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  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,424
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10,497
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,457

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

Wonderful collaboration and narration

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I found this to be a very exciting and interesting novel. Most of the book was fast paced and I kept wanting to get back to it to see what was next. The whole hypothesis is riveting to me...what would happen if a major cyber attack crippled us.

The narrations are all great. I found Quaid’s voice to be perfect as the president, he made the whole experience enjoyable. The writing is superb and would love to see a sequel. Clinton and Patterson did an outstanding collaboration on this one. I learned so much history and various details regarding the inner workings of global events.

The ending is always so important to me in a good mystery novel; this one did not disappoint and is very satisfying.

  • The Cuban Affair

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,433
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,409

Daniel Graham MacCormick - Mac for short - seems to have a pretty good life. At age 35 he's living in Key West, owner of a 42-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the army as an infantry officer, with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don't tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac's finances are more than a little shaky. One day Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun read with a continuous build, ok finish

  • By Virgil on 09-22-17

Great wit

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

This was so fun and entertaining, lots of belly laughs from the one liners. The setting especially in Cuba made for nice imaginings. A good story with a lot of unforeseen turns. Superb narration.

I loved the dialogue between DeMille and Brick (author and narrator) in the last chapter, it was like a delicious frosting on a tasty cake.

  • The Lighthouse Keeper

  • By: Cynthia Ellingsen
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,581
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,269
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,278

Dawn Conners's parents are famous for finding historic treasures, but she has a knack for losing things - her job, her boyfriend, and now, her reputation. Thanks to a mud-slinging exposé, Dawn's late great-grandfather is assumed guilty of stealing silver from a century-old shipwreck. Hoping to clear his name, Dawn returns to Starlight Cove, her idyllic hometown on Lake Michigan, where the doomed vessel sleeps beneath the beam of a ramshackle lighthouse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good ocean town setting

  • By Wild Horses Flying on 07-02-17

Sounded like a YA novel

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

Hard to get into, but I listened hoping it would have some suspense and interesting resolutions. The ending was sweet and has many memorable moments. All of the male voices are similar but she did the female ones with distinction.

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  • Farewell My Lovely

  • By: Raymond Chandler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,400

Eight years ago Moose Malloy and cute little redhead Velma were getting married - until someone framed Malloy for armed robbery. Now his stretch is up and he wants Velma back. PI Philip Marlow meets Malloy one hot day in Hollywood and, out of the generosity of his jaded heart, agrees to help him. Dragged from one smoky bar to another, Marlowe's search for Velma turns up plenty of dangerous gangsters with a nasty habit of shooting first and talking later.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fond Farewell

  • By Ian C Robertson on 10-21-15

Lots of flushing

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

Luxuriously rich descriptions that puts the audience right in the scene. Freelance detective Marlowe again as witty, stubborn and rude as ever.

A good story written with masterful style and precision.

I wanted it to go on for several more chapters but the ending came with some nice surprises.

  • A Moveable Feast

  • The Restored Edition
  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530

When Ernest Hemingway died in 1961 he had nearly completed A Moveable Feast, which eventually was published posthumously in 1964 and edited by his widow Mary Hemingway. This new special edition of Hemingway's classic memoir of his early years in Paris in the 1920's presents the original manuscript as the author intended it to be published at the time of his death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect complement-Paris Wife & Midnight in Paris

  • By Julie on 06-09-12

40 years later...

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

A fictional depiction of Hadley as heroin. Slow easy listen with an interesting last chapter relating notes about the book, hand written by Hemingway.

  • The Long Goodbye

  • By: Raymond Chandler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,233

Down-and-out drunk Terry Lennox has a problem: his millionaire wife is dead and he needs to get out of LA fast. So he turns to his only friend in the world: Philip Marlowe, Private Investigator. He's willing to help a man down on his luck, but later, Lennox commits suicide in Mexico and things start to turn nasty. Marlowe finds himself drawn into a sordid crowd of adulterers and alcoholics in LA's Idle Valley, where the rich are suffering one big suntanned hangover.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I first read The Long Goodbye over 50 years ago

  • By Wayne on 08-22-15

Master of Detail

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

Reviewed: 10-23-17

Superb, delicious ending--so unexpected.
Unsurpassed. The very best I have ever read in this genre.

  • The Woman in Black

  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Paul Ansdell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,875
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,876

Eel Marsh house stands alone, surveying the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Once, Mrs Alice Drablow lived here as a recluse. Now, Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor with a London firm, is summoned to attend her funeral, unaware of the tragic and terrible secrets which lie behind the house's shuttered windows.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Gothic Ghost Tale

  • By Mel on 01-25-12

Gripping ending!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

Enjoyable narration, well sketched characters including the landscape and mansion.
The finish was totally unexpected to me; I usually follow where the author is taking me so I don't try to guess the outcome. A pleasant short story.

  • The Thirteenth Tale

  • A Novel
  • By: Diane Setterfield
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,102

All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Amazing Story--2 missing chapters

  • By J. Elliott on 01-28-10

My favorite mystery...

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

One of my first listens upon joining audible. Now 6 years later, twice read; I fervently applaud the eloquent writing style, unforgettable characters, imagery and masterful building of suspense.

  • The Eckhart Tolle Audio Collection

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475

This gifted teacher's most useful audio sessions are available in one convenient resource with The Eckhart Tolle Audio Collection. This edition includes three audio best sellers with Eckhart Tolle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for Casual Listening

  • By John on 12-20-12

Excellent...

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

Have listened to this over and over again. Timeless, meditative and healing words from the master.

  • Private

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,397
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,366

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • private

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 07-01-10

Clever and engaging...

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

Reviewed: 09-29-17

Great writing, love the humor and jabs. I found this story cohesive and engaging. The narration and music are top notch.

The Private Investigation firm comes to life as an adventurous, unique and troubled character that is the underlying framework for this literary work.

A clever, succinct story; not too long or deliberately drawn out. Short chapters within parts and an epilogue. This isn’t several different stories; it is a well told drama through the voice of the owner of Private. All wrapped up neatly in a lovely bow.

This is my second Patterson collaboration--I want more.
Not nearly as gruesome as ‘Invisible’.