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  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,218

Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drugstore where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bosch Survives Two Career Ending Threats

  • By Russell on 11-20-17

Bosch, the Audio Book. Awesome

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

Titus Welliver IS Hieronymus Bosch. For anyone familiar with the television series, the successful narration of Connelly's excellent detective series must necessarily begin with the unmistakable voice of Welliver as Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch. The television adaptations, of course, streamline the stories, and much of what is in 'Two Kinds of Truth' seems like background to the storyline(s) presented there. Nonetheless, as my introduction to Connelly's work, this one is pitch and voice perfect. I'll listen again, and have quickly added "Trunk Music" to my wishlist. So many great books, so little time.

  • The Plagiarist

  • A Novella
  • By: Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by: Alexander J. Masters
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 498

Adam Griffey is living two lives. By day, he teaches literature. At night, he steals it. Adam is a plagiarist, an expert reader with an eye for great works. He prowls simulated worlds perusing virtual texts, looking for the next big thing. And when he finds it, he memorizes it page by page, line by line, word for word. And then he brings it back to his world, the real world, and he sells it. But what happens when these virtual worlds begin to seem more real than his own? What happens when the people within them mean more to him than flesh and blood?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The reader lacked tone.

  • By L or D Day on 03-17-15

Entertaining and Amusing

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

Reviewed: 09-02-15

An intersting twist on the multiverse and our anticipated ability to simulate reality in a supercomputer.

  • The Searchers

  • By: Alan Le May
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Alan Le May’s Western novels are widely considered classics in the genre, and the movie adaptation of The Searchers was named AFI’s Greatest Western Movie of All Time. When Martin Pauley and Amos Edwards return to their Texas homestead to find a burning ruin, they set out to find Amos’ missing daughter - and exact revenge on the Comanche responsible for the attack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Mortal (Me) Writes of a Classic

  • By Craig on 05-21-14

A Great Western

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

The West like no western ever presented, a history of a lost time and people.

  • Coraline

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,983

In Coraline's family's new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close. The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scary, but interesting for both adults and kids

  • By Melise on 03-19-08

Gaiman by Gaiman ! Absolutely Perfect !!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-14

Gaiman is the perfect reader of his own stories, he presents his story with the nuance that only its author can deliver.

Coraline is one of Gaiman's most approachable stories, truly for children of all ages, meaning simply that it recalls in all of us the uncertainties and resultant horrors of living in this world as a child. Gaiman brings us all our fears remembered, and ultimately overcome. A classic modern tale.

  • Collected Fictions

  • By: Jorge Luis Borges, Andrew Hurley (translator)
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

From his 1935 debut with "The Universal History of Iniquity", through his immensely influential collections Ficciones and The Aleph, these enigmatic, elaborate, imaginative inventions display Borges' talent for turning fiction on its head by playing with form and genre and toying with language.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but incomplete

  • By Aaron on 12-17-18

Not "Unabridged."

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

Reviewed: 03-31-12

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Disappointing short shrift to a great short story collection.

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