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  • The Judge Hunter

  • By: Christopher Buckley
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

London, 1664. Twenty years after the English revolution, the monarchy has been restored, and Charles II sits on the throne. The men who conspired to kill his father are either dead or disappeared. Baltasar “Balty” St. Michel is 24 and has no skills and no employment. He gets by on handouts from his brother-in-law Samuel Pepys, an officer in the king’s navy. Fed up with his needy relative, Pepys offers Balty a job in the New World. He is to track down two missing judges who were responsible for the execution of the last king, Charles I. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprise!

  • By mary j aboughadareh on 06-12-18

A weak imitation of another novel

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

The story loosely follows the structure of "The Sot-Weed Factor" by John Barth. After having listened to that novel, listening to "The Judge Hunter" leaves me with a ho-hum, been-there-done-that feeling.

  • Vengeance

  • By: A. J. Scudiere
  • Narrated by: Kristoffer Tabori
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Nine years ago, Claymore Beller tried to do the right thing. It was the last thing he did. In retaliation for his efforts, his mafia bosses laid waste to his family. Only the youngest–Cynthia–came up fighting.Three years ago, Lee Maxwell made the same error. His wife and daughter paid for his mistake. In a haze of booze and regret, Lee disappeared.Now, Owen Dunham is following the trail of the ‘Grudge Ninja’–only all his evidence is false and the profilers can’t get their heads around anything.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Retitle to Tedium

  • By Jon on 06-30-11

Retitle to Tedium

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-11

Listening to this story, I couldn't help but think that perhaps the author was paid by the word. The plot plods along with occasional bursts of excitement and activity that were much too far apart to keep my interest. By the end of the first part, I had lost interest in the characters and what happens to them.

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