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  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,410
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,053
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,982

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

Not up to Grisham's usual standard.

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

This book is just not worth the time. Very disappointing from this usually excellent author.

  • Rogue Lawyer

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,245
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,233

On the right side of the law. Sort of. Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee: his driver, who's also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Rogue indeed

  • By Margaret N. Chase on 10-22-15

Not your usual John Grisham

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

Reviewed: 03-21-16

The best thing about this audiobook is Mark Deakins' masterful narration. Brilliant!
As usual, this book is crammed with intriguing and astounding legal manouvres. But it's not like any other Grisham novel I've read. It's more like a collection of short stories.I enjoyed the book, but it's nwhere near Grisham's best.

  • A Wanted Man

  • A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 17
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,567

Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there. All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted Man is Wanting ~ And I Want 14 Hours Back

  • By Bill on 09-16-12

As Lee Child lost the plot

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

Reviewed: 03-21-16

This book would probably seem pretty good it it was from some unheard-of author. But, like most of Lee Child's recent books, I think it's unworthy of the author - and the fabulous character he created.
And why he (or Audible) gave up on Jeff Harding - who WAS Jack Reacher - I can't imagine!
Disappointing in every respect. (No, not 'hopeless'. Just 'disappointing'.)

  • Make Me

  • Jack Reacher, Book 20
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,403
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,401

"Why is this town called Mother's Rest?" That's all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. It's a tiny place hidden in 1,000 square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very reminiscent of BAD LUCK & TROUBLE

  • By shelley on 09-10-15

The star ratings for this book hard to believe!

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

Reviewed: 03-10-16

For many years Lee Child has been my very favorite author.
Not any more. I've found his last three or four books really disappointing.
Obviously, not everybody agrees.

  • The Scarecrow

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,395

Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career. He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Depth & Breadth

  • By P. Giorgio on 05-29-09

Connelly never disappoints

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

Reviewed: 03-10-16

A very clever story that unfolds at a cracking pace.
As an aspiring author, it's daunting to read one stunning novel after another by this towering talent!

  • Brimstone

  • By: Robert B. Parker
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

When we last saw Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, they had just put things to right in the rough-and-tumble Old West town of Resolution. It's now a year later, and Virgil has only one thing on his mind: Allie French, the woman who stole his heart from their days in Appaloosa. Even though Allie ran off with another man, Virgil is determined to find her, his deputy and partner Everett Hitch at his side.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brimstone

  • By richard on 06-08-09

Why is this book not retunable?

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

Reviewed: 10-25-15

I listened for about 3 hours and nothing had happened so I gave up. If any book should be returnable it should be this one.
I was influenced by the book and author's star ratings on Audible. I'm now hoping they can't be purchased, like 'likes' and other online ratings!
I'm a fan of westerns so I thought I was looking forward to this book.
If the star ratings are to be believed, I'm in the minority.

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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 4,312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,889

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

Nothing like Lee Child's best

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

Reviewed: 10-25-15

Jonathan McClain is no Jeff Harding! Why change narrators after all this time?
The story is very slow to get started with a lot of irrelevant 'filler' for the first few hours.
Is the rumour true that Lee Child is putting his name to stories by ghost writers?
Could he have sold out his loyal readers?

  • Lost Light: Harry Bosch Series, Book 9

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,049
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,054

Four years ago, LAPD detective Harry Bosch was on a movie set, asking questions about the murder of a young production assistant, when an armored car arrived with $2 million cash for use in a heist scene. In a life-imitates-art firestorm, a gang of masked men converged on the delivery and robbed the armored car with guns blazing. The crime was never resolved, and the young woman's murder was in the stack of unsolved-case files Bosch carried home the night he left the LAPD.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dashel Hammet Redux

  • By Harris on 04-09-03

Harry Bosch - where angels fear to tread

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

Reviewed: 02-25-15

You'll be so glad that Harry comes out of retirement for this clever freelance investigation, nailing a bunch of bad guys, despite interference and obstruction from his old cop colleagues and the FBI.
Not my favourite Connelly book but well worth the listen.

  • Shantaram

  • A Novel
  • By: Gregory David Roberts
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 42 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,545
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,124

Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum-security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend Prabaker, the two enter Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of My Favorite Books! Great Narration!

  • By Memphis on 06-16-14

Is Roberts the world's best wordsmith?

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

Reviewed: 02-25-15

Gregory Roberts is an awesome writer. The first half of Shantaram is the best thing I have ever read - and the best performed (by Humphrey Bower).
Everybody should read this stunning book. Despite the second half dragging considerably (what a shame his editor didn't save him from his over-indulgence) it's one of the best books you'll ever read (or listen to), possibly the most unforgettable and almost certainly the most magnificently wordsmithed.
Even if you've read the book, Humphrey's performance will bring the characters alive and give them new form and depth and meaning.

  • The Gods of Guilt

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Connelly Book

  • By Rod on 12-04-13

Another spellbinding Mickey Haller courtoom romp

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

Reviewed: 11-18-14

Connelly is a masterful writer whose awesome skills have never been more effectively applied than in this engaging story of the dangerous fight to set an (almost) innocent man free.

Having produced thousands of voice-overs, I'd have to rate Peter Giles up there with Humphrey Bower as one of the best narrators (actors) I've ever heard.