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  • The Cuban Affair

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,245
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,223

Daniel Graham MacCormick - Mac for short - seems to have a pretty good life. At age 35 he's living in Key West, owner of a 42-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the army as an infantry officer, with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don't tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac's finances are more than a little shaky. One day Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun read with a continuous build, ok finish

  • By Virgil on 09-22-17

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE DeMille

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

So happy to have another DeMille book to listen to. And I was not disappointed. Happy, too, that Scott Brick was the reader.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Stands a Calder Man

  • Calder Saga Book 2
  • By: Janet Dailey
  • Narrated by: Mil Nicholson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Webb Calder fought the newcomers who rushed to claim grasslands where Calder cattle grazed. But he could not resist Lilli - a proud and lovely young immigrant, loyal to the homesteader's cause, and to her husband.Still, a Calder kept what he had and got what he wanted. Where a man stands for what he believes, there Stands a Calder Man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mil Nicholson's ability is outstanding

  • By rebecca on 06-13-17

Mil Nicholson's ability is outstanding

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

The aurthor needs more research into the period she writes about. No woman before 1950 put their hair in a " ponytail ". This is an intertaining novel without thought to accuracy of the period. This is my second book about the Caulders. Not sure I will continue with book III.

  • Switchblade

  • An Original Story
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,042
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 941

An anonymous tip puts Bosch on a case that has remained unsolved for decades, the vicious stabbing of a teenage boy whose body was found in an abandoned Old Hollywood restaurant. Cold cases are often the toughest: With no body, no murder scene, and no fingerprints, Bosch nevertheless gets lucky when DNA evidence from the murder weapon points to a known killer. But the DA insists that science alone is not enough - he needs the case to be bulletproof before he'll take it to court.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for a short Short Story by a Favorite Author

  • By L. O. Pardue on 01-14-14

Wasted time and money.

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

I don't know why I chose a short story. I will not do that again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Darkness More than Night: Harry Bosch Series, Book 7

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,905
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,458

A movie director is charged with murdering an actress during sex, and then staging her death to make it look like a suicide. In a seemingly unrelated case, a loner is murdered, leaving the sheriff's department with no clues. One unsettling revelation after another leaves a retired FBI agent and an L.A. detective thinking they've unmasked a most frightening killer with almost inconceivable calculation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is the worst ever

  • By Keith on 11-23-05

Did not enjoy narrator's voice for Bosch

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

Compared to other voices for Bosch,this one made him sound like a gruff old man. Will be watching to avoid Richard Davidson.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wicked Boy

  • The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer
  • By: Kate Summerscale
  • Narrated by: Corrie James
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

Early in the morning of Monday, July 8, 1895, 13-year-old Robert Coombes and his 12-year-old brother, Nattie, set out from their small, yellow-brick terraced house in East London to watch a cricket match at Lord's. Their father had gone to sea the previous Friday, the boys told their neighbors, and their mother was visiting her family in Liverpool. Over the next 10 days, Robert and Nattie spent extravagantly, pawning their parents' valuables to fund trips to the theatre and the seaside. But as the sun beat down on the Coombes house, a strange smell began to emanate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing True Story

  • By Lisa Belle on 01-08-17

The author did outstanding research

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

Reviewed: 04-24-17

The narrator was wonderful, giving a flavor of life in England. The author did an outstanding job of research into this time period in history and into the life of Robert Coombes.

  • The Shack

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,514

Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack one wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Changing

  • By LucySue on 12-30-16

Don't waste your time

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

Reviewed: 03-30-17

Better to spend time reading the scriptures. Impossible to define them in human terms. No, I did not see the movie.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Jealous Kind

  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103

On its surface, life in Houston in the 1950s is as you'd expect: stoic fathers, restless teens, drive-in movies, and souped-up Cadillacs. But underneath lies a world shifting under high school junior Aaron Broussard's feet. There's a class war between the "haves" and the "have-nots" as well as a real war, Korea, happening on the other side of the world. It is against this backdrop that Aaron comes of age, trying to understand how first loves, friendship, violence, and power can alter what "traditional America" means for the people trying to find their way in a changing world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An engaging , well written book , but.....

  • By antonio on 09-12-16

O.K . book about the 50's. Events not accurate

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

Reviewed: 03-15-17

Usually JLB writings reflect the era. As a teen in the 50's in North Texas, nothing resembles those years. Otherwise this is a good story and well written.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher

  • The Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective
  • By: Kate Summerscale
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 635

In June of 1860 three-year-old Saville Kent was found at the bottom of an outdoor privy with his throat slit. The crime horrified all England and led to a national obsession with detection. At the time, the detective was a relatively new invention; there were only eight detectives in all of England and rarely were they called out of London, but this crime was so shocking that Scotland Yard sent its best man to investigate, Inspector Jonathan Whicher.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tragic Murder at dawn of detective bureau

  • By Jennifer on 08-20-14

Background on police work

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

Very interesting to find origins of so many detective words. Many literary works referenced.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Should Be Dead

  • My Life Surviving Politics, TV, and Addiction
  • By: Bob Beckel, John D. Mann - contributor
  • Narrated by: Bob Beckel, Graham Beckel
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

From popular TV personality Bob Beckel, a deeply moving, redemptive memoir about his life as a political operative and diplomat, his long struggle with alcohol and drugs, and his unlikely journey to finding faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely outstanding!

  • By Richard E Stover on 02-17-17

A very inspiring story

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

I am one of those conservatives who loves Bob. I heard of the story weeks ago, but when Bob mentioned it this week, I decided to buy it. I found I couldn't put it down. Glad to see him back on The Five . Blessings on you, Bob!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Connection

  • By: Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 138

Homicide detective Flann McIlroy is convinced that someone is using the lure of the internet and the promise of love to launch a killing spree against the women of New York City. To catch the killer, he calls up Detective Ellie Hatcher. She must enter a high-tech world where no one is who they appear to be. When the FirstDate killer begins to mimic the monster who destroyed her father, Ellie knows the game has become personal for him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good introduction to author and character

  • By bonnie on 09-01-09

Alafair Burke is masterful in her writing<br />

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

Reviewed: 01-28-17

Never bored while listening to this book. I will be looking for another book written by this lady.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful