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  • The Pharaoh Key

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: David W. Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,211

Gideon Crew - brilliant scientist, master thief, intrepid adventurer - is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace, and Glinn's high-tech lab Effective Engineering Solutions shuts down seemingly overnight. Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Crew is contacted by one of his former coworkers at EES, Manuel Garza, who has a bead on one final treasure hinted at in EES's final case, the long-awaited translation of a centuries-old stone tablet of a previously undiscovered civilization: The Phaistos Disc.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted to love it...

  • By Steve Manke on 06-15-18

Returning for credit. Horrible!

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

Was this really written by these authors? I made it through 12 chapters and I'm returning for credit. The level of writing between the Pendergast series and this book is remarkable. Remarkably horrible!

  • Don't Make a Sound

  • Nathan Cody, Book 3
  • By: David Jackson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

You can't choose your family. Or can you? Meet the Bensons. A pleasant enough couple. They keep themselves to themselves. They wash their car, mow their lawn and pass the time of day with their neighbours. And they have a beautiful little girl called Daisy. There's just one problem. Daisy doesn't belong to the Bensons. They stole her. And now they've decided that Daisy needs a little brother or sister. DS Nathan Cody is about to face his darkest and most terrifying case yet....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best audible books that I have listened to

  • By archeaomk2 on 05-08-18

This book should be a movie!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

I've read every book that he has written so far. Each one amazing. But, this is one of the greatest books I've ever listened to! It needs to be made in to a movie.

  • The Theory of Death

  • A Decker/Lazarus Novel
  • By: Faye Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342

Former LAPD lieutenant Peter Decker is relishing the quiet and slow pace of his new job with the Greenbury police department. The work is low stress and engaging, and it's been almost a year since the last murder in this sleepy upstate New York town. Then the body of a nude man is found deep within the woods, shattering Decker's peace. The death appears to be a suicide - a single shot to the head, the gun by his side. But until the coroner's ruling, the scene must be treated as a suspicious crime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More Gabe, more Yasmine

  • By mfbyrkit on 04-06-16

Unbelievably boring.

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

Reviewed: 02-16-17

Could not finish. I enjoy details but this author goes overboard. I made it to chapter 7 only because I love Richard Ferrone's narrations.

  • The Obsidian Chamber

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,303
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,298

After a harrowing otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead. Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive - only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past. Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Looking for a plot

  • By Olive on 11-23-16

Just as good as all the rest in the series!

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

Reviewed: 12-04-16

I guess I'm one of the few here who loved this book. Hopefully, Rene will keep being the reader for any upcoming series too.

  • The Tomb in Turkey

  • By: Simon Brett
  • Narrated by: Simon Brett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Carole Seddon has never enjoyed holidays much. Nevertheless, she has allowed herself to be persuaded by her friend Jude to accept a fortnight’s free accommodation at a luxurious Turkish villa owned by Jude’s property developer friend Barney Willingdon. But from the outset the holiday is marred by a series of menacing incidents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fun entry into the Carol/Jude saga

  • By GrandmaG on 09-14-15

Stupid!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-15

What disappointed you about The Tomb in Turkey?

90% talking about food, wine and feelings and 10% mystery.

Would you ever listen to anything by Simon Brett again?

Not if it's like this one was.

Any additional comments?

Every book until this one was very enjoyable. This one was just plain stupid and did not come close to any normal reality.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • In the Morning I'll Be Gone

  • Detective Sean Duffy, Book 3
  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,033
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,853

It's the early 1980s in Belfast. Sean Duffy, a conflicted Catholic cop in the Protestant RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary), is recruited by MI5 to hunt down Dermot McCann, an IRA master bomber who has made a daring escape from the notorious Maze prison. In the course of his investigations Sean discovers a woman who may hold the key to Dermot's whereabouts; she herself wants justice for her daughter who died in mysterious circumstances in a pub locked from the inside.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Dangerous Gamble

  • By John on 03-21-14

Great Author...Great Narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-22-15

Would you listen to In the Morning I'll Be Gone again? Why?

I'm on my 6th book and I'm dreading the day when there are no more McKinty books to listen to. That's how good they are. Gerard Doyle is one of the finest narrators I have ever listened to.

  • Evil Games

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 2
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334

When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But, as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark secrets

  • By bayley milton on 06-28-15

Idiotic. Totally implausible story line.

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

Reviewed: 06-22-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Could not finish the book. The more I read the more unbelievable the story became. I should not have listened to the others who loved this book.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Gathering Prey

  • Prey, Book 25
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,293

They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes - they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them. Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she'd befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody's killing her friends, she's afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good!

  • By Vida T. Yancy on 04-30-15

First chapter and I give it 5 stars already!

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

Reviewed: 04-29-15

Where does Gathering Prey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

You just cannot get better than John Sanford together with the amazing narration of Richard Ferrone! I'll revisit this review when I've actually finished the book.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Blood on Snow

  • A Novel
  • By: Jo Nesbo, Neil Smith - Translator
  • Narrated by: Patti Smith
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 235

This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented "fixer" for one of Oslo's most powerful crime bosses. But Olav is also an unusually complicated fixer. He has a capacity for love that is as far-reaching as is his gift for murder. He is our straightforward, calm-in-the-face-of-crisis narrator with a storyteller's hypnotic knack for fantasy. He has an "innate talent for subordination" but running through his veins is a "virus" born of the power over life and death.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A long short story

  • By cristina on 04-14-15

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz BORING STORY...

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

Reviewed: 04-10-15

Would you try another book from Jo Nesbo and Neil Smith - Translator and/or Patti Smith?

...and, even more boring narration. Good lord...whoever chose her to narrate this book? It was ok listening to her tell her own story of the book she wrote but she has about THE most boring monotone voice of any narrator I've ever listened to. I'm halfway through the story and simply can't go on. I have no idea where the author is going with this and don't plan on trying to find out. Returning at once!

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Risk of Darkness

  • Simon Serrailler 3
  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 214

Following on from the child abduction in her previous novel The Pure in Heart, Susan Hill explores the crazy grief of a widowed husband, a derangement that turns to obsession and threats, violence and terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nail biting story and brilliant narration

  • By Nancy on 09-10-12

5 Stars Minus 3

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

Reviewed: 02-16-15

What made the experience of listening to The Risk of Darkness the most enjoyable?

This is my fourth book by Susan Hill and each time I finish one I vow to listen no more. But, like other readers I keep coming back hoping each time that this will be the one where she finally decides to finish a book with a logical ending! I end up trudging through hour after hour of details about the lives of the characters and get about 5% of the actual plot's story line. Then, after spending those hours I get to the end and nothing has been explained about the actual plot! Quite frustrating! So...great stories. Great narrator. Terrible endings!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful