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  • Dark Sacred Night

  • A Ballard and Bosch Novel
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin, Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,547

Renée Ballard is working the night beat again and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out but then checks into the case herself, and it brings a deep tug of empathy and anger. Bosch is investigating the death of 15-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally murdered and her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now, Ballard joins forces with Bosch. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So So

  • By Paul Beer on 11-16-18

Great Audio Book

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Enjoyed hearing two people reading the parts of books, now that you see Titus Weaver playing Bosch on the series and hearing him on audio is a great concept.

  • The Sinatra Club

  • My Life Inside the New York Mafia
  • By: Sal Polisi, Steve Dougherty
  • Narrated by: Pete Simonelli
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

The Mob was the biggest, richest business in America...until it was destroyed from within by drugs, greed, and the decline of its traditional crime family values. And by guys like Sal Polisi. As a member of New York's feared Colombo Family, Polisi ran the Sinatra Club, an illegal after-hours gambling den that was a magic kingdom of crime and a hangout for up-and-coming mobsters. But the nonstop thrills of Polisi's criminal glory days abruptly ended.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The gangster with a heart of gold...

  • By Rodney on 03-03-18

Excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-17

This is by far one of the best told stories of the 70’s NY mob. I’ve listened to dozens of books thru the years, I enjoyed the narration. Well worth the purchase.

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  • Ghost in the Wires

  • My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
  • By: Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,712

Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world’s biggest companies—and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen for tech fans

  • By Mikeyxote on 06-01-12

Best Audiobook to Listen to More than Once !!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-17

I have listened to this Audiobook at least once a year. Of the hundreds of books I have to listen to, I always seem to listen to this book the most. Kevin Mitnick is a Great narrator of his own words and I do not get tired of hearing him speak, after listening to all of hundreds of books I've purchased over the last 20 years that is a great compliment.
This book will keep you listening and wondering will this guy ever learn? It's like a train wreak , you know is going to happen but you can not turn away! There are a couple of parts in the book that Kevin gives out the code applications he used and this might bore some listeners, but it's not a lot, since I don't understand it, the first time it made me think I was going to listen to a technical manual, it is just in spurts and for some it might be the highlights of the book and gives him credibility. I believe Mr. Mitnick should thank goodness that his poor mother and grandmother did not just do what the FBI and other agencies wanted to do and just Shoot him. But thankfully they didn't because a great book has come from these exploits. Just purchase the book and enjoy !!