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  • Natchez Burning

  • A Novel
  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: David Ledoux
  • Length: 35 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,907
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,904

Raised in the historic southern splendor of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned all he knows of honor and duty from his father, Dr. Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor has been accused of murdering Viola Turner, the African-American nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the 1960s. Penn is determined to save his father, but Tom, stubbornly invoking doctor-patient privilege, refuses to even speak in his own defense.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Narrator - Really, really BAD

  • By Mary on 05-03-14

are people deaf?

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

Reviewed: 05-02-14

Would you listen to Natchez Burning again? Why?

Yes, it is a very compelling, complex novel. I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Not finished yet.

Who was your favorite character and why?

not sure yet

What about David Ledoux’s performance did you like?

I am enjoying the book with his narration. I have heard much more theatrics and over-the-top voices. David Ledoux'x is simply normal, even very good.

Any additional comments?

Yes, Dick Hill is wonderful but I really do not understand the negative comments. Not everyone is Dick Hill but how about Scott Brick? He is not a wilting violet and plays his characters to the hilt. I am enjoying this book as well as the narration. Branch out people, new blood is good!

5 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Reversal

  • Harry Bosch, Book 16 (Mickey Haller, Book 3)
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,864

Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Christian on 10-10-10

WHAT??????????????????????

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

Reviewed: 07-31-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

NO. Because it is unfinished.

What could Michael Connelly have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Perhaps he could have written an ending. It was like I had 5 minutes to get out of the hotel and could only take one suitcase. Did Connelly only have 5 minutes to write the ending? I spent all day listening, anticipating and of all the many endings I (not a writer) came up with could not have seen this one coming-and not in a good way. There was so much material to work with and he just.....what? threw it away? Had to go to the john? Late for dinner? Lost the last chapter? I'm just a bit peeved obviously. I used to love MC's work but stopped listening for a while because Bosch had become tiresome but I like Mickey Haller and thought this was one I would enjoy. Which I did until the end and I did a "what ????? just happened?"

I do not usually write reviews but could not wait to write this after reading the very frustrating end to this book.

Do you think The Reversal needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I think it needs an ending.

Any additional comments?

Think I have said it all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fifth Witness

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,398

Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too - and he's certain he's on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You can't put this one down

  • By Dan on 05-10-11

Really good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-11

As always Michael Connelly provided me with a days entertainment while doing mundane chores. I'm glad to see Haller back because honestly getting tired of Bosch who to me has lost his edge. I would have given it 5 stars but guessed the outcome early on in the book. Still enjoyable and worth the credit.

  • The Bride Collector

  • By: Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 445

FBI Special agent Brad Raines is facing his toughest case yet. A Denver serial killer has killed four beautiful young women, leaving a bridal veil at each crime scene, and he's picking up his pace. Unable to crack the case, Raines appeals for help from a most unusual source: residents of the Center for Wellbeing and Intelligence, a private psychiatric institution for mentally ill individuals whose are extraordinarily gifted.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't bother with this one...

  • By shelley on 12-19-17

Less than 1 star

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-11

What is the term for worse than awful? I had high hopes for this book given the reviews. The plot was inspired but the execution was just plain bad. By the end of the book I wanted to kill them all off!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Memory

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,560

Catherine "Cat" Ferry is a forensic odontologist, a specialist in bite marks and the clues they provide. But while Cat's colleagues know her as a world-class scientist, she secretly attempts to manage her fragile psyche with alcohol, delving into the minds of rapists and murderers yet never allowing her own frightening past to creep into the foreground.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So enthralled in story I left my car running!

  • By Kathy on 05-11-09

Endearing and flawed herione

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-10

Almost didn't get this book because of the reviews but very glad I did. The subtopic of child molestation can be a slippery slope for any author. I think Mr. Iles did a good job, thoughtful and empathetic. As a child abuse survivor I was drawn to the book. What I got was a good suspense story along with some comfort from the heroine who mirrored some of my own behaviors and thoughts. This may not be the book for everyone and as one reviewer stated it may "turn your stomach" to hear the details. The reality is that many, many children are abused every day by their fathers, uncles, brothers or mothers. They frequently feel alone and helpless. I know this is not a forum for my special cause but would like to say keep your minds and eyes open.

I read every day mostly suspense/mysteries and actually do know the gendre so don't miss a really good read because of the "unpleasant" content.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • American Gods [TV Tie-In]

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 20 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,636

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charming mystery, romance and epic

  • By Jody R. Nathan on 11-26-03

Beautifully written

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-10

I usually do not listen to sci/fi except the occasional Charlaine Harris and stick to the strictly whodunits BUT.....absolutely loved this book. It is not checkered throughout with profanity and porno sex scenes as was inferred by another reviewer. There is actually very little along those lines. The homosexual liason was without much detail to offend anyone (except the most extreme homophobe). The mystic flavor is not determined to be reality, it could be just a dream or delusions. Whatever it is, I enjoyed the entire book (it is very long) and found myself not wanting to finish. And could George Guidall be any better? Hoping for a sequel.

  • Matter of Trust

  • By: Sydney Bauer
  • Narrated by: Bill Ten Eyck
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

It's been a long time since criminal defence attorney David Cavanaugh has heard his childhood friend Chris Kincaid speak of Marilyn Maloney; for hers is a name from the past, from a time when David, Chris, and the third in the gang of three, Mike, vowed never to let a girl get in the way of their friendship. But now Chris is the "successful, happily married US Senator for New Jersey", and when he pleads with David to return home to help him locate the girl he "used" to love, David reluctantly agrees..

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So very bad

  • By virginia on 09-29-10

So very bad

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-10

Redundant to the inth degree. I have enjoyed this authors books in the past but this one...........???? The content of this novel could have filled 2-3 chapters instead of dragging us painfully through hours and hours and hours of dribble. I'm close to the end now but honestly don't think I care enough to finish.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • True Blue

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232

Mason "Mace" Perry was a firebrand cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything-her badge, her career, her freedom-and spent two years in prison. Now she's back on the outside and focused on one mission: to be a cop once more. Her only shot to be a true blue again is to solve a major case on her own, and prove she has the right to wear the uniform.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • No connection to new heroine

  • By Stephen on 11-22-09

Really bad

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-09

especially from an author I have enjoyed in the past. What happened? It is so poorly plotted and the characters not as described. I would think that Mace really would have been a gritty, hardened police officer turned con. THAT character would have been interesting. Wish I had read Roberts review before purchase.

21 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • The Butcher's Boy

  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 992

Thomas Perry's Edgar Award-winning debut novel follows a professional hitman on the run from both the mafia and the government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A writer with extreme talents.

  • By richard on 02-26-12

consistent pleasure

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-09

This is my 5th book by Thomas Perry and I am only into the first few chapters. I haved enjoyed each thoroughly starting with the Jane Whitfield mysteries. He is now one of my favorite authors along with Michael Connolly. They are like pistachio ice cream and chocolate fudge cake-I love both but cannot choose between. Each one satisfies a craving at a particular time of desire.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Shadow of Betrayal

  • By: Brett Battles
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 703

The meeting place was carefully chosen: an abandoned church in rural Ireland just after dark. For Jonathan Quinn--a freelance operative and professional "cleaner" - the job was only to observe. If his cleanup skills were needed, it would mean things had gone horribly wrong. But an assassin hidden in a tree assured just that. And suddenly Quinn had four dead bodies to dispose of and one astounding clue - to a mystery that is about to spin wildly out of control.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Narrator Makes the Book

  • By Robert E. Scarcelle on 09-04-09

absolutely wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-09

I loved this book! Scott Brick is my favorite narrator-he could make the phone book interesting. Luckily, he didn't have to try that hard. I could not stop listening from beginning to end. I am looking forward to other reads by this author. This was 1 of 2 favorite audible books-the other was "The Scarecrow" by Michael Connelly. Completely worth the credit.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful