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Baytown, TX, United States
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  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,426
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,391

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • different

  • By Kelly on 10-29-18

Good One

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

Reviewed: 05-12-19

Not sure why some of the others didn’t care for this book but I thought it was a fine story
The word descriptions painted images and conjured emotions

  • Long Road to Mercy

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Kyf Brewer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,980
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,942

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe. It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared. She never saw Mercy again. Three decades after that terrifying night, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon. So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon - and its rider missing - Pine is called in to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Damn, Baldacci is good!

  • By Wayne on 11-14-18

Wasn’t quite as good as expected

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

The narrative was not as easy to follow and the results of at least one of the killings seemed implausible as to whether she was charged with a crime or not
And I wasn’t wild about the narrator ‘s voice

  • 15th Affair

  • Women's Murder Club
  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,000
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,979

As she settles in to motherhood and a happy marriage, Lindsay Boxer thinks she has found domestic bliss. But when a beautiful, alluring blonde woman with links to the CIA disappears from the scene of a brutal murder at a downtown luxury hotel, Lindsay's life begins to unravel. Before she can track down the woman for questioning, a plane crash plunges San Francisco into chaos, and Lindsay's husband, Joe, vanishes.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The end of the Lindsey road for me

  • By kathleen fitzpatrick on 05-11-16

Best of the bunch

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

I really liked this one good storyline, not just the local crimes . The Joe backstory was good

  • 2nd Chance

  • The Women's Murder Club
  • By: James Patterson, Andrew Gross
  • Narrated by: Melissa Leo, Jeremy Piven
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608

Master of suspense James Patterson continues the Women's Murder Club series with this nail-biter of a sequel to 1st to Die. Four women - a police detective, an assistant D.A., a journalist, and a medical examiner - combine their efforts, risking everything, to catch a serial killer. "As with Patterson's best novels," Booklist says, "the surprises keep coming until the final pages."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A true 2nd chance.

  • By Michael on 02-19-03

Story and narrative just fine

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

Don’t know what all the complaints about this story and narration is about, I liked the narrator better than the 1st and the story was about OKAY too

  • The Trackers Series Box Set

  • The Trackers Series, Books 1-4
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 33 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,818
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,817

Ripped from the headlines, the explosive Trackers saga is a realistic depiction of what an EMP attack and the aftermath might look like from one of the genre's leading voices, USA Today best-selling author and former Homeland Security Disaster Mitigation Officer, Nicholas Sansbury Smith. This box set includes the entire four-book Trackers series with over 30 hours of postapocalyptic survival fiction and action. Box set includes Trackers, Trackers 2: The Hunted, Trackers 3: The Storm, and Trackers 4: The Damned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great deal on this amazing series!

  • By Lisa L on 10-17-18

Good, maybe a little scary different story

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Great narration, need to pay attention to the different characters names and characters relations & locations and you will get a lot more out of it

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  • The Book of M

  • A Novel
  • By: Peng Shepherd
  • Narrated by: James Fouhey, Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 273

One afternoon at an outdoor market in India, a man’s shadow disappears - an occurrence science cannot explain. He is only the first. The phenomenon spreads like a plague, and while those afflicted gain a strange new power, it comes at a horrible price: the loss of all their memories. Ory and his wife, Max, have escaped the Forgetting so far by hiding in an abandoned hotel deep in the woods. Their new life feels almost normal, until one day, Max’s shadow disappears, too.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ehhhh

  • By AJ on 01-25-19

Liked the beginning

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

The first - say 2/3rds was very good and believable like the zombie stories, but the last parts seemed a little too fantastical with Death Kites and hurricanes contained to protective walls.
The book importance finally became logical at the end but I’m guessing this story won’t have a sequel.

  • America's First Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,883

In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, best-selling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph - a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Loved This Story!

  • By Bernard on 05-01-16

Great if you listen in 1.25 speed

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

I was skeptical of this book reading some of the other reviews about the “drawl” or narrator
About the 1st chapter or so, I was understanding their POV-so I changed my narration speed to 1.25 and IMOP I thought it was 100% better and the story was a vivid picture in my minds eye

  • Silver Hammer, Golden Cross

  • The Circle of Ceridwen Saga, Book 6
  • By: Octavia Randolph
  • Narrated by: Nano Nagle
  • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

It is the final decade of the ninth century. The Peace between Wessex and the Danes long-settled in the Danelaw erodes. A new onslaught of Danes attacks Angle-land, trying once and for all to destroy ælfred. Ceric of Kilton, now a young man, travels across Kingdoms to visit his friend, Hrald of Four Stones - and to see Ashild, whom he desires for his wife. But renewed hostilities threaten Ceric's hopes for deeper ties between strongholds. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, becomes good

  • By Kathy on 04-01-18

Slow start, becomes good

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

The first 2 hours or so I was catching up with the names and history of the characters.
After a time I began re-relating to them and following the storyline which was entertaining and kind of predictable.
Good nonetheless and wish another was available now so I wouldnt have to go thru rhis again

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Racketeer

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: J.D. Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,454
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,441

Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.... Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable Grisham

  • By Ron on 10-25-12

Better towards the end

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

Took me a while to get into the story, and felt sorry for the eventual villain.
Good narrator and story if you don’t anything better.

  • The Claiming

  • The Circle of Ceridwen Saga, Book 3
  • By: Octavia Randolph
  • Narrated by: Nano Nagle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

Sidroc the Dane has been in Angle-land for 12 years. The first nine were all hard fighting. He has won treasure beyond counting, and now peace for his men. But there is one thing he still desires: Ceridwen as his wife. Now Fate conspires to tear Ceridwen and Sidroc away from Angle-land. Thrust together amidst great danger and hardship they fight to survive - and fight each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good adventure

  • By Serena on 03-31-17

Liked it

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

Third installment, and knowing the characters better, able to envision the life during this period. Also doing a little research of this period helped in MY understanding of what happened during this time

1 of 1 people found this review helpful