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  • The Day After Roswell

  • By: William J. Birnes, Philip Corso
  • Narrated by: William J. Birnes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 364

Now on audio! The best-selling exposé that ends the decades-old controversy surrounding the infamous and mysterious crash of an unidentified aircraft at Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It all makes sense...

  • By Frank R. Rogala on 07-06-17

What a joke. He just assumes we all believe in et

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

Don't waste your credit. This book is a joke. This is written by people who already believe. There is absolutely no proof which seems strange since the author purports to be in the middle of the investigation or conspiracy from the beginning.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Twelve Slays of Christmas

  • A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery
  • By: Jacqueline Frost
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221

When Holly White's fiancé cancels their Christmas Eve wedding with less than two weeks to go, Holly heads home with a broken heart. Lucky for her, home in historic Mistletoe, Maine is magical during Christmastime - exactly what the doctor prescribed. Except her plan to drown her troubles in peppermints and snickerdoodles is upended when local grouch and president of the Mistletoe Historical Society, Margaret Fenwick, is bludgeoned and left in the sleigh display at Reindeer Games, Holly's family tree farm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Delightful Christmas Treat

  • By Beatrice on 10-15-17

Trite story, sad protagonist, save your credit

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

I thought a mystery with a Christmas theme might make for an interesting story, but this was a dud. The author constantly tells us how accomplished, smart, creative etc. her main character is, but she is anything but a success. She is in her late twenties, has no job, no car (must borrow her father’s ride), lives with her parents, her main source of income is busing tables at her parents restaurant, she mostly lets mom cook her meals and is, no shock, apparently attracted to very needy men; well you get the picture. I believe if the protagonist is just silly it’s hard to get interested in the story and I stopped listening less than half way through. If you want a really good Christmas themed mystery, I highly recommend Rhys Brown author of “The Twelve Clues of Christmas.”

8 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Some Danger Involved

  • Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 1
  • By: Will Thomas
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,309
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,299

An atmospheric debut novel set on the gritty streets of Victorian London, Some Danger Involved introduces detective Cyrus Barker and his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, as they work to solve the gruesome murder of a young scholar in London's Jewish ghetto. When the eccentric and enigmatic Barker takes the case, he must hire an assistant, and out of all who answer an ad for a position with "some danger involved", he chooses downtrodden Llewelyn, a gutsy young man with a murky past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever writing!

  • By Kathi on 01-13-17

Derivative and Preachy

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

Reviewed: 07-18-17

What would have made Some Danger Involved better?

If you like to listen to political drivel then you'll like this book. If you hate being preached to that only liberal minded people are any good, then pass this up.

What was most disappointing about Will Thomas’s story?

I thought it might be at least a passable copy of the Sherlock Holmes stories, but it is just more new age drivel in a different container.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Not much

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Very disappointing. Please leave your political beliefs away from what is supposed to be light entertainment.

Any additional comments?

If you are looking for something in the Sherlock Holmes vein, I suggest the first few books in the Laurie King books starting with the Bee Keeper's Apprentice.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful