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  • The Driver

  • A Novel
  • By: Hart Hanson
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

Michael Skellig is a limo driver waiting for his client in the alley behind an upscale hotel. He's spent the past 28 hours ferrying around Bismarck Avila, a celebrity skateboard mogul who isn't going home any time soon. Suddenly the wind begins to speak to Skellig in the guttural accent of the Chechen torturer he shot through the eye in Yemen a decade ago: Troubletroubletrouble. Skellig has heard these warnings before....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy Listen: Nice Debut

  • By j phillips on 02-05-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

Hart Hanson has joined my list of favorite authors. And Ari Fliakos is terrific once again. Ari is subtle with his characters but always engaging.

  • 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 1,126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047

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

Love these guys

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

Wood, Shapiro and Victor have entertained me for many hours. I sincerely hope the series will continue. If you like your protagonist smart powerful and ruthless this book is for you.

  • I Am Pilgrim

  • A Thriller
  • By: Terry Hayes
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,487

An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid. A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square. A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard. Smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan. A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please let this all be fiction.

  • By B.J. on 08-08-14

Interesting story line

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

I enjoyed the book and the interesting way the author plotted the story. It’s a long book and somewhat predictable at times so it requires a commitment. Given that I enjoyed it immensely.

  • Heat Lightning

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,877
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,868

Flowers is only in his late 30's, but he's been around the block a few times, and he doesn't think much can surprise him anymore. He's wrong. It's a hot, humid summer night in Minnesota, and Flowers is in bed with one of his ex-wives (the second one , if you're keeping count ) when the phone rings. It's Lucas Davenport. There's a body in Stillwater, two shots to the head, found near a veterans' memorial. And the victim has a lemon in his mouth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of John Sandfords best

  • By James Hilton on 08-17-10

A real twisty for Virgil. Excellent read!

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

Reviewed: 11-02-16

Love Virgil Flowers books and have every one of them. Listened to most of them twice and enjoyed them both times. This one has a bunch of twists. Highly recommended

  • Lights and Sirens

  • The Education of a Paramedic
  • By: Kevin Grange
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

Nine months of tying tourniquets and pushing new medications, of IVs, chest compressions, and defibrillator shocks - that was Kevin Grange's initiation into emergency medicine when, at age 36, he enrolled in the "Harvard of paramedic schools": UCLA's Daniel Freeman paramedic program, long considered one of the best and most intense paramedic training programs in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • if your looking into EMS as a career DO READ!!!i

  • By Jess-eoohh on 07-15-16

Kind of like listening to Cspan

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

Reviewed: 02-03-16

Some interesting facts about paramedics delivered with very little emotion. If you like true life medical procedures it is worth the credit but you really gotta be into that sort of thing.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Miracles & Mayhem in the ER

  • Unbelievable True Stories from an Emergency Room Doctor
  • By: Dr. Brent Rock Russell
  • Narrated by: Al Kessel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

In Miracles and Mayhem in the ER, Dr. Brent Russell shares true-life stories of his early days as an emergency room doctor. Contemplative and oftentimes hilarious, Dr. Russell leads the listener through the glass doors and down the narrow halls of the ER where desperate patients, young and old, come to get well. Occasionally heart wrenching and always fast-paced, Miracles and Mayhem in the ER will have listeners holding their breath one second and celebrating the next.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • HIghly Recommended!

  • By KP on 12-22-15

Don't waste a credit

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

Reviewed: 10-10-15

I returned this book because it is
Amateurish I won't go on from there but save yourself a disappointment. Pick something else.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Kings of Cool

  • A Prequel to 'Savages'
  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

In Savages, Don Winslow introduced Ben and Chon, twentysomething best friends who risk everything to save the girl they both love, O. Now, in his high-octane prequel, Winslow reaches back in time to tell the story of how Ben, Chon, and O became the people they are. Spanning from 1960s Southern California to the recent past, it is a tale of family in all its forms. As the younger generation does battle with drug dealers and crooked cops, they learn that their future is inextricably linked with their parents' history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific entertainment

  • By Joanne on 07-01-12

Fun but...

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

Reviewed: 07-23-12

Really enjoyed the fun story mostly because of Holter Grahams delivery. My objection was that the book read like a screen play with over 300 chapter markers including scene setups. Seems a bit lazy on Winslow's part as if he didn't want to do a rewrite for the movie.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,478

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is well worth listening too! Main points are.

  • By Ralph on 10-21-11

Still a winner after all these years

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

Reviewed: 04-26-12

Many of the examples given by Carnegie are taken from early last century and even much earlier in time but the principles have proven to improve ones quality of life as well as prepare one for a higher quantity of success in the world of business.

Good to return for a refresher course now and then just to remember how important a smile can be.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Buddhism for Busy People

  • By: David Michie
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 816
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 516

In this simple, beautifully written book, David Michie opens the door to the core teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. With wry, self-deprecating humour, he shows us how he began to incorporate Buddhist practices into his daily life. He explains how he came to understand the difference between the temporary pleasures of ordinary life, and the profound sense of well-being and heart-felt serenity that comes from connecting with our inner nature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for beginners and experienced alike

  • By Jes on 01-29-13

Thinking seem to be the problem

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

Reviewed: 04-26-12

I keep looking for a way to think my way into a higher consciousness. I love the basic premise of Buddhist thought but stilling the mind through meditation still just escapes me.

Decent enough book, just not for me.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Intern

  • A Doctor's Initiation
  • By: Sandeep Jauhar
  • Narrated by: Sandeep Jauhar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

A thriving cardiologist, Jauhar has all the qualities you'd want in your own doctor: expertise, insight, a feel for the human factor, a sense of humor, and a keen awareness of the worries that we all have in common. His beautifully written memoir explains the inner workings of modern medicine with rare candor and insight.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • very realistic

  • By Heather on 10-18-18

Save your credit

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

Reviewed: 04-26-12

Took a chance on the selection. However I couldn't complete the book. Not the least bit compelling. Oh well, win some, lose some.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful