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  • The Innocent: A Novel

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,645

Will Robie may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career.... It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable: He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.

Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a 14-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disliked all the Sound Effects.

  • By Stan on 07-16-14

My kind of drama

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

Quite enjoyable. Suspense, acts of kindness, questionable good guys, deception, this book has it all. The country is saved and mot everyone is happy. This doesn't tell you much about the book except that I like it and would recommend it.

  • The Ink Master's Silence

  • Glass and Steele, Book 6
  • By: C.J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411

When the editor of The Weekly Gazette is killed, controversial journalist and ink magician, Oscar Barratt, asks India and Matt to investigate. As the recipient of threatening letters written on magic paper, he believes he was the intended target. With suspects ranging from Oscar's brother to guild masters and London's elite, India and Matt have a lot of investigating to do. But the more they dig, the more dark secrets they uncover.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding series!

  • By Kiren on 09-01-18

Wonderful seried<br />

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

Great build up to this "final" episode, except I know there is at least one more. Can't wait for it to come to Audible.

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  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,373

An orphan's life is harsh---and often short---in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains---a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans---a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stupendous, but be warned.

  • By Luke A. Reynolds on 11-30-09

Well worth the listen

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

From rags to riches and back to rags, mentally speaking. A great story of a gentle man turned into a genius and what it does to his life. It's a story of a very short life but what can be done with it in that short time. This story encompasses what the feelings of someone less intelligent than most people go through, especially when they discover what "friends" were saying and actually doing wasn't what they perceived. What constitutes a friend? Do we need friends? What really makes us happy? The narrator was extremely good. You won't be disappointed.

  • The Witch Elm

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Paul Nugent
  • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,832
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,820

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Anti climactic

  • By tally shopper on 10-21-18

Too morose

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

The narrator was fabulous. I couldn't wait for the story to end. Too many lies. Too many really bad people pretending.

  • Code Name Verity

  • By: Elizabeth Wein
  • Narrated by: Morven Christie, Lucy Gaskell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,349

Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do Not Read Any (other) Reviews of this Book!

  • By HDJ on 12-15-12

Cry, cry, cry

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

I love historical fiction, especially WWII stories. This is one of my favorites. Two different types of women who become best friends while doing their part to help England and the war effort. One becomes an interrogator and spy, the other a pilot. They end up in France together during the German occupation. The spy is captured, the pilot becomes part of the resistance. Each tells a story of what happens to them while leading up to and in France. Great friendships can bring about great sacrifices. The tales are heartbreaking and loving.

  • Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,161

Georgie, or Lady Georgiana Rannoch, is busy planning her upcoming nuptials to Darcy O'Mara. Unfortunately, what has started as a simple wedding has become quite a royal headache and grand affair, thanks to a guest list that includes the queen and the appointment of princesses as Georgie's bridesmaids. “If only Darcy and I had eloped!” she thinks, as she attempts to organize her wedding and find a place for her and her husband-to-be to live. Just as she despairs of ever finding a home, her godfather offers his fully staffed country estate. But something sinister is afoot....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall I loved it!

  • By Dylan on 08-13-18

LOVE LOVE LOVE

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

After the first chapter I was comfortable with Jasmine Blackborow's narration. I mourn the death of Katherine Kellgren but as Rhys Bowen said, Jasmine is a fine replacement. I can never say anything negative about this series except maybe Georgie should not be as naive as depicted. It's like watching a scary movie and yelling at the set for someone not to open the door or you know the butler always does it. But her character has always been that way and seems to muddle through some how. If Rhys Bowen doesn't write another book in this series, I am satisfied with the ending. That is not to say I don't want her to write more because I feel this series is heartwarming, fun, and one of my favorites. Thank you Rhys Bowen. You brought it all together in this one and kept us wondering what was going to happen next at the same time. Wishing for many more.

  • Clock Dance

  • A Novel
  • By: Anne Tyler
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 642
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 639

Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother but isn't sure she ever will be. Then, one day, Willa receives a startling phone call from a stranger. Without fully understanding why, she flies across the country to Baltimore....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal Story Telling

  • By Mr. Johnny White on 08-02-18

Unbelievable characters

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

It's a story I couldn't get behind. There was too much drama for little worth.

  • Mercer Girls

  • By: Libbie Hawker
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,349
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,136

It's 1864 in downtrodden Lowell, Massachusetts. The Civil War has taken its toll on the town - leaving the economy in ruin and its women in dire straits. That is, until Asa Mercer arrives on a peculiar, but providential, errand: he seeks high-minded women who can exert an elevating influence in Seattle, where there are ten men for every woman. Mail-order brides, yes, but of a certain caliber.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Kirsten Balckwell on 02-04-17

I love history

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Based on the real adventures of "Here come the brides". As part of the author's explanation of what happens, some is true and some made up, but the result is definitely worthwhile. There's enough actual history to make a person wonder how they ever actually settled the West. Love, adventure, Women's Sufferage what else could you desire? It was a great book. A little learning and a lot of fun.

  • Ink and Bone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Unger
  • Narrated by: Molly Pope
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 516
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 469

For as long as she can remember, 20-year-old Finley Montgomery has been able to see into the future. She dreams about events before they occur and sees beyond the physical world, unconsciously using her power to make supernatural things happen. But Finley can't control these powers - and there's only one person who can help. So Finley moves to The Hollows, a small town in upstate New York where her grandmother lives, a renowned seer who can finally teach Finley how to use her gift.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Hollows Does More Than Whisper

  • By motoJill on 06-10-16

Attention grabbing

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

One of the first books I just sat and listened to all evening until it was finished. A lot of drama throughout. Very well performed. I think you'll enjoy it.

  • Men in Blue

  • Badge of Honor, Book 1
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Michael Russotto
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 370

A cop has been shot - cold-bloodedly gunned down while trying to prevent a holdup. Regulations say the investigation is to be handled like any other homicide. But when a cop is killed in the line of duty, it is different. And the brotherhood in blue will stop at nothing to bring the killer to justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tremendous Cop story with Mystery and some Romance

  • By Bevs Mom on 10-08-12

Don't listen if you're insulted by language

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

PC out the window! I couldn't figure out exactly when it was written (30 years ago?). It's a reminder of many things I am glad to have seen changed. Some of the language is very hard to take. It was an era of pay phones and strange clothing. The narrator had a pleasant voice but, it was a little difficult to distinguish between the characters. That didn't distract from the story. A distinguished police officer is gunned down in a robbery attempt. The basic story is how the police solve this murder and another one, plus the added romance. Most everything was resolved as it should have been, except for the love storyline.