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M. A. Gilbert

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  • The Speed of Sound

  • (Speed of Sound Thrillers, Book 1)
  • Written by: Eric Bernt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Harmony House is more than a “special place for special people.” It’s a think tank where high-functioning autistic savants harness their unique abilities for the benefit of society. Resident Eddie Parks’s contribution: an “echo box” that can re-create never-recorded sounds using acoustic archeology. All Eddie wants is to hear his late mother’s voice. But what he’s created is inadvertently posing a threat to national security. To Harmony House’s shadowy government backers and radical extremists, the echo box is the ultimate intelligence asset - an end to the very concept of secrecy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-02-15

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-20

I wasn't sure when this book started, but quickly got involved. Yes, it requires a certain suspension off belief, but it's worth it.

  • Look for Me

  • Written by: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

The home of a family of five is now a crime scene: four of them savagely murdered, one - a sixteen-year-old girl - missing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? Detective D. D. Warren is on the case - but so is survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane. Seeking different types of justice, they must make sense of the clues left behind by a young woman who, whether as victim or suspect, is silently pleading, Look for me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • highly recommend

  • By Robert on 2018-07-13

Character confusion

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-01

This is a difficult review. The story is great, but the reader's performance is tricky. On the one hand, I liked her tonality and inflections. However, she has little ability to distinguish voices. The two main protagonists, women of a more or less equal age could not be distinguished, at least by me. This means that there were various times when I didn't know who was speaking. This was occasionally even true when a mix of men and women were talking. The result is my low performance rating.

  • The President Is Missing

  • Written by: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narration Dismal

  • By jansly on 2018-06-23

Uneven

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-23

The story is uneven, and especially in the beginning is too preachy, too didactic. The excitement, when it starts is pretty good, so that made it a 4. The biggest problem was the reader's incompetence with female voices. They all sounded the same - like a guy with a hangover. All the male voices, most anyway, all sounded the same.

  • The Other Woman

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

From Daniel Silva, the number one New York Times best-selling author, comes a modern masterpiece of espionage, love, and betrayal. She was his best-kept secret....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Silva Classic

  • By IAN E COFFIN on 2018-09-20

Silva pays Le Carre

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-21

I love Daniel Silva and the Gabriel Allon, but this one was a subject too far. I felt like it was Daniel Slva doing his Jone Le Carré impersonation. For me, just didn't work.