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  • Wild Fire

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,013
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,027

The Executive Board of an exclusive men's club meets to talk about 9/11 and finalize a retaliation plan, known by a code name: Wild Fire. That weekend, a member of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force is found dead. It's up to Detective John Corey and his wife, FBI Agent Kate Mayfield, to unravel a terrifying plot that starts with the Custer Hill Club and ends with American cities locked in the crosshairs of a nuclear device.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but the series is getting forced.

  • By Joseph on 08-26-09

Another riveting novel by deMille

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

And Scott Brick is awesome. But the musical interludes between chapters was not effective. Wrong type of music selected.

  • Everybody's Fool

  • A Novel
  • By: Richard Russo
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908

Sully is staring down a VA cardiologist's estimate that he has only a year or two left, and it's hard work trying to keep this news from the most important people in his life: Ruth, the married woman he carried on with for years...the ultra-hapless Rub Squeers, who worries that he and Sully aren't still best friends...Sully's son and grandson, for whom he was mostly an absentee figure (and now a regretful one).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, hilarious, long-awaited sequel!

  • By Karen Weisneck on 05-14-16

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-21-16

I was looking forward to finding out what happened to Sully after Nobody's Fool, but was very disappointed by the narrator who despite my curiosity could not keep me interested

  • Motive

  • An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 30
  • By: Jonathan Kellerman
  • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 862

Even having hundreds of closed cases to his credit can't keep LAPD police lieutenant Milo Sturgis from agonizing over the crimes that don't get solved - and the victims who go without justice. Victims like Katherine Hennepin, a young woman strangled and stabbed in her home. A single suspect with a solid alibi leads to a dead end - one even Alex Delaware's expert insight can't explain. The only thing to do is move on to the next murder case - because there's always a next one.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best, but Rubinstein reading helps

  • By B. Riddick on 02-13-15

Not my favorite Alex & Milo story

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

Reviewed: 03-01-15

The formula seems to be getting stale and the solution seemed to be a stretch. Narrator is still very good.

  • How the Light Gets In

  • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, Book 9
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,385
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,099
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,098

Shadows are falling on the usually festive Christmas season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. When Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Gamache soon discovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people not just in North America, but in the world, and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone. As events come to a head, Gamache is drawn ever deeper into the world of Three Pines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome Home!

  • By Nancy J on 09-06-13

Inspector Gamache rocks!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-13

Would you consider the audio edition of How the Light Gets In to be better than the print version?

I read the previous Inspector Gamache novel in paperback and was hooked! I decided to select the most recent novel as my first audio experience and was immensely pleased. The characters and story line are very compelling and the audio experience was fantastic. Now I am starting back at the beginning! Bien fait, Mr. L'Inspecteur!

  • Solomon's Song

  • The Australian Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,666

Here is the story of two families, branches of the Solomons, transported to an alien land. Both branches eventually grow rich and powerful. But through three generations, the families never, for one moment, relinquish their hatred for each other. This novel is also the story of Australia, from its beginnings to its coming of age as a nation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Seems to get off the track

  • By Bernadine Martin on 11-13-09

Fantastic Trilogy

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

Reviewed: 04-18-13

The story is captivating, the characters fascinating and the narration engaging. Loved these three books.

  • Winter of the World

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 31 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,657

Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, Welsh - enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Sequel

  • By Tim on 03-15-13

Too many characters for one narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-04-12

Where does Winter of the World rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Fantastic

What didn’t you like about John Lee’s performance?

There were too many characters from too many different countries - too many accents to manage successfully.

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

Yes, the plot was great. It leaves you wanting to find out what happens with the next generation of families.

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,356
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35,360

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Read the Reviews!

  • By Stacey D. on 05-25-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-21-12

What did you love best about 14?

I would have never picked up a "sci-fi" type book, but the story was extremely well written and by the time the crazy sci fi stuff happened I was hooked.

What other book might you compare 14 to and why?

1Q84 - another "soft" sci-fi.

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

yes!

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