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paul j boyd

hammonton, nj United States
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  • City of Endless Night

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,651

When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D'Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The allusive Pendergast..,

  • By shelley on 01-18-18

Do not buy this book

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

I enjoyed this book until the final chapters.
I understand that with fiction , one sometimes has to give certain actions by some characters, a wink and a nod, and just move on. This is the first book I’ve read by these authors and it will be my last.
The final chapters ensured this. You are warned!
Just an absolute rediculous ending!

  • The Third Victim

  • A Novel
  • By: Phillip Margolin
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

A woman stumbles onto a dark road in rural Oregon - tortured, battered, and bound. She tells a horrific story about being kidnapped, then tortured, until she finally managed to escape. She was the lucky one - two other women, with similar burns and bruises, were found dead. The surviving victim identifies the house where she was held captive, and the owner, Alex Mason - a prominent local attorney - is arrested.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent legal thriller!

  • By Wayne on 03-07-18

Save your time

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

This author should be arrested,tried and convicted for impersonating an author. He can’t write dialogue. Has one character, when asked why she stayed with her husband who burns her with cigarettes, “ well he was not like that all the time”
Give me a break. You have been warned. This is crap

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • How Not to Die

  • Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
  • By: Michael Greger MD, Gene Stone
  • Narrated by: Michael Greger MD
  • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,317
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,694
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,629

From the physician behind the wildly popular website Nutrition Facts, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunningly important book

  • By Being on 12-29-15

Must read book

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

I'm only giving this book 2 stars. More on that
In a moment. First, here's what it did for me after one week.
I lost 4.5 pounds
I'm sleeping less but I don't feel tired
I'm never starving
I recommend EVERYONE read this book
Now, why I didn't like this book.
THE NARRATOR SUCKS.
He has this WHINING, SING SONG VOICE,
And his INTONATION will raise your blood pressure. He talks like he is addressing a 4th
Grade class. If you can read this book rather than listening to it.
The federal government should take this narrator to Guantanamo and have him read to the inmates. They would spill their guts in no time.
But it's a lifestyle all should embrace.

  • The Simple Truth

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915

Michael Fiske broke the law when he took Rufus Harms's prison letter from the Supreme Court. But he also sealed his own fate. Now Michael's brother, a cop turned attorney, is coming to Washington to find out why his brother was murdered - and what it had to do with a crime that Rufus Harms committed 25 years before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Can't finish because of narrator.

  • By Elizabeth on 02-10-12

Dissatisfied

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

Reviewed: 11-29-16

First book by this author I've read. It was just so predictable not just the plot but the dialogue. Give me west lake, Mcbain or wambaugh.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Story of Medieval England: From King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest

  • By: Jennifer Paxton, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Paxton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170

These 36 lectures tell the remarkable story of a tumultuous thousand-year period in the history of England. Dominated by war, conquest, and the struggle to balance the stability brought by royal power with the rights of the governed, it was a period that put into place the foundation of much of the world we know today. As you journey through this largely chronological narrative you'll see key themes emerge, including the assimilation of successive waves of invaders, the tense relationship between kings and the nobility, and the constant battles over money and taxation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm sad it's over!

  • By Claudia Murray on 04-24-14

History of England

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

Reviewed: 06-03-16

Buy this book. Guaranteed great read!!!! You won't be disappointed One of my favorites excellent

  • How to Be Right

  • The Art of Being Persuasively Correct
  • By: Greg Gutfeld
  • Narrated by: Steve Kramer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 310

In How to Be Right: the Art of Being Persuasively Correct, Gutfeld reveals the strategies that have helped him keep a steady job for almost three decades. From "Discard Your Outrage" and "Outcompassion Them" to "Find the Right's Obama" and "Use your Mom", Gutfeld gives listeners the tools they'll need to argue, influence, and convince their friends, family, and foes throughout the 2016 election cycle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book

  • By Happy customer on 11-04-15

Good read

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

Reviewed: 02-28-16

You won't agree with every position especially if you are a conservative.
But it will give you good ammo in your discussions with liberals

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Vatican Prophecies

  • Investigating Supernatural Signs, Apparitions, and Miracles in the Modern Age
  • By: John Thavis
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Vatican Diaries comes a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how the Vatican investigates claims of miraculous events. Apocalyptic prophecies and miraculous apparitions are headline-grabbing events that often put the Catholic Church's doctrine of "rational faith" at odds with the passion of its more zealous followers. To some, these claims teeter on the edge of absurdity. Others see them as evidence of a private connection with God.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ora pro nobis

  • By Zaubermond on 11-30-16

Mysticism

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

Reviewed: 10-07-15

A good read for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Find out what the Church teaches on possession, miracles , sainthood etc. very informative and educational.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Titanic Thompson

  • The Man Who Bet on Everything
  • By: Kevin Cook
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Born in a log cabin in the Ozarks, Alvin "Titanic" Thompson (1892-1974) traveled with his golf clubs, a .45 revolver, and a suitcase full of cash. He won and lost millions playing cards, dice, golf, pool, and dangerous games of his own invention. He killed five men and married five women, each one a teenager on her wedding day. He ruled New York's underground craps games in the 1920s and was Damon Runyon's model for slick-talking Sky Masterson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Steve on 09-09-11

A scam

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

I've spent my life working in the gambling business.
The anecdotes are total b s. Don't waste your time.
Thompson goes into the army. After one week an officer approached him and makes him a sergeant and an instructor of new recruits. It's not even good non fiction. Arghhh a total ripoff

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Bridge

  • The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 27 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346

This monumental book tells the enthralling story of one of the greatest accomplishments in our nation's history, the building of what was then the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge rose out of the expansive era following the Civil War, when Americans believed all things were possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Historian and not a Novelist

  • By Tim on 06-01-12

the bridge

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

Reviewed: 09-21-15

save your money. the author could have knocked off 2 hours of this book. after a while it got to tedious listening to a lot of irrelevant facts. mccollough is usually much better

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Mind to Murder

  • By: P. D. James
  • Narrated by: Penelope Dellaporta
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 220

Award-winning author P.D. James' second mystery in her best-selling series featuring Scotland Yard investigator Adam Dalgliesh is now available as an audiobook! When the administrative head of the Steen Psychiatric Clinic is found dead with a chisel in her heart, Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard is called in to investigate. Dalgliesh must analyze the deep-seated anxieties and thwarted desires of patients and staff alike to determine which of their unresolved conflicts resulted in murder. Widely acknowledged as "the greatest contemporary writer of classic crime" ( The London Sunday Times), P. D. James received the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award for long-term achievement in 1999.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Mind to Read More of James

  • By Holly Helscher on 01-20-09

Don't miss reading this author

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

Reviewed: 02-13-15

If there is a better narrator, please let me know. Love the English way of speaking. especially their idiomatic expressions.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful