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  • Rabid

  • A Mike Bowditch Short Mystery
  • By: Paul Doiron
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Maine Game Warden Mike Bowditch accompanies his old friend and mentor, retired bush pilot Charley Stevens, as he pays a visit to a mysterious woman, the widow of a Vietnam vet, living in isolation in the Maine wilderness. Many years earlier, she had called Charley, then a young game warden himself, for help. She claimed that her badly bleeding husband had been attacked by a rabid bat. But in the succeeding days, despite her husband's increasingly erratic and aggressive behavior, his wife resisted Charley's attempts to help, arousing his suspicions that more was going on than met the eye. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short but good

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-08-18

Short but good

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

If you like the Mike Bowditch series, you'll definitely like this shirt story. Same great setting and great characters.

  • A Sharp Solitude

  • Glacier Mystery Series, Book 4
  • By: Christine Carbo
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

In the darkening days of autumn, a murdered journalist's body is discovered in a remote region near the Canadian border. Before she was found, Anne Marie Johnson had been writing an article about a canine research program that uses trained dogs to track scientific data. She was last seen with a man named Reeve Landon, whose chocolate Lab was one of the subjects of the piece. Now he's the prime suspect. Back in the FBI's regional office in Montana, investigator Ali Paige is not officially assigned to the case since the crime was committed outside federal land.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • female narrator did not enhance the story

  • By Lynn Noel on 07-07-18

An excellent outdoor adventure/mystery

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

This is a really good story with an amazing setting in Glacier Park. The author does an amazing job at creating well thought out characters that are believable and real.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Colder than Hell

  • A Marine Rifle Company at Chosin Reservoir
  • By: Joseph R. Owen
  • Narrated by: Richard Rohan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

Joe Owen tells it like it was in this evocative story of a marine rifle company in the uncertain, early days of the Korean War. His powerful description of close combat in the snow-covered mountains of the Chosin Reservoir and of the survival spirit of his Marines provide a gritty real-life view of frontline warfare.As a lieutenant who was with them from first muster in California, Owen was in a unique position to see the hastily assembled mix of some 200 regulars and raw reservists harden into a superb Marine rifle company. The action and narrative move fast as the company learns to fight under enemy fire, eat frozen rations, and keep pushing forward when its wounded and dead go down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Paul on 07-20-04

A perfect look into the Korean War

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

This is an excellent historical book, written like a novel. It is uspenseful and captivating. I felt like I was there with the men fighting.

  • Force of Blood

  • A Woods Cop Mystery, Book 8
  • By: Joseph Heywood
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Late spring, 2007: Michigan in economic free fall, state budgets being slashed, politics reduced to nastiness, state jobs being erased, and personnel furloughed without pay. Grady Service, detective for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in the Upper Peninsula, watches as his colleagues leave the department one by one, leaving him without his old support system. Upon being asked by an old friend to look into unspecified problems his son is facing on the shores of Lake Superior, Service has no idea how complicated his life is about to become. All he knows is that the situation involves something his friend calls "bleeding sand"....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Here is another good story by Joseph Heywood.

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-16-17

Here is another good story by Joseph Heywood.

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

Reviewed: 06-16-17

The broad character base gets confusing, especially with the strange, made-up names, but it's a good story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wolf Road

  • By: Beth Lewis
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 303

Everything Elka knows of the world she learned from the man she calls Father, the solitary hunter who took her under his wing when she was just seven years old. He has taught her how to shoot, track, set snares, and start fires - all the skills she needs to survive in a frozen, lawless land where civilization has been destroyed and men are at the mercy of the elements and each other. But the man Elka thought she knew so well is harboring a terrible secret. He's a killer. A monster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost too bloody

  • By Melissa Fafarman on 12-06-16

Great book, very suspenseful and a lot of twists.

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

This is an excellent story. I found it very suspenseful with a lot of twists and turns.

  • Mortal Fall

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Christine Carbo
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 400

Glacier National Park police officer Monty Harris knows that each summer at least one person - be it a reckless, arrogant climber or a distracted hiker - will meet tragedy in the park. But Paul "Wolfie" Sedgewick's fatal fall from the sheer cliffs near Going-to-the-Sun Road is incomprehensible. Wolfie was an experienced and highly regarded wildlife biologist who knew all too well the perils that Glacier's treacherous terrain presents - and how to avoid them.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Action Moves At Glacial Speed

  • By Sara on 07-29-16

A great read!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

Good suspense, believable characters.

I just discovered Christine Carbo and can't wait to see what she comes up with next.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Escape from Camp 14

  • One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
  • By: Blaine Harden
  • Narrated by: Blaine Harden
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327

North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear weapons. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people are being held in its political prison camps, which have existed twice as long as Stalin’s Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. Very few born and raised in these camps have escaped - but Shin Dong-hyuk did.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worthwhile, but difficult on many levels.

  • By Amanda on 05-17-12

Amazing Story - a must read

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

Reviewed: 12-21-12

If you could sum up Escape from Camp 14 in three words, what would they be?

An Amazing Story

Which character – as performed by Blaine Harden – was your favorite?

Shin

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

Reads like a novel, but is very telling and educational about life in North Korea.

  • Patriots

  • A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse
  • By: James Wesley Rawles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,135
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,678
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,681

America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse in the near future. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking for preppers

  • By Allison on 02-02-13

Not sure if this was a novel, or a "how to" book.

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

Reviewed: 12-12-11

Would you try another book from James Wesley Rawles and/or Dick Hill?

No.
The author is not at a maturity level to be enjoyable. The scenes were very strange, unbelievable, and not following normal human interactions. There was an actual scene where a person was asked how he survived the

Has Patriots turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, just turned off from this author and this narrator.

Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Hill???s performances?

no.

What character would you cut from Patriots?

all of them.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lay Down My Sword and Shield

  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 928

Against the backdrop of growing civil rights turmoil in a sultry border town, the hard-drinking ex-POW attorney Hackberry Holland yields to the myriad urgings of his wife, his brother, and his so-called friends to make a bid for a congressional seat - and finds himself embroiled in the seamy world of Texas powerbrokers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sets the stage for all of JLB's books

  • By Stevon on 08-12-13

Bland - disappointing...

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

Reviewed: 12-12-11

Would you try another book from James Lee Burke and/or Will Patton?

Yes, I have read other books by James Lee Burke and would advise readers to not judge him from this one book. He is an excellent writer.

This is my first book read by Will Patton and I feel he did an outstanding job.

What could James Lee Burke have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The character was realistic enough, I just did not enjoy reading about a super cocky, drunk that treats everyone like dirt.

I understand the story was intended to give a history of this great character, but ... I sure didn't like him when he was young.