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  • Ambush

  • By: James Patterson, James O. Born
  • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714

An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a setup. An officer is taken down - and, despite the attackers' efforts, it's not Michael Bennett. New York's top cop is not the only one at risk. One of Bennett's children sustains a mysterious injury. A series of murders follows, each with a distinct signature, alerting Bennett to the presence of a professional killer with a flair for disguise. Michael Bennett can't tell what's driving the assassin. But he can tell it's personal.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • awful wordy

  • By shawn on 10-15-18

Definitely my last Patterson novel ...

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Simply atrocious. 85% of this novel is nonsensical dribble about Bennet's family. If the soap opera pace was any slower, you'd be napping ...

  • Long Road to Mercy

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Kyf Brewer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,027
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,996

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe. It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared. She never saw Mercy again. Three decades after that terrifying night, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon. So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon - and its rider missing - Pine is called in to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Damn, Baldacci is good!

  • By Wayne on 11-14-18

Clearly not his best work ...

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

Far to slow moving with hokey dialogue . One would conclude Baldacci gets paid by the word ...

  • Desperate Measures

  • Stone Barrington, Book 47
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 366

Upon returning to the states from a European jaunt, Stone Barrington makes the acquaintance of a stunning woman who seems like she could be an ideal candidate to meet some of his professional - and personal - needs. Before long, though, Stone is put to the task of protecting his new hire when New York City is rocked by a series of disturbing crimes, and it looks as if she might be the next target.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • If this were any more juvenile ...

  • By Anonymous User on 11-13-18

If this were any more juvenile ...

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

…. you'd need crayons to get through it …I couldn't have been more disappointed …

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Lethal White

  • A Cormoran Strike Novel
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,116
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,632

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best 22 hours of the last week

  • By Jennifer on 09-27-18

The good, the bad & the ugly ...

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

The good; a terrific storyline. The bad; how many times do we need to hear about Comerron's sore leg stump or Robin's anxiety issues ? The ugly; at least 50% of the book could have been left out which would have producing a nicely paced murder mystery. Instead we get hours of nonsense and dribble.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Juror #3

  • By: James Patterson, Nancy Allen
  • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,322

The murder of a woman from one of the town's oldest families has Rosedale's upper crust howling for blood, and the prosecutor is counting on Ruby's inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction. Ruby's client is a college football star who has returned home after a career-ending injury, and she is determined to build a defense that will stick. She finds help in unexpected quarters from Suzanne, a hard-charging attorney armed to the teeth, and Shorty, a diner cook who knows more than he lets on.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Eh

  • By Mickey on 09-17-18

Worst Patterson Novel Ever

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

The storyline, narrative, and dialogue are juvenile enough to have this waste classified as a children's book. Don't waste your time

  • Walking Shadows

  • A Decker/Lazarus Novel
  • By: Faye Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

On a quiet street in upstate New York, the body of a young man is discovered in the woods. Twenty-six-year-old Brady Neil a resident of the neighboring town of Hamilton, had no criminal record, few friends, worked full-time, and attended community college. But as detective Peter Decker learns, the kid is linked to the criminal world. When Brady was a baby, his father, Brandon Gratz, was convicted of robbing and killing the owners of a local jewelry store. While Gratz and his partner, Kyle Masterson, admitted to the robbery, they swore they left the owners, Glen and Lydia Levine, alive.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tough one

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-09-18

Possibly the Worse Audio I've Ever Listened To ..

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Made the mistake of thinking Faye Kellerman might share the talents of John Kellerman, unfortunately it's not even close. The dialogue and writing is so juvenile that the story should be catalogued with "children's" entries. And the narrator sounds like an A/I robot. Buyer beware … !!

  • Tailspin

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,748
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,745

Rye Mallett, a fearless "freight dog" pilot charged with flying cargo to far-flung locations, is often rough-spoken and all business, but soft on regulations when they get in the way of meeting a deadline. But he does have a rock-solid reputation: He will fly in the foulest weather, day or night, and deliver the goods safely to their destination. So when Rye is asked to fly into a completely fogbound northern Georgia town and deliver a mysterious black box to a Dr. Lambert, he doesn't ask questions. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Victor Got His Groove

  • By Empress Karen on 08-08-18

No Surprise Here

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

Typical Brown book, interesting storyline overwhelmed by hours of needless, juvenile, and hokey dialogue that moves as slow as molasses … gonna be my last Brown gig … rather have a root canal ...

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,644
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,509
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,466

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

Patterson at His Absolute Worse !!

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Long time Patterson reader, this is by far the worse book I've come across.

The first 18 chapters are nothing but an series of inane soliloquies, the plot is absurd, and the reader will wait incessantly for the awful narrator to clear his terrible foggy voice, which he never does.

I'm surprised an intellect like Clinton would put his name to this waste of time.

31 of 37 people found this review helpful

  • The Fallen

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,034

Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes - obscure Bible verses, odd symbols - have the police stumped. Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and her family. It's a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has been there only a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was supposed to be a VACATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 04-17-18

Baducci falls himself with this one ...

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

Baldacci stuff is usually entertaining and engaging, but this audio was a root canal to listen to.

The storyline was actually interesting and thoughtful.

The dialogue was at the Dr. Suess level, and the female narrator was incredibly annoying trying to imitate both children & senior citizens, dreadful.

And why interject ancillary and filler "children" sub plots when unnecessary and distracting???