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  • 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 3,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,403
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,398

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

Unexpected twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

Started slow picked up steam and and threw a twist when you thought you had it figured out. Not as much of Pendergast as I would have liked but still worth waiting for.

  • Hard Luck Hank: Stank Delicious, Book 5

  • By: Steven Campbell
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,522
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,432

Belvaille has cemented its place as the most important system in the galaxy and Hank is working as an official Factotum, negotiating deals between gangs and noblemen under the watchful eye of the Arch Minister. When his ever-capable butler, Cliston, is approached to become the General Manager of a Super Class glocken team, Hank is hired not only as protection, but as a player. Hank finds himself thrown into the most grueling bloodsport in the galaxy and tasked with finding out how and why players are being abducted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hank grew on me like a fungus; but in a good way

  • By Don Gilbert on 10-03-16

Sillyness and fun

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

Reviewed: 07-16-16

I enjoyed all five books. Light listening. I laughed out loud a couple of times. Don't expect political correctness. This is meant to be a humorous story.

  • Monster Hunter Legion

  • Monster Hunter, Book 4
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,973
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,320

When hunters from around the world gather in Las Vegas for a conference, a creature left over from a World War Two weapons experiment wakes up and goes on a rampage across the desert. A not-so-friendly wager between the rival companies turns into a race to see who can bag the mysterious creature first. Only there is far more to this particular case than meets the eye, and as Hunters fall prey to their worst nightmares, Owen Zastava Pitt and the staff of Monster Hunter International have to stop an ancient god from turning Sin City into a literal hell on earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What A Shock...

  • By Sandi on 09-08-12

Pretty Good Story

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

Reviewed: 08-21-13

Really enjoyed the story. Usually the fourth book runs down. This story keeps up the standards

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter Alpha

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,905
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,124

Earl Harbinger may be the leader of Monster Hunter International, but he's also got a secret. Nearly a century ago, Earl was cursed to be a werewolf. When Earl receives word that one of his oldest foes, a legendarily vicious werewolf that worked for the KGB, has mysteriously appeared in the remote woods of Michigan, he decides to take care of some unfinished business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly Enjoyable

  • By Nicholas on 02-22-12

Loved It, Loved It, Loved It

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

Reviewed: 08-16-13

Where does Monster Hunter Alpha rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the best among this genre!

Any additional comments?

Great story! Usually around the third book the writer slips a bit. This might be the best of the first three books. I really like the lack of Owen's angst.

  • The Eighth Commandment

  • By: Lawrence Sanders
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

When the Damaretion, the prized Greek coin from Archibald Havistock's collection, disappears and appraiser Mary Lou "Dunk" Bateson comes under suspicion, Bateson, a cop, and an insurance investigator set out to solve the crime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It was a nice listen

  • By John on 10-01-12

Not your usual Sanders

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

Reviewed: 06-09-13

What did you like best about The Eighth Commandment? What did you like least?

There was nothing special one way or the other about this book that made me like it or dislike it. The story and characters were not as deep and gritty as Sanders other books. I would not have bought this book had I known it was a light weight story.

Would you ever listen to anything by Lawrence Sanders again?

Yes definitely.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The performance was very appropriate.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

no

  • Two Graves

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,106

After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world. But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels, NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Whiplash from the emotional rollercaster

  • By GH on 12-13-12

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 12-25-12

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Readers who are new to the series.

What could Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I think they took Pendergast too far out of his character and made the plot difficult for fans to believe.

Which character – as performed by Rene Auberjonois – was your favorite?

Pendergast. Rene is wonderful as Pendergast. I can't imagine anyone else performing him.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Two Graves?

Pendergast's self destructive scene. It went on too long.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cemetery Dance

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,952
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,947

Captain Hayward leads the official homocide investigation, while Pendergast, D'Agosta, and Nora undertake a private quest for the truth. Their serpentine journey takes them into a part of Manhattan they never imagined could exist: a secretive and deadly hotbed of Obeah, the West Indian Zombii cult of sorcery and magic. And it is here they find their true peril is just beginning.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the faint of heart OR animal lovers

  • By Samantha on 05-31-09

Cemetery Dance

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-10

Not the best Pendergast. Preston and Child had fun with this story as it is a little hard to believe. If you stick out to the end they come up with a plausible explanation. Rene Auberjonois is a dream as always.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful