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  • Jack of Spades

  • A Tale of Suspense
  • By: Joyce Carol Oates
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40

Andrew J. Rush has achieved the kind of critical and commercial success most authors only dream about: his 28 mystery novels have sold millions of copies in nearly 30 countries, and he has a top agent and publisher in New York. He also has a loving wife, three grown children, and is a well-regarded philanthropist in his small New Jersey town. But Rush is hiding a dark secret. Under the pseudonym "Jack of Spades", he writes another string of novels - dark potboilers that are violent, lurid, even masochistic...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close to perfect

  • By Celtic Snake on 09-11-15

Ms Oates never disappoints!

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

Reviewed: 05-14-15

As always, compelling, chilling and impossible to rest until finished. Well written and expertly performed. We are left wondering if there is a dark side in us that is waiting to emerge....and then what.

  • Political Suicide

  • By: Michael Palmer
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 226

Lou Welcome, from Palmer's bestselling Oath of Office, is back in this heart stopping medical thriller. A desperate phone call embroils Lou in scandal and murder involving Dr. Gary McHugh, known around the Capital as the "society doc." Lou has been supervising McHugh, formerly a black-out drinker, through his work with the Physician Wellness Office. McHugh has been very cavalier about his recovery, barely attending AA and refusing a sponsor. But Lou sees progress, and the two men are becoming friends.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unusual story line...

  • By Kitty on 03-23-13

Good Listen.

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

Reviewed: 05-06-15

Usual excellent Michael Palmer offering. Lots of twists and turns and superb dialog. Well offered and well read. A must read.

  • Gnosticism: From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas

  • By: David Brakke, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: David Brakke
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517

This fascinating 24-lecture course is a richly detailed guide to the theology, sacred writings, rituals, and outstanding human figures of the Gnostic movements. What we call "Gnosticism" comprised a number of related religious ideologies and movements, all of which sought " gnosis," or immediate, direct, and intimate knowledge of God. The Gnostics had many scriptures, but unlike the holy texts of other religions, Gnostic scriptures were often modified over time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A excellent overview of early Gnostic traditions

  • By Jacobus on 03-07-15

Excellent Course!

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

Reviewed: 04-23-15

Excellent course and information into a mostly invisible area of theology. Well researched and presented in a thoughtful and professional manner.

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  • Suspect

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,347

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

Great book - lots of tears

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

Reviewed: 05-08-13

Would you listen to Suspect again? Why?

I would absolutely listen to this again, but with two boxes of kleenix available. This was a great book and a look inside the relationship between veterans (canine and human) and the relationship that is forged through the K9 process. Wonderful book. wonderfully told.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Suspect?

The dog remaining by the side of the fallen soldier despite the bullets that flew around them and the men who tried to remove him -- amazing picture was drawn by the author.

What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

I felt the voice matched the words and the image I developed of the hero.

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

It absolutely made me cry and then seek out my own canine companion for a hug.

Any additional comments?

More please!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful