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  • The Cartel

  • By: Ashley & Jaquavis
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 961
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 961

The port of Miami brings in millions of dollars worth of cocaine every year, and the Cartel controls 80 percent of it. The Diamond family is a force to be reckoned with, but all hell breaks loose when they lose their leader. The most ruthless gangster Miami has ever seen, Carter Diamond, leaves behind a wife, twin sons, a daughter, and a secret - his illegitimate son, Carter Jones. When young Carter learns of his father’s death, he comes to town and is introduced to the legacy of the Cartel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • exciting, thrilling,

  • By JALAYNE on 07-09-12

A terrible waste of a credit

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

Reviewed: 07-18-12

What would have made The Cartel better?

Stupid story. Unbelievable. Characters shallow. Writing poor. Narrator can't read. The "sound effects" were ridiculous.

Would you ever listen to anything by Ashley & Jaquavis again?

NEVER

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Can't read. Mispronounces dozens of words.

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

Regret that I had purchased it and had to listen to it because it was the only book I had on a long airplane trip

Any additional comments?

DO NOT BUY THIS

11 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • worthwhile

  • By Joe on 08-01-09

Outstanding

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-09

Terrific story, terrific characters, terrific narrator. Could not put it down. Loved this book.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Salvation in Death

  • In Death, Book 27
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,933
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502

As Eve pieces together clues that suggest identity theft, gang connections, and a deeply personal act of revenge, she hopes to track down whoever committed the unholy act of murdering a priest. Until a second murder, in front of an even larger crowd of worshippers, knocks the whole investigation sideways.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Winner

  • By Share Faerber on 11-23-08

Rubbish

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-09

This is the worst book I have ever heard. The characters are unbelieveable, the dialogue too cute for words, the "future" technology is silly, and the plot is hackneyed and the gratuitous sex scenes made me want to vomit.Poorly written, poorly executed - Stay away from this one - a complete waste of time and money.

1 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • 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 7,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,312

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

The Brass Verdict

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-08

I have been fond of Connelly's books in the past but this one is disappointing. Characters are thin as is the plot. It feels like he just sort of slapped this one together.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The English American

  • By: Alison Larkin
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,082
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 436

When Pippa Dunn, adopted as an infant and raised terribly British, discovers that her birth parents are from the American South, she finds that "culture clash" has layers of meaning she'd never imagined. Meet The English American, a fabulously funny, deeply poignant debut novel that sprang from Alison Larkin's autobiographical one-woman show of the same name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Michael on 07-05-09

Trite

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-08

This book tries too hard and as a result it is trite and silly. The characters are plastic, the reader's voice tiresome and the story itself more than a bit unbelieveable. I was bored.

3 of 12 people found this review helpful