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  • The People vs. Alex Cross

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Andre Blake
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,557

Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law - until now. Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Cross is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops who think they're above the law. Cross knows it was self-defense. But will a jury see it that way? As Cross fights for his professional life and his freedom, his former partner, John Sampson, brings him a gruesome, titillating video tied to the mysterious disappearances of several young girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Winner

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-25-17

Patterson at his best

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

This book was like the old James Patterson. It had a twist in that there were two stories interwined which kept the reader always waiting to see what came next. Although everyone knew Cross would be exonerated, it was interesting how he tied the skills of his son into the story. Recomend to everyone.

  • Sleeping Beauties

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King, Owen King
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,505
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,467

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: They become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place.... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The story was drawn out and very uneventful.

  • By Trevor zarek on 06-13-18

Not the Usual Stephen King

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

I am a huge Stephen King fan, but this one was over the edge. I did not like the narrator. Every voice sounded the same. In the beginning, I had a little trouble keeping track of the characters, but I thought possibly it might get better. The underlying premise of the story is not too bad (all the women are going into cocoons when they fall asleep); the problem is in the execution. I am not sure how to characterize it: mystery, fantasy, fright, but in any event, it is not that exciting. I did not like the introduction of forest animals s characters nor did I buy into some of the premises that were designed to lead the reader through the story. At the expenses of a lot of time and great effort, I managed to finish the book, hoping there wold be redeeming qualities at the end, but I was wrong. I do not recommend this book, even for King fans.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Final Hour

  • Victor, Book 7
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 797

Victor is the ultimate predator. He surfaces to kill, then disappears into thin air. But he's a disposable commodity for the powerful people he works for - both the good guys and the bad. And no one has his back. Especially now that doing black bag jobs for the CIA has put a target on his head. Antonio Alvarez, a high-ranking US intelligence official, is determined to clean house and find the legendary killer who slipped away from him during an operation in Paris.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Victor - my favorite bad boy assassin!

  • By shelley on 08-30-17

Misses the mark

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

I am a HUGE fan of the Victor series, but there is no question that this one falls short of the precedence set by the previous books in the series. Initially, it feels a little disjointed and skips around too much. The last 25% of the book improves significantly if you can last that long waiting for it. The biggest problem initially is that it jumps around too much - from one location to another and from current time to flash backs. The story was ok but still was better than most other authors. I would still recommend this book, but if you are a Victor fan, be prepared for some disappointment.

  • Charlatans

  • By: Robin Cook
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 549

Newly minted chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital Noah Rothauser is swamped in his new position, from managing the surgical schedules to dealing with the fallouts from patient deaths. Known for its medical advances, the famed teaching hospital has fitted several ORs as "hybrid operating rooms of the future" - an improvement that seems positive until an anesthesia error during a routine procedure results in the death of an otherwise healthy man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Social engineering at its best

  • By donna on 08-30-17

Great medical novel

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

I enjoyed this book a lot, although I would not call it Robin Cook's best. It's futuristic element is actually one of the things that brings it down. I suggest a pass until you are desperate to find another medical novel for listening. Then it might be ok.

  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,563
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,543

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Story=Terrible

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-04-17

Not up to Par

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

I have always been a John Grisham fan. In the beginning, his novels were spectacular, but now, they seem to be hit and miss as to whether they will be good. This one is just ok It is fine to pass the time while you are driving, but is slow in spots. Also, having the lead characters as "bad guys" does not work well in this book. If I were only considering a few books, I would recommend it, but as there are so many good books out there, I would suggest you take a pass and wait until you are desperate to find a new book for listening.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Pandemic

  • The Extinction Files, Book 1
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,148

In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDC's leading epidemiologist, she's among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. It's a lonely and dangerous job, but it's her life - and she's good at it. This time she may have met her match. In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at death's door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Read this before buying, too much hype

  • By Bradley on 06-23-17

New Series

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

I bought this believing it was a continuation of the Atlantis series. It is not, but I am very glad I got it. I think Peyton Shaw is one of my favorite all-time characters. Highly recommend.

  • The Atlantis World

  • The Origin Mystery, Book 3
  • By: A.G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,381
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,390

Northern Morocco: Dr. Kate Warner cured a global pandemic, and she thought she could cure herself. She was wrong. And she was wrong about the scope of the Atlantis conspiracy. Humanity faces a new threat, an enemy beyond imagination. With her own time running out and the utter collapse of human civilization looming, a new hope arrives: a coded message from a potential ally.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great conclusion to the trilogy

  • By Michael P. Long on 10-16-14

Will Good triumphant over Evil?

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

This is the 3rd book in the Atlantis series and Kate has made remarkable strides in understanding the history of the Atlantis gene and a way to reduce or even eliminate its threat of death to humans. However, this book takes it way out there and interjects a number of outer space species into Kate and David's earthly life. The listener has to be able to let go completely of his or her sense of reality and simply accept that other worlds exist that may be significantly more advanced than earth. The story becomes a little convoluted as it bounces between civilizations from various times in history and from various species that may or not be good for her quest. Some are for us and some against, but it gets very difficult to discern which is which and what time period they exist. You may jump from Species A, 50,000 years ago to Humans today, to the time of Damien's or Kate's earliest existence and where each is at the time of the evolving scene. I enjoyed the book, but one needs a lot of patience to follow all the story lines.

  • The Atlantis Plague

  • The Origin Mystery, Book 2
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,407
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,417

In Marbella, Spain, Dr. Kate Warner awakens to a horrifying reality: the human race stands on the brink of extinction. A pandemic unlike any before it has swept the globe. Nearly a billion people are dead--and those the Atlantis Plague doesn't kill, it transforms at the genetic level. A few rapidly evolve. The remainder devolve. As the world slips into chaos, radical solutions emerge. Industrialized nations offer a miracle drug, Orchid, which they mass produce and distribute to refugee camps around the world. But Orchid is merely a way to buy time. It treats the symptoms of the plague but never actually cures the disease.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Take it for what it's worth and enjoy it!

  • By Emily Wright on 05-07-14

All Seems Hopeless

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

This is the second book in this series and is not quite as good as the first. In the book, the listener learns a modern day pandemic is actually a recurrence of a prior epidemic (from 1918), but more inclusive and far more dangerous. Kate learns a great deal more about her connection to Atlantis and begin work on her connections to the Atlantis Gene. Unfortunately, she finds that others know of the connection to the gene and have plans for using it to "cleanse" the human race. Only Kate, working beside David, a man who unexpectedly had joined her in her quest to preserve humanity, can uncover the evil plot to eliminate those who are not "fit" humans in order to make the world's population a homogeneous race. She also learns how Damien has traveled in and out of her life as he leads a quest for him and other "superior" people to rule the world. Unfortunately, the plague is moving much faster than the "cure," and humans may be headed for extinction.

  • The Atlantis Gene

  • The Origin Mystery, Book 1
  • By: A.G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,054
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,364
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,383

Seventy thousand years ago, the human race almost went extinct. We survived, but no one knows how.

Until now. The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity might not survive this time. The Immari are good at keeping secrets. For 2,000 years, they've hidden the truth about human evolution. They've also searched for an ancient enemy - a threat that could wipe out the human race. Now the search is over.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully Horrible

  • By Laura Roderick on 07-29-17

Great Book, but "out there"

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

My daughter recommended this series of books to me. Although each one could technically be considered stand-alone, they really are a 3-book series. This first book sets the stage for the idea that Atlantis really exists and is inhabited by a very superior tech species. You meet Dr. Kate Werner, a modern day scientist/doctor studying Autism and how it can be treated.
In the course of the story, the reader learns about her connection to Atlantis, a connection of which even she is unaware. I recommend this book, but only if you can allow your mind to wander into the science fiction arena.

  • Brotherhood in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 42
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,449
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,931

Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather's magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent turnout by JD Robb. Loved it.

  • By Alexis Fox on 02-06-16

Brotherhood meets Sisterhood

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

Reviewed: 02-16-17

The Brotherhood is just a label coined by a group of established gentlemen (businessmen and politicians) who also happen to be rapists. And now, they are discovering that payback is a b*t*h. Unfortunately for them, they cannot escape what they did in their younger days. One interesting piece is the uncoiling of a true personality for "Mr. Mira." In previous books, he was simply a bit player, relegated to the sidelines and only appeared as an "also-ran" character. In this book, his personality is highly developed and is really nothing like I would have expected. He is very human and I hope he makes further appearances in the future.