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    • Thriller

    • Stories to Keep You Up All Night
    • By: James Patterson (editor), Lee Child, James Grippando, and others
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 358
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 142

    Featuring North America's foremost thriller authors, Thriller is the first collection of pure thriller stories ever published. Offering up heart-pumping tales of suspense in all its guises are 32 of the most critically acclaimed and award-winning names in the business. From the signature characters that made such authors as David Morrell and John Lescroart famous, to four of the hottest new voices in the genre, this blockbuster will tantalize and terrify.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • So - So

    • By Tim on 01-15-09

    Regular price: $27.97

    • A Death in Live Oak

    • A Jack Swyteck Novel
    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    When the body of Jamal Cousin, president of the pre-eminent black fraternity at the Florida's flagship university, is discovered hogtied in the Stygian water swamps of the Suwanee River Valley, the death sets off a firestorm that threatens to rage out of control when a fellow student, Mark Towson, the president of a prominent white fraternity, is accused of the crime. Contending with rising political tensions, racial unrest, and a sensational media, Townson's defense attorney, Jack Swyteck, knows that the stakes could not be higher.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Courtroom Drama

    • By Charles Atkinson on 02-22-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Informant

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 235

    FBI special agent Victoria Santos is tracking a string of gruesome murders from New York to San Francisco, Miami to Oregon. Meanwhile, Pulitzer Prize-winning Miami Tribune reporter Mike Posten receives a call from a mysterious stranger who claims his mind works so much like the killer's that he can actually predict the next attack: time, place, victim. When the predictions prove true, Mike and Victoria must join forces to find out if this eerie caller is the real psychopath.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOW!!! This is a Really Suspenseful book!!!

    • By shelley on 07-13-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Most Dangerous Place

    • A Jack Swyteck Novel
    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258

    It begins at the airport, where Jack is waiting to meet his old high school buddy, Keith Ingraham, a high-powered banker based in Hong Kong, coming to Miami for his young daughter's surgery. But their long-awaited reunion is abruptly derailed when the police arrest Keith's wife, Isabelle, in the terminal, accusing her of conspiring to kill the man who raped her in college. Jack quickly agrees to represent Isa but soon discovers that to see justice done, he must separate truth from lies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Grippando puts the suspense in the courtroom.

    • By Charles Atkinson on 02-24-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Money to Burn

    • A Novel of Suspense
    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    At 31, Michael Cantella is a rising star at Wall Street’s premier investment bank, Saxton Silvers. Everything is going according to plan until Ivy Layton, the love of his life, vanishes on their honeymoon in the Bahamas. Fast-forward four years. It’s the eve of his 35th birthday, and Michael is still on track: successful career, beautiful new wife, piles of money.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Home run James!

    • By Janise on 02-08-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Gone Again

    • A Jack Swyteck Novel, Book 12
    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 236

    Sashi Burgette vanished three years ago on her way to school. The night after the teenager's disappearance, ex-con Dylan Kyle was stopped for drunk driving. An article of Sashi's clothing was found in his truck, and a police videotape of his drunken explanation under interrogation sealed his fate at trial. Now, just days from Kyle's execution, Sashi's mother visits Jack Swyteck, who's doing pro bono work at the Freedom Institute, and delivers shocking news: "Sashi called me."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent legal thriller with great narration

    • By Wayne on 11-21-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Last Call

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    Many years ago, Jack Swyteck saved Theo Knight's life. Theo grew up on the streets of Miami's roughest neighborhood and lost his mother to a violent crime. Although his uncle Cy tried his best to raise him right, by the time he was a teenager, Theo was on death row for a murder he didn't commit. Jack was the lawyer who proved him innocent. Now a successful bar owner, Theo has turned things around. But he needs Jack's help again, this time more than ever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book

    • By Suzy on 02-14-08

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Pardon

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    Fans of John Grisham's legal thrillers will love the suspenseful action and intriguing courtroom drama of James Grippando's bestsellers. In The Pardon, Grippando delivers a scorching tale of vengeance that stains the sultry streets of southern Florida. Miami defense attorney Jack Swytek has long rebelled against his father, Harry, now Florida's governor. The two disagree on nearly everything, especially the death penalty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First legal thrillerl in the Jack Swytek series

    • By Wayne on 03-03-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Lying with Strangers

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Peyton Shields had always wanted to be a doctor. But a late-night drive home in a heavy snowstorm changes everything. A car coming straight at her drives her off the road and into a frozen pond. In an instant her wonderful life has turned dark. No one believes her claims that the "accident" was deliberate; not even her husband. Without explanation, he has become distant and bitter, calling her paranoid and accusing her of having an affair with a former lover. Yet the terror has only begun.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lying with strangers

    • By Carolyn on 07-02-07

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Cane and Abe

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 107

    Samantha died too soon. Abe Beckham's new wife has helped him through the loss, but some say it was a step back for Abe to marry Angelina, a love from his past. Abe doesn't want to hear it, and he's even managed to remain a star prosecutor at the Miami State Attorney's Office through his ups and downs. Then everything goes wrong. A woman's body is discovered dumped in the Everglades, and Abe is called upon to monitor the investigation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well crafted story with some weakness

    • By Big jim Picotto on 01-21-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Intent to Kill

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Ryan James once had it all. With a beautiful wife and a two-year-old daughter, he was just one minor-league baseball game away from realizing his lifelong dream of playing in the majors when the unthinkable happened: his wife, Chelsea, was killed in a hit-and-run accident while driving to Ryan's last game of the season. Years later, Ryan is a popular "shock jock" at Boston's top-rated sports radio show, doing his best to raise his daughter alone.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unfulfilled promise

    • By virginia on 05-28-09

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Under Cover of Darkness

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    The youngest lawyer ever to grab the helm of Seattle's most prominent law firm, Gus Wheatley has found success - as well as money, power, and prestige. He thinks nothing can interfere with his meteoric rise to the top. Until his wife, Beth, vanishes. Beth's disappearance coincides with a series of brutal murders the FBI dubs the "bookend killings". They think Beth is the killer's latest victim...or his willing accomplice. But Gus knows his wife would never ally herself with a cold-blooded killer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book and narrator

    • By Pattie W on 03-20-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Black Horizon

    • Jack Swyteck, Book 11
    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    Miami attorney Jack Swyteck finds himself in the middle of an international legal battle over a Cuban oil spill that sets him on a deadly mission. Three summers after the Deepwater Horizon environmental catastrophe, oil is spewing into the ocean again, this time from a drilling explosion in Cuban waters just 50 miles from the Florida Keys. The slick is headed straight for the United States, but the Cubans refuse American offers to assist with the cleanup, and threaten to fire on "hostile" U.S. vessels entering their waters.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent legal thriller; almost 5 stars

    • By Wayne on 12-03-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Found Money

    • By: James Grippando, Mim E. Rivas
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    Single mother Amy Parkens feels trapped by a boring job, low pay, and no time for her young daughter. But that's before $200,000 in cold, hard cash arrives in an unmarked box. Desperately needing the money, Amy fears a setup or a connection to her mother's suicide 20 years earlier. So she sets out to find the source.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oh What A Tangled Web We Weave...

    • By R. Pontiflet on 01-07-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Afraid of the Dark

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    Then: Sergeant Vince Paulo held his best friend's daughter, McKenna, bleeding in his arms as she uttered the name of her murderer and ex-boyfriend, Jamal. That was minutes before a blast made everything go black for Vince - forever. Now: Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck has been called in to save Jamal from the death penalty for terrorist activity. Despite urgent warnings from his fiancee, undercover FBI agent Andie Henning, to stay away from the case, Jack finds himself inextricably drawn to Jamal's past - even believing his alibi that he was abducted....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Smart Writing, Great Narration

    • By Charles Atkinson on 03-02-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Got the Look

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    From best-selling author James Grippando comes the newest Jack Swyteck thriller in a series that critics have called "riveting", "a winner", and "lapel grabbing". In Got the Look, Swyteck is up against a killer who's so fiendishly clever and so diabolical that even Jack may have at last met his match.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • So So Entertainment

    • By Carl on 01-31-06

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Cash Landing

    • A Novel
    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    Every week a hundred million dollars in cash arrives at Miami International Airport, shipped by German banks to the Federal Reserve. A select group of trusted workers moves the bags through customs and loads them into armored trucks.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • not the worst ever, but close

    • By Kelli on 12-05-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Blood Money

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    What's it like to be Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck? Simply imagine that your father is Florida's governor, your best friend was once on death row, and your love life could fill an entire chapter in Cupid's Rules of Love and War (Idiot's Edition). Throw in an indictment for murder and a litany of lesser charges that could easily get a lawyer disbarred, and believe it or not, you're only scratching the surface.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not quite Casey Anthony...

    • By shelley on 03-04-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • A King's Ransom

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    Two years out of law school, Nick Rey is already on the fast track at a hot Miami law firm. But his dreams of success are overshadowed when his father, Matthew, is abducted while on a business trip to Colombia. The guerillas demand an impossible $3 million ransom - the exact sum Matthew's kidnap-and-ransom insurance policy covers. The insurance company suspects fraud, however, and refuses to pay. And, as Nick soon learns, it isn't the guerillas who hold the key to his father's survival.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story well told

    • By bradley on 07-26-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Beyond Suspicion

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Miami criminal lawyer Jack Swyteck's beautiful ex-girlfriend, Jessie Merrill, sold her life insurance benefit for a cash payment when she was diagnosed with a deadly disease. Now, thanks to Jack's courtroom prowess, Jessie can keep the $1.5 million she received. But both Swyteck and those who expected to double their investment when Jessie died, it turns out, were dupes of a gorgeous scam artist who was never sick at all. And when Jessie's corpse is discovered in Jack's bathtub, he's suddenly wanted for murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another good Grippando

    • By Leslie C. Jephson on 10-16-16

    Regular price: $28.51

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