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  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,690

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This book faded like a bad racehorse…

  • By Matt on 01-06-12

History and a story without too much supernatural

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

Reviewed: 12-20-11

What made the experience of listening to 11-22-63 the most enjoyable?

The reader was awesome, even funny when the FBI agent sounds like WC Fields. Great characters, exhaustive historical preparation, and a very real ending.I applaud Stephen King for his interpretation of a historical conundrum. Bruce

Who was your favorite character and why?

Deke Simmons for being the real romantic.

What about Craig Wasson???s performance did you like?

He made the characters distinct, but he was most believable as Al.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

If you could change an event in history, would you?

Any additional comments?

The discussion by the author at the end is very insightful. Bruce

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • On Target

  • A Gray Man Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,446

Four years ago, assassin Court Gentry was betrayed by his handlers in the CIA. Now, an old comrade returns to haunt him - and to force him on a mission against his will. With his ruthless employers on one side, his former friends on the other, and a doomed mission ahead, Court Gentry would kill to get out of this one alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Second Gray Man

  • By A. L. DeWitt on 01-10-12

No preaching just action with twists

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-10

This is a great next step from the Gray Man. Mark Greaney does not make his characters nice guys or heroes, they just are. It is generally believable, and the reader makes it more believable the way he speaks for each character. I think this is a better audio book than when read, because of the intensity of his voice. Very hard to stop listening, always another dilemma.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Edge

  • A Novel
  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: Skipp Sudduth
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 177

Behind the well-known U.S. security organizations - the FBI and CIA among them - lies a heavily guarded, anonymous government agency dedicated to intelligence surveillance and to a highly specialized brand of citizen protection. Shock waves of alarm ripple through the clandestine agency when Washington, D.C., police detective Ryan Kessler inexplicably becomes the target of Henry Loving, a seasoned, ruthless “lifter” hired to obtain information using whatever means necessary.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling book with reasonable narrator

  • By Ramon on 11-07-10

Better narrator than expected

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-10

Bruce, Nebraska:

I had read early reviews criticizing the reader, I was pleasantly surprised. The reader represented the character, a reserved gamer, who outwardly shows little emotion. This is a terrific story and the reader helps you get into the character of "Cort".

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Chopin Manuscript

  • A Serial Thriller
  • By: Lee Child, David Corbett, Joseph Finder, and others
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,377
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,666

15 thriller masters. 1 masterful thriller! Former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton possesses a previously unknown score by Frederic Chopin. But he is unaware that, within it's handwritten notes, lies a secret that now threatens the lives of thousands of Americans. As he races from Poland to the U.S. to uncover the mystery of the manuscript, Middleton will be accused of murder, pursued by federal agents, and targeted by assassins.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story... Sometimes hard to follow.

  • By Laura E on 03-12-09

A Unique Experience

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-09

The novel reads easily and it is impossible to separate the 15 different authors. To understand how this novel was constructed you need to listen to chapter 18. I enjoyed the twists in the plot, especially knowing each was the idea of another author. A primer for an emerging author.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful