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  • Only Time Will Tell

  • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,873
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,294

From the internationally best-selling author of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comes Only Time Will Tell, the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the words "I was told that my father was killed in the war"....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Archer

  • By cristina on 10-21-11

Spellbinding

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

Reviewed: 10-30-16

Archer never disappoints. Was unable to stop listening. Loved all the characters. Could not have predicted the end. Had to purchase the second book in the series immediately.

  • Gerald's Game

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Crouse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 775

Gerald and Jessie Burlingame have gone to their summer home on a warm weekday in October for a romantic getaway. After being handcuffed to her bedposts, Jessie tires of her husband's games, but when Gerald refuses to stop, the evening ends with deadly consequences. Still handcuffed, Jessie is trapped and alone. Over the next 28 hours, in the lakeside house that has become a prison, Jessie will come face to face with all the things she has ever feared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please get rid of the sound effects

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-29-16

His worst!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-16

I have been a loyal fan of Stephen King for at least 2 decades. This was a total disappointment. Tiresome and repetitive. Had to force myself to finish the book. I Do not recommend it to anyone.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Consultant

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: Ramiz Monsef
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 789
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 733
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 735

CompWare is in serious trouble after a promised merger falls through, so they do what other businesses have done to bolster their public image: They hire a consulting firm to review and streamline their business practices.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed - the book was

  • By Mary Meadows on 02-09-16

Definitely one of his best

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

Reviewed: 10-13-15

I liked the entire book. Cannot remember anytime when i was not kept at the edge of my seat. Little is a true masterful storyteller. Will be starting another of his books right away.

14 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • A Cold Heart

  • By: Jonathan Kellerman
  • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

Alex Delaware is summoned to a trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutally garroted on the night of her first major showing. There is no obvious motive, and the careful staging of the murder scene immediately suggests to Alex not an impulsive crime of passion, but the meticulous and taunting modus operandi of a serial killer. As more killings are discovered, unraveling the puzzle assumes a new importance - stopping a vicious psychopath who's made cold-blooded murder his chosen art form.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Cold Heart

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-22-03

Awesome story

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

Reviewed: 01-24-15

Great performance. Spell binding story. Kellerman at his absolute best. Never saw the culprit coming. Will re read soon for sure

  • The Family Way

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587

Molly Murphy - now Molly Sullivan - is a year into her marriage, expecting her first child, and confined to the life of a housewife. She’s restless and irritable in the enforced idleness of pregnancy and the heat of a New York summer in 1905. So when a trip to the post office brings a letter addressed to her old detective agency asking her to locate a missing Irish serving maid, Molly figures it couldn’t hurt to at least ask around, despite her promise to Daniel to give up her old career as a detective. On the same day, Molly learns that five babies have been kidnapped in the past month.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Anyone else finding Daniel insufferable?

  • By Alice on 04-01-14

Not her best

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

Reviewed: 09-04-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It was tiresome and somewhat silly. Not up to Rhys usual standards.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

it was tiresome.

What three words best describe Nicola Barber’s performance?

not pleasent

Could you see The Family Way being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

not by a long shot

Any additional comments?

was disappointed with the story. I expect much more from the author

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Rolling Thunder

  • A John Ceepak Mystery
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734

A prominent citizen suffers a heart attack on opening day of a brand new boardwalk roller coaster in the seedy seaside resort town Sea Haven, New Jersey. Initially ruled a tragic accident, it isnt long before there are suspicious hints of foul play, especially after another dead body is discovered: a stunning young beach beauty. Fortunately for mystery lovers, the straight-arrow cop John Ceepak and his wise-cracking young partner Danny Boyle are on the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable First Audible Book

  • By Leslie on 09-25-10

Ceepak at his Best

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

Reviewed: 03-20-14

What did you love best about Rolling Thunder?

You never really knew who the bad person was.. Like Danny, I kept changing my mind until the very least moment.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Absolutely. It was from one unexpected plot to another even less expected.

Which scene was your favorite?

don't have a favorite it was...to quote Ceepak "all good".

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • By the Sword

  • Repairman Jack #12
  • By: F. Paul Wilson
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

Jack is hired to find a legendary Japanese sword, a katana stolen from the Hiroshima Peace Museum and brought to New York City. Central characters include the members of a weird Japanese cult, a young Japanese businessman (who is the brother of a character killed in Legacies) and his three Yakuza bodyguards, plus Hank Thompson, the Kicker cult leader from Bloodline. The cult, the businessman, the Yakuza, and the Kickers are looking for the sword as well.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The horror! The horror! (The narration, that is)

  • By Dr Dionne P Joseph on 03-30-15

Not up to par

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

Reviewed: 11-12-13

Would you try another book from F. Paul Wilson and/or Dick Hill?

I would definitely try another book from Wilson, he is a master story writer however Dick Hill is not my favorite narrator.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Since I am listening to the series in order I will be starting Ground Zero this afternoon.

Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Hill’s performances?

If given a choice, I would prefer not to. I did not much understand a lot of what he said...I understand there was an Asian motif bit I kept nodding off and I don't usually do that with Wilson's books.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Of course it had redeeming qualities, the master wrote and I listened, regardless of how disappointed I was in this book I will continue to listen to his stories, they are fascinating.

Any additional comments?

with this exception his stories are spell binding. So i continue to listen

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Tomb

  • Repairman Jack #1
  • By: F. Paul Wilson
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 777

Much to the chagrin of his girlfriend, Gia, Repairman Jack doesn't deal with electronic appliances. He fixes situations for people, often putting himself in deadly danger. His latest project is recovering a stolen necklace, which carries with it an ancient curse that may unleash a horde of Bengali demons. Jack is used to danger, but this time Gia's daughter Vicky is threatened. Can Jack overcome the curse of the yellow necklace and bring Vicky safely back home?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good story

  • By Elena on 07-15-09

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 11-12-13

Where does The Tomb rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

On the top ten. So high up on my list that I have decided to purchase all the Repairman Jack books. Jack is an amazing guy. I feel like he is about to become one of my best friends.

What did you like best about this story?

It is fiction based on past events. I am old enough to remember most of what happens in his book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Neither but then I am not too emotional.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Running of the Bulls

  • A Wall Street Thriller
  • By: Christopher Smith
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Twelve people targeted for death.... Five years ago, each person sold out to the SEC and took the stand against Maxmilian Wolfhagen, the infamous arbitrageur who robbed the world of billions and brought about the collapse of the stock market. Now, with Wolfhagen out of prison, one by one, each is dying a grisly death. Two Assassins with only 48 hours to cut a swath of murder and revenge through New York.... With the time restrains so tight, the challenges are massive - but so are their skills.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great follow up

  • By pscs on 06-26-18

Spellbinder!

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

Reviewed: 03-02-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Running of the Bulls to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version but this was a great story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Running of the Bulls?

The twists that the story took at the end...totally unexpected.

Would you listen to another book narrated by George Kuch?

I would prefer not to.... He is not pleasant to the ear but if he is linked to Christopher's writings I will have to suffer through it because the stories are awsome.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely!!

Any additional comments?

No! I am just trying to rush through another of his books now. Just keep writing Christopher!

  • A Purple Place for Dying

  • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 3
  • By: John D. MacDonald
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546

A Purple Place for Dying finds Travis McGee witness to a murder he can't prove and a kidnapping nobody wants to believe. McGee becomes a pawn between a wealthy Southwestern patriarch, the law, and a mysterious gang bent on insurance fraud. Just the kind of thing McGee revels in!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A man from the first half of the 20th century

  • By Bonnie on 05-09-12

John MacDonald at his best

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

Reviewed: 10-06-12

Would you listen to A Purple Place for Dying again? Why?

I did listen to it again. It was worth a second listen.

What did you like best about this story?

Actually, Travis McGee story keeps my attention.

Have you listened to any of Robert Petkoff’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I do not believe I have listened to Petkoff's performance but I never pay that much attention to the performer unless he is bad.
Then I make a note not to get other books by him.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It surprised me. It was very well written. Lots of twists.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful