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  • Split Second

  • By: Douglas E. Richards
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,614

What if you found a way to send something back in time? But not weeks, days, or even minutes back. What if you could only send something back a fraction of a second? Would this be of any use? You wouldn't have nearly enough time to right a wrong, change an event, or win a lottery. Nathan Wexler is a brilliant physicist who thinks he's found a way to send matter a split second back into the past. But before he can even confirm his findings, he and his wife-to-be, Jenna Morrison, find themselves in a battle for their very lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Where do I start?

  • By Glen Grader on 05-31-18

Racist and Islamophobic

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

Reviewed: 04-16-19

I was enjoying this until the racist and Islamophobic rant a few chapters in. That's an automatic 'I'm done' for me.

  • Pearlhanger (Lovejoy)

  • By: Jonathan Gash
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

'I don't much like working for clients. It means that I have to follow someone else's instructions, and I've never been too good at that. When those instructions came from a spirit guide at a seance, I just had to laugh. Well, you would, wouldn't you? The rather attractive young woman whose husband the spook had said I should help her to find took me on a quest that turned into a trail of lucrative antiques deals, spoiled only when the police came plodding in and I found myself up to my neck in forgeries and murders.'

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Some books shouldn't be on audio.

  • By religionprof on 05-14-17

Some books shouldn't be on audio.

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

Reviewed: 05-14-17

I love the Lovejoy character, but unless you're doing absolutely nothing else while listening this will be difficult to follow. There's a thousand characters. Even relatively undistracted while driving I could barely follow.

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  • The Verdict

  • By: Nick Stone
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 21 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,461

Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk desperately trying to get promoted when he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, is not only someone he knows but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of THE best audiobooks ever!

  • By Sarah on 05-22-16

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

This was as entertaining as Grisham at his best; I couldn't put it down. I wish, however, that sexual violence against women wasn't such a popular trope in mystery thrillers. :(

  • The Digging Leviathan

  • By: James P Blaylock
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 20

Southern California - sunny days, blue skies, neighbours on flying bicycles ... ghostly submarines ... mermen off the Catalina coast ... and a vast underground sea stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Inland Empire where Chinese junks ply an illicit trade and enormous creatures from ages past still survive. It is a place of wonder... and dark conspiracies. A place rife with adventure - if one knows where to look for it. Two such seekers are the teenagers Jim Hastings and his friend, Giles Peach.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration makes book hard to judge

  • By Carlos Benjamin on 06-01-16

Uneven but rewarding narrative

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

Reviewed: 08-02-15

I've read this many times. I love Blaylock. This one is uneven in its pacing, but I love it. Blaylock is the king of whimsical.

  • The Last Coin

  • By: James P. Blaylock
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Two thousand years ago there lived a man who sold some valuable information for a fee of 30 silver coins. His name was Judas Iscariot, and he is no longer with us. The coins, however, still exist - and still hold an elusive power over all who claim them. Like Andrew, whose attempts at innkeeping bring in stranger business than he ever expected. And Aunt Naomi, whose most-prized family heirloom is a silver spoon - with a curiously ancient-looking engraving.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Mispronounced

  • By William on 02-14-15

A favorite

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

Reviewed: 08-02-15

One of my top 10 favorite novels. I've read/listened to probably a dozen times. Hilarious. Blaylock at his best!!

  • Salem's Lot

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Stephen King
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,769

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem's Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You can't go home again...

  • By David S. Mathew on 10-12-16

Huge King fan, but...

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

Reviewed: 06-03-15

I love King but this one didn't do anything for me. I struggled to finish it. Oh well, I'll go listen to some of his other great books.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Endurance

  • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
  • By: Alfred Lansing
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,985
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,347
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,336

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb in so many ways

  • By David on 01-19-14

Amazing but repetitive

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

Reviewed: 02-15-15

This is an amazing story about how almost everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Unfortunately that turns into a repetitive story line of attempt and disaster, attempt and disaster, etc.

  • Zero Day

  • A Jeff Aiken Novel
  • By: Mark Russinovich
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,789
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,632
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,637

An airliner’s controls abruptly fail mid-flight over the Atlantic. An oil tanker runs aground in Japan when its navigational system suddenly stops dead. Hospitals everywhere have to abandon their computer databases when patients die after being administered incorrect dosages of their medicine. In the Midwest, a nuclear power plant nearly becomes the next Chernobyl when its cooling systems malfunction. At first, these random computer failures seem like unrelated events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was a skeptic but now I'm not! Really good book!

  • By shelley on 04-27-18

I should have expected this from the description

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

Reviewed: 10-30-12

Any additional comments?

Are you afraid of the internet? Are you afraid of Muslims? Do you think they're all wealthy, lust driven, oversexed patriarchs? Are you afraid they want to kill all Americans for amorphous reasons like that they just hate America (for no discernible reason other than that Americans have an apparently benign but substantial international influence)? If so, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU! If you can stomach that nonsense, you might enjoy this reasonably paced thriller. The narrator does an excellent job, so that's something.

4 of 9 people found this review helpful