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  • Atomic Marriage

  • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Narrated by: Diane Lane
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10,511
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9,494
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9,469

All marriages are hard. Many of them fail. Brock Lewis, an evangelical businessman turned self-published author, has the answer. Follow his international bestselling book’s 12-point “Atomic Doctrine” - make eye contact with your spouse? Always! Use the bathroom in front of them? Never! - and you, too, can build a marriage that thrives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable but lacking any real oomp at the end

  • By Kingsley on 01-04-19

the best

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

James Lee burke is one of my very favorite authors. This book is not to be missed

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How It Happened

  • By: Michael Koryta
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, Christine Lakin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 465

 Kimberly Crepeaux is no good, a notorious jailhouse snitch, teen mother, and heroin addict whose petty crimes are well known to the rural Maine community where she lives. So when she confesses to her role in the brutal murders of Jackie Pelletier and Ian Kelly, the daughter of a well-known local family and her sweetheart, the locals have little reason to believe her story.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Judge a book by it's cover!

  • By shelley on 05-16-18

Who Cares?

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

Not "who done it," but a "how?" But I never cared! Little Character and plot development

  • Cut and Run

  • By: Mary Burton
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,977
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,746
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,743

Trauma victims are not new to medical examiner Faith McIntyre, but this one is different. The unconscious woman clinging to life after a hit and run is FBI agent Macy Crow. What the woman from Quantico was doing in a dark alley after midnight is just one mystery. The other is more unsettling: Macy is Faith’s mirror image - the twin sister she never knew she had. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted Fast Fun & Free (to borrow)...

  • By shelley on 10-19-18

Not her Best

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-18

an engaging subject but turns into a light mystery held up by too much romance

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Second Chair

  • A Dismas Hardy Novel
  • By: John Lescroart
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

Dismas Hardy is finally on top: as a managing partner at his thriving, newly reorganized law firm, he's a rainmaker and fix-it guy for clients leery of taking their chances in a courtroom. Now Hardy's up-and-coming associate, Amy Wu, brings him a high-profile case: Andrew Bartlett, the 17-year-old son of a prominent San Francisco family, has been arrested for the double slaying of his girlfriend and his English teacher.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An insider's view of law-enforcement

  • By Snoodely on 03-05-10

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

Dismiss Hardy is to detectives what Father knows Best is to families. But 4 stars

  • Tell Me a Secret

  • By: Samantha Hayes
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 325

Everything in Lorna’s life runs like clockwork, from her six a.m. run to the strict 60 minute counselling sessions she gives. It’s the only way she can deal with the terrible secret she carries. When a new client arrives for his first appointment, Lorna feels her perfect life unravel in a matter of seconds. It’s Andrew, the man she’s spent the last year desperately trying to forget. It seems he can’t forget her either....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow..

  • By Cap on 06-17-18

excellent

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-18

true psychological thriller
great writing, narrator matched protagonist, twists to storyline that were fitting yet surprising. intelligent
and for my liking, no gratuitous sex.or violence

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Creole Belle

  • A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 19
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,159

Creole Belle begins where the last book in the Dave Robicheaux series, The Glass Rainbow, ended. Dave is in a recovery unit in New Orleans, where a Creole girl named Tee Jolie Melton visits him and leaves him an iPod with the country blues song “Creole Belle” on it. Then she disappears. Dave becomes obsessed with the song and the memory of Tee Jolie and goes in search of her sister, who later turns up inside a block of ice floating in the Gulf.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Burke & Patton -- Synergistic Phenomenon

  • By Mel on 07-25-12

4 Star Book and 4 Star Narration

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

Reviewed: 08-16-12

What made the experience of listening to Creole Belle the most enjoyable?

There are very few writers that have the ability to establish an intricate plot line that is driven by their characters emotional, spiritual and intellectual state of mind. Burke tells the story of missing people, corruption and greed using astoundingly beautiful descriptions of nature, dialog that would make Mike Hammer jealous and backed by a soothing reflective philosophy that is authentically owned by the main characters. To say that the narrator adds an extra dimension to the book and characters is a cliche but its true. Patton gives a 4 star performance.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Creole Belle?

Discovery of a Nazi Hench man in the midst of New Orleans bourgeoisie

Which character – as performed by Will Patton – was your favorite?

The main character Dave Robocioux (sp?)

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

Some of the dialog was irresistibly funny

Any additional comments?

James Lee Burke has become a notable American literary figure. I've read and listened to many of his books and always recommend them to people looking for something "more" than a mystery. However, Will Patton is such a talented narrator I now prefer to listen to the books.....Patton's voice adds authenticity and direction to characters and dialog that could otherwise seem forced.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful