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  • The Testament

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,201

Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States. He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die. His potential heirs, to no one's surprise - especially Troy's - are circling like vultures. But Troy shocks them all when he leaves his fortune to an estranged, illegitimate daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Late & Glowing Review

  • By Bee Keeper on 03-13-10

Best opening I have ever heard

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

This book has the most captivating opening of a novel that I have every heard. The character of a crusty old billionaire preparing to die and cataloging his regrets about how he "married badly and procreated even worse" was just so funny and promising to me, even shocking. Unfortunately, the opening was the highlight of the book for me. I kept waiting for a return of the opening character in some form, which never occurred. Although it is a very good book, the body of the story never reached the pinnacle of interest that the opening generated for me.

  • I Will Find You

  • Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime
  • By: Joe Kenda
  • Narrated by: Joe Kenda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,693

Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won't be able to turn it off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Kenda! Veryv

  • By Somewhat crazy dog lady on 09-27-17

A touching and revealing memoir

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

Okay, I have certainly listened to better books than this one. Four and one-half stars would probably be more accurate. But I have to say, that I really enjoyed this book; it was one that I looked forward to getting back to whenever I had a moment. I expected lurid and peculiar details of horrific crimes, and that was certainly there. But there were also moments of real hilarity, and moments of satisfying relief. Kenda is a somber, no-nonsense kind of guy who possesses a real intelligence, a dry sense of humour, an emotional sensitivity, and a down-home charm that creeps into your awareness until you feel like he is part of the family. He catalogs the nightmares that haunt him to this day, and how he deals with them. He covers his career trajectory from cop to car salesman to bus driver to TV celebrity. It is a deeper book than the description would indicate. It is a touching and revealing memoir.

  • Sharkman

  • By: Steve Alten
  • Narrated by: Andrew Eiden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 786

Kwan Wilson was a high school basketball star living in San Diego when a tragic accident changed his life in ways no one could predict. He only looked at his phone for a few seconds, but that was all the time it took to crash his car into a telephone pole, killing his mother and paralyzing him from the waist down. After the accident, his father, Admiral Douglas Wilson, sent him off to live with his maternal grandmother in South Florida.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • There are a lot of fantastic books in the world,

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-26-18

This will sink it teeth into you

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

This book has an excellent premise, good story-line, characterizations and perhaps even some good moral lessons. I would think this will be made into a movie. The reader does an excellent job as well. It reads like a good super-hero story. Marvel move over.

  • My Sister's Grave

  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,887
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,872

Tracy Crosswhite has spent 20 years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn’t believe that Edmund House - a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah’s murder - is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to tracking down killers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quite good...

  • By Rebecca on 10-18-15

Great finish

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

I had a little trouble getting into this one, not sure why, but I persevered and the last couple of hours are very exciting and surprising. Alls well that ends well.

  • The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Robert Dugoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,863

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow..allow yourself to be submerged in this book

  • By Donna Smith McG on 05-18-18

It's pretty good

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

I downloaded this audiobook because it had amazing reviews. It is enjoyable and the characters come alive to a large degree. The author does a fine job narrating. I just found it to be a little too pat, a little too sentimental. The story wraps up a little too nicely. Maybe the lead character was a little too nice. I can't quite put my finger on it, but I just didn't love it.

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  • Anansi Boys

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Lenny Henry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,810

Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times best seller American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny, a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully narrated

  • By A. Hawley on 11-23-07

Great!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

I enjoyed this even more than American Gods, which was pretty great. The narrator was impeccable with great accents.

  • Infinite

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,097

The Galahad, a faster-than-light spacecraft, carries 50 scientists and engineers on a mission to prepare Kepler 452b, Earth's nearest habitable neighbor at 1400 light years away. With Earth no longer habitable and the Mars colony slowly failing, they are humanity's best hope. After 10 years in a failed cryogenic bed - body asleep, mind awake - William Chanokh's torture comes to an end as the fog clears, the hatch opens, and his friend and fellow hacker, Tom, greets him...by stabbing a screwdriver into his heart. This is the first time William dies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a rather complex science fiction story

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-26-17

A Real Mindbender

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

A very imaginative story and great narrator. Lots of humor, mood, action, plot twists, and lots of fun.

  • Lies She Told

  • By: Cate Holahan
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Lisa Larsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,444
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,340
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,340

Liza Cole has 30 days to write the thriller that could put her back on the best seller list. In the meantime, she's struggling to start a family with her husband, who is distracted by the disappearance of his best friend, Nick. With stresses weighing her down in both her professional and her personal lives, Liza escapes into writing her latest heroine, Beth. Beth is a new mother who suspects her husband is cheating on her while she's home alone caring for their newborn. Then the lines between fiction and reality begin to blur.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truth is stranger than fiction is stranger than fiction is stranger..,.

  • By shelley on 09-23-17

Intriguing

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

This is a clever story. I enjoyed it, but found it somewhat difficult to keep the details of the two stories separate

  • The Kind Worth Killing

  • By: Peter Swanson
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller, Karen White, Kathleen Early, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,183

On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that's going stale and his wife, Miranda, who he's sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start - he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit - a contrast that once inflamed their passion but has now become a cliché.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Kind Worth Killing - A Book Worth Getting

  • By AudioAddict on 08-23-15

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 05-27-17

This book kept my interest with like able flawed characters, surprising plot turns and enough local flavor to make a displaced New Englander nostalgic. Excellent performances, but why don't readers research the correct pronunciation of area proper names?

  • Lying on the Couch

  • A Novel
  • By: Irvin D. Yalom
  • Narrated by: Tony Pasqualini
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 662

Exposing the many lies told on and off the psychoanalyst's couch, Lying on the Couch gives listeners a tantalizing, almost illicit glimpse at what their therapists might really be thinking during their sessions. Fascinating, engrossing, and relentlessly intelligent, it ultimately moves listeners with a denouement of surprising humanity and redemptive faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fresh Fun!

  • By Espanolish on 05-11-16

One in twenty

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

Any additional comments?

This was one of those rare audio books that I couldn't wait to get back to. The narrator did a great job of voicing the jewish psychiatrists, the Italian gambler, etc. The story was very interesting to me. It ended rather abruptly, or perhaps I just didn't want it to end.