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  • Night School

  • A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 21
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,412
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,376

It's 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he's off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind. Two other men are in the classroom - an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each is a first-rate operator, each is fresh off a big win, and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there. Then they find out: A jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor - a Saudi courier seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Phil on 11-13-16

Probably my least favorite Jack Reacher

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

Reviewed: 12-05-16

The story was very boring and this was my least favorite book to date. The narrator was great as always but I only finished the book because of my loyalty to Jack. Please do better next time!

  • Doctor Sleep

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,592

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The sequel to the book; not the movie

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-28-13

Best in years!!

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

Reviewed: 08-30-15

Fantastic performance by a great actor of an awesome book.

Loved the shining and this completed the adventure.

I didn't want it to end!

  • Ready to Die

  • Selena Alvarez/Regan Pescoli, Book 5
  • By: Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

When Detective Regan Pescoli drives to Sheriff Dan Grayson's house to present her resignation, she's prepared for an argument. She's not expecting to find Grayson shot and bleeding out on the frozen ground. The assassination attempt leaves Grayson barely clinging to life and the entire police department of Grizzly Falls, Montana, in shock. Every lawman has enemies, but something about this shooting suggests more than a simple grudge.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a stand out...

  • By Janie on 09-13-13

Terrible narration, pretty good story

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

Reviewed: 12-14-14

If you could sum up Ready to Die in three words, what would they be?

Detective Alvarez is Hispanic not Irish!! More than 3 but the accent is very distracting.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ready to Die?

The very end! I'm not going to spoil it! Read it but I'd recommend again this audio book.

Would you be willing to try another one of Natalie Ross’s performances?

Not if I can help it. Unless she just reads and skips the accents and deep voices. She sounds good otherwise.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Winter can be killer!

Any additional comments?

The narrator should really not try to do accents. The fluctuations between the terrible "Spanish" accent and the false baritone was very distracting from the story. Good but kind of predictable. I love the series so I'll keep reading.

  • Edge of Evil

  • By: J. A. Jance
  • Narrated by: Kristen Kairos
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

The end of her high-profile broadcasting career came too soon for TV journalist Alison Reynolds - bounced off the air by executives who wanted a "younger face". With a divorce from her cheating husband of 10 years also pending, there is nothing keeping her in L.A. any longer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Edge of Evil

  • By Heather on 12-16-09

What's with the music?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-08

The book was pretty good, however, what's with the really inappropriate jazz-like music? It's not even in natural places and is very distracting. The narrator was good but was drowned out sometimes by that darn music!!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Break No Bones

  • By: Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by: Dorothee Berryman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 746
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

The inspiration for the hit Fox series Bones, Kathy Reichs explores another high-stakes crime from today's headlines, in a case that lands forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan in the middle of a gruesome international scheme.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Unbearable Narrator

  • By Meridith on 12-13-07

Terrible narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-08

This narrator made Tempe sound like she was in her 60's or 70's. The book was a little slow, but my goodness, the narrator made it even slower. I, too, wished I had read the other reviews and I would have given this one a pass.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful