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  • The Cold, Cold Ground

  • Detective Sean Duffy, Book 1
  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,322
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,303

Adrian McKinty was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He studied politics and philosophy at Oxford before moving to America in the early 1990s. Living first in Harlem, he found employment as a construction worker, barman, and bookstore clerk. In 2000 he moved to Denver to become a high school English teacher and it was there that he began writing fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a stunning book

  • By Alan on 01-17-12

Cold Cold Disappointment

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

After reading Hidden River, I was excited and looking forward to more Adrian McKinty. I was so sure of that, I purchased it before I realized how completely mistaken I could be. It has taken me weeks of piecemeal listening to trudge my way along. I hoped to have the story break into an engaging story event. With six-plus hours of listening still left, I give up. I don't mind giving stories an effort and benefit of a doubt. What I cannot do is force myself time after time to endure a story that is not only droning, but drifts incessantly in a way I cannot follow. It does not build upon itself, nor does it establish a cohesive storyline. Perhaps it may, eventually, but it will happen without me. One day I may attempt another McKinty story, but not any day soon. I can only hope that Hidden River is not a one hit wonder. If I could return the book for a refund I would do it.

  • 1st to Die: Women's Murder Club, Book 1

  • Booktrack Edition
  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

Imagine a killer who thinks, What is the worst thing anyone has ever done? - and then goes far beyond it. Now imagine four women - a police detective, an assistant DA, a reporter, and a medical examiner - who join forces as they sidestep their bosses to track down criminals. Known as the Women's Murder Club, they are pursuing a murderer whose twisted imagination has stunned an entire city. Their chief suspect is a socially prominent writer, but the men in charge won't touch him. On the trail of the most terrifying and unexpected killer ever, they discover a shocking surprise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1st To Die - Im Hooked!

  • By Anonymous User on 08-07-18

Murder club

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

I have been enjoying the murder club series. It’s great to hear again how they all got together. I enjoy books and movies that portray women as feminine and strong, intelligent and effective. This book was a fun read. I particularly appreciate the plot twist at the end. Well done!

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Princess

  • A Private Novel
  • By: James Patterson, Rees Jones
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 400

When the head of the world's foremost investigation agency receives at invitation to meet Princess Caroline, third in line to the British throne, he boards his Gulfstream jet and flies straight to London. The Princess needs Morgan's skills, and his discretion. Sophie Edwards, a close friend of the Princess, has gone missing. She needs to be found before the media become aware of it. Morgan knows there is more to this case than he is being told. But what is the Princess hiding?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narration isn't up to Audible's standard.

  • By A Barrow on 05-17-18

Relieved and Encouraged

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

Definitely an improvement from 'The Royals.' I am relieved and encouraged to believe that not all Private stories are doomed to triteness and flatness. Perhaps different co-writers make the difference. The storyline is Private all the way. Situation. Serious situation. Private to the rescue. Private succeeds leaving traditional sources in the dust. This particular story is believable, dynamic and somewhat riveting. It has its moments of high drama, mystery and intense action. Only twice did I wonder why I was continuing to read this book. In the end, it was worth trudging through the rough spots. I was not engaged enough to read this one again. Not great, but not too bad. I guess I am hopeful that they will all be as fabulous as the first installments.

  • Private: The Royals

  • By: James Patterson, Rees Jones
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Christian Coulson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

Private is the most elite detective agency in the world. But when kidnappers threaten to execute a royal family member in front of the queen, Jack Morgan and his team have just 24 hours to stop them. Or heads will roll, literally.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Novella in the Private/Jack Morgan series

  • By Wayne on 02-18-17

Royally Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I am a huge Patterson fan. I have been enjoying the “private“ series. At least til now. This story however is hugely disappointing and trite. The characters are shallow. The action is weak. Overall, I was highly disappointed. I am hoping that the other book that I bought, “princess“ is not like this one.

  • Instinct

  • By: James Patterson, Howard Roughan
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,463

A serial killer is loose on the streets of Manhattan. His victims appear to be total strangers. The only clue that unites the crimes is the playing card left behind at each scene that hints at the next target. The killer, known in the tabloids as The Dealer, is baiting cops into a deadly and scandalous guessing game that has the city increasingly on edge.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Patterson's best work!!!!

  • By Jennifer on 07-06-17

Great Instincts

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

This book began by capturing my attention from the start. I enjoy that. It begins with action which compelled me to hang in there to see what was going on and who was involved. Characters are colorful and engaging. The interaction and relationships between these characters is as intricate as any spiders web.The multiple story layers are enticing. Not many authors can pull that off and keep me interested. I am ready for the next book. No doubt I will read this one again, and again, and again…

  • So Long, Lollipops

  • The Free Until The End of the World Novella
  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,811
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,802

Peter watched his new family drive away, certain it was the last time he'd ever see them. But sometimes plans go awry in the best way. Now, the plan is to get back to them. But sometimes plans go awry in the worst way. Sometimes the only plan is to believe it will be all right, even when it's almost impossible to believe.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Zombie, Chick Lit

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-30-15

I'll Bite

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Every morsel of this apocalypse, zombie infested tale is tantalizing. From beginning to end, I was captivated. I had a need to follow the characters to the end of the story. Truly, I could not have guessed how it would end. I liked that. Unpredictably entertaining. This story continues and I shall follow right along.

  • The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,936
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8,973

"Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice...until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Hospital- What a Fun Short Story!

  • By Tracy P. on 06-30-18

A Matter of Taste

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

If zombie thrillers is on your menu, this is the story for you. Clearly a story of what might happen to a man when the world goes mad. A bit too gory and graphic for me. The main character is rough, callous and crude, but then, he needs to be. Narrator was great and adds believability. The story continues, but I'm not biting.

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  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,401
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37,294

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Intriguing

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

This story is so much more detailed and involved than the other Brown books. It postulates a theory that is a bit far out, but delivers it believably enough to create a sliver of doubt. I enjoyed the many descriptive passages that place me right in the midst of the action. Colorful, suspense-filled action throughout.

  • Odd Thomas

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,570
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,585

"The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Doubting Thomas

  • By Denise on 12-11-03

Being Odd

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Who wouldn't wish to be Odd when finished reading any of the Odd Thomas books?! Adventure. Mystery. Romance (ha ha), Drama and Suspense--LOTS of suspense. Enchanting to read how it all begins.

Gabriel: Zero Point: The FREE Prequel Novella
    Evan Gabriel Trilogy
    
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    Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
    2,003 ratings
    Overall 3.8
  • Gabriel: Zero Point: The FREE Prequel Novella

  • Evan Gabriel Trilogy
  • By: Steve Umstead
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,003
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,773
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,766

Evan Gabriel wasn't always a feared and respected North American Federation Navy Commander. Before dangerous missions to the ice-bound planet of Poliahu, the deadly jungle world of Eden, and politically corrupt Mars, he was a simple recruit, fighting to make his mark in the elite Naval Special Forces…and was part of a top-secret military experiment that would change his life forever. Zero Point tells the tale of a young man faced with difficult choices and dangerous trials.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • 100% Narration Failure

  • By Sean Vikoren on 03-10-17

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

Fast-paced. Gripping story. Strong characters. Colorful descriptions. I followed Evan all the way to the end.