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  • The One Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Andrew Gross
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,429

It's 1944. Physics professor Alfred Mendel and his family are trying to flee Paris when they are caught and forced onto a train along with thousands of other Jewish families. At the other end of the long, torturous train ride, Alfred is separated from his family and sent to the men's camp, where all of his belongings are tossed on a roaring fire. His books, his papers, his life's work. The Nazis have no idea what they have just destroyed. And without that physical record, Alfred is one of only two people in the world with his particular knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You gotta have a STRONG stomach.

  • By Richard Delman on 09-22-16

SPELLBINDING

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

Reviewed: 08-27-16

I have never had a book so good that I had to stop reading it to calm my nerves! I became so caught up in this book that I felt I was there experiencing it with these wonderful characters created by Mr. Gross. It kept me on the edge of my seat through the horrors of what man has done to man in war.

Our heroes are often simple men of humble beginnings who put the lives of others before their own for God, country and family. Bloom is one such man who must break Into hell to retrieve the one man who may save the world from killing itself. Bravo Mr. Gross for a really great read.

39 of 41 people found this review helpful

  • Curious Minds

  • A Knight and Moon Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,148

Emerson Knight is introverted and eccentric and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he's also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he'd probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with megabank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Next book please!!!!

  • By Lionelle on 08-19-16

A WINNER!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

I love this coupling! I can't wait until the next book 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. Rich, genius team solving a crime that saves the world. Loved it!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Wrong Town: A Mark Landry Novel

  • By: Randall H Miller
  • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

Follow 39-year-old veteran Mark Landry as he returns home, having retired from an American government black ops unit. In a small town north of Boston with a rich history, Landry finds that the only girl he has ever loved, Luci Alvarez, is now an extraordinary policewoman at the precarious center of a community's struggles with change, amid a powder keg of fear and paranoia not seen since colonial times.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good!

  • By Montana Girl on 04-10-16

A Grand Slam

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

Reviewed: 05-04-16

New author Miller has knocked it out of the park. It is rare that I review a book. The great authors you already know and most of the new ones are okay but not great. Add Randall Miller to your great list and have a listen!

His character development of Mark Landry and this plot, leaves you waiting for round two. I'm waiting Mr. Miller....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Betrayal

  • By: Tim Tigner
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 961

Presumed dead after a staged terrorist attack, FBI Agent Odysseus Carr is running for his life with the doctor who rescued him. Meanwhile, the same power players who sent Odi to his death are now manipulating an FBI profiler into blindly tracking him down. She's not just their best - she's also his sister. As Odi unravels a devious plot of profound political manipulation and global consequence, the hunted becomes the hunter, and the real terror begins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling unputdownable page turner

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 02-21-16

HOPING FOR A SERIES!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

I love finding new authors who know how to keep a book flowing, how to create believable characters, and how to break a few rules for the sake of a terrific story. Talking Dick Hill into performing book, makes Tigner a genius. Thanks for the great read


5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Bitter Season

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,360

As the dreary, bitter weather of late fall descends on Minneapolis, Detective Nikki Liska is restless. After moving to the cold case squad in order to spend more time with her sons, she misses the rush of pulling an all-nighter, the sense of urgency of hunting a murderer on the loose. Most of all she misses her old partner, Sam Kovac. Sam is having an even harder time adjusting to Nikki's absence, saddled with a green new partner younger than pieces of Sam's wardrobe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Another Tami Hoag Problem Novel

  • By Sires on 01-24-16

Continues to be the Best!

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

Reviewed: 02-29-16

I can never put her books down until completed. You won't be disappointed! In her genre she still holds the crown.

  • Pacific Burn

  • A Thriller
  • By: Barry Lancet
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 236

In recognition of his role in solving the Japantown murders in San Francisco, antiques dealer and sometime-PI Jim Brodie has just been brought on as the liaison for the mayor's new Pacific Rim Friendship Program. Brodie in turn recruits his friend, the renowned Japanese artist Ken Nobuki, and, after a promising meeting with city officials and a picture-perfect photo op, Brodie and Nobuki leave city hall for a waiting limo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Barry Lancet Continues to Deliver

  • By Tony Acree on 04-30-16

A Masterul Adventure

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

Reviewed: 02-15-16

I rarely review a book, but I am hooked on this series! You will not be disappointed but do start with his first, "Japantown", and you will be hooked as well.

If you are familiar with the series, this book will take you deeper into the character and into the mysterious underground of Japan. I don't want to give anything away but the plot is laid out for you in the book descriptions available online.

What a great read and a fantastic immersion into this authors world of words!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The First Hostage

  • J. B. Collins, Book 2
  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: David deVries
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,298

The president of the United States...is missing." With these words, New York Times journalist J. B. Collins, reporting from the scene of a devastating attack by ISIS terrorists in Amman, Jordan, puts the entire world on high alert. The leaders of Israel and Palestine are critically injured, Jordan's king is fighting for his life, and the U.S. president is missing and presumed captured.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story!

  • By Susanna on 03-03-16

His Best Yet!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-16

Rosenberg is a true artist and extremely knowledgable when it comes to biblical and middle eastern subjects and situations but never crams his beliefs down your throat but rather leDs you there.

This book is ACTION packed with believable characters that you find yourself speaking out loud to as they fight for their survival.

It speaks to ISIS fighters trying to bring about the end times so they may claim their victory. It's real and he takes you there. His best book ever!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45,952
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,650
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41,579

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

The Best!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-16

An amazing story of heroism, survival and love. I listened in one sitting not able to stop! The historical look at the resistance and those who joined it was fascinating. A beautiful story through the eyes of the women in France who survived it to tell us. Much truth is told in these fictional pages. One of my favorite books of all time.

  • Memory Man

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,584

Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not the usual production quality

  • By Maris on 05-01-15

A tortured mind, that can never forget

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

Reviewed: 04-25-15

Baldacci never disappoints! His subject lost everything he loved and held dear. After hitting rock bottom, only another tragedy brings out of the hole he has descended into and given him a purpose to rejoin part of the life he abandoned. Listen as he solves the greatest mystery of his life.

Narration is among the best in the business. It's not hard when the story is so good. This is a great team and author. You will not be disappointed.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No Fortunate Son

  • By: Brad Taylor
  • Narrated by: Henry Strozier, Rich Orlow
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880

When veteran operator Pike Logan and partner Jennifer Cahill receive a letter from Blaisdell Consulting - the umbrella cover company for their real employer, a top secret counterterrorist unit called the Taskforce - they expect orders for their next mission-impossible tasking. Instead, they learn that their latest actions have gotten them fired, despite having saved thousands of innocent lives. Pike's shock and fury is redirected when their commander Colonel Kurt Hale asks him and Jennifer for help with a personal matter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoying the series

  • By Carol on 05-20-15

Pike Logan: everybody's knight in shining armor!

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

Reviewed: 03-04-15

This was the Brad Taylor's best book yet. The pace was fast; the conflicts to be resolved were many and the characters solid.

I loved the fact that he developed the female task member into a role where she was able to prove herself a full equal.

There were so many great scenes that I could not pick one, however, if forced I would say the growth of Kylie's relationship to the primary hostage and their efforts to keep each other alive and intact. I love that the hostage with them, a Lt Col was shown to be a coward proving rank is not in itself proof of anything except a college education

I highly recommend this book for anyone who likes the hard-ass real heroes that save the day!