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  • House of Trump, House of Putin

  • The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia
  • By: Craig Unger
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497

It is a chilling story that begins in the 1970s, when Trump made his first splash in the booming, money-drenched world of New York real estate, and ends with Trump’s inauguration as president of the US. That moment was the culmination of Vladimir Putin’s long mission to undermine Western democracy, a mission that he and his hand-selected group of oligarchs and Mafia kingpins had ensnared Trump in, starting more than 20 years ago with the massive bailout of a string of Trump hotel and casino failures. This book confirms the most incredible American paranoias about Russian malevolence. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Understanding Trump through his shady roots

  • By Caty kindle1 on 08-20-18

Astonishing facts and details

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Craig Unger has pulled together the long and dangerous picture of the Trump family's history as con men and white nationalists. None of this started "yesterday" or even in this generation of Trumps. Without criticizing or judging, the facts and details are presented for our review, and listeners can form their own conclusions. The evidence is widespread and abundant - back-channel connections, business with foreign mob figures, gangster-like activities, moving in a corrupt world of mutual favors, loophole exploitation, and money hiding behind multiple LLC layers - all these come to life in this incredible chronicle. This story starts a little slow, but hang in there! About a quarter of the way through, listeners will be captivated and unable to stop. This paints a picture far, far beyond collusion, since greed has no boundary.

  • Thornwood House

  • By: Anna Romer
  • Narrated by: Eloise Oxer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,985
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,989

When you're all that stands between the murderous past and the fate of those you love, how far would you go to save them? When Audrey Kepler inherits an abandoned homestead in rural Queensland, she jumps at the chance to escape her loveless existence in the city and make a fresh start. In a dusty back room of the old house, she discovers the crumbling photo of a handsome World War II medic - Samuel Riordan, the homestead's former occupant - and soon finds herself becoming obsessed with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Five Stars With a Caution

  • By Nancy F. on 08-08-15

EXCELLENT! Mysterious, dramatic, scary

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

This is a story where you feel SO engaged with the characters, that you feel they are real people and you care deeply. So well written, you can see the landscape, see the faces of the characters. It starts a little slow, picks up, then never lets go. A very suspenseful story, this tale is carefully woven to keep you guessing and intrigued. This is a very satisfying read. LOVE the reader.

  • A Criminal Defense

  • By: William L. Myers Jr.
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,575
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,273

When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life. The defendant, David Hanson, is Mick's best friend, and the victim, a TV news reporter, had reached out to Mick for legal help only hours before her death. Mick's played both sides of Philadelphia's courtrooms. As a top-shelf defense attorney and former prosecutor, he knows all the tricks of the trade. And he'll need every one of them to win.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The reader ruins it!

  • By Matthew Jarka on 05-15-17

Entertaining from the first page

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

Reviewed: 06-17-17

This is one of those books that causes you to linger in the driveway, stand in the shower, mow the lawn longer than necessary - just so you can keep listening. Suspenseful, surprising, fun listen, unpredictable - everything I like.

  • Fifty Grand

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Paula Christensen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 361

An illegal immigrant is killed in a hit-and-run on a frozen mountain road in the town of Fairview, Colorado. No one is prosecuted for his death and his case is quietly forgotten. Six months later another illegal makes a treacherous run across the border, barely escaping with her life. She finds work as a maid and, secretly, begins to investigate the death of her father. But she isn't a maid, and she's not Mexican.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anxiously Awaited

  • By David on 05-04-09

Another masterpiece from Adrian McKinty

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

Reviewed: 11-17-16

Completely different from all the Irish cop books, another direction totally and REALLY GOOD!! Everyone should find this captivating, dark, suspenseful, with astonishing character development - we know the main character like a life long friend by the end of the story. Takes off in the first paragraph, never lets up - quiet suspense - doesn't shout, instead has a chill. Loved it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Trespasser

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Hilda Fay
  • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,034

Being on the murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she's there. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment. Antoinette is savagely tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point. Their new case looks like yet another by-the-numbers lovers' quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty, groomed to a shine, and dead in her catalogue-perfect living room, next to a table set for a romantic dinner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A literary mystery

  • By lesley on 10-08-16

Gripping, compelling, super suspense MASTERPIECE

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

Reviewed: 10-28-16

Every book by Tana French is outstanding, but this one has reached a new peak of engaging drama. Her story doesn't shout at you to create fear and suspense. It quietly crawls up the back of your neck like a little icicle of worry, darkening into goose bumps coming down your arms, while the mystery unfolds.The main character lets you inside her head where she fights the paranoia - or is it all real? She's always had to make her own way, and the Murder Squad is no exception.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cold, Cold Ground

  • Detective Sean Duffy, Book 1
  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,245
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,225

Adrian McKinty was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He studied politics and philosophy at Oxford before moving to America in the early 1990s. Living first in Harlem, he found employment as a construction worker, barman, and bookstore clerk. In 2000 he moved to Denver to become a high school English teacher and it was there that he began writing fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a stunning book

  • By Alan on 01-17-12

I have a new favorite author

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

Adrian McKinty's superior writing entertainment combined with the entrancing voice of Gerard Doyle (I could listen to him all day/all night) - this duo is unbeatable. I'm on my third McKinty book listen, and I now know what a treasure these books are. Readers - don't even worry about what this book is about, it doesn't matter, it is SO well written, and the narrator is the perfect complement. Get ready to be hooked.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Beautiful Mystery

  • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,434

No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as “the beautiful mystery.”

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging, entertaining, and heartbreaking.

  • By Sparkly on 09-04-12

Beautiful writing, delightful narration

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

Reviewed: 03-05-16

Beautiful writing, delightful narration, unusual story. All the Inspector Gamache books are great but this one stands out. I LOVE the narrator, and who would expect a murder among secluded monks who have vowed silence? So textured, so vivid - I don't know how Louise Penny does it, but she PAINTS the story in your mind's eye without excess word baggage. I feel like I'm watching a movie, and she has made me care desperately about these characters.

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  • A Rule against Murder

  • A Three Pines Mystery
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,405

When wealthy, cultured Irene Finney and her four grown-up children arrive at the Manoir Bellechasse in the heat of summer for a memorial for her late husband, the staff springs into action. But as a heat wave gathers strength, old secrets and bitter rivalries begin to surface. And the morning after the ceremony, a body is found. The family now has another member to mourn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Summer Mystery

  • By Sara on 07-16-14

Characters are gripping

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-16

I love this series with its flawed characters, can't stop reading this series. The characters are gripping and real, and someone is always turning up dead!

  • The Darkest Minds

  • Darkest Minds, Book 1
  • By: Alexandra Bracken
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,530

When Ruby woke up on her 10th birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall, I really enjoyed this thrilling book

  • By Sash & Em: A Tale of Two Bookies on 08-06-13

Started out strong; faded

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

Reviewed: 02-14-16

This book started out strong, but faded. It seems like it is trying to be an adolescent-targeted book, futuristic like the Divergent series, but pales in comparison. The main character is developed, but the supporting cast members are a little thin. I listened quite awhile after I was no longer enjoying the book, hoping it would get better. I finally gave up, which is very unusual - I usually force myself to listen to the end, but I was terribly bored by this average-or-slightly-less-than book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fortune's Rising

  • Outer Bounds, Book 1
  • By: Sara King
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 487

Under the supertech Coalition government, Fortune's colonists are enslaved to harvest the highly valuable brain-enhancing drug Yolk, often losing their sanity and lives in the process. The population is dying off, and the planet is becoming a police state whose only purpose is to harvest Yolk.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too Much

  • By Joki on 07-27-15

Boring, cliches abound

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

Reviewed: 09-19-15

This is one of those books where you can hardly wait for it to be over. Wafer thin character development following a formula with a few mildly interesting sci-fi special effects thrown in.

16 of 24 people found this review helpful