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Mount Airy, NC, United States
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  • Open and Shut

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,032

Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys' network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan. But the fun stops the day Andy's dad, Paterson, New Jersey's legendary ex-DA, drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Does Anyone Else Notice the Missing Content?

  • By pewter on 02-05-13

Enjoyable mystery

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-11

Interesting quirky sense of humor and attitude reminds me of Lois McMaster Bujold's Miles Vorkosigan character especially with the same narrator. Grover Gardner does an excellent job of presenting this irreverent style of writing. Flows well and doesn't contain inappropriate language or content. I only wish it had been longer.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Luck in the Shadows

  • Nightrunner, Book 1
  • By: Lynn Flewelling
  • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 885
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531

Spy, rogue, thief, and noble, Seregil of Rhiminee is many things, none of them predictable. And when he offers to take on Alec as his apprentice, things may never be the same for either of them. Soon Alec is traveling roads he never knew existed, toward a war he never suspected was brewing. Before long he and Seregil are embroiled in a sinister plot that runs deeper than either can imagine and that may cost them far more than their lives if they fail. But fortune is as unpredictable as Alec's new mentor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun! Refreshing!

  • By jennifer on 03-04-11

Stay away

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-10

Read the other reviews, pay attention, I bought this on-sale and failed to read reviews first. Homosexual content! I'm embarrassed this shows in my library.

1 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • Into the Looking Glass

  • Looking Glass Series, Book 1
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855

When asubatomic physics experiment causes a massive explosion, interdimensional gateways open in Florida - and aliens pour out. Some intend to bring Earth to its knees. Others seem willing to help, but will annihilate the planet if Navy SEAL Command Master Chief Robert Miller can't stop the menace from spreading.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Way different...

  • By Trip Williams on 09-23-13

Interesting and imaginative story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-09

I very much enjoyed this book as with most of John Ringo's writing. I didn't care for the condescending attitudes towards Christians but I have to assume that came from his partner in this book since I haven't noticed it in his other work. I appreciated the physics details and the reasonable way they were introduced.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Gust Front

  • Legacy of the Aldenata
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 25 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202

In this, the sequel to A Hymn Before Battle, Captain Michael O'Neal and his forces on Earth prepare to hold back an impending Posleen invasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is CAN of Military Sci-Fiction Woop Ass!

  • By Charlie Lightfoot on 03-19-09

Awesome military sci-fi

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-09

I've read the whole series and enjoyed it all. I don't care for the use of profanity but it is appropriate for the situations rather than gratuitous. Well thought out plot lines that come together exceptionally well.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Phoenix Endangered

  • Book Two of the Enduring Flame
  • By: Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

Tiercel, a budding High Mage, and Harrier, a reluctant Knight-Mage, develop greater power - and learn of the evils of war when they see the devastation caused by the fanatical armies of the Wild Mage Bisochim.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Give the kids a break!

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-27-09

You should only buy if you enjoy constant whining

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-09

I enjoyed the first book of this series and immediately bought the second but the constant whining of the two main characters has finally overwhelmed my desire to even hear the end of this book much less listen to the next. Their inability to face the reality of their circumstances was maddening. Save your credit/money. I wish I had.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mistress of Dragons

  • The First Book of the Dragonvarld Trilogy
  • By: Margaret Weis
  • Narrated by: Gigi Marceau-Clarke
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 177

Here is a world where men and dragons coexist amid political intrigue and dark magic, where the uneasy balance of power between the two is on the verge of becoming undone, threatening to unleash waves of destruction that will pit humans against humans as well as dragons against men for the domination of the world. Humanity's very survival is at risk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great story!

  • By Laura on 07-24-03

I don't enjoy reading about rape

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-05

I read/listen for enjoyment but I was terribly disappointed when this book went in this direction. I have enjoyed reading Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series and was looking for other fantasy books when I tried this one, but this one was a real let down. I wish I had seen a review like this to warn me before I bought this.

9 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • All Marketers Are Liars

  • The Power of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low-Trust World
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004

Every marketer tells a story. And if they do it right, we believe them. We believe that wine tastes better in a $20 glass than a $1 glass. We believe that an $80,000 Porsche Cayenne is vastly superior to a $36,000 VW Touareg, which is virtually the same car. We believe that $225 Pumas will make our feet feel better, and look cooler, than $20 no-names... and believing it makes it true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The essense of marketing has been defined.

  • By Michael on 11-23-05

Good concepts, poor focus

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-05

I bought this book expecting some insights into marketing and at first it seemed to be delivering until the author got on his liberal soapbox and started preaching. I didn't necessarily disagree with everything he said it just wasn't the correct venue for this dialogue

7 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Matter

  • A Novel
  • By: Philip Kerr
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

In 1696, Christopher Ellis, a young, hot-tempered gentleman, is sent to the Tower of London, but not as a prisoner. A sudden twist of fate has led him there to assist the renowned scientist Sir Isaac Newton, who as warden of the Royal Mint has accepted an appointment to hunt down counterfeiters who threaten to topple the shaky, war-weakened economy. Armed with Newton’s superior intellect and Ellis’ skill with a sword, the new partners seem primed to solve the case. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cracking Yarn not a biography!

  • By Jim on 07-21-04

Disappointed

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-04

The premise of this book was intriguing but the execution was very disappointing. The author could have had an interesting Holmes and Watson style mystery but he substituted crudeness for cleverness. Do not waste your time listening.

4 of 14 people found this review helpful