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  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,080

In 1940, 18-year-old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very satisfying two days!

  • By Wendy on 09-30-18

Great Story and performance

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

Kate Atkinson never disappoints. This is an original novel with. unexpected twists and droll humor the asides alone are worth the listen

  • The Burglar

  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 365

Elle Stowell is a young woman with an unconventional profession: burglary. But Elle is no petty thief - with just the right combination of smarts, looks, and skills, she can easily stroll through ritzy Bel Air neighborhoods and pick out the perfect home for plucking the most valuable items. This is how Elle has always gotten by - she is good at it, and she thrives on the thrill. But after stumbling upon a grisly triple homicide while stealing from the home of a wealthy art dealer, Elle discovers she is no longer the only one sneaking around. Somebody is searching for her.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From breaking the law to helping the law....

  • By shelley on 01-09-19

This gal rents a lot of cars

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

I call this is burglary procedural. The performance is good and the protagonist interesting but
the descriptions of various Breslin techniques and movements inside burgled places become tedious also Elle is too sophisticated for her background .

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  • Last Looks

  • A Novel
  • By: Howard Michael Gould
  • Narrated by: John Michael Higgins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

There are run-of-the-mill eccentric Californians, and then there's former detective Charlie Waldo. Waldo, a onetime LAPD superstar, now lives in solitude deep in the woods. He has left behind his career and his girlfriend, Lorena, to pay self-imposed penance for an awful misstep on an old murder case. But the old ghosts are about to come roaring back. Waldo agrees to look into the death of Alastair Pinch's wife. But after such a long time away from both civilization and sleuthing, Waldo must navigate complicated webs of ego and deceit to clear Alastair's name... or confirm his guilt. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Reading of a Fun Mystery

  • By Kristin H. on 08-31-18

Solid entertainment

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Thos one is both different and somewhat familiar. Our protagonist is a genuine eccentric but the usual tropes about Hollywood decadence are in the story. But there are enough surprising twists to make for and interesting read.

  • London Rules

  • Slough House Series, Book 5
  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

At MI5 headquarters Regent's Park, First Desk Claude Whelan is learning the rule (cover your arse) the hard way. Tasked with protecting a beleaguered prime minister, he's facing attack from all directions himself. Over at Slough House, the MI5 satellite office for outcast and demoted spies, the agents are struggling with personal problems: repressed grief, various addictions, retail paralysis, and the nagging suspicion that their newest colleague is a psychopath. Plus someone is trying to kill Roddy Ho. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The latest and best of a great series

  • By Terry on 10-27-18

It doesn’t get any better

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

This is a great book with great characters. For once he didn’t know what was going to happen and that’s mystery. The characters are fantastic it’s a wonderful satire have spy novels and of the English political system. It has also elements that would satisfy Nassim Taleb readers with unknown unknowns and false conclusions.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Swan

  • The Impact of the Highly Improbable
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,033

Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events, no matter what the experts think, are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it in the end...I think.

  • By Judd Bagley on 05-27-09

Much more interesting than expected

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

I delayed listening for years and was pleasantly surprised by how it kept my interest. I don’t understand or agree with everything he writes but I learned from the listen and will listen to his later books.

  • The Last Detective

  • An Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation
  • By: Peter Lovesey
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 529

Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is the last detective: a genuine gumshoe, committed to door-stopping and deduction rather than fancy computer gadgetry. So when the naked body of a woman is found floating in the weeds in a lake near Bath with no one willing to identify her, no marks, and no murder weapon, his sleuthing abilities are tested to the limit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly surprised -- loved Inspector Diamond!

  • By Tracey on 01-06-13

Compelling Mystery with Likable Antihero

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

I was only looking for a little diversion but that mystery was surprisingly nuanced and entertaining. The storytelling was deft and original.Diamond is like Vera from another series. A rough edged but sharp investigation. A real person and not an icon or cliche. My only criticism is that there are repetitive qualities in that story as various characters offer their version of the same event.There is a subtlety that is often missing from mysteries. The solution was satisfying .The performance was excellent .

  • The Nine-Tailed Fox

  • By: Martin Limon
  • Narrated by: Timothy Andres Pabon
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Three American GIs have gone missing in different South Korean cities. Sergeants George Sueno and Ernie Bascom, agents for the Army CID, link the disappearances to a woman locally rumored to be a gumiho, a legendary 9000-tailed fox disguised as a woman. George suspects that the woman is no mythical creature, but a wealthy kidnapper who's good at covering her tracks. Scrambling to stay one step ahead of a psychotic mastermind, George realizes he will have to risk his life to discover the whereabouts of his fellow countrymen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Offbeat and entertaining process procedural

  • By RAMON on 02-18-18

Offbeat and entertaining process procedural

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

This is an entertaining and unusual detective story the protagonist is an army criminal investigator in Korea around the 70s it’s a lot of fun it’s got information on Korean culture is very creative minutes ideas and I would listen to another woman in the series I thoughtowards the end it was a little bit Contrived but it was still fun entertaining a welcome change from hard-boiled detective fiction

  • Fantasyland

  • How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History
  • By: Kurt Andersen
  • Narrated by: Kurt Andersen
  • Length: 19 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596

A razor-sharp thinker offers a new understanding of our post-truth world and explains the American instinct to believe in make-believe, from the Pilgrims to P. T. Barnum to Disneyland to zealots of every stripe...to Donald Trump. In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen demonstrates that what's happening in our country today - this strange, post-factual, "fake news" moment we're all living through - is not something entirely new, but rather the ultimate expression of our national character and path.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, but...

  • By Synthpulse on 11-15-17

Sobering social criticism

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

Just to be a Welarie search history/sociology of American tendency towards fantasy good! We got we are

  • Black Dahlia, Red Rose

  • The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of America's Greatest Unsolved Murder
  • By: Piu Eatwell
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

The gruesome murder of hopeful starlet Elizabeth Short, in the noir-tinged Los Angeles of 1947, has a permanent place in American lore as one of the most inscrutable of true-crime mysteries. Now, Piu Eatwell - relentless legal sleuth and atmospheric stylist - cracks the case after 70 years. With recently unredacted FBI files, newly released sections of the LAPD files, and explosive new interviews, Eatwell has unprecedented access to primary evidence and a persuasive culprit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best true crime stories I’ve ever read.

  • By Mar on 12-27-17

Better than many fictional detective stories

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

The author makes a very convincing story for the true criminal in the black dahlia case the book is also a great snapshot of Los Angeles after the war in the corruption that was right in the city very well written very well researched highly recommended

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  • Righteous

  • By: Joe Ide
  • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,960

For 10 years something has gnawed at Isaiah Quintabe's gut and kept him up nights, boiling with anger and thoughts of revenge. Ten years ago, when Isaiah was just a boy, his brother was killed by an unknown assailant. The search for the killer sent Isaiah plunging into despair and nearly destroyed his life. Even with a flourishing career, a new dog, and near-iconic status as a PI in his hometown, East Long Beach, he has to begin the hunt again - or lose his mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joe Ide can write!

  • By 6catz on 10-20-17

Creative story will performed

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

This is a very original series protagonist is an unusual detective. He’s a Robin Hood of the hood the stories are very original and keep you guessing. Highly recommended

9 of 9 people found this review helpful