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  • The Fallen

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,876
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,834

Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes - obscure Bible verses, odd symbols - have the police stumped. Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and her family. It's a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has been there only a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was supposed to be a VACATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 04-17-18

The clever and the not so clever agent

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

Reviewed: 04-28-18

As always it’s fascinating to listen to Kyf Brewer as Amos Decker. Amos is really clever and solves it all. I’ve previously enjoyed the pair, Amos and his female partner as a team. In this novel however she is the not so clever sidekick. Her sometimes right out stupid questions is a change, a change I hope is a one off. It’s not credible when she apparently doesn’t understand how a robot works (kills her sisters husband). Anyway. The book is good but not anywhere close to Baldacci’s best Amos Decker stories.

  • Persuader

  • Jack Reacher, Book 7
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Never forgive, never forget. That's Jack Reacher's operating principle. And Quinn was one of the worst guys he ever had the misfortune to meet. He had done unforgivable things. So Reacher was glad to know Quinn was dead. Until the day he saw someone who looked an awful lot like him, alive and well, riding in a limousine outside Boston's Symphony Hall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great and a very addictive story

  • By Karl on 03-14-18

A great and a very addictive story

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

I have read or listened to all the Jack Reacher stories and I put this book all the way at the top. Very tense and a good build up to the final climax. A good story all in all. I especially liked the switch between the story ten years back and present.

One thing though, which in a small way was annoying, was the constantly repeating sentence “I said nothing”. I didn’t count but it must be in the 100. That being mentioned I highly recommend this book. It’s great novel and very good narration! Thanks

  • The Midnight Line

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,959
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,131

Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher doing what Reacher does!

  • By shelley on 11-07-17

Terrible narrative

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

Dear Lee Child. Why do you expose your otherwise great books to a under performing narrator? I have listened to literally hundreds of audiobooks, most of which with great or excellent narration. But Dick Hill? Am I the only one questioning his reading abilities? Maybe I’m spoiled or accustomed to excellent narrators, but my opinion is that Dick Hill should find another line of work. Sorry, I’d rather read the Jack Reacher novels than listen to Dick Hill.

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  • The Fix

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,212

Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter - a family man with a successful consulting business - and his victim, a schoolteacher.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best Baldacci

  • By ZiggyZ on 04-23-17

Mediocre performances, boring dialogues

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

I usually appraise these books featuring Amos Decker. However, after listening to this 3rd book I found myself getting annoyed by what I call boring dialogues. for instance when Amos is presented with his new living arrangements. More like children arguing than FBI agents.The story is good but the dialogue sometimes messes things up and I just lost interest.

the other thing is the acting. What's wrong with only one person reading this book?
I will consider whether to continue to by the audible version from now on, and just read the book myself

  • Sentinel

  • Spycatcher, Book 2
  • By: Matthew Dunn
  • Narrated by: Rich Orlow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Fourteen days ago, CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, received a cryptic message from an agent operating deep undercover in Russia: "He has betrayed us and wants to go to war." Unable to make contact, the director of operations is forced to turn to one of his most deadly field officers - Will Cochrane. His mission is simple: infiltrate the remote submarine base in eastern Russia's Avacha Bay, locate the MI6 agent operating under the code name Svelte, and decode his message - or die trying.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Promising but unrealalized potential

  • By Julius on 04-26-17

Predictable and boring

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

Sorry, burn the super hero Will Cochran is beginning to bore me. Involnerable, always restistant towards beautiful women and always the gentlemen. this is my third book and I think also my last. I'm longing for an English novel, bored to death by the word vehicle. what's wrong with car, lorry, truck? How many times is the word vehicle used in this book? To many!

  • A Soldier's Revenge

  • A Will Cochrane Novel
  • By: Matthew Dunn
  • Narrated by: Rich Orlow
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Former operative Will Cochrane wakes up in New York's Waldorf Astoria and is horrified to see blood on his hands - something he remembers absolutely nothing about. When he then finds a woman murdered in his bathroom, he knows he's stepped into a wilderness of terror that is far more dangerous than anything he's ever faced. With no memory of the night before or of the unfortunate woman, Will believes he is being framed and needs to outrun the police who will be looking for him very soon.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I Don't Understand This Installment

  • By Gary L. Richardson on 10-23-16

A disappointment from beginning to end

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

Reviewed: 04-16-17

After reading (listening) to the previous book in this series, a book I enjoyed, this book was a major disappointment. The lack of logic all the way through. Why Will would kill his sister the very same day he was supposed to pick up the twins and move. The total lack of taking his.moyive into the equation when hunting him (police) Why he didn't put forward the recording in the teddybear when talking to the investigators, and so on and so forth. I was hoping for improvement but it never came. Sorry but this was in my mind a drag.

  • No Man's Land: John Puller, Book 4

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,000
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,960

John Puller's mother disappeared nearly 30 years ago. Despite an intensive search and investigation, she was never seen again. But new allegations have come to light suggesting that Puller's father - now suffering from dementia and living in a VA hospital - may have murdered his wife. Puller is officially barred from working on the case and faces a potential court-martial if he disobeys the order, but he knows he can't sit this investigation out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Uncle Sam likes his deniability...

  • By shelley on 11-16-16

Is this really written by Baldacci?

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

Reviewed: 11-25-16

Not sure if it was the written dialogue or the narrators, or both. I think the dialogue was to a degree banal and juvenile. The narrators added in my mind to this. And the "Superman" psycho, lurking in the distance who eventually will be confronted by Puller? It was so predictable and annoying. Sorry, but I lean to that it was written by someone other than David Baldacci.

  • Deliver Us from Evil

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755

In South America a 96-year-old man of great wealth reads a book late one night and an hour later he lies dead in his bed, the secrets of his past starkly revealed. Six months later another mystery man lies dead at the bottom of his pool in a villa in Provence. This time, however, there's a witness at the scene: Shaw, the shadowy operative from The Whole Truth who barely escapes with his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Why Not Five Stars?

  • By Eva Gannon on 05-16-10

How stupid is a super agent allows to be?

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

Reviewed: 08-10-16

This is maybe my 10th or 15th book by David Baldacci. I have enjoyed and sometimes been thrilled by them. But this book? Honestly, a more boring and predictable book I can't remember reading. Most disappointing is the lead character A.Shaw, with his juvenile and, in my opinion, sometimes stupid reasoning and behaviour. And the endless reasonings made by the bad guy. OMG. Please stop already. I will ask Amazon for s refund, that's how poor this book is in my opinion.

  • Absolute Power

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,715

In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping a burglar behind a secret wall. Then the passion turns deadly, and the witness is running into the night - because what he has just seen is a brutal slaying involving the president of the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps you on the edge

  • By mhhorses on 10-02-10

Extremely tense, great story

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

Reviewed: 07-31-16

I'd give this book 5 stars if it hadn't been for Jack, after getting the key evidence (The letter opener), all of a sudden apparently looses all his intelligence and cleverness. Up to this point the book is extremely thrilling. I had a hard time taking breaks from this book. It is one of the best books I've read or listened to by David Baldacci. I really loved it, but as mentioned the moment whereas Jack all of a sudden goes from brilliant to not so brilliant, was in my opinion (although keeping the suspense up) a bit too much. But all in all this is a great book and I recommend it with all my heart!

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,448

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable debut mystery set in London

  • By Tracey on 05-26-13

Great debut (But it isn't is it?)!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-16

This is a great book! Thrilling, tense, intelligent and it has pace. I was very surprised to find that R. Galbraith really is a pseudo for JK Rawlings. She is a great writer. And thanks for planning a number of books to come, featuring the Private Detective Cormoran Strike!
I can recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an intelligent written and fast moving thriller.

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