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  • Hell's Angels

  • A Strange and Terrible Saga
  • By: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas author Hunter S. Thompson rocked the literary world with his mind-bending style of Gonzo journalism. First published in 1966, Hell’s Angels is Thompson’s up-close and personal look at the infamous motorcycle gang during the time when its moniker was most feared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love hunter s.

  • By cody on 06-24-15

Confused...

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

My take on this book? It was written by a hells angel wanna_be who loved the attention of being the inside guy. I’m sorry Mr Thompson wasn’t gang raped - I mean, why not experience the thrill that all those lucky women were experiencing deep down inside.
Good Lord.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,405
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55,259

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Loved the reader

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Story was ok - lost interest a few times but the reader was so good I kept listening just to hear her voice.

  • The Brass Verdict

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,499

Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mickey Haller Is My Favorite Mystery Character

  • By Cathy on 10-22-08

Average

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

Nothing special. Listened to it through the end but didn’t really pay attention to it. I hate it when the last chapter of an audiobook is really the beginning of another book. I’m paying for their advertising.

  • Presumed Guilty

  • Casey Anthony: The Inside Story
  • By: Peter Golenbock, Jose Baez
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

When Caylee Anthony was reported missing in Orlando, Florida, in July 2008, the public spent the next three years following the investigation and the eventual trial of her mother, Casey Anthony. On July 5, 2011, the case that captured headlines worldwide exploded when, against all odds, defense attorney Jose Baez delivered one of the biggest legal upsets in American history: a not-guilty verdict.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ego Before Justice

  • By Julia on 09-28-16

All about the author

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

Geez this is hard to review. The book was primarily about the author - how great and clever and successful and humble he is. The reader read him perfectly. Hard to say how accurate the information is because it is so one sided.

  • The Third Victim

  • A Novel
  • By: Phillip Margolin
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 605

A woman stumbles onto a dark road in rural Oregon - tortured, battered, and bound. She tells a horrific story about being kidnapped, then tortured, until she finally managed to escape. She was the lucky one - two other women, with similar burns and bruises, were found dead. The surviving victim identifies the house where she was held captive, and the owner, Alex Mason - a prominent local attorney - is arrested.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent legal thriller!

  • By Wayne on 03-07-18

Not sure

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I don’t know if it was the story, the reader or my own level of distraction but I couldn’t stay connected to this audiobook long enough to figure out what was going on. This review is for my own reference. Maybe if I listen. To it again later it will resonate.

  • Undivided

  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964

Teens control the fate of America in the fourth and final book in the New York Times best-selling Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman. Proactive Citizenry, the company that created Cam from the parts of unwound teens, has a plan: to mass produce rewound teens like Cam for military purposes. And below the surface of that horror lies another shocking level of intrigue: Proactive Citizenry has been suppressing technology that could make unwinding completely unnecessary.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • BonsaiCats are Gross

  • By mska on 11-12-14

Ending pretty lame

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

I got one of the books in this series on sale and bought the other two along with it. Loved the first book - second book was useless - this one - the third - was also pretty bad. The story pretty much ended with 1.5 hrs to go - the last 1.5 hours was all about tying everything up in a neat package. Would have made one good book w tighter writing. The readers’ voices drove me crazy in the second book - he wasn’t quite as animated in this one which was ok w me.

  • Unsouled

  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933

Connor and Lev are on the run after the destruction of the Graveyard, the last safe haven for AWOL Unwinds. But for the first time, they’re not just running away from something. This time, they’re running toward answers, in the form of a woman Proactive Citizenry has tried to erase from history itself. If they can find her, and learn why the shadowy figures behind unwinding are so afraid of her, they may discover the key to bringing down unwinding forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • that awkward middle book-just get the next one too

  • By Trudy Owens on 03-13-18

Fell short

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

Loved the previous books this one kind of fell apart. Too many loose ends at the end. Readers high pitched affected voices drove me crazy. Very disappointing.

  • Unwholly

  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237

Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa—and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp—people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simultaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adding Parts to the Greater Sum

  • By Dubi on 06-07-17

Voices drove me crazy

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

I love this series and don’t wAnt to stop listening but the narrator’s voices are driving me crazy. Every single voice except the main character is whiny and loud. Why???? As much as I love the story I almost shut it down several times because of the voices.

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  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,772
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,744

In 2011, a 26-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine website hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything - drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons - free of the government's watchful eye. It wasn't long before the media got wind of the new website where anyone - not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers - could buy and sell contraband detection-free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An honest portrait of DPR

  • By Victor on 05-18-17

Couldn’t put it down

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

This true story is so well written it has you on the edge of your seat for the entire ride. So often the author can’t resist dragging you through the research they did to write the story but there is none of this here. It reads like a novel. Also really well read.

  • The Inside Dark

  • By: James Hankins
  • Narrated by: Bon Shaw
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 837

Five days ago, aspiring crime novelist Jason Swike awoke chained to the wall of a run-down horse stable, convinced he would soon die at the hands of Crackerjack, the infamous serial killer who had terrorized the residents of Massachusetts for the past year - capturing and tormenting men, painting whimsical designs on their faces before shattering their bones and ending their lives. Just when death seems inevitable, Jason, with the help of another captive, manages to kill the madman and escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By ginger anderson on 09-17-17

Ummm. What they said ...

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

Boy this is a tough one. My primary interest in an audiobook is that it hold my attention for the duration. This book did that. Why, I don’t know. There were so many holes in this story. The concept is great - very unique actually - could have been great. the execution was not so great. Problems w point of view, problem liking the protagonist, problems understanding why in the world the protagonist would do what he does, think what he does... police procedural problems ... the book itself is a hot mess. Somehow - maybe because of the narrator, i didn’t have to eject early. I have listened to 2-3 books / week for the last 10 years - almost all are suspense novels.

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