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  • Career of Evil

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,572
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,604

Audie Award, Mystery, 2016. When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Characters Mean Everything

  • By Charles Atkinson on 11-09-15

Listened to the entire series non-stop! That good.

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

Reviewed: 09-09-16

Would you listen to Career of Evil again? Why?

No, is was too good.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Career of Evil?

There were too many to single out just one moment. They were buillt together so beautifully.

What does Robert Glenister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Absolutely perfect narration. First time I've heard him but won't be the last. He made the book come alive and swept you up in the story so much it was hard to tell if you were listening to it or seeing it, charatacters portrayed so vividly.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Just wonderful writing and telling.

Any additional comments?

Hope this helps you decide to read the series. Start from the first book.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Widow

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,374

Gabriel Allon, the art restorer, spy, and assassin described as the most compelling fictional creation "since Ian Fleming put down his martini and invented James Bond" ( Rocky Mountain News), is poised to become the chief of Israel's secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation. ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WGV

  • By Walter Glenn Viers on 07-18-16

Best book I have listened to in a long time.

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

Reviewed: 07-14-16

Everything was perfect about this book. Great authentic story and narration. Listened to it at one sitting, couldn't put it down.
I listen to this genre all the time but this one really stood out. Don't miss it.

12 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • The Survivor

  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,269
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,609

Top-secret data has been stolen from the CIA, and the only man who knows its hiding place is dead. CIA operative Mitch Rapp must race to find the classified information in this blistering novel that picks up where The Last Man left off in Vince Flynn's New York Times best-selling series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seamless Mitch Rapp truly honors the Vince Flynn l

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-08-15

Could not tell the difference!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-15

What did you love best about The Survivor?

I liked the followup on the storyline, made it very believable and interesting.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Survivor?

The last few minutes as always, great suspense. Also like the informative diescription of politics and Pakistan.

What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

George Guidall is by far the only Mitch Rapp there could be. I do believe it was his narraction the made the book so much like all the other Rapp books.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did, I actually stayed up all night listening to it. I often listen to book just before I go to sleep and have to atart from where I left off, but this one kept me awake all night. It was great.

Any additional comments?

I hope there will be another 10 Mitch Rapp books to come.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dear Leader

  • Poet, Spy, Escapee - A Look inside North Korea
  • By: Jang Jin-sung
  • Narrated by: Daniel York
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,543

As North Korea's State Poet Laureate, Jang Jin-sung led a charmed life. With food provisions (even as the country suffered through its great famine), a travel pass, access to strictly censored information, and audiences with Kim Jong-il himself, his life in Pyongyang seemed safe and secure. But this privileged existence was about to be shattered. When a strictly forbidden magazine he lent to a friend goes missing, Jang Jin-sung must flee for his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • richly detailed account of getting out

  • By Andy on 07-17-14

Prepare to see the layers of truth revealed

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

Reviewed: 07-26-14

What did you love best about Dear Leader?

The slow unfolding of the authors change of heart and willingness to ask himself the difficult questions. After all, he was priviledged, well fed and taken care of physically. To willingly work himself out of the labrinthe of lies and deceit was amazing to me.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I didn't have a favorite character. Jang and all those he worked with and those who helped him were fascinating to me. Looking forward to hearing more from the author.

What about Daniel York’s performance did you like?

I have not listened to any other performances by Daniel York before this. I can say only that he was remarkable in making the entire story come to life and believable.

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

A Manual on how to lie to the world and get away with it!

Any additional comments?

It's hard after listening to this book to not go off on a political rant, but I think I'll do that elsewhere.
Well worth the listen. I agree with the reviewer who mentioned after hearing these truths it is very difficult to pay attention to our petty little problems.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • One Good Dog

  • By: Susan Wilson
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Rick Adamson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 961

Adam March is a self-made “Master of the Universe.” He has it all: the beautiful wife, the high-powered job, the glittering circle of friends. But there is a price to be paid for all these trappings, and the pressure is mounting—until the day Adam makes a fatal mistake. His assistant leaves him a message with three words: your sister called.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cynic and a cynical dog - PERFECT!!

  • By Shelby on 12-30-10

Beautiful Story!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-13

What did you love best about One Good Dog?

There is nothing quite so engaging as a love story between dog and man.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Every character in the book was real to me so difficult to say which one I liked best.

Have you listened to any of Fred Berman and Christina Delaine ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Oh yes, it made me cry for sure, very emotional

Any additional comments?

If you are an animal lover a must read and if you are not, still a must read!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Suspect

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,109

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Page Turner!!

  • By Jacqueline on 01-22-13

"If you like dogs". . .

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

Reviewed: 02-20-13

Where does Suspect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was a great book. Well narrated, good story and so much heart impossible not to love!

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

All about bravery, honor and love.

  • The Paradise Prophecy

  • By: Robert Browne
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55

A spectacular thriller inspired by John Milton's Paradise Lost in which the final chapter of the War in Heaven is about to play out on Earth, with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance. Agent Bernadette Callahan is a talented investigator at a government organization known only as Section, on the trail of a serial killer with nearly supernatural abilities. Sebastian "Batty" LaLaurie is a religious historian who knows far too much about the other side - and that hard-earned knowledge is exactly what Callahan needs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now THIS one you will enjoy

  • By Matthew on 08-07-11

Breathtaking!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-11

This is one of the most enjoyable thrillers I have listened to in a long time. The scope is breathtaking, the topic all encompassing.

Horror, tears, laughter and the sense of something real moved me throughout the story. It was difficult to grasp how the author did this. Otherwordly for sure.

Scott Brick was spectaculor in his narration, the characters he portrayed came alive under his masterful narration style.

Listen to this, you won't be disappointed. Warning: This should be listened too with both ears and mind without interruptions to feel the full flow and impact of the story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Zero Day

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,004
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,988

From David Baldacci - the modern master of the thriller and number-one worldwide best-selling novelist - comes a new hero: a lone Army Special Agent taking on the toughest crimes facing the nation. John Puller is a combat veteran and the best military investigator in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigative Division. His father was an Army fighting legend, and his brother is serving a life sentence for treason in a federal military prison. Puller has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable drive to find the truth.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Big fan of David Baldacci, not a fan of Zero Day

  • By William R. on 11-22-11

Very Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-08-11

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and especially enjoyed the narration with both female and male parts. It made the book come alive.

The man character had shades of "Jack Reacher" to me. I don't know if anyone else felt that, but I am looking forward to more of him in upcoming books.

30 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • Gideon's Sword

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,300
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,775

At 12, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down. At 24, summoned to his dying mother's bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. With her last breath, she begged her son to avenge him. Now, with a new purpose in his life, Gideon crafts a one-time mission of vengeance, aimed at the perpetrator of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, spectacular, and successful.But from the shadows, someone is watching. A very powerful someone, who is impressed by Gideon's special skills.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • You've got to be kidding me. (Spoiler Alert)

  • By Larry on 02-21-12

Disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-11

I was looking so forward to this book, I guess it was bound to be a disappointment.
The characters to me were so very shallow, nothing compared to the authors previous exciting books with the very unique qualities of Pendergast. I was hoping for a new compelling lead character, which may have been a bit better if the narration was with a different narrator. All in all very predictable I couldn't even get through the entire book it became so boring.

49 of 56 people found this review helpful

  • The End of Overeating

  • Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
  • By: David A. Kessler M.D.
  • Narrated by: Blair Hardman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 793
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 396

The End of Overeatinguncovers the shocking facts about how we lost control over our eating habits - and how we can get it back. Dr. Kessler presents groundbreaking research, along with what is sure to be a controversial view inside the industry that continues to feed a nation of overeaters - from popular brand manufacturers to advertisers, chain restaurants, and fast-food franchises.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best 'NON-DIET" diet book out there...

  • By Deidre on 05-05-09

Intelligent and Compelling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-09

The first book of this type I have ever listened to, but on hearing the sample, it captured my attention.

I found it to be fascinating. The knowledge about food, the food industry and most importantly about the way your brain works in regards to food stimulus is amazing. You can hardly listen to this book and not gain an 'awareness' concerning what and how much you eat. I like to call it "Food Mindfulness". Knowledge is power, so if you are a little short on personal power over food listen to this book and get it back!

The food industry wants to make money and really doesn't give a damn about you, just how much you eat of their food and how often you keep coming back for more. They have few restrictions on their advertising. It is our responsibility to gain the knowledge in a free society, and the author has gone to great lengths to assist us.

The narration was excellent for this type of book. Scientific studies pointing to the real truth is always a pleasure.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful