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  • The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

  • Stories
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King, Dylan Baker, Brooke Bloom, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,399

A master storyteller at his best - the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant fan. "I made them especially for you," says King. "Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HE'S A CUP OF COFFEE

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-10-15

MY LITTLE TREASURES

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

As usual, Mr. Stephen King does not dissappoint. The short stories are entertaining and some, a little amusing. I was especially pleased to realize that as in the past, this collection, did not emphasise the characters' bodily fluids; which always turned me off. I am confident that whoever choses this collection will experience regret when the stories have ended.

  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,377
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,024
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,953

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's John Grisham, right?

  • By Elle on 10-30-16

GREED

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

Reviewed: 12-27-16

There is no novel written by Mr. Grisham that I have not read or have not enjoyed. Having once been a practicing lawyer, he gently guides his readers through the judicial system as he tells the story. I do not have to expect everything to fall into place at the end of most novels but I was somewhat let down when, at the end, this one missed the mark. To avoid telling too much, I would think that some of you will question the ending of this one.

  • Brothers and Bones

  • By: James Hankins
  • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 941

Charlie Beckham is a rising star among federal prosecutors until, on the morning of the most important court day of his career, a deranged homeless man turns Charlie's life upside with a single word. He calls Charlie by a secret nickname known by only one other person in the world - Charlie's brother Jake, who went missing thirteen years ago. Charlie has a hundred questions but the homeless man disappears before Charlie can ask a single one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • “Brotherhood”- Blood not required.

  • By Tracy P. on 02-05-18

SIMPLY...JAKE

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

Reviewed: 06-23-16

I chose this book initially because I love the voice of John Rubinstein. As expected, the narrator did a wonderful job. But, he had his work cut out for him because of the repetition of the author. So much of the dialogue could have been eleminated to keep the story flowing. I actually skipped three chapters to get on with the story. By so doing, I found that I could continue with ease. All too many authors get stuck on a theme and cannot move on toward the end. This was the case with Brothers And Bones. Without revealing too much, I was disapppointed with the ending.

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  • Clawback

  • An Ali Reynolds Novel
  • By: J. A. Jance
  • Narrated by: Karen Ziemba
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

When Ali's parents lose their life savings to a Ponzi scheme, her father goes to confront his longtime friend and financial advisor only to stumble into the scene of a bloody double homicide. With her father suddenly a prime suspect, Ali and her husband work to clear her father's name while at the same time seeking justice for her parents as well as the scheme's other suddenly impoverished victims, one of who is a stone-cold killer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Jance's best...

  • By karen on 05-31-16

GEE, GOSH, GOLLY

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

Reviewed: 03-28-16

This novel seemed to go on forever. It seems that the author is being paid not only for how many words can be written, but also the amount of chapters. Who can admire a guy who invests ALL of the family's assets so foolishly. There is not that much friendship/trust in the whole world to justify the consequences. If this team of amatures are able to track down the 'bad guys' so easily; what does that say for the experts who continually target the innocents? Don't bother with this one unless you have nine hours to lose.

  • Shady Cross

  • By: James Hankins
  • Narrated by: Bon Shaw
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,431
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,423

In one hand small-time crook Stokes holds a backpack stuffed with someone else's money--$350,000 of it. In the other hand, Stokes has a cell phone, which he found with the money. On the line a little girl he doesn't know asks, "Daddy? Are you coming to get me? They say if you give them the money, they'll let you take me home."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced, very entertaining

  • By shelley on 03-14-15

BELIEVE IT OR NOT

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

The narrator of this story gives an excellent performance. He makes the book very exciting. The story is a little unrealistic, but it held my interest most of the time. I found it to be well writen and would recommend it.

  • Where the Memories Lie

  • By: Sibel Hodge
  • Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 227

Twenty-five years ago Katie ran away from home and never came back. But now she's suddenly reappeared in her best friend Olivia's life - in the form of a chilling confession. Olivia's father-in-law, wracked with guilt, says he murdered her all those years ago. Tom suffers from Alzheimer's and his story is riddled with error and confusion. Except for one terrifying certainty: he knows where the body is buried.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Original plot

  • By Candace Russell on 09-23-15

Overkill

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

This is a story about a wife/daughter-in law from hell. Twenty-five years after her 'best friend' disappears she discovers that her father-in-law in a nursing home, has confessed to her that not only did he kill the young friend years ago; he buried her body in their garage in his hiome. Naturally shocked by this news, she insists on informing the police. As an investigation begins, more and more secrets are revealed that that include various members of the family. The end result is that everyone's lives are shattered and love and trusts are affected beyond repair. I so disliked the attitude of the main character who never hesitated to sacrafice the lives of her entire family as long as she could maintain her holier-than-thou status. What was accomplished? Nothing accept a trail of shattered lives.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Murder House

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Jay Snyder
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,189

Number Seven Ocean Drive is a gorgeous, multimillion-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons, where money and privilege know no bounds. But its beautiful, gothic exterior hides a horrific past: It was the scene of a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty, and rumored to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ridiculously predictable.

  • By Betsy on 10-02-15

CONFUSION

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

Reviewed: 12-30-15

This is what happens when tried and true authors begain to write stories too fast. Typical of Mr Patterson's novels, there are endless chapters. I found it unbelievable that a female would venture into these places by herself with just a flashlight and a old fashioned gun. Or, that a detective could have her career destroyed and whisked off to jail with very little evidence. But, what really turned me off is that I guessed the ending in the middle of the story. It was far too predictable. I would not recommend it.

  • Rogue Lawyer

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,242
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,230

On the right side of the law. Sort of. Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee: his driver, who's also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Rogue indeed

  • By Margaret N. Chase on 10-22-15

LAWYER, 101

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

Reviewed: 11-03-15

I'd like to say that I am the number one fan of Mr. Grisham. I would also like to go on reacord as saying that no batter, no matter how great, should be expected to hit a baseball out of the park every time they're at bat. This is truly one of those times when this great writer, came up, short. Rogue Lawyer is unexciting, predictable and at times, even boring. But, while I was a little disappointed in his latest offering, I can very well understand, why. When he wrote about the South, he seemed to be more in his element. This book seemed to be, rushed. I think that if the author spent more time on this storyline, it would have proved to be better. Of course, this will not discourage me from looking forward to Mr. Grisham's next novel. He is still relatively, young.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fear of Dying

  • By: Erica Jong
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 58

Vanessa Wonderman is a gorgeous former actress in her 60's who finds herself balancing between her dying parents, her aging husband and her beloved, pregnant daughter. Although Vanessa considers herself "a happily married woman," the lack of sex in her life makes her feel as if she's losing something too valuable to ignore. So she places an ad for sex on a site called Zipless.com and the life she knew begins to unravel.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unafraid in Middle Class America

  • By Karen on 09-16-15

HOW TO BORE SOMEONE WHILE REALLY TRYING

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

Reviewed: 09-20-15

This is one of those audiobooks that I was compelled to give up on, even though I lasted to the middle I kept falling asleep with this poor excuse of a novel. Yadda, yadda, yadda; saying nothing we didn't know already.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Go Set a Watchman

  • A Novel
  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Reese Witherspoon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,761
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,726

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, best-selling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Kill A Mockingbird vs Go Set A Watchman

  • By Sara on 07-15-15

YADDA, YADDA, YADDA

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

Reviewed: 08-14-15

Some artists only have one good book or one good song in them. There are many classics to support this theory. But, in my opinion, that's satisfactory enough. Havibg enjoyed To Kill A Mockingbird so much that I read the novel twice and loved the movie; I looked forward to Ms. Lee's newly discovered novel with great anticipation. If I had read or listened to the audio of this newly released novel before I read Mockingbird, I would have never have kinown what a talented author she is. I'm still trying to figure out the title; it made no sense to me. But, the story was so drab and boring that it was an effort to see it through until the end. To go so far out of your way to justify why the South and their traditions were allowed to exist for centuries, was pathetic. And, to change my entire opinion of Scout's father, was disappointing. So....a 'bitch slap' across the mouth was all that was needed to bring Scout to her senses? ugh. I found ths novel to be a complete waste of my time.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful