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  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 1
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 41 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known... of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul... of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame... and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very very surprised

  • By Alan on 10-02-11

An epic tale!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-10

I am a huge fan of Ken Follett so am somewhat biased, however on this occasion I think he deserves all the praise he gets. It is a long book with many characters in whose lives you become immersed. I never got bored or wished away a single word or sentence. The narration was excellent. It is an epic story and worth more than 1 credit!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Warlord

  • An Alex Hawke Thriller
  • By: Ted Bell
  • Narrated by: John Shea
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 463

Alex Hawke has all but given up on life. The British-American MI6 counterterrorism operative lost the woman he loved almost a year ago and has sought refuge at the bottom of a rum bottle ever since. But late one night at his home on Bermuda, he receives a wake-up call... literally. His Royal Highness Prince Charles, an old friend, desperately needs his help. The prince has discovered a not-so-subtle threat directed toward the British royal family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Alex Hawke, Wanna be Bond...

  • By G.Monie on 07-11-13

Light entertainment

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-10

I enjoyed listening to this novel. It was pure escapism, not the best plot I've ever heard, but still one that kept me interested. I thought the narration was very good, the accents exceptional, especially "Hawk" and "Stoke".

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Witness

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,492
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,114

Kendall Deaton pulls herself and her baby out of a wrecked car, and a mixture of courage and fear gets her to the top of a ravine, where she flags down help. But she doesn't dare reveal her true identity to the authorities. Instead, she plans her immediate escape. Her perilous flight begins.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Kept Me Listening

  • By R. Pontiflet on 04-26-15

An easy listen

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-10

Joyce Bean narrates this story unbelievably well; the characters come to life with the different intonations. It was an easy listen and had moments of suspense and intrigue. Although I don't have a serious criticism, I just didn't find it that entertaining.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Gray Man

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,883
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,131

Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action packed, edge of your seat "page-turner"

  • By Jason Spencer on 09-01-10

Gripping, fast-moving

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-10

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It kept me entertained and gripped for 2 days and I couldn't wait to get my headset on and into the car. The plot was fast moving albeit a bit far-fetched in certain places. I overlooked those details because of the sheer pace of the story. Brilliantly narrated, although the accents were not that good.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Book of Souls

  • By: Glenn Cooper
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 579

Former FBI Special Agent Will Piper solved and survived the "Doomsday Killer" case, and his reward was a forced early retirement. But the shattering truths he learned about the government's most covert operations won't let him rest and now he's on the trail of a mysterious volume that's been lost for six centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely gripped me.

  • By Lee on 05-02-10

Intriguing

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-10

A very different type of story. The story line was clever and unique, albeit a slightly weak. I did enjoy it though because it was never predictable. Beautifully narrated, one of the best I've ever listened to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 3,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,801
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,787

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

Tilt-a-Whirl

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-08

A very badly written book. The blasphemy and foul language was totally unnecessary and added nothing to the story. The plot was weak and I couldn't wait for the book to end. A total waste of money.

3 of 12 people found this review helpful