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  • Deadfall

  • An Alexandra Cooper Novel
  • By: Linda Fairstein
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 226

A wild heart beats within New York City. Amid concrete and skyscrapers, the Wildlife Conservation Society works to preserve and protect the animal kingdom both within and beyond the borders of the five boroughs. But dangerous creatures don't always have claws and fangs, as Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace know all too well. Predators lurk close to home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent installment

  • By Dawn on 07-27-17

Awful narration - Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 07-30-17

I'll start off saying that as soon as a Linda Fairstein book is released I buy it. I love all the history of New York that she includes in her books. As a native New Yorker she never fails to surprise me with facts about the city.
The performance by Barbara Rosenblat is so over the top trying to make herself sound like a male NYPD detective, that she makes the character of Mike sound like someone's old aunt that smoked 2 packs of cigarettes a day rather then a male voice. It's to bad that they couldn't find someone who could change their voice better or even hired another actor to take the male part of the book.
Buyer beware that you may be better off purchasing the written book rather then listening to froggy trying to make you believe it's a mans voice speaking.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Likeness

  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,298

Tana French's debut, In the Woods, hit the New York Times best-seller list and drew rave reviews from the Times (London) and Booklist. Picking up six months later, this riveting sequel finds Detective Cassie Maddox still scarred by her last case. When her boyfriend calls her to a chilling murder scene, Cassie is forced to face her inner demons. A young woman has been found stabbed to death outside Dublin, and the victim looks just like Cassie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really on a Different Level

  • By Michael on 07-05-10

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 12-03-16

I've listened to a few of Tana French's books about the Dublin Murder Squad but this book was exceptional. The depth of the characters were extremely deep and revealing. Her best so far and I can't wait to listen to another.

  • Cutting for Stone

  • A Novel
  • By: Abraham Verghese
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,066
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,075

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics - their passion for the same woman - that will tear them apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By A4153 on 05-10-09

Captivating ...... Draws the listener in totally.

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

Reviewed: 10-29-13

What made the experience of listening to Cutting for Stone the most enjoyable?

Sunil Malhotra conveyed the different characters perfectly. The story covered quite a few characters and he depicted them so you felt as though you were there with them.

  • The Good House

  • A Novel
  • By: Ann Leary
  • Narrated by: Mary Beth Hurt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,043
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,031

The Good House tells the story of Hildy Good, who lives in a small town on Boston's North Shore. Hildy is a successful real-estate broker, good neighbor, mother, and grandmother. She's also a raging alcoholic. Hildy's family held an intervention for her about a year before this story takes place - "if they invite you over for dinner, and it’s not a major holiday," she advises "run for your life" - and now she feels lonely and unjustly persecuted. She has also fooled herself into thinking that moderation is the key.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great book, Hildy is a great character!

  • By Rhonda Morrison on 01-31-13

5 Stars for Mary Beth Hurt

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

Reviewed: 05-16-13

Would you listen to The Good House again? Why?

Yes I would. The story was truly interesting and gave insight to how a small town can band together. Lots of jucy secrets revealed.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Good House?

When Hildy came to her conclusion that her drinking was way out of control nad how she delt with it.

What about Mary Beth Hurt’s performance did you like?

I loved her voice. She really made me believe she was Hildy.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the young boy was found and the connection he had with the horse.

Any additional comments?

Mary Beth Hurt should do more audio books !!! She was fantastic.

  • The Race

  • An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 4
  • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738

It is 1910, the age of flying machines is still in its infancy, and newspaper publisher Preston Whiteway is offering $50,000 for the first daring aviator to cross America in less than 50 days. He is even sponsoring one of the prime candidates - an intrepid woman named Josephine Frost - and that's where Bell, chief investigator for the Van Dorn Detective Agency, comes in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Up, Up, Josephine...

  • By Clint on 09-22-11

Entertaining With History Entwined

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

Reviewed: 09-17-12

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, the plot did keep me entertained but not to the point of sitting on the edge of my seat.

What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

To me Scott Brick is the voice of Issaic Bell. He has just the right innotation for the character.

  • Drift

  • The Unmooring of American Military Power
  • By: Rachel Maddow
  • Narrated by: Rachel Maddow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,864
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,861

Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war, with all the financial and human costs that entails. Sensible yet provocative, dead serious yet seriously funny, Drift will reinvigorate a "loud and jangly" political debate about how, when, and where to apply America's strength and power - and who gets to make those decisions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better Tribute Than Yellow Ribbons

  • By Yvette Z Vandermolen on 05-22-12

War! What is it good for?

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

Reviewed: 06-27-12

If you could sum up Drift in three words, what would they be?

Informative, infuriating and enlighting

What was one of the most memorable moments of Drift?

When Rachael spoke of the nukes we had just wasting away with fuses that were rendered useless due to lack of attention.

If you could give Drift a new subtitle, what would it be?

How far our military has lapsed into nowhere.

  • Columbine

  • By: Dave Cullen
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,224

Over the course of this gripping narrative, Dave Cullen approaches his subjects with unrivaled care and insight. What emerges are shattering portraits of the killers, the victims, and the community that suffered one of the greatest - and most socially and historically important - shooting tragedies of the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I feel like I've been hit by a freight train

  • By Dave on 06-23-09

Gut wrenching even though you know the story

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

Reviewed: 06-27-12

Would you listen to Columbine again? Why?

Yes, I think I would listen to it again. There was so much information given in this book that never made the newspapers. The research on this topic has been flawless. No stone was left unturned to tell the whole truth as to what really happened that fateful day. The back story to this event is truly fascinating and holds your interest the entire time.

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  • Kill Shot

  • An American Assassin Thriller
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,042

For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians becomes increasingly clear. He is given his next target: a plump Libyan diplomat who is prone to drink and is currently in Paris without a single bodyguard. Rapp finds him completely unprotected and asleep in his bed. With confidence in his well-honed skills and conviction of the man’s guilt, he easily sends a bullet into the man’s skull. But in the split second it takes the bullet to leave the silenced pistol, everything changes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Early days of Mitch Rapp better than a new series

  • By OldRetiredGuy on 02-10-12

Enough of the early days

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

Reviewed: 06-12-12

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Well that's hard to answer....... I feel as though Vince has run out of things to write about Mitch. Vince has to reverted to reinventing the early days when Mitch started with the CIA.We have been down this road already.

Would you recommend Kill Shot to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes, I would recomend it to friends who haven't already been introduced to Mitch Rapp. This way they can start at the beginning of the saga.

What about George Guidall???s performance did you like?

I love George Guidall's performance. To me he is the voice of Vince Flynn telling the story. I particularly like the gruffness in his voice. I really lends to the characters he portrays in the book.

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

Sure.

Any additional comments?

I wish Vince would find a new angle to tell the Mitch Rapp story. Or maybe he can come up with another spy for us to fall in love with.

  • The Art of Fielding

  • A Novel
  • By: Chad Harbach
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,512

At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Quite ~

  • By S. on 03-03-12

More then a baseball story

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

Reviewed: 03-18-12

Would you listen to The Art of Fielding again? Why?

This was an enjoyable story. I was pleasantly surprised with the back story in the book. I'm a big baseball fan and chose it because of the baseball theme that the title suggests. Lots of twists. It's a modern story that was well described. I like to listen to a book a second time because there are times when my mind wanders. Not because of the narrator but because I listen to books all the time when I'm driving in the car.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 24 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,311

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A most terrific & non-typical treatment of Witches

  • By Neal on 04-17-14

Love Witches

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

Reviewed: 03-18-12

What did you like best about this story?

I did like this story and I'm glad that it didn't remind me of the Twilight series. I can't wait for the second book to to released.