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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 11,694
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,612

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is Ron Mcclarty?

  • By jason adams on 04-28-17

Fun and engaging

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

Reviewed: 06-14-17

Amos Decker is a great character with peculiar characteristics. Looking forward for more in this series

  • The Big Silence

  • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

The Big Silence takes Lieberman and his Irish partner, Bill Hanrahan - the Rabbi and the Priest, as they are known on the streets - on a journey that will test their consciences to the limit. When the young son of an informant in a governmental witness protection program is kidnapped and a grisly death occurs, they will have to make some hard choices to make things right. Told with compassion and with the keen insight into the human psyche, The Big Silence is gritty, compelling...and unforgettable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If Lieberman and Hanrahan arrested me...

  • By Richard Delman on 02-26-16

I love Abe Lieberman's stories!

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

And I also love Chicago. The only thing that could improve is the narrator's pronunciation of Jewish words and terms

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  • Flight of Passage

  • By: Rinker Buck
  • Narrated by: Rinker Buck
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

In the summer of 1966, Rinker and Kernahan Buck - 2 teenaged schoolboys from New Jersey - bought a dilapidated Piper Club airplane for $300, rebuild it, and piloted it on a record-breaking flight across America - navigating all the way to California without a radio because they couldn't afford one. Their trip retraced a mythical route flown by their father, Tom Buck, a brash, colorful ex-barnstormer who had lost a leg in a tragic plane crash before his sons were born - but who so loved the adventure of flight that he taught his boys to fly before they could drive. The journey west, and the preparations for it, become a figurative and literal process of discovery as the young men battle thunderstorms and wracking turbulence, encounter Arkansas rednecks, Texas cowboys, and the languid, romantic culture of small-town cafes, cheap motels, and dusty landing strips of pre-Vietnam America. The brothers have a lot to resolve among themselves too - as Kern, the shy, meticulous, dedicated dreamer, and Rinker, the rebellious second son, must finally come to understand and depend on each other in the complex way that only brothers can. Most of all, Flight of Passages is a timeless story of fathers and sons. These 2 young men must separate from their difficult, quirky father - literally by putting a country's distance between them - but they do it on their father's terms: in an airplane. As he looks back, from the perspective of now being a father himself, Rinker Buck's tale of 2 young men in search of themselves and their country becomes a story about the eternal enigma of family - of the distance and closeness of generations, of peace lost so that understanding can be gained - and it is explored with a storytelling power that is both brave and rare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not

  • By Cynthia L. Neill on 11-16-05

Beautiful Story!

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

This is a book that encompasses the essence of basic aviation. Flying for real. And the feeling of visiting our beautiful Land populated with amazing and diverse Peoples.

  • Razor Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,165

When Lane Coolman's car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but (this is Hiaasen!). Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield - the eponymous Razor Girl - and the crash scam is only the beginning of events that spiral crazily out of control while unleashing some of the wildest characters Hiaasen has ever set loose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book this year!

  • By green ice cream garden on 09-19-16

Classic Hiassen

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

Reviewed: 10-03-16

Amusing, engaging and very well performed. A true caricature of Florida. Looks like a potentially new series.

  • Unforgettable

  • My 10 Best Flights
  • By: Lane Wallace
  • Narrated by: Lane Wallace
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Former Flying Magazine and EAA Sport Aviation editor Lane Wallace has flown plenty of unique flights, from the Swiss Alps to Key West, from a Piper Cub to a U-2 spy plane. In this fascinating book, she recounts her 10 best - in the process, she reminds all pilots why we fly. Written with Lane's trademark style and sense of wonder about the world she experiences and explores, and filled with insight about the emotions and life lessons flying evokes, it's ideal for both pilots and non-pilots.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why do we fly

  • By Nick Xidis on 05-22-17

A must for pilots and aviation enthusiasts

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

Reviewed: 07-20-16

This book and its narration are great. Full of fascinating stories with a touch of sentimental poetry that avid pilots will enjoy. I highly recommend this book

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  • Catch the Jew!

  • By: Tuvia Tenenbom
  • Narrated by: Shlomo Zacks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

Catch the Jew! recounts the adventures of gonzo journalist Tuvia Tenenbom, who wanders around Israel and the Palestinian Authority for seven months in search of the untold truths in today's Holy Land. With holy chutzpah, Tenenbom boldly goes where no Jew has gone before, at times risking his life as he assumes the identities of Tobi the German and even Abu Ali in order to probe into the many stories in this strange land and poke holes in all of them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • spot on

  • By GoingGoingGone... on 04-25-16

Great book but narration could be much better

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

Reviewed: 12-11-15

The narrator sounds like reading more than performing. Sometimes is hard to notice that he is slim a new paragraph.

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  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,122

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the Earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sums it up nicely

  • By Mark on 05-15-15

Excellent and manageable recount of the history of the human being

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

Reviewed: 08-08-15

This is a book to listen to over and over. It's full of knowledge and very thought provoking. It will make you feel peaceful at moments and anxious at others. And it leaves a lot to the reader to interpret and conclude

  • Foreskin's Lament

  • A Memoir
  • By: Shalom Auslander
  • Narrated by: Shalom Auslander
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

Foreskin's Lament reveals Auslander's youth in a strict, socially isolated Orthodox community, and recounts his rebellion and efforts to make a new life apart from it. Auslander remembers his youthful attempt to win the "blessing bee" (the Orthodox version of a spelling bee), his exile to an Orthodox-style reform school in Israel after he's caught shoplifting Union Bay jeans from the mall, and his 14-mile hike to watch the New York Rangers play in Madison Square Garden without violating the Sabbath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best memoir I have listened to in my life!

  • By Crusader on 03-06-09

Excellent book

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

Reviewed: 06-07-15

I found this book after starting watching Happyish. Love both. If you like deep dark challenging humor, this book is for you

  • Act of Terror

  • By: Marc Cameron
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754

From coast to coast, the nation is witnessing a new wave of terror - suicide bombers incite blind panic and paralyzing fear, a flight attendant tries to crash an airliner, a police officer opens fire on fans in a stadium, and at CIA headquarters, a deputy director goes on a murderous rampage. The perpetrators appear to be American but are actually covert agents in a vast network of terror, selected and trained for one purpose only: the complete annihilation of America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book from Marc Cameron

  • By Cecil Brathwaite on 10-28-14

Too far fetched

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

Reviewed: 05-16-15

Entertaining but the James Bond like characters get old quickly. The story is too far fetched to the point of being fantasy more than a political thriller.

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  • Lieberman's Choice

  • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

Bernie Shepard comes home with a shotgun. He opens the door to his bedroom, and sees what he expected - his wife in bed with another cop. Two pumps of the shotgun take care of them, and Shepard carries out the rest of his plan. Accompanied by his dog, this half-mad detective goes to the roof of his building, where he has built a small fortress stocked with food, water, and weapons. Talking Shepard down falls to Abe Lieberman and Bill Hanrahan, the odd-couple partners in Chicago homicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 15 Stars for Lieberman's Allegory!

  • By Ted on 07-05-16

Very engaging. Couldn't stop listening

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

Reviewed: 03-31-15

I'm loving this series more and more as it combines great Chicago references with the wit and wisdom of a Jewish American detective. It's chicken soup for the mystery lovers.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful