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  • Redemption

  • Memory Man Series, Book 5
  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,024

Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he's approached by an unfamiliar man. But he instantly recognizes the man's name: Meryl Hawkins. He's the first person Decker ever arrested for murder back when he was a young detective. Though a dozen years in prison have left Hawkins unrecognizably aged and terminally ill, one thing hasn't changed: He maintains he never committed the murders. Could it be possible that Decker made a mistake all those years ago?   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like cordwood the bodies stack up...

  • By shelley on 04-17-19

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 05-02-19

I have read almost all of Baldacci’s books and loved them for their suspense and good writing, this book had little suspense and was boring and predictable. I’m sorry I wasted a credit on this book,

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Promise

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,098
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,090

Loyalty, commitment, the fight against injustice - these are the things that have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if it could get them killed. When Elvis Cole is hired to locate a woman who may have disappeared with a stranger she met online, it seems like an ordinary case - until Elvis learns the missing woman worked for a defense contractor and was being blackmailed to supply explosives components for a person or persons unknown.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "They Call K-9 When They Need Superpowers, Woof!"

  • By Empress Karen on 11-10-15

Doesn't come close to his other book , "Suspect"

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

Reviewed: 12-05-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

There was little suspense, fairly boring, which was surprising as I loved his last book "Suspect". Elvis Cole and Joe Pike try to be amusing, but they just sound silly, the book would have been much better without them.

Has The Promise turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, I still love suspense, and "Suspect" was wonderful.

Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels and MacLeod Andrews ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I'm not sure

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Promise?

Elvis Cole andJoe Pike

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

  • By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Greenberg
  • Length: 36 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,082

Great music is a language unto its own, a means of communication of unmatched beauty and genius. And it has an undeniable power to move us in ways that enrich our lives-provided it is understood.If you have ever longed to appreciate great concert music, to learn its glorious language and share in its sublime pleasures, the way is now open to you, through this series of 48 wonderful lectures designed to make music accessible to everyone who yearns to know it, regardless of prior training or knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Beginning to a Delinquent Education

  • By Ark1836 on 06-18-15

narrator was horrible, interfered w/story

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

Reviewed: 02-27-14

What would have made How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition better?

A different narrator

Would you ever listen to anything by The Great Courses again?

Not with this narrator

How could the performance have been better?

His attempt at humor was condescending and distracted me from concentrating on what he was saying

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger, as I was interested in the information

2 of 6 people found this review helpful