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  • The Black Book

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,237

Billy Harney was born to be a cop. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives, whose twin sister is also on the force, Billy plays it by the book. Alongside Detective Kate Fenton, Billy's tempestuous, adrenaline-junkie partner, there's nothing he wouldn't sacrifice for his job. Enter Amy Lentini, a hard-charging assistant state's attorney hell-bent on making a name for herself - who suspects Billy isn't the cop he claims to be. They're about to be linked by more than their careers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT STORY!

  • By Artkeep on 07-03-17

Good.

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

It's a good story but the narrator butchers the entire thing. They should have picked somebody else to narrate the book.

  • The Light of the Fireflies

  • By: Paul Pen, Simon Bruni - translator
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,940
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,743

For his whole life, the boy has lived underground, in a basement with his parents, grandmother, sister, and brother. Before he was born, his family was disfigured by a fire. His sister wears a white mask to cover her burns. He spends his hours with his cactus, reading his book on insects, or touching the one ray of sunlight that filters in through a crack in the ceiling. Ever since his sister had a baby, everyone's been acting very strangely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By David Shear on 04-11-16

Great

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

I wasn't all that interested at first and was about to just put it on as background noise when it started to get really twisted and good. I'm glad I paid attention and finished it. It's a great book, although the ending was kinda sped up and it felt like it was thrown together at the last minute.

  • Daughters of the Night Sky

  • By: Aimie K. Runyan
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197

Russia, 1941. Katya Ivanova is a young pilot in a far-flung military academy in the Ural Mountains. From childhood, she's dreamed of taking to the skies to escape her bleak mountain life. With the Nazis on the march across Europe, she is called on to use her wings to serve her country in its darkest hour. Not even the entreaties of her new husband—a sensitive artist who fears for her safety—can dissuade her from doing her part as a proud daughter of Russia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator sets the scene

  • By Jake's Handler on 02-16-18

great book until you find out it's not true

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

Reviewed: 03-26-19

I loved this book from start until almost the finished until the end of the book and the author comes on and says some parts are real but most of the book she made up. such a disappointing book. I bought it thinking it was based on a real life person.

  • Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son

  • By: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Hope Edelman
  • Narrated by: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,180

In this remarkable dual memoir, film legend Martin Sheen and accomplished actor/filmmaker Emilio Estevez recount their lives as father and son. In alternating chapters—and in voices that are as eloquent as they are different—they narrate stories spanning more than 50 years of family history, and reflect on their journeys into two different kinds of faith.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hartwarming and Captivating but Fix the Audio!

  • By CyndiLooWho on 05-24-12

boring

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

all this book is about how great and wonderful his dad is. my dad struggled to play this part and at the end of the day he did it wonderfully, wow what a great guy. it's all self centered boring stuff. i don't recommend it.

  • The Deep Dark Descending

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,115

Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife's death, even when he believed that a reckless hit and run driver was the cause. But when he learns that in fact she was murdered, he devotes himself to hunting down her killers. Most of his life he had thought of himself as a decent man. But now he's so consumed with thoughts of retribution that he questions whether he will take that last step and enact the vengeance he longs for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely brilliant!!

  • By ryan on 10-25-17

loved it

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

I loved every minute of this book. I saw it coming to a terrible end and the author turned it into where I wanted it to go.

  • Kill Creek

  • By: Scott Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,292
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,281

When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween night in one of the country's most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. At least he won't be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt will become a fight for survival. The entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them a part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • UNUSUAL PREMISE, COULDN'T STOP LISTENING

  • By Linda Likes to Learn on 12-02-17

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

I loved this book. It wasn't the ending I had hoped for but it caught me off guard and blown away. This book is one of those books that from start to finish it sucks you in and you become a character in the book, you turn off the book and hours later you are still thinking about it.

  • Epitaph

  • A Novel of the O.K. Corral
  • By: Mary Doria Russell
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 19 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed by half the populace. Smuggling and gang warfare along the Mexican border. Armed citizens willing to stand their ground and take law into their own hands.... That was America in 1881. All those forces came to bear on the afternoon of October 26, when Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers faced off against the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. It should have been a simple misdemeanor arrest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epitaph is the second captivating installment in Russell's western series

  • By michael on 03-18-16

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

I loved this book and I would recommend it to anyone who's fascinated with Wyatt Earp or Doc Holiday. I feel like I got the true version of who the Earp's and Holiday were. For once a book that's true and not a kinda true but mostly made up book.

  • The Worst President in History

  • The Legacy of Barack Obama
  • By: Matt Margolis, Mark Noonan
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

As Barack Obama's presidential failures keep adding up, remembering them all can be a challenge. Matt Margolis and Mark Noonan have compiled everything you need to know about the presidency of Barack Obama (so far) into one book. Now you can easily find all the information that was ignored by the media and that Barack Obama would like you to forget.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Uninspired Narration Killed It For Me

  • By Katie Shelton on 08-24-18

Great book

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

i enjoyed the book until I realized that the author finished his book shortly before Obama was top leave office. Why didn't he just wait a few months to finish the book. Obama had done stuff that I felt like should have been put in the book, that part was disappointing.

4 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Giovanni's Room

  • By: James Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Dan Butler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083

Set in the 1950’s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin’s now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Baldwin: sensational. Butler: great. One caveat.

  • By Music Man on 06-28-14

An unexpected delight

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

I started this book out with a what am I listening to kind of thing and I pushed thru it until I got into it and figured it out. it's good but only if you're okay with listening to a story about gay men. without ruining it I'll leave it there.

  • The Auschwitz Escape

  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,753
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,354

A terrible darkness has fallen upon Jacob Weisz’s beloved Germany. The Nazi regime, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, has surged to power and now hold Germany by the throat. All non-Aryans - especially Jews like Jacob and his family - are treated like dogs. When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob flees and joins rebel forces working to undermine the regime. But after a raid goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds himself in a living nightmare - trapped in a crowded, stinking car on the train to the Auschwitz death camp.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging novel of Nazi horrors

  • By Mark on 02-26-18

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

i was holding on for more every second. I wish this book would have gotten more into details and the day by day stuff. But it's a great book and I'm glad I listened to it. it'll be one of few books I'll listen to again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful