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  • Summit

  • A Novel
  • By: Harry Farthing
  • Narrated by: Harry Farthing
  • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,412

In the autumn of 1938, Germany's reichsführer, Heinrich Himmler, is growing frustrated at the British using their regional power in India to block the passage of an SS expedition to Tibet. Determined to spite them, he plots to steal something the British hold dear and have failed for the seventh time that spring to achieve: a first summit of Mount Everest. Seventy years later, seasoned mountain guide Neil Quinn's ninth visit to the top of the world's highest mountain, this time in charge of the 16-year-old son of a Long Island billionaire, begins to unravel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical Fiction at its Very Best!

  • By Paula on 08-23-16

solid 4 stars !

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

I don't often give 4 star reviews, for the story most of them warrant 3. I have read or listened to many stories. It is hard to write something that is gripping. You won't find out until the very end how these 2 stories parallel each other. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. There is a lot of violence, too much as far as I was concerned . Someone compared it to a Jack Reacher novel , but somehow Jack Reacher is a spy . This guy is a mountain climber I can't believe that tour organizers can be that crooked ( the character of the french man )Him and his 2 henchman show up sometimes too conveniently. The last few hours make the book worthwhile. My husband and I both liked this book , though , at times we were disgusted by the violence. The author did a decent job of reading , though I wish he had put more energy into it. We fell asleep on it sometimes. Keep writing , let the pros read. 4 stars from us is a good rating . enjoy! This is one I recommend.

  • Devil in a Blue Dress

  • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,793

Los Angeles, 1948: Easy Rawlins is a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beware of Mysterious Sexy Women with Big Suitcases

  • By Jefferson on 02-13-11

what was I thinking?

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

this is a terrible story. not much of a plot and no character development. the reader did an awesome job,but even his skill could not salvage this.

  • Lady Fortescue Steps Out

  • The Poor Relation, Book 1
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,380
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,382

Life is not easy for the poor relations of England’s upper crust, but fate and clever schemes bring them together. Lady Fortescue and Colonel Sandhurst hatch a plan: What if they were to transform her decrepit Bond Street home into a posh hotel, offering their guests the pleasure of being waited upon by nobility? With the help of other down-and-out aristocrats, they do just that, and London’s newest hotel, The Poor Relation, is born. The establishment is an immediate hit with London’s most illustrious citizens, save the Duke of Rowcester....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming Regency Fun - Romance & Adventure

  • By Clare on 05-04-12

an endearing story

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

loved this story. the narrator did a great job bringing everyone alive. my only complaint is that I wish it had been longer . a great premise well developed.


  • Murder in an Irish Village

  • By: Carlene O'Connor
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,598
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,578

In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Natalie's Bistro has always been warm and welcoming. Nowadays 22-year-old Siobhan O'Sullivan runs the family bistro named for her mother, along with her five siblings, after the death of their parents in a car crash almost a year ago. It's been a rough year for the O'Sullivans, but it's about to get rougher. One morning, as they're opening the bistro, they discover a man seated at a table with a pair of hot pink barber scissors protruding from his chest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Mystery

  • By Jill, NM on 10-21-16

Who can resist the Irish lilt ?

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

Listening to this story was wonderful. I don"t know if the accent was accurate but it worked for me. It was a pretty typical murder mystery , the kind you take to bed or the bath. Easy to listen to. The plot was involved enough that it kept my interest.

  • A Drink Before the War

  • By: Dennis Lehane
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,111

With novels like Mystic River and Shutter Island, Dennis Lehane has dramatically altered the landscape of the crime thriller—while boldly overstepping the boundaries that have long separated mystery from literature. Now two of his sensational early novels have been combined in a single volume—two gritty and mesmerizing masterworks of suspense featuring the private eye duo of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great beginning to thriller series

  • By L. O. Pardue on 11-23-11

Not the war you're thinking

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

Basically a detective story , but with lots of morales. Parralels abound between our hero and the villain. Not quite my cup of tea I prefer my detectives not quite so dark. It is a style though. OK story.

  • Carrots

  • Shelby Nichols Adventures, Book 1
  • By: Colleen Helme
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,848
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,694
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,694

Shelby Nichols is an average woman who is married to the only guy she ever fell for. Her life is organized and predictable, revolving around her husband and two children. All that changes the day she stops at the grocery store for some carrots. As the cashier rings up her purchases, a gunman is busy robbing the bank inside the store. When a customer grabs the robber's mask, he is shot and everyone runs for cover. Everyone except Shelby, who finds herself face to face with the killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story and flawless audio! Get it!

  • By Dr. Geoff on 11-20-13

Love the Title

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

Cute easy to listen book. Very well narrated. It goes pretty much as expected, well done.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • All the Pretty Horses

  • The Border Trilogy, Book One
  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,637

Sixteen-year-old John Grady Cole's grandfather has just died, his parents have permanently separated, and the family ranch, upon which he had placed so many boyish hopes, has been sold. Rootless and increasingly restive, Cole leaves Texas, accompanied by his friend Lacey Rawlins, and begins a journey across the vaquero frontier into the badlands of northern Mexico.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful writing

  • By LMS on 05-21-15

how can such sparse writing be so rich.

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

The only constant is change. That is surely the message to take from this wonderfully read book.

  • The Crystal Bridge

  • The Lost Shards, Volume 1
  • By: Charlie Pulsipher
  • Narrated by: Keith Michaelson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 140

The Egg followed Kaden home from the hospital. This glowing shell only he can see transports him across the emptiness between universes to distant worlds, but he's afraid to use it. This strange Egg may have saved Kaden's life once, but it failed to save anyone else he cares about. Aren's sight reaches deep into the souls around her, seeing more than she wants in her friends and teachers at school. When she turns her gaze on Kaden, his Egg responds by sending them spiraling across space and time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Right

  • By R. J. Thorne on 08-26-15

this is for dreamy-eyed teens, young ones

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

The only good thing I can say is that I listened to the end. There never came any character development not much plot at all that wasn't glaringly obvious. Save your money and your credit on this one

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Suspect

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,628

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Page Turner!!

  • By Jacqueline on 01-22-13

Molly is the best !

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

I am currently waiting for my labradoodle puppy to be born. Then I will bring her home when she is 8 weeks. I tell you this so you will know my bias. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this book, At the beginning I was reminded of all the positive training lessons I have learned , as our hero learns to work WITH his dog. As the story evolved we got to know the characters a bit better and relationships deepened. All throughout though the author kept the action going building to the climax. Macleod Andrews read it without giving anything away. Yes, 5 stars from me!

  • Cash City

  • By: Jonathan Fredrick
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,015
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,003

It is an obsession that has haunted Nick Malick for seven years - to avenge the murder of his young son. In his gut Malick knows who did it. But the psychopath is in prison for another crime, scheduled to be released in a year. All Malick has to do is wait...and survive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great New Series

  • By Lia on 08-21-17

struggle to finish<br />

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

this book started out with interesting plot,however the last third was rough. the reader did a great job if not for him, we would not have made it through.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful