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  • The Kremlin's Candidate

  • The Red Sparrow Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,363
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,144

Russian counterintelligence chief Colonel Dominika Egorova has been a recruited asset of the CIA, stealing Kremlin secrets for her CIA handler, Nate Nash, for over seven years. In the dazzling finale to the Red Sparrow Trilogy, their forbidden and tumultuous love affair continues, mortally dangerous for them both but irresistible. In Washington, a newly installed US administration is selecting its cabinet members. Dominika hears a whisper of a closely held Kremlin operation to place a mole inside a high intelligence position.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Torn from today’s news

  • By Gary on 02-15-18

Great book. Unsatisfying ending.

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

Very well-written conclusion to the Red Sparrow trilogy, but ...
SPOILER ALERT:
...the last quarter or so of the book is punctuated by out-of-character decisions leading to a dreadfully unsatisfying ending. Loved it up until then though.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Exploration Fawcett

  • Journey to the Lost City of Z
  • By: Lt. Col. P. H. Fawcett
  • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

This is the true story of the real Colonel Fawcett, whose life was the inspiration for the best-selling book The Lost City of Z and an upcoming movie starring Brad Pitt. A thrilling account, it tells of Colonel Fawcett and his mysterious disappearance in the Amazon jungle, which is now considered one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rather academic, but fascinating.

  • By Belinda C. on 04-03-17

Rather academic, but fascinating.

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

The story of P. H. Fawcett's explorations in South America in his own words. The perfect companion to "The Lost City of Z".

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131,709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,143

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A festival of personality disorders

  • By Paula Dee on 04-20-15

Gripping, edge of your seat suspense

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

Reviewed: 03-26-16

Twists and turns will keep you guessing in this well-crafted thriller. None of the characters are who they seem to be; some prove to be better, some worse...some much worse. Girl On A Train will not disappoint even the most avid of mystery readers. Can't wait to see how they do in bringing this one to film.