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  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 21 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 71,997
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 65,193
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 64,932

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm so sad it's over!!

  • By Erin on 05-19-16

It's pure fun!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-19

I'm not going to leave a review of the books. They speak for themselves. But have to say Jim Dale was and is the perfect choice to narrate. There are only a few narrators that have the depth to accomplish this and to do it superbly. Edoardo Ballerini, John Lee, Grover Gardner come to mind, and I think even Scott Brick. There are so few who can do this and I'm delighted to add Jim Dale to that list

  • The Plantagenets

  • The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
  • By: Dan Jones
  • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
  • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,038
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,858
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,847

The first Plantagenet king inherited a blood-soaked kingdom from the Normans and transformed it into an empire that stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this epic history, Dan Jones vividly resurrects this fierce and seductive royal dynasty and its mythic world. We meet the captivating Eleanor of Aquitaine, twice queen and the most famous woman in Christendom; her son, Richard the Lionheart, who fought Saladin in the Third Crusade; and King John, a tyrant who was forced to sign Magna Carta, which formed the basis of our own Bill of Rights.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narrative History

  • By Troy on 08-07-13

Narrative history at its best.

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

So, OK the narrator may not have been the best but I thought it was fine. Someone was saying how they've listened to over 270 books. Well I've listened to well over 700. This was not the worst narrator ever, not by a long shot. The book itself was very good, and the very best of narrative history. I will enjoy the rest of Dan Jones' books.

  • The One Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Andrew Gross
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,509

It's 1944. Physics professor Alfred Mendel and his family are trying to flee Paris when they are caught and forced onto a train along with thousands of other Jewish families. At the other end of the long, torturous train ride, Alfred is separated from his family and sent to the men's camp, where all of his belongings are tossed on a roaring fire. His books, his papers, his life's work. The Nazis have no idea what they have just destroyed. And without that physical record, Alfred is one of only two people in the world with his particular knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You gotta have a STRONG stomach.

  • By Richard Delman on 09-22-16

Nearly perfect.

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

There is only one negative aspect to this book. That is the gratuitous cursing. It's not awful but on almost every occasion it was completely unnecessary. I cringed when he used the 'f' word because it felt so completely out of place; more a like the 21 century invading the mid 20th. But that is my only complaint, sure there were parts devoid of reality but what are novels for? It kept me engrossed the whole way through. oh and the narrator was spot on.

  • Private

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,912
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,885

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks to Audible and Hachette Audio for...

  • By Wayne on 09-01-17

Sorry I couldn't get past 15 minutes.

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

I always like to give a book a chance. Sometimes if the narrator is good or if the narrator is bad and the writing is good I can stand to listen to the book. This has neither.
Since it was free I didnt feel guilty not listening to it. Yes, it is awful.

  • A Column of Fire

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,099
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,279

In 1558 the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide sweeping across the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Follett is a Master Storyteller

  • By Charles Atkinson on 10-11-17

Much much much better

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

After Mr. Follett’s last book I didn’t think I’d ever listen to him again even if John Lee was reading. The political diatribe masked as fiction was over the top, one-sided and frankly stupid.
However, this book is really wonderful. The kind you don’t want to end. But it is also the kind of book that makes me want to investigate further and study the real history. Those are always the best books and of course with John Lee narrating it can’t be much better as an audio book. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

  • Charlatans

  • By: Robin Cook
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 658

Newly minted chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital Noah Rothauser is swamped in his new position, from managing the surgical schedules to dealing with the fallouts from patient deaths. Known for its medical advances, the famed teaching hospital has fitted several ORs as "hybrid operating rooms of the future" - an improvement that seems positive until an anesthesia error during a routine procedure results in the death of an otherwise healthy man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Social engineering at its best

  • By donna on 08-30-17

Even George Guidall wanted this thing over.

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

A long time ago I read a Robin Cook novel, after this I remember why I vowed to never read another. To put it as succinct as I can: Dear Robin Cook:
SHOW DON'T TELL. Why? Because it sucks when you don't.

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  • Cop Town

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,809
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,819

Atlanta, 1974: It's Kate Murphy's first day on the job, and the Atlanta Police Department is seething after the murder of an officer. Before the day has barely begun, she already suspects she's not cut out to be a cop. Her male uniform is too big, she can't handle a gun, and she's rapidly learning that the APD is hardly a place that welcomes women. Worse still, in the ensuing manhunt she'll be partnered with Maggie Lawson, a cop with her own ax to grind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding, Gutsy Crime Novel Read by a Master

  • By Charles Atkinson on 07-08-14

Did I miss something?

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

This is the rare book that held my interest even when I wasn't listening to it. I kept trying to figure out who did it. However it was a big disappointment, when i was expecting more clues to have the bad guy just kind of show up and have the final scene. What did I miss? How did I miss it? The bad guy just walked in out of the blue, guess I was expecting more intrigue. Oh well it was a pretty good book non the less.

  • Abducted

  • Lizzy Gardner, Book 1
  • By: T. R. Ragan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,642
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,631

Escaping from a madman should have been the end of her nightmare. Instead it was only the beginning...Lizzy Gardner was just seventeen when she was kidnapped by the psychopath known as Spiderman, a serial killer terrorizing her California hometown. Imprisoned and tormented for months, Lizzy narrowly escaped with her life and Spiderman vanished without a trace. But if she thought he would forget her, she was dead wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Edge of your seat

  • By shelley on 02-17-14

Doesn't Work

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

The beginning of this novel was very exciting I'd thought I found a female Gregg Hurwitz. Alas, no someone must have done a great job editing the opening chapter then quit. The rest of the novel is clichés and awful repeats of the worst of Lifetime for Women channel. No research, no character building, paper cutout characters and dialogue. Even 3/4 of the way through I had trouble remembering the different characters. If the rest of the book was as good as the first chapter, I would be a repeat buyer of this author without hesitation. Sadly, it is not.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,023
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,600
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,525

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

Grisham is back!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-16

Finally a new John Grisham book that is good. I've been waiting for what seems like a long time for a decent book by Grisham and have been disappointed many times. This one was good, held my attention and I couldn't wait to get back to it. The one big caveat is the narrator. It took a long time to get used to her voicing. In the end i did, but it would have been better with a male narrator. Sexist? I guess so but to my ear a good male narrator would have made this so much better. Anyway it's worth a credit for sure.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Survivor

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,289
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,270

Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shakes you to your very core.

  • By T.D. on 09-23-12

Finally a book with a good guy.

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

This is a wonderful book! On top of the great story, pacing and writing there is something here that has been missing from novels for a long time now--A good guy! The anti-hero thing is getting really old. The malaise, depression, and unending self introspection will be gone from my library for a while. That is if Mr. Hurwitz stays true to this form and of course
Scott Brick reads it