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  • Noir

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424

It's not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin tends bar. It's love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an air force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. 'Cause when you need something done, Sammy is the guy to go to; he's got the connections on the street.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I stuck with it

  • By MD on 05-11-18

When is the best

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

One of the best Christopher Moore books I’ve ever read. It’s lightly Noir plus Steinbeck‘s Cannery Row and books. And a lot of Christopher Moore. A combination of the best of the best.

  • G-Man

  • Bob Lee Swagger, Book 10
  • By: Stephen Hunter
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

1934 was a pivotal year in the ongoing battle between the FBI and America's most famous outlaws - it was a year of giant personalities and huge shoot-outs, and it marked the deaths of John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, and Pretty Boy Floyd, among others. But that year, FBI agent Sam Cowley's priority was to nab the most dangerous gangster this country has ever produced, a man so violent he scared Al Capone and was booted from the Chicago mob - Baby Face Nelson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Don P on 05-25-17

Best of Swagger

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Although much of the book really isn’t about Bobby Lee Swagger, it’s still a great story. I can’t see that there will be another one, Bobby Lee is 71. The story centers around his grandfather and the beginning of the FBI. Also the the famous bank robbers that were made possible by the automobile. It kept me engaged from the beginning to the end. Unlike the last book, which I didn’t particularly like, there are a lot of different voices in this, from Charles Swagger, the grandfather, to Bobby Lee and many others.

  • Sniper's Honor

  • Bob Lee Swagger, Book 9
  • By: Stephen Hunter
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279

Ludmilla "Mili" Petrova was once the most hunted woman on Earth, having raised the fury of two of the most powerful leaders on either side of World War II: Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. But Kathy Reilly of The Washington Post doesn’t know any of that when she encounters a brief mention of Mili in an old Russian propaganda magazine, and becomes interested in the story of a legendary, beautiful female sniper who seems to have vanished from history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not outstanding but well preformed

  • By Derek on 03-15-15

When is the best

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

I didn’t particularly like the last Bob Lee book, but this was one of the best. I only have one more to read which is kind of sad. I hope it’s as good as this one. It had it all, Bob Lees cunning, some action, adventure, and a historical context.

  • The Third Bullet

  • Bob Lee Swagger, Book 8
  • By: Stephen Hunter
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 19 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 384

It’s not even a clue. It’s a whisper, a trace, a ghost echo, drifting down through the decades via chance connections so fragile that they would disintegrate in the puff of a breath. But it’s enough to get legendary former Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger interested in the events of November 22, 1963, and the third bullet that so decisively ended the life of John F. Kennedy and set the stage for one of the most enduring controversies of our time. Swagger begins his slow night stalk through a much-traveled landscape. But he’s asking questions that few have asked before....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what reader is anticipating

  • By lyl on 01-18-13

A disappointment

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

I’ve loved all the Bob Lee books before this one. This seems to be more a soliloquy of the villain telling his life’s story rather than an interesting biography about Bob Lee. The narrator was good but given the story I got tired of hearing the villain’s voice. I’m looking forward to the next Bob Lee Swagger book, I’m hope it’s like the first ones.

  • Time to Hunt

  • By: Stephen Hunter
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 205

Stephen Hunter's epic national best sellers Point of Impact and Black Light introduced millions to Bob Lee Swagger, called "Bob the Nailer", a heroic but flawed Vietnam War veteran forced twice to use his skills as a master sniper to defend his life and his honor. Now, in his grandest, most intensely thrilling adventure yet, Bob the Nailer must face his deadliest foe from Vietnam - and his own demons - to save his wife and daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book

  • By Jason B. on 07-11-17

It kept my attention

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

The book kept my attention although a little of it was corny and predictable. Still it showed the two different sides of the Vietnam war, I mean the two different American sides.

  • Point of Impact

  • By: Stephen Hunter
  • Narrated by: Beau Bridges
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 735
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 509

He was one the best Marine snipers in Vietnam. Today, 20 years later, all Bob Lee Swagger wants is to be left alone. But a shadowy military organization seduces him into one last mission for his country - unaware until too late that the game is rigged. The assassination plot is executed to perfection until Bob Lee Swagger, alleged lone gunman, comes out of the operation alive, the target of a nationwide manhunt, with his only allies a woman he just met and a discredited FBI agent.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Beau Bridges ruined it for me...

  • By Dawn on 05-07-15

Story was good, production outstanding

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

The story was good. The narrator was good. What I found outstanding was the production. That deserve's its own rating. Like when the chapter break happens, and when the voice change, and the music. I guess that all goes in "performance". But it's more than the narrator. It's the director or producer, director or someone who splices together the tape, with music pauses etc. I was captured mostly because the production was so well done.

  • Still Life

  • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 1
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,038

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rare find

  • By Alex on 01-16-15

The narration was good was good, ...

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

There was a problem with the production that really bugged me. When they were big scene changes there was no pause in the narration. Usually in a book the author leaves a white space if there's a large change in the scene, say to a different place and different people. But here the narration just continued without any pause that made it hard to follow in some places. It was as if with in a paragraph, the scene and the people changed without any indication on the narrator's part.

  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,251
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,238

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Think he was trying for a younger audience.

  • By Anonymous User on 11-06-17

Not Grisham's best but still a good read.

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

I enjoyed it but it was a little predictable. You kind of knew the good guys were going to do OK in the end. And the law school scam would be exposed. Nice read but not quite as good as Grisham's other work.

  • Doctored Evidence

  • By: Donna Leon
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Against the atmospheric backdrop of the city of Venice, Brunetti finds himself fighting a lone battle to prove the innocence of a Romanian housekeeper accused of brutally murdering her miserly employer. With the odds stacked against her from the onset of the investigation when she fled from police, her guilt seems a fait accompli...until a neighbor comes forward to protest the innocence of the accused.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another wonderful Leon.

  • By Susan on 03-03-08

The narration not so good

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

I like the story. I've read all the other Brunetti books. The narrator made Brunetti sound not like I had imagined him, a man with a big heart. In this book the narrator made him a gruff and not sympathetic. I'm glad I read the other books, with my eyes, because this narrator would have turned me off to the series.

  • Big Girl Panties

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephanie Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Katie Schorr
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 569

Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich is a rollicking and poignant romantic comedy about a young widow who decides to get in shape...and winds up getting her groove back - and a whole lot more! Holly Brennan used food to comfort herself through her husband's illness and death. Now she's alone at age 32. And she weighs more than she ever has. When fate throws her in the path of Logan Montgomery, personal trainer to pro athletes, and he offers to train her, Holly concludes it must be a sign. Much as she dreads the thought of working out, Holly knows she needs to put on her big girl panties and see if she can sweat out some of her grief.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love, Love, Love This One!

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-18-13

Couldn't seem like I could get out of the panties

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

I like Evanovich books particularly the Stephanie Plum series.but this was by far the worst ever.