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Peter Beckerleg

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  • The Good Daughter

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Susie James
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy smalltown family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself. But when violence comes to Pikeville again - and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized - Charlie is plunged into a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW..... Just WOW

  • By Anonymous User on 16-11-2018

Slow and Confusing

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

Reviewed: 04-01-2019

The underlying story line is solid by the disjointed backward & forward & poor characters development made it very hard work in the end I just gave up. The narrator was very monotone with minimal voice implication which made differentiating characters all too difficult so I just gave up

  • Long Road to Mercy

  • Atlee Pine, Book 1
  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

Her name is Atlee Pine, the latest creation from best-selling author David Baldacci. She has unstoppable tenacity, always a fighter who is unwilling to cede any ground. She has endured real nightmares, and she has the emotional and physical scars to show for it. And she got those long before she became an adult. She is an FBI Special Agent assigned to the wilds of the western US. She has to cover, often solo, vast tracts of area: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Baldachi Conspiracy Theory Theme<br />

  • By Peter Beckerleg on 04-12-2018

Typical Baldachi Conspiracy Theory Theme<br />

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

Reviewed: 04-12-2018

The new character Atlee Pine is well developed along with her sidekick secretary & potential future love interest & Pine's better than most abilities (again typical for Baldachi leading characters) left me waiting for Book 2 - if you're a Baldachi fan you won't be disappointed

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wolf Lake

  • A Novel
  • By: John Verdon
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Could a nightmare be used as a murder weapon? That's the provocative question confronting Gurney in the thrilling new installment in this series of international bestsellers. The former NYPD star homicide detective is called upon to solve a baffling puzzle: Four people who live in different parts of the country and who seem to have little in common, report having had the same dream - a terrifying nightmare involving a bloody dagger with a carved wolf's head on the handle.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • If it's not broken don't fix it<br />

  • By Peter Beckerleg on 12-11-2018

If it's not broken don't fix it<br />

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

Reviewed: 12-11-2018

The new narrator for the series has destroyed the very essence of the 3 main characters created in the first 4 books. They are recognisable in his portrayal and after 2 chapters I have discarded the book & won't be continuing with the series..as I said if it's not broken why fix it

  • The Colour of Law

  • By: Mark Gimenez
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Scott Fenney is a hotshot corporate lawyer at a big Dallas firm. At 33, in the prime of his life, he rakes in $750,000 a year, drives a Ferrari, and comes home every night to a mansion in Dallas' most exclusive neighbourhood. He also comes home to one of Dallas' most beautiful women, with whom he has a much-loved daughter, Boo. For Fenney, life could not be better. But when a senator's son is killed in a hit-and-run, Fenney is asked by a state judge to put his air-conditioned lifestyle on hold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling story

  • By Peter Beckerleg on 22-08-2018

Enthralling story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-08-2018

Great story of realisation of 'What's Right' - totally reabable & believable - Gimeenz works the story

  • Who in Hell Is Wanda Fuca?

  • A Leo Waterman Mystery, Book 1
  • By: G. M. Ford
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

When an old gangster friend of Leo’s father makes a request he “can’t refuse”, Leo and his band of drunks delve into the world of environmental politics in search of Caroline Nobel - a spoiled brat without the sense God gave a gopher. With the help of “the Boys” - a group of aging winos who are his modern-day “Baker Street Irregulars” - Leo fights Native American tribal politics, industrial pollution, and psychotic grannies to fulfill his obligation to a friend.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Simple story line that lost it's way a few lines

  • By Peter Beckerleg on 28-07-2018

Simple story line that lost it's way a few lines

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

Reviewed: 28-07-2018

Believable characters (mostly) but the narrator was somewhat monotone & with little enthusiasm hard to get to Book 2

  • Hard Kill

  • A Jon Reznick Thriller, Book 2
  • By: J. B. Turner
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

A senior American security adviser is missing, presumed kidnapped for his top-level military intelligence. FBI Assistant Director Martha Meyerstein needs to track him down before classified information gets into the wrong hands. She needs Jon Reznick on board. The former black-ops assassin is supposed to be on vacation with his daughter, but when Meyerstein calls, it doesn't pay to keep her waiting.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A bit predictable but fast moving

  • By Peter Beckerleg on 13-06-2018

A bit predictable but fast moving

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

Reviewed: 13-06-2018

Typical terrorist plot with Resnich seeing it earlier than everybody else as always Good listen

  • The Monkey's Raincoat

  • Cole & Pike, Book 1
  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: Patrick G. Lawler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

When quiet Ellen Lang enters Elvis Cole's Disney-deco office, she's lost something very valuable - her husband and young son. The case seems simple enough, but Elvis isn't thrilled. Neither is his enigmatic partner and firepower Joe Pike. Their search down the seamy side of Hollywood's studio lots and sculptured lawns soon leads them deep into a nasty netherworld of drugs and sex - and murder. Now the case is getting interesting, but it's also turned ugly.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not to the usual standard....<br /><br />

  • By Peter Beckerleg on 29-08-2017

Not to the usual standard....<br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 29-08-2017

Weaker story line than other Cole/Pike novels & not enough Pike. And this narrator is extremely poor & detracts from the quality. I won't be another book that uses this narrator

  • The Final Hour

  • Victor the Assassin, Book 7
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

From best-selling author Tom Wood comes a unique and gasp-inducing Victor thriller that turns all your expectations on their head.... Former CIA agent Antonio Alvarez has been tracking a dangerous murderer for years, a nameless hitman responsible for numerous homicides. Once, the Agency deflected him away from his search, but now a promotion has given him a second chance to right the past. Only problem is the murderer has vanished.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dull predictable, slow moving struggles to finish

  • By Peter Beckerleg on 25-07-2017

Dull predictable, slow moving struggles to finish

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

Reviewed: 25-07-2017

Dull story line, predictable & very slow, poor character develment & I struggled to finish it - nearly giving up several times

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Chasing Darkness

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: James Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

It is fire season and the hills of Los Angeles are burning. As the Police and Fire Departments evacuate the inhabitants, they find something no one expected: the days-old corpse of a middle-aged recluse who apparently committed suicide. Then comes an even more horrible discovery. Clutched in his lap is a photo album containing photographs of seven young women who have been murdered. Each photograph was taken only moments after the women were killed and could only have been taken by the killer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Elvis Cole gets his man

  • By Peter Beckerleg on 18-06-2017

Elvis Cole gets his man

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

Reviewed: 18-06-2017

Not as intriguing a story as some others in the series but the usual twist at the end is unexpected

  • The First Rule

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: Robert Crais
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Frank Meyer had got out of 'the life' safely. He had put an end to his mercenary days, turned over a new leaf and settled down with his wife and children. It had been a hard decision but, encouraged by his boss and friend Joe Pike, he had walked away. Ten years later, a group of armed men break into his Los Angeles home and brutally gun down him and his family. It's a vicious, cold and professional job. The crew leave no trace behind except the bodies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gotta love how pike

  • By megan on 12-03-2018

Typical Joe Pike<br />

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

Reviewed: 10-06-2017

No real surprises in the story line & a bit predictable not the best in the series