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  • A Case of Need

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton, Jeffery Hudson
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 735

When one doctor is accused of murder, it takes another to set him free. In the tightly knit world of Boston medicine, the Randall family reigns supreme. When heart surgeon J. D. Randall's teenage daughter dies during a botched abortion, the medical community threatens to explode. Was it malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic Oath? Or was Karen Randall murdered in cold blood?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Mr Cricghton's Best Work

  • By Lia on 09-12-18

Soooooo boring

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Have you ever gone to a movie and found that it was a five minute story made to stretch longer than 2 hours? That’s this book.
I love detailed story lines and great character development and that takes time. Too bad this book lacks both and instead drones on and on without adding anything interesting for the reader.

  • Primordial

  • By: David Wood, Alan Baxter
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

When eccentric billionaire Ellis Holloway hires renegade marine biologist Sam Aston to investigate the legend of a monster in a remote Finnish lake, Aston envisions an easy paycheck and a chance to clear his gambling debts. But he gets much more. There is something terrible living beneath the dark waters of Lake Kaarme and it is hungry. As the death toll mounts, Aston faces superstitious locals, a power-hungry police chief, and a benefactor's descent into madness as he races to find the legendary beast of the lake.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Creature feature!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 09-19-17

Unimaginative

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Cookie cutter storyline, carbon copy of a few other overworked stories. This book is much too predictable.

  • The Mayan Secrets

  • A Fargo Adventure, Book 5
  • By: Clive Cussler, Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,108

Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery - the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, about their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them - as the Fargos are about to find out. Before their adventure is done, many men and women will die for that book - and Sam and Remi may just be among them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a mystery/thriller as categorized

  • By AudioAddict on 10-31-16

Fun read!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-17

Adventurous, clean storyline and characters you'll enjoy hanging out with. This book is well worth your time!

  • The Romanov Cross

  • By: Robert Masello
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 316

Army epidemiologist Frank Slater is facing a court-martial, but after his punishment is mysteriously lifted, he is offered a job no one else wants - to travel to a small island off the coast of Alaska and investigate a potentially lethal phenomenon. The permafrost has begun to melt, exposing bodies from a colony that was wiped out by the dreaded Spanish flu of 1918. Frank must determine if the thawed remains still carry the deadly virus in their frozen flesh and, if so, ensure that it doesn't come back to life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Anne on 01-09-16

Don't waste your time

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

Reviewed: 02-19-17

The writing is average at best, and the the author seems to only have a vocabulary of swearing and twenty other words.

  • The Princess Diarist

  • By: Carrie Fisher
  • Narrated by: Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,039
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,603

When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar, Harrison Ford.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fireworks at Midnight

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-25-16

Carrie Fisher is not Princess Leia

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

Reviewed: 01-27-17

The reason for this title is for one simple reason, Carrie Fisher is an actress and a normal human being and does not embody the life and traits of Princess Leia in her personal life. I wish I hadn't read this book because it ruined my starry eyed vision of Princess Leia. I feel for Carrie Fisher who had a very rough life and as a result made some really bad choices, especially moral choices. She has a potty mouth in this book and I was offended by the number of f bombs she dropped. I guess those who like the tabloids and such would find this book interesting, but for the starry eyed Leia fan, just skip this one and let Carrie Fisher Rest In Peace and let Princess Leia live in our hearts in a galaxy far far away.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lilac Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Martha Hall Kelly
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Kathleen Gati, Kathrin Kana, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,865
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,833

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939 - and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The cover is a bit misleading, but...

  • By Joy Easton on 05-18-16

Great historical fiction

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

Reviewed: 05-11-16

I didn't know until the authors note at the end that this book was based on real people. This made the read fascinating and I was about to look up many people mentioned in the book. I would consider this an adult book as there are some graphic parts. All in all I liked the book and couldn't put it down.

  • Blood and Ice

  • By: Robert Masello
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 152

Journalist Michael Wilde - his world recently shattered by tragedy - hopes that a monthlong assignment to the South Pole will give him a new lease on life. There, in the most inhospitable place on earth, he is simply looking to find solace...until, on a routine dive in to the polar sea, he unexpectedly finds something else entirely: a young man and woman, bound with chains and sealed forever in a block of ice. Beside them is a chest filled with a strange, and sinister, cargo.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as expected

  • By Beth on 09-25-09

I really enjoyed this book

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

Reviewed: 04-24-16

I like how it takes us back and forth from on century to the current day. I love how it really engaged me in the history and just interesting things about the South Pole. I was a great listen for me and I didn't want to stop until the end. Only thing I didn't like is the swear words. Seriously I think all books could do without them!!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Medusa Amulet

  • By: Robert Masello
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 862

Benvenuto Cellini, master artisan of Renaissance Italy, once crafted a beautiful amulet prized for its unimaginable power - and untold menace. Now the quest to recover this legendary artifact depends upon one man: David Franco, a brilliant but skeptical young scholar at Chicago's world-renowned Newberry Library.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Gorgon Alert!

  • By Carole T. on 09-18-16

A great historical fiction book, fun and intriguing

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

Reviewed: 04-14-16

This is the second book I've listened to by Robert Masello, another great historical fiction book like his other book, The Romanof Cross. I enjoyed both books and couldn't stop listening until they were done. This is a great book that goes from back in Italy around the 1500's to present day. I've been to Florence Italy so many of the artwork pieces they mention in the book, I've seen. A fun listen , however there are many swear words , so not for teens or younger children.

56 of 63 people found this review helpful

  • Code Name Verity

  • By: Elizabeth Wein
  • Narrated by: Morven Christie, Lucy Gaskell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,086

Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do Not Read Any (other) Reviews of this Book!

  • By HDJ on 12-15-12

Interesting look into two women in WW II

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

Reviewed: 11-12-15

I love to read anything about world war two. I think it's a fascinating subject. I would highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to learn little bit more about women pilots in World War II as well as women intelligence agents. Even though this was a work of fiction, it was based in reality. I really enjoyed the style which it was written and the plot twists. Definitely worth your time and money to purchase. Enjoy the book!

  • An Ember in the Ashes

  • By: Sabaa Tahir
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham, Steve West
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,140

Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fabulous listen!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-01-15

WOW!!! Finally an epic book!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-15

My daughter recommended this book to me after she read it. I love this fantasy/supernatural dramas and love stories! This book did not disappoint! It was clean with very few swear words. I cannot wait to continue the story! I don't want to give anything away, so you'll have to read or listen to it. Narrators are spectacular!!!!