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  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,642
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17,609

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • All the hallmarks of a good story but...

  • By The Fett Man on 07-16-16

Not even close

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

Reviewed: 10-13-15

I was SO looking forward to the 4th Lisbeth Salander book, which is why the disappointment of this book is even more bitter. The story doesn't come close to the complexity, intricacy and suspense of any of the first three books. When the book ended I literally yelled "what?!" I couldn't believe the weak ending. I miss Steig Larrson.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Cop Town

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,711
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,721

Atlanta, 1974: It's Kate Murphy's first day on the job, and the Atlanta Police Department is seething after the murder of an officer. Before the day has barely begun, she already suspects she's not cut out to be a cop. Her male uniform is too big, she can't handle a gun, and she's rapidly learning that the APD is hardly a place that welcomes women. Worse still, in the ensuing manhunt she'll be partnered with Maggie Lawson, a cop with her own ax to grind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding, Gutsy Crime Novel Read by a Master

  • By Charles Atkinson on 07-08-14

Terrible

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

Reviewed: 06-29-14

This book was so bad I want to figure out a way to remove it from my library so no one can find out I read it - or should I say tried to read it. I couldn't finish it because it was so pathetically bad. The wiring was sophomoric and full of cliches. The dialog was embarrassingly juvenile. The facts are wrong - Who the hell shoots a 375 magnum? Whoever said this was like a Harry Bosch novel is 180° wrong. This book doesn't even come close to a Michael Connelly novel. Save your credit or your hard earned $$ and pick another book, any book but this one. I mourn the credit I wasted on this piece of literary trailer park trash.

17 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • Conqueror

  • A Novel of Kublai Khan
  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

The novels of Conn Iggulden bring the past to thrilling life, from ancient Rome to 13th-century Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Now he delivers the spectacular story of the rise of Genghis Khan’s grandson, a man destined to become one of the most remarkable rulers who ever lived - the legendary Kublai Khan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some of the blush is off the rose

  • By David on 06-13-14

Great Series

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

Reviewed: 02-22-14

I enjoyed all the books in the Khan series. Great historic perspective. Great storytelling. Makes me glad I live in the present.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Big Thirst

  • The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water
  • By: Charles Fishman
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 319

The water coming out of your tap is four billion years old and might have been slurped by a Tyrannosaurus Rex. We will always have exactly as much water on Earth as we have ever had. Water cannot be destroyed, and it can always be made clean enough for drinking again. In fact, water can be made so clean that it actually becomes toxic. As Charles Fishman brings vibrantly to life in this delightful narrative excursion, water runs our world in a host of awe-inspiring ways, which is both the promise and the peril of our unexplored connections to it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative Book

  • By Lynn on 04-21-11

Should be required reading for all HS students.

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

Reviewed: 02-22-14

This is a great book. It does a great job of describing water issues in an interesting and entertaining way.

  • 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 3,521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,191
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,171

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

Good but not great.

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

Reviewed: 02-22-14

I loved the Michael Forsythe trilogy by Adrian McKinty.. This series isn't as good. It's a bit slow, but it still holds together well, hence the 4 star overall rating. I LOVE listening to Gerard Doyle - hence the 5 star performance rating.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Hear the Sirens in the Street

  • Detective Sean Duffy, Book 2
  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,153

A torso in a suitcase looks like an impossible case, but Sean Duffy isn’t easily deterred, especially when his floundering love life leaves him in need of a distraction. So with detective constables McCrabban and McBride, he goes to work identifying the victim. The torso turns out to be all that’s left of an American tourist who once served in the U.S. military. What was he doing in Northern Ireland in the midst of the 1982 Troubles?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hear "Cold Ground" First, Then Audlble This!

  • By Ted on 08-31-13

Good, but not great.

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

Reviewed: 02-22-14

I loved the Michael Forsythe trilogy by Adrian McKinty.. This series isn't as good. It's a bit slow, but it still holds together well, hence the 4 star overall rating. I LOVE listening to Gerard Doyle - hence the 5 star performance rating.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Son

  • By: Philipp Meyer
  • Narrated by: Will Patton, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Shepherd, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,836
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,841

Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching examination of the bloody price of power, The Son is a gripping and utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American west with rare emotional acuity, even as it presents an intimate portrait of one family across two centuries. Eli McCullough is just twelve-years-old when a marauding band of Comanche storm his Texas homestead and brutally murder his mother and sister, taking him as a captive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Five Stars for the Lone Star, The Son, & Meyer

  • By Mel on 06-04-13

A little depressing and a tad hard to follow.

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

Reviewed: 02-22-14

This is one of those books that is probably better read than heard. Because of the names, places and shifts in time, I had a hard time following this audio-book. I LOVE Will Patten as a narrator, and he didn't disappoint here. His sections of the narration were excellent. Overall, the story was depressing and sad. Didn't seem like anyone had a happy, satisfied life.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa (1942-1943)

  • The Liberation Trilogy, Volume 1
  • By: Rick Atkinson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 26 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934

The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is a story of courage and enduring triumph, of calamity and miscalculation. In this first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson shows why no modern learner can understand the ultimate victory of the Allied powers without a grasp of the great drama that unfolded in North Africa in 1942 and 1943. That first year of the Allied war was a pivotal point in American history, the moment when the United States began to act like a great power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Africa campaign was Real War!

  • By Greg on 06-02-13

Couldn't Finish It

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

Reviewed: 08-27-13

I really wanted to soak up this book, I'd never studied WWII in Africa in detail and I was itching to learn about it. But listening to a detailed book about it was not the right approach for me. While very well researched and written, it's a constant barrage of names, places, facts, dates, scenarios..... I simply couldn't keep it all straight in my mind. I think that a book like this is much better read in print, where you can look at maps, stop and let something sink in, remember a person, look up a reference point for clarification, etc.

24 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Box

  • Harry Bosch, Book 16
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,086

In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box", the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Where is the Len Cariou, this narrator blows!!

  • By Dan on 11-28-12

It feels like the end of an era.

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

Reviewed: 07-15-13

My audiobook addiction began in 2005 with "The Closers" by Michael Connelly. I was blown away. The story and the narration were so good, I knew right then I was hooked. In the following years, I listened to virtually every Michael Connelly book, and I enjoyed all of them - until The Black Box. This story felt shallow and uninspired. Harry Bosch has become a shadow of his formal self. The story was chock full of cliches and simplistic writing, and the character development was almost non-existent. The narration was terrible and made me feel like the narrator was speaking in satire. I think this will be the last Michael Connelly book I read. It's the end of an era.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Diamond Age

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Wiltsie
  • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,550
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,569

Neal Stephenson, "the hottest science fiction writer in America", takes science fiction to dazzling new levels. The Diamond Age is a stunning tale; set in 21st-century Shanghai, it is the story of what happens what a state-of-the-art interactive device falls into the hands of a street urchin named Nell. Her life, and the entire future of humanity, is about to be decoded and reprogrammed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The rock could use a bit more polishing

  • By Tango on 05-19-13

Confusing

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

Reviewed: 03-11-13

I looked forward to this book since I loved Snow Crash. Boy was I disappointed. Not sure if the author was on LSD, or if LSD is required to listen to this book, but it's weird, disjointed and confusing. There are so many strange sub-plots that weave in and out of reality and bizarre fantasy. Don't assume that if you liked Snow Crash you'll like this - I didn't.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful