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  • The Burning Room

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!!

  • By Danny.Ricky.Bobby on 02-15-15

The best Bosch reader!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-19

I had not discovered the series until it became the Amazon hit show. Now I am enjoying the varied adventures of the characters but feel that Titus Welliver is the best reader of the series. I know there have been others but I still like his readings best.

  • Everything Trump Touches Dies

  • By: Rick Wilson
  • Narrated by: Rick Wilson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,056
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,838

In Everything Trump Touches Dies, political campaign strategist and commentator Rick Wilson brings his darkly funny humor and biting analysis to the absurdity of American politics in the age of Trump. Wilson mercilessly exposes the damage Trump has done to the country, to the Republican Party he served for decades, and to the conservative movement that has abandoned its principles for the worst president in American history. No left-winger, Wilson is a lifelong conservative who delivers his withering critique of Trump from the right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Listen (No Matter What Your Party Is)!

  • By Shyam on 09-02-18

Everything Trump Touches Dies, EXCELLENT!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

I got "Fire and Fury" and thought "wow, how can so many people be missing these things." I even thought that maybe it isn't really that bad but a few things sure made it seem that bad. Then, with all the stories continuing to see the light, I thought I would get this book and I'm glad I did!
With this book, yes, it IS AS BAD as it seems!
This book is great, the author is excellent, and truthfully the only person that could read this book! Rick Wilson covers just about every player in the sphere of Trump showing the glaringly obvious problems with Trump. I find it totally impossible that so many can seemingly not see what is happening or say how "great" the Trumpster is as he continues to slash and burn the USA and the world. But he doesn't care, he won't be around (since he's 71) to live through all the damage he has done and continues to cause at this point in time. Decades of progress, global trade, and globally connected countries can't be stuffed back inside the bottle as much as he would love to. I agree with Rick Wilson's assumption that Trump would love to make America great again, just like it was in 1850!
I know the higher publicity book, "Fear" came out today and I would say it will continue to paint the same picture as ETTD does in that changes must be made before it is literally too late. But I would say listen/read this book too!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,356

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

Could this really be the truth?

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

So, is it all true here?
Maybe, but if not all true, I feel it sure is mostly what living in the chaotic Whitehouse of this, recently voted to be the worst Presidential tenure in recent history.
From everything I have seen and read it must be pretty darn close to what is still going on with this President.
It was a good book overall, not great, interesting and good.
That phrase "you can't make this sh** up!" is now truer than I can ever remember!

  • Nomadland

  • Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
  • By: Jessica Bruder
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,089

From the beet fields of North Dakota to the wilderness campgrounds of California to an Amazon warehouse in Texas, people who once might have kicked back to enjoy their sunset years are hard at work. Underwater on mortgages or finding that Social Security comes up short, they're hitting the road in astonishing numbers, forming a new community of nomads: RV and van-dwelling migrant laborers, or "workampers".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful And Disturbing

  • By Sara on 06-14-18

For those interested, this portrays a bleak future

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

Changes the outlook of being full-time RVers from when you want to, versus if you have to due to financial constraints. The author focuses on several people and weaves some overall history into telling their stories. The story gives the down and dirty of working at Amazon and the sugar beet harvest and the job beyond the glowing sales pitches. I love Amazon, but I wouldn't want to work at their distribution centers!

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Y is for Yesterday

  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,094
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,080

The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a 14-year-old classmate - and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing, and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state's evidence, and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not her best

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-29-17

What happens to Kinzie after 'Z'?

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

Reviewed: 10-31-17

We've been on this ride since A is for Alibi when my wife discovered the book.
I like how the characters have developed over the years and this book continues with the proven formula.
My biggest and constant gripe is how tough-talking Kinzie often barely cheats death and is more often than not overpowered, physically, even with her training and experience as a former cop as well as the self-defense classes she talks about in this book.
We felt the ending of this book also left several important storyline threads unresolved. Maybe everything from the more recent stories will get resolved in the last book, Z.
Judy Kaye is great again as the one, only, and best voice, of Kinzie Milhone. Judy brings all characters to life.
We will be back for Z though!

  • The Magnolia Story

  • By: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
  • Narrated by: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,225
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,818
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,777

Are you ready to see your fixer-upper? These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV's Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like: Who are these people? What's the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super entertaining!

  • By M. Ryder on 06-25-17

Their story, read by the Gaines'

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

As I'm sure many people who read this will be, we love the show and I enjoyed hearing how it all happened. A good story of "overnight success" years in the making. I enjoyed it!

  • 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 6,373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,916

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

Come for the headlines, stay for the whole story

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

So, I am one who didn't get this book because of the pre-release hype of the "illicit" affair.

Spoiler, if you haven't seen or read anything else about this book, yes she talks about the affair with Ford, but no, she doesn't go into any detail if that's what you are after.

No, I was hoping for some hidden untold story from forgotten recollections of the filming of the first Star Wars movie from 1976 that would be revealed by a key actor.
Hmmm, not so much actually.
These are the recollections of Carrie Fisher of her own life and times during the time from just before being selected to play Leia and what her life quickly became after.

I had not ever listened to anything written by Carrie Fisher before this. And, after listening to her writing and her narration of her story, the ONLY one who could really narrate it!, I realized I had been missing her genuine good writing and comedic skills.
I had always known about about her later years battles with family, drugs and alcohol and just didn't think what she'd write would be very good, even though she's had plays and movies made from her writings.
I was wrong in that assumption and I really enjoyed listening to her views and opinions on what she had written about here.

I also thought it was excellent to have her own daughter, Billie Lourd, read the actual excerpts of her diary included in this book towards the end. In doing that, I think, it gave a flashback style and sounding more like it was Fisher herself at the time she was writing her thoughts and observations into her diary.
Very good!

36 of 43 people found this review helpful

  • 400 Things Cops Know: Street-Smart Lessons From a Veteran Patrolman

  • By: Adam Plantinga
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,895
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,893

400 Things Cops Know shows police work on the inside, from the viewpoint of the regular cop on the beat - a profession that can range from rewarding to bizarre to terrifying, all within the course of an eight-hour shift. Written by veteran police sergeant Adam Plantinga, 400 Things Cops Know brings the listener into life the way cops experience it - a life of danger, frustration, occasional triumph, and plenty of grindingly hard routine work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you, Adam Plantinga!

  • By A.Ward on 05-30-16

These 400 things brought back many memories

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

While I wasn't a cop per se, I was a career animal control officer which is law enforcement too. Many of the topics I have had personal experience with after that 25 year career. Many I did not, but being in that law enforcement family I knew many that experienced many of the other 400 things too. It was quite the career and hearing how many of my experiences were in fact shared experiences was refreshing! If you are, or were, in a law enforcement job you should find it a very good listen!
The reader, Mark Boyett was excellent and made this the entertaining listen it was.

  • Without a Doubt

  • By: Marcia Clark, Teresa Carpenter - contributor
  • Narrated by: Marcia Clark
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534

From the outside, the prosecution's case looked bulletproof, but Marcia Clark knew better. Mountains of physical evidence connected O. J. Simpson to the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman, but that didn't mean it would be easy. For the woman charged with prosecuting the "Trial of the Century", the light of fame would glow white hot, as the media scrutinized her strategy, her family, even her hair. As the case spun out of control, Marcia Clark stood tall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marcia On Point!

  • By Jeffrey B. Daughtry on 04-29-16

Marcia Clark's version of the trial.

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

Reviewed: 04-25-16

Over 20 years later and due to the recent TV show I'm finally listening to books I had not yet listened to about the OJ Simpson trial. I lived in Southern California back then and it was THE news for the months of took for the trial. It is nice getting some perspectives not possible at the time.
I feel this abridged version is perfectly adequate for this story, and I don't think if the unabridged version comes out of would be worth the purchase or the credit to hear it.
I am glad that Clark herself read the story and feel she's is a very good reader.
OJ did it, and he got away with murder because of many problems and not just the Prosecutors, if anything I think the biggest failure sits with former Judge Ito to be in control of his Court. I think the results and demeanor of the civil trial proves that.
Next book I'm listening to regarding this trial is the book by Vincent Bugliosi. Then I'll be OJ'd out!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Run of His Life

  • The People v. O.J. Simpson
  • By: Jeffrey Toobin
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,616

The definitive account of the O. J. Simpson trial, The Run of His Life is a prodigious feat of reporting that could have been written only by the foremost legal journalist of our time. First published less than a year after the infamous verdict, Jeffrey Toobin's nonfiction masterpiece tells the whole story, from the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman to the ruthless gamesmanship behind the scenes of "the trial of the century".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted more after the 2016 mini-series...

  • By AudioAddict on 04-15-16

Over 20 years later and I finally hear it

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

Reviewed: 04-18-16

At the time, 1995, I had felt that this book would be pro Simpson so I wasn't interested.
How wrong I was! Of course, reliving the era with the TV series got me looking for stories from the time so I got this from Audible. It was a very engrossing and detailed story of the trial and we'll worth the listen.
I had read some gripes about the reader, I disagree, and feel he was very good and extremely understandable reading the book and I feel those are very important attributes of an audio book reader!