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  • The Gray Ghost

  • By: Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,345

In 1906, a groundbreaking Rolls-Royce prototype known as the Gray Ghost vanishes from the streets of Manchester, England, and it is only the lucky intervention of an American detective named Isaac Bell that prevents it from being lost forever. Not even he can save the good name of Marcus Peyton, however, the man wrongly blamed for the theft, and more than 100 years later, it is his grandson who turns to Sam and Remi Fargo to help prove his grandfather's innocence. But there is even more at stake than any of them know.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as previous works

  • By Mountain Heart on 06-06-18

Compelled to do my first review

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Clive Cussler's Gray Ghost is literally the second worse book I've "read." Expecting typical Cussler action and entertainment, I could barely get through it. It's about a stolen car, and it switches back and forth from today to early 1900s. The names become confusing and the story muddled. I listen to books going to and from work, a total of over an hour and a half daily. A good book might make me miss my turnoffs. A bad book, well, I get to work and don't remember what I was listening to. This falls into the latter group. I guess the idea of a stolen car is just not interesting to me. Very disappointing book. Not recommended.

  • Scat

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: Edward Asner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 466
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

Mrs. Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, was last seen during a field trip to Black Vine Swamp. The school's headmaster and the police seem to have accepted the sketchy, unsigned note explaining that her absence is due to a family emergency. Theres no real evidence of foul play. But still, Nick and Marta don't buy it. Something weird is definitely going on.

Carl Hiaasen is a columnist for the Miami Herald and is the author of many best-selling titles, including Sick Puppy, Nature Girl, and The Downhill Lie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not just a kids book

  • By Vicky on 07-05-09

Scat could have been better

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-09

What would have made "Scat" better? A different narrator. Ed Asner varies from totally unintelligible to very nice. Unfortunately when he is narrating and in his own voice, he is barely understandable. Honest to God, I thought many times he was drunk, but he seemed to sober up as the book progressed. It's no "Double Whammy" but it's still worth a listen. Let's have a different narrator next time though!

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