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  • Prince of Fire

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: Guerin Barry
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172

Now Allon is back in Venice, when a terrible explosion in Rome leads to a disturbing personal revelation: the existence of a dossier in terrorist hands that strips away his secrets, lays bare his history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • great book, horrible audio

  • By Steven on 06-05-08

Preachy, one-dimensional

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

The story line is sketchy, the characters are poorly developed, with way too much historical “lesson” chapters. The narrator was also poor, as all the characters sounded very similar and they all sounded like stereotypical New York Jews. I don’t recommend this one. I have enjoyed all the ones that preceded this one in the series. Hoping the next one is better.

  • Nightmare in Pink

  • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 2
  • By: John D. MacDonald
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 740
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 731

Nina - a career girl living alone in Manhattan - offers Travis McGee companionship and the first loose thread in the elaborate fabric of a gigantic swindle. Now, she's leading McGee on a wild and tortuous chase into the decadent world of high society, the ruthless world of big money, and the weird world of hallucinatory drugs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Trav McGee just gets better

  • By Bonnie on 03-28-12

Well read, but very dated.

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

This reads like the story of a kid who just discovered adult love. Nothing graphic, but so much mystical musing that you lose track of the story. I couldn't finish it

  • Jerusalem Inn

  • A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Martha Grimes
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

From the rough but colorful pub that provides the novel's title, to the snowboard Gothic estate nearby, the chilly English landscape has never held more atmosphere - or thwarted romance. And Jury will never have a more mysterious Christmas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Narrator

  • By Charles on 10-09-13

Excellent characters, suspenseful to the end.

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

Reviewed: 01-17-16

I am listening to the Richard Jury books in order, and this one is the best one so far. Steve West's narration is skillful, the cast of characters was large enough to offer several different motivations for the murder(s) being solved. I really enjoyed this one, and I'm looking forward to the next Richard Jury mystery.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham

  • An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 8
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

The local ladies all deem Mr. John a wizard, so when Agatha Raisin finds a few grey hairs on her head - and the rinse she tries at home turns her hair purple - she makes a beeline for the handsome Evesham hairdresser. And as well as sorting out her hair it soon becomes clear the charming man also has designs on her heart - but their budding romance is cut short when Mr. John is fatally poisoned in his salon. Once again Agatha finds herself embroiled in a murder case. Was it one of Mr. John’s many lady clients, all of whom divulged to him their darkest secrets?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The series is a delightful addiction.

  • By Margaret on 03-18-16

Always a light-hearted romp!

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

Reviewed: 05-19-15

Delightful characters brought skillfully to life by the masterful narration by Penelope Keith! Very enjoyable, and I like them just as much on the second or third reading.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Deep Sleep Affirmations: Reduce Anxiety, Calm Nerves, Relieve Stress and Sleep Well

  • By: Lisa Rogers
  • Narrated by: Alex Huffman
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Tossing and turning while trying to get to sleep? Feeling groggy in the morning due to lack of quality sleep? The audiobook version of this book is meant to help you fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up well-rested. Everyone knows how a bad night of sleep can wreak havoc on your day - this audiobook will ensure you get the most from your days by helping you recharge the right way at night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very surprised at how effective this is

  • By Cassandra on 02-26-17

Soothing, yet upbeat

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

Reviewed: 05-16-15

Really helpful for falling asleep. The reader's voice is clear and calm, and the "message" is very simple: Relax. Works for me much better than murder mysteries :)

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Harbinger

  • Fate's Forsaken, Book 1
  • By: Shae Ford
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 879
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881

Seventeen years ago, a long and bloody rebellion wracked the six united regions of the Kingdom. Now the new King wields the vast and unvanquished army of Midlan with his right hand, and with his left has granted a small group of thugs, the nobles he calls his Sovereign Five, unbridled rule over the other regions. As if this weren't bad enough, the King has also outlawed the practice of whispering - which is a problem for Kael.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • REALLY LIKED THIS BOOK!

  • By Andrew Stone on 05-04-14

Great story, outstanding narration!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-15

Top-notch fantasy adventure, with excellent characters. The author has a fine ear for dialog, and adds just a dash of humour. I eagerly look forward to the next in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Diamond Dust

  • By: Peter Lovesey
  • Narrated by: Steve Hodson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

Detective Inspector Peter Diamond is keen to get his teeth into a new case. So, when a call comes in that a woman's body has been found in one of Bath's parks, he arrives quickly at the scene - only to discover that the victim is his wife.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely read

  • By Victoria on 11-24-08

Cliffhanger to the very last chapter! Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-15

I really enjoyed this book. We see the human side of Peter Diamond as he deals with tragic news, and soldiers on. The plot twists and false trails are well-laid and keep you guessing to the end. Narration was top-notch, again adding extra value to a thrilling tale!

This is another audio book I will enjoy listening to again!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • The Millennium Series, Book 1
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,035

Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN

  • By Pamela M on 03-02-09

Outstanding story, masterful narration

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

Reviewed: 02-20-15

This story was gripping to the very end. The characters were well drawn, believable, and they gradually reveal themselves as the story unfolds. Simon Vance's narration was so skillful, you heard and recognized each person. Since the point of view moves around to different characters from chapter to chapter, Vance's skill helps the listener keep the threads straight. I will enjoy listening to this book again and again.

  • Length: Not Yet Known
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty police drama

  • By tinyNorman on 02-04-15

Gritty police drama

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

Reviewed: 02-04-15

I enjoyed the skill with which the author wove the different lines of investigation together. The characters are quite believable and the lead characters are appealing, likable, and i especially enjoyed the long suffering, intelligent wife. I will enjoy more books by this author.

The descriptions of the plight and peril faced by the kidnapped/trafficked girls was grimly detailed, but added to the sense of evil surrounding the villains.

  • Across the Nightingale Floor

  • Tales of the Otori, Book One
  • By: Lian Hearn
  • Narrated by: Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,632
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,647

A tour-de-force novel set in ancient Japan filled with passion, fantasy, and feuding warlords. The first volume in the highly anticipated Tales of the Otori trilogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful epic story

  • By Jody R. Nathan on 10-04-03

Interesting story, but a bit confusing too.

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

Reviewed: 03-16-14

The book was interesting, but I am not sure whether there is some cultural background that I personally don't have that prevents my enjoying the story more. The telling is spare, and the narrators' voices seem to lack emotion. I saw other reviewers who said the narrators reminded them of how Japanese people talk, but I don't know about that. I don't think I will look for more books in this series.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful