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  • The Fixer

  • Justice Series, Book 1
  • By: T. E. Woods
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,880
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,867

Never a doubt. Never a mistake. Always for justice. Never for revenge. She's the person you hire when you need something fixed-permanently. With a strict set of criteria, she evaluates every request and chooses only a few. No more than one job per country, per year. She will only step in if it's clear that justice will not be served any other way. Her jobs are completed with skill and precision, and never result in inquiry or police investigation. The Fixer is invisible - and quite deadly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Assassin with a morals and criteria...

  • By shelley on 12-30-16

Just so-so

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

A little confusing, very predictable and completely implausible but not terrible. Would be an ok listen on vacation, cleaning house, etc.

  • Wild Horses

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501

When Thomas Lyon decides to make a movie based on an unsolved crime that shocked the horseracing world in Wild Horses, he discovers that someone will do anything - including commit murder - to make sure this story isn't told.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SIMON PREBBLE Takes Over Narration In Chapter 4

  • By Pamela on 04-20-14

Another great one from Dick Francis

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

I've listened to almost all of the Dick Francis books and this one is terrific like the others.

  • The Collector

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,191

From #1 New York Times-best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together - and that could tear them apart… As a professional house-sitter and freelance writer, nothing ties Lila Emerson down - not her work, not a home, and definitely not a relationship. She spends her life moving from one job to the next, sometimes crashing at a friend's Manhattan apartment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't want to like it--but couldn't stop!

  • By Janels on 05-02-14

Predictable but not bad

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

The pace is a little slow and the book is a little too long for the plot but it wasn't bad. I enjoyed it in the beginning and thought it was going to be a really good book but the storyline became predictable, no surprises, and that could have been better. Overall it was decent, good book for a trip.

  • No Country for Old Men

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,641

Cormac McCarthy, best-selling author of National Book Award winner All the Pretty Horses, delivers his first new novel in seven years. Written in muscular prose, No Country for Old Men is a powerful tale of the West that moves at a blistering pace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical McCarthy: SUPERB

  • By David on 02-21-08

Scattered

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

A philosophical sheriff, a ruthless killer and a guy caught in the middle by chance. Though intertwined the storyline was scattered. Other characters were there for a minute but never explained or developed. I tried to like it but the weird ending seemed unfinished and frustrating. I don't need tidy endings to enjoy a book but this was a let down.

  • The Last Mrs. Parrish

  • A Novel
  • By: Liv Constantine
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman, Meghan Wolf
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,430
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,406

Amber Patterson is fed up. She's tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more - a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne - a socialite and philanthropist - and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale. Amber's envy could eat her alive...if she didn't have a plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The house of lies!

  • By CMiles1985 on 11-21-17

WHAT A TWIST!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I was annoyed with one of the main characters at first and then there came a twist that was completely unexpected. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

  • My Bonny Light Horseman

  • Bloody Jack #6
  • By: L. A. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738

In My Bonny Light Horseman, the infamous pirate, riverboat seductress, master of disguise, and street-urchin-turned-sailor Jacky Faber has been captured by the French and beheaded in full view of her friends and crew.Inconceivable? Yes! The truth is she's secretly forced to pose as an American dancer behind enemy lines in Paris, where she entices a French general into revealing military secrets--all to save her dear friends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Our sailor now is on land

  • By Robin on 06-06-14

I am thoroughly enjoying this series

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

I normally listen to spy thrillers so this series is new for me. Funny and outrageous swashbuckling.

  • Rise and Grind

  • Out-Perform, Out-Work, and Out-Hustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life
  • By: Daymond John, Daniel Paisner
  • Narrated by: Sway Calloway, Daymond John
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,052

The New York Times best-selling author of The Power of Broke and "Shark" on ABC's hit show Shark Tank explores how grit, persistence, and good old-fashioned hard work are the backbone of every successful business and individual, and inspires listeners to Rise and Grind their way the top.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Work hard

  • By Calaigh Clark on 05-28-18

Incredibly dull

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

I just couldn't listen to this. I made it through about an hour and had to stop. There was nothing there of value and the narration was bad.

  • The Liar

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,938

Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions.... The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn't just dead. He never really existed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By MaxineSap on 06-07-15

Good story but rather predictable

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

I really did enjoy the book and the narration was very good. The characters were good but the story line could have had a little more depth, as it was far to easy to predict the ending. I especially enjoyed the family ties and the sweet Southern charm. My in-laws are from the South and are very tight-knit. I could easily imagine my Mother-in-law saying some of the very same things as Shelby's Mom.

  • Them Bones

  • By: Carolyn Haines
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 424

Meet Sarah Booth Delaney...an unconventional Southern belle whose knack for uncovering the truth is about to make her the hottest detective in Zinnia, Mississippi...if it doesn't make her the deadest. No self-respecting lady would allow herself to end up in Sarah Booth's situation. Unwed, unemployed, and over 30, she's flat broke and about to lose the family plantation. Not to mention being haunted by the ghost of her great-great-grandmother's nanny, who never misses an opportunity to remind her of her sorry state.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murder in Mississippi

  • By Deedee on 05-06-18

Pretty Good

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

I related to the character's marital situation and had no problem with the word "womb" as other reviewers apparently did, as it fit with the storyline. The main character does something in the beginning that I had trouble with but was necessary for the ending. Her unconventional friend (a ghost) almost made me stop listening, as I do not like "spooky" stories, but she was cute. It was a fun listen while working around the house.

  • A Scone to Die For

  • Oxford Tearoom Cozy Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 821

When an American tourist is murdered with a scone in Gemma Rose's quaint English tearoom, she suddenly finds herself apron-deep in a mystery involving long-buried secrets from Oxford's past. Armed with her insider knowledge of the university and with the help of four nosy old ladies from her local Cotswolds village (not to mention a cheeky little tabby cat named Muesli), Gemma sets out to solve the mystery - all while dealing with her matchmaking mother and the return of her old college love, Devlin O'Connor, now a dashing CID detective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the cover and buy this cozy mystery

  • By Eddie Lynn on 10-01-16

An Easy Listen

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

The story is not incredibly deep but was fun to listen to while doing chores around the house. I would listen to another in the series.