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  • Bad Country

  • By: C. B. McKenzie
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,923
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,928

Rodeo Grace Garnet lives alone, save for his old dog, in a remote corner of Arizona known to locals as the Hole. He doesn't get many visitors, but a body found near his home has drawn police attention to his front door. The victim is not one of the many illegal immigrants who risk their lives to cross the border just south of the Hole, but is instead a member of one of the local Indian tribes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!! Please give this book a chance to knock you off your feet!

  • By DanBudda on 12-24-15

Unlike anything else I’ve listened to

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

This book has depth. An Arizona that is dark and poor and filled with life. Scary life sometimes, but very real. Both because it is written with originality and a great ear for how the characters talk and because the reader is impeccable, a complete world is opened for us, the listener, which I️ suspect few of us have previously visited.

  • The Stranger Within

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,622
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,618

Be careful what you wish for. On the surface, Callie Harwell has it all. Newly married to James, she finally gets the family she has longed for and becomes a mother to his two sons. So why is she arrested for murder? Things are not as Callie hoped they would be and she struggles to be accepted as part of James' family, and to keep hidden the secrets that could destroy her future. As her life spirals out of control, setting in motion a chain of events with devastating consequences, Callie is forced to question how well we ever really know ourselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-30-16

Good story, quite riveting.

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

Reviewed: 09-17-17

Kathryn Croft has written a tight disturbing little book that is fun to listen to. That sounds strange but it's true. There are threads left hanging and the abrupt ending is not as satisfying as one might want, but the book is still interesting to read. As long as you can stand the ending.

  • Entry Island

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

When a murder rocks the isolated community of Entry Island, insomniac homicide detective Sime Mackenzie boards a light aircraft at St. Hubert airfield bound for the small, scattered chain of Madeline Islands, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, as part of an eight-officer investigation team from Montréal. Only two kilometers wide and three long, Entry Island is home to a population of just more than 100 inhabitants, the wealthiest of whom has just been discovered murdered in his home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yet another great read from Peter May- and a request for Audible to complete Peter May collections

  • By Mark Hancock on 03-07-17

Real writing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-17

Even as I enjoy so many books in the "mystery" genre, I do eventually crave books that are spectacularly written. Peter May is my current delight. It is partly his love of the bleak landscapes he gives us and his interwoven, interlocking generations, which he so successfully evokes that make his best books ( and this is one) so rich and substantial.

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  • The Lewis Man

  • The Lewis Trilogy
  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542

In The Lewis Man, the second book of the trilogy, Fin Macleod has returned to the Isle of Lewis, the storm-tossed, wind-scoured outer Hebridean island where he was born and raised. Having left behind his adult life in Edinburgh - including his wife and his career in the police force - the former Detective Inspector is intent on repairing past relationships and restoring his parents' derelict cottage. His plans are interrupted when an unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beyond 5 Stars

  • By Ann on 12-18-14

What an extraordinary book

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

Reviewed: 03-06-17

Though this is actually the second in a trilogy, I decided to listen to it first because of the introductory description. I can't imagine that any of the other books will come close to the rich and complex humanity that this book embraces as its tale unfolds. In particular, the deeply understood character with dementia around whom the story swirls, is a work of art all on its own. Every landscape and moment of weather is part of the woven elegance of this beautifully constructed tapestry of a truly mysterious mystery.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,884

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Such an unexpectedly profound book

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

There are so many great reviews about this book that more words are not needed. I would like to point out that when a book makes both its male and female listeners cry, (see reviews), you need to find out why. It is a book that leaves you deeply hopeful and satisfied.

  • My Uncle Napoleon

  • By: Iraj Pezeshkzad, Dick Davis (translator afterword)
  • Narrated by: Moti Margolin, Dick Davis
  • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Set in a garden in Tehran in the early 1940s, where three families live under the tyranny of a paranoid patriarch, My Uncle Napoleon is a rich, comic and brilliantly on-target send-up of Iranian society. The novel is, at its core, a love story. But the young narrator's delicate and pure love for his cousin Layli is constantly jeopardized by an unforgettable cast of family members and the hilarious mayhem of their intrigues and machinations. It is also a social satire, a lampooning of the widespread Iranian belief that foreigners are responsible for events that occurs in Iran.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Iran we never knew

  • By Hannah on 02-10-17

An Iran we never knew

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

This is a rather dated, but still charmingly funny farce that takes place in Iran in the 1940's. The petty doings of a minor aristocracy is narrated by the least beloved, adolescent nephew of Dear Uncle Napoleon, the wildly self aggrandizing patriarch of the family. The narrator has fallen hopelessly in love with the daughter of "Dear Uncle".
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it, even though the glimpse into the people and society of the time was compared by someone as like "I Love Lucy" in its accuracy. But it is a farce and as such is completely understandable and interesting. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading off the beaten track.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Distant Hours

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,178

Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives one Sunday afternoon with the return address of Milderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother’s emotional distance masks an old secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Right Mood At The Right Time

  • By Simone on 11-13-12

An epic story told well

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

Reviewed: 11-29-16

There is a careful and interesting structure in the way this story is told that is integral to it's force as a novel. It takes place during WW2 in England (both in London and the country "castle" where an evacuated child was sent) and in the 1990's at both locations. The three ancient sisters who inhabit the castle are subtle and finely drawn, but all the characters are. It is as much about writing as it is about the story being written, but not in a self conscious way. It is not a love story but it is about different kinds of love. Each character is slowly revealed from different points of view through alternating chapters of the war years and the 1990's.

  • California Fire and Life

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111

Jack Wade, a claims adjuster for California Fire and Life Mutual Insurance Company, is one of the best arson investigators around. He's a man who knows fire, who can read the traces it leaves behind like a roadmap. When he's called in to examine an unusual claim, the tracks of the fire tell him that something's wrong. So wrong that he violates his own cardinal rule - "You don't get personal, you don't get emotional. Whatever you do, you don't get involved" - and plunges into the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book about an insurance adjuster, oh yea.

  • By John S on 04-18-15

Don Winslow's sly and versatile wit

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

Reviewed: 10-20-16

Don Winslow is so smart and he wears it so lightly that you don't even notice how profound, compelling and funny(not haha) he is. Don't be fooled by the casual voice. This is a rollicking good read.

  • Spotless: Spotless, Book 1

  • By: Camilla Monk
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 573

A gentleman professional killer with a bad case of OCD and zero tolerance for unsorted laundry, March isn't there to kill her...yet. He wants the diamond her late mother stole for a sinister criminal organization. Island agrees to help him find it, facing the kind of adversaries who dismember first and ask questions later. Good thing she's got March to show her the ropes. And the guns. And the knives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Happy Surprise

  • By M. Petherick on 06-25-15

Great fun

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

Reviewed: 11-06-15

This is for those times when everything else seems jaded. Like sorbet it is light and cleanses the palate. Using a parody of Romance Fiction evident in all her chapter quotes Camilla Monk takes us on an absurdly charming, maybe even gleeful jaunt.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Dawn Patrol

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,118

Every morning Boone Daniels is out with the Dawn Patrol: four men and one woman as single-minded about surfing as he is, or nearly. They have real jobs; Boone works as a P.I. just enough to keep himself in fish tacos and in the water. But Boone is also obsessed with the unsolved case of a young girl named Rain who was abducted while he was with the San Diego police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don Winslow always surprises me

  • By Hannah on 09-08-15

Don Winslow always surprises me

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

Reviewed: 09-08-15

I assumed, because I am a terrible snob sometimes, that a suspense novel about surfing would have to be dumb. In fact I learned a whole lot about the deeper side of surfing and was drawn, as I always am, into the rich, odd characters that Winslow creates and consequently rediscovered the grace and humor and tough charm that he, so quirky in this genre, offers us in almost every one of his books.

56 of 56 people found this review helpful