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L. Davis

Greenwich, Ct. USA
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  • The New Iberia Blues

  • Dave Robicheaux Series, Book 22
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,532
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428

Detective Dave Robicheaux’s world isn’t filled with too many happy stories, but Desmond Cormier’s rags-to-riches tale is certainly one of them. Robicheaux first met Cormier on the streets of New Orleans, when the young, undersized boy had foolish dreams of becoming a Hollywood director. Twenty-five years later, when Robicheaux knocks on Cormier’s door, it's to ask about a young woman he found who’s been crucified. She disappeared near Cormier’s Cyrpemort Point estate, and Robicheaux, along with young Deputy Sean McClain, are looking for answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ROBICHEAUX IS BACK ON FULL FLEEK!

  • By The Louligan on 01-22-19

Wonderful wonderful. Read this book.

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

When I start to listen to one of Mr Burke’s books, particularly one in the Dave Robicheaux series set in New Iberia Parish, it takes only a minute before I feel as though I am back home with friends I care about and have missed. I have never visited Southern Louisiana. But Mr Burke has made it and all of the other settings for his novels very familiar territory. Once again it’s good to reacquaint with Dave, Clete, Alafair, Sherriff Helen and for the second time with Smiley, the assassin with the good heart. The story is fast paced and entertaining with a surprise ending. But for me it’s just good to be home with friends. Mr Burke captures scenery and emotions so perfectly that at times I identify completely. So sorry it had to end!!

  • I Will Find You

  • Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime
  • By: Joe Kenda
  • Narrated by: Joe Kenda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,462

Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won't be able to turn it off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Kenda! Veryv

  • By Somewhat crazy dog lady on 09-27-17

Better than the show.

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

I love the show, which I first happened on by accident but the book was better. Lt Det Kenda gave a casual but very deep look at a career as a homicide detective. He is forthright about his principles and beliefs. He also showed the very human side of someone who deals with horror on a daily basis. As a civilian I had no idea. Also his explanation of whether to buy a gun for self protection is the best I’ve heard. I’m not getting one! Thanks Kenda. I’d like to shake your hand.

  • The Wife

  • A Novel of Psychological Suspense
  • By: Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,348
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,994
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,984

When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother's home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Toni R. on 02-03-18

Sense of dread

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

Ms Burke tells a great story. This was the first of her books I have “read”. I have been an avid reader of her fathers books for years. After finishing his latest, Robicheaux, I gave her book a try. It’s excellent. Her style is of course different from her fathers excellent work. But it is similar in the amazing creation of character and a sense of dread as the mystery unfolds. The main character is very layered and without spoiling the end I liked the way the story ended. Read this. It’s great!

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  • The One Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Andrew Gross
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,786
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,528

It's 1944. Physics professor Alfred Mendel and his family are trying to flee Paris when they are caught and forced onto a train along with thousands of other Jewish families. At the other end of the long, torturous train ride, Alfred is separated from his family and sent to the men's camp, where all of his belongings are tossed on a roaring fire. His books, his papers, his life's work. The Nazis have no idea what they have just destroyed. And without that physical record, Alfred is one of only two people in the world with his particular knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You gotta have a STRONG stomach.

  • By Richard Delman on 09-22-16

Totally absorbing.

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

I could not stop listening to Mr Grosses seamless novel. The plot development was well foreshadowed. But I was never bored. It was fun to see if I was right on a couple of things. Great read. Great narration.

  • Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death

  • Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 7
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397

Agatha Raisin's neighboring village of Ancombe is usually the epitome of quiet rural charm, but the arrival of a new mineral-water company - which intends to tap into the village spring - sends tempers flaring and divides the parish council into two stubborn camps. When Agatha, who happens to be the PR person for the water company, finds the council chairman murdered at the spring, tongues start wagging. Could one of the council members have silenced the chairman before he could cast the deciding vote?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • On to the next!

  • By bigdjunta on 03-09-18

James Lacey sour note

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

Reviewed: 10-08-15

Good story, great performance. However, I experience so much frustration as a reader/listener over ,the dynamics of the Lacey Raisin relationship that I am thinking twice about going on to the next book (I'm sure I will though because of the main female characters, Roy and Sir Charles.). I also am irritated at the overt rudeness of the parish council members. What terrible people!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Middlemarch

  • By: George Eliot
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 35 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,967
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,944

Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon’s mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, and reforms, as well as betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition, and disappointment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audible book ever

  • By Molly-o on 12-25-11

Excellent "read"

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

Reviewed: 03-05-15

Of course the story is masterful. The readers voice is flexible and pleasant. Thirty three hours passed quickly. Great experience