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  • No Time to Spare

  • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 270

From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, and with an introduction by Karen Joy Fowler, a collection of thoughts - always adroit, often acerbic - on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation. Ursula K. Le Guin has taken listeners to imaginary worlds for decades. Now she's in the last great frontier of life, old age, and exploring new literary territory: the blog, a forum where her voice - sharp, witty, as compassionate as it is critical - shines. No Time to Spare collects the best of Ursula's blog, presenting perfectly crystallized dispatches on what matters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a delight!

  • By Linda on 02-13-18

Will listen again and again

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

I'm not a fan, mostly because I am not a Sci-Fi fan... But I've always enjoyed listening to her speak and so, loving autobiographies I bought. Oh, this one is a gem. I've listened to it twice sience I bought it and will listen again. A simple yet profound voice of wisdom.

  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,329

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • different

  • By Kelly on 10-29-18

Was there two novels?

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Grisham lost us -- my husband and I listened together. Some plot reveals, trying not to give anything away... The first part, where the main story takes place, might have been a good story in itself, but then he ended it with that climax and frankly, we've not been interested enough to see where he wanted us to go next -- for another 10 hours or so... Perhaps flashbacks would have been a better choice for his story, happening with in the story, but as it stands, when some folks died we were okay -- we didn't care enough about those characters to feel badly for them -- as we were bored by the stubbornness, bored by the pace. I don't know if we will finish his "second" story -- we almost gave up on the first. This is the second book we've been disappointed in of his, thinking he may have lost his touch.
Michael Beck is one of our favorite readers... He was, as always, wonderful as the voice of the characters of the south.

  • Chasing the Dime

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,337
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,338

The messages waiting for Henry Pierce when he plugs in his new phone clearly aren't intended for him. They indicate something has gone terribly wrong for a woman named Lilly. Pierce probes, investigates, and then tumbles through a hole, leaving behind a life driven by work to track down and help a woman he's never met. Connelly's latest is "a grabber from the beginning...utterly compelling."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nobody Could Be That Stupid That Many Times!

  • By David on 05-29-05

The reecording is bad!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

The recording starts in the middle and ends then the beginning happens at the end. Audible should fix this. It might have been a good story (we love Connelly) but we kept being confused them figured it out when it ended halfway through... Very odd! Davis is not bad but not great.

  • Louisiana Longshot

  • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,528

It was a hell of a long shot.... CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever - in Sinful, Louisiana. With a leak at the CIA and a price placed on her head by one of the world's largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off-grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever, funny and fun

  • By Pamela on 06-08-16

Could not get through an hour

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

I am okay with light-hearted mysteries but this was unbelievable. She just seemed tooo blonde (and I am one.)

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  • Single Malt Murder

  • A Whisky Business Mystery
  • By: Melinda Mullet
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,877
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,871

When Abi inherits her uncle's quaint and storied single malt distillery, she finds herself immersed in a competitive high-stakes business that elicits deep passions and prejudices. An award-winning photojournalist, Abi has no trouble capturing the perfect shot - but making the perfect shot is another matter. When she starts to receive disturbing, anonymous threats, it's clear that someone wants her out of the picture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Read with Excellent Characters

  • By David on 01-22-18

Another GREAT Cozy Mystery

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I love the unique setting, the characters were all different and well-written, and I haven't checked but hope this is a series! On my way to buy another! Excellent (new to me) reader, and thankfully, ONE narrator. (Not a fan of and won't buy multiple narrators anymore.)

  • Murder in an English Village

  • By: Jessica Ellicott
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,711
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,703

The year is 1920: Flying in the face of convention, legendary American adventuress Beryl Helliwell never fails to surprise and shock. The last thing her adoring public would expect is that she craves some peace and quiet. The humdrum hamlet of Walmsley Parva in the English countryside seems just the ticket. And, honestly, until America comes to its senses and repeals Prohibition, Beryl has no intention of returning stateside and subjecting herself to bathtub gin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Wait For Next Book

  • By Sally W. Harris on 05-22-18

A Cozy with a Great Plot!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This story had an unusual setting and a great plot, even though it was offered as a cozy mystery, and so my expectations were that I'd love the characters and the plot MIGHT be so-so -- it was NOT. A lively who-dun-it with a lead who is worth reading about again -- on my way back to see if this is a series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Runaway Jury

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123

In Biloxi, Mississippi, a landmark tobacco trial with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake begins routinely, then swerves mysteriously off course. The jury is behaving strangely, and at least one juror is convinced he's being watched...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal - Grisham's Best

  • By miyaker on 10-21-03

One of my favorite Grisham books!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

Bought it knowing the story -- read it and watched it.... still, one of the best, and will listen again!

  • The Drop

  • Harry Bosch, Book 15
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,567

Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two. DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer, or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Of The Best Bosch Books!

  • By Laurie on 12-03-11

He went too gritty for us...

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Connelly writes well, but this one was just to gritty for us. Cariou is SO good reading these!

  • 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 5,964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,146

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

Not the best Bosch, but a good story

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Great narrator! We got a little tired of some of the repetitive moments like the woman singing (groan), some of the similes cracked us up and were not supposed to! The story line is a great one and we were surprised so that is good, just not his best writing!

  • Full Disclosure

  • By: Dee Henderson
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 990
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 869
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 876

Ann Silver is a cop’s cop. As the Midwest Homicide Investigator, she is called in to help local law enforcement on the worst of cases, looking for answers to murder. Hers is one of the region’s most trusted investigative positions. Paul Falcon is the FBI’s top murder cop in the Midwest. If the victim carried a federal badge or had a security clearance, odds are good Paul and his team see the case file or work the murder. Their lives intersect when Ann arrives to pass a case off her desk and onto his.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dissapointed

  • By Lia on 08-22-17

Unbelievably Religious

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

I don't have a problem with strongly religious characters of any faith, and I myself pray... but her characters are unbelievable religious characters. A 40-year-old virgin (who is that smart and savvy) is likely to have another problem or strong quirk... LOVED the character, then there was this turn that began to make no sense... And the lead detectives prayers are totally unbelievable. Dialogue is monotonous too. The storyline might have been good, but we quit 1/3 of the way in... doubt we will come back to it.