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  • City of Endless Night

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,044

When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D'Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The allusive Pendergast..,

  • By shelley on 01-18-18

Worst of the Series! End of the Series?

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

This was not a typical Pendergast novel. It seems that Preston and Child just phoned it in. The story was forced, most of the interesting characters that we expect in these novels were nowhere to be found. The plot was thin as a razor and the character development was simply non-existent. Very disappointed. I think this series has run its course.

  • Let Trump Be Trump

  • The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency
  • By: Corey R. Lewandowski, David N. Bossie
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836

Corey R. Lewandowski, Trump's campaign manager who launched Trump's historic bid for the White House, teams up with David N. Bossie, the consummate political pro who helped steer the last critical months of the Trump campaign, to offer the first insiders' account of the most historic campaign in modern political history. Starting from the months leading up to Trump's announcement all the way through staff shakeups within the White House, they offer eyewitness accounts of the real stories behind some of the most sensational headlines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • RESPECT

  • By Susan McGuire on 12-27-17

What Happened? Trump Happened!

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

If you really want to know why Trump won and Hillary Lost, this book explains it all. Trump took everything that made him a successful businessman and applied it to his campaign. Hey Hillary, if you want to know why you lost, it wasn't the Russians. It was the Americans!! MAGA!!

5 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,206

Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drugstore where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bosch Survives Two Career Ending Threats

  • By Russell on 11-20-17

Cut out the Trump Bashing! Othewise a Great Book!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-17

This was a really well told story. It kept my interest throughout. Welliver has come a long way from his first reading and now has this thing down pat. It is easy these days to bash the President and all the references to the "Russia Russia Russia" conspiracy was totally uncalled for. Yeah, anyone can bash Trump and Conservatives. That's easy. Just try to put a favorable reference to Trump and you get an army of boycotters who will give you a bunch of 1 star ratings and call you a Nazi. I gave the Story a 3 star rating, not because it wasn't a good story, but the politics kinda took away from the story. Connelly needs to know that most of his target audience are people who voted for Trump and hold to conservative principles and ideals. I personally am sick of unnecessary political references in everything from the NFL to Harry Bosch. We read these novels to escape all that nonsense.

4 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The American Miracle

  • Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic
  • By: Michael Medved
  • Narrated by: Michael Medved
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 315

The history of the United States displays an uncanny pattern: At moments of crisis, when the odds against success seem overwhelming and disaster looks imminent, fate intervenes to provide deliverance and progress. Historians may categorize these incidents as happy accidents, callous crimes, or the products of brilliant leadership, but the most notable leaders of the past 400 years have identified this good fortune as something else - a reflection of divine providence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional Compilation of US Facts

  • By Bruce J. Painter on 12-27-16

Amazing Book

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

Reviewed: 12-01-16

I'm not done with listening to this book but I felt compelled to review it. Medved has put together a very compelling case for the fact that God has indeed "Shed his Grace on Thee". Lots of historical information that I, as a history buff, had never known or considered before. The only caveat is that Medved reads it a bit slow. I had to crank it up to 1.25 speed. After that it was perfect. Otherwise it was one of the best author read books I've listened to.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Story of World War II

  • By: Donald L. Miller, Henry Steele Commager
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,092
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,081

Drawing on previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, prizewinning historian Donald L. Miller has written what critics are calling one of the most powerful accounts of warfare ever published. Here are the horror and heroism of World War II in the words of the men who fought it, the journalists who covered it, and the civilians who were caught in its fury. Miller gives us an up-close, deeply personal view of a war that was more savagely fought - and whose outcome was in greater doubt - than one might imagine. This is the war that Americans on the home front would have read about had they had access to previously censored testimony.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Inspiring Thought Provoking

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 06-01-14

One of the Best WWII Books Available

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

I just finished this amazing book. It was just enough detail to cover the whole war (Europe and the Pacific) without getting bogged down in minutiae. It held my interest for the entire 25 hours. Perfectly read by Michael Kramer. If you are a WWII buff or just interested in the subject, you can't go wrong with this one. 5 stars all the way!

  • Why I Am A Christian

  • By: John Stott
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

John Stott has spent a lifetime wrestling with questions about Jesus both personally and in dialogue with skeptics and seekers around the globe. Now in Why I Am a Christian he provides a compelling, persuasive case for considering the Christian faith. If you take an honest look at Jesus, you will discover that following him gives you the purpose, identity and freedom you've been searching for - and far more than you have ever imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Christian Audio Book Ever

  • By Larry on 06-17-15

Best Christian Audio Book Ever

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

Reviewed: 06-17-15

I just finished listening to this today and I immediately started it over. What a wonderful presentation of the gospel and an explanation of what it means to be a Christian. Simon Vance's presentation was flawless. I would like to memorize this book. I suspect I will listen to it more than twice.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Farewell My Lovely

  • By: Raymond Chandler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,449

Eight years ago Moose Malloy and cute little redhead Velma were getting married - until someone framed Malloy for armed robbery. Now his stretch is up and he wants Velma back. PI Philip Marlow meets Malloy one hot day in Hollywood and, out of the generosity of his jaded heart, agrees to help him. Dragged from one smoky bar to another, Marlowe's search for Velma turns up plenty of dangerous gangsters with a nasty habit of shooting first and talking later.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fond Farewell

  • By Ian C Robertson on 10-21-15

Slow it Down! It plays better at 1/2 speed!

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

This is my favorite Chandler book and I was really excited when it came out as an unabridged audio book. Ray Porter read this book like he was in a hurry to finish it, which is the last thing you want to be when reading Ray Chandler. However I decided to slow it down and played it at 1/2 speed and it was just about the right speed. It was an enjoyable experience at half speed. If you do download this book, set your device to play it at half speed and you will enjoy it a whole lot more. Ray Porter's performance is actually good if you slow it way down.

19 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • The Burning Room

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,735

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par

  • By Patroo on 11-07-14

Boring!!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-14

I'm halfway through this book and I don't think I can finish it. Nothing has happened. The characters are so dull you want them all to die. The narrator is worse than the text to talk robot that comes with Kindle. Much worse. The robot has more inflection in his voice than this clown. I looked forward to this book because I have enjoyed every Michael Connelly book he has ever written. There are better books out there that you can get for free. Completely disappointed. ZZZZZZZZ

22 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • A Cold and Broken Hallelujah

  • Long Beach Homicide, Book 3
  • By: Tyler Dilts
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 213

On a sweltering September night, Long Beach Homicide Detective Danny Beckett is called to a grisly crime scene at the mouth of the Los Angeles River. A defenseless homeless man has been burned to death by three teenagers with gang ties. The suspects are already in custody, and the evidence is overwhelming - but when one suspect’s brother is targeted for murder, Danny starts to think there may be more to this seemingly clear-cut case.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Dull and Boring Hallelujah

  • By Larry on 09-11-14

A Dull and Boring Hallelujah

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

Reviewed: 09-11-14

I wanted to like this book but I just couldn't. The performance was stilted and the story just couldn't hold my interest. I kept going hoping it would get better. It didn't. The descriptions of Long Beach were pretty good. To be honest, I was about halfway through the book when I realized I didn't even know the name of the main character. The sad thing was, I didn't care.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,963
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,651
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33,725

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

This is a MUST read

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

Reviewed: 02-07-14

I have over 300 audio books in my library. I had been putting off listening to this one for a long time because it just really didn't seem that interesting on the surface. Well this one was a huge surprise. This is far and away the best audio book I have ever listened to. I won't get into the details of the story, except to say that it is true. Just buy it, and start listening to it. You will not be disappointed. If I could, I'd give it 10 stars all around.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful