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L. Rutherford

Ontario, Canada
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  • House of Spies

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, terrorists leave 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great spy thriller

  • By L. Rutherford on 06-21-18

Great spy thriller

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

The only negative for me, was that the narrator spoke so fast I had to put it on 75% speed. Otherwise great story/ plot and action

  • Cell

  • By: Robin Cook
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,111

George Wilson, M.D., a radiology resident in Los Angeles, is about to enter a profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm shift, foreshadowing a vastly different role for doctors everywhere. The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine, no longer as a mere medical app but rather as a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating even better than the real thing. It is called iDoc. George's initial collision with this incredible innovation is devastating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!!!

  • By Paul T. on 02-16-14

Fascinating future

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

Great ideas but no real ending. I wish it could have ended better with the baddies getting their just end.

  • Bullseye

  • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
  • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900

Snow blankets the avenues of Manhattan's exclusive Upper West Side. The storm is the perfect cover for a fashionable, highly trained team of lethal assassins as they prowl the streets, hunting their prey. But their first hit is simply target practice. Their next mission may very well turn the Cold War red hot once again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • he said she said I said

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-14-16

Excellent suspenseful tale

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

Reviewed: 09-19-16

Good thrills and chills but narrator was NOT good. His ?British?? accent was so terrible I flinched every time he used it. Also the assassin could have had a name, not be called the British Assassin all through the story. Good ending

  • The Assassin

  • An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 8
  • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,712

As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn. A sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil, and soon the assassin - shooting with extraordinary accuracy at seemingly impossible long range - kills Bell's best witness, a brave and likable man. Then the shooter detonates a terrible explosion that sets the victim's independent refinery ablaze.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, timeline a bit confusing

  • By Ross on 03-17-15

Somewhat predictable. Love Scott Brick's narration!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-15

Knew about half was thru that assassin was a woman. I enjoy anything Scott Brick narrates.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130,965
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,465

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I hated this book!

  • By nikki on 04-11-18

Great twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

Sometimes difficult to know who is talking. It could be tightened up a bit. This review wants more original words, and I don't have any left.

  • I Am Pilgrim

  • A Thriller
  • By: Terry Hayes
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,948

An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid. A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square. A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard. Smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan. A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please let this all be fiction.

  • By B.J. on 08-08-14

Great thrilling and twisting journey!

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

Reviewed: 05-11-15

An excellent read. The narrator is as good as any out there, although his heavily accented characters were sometimes difficult to comprehend. Still a terrific story!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The World of Downton Abbey

  • By: Jessica Fellows
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth McGovern
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

Downton Abbey portrays a world of elegance and decadence, a world of duty and obedience, and a world of romance and rivalry. This companion book, full of rich historical detail, takes fans deeper into that period than ever before. Experience the inner workings of the downstairs life and be dazzled by the glamour of upstairs life with profiles of all the major characters, interviews with the actors, and behind the scenes insights.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun look at the backstory to Downton Abbey

  • By Teddy on 08-15-12

Midly interesting. Eliz McGovern better actress

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

Reviewed: 08-12-12

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Having someone British narrate this would have made it better.

Would you recommend The World of Downton Abbey to your friends? Why or why not?

Not, I think.

How could the performance have been better?

As I said, she is a better actress than narrator. She sounds boring.

Do you think The World of Downton Abbey needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

As the series progresses, one would probably be interesting.

Any additional comments?

Maggie Smith would have made an interesting narrator

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,833

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • JUST SIMPLY FANTASTIC LISTENING ! !

  • By Gary on 04-24-12

Wonderful to discover a great new(to me) author

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

Reviewed: 08-06-12

What did you love best about The Witness?

The characters were well drawn and enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

Constantly worried about the lead characters, particularly the dog.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Zero Day

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,181

From David Baldacci - the modern master of the thriller and number-one worldwide best-selling novelist - comes a new hero: a lone Army Special Agent taking on the toughest crimes facing the nation. John Puller is a combat veteran and the best military investigator in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigative Division. His father was an Army fighting legend, and his brother is serving a life sentence for treason in a federal military prison. Puller has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable drive to find the truth.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Big fan of David Baldacci, not a fan of Zero Day

  • By William R. on 11-22-11

Somewhat disappointing

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

Reviewed: 11-30-11

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Just not exciting location or characters.

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

Predictable

Have you listened to any of Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes , all of David Balduccu's previous novels

Was Zero Day worth the listening time?

If you were on a long drive it would be somewhat interesting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful