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Raylene

San Diego, CA, United States

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  • The Twilight Before Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Teri Clark Linden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (444)
    Performance
    (384)
    Story
    (388)

    Best-selling novelist Kate Drake is one of seven sisters gifted with amazing powers of witchcraft. Returning home in time for her northern California town's annual Christmas pageant, Kate catches the spirit of the season and decides to open a bookstore in a charming but run-down historic mill. Decorated former U.S. Army Ranger Matt Granite, now a local contractor, doesn't mind working in the undeniably eerie house -- not if it means getting closer to Kate. There's something about the quiet, sensual woman that powerfully attracts him.

    Paige says: "Narrator so bad I quit after 5 minutes"
    "Narration drove me crazy!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Twilight Before Christmas?

    I waited with anticipation for the next installment of the Drake sisters' adventures. What a disappointment. The story was so-so, but the narration was irritating and painful - the voices of many of the characters would have been laughable if not so annoying. Listen at your own risk.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Teri Clark Linden’s performances?

    Never.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Harvest

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (461)
    Performance
    (352)
    Story
    (351)

    In Harvest, the book that introduced us to Tess Gerritsen's unique blend of medical expertise, harrowing suspense, and brilliantly crafted plot twists, the dark side of medical research is exposed. Harvest vividly portrays a young woman doctor challenging a world where medical miracles and greed fuel a lethal conspiracy - and the bright lights of the O.R. conceal the ultimate corruption of genius.

    A says: "Far Fetched"
    "Not bad"
    Overall

    I wasn't thrilled with the narration. Also, if you have a medical background, you will find yourself questioning all sorts of medical decisions, practices and procedures. Good book for a layperson.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Turbulent Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (545)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (304)

    Bewitching rock superstar Joley Drake can have any lover she wants. But when her life is threatened, her dangerously sexy bodyguard is the only man she needs. There's just one problem: his shadowy reputation as a secret Russian hit man may put Joley in even greater peril.

    Rebecca Kochenderfer says: "This is Book 5 of the Drake Sisters Series"
    "Definitely worth the read"
    Overall

    I love Christine Feehan's stories of the Drake sisters, and this one did not disappoint. The story grabbed my attention from the beginning and held it throughout. The narration is excellent. Highly recommend this as a great "get away" book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Listen to Your Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Fern Michaels
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Anyone can see that the wealthy, sexy Paul is little more than a love 'em and leave 'em Cajun playboy. He's all for l'amour, but Josie has no intention of falling for him. Still, ever since Paul came into her life, strange things have been happening. She hears music that isn't there. Then she smells her mother's favorite cologne in an empty room. Maybe her mom's trying to send her a message. Something about finding love where you least expect it . . . And listening to your heart.

    Amazon Customer says: "Readers accents were unbearable"
    "Inane and unbelievable"
    Overall

    While listening to this book, I kept waiting for it to get better. It didn't. The story is ridiculous, the characters are not believable, and it was a complete waste of time to listen to this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • BoneMan's Daughters

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ted Dekker
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (284)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (101)

    A Texas serial killer called BoneMan is on the loose, choosing young girls as his prey, His signature: myriad broken bones that torture and kill - but never puncture. In a story that is devaststing in its skill and suspense, - Ted Dekker brings to bear his ability to terrify and compel in BoneMan's Daughters.

    Todd says: "This is one sick twisted character"
    "Not worth the time"
    Overall

    I bought this book because I read another book by this author. The other book's ending left me cold, as did the ending in this book. The story line is depressing, and I didn't care much about the characters. Wouldn't spend the time listening to this one.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beat the Reaper: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Josh Bazell
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1180)
    Performance
    (470)
    Story
    (469)

    Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient - and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder.

    Chuck says: "Great book and great narrator"
    "Great narration, story, ending not satisfactory"
    Overall

    I bought this book during the 1/2 price sale, and was surprised by how much I enjoyed the story. From a medical standpoint, some of the story is completely unbelievable, other parts are completely accurate. The character development was fabulous - the story grabbed my interest and held on, but the ending was disappointing. Worth listening to if you don't expect the ending to live up to the standards of the rest of the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Relic: Pendergast, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4300)
    Performance
    (2729)
    Story
    (2757)

    Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders. Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who - or what - is doing the killing.

    Snoodely says: "Non-Perishable"
    "Pass on this one!"
    Overall

    I have no idea how I ended up listening to this book. Audible must have had some special going on . . . the story was absolutely unbelievable, the science completely bogus, and the characters were not very interesting. The narrator was great, but that's the only positive comment I have to make.

    5 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Critical

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robin Cook
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (407)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (94)

    Angela Dawson, M.D., the well-heeled owner of three New York City specialty hospitals, is devastated when a a surge of drug-resistant staph infections threatens her empire.

    Patricia says: "Critical"
    "Horrible narration, boring story"
    Overall

    I am a Cook fan, but this book was a disappointment! The narration definitely detracted from the story, but I don't think it would have been much better if I had read it myself. The characters were not very interesting, the story did not hold my interest . . . can't think of anything positive to say.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Pillars of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13116)
    Performance
    (5462)
    Story
    (5508)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Got 40 hours to kill? You’ll find the time when you start listening to Lee’s take on Follett’s epic – and widely celebrated – novel of 12th-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...and of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame....

    CynNC says: "Captivating"
    "Fabulous!!!"
    Overall

    This book is fabulous. The character development and story line captured my interest from the beginning and held throughout this book. Follett is gifted and creating vivid images of a time long past, and narrator adds significantly to the story. Highly recommend this book!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • All Over You

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Sarah Mayberry
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (42)

    Millions of women drool over soap star Mac Harrison. And scriptwriter Grace Wellington is no different; the hottie headlines all her wildest fantasies. She keeps him firmly in his place there, however, because her days have no room for such ego-driven men.

    G. House Sr. says: "Familiar Story-line - Few Twists"
    "Predictable and adolescent - not worth the time"
    Overall

    Not sure why I listened to the entire book . . . I think I was hoping it would get better at some point. It didn't. The monotonous adolescent them was tiresome - all I kept thinking was "Get over it!" The cat and mouse play between the two main characters was also predictable and boring.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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