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  • Wolf's Gambit

  • By: W. D. Gagliani
  • Narrated by: Jeff Pringle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

Some people are afraid there's a wild animal on the loose, savagely tearing its victims apart. Others, like Nick Lupo, know better. Lupo knows a werewolf attack when he sees one. He should, since he's a werewolf himself, though he's been able to control his urges and maintain his secret. He's also a homicide cop, so it may be up to him to hunt down one of his own kind. It looks like there's a new werewolf in town, a rogue out only for blood. But looks can be deceiving. Wolf's Gambit is the sequel to the Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel Wolf's Trap.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed the book but steamy but steamy sex scenes

  • By Karen Watkins on 12-21-17

Enjoyed the book but steamy but steamy sex scenes

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

I enjoy paranormal books n this one was good.
However, explicit sexual narrative would giv this book an X-rating.

  • Cross Justice

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Ruben Santiago-Hudson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,256

When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin's innocence in a town where everyone seems to be on the take, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he's ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By Shelley Bronson on 11-25-15

Hang in there n enjoy the ride

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

Reviewed: 01-22-16

Where does Cross Justice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

9 +

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes - Book well written - Could have ended a few times with a satisfying conclusion to each plot line

Which character – as performed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson – was your favorite?

Rev. Mia & Nana Mama, of course

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Poignant moments led to tears - happy ones!

Any additional comments?

A bit of a slow start but well worth the listen on all fronts! Luv ya Alex Cross & Family

  • The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café

  • By: Mary Simses
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

Ellen leaves Manhattan and her Kennedy-esque fiance for Beacon, Maine. What should be a one-day trip is quickly complicated when she almost drowns in the chilly bay and is saved by a local carpenter. The rescue turns Ellen into something of a local celebrity, which may or may not help her unravel the past her grandmother labored to keep hidden. As she learns about her grandmother and herself, it becomes clear that a 24-hour visit to Beacon may never be enough.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Blueberry Bakeshop

  • By B. Saile on 10-01-17

Enjoyable from beginning to end!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-13

Enjoyed the story, characters and of course the happy ending. Found myself laughing out loud re: the scenes at the local watering hole -The Antler. Wonderful descriptions of Maine. Look forward to more works by the author.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fragment

  • A Novel
  • By: Warren Fahy
  • Narrated by: Robin Atkin Downes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 133

The time is now. The place is the Trident, a long-range research vessel hired by the reality TV show Sealife. Aboard is a cast of ambitious young scientists. With a director dying for drama, tiny Henders Island might be just what the show needs. Until the first scientist sets foot on Henders, and the ultimate test of survival begins.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Pretty Good Crichtonesque Thriller

  • By Cidney on 03-28-11

A surprisingly good book

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

Reviewed: 03-13-13

Good narrator with a story incorporating a reality show + a bit of Jurassic Park, with a smidgen of Alien, evolutionary theory, good vs. evil men, likeable characters, an ending that makes you hope for a sequel and definitely could be made into a movie. Well done, Mr. Fahy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Alex Cross, Run

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Steven Boyer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379

Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, and for his wild, no-expense-spared "industry parties", bringing in underage exotic dancers and models for nights of drugs, champagne, and uninhibited sex. That is, until Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem's lavish soirees and ruins his fun. Now Creem is willing to do anything to avoid going to jail. But Alex doesn't have time to dwell on that case. A beautiful woman has been found murdered in her car, a lock of her hair viciously ripped off. Then a second woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window with a brutal scar slashed across her stomach....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ugh!

  • By Cris on 02-23-13

Vintage James Patterson

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

Reviewed: 02-21-13

Love Alex Cross and Family, especially Nana Mama. Look forward to the next installment.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Altar of Bones

  • By: Philip Carter
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

Cryptic dying words from a murdered homeless woman in present day San Francisco unlock a decades-buried secret that changed history. Now a pair of ruthless assassins are sent to cut the few living "loose ends." And a young, resourceful woman on the run encounters a determined man with his own connected past and vengeful agenda. Forced to partner for survival and answers, a fast-paced and deadly game of cat and mouse ensues.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast Moving Exciting Read

  • By Jack on 03-27-11

Excellent read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-11

Well written, interesting characters and historical background. Highly recommend. Did not want book to end, even after 17 hours. At (1) credit, it is a super buy. Enjoy!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful