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Dog Walker

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  • Crime and Punishment

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By Walter Zimmerman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (25)

    Raskolnikov, a student in St. Petersburg, murders an old woman, a money-lender, to prove his theory that violence purifies the strong. But no sooner is the deed done than Raskolnikov begins to feel remorse. What follows is one of the greatest psychological studies in world literature.

    Glenn says: "Great Book"
    "Skip this version - pick another"
    Overall

    The audio quality is very poor, with numerous 'ghosts' and mike popping. I couldn't listen after awhile. There must be a better version.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Park Service: Book One of the Park Service Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Ryan Winfield
    • Narrated By Michael Braun
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (115)

    In the post-apocalyptic future, a fifteen-year old boy stumbles on a paradise where the few remaining humans live on the run from deadly drones controlled by a mysterious Park Service. Now this boy must learn to survive in a world he never dreamed existed while searching for answers to why everything he was taught is a lie.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "Epic YA Adventure in a dystopian Future"
    "Original universe and concepts."
    Overall
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    Story

    "Snowpiercer" in an underground community, but takes off from there and with some very interesting plot twists. Post-apocalyptic world, but is it, really?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Armageddon's Children: The Genesis of Shannara, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (805)
    Performance
    (393)
    Story
    (403)

    Logan Tom is doomed to remember the past and determined to rescue the future. Far behind him lies a boyhood cut violently short by his family's slaughter, when the forces of madness and hate swept our world after decadent excesses led to civilization's downfall. Somewhere ahead of him rests the only chance to beat back the minions of evil that are systematically killing and enslaving the last remnants of humanity.

    R. Jones says: "The start of something really good"
    "Terry Brooks, you had me at 'Elves'"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Classic Terry Brooks, and an effective antidote for those missing "The Sword of Truth."
    Enjoyable characters with plenty of continuing plot lines and complex plot twists.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bran Mak Morn: The Last King

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Robert E. Howard
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    From Robert E. Howard's fertile imagination sprang some of fiction's greatest heroes, including Conan the Cimmerian, King Kull, and Solomon Kane. But of all Howard's characters, none embodied his creator's brooding temperament more than Bran Mak Morn, the last king of a doomed race.

    Chuck says: "These stories were not good"
    "Supercilious"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The entire first chapter is about the 'momentous history of the author's books' narrated as though it were Gibbons' "Decline and Fall." Ridiculous. He was a fantasy writer. I didn't make it past the first chapter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Edge of Eternity: The Century Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1252)
    Performance
    (1119)
    Story
    (1125)

    Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution - and rock and roll.

    Elisa says: "Some good, some bad"
    "Follett at the apex of his skill."
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    Having lived through most of the timeline of this novel, I didn't expect to find the events, like JFK's assassination, made so personal and moving. Follett has the magic touch of making you care for believable and vividly drawn characters, so that you celebrate and mourn with them. Even though you know about the 20th Century, this novel will give you much to consider.
    The narrator does mix accents to an extent, the Brits sometimes having German accents and the American accents can be a bit over cooked. But overall, well narrated.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Life Intercepted: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Charles Martin
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    Twelve years ago Matthew "the Rocket" Rising had it all. Married to his high school sweetheart and one of the winningest quarterbacks in the history of college football, he was the number one NFL draft pick. But on the night of the draft, he plummeted from the pinnacle of esteem. Falsely accused of a heinous crime with irrefutable evidence, it seemed in an instant all was lost--his reputation, his career, his freedom, and most devastatingly, the love of his life.

    Amazon Customer says: "Unexpectedly Inspiring"
    "Unexpectedly Inspiring"
    Overall
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    Given that the story starts in prison, I had no idea where the characters would go. I enjoyed the turns of the plot. Martin's characters are lovingly cast, but very human. His books are 'faith-based' but are more about the transcendence of the human spirit and perseverance in the face of adversity.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Magic of Recluce: Saga of Recluce, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (652)
    Performance
    (594)
    Story
    (603)

    Young Lerris is dissatisfied with his life and trade, and yearns to find a place in the world better suited to his skills and temperament. But in Recluce a change in circumstances means taking one of two options: permanent exile from Recluce or braving the dangergeld, a complex, rule-laden wanderjahr in the lands beyond Recluce, with the aim of learning how the world works and what his place in it might be. Many do not survive. Lerris chooses the dangergeld.

    Captain Skurvy says: "Epic Fantasy"
    "A Different Slant on Magic"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Modesitt appears to be exploring a different perspective on good v evil in this series. The idea that there might be a required balance is interesting. The switch up of 'black' and 'white' magic is also intriguing. Worth investing time in this fantasy universe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Nephilim

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By William Guy
    • Narrated By Sam Williamson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (57)

    Is it possible that the mythical gods of polytheistic Greece, Egypt, Assyria, etc. were actual people that lived shortly after the flood of Noah? The Last Nephilim is a work of historical fiction based upon the first chapters of the book of Genesis and several ancient apocryphal texts. The Bible presents the sons of Noah as monotheistic followers of the God of the universe. So how did their grandchildren end up reigning over polytheistic empires? What happened?

    Joseph Caulton says: "A good listen, fiction"
    "Fascinating Perspective on History"
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    I enjoyed this speculative look at alternate history. A very different perspective on 'might have beens.' This is a good enough concept that I hope the author will write a sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Reckless Witch

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Debora Geary
    • Narrated By Martha Harmon Pardee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (372)
    Performance
    (343)
    Story
    (346)

    With great power comes great responsibility. So says the tradition of witching. One teenage witch missed that lesson.... As a child, Sierra Brighton traveled the world. She swam with the baby whales, danced in storm funnels, and lived in complete magical freedom. And then Momma died and Sierra ended up in foster care, an unhappy and very secret witch.

    Fetched by Nell's spell, she'll no longer need to do magic on lonely beaches - but can Sierra learn to use her power safely? Or will her reckless blood put Witch Central at risk?

    Kathy says: "Orphaned Witch Needs a New Home"
    "Somewhat Silly But Fun"
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    Performance
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    This series is a light listen , enjoyable, but not masterful. They are romance novels with a bit of magic witchery thrown in. A unique universe and fun listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • When Crickets Cry

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Charles Martin
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (170)

    A man with a painful past. A child with a doubtful future. And a shared journey toward healing for both their hearts... It begins on the shaded town square in a sleepy Southern town. A spirited seven-year-old has a brisk business at her lemonade stand. But the little girl’s pretty yellow dress can’t quite hide the ugly scar on her chest. The stranger understands more about it than he wants to admit. And the beat-up bread truck careening around the corner with its radio blaring is about to change the trajectory of both their lives.

    Andrew says: "Best one so far!"
    "Remarkable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Normally, life-and-death dramatic novels leave me feeling manipulated - the author makes you care for a character then callously kills them off for dramatic effect - pisses me off (I'm thinking Jodi Picoult here - don't shoot, ok?).
    Charles Martin is so sincere and writes such warm, in-depth and realistic characters that I even found the weepy parts very true to heart and life. I also enjoy his southern eccentrics, whom he clearly cherishes. They are presented as real people, if a bit off, not as clichés.
    Very worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Intervention

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Terri Blackstock
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (97)

    Barbara Covington has one more chance to save her daughter from a devastating addiction: staging an intervention. But when 18-year-old Emily disappears on the way to drug treatment and her interventionist is found dead at the airport where she was last seen, Barbara enters her darkest nightmare of all.

    Bernadette says: "Preachy and Predictable"
    "Fundamentalist Christian Fiction"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A fair to good story - if you don't mind being preached to every 10 pages.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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