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  • Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2282)
    Performance
    (2030)
    Story
    (2035)

    More than a million listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy—and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.

    Kristina says: "MUST READ/LISTEN"
    "Reliving History"
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    I thouroughly enjoyed this book. Having grown up during Kennedy's era I remember watching the TV during the Cuban Missle Crisis and waiting for the Soviets to react. I remember the glamor of the Kennedy White House and the saddness when they lost their son Patrick. Moyers and Dungard captured the emotion of that era and rekindled those memories when I read the book. As stated in another review, you knew what was going to happen, but you hoped the outcome would be different this time. I remember my mother crying when John Kennedy was elected a Catholic President of the United States but I also remember her crying at his dealth. I thank Moyers and Dungard for bringing back those memories the good, the taudry and the bad, but also highlighting the accomplishments of John F Kennedy and the ground breaking role Jackie gave to the role of the First Lady.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Catch the Lightning: A Novel of the Skolian Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Catherine Asaro
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (74)

    In the distant future, the Skolian Empire rules one third of the human galaxy, and is the most powerful of all. For the ruling family has the power of telepathy, and through it, the ability to communicate faster than light, across interstellar space. But their most determined enemy, the traders, who thrive on human pain, need to interbreed with a Skolian to gain their powers. And now they have her.

    Lonna says: "Lots of technology, lots of romance"
    "Great Read"
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    What did you love best about Catch the Lightning?

    I love anything by Catherine Asaro but loved the development of the parallel of the Skolian and Maya history.


    What does Anna Fields bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Fields brings the characters to life which adds to the story


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

    The scenes in Ralecon taking Althor back to his roots


    Any additional comments?

    Somehow I missed this book, I thought I had read all of the Ruby Dynasty books. I loved the development of the relationship with Tina and Althor and of them learning the similarities of the Maya and Skolian culture giving them both information about their roots. The story begins with Althor landing in an alternative Earth in the 1980's coming to Tina's rescue and finding that she is a psyon (sp?). While on Earth Althor's Jag is "snatched" from orbit by the Air Force so Tina gets help from some brainy CalTech friends to help Althor get his Jag back. Tina makes the decision to go back to Althor's world and the story tells of their developing relationship, deception of a trusted mentor and a brush with the Traders. It is a wonderful story and explores the development of the Skolian race/culture. I highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (310)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (239)

    The country doctor had come to 221B Baker Street, the famous lodgings of Sherlock Holmes, with an eerie tale---the legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles, the devil-beast that haunted the lonely moors around the Baskervilles' ancestral home. The tale warned the descendants of that ancient family never to venture out on the moor "in those dark hours when the powers of evil are exalted."

    Tad Davis says: "A worthy competitor to David Timson"
    "Fun"
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    If you could sum up The Hound of the Baskervilles in three words, what would they be?

    Classic Sherlock Holmes


    Any additional comments?

    I wanted to re-read the Hound of the Baskervilles after reading Laura King's, Moors which is also a mystery with Baskervilles as a main character. I enjoyed Watson's first person account. He was more of a main character than Holmes. Great narration. Good mystery. I do have to say Laura King gave a much more in depth description of the Moors.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darkness Bound: Night Prowler, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By J. T. Geissinger
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    Tough, smart, and seriously ambitious, reporter Jacqueline "Jack" Dolan despises the secretive clan of shape-shifters known as the Ikati - and has become determined to destroy them. After she writes an editorial arguing for their extermination and turns public opinion against them, the Ikati vow to fight back. They plot to send one of their own to seduce the reporter, then blackmail her into writing a retraction.

    Trish R. says: "Awesome book and narrator.."
    "Anoother Page Turner"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Darkness Bound to be better than the print version?

    I used immersion reading with this book as I couldn't put it down


    Any additional comments?

    Cesar is getting more scary and successfully turning humans against the Ikati. Worse, Jacqueline Dolan has written a respected journalist has written a scathing article about the Ikati that is putting more pressure to make all Ikati the enemy that needs to be destroyed. Enter Hawk from the Brazilian colony of the Ikati, can he change Jacqueline's mind? Can Cesar's hedonistic behavior be stopped? 5 days until the last book in the series is released, I can't wait. I am finally getting use to the narrator at first I wasn't happy with her but she has grown on me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Egg & Spoon

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. Her brothers have been conscripted into the Tsar's army and taken as servants in the house of the local wealthy landowner. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family destined to visit the Tsar in St. Petersburg - a family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena's age.

    Carol says: "Best Book Ever!!!"
    "Best Book Ever!!!"
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    Where does Egg & Spoon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my favorites, great story(ies), humor, lots,of surprises, wonderful characters.


    What does Michael Page bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings the story alive with her wonderful portrayal of all of the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    What a story, a little bit of The Prince(ss) and the Pulper, a bit of Russian folklore- Baba Yaga (think Hansel and Gretel) with a cat familiar named Mewster who warns the "guests" of what not to do, Baba Yaga's comments are priceless, the Firebird goes missing taking the magic of Russia with him, the White Winter Dragon who wakes up too soon and a black hen whose wish....I'll let you find that out. There is a grand ball (what to wear!), people are imprisoned/escape (not all of them), a quest, a solution for world hunger.......I laughed my way through it. Thanks to Gregory McGuire and Michelle Page!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dead I Well May Be

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1141)
    Performance
    (594)
    Story
    (587)

    Young Michael, an illegal immigrant escaping the troubles in Northern Ireland is strong and fearless and clever, just the fellow to be tapped by Darkey, a crime boss, to join a gang of Irish thugs struggling against the rising Dominican powers in Harlem and the Bronx. The time is pre-Giuliani New York, when crack rules the city, squatters live furtively in ruined buildings, and hundreds are murdered each month.

    Robert says: "What an amazing book"
    "Good read"
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    Would you listen to Dead I Well May Be again? Why?

    Once was enough. I've read most of McKinty' s books, Michael is my least favorite story line


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead I Well May Be?

    The escape through the swamp, he just kept going.


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

    Good performance


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I found it somewhat sad overall


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Good Omens

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4493)
    Performance
    (2939)
    Story
    (2972)

    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

    Lauren says: "Great voice adds to already amazing story"
    "great colaboration"
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    What did you love best about Good Omens?

    The humor and the overall storyline. I didn't remember what the book was about when I turned on the audio book and was laughing from the very beginning. Good and evil collaborating brilliant.


    What about Martin Jarvis’s performance did you like?

    I would read anything written by Neil Bauman now add Terry Pratchett a brilliant combination of humor and serious moral soul searching


    Who was the most memorable character of Good Omens and why?

    Added to the enjoyment of the novel


    Any additional comments?

    Neil and Terry please give us more collaborative works

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 6th Extinction: Sigma Force, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By James Rollins
    • Narrated By Christian Baskous
    Overall
    (291)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (272)

    A remote military research station sends out a frantic distress call, ending with a chilling final command: Kill us all! Personnel from the neighboring base rush in to discover everyone already dead - and not just the scientists, but every living thing for 50 square miles is annihilated: every animal, plant, and insect, even bacteria. The land is entirely sterile - and the blight is spreading. To halt the inevitable, Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma must unravel a threat that rises out of the distant past.

    Craig says: "Third Rollins book in a row diminished by Narrator"
    "Another Thriller"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes but would recommend they read other Sigma Force novels to understand some of the references and relationships between characters and history of Sigma Force


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

    As usual Rollins wrote a page turner.


    What aspect of Christian Baskous’s performance would you have changed?

    Was disappointed in Baskou' s performance, he sounded like a different person from past stories. It negatively distracted from the storyline


    Any additional comments?

    Keep on writing Sigma Force novels

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
    Overall
    (5548)
    Performance
    (3798)
    Story
    (3808)

    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls, to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.

    Steve says: "Good but Too Short!"
    "great production"
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    What did you love best about World War Z?

    I loved the way the story progressed from multiple viewpoints


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved all of the narrators


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes in Chicago the chill, the wind made it believable


    Any additional comments?

    Scary storyline didn't want to put down my IPhone

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Witch Walking

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3222)
    Performance
    (2287)
    Story
    (2291)

    Rachel Morgan is a runner with the Inderland Runner Services, apprehending law-breakers throughout Cincinnati. She's also a witch, one of the many Inderlanders who revealed themselves after a genetically engineered virus wiped out 50 percent of humanity. Witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves: the creatures of dreams and nightmares have lived beside humans for centuries, hiding their powers. But now they've stopped hiding, and nothing will be the same.

    Patti says: "wildly entertaining"
    "My new favorite Paranormal"
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    If you could sum up Dead Witch Walking in three words, what would they be?

    OOPS wrong box but here are my thoughts. The world of Rachel Morgan who is a witch becomes complicated when she choses to leave the Inderland Security who police the nonhuman population. The problem is that people who leave the I.S. usually face swift elimination i. e. death. As Rachel tries to stay alive with the help of a living vampire (who she has difficulty trusting), a smart ass but loyal pixie and his family, a nice old man who lives across the street and appears to know more about Rachel than he should and Nick a human. She is attacked by witches, fairies and more. To further complicate things she is trying to prove that Trent Kalamack, a powerful councilman, is actually trafficing in brimstone and more. Trent is a formidable opponent and also not human. From the original premise of genetically altered tomatoes nearly wiping out mankind to Rachel's interactions with friends and foe there is humor, action, intrigue, mystery, possible romance and an great fear of tomatoes. Who could ask for more.


    What about Marguerite Gavin’s performance did you like?

    M Gavin' s performance was perfect for this story. I especially liked her portrayal of Jenks and the mink!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood: Outlander, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3949)
    Performance
    (3689)
    Story
    (3677)

    Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.

    G. House Sr. says: "Eloquent Fabulous Historical - Grand Continuation"
    "A great conclusion to the series"
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    If you could sum up Written in My Own Heart's Blood in three words, what would they be?

    All comes together


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first of the Outlander series I've listened to and D. Porter' s delivery was spot on. I thought I would have difficulty remembering all the past characters and storylines but had no trouble once I became entwined in Gabaldon's wonderful story telling. She pulled in characters from early novels and we learned more about a lot of people's past. I loved meeting Brian Fraser. We meet important characters from the American Revolution. There is a new mystery for Roger and moral questions about the risk of changing the past. Our questions about Brianna and Roger' s son are answered but......... Gabaldon takes us from America during the Revolution to 20th century Scotland to Scotland prior to Jamie's first return from France, to America and the battles with Clair as a battle physician and more. There is Jamie confronting John and William dealing with his true parents. Ian courting a Quaker and the dangers of being a publisher during a revolution. The storyline flows well, although it is long, I never lost interest and had difficulty turning off my IPhone. Gabaldon weavers a complicated tale with intrigue, war, people who were lost are found, her wonderfully portrayal of family and love; and brought all of her 8 novels to a satisfying and peaceful ending. THANK YOU Diana G. The wait was worth it

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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