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  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,618
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,601

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Worst Grisham novel.

  • By Jonas on 11-26-18

True Grisham back in Ford Co

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-18

Daddy certainly set off a chain of events that instead of securing his children's future, threw it all away. There is a lot of flopping back and forth but you have to have that to know what is going on. And you don't get the big reveal or(motive) until the end. And it's coming, trust me. Good listen, worth the the credit.

  • The Listener

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,588
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,585

It's 1934. Businesses went under by the hundreds, debt and foreclosures boomed, and breadlines grew in many American cities. In the midst of this misery, some folks explored unscrupulous ways to make money. Angel-faced John Partlow and carnival huckster Ginger LaFrance are among the worst of this lot. Joining together they leave their small-time confidence scams behind to attempt an elaborate kidnapping-for-ransom scheme in New Orleans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Southern Fried Horror Done Right

  • By Ila in Maine on 03-05-18

The Longest Listener

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-18

I thought the last half was the best. Had too many characters to follow. But it was a good story when you finally figured it out.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,018
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14,025

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I guess there’s a reason it’s free

  • By Katie Washington on 10-05-18

Lullaby

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Too short, had the makings of good book. From what I read, it was a good ghost story. Narrator was good, of course Scott Brock is one of my favorites.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Deep Blue Alibi

  • A Solomon vs. Lord Novel
  • By: Paul Levine
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

What do you get when you mix beautiful people, family secrets, and a yacht washed up on Sunset Key with a hundred grand in cash and a dying man? Steve Solomon sees a case that can get Solomon & Lord off the ground. But Victoria Lord spies a golden opportunity to go out on her own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Try the original

  • By Laurie on 12-27-07

Love wind in the end

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-18

Pretty good court drama, and trying to kill Steve and Victoria aka Vic. Love Bobby and his vast knowledge of everything. The love between Steve and Bobby is sweet. Everyone that meets Bobby loves him, I wanted to kill the social worker and attorney for wanting to make a guinea pig out of him. Good read!

  • Solomon vs. Lord

  • By: Paul Levine
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

She's old-money Miami. He's barefoot Coconut Grove. The only thing they had in common was the law, until they faced each other in the steamiest murder trial of the century, a case that would make sparks fly, headlines scream, and opposites attract. Surrounded by crooks, con men, and a cast of colorful characters, Steve Solomon and Vickie Lord must solve the crime before they end up in ruin, in jail, or, worse, in bed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • thoroughly delightful

  • By S. Johnston on 02-20-06

Amusing book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-18

I enjoyed this book to the point I laughed out loud. Solomon is a character but very dedicated to his nephew Bobby. At times it was very disturbing. But Bobby and Solomon won the day. Solomon's partner Victoria is like mixing oil and water, but they come to understand each other. Good book! Nattarator is good.

  • No Fourth River. A Novel Based on a True Story. A Profoundly Moving Read About a Woman's Fight for Survival.

  • By: Christine Clayfield
  • Narrated by: Jane Oppenheimer Punch Audio
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Electroshock therapy, child abuse, and modern-day slavery... just another day in Christine's life. Take a heart-wrenching yet inspiring ride through one woman's incredible journey that is so compelling that you are simultaneously trying to look away and unable to stop yourself from listening on. Christine's father is a wealthy, tyrannical man renowned in the diamond business. At the age of just five, little Christine is cast aside into a boarding school where she is ridiculed for two embarrassing problems. She grows up in a never-ending circle of traumatic experiences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent read!

  • By Marilyn on 09-23-18

Excellent read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-18

What a story! I admire
what she went thru and came successfully out the other side. It would have broke most people who would have become alcoholics or addicted to drugs. She is truly an inspiration. This book ought to be required reading in high school. Hope she lives at least to be as old as her mother or older.😀 Great book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Half a Heart

  • By: Karen McQuestion
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022

At nine years of age, Logan Weber knows the routine. Keep quiet, make the food last, and don’t ever cause trouble. He’ll do what it takes to evade the rages of his troubled, violent father. Even though he’s only a child, Logan already knows too much - has seen too much. So when the opportunity presents itself, Logan runs. He has no idea where his journey will lead, or that the grandmother he’s been told is dead is desperately searching for him. Alone with no home of his own, Logan looks for a safe place to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Grandmother's Quest

  • By Elaine M. Panzeter on 05-28-18

Tragic and beautiful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-18

Loved this book, but have your Kleenex ready. Last several chapters had me in tears. Logan is the sad and lonely boy who finally finds his voice and is a little hero. I am a grandmother and completely understand her crusade to find her grandson. This book is worth the credit.

  • Wicked Stepmother

  • By: Michael McDowell, Dennis Schuetz, Axel Young
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Seducing a proper Bostonian was easy. Making him die of a heart attack a week after the wedding was hardly any trouble at all. Now she has money, social status, everything she has cunningly schemed to get since she was a poor little girl. Everything except the Brookline mansion and the multi-million dollar trust fund left to the three children. But what wicked stepmother couldn't get rid of three children?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Michael McDowell does it again

  • By Marilyn on 09-20-18

Michael McDowell does it again

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-18

Love this author like I love Stephen king. I wish there were dozens more to read. He has a way of grabbing you like you were there witnessing every thing first hand. He always gets in depth with the characters, each and every one and you know them well. I hope they find more of his books to resurrect. His is definitely worth the credit.

  • Gilded Needles

  • By: Michael McDowell
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 223

Welcome to the Black Triangle, New York's decadent district of opium dens, gambling casinos, and back-room abortions. The queen of this unsavory neighborhood is Black Lena Shanks, whose family leads a ring of female criminals - women skilled in the art of cruelty. Only a few blocks away, amidst the elegant mansions and lily-white reputations of Gramercy Park and Washington Square, lives Judge James Stallworth. On a crusade to crush Lena's evil empire, the judge has sentenced three of her family members to death. And now she wants revenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely dark, but engrossing.

  • By CJ Matthews on 08-09-17

Not as good as other McDowell books

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-18

I discovered Michael McDowell about a year ago, and I was hooked. I couldn't get enough, but I couldn't find anymore books from him after the two I read. So when I found 3 more that was released i was excited. This is the first out of the 3 that I read first. It was ok, a little disappointed 😞 but not everything can be great. But I am not giving up, I still think he is great, hate that he died, I can imagine what he would have produced by now. Still a good read, I would recommend it.

  • Justice Redeemed

  • By: Scott Pratt
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,209

Two years ago, Darren Street made a name for himself as the man who rooted out corruption in the district attorney's office. Now the hotheaded young lawyer is in the public eye yet again - this time, accused of murder. Jalen Jordan retained Street for what seemed to be a minor traffic violation, but when evidence turned up linking Jordan to the death of two boys, Street wanted out of the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Power In The Hands of Dishonest Prosecutors

  • By R. Pontiflet on 04-01-16

Pratt does it again

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-18

First time I have read this series, I follow the Joe Dil!ard series and enjoy them very much, so I thought I would try this one. I was hooked, so I will continue following this attorney and see how it goes. Couldn't put it down, I finished it in one sitting. Pretty good endorsement for how it kept me intrigued. Worth a credit to see whose is going to beat this poor man next. Happy reading!