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  • Running Blind

  • Jack Reacher, Book 4
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,001

Across the country women are being murdered by a killer who leaves no evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to a motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, the only thing that links the victims is the man they all knew: Jack Reacher.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not My Favorite Reacher...

  • By Debbie on 02-20-13

As always, Jack Reacher entertains!

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

Another entertaining Jack Reacher adventure. I especially enjoyed Johnathan McClain's performance. I love to let these mysteries ynfold instead of trying to guess who the criminal is!

  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,899

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame...and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic story to be read by all!

  • By Gina on 07-25-09

Loved this story, plot, & performance!

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

Reviewed: 11-19-17

This was another amazing story rich with historical relevance to the church. Amazing character development as always with Ken Follett books, and an extremely entertaining performance! Thank you for this book?

  • The Old Man

  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,895
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,876

To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter he keeps in touch with by phone. But most 60-year-old widowers don't have multiple driver's licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The 'old man' is not old!

  • By Wayne on 08-15-17

Entertaining and suspenseful

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

I enjoyed this book and also the performance. I especially appreciated the character development, descriptive language, and pace. The changing character personas of the "old man" were entertaining and thorough. This was my first Tom Perry novel and I will definitely read/listen to additional novels of his. Peter Berkrot's performance is very well matched with the book, and enhances the story. He is very articulate, steady, and enjoyable to listen to. I would recommend this book to a friend.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The King of Lies

  • By: John Hart
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,561
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,944
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,942

John Hart creates a literary thriller that is as suspenseful as it is poignant, a riveting murder mystery layered beneath the southern drawl of a humble North Carolina lawyer. When Work Pickens finds his father murdered, the investigation pushes a repressed family history to the surface and he sees his own carefully constructed facade begin to crack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For the Eyes Only

  • By Deborah on 06-21-06

Great Mystery

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

Reviewed: 06-11-16

The characters are very well deveoped and the language is tight with a great pace. I highly recommend this book.

  • The Many Selves of Katherine North

  • By: Emma Geen
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Kit has been projecting into other species for seven years. Longer than anyone else at ShenCorp. Longer than any of the scientists thought possible. But lately she has the feeling that when she jumps, she isn't alone.... Since she was 12, Kit has been a phenomenaut, her consciousness projected into the bodies of lab-grown animals for the purpose of research.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not my cup of tea

  • By Stefanie Jamison on 06-09-16

Great book for animal lovers

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

Reviewed: 06-06-16

The author communicates so beautifully the essence of the animals she writes about in a very clever way combining a unique plot with very well developed characters. It was very entertaining. At the beginning of the book it was hard to tell who the narrator/author was speaking for, but I was quickly able to pick up and get into the perspective. The narrator does a beautiful performance. It was a very entertaining story and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend it!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131,740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,172

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A festival of personality disorders

  • By Paula Dee on 04-20-15

Great story, characters, and performance!

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

Reviewed: 05-29-16

This is a gripping story told in part from the perspective of an alcoholic. At time feels a bit depressing being on the journey with an alcolohic Rachael. But you stick with her, hoping she will overcome her addiction. Ironically, the tragedy she goes through is what helps her. The changing perspectives and character voices narrating really makes the story very suspenseful. The timelines from each character keeps the story unfolding also. The character development is excellent. I couldn't stop listening all the way to the very end! I highly recommend this book!

  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,567

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

Great story, mystery, and characters!

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

Reviewed: 05-20-16

This book is excellent! The character development and story are performed perfectly! I enjoyed every minute of it!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Code Name Verity

  • By: Elizabeth Wein
  • Narrated by: Morven Christie, Lucy Gaskell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,021
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,001

Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do Not Read Any (other) Reviews of this Book!

  • By HDJ on 12-15-12

Great story and incredible performance!

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

Reviewed: 05-15-16

A wonderful story about a terrible time in history but adventures of a beautiful and loyal friendship.

  • Winter of the World

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Ken Follett follows up his number one New York Times best seller Fall of Giants with a brilliant, pause-resisting epic about the heroism and honor of World War II, and the dawn of the atomic age. Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, Welsh - enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and World War II.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My view

  • By Carol B. on 07-04-15

Incredible depiction of historical events

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

Reviewed: 03-12-16

The historical events in this book were made very real through the 2nd generation of families and feel as familiar as your own family. The horrors of the historical times and events these characters endure felt like they were happening to my own close friends. This book gave me a perspective and appreciation which I have never had about so many unspeakable historic tragedies. Chapter 88 about the bombing at Pearl Harbor was exceptional.

The narrator for this book is one of most talented and entertaining storytellers of all audio books I have ever heard.

Thank you for this masterpiece and for a stellar performance!


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • High in Trial

  • Raine Stockton Dog Mysteries, Volume 7
  • By: Donna Ball
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

A weekend competition turns deadly in this seventh Raine Stockton Dog Mystery. While Raine and Cisco stalk a killer, back home a 20-year-old mystery is unfolding--one that will have devastating consequences for Raine and those she loves. And every hour that passes brings a deadly threat closer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Downward Trend Continues

  • By Me & My Girls on 02-16-15

Enjoyed this mystery & setting at an agility trial

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

Reviewed: 02-21-16

this was an exciting mystery with excellent character development. there were unexpected developments in the story, & I enjoyed the timeline approach to this book very much. It added to the suspense and kept me listening. I also enjoyed the author's description of dog behavior as I have in all of her books. I would highly recommend this mystery to all dog lovers out there. I also enjoyed the audio performance.