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  • Bleachers

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: John Grisham
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 274

High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was the best quarterback to play for the Messina Spartans. 15 years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into a football dynasty. Now, as Coach Rake's "boys" sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old games, relive the old glories, and try to decide once and for all whether they love Eddie Rake – or hate him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen!

  • By Patti on 09-14-03

Another great story

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

Not your typical Grisham story, but he is a master storyteller no matter what the subject. And coming from a small town where football is king, this is spot on. Simple, easy read. Good stuff.

  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,501
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,458

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • different

  • By Kelly on 10-29-18

Worst Grisham book I’ve read

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Let me preface this by saying I love John Grisham‘s books. I’ve read many of them. But this was by far the worst I have read. One slight twist at the end is interesting, but the story is way too drawn out. Very long. Very boring. Great performance by Michael Beck and he is one of my favorite narrators. But that’s about it. Very disappointed.

  • Dramatized Audio Bible - King James Version, KJV: Complete Bible

  • By: Zondervan
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 77 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482

For those who value the timeless KJV translation, this new audio recording offers a rich listening experience. Featuring top voice talent enhanced by original music and sound effects, the KJV Complete Bible Dramatized Audio brings the King James Version to life. World-class narration, a fully orchestrated background, and colorful character renderings engage the ears, the imagination, and the heart. It's ideal for drive time, exercising, or general listening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great production but navigation is lacking

  • By Brian on 04-20-13

Phenomenal audio Bible

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Wonderful audio Bible with multiple voices for different characters and background music. Highly engaging. Keeps you interested.

  • The Inner Circle

  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,797
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,786

When Clementine Kaye, archivist Beecher White's first childhood crush, shows up at the National Archives asking for his help, Beecher tries to impress her by showing her the secret vault where the president of the United States privately reviews classified documents. They accidentally happen upon a priceless artifact - and find themselves suddenly entangled in a web of deception, conspiracy, and murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By FAC on 12-29-11

Wonderful story, but…

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

This is my first Brad Meltzer book.

Phenomenal story, except that the “hero“ of the book is a bit of a wimp to me.

Not to mention the fact that he constantly seems to be making the wrong choice.

The narrator is OK. A bit nasally and monotone for my taste.

That being said, the story definitely keeps you engaged and guessing.

Wish the main character of the book was written a little better, but I will definitely read the second of this series

  • 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 22,402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,226

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Most annoying narration ever

  • By katherine wolfe on 04-21-16

Decent book. Terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

I like the concept of the main character. And it was just good enough that I probably will listen to the second in the series. To see if they get better. But the narration was absolutely awful. Definitely hope that it improves.

Also hope that the storylines improve, as I really like the characters

  • I Heard That Song Before

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Higgins Clark
  • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

Kay Lansing grew up the daughter of the landscaper to the wealthy and powerful Carrington family. One day, accompanying her father to work, six-year-old Kay overhears a quarrel between a man and a woman that ends with the man's caustic response: "I heard that song before." That same evening, young Peter Carrington drives the 19-year-old daughter of neighbors home from a formal dinner dance at the Carrington estate, but she is not in her room the next morning and is never seen or heard from again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By ASDQM1 on 09-10-15

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-15

Have been a fan of Mary Higgins Clark for years. I generally like her older
books better, in some cases much better, but this is vintage Clark. Does not disappoint. Edge of your seat suspense and keeps you guessing pretty much all the way through.

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