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  • The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Matthew Quick
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1950)
    Performance
    (1765)
    Story
    (1768)

    During his years in a neural-health facility, Pat Peoples has formulated a theory about silver linings. He believes that his life is a movie produced by God, that his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and that if he succeeds, his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: no one will talk to him about Nikki, and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy.

    FanB14 says: "Eagles Victory"
    "Loved the movie--hated this book!"
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    Unfortunately, I saw the movie first and really enjoyed it. I think the reader did as good a job as he could with this material. The character of Pat Peeples was just an idiot. He spoke and thought like an 8-year old. There is no way this man could have been a high school teacher before his "accident."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Burning Room

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Titus Welliver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (968)
    Performance
    (883)
    Story
    (866)

    In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not up to par"
    "Pretty Good Harry Bosch"
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    I love Titus Wellever. But he's no Len Cariou. Len is Harry Bosch. But it was a pretty good story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cove: FBI Thriller #1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (373)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (245)

    The Cove is a quaint little postcard town made up only of old folk who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream - a secret recipe that brings lots of tourists into town.

    Into The Cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Amory St. John, of Washington, D.C., seeking sanctuary, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan, who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve, and he believes she's the key. But is she really?

    bookish327 says: "Not for anyone sensitive about sexual violence"
    "Probably better as a book you read"
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    I hate it when the narrators "ACT!!!!" Just read the darned story, already. The reader is talented but is really annoying with her cloying little girl voice of the "heroine" and the manly voice of the "hero." Yikes! And the plot is good in many ways, but they keep retelling the events from different perspectives but with the same details. It seemed like filler. I was hating it halfway through, but I stayed to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Neil Patrick Harris
    • Narrated By Neil Patrick Harris
    Overall
    (256)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (242)

    This hilarious book has been adapted especially for the audiobook edition so you’ll hear all of the same fun and humor from the printed version but you don’t have to make any decisions or jump around - just kick back, relax and listen. Plus, it features exclusive bonus audio of young Neil delivering an adorable speech! That’s audio you won’t hear in any version of this book other than the audiobook!

    Melinda says: "No Magic...just great delivery"
    "A fun, different kind of autobiography."
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    If NPH isn't the nicest man in the whole world, you weren't listening. But I love him and hearing this in his voice was fun!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Separation of Power: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By Ken Kilban
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1847)
    Performance
    (1564)
    Story
    (1562)

    Newly appointed CIA director Dr. Irene Kennedy is the target of an inside plot to destroy her and prematurely end the American President's term. To make matters worse, Saddam Hussein is close to entering the nuclear arms race - something Israel has vowed to stop. With the haunting specter of World War III looming, the president calls on his secret weapon: top counter-terrorism operative Mitch Rapp. But with only two weeks to take out the nukes, Rapp is up against a ticking clock - and impossible odds.

    Renda says: "Horrible Narration"
    "Please make him stop acting! Just read the story."
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    I imagine this reader is very good, but he is completely wrong for this type of story and it was maddening to have to listen to him acting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Kiss Goodbye: A Dr. Charlotte Stone Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Karen Robards
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (86)

    Dr. Charlotte "Charlie" Stone has dedicated her career as a psychiatrist to exploring the darkest territory of all: the hearts and minds of serial killers. It’s a job she’s uniquely suited for, thanks to the secret talent that gives her an uncanny edge - Charlie can see dead people, whose tormented spirits cry out to her for the justice only she can provide. This blessing - or curse - gives Charlie the power to hunt down and catch madmen and murderers. It’s also turned her love life upside down by drawing her into a hopelessly passionate relationship with the lingering ghost of bad boy Michael Garland.

    bunni says: "Worst narrator ever."
    "Really -- all zeroes"
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    I could not get very far into this book. The narrator, who I've enjoyed in other works, was awful! The story was weird and disjointed. I had to double check to see that I wasn't in part 2 instead of part 1. This was the second book in the series and it sounded good. But I don't have the patience to see if it's going to get even marginally better. I sent it back!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3017)
    Performance
    (2744)
    Story
    (2759)

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.

    k says: "Bitter ending? Cleanse your palate."
    "So long, Sookie!"
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    "See ya later, y'all." Charlaine Harris felt it was time to say bye to Sookie and the supes of Bon Temps. And in fact, this outing does provide closure. This story is tepid at best, but it's been a lot of fun over the years, so I'll give her a pass. As always, Johanna Parker does an outstanding job of narrating and inhabiting all the characters.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Close Your Eyes

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (386)
    Story
    (387)

    A music therapist who thrives on helping others, Kendra Michaels cherishes the ordinary life she has achieved after stem cell surgery restored her sight. The skills she perfected during those sightless years - the ability to pick up the most subtle audio, olfactory, and tactile cues in the world around her - coupled with her laser-sharp mind - have made her a uniquely potent observer and problem solver. Kendra’s uncanny way of connecting the dots is as baffling to law enforcement as it is legendary.

    Yvonne says: "Loved it!"
    "Interesting Characters"
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    I really enjoyed the main character, Kendra. Her particular talents were really interesting and I can see more books to come about her. But the story seemed to wrap up its villains a little too neatly. The narrator was quite good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sixth Man

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2292)
    Performance
    (1376)
    Story
    (1379)

    Edgar Roy - an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility-is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins-en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered. It is now up to them to ask the questions no one seems to want answered....

    Anthony says: "Somebody needs to be fired..."
    "Not a bad story"
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    Although I think this story sounded a little familiar, it was enjoyable. But the narration was problematic. Mclarty too old for Sean King, Cassidy not quite right for MM. They are both good narrators, but not for this series. Bring back Scott Brick!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • First Family

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2573)
    Performance
    (1032)
    Story
    (1031)

    Camp David, USA. A birthday party turns into a nightmare when a child is snatched after the celebrations. The First Lady enlists the services of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to bring the child home safely. But she and King share a past. Years ago he saved her then senator husband from political disaster. And this may not be all that passed between them. With Michelle still battling her own demons, the two are pushed to the limit, with forces aligned on all sides against them.

    jerry says: "Outstanding as always"
    "Not the best"
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    I like Maxwell and King a lot. But I really enjoyed Scott Brick's reading of these stories. Ron McLarty is talented, but he's too old to play Sean King and he doesn't change up his voices very well. The story was a little contrived, but I enjoyed it for the most part.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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