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  • Evil Has a Name

  • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
  • By: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente, Peter McDonnell
  • Narrated by: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,561
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,831
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,798

For his victims, for their families and for the investigators tasked with finding him, the senselessness and brutality of the Golden State Killer's acts were matched only by the powerlessness they felt at failing to uncover his identity. Then, on April 24, 2018, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif., based on DNA evidence linked to the crimes. Amazingly, it seemed, evil finally had a name. Please note: This work contains descriptions of violent crime and sexual assault and may not be suitable for all listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audible Raises The Bar On True Crime Genre

  • By R. Squyres on 11-16-18

Made a True Crime reader out of me/

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

It as great. The characters became my family. The narration was terrific.
And what a great gift for McNamara. I wish I'd known all of you, but especially her.

  • The New Iberia Blues

  • Dave Robicheaux Series, Book 22
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232

Detective Dave Robicheaux’s world isn’t filled with too many happy stories, but Desmond Cormier’s rags-to-riches tale is certainly one of them. Robicheaux first met Cormier on the streets of New Orleans, when the young, undersized boy had foolish dreams of becoming a Hollywood director. Twenty-five years later, when Robicheaux knocks on Cormier’s door, it's to ask about a young woman he found who’s been crucified. She disappeared near Cormier’s Cyrpemort Point estate, and Robicheaux, along with young Deputy Sean McClain, are looking for answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ROBICHEAUX IS BACK ON FULL FLEEK!

  • By The Louligan on 01-22-19

What a letdown

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

I am a fan of Burke's character Dave Robicheaux and have read the entire series.
I was disappointed by the book Robicheaux, and hoped that The New Iberia Blues would be as well written and exciting as, for example, Tin Roof Blowdown.
Alas, The New Iberia Blues was another letdown. It was too long, too repetitive, too obvious and weighed down by pounds of overwrought language. The book cries out for a keen editor.
On the plus side, Will Patton's performance is superb (as always).

  • The Plot to Destroy Democracy

  • How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West
  • By: Malcolm Nance, Rob Reiner - foreword
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 902

In the greatest intelligence operation in the history of the world, Donald Trump was made president of the United States with the assistance of a foreign power. For the first time, The Plot to Destroy Democracy reveals the dramatic story of how blackmail, espionage, assassination, and psychological warfare were used by Vladimir Putin and his spy agencies to steal the 2016 US election. It will show how Russia and its fifth column allies tried to flip the cornerstones of democracy in order to reengineer the world political order that kept most of the world free since since 1945....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book gives historical context to modern events

  • By Chris on 02-15-19

Brilliant and terrifying

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Nance is a terrific writer (except for incorrect use of "myriad of") whose accounts are incredibly detailed and based on his many years in intelligence work.
I was riveted and frightened. But I believe him.
A must-read for understanding just how intricately entwined the Russians are in our government in general and in the Trump administration in particular. These are vile people, and Nance understands what they're up to.

  • The Tin Roof Blowdown

  • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542

Dave Robicheaux returns in another Bayou adventure, this one more gruesome and gut-wrenching than any that have come before. Hurricane Katrina has ravaged New Orleans, leaving the streets and buildings flooded and the city awash with opportunists, looters, and vicious criminals. There is no order, no law. Police are shooting randomly at innocent people, prison guards have abandoned their posts, and bodies float through the streets and hang from trees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How Does One Manage?

  • By Deborah on 07-20-07

His best, for many reasons

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

What a story! The best account of the aftermath of Katrina I've read.
Burke is a master storyteller. Terrific writing. A great heart.

  • Master of the Jinn

  • A Sufi Novel
  • By: Irving Karchmar
  • Narrated by: Irving Karchmar
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Here is a tale set on the path of the heart, a mystical adventure wherein a modern-day Sufi master sends seven companions on a quest for the original ring of power and the greatest treasure of the ancient world - King Solomon's ring. It is the very same seal ring of a hundred legends, given to King Solomon by God to command the Jinn, those terrifying demons of living fire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautiful tale of mercy and love

  • By Metis on 04-28-16

Master of the Jinn

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

Reviewed: 06-02-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A wonderful tale, beautifully written and narrated.

What did you like best about this story?

The descriptions reminded me of Middle Eastern mosaics, full of tiny jewels and stories within stories.

Have you listened to any of Irving Karchmar’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

My first Karchmar performance.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The Master's lesson about sharing food was especially moving.

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