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Rick Diamond

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  • Black Leopard, Red Wolf

  • The Dark Star Trilogy, Book 1
  • Written by: Marlon James
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 24 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose", people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard. As Tracker follows the boy's scent, he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • confusing

  • By Rick Diamond on 2019-02-18

confusing

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-18

great writing, stellar performance....but so very confusing. not easy to follow though I enjoyed all the character interactions. a weird one for sure

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  • You Were Never Really Here (Movie Tie-In)

  • Written by: Jonathan Ames
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Ames
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Joe has witnessed things that cannot be erased. A former FBI agent and Marine, his abusive childhood has left him damaged beyond repair. He has completely withdrawn from the world and earns his living rescuing girls who have been kidnapped into the sex trade. When he's hired to save the daughter of a corrupt New York senator held captive at a Manhattan brothel, he stumbles into a dangerous web of conspiracy, and he pays the price. As Joe's small web of associates are picked off one by one, he realizes that he has no choice but to take the fight to the men who want him dead.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • disappointment

  • By Rick Diamond on 2019-02-01

disappointment

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-01

didn't add anything to the already awesome motion picture, if anything it overly simplified it and erased ask the nuance. very disappointed. The narrator sounded bored through out the reading

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By Rick Diamond on 2019-01-31

amazing

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-31

Holy twists! Great book in the vein of Gillian Flynn, but with an amazing double twist at the end. Didn't see any of it coming. The narration was top notch, definitely a fan from now on

  • Lords of the Sith: Star Wars

  • Written by: Paul S. Kemp
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • top tier

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-02-14

Jonathan Davis is Star wars

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-18

Jonathan Davis is always the best. He pulls you in and tells you the best stories in a way that make you feel like you've seen a movie about what you just heard. totally awesome

  • The Haunting of Hill House

  • Written by: Shirley Jackson
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Skyrim Gamer on 2018-01-23

it's..ahh ok

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-04

it made me more appreciate how amazing the writers for the Netflix show were to be able to adapt such a deep story from this. It's very dated as far as the dialogue goes and the scares are very very tame and more on the psychological side of horror. It's ok.

  • Mindhunter

  • Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
  • Written by: John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker
  • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

Bonus material! Includes an excerpt from John Douglas and Mark Olshaker’s Obsession! Discover the classic behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ 25-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals - the basis for the upcoming Netflix original series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic look into abnormal minds

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-19

gripping and educational in a way

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-16

what an amazing read and performance. I'm incredibly impressed with John Douglas and his team for everything they've accomplished in their time with the FBI

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  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark

  • One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
  • Written by: Michelle McNamara
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn - introduction, Patton Oswalt - afterword
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525

A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade - from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunningly Written and Incredibly Illuminating

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-05-04

wow

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

Reviewed: 2018-07-30

simply amazing.... so engrossing and truly terrifying knowing it is all true stories. the narration was superb and it really pulled me right into the facts and the story.

  • The Metamorphosis

  • Written by: Franz Kafka
  • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

"The Metamorphosis" (German: "Die Verwandlung") is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a "monstrous vermin".

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • worst narrator

  • By Rick Diamond on 2018-07-01

worst narrator

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

Reviewed: 2018-07-01

I love this book, but the narrator is terrible. It sounds as if he's sucking on candy the entire time also you'll hear a random cat meow in the background. Very unprofessional sounding which is sad because the Kafka's story is superb.