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  • Finders Keepers

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,997
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,993

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

AN Audacious Follow To The 1st Of The Series!

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

The Bill Hodges Series, with Mr Mercedes being The 1st, was an Amazing Work of Fiction, Gripping, as at Times, Your Forced to Listen with Fists Clenched, as You are Taken on an Emotional Ride across A City as 3 Dimensional as The Main Characters within The Story. Characters who You, Quickly, Grow to Love, Routing for Their eventual Triumph at Every Turn of The Page. So, Where to Go with The Sequel? Finders Keepers is Where You Go!! Equal in it's Dark Intensity, Pulling You Down into The Drama from The 1st Chapter, as Holly and Jerome, Once Again, Ride Shotgun alongside Their Senior X-Detective, Friend, and Mentor Bill Hodges. A Worthy Edition to The Series. Definitely, One for Your Wish List!

  • Whitey

  • The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss
  • By: Dick Lehr, Gerard O'Neill
  • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
  • Length: 17 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Drawing on a trove of sealed files and previously classified material, Whitey digs deep into the mind of James J. “Whitey” Bulger, the crime boss and killer who brought the FBI to its knees. He is an American original - a psychopath who fostered a following with a frightening mix of terror, deadly intimidation, and the deft touch of a politician who often helped a family in need meet their monthly rent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Ultimate Boss of Bosses!!

  • By Geoff on 29-08-16

The Ultimate Boss of Bosses!!

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

Reviewed: 29-08-16

Whitey A Simple Nick-Name for Man who was Far from Simple in Mind! Devilish, Daring, as You are Forced to Admire His Brilliance, though Grudgin for The Public, but with A kind of Cheeky Wide Eyed Smile in Private, as You Wish You'd have had but Half of His Sense of Adventure.. Then, You Come to Your Senses, Realising such Behaviour is Never Justified!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Witness

  • The Karla Brown Murder Case (Onyx)
  • By: Don W. Weber, Charles Bosworth
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

An account of the murder of Karla Brown describes how, after years of investigations, a prosecutor's brilliant courtroom strategies won a conviction against a long-time loser with a vicious hatred of women.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't enjoy it

  • By R. Barman on 15-09-17

Tragic! So Cruel!

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

Reviewed: 21-08-16

The Narater's Dark and Intense Delivery was So Appropriate, and it kept A Steady and Intense Pace throughout! A Man's Struggle to Maintain Self Control, Impossible due to a misguided lack of Self Worth that, Inevatably, would cause Him to Cross that Line that Most of Us Manage to Avoid no matter how Traumatic Our Upbringing! A Tragic Tale that ended The Life of A Much-Loved Member of A Small Tightly-Knit Community!

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Solitary Man

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 17 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Chris Hutchinson is a man on the run. Imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Hutch escapes from a British maximum security prison and starts a new life in Hong Kong. Then a ghost from his past catches up with him, forcing him to help a former terrorist break out of a Bankok prison. Or face life behind bars once more. Meanwhile the Drug Enforcement Administration wants to nail the vicious drug warlord responsible fo rflooding the States with cheap heroin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fast-paced criminal thriller

  • By kate on 25-09-10

gripping, and wonderfully brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 15-08-16

superb characterisation, beautifully crafted with twists and turns a plenty! the main character is honourable and heroic, making you want to be like him, winning the girl to boot! all fine detail is well-researched to the author's credit, and i loved it! stephen leather's a genius!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Precious Victims

  • Penguin True Crime
  • By: Don W. Weber, Charles Bosworth Jr.
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

The police in Jersey County, Illinois, accepted Paula Sims' story of a masked kidnapper who snatched her baby girl, Lorelei, from her bassinet. Three years later, her second newborn daughter suffered an identical fate - and this time the police were unable to stop searching until they had discovered the whole horrifying truth. This is the full terrifying story of twisted sexuality and hate seething below the surface of a seemingly normal family and of the massive investigation and nerve-shattering trial that made the unthinkable a reality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shockingly Terrible!

  • By Geoff on 12-05-16

Shockingly Terrible!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-16

stunning detail, and gripping throughout. i've always been a fan of detail, and i wasn't disappointed at any time. your nerves will be heightened while reading this book, forming question after question, and the one you'll ask the most is.. How Could Such A Terrible Thing Ever Happen In A Civilised World?

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Black Mass

  • Whitey Bulger, the FBI and a Devil's Deal
  • By: Dick Lehr, Gerard O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

John Connolly and James "Whitey" Bulger grew up together on the streets of South Boston. Decades later, in the mid-1970s, they met again. By then Connolly was a major figure in the FBI's Boston office, and Whitey had become godfather of the Irish Mob. Connolly had an idea, a scheme that might bring Bulger into the FBI fold and Connolly into the bureau’s big leagues. But Bulger had other plans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Total Power!

  • By Geoff on 29-04-16

Total Power!

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

Reviewed: 29-04-16

Black Mass is an Intense Ride that Drips with Total Power, Curruption, and Murder. Definitely A Book to Shock The Unshockable! The 1980's were My Playground as A Kid and, Thankfully, Far from The Lives of The Individuals within These Pages. Highly-Charged, A Gripping Read! Definitely Not Family Reading, unless Your from A Family of Wiseguys!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Bitter Blood

  • A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder
  • By: Jerry Bledsoe
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

In this unrelenting real-life drama of three wealthy families connected by marriage and murder, Bledsoe recounts the shocking events, obsessive love, and bitter custody battles that led toward the bloody climax that took nine lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Detailed

  • By Mrs F on 27-05-15

Dark, Horrifying!

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

Reviewed: 21-03-16

A Gripping and, Also, Moving Piece of Writing, with Extreme Attention to Detail giving You an Intimate Insight into a Human Condition that in Some Way Effects Us All. "You Can Choose Your Friends but You Can't Choose Your Family!" There by The Grace of God Go Us All!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Bitter Almonds

  • The True Story of Mothers, Daughters, and the Seattle Cyanide Murders
  • By: Gregg Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Stella Nickell's small-time world was one of big-time dreams. In 1986, her biggest one came true when her husband died during a seizure, making her the beneficiary of a $175,000-plus insurance payoff - until authorities discovered that Bruce Nickell's headache capsules had been laced with cyanide. In an attempt to cover her tracks, Stella did the unconscionable. She saw to it that a stranger would also become a 'random casualty' of cyanide-tainted painkillers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Long-winded

  • By Flink on 08-11-18

Punchy! Gripping! Intense!

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

Reviewed: 29-01-16

A Page Turner from The Start! Not Holding Back, or Pulling It's Punches as it explains The Internal Strength and Loyalty, often, found within Families routed along The Lower Levels of Society, even, to A Fault on Many Occasions. Darkness is Never Far from The Surface Here as Characters and Plot Play Out from Gripping Chapter to Gripping Chapter! Olson is Indeed A Master of True Crime!! I Recommend This Book to All who are Fascinated by The Human Condition for Power, Influence, and Ego.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful