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  • Edge of Eternity

  • Century Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 36 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232

As the decisions made in the corridors of power bring the world to the brink of oblivion, five families from across the globe are brought together in an unforgettable tale of passion and conflict during the Cold War. When Rebecca Hoffmann, a teacher in East Germany, finds herself pursued by the secret police, she discovers that she has been living a lie. Her younger brother, Walli, longs to escape across the Berlin Wall to Britain to become part of the burgeoning music scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in series

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-09-14

Edge of Eternity

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

An excellent story bringing together the end a superb trilogy. Ken Follett is a truly Master Storyteller, and John Lee is a wonderful narrator,

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 1
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,482

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known... of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul... of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame... and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • By Robert on 31-10-10

Pillars of the Earth

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

Reviewed: 31-10-17

A throughly enjoyable book which keeps wanting more. I am looking forward to listening to



  • Shadow Prey

  • A Lucas Davenport Mystery, Book 2
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

An orchestrated series of ritual killings has shocked the nation. Partnered by New York police officer Lily Rothenburg, Detective Lucas Davenport will need all the tricks he has learnt on the streets of Minneapolis as he searches through the shadows and mysteries of the American Indian community, trying to track down the obsessed minds behind the bloody vengeance killings - before the team of killers finally goes out of control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hunter and Hunted

  • By Eugene on 11-04-16

Shadow Prey

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

Reviewed: 23-07-17

Good story but John Sandford is much better with his later stuff. I didn't know that this was only his second. He has honed skills with later books to a much higher degree.




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  • The Target

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy, Ron McLarty
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534

The mission is to enter one of the most dangerous countries in the world. The target is one of the toughest to reach. The result could be momentous - or it could be Armageddon. There is no margin for error. US government operatives Will Robie and Jessica Reel have to prove they are still the best team there is. But are they invincible when pitted against an agent whose training has been under conditions where most would perish? An old man is dying in an Alabama prison hospital, it seems there is one more evil game he has still to play. And it's a game which comes close to home for Reel and Robie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By N. D. Holt on 27-04-14

The Target

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

Reviewed: 17-07-17

Far too many sub plots and at times almost boring I was tempted to abandon it . I stuck to the bitter end but only enjoyed it in parts. Gets the thumbs down from me.

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  • Winter Prey

  • A Lucas Davenport Mystery, Book 5
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

The Iceman crept into the house on the edge of the lake. He killed the father first. Then the mother and child. And when his work was done, he set the house on fire…. Lucas Davenport has tracked killers in cities across America. But the woods of rural Wisconsin are as dark and primal as evil itself. The winters are harsher and colder. And in the heart of every mother and father, there is fear... Because tonight, the Iceman cometh.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • winter prey

  • By terry coates on 05-10-18

Winter Prey

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

Reviewed: 28-06-17

Another excellent story from John Sandford it's so good you don't want it to finish but alas eventually does. One minor gripe it's not easy to remember which ones you've read all having "Prey" in the title.

  • The Racketeer

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 743

Number One bestseller John Grisham returns with his most suspenseful thriller yet. 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Racketeer

  • By Lynda on 31-12-12

The Racketeer

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

Reviewed: 22-06-17

A very enjoyable story with lots of twists and turns keeps you guessing. One not to be missed.

  • Storm Prey

  • Lucas Davenport, Book 20
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

A daring drugs raid on a Minneapolis hospital, during which a medical orderly is murdered, takes place on the same day that Lucas Davenport's surgeon wife, Weather, is due to perform a high-profile operation to separate conjoined twin girls. Investigating the raid, Davenport concludes that it must have been an inside job and - as a witness to the criminals' desperate getaway - Weather is now in grave danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Storm Prey

  • By Hilary on 16-04-11

Storm Prey

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

Another excellent story from John Sandford. A very interesting "read" most enjoyable and look forward to the next.

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  • Mad River

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what's-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns. As their crime spree cuts a swathe through Minnesota, captured on the killers' cell phones, and sent to a local television station, Investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to catch them. But even he doesn't realise what's about to happen next.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mad River

  • By Adrian Austin on 30-05-17

Mad River

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

Reviewed: 30-05-17

I enjoyed this story but not one of John Sandford's best, it was a bit fragmented and the ending was unsatisfactory.

  • Gathering Prey

  • Lucas Davenport, Book 25
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she'd befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody's killing her friends, she's afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing. Letty tells Lucas she's going to get her, and, though he suspects Letty's getting played, he volunteers to go with her....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent as always

  • By christopher on 06-02-16

Gathering Prey

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

Reviewed: 17-05-17

A truly excellent story, very enjoyable and gripping , beautifully delivered by Richard Ferrone. To be recommended to all readers of crime stories.

  • Memory Man

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,281

Amos Decker is a former professional football player whose career was ended by a terrible hit. Now a police detective, Amos is still haunted by a side effect from the accident he can never forget. One night Decker comes home from a stakeout to find his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law horrifically murdered. Obviously scarred and nearly broken, Decker has to use his skills as a detective and his unusual brain capacity to try to catch the monster who killed his family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amos Decker is a legend

  • By Mikey on 04-05-15

Memory Man

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

Slow start but once it got going a very enjoyable story with lots of twists and turns.