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  • Down the River unto the Sea

  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,776
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,771

Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Claudia Peebler on 03-03-18

Great writer great book

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Walter Mosley never disappoints. He is a very good writer. This book is excellent with well developed characters and a great plot. Dion Graham does a great job narrating.

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  • The Listener

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,478
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,475

It's 1934. Businesses went under by the hundreds, debt and foreclosures boomed, and breadlines grew in many American cities. In the midst of this misery, some folks explored unscrupulous ways to make money. Angel-faced John Partlow and carnival huckster Ginger LaFrance are among the worst of this lot. Joining together they leave their small-time confidence scams behind to attempt an elaborate kidnapping-for-ransom scheme in New Orleans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Southern Fried Horror Done Right

  • By Ila in Maine on 03-05-18

Not up to McCammon best

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

I very much liked Speaks the Nightbird an gave it five stars. I believe Robert McCammon is a talented writer. When he tries. This book started out promising. However the more into the book I got the more contrived and disjointed it became. Got through the book hoping for plausible better written conclusion. Not so.

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  • One Doctor

  • Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine
  • By: Brendan Reilly
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094

An epic story told by a unique voice in Ameri­can medicine, One Doctor describes life-changing experiences in the career of a distinguished physi­cian. In riveting first-person prose, Dr. Brendan Reilly takes us to the front lines of medicine today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Brilliant

  • By Jan on 06-20-14

Wonderful Book

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

This book was far better than I expected.Educated me on the profession of medicine and gave me more respect for those practicing. All of this in fifteen entertaining hours of listening. Everyone should listen to this book from those entering the medical field to everyone else who at one time or another will benefit from knowing about the ones caring for them.

  • The Big Fat Surprise

  • Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
  • By: Nina Teicholz
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,864
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,865

Dish up the red meat, eggs, and whole milk! In this well-researched and captivating narrative, veteran food writer Nina Teicholz proves how everything we've been told about fat is wrong. For decades, Americans have cut back on red meat and dairy products full of "bad" saturated fats. We obediently complied with nutritional guidelines to eat "heart healthy" fats found in olive oil, fish, and nuts, and followed a Mediterranean diet heavy on fruits, vegetables, and grains. Yet the nation's health has declined. What is going on?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Challenges your belief system.

  • By Ted on 07-08-14

Well researched

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

This is a well researched and eye opening book. I started a Keto diet before reading this book and have lost weight and felt more alert since getting off the carbs. Was not completely comfortable with the high fat regime due to a lifetime of AHA warnings. This book has dispelled my fears and convinced me that the US needs to change their food pyramid and not try to convince the world to follow a flawed high carb low fat diet.

  • Kings of the Wyld

  • By: Nicholas Eames
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,708
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,700

Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best, the most feared and renowned crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld. Their glory days long past, the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk, or a combination of the three. Then an ex-bandmate turns up at Clay's door with a plea for help - the kind of mission that only the very brave or the very stupid would sign up for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Locke Lamora Meets the Blues Brothers

  • By Matthew on 03-07-17

Not my style

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

I was able to finish this book mainly due to Jeff Harding's good narration and my doing other things while listening. The authors style is to attempt to make virtually every situation and scene funny. It became very tedious and engaging. Will not be downloading sequels.

  • Strip

  • A Novel
  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 899

An aging but formidable strip-club owner, Claudiu "Manco" Kapak, has been robbed by a masked gunman as he placed his cash receipts in a bank's night-deposit box. Enraged, he sends his half-dozen security men out to find a suspect who is spending lots of cash and is new enough to Los Angeles not to know he was robbing a gangster.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not A Waste Of Time But...

  • By Ted on 10-27-13

Good Narration bad book

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

The only reason I could get through this book was due to Michael Kramer narration. Poor inept story line with no cohesion. Rambling wording with very little believable plotting. Read other books by Thomas Perry that were much better. Michael Kramer was only shining spot in this listening experience. He gave character to each individual. Should have better material for his talent.

  • Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,857
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,867

The author of the Mistborn trilogy and Elantris, Brandon Sanderson is winning abundant praise for this rollicking - and unusual - tale. Alcatraz Smedry can’t exactly be described as someone who doesn’t break things. In fact, he breaks lots of things. The truth is, he’s a major klutz. Breaking things, however, might just be the ace in the hole he needs when he goes up against a cabal of nefarious (gasp!) librarians.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Entertaining + Great Narration

  • By JARED on 08-19-12

Young Adult

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

This book was hard to get through and I am a Brandon Sanderson fan. Given it is YA book but it was a nonsensical Ya that I feel was written with tong in cheek. Would never buy any squeal.

  • Age of Myth

  • Book One of The Legends of the First Empire
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,540
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,894

Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer. Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom. And Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stop what you are doing and buy this book.

  • By Sterling on 06-30-16

Well written and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 05-18-17

Michael Sullivan is a very good writer. This book is both well written and entertaining. Similar to his Riyria books. Looking forward to next installment.

  • Pirate Hunters

  • Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
  • By: Robert Kurson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,008

Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men - John Chatterton and John Mattera - are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister. While he was at large during the Golden Age of Piracy in the 17th century, Bannister's exploits would have been more notorious than Blackbeard's, more daring than Kidd's, but his story and his ship have been lost to time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Gold

  • By Mel on 06-24-15

True life adventure

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

Reviewed: 11-22-16

Historic quest for famous pirate ship. Well written and well narrated. Great book and great adventure!

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  • Night Life

  • By: David C. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,044

New York City, 1954. The Cold War is heating up, Senator Joe McCarthy is running a witch hunt for communists in America, the newly formed CIA is fighting a turf battle with the FBI to see who will be the primary United States intelligence agency, and the bodies of murdered young men are turning up all over the city.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific noir mystery

  • By Jeremy D. Cohen on 05-07-16

Great book

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

Reviewed: 11-14-16

This was a well written book with a lot of suspense. At least for me there were a lot of twists not expected. Nicely narrated.