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  • House of Spies

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,839

Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, a terrorist plot leaves a trail of carnage through London’s glittering West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread. The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team to the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of one of the richest men in the country, Jean-Luc Martel, and his companion, Olivia Watson. A beautiful former British fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know the true source of Martel's enormous wealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • YES! This is what I want and expect!

  • By Dr. Meggin McIntosh on 08-27-17

Series no longer a favorite

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No - series has become boring.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Ending was fine

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

Used to really enjoy this series, but the last 2 or 3 have become boring to me. Not much action. Had to force myself to finish it.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,446

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

The best ever

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

Reviewed: 07-08-16

If you could sum up A Man Called Ove in three words, what would they be?

Touching and hilarious

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ove - he was a wonderful example of the importance of not judging a "book by it's cover"

What about George Newbern’s performance did you like?

He captured everyone's personality

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

I rarely write reviews, but this was one of my absolute favorites ever! I laughed, cried, learned and was inspired by it.

  • War and Remembrance

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 56 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,247
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,777

Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues here in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What can I say that hasn't already been said??

  • By aaron on 01-31-12

History and Narration excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-20-12

I enjoyed listening to this and the winds of war for the historical information and the narration. I grew weary of the romance subplots and toward the end fast forwarded through them. When I read the books years ago it didn't bother me, but it was easier to speed through the romance when reading it. So, would have given all 5's except for that!!!

  • Full Black

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,522

Born in shadow and kept from heads of state, there are some missions so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don't exist. so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don't exist. When one such mission goes horribly wrong, a wave of dramatic terrorist attacks is set in motion. Their goal: the complete and total collapse of the United States. With the CIA's intelligence abilities hobbled, former Navy SEAL Team 6 member turned covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath launches an audacious plan to infiltrate the terrorists' network and prevent one of the biggest threats the U.S. has ever faced.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Sean on 08-16-11

Couldn't finish

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

Reviewed: 09-07-11

The action sections were good, but the commentary took over much of the book. Thought it might be
doable, but after listening to less than half of the book, we couldn't handle anymore of that. The narration was done well though.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Tourist

  • A Novel
  • By: Olen Steinhauer
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,075
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 564

In the vein of John le Carré and Graham Greene, this contemporary international thriller follows Milo Weaver as he is drawn into a conspiracy that links riots in the Sudan, an assassin committing suicide, and an old friend who's been accused of selling secrets to the Chinese. Once the CIA and Homeland Security are after him, the only way for him to survive is to return, headfirst, into Tourism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book

  • By Derek on 04-13-09

Disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-09

After reading the reviews thought this would be great. It was disappointing - the first half didn't catch my interest. Then it picked up and intrigued me, but most of the time I didn't understand the whole premise, and still didn't at the end. So, in summary, it kept my interest enough to listen to the whole thing, but that's it.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Stone Cold

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,273

Oliver Stone and the Camel Club are back in their most dangerous adventure yet, a war on two fronts. Casino king Jerry Bagger from The Collectors is hunting Annabelle Conroy, who conned him out of millions. Stone and his colleagues Reuben, Milton, and Caleb marshal all their resources to protect Annabelle. Yet all their skills may not be enough when a deadly new opponent rips off the veneer of Stone's own mysterious past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stone Cold fantastic

  • By Louise on 09-23-08

One of his best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-07

I loved this one! It held my interest throughout with many twists and turns. Did not want it to finish!

  • Sudden Death

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496

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

Review by a golden retriever fan

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-05

I really enjoy the narration of this and the previous Bury the Lead. Being a golden retriever owner, I am especially appreciative of Andy's love of his golden, Tara. My only complaint about this audio book was that it was abridged, which took away some of its color.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Marker

  • By: Robin Cook
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288

Twenty-eight-year-old Sean McGillin is the picture of health, until he fractures his leg while in-line skating in New York City's Central Park. Within 24 hours of his surgery, he dies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit too predictable

  • By Martin on 06-26-05

Riveting but science fiction

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-05

I enjoyed this story, but found much of the hospital scenes unrealistic. I work in a hospital and have never seen people treat patients like many of the hospital staff in these scenes did.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Company Man

  • By: Joseph Finder
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 314

Nick Conover, the son of a factory worker, is the CEO of a major corporation in a company town. Nick, once the most admired man in Fenwick, Michigan, is now, having presided over massive layoffs, the most despised. A single parent since the recent death of his wife, he's struggling to insulate his 10-year-old daughter and angry 16-year-old son from the town's hostility.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nail-biting suspense

  • By James on 04-20-05

Engrossing yet depressing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-05

I had to give this 5 stars - the narrator was terrific as he always is, and the story had unexpected twists and turns, and it held my interest through 17 hours! I DID find it depressing though, because much of the story had dishonorable people and I tired of this.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Unexpected Blessings

  • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Evan, Tessa, Linnet, and India: four remarkable women. Three generations of Hartes. One indomitable family whose loyalty binds them together and whose enemies want to tear them apart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but too much detail

  • By Deb on 02-05-05

Interesting but too much detail

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-05

First let me say that the story kept my attention and the narration was very good. I enjoyed learning about the rest of the Emma Harte saga. At times it went into too much detail about every dress that every person was wearing at an event, etc. but I would still recommend it to anyone who has read the other Barbara Taylor Bradford books. It was at it's best during the suspenseful moments.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful