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  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22,235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,862
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,859

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • By Ann on 02-13-18

Over produced

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

The story they told was only mildly interesting about a vaguely unpleasant man. It seems that they tried to dress it up with over done production effects and tinkly music.

  • Memory Man

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,377

Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good plot BAD edit and mixiing

  • By Amazon Customer V on 04-30-15

Lame!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-16

I can't remember listening to a weaker story. Had I not been flying I would have stopped and deleted!

  • Pirate King

  • A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 829

As Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes embark on their 11th adventure together, they find themselves immersed in the world of silent filmmaking. Here, the pirates are real—and unlike the shooting done with a camera, this sort can be deadly.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favorite Mary Russell

  • By chris on 10-01-11

Tedious

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

Reviewed: 06-26-16

Tedious! I persisted with this because I enjoyed all the other Mary Russell audiobooks so much. I wish I had given up when I first became bored by the excessive description and the lack of forward motion to the story. Where was the mystery, the intrigue -- the plot?! A huge disappointment.

  • Lieberman's Folly

  • The Abe Lieberman Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

A pair of cops hunt the killer of the most beautiful hooker on Chicago’s North Side. On a blistering Chicago afternoon, the Cubs are winning and Abe Lieberman is waiting to meet a prostitute. This mild-mannered old police detective still has a few tricks up his sleeves - and one of them is named Estralda Valdez. One of the city’s loveliest women of the night, she is Lieberman’s most prized confidential informant, and she needs help with a psychotic john. Though they suspect she’s only paranoid, Lieberman and his partner, Bill Hanrahan, agree to watch Valdez’s back.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How can this man write so much, and so well?

  • By Richard Delman on 02-07-16

The best book I've listened to in a long time

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

Reviewed: 04-21-15

This recording has it all, a good story and a really great narrator. I'm looking for other books by Kaminsky and especially other performances by Ferrone. Ferrone reading really brought Abe Lieberman to life.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Festive in Death

  • In Death, Book 39
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,197

Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn't count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest. Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who'd been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler's enemies, she's also dealing with her Christmas shopping list - plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband's upcoming holiday bash.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Feast for In Death devotees

  • By BG853 on 09-10-14

Embarrassing

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

Reviewed: 04-10-15

I forgot just how embarrassingly silly these Lt Dallas books are. I'll make a note so I never again get one.

  • The Escape

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,098
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,080

John Puller's older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller takes on the burden of bringing his brother in to face justice. But Puller quickly discovers that there are others pursuing his brother, who only see Robert as a traitor and are unconcerned if he survives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Agonizing

  • By Bobby on 01-15-15

Lame

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

Reviewed: 03-28-15

I should have know better. The story is lame and the performances of the two narrators are only marginally better.

  • White Teeth

  • By: Zadie Smith
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 23 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,142

Archie's life has disintegrated. Fresh from a dead marriage, middle-aged Archie stretches out a vacuum hose, seals up his car and prepares to die. But unbeknownst to him, his darkest hour is also his luckiest day. With the opening of a butcher's shop, his life is saved and soon he is on his way to beginning a new life with a young Jamaican woman looking for the last man on earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complex, thoughtful but fun

  • By Kenneth on 01-28-09

A really enjoyable book

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

Reviewed: 01-25-15

This is an intelligent, stylish and enjoyable book superbly performed by a very skilled reader. It couldn't have been better.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Final Cut

  • A Brit in the FBI, Book 1
  • By: Catherine Coulter, J. T. Ellison
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman, MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,636
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,633

Scotland Yard’s new chief inspector Nicholas Drummond is on the first flight to New York when he learns his colleague, Elaine York, the "minder" of the Crown Jewels for the "Jewel of the Lion" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was found murdered. Then the centerpiece of the exhibit, the infamous Koh-i-Noor Diamond, is stolen from the Queen Mother’s crown. Drummond, American-born but raised in the UK, is a dark, dangerous, fast-rising star in the Yard who never backs down. And this case is no exception.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Art and Jewel Heists . . . Clever Fox

  • By Debbie on 03-11-15

Lame

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

Reviewed: 01-07-15

Well, it was cheap. I guess I now know why it was on sale. It started well enough (for airplane fare), but grew increasingly preposterous. The writing is embarrassingly bad.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Tehran Initiative

  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,581

The world is on the brink of disaster. Iran has just conducted its first atomic weapons test. Millions of Muslims around the world are convinced their messiah — known as the Twelfth Imam — has arrived on earth. Israeli leaders fear Tehran, under the Twelfth Imam’s spell, will soon launch a nuclear attack that could bring about a second Holocaust and the annihilation of Israel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rosenberg does it again - couldn't put it down!

  • By Susan on 10-21-11

This is unadulterated garbage

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

Reviewed: 12-14-14

What disappointed you about The Tehran Initiative?

This book and everything by the guy should carry a warning label: propaganda by the unhinged Christian radical right wing,

What could Joel C. Rosenberg have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Nothing

How could the performance have been better?

Read something else

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Shady Palms

  • By: Allen Dusk
  • Narrated by: Rose Caraway
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 421

A sleazy motel, burrowed on the edge of town, is haunted by rumors of dead hookers found between mattresses and peep holes drilled through walls. When Special Agent Daniels targets the motel during an investigation, the nefarious owner, Sanjay, must scramble to conceal evidence of his own dark deeds. Just when he believes things can't get any worse, motel guests begin to vanish without a trace.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay.

  • By PJPackwood on 05-12-14

Worst ever!

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

Reviewed: 05-15-14

Would you ever listen to anything by Allen Dusk again?

No, terrible trash. I guess he's trying to be a Carl Hiassen-type writer, but this guy doesn't have the style or sense of humor.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Rose Caraway?

Anyone. She's a terrible narrator. She shouldn't quit her day job!

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

The book cost $3.95 and that was much too much.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful