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Kevin Hutchinson

Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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  • The Late Show

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 778

A compelling thriller introducing a driven young detective trying to prove herself in the LAPD. Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Usual quality from Michael Connolly but terrible narration....

  • By Gary Collins on 18-08-17

Some of Michael's best work

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-18

A worthy Harry Bosch successor. Renee is a deep and fascinating character whose gritty determination gets results. Recommended.

  • Turtles All the Way Down

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349

The wait is over! John Green, the number one best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars, is back. It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My best read of 2017!

  • By Laura on 07-11-17

Bought on a whim; so glad I did!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-18

This is a truly beautiful story exploring mortality, existence, friendship, love, truth and beauty. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I can't believe the author is a man - he writes female characters so well!

  • Use of Weapons

  • Culture Series, Book 3
  • By: Iain M. Banks
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851

The man known as Cheradenine Zakalwe was one of Special Circumstances' foremost agents, changing the destiny of planets to suit the Culture through intrigue, dirty tricks or military action. The woman known as Diziet Sma had plucked him from obscurity and pushed him towards his present eminence, but despite all their dealings she did not know him as well as she thought. The drone known as Skaffen-Amtiskaw knew both of these people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book from Iain M Banks.

  • By Thomas on 16-04-12

Hard to follow, but worth it

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

Reviewed: 23-12-17

It's a challenging listen. There are 2 simultaneous timelines that are interwoven. It would have been helpful if I'd realized the italics timeline happened in its entirety prior to the numerals timeline. Hope that helps you!

  • Win Bigly

  • Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter
  • By: Scott Adams
  • Narrated by: Scott Adams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

Trump triggered massive cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias on both the left and the right. We're hardwired to respond to emotion, not reason. We might listen to 10 percent of a speech - a hand gesture here, a phrase there - and if the right buttons are pushed, we decide we agree with the speaker and invent reasons to justify that decision after the fact. The point isn't whether Trump was right or wrong, good or bad. Win Bigly goes beyond politics to look at persuasion tools that can work in any setting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You have to listen to this in 3D

  • By Simon Huggins on 09-11-17

Reframing your perspective

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-17

This book offers a really fresh and timely perspective on modern US politics in the age of Trump. Persuasion matters more than you think it does! Insightful!

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  • Nine Dragons

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

The shooting of a Chinese liquor store owner in LA brings Harry Bosch back to the Rodney King riots and the moment a stranger gave a young cop sanctuary. Now the debt must be repaid, and Harry soon discovers the old man's death was no ordinary holdup.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good stuff

  • By Tom on 07-02-10

This should be a movie

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-17

Great story at a fast pace. Keeps you guessing right to the end. Definitely recommend.

  • The Brass Verdict

  • Mickey Haller, Book 2
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

When down-at-heel lawyer Mickey Haller gets the news that his old colleague Jerry Vincent has died, he also gets an unexpected windfall. Jerry had left instructions that Mickey should inherit all of his clients - putting Mickey's stalled career back on track at a stroke. Not only that, but Vincent was about to go to bat for Walter Elliot, the Hollywood mogul accused of brutally slaying his wife and her lover, in a trial that promises big fees and an even bigger place in the media spotlight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked on Haller

  • By SimonJay on 04-02-16

Fantastic book!

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

Reviewed: 26-03-17

Probably one of the best in the series. Great characters, and keeps you guessing to the end.