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  • Cheating Bastard

  • By: Devon McCormack
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42

Blake never has problems finding tricks, and he's learned that half the fun is in doing it behind his boyfriend Todd's back. But when Todd suggests a threesome to reignite their relationship, the opportunity to bring in one of his regulars and dupe his boyfriend right under his nose is too tantalizing to resist. Todd loves Blake, but after Blake's cancer treatments, it seems nothing Todd does can excite him. For six months, he's waited patiently for his boyfriend's interest to return, but it's clear if he doesn't do something drastic, nothing will change.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • not 'dark' or eroctic, just vile

  • By HZ on 07-07-16

Absolutely the Right Title

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

I was looking for something dark and erotic and raw and this fit the bill nicely. The cheater was indeed a bastard from the start of the story to the end. This isn't a romantic story but there are lots of those stories available if you are looking for one. There are fewer of these dark stories in the erotic genre and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hated the ending, but even that ends up making it a more memorable story. Sometimes the good guy doesn't win. If I could have changed one thing about it, it would be to add about 10 more hours to the story!!! I will be purchasing all of McCormack's stories.

  • The Survivor

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,095
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,077

Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This one should land on my 10 Best List for 2017

  • By W. Brooks on 02-14-17

One of the Best!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-14

I typically don't write reviews but do listen to my books daily. This one moved me to write something simply because it breaks the mold. You start out knowing at least something about how the story will end but that never seems to take away from the steady forward motion of the plot and action line. I really think that Scott Brick's narration nudges the rating above where it might be if it had been read by somebody else. The performance makes such a difference. I was sad to have the story end but loved the ending! I'll definitely be checking out more by Gregg Hurwitz!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36,173

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overrated

  • By David on 04-03-13

Worth the time

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

Reviewed: 09-06-12

This is one of the more imaginative stories I've listened to in a long time. It really is full of unexpected twists and turns, as well as some expected ones. I found it started a little slow but still held my interest, but after a couple of hours I was really hooked. It requires willing suspension of disbelief to really follow the plot but I am always willing to do so when I'm reading science fiction/fantasy. Clines has a nice way of keeping the dialog real, even when events are unreal. I thought characterizations were great and have to give the narrator kudos for doing such a great job of differentiating those characters through subtle use of his voice. I especially liked the voice of God.

This book is definitely worth your time; prepare to be surprised.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Bloodman

  • By: Robert Pobi
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41

In this psychological thriller, Jake Cole returns to his childhood home after his elderly father nearly kills himself by setting himself on fire and plowing through a plate-glass window. Jake’s father - a great American painter - is a man whose shadow Jake has tried to outrun since he was a boy. Now a contractor for the FBI who possesses a unique gift for recreating crime scenes, Jake is pulled into a hauntingly familiar double homicide investigation. He recognizes the artistic signature in the slayings from his childhood.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Cop Out

  • By Alan on 05-28-12

Great Scary Read

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

Reviewed: 05-28-12

This is a well-conceived story with plenty of twists and turns. It's right on the cusp of horror and would be a great movie. There are several possible perpetrators along the way and each time I thought I had it figured out something would occur that made me question my thinking. The sorry-line is good by itself but the narration takes it over the top. Luke Daniels really gets into the lead character and brings him to life.

This is well worth your time.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Devil's Feather

  • By: Minette Walters
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

In 2002, five women are discovered barbarously murdered in Sierra Leone. Reuters Africa correspondent Connie Burns suspects a British mercenary: a man who seems to turn up in every war-torn corner of Africa, whose reputation for violence and brutality is well-founded and widely known. Connie's suspicions that he's using the chaos of war to act out sadistic, misogynistic fantasies fall on deaf ears -- but she's determined to expose him and his secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Stunning!

  • By Yennta on 12-27-06

Ho Hum!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-11

I usually don't bother writing anything after listening to an audio book as I find that others have already expressed my sentiments. I make an exception in this case as I really thought that this was an incredibly boring story told in an equally boring fashion. I did follow it through to the end as I hoped that it would improve but now understand that my instincts about halfway through part 1 were correct. What is bothersome to me is there was true potential for this to be a great book. Maybe that's true for all books...

I would not recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a captivating and fast moving story that hooks you in early and holds you to the end.

  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

  • The Millennium Series, Book 3
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,084
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,696

Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect.

  • By B.J. on 06-15-10

One of the Best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-10

It's always great when you can read an author's work and at the end go through a grieving period. Each book of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy did that for me. At the end, I wanted more and mourned the fact that there would be no more--until the next book was available. Now, with Larsson's passing, there will be no more books.

But these are novels that can be reread, or reheard, as the case may be. They are full of intrigue and surprise twists and turns. One might argue whether the main character is Lisbeth Salander or Mikael Blomkvist, but it doesn't matter in the end as they are equally compelling. I love it when things turn out well for the good guys and these books don't disappoint, although Book 2 (Fire), ends uncertainly and you have to wait for Book 3 (Nest) to regain that good feeling.

If anyone decides to pick up the story line and create a book to expand the trilogy, I'll be in line to purchase it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Altered Carbon

  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,543

In the 25th century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Altered Carbon

  • By Jake Williams on 09-22-07

Worth the Listening Time

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-10

This is not necessarily the type of book that makes the top of my list but I felt it was worth the time. I enjoyed creation of an alternate/future world in which human minds can be transferred from body to body and bodies can be grown to specifications. That world vision is not as outlandish as it would have been 25 years ago. It allows the reader to think about the new challenges raised by longevity being measured by a whole new standard. The other aspects of this possible future are redefined sexuality, ethics, and morality. I thought the author did a good job of crafting an appropriately new view of existence. In the end, however, what motivated these characters were the same things that have motivated people forever--greed, power, revenge, love, and hate. I think that anyone who enjoys a real escape from reality would enjoy this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful