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Amazon Customer london, United Kingdom Member Since 2011
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  • "Good UK legal thriller"

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    Made a nice change from the Grisham style US legal thrillers. Nick Stone is a good UK writer and he presented a very credible setting for his novel. I was very impressed with the narration by David Thorpe who handled a wide range of voices with some style. I will look out for other books he narrates. The end was slightly convoluted but it didn't lose the plot and I was interested in what happened to the characters up until the last page.

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    The Verdict

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Nick Stone
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    (358)
    Story
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    Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk, desperately trying to get promoted. And then he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, turns out to be not only someone he knows, but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him so badly?

    Steven says: "The Verdict by Nick Stone"
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A Peek at Mrs's Bookshelf

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  • Sycamore Row

    "Brilliant."

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

    His best yet


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything, the plot, the characters, the peep into the minds of lawyers.


    What about Michael Beck’s performance did you like?

    Loved it, the drawl, the way he switched characters, his impeccable timing.The best!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I nearly did! Managed to drag myself to bed at 3 am.


    Any additional comments?

    Think " To Kill A Mocking Bird" or John Grisham's first novel " A Time To Kill" Both in the 'A' list of courtroom drama's. This book is up there with them. I loved " A Time To Kill" this is definitely a great sequel. Hope there is more coming.

  • The Gods of Guilt

    "Excellent read"

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    What made the experience of listening to The Gods of Guilt the most enjoyable?

    This is no multi million dollar law firm, this is a case of "Have car will defend" I also liked that Mickey put his prejudices aside and defended someone who's lifestyle he didn't like.


    What other book might you compare The Gods of Guilt to, and why?

    In as far as there is the big courtroom drama, with the 'baddie' uncovered, this story is classic. However other than that I think this story stands on it's own, as a really good book.


    What about Peter Giles’s performance did you like?

    I really like his voice, the way he enters into character. Am amazed he can remember all the different accents and voices, very well done


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The battle for justice gets deep down and dirty!


    Any additional comments?

    I was carried along in this story. I liked the fact there were several threads that had to be untangled before the full story could be revealed.

Judith

Judith Dursley, United Kingdom 17/12/2013 Member Since 2009

I am an avid multi tasker, I love to listen as I walk, ride, clean... Mostly love crime novels but have an occasional foray into other genre

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  • "John Grisham at his best"

    1 of 1 helpful votes

    This is quite a long trial story with several twists and turns. It was a little annoying that it kept referring to a previous story I have not read but this didn't detract too much from the story. There are long descriptions of the trial and the witnesses being interviewed so you have to concentrate, but otherwise an excellent story added to immensly by an excellent narrator and his many voices

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    Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
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    (405)
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    (372)
    Story
    (366)

    For almost a quarter of a century, John Grisham's A Time to Kill has captivated readers and listeners with its raw exploration of race, retribution, and justice. Now, its hero, Jake Brigance, returns to the courtroom in a dramatic showdown as Ford County again confronts its tortured history. Filled with the intrigue, suspense and plot twists that are the hallmarks of the world's favourite storyteller, Sycamore Row is the thrilling story of the elusive search for justice in a small American town.

    Kirstine says: "Vintage Grisham"

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  • 4.4 (405 ratings)
    Sycamore Row (






UNABRIDGED) by John Grisham Narrated by Michael Beck

    Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    Overall
    (405)
    Performance
    (372)
    Story
    (366)

    For almost a quarter of a century, John Grisham's A Time to Kill has captivated readers and listeners with its raw exploration of race, retribution, and justice. Now, its hero, Jake Brigance, returns to the courtroom in a dramatic showdown as Ford County again confronts its tortured history. Filled with the intrigue, suspense and plot twists that are the hallmarks of the world's favourite storyteller, Sycamore Row is the thrilling story of the elusive search for justice in a small American town.

    Kirstine says: "Vintage Grisham"
  • 4.3 (393 ratings)
    The Verdict (






UNABRIDGED) by Nick Stone Narrated by David Thorpe

    The Verdict

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Nick Stone
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
    Overall
    (393)
    Performance
    (358)
    Story
    (360)

    Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk, desperately trying to get promoted. And then he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, turns out to be not only someone he knows, but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him so badly?

    Steven says: "The Verdict by Nick Stone"
  • 4.4 (317 ratings)
    The Lincoln Lawyer: Mickey Haller, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Connelly Narrated by Adam Grupper

    The Lincoln Lawyer: Mickey Haller, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper
    Overall
    (317)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (61)

    Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients. But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame.

    Roger says: "A Gripper by Grupper"
  • 4.4 (117 ratings)
    The Firm (






UNABRIDGED) by John Grisham Narrated by Scott Brick

    The Firm

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (49)

    At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had his choice of the best in America. But he made a deadly mistake. When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. Mitch should have remembered what his brother Ray -- doing 15 years in a Tennessee jail -- already knew. "You never get nothing for nothing."

    Kirstine says: "Shocking but terrific story"
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  • 4.7 (95 ratings)
    The Silence of the Lambs: 25th Anniversary Edition: Hannibal Lecter, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Thomas Harris Narrated by Frank Muller

    The Silence of the Lambs: 25th Anniversary Edition: Hannibal Lecter, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Thomas Harris
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (90)

    To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Thomas Harris' legendary best-seller, Audible presents The Silence of the Lambs, with a new introduction written and read by the author himself. An FBI trainee. A psychopath locked up for unspeakable crimes. And a serial killer getting ever closer to his latest victim... Seeking insight into the deadly madman she must find, FBI rookie Clarice Starling turns to Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a monster cannibal held in a hospital for the criminally insane.

    James Walls says: "Superb and chilling"
  • 4.6 (44 ratings)
    Rumpole and the Golden Thread (






UNABRIDGED) by John Mortimer Narrated by Bill Wallis

    Rumpole and the Golden Thread

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By John Mortimer
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    In this collection of stories, Rumpole continues to juggle the vagaries of the law, the ambiguities of crime, and the contradictions of the human heart.

    Lesley says: "As if Leo MKern was still with us."
  • 4.4 (40 ratings)
    A Walk in the Dark: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Gianrico Carofiglio Narrated by Sean Barrett

    A Walk in the Dark: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Gianrico Carofiglio
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    (40)
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    (21)
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    (20)

    When Martina accuses her ex-boyfriend - the son of a powerful local judge - of assault and battery, no witnesses can be persuaded to testify on her behalf. Guido Guerrieri knows the case could bring his legal career to a premature and messy end, but he cannot resist the appeal of a hopeless cause. Nor can he deny his attraction to Sister Claudia, the young woman in charge of the shelter where Martina is living, who shares his love of martial arts and his virulent hatred of injustice.

    Alasdair says: "Italian Crime Without The Caricatures"
  • 4.5 (31 ratings)
    The Trials of Rumpole (






UNABRIDGED) by John Mortimer Narrated by Bill Wallis

    The Trials of Rumpole

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By John Mortimer
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
    Overall
    (31)
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    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Horace Rumpole, whose court scenes are proverbial, and whose home is ruled by Mrs Rumpole, 'She Who Must Be Obeyed', is back in these short stories.

    Sarah says: "A perfect voice for Rumpole"
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  • 4.6 (31 ratings)
    Rumpole's Last Case (






UNABRIDGED) by John Mortimer Narrated by Bill Wallis

    Rumpole's Last Case

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By John Mortimer
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    The irrepressible, audacious Rumpole is back with seven marvellous stories - the basi for the major television series.

    Carol says: "Rumpole's Last Case"
  • Sycamore Row (






UNABRIDGED) by John Grisham Narrated by Michael Beck

    Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    Overall
    (405)
    Performance
    (372)
    Story
    (366)

    For almost a quarter of a century, John Grisham's A Time to Kill has captivated readers and listeners with its raw exploration of race, retribution, and justice. Now, its hero, Jake Brigance, returns to the courtroom in a dramatic showdown as Ford County again confronts its tortured history. Filled with the intrigue, suspense and plot twists that are the hallmarks of the world's favourite storyteller, Sycamore Row is the thrilling story of the elusive search for justice in a small American town.

    Kirstine says: "Vintage Grisham"
  • The Verdict (






UNABRIDGED) by Nick Stone Narrated by David Thorpe

    The Verdict

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Nick Stone
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
    Overall
    (393)
    Performance
    (358)
    Story
    (360)

    Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk, desperately trying to get promoted. And then he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, turns out to be not only someone he knows, but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him so badly?

    Steven says: "The Verdict by Nick Stone"
  • The Silence of the Lambs: 25th Anniversary Edition: Hannibal Lecter, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Thomas Harris Narrated by Frank Muller

    The Silence of the Lambs: 25th Anniversary Edition: Hannibal Lecter, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Thomas Harris
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (90)

    To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Thomas Harris' legendary best-seller, Audible presents The Silence of the Lambs, with a new introduction written and read by the author himself. An FBI trainee. A psychopath locked up for unspeakable crimes. And a serial killer getting ever closer to his latest victim... Seeking insight into the deadly madman she must find, FBI rookie Clarice Starling turns to Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a monster cannibal held in a hospital for the criminally insane.

    James Walls says: "Superb and chilling"
  • The Racketeer (






UNABRIDGED) by John Grisham Narrated by J. D. Jackson

    The Racketeer

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson
    Overall
    (505)
    Performance
    (248)
    Story
    (246)

    Given the importance of what they do and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of the USA only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett just became number five. His body was found in the small basement of a lakeside cabin he had built himself and frequently used on weekends. When he did not show up for a trial on Monday morning, his law clerks panicked, called the FBI, and in due course the agents found the crime scene. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies

    Mike says: "Brilliant Again"
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  • The Litigators (






UNABRIDGED) by John Grisham Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris

    The Litigators

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (62)

    Oscar Finley: street cop turned street lawyer. Wally Figg: expert hustler and ambulance-chaser. David Zinc: Harvard Law School graduate. Together, this unlikely trio make up Finley & Figg: specialists in injury claims, quickie divorces and DUIs. None of them has ever faced a jury in federal court. But they are about to take on one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the States.

    Ana says: "endearing and gripping"
  • Rough Justice (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen Leather Narrated by Paul Thornley

    Rough Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    Villains across London are being beaten and killed by vigilante cops. Crime rates are falling, but the powers that be want Dan "Spider" Shepherd to bring the wave of rough justice to an end. Shepherd is never comfortable investigating cops, but working for the Serious Organised Crime Agency means he has no choice. He goes undercover with an elite group of officers at the sharp end of policing, risking their lives daily on the worst streets in the Capital.

    Matt says: "Rough Justice"
  • The Gods of Guilt (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Connelly Narrated by Peter Giles

    The Gods of Guilt

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (212)
    Story
    (209)

    Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger.

    Eilidh says: "Excellent"
  • A Time to Kill (






ABRIDGED) by John Grisham Narrated by Michael Beck

    A Time to Kill

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    Winner of the British Book Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007.
    When Carl Lee Hailey guns down the hoodlums who have raped his ten-year-old daughter, the people of Clanton see it as a crime of blood and call for his acquittal. But when extremists outside Clanton hear that a black man has killed two white men, they invade the town, determined to destroy anything and anyone that opposes their sense of justice.

    Crissy says: "A Time to Cry"
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  • The Hanging Judge (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Ponsor Narrated by Rich Orlow

    The Hanging Judge

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Michael Ponsor
    • Narrated By Rich Orlow
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
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    (1)

    When a drive-by shooting in Holyoke, Massachusetts, claims the lives of a Puerto Rican drug dealer and a nurse at a neighborhood clinic, the police arrest a black drug dealer. With no death penalty in Massachusetts, the US attorney shifts the double homicide out of state jurisdiction into federal court so that he can pursue the death penalty.

  • The Partner (






ABRIDGED) by John Grisham Narrated by Michael Beck

    The Partner

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Winner of the British Book Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007.
    They kidnapped him in a small town in Brazil. He had changed his name and his appearance, but they were sure they had their man. Four years before, he had been called Patrick S. Lanigan. He had died in a car crash in February 1992. His gravestone lay in a cemetery in Biloxi, Mississippi. He had been a partner at an up and coming law firm, had a pretty wife, a new daughter, and a bright future.

  • Rumpole and the Golden Thread (






UNABRIDGED) by John Mortimer Narrated by Bill Wallis

    Rumpole and the Golden Thread

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By John Mortimer
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    In this collection of stories, Rumpole continues to juggle the vagaries of the law, the ambiguities of crime, and the contradictions of the human heart.

    Lesley says: "As if Leo MKern was still with us."
  • Chequered Justice (






UNABRIDGED) by John Bartlett Narrated by Leslie Phillips

    Chequered Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Bartlett
    • Narrated By Leslie Phillips
    Overall
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    Only a handful of individuals ever make it in the world of professional racing. Only a minute few of those who do make it, experience the devastating effects of becoming seriously injured, with the inevitable collapse of their life's dreams. Imagine the trauma and torment of losing it all, only to be accused of having deliberately constructed the event of your downfall ... by the Crown!

  • Thump (






UNABRIDGED) by Avraham Azrieli Narrated by Steven Cooper

    Thump

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Avraham Azrieli
    • Narrated By Steven Cooper
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    A handsome African American, his white female boss, and an explosive sexual harassment trial that threatens to destroy the richest investment firm in Baltimore.

  • Stay of Execution (






UNABRIDGED) by William P. Wood Narrated by John McLain

    Stay of Execution

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By William P. Wood
    • Narrated By John McLain
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    Wood delivers another knock-out punch - the story of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Keegan, who is running for reelection...and running from the truth about his wife's recent death in a fiery car accident. Prompted by his anguish, Keegan decides to prosecute an explosive murder case himself. Now his reputation hangs in the balance.

  • Chequered Justice (






UNABRIDGED) by John Bartlett Narrated by Leslie Phillips

    Chequered Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Bartlett
    • Narrated By Leslie Phillips
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    Only a handful of individuals ever make it in the world of professional racing. Only a minute few of those who do make it, experience the devastating effects of becoming seriously injured, with the inevitable collapse of their life's dreams. Imagine the trauma and torment of losing it all, only to be accused of having deliberately constructed the event of your downfall ... by the Crown!

  • Salt River (






UNABRIDGED) by James Sallis Narrated by Peter Brooke

    Salt River

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By James Sallis
    • Narrated By Peter Brooke
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    Two years have passed since Turner's lover, Val Bjorn, was shot as they sat together on the porch of his cabin. Then the sheriff's long-lost son comes ploughing down Main Street in what appears to be a stolen car. And waiting at Turner's cabin is his good friend, Eldon Brown. Haunted by his own ghosts, Turner nonetheless goes in search of a truth he's not sure he can live with.

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  • The Best Defense (






UNABRIDGED) by A. W. Gray Narrated by Rebecca Mitchell

    The Best Defense

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By A. W. Gray
    • Narrated By Rebecca Mitchell
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    At a gala event in downtown Dallas, lawyer Sharon Hays runs into an old friend turned Hollywood star who is in town promoting her most recent film with her current lover - a Hollywood bad boy. But when a brutally murdered corpse is discovered in her posh hotel suite, the starlet finds herself accused of the crime. Sharon is all too eager to take up her friend's defense, but the facts of what happened that night in the hotel room are far from clear.

  • No Time to Hide: Legal Thriller Featuring Michael Collins, Book 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by J. D. Trafford Narrated by John Wray

    No Time to Hide: Legal Thriller Featuring Michael Collins, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By J. D. Trafford
    • Narrated By John Wray
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    For years, Michael Collins evaded FBI Agent Frank Vatch and avoided prosecution for purportedly taking millions of dollars in client funds. He had quit the practice of law, burned his suits and ties in a glorious back alley bonfire, and dropped out. He loved his life as a beach bum in Mexico, but the investigation was never over. He was never truly free. In No Time to Hide, Michael Collins is indicted, arrested, and must account for his past. The only question is whether Michael Collins has one more trick up his sleeve or whether it's all over.

  • Pressure Point (






UNABRIDGED) by William P. Wood Narrated by John McLain

    Pressure Point

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By William P. Wood
    • Narrated By John McLain
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    When an elderly woman is gunned down on the street, the resulting police investigation leads to places no one could have expected, and may actually endanger national security.