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  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094

Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drugstore where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By Davehubin on 11-09-17

Ugh, the attempted Boston accent

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Loved the story but the attempted Boston accent of the judge character was too much. Having been raised just 35 miles south of Boston, it just grates on my last nerve to hear people attempt a Boston accent. I didn't go back to listen to the backstory of the judge to hear if he was really supposed to be from Boston, as this was a courtroom in Los Angeles, I presume he moved to CA from MA but I didn't catch it and it wasn't worth going back to find out, but I've heard enough attempts at the accent to know when one is being attempted. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

  • The Lady of the Rivers

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,764

Jacquetta always has had the gift of second sight. As a child visiting her uncle, she met his prisoner, Joan of Arc, and saw her own power reflected in the young woman accused of witchcraft. They share the mystery of the tarot card of the wheel of fortune before Joan is taken to a horrific death. Jacquetta understands the danger for a woman who dares to dream. Jacquetta is married to the Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, and he introduces her to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Philippa back on track

  • By Bonnie-Ann on 11-26-11

Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

I loved this book. The story was great. the narration was wonderful, and I turned it on whenever I had a free moment at home, in the car, at lunch, where ever. The characters were engaging. Jacquetta was very likeable. I can't wait to start The White Queen.

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  • White Queen

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,858
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,872

They ruled England before the Tudors, and now internationally best-selling author Philippa Gregory brings the Plantagenets to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Prep for Starz Drama

  • By FanB14 on 06-27-13

Well written and narrated

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

I was so impressed with The Lady of the Rivers that I couldn't wait to read this book. I was less impressed but still enjoyed it. I move on to The Red Queen with trepidation.

  • The Red Queen

  • A Novel
  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,517

Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI fails to recognize her as a kindred spirit, and she is even more dismayed when he sinks into madness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, unsympathetic heroine

  • By Karin on 09-12-10

Tired of the same story

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

I loved The Lady of the Rivers and couldn't wait to move on to the next book, The White Queen. I liked it less than The Lady of the Rivers but it was still okay. Now, in The Red Queen, it is the same story from a different viewpoint. I'm tired. I want new characters and a new story line. I've decided to move on to Diana Gabaldon and see how that goes. I will miss Bianca Amato's narration. She is fabulous!

  • Angela's Ashes

  • By: Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls - introduction
  • Narrated by: Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls - introduction
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,212

Why we think it’s a great listen: There’s no gentle way to put this – Frank McCourt’s performance of Angela’s Ashes is just better than the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Frank McCourt shares his sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of growing up poor, Irish, and Catholic in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic book *and* a classic audiobook

  • By Karen on 01-30-03

Laugh or cry, I couldn’t choose

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

What an terribly sad but hysterical story, made all the better as it was read by the author. I highly recommend it for everyone but especially Irish Catholics.

  • Sarum

  • The Novel of England
  • By: Edward Rutherfurd
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 45 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,077
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,072

In Sarum, Edward Rutherfurd weaves a compelling saga of five English families whose fates become intertwined over the course of centuries. While each family has its own distinct characteristics, the successive generations reflect the changing character of Britain. We become drawn not only into the fortunes of the individual family members, but also the larger destinies of each family line.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One big fat sweet historical epic

  • By David on 11-28-13

No continuous story

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

I found this to be too fragmented. I realize the main four families were throughout the book but there was not enough continuity to keep me interested. The frequent changing of names was also difficult to follow in audio format. It was okay but after having just finished two of Ken Follett’s trilogy series, this paled in comparison.

  • A Column of Fire

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,574

In 1558 the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide sweeping across the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Follett is a Master Storyteller

  • By Charles Atkinson on 10-11-17

Not as gripping ...

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

I enjoyed the other two Kingsbridge novels more, though this was certainly a good book as well. It took me several attempts of the first few chapters to get into it but, in all fairness, I read the first 100 pages of Fall of Giants at least 5 times before I was hooked. Both trilogy series were well worth my time and I’m now a huge fan of Ken Follett.

  • World Without End

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 45 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,140
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,118

In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, set in 12th-century England. Readers and listeners ever since have hoped for a sequel. At last, here it is. Although the two novels may be listened to in any order, World Without End also takes place in Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building their exquisite Gothic cathedral. The cathedral is again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 40 hours too short ...

  • By Henrik on 11-03-07

Another fabulous story!

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

As with the Century Trilogy and The Pillars of the Earth, I found this book to be incredible. John Lee does a wonderful job as the narrator and the story and characters kept me enthralled through every chapter. There were certainly similarities in the story lines - boy meets girl, they fall in love, the church keeps them apart, etc. but I still found the characters and circumstances to be different enough to keep me interested. I highly recommend this book.

  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,510

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame...and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic story to be read by all!

  • By Gina on 07-25-09

Simply outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

Having just finished reading Ken Follett's Century Trilogy, in hard copy, I was thrilled to get this series on Audible. From the get go I found it difficult to put down. The characters are engaging and relatable. I found myself literally cheering out loud at some sections and yelling at others. Being a huge fan of church architecture, the underlying story of the book, was a favorite from the start. I enjoyed it thoroughly and couldn't wait to start the next book in the series.