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  • Cadillac Jukebox

  • A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 9
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

When former Klansman and piney-woods outcast Aaron Crown is finally imprisoned for a decades-old murder, it is to Detective Dave Robicheaux that he proclaims his innocence loudest. Crown seems to be a lightning rod for every kind of trouble that the state of Louisiana can unearth. A documentary film writer seeking to prove Crown's innocence is found murdered; a button man for the New Orleans mob accuses Robicheaux of taking a pay-off to ignore Crown.

But it is when Buford LaRose -- scion of an old Southern family and author of a book on the Crown case -- is elected governor that Dave Robicheaux's involvement with Aaron Crown deepens to a level he can barely fathom. And it is Buford's social-climbing wife, Karyn, with whom Robicheaux had an affair years before, who proves to be his most poisonous adversary.

Filled with thrilling adventure, lightning-paced action, and street smart realism, Cadillac Jukebox is a brilliant addition to Burke's standout Dave Robicheaux series.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, But Not Burke's Best

  • By Ted on 01-03-14

ONE OF THE BEST

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

I really like the interaction between Dave and Crete. Burke has an uncanny ability for descriptions. You can almost smell the flowers and that of gumbo.

  • One Night, Two Babies

  • By: Kathie Denosky
  • Narrated by: Felicity Munroe
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

In addition to having received the National Readers’ Choice Award for Best Short Contemporary Romance, renowned author Kathie Denosky has been a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist twice. In One Night, Two Babies, heiress Arielle Garnier is expecting twins. Having not seen the babies’ billionaire resort owner father since their blissful seven-day romp, Arielle is shocked when Zach shows up at her office without warning. But despite Zach’s offer to marry her, she wants something more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cute Story

  • By Maria on 11-08-12

Awful Narrator

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-18

I could not finish this book. I am from the south and I am insulted by the fake southern accents.

  • In Want of a Wife

  • By: Jo Goodman
  • Narrated by: Talmadge Ragan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

Jane Middlebourne needs a way out. In 1891, life in New York is unforgiving for a young woman with no prospects, especially when her family wants nothing to do with her. So when Jane discovers an ad for a mail-order bride needed in Bitter Springs, Wyoming, she responds with a hopeful heart. Rancher Morgan Longstreet is in want of a wife who will be his partner at Morning Star, someone who will work beside him and stand by him. His first impression of the fair and fragile Jane is that she is not that woman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable listen.

  • By Marydior on 05-25-14

Slow start but great book

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Enjoyed listen to this book simple sorry not great high or lows but easy listening was what I was looking and I got it

  • A Lady of Secret Devotion

  • By: Tracie Peterson
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso, Aimee Lilly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

In Tracie Peterson's tale of love and suspense, 24-year old Cassandra works for a wealthy Philadelphia widow who treats her with grandmotherly kindness. But Cassie's 1857 life takes an unexpected turn when a Boston investigator asks her to pretend they're courting so he can get closer to a murder suspect - her employer's own son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Started a little slow.

  • By laurie on 05-24-18

Started a little slow.

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

This story took me by surprise and I could not stop listening. Stayed awake most of night to finish it.

  • A Morning for Flamingoes

  • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990

Dave Robicheaux felt the bone-grinding pain rip through his body as the .45 did its damage. Through the agonizing haze that enveloped him, he heard an almost inhuman laugh - the hideous, victorious cackling of Jimmie Lee Boggs - a sound he would never forget. It had started out as an ordinary prisoner transfer, then turned into a blood bath when the convicted murderer got hold of a gun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Burke is an outstanding novelist

  • By Ed on 02-22-12

Stayed up all night

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

Reviewed: 04-28-18

Binge worthy listen. Mark Hammer does a wonderful job narrating . Still Will Patton is Dave and by far the best Clete.

  • The Brass Verdict

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,699

Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mickey Haller Is My Favorite Mystery Character

  • By Cathy on 10-22-08

Kept me awake

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

I loved that Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch worked together these two characters are some of Micheal Connelly best work . Narrator was good as well

  • Don't Look Now

  • By: Linda Lael Miller
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

When hardworking attorney Clare Westbrook learns that her ambulance-chasing boss has been murdered, she's shocked - but not exactly surprised. Harvey Kredd was known for his less-than-ethical business dealings, and even his acts of generosity were tinged with greed. Clare, working at Kredd and Associates to pay off the law school loan Harvey had granted her several years before, knows she's got no choice: indentured servitude, twenty-first-century style.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me very interested

  • By laurie on 03-31-18

Kept me very interested

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

Reviewed: 03-31-18

A page turner for sure and excellent narrator except for male lead . I heard better Italian accents but I got over it to finish this book

  • Enemy of the State

  • A Mitch Rapp Novel, Book 16
  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,556
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,540

After 9/11, the United States made one of the most secretive and dangerous deals in its history. The evidence against the powerful Saudis who coordinated the attack would be buried. In return, King Faisal would promise to keep the oil flowing and deal with the conspirators in his midst. When the king's own nephew is discovered funding ISIS, the president suspects that the Saudis never intended to live up to their agreement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sorely Missed the Voice of Mitch Rapp (George Guidall)

  • By james on 09-06-17

George where are you???

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

Mitch needs George’s voice to live and breathe. Good story, but don’t mess with perfection

  • Salt Redux: Sequel to Salt Bride

  • Salt Hendon, Book 2
  • By: Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

How does a brother cope with life knowing his sister is a murderess? How can a nobleman have the life he has always wanted when a lurking evil consumes his thoughts and haunts his dreams? What will it take for good to triumph over evil?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Powerful Duo of Author & Narrator!

  • By BOOKTALK WITH EILEEN on 11-16-15

Credit worthy

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

Just as good as the first book. Enjoyed re listen So good to curl up to with a good cup of tea

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  • Mackenzie's Mountain

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Nanette Savard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 601
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 414

Mary Elizabeth Potter is a self-appointed spinster with no illusions about love. But she is a good teacher, and she wants Wolf Mackenzie's son back in school. And after one heated confrontation with the boy's father, she knows father and son have changed her life forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • FOLLW THE BOOK

  • By charlene darling on 03-30-08

Abridged version not complete

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

Got this on romance package. Glad I did not waste a credit on this. Narration terrible