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  • The Bishop's Pawn

  • By: Steve Berry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Kevin Free, Steve Berry
  • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560

History recalls that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., - marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files - ended on April 4, 1968, when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been the case. Now, 50 years later, former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The bishops pawn

  • By John on 05-09-18

Not much to it

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

Scott Brick is not at his best in this novel. Hard to tell who is talking. Overly dramatic reading. I don't believe that Cotton was the proper vehicle to tell this story. Way to serious book to have Cotton being the hero - just doesn't work for me.

  • A Column of Fire

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,639
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,889
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,863

In 1558 the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide sweeping across the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Follett is a Master Storyteller

  • By Charles Atkinson on 10-11-17

Lots of History

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

Historical Fiction for me is a way to learn a lot about history without really realizing it. This book achieves this. The history in this book is woven in a great story and is connected by family. This was a violent time and it was developed appropriately. No one was right and all were wrong. I went to catholic school and somehow missed this part of history. I could not put the book down except when I went to the computer to augment what I was listening to.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Late Show

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,817
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,079

Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Noooooooooooooooooo!

  • By H. Jamieson on 08-12-17

Very good story!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

Well written, good story. I wish I could say good performance, but I can't. Reader was flat monotone. It was very hard to distinguish who was talking. It was simply someone reading
a book out loud. No performance quality at all. Still however a good listen as the story was good and of course well written.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Camino Island

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,014
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,983

Priceless F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts stolen in a daring heist; a young woman recruited to recover them, and a beach-resort bookseller who gets more than he bargained for - all in one long summer on Camino Island.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham wrote this?

  • By Dan on 06-13-17

Nothing to it

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

I'm not sure what the book is really about. Very simple story, lots of filler with no ending. I was happy that the book did not have an agenda but then very disappointed as the book just never took of. I feel that Grisham just called this one in.

  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,715
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,327
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,255

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's John Grisham, right?

  • By Elle on 10-30-16

Good story but...

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

Reviewed: 01-19-17

Good story, good reader but at times the writing seemed very amateurish. It was a fun read, hard to put down but I felt it was a written to be a movie. It had a nice pace until the end when it seemed it was all summed in a short period of time. At least Grisham didn't have some agenda he was trying to put forward.

  • The Crossing

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,909
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,860

Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it's a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case. With the secret help of his former LAPD partner, Lucia Soto, he turns the investigation inside the police department. But as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I just loved this book; every last bit of it

  • By Michele B on 11-10-15

Could not put it down!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-15

Great team effort. I love the combination of Bosch and Mickey. Extremely entertaining. One of his best.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Survivor

  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,088
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,442

Top-secret data has been stolen from the CIA, and the only man who knows its hiding place is dead. CIA operative Mitch Rapp must race to find the classified information in this blistering novel that picks up where The Last Man left off in Vince Flynn's New York Times best-selling series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seamless Mitch Rapp truly honors the Vince Flynn l

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-08-15

Narrator leaves a bit to be desired.

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

Reviewed: 10-22-15

I think I would have enjoyed this book more if I didn't get so confused with the voices. George Guidall is unable to change his voice to reflect a different character speaking. His female voices are horrible. I also think his voice is that of a much older person than Mitch Rapp.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Wake

  • The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
  • By: Erik Larson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,958
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,942

On May 1, 1915, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone, and for months, its U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Naivety VS Barbarians Of War

  • By Sara on 03-05-16

Needed some glue.

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

There is nothing that holds this story together. A lot of disjointed facts - most of them worthless, German sub captain is interesting but not enough about him. It did make me go to the computer to learn a little more about WW1. I believe what the author says as it seems highly researched. Just not tied together very well.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Me Before You

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,471

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Journey Into the Unknown

  • By Pamela Harvey on 01-13-13

One sided.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-15

The fact that this is well written hides the fact that this is a bunch of propaganda. And it is just out and out wrong! We have a young man, who is very smart, very articulate who is unhappy because he can't play anymore. He ignores the important things of life and is more concerned that he can't mountain climb any more. And we are expected to feel sorry for him.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 158,630
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 146,395
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 146,236

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Bray is fantastic

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

Reviewed: 02-19-15

I guarantee that Bray's performance brings this book to life much better than reading it. The book can bog down at times but Bray is able to get you through it. Just totally enjoyable.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful