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  • The Fallen

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 749
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746

Small towns which have seen better times are not unusual. But the mysterious events in Baronville, Pennsylvania, are raising the highly tuned antennae of Agent Amos Decker and his FBI partner, Alex Jamison. What was supposed to be a relaxing vacation turns into a murder investigation when two bodies are found in a nearby deserted house. With the body count rising, Decker and Jamison dig deep to uncover a sinister truth in Baronville, which could be the canary in the coalmine for the rest of the country.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic storyline

  • By "janetbm" on 05-06-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 16-05-18

I have read a few in this series, really enjoyed this one. Well written and narrated.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Camino Island

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 439

All trails became dead ends. Tips that had at first seemed urgent now faded away. The waiting game began. Whoever had the manuscripts would want money, and a lot of it. They would surface eventually, but where and when, and how much would they want? The most daring and devastating heist in literary history targets a high security vault located deep beneath Princeton University. Valued at $25 million, the five manuscripts of F. Scott Fitzgerald's only novels are amongst the most valuable in the world....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An Island Story Adrift From its Plot

  • By Simon on 07-06-17

Very good but end seemed truncated.

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

Reviewed: 23-08-17

What made the experience of listening to Camino Island the most enjoyable?

The story was engaging and I wanted to listen more each time.

Any additional comments?

Unfortunately the book ended rather suddenly. I guess this keeps you wanting more. Definitely set up for a sequel .

  • Finders Keepers

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,087

1978: Meet Morris Bellamy ,the man who robs the safe of America's most famous reclusive writer, John Rothstein. But it isn't just the money he is interested in. Morrie is obsessed by the author's notebooks and is prepared to kill the author for them. 2009: Meet young Pete Saubers, whose father was knocked down by an out-of-control Mercedes in a job line-up. When he discovers a buried trunk of money and notebooks of a famous writer, he has the means to rescue his family from poverty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr Mercedes

  • By Mel on 03-12-15

Kept me gripped. Very good listen.

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

Reviewed: 01-11-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Excellent story and very strong narrator.

What other book might you compare Finders Keepers to, and why?

The book turned out to a follow up to Mr Mercedes. Some of the characters from that book were also in this one.

Any additional comments?

I found the story interesting and found it hard to stop listening. Several times I thought that the story was predictable, but then a surprising twist would come along. Very good, hope there is more to follow.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rogue Lawyer

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 616

Worldwide best-seller John Grisham goes rogue with his most suspenseful thriller yet.... Sometimes you have to fight dirty to get clean. Sebastian Rudd takes the cases no one else wants to take: the drug-addled punk accused of murdering two little girls; a crime lord on death row; a homeowner accused of shooting at a SWAT team. l Rudd believes that every person accused of a crime is entitled to a fair trial - even if he has to cheat to get one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham scores

  • By linda anderson on 15-12-16

Very good, but truncated

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

Reviewed: 01-11-15

Have you listened to any of Mark Deakins’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Very good narrating. Brought the story to life.

Any additional comments?

The storylines got built up, with 2 or 3 plots intertwining, it seemed to building to an explosive ending, but suddenly fizzled out into a very abrupt truncated finish.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Make Me

  • Jack Reacher 20
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,758
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,746

Jack Reacher has no place to go and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote railroad stop with the curious name of Mother's Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover. He expects to find a lonely tombstone in a sea of nearly ripe wheat...but instead there is a woman waiting for a missing private investigator, a cryptic note about 200 deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack back on Home Turf

  • By Simon on 14-09-15

Worst one in the series

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

Reviewed: 04-10-15

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

Not as good as the rest of the series

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

There ere large portions of the book where nothing was really happening.

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

I still listened all the way through, it just wasn't as good as the previous books in the series. Maybe all the ideas for jack reacher have been exhausted?

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Foundation Trilogy (Dramatized)

  • By: Isaac Asimov, Patrick Tull - adaptation, Mike Stott - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Beevers, Lee Montague, Julian Glover, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

The opening episode begins on Trantor, capital of the Galactic Empire, with the meeting of Seldon and Dornick, their trial, and their exile to Terminus. The action then jumps forward 50 years, to the first Seldon Crisis, where the repercussions of the recent independence of the Four Kingdoms of the Periphery are being felt on Terminus, and are handled by the first Mayor, Salvor Hardin....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Muffled Foundation

  • By Robert on 28-04-11

good story riuined by sound effects

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

Reviewed: 12-04-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Between each scene there are ear splitting high pitched synthesiser sound effects. I have the audio turned up to hear a quietly spoken passage, then without warning the sound effects come in at high volume, actually painful to the ears.

Any additional comments?

Ear piercing sound effects between scenes were painful and far too loud.

  • The Silence of the Lambs

  • 25th Anniversary Edition: Hannibal Lecter, Book 2
  • By: Thomas Harris
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,187

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb and chilling

  • By JamesW on 01-12-13

Kept me gripped all the way through

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

Reviewed: 01-03-15

Where does The Silence of the Lambs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 3

What did you like best about this story?

Constantly moving, lots of actions. Probably enough materials for more than one book, but very well interwoven story threads.

What does Frank Muller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Polished professional narration, real depth and feeling.

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

Plenty of twists and turns, won't mention these as it would spoil it for others

Any additional comments?

25 years old before I got round to reading it. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and hard to stop listening.