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  • Six Years

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,691
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,913
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,941

Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for...but she is not Natalie....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Obsession, mystery, and you're hooked!

  • By GH on 03-20-13

Typically a Coben Fan. This. Not so much.

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

Reviewed: 05-05-15

Usually a big Coben fan. This story was either written by a ghost author or as some sort of experiment gone wrong. Cliche riddled. Pacing incredibly slow. Every moment drawn out. Only the fabulous voice of Scott Brick kept me listening. I will listen to another Coben, but not for some time. This was not up to his usual best.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Becoming Steve Jobs

  • The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader
  • By: Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,690

There have been many books - on a large and small scale - about Steve Jobs, one of the most famous CEOs in history. But this book is different from all the others. Becoming Steve Jobs takes on and breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about Steve Jobs. The conventional, one-dimensional view of Jobs is that he was half genius, half jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Contextual, Insightful, Inspiring

  • By Douglas Vincent on 03-30-15

Best Steve Jobs book

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

Reviewed: 04-06-15

Worth a read. Even a relisten. Both a great story and inspiring. Unlike other books this paints a man that is real in all his foibles and peccadilloes. Good and bad. Fabulous.

  • Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,303

In Southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. "Issues" is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. The vote is four to one in favor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in this series

  • By MJ on 10-19-14

More Flower Power

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

Reviewed: 11-10-14

Virgil is the man. Fun plot twists. Good story line. A pleasant listen. Sanford knows how to keep a story moving and compelling.

  • Economics: Making sense of the Modern Economy

  • The Economist
  • By: Saguao Datta (editor)
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 83

A radically revised new edition of this highly readable, popular guide aimed at everyone from students to statesmen who want to make sense of the modern economy and grasp how economic theory works in practice. It starts with the basics, and from the underlying theory it moves to the specifics of the world economy, including an analysis of the recent recession. The closing part puts the usefulness and the failings of economics under the spotlight, and looks at the innovative approaches being developed to address these failings.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A smorgasbord of old Economist articles.

  • By Mark York on 07-21-14

Poorly organized and difficult to enjoy

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

Reviewed: 08-04-14

This collection of audio that incidentally is free to all subscribers of the electronic version is devoid of even modest organization. No real point it feels like a random collection of magazine articles. Which I guess it is, but it is not enjoyable.

  • Wayfaring Stranger

  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,480

It is 1934 and the Depression is bearing down when 16-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation with the outlaws ends as Weldon puts a bullet through the rear window of Clyde’s stolen automobile. Ten years later, Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland and his sergeant, Hershel Pine, escape certain death in the Battle of the Bulge and encounter a beautiful young woman named Rosita Lowenstein hiding in a deserted extermination camp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Addition to the Holland/Texas Saga

  • By Charles Atkinson on 07-22-14

Fabulous story with even better characters

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

Reviewed: 07-28-14

Lots of superb reviews have been written on this book. I can't hope to add to them. As a listener to over 500 titles this is one of my all time favorites. The characters and their development keeps the intrigue and momentum until the last word. Burke's Wayfaring Stranger is in my top 10 audio books of all time.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Mr. Mercedes

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,679
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,658

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IT'S ALL AS LEGAL AS LOTTERY TICKETS

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-06-16

I'd give it six stars, if I could

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

Reviewed: 06-06-14

Great characters. Good action. It's one of my King favorites. I hope to listen to more along this line by King. Superb.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Field of Prey

  • Lucas Davenport, Book 24
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,935

The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson, Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky.

He’d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was...something smelled bad - like, really bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another. By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, the police were up to 15 bodies and counting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sandford and Ferrone deliver

  • By Ed on 06-26-14

One of the best Sanford novels, yet

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

Reviewed: 05-21-14

From the first gripping chapter to the final words, this is Sanford at his best. Fast paced. Lucas Davenport has never been so on his game.

Great narration, just the right mixture of voices, emotion and pacing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Most Dangerous Animal of All

  • Searching for My Father…and Finding the Zodiac Killer
  • By: Gary L. Stewart, Susan Mustafa
  • Narrated by: Gary L. Stewart
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 436
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 397

Soon after his birthmother contacted him for the first time at the age of thirty-nine, adoptee Gary L. Stewart decided to search for his biological father. His quest would lead him to a horrifying truth and force him to reconsider everything he thought he knew about himself and his world. Written with award-winning author and journalist Susan Mustafa, The Most Dangerous Animal of All tells the story of Stewart’s decade-long hunt. While combing through government records and news reports and tracking down relatives and friends, Stewart turns up a host of clues—including forensic evidence—that conclusively identify his father as the Zodiac Killer, one of the most notorious and elusive serial murderers in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Lindsey C on 05-27-14

Interesting story, passionately read

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

Reviewed: 05-15-14

An interesting story, a bit laborious at times. Mostly it is a story of one man's dogged determination of personal discovery. Is Gary Stewarts' father really the Zodiac killer? Maybe.

Few authors ought to read their own books, with few notable exceptions, and honestly in the beginning Gary's reading annoying. But after awhile Gary's reading grew on me.

This is a deeply personal story and he conveys as much emotion with tone as does the words. By the end, I rather liked the addition.

14 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living

  • A Handbook for the Damned Human Race
  • By: Lin Salamo (editor), Victor Fischer (editor), Michael B. Frank (editor), and others
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 691
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 603
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 602

Irreverent, charming, and eminently quotable, this handbook - an eccentric etiquette guide for the human race - contains 69 aphorisms, anecdotes, whimsical suggestions, maxims, and cautionary tales from Mark Twain’s private and published writings. It dispenses advice and reflections on family life and public manners; opinions on topics such as dress, health, food, and childrearing and safety; and more specialized tips, such as those for dealing with annoying salesmen and burglars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mark Twain is Hilarious!

  • By tracy on 09-23-13

Horrible, horrible, bad, bad, bad

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

Reviewed: 04-06-14

I'm a huge Twain fan, but not of this audio "book". This is a compilation of Mark Twain's writings put together by a bunch of editors. Purchased on special for $1.99 I feel ripped off.

11 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Flash Boys

  • A Wall Street Revolt
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,312

Michael Lewis returns to the financial world to give listeners a ringside seat as the biggest news story in years prepares to hit Wall Street....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely A Worthwhile Learning Experience

  • By T DeMon Spencer on 07-14-15

Another Michael Lewis Thriller

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

Reviewed: 04-02-14

Michael Lewis makes complex not just understandable but compelling. Flash Boys is another in a long line of books that teach while being thoroughly entertaining. Five stars all around.

15 of 22 people found this review helpful