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  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,630
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,255
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,183

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's John Grisham, right?

  • By Elle on 10-30-16

Not bad.

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

Reviewed: 01-29-17

That's my review, not bad. I need a few more words to post, so ok

  • Crow Killer

  • The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson (Midland Book)
  • By: Raymond W. Thorp, Robert Bunker
  • Narrated by: Don Coltrane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277

The true story (on which the film Jeremiah Johnson was partially based) of John Johnson, who in 1847 found his wife and her unborn child had been killed by Crow braves. Out of this tragedy came one of the most gripping feuds - one man against a whole tribe - in American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book!!!

  • By Kelsey Berry on 07-23-15

A good history lesson.

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

Reviewed: 08-15-16

What made the experience of listening to Crow Killer the most enjoyable?

Nice to find out the true story.

What other book might you compare Crow Killer to and why?

I don't know.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Don Coltrane?

Sure

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

You got me.

Any additional comments?

Get rid of these stupid questions.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Whiteout

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 960
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 633

Like no other suspense author in his genre, Follett reinvents the thriller with each new storyline. But nothing matches the intricate, knife-edge drama of Whiteout.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Edge Of The Seat Thriller!

  • By Sandylp on 02-11-05

Typical Follett

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

Reviewed: 08-15-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it's not a great book, but it's entertaining enough.Follett could have cut out a couple of hours.

What other book might you compare Whiteout to and why?

I don't know.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Josephine Bailey?

Maybe

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

None

  • The Modigliani Scandal

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Michael York
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 46

In this high-stakes caper set in the art world, anything goes. First, a young art student follows the trail of an undiscovered masterpiece by painter Modigliani. Then, 2 disgruntled artists plot to expose the hypocrisy of the art world. Finally, there is the ambitious owner of a new gallery, who will stop at nothing to assure the success of his enterprise.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Torn to Shreds!

  • By Simone on 04-13-16

Bottom 5% in my library.

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

Reviewed: 07-04-16

What disappointed you about The Modigliani Scandal?

If you like Ken Follet, then go to another book.

What could Ken Follett have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not have written this book.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

No opinion

  • White Hunters

  • By: Brian Herne
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

A little over 100 years ago, East Africa was terra incognita to most whites: a land largely unmapped, sparsely settled by Europeans, and teeming with wildlife. It was the hunter-adventurer's paradise, and by the early 20th century, a small, lionhearted clan of explorers and big-game hunters began leading safaris there for money.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating account ....

  • By Stephen on 01-12-07

Five star

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

Reviewed: 03-05-16

It's a five star for me. It's a history book, but very opinionated. Almost all of the White Hunters get killed or mauled.

  • Night over Water

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Tom Casaletto
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,243
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,241

On a bright September morning in 1939, two days after Britain declares war on Germany, a group of privileged but desperate people gather in Southhampton to board the largest, most luxurious airliner ever built - the Pan American Clipper - bound for New York.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Listen

  • By Daniel McAfee on 07-11-08

Good story

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

Reviewed: 01-03-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Night over Water to be better than the print version?

I'm lazy, I like to listen.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

No, but interested.

Have you listened to any of Tom Casaletto’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I don't know if I have, but it was well done.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Night Over Water

Any additional comments?

No.

  • On the Edge of Survival

  • A Shipwreck, a Raging Storm, and the Harrowing Alaskan Rescue That Became a Legend
  • By: Spike Walker
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 100

A Malaysian cargo ship on its way from Seattle, Washington, to China ran aground off the coast of western Alaska's Aleutian Islands on December 8, 2004, during a brutal storm, leading to one of the most incredible Coast Guard rescue missions of all time. Two Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopters lifted off immediately from Air Station Kodiak during the driving storm, in an effort to rescue the ship's 18 crew members before it broke apart and sank in the freezing waters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An absolutely gripping true story…

  • By Kent on 11-08-10

Not his best

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

Reviewed: 12-05-15

Would you try another book from Spike Walker and/or Robertson Dean?

I've had enough of Spike. He wrote a very good book earlier in his career.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Backcountry Lawman

  • True Stories from a Florida Game Warden
  • By: Bob H. Lee, Raymond Arsenault (foreword), Gary R. Mormino (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

With 30 years of backcountry patrol experience in Florida, Bob Lee has lived through incidents of legend, including one of the biggest environmental busts in Florida history. His fascinating memoir reveals the danger and the humor in the unsung exploits of game wardens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stories

  • By Robert J. on 11-02-18

Don't waste your time.

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

Reviewed: 12-05-15

What disappointed you about Backcountry Lawman?

I was disappointed by the whole book. The warden is no author. It drags on and on.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rogue Lawyer

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,331
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,319

On the right side of the law. Sort of. Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee: his driver, who's also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the John Grisham I know

  • By William Moritz on 11-01-15

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 12-05-15

Would you try another book from John Grisham and/or Mark Deakins?

Yes I would try another. The book was better than the average book I read.

Was Rogue Lawyer worth the listening time?

It was better than average.

  • Blood and Thunder

  • An Epic of the American West
  • By: Hampton Sides
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 20 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782

In the fall of 1846, the venerable Navajo warrior Narbona, greatest of his people's chieftains, looked down upon the small town of Santa Fe, the stronghold of the Mexican settlers he had been fighting his whole long life. He had come to see if the rumors were true, if an army of blue-suited soldiers had swept in from the East and utterly defeated his ancestral enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History Many Don't Know

  • By Tom on 03-21-07

This is a history book

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

Reviewed: 09-05-15

The book was just ok for me. It's a history book about the Navahos and Kit Carson. I'm a history buff, but this book could have cut in half. I didn't know it was a history book, and wouldn't have spent a credit if I had known.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful