scotland Street

  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 985
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 984

The brilliant Alexander McCall Smith became an international sensation with his New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels. His award-winning wit, made famous through that series, is fully on display in 44 Scotland Street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smith's answer to Maupin

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-23-05

Yawn

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

Reviewed: 12-05-12

Not much humor and no mystery, unless it came at the end, which I didn't listen to.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Guns in the Gallery

  • By: Simon Brett
  • Narrated by: Simon Brett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

Invited to a Private View of the work of controversial artist Denzil Willoughby, the good citizens of Fethering are not quite sure what to expect. And it certainly turns out to be a lively affair, culminating in a confrontation between Willoughby and his ex-lover, followed by a heated argument with the gallery owner and a rival artist. But what no one could have anticipated was that the evening would end in sudden, violent death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brett Never Disappoints

  • By Kathleen on 04-30-12

never disappoints

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

Reviewed: 11-12-12

The Fethering series is nice to follow - language and characters never vulgar! Simon Brett isn't the best reader, but a fabulous writer, in my opinion.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful