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  • The Professor

  • McMurtrie and Drake Legal, Book 1
  • By: Robert Bailey
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,440

Law professor Thomas Jackson McMurtrie literally wrote the book on evidence in the state of Alabama. But when a power-hungry colleague uses a recent run-in between McMurtrie and headstrong student Rick Drake to end his career, he is left unsure what to do next.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Awful? No, but close.... close.

  • By Ted on 08-15-16

Good, well told story

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

it is great to hear stories about older people still living the lives they choose.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Simple Favor

  • A Novel
  • By: Darcey Bell
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Xe Sands, Matthew Waterson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,185
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,789
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,785

It starts with a simple favor - an ordinary kindness mothers do for one another. When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son, Nicky, after school, she happily says yes. Nicky and her son, Miles, are classmates and best friends, and the five-year-olds love being together - just like she and Emily. A widow and stay-at-home mommy blogger living in woodsy suburban Connecticut, Stephanie was lonely until she met Emily, a sophisticated PR executive whose job in Manhattan demands so much of her time. But Emily doesn't come back.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • yuck

  • By Tabitha on 05-05-18

very imaginative story

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

I really liked listening to the book. The characters seemed real and I really believed they would act how they did. The narration was perfect. I was a little disappointed in the ending. I wanted to know exactly what happened. But maybe there is a sequel.

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,704

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable debut mystery set in London

  • By Tracey on 05-26-13

Wonderful book!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

I was halfway through the book before I realized it was actually written by JK Rowling of Harry Potter fame. I was glad of that, because had I realized it at the beginning, I am sure I would have been expecting some magic to occur. Which it didn't, and didn't need to. It was a well written murder mystery with very interesting characters. I thought the narration was perfect.

  • American Revolution: A History from Beginning to End

  • One Hour History Revolution, Book 2
  • By: Hourly History
  • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

The American Revolution, which had its roots in 1765 with a rejection of British authority to tax the colonies without fair representation and ended with the British defeat at Yorktown, was one of the most momentous events in the history of the North American continent. In this audiobook, American Revolution, you will discover the history behind the conflict and why it came about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short and informative

  • By Happy Camper on 11-04-18

Short and informative

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

This quick history of the Revolutionary War contained a few nuggets that I had never heard before. Made me happy I am part of this great country. Strong founding principles and still working to achieve them all.

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,137

This Audible Original production is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt, Morgana Robinson, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Alexa Davies and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

Fun way to present a book

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

Listening to a book with different people reading the characters speaking parts and a narrator reading the parts where no one is speaking was fun.

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  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,294
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,143

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

good story

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

Fun to think that maybe something like this happened when President Clinton was in office and we never even heard about it. Great narrators.

  • The Silent Corner

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,316

"I very much need to be dead." These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for - but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, Jane, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered...unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside of her demand: find the truth, no matter what. There is no one else to speak for Jane's husband - or the others who have followed him into death at their own hands.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suspense, well-written

  • By Townsend on 10-19-17

Typical Koontz

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

Once again he takes a wild idea and makes it seem possible. At least I hope it was a wild idea!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Mailman

  • By: Jonathan Stone
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Thirty-five years now. Through American invasions and wars, and famines and genocides, and tsunamis and earthquakes and volcanoes, George Waite’s red, white, and blue mail truck has lurched from mailbox to mailbox with the utter predictability of a brightly painted figure on a cuckoo clock.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jonathan Stone writes offbeat suspense novels.

  • By Wayne on 11-07-17

Fun short story

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

Great narration. I will never look at my mailman quite the same. Or my secretive neighbor.

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,211
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,239

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ages Well

  • By Dennis on 10-21-12

Crazy Story, Fun Book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-17

I listened to this book on the advice if Wayne. it is amazing I picked this one out of all the books Wayne has rated. But I'm glad I did. Weaving an interesting fiction story through 100 years of actual historical events made for some pretty interesting reading... I mean listening. The narration made the story even better. I'm glad I listened to it instead of reading.

  • The Mark of the Assassin

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,248

When a commercial airliner is blown out of the sky off the East Coast, the CIA scrambles to find the perpetrators. A body is discovered near the crash site with three bullets to the face: the calling card of a shadowy international assassin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth your time

  • By Dennis on 02-14-10

Very well written and narrated

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-17

Enough detail that I knew just how people were killed but not enough to make me sick. Hard to believe there are people in the world who do this.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful