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  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,039
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,023

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sticking it to the Man

  • By Mel on 11-11-17

Didn't like the characters at all

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

For me, to enjoy a book I need to care about the characters. These characters were not likable - nothing to make me care what happened to them. I kept reading just to get it over with and find out if they got caught. Was glad when it was over. I have been a fan of John Grisham since the beginning and have read every book. This was one of my least favorites.. But the last several books of his have not been any of my favorites compared to ones from the beginning I am sorry to say!

  • Only Time Will Tell

  • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,045
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,451

From the internationally best-selling author of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comes Only Time Will Tell, the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the words "I was told that my father was killed in the war"....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Archer

  • By cristina on 10-21-11

Enjoyed every minute

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

I did not want this book to end! I enjoyed every minute - even though it was very long I didn’t want to stop listening! I have recently become a fan of Jeffrey Archer - this and Kane & Abel are my favorites. Jon Lee does and excellent job of narrating. Highly recommend this book to anyone.

  • A Prisoner of Birth

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,441

One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his girlfriend up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister tipped to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation. A few hours later, Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to 22 years in prison.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By Randall on 01-10-10

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

I can’t imagine anyone giving this book a bad review! I enjoyed it from start to finish - didn’t want it to end , yet couldn’t wait to find out how it would end.

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  • Shall We Tell the President?

  • Kane & Abel, Book 3
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 248

Florentyna Kane has finally become the first woman president in America. But on the very day that she is sworn into office, powerful forces are already in motion to take her life. The FBI investigates 1000s of false threats every year. This time, a reliable source has tipped them off about an assassination attempt. One hour later, the informant and all but one of the investigating agents are dead. The lone survivor: FBI Special Agent Mark Andrews. Now, only he knows when the killers will strike. But how can he alone unravel a ruthless conspiracy - in less than one week?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Why is this Book 3?

  • By Simone on 10-20-13

Disappointed (spoiler alert)

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

I went ahead and read this book even though the reviews weren’t that great. I had just finished Kane & Abel and the Prodigal Daughter - loved both of them. This book was totally different and I agree with others that it really wasn’t a third book in that series. The Gun Control propaganda was quite obvious and seems to be the only reason this book was written. I only kept reading to figure out “who done it” and that wasn’t even fully revealed. And no FBI special agent could be as dumb and dense as Mark Andrews.

  • We'll Meet Again

  • By: Mary Higgins Clark
  • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

At the heart of Mary Higgins Clark's stunning new novel of suspense is a brutal murder: that of Gary Lasch, a respected and successful young Greenwich, Connecticut, doctor and hospital and HMO head. He was found dead at his desk at home, his skull crushed by a blow with a Remington bronze sculpture, a prized piece from his art collection. The news strikes Greenwich society like a thunderbolt - as does the news that Molly Carpenter Lasch, the doctor's young wife, has been arrested for her husband's murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Perfect Mystery

  • By Revel Marlow on 03-11-13

Really enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

One of my favorites so far! The last half especially kept me very enthralled ! I listen in my car and I couldn’t wait to drive again to hear more of the story.

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,744
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,698

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

What a great book

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

Story, performance, everything was top notch and very engaging. After listening to a couple of new books by John Grisham that disappointed me greatly I was looking for an older book I had not read before. I had never read this one because the description didn’t sound like one I would be interested in. So very glad I took a chance on it. It was very engaging and kept me wanting to listen more. I did want it to go on just a little longer and wrap a few loose ends up - nothing plot wise - just personal issues . But all in all I loved this book. This is the John Grisham I loved through the years.

  • Defending Jacob

  • A Novel
  • By: William Landay
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,301
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,296

Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific!

  • By cristina on 03-12-12

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

Although the story topic was disturbing - it quickly draws you in. One of the best audible books I have listened to. Both the story and the narrator. It leaves me wanting to read more by the author and as well as to listen to more read by the narrator who was just perfect. I wish there would have been a prologue - it does leave questions unanswered - but I was on the edge of my seat until the end. Lots of unexpected twists.

  • Camino Island

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,402
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,375

Priceless F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts stolen in a daring heist; a young woman recruited to recover them, and a beach-resort bookseller who gets more than he bargained for - all in one long summer on Camino Island.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham wrote this?

  • By Dan on 06-13-17

JUST OK

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

This book had so many ups and downs for me - not in a good way. The beginning was good and got me hooked into the story. Then it was just annoying for the most part until the very last part where it was somewhat enthralling. There was not ONE character in this book that I liked or cared about. For me to enjoy a book I really have to care about the characters.. One of those book that I felt like was a waste of my time. In fact this is the second book in a row of JG that I have read and felt the same.. And I have read every single one of his books - just not like he used to write.