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  • Exile

  • By: Richard North Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 20 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,281
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 316

David Wolfe's life is approaching an exhilarating peak: a successful San Francisco lawyer, he's about to get married and has been primed for a run for Congress. But when the phone rings and he hears the voice of Hana Arif, the Palestinian woman with whom he had a passionate affair in law school, he begins a completely unexpected journey. The day after Hana's call, the prime minister of Israel is assassinated by a suicide bomber - and soon Hana is accused of being the mastermind behind the murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By StephSchiff on 04-09-08

Exile should be exiled

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-10

This is without a doubt the worst book I have ever listened to. If I cannot give a good review I usual will not give one at all, however this one I just had to make my observation known. This book was completely filled with predudice, hate and minutia that dragged on and on. I really tried my best to stick with this book but it was so boring and just droned on so much that, even though I fought it, I had to quit after listening to 14 CD's. It just goes on and on about the same things over and over and over I found my self thinking about when I needed to buy new tires for my car and what I was going to do this weekend and letting my mind wander because I was so bored while listening to this book. There are so many characters and hate mongering factions in this book that it starts to make you dizzy trying to keep up with them all. Unless you listen to it from start to finish without interruption, you would be totaly confused, lost and befuddled. I have listened to other Richard North Patterson works and thought they were quite good, however it seemed like he was trying so hard to stretch this one out that it is just filled so much information that it puts one to sleep. Sorry I wasted a credit on this one.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Car Talk, September 3, 2005 audiobook cover art
  • Car Talk, September 3, 2005

  • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
  • Length: 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • These guys are a riot!

  • By Carpetbagger on 08-06-10

These guys are a riot!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-10

I have listened to these two guys on the radio as well as on this audio. I sit in the car and actually laugh out loud. One young lady lost the reverse gear in her car and couldn't back out of her driveway. The solution from Click and Clack was to install a circular driveway at her home. These two have exceptionally quick wit and will always end up with a sensible solution or at least a plausible recommendation. They mix comedy with common sense. Great entertainment

  • Bury the Lead

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659

Northern New Jersey has a new local hero on its cultural crime turf. He's Andy Carpenter, the Paterson defense attorney who can sling a quip as fast as he can outmaneuver a snarling prosecutor. Acclaimed author David Rosenfelt's first novel was nominated for an Edgar Award. Now, in this new novel, the intrepid lawyer is thrust into the spotlight where he risks becoming a media victim...of the most fatal kind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged version hurts story

  • By J. on 09-30-07

Can't get enough of the Andy Carpenter series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-10

Mr. Rosenfelt is a very entertaining writer and includes his passion for dogs in his works. The Andy Carpenter series are right up there with the most entertaining books I have listened to. At times the humor and wit that is interjected into the book has me laughing out loud. My wife and I have listened to all of the series at least twice. I find the audio books even more entertaining than the paper version due to the excellent reading of Mr. Grover Gardner. To me, the voice inflections and totally believable portrayal of the wisecracking Andy are without the best that they can be. To me, Mr. Gardner IS Andy Carpenter and could not easily be replaced by any other reader. I find myself actually envisioning how Andy and all of the characters look and believe me there are some entertaining and unusual characters in the series. When I listen to these books I get totally engrossed and find myself traveling inside the books covers. I highly recommend this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sudden Death

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503

Edgar-nominated author David Rosenfelt returns with his hero, Andy Carpenter, who must defend a football player accused of murder. The Giants' running back Kenny Schilling stands accused of killing Troy Preston, a wide receiver for the Jets. As Andy investigates, he finds that Troy is not the only football player who was killed after contact with Kenny...and his snooping starts to set off alarms with a drug king.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Why must it be abridged?

  • By Rob on 05-19-09

Worth listening to again and again

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-10

Mr. Rosenfelt is a very entertaining writer and includes his passion for dogs in his works. The Andy Carpenter series are right up there with the most entertaining books I have listened to. At times the humor and wit that is interjected into the book has me laughing out loud. My wife and I have listened to all of the series at least twice. I find the audio books even more entertaining than the paper version due to the excellent reading of Mr. Grover Gardner. To me, the voice inflections and totally believable portrayal of the wisecracking Andy are without the best that they can be. To me, Mr. Gardner IS Andy Carpenter and could not easily be replaced by any other reader. I find myself actually envisioning how Andy and all of the characters look and believe me there are some entertaining and unusual characters in the series. When I listen to these books I get totally engrossed and find myself traveling inside the books covers. I highly recommend this series.

  • First Degree

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,905
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266

When a cop's body is found burned and decapitated, the last thing Andy Carpenter expected is for a stranger to waltz into his office and admit to the crime. For the wise-cracking millionaire defense attorney suffering from "lawyer's block", the case looks like a no-brainer...until the cops pick up another suspect: Andy's lead P.I., Laurie Collins, who happens to be the love of his life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Read series in order

  • By A. Wright on 03-11-09

Love the Andy Carpenter series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-10

Mr. Rosenfelt is a very entertaining writer and includes his passion for dogs in his works. The Andy Carpenter series are right up there with the most entertaining books I have listened to. At times the humor and wit that is interjected into the book has me laughing out loud. My wife and I have listened to all of the series at least twice. I find the audio books even more entertaining than the paper version due to the excellent reading of Mr. Grover Gardner. To me, the voice inflections and totally believable portrayal of the wisecracking Andy are without the best that they can be. To me, Mr. Gardner IS Andy Carpenter and could not easily be replaced by any other reader. I find myself actually envisioning how Andy and all of the characters look and believe me there are some entertaining and unusual characters in the series. When I listen to these books I get totally engrossed and find myself traveling inside the books covers. I highly recommend this series.

  • New Tricks

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 938

Andy Carpenter gains possession of an adorable Bernese puppy whose owner was brutally murdered. Few can rival Andy's affection for dogs, and he will do whatever it takes to insure that this little pup doesn't fall into the wrong hands. However, his playful new friend is valued by several people, many of whom are willing to resort to violence to get what they want.It will take more than Andy's usual courtroom theatrics to save this dog, including a little help from his beloved Golden Retriever, Tara.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dog-lovers, rejoice!

  • By Snoodely on 09-18-09

Another entertaining Andy Carpenter series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-10

Mr. Rosenfelt is a very entertaining writer and includes his passion for dogs in his works. The Andy Carpenter series are right up there with the most entertaining books I have listened to. At times the humor and wit that is interjected into the book has me laughing out loud. My wife and I have listened to all of the series at least twice. I find the audio books even more entertaining than the paper version due to the excellent reading of Mr. Grover Gardner. To me, the voice inflections and totally believable portrayal of the wisecracking Andy are without the best that they can be. To me, Mr. Gardner IS Andy Carpenter and could not easily be replaced by any other reader. I find myself actually envisioning how Andy and all of the characters look and believe me there are some entertaining and unusual characters in the series. When I listen to these books I get totally engrossed and find myself traveling inside the books covers. I highly recommend this series.

  • Down to the Wire

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Matt Wolfe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 177

As a small-town reporter for the Bergen News, Chris Turley could never measure up to his father, Edward--one of the last great investigative journalists. With his father's legend ever-present, Chris dreams of his own Pulitzer, as he bides his time covering press conferences and town hall meetings. Then one day his fortunes turn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By Kaye E Steeno on 06-05-10

Another entertaining read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-10

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Mr. Rosenfelt definitely knows how to entertain and get you absorbed in his books. I always tend to place myself in the shoes of the main character and travel with them through the book. This was a nice break from the Andy Carpenter series but I am such a huge fan of the Carpenter series I have listened to most of the series twice. I find myself totally entertained by anything that Mr. Rosenfelt writes. You can't go wrong with any of his writings.

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  • Flashforward

  • By: Robert J. Sawyer
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,840
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,251

A scientific experiment begins, and as the button is pressed, the unexpected occurs: everyone in the world goes to sleep for a few moments while everyone's consciousness is catapulted more than twenty years into the future. At the end of those moments, when the world reawakens, all human life is transformed by foreknowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How would you digest the fruits of knowledge??

  • By Phelix_da_Kat on 07-23-08

OK if you're a Physicist

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-10

I bought this largely because of the TV series. The book was very interesting and enjoyable up to about halfway through. It then got into such scientific mumbo jumbo that I was totally lost and could no longer follow the plot. I want to be entertained when listening to a book. I like to laugh, be shocked and associate with the characters. I became so confused with the scientific jargon and terms that I just about stopped listening but endured it to the boring end. This reminds me of the most recent books from Stephen King. I used to be a huge King fan and then his books endings got so bizarre that I stopped reading his work. This book follows the same pattern of being interesting and enjoyable for the first half and then turns into this weird psychedelic out in left field ending. I guess I have found another author to put on my "don't read" list. A tital waste of a credit!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful