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  • The Trust

  • A Novel
  • By: Ronald H. Balson
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 593

When his uncle dies, Liam Taggart reluctantly returns to his childhood home in Northern Ireland for the funeral - a home he left years ago after a bitter confrontation with his family, never to look back. But when he arrives, Liam learns that not only was his uncle shot to death, but he'd anticipated his own murder: In an astonishing last will and testament, Uncle Fergus has left his entire estate to a secret trust, directing that no distributions be made to any person until the killer is found.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Private investigator ....?

  • By Kelly on 10-03-17

Another great one by Ronald Balson!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

Ronald Balson is quickly becoming my favorite author. This story was so good and I keep trying to listen whenever I could. The book is suspenseful and the characters are rich and warm (and evil in some cases). I really like this Narrator as well. Great accents, voices and emotion. Great book!

  • I Love Capitalism!

  • An American Story
  • By: Ken Langone
  • Narrated by: Ken Langone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 644

Ken Langone has seen it all on his way to a net worth beyond his wildest dreams. A pillar of corporate America for decades, he's a co-founder of Home Depot, a former director of the New York Stock Exchange, and a world-class philanthropist (including $200 million for NYU's Langone Health). In this memoir he finally tells the story of his unlikely rise and controversial career. It's also a passionate defense of the American Dream - of preserving a country in which any hungry kid can reach the maximum potential of his or her talents and work ethic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good autobiography

  • By D. C. Cooper on 05-22-18

Fantastic book!!!! A top 10 for me for sure!

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

This is a fantastic memoir! His voice is a little gravelly from time to time and hard to listen to at times. But, I wouldn't have it any other way! To hear his stories in his New York City accent is great. This book has great stories that illustrate the benefits of hard work, initiative, taking risks, generosity, helping others and doing the right thing and how they can all come back to benefit you. If you love business and hearing success stories, you will love this book!

  • The Third Door

  • The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Careers
  • By: Alex Banayan
  • Narrated by: Alex Banayan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,123
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,122

The Third Door takes listeners on an unprecedented adventure - from hacking Warren Buffett’s shareholders meeting to chasing Larry King through a grocery store to celebrating in a nightclub with Lady Gaga - as Alex Banayan travels from icon to icon, decoding their success. After remarkable one-on-one interviews with Bill Gates, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, Jane Goodall, Larry King, Jessica Alba, Pitbull, Tim Ferriss, Quincy Jones, and many more, Alex discovered the one key they have in common: they all took the Third Door.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story saved my future...

  • By Laurimar Melendez on 07-08-18

Great Listen on Perseverance and connection.

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

This was a really good book, I couldn't stop listening. He was definitely rough around the edges at first, maybe even all the way through. He won me over with his enthusiasm, honesty, perseverance and genuineness. I learned a lot through this book and will definitely recommend it to others. Especially those who are earlier in their careers.

  • Once We Were Brothers

  • By: Ronald H. Balson
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,626

Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, the Butcher of Zamosc. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser is convinced he is right and engages attorney Catherine Lockhart to bring Rosenzweig to justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5-Star Thriller with History and Heart

  • By Ella on 11-22-14

Fantastic Book! In my top 5 favorites.

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

This book was so great! It has a great storyline that kept me hooked from the beginning. The narrator is amazing! I love WWII books and this one is one of the best!!! The story had a lot of tense moments but I didn't feel like any of them were overdone or too far fetched. I just loved it! I am now going to check out some other books from this author and hope they are as good. I would also highly recommend Beneath a Scarlet Sky.

  • The Tuscan Child

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble, Katy Sobey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,401
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,383

In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal. Nearly 30 years later, Hugo's estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father's funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Knocked this one out of the park

  • By Anne on 02-22-18

Very good Rhys Bowen Book!

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

I really like the Rhys Bowen books I have listened to. This one may be my favorite. I also really liked The Nightingale. This has a great story that alternates between the daughter (in the late 60’s/early 70’s I believe) and the father at the tail-end of WWII. It is a fascinating story on the part of the daughter and father. Some of the parts of the storyline are a little far-fetched, but not enough that I am going to rate it less. I have two things the I would have liked to have heard: 1. There are two narrators, a male and a female one, I would have liked to have the female voice on all of the female parts and the male speak male lines. 2. The male narrator is really good but he sounds like he is 70 speaking the part of a 35 year old, and his female voice is really not the best (see comment #1). Otherwise, great book and great story!

  • The Heiress of Linn Hagh

  • By: Karen Charlton
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,789
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,780

Northumberland, 1809: A beautiful young heiress disappears from her locked bedchamber at Linn Hagh. The local constables are baffled and the townsfolk cry "witchcraft". The heiress' uncle summons help from Detective Lavender and his assistant, Constable Woods, who face one of their most challenging cases.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, solid cosy mystery

  • By Ms Lixie on 07-08-15

Decent story and entertaining. A little too dramatic

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

This was a good book and overall I liked it. A lot of the voices were too dramatic and overdone. But pretty good.

  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,294

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

Great spy novel with strong female leads

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

I really liked this book. I didn't think it was great at first but the book really got intense toward the end. I was going to rate it 4 stars but the end was so good I had to rate it 5 stars. I found this book as a suggestion from Audible for those liking Beneath a Scarlet Sky which is a MUST read.

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,051

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

One of my favorite books ever!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

This book was fantastic! A true story written in narrative form. I loved this book and learning about a part of WWII that you don't usually hear about, the war in Italy. This story has a lot of ups and downs triumphant and tragic at times. A good portrayal of what happened with the good and bad of war. It was very entertaining and I couldn't wait to listen after I had a break. I would say this is in TJ top 5 best books I have read or listened to.

  • The Secrets of Wishtide

  • By: Kate Saunders
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,877
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,866

Mrs. Laetitia Rodd, aged 52, is the widow of an archdeacon who makes her living as a highly discreet private investigator. Her brother, Frederick Tyson, is a criminal barrister living in nearby Highgate with his wife and 10 children. Frederick finds the cases, and Laetitia solves them using her arch intelligence and her immaculate cover as an unsuspecting widow. When a case arises involving the son of the highly connected Sir James Calderstone, Laetitia sets off for Lincolnshire undercover as the family's new governess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical intrigue-

  • By Meema on 04-16-17

Good book, amazing narration. Hard to finish.

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

Reviewed: 05-27-17

I think this narrator is excellent. I think she was the best part of the book. I ended up losing interest and had to speed up the narration to get through it. Overall, it was pretty good.

  • Settle for More

  • By: Megyn Kelly
  • Narrated by: Megyn Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,451

Anchor of the number-one news show on cable, The Kelly File, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly writes her much anticipated book, a revealing and surprising memoir detailing her rise as one of the most respected journalists working today. From the values and lessons that have shaped her career to her time at the center of the chaotic 2016 Republican presidential primary, this book offers an inside look at an uncompromising woman's journey to the top of the news business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great career & personal advice!

  • By Beth Wilcox on 01-20-17

Great Book about Grit and going after your dreams!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-17

I really liked this book. I don't watch Fox News but I saw an interview with Megyn and liked the title. This book was inspirational and awesome!

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