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  • Blowing the Bloody Doors Off

  • And Other Lessons in Life
  • By: Michael Caine
  • Narrated by: Michael Caine
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

One of our best-loved actors, Michael Caine has starred in a huge range of films and has excelled in every kind of role - with a skill that's made it look easy. He knows what success takes - he's made it to the pinnacle of his profession from humble origins. But as he says, "Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it." Now in his 85th year - and more beloved than ever - he wants to share everything he's learned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow.

  • By Gregory C. Fowler on 10-27-18

best autobiography EVER

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-19

Michael Canine gives a perfect narration in this joy filled autobiography. his attitude is inspiring, his life, well lived, is extraordinary and his observations and advice on life are spot on. congratulations Mr. Canine, another great achievement.

  • God Save Texas

  • A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State
  • By: Lawrence Wright
  • Narrated by: Lawrence Wright
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495

God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state, but the cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king, but Texas now leads California in technology exports. Low taxes and minimal regulation has produced extraordinary growth, but also striking income disparities. Texas looks a lot like the America that Donald Trump wants to create. Texas native Lawrence Wright gives us a colorful, wide-ranging portrait of a state that not only reflects our country as it is, but as it may become.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book about Texas

  • By Jake Salinas on 06-07-18

BEST book about Texas EVER!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-18

a terrific writer whose narration skills are perfect. whether you love Texas or hate it, this book is worth reading.

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  • Mirror, Mirror

  • A Legal Thriller
  • By: Deborah Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Alan Taylor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

On the day that Jeff Ryder learns he is going to be made a partner at Warrick, Thompson, and Hayes, his past catches up with him. The State Bar of California accuses him of coaching witness Marty Lewis to lie seven years earlier while he was working as a prosecutor in order to convict small-time con man Dillon Reese of the attempted murder of police officer Christopher Rafferty, a former Navy SEAL. Jeff loses his million-dollar lifestyle but sets up his own law office, determined to clear his name by proving Reese is the shooter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • litigator Disappointment

  • By Kindle Customer on 01-02-19

good <br />courtroom drama and mystery <br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-18

really enjoyed reading a book by a female author with a male protagonist. The book had excellent pacing. the narrator did a great job.

  • Miracles & Mayhem in the ER

  • Unbelievable True Stories from an Emergency Room Doctor
  • By: Dr. Brent Rock Russell
  • Narrated by: Al Kessel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

In Miracles and Mayhem in the ER, Dr. Brent Russell shares true-life stories of his early days as an emergency room doctor. Contemplative and oftentimes hilarious, Dr. Russell leads the listener through the glass doors and down the narrow halls of the ER where desperate patients, young and old, come to get well. Occasionally heart wrenching and always fast-paced, Miracles and Mayhem in the ER will have listeners holding their breath one second and celebrating the next.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • HIghly Recommended!

  • By KP on 12-22-15

INCREDIBLE

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-18

this was an honest and beautible book! What these heroes deal with and live through, on a daily basis is extraordinary. We should be grateful for their courage and commitment.

  • Beach Lawyer

  • By: Avery Duff
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 720

After five grueling years, Robert Worth is just days away from making partner at a powerful Santa Monica law firm. When a client confides in him that senior partner Jack Pierce sexually assaulted her, Robert breaks two of his mentor's cardinal rules: Never let yourself get emotional about clients. And never make an enemy of Jack Pierce. Robert crosses Pierce and is fired on the spot, losing not only his job but also his reputation. Advised to go quietly, Robert vows revenge against the ruthless man who betrayed him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story! Great Narration!

  • By Tracy T on 06-26-17

can't wait to read the next one!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-18

enjoyed this author and the protagonist. the narrator did a superb job. book was well placed and there are interesting sub plots.

  • Intern

  • A Doctor's Initiation
  • By: Sandeep Jauhar
  • Narrated by: Sandeep Jauhar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

A thriving cardiologist, Jauhar has all the qualities you'd want in your own doctor: expertise, insight, a feel for the human factor, a sense of humor, and a keen awareness of the worries that we all have in common. His beautifully written memoir explains the inner workings of modern medicine with rare candor and insight.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • very realistic

  • By Heather on 10-18-18

this book is extraordinary!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

The doctor himself reads his amazing journey and he is excellent! Read this book! Lucy Shaw

  • Medicus

  • A Novel of the Roman Empire
  • By: Ruth Downie
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,234

Gaius Petrius Ruso is a divorced and down-on-his-luck army doctor who has made the rash decision to seek his fortune in an inclement outpost of the Roman Empire, namely Britannia. After a 36-hour shift at the army hospital, he succumbs to a moment of weakness and rescues an injured slave girl, Tilla, from the hands of her abusive owner. And before he knows it, Ruso is caught in the middle of an investigation into the deaths of prostitutes working out of the local bar.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Susan on 08-31-07

not much of a mystery

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-17

Interesting to read an imagined life of a Romantic Doctor serving the legions which conquered Britian but not much of a mystery. Lots of filler about life at that time.

  • 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 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221

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

Thomas Benigno is a terrific writer. Though in no

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-17

Thomas Benigno is a terrific writer and I enjoyed this book. There are numerous characters and subplots and an interesting finish. However, in no way would I call this a "legal thriller" other than the fact that the protagonist is a lawyer. So if you like courtroom drama this wouldn't be a good choice, but if you want a good mystery, give it a go. Will definitely read another book by this author.

  • To Speak for the Dead

  • Jake Lassiter, Book 1
  • By: Paul Levine
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 343

Defending a surgeon in a malpractice case, Jake Lassiter begins to suspect that his client is innocent of negligence...but guilty of murder. Add a sexy widow, a deadly drug, and a grave robbery to the stew, and you have Miami's trial of the century.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Another one saved by the narrator

  • By John on 04-11-17

True courtroom thriller

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-17

Almost no "legal" thrillers have courtroom scenes. The Jake Lassiter books are filled with them. Really enjoy this protagonist!