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  • The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,344

For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch - hero, maverick, nighthawk - the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal. The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a Terrific Book

  • By Daniel McAfee on 08-01-08

Another good one

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

Love all these series, need to listen to them all! Never know whats going to happen next! keeps you on the edge

  • The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,824

Narcotics officer Cal Moore's orders were to look into the city's latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with his head in several pieces and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Listen

  • By Daniel McAfee on 08-09-08

Another good one

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

Love all these series, need to listen to them all! Never know whats going to happen next!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trident's First Gleaming

  • [#1] A Special Operations Group Thriller
  • By: Stephen Templin
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 322

Former SEAL Chris Paladin leaves SEAL Team Six to become a pastor, but CIA spook Hannah Andrade pulls him back into Special Operations Group, the ultra-secret unit that SEAL Team Six operators and others served under to eliminate bin Laden. Chris and Hannah are joined by Delta Force’s Sonny Cohen to stop a new terrorist threat from launching a deadly cyber-terror against the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic debut of a new series!

  • By Jason "JB" Brangers on 10-03-14

Just got this book and I can't put it down

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

Reviewed: 08-20-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Trident's First Gleaming to be better than the print version?

Theses are my kind of books, im still listening and has you hanging all the time. I got up and was telling my wife about this. I would recomend this and the rest of the collection.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of Positive Dog Training

  • By: Pat Miller
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

In this book, renowned dog trainer Pat Miller gives you the positive training tools you need to ensure that you and your dog share a lifetime of fun, companionship, and respect. By following her step-by-step, six-week basic training program, you'll learn how to develop a relationship with your dog based on friendship and positive reinforcement, not fear and punishment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By maroin snowden IV on 08-05-17

The old way is out, positive is in

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

Reviewed: 08-20-17

What made the experience of listening to The Power of Positive Dog Training the most enjoyable?

was able to listen while driving around

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of Positive Dog Training?

I spend all day in a vehicle for work. Just like everything else im the owner of a golden retrieve, I wanted to make sure that he was the best dog I have ever had, sure I took him to puppy training were he received his CGC but like i said I wanted one of those dog you see that no matter what he will alway come when called, didn't run after people or other dogs. I wanted him to enjoy his life as well. I work nights so i had time before work for training and with Audio book I was able to learn how to train positive, I never enjoyed getting hit and with there memory so short hitting wasn't an option since I work nights he wouldn't remember why he was i trouble when I got home. This book along with others, combining everything My dog who is now 3 and named Steve is the perfect dog I have always wanted. He docent need a lease ( even though I always have it with) when we go on walks. We have no fence around our house and he know his property line when I let hime out in the morning. I wanted him to learn agility,but I guess with the training and wanting him to enjoy himself exploring but still come when called he didn't want to learn agility, he is now a certified therapy and comfort dog. He goes everywhere with me, but he loves to go to the seinor homes and visit all the elderly. Wherever we go everyone wants to know "Where Steve"

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I got several different positive training books and combining them together worked

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • For the Love of a Dog

  • Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend
  • By: Patricia B McConnell
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440

Yes, humans and canines are different species, but current research provides fascinating, irrefutable evidence that what we share with our dogs is greater than how we differ. As behaviorist and zoologist Dr. Patricia McConnell tells us in this remarkable new book about emotions in dogs and in people, more and more scientists accept the premise that dogs have rich emotional lives, exhibiting a wide range of feelings, including fear, anger, surprise, sadness, and love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • needs photos

  • By L. Adams on 08-06-07

My Buddy Steve

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

Reviewed: 08-20-17

Where does For the Love of a Dog rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I listen to several and connected the dots

What was one of the most memorable moments of For the Love of a Dog?

ABLE TO LEARN WHILE DRIVING

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

combining several books and there ideas work great

Any additional comments?

I spend all day in a vehicle for work. Just like everything else im the owner of a golden retrieve, I wanted to make sure that he was the best dog I have ever had, sure I took him to puppy training were he received his CGC but like i said I wanted one of those dog you see that no matter what he will alway come when called, didn't run after people or other dogs. I wanted him to enjoy his life as well. I work nights so i had time before work for training and with Audio book I was able to learn how to train positive, I never enjoyed getting hit and with there memory so short hitting wasn't an option since I work nights he wouldn't remember why he was i trouble when I got home. This book along with others, combining everything My dog who is now 3 and named Steve is the perfect dog I have always wanted. He docent need a lease ( even though I always have it with) when we go on walks. We have no fence around our house and he know his property line when I let hime out in the morning. I wanted him to learn agility,but I guess with the training and wanting him to enjoy himself exploring but still come when called he didn't want to learn agility, he is now a certified therapy and comfort dog. He goes everywhere with me, but he loves to go to the seinor homes and visit all the elderly. Wherever we go everyone wants to know "Where Steve"

  • The Omen Machine

  • A Richard and Kahlan Novel
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,407
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,408

An accident leads to the discovery of a mysterious machine that has rested hidden deep underground for countless millennia. The machine awakens to begin issuing a series of increasingly alarming, if minor, omens. The omens turn out to be astonishingly accurate, and ever more ominous. As Zedd tries to figure out how to destroy the sinister device, the machine issues a cataclysmic omen involving Richard and Kahlan, foretelling an impending event beyond anyone’s ability to stop. As catastrophe approaches, the machine then reveals that it is within its power to withdraw the omen....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing Return to a Great Series

  • By William on 11-08-11

The beginning had me

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

Reviewed: 08-20-17

Would you try another book from Terry Goodkind and/or Sam Tsoutsouvas?

As I started listening, if you don't have me in 10 or 15 min, time to move on and I moved on. I wouldn't recommend it.

  • Well Fed

  • Mountain Man, Book 4
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,933
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,658
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,636

After nearly four years, the zombie epidemic has almost burnt itself out. Gus' new life on a communal farm is peaceful. The daily routine of policing the fields is rarely disrupted by straying undead. His drinking binges are over. Long days have thrown time over the memories of Annapolis. But this will all change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best f*** series of books ever

  • By Brandie Beckman on 03-14-15

These Mountain ManBooks I recommend !

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

Reviewed: 08-20-17

If you could sum up Well Fed in three words, what would they be?

You think about it but to here people eating people, and all the killing and thats not even by the zombies.

  • Ep. 4: The Addict

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,614

[Contains mature themes] They’re grandparents, with a 40-year love story and a stable, happy marriage. But one of them had quite a few secrets. Esther gives them some tools to navigate and support each other's experiences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutally Honest

  • By Nicole on 05-26-17

Always learning

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

Reviewed: 08-20-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I ended up getting them all. This isn't my type of listening option but she bought up sever good thing that I known I have taken for granted thinking all was ok when really what men and women think are polar opposite. Believe it or not I have tried some suggestion and they work. But we never had issues as bad as these people, but it make you thing dont take things for granted.

  • Ep. 3: Speak to Me in French

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,126

[Contains mature themes] A husband and wife met while deeply committed to the evangelical faith and didn’t kiss until their wedding day; for her, that kiss felt like “kissing her brother.” Esther gets creative in an effort to help them create a new sexual relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Part 3

  • By Book Junkie on 05-26-17

Just when you herd it all

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

Reviewed: 08-20-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I ended up getting them all. This isn't my type of listening option but she bought up sever good thing that I known I have taken for granted thinking all was ok when really what men and women think are polar opposite. Believe it or not I have tried some suggestion and they work. But we never had issues as bad as these people, but it make you thing dont take things for granted.

  • Ep. 2: Motherless Women

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,305

[Contains mature themes] A couple with two small children are at physical and emotional odds in their relationship. One has given herself over entirely to the children, while the other struggles to find her place within the family dynamic. Esther helps them reframe each of their roles in terms of what they uniquely contribute.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful therapist

  • By Jeanne F. on 06-07-17

Never think everything is ok

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

Reviewed: 08-20-17

What did you like best about Ep. 2: Motherless Women? What did you like least?

I ended up getting them all. This isn't my type of listening option but she bought up sever good thing that I known I have taken for granted thinking all was ok when really what men and women think are polar opposite. Believe it or not I have tried some suggestion and they work. But we never had issues as bad as these people, but it make you thing dont take things for granted.