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  • Red Notice

  • A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice
  • By: Bill Browder
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,606
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,984
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,987

Red Notice is a searing expose of the wholesale whitewash by Russian authorities of Magnitsky's imprisonment and murder, slicing deep into the shadowy heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gutsy, chilling and important.

  • By Michael J Canning on 02-28-15

Should be required reading

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

Dashed forever are any thoughts I’ve had over the years of visiting Russia. This book speaks out on the atrocities of corruption that led to the creation and international passage of the Magnitsky act, and why Vladimir Putin asked our president for his help (at the Helsinki press conference in 2017) in enabling Russian questioning of Bill Browder in exchange for giving Mueller access to several U.S. indicted Russians. Reading this book answered my questions about specific Russian motivation for interfering in our 2016 election.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,110
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,099
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,005

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, fairly bi-partisan if you're into that.

  • By Alex Fuller on 12-11-18

A good book by an author who took great pains to keep his words respectful and honorable

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

This is not a book about President Trump, who is rarely mentioned at all until the last few chapters. Instead, Comey tells of his professional career focusing primarily on his years of government service. I learned a great deal. And I’m thankful he so quickly wrote of his experiences and most especially his perspectives and concerns for our country, present and future.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Goodbye, Things

  • The New Japanese Minimalism
  • By: Fumio Sasaki, Eriko Sugita - translator
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,348

Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo - he's just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn't absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Practical , Deep and Self-Reflection

  • By Anonymous User on 05-11-17

Marie Kondo’s book on steroids

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

If you’ve read and accomplished some of Marie Kondo’s recommendations in “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, this book is the graduate course. While a bit repetitive at times, the repetitions are often great reminders/reinforcements. While I’m not going to go as minimalist as the author, this book pushed me to begin tossing out many things I’ve kept mostly because I️ felt guilty one way or another about them. And with this stuff went my guilt.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Beartown

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,957

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semifinals, and they actually have a shot at winning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Barrel To The Head, A Slug To The Gut--

  • By Gillian on 04-28-17

5 stars isn’t enough

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

This is the best book I’ve read in 10 years, maybe ever. Bachman is a great storyteller.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,840

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but a little too much hand-wringing

  • By Regina on 08-18-13

Fun easy read

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

Reviewed: 10-18-17

This was my second Liana Moriarty book, both I listened to via Audible. The narrator is outstanding and the story was great. I’ll be reading more of Moriarty books.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • And Then There Were None

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,127

Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen". At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one...one by one they begin to die. Who among them is the killer? And will any of them survive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dan Stevens is genius

  • By Markie Ross on 09-17-15

Excellent narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-24-16

Oh the difference a great narrator makes! I listened to this after watching a recent version on AcornTV.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Winter Garden

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,772

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father fails ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I made a mistake

  • By A. Musser on 11-29-17

Shallow characters. Predicable storyline.

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

Reviewed: 12-05-16

I loved The Nightingale and I wanted to enjoy this book too. I developed a dislike of the two sisters early on; they seemed to me more like self-absorbed teenagers than adult women. And the ending, while touching, was fairly predictable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jesus > Religion

  • Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough
  • By: Jefferson Bethke
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Bethke
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,132

Jefferson Bethke burst into the cultural conversation in 2012 with a passionate, provocative poem titled “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” The four-minute video of Bethke’s spoken-word performance literally became an overnight sensation, with seven million YouTube views in its first forty-eight hours (and 24+ million within a year). The message hit like a blizzard on social-media sites and in forwarded e-mails, triggering an avalanche of responses running the gamut from encouraged to enraged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing

  • By Leigh on 01-19-14

Pretty good book (but author isn't a great reader)

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

Reviewed: 11-29-16

I probably would've enjoyed the printed book more than the audiobook. The content is good, but the author's reading was awkward to me - I kept repeating sentences in my head how I thought it SHOULD have been said.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • This Present Darkness

  • By: Frank Peretti
  • Narrated by: Jack Sondericker
  • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,274

A small town newspaper editor and a local minister uncover a web of conspiracy while an unseen battle between the angels of good and evil takes place in the town of Ashton.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Good story horrible recording

  • By Jason on 06-10-13

Great story

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

Reviewed: 03-31-16

I love Frank Peretti's books and have (or will) re-read/listen to just about all of them. The narrator here is excellent, but the recording quality is a bit tinny.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cartographer of No Man's Land

  • A Novel
  • By: P. S. Duffy
  • Narrated by: David Marantz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56

From a hardscrabble village in Nova Scotia to the collapsing trenches of France, a debut novel about a family divided by World War I....When his beloved brother-in-law goes missing at the front in 1916, Angus defies his pacifist upbringing to join the war and find him. Assured a position as a cartographer in London, he is instead sent directly into the visceral shock of battle. Meanwhile, at home, his son, Simon Peter, must navigate escalating hostility in a fishing village torn by grief.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Premier Novel

  • By Leonard on 12-30-13

Couldn't finish ebook or audiobook.

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

Reviewed: 03-16-16

I tried to read AND listen to this book. The narrator was not at all a good match for the story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful