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  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,354
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37,247

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Dan Brown did it again

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

I loved his new book. Always gives one food for thought. You don’t have to agree with him or believe in the theory but you should consider the plot. Great book very entertaining narration kept you focused an all round 10

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Deadfall

  • An Alexandra Cooper Novel
  • By: Linda Fairstein
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 255

A wild heart beats within New York City. Amid concrete and skyscrapers, the Wildlife Conservation Society works to preserve and protect the animal kingdom both within and beyond the borders of the five boroughs. But dangerous creatures don't always have claws and fangs, as Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace know all too well. Predators lurk close to home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent installment

  • By Dawn on 07-27-17

Too much whining

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

I absolutely love the series. But seriously Alex has become far to needy in the last two books Much prefer her as the strong and let's get it done DA.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vicious Circle

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,539

The plane circled in the dark. Joe Pickett could just make out down below a figure in the snow and timber, and then three other figures closing in. There was nothing he could do about it. And Joe knew that he might be their next target. The Cates family had always been a bad lot. Game warden Joe Pickett had been able to strike a fierce blow against them when the life of his daughter April had been endangered, but he'd always wondered if there'd be a day of reckoning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joe Pickett returns! Terrific mystery!

  • By MidwestGeek on 04-03-17

Struggled through this on.

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

Reviewed: 04-02-17

Have listened to all the books in the series and love them. This one however was laborious not sure if it was the story or the the person reading it. Will just have to wait for the next one

  • Obsessed

  • The Lizzy Gardner Series , Book 4
  • By: T. R. Ragan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 970

Desperate for better ratings, radio psychologist Madeline Blair tells her listeners she’s being stalked, unaware that her long-time listener and biggest fan, Seth Brown, will do anything to protect her. When her publicity stunt is revealed, he becomes enraged by her deceit and dangerously unhinged. When her friends mysteriously begin to vanish and damning evidence points to Madeline, she turns to private investigator Lizzy Gardner for help. Lizzy knows her way around a murderer’s mind, after surviving her own horrifying ordeal at the hands of a serial killer years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in the series! GREAT CLIFFHANGER!!!!

  • By shelley on 08-15-14

Could not complete

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

Reviewed: 01-14-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This is not something I can answer because I did not read it beyond the first chapter

What could T. R. Ragan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Find someone else to narrate it.

What didn’t you like about Kate Rudd’s performance?

She made all the players sound like ditsy college kids, not like serious investigators

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment that I could not keep listening because if I did I would have just gotten too irritated

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Certain Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,333

Her name is Clara Rinker, a southern woman, trim, pleasant, attractive, and the best hit woman in the business. She isn't showy; she just goes quietly about her business, collects her money, and goes home. It's when she's hired for a job in Minnesota that things become complicated for her. A defense attorney wants a rival eliminated, and that's fine. But then a witness survives, the attorney starts acting weird, this big cop Davenport gets on her case, and loose ends begin popping up faster than on an unraveling sweater

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved every minute

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-12-14

A little disjointed

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

Reviewed: 09-06-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I love the Prey series but this on did not quite make the cut, the story line was fair but not engrossing, I had to start the book twice thinking I had missed something.

Would you ever listen to anything by John Sandford again?

yes John Stanford is a very talented writer.

What three words best describe Richard Ferrone’s performance?

Good performance

Was Certain Prey worth the listening time?

not really

  • The Rosary Girls

  • By: Richard Montanari
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 965
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691

A devious serial killer lays siege to the city of Philadelphia, brutally sacrificing pretty young Catholic girls on the altar of insanity. As the body count rises, an exceptional investigating partnership struggles to stop him. Detective Jessica Balzano, Philly's Homicide Unit's newest rookie, is teamed up with veteran cop Kevin Byrne, respected for his solve rate and known for his unorthodox methods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Read

  • By Paw Paw T on 03-06-05

Good story held my interest to the end

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

Reviewed: 05-28-15

Took a while to get in to the story
Scott Brick always makes the story come alive
The story was good overall, had parts where I felt lost so had to go back a chapter to get the thread of the story
Can't wait to start book 2

  • The Burning Room

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,746

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par

  • By Patroo on 11-07-14

Love Harry but not this round

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

Reviewed: 11-10-14

What would have made The Burning Room better?

Bring back the Harry all readers have followed for years, This Detective' s heart is not in it.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Don't know

Would you be willing to try another one of Titus Welliver’s performances?

Why not

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 12th of Never

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,509

Lindsay Boxer's beautiful baby is born! But after only a week at home with her new daughter, Lindsay is forced to return to work to face two of the biggest cases of her career. A rising star football player for the San Francisco 49ers is the prime suspect in a grisly murder. At the same time, Lindsay is confronted with the strangest story she's ever heard: An eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a violent murder and he's convinced is real.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - this is bad! Even for the WMC Series!!!

  • By Hilary on 05-07-13

More than bad

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

Reviewed: 05-07-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A decent story could have helped

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

Any additional comments?

Can't believe I actually had to pay for this book..

7 of 8 people found this review helpful