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  • The Bone Clocks

  • By: David Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball, Leon Williams, Colin Mace, and others
  • Length: 24 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,944
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,956

Following a scalding row with her mother, 15-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as "the radio people," Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a masterful writer, an uneven narration

  • By S. Weaver on 11-13-14

Boring

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

Reviewed: 02-14-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A story line that did not seem silly and stupid.

Would you ever listen to anything by David Mitchell again?

No

How could the performance have been better?

No idea.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Bone Clocks?

3 chapters and it put me to sleep.

Any additional comments?

No

  • The Devil's Waters

  • A USAF Pararescue Thriller, Book 1
  • By: David L. Robbins
  • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 332

David L. Robbins, author of the war classic War of the Rats, delivers another heart-stopping, deeply researched military adventure, this time right off today’s front pages. The US military’s most highly trained and elite unit is the US Air Force pararescuers, known as PJs. All battle-hardened vets, their motto is "That Others May Live". Their singular mission is CSAR: Combat Search and Rescue. But, off the Horn of Africa, one PJ unit is tasked with a desperate assignment that goes against its oath: Take down a cargo ship full of secrets that’s been captured by Somali pirates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent military/espionage novel

  • By Wayne on 01-04-18

Far fetch but is it too far fetch?

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

Reviewed: 01-28-15

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

I would to some friends especially the ones that like conspiracies.
The story is some what beyond belief, but is it beyond belief in our complex world. Overall too far out there, but the parts are believable.

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

Some what, but I was able to figure out many of the subplots.

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

Beyond belief or is it?

  • Full Force and Effect

  • A Jack Ryan Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,461

A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan, Jr., and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Time they don't have.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You Mark Greaney!

  • By Chris C on 12-10-14

Written before it happens.

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

Reviewed: 01-28-15

Where does Full Force and Effect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10%

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

Very much so. Many turns in the plots and the characters were not perfect.

Which scene was your favorite?

The end when the president talks to his CIA agent

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

I wish I could have but the multiple sub plots were far enough apart that the break up was good.

Any additional comments?

This book along with other books and current events shows the potential evil of North Korea.

  • We Can All Do Better

  • By: Bill Bradley
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Bill Bradley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54

In We Can All Do Better, for the first time since the financial meltdown and since the worst of the intensifying political gridlock, Bill Bradley offers his own concise, powerful, and highly personal review of the state of the nation. He argues that government is not the problem. He criticizes the role of money and politics, explains how continuing on our existing foreign policy, electoral, and economic paths will mean a diminished future, and lays out exactly what needs to be done to reverse course.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In Defense of American Liberalism

  • By PTR on 05-24-16

Today and History no BS

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

Reviewed: 05-10-14

If you could sum up We Can All Do Better in three words, what would they be?

Demonstrate how we can get back on right path to greatness if we work together.

What did you like best about this story?

Positive view and demonstrates how we can get back on the right path by looking at our own past and apply that to our future.

What about Peter Ganim and Bill Bradley ’s performance did you like?

The performance was good could have had more drive and energy.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me cry but also gave optimistic view in the future. I can't wait for things to become positive.

Any additional comments?

I like the historic facts that can point to a positive future. More facts and less blind beliefs.

  • Paris Is a Bitch

  • A Rain-Delilah Short Story
  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Barry Eisler
  • Length: 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

For most couples, a quiet dinner for two at Auberge de la Reine Blanche on the Ile Saint Louis would be just the thing to smooth out the complications in a romance. But for gorgeous Mossad operative Delilah and trying-to-retire contract killer John Rain, nothing is ever easy, and when Rain sees a crew of hard-looking men setting up outside the restaurant, he realizes someone has been bringing her work home with her. Is it a hit - or something even worse?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great little read

  • By Theo on 12-14-12

A night in Paris

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

Reviewed: 03-25-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

It is a good read though bit short and dependent on earlier books.

If you’ve listened to books by Barry Eisler before, how does this one compare?

I am out of order with this one it seems that I would need to be in order.I need the prior one where these 2 met.

What about Barry Eisler’s performance did you like?

It seemed like a good performance.

Was Paris Is a Bitch worth the listening time?

Yes and no it was incomplete.

Any additional comments?

I needed the book where these people met.

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  • Suspect

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,644

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Page Turner!!

  • By Jacqueline on 01-22-13

Great story with a matching performance.

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

Reviewed: 03-06-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Suspect to be better than the print version?

The audio was a great putting together a wonderful story. Especially because reading leaves much of the details to ones imagination. The performance was a wonderful enhancement.

What did you like best about this story?

Moving from the mind of Scott to Maggie's mind.

Which character – as performed by MacLeod Andrews – was your favorite?

Hard to say Maggie was new and enlightening.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The reunion at the end of the book.

Any additional comments?

Great read.

  • Your Medical Mind

  • How to Decide What Is Right for You
  • By: Jerome Groopman, Pamela Hartzband
  • Narrated by: Linda Emond, Cotter Smith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Your doctor suggests you take a drug to lower your blood pressure, but you’ve read that it has risky side effects for some patients. Do you take the drug given the risks it entails, or do you risk living with high blood pressure? The answers to questions like this can be maddeningly—even dangerously—elusive. Drs. Groopman and Hartzband provide groundbreaking guidance any patient can use to tailor their medical choices to their own physical and emotional needs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For patient engagement, a must read

  • By e-Patient Dave on 12-26-11

How your experience affects your thoughts now.

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

Reviewed: 02-02-13

Would you try another book from Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband and/or Linda Emond and Cotter Smith ?

Yes: It is very interesting to see how our experience influences current thoughts. It is also very interesting to know the different factors that are affecting peoples thought processes.

Who was your favorite character and why?

No favorite character. One observation that may affect things: many of these people were educated and successful; more likely to challenge. I am a healthcare worker and deal with many people who are overwhelmed by these circumstances. They are much less likely to be challenging. Many older folks are submissive without questioning, they need the younger family members that are going to ask questions and do research.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Linda Emond and Cotter Smith ?

Yes they were quite good I would listen them as a team or individually.

Did Your Medical Mind inspire you to do anything?

As a healthcare worker I was aware of many of these things. It was a confirmation of my thoughts and observations over the years.

Any additional comments?

We all have to arm ourselves with information on our health issues. We most be empowered to ask questions and take control of our healthcare.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gone Too Far

  • By: Suzanne Brockmann
  • Narrated by: Deborah Hazlett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 373

Lt. Sam Starrett, one of America's elite warriors, shows up at his ex-wife's home only to discover that his daughter is gone and a woman's body lies brutally murdered on the floor. FBI agent Alyssa Locke, who once was involved with Sam, is assigned to the case, and soon explosive information surfaces that links Sam to an unsolved assassination plot. With her reputation hanging in the balance, Alyssa must arrest a man she believes to be innocent or risk her career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh Sam!

  • By SvvyShpr on 04-18-10

Out F______ Outstanding, Just ask Sam

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

Reviewed: 12-06-12

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

Yes I would! Well written great excitement of all kinds.

What other book might you compare Gone Too Far to and why?

Biography of George Patton or Billy Mitchell old ways vs new ways.

What does Deborah Hazlett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She has a very good range a voices as she does voices, men, women and accents.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The return of seal team 16, moving Palettey to his wife side at the hospital and protecting them from the old line.

Any additional comments?

Wonderful wide reaching mystery and emotions.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • One False Move

  • A Myron Bolitar Novel
  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643

She's smart, beautiful, and she doesn't need a man to look after her. But sports agent Myron Bolitar has come into her life, big time. Now Myron's next move may be his last. Brenda Slaughter is no damsel in distress. Myron Bolitar is no bodyguard. But Myron has agreed to protect the bright, strong, beautiful basketball star. And he's about to find out if he's man enough to unravel the tragic riddle of her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I've missed Myron, but this isn't quite right.

  • By Richard Delman on 04-01-16

A Good Read

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

Reviewed: 07-31-12

What made the experience of listening to One False Move the most enjoyable?

Hidden mystery not eas to figure out.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Myron: I love his sense of humor and lack of respect for the BS artist.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

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

I don't know.

  • One Good Dog

  • By: Susan Wilson
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Rick Adamson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930

Adam March is a self-made “Master of the Universe.” He has it all: the beautiful wife, the high-powered job, the glittering circle of friends. But there is a price to be paid for all these trappings, and the pressure is mounting—until the day Adam makes a fatal mistake. His assistant leaves him a message with three words: your sister called.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cynic and a cynical dog - PERFECT!!

  • By Shelby on 12-30-10

Excellant, cannot stop listening until the end.

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

Reviewed: 02-13-12

As I stated before, it is a clever angle and story and kept my interest throughout.