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  • Odd Apocalypse: An Odd Thomas Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2326)
    Performance
    (2047)
    Story
    (2049)

    Once presided over by a flamboyant Hollywood mogul during the Roaring ’20s, the magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, for the moment, it’s also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion, the inscrutably charming Annamaria. In the wake of Odd’s most recent clash with lethal adversaries, the opulent manor’s comforts should be welcome. But there’s far more to Roseland than meets even the extraordinary eye of Odd, who soon suspects it may be more hell than haven.

    D says: "Odd Apocalypse; Oddly Great"
    "Odd Thomas is back!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, but be sure and read the other ones first. I don't think this would be a very good story without the back stories.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not at first. It took a bit to feel engaged.


    What does David Aaron Baker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love that for me, he IS Odd Thomas.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, after I got an hour into it.


    Any additional comments?

    I was happy at the conclusion that we will see more of our friend Odd.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ashes: Ashes Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ilsa J. Bick
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (796)
    Performance
    (718)
    Story
    (726)

    An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device and killing billions. Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom, a young soldier, and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP. For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it's now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.

    Aser Tolentino says: "Another Readable Story About the End of the World"
    "Not what I expected!"
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    Overall, I liked the story, but kept thinking about the book, The Twelve. Apocalypse and creatures that feed on humans. Not at all what I expected. I really liked how Kellgren got my blood pumping in the crucial moments of crazy activity. She read it as if she was narrating while she fended off the "Changed". I do like the implications of who is left to run things and it also reminded me somewhat of Under the Dome, where people put their trust in the wrong people out of fear and routine. Overall, I LOVED the ending, which left me NEEDING to get the second in the trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Drums of Autumn

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7513)
    Performance
    (5113)
    Story
    (5101)

    Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

    Frances M says: "You listened, Audible!"
    "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!"
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    I am forever trying to tell people how well written, enthralling, exciting, gripping and engaging this series by Diana Gabaldon really is. I am on my second listen of the series in anticipation of the next book to be released in March. Davina Porter is AMAZING as the reader for the series. She continues to impress me with her ability to have a character style for each individual person. I am always trying to get friends that are fans of this series, you know, the "readers" to actually LISTEN to it for the amazing richness in her performance that Porter brings to the story. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bitten: Women of the Otherworld, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kelley Armstrong
    • Narrated By Aasne Vigesaa
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1465)
    Performance
    (807)
    Story
    (820)

    Young, beautiful, and successful, Elena Michaels seems to have it all. Her happy, organized life follows a predictable pattern: filing stories for her job as a journalist, working out at the gym, living with her architect boyfriend, and lunching with her girlfriends from the office. And once a week, in the dead of night, she streaks through a downtown ravine, naked and furred, tearing at the throats of her animal prey. Elena Michaels is a werewolf.

    Autumn says: "My favorite Audio title"
    "Loving this series!"
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    I started this series with a freebie that was somewhere in the middle, but was so in love with the characters and loved the twist and turns, well written, into the plot that I have now started the series from the beginning. I am captured and will gladly go where "Women of the Otherworld" will take me!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
    (1937)
    Performance
    (1136)
    Story
    (1137)

    In this Hugo-winner from Connie Willis, when too many jumps back to 1940 leave 21st century Oxford history student Ned Henry exhausted, a relaxing trip to Victorian England seems the perfect solution. But complexities like recalcitrant rowboats, missing cats, and love at first sight make Ned's holiday anything but restful - to say nothing of the way hideous pieces of Victorian art can jeopardize the entire course of history.

    Sara says: "A fun read"
    "Fun, funny and interesting"
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    I really liked this story, although, it did take me a bit to feel captured by it. It was quirky and a bit silly in the way that is entertaining. I could see it being played out in my mind as I listened. I did feel that I always knew what the characters were trying to figure out. Then you just keep feeling the anticipation of their own revelations of what was really going on.

    I would recommend it to a friend who likes the whole time travel idea, although, that all seemed like a side note to the developing love story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • After Dark: Ghost Hunters, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jayne Castle
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (324)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (221)

    Life is tough these days for Lydia Smith, licensed para-archaeologist. Seriously stressed-out from a nasty incident in an alien tomb, she is obliged to work in Shrimpton's House of Ancient Horrors, a very low-budget museum. She has a plan to get her career back on track, but it isn't going well. Stuff keeps happening.

    Diane says: "Too Much Romance for Me"
    "My first Jane Castle book, and I will read more."
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    I saw in another review that Jayne Castle writes under the name Amanda Quick. I have read 2 one of her series there, and now, knowing that information, I can say that I do understand why I felt familiar and comfortable right away with her story telling style. I did like the characters and the story. I just was not clued in on this whole "thru the veil" thing, and I think I felt like I should have read another book about this place they are at before this book. One that would let me know some background.

    Other than that, it was entertaining, and I will be reading Book 2.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Haunted

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Bentley Little
    • Narrated By Dan Butler
    Overall
    (541)
    Performance
    (495)
    Story
    (501)

    The Perry family's new house is perfect - except for the weird behavior of the neighbors, and that odd smell coming from a dark corner in the basement. Pity no one warned the family about the house. Now it's too late. Because the darkness at the bottom of the basement stairs is rising.

    Jessica says: "Scarier Than I Thought it Would Be"
    "Spooky....."
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    This one was a creepy, fun, spellbinding story. I could feel myself in each of the character's place in the story. It seemed hard to tell sometimes for me and for the characters involved, if they were doing things because of their own internal struggles or because the haunting caused them to do it. Especially in the beginning.

    It was defintely a suprise ending. I did not see it coming. Sad, but a conclusion, which this reader personally likes to have in a scarey story. I would definately read it again. I have already recommended it to some of my friends who like haunted stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Demons are a Ghoul's Best Friend: A Ghost Hunter Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Victoria Laurie
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (408)
    Performance
    (298)
    Story
    (295)

    Northelm Boarding School on Lake Placid has the worst bully of all - a demon by the name of Hatchet Jack. M.J. Holliday, along with her partners Gilley and the handsome Dr. Steven Sable, are ready to send him back to the portal from whence he came. The school's summer construction, an uncooperative dean, and the very tempting Dr. Delicious are all trying to distract M.J. from her ghost hunting.

    JEAN says: "Good twist and turns"
    "I really liked the characters so much more........"
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    After the first book, I knew I would read another. I definately enjoyed this story more. I felt like I already knew everyone a little, and got to get more details in this story.

    I really like Gil's style. He doesn't try to be something he is not, and is true to how he feels. I Love MJ's ability to push thru the fear, because she knows that only she can really handle the details of getting rid of the bad spooks in the end. Everyone else helps, but she is the one with the power.

    The story line on this mystery was also better. I really did like the twist and turns. I had figured some of it out about 1/2 way thru, but I did enjoy the author's way of getting the reader to the truth of the matter.

    All in all, I really enjoyed it, and will go on to read the third book in the near future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What's a Ghoul to Do?: A Ghost Hunter Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Victoria Laurie
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (500)
    Performance
    (371)
    Story
    (369)

    M.J., her partner Gilley, and their client, the wealthy, de-lish Dr. Steven Sable, are at his family's lodge, where his grandfather allegedly jumped to his death from the roof-although Sable says it was foul play. But the patriarch's isn't the only ghost around. The place is lousy with souls, all with something to get off their ghoulish chests. Now M.J. will have to quell the clamor-and listen for a voice with the answers...

    Martha says: "How A Narrator Can Ruin A Story 101"
    "It grabbed me as I continued reading....."
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    I had a bit of trouble at first getting into the story and the characters and feeling connected to them. I kept listening, and I think I was just needing to get familiar with all of the players. I did enjoy the character development and by the end was feeling enthused about getting into the next book in line.

    I read a lot of very long, detail oriented stories, ie, the Outlander series, Game of Thrones, etc. I like to have a few series going that are not so involved and are fun and I can slip in quickly between the other type. This will definately be there for me along with Janet Evonavich's books and I also have loved "The Cat Who...." series of mystery books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16806)
    Performance
    (13239)
    Story
    (13316)

    As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

    Troy says: "Chapter and part breaks are incorrect"
    "More, More, More!!!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Storm of Swords to be better than the print version?

    I don't ever read with my eyes, so cannot answer this question. But I do love to hear the voice of the narrator.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Storm of Swords?

    Both of the weddings! There is no way to say that one or the other was most memorable. I was floored by both. Of course you are expecting something bad to happen, but without spoiling either event for someone who hasn't read this yet, all I can say is "OH MY GOSH!"


    Have you listened to any of Roy Dotrice’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Only in the previous two of this series. He has kept very steady with his voices for the characters thru out over 120 hours of reading that I have heard so far. I can not imagine now, if the next book was read by someone else. It just wouldn't feel like the same story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When John is with the wildlings and finds himself not wanting to hurt them, and his falling in love with one of them, and yet he still has his oath to keep. I think that most of my moved moments were with John. What he chooses at the end, and how he chooses. You really don't know until then, which way he will go.


    Any additional comments?

    So far, of the 3 books of the Game of Thrones series, this one has been my favorite. I LOVE all of the character development up to this point, but now we know who the main players are and as they all keep meeting challenge after challenge you get to see them changing and their characters just get richer and more layered. The young characters development is really amazing. I just can't say enough about how much I am really loving this series. I am getting ready to read #4, and I just can't wait.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sky is Everywhere

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jandy Nelson
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (214)

    Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life — and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey’s boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie’s own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent.

    Pilot Chase says: "Wow."
    "Wow!"
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    If you could sum up The Sky is Everywhere in three words, what would they be?

    Very thought provoking.


    What other book might you compare The Sky is Everywhere to and why?

    It made me think of Sue Monk Kidd's, A Secret Life of Bees, or The Mermaid Chair. Not that the topics were the same, but the feelings that I had reading it made me think of these two books. It made me feel sad and contemplative and I understood her confusion over feeling good about the good things that were happening at a time when she felt like she shouldn't be happy.


    Have you listened to any of Julia Whelan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This one was my first. I did enjoy her. She felt like she was Lennie herself, telling her story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It really was. I wanted to know how Lennie was going to handle some of her very tough situations. I didn't want to wait. I wanted, and hoped for her that it would mostly turn out okay.


    Any additional comments?

    It was more than I expected. One of things was how the new family could make such a big difference in Lennie's families lives. It was thought provoking. So many people shy away from others that are in a time of grief. These boys, and the one who liked Lennie, especially, didn't seem afraid to get right into the thick of it with them and helped bring light into their sadness.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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