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  • The Strategist

  • Grisham & Sullivan, Book 1
  • By: John Hardy Bell
  • Narrated by: Diane Lehman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 59

Camille Grisham was once a decorated field agent with the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit. Her job was to solve the country's most complex and violent crimes, often with little more than a textbook profile of the perpetrator to go on. No one did it better. But after her partner's death at the hands of a sadistic mass murderer, she has become a broken shell of her former self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Diane captures essence of John's story!

  • By Liz B on 06-02-17

Not genuine John Grisham but not bad.

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

It took me awhile to get into this book. By the third chapter my mind drifted off and I started over 3 or 4 times before I got involved with the story. I’m sorry, Ms Lehman, you are a good narrator but my personal preference is to listen without the ‘voices,’. It’s a good story line and I would buy a Grisham & Sullivan book 2.

  • When We Were Sisters

  • By: Emilie Richards
  • Narrated by: Karen White, Elijah Alexander, Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,441
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,323

As children in foster care, Cecilia and Robin vowed they would be the sisters they had never had. Cecelia, now a superstar singer-songwriter, is living life on the edge. Robin set aside her career as a successful photojournalist to create the loving family she always yearned for. But gazing through a wide-angle lens at both past and future, she sees that her marriage is disintegrating. Her attorney husband is rarely home. She and the children need Kris' love and attention, but does Kris need them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible journey!

  • By Terri C. on 02-02-17

Very dramatic

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

Too much drama for my taste. The narrator for Robyn was a drama queen and her syrupy voice was irritating. While I’m sure the foster program had some bad apples, all the foster families I know are caring and want what is best for the children. It’s a huge commitment to open their homes to neglected and/or abused children. Children who are so disappointed that their very own moms and dads don’t love them enough. I would certainly hope the DCFS would never allow slave labor or rapists within the system.

  • The Christmas Angel Project

  • By: Melody Carlson
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Five women from different walks of life have become close friends through their book club - enjoying one another's company even more than they enjoy the books. So when the leader of the book club unexpectedly passes away on the cusp of the Christmas season, the four remaining friends are stunned. They relied on Abby for inspiration and motivation. She was the glue that held them together, and they're sure that without her the group can't continue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lso

  • By lso on 04-14-17

Very disappointing

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

Reviewed: 12-24-16

I got this book based on a review from a person I follow. She loved it but I found it lacking--just not for me!!

  • Take Me With You

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,707

August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his 19-year-old son died. Every year he’s spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Philip’s ashes instead. An unexpected twist of fate lands August with two extra passengers for his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go. What none of them could have known was how transformative both the trip - and the bonds that develop between them- would prove....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping, brilliantly heartwarming,thoughtful!

  • By Jeffrey on 07-25-14

Recommending this one to my book club.

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

Reviewed: 09-04-16

Where does Take Me With You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is among my top 5.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Take Me With You?

The ending.

Any additional comments?

This book is one that stayed with me long after I finished it.

  • KnockOut

  • FBI Thriller #13
  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo, Renee Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324

Seven-year-old Autumn Backman has a gift: she can communicate telepathically with others. Not everyone, mind you, but with a select few with whom she shares a special kinship. When Autumn and her mother, Joanna, take her father's ashes to be buried in the family plot in Brickers Bowl, Georgia, she witnesses a horrifying sight: her grandmother and two uncles, burying a pile of dead bodies in the middle of the night.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable all the way

  • By Lehua of Pacifica on 07-23-09

Very disappointed

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

Reviewed: 09-04-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

probably nothing. I disliked it from the beginning.

How could the performance have been better?

My main objection was the voice of the child.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No, I didn't finish it.

Any additional comments?

I have read some other books from Coulter's FBI series and enjoyed them. This one just missed the mark for me.

  • Tara Road

  • By: Maeve Binchy
  • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
  • Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588

When two unhappy women switch homes for the summer, there are extraordinary consequences, and each learns that the other has a deep secret that can never be revealed. At the end of the summer, when the women at last meet face-to-face, they find that they have become, firmly and forever, good friends.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Material good - quality, not-so-much

  • By B. W. on 09-05-08

So glad I found this book!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-16

Wow! I loved this novel. It took me a few chapters to get the characters straight so I went back to the beginning and re-listened to chapters 1-3 a second time. Once I got the relationship between Ria, Rosemary, Hilary and Gertie right it all made sense.

Danny Lynch, Ria's handsome dashing husband, brought back buried memories of my own first husband--even down to a failed business and the delusion of grandeur. What a character. But through all his shortfalls, some good qualities come through.

Great read. First good book I have read in 2016. Good novels seem to be in short supply this year. (Pub date on Tara Road is 1998).





  • The Man in the High Castle

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,708
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,725

It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some 20 years earlier the United States lost a war - and is now occupied jointly by Nazi Germany and Japan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Alternative history

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 07-28-15

Very Disappointed!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I do not know about the book. I was told by a man about 70 that he likes the series..

Has The Man in the High Castle turned you off from other books in this genre?

Not at all. The subject sounded interesting but I just could not get into this book. It was too weird. I got it because I thought it would have to be good if Amazon was filming a series but I just didn't like it at all.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

frankly, I can't imagine how he read it at all.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club

  • By: Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • Narrated by: Renee Ertl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

As Amish widow Emma Yoder contemplates the task ahead, her thoughts center on one: What if she fails? Longing to remove a burden from her family by becoming self-sufficient, Emma has offered to hold quilting classes in her home. But when she sees the patchwork of faces assembled for the first lesson, her confidence dwindles as doubt threatens to take hold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • unexpected unlikely charactures in a amish novel

  • By susan on 01-14-13

Nice little story.

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

Reviewed: 08-15-15

Quick read. Has seven stories going simultaneously. A couple of them are not realistic. Not one of my favorite books.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Taken

  • By: Dee Henderson
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599

Abducted at the age of sixteen and coerced into assisting the Jacoby crime family, Shannon Bliss has finally found a way out. She desperately wants to resume some semblance of normal life, but she also knows she has some unfinished business to attend to. She has enough evidence to put her captors behind bars for a very long time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 2.5 Boring Most Of The Time

  • By Lia on 11-08-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 07-05-15

This was my first Dee Henderson book. After a friend told me her books are terrific, I couldn't wait to read one of them and chose a stand alone book rather than starting a series. The story line was OK but just drags on and on. The narrator sounded so sad as if telling a story of a tragic death. As the story unfolded, I thought perhaps an upbeat reader would have made this book more enjoyable for me.

  • Candle in the Darkness

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699

Winner of the 2001 Christy Award, Lynn Austin captures the turmoil of the Civil War in this stirring novel. From vast plantations to the cramped closets of the Underground Railroad, it follows one young woman's inspiring journey of risk and sacrifice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Candle In the Darkness

  • By Rachel on 07-19-05

One of the best books I have read.

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

Reviewed: 06-28-15

Once in awhile you read a book that is so good you just have to tell others about it. This is one of those books. From the first sentence I was drawn into the story and it stayed with me long after I finished reading. I have told my book club friends, my daughters, my best friends and anyone else willing to listen how great the Candle in the Darkness is.

Lynn Austin has moved to the top of my list of favorite authors. I learned many things I did not know about the Civil War and slavery while reading this novel and it is amazing how Ms Austin weaves in the scripture and Christianity so lovingly and accurately without being 'preachy'.

I can't wait to read more of her books!!

Thank you, Lynn Austin!!