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Clayton H. Powell

Richmond, VA USA
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  • Never Tell

  • A D.D. Warren and Flora Dane Novel, Book 10
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006

A man is dead, shot three times in his home office. But his computer has been shot twelve times, and when the cops arrive, his pregnant wife is holding the gun. D. D. Warren arrives on the scene and recognizes the woman - Evie Carter - from a case many years back. Evie's father was killed in a shooting that was ruled an accident. But for D.D., two coincidental murders is too many. Flora Dane sees the murder of Conrad Carter on the TV news and immediately knows his face. She remembers a night when she was still a victim - a hostage - and her captor knew this man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Resolution for three...

  • By shelley on 02-25-19

Great book

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

Reviewed: 04-15-19

This my first time reading this author so I was apprehensive to jump into the middle of a series. Good plot, horrible subject, fascinating story line with several wonderful twist. I am really looking forward to listening to the rest of the series.

  • Ride the River

  • The Sacketts, Book 5
  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Jamie Rose
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660

Sixteen-year-old Echo Sackett has never been far from her Tennessee home - until she makes the long trek to Philadelphia to collect her inheritance. In the wilderness Echo can take care of herself as well as any man, but she never imagined the challenge that awaits: a crooked city lawyer who intends to take advantage of her by any means necessary. Echo will need all of her wits to best this scoundrel and make it back home in one piece. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strong women are not a new idea

  • By Altivo on 10-04-03

enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

I had issues with the female lead being independent yet always needing rescue by male.

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  • A Novel
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,585
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,562

A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie - magical, comforting, wise beyond her years - promised to protect him, no matter what.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gaiman delivers an intimate masterpiece

  • By Talia on 08-07-13

Intriguing

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Your never quit sure of where the story is going but you always want to find out.

  • The Accidental Guardian

  • By: Mary Connealy
  • Narrated by: Morgan Hallett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262

 Trace Riley has been self-appointed guardian of the trail ever since his own wagon was attacked. When he finds the ruins of a wagon train, he offers shelter to survivor Deborah Harkness and the children she saved. Trace and Deborah grow close working to bring justice to the trail, but what will happen when the attackers return to silence the only witness?  

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ended abruptly

  • By Snickidoodle on 06-02-18

A Romantic Louis L'Amour

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Truly enjoy the book and the performance. The author created western scenes like Louis L'Amour but told the story like school girl. The girls background of running her father's newspaper did not match her actions well going west. I feel she should have been much more worldly and not such a stary eyed school girl .

  • Black Sheep

  • This Can't Be Happening Collection
  • By: Rory Scholl
  • Narrated by: Rory Scholl
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 216

An irresponsible twentysomething comic and his equally shameless grandmother join forces as proud pariahs in this dark and rowdy story of dicey family ties, kindred spirits, bad behavior, and bribery. When Rory’s judgmental mother told him that he took after his grandma Evelyn, he took it as a compliment. The ninety-two-year-old cocktail-toting, offtrack-betting party girl was every bit the troublemaker he was. When she landed at a dead-end nursing home, Rory jumped at the chance to liven things up for bored Evelyn - with vodka, scratch-offs, bingo, and gaming.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh.

  • By Julie WI on 02-22-19

Just not my cup of tea

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

I just do not want to listen to someone who doesn't have any respect for others

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • By Book or by Crook

  • Lighthouse Library Mystery Series # 1
  • By: Eva Gates
  • Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 209

For 10 years Lucy has enjoyed her job poring over rare tomes of literature for the Harvard Library, but she has not enjoyed the demands of her family's social whorl or her sort-of engagement to the staid son of her father's law partner. But when her 10-year relationship implodes, Lucy realizes that the plot of her life is in need of a serious rewrite.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fun cozy with unfortunately bad narration

  • By JJ on 01-14-16

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

I enjoyed the story for it location. I found. the main character a little unbelievable, for a 30 year old I would have pegged her for young teen.

  • Long Road to Mercy

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Kyf Brewer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,603
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,564

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe. It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared. She never saw Mercy again. Three decades after that terrifying night, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon. So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon - and its rider missing - Pine is called in to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Damn, Baldacci is good!

  • By Wayne on 11-14-18

In the vein of the Camel Club

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

This story is so plausible, like the Camel Club series. With todays president and our Congress you can just picture this happening. Scary as hell

  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,302
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,832

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Experience

  • By Stephen R. Grant on 11-05-18

Uplifting

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

it was wonderful to listen to something uplifting and that made you think about your own life and how you effect others. I have always enjoyed Billy Crystal. The entire production including all the supporting cast makes you want to be a better person. very well done

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ghostly Paws

  • Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Leighann Dobbs
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 925

Middle age can be murder.... At least that's how it seems to former crime journalist Wilhelmina Chance, whose near-fatal accident has given her a strange side effect: She sees ghosts. After a messy divorce sends her fleeing back to her hometown of Mystic Notch, nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Willa finds herself haunted by the tenacious ghost of the town librarian, who insists Willa solve her murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fun cozy with ghosts and cats

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 01-15-16

Pleasent read

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Nice book. Not a lot of substance, but pleasant and entertaining. If you enjoy animal sidekicks. this is a fun read

  • A Snicker of Magic

  • By: Natalie Lloyd
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379

Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away. Twelve-year-old Felicity knows all about things like that; her nomadic mother is cursed with a wandering heart. But when she arrives in Midnight Gulch, Felicity thinks her luck's about to change. A "word collector", Felicity sees words everywhere - shining above strangers, tucked into church eaves, and tangled up her dog's floppy ears - but Midnight Gulch is the first place she's ever seen the word "home".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Poetic and magical

  • By Teri on 01-13-16

Very enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

It helps you see life and its trials from a wonderful perspective of a child dealing with difficult times