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  • She's Not There

  • A Novel
  • By: Joy Fielding
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 683
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 607

A lifetime ago, every year Carole Shipley looked forward to her wedding anniversary. But then a celebratory trip to Mexico for the occasion with her husband and friends ended in the unsolved kidnapping of her infant daughter, Samantha. Now, 15 years after that horrific time, divorced and isolated, Carole is forced to relive the kidnapping by reporters who call every year on the anniversary of Samantha's disappearance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good One!

  • By Yikes on 03-06-16

Just awesome

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

Reviewed: 03-05-16

I thought this was fantastic. I loved it. It was well written and well read. Couldn't put it down.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Suspect

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,633

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Page Turner!!

  • By Jacqueline on 01-22-13

OUTSTANDING

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

Reviewed: 08-19-13

I was very impressed with the story. I am a dog person and the story was written from both the human and dogs perspective. Great Listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,229

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable debut mystery set in London

  • By Tracey on 05-26-13

Could not finish listening to the book

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

Reviewed: 07-22-13

I found the book quite boring. Was very slow. The narrator's accent was too much and there was not much distinction between characters.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Eye of God

  • A Sigma Force Novel, Book 9
  • By: James Rollins
  • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028

In the wilds of Mongolia, a research satellite has crashed, triggering an explosive search for its valuable cargo: a code-black physics project connected to the study of dark energy...and a shocking image of the eastern seaboard of the United States in utter ruin. At the Vatican, a package arrives containing two strange artifacts: a skull scrawled with ancient Aramaic and a tome bound in human skin. DNA evidence reveals that both came from the same body: the long-dead Mongol king Genghis Khan.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Newest Sigma Force is a little off

  • By Patricia on 07-06-13

Could not finish the book

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

Reviewed: 07-03-13

The narration was very poor. It really made the story hard to follow and stay tuned in. I really could not get past the narrator accents.
The story may have been good, just not sure.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Deep Lie

  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Sifting through reams of seemingly unrelated intelligence, CIA analyst Katherine Rule discovers a chilling pattern: an ultrasecret Baltic submarine base...a crafty Russian spy-master in command...a carefully planned invasion about to be launched from dark waters. Her suspicions, however, are dismissed by those higher up; her theory, they say, is too crazy to be true. But to Katherine, it’s just crazy enough to succeed - unless she can stop it. If she’s right, an attack sub has already penetrated friendly waters.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Could not finish the book

  • By Bill on 05-14-12

Could not finish the book

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

Reviewed: 05-14-12

I have listened to many books and this was one of the most confusing. I think it went back and forth in time but I never knew when the transition happened. I lost interest but tried to continue listening. Finally just gave up.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Shadow Patrol

  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,556

In 2009, the CIA's Kabul Station fell for a source who promised to lead it to Bin Laden, but instead he blew himself up, taking the station's most senior officers with him. Now, more than two years later, the station is still floundering, agents are dying, and at Langley the CIA's chiefs wonder if the unthinkable has happened, if somehow the Taliban has infiltrated the station.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • John Wells -- A new American Hero

  • By Bonnie-Ann on 03-04-12

Quite boring!

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

Reviewed: 03-18-12

Not sure if it was just me but it was not thrilling. I did not finish the book. I seemed to struggle through for a couple more hours in Part 2 but just gave up.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Swan Song

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 34 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,328

Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply an Amazing Story

  • By Amanda H. on 06-21-12

Could not stop listening

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

Reviewed: 11-23-11

This was a "edge of the seat" for me. The story was great as well as the narration.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,085
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,024
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,040

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

One of the Best books I have listened to.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-11

I could not stop listening to the book. My wife also listened and would sit in the garage after work listening. The book was written well and the narration was spectacular. I highly recommend listening to this one.

  • Sudden Prey

  • A Lucas Davenport Novel
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155

John Sandford's acclaimed Prey novels featuring the brilliant Lucas Davenport have plunged millions of readers into the darkest recesses of the criminal mind.... When Lucas and his team gun down two bank robbers in the middle of a heist, Davenport falls prey to the purest and simplest criminal motivation: revenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too many close calls

  • By Fitz on 09-26-14

Just could not finish the book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-11

I do listen to a lot of books and this one just seemed to drag on. I listened for about 8 hours hoping it would it would pick up but for me, it just did not. I have listened to other John Sandford books and I found Sudden Prey to come up a bit short.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Spencerville

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 21 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 905
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 698

Back from the Cold War, intelligence officer Keith Landry returns to his hometown of Spencerville, Ohio. Twenty-five years after their last encounter, Keith runs into his first love, Annie, now unhappily married to the town's chief of police--an abusive alcoholic. In his efforts to reclaim Annie, Keith will have to draw on all the skills of a violent lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book if you like tautness and suspense

  • By Marilyn on 04-26-11

Great Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-11

I love Nelson Demille books. I almost did not buy this one based on the reviews I read. I took the plunge and loved it.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful