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  • Accused

  • Rosato & DiNunzio, Book 1
  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,957
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,781
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,772

New York Times best-selling and Edgar Award-winning author Lisa Scottoline revolutionized crime fiction when she introduced her all-female law firm of Rosato & Associates, thrilling listeners with her twisty, fast-paced plots and capturing their hearts with her cast of strong and relatable female characters. Now Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, Judy Carrier, and Anne Murphy are back with all cylinders firing in Accused.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yet another great Philadelphia tale with women

  • By Toby on 11-08-13

Interesting plot;annoying narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

This is the first time I’ve listened to a Rosato & DiNinzio book. I’ve always read them before. It will be the last time!
I found the narrator very annoying. Her interpretation of Mary’s parents and their friends made me grit my teeth every time...and there were LOTS of times.
The plot was interesting so I listened to the end.

  • The Fix

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,994

Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter - a family man with a successful consulting business - and his victim, a schoolteacher.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is Ron Mcclarty?

  • By jason adams on 04-28-17

Good but not as good as usual

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

Reviewed: 05-22-17

The characters are as engaging as ever-maybe even more than usual, as they develop in their relationships to one another. The narrators are wonderful. But the plot requires too much explanation. Too much telling and not enough showing.
Still, I highly recommend it. It's a good listen.

  • Callings

  • The Purpose and Passion of Work (A StoryCorps Book)
  • By: David Isay
  • Narrated by: David Isay
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

In Callings, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love. Some are paid well for their work, others not at all; some found their paths at very young ages, others later in life; many overcame great odds or upturned their lives in order to pursue what matters to them. Many of these stories have never been published or broadcast by StoryCorps until now.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Deceived

  • By V. Bissonnette on 07-06-18

High Expectations

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

I found the topic provocative and promising. The author went pretty far afield from his topic. I was disappointed.

  • Chasing the Dead

  • David Raker Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Tim Weaver
  • Narrated by: Michael Healy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

One year ago Alex Towne's body was found. One month ago his mother saw him on the street. One week ago David Raker agreed to look for him. He'll wish he hadn't. Mary Towne's son, Alex, had been missing for six years before he finally turned up - as a corpse in a car wreck. But now she's convinced he's still alive.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • loved the story

  • By Sandra on 03-22-19

Worst narrator...EVER

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

I chose this book because of a much later book of Tim Weaver's that I liked.
OMG! This narrator is like a fingernail on a chalkboard. No! Wait! More annoying. In fact, I've never been irritated by a narrator like this before.
Hard to tell if I might've liked the book if it had been narrated better. Maybe. As it is, I'm not sure I'll try another Tim Weaver book.
Definitely do NOT recommend.

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  • 1408
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 166

In 1408, Mike Enslin, best-selling author of "true" ghost stories, decides to spend the night in New York City's most haunted hotel room. But he must live to write about it without the help of his ex best-friends, his trusty smokes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Steven

  • By Armella on 08-11-11

Guess I'm Not into Stephen King

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

Reviewed: 10-23-11

Gave Stephen King a try for the first time with this. Didn't like it. Boring. The story moves really slowly and I quit listening when I realized that I didn't care what happened anyway.

But if you like Stephen King, maybe you will.

  • 10th Anniversary

  • The Women's Murder Club
  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662

Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals - but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as usual

  • By cstardancer on 05-13-11

Great Time-Killer

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

Reviewed: 10-23-11

James Patterson (and his various writing partners) is the master of the short chapter that ends with a few sentences which drag you into the next chapter even if you really need to get to work, get to bed or get a life.

I've read all The Women's Murder Club books but this is the first time I've ventured into the audible work for my fix. Sort of like seeing the movie after reading the book - I didn't much care for the performer's interpretation of some of the characters.

The breathless, valley girl-ness of Carolyn McCormick's "Cindy" was like a fingernail on a blackboard at first. I never grew to LIKE it but I did manage to hear it without a grimace. And if Lindsey's partner's voice got any lower it would fall off the charts altogether. In fact, none of the characters sounded like real people...or anyone you'd want to know anyway.

The story was good, though, and the character development continues to be interesting. Just the thing for a morning walk or a long hot bath.

  • The Reversal

  • Harry Bosch, Book 16 (Mickey Haller, Book 3)
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,390

Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Christian on 10-10-10

If you like Connelly...

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

Reviewed: 10-23-11

Okay, I'm a Michael Connelly fan. Important to get that up front.

If you're into Harry Bosch, you'll like Reversal. If you don't know Harry, start at the first in the Harry Bosch series. I wish I could start over but I remember them too well.

In Reversal you get to revisit the relationship between lawyer, Mickey, and Asst. D.A., Maggie, his ex-wife. Harry's relationship with his now live-in daughter continues to develop. You meet the usual evil bad guy with all his quirks.

It's fast moving and pulls you in from page one, like usual.

The performance was a bit annoying at times but - hey - aren't they all? His emphasis is downright weird in parts but I'm probably overly critical.

The defense attorney's British accent can't decide if it's really British or some odd combination of British, Welsh, Aussie with lapses into American. Seems to me that many performers have a hard time trying to step into different characters' speech.

  • I'm Feeling Lucky

  • The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59
  • By: Douglas Edwards
  • Narrated by: Douglas Edwards
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,486
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,232
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,227

Comparing Google to an ordinary business is like comparing a rocket to an Edsel. No academic analysis or bystanders account can capture it. Now Doug Edwards, Employee Number 59, offers the first inside view of Google, giving readers a chance to fully experience the bizarre mix of camaraderie and competition at this phenomenal company. I'm Feeling Lucky captures for the first time the unique, self-invented, yet profoundly important culture of the world's most transformative corporation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely worth a credit

  • By Stephen on 07-20-11

I'm Feeling (Un)Lucky

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

Reviewed: 10-23-11

I thought I'm Feeling Lucky would be full of quirky, oddball and fascinating insights into a quirky, oddball and fascinating company. The sample I heard didn't exactly lead me to believe that to be true but I figured that the sample isn't always indicative of the entire book. After all, how many times have I started a book, and struggled to get into it, only to find that it was GREAT!? Plenty of times.

Beware! This isn't one of those times.

The performance was okay. Nothing to write home about.

The story just wasn't interesting.

I'm guessing the story IS interesting but this particular author just doesn't tell it in an interesting way.

I made it through quite a few chapters out of pure stubborness but I've laid it to rest.