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  • Blood on the Tracks

  • Sydney Rose Parnell Series, Book 1
  • By: Barbara Nickless
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,030

A young woman is found brutally murdered, and the main suspect is the victim's fiancé, a hideously scarred Iraq War vet known as the Burned Man. But railroad police Special Agent Sydney Rose Parnell, brought in by the Denver Major Crimes unit to help investigate, can't shake the feeling that larger forces are behind this apparent crime of passion. In the depths of an icy winter, Parnell and her K9 partner, Clyde - both haunted by their time in Iraq - descend into the world of a savage gang of rail riders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great debut, looking forward to more from this author

  • By shelley on 10-07-16

NOT what the summary implied

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

Reviewed: 10-30-16

What disappointed you about Blood on the Tracks?

The story is not at all a mystery or a suspense. It's more a story about a woman who suffers from PTSD, and often suffers flashbacks. It's a military story that depicts horrible things that happen in Iraq, and the mental anguish that soldiers suffer post war.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Janet evanovich 23

81 of 94 people found this review helpful

  • SEAL Team Six

  • Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper
  • By: Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,139

When the Navy sends their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six—a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard Wasdin takes listeners deep inside the world of Navy SEALs and Special Forces snipers, beginning with the grueling selection process of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL - the toughest and longest military training in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • unique among these books

  • By Allan on 06-13-11

awesome

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-11

It isn't a comprehensive history about the SEALS or a top to bottom description of who they are today. Its a story about a guy's life with most of the book being about his time as a SEAL. I loved it. It was fascinating to hear about all of the things these guys go trough to become a SEAL

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,531

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Started out intriguing, devolved into Twilight 2.0

  • By Elina on 11-13-17

boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-11

The cover should have been of a guy on a horse or two people embracing. That way it could be identified as the sappy romance novel that it is. I couldn't finish it. So, maybe it got better, but I was not impressed at all.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Divergent

  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,046
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,617
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,820

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's not for me. Loved it anyway.

  • By Grant on 05-24-12

16 years old

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-11

If you are a 16 year old girl you will love this book. I'm not, so I thought all of the character's ideas of what love should be like were silly.

7 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Rescue

  • A Novel
  • By: Anita Shreve
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52

A rookie paramedic pulls a young woman alive from her totaled car, a first rescue that begins a lifelong tangle of love and wreckage. Sheila Arsenault is a gorgeous enigma--streetwise and tough-talking, with haunted eyes, fierce desires, and a never-look-back determination. Peter Webster, as straight an arrow as they come, falls for her instantly and entirely. Soon Sheila and Peter are embroiled in an intense love affair, married, and parents to a baby daughter.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • "Rescue"

  • By Pamela Harvey on 12-02-10

unique

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-11

The characters are very unique and not stereotypical at all. That makes for a great book when you cant predict everything they are gonna do.

  • Room

  • A Novel
  • By: Emma Donoghue
  • Narrated by: Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,345

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, but what she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brought Room and the outside world to Life

  • By Daryl on 07-09-14

Crying

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-11

I thought for sure this book was gonna make me cry. Then when I first turned it on and the little kid voice came on, I would have bet a thousand dollars that I was gonna be crying by the end of the book. But I didn't. It was a good book and the innocence of a child makes all of the horrible things seem bearable.

  • I Still Dream About You

  • A Novel
  • By: Fannie Flagg
  • Narrated by: Fannie Flagg
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465

Meet Maggie Fortenberry, a still beautiful former Miss Alabama. To others, Maggie’s life seems practically perfect - she’s lovely, charming, and a successful real estate agent at Red Mountain Realty. Still, Maggie can’t help but wonder how she wound up in her present condition....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flagging this audio

  • By Meryl on 12-16-10

Give it a chance

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-11

After the first 2 hours of this book I didn't think I would be able to finish it. It seemed like an exercise in the mundane. The narrator talked a lot more about the feelings and thoughts of the character than any substantive dialog or interaction. After the 3rd or 4th hour I was hooked. I later realized that the beginning was really a good explanation of the characters mind sets. Without it, later in the book you would be cussing at the book for the decisions the characters were making. But the beginning puts you in the right frame of mind to empathize with the characters and understand the "why" behind their actions.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Fall of Giants

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,208

Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • magnificient!

  • By Pat on 10-10-10

30 hours

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-11

At first I was leery about the length of the book but it turned out to not even be a factor. By the time the 30 hours were up I was still wanting more.
I will say though that there were some parts that I fast forwarded trough because of the graphic sexual descriptions used. But, if you can get past them or if they don't bother you, then you will certainly enjoy the plot.
I also had reservations about the number of characters described in the summery. Some books tell a story in many parts and all of the characters converge at the end but this one is just the opposite and is there for much easier to keep up with. The book starts with one character and then branches off to other characters trough interaction in the same setting. The author also reiterates names and certain details so that there is no confusion about what is going on but not so much that the writing becomes redundant.
All in all a very good book. Can't wait to read the next one.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Decision Points

  • By: George W. Bush
  • Narrated by: George W. Bush
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920

In gripping, never-before-heard detail, President Bush brings listeners inside the Texas governor's mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election; aboard Air Force One on 9/11, in the hours after America's most devastating attack since Pearl Harbor; at the head of the table in the Situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq; and behind the Oval Office desk for numerous historic and controversial decisions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By Dedrea on 11-24-10

Very good read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-29-10

I think that if he had been this candid about why he made the decisions he made then I think the American people would have supported him more. He never explained himself this well while he was in office. It reminded me why I liked him to begin with. If you never liked him at all then I don't know if it will be a good read for you or not.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Kennedy Detail

  • JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence
  • By: Gerald Blaine, Lisa McCubbin
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 587
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416

Even today, almost five decades after John F. Kennedy was slain, the public continues to be captivated by the "Kennedy Curse" and new theories about what really happened on that fateful day in 1963. For nearly 50 years former Secret Service agent Clint Hill has lived with the unimaginable guilt of losing a president on his watch and has obeyed an honor code of silence, refusing to contribute to any books about the assassination. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-14-10

Compleetly Awesome

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-29-10

This was one of the best books I've read this year. The details and back story on the agents make the narration of the assassination come to life in such a way that you are emotionally tied to the event. I cried like I was living it, and this took place 20 years before I was born. The book was so blunt in its description of love and disdain for different characters by different agents that I cant imagine it being anything but the god honest truth.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful