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  • The Fifth Witness

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,544

Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too - and he's certain he's on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You can't put this one down

  • By Dan on 05-10-11

characters realistic but interesting.

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

You think you know the truth but end up second guessing yourself several times. Detailed and thought provoking.

  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,049
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,032

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Story=Terrible

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-04-17

Interesting and surprising.

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Narrator was excellent. Interesting insight into the world of student loans, law schools, and lawyers, even though I thought the characters were a little too comfortable breaking the rules. I recommend this book if you like law stories. :-)

  • Summary, Analysis & Review of Mark Hyman's Eat Fat, Get Thin

  • By: Instaread
  • Narrated by: Susan Murphy
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Eat Fat, Get Thin is a science-driven nutrition and diet book that addresses dietary fat and how it impacts the body. By debunking long-held beliefs about fat, the book explains why fats are a crucial part of weight loss and any healthy diet. It offers listeners a roadmap to incorporate more healthy fats into their daily routines.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • easy to listen to - but actual food info left out

  • By Brenda on 06-26-16

easy to listen to - but actual food info left out

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

Reviewed: 06-26-16

review of the first part of the book was well done. I wish they had summarized the actual food recommendations too.

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  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,621

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham at his best (again)

  • By Brock on 10-23-13

Humanity vs racism

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

Reviewed: 07-14-15

Very interesting setting. Disturbing to hear about the racism that had been considered so acceptable in America years earlier. Well written, bringing out the humanity of several of the characters.

  • The Street Lawyer

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138

Michael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. firm with 800 lawyers. The money was good and getting better; a partnership was 3 years away. He was a rising star with no time to waste, no time to stop, no time to toss a few coins into the cups of panhandlers. No time for a conscience. But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Also available abridged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Life Changing Moment

  • By R. Pontiflet on 03-14-14

A good read.

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

Reviewed: 03-16-15

Easy to follow while still very interesting. I liked the narrators varying accents. I always enjoy John Grisham.