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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 13,932
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,514
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,440

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

It's dangerous to be a whistler

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

It started out slow but went into high gear. It has it all law and order, law and community,
no law to be obeyed. It is all about the money.

  • Mao's Last Dancer

  • By: Li Cunxin
  • Narrated by: Paul English
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032

This is the true story of how one moment in time, by the thinnest thread of a chance, changed the course of a small boy's life in ways that are beyond description. One day he would dance with some of the greatest ballet companies of the world. One day he would be a friend to a president and first lady, movie stars, and the most influential people in America. One day he would become a star: Mao's last dancer, and the darling of the West.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Has the "ring" of truth

  • By Deborah on 04-04-08

Bleeding Red

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

Reviewed: 11-14-16

A beautifully told story about a life that endured, the family who suffered, a drive to succeed and the creativity that came out as He bled red to impress and succeed in a world filled with lies.

  • The Romanov Sisters

  • The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
  • By: Helen Rappaport
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520

With this treasure trove of diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, we learn that they were intelligent, sensitive, and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution - the nightmare that would sweep their world away and them along with it. The Romanov Sisters will surprise people, even aficionados.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Made you want to change the ending

  • By MissSusie66 on 01-23-15

The lives they lived.

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

Reviewed: 02-14-15

So enjoy the Romanov Family and the lives they lived, so close and loving, I have been to where they died and have been interested in their lives and was not disappointed by the book. It is a window into the life and people of Russia.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • In Their Footsteps

  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Nanette Savard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40

The quiet scandal surrounding her parents' deaths 20 years ago has always haunted Beryl Tavistock. Now she's asking dangerous questions, and the answers are proving that old secrets die hard.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short, sweet and sex

  • By Gaynell on 02-14-15

Short, sweet and sex

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

Reviewed: 02-14-15

Not what I expect from Tess but it was a no brainer Girl almost run over by man who 4 hours later she is kissing. Crime solved 20 years later and off they go. OK it was an easy listen, and it was a surprise who done it and reason. It was Paris and love is in the air.

  • Blue Labyrinth

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,010
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,994

A long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Aloysius Pendergast's most implacable enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect murder, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's desolate Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his family's sinister past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twists and Tuns in the Pendergast Family Tree

  • By GH on 11-13-14

Always a mystery to solve

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

Reviewed: 12-11-14

This was great, if you are a reader of previous books you will have flash back moments. Once again Pendergast goes out on his own to following the clues into the blue the thread of the sons is once again introduced and maybe a romance is in the air again?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Snow White Must Die

  • By: Nele Neuhaus
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,953
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,953

On a rainy November day, police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to a mysterious traffic accident: a woman has fallen from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath. According to a witness, the woman may have been pushed. The investigation leads Pia and Oliver to a small village, and the home of the victim, Rita Cramer. On a September evening eleven years earlier, two seventeen-year-old girls vanished from the village without a trace.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great narrator, unbelievable, never-ending story

  • By C. Vincent on 01-27-13

Not your average Fairy Tale

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

Reviewed: 04-27-13

Excellent listen, constantly pointed to new person of interest. And lots of bitter endings.
It has it all love, hate, destruction, nervous anticipation and death. Well written few things could have been left out but not much! (Was written in German and translated to English )

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sleep No More

  • An Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller
  • By: Iris Johansen
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan knows what it’s like to be haunted by the past. For years after her daughter, Bonnie, was stolen from her, she fought for closure. When her mother, Sandra, asks Eve to find a missing friend named Beth Avery, she wants to help but is sure that Sandra is hiding something. The fact that she adamantly refuses to go to the police reinforces Eve’s suspicions that something is very wrong. Eve learns that Beth has been locked away in a mental hospital for years....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Compute on 11-11-12

Family Findings

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

Reviewed: 03-21-13

Once again Eve and Joe enter a search.This takes them to California to find a sister she never knew she had. Dreams, awakening from a 20 year nightmare and entering into a crazy, unbelievable time where the life and death of her sister becomes a battle zone.
With Joe's help Eve is able to find and save her sister Beth.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,871
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,903
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,921

The season of gift-giving is here, and this year we've got something special for our members: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Yuletide whodunit "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle". In this holiday-themed short story, Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson, follow the trail of a lost hat and a Christmas goose through the streets of London and into a rapidly expanding mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb! Love Alan Cumming

  • By Katheryne on 01-03-13

Great short hear.

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

Reviewed: 01-21-13

It is Sir Arthur and it is Alan Cummings, two greats, one wonderful listen Perfect for a short drive or waiting room listen.

  • Two Graves

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,104

After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world. But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels, NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Whiplash from the emotional rollercaster

  • By GH on 12-13-12

One surprise after another.

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

Reviewed: 01-21-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Two Graves to be better than the print version?

Did not read written.

What other book might you compare Two Graves to and why?

If you are a reader of the two writers this story continues the search for Helen's killers.Once again they have Pendergast fighting for his life.
I believe that there were things that were unnecessary for the book and the story would be just as great with these details left out. These things did not add to the characters actions.

Have you listened to any of Rene Auberjonois’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Great as always. I look for him when I am searching for new books to listen to

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were two times that the story was sad, I do not usually cry. There are times that you worry if he is going to get out of the situation, but then you think. The other story line with Constance is also a continuation from the previous book unbelievable!

Any additional comments?

I have read every book and and found this to be just as trilling and waiting to see what will happen as the story lines weave in and out.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,154

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

Gone but Not Forgotten

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

Reviewed: 08-28-12

What did you love best about Gone Girl?

the way the story was woven together, the things that you don't expect

What did you like best about this story?

The constant mystery

Have you listened to any of Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not that I remember

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Gottcha

Any additional comments?

The letters are wonderful and so deceptive. You are not sure who did it.