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  • The Black Book

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,956

Billy Harney was born to be a cop. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives, whose twin sister is also on the force, Billy plays it by the book. Alongside Detective Kate Fenton, Billy's tempestuous, adrenaline-junkie partner, there's nothing he wouldn't sacrifice for his job. Enter Amy Lentini, a hard-charging assistant state's attorney hell-bent on making a name for herself - who suspects Billy isn't the cop he claims to be. They're about to be linked by more than their careers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT STORY!

  • By Artkeep on 07-03-17

Best book in many years of Audible listening

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

Reviewed: 06-20-17

What did you love best about The Black Book?

Outstanding story line with turns and surprises from beginning to end, The narration could not have been better in voice, accent and complete fit with the character telling the story in the first person. I hated to hear it end.

What about Edoardo Ballerini’s performance did you like?

I have not heard Edoardo's other narrations, but he was truly perfect for Billy Harney, the main character.

  • The Edge: An FBI Thriller, Book 4

  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: Robert Lawrence
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 702
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 586

Baffled by a seemingly supernatural connection to his critically injured sister, an FBI special agent heads to the Oregon coast in search of a more plausible explanation for his sudden ESP, only to discover more puzzling mysteries.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It was ok...

  • By Jason Major on 04-01-09

Disappointing. Disappointing. Very Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 05-29-12

What disappointed you about The Edge?

The story line was at times interesting if not Illogical and even preposterous but the innappropriate dialogue between characters was so childish it was painful . I had the distinct feeling I was reading a novel written by a 8 grader. The narration was most annoying making the overall experience too much to endure. Sorry, but this one is not worth further discussion.

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

If the Edge is typical of Catherine Coulter's writing, it will be my last read.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Blood and Honor

  • Honor Bound, Book 2
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Michael Russotto
  • Length: 26 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 511
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

It is April 1943, and Marine aviator Cletus Frade, Army demolition's wizard Anthony Pelosi, and communications expert David Ettinger are thrust again into the lethal nest of intrigue that is wartime Buenos Aires. A clandestine German vessel sets sail to resupply submarines in the South Atlantic...as a massive shipment of money earmarked for postwar Reich makes its way to South America...and a coup designed to topple the government reaches critical mass. In the midst of it all, the German-ordered assassination of Cletus Frade's father demands only one response: revenge. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely awful

  • By Tombstone Luke on 03-20-11

Great story /Painful narration

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

Reviewed: 10-04-11

What did you love best about Blood and Honor?

The story continues to build on the first book of the series in a logical but interesting way continuing ot develop existing characters and adding new ones. The historical premise is fascinating and I suspect not far from reality and perhaps a good, bad and evil microcosm of a world at war .

How could the performance have been better?

Unfortuneately, the narration was, even in the faster speed setting of my ipod, painful to endure. The way too often repeated and labored pronunciation of German and Argentinian military titles was tortured and got in the way of the flow of the story. So distracting in fact I contemplated just giving up many times during the 4 parts. The story was however sufficiently interesting, despite the narration, to continue to the end.....at which point it was kind of like taking off ski boots.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Associate

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Erik Singer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,054

Kyle McAvoy grew up in his father's small-town law office in York, Pennsylvania. He excelled in college, was elected editor-in-chief of The Yale Law Journal, and his future has limitless potential. But Kyle has a secret, a dark one, an episode from college that he has tried to forget. The secret, though, falls into the hands of the wrong people, and Kyle is forced to take a job he doesn't want, even if it's a job most law students can only dream about....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Associate

  • By Caroline on 02-27-09

Disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-09

A very interesting and creative premise that was given a ho-hum treatment. The energy dribbled out the story with each new page until it finally seemed to be just "wrapped up" for convenience of the author. It could have gone in a number of far more interesting directions and been a great read. It didn't and it wasn't.

  • Over the Edge of the World

  • Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
  • By: Laurence Bergreen
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bergreen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

This is the first full account in nearly half a century of this voyage into history: a tour of the world emerging from the Middle Ages into the Renaissance; a startling anthropological account of tribes, languages, and customs unknown to Europeans; and a chronicle of a desperate grab for commercial and political power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Reading IS an Issue

  • By Holly Mckinzie Beene on 12-26-05

Like listening to a term paper.............

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-04

It is as if the author published his research with out ever having the chance to sort out what is and what is not relevant or interesting. What's more, the narrators wimpy voice is perfect in catching the author's academic and pedantic tone. And wouldn't you think that the narrator would have been selected based on even a passing ability to pronounce Spanish and Portugese words and names? His murdering of the phonetics is so distracting: you wonder what the publisher was thinking.

There is no entertainment here and it is only useful if YOU are doing a term paper. Otherwise don't go near it.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful