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  • Stone Cold

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,911
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,490

Oliver Stone and the Camel Club are back in their most dangerous adventure yet, a war on two fronts. Casino king Jerry Bagger from The Collectors is hunting Annabelle Conroy, who conned him out of millions. Stone and his colleagues Reuben, Milton, and Caleb marshal all their resources to protect Annabelle. Yet all their skills may not be enough when a deadly new opponent rips off the veneer of Stone's own mysterious past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stone Cold fantastic

  • By Louise on 09-23-08

Really Enjoying The Camel Club!!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

I kept skipping this book series, the Camel Club, because the name just sounded funny. I was running out of Baldacci series to read, however, so I decided to give the Camel Club the try. I am so glad that I did! I am enjoying this series as much, if not more, than some of the others. Do not deny yourself the fun of taking this journey with the Camel Club.

  • The Stand

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 47 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,659

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My First Completed Stephen King Novel

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 02-20-12

Enjoyed For The Second Time...

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

I read this book for the first time when I was a teenager and now I read it again as a grandmother. I thoroughly enjoyed the book in the past as one of my all time favorites and this second time around it lived up to my memories of a great story and a unique piece of fiction.

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,161

An orphan's life is harsh---and often short---in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains---a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans---a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stupendous, but be warned.

  • By Luke A. Reynolds on 11-30-09

Enjoyable Listening. Amazing Narrator!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

I did enjoy this book. If you like the fantasy genre, you should like to add this one to your list.

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

  • By: Susanna Clarke
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 32 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,556

English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hang in there!

  • By D. McMillen on 05-31-05

I'm glad I read it!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

I am glad I read this book. It SAS well written and superbly narrated. In fact, the narration improved the story IMO. The one thing about this book is it is a bit dry... It's kind of written like a term paper relating the facts of the history of English Magic, footnotes and all. The content is interesting and magic is abundant but there are places where I found my mind wandering off and I had to rewind to pick up where I had stopped listening. Overall, I do recommend this book to those who enjoy the fantasy genre. Just realize that this book is more of a stroll down a country lane than a race through dark woods. Also, the beginning is particularly dry, so plod ahead to when the magic begins, then relax and enjoy.

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2)
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 42 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 53,299
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48,581
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 48,615

"My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth your time

  • By Robert on 09-08-11

2nd Read as Good as the First!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

These two books are probably my all time favorite novels... I've listened to both books two times through now and I can't wait for the next one. Hopefully, it will come out in my lifetime.

  • The Name of the Wind

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1)
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,425

This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Joanna on 05-10-11

My All-time FAVORITE Fantasy Book!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

I'm listening to this series for the second time and it's just as good as the first time through. The ONLY downside is that the series is not finished. Please, author, give us another book!

  • Dragonfly in Amber

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 38 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,575
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,110

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FOR GUYS AS WELL

  • By Jeff on 05-14-12

Good Book Two!!

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

Reviewed: 09-30-16

I definitely enjoyed the fact that there were far fewer explicit sex scenes in this book than in the first. (I almost did not read this second book for that reason.) The story and the writing are so amazing that there is no need for the graphic sex in order to maintain the reader's attention. That said, this book lost me a little bit in the historical details, but overall I'm glad I continued this journey and I look forward to continuing in book three. This author is a truly gifted writer. Regarding the narrator, she is exceptional. She does male voices, children's voices, multiple accents, etc. in a way that defies understanding. There is never any doubt which character is speaking and she is a delight to listen to. My only small quibble was her attempt at an American accent which sounded funny to my American ears. I highly recommend these creative, well-written, superbly narrated books!!

  • The Escape

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,533

John Puller's older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller takes on the burden of bringing his brother in to face justice. But Puller quickly discovers that there are others pursuing his brother, who only see Robert as a traitor and are unconcerned if he survives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Agonizing

  • By Bobby on 01-15-15

Enjoyable "Escape" from reality!!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-16

I'm new to reading Baldacci but I have definitely been enjoying his writing style. Easy to listen to and easy characters to follow. Each time a John Puller book ends, I buy the next one in the series. I guess that says it all!

  • A Storm of Swords

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 47 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 54,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,899
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 46,863

As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Magikarp Salad on 12-22-07

Too Depressing to Continue...

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

Reviewed: 08-23-16

I am sad to say that I will not continue this series. I am sad because this author is a phenomenal writer, and this narrator is exceptional. The characters and storylines are deep and intelligent. My one complaint is that the evil always outweighs the good by a significant margin. I don't mind some conniving, mayhem, and death, but this series does not balance out the bad with the good. These three books have been 75% depressing, and maybe 25% semi-positive. Would it kill the author to give us readers a little more hope? I don't read books in order to feel worse about life. I read to escape real life and enter into a fantasy world of good and evil, but a world where Good triumphs once in awhile. I'm sorry to leave beloved characters behind, but this way I leave them on my own terms, instead of at the whim of a capricious author who is mostly interested in shock value. I do NOT recommend this book... it's just too depressing.

  • The Forgotten

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,783

Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case - but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really liking PULLER

  • By Diana on 11-30-12

Whole package!!

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

Reviewed: 08-22-16

Once again Baldacci delivers a compelling story that was fun to read. Slightly slow beginning but the pace picked up and I stayed up until 2am listening because I could not put it down. Unique storyline such was fun.