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  • The Gods of Guilt

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,661
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,641

Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • God of Scribe

  • By Big jim Picotto on 03-12-15

eh, by far not Connelly's best

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

Reviewed: 01-07-14

a little too much time spent on the court room as if it were on stage, who was in the audience......family members, friends, etc....really?

  • Never Go Back

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,814
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,083

Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. Reacher is there to meet - in person - the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Tired Series

  • By Michele Kellett on 02-19-14

Reacher and Hill, great as always

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

Reviewed: 09-17-13

Dick Hill really brings Reacher to life, bravo.
The story was well crafted within the obvious scope of the series.
All in all a good listen..

  • Altered Carbon

  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,955

In the 25th century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Altered Carbon

  • By Jake Williams on 09-22-07

somewhat interesting

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

Reviewed: 09-17-13

Some good future thinking....maybe a little too much gore to wade through getting there..
some okay salaciousness, also maybe a bit too much detail...especially the double dipping...yikes

Head scratching a few times with mispronounced words by the narrator....probably could have used any extra pass by the editor...

  • The Prefect

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123

Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the multifaceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, the teeming hub of a human interstellar empire spanning many worlds. His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that left 900 people dead, a crime that appalls even a hardened cop like Dreyfus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best yet of the Revelation Space series

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 04-03-11

Well crafted

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

Reviewed: 08-21-13

Good story line, fine narration by John Lee, well worth the time and money spent.

  • Snow Crash

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,096
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,186

Neal Stephenson is a blazing new force on the sci-fi scene. With the groundbreaking cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, he has "vaulted onto the literary stage." It weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility - in short, it is the gigathriller of the information age.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Stephenson

  • By A. Tuck on 10-16-08

pretentious

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

Reviewed: 04-21-13

Orders of magnitude pretentious this book is. Sort of Neuromancer meets necromancer without the style and content of Gibson.
Couldn't wait to get through it.
Don't waste your $

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Watching the Dark

  • An Inspector Banks Novel, Book 20
  • By: Peter Robinson
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 243

A decorated detective inspector is murdered on the tranquil grounds of the St. Peter’s Police Treatment Centre, shot through the heart with a crossbow arrow, and compromising photographs are discovered in his room. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks is well aware that he must handle the highly sensitive - and dangerously explosive - investigation with the utmost discretion. Because the case may involve police corruption, an officer from Professional Standards, Inspector Joanna Passero, has arrived to work with Banks and his team.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Procedural With Depth

  • By Chalis on 05-31-17

Big fan of Peter Robinson, not wild about narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-16-13

As a big fan of Peter Robinson, I like the book.
Mr. Prebble's narration for me was really monochromatic. He almost sounds bored reading the text.

Some one like Toby Longworth would have been a much better choice.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Deepness in the Sky

  • By: Vernor Vinge
  • Narrated by: Peter Larkin
  • Length: 28 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

After thousands of years searching, humans stand on the verge of first contact with an alien race. There are two human groups: the Qeng Ho, a culture of free traders, and the Emergents, a ruthless society based on the technological enslavement of minds.The group that opens trade with the aliens will reap unimaginable riches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A science fiction classic

  • By Amen-Ra on 01-26-11

Slow start but got better

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

Reviewed: 06-19-12

Any additional comments?

In this massive audiobook, one has to hang in there to enjoy it. By the end I was definitely
engaged. I would have like a little less supercilious reading though, good as it was.

  • An American Spy

  • By: Olen Steinhauer
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 279

With only a handful of “tourists” - CIA-trained assassins - left, Weaver would like to move on and use this as an opportunity to regain a normal life, a life focused on his family. His former boss in the CIA, Alan Drummond, can’t let it go. When Alan uses one of Milo’s compromised aliases to travel to London and then disappears, calling all kinds of attention to his actions, Milo can’t help but go in search of him. Worse still, it's beginning to look as if Tourism's enemies are gearing up for a final, fatal blow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very complicated

  • By Joanne on 03-25-12

good story

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

Reviewed: 05-27-12

Would you consider the audio edition of An American Spy to be better than the print version?

irrelevant question audible, if you want a review stop looking for marketing info,
word 14m word 15

What did you like best about this story?

well crafted story line

Did David Pittu do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

yes, believable accents for the most part, could use a little work on the Italian

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

dumb question

Any additional comments?

can we please get back to a regular review set up, this discourages me from a helpful review to other listeners

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Tourist

  • A Novel
  • By: Olen Steinhauer
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,083
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 573
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 571

In the vein of John le Carré and Graham Greene, this contemporary international thriller follows Milo Weaver as he is drawn into a conspiracy that links riots in the Sudan, an assassin committing suicide, and an old friend who's been accused of selling secrets to the Chinese. Once the CIA and Homeland Security are after him, the only way for him to survive is to return, headfirst, into Tourism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book

  • By Derek on 04-13-09

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 05-03-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

would recommend this audiobook, nicely crafted and well performed.
this is all I have to say, silly that audible has a 15 word minimum

  • Stay Close

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,537
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,027
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,037

Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past never truly fades away. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Many Secrets

  • By NOKWISA on 04-23-12

wait for it....wait for it....

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

Reviewed: 04-20-12

What did you like best about Stay Close? What did you like least?

it seemed like it took fooooooorever for Mr. Coben to develope this story, way too much time to state the obvious

Would you recommend Stay Close to your friends? Why or why not?

eh.....maybe not

What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

excellent performer, always like his feel for the subject

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

no

0 of 2 people found this review helpful