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  • The Power of the Dog

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,137

This explosive novel of the drug trade takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge. From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tijuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you've never seen it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Drama

  • By Deborah on 01-06-11

Great book, initially distracting narration

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

Reviewed: 10-18-15

I enjoyed this audio book. The amount of research the author did into the actual trafficking events of the era is impressive. Great characters took on a life that I cared about.
The narrator Ray Porter did an excellent job. I will say that as an avid Family Guy fan I initially found some of his narration reminded me of Brian the Dog reading one of his own attempts at story writing. This quickly disappeared as I was drawn into the story and as I reemphasize, Ray Porter does an excellent job of narration.

  • Seveneves

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal, Will Damron
  • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,085
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,079

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Much Potential

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 06-08-17

Not his best

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

Reviewed: 05-22-15

I liked all his books, some are genius. The technical detail in Seveneves is pretty amazing, if a bit much after a bit. For me at times it detracted from the continuity of the story.
There are some narrators who can carry off opposite gender voices well but I found the voices of male characters to be just abysmal.

32 of 48 people found this review helpful

  • Something New

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Here, we have a glorious ensemble of Woodhousian characters knocking elbows to foreheads in the elegant and grand Blandings Castle. Meet Freddy Threepwood, the vagrant son of doddering old Lord Emsworth of Blandings Castle. Freddy has recently become engaged to Aline Peters, the American heiress of an irascible father. The snag is that Freddy seems to have at one point become enamored of a struggling actress, Joan Valentine, and written some impetuous and imprudent letters to her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Wodehouse

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-13-16

Same book as Something Fresh

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

Reviewed: 03-07-15

Just be aware that this edition is the SAME as Something Fresh but without the forward and with B.J. Harrison as the narrator. As I had purchased the other version quite a while ago I returned this one

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Cold City

  • A Repairman Jack Novel
  • By: F. Paul Wilson
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 922
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 920

If you've never read a Repairman Jack novel, this is the place to begin. It's 1990. A twenty-one-year-old named Jack has dropped out of college, leaving his old life behind to build a new one in New York City. Manhattan's rough edges are jagged enough to shred any unwary newcomer, but perhaps not one who is determined to stay off the grid, at any cost, in the busiest metropolis on earth. And to do so, he'll have to take jobs of a less than legal nature.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, as long you don't think too much

  • By Andrew Pollack on 01-17-14

Absolutely NO plot resolution

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

Reviewed: 01-04-15

Just not worth extra credits to get what should have been one complete novel. Good action sequences, but geez author ought to read Adrian Mckinty's trilogy to see how it's done or better yet listen. Gerald Doyle's narration adds a dimension.

  • The Untouchable

  • By: Gerald Seymour
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42

Called “the finest thriller writer in the world today” by the Daily Telegraph, Gerald Seymour is the author of several acclaimed best-sellers. A novel of riveting suspense, The Untouchable is the tale of Mister, the supreme crimelord of London, and his scheme to expand his illicit enterprises into the Balkans. Only one man stands in his way - British customs officer Joey Cann. With a flawless reading by narrator Gerard Doyle, The Untouchable is truly an enthralling listen.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too slow for my taste

  • By Moku on 06-16-12

well spent

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

Reviewed: 03-10-13

A well written novel, skillfully narrated, and ultimately mind numbingly sad. I will have to wait a while before I listen to it again.

  • Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures

  • A Novel in Two Books
  • By: Walter Moers
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 24 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Set in the land of Zamonia, this exuberant, highly original fantasy from Walter Moers features an unlikely hero. Rumo is a little Wolperting—a domesticated creature somewhere between a deer and a dog—who will one day become the greatest hero in the history of Zamonia. Armed with Dandelion, his talking sword, he fights his way through the Overworld and the Netherworld.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Headphones NOT recommended!

  • By Andrea on 01-02-14

Read it

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-11

be warned if alvin and the chipmunk specials make your ears ache, this reading is not for you. The writing is clever and inventive, the reading well done but the voice characterizations are weak and the electronic voice manipulation just oh so grating. A book to be read.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Passage

  • A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,442

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A new type of vampire

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

plus minus

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-10

I purchased this book with reservations. On the one hand I found the premise interesting, on the other I have no fondness for the main narrator's technique. While I am able to lose myself in the content for pages during action sequences, it is during the quiet descriptive lulls that I cringe. His need to impart each sentence with deep emotional content no matter the appropriateness is, to me distracting.
> I found the story very good. With a bit more editing to it King fans might feel right at home.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Woken Furies

  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 22 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,069
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,192

Richard K. Morgan has received widespread praise for his astounding 25th-century novels featuring Takeshi Kovacs, and has established a growing legion of fans. Mixing classic noir sensibilities with a searing futuristic vision of an age when death is nearly meaningless, Morgan returns to his saga of betrayal, mystery, and revenge, as Takeshi Kovacs, in one fatal moment, joins forces with a mysterious woman who may have the power to shatter Harlan's World forever.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • a first

  • By customer on 02-10-08

a first

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-08

Altho I liked his previous novels I was unable to finish listening to this book. Take a mediocre novel, add truly unfortunate production choices and top it with a reading in which the vocal interpretation of characters approached comic book believability and you've exceeded my tolerance for pain. I still look forward to his next book.

105 of 108 people found this review helpful