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Dr. Meggin McIntosh

Reno, NV
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  • A Study in Treason

  • A Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Leonard Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

When an executed original of a secret treaty between England and France, known as the French Treaty, is stolen from the country estate of Lord Halifax, Scotland Yard asks Joanna, Dr. John Watson, Jr., and Dr. John Watson, Sr., to use their detective skills to participate in the hunt for the missing treaty. As the government becomes more restless to find the missing document and traditional investigative means fail to turn up the culprit, Joanna is forced to devise a clever plan to trap the thief and recover the missing treaty. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great performance- Easy to Solve Case

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-29-18

Joanna elucidated...

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

The first book in the series was excellent. This one was good but not as good as the first. I will look for the next one however. And if Joanna elucidated on something once, it had to have been at least 20 - 25 times.

  • The Professionals

  • By: Owen Laukkanen
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 363

Four friends, recent college graduates, caught in a terrible job market, joke about turning to kidnapping to survive. And then, suddenly, it's no joke. For two years, the strategy they devise - quick, efficient, low risk - works like a charm. Until they kidnap the wrong man. Now two groups they've very much wanted to avoid are after them - the law, in the form of veteran state investigator Kirk Stevens and hotshot young FBI agent Carla Windermere, and an organized-crime outfit looking for payback.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty Good Start of a new series

  • By shelley on 02-12-14

Not one likable character but...

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

I knew from other reviews that this was a good book but the people weren't the kind of characters you were rooting for. It's true. There wasn't a single character I liked but I did like the book very much. The narrator was great.

  • Guilty Blood

  • By: Rick Acker
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Jessica Ames is desperate. Her college-age son, Brandon, has been arrested for murder, and the evidence is stacked against him. His DNA matches the blood and skin found under the victim's fingernails, and the murder weapon was recovered near his apartment. Jessica turns to the only lawyer she knows for help. Nate Daniels is no criminal defense attorney; he's a highly successful corporate litigator. He also has unresolved feelings for Jessica.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great legal thriller/murder mystery...

  • By shelley on 01-02-18

Held my interest but narrator not so good

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

Suspend disbelief when you listen. It was good enough to pull me through to the end even though the narrator used pretty much the same tentative voice for all the characters.

  • The Cartel

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 23 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,406

From the internationally best-selling author of the acclaimed novel The Power of the Dog comes The Cartel, a gripping, ripped-from-the-headlines story of power, corruption, revenge, and justice spanning the past decade of the Mexican-American drug wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best ever…

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-24-16

Buy both books together (Note 10 star narration)

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

I bought both books in this series and lived with the story (and Ray Porter's stunning narration) for days because I could not stop listening until I'd heard both of them. Don Winslow's stories (which are so very and scarily true) will not leave my brain. I cannot recommend this pair of books enough. Was already read a fan of Don Winslow but the research he must have put in to be able to write The Cartel and Power of the Dog is mind-boggling. Buy these. Start listening. Buckle up.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • California Fire and Life

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098

Jack Wade, a claims adjuster for California Fire and Life Mutual Insurance Company, is one of the best arson investigators around. He's a man who knows fire, who can read the traces it leaves behind like a roadmap. When he's called in to examine an unusual claim, the tracks of the fire tell him that something's wrong. So wrong that he violates his own cardinal rule - "You don't get personal, you don't get emotional. Whatever you do, you don't get involved" - and plunges into the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book about an insurance adjuster, oh yea.

  • By John S on 04-18-15

Buy this one now. California Fire & Life. Worth it

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

Have liked several of Don Winslow's other books but this one...incredible. Wanted to listen to all 10+ hours at once, but of course, couldn't because...I have clients who need me. Oh, and sleep is good. But other than that...I was listening. Excellent on all counts. Narrator was ideal.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fogbound

  • By: Joseph T. Klempner
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

A Lincoln Navigator carries three well-dressed people through the barren New Jersey salt flats. The trip is uncomfortable but necessary. Their target has no phone, certainly no email, and never answers his mail. But August Jorgenson is no country bumpkin. Before retiring, he was one of the most famous judges in the country, and only opinions like his fierce opposition to the death penalty kept him from a seat on the Supreme Court.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great book. Great in many ways. I loved it.

  • By Richard Delman on 12-11-17

Narrator was superb!! Story and main character++

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

Reviewed: 12-25-17

Maybe the first 30-45 minutes were a little slow but then once I got into the story, I HAD to know what was going on and how it would turn out. There are some MOST unlikeable characters in the book but the judge is wonderful. Different story and worth reading/listening to. But with this narrator, listening was the best!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,043
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,026

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Story=Terrible

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-04-17

I don't know how to rate this book

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

I listened to every word and wanted to. I kept thinking about John Grisham's intentions on this book and if he very purposely wrote it with this pace and so that readers/listeners could not stop thinking/talking about some of what was going on in the book. If he purposely made none of the characters likable so that we weren't rooting for any of them but rather paying attention to what was happening in the story. I can't give it a 5 overall but I can't give the story less than a 4. The performance was just right. I recommend it but don't think it's like some of Grisham's other books. It isn't. If he wants to do some social commentary, he's earned the right to do so, I think.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Midnight Line

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,101

Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher doing what Reacher does!

  • By shelley on 11-07-17

This one will stay with you

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

Reviewed: 11-24-17

If this is your first Jack Reacher book, start ordering now and listen to them all. If you have read or listened to every single one, then hang on because *maybe* this is the best so far. And the story will stay with you. Thankfully, this book was long (13+ hours) and every minute was worth listening to. Outstanding with Dick Hill, of course, but the creativity of Lee Child to imagine and write this story is what is truly to be marveled at. Order this now and listen right away. I won't stop thinking about the background of this story...because it's troubling and I have no idea what the solution is.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Red Swan

  • By: P. T. Deutermann
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 364

A behind-the-scenes operator at the CIA, Wallace was integral to the agency's secret war against China's national intelligence service, which infiltrates government offices, major businesses, and systems crucial to our security. Wallace had severely damaged China's Washington spy ring with a devastating ruse, a so-called "black swan", in which a deep-undercover female agent targeted and destroyed a key Chinese official. Now, Wallace's mysterious death suggests that the CIA itself has been compromised and that China has someone inside the agency.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A flawed thriller

  • By John Riehl on 10-29-17

Not sure how Deutermann gets better and better...

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

GREAT book! And thank goodness, Dick Hill was the narrator! I wanted to listen to the whole book in one sitting but instead, had to spread it over days (work and sleep demand attention, of course). If this is your first Deutermann, go back and listen to all the others. They are all excellent. Let's keep these coming PT!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34,106

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Paul Michael makes this book

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

The story is classic Dan Brown but I know I would have skipped whole sections if it weren't for Paul Michael. Worth listening to. One of my good friends told me about it and encouraged me to listen because she wants to talk to someone about it. So I'm ready now!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful