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  • Run Away

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537

You've lost your daughter. She's addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she's made it clear that she doesn't want to be found. Then, by chance, you see her playing guitar in Central Park. But she's not the girl you remember. This woman is living on the edge, frightened, and clearly in trouble. You don't stop to think. You approach her, beg her to come home. She runs. And you do the only thing a parent can do: you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed.  Before you know it, both your family and your life are on the line.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's a nail biter!!!!

  • By shelley on 03-20-19

arun away hit

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

Reviewed: 04-17-19

good story takes while to get moving but solid story. Narrator could be better but not bad.

  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,637
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,595

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • different

  • By Kelly on 10-29-18

Good story but not his best

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

Good legal tale of a family with a lot of problems. Not until the last minute do you get resolution.

  • Duma Key

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 21 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,317

A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Play the Book and Let the Book Play You

  • By OldDog on 11-09-09

Good King

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

A very good job excellent narrator . Not the best Stephen King tale,.but very good. About 60 percent through to 75 ,it gets a little wierd, but then gets back on track for a good ending

  • Robicheaux

  • A Novel
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,264
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,098
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,081

During a murder investigation, Dave Robicheaux discovers he may have committed the homicide he's investigating, one that involved the death of the man who took the life of Dave's beloved wife. As he works to clear his name and make sense of the murder, Robicheaux encounters a cast of characters and a resurgence of dark social forces that threaten to destroy all of those whom he loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Modern Day Master Work

  • By Meg on 01-05-18

Homerun for James Lee Burke

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

JLB does it again. He puts you in the Cajun country so you can smell the Magnolias and hear the bayou ripple on by. Against a
gripping murder mystery and some of the best villians in current fiction.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,989
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,525

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great potential, but fell short

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-03-19

Areal page turner

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

Stephen King has got here a fantastic story.Gripping suspense and a puzzle that keejps the reader off balance and guessing all throughout.Will Patton is the best narrator bar none. Terrific read.

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  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,062
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,046

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sticking it to the Man

  • By Mel on 11-11-17

Grisham has done better

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

This is a easy read but I felt nothing for the main characters. They were drawn well but just weren't that likeable.

  • The Wife

  • A Novel of Psychological Suspense
  • By: Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,340
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,987
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,977

When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother's home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Toni R. on 02-03-18

Twist s and turns

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

Alifair Burke 's story is a difficult tale to spin. Expertly told and spoken by a professional reader. Is well worth your time to read to the end. A page Turner for sure.

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  • End Game

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273

Will Robie and Jessica Reel are two of the most lethal people alive. They're the ones the government calls in when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. And through every mission, one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. But now, Blue Man is missing. Last seen in rural Colorado, Blue Man had taken a rare vacation to go fly fishing in his hometown when he disappeared off the grid.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I am so tired of respected authors phoning it in.

  • By Jeff P. on 11-19-17

OK all around<br />

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

good read but had read better. voices OK but not great. don't rush to get

  • The Midnight Line

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,936
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,897

Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher doing what Reacher does!

  • By shelley on 11-07-17

good read

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

This is a sad comment of our times and the horrible impact of the opiod abuse and the tradagey of the middle esst war. Reacher is Teacher.

  • The Relive Box and Other Stories

  • By: T. C. Boyle
  • Narrated by: T. C. Boyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

From the collection's title story, featuring a Halcom X1520 Relive Box that allows users to experience anew almost any moment from their past, to "The Five-Pound Burrito", the tale of a man aiming to build the biggest burrito in town, the 12 stories in this collection speak to the humor, the pathos, and the struggle that is part of being human while relishing the whimsy of wordplay and the power of a story well told. In stories that span a variety of styles and genres, Boyle addresses the enduring concerns of the human mind and heart while taking on timely social concerns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By drfrie on 12-16-17

Great read

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

TCBoyle is the best short story writer we currently have. Diverse subjects,expertly read by the author

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