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  • The President's Pilot

  • By: Robert Gandt
  • Narrated by: Thomas Block
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 710
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 699

A year and a half into her first term as President of the United States, Libby Paulsen is in a world of trouble. Her controversial agenda has placed her in a doomsday clash with a right wing cabal led by an enigmatic Air Force general. The conspirators will stop at nothing - including assassination - to remove Libby Paulsen from office. When the cabal targets Air Force One, Libby's Presidency - and her life - rest in the hands of a maverick pilot named Pete Brand, a man with whom the President shares a long-smoldering secret.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Is everyone drunk?

  • By Mike on 02-06-15

What a great book!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-15

Not gonna go into the plot, etc. but I am a 75+ books a year listener and this was a great book. Not sure where the author's imagination comes from but it's damn creative. I enjoyed every minute of it. If your looking for deep philosophical stuff don't go here. Want a pleasant and quick 8 hours or so that is very hard to turn off, then go here. Interesting narration, can't decide if I like it or disliked it. Very interesting story. Thanks Robert Gandt

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Wanted Man

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,981

Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there. All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted Man is Wanting ~ And I Want 14 Hours Back

  • By Bill on 09-16-12

I never figured this one out.

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

Reviewed: 09-24-12

I am a 50+ book a year listener and a Lee Child groupy but do not understand this book. I listened to the end and Reacher wins as usual, but how did he get there? Sorry, but this one was stupid. Did they leave out some chapters in the read????

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Family Frying Pan

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Melissa Eccleston, Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 134

Mrs. Moses is a small woman with a big heart and enormous courage. The only survivor of a Cossack raid on her village, she takes with her a big cast-iron frying pan, so heavy that she can only sling it over her back. Yet this is no ordinary frying pan, it's The Family Frying Pan, blessed with a Russian soul.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bad Narrator Decision!

  • By Johnnie Walker on 04-29-10

Do not believe Bryce Courtenay wrote this book

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

Reviewed: 03-01-12

One of my favorite authors but this is not him in anyway. Hung in for hour and a half, but gave up. Do not waste money or credit on this one.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Plum Island

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,994

Wounded in the line of duty, NYPD homicide cop John Corey is convalescing in rural eastern Long Island when an attractive young couple he knows is found shot to death on the family patio. The victims were biologists at Plum Island, a research site rumored to be an incubator for germ warfare. Suddenly, a local double murder takes on shattering global implications - and thrusts Corey and two extraordinary women into a dangerous search for the secret of Plum Island....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks Nelson for bringing an oldy to AUDIBLE

  • By Paul on 12-03-10

Excellent Listen !

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

Reviewed: 02-29-12

I am more than avid listener and listened to this via offer to listen to series. The reader was absolutely perfect, the story was good, the whole book was great to listen too, even liked the ending, which some authors disappoint me with. Going to go get me some more of this series. I am old Southern gentlemen but do love a true "New Yorker" with their pleasant, arrogant, gotta love it humor which the author and reader perfectly capture. You will not regret listening to this book. I would love to meet the author who has to have that "New Yorker" in your face I love you attitude.

  • Falling Glass

  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,238
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,218

Richard Coulter is a man who has everything. His beautiful new wife is pregnant, his upstart airline is undercutting the competition and moving from strength to strength, his diversification into the casino business in Macau has been successful, and his fabulous Art Deco house on an Irish cliff top has just been featured in Architectural Digest. But then, for some reason, his ex-wife Rachel doesn’t keep her side of the custody agreement and vanishes off the face of the earth with Richard’s two daughters. Richard hires Killian, a formidable ex-enforcer for the IRA, to track her down before Rachel, a recovering drug addict, harms herself or the girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hold on to your seat!!!

  • By Cheryl on 03-09-11

Awesome Listen !

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

Reviewed: 02-15-12

Did not want it to end. Perfect story and read. Hope there's a sequel.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Helter Skelter

  • The True Story of the Manson Murders
  • By: Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,736
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,732

Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the 20th century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers. What motivated Manson in his seemingly mindless selection of victims, and what was his hold over the young women who obeyed his orders? Now available for the first time in unabridged audio, the gripping story of this famous and haunting crime is brought to life by acclaimed narrator Scott Brick.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything I remembered about the case was wrong..

  • By karen on 06-22-12

A Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 12-17-11

I read this book a hundred years ago and I truly enjoyed listening to it. Good story and great reader.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Sot-Weed Factor

  • By: John Barth
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 41 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 167

Considered by critics to be Barth's most distinguished novel, The Sot-Weed Factor has acquired the status of a modern classic. Set in the late 1600s, it recounts the chaotic odyssey of the hapless, ungainly Ebeneezer Cooke. Cooke is sent to the New World to oversee his father's tobacco business and to record the struggles of the Maryland colony in an epic poem. On his mission, he is captured by pirates and Indians; loses his father's estate to roguish impostors; falls in love with a former prostitute; and meets a gallery of treacherous characters who continually switch identities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An adventure full of bawdy humour, wit and wonder

  • By Janice on 01-10-12

Not for Me !

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

Reviewed: 12-17-11

Did at least three hours of it and gave up. Not sure where it was going and actually did not care. Waste of a credit.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Winds of War

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 45 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,712

Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 45 hours + 56 hours = 102 hours of listening

  • By Jan on 10-25-13

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 11-17-11

Please, where's the sequel. I did not want it to end. It is also provides an excellent behind the scenes account of World War II. Awesome listen.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Survival of the Fittest

  • An Alex Delaware Novel
  • By: Jonathan Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Alexander Adams
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 293

Psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware confronts a killer who takes as much pleasure in matching wits with the police as in robbing human life. A diplomat's retarded daughter is murdered on a school field trip. The girl's father denies the possibility of a political motive, leaving LAPD detective Milo Sturgis and his longtime friend, Alex Delaware, stymied. When another killing occurs, Alex finds himself ensnared in one of the most menacing cases of his career.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Survival of the fittest

  • By Jean on 03-02-11

Do not waste your money or credit

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

Reviewed: 11-17-11

I am avid listener but after one hour I was still lost as to what was going on. Some start slow and confusing but if I cannot figure out whats going on after one hour, forget it.

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Elijah Wood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,313

A Signature Performance: Elijah Wood becomes the first narrator to bring a youthful voice and energy to the story, perhaps making it the closest interpretation to Twain’s original intent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful Narration

  • By Michael Balzoa on 03-11-11

Fantastic Listen !

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-10

Tom Sawyer was ok, but this one far exceeded my expectations. Enjoyed every minute of it. Great story and great reader!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful