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  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,052
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,035

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Story=Terrible

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-04-17

Grisham is back!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-18

I've been pretty disappointed with Grisham's last few books and had almost decided not to read them anymore but I'm glad I gave him one more chance! This book is what I think is classic Grisham, a great story about the little guy fighting corruption in the law in a very unusual way, full of twists and turns and very suspenseful. Great read!!

  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,386
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,031
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,960

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's John Grisham, right?

  • By Elle on 10-30-16

About as disappointing as a book you can read

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

Reviewed: 11-22-16

What disappointed you about The Whistler?

Can't believe Grisham actually wrote this book, it seems like a beginning author's attempt. It was boring and predictable. Very disappointing. And the reader is terrible.

Would you ever listen to anything by John Grisham again?

I doubt it. Last couple have been bombs.

How could the performance have been better?

different reader would have helped some but couldn't save this book.

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

boredom

Any additional comments?

save your money

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Red Notice

  • A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice
  • By: Bill Browder
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,633
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,087
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,089

Red Notice is a searing expose of the wholesale whitewash by Russian authorities of Magnitsky's imprisonment and murder, slicing deep into the shadowy heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gutsy, chilling and important.

  • By Michael J Canning on 02-28-15

Should be a required read for Business and Finance

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

Reviewed: 03-18-16

Any additional comments?

A non-fiction that reads like an edge-of-your-seat intrigue novel. If you might have some thoughts that Putin is a character to be admired, this book will swiftly destroy those thoughts. He's a thug and a murderer and one realizes after reading this book that our current administration and state department doesn't have the fortitude to stand up to him. A thoroughly disturbing but excellent read.

  • 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 3,118
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,662
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,665

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

Incredibly boring

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

Reviewed: 05-14-15

What disappointed you about Patriots?

Was expecting a novel, not a Survivalist manifesto

Would you ever listen to anything by James Wesley Rawles again?

no

How did the narrator detract from the book?

very monotone

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

sheer boredom

Any additional comments?

avoid unless you need a primer on survival

  • Full Force and Effect

  • A Jack Ryan Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,461

A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan, Jr., and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Time they don't have.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You Mark Greaney!

  • By Chris C on 12-10-14

High adventure

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

Reviewed: 04-07-15

If you could sum up Full Force and Effect in three words, what would they be?

dives right in

What was one of the most memorable moments of Full Force and Effect?

same

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

North Korea is an enigma, sheds light on structure of government

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

nothing

Any additional comments?

This is a fast-paced, non-stop action read. Clancey would be proud.

  • Melt Down

  • Breakers, Book 2
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 218

In upstate Idaho, Ness Hook is run out of his mom's house by his bullying brother Shawn. In Redding, California, Tristan Carter is graduating college, but with no job and no prospects, she'll have to move back in with her parents. Then the world ends. After Ness discovers his best friend dead of disease, Shawn takes their family to the mountains to wait out the plague.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A let down from Book 1

  • By Russ on 12-12-14

save your money

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

Reviewed: 09-24-14

Any additional comments?

The first book was quirky enough to interest me. I found this one a rehash of the first book with different characters introduced and the third book is just tedious. Don't bother.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fatal Conceit

  • By: Robert K. Tanenbaum
  • Narrated by: Bob Walter
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 185

After the New York grand jury indicts the national presidential campaign chairman and the NSA spymaster for the murder of the CIA chief, Karp engages in an unforgettable courtroom confrontation with the defendants who have the full weight of the US administration, a hostile judge, and a compliant media supporting them. These sinister forces will stop at nothing to prevent Karp from bringing out the truth, even if they have to resort to murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb legal and political thriller!

  • By Wayne on 08-20-17

good read

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

Reviewed: 08-21-14

Any additional comments?

This is another in a long line of recent get the Muslim terrorists, but with great courtroom drama to go along with it. Well-paced action with everyone's favorite target, politicians.
One can read many comparisons to our current administration in this book and I think it's pretty deliberate but that makes it that much enjoyable! Narrator also does a great job handling many characters with ease.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Tom Clancy Support and Defend

  • A Campus Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,352

Dominic Caruso. Nephew of President Jack Ryan. FBI agent and operator for The Campus, a top secret intelligence agency that works off the books for the U.S. government. Already scarred by the death of his brother, Caruso is devastated when he can't save a friend and his family from a terrorist attack. Ethan Ross was a mid-level staffer for the National Security Council. Now he's a wanted fugitive on the run with a microdrive that contains enough information to wreck American intelligence efforts around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great action packed spy novel!

  • By James on 07-25-14

This was a fun read!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-14

Any additional comments?

I hesitated to purchase this book because I thought Clancy's recent novels were getting a little mundane. I'm glad I got this one because it's one of Clancy's better ones in a long time. Fast paced, great plot, and lots of action. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Wayfaring Stranger

  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,527

It is 1934 and the Depression is bearing down when 16-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation with the outlaws ends as Weldon puts a bullet through the rear window of Clyde’s stolen automobile. Ten years later, Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland and his sergeant, Hershel Pine, escape certain death in the Battle of the Bulge and encounter a beautiful young woman named Rosita Lowenstein hiding in a deserted extermination camp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Addition to the Holland/Texas Saga

  • By Charles Atkinson on 07-22-14

One of The Best Books I've Read in Years

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

Reviewed: 07-28-14

Any additional comments?

I always grab every Burke book that comes out, knowing I won't be disappointed, but this one caught me by surprise. This turned out to be an incredible journey back in time to the 30's & 40's, to the dust-bowl era through WWII and the boom afterwards with characters that Burke brings to life reminiscent of Faulkner. And with Will Patton voicing the book, you don't just listen, you become emotionally involved. I won't forget this book.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Mr. Mercedes

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,137

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this style of King!!!

  • By Joyce on 07-07-14

A Chilling Read

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

Reviewed: 06-16-14

Any additional comments?

Stephen King didn't rely on anything supernatural in this book, which I think is a first. But he does a masterful job in showing the real terror that can be inflicted from the mind of a psychopath. This book will have you rooting for the good guys, a total unlikely bunch of misfits, but also give you unique insight into the mind of a killer. This is a great, edge-of-your-seat story that will keep you listening until the wee hours. And no one delivers better than Will Patton.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful