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  • Glengarry Glen Ross

  • By: David Mamet
  • Narrated by: Gordon Clapp, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, Richard Dreyfuss, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 424

A group of low-ranking real-estate salesmen are trying to survive in a cut-throat office culture. But when two of them devise a plot to redress the company's wrongs, the resulting turmoil increases the pressure to unbearable levels. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top notch, dramatic acting in a great story.

  • By Nothing really matters on 09-24-14

almost perfect

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

but I missed the Alec Baldwin character even though Rumor Has It it was ad-libbed for the movie. excellent casting even without Jack Lemmon.

  • God, If You're Not up There, I'm F*cked

  • Tales of Stand-up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem
  • By: Darrell Hammond
  • Narrated by: Darrell Hammond
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

Tina Fey’s Bossypants meets David Carr’s The Night of the Gun in Darrell Hammond's groundbreaking memoir, God, If You’re Not up There, I’m F*cked - a raw look inside the troubled life and mind of an American comic genius.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A "must listen" for Hammond fans

  • By Karen on 08-12-18

pretty depressing

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

I love this guy and I think he's one of the most talented people ever to Grace the stage of Saturday Night Live. it's just heartbreaking to hear how horrible his life has been.

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  • The Criminal Lawyer

  • A Novel
  • By: Thomas Benigno
  • Narrated by: Dan Triandiflou
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

A serial killer is littering the South Shore beach of Long Island - the bones of his victims stuffed into burlap bags. Nick Mannino, The Good Lawyer, is living off the ill-gotten gains of his deceased mobster uncle, when, without warning, a brutal serial killer turns on him, and worse, his family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent suspense thriller!

  • By Wayne on 06-25-17

weak story

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

nothing clever here at all. seems like the killer was found at random no twist no turns no intrigue. the Side Stories were dull an uneventful.

  • 1965

  • The Most Revolutionary Year in Music
  • By: Andrew Grant Jackson
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

During 12 unforgettable months in the middle of the turbulent '60s, America saw the rise of innovative new sounds that would change popular music as we knew it. In 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music, music historian Andrew Grant Jackson (Still the Greatest: The Essential Songs of The Beatles' Solo Careers) chronicles a groundbreaking year of creativity fueled by rivalries between musicians and continents, sweeping social changes, and technological breakthroughs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • interesting for rock and roll fans

  • By Stephen on 08-25-18

interesting for rock and roll fans

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

fair amount of politics but I understand that politics were important in mid 60s rock music. lots of interesting information there's nothing particularly groundbreaking.

  • Chesapeake

  • A Novel
  • By: James A. Michener
  • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
  • Length: 50 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427

The central scene of Michener's historical novel is that section of Maryland's Eastern shore, hardly more than 10 miles square. To this point come the founders of families that will dominate the story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Soooo worth my time... and a rant at the end

  • By Jan on 08-29-15

long but fascinating

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

I was surprised how quickly it roll the long considering the 50 hour runtime. excellent.

  • Needful Things

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 25 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,694
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,368

Leland Gaunt opens a new shop in Castle Rock called Needful Things. Anyone who enters his store finds the object of his or her lifelong dreams and desires: a prized baseball card, a healing amulet. In addition to a token payment, Gaunt requests that each person perform a little "deed", usually a seemingly innocent prank played on someone else from town. These practical jokes cascade out of control, and soon the entire town is doing battle with itself. Only Sheriff Alan Pangborn suspects that Gaunt is behind the population's increasingly violent behavior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fine production

  • By Christopher Bishop on 06-09-17

truly great book

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I loved every minute of it from beginning to end and was especially surprised how well Stephen King performed it.

  • Don't Let Go

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,334

With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The new Harlan Coben?!

  • By shelley on 10-01-17

not my favorite Harlan Coben but still good

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

Reviewed: 04-21-18

this one didn't pull me along like most of Harlan Coben novels. it was still good enough and I assume the next one will be great again.

  • A Gambler's Jury

  • By: Victor Methos
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301

Attorney Dani Rollins is bullish in the courtroom - pushing judges and prosecutors to their limits in defense of the innocent. So when she meets Teddy Thorne, a mentally challenged teen accused of selling drugs, Dani knows she’s got this in the bag. She can easily settle the case with a couple of court appearances. But when prosecutors move for an adult felony conviction, Dani suspects Teddy’s being used as a pawn in a sinister game. As the case moves forward, Dani is certain the judge and district attorney’s office have motivations beyond the crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book based on the sad realities ...

  • By shelley on 03-03-18

slow-moving social justice lecture

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

I have read all of Victor Methos' books and this is the first one I didn't like. in a mystery or a legal thriller it's always best if there's a twist ending. this one was telegraphed from miles away from out of nowhere and the story drags on and on leaving no doubt that the only point in it was to make a political point. fair enough but at least try to be entertaining. if you're going to pull a finale out of the air at least use your writing skills to add some interest. I didn't like any of the characters and even the disabled victim was a little bit creepy. the author says it's based on an actual case so maybe that's why it's not all that interesting. sorry. The narration was fine but I've always thought in cases like this they should be a second narrator of the opposite sex just to do the lines of the secondary male or female characters

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  • The Jon Stanton Omnibus

  • Books 4-5
  • By: Victor Methos
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray, Brian Holsopple
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

A series of deadly fires rages across the cityscape, claiming the lives of entire families. Helpless to stop the fires, the SDPD assigns their most famous detective, Jon Stanton, to the case. The evidence points him to a single arsonist committing the horrendous acts. But with a troubled young girl as his only credible witness, Stanton is running out of time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Big Methos fan

  • By Stephen on 01-31-18

Big Methos fan

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

I certainly hope Audible finds more books by methos and puts them out. I want to see what happens with Jon Stanton

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Invisible Client

  • By: Victor Methos
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092

For high-powered personal injury attorney Noah Byron, the good things in life come with a price tag - cars, houses, women. That's why he represents only cases that come with the possibility of a nice cut of the action. But as a favor to his ex-wife, he meets with the mother of twelve-year-old Joel, a boy poisoned by tainted children's medicine. While the official story is that a psycho tampered with bottles, the boy's mother believes something much more sinister is at work...and the trail leads right back to the pharmaceutical company.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Court Room Drama

  • By Jean on 03-09-16

Methos getting better and better

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

I really like this guy's writing style. grabs the attention and rolls right along. WSS