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  • Pandora's Boy

  • The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 6
  • By: Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

First-century Rome is not the quiet, orderly city that it pretends to be. Over on the Quirinal Hill, a naive young girl has died, and there's a suggestion that she was poisoned by a love potion. Looking into the matter, Flavia Albia, daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, soon discovers the young girl was a handful, and her so-called friends were not as friendly as they should have been. When a friend of Albia's is murdered, things take an even more serious turn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story - timeless in topics!

  • By SophiaMarie on 08-07-18

Great story - timeless in topics!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I found the story's topics timeless, in that they could occur in an century and in most backgrounds.

  • A Pale Horse

  • By: Charles Todd
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 403

Late on a spring night in 1920, five boys cross the Yorkshire dales to the ruins of Fountains Abbey, intent on raising the Devil. Instead, they stumble over the Devil himself, sitting there watching them. Terrified, they run for their lives, leaving behind a book on alchemy stolen from their schoolmaster. The next morning, a body is discovered in the cloisters of the abbey--a man swathed in a hooded cloak and wearing a gas mask.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding author - Outstanding narrator

  • By N. Hopkins on 12-07-12

One of the best Inspector Rutledge books

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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: 07-18-18

it takes most of the book to tell the story, and just as in real life, the investigation into a disappearance get distracted by one death after another. The entire book was a satisfying read.

  • The Deceivers

  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055

When John Wells is called to Washington, he's sure it's to investigate the carnage in Dallas, but it isn't. The former CIA director, now president, Vinnie Duto has plenty of people working in Texas. He wants Wells to go to Colombia. An old asset there has information to share - and it will lead Wells to the deadliest mission of his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Topical political/espionage thriller!

  • By Wayne on 02-07-18

might be better to read then listen to

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

I like Berenson's books, but this one doesn't hold together as an audio book. I listened to some chapters multiple times to understand the story line.

  • The Woman in the Water

  • Charles Lenox Mysteries
  • By: Charles Finch
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

London, 1850: A young Charles Lenox struggles to make a name for himself as a detective...without a single case. Scotland Yard refuses to take him seriously and his friends deride him for attempting a profession at all. But when an anonymous writer sends a letter to the paper claiming to have committed the perfect crime - and promising to kill again - Lenox is convinced that this is his chance to prove himself. The writer's first victim is a young woman whose body is found in a naval trunk, caught up in the rushes of a small islets in the middle of the Thames.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying prequel to this great series

  • By Gail N. on 03-01-18

A Good Historical Mystery Series

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

I really like the character development and attention to details by this author. This is my third book in the series, probably best to read in order, but not necessary.

  • Open Season

  • A Joe Pickett Novel
  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,981
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,962

Joe Pickett is the new game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, a town where nearly everyone hunts and the game warden—especially one like Joe who won't take bribes or look the other way—is far from popular. When he finds a local hunting outfitter dead, splayed out on the woodpile behind his state-owned home, he takes it personally. There had to be a reason that the outfitter, with whom he's had run-ins before, chose his backyard, his woodpile to die in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As refreshing as sunrise in the mountains

  • By AudioAddict on 10-02-16

Wyoming, and the struggles to "Live free"

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-18

Struggled with it at first but, kept with it and the story developed into an engaging one.

  • The Gate Keeper

  • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
  • By: Charles Todd
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407

On a deserted road, late at night, Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge encounters a frightened woman standing over a body, launching an inquiry that leads him into the lair of a stealthy killer and the dangerous recesses of his own memories in this 20th installment of the acclaimed New York Times best-selling series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charles Todd does it again!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-11-18

well-written mystery!

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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: 02-26-18

Another great Inspector Rutledge story, with twists and turns till the very end. A very satisfying conclusion.

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  • Private: #1 Suspect

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,117

Since former Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world's most effective investigation firm--sought out by the famous and the powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems. Private's investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world--and they always uncover the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-14-12

4 mysteries to solve in one novel!

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

It's hard not to listen to this book in one setting, but if you must listen to this in parts, don't do it before bedtime! Your mind will stay way too active trying to solve the mysteries, figuring out the plot twists and turns.

  • Private

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,906
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,873

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks to Audible and Hachette Audio for...

  • By Wayne on 09-01-17

hoping for a sequel soon<br />

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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: 01-22-18

At first, I found the story difficult to get into. But after the first four or five chapters, the story began to flow and intrigue me. At that point, it became a book I couldn't put down till the end.

  • House of Spies

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,749

Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, a terrorist plot leaves a trail of carnage through London’s glittering West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread. The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team to the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of one of the richest men in the country, Jean-Luc Martel, and his companion, Olivia Watson. A beautiful former British fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know the true source of Martel's enormous wealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • YES! This is what I want and expect!

  • By Dr. Meggin McIntosh on 08-27-17

A Great Fiction based on Frightening Facts

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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: 11-19-17

Again, Daniel Silva weaves a fiction not only realistic but frightening in how it mirrors - or predicts - the growing terrorist threats that seem to grow exponentially as fanatics and those seeking fame become enthralled by the destruction of life as we know it in the western world.

  • Emerald Buddha

  • By: Russell Blake
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 703

Drake, Allie, and Spencer reunite in Emerald Buddha, the second Drake Ramsey adventure - a quest to locate the lost treasure of the Khmer Empire, secreted away in a hidden temple somewhere in Myanmar. But nothing is as it seems, and their archaeological expedition soon turns deadly when desperate factions target them in order to safeguard a secret that could topple the US government.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Start But I Loved The Book

  • By Kim on 08-10-16

Another great Drake Ramsey Adventure

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

The story is good but my favorite part about this series is the character development!