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Oakland, CA, United States
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  • Bait

  • By: Kenneth Abel
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 140

With some of the most spine-chilling scenes in modern suspense fiction, Bait guarantees the listener a roller coaster ride with a hero not afraid to cross the line. Life for narcotics detective Jack Walsh is one continuous drunken binge - until one blurry night when his car veers into an oncoming car, killing the son of Boston’s premier crime boss. Now Jack must decide if he wants to hide from D’Angelo’s vengeful compatriots or reclaim his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic story, told by the Master.

  • By Richard Delman on 02-12-12

Great Crime Drama told by the Master

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

Reviewed: 05-03-13

First of all, I think I could listen to anything read by Frank Muller, including a dictionary or phone book. He is The Voice. I often search for audio books by his name as the reader, rather than by author or title.

This is a very satisfying story, in the manner of an Elmore Leonard, or Mario Puzo. Big city mafia, wounded hero, corrupt narcos, street punks, etc. Excellent character set-up and development, nice use of slang, well-textured shuttles back and forth in time to sketch the background and return to the action.

If you like crime stories, you won't be disappointed.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Dangerous Fortune

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,190

In 1866 tragedy strikes at the exclusive Windfield School when a mysterious accident takes the life of a student. Among the student's circle of friends are Hugh Pilaster; Hugh's older cousin Edward, dissolute heir to the Pilaster banking fortune; and Micky Miranda, the handsome son of a brutal South American oligarchy. The death and its aftermath begin the spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable Fun

  • By Rebecarol on 05-24-08

Well-Plotted Melodrama. Fun to Hear.

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

Reviewed: 05-19-12

Ken Follett can craft plot twists and evolutions with the best of them, and he creates characters you care about to follow the plot. Appealing protagonists, evil villains, dire straits, appalling treachery, and satisfying revenge. I was drawn in, and looked forward every day to my commute to hear what happened next. I enjoyed Michael Page's narration, and have added him to my list of search parameters.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Gray Man

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,437
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,415

Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real life superhero

  • By Terri on 03-09-12

High Energy Ride!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-10

This story is for fans of characters like Jack Reacher, John Rain, Mitch Rapp, Ben Treven and others who prevail due to skills derrived from a history of disciplined practice and training, as well as inclination and talent. Modern supermen, although not invulnerable. Early on, I was afraid the story was going to get overheated, and exceed even my considerable willingness to suspend disbelief, but I was drawn in and was satisfied by the finish. I'll listen to the sequel. I like the reader Jay Snyder as well and will look for his name in the future.

72 of 77 people found this review helpful

  • The Samurai

  • By: Shusaku Endo
  • Narrated by: David Holt
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

17th Century Europe, the first Japanese ever to set foot in Europe, travel to Rome on a diplomatic mission. All are baptised, but upon returning to Japan they discover that the Shoguns no longer wish to forge links with the West, nor will they tolerate the Christian religion. The Samurai who have until now reviled their adoptive religion, begin to find it may be all that is left for them. The events in the story actually took place.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well Written History Novel

  • By Michael on 01-21-10

Well Written History Novel

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-10

The erudite writing suggests deep historical research, coupled with a sensitivity to realistic human motivations and emotions.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful