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  • The Fifth Witness

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,356

Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too - and he's certain he's on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable read

  • By Xavier on 08-17-11

Great Book from start to finish

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

What's to say. Great story, great rich characters and a plot that goes with what's still relevant to today's headlines. foreclosure isn't something that you take lightly. The way Michael Connelly brings his character's to life makes you feel like your in the courtroom with him and his entourage

  • The Golden Tresses of the Dead: A Flavia de Luce Novel

  • Flavia de Luce Series, Book 10
  • By: Alan Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392

Although it is autumn in the small English town of Bishop’s Lacey, the chapel is decked with exotic flowers. Yes, Flavia de Luce’s sister, Ophelia, is at last getting hitched, like a mule to a wagon. “A church is a wonderful place for a wedding”, muses Flavia, “surrounded as it is by the legions of the dead, whose listening bones bear silent witness to every promise made at the altar.” Flavia is not your normal 12-year-old girl, and she'll have her first case when there's an unwelcome discovery in Ophelia’s wedding cake: a human finger. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flavia does it again!

  • By Rebecca, the Untangled Writer on 01-23-19

Like an old friend coming to visit only better.

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

Like an old friend co in big to visit only much better. Flavia and her buddy extraordinaire Doggah on the case once again. I've read all of Alan Bradley's Flavors De Luce novels. like the first, it takes toy in and me get lets you go. great story line and rich characters

  • The Flight Attendant

  • A Novel
  • By: Chris Bohjalian
  • Narrated by: Erin Spencer, Grace Experience, Mark Deakins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,053
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,868
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,869

Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She's a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointingly Banal

  • By Rose on 03-29-18

Not at all what one would expect

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

What a great book. interesting story , plot characters. Not what I expected from the first chapter to the last. At times I wanted to shake the main character out of the trance she was in it seemed..
The title suggests something entirely different than the wording.
Great thrill ride from start to finish. highly recommended

  • The Grave's a Fine and Private Place

  • A Flavia de Luce Novel
  • By: Alan Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 853
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842

In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, 12-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. Something grazes her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps down on the object, imagining herself Ernest Hemingway battling a marlin, and pulls up what she expects will be a giant fish. But in Flavia's grip is something far better: a human head, attached to a human body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flavia is in the thick of it

  • By Mothermersnerd on 02-05-18

Excellent listens

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

The best for last of the series. I loved all of These books, but they one's I liked the most were the Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust and The Graves a Fine and Private Place.
I loved Jane Entwiistles narration very much, how she can throw her voice to cover a range of characters is quite amazing and amusing. My wife and I Loved how Flavia spoke so kind of her nemesis Doggah.
From what I've been told there's a 10th book I the works.. I can hardly wait to listen to see what Flavia is up to. Oh the Chemistry lessons are amazing to

  • Hawke

  • By: Ted Bell
  • Narrated by: John Shea
  • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,315

Lord Alexander Hawke is a direct descendant of the legendary English pirate Blackhawke and highly skilled in the cutthroat's deadly ways himself. While still a boy, on a voyage to the Caribbean, Alex Hawke witnesses an act of unspeakable horror. Hidden in a secret compartment on his father's yacht, Alex sees his parents brutally murdered by three modern-day pirates. It is an event that will haunt him for the remainder of his life. Now, fully grown and one of England's most decorated naval heroes, Hawke is back in the same Caribbean waters on a secret mission for the American government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelent

  • By Steve on 02-25-18

incredible book from start to finish

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

certainly not my last Ted Bell Hawke novel. What an awesome listen this was. Clive Cussler said so himself

  • Play On

  • Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac: The Autobiography
  • By: Mick Fleetwood, Anthony Bozza
  • Narrated by: Martin Dew, Mick Fleetwood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

In this candid, intimate portrait of a life lived in music, Mick Fleetwood sheds new light on well-known points in his history, including many incredible moments of recording and touring with Fleetwood Mac, as well as personal insights from a man who has been a major player in blues and rock n' roll since his teens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More than Just Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n Roll

  • By John on 11-28-14

Loved it, Every minute of it

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

incredible book, loved hearing about how one of my favorite bands took shape over the year's. I thought I knew about Fleetwood Mac, but was surprised to see I knew very little about their English heritage. From Micks start as a youngster through to 2014.
He's surely lived and loved more than most. Happily he's followed his heart throughout his life. Truly Sad thou it took its toll on his first love Jenny, then Sara as n The last love.
Fleetwood Mac will forever be my favorite band, I genuinely feel more connected to these remarkable people.

  • Petty: The Biography

  • By: Warren Zanes
  • Narrated by: Warren Zanes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987

No one other than Warren Zanes, rocker and writer and friend, could author a book about Tom Petty that is as honest and evocative of Petty's music and the remarkable rock and roll history he and his band helped to write. Born in Gainesville, Florida, with more than a little hillbilly in his blood, Tom Petty was a Southern shit kicker, a kid without a whole lot of promise. Rock and roll made it otherwise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best biographies ever

  • By James on 12-29-15

great book exceptional narrative

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

loved hearing about the life and times of the late musician Tom Petty.
thou this book was written long before his passing, one gets an idea of what his life was before his success.
Sad, it took his first marriage to claim that success, but often things have to change in ingress own life for things to get better.
if asked I'd have to say my favorite Petty song would be, "Runnin Down a Dream"
I'll always hold Tom in high regards as one of those musicians who genuinely cared.
Great book

  • Red Sparrow

  • A Novel
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,528

Drafted against her will to become a "Sparrow" - a trained seductress in the service, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America's valuable mole in Moscow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Spy Novel (with a few quirks)

  • By Aaron on 01-12-14

great book, especially the cooking recipes

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

great listen, great narrative, loved the dialogue, both in English and Russian.
especially the cooking recipes. looking forward to the movie, Just hope it's not cut up like mostbooks to movie are

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  • Breakthrough, Book 2
  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127

It was just one year ago that she and her team of marine biologists had stunned the world with their incredible breakthrough. And now, they were about to do it again. But an ocean away, something strange was unfolding. Along a lonely coast in South America, an experimental Russian submarine, long thought to have been dismantled, has suddenly resurfaced. And the US Navy had taken notice, sending officers John Clay and Steve Caesare to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breakthrough continues... excellent sequel!

  • By shelley on 09-10-17

loved it, both books that is

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

when is book 3 going to be available through Audible.
can't wait to hear ways next for the Ex Navy seals, Dianee, and John Clays squeeze Allison

  • Breakthrough

  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,762

Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING!!!

  • By FocusedOnTheJourney on 07-22-17

Scott Brick is an awesome narrator.

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

great story line with heat characters..
Reminds me with the use of the dolphins of. George C Scott in " Day of the Dolphins"