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  • Chill Factor: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Stephen Lang
    Overall
    (762)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (220)

    Cleary, North Carolina, is a sleepy mountain town, the kind of place where criminal activity is usually limited to parking violations. Not so, lately. Four women have disappeared from Cleary over the past two years. And there's always a blue ribbon left near the spot where each of the women was last seen. There are no bodies, no other clues, and no suspicion as to who their abductor might be. And now, another woman has disappeared without a trace.

    Susan says: "I'd have peeked at the ending ..."
    "Surprise like"
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    What did you love best about Chill Factor?

    I was skeptical about a romance thriller. I usually like medical thrillers without all the romance and sex. But I must admit that I really liked it. She is very good at combining both a great mistery/thriller with juicy sex.


    What about Stephen Lang’s performance did you like?

    He did a good job with the characters but the distinguishing voices could've definitely been better.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17851)
    Performance
    (15874)
    Story
    (15831)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Different but still great"
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    What did you love best about 11-22-63?

    I feel that I learned a lot of history


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Never think that changing the past will result in a better today


    Any additional comments?

    This book for me was a little long. I did enjoy the story and the story telling but I prefer the creepier King books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (6491)
    Performance
    (6018)
    Story
    (6041)

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
    "Love"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's a classic King with all the brilliant writing, great characters, fear, monsters...loved it all


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

    I have not. I enjoyed his narration a lot


    Who was the most memorable character of Doctor Sleep and why?

    There are a few. Dr sleep of course and the little girl as well as Rose


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book so much. Was sad when it was over

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Inappropriate Life: Some Material Not Suitable for Small Children, Nuns, or Mature Adults

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Heather McDonald
    • Narrated By Heather McDonald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (91)

    In her hilarious New York Times best seller You’ll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again, Heather McDonald recounted her adventures as an unwilling virgin in Hollywood. Now happily married with three wonderful kids, she shows that life as a grown-up - even a pretend grown-up - has its challenges. Heather’s a working mom with parents who live next door, a sister who keeps asking for one of her still-fertile eggs, and friends who are up to more hijinks than even Heather can handle.

    Tricia says: "Irritating"
    "Ok"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator. Heather's narration style/modulation of her voice does not follow the story line. It is very annoying sometimes.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    did not finish because the narration really got to me


    How could the performance have been better?

    Paying attention to the whole sentence and reading it according to what is being said. It is important to put emphasis where it belongs and to make pauses where necessary but not in the middle of a sentence where it doesn't make any sense.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought the book was funny, not hilarious, but it probably would've been better with a more experienced narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jenny Lawson
    • Narrated By Jenny Lawson
    Overall
    (1912)
    Performance
    (1746)
    Story
    (1760)

    For fans of Tina Fey and David Sedaris - Internet star Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, makes her literary debut. Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives - the ones we'd like to pretend never happened - are in fact the ones that define us. In Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor.

    Briana says: "This was supposed to be funny"
    "Funny!!"
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    Any additional comments?

    This book had me laughing out loud! I found it so funny that I took it with me and let my clients listen to it while they were working out. Highly recommend, especially if you've ever lived in Texas.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings—and Life

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 4 mins)
    • By Laura Vanderkam
    • Narrated By Laura Vanderkam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (881)
    Performance
    (748)
    Story
    (733)

    According to time management expert Laura Vanderkam, mornings hold the key to taking control of our schedules. If we use them wisely, we can build habits that will allow us to lead happier, more productive lives. Drawing on real-life anecdotes and scientific research that shows why the early hours of the day are so important, Vanderkam reveals how successful people use mornings to help them accomplish things that are often impossible to take care of later in the day.

    Teresa says: "A statement or two could summarize this book"
    "Short, informative"
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    Would you listen to What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast again? Why?

    Although nothing new in time management, I liked Laura's take on it. I liked her delivery and her humor in it. It was well-written, short enough to not get boring but long enough to get in all the information. I took quite a few ideas from it. Definitely recommend it.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Criminal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Kathleen Early
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1666)
    Performance
    (1404)
    Story
    (1410)

    Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and he is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation, until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before - when Will's father was imprisoned for murder - this was his home....

    Melinda says: "Heart Pounding, Gripping Thriller"
    "Loved it"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you're a Karin Slaughter fan and especially a Dr. Linton series fan, this is a great book. Different from the others but excellent.


    What did you like best about this story?

    When I first read the reviews I was a bit hesitant because it said that it went a lot more into Will Trent's past and I was worried it would be too boring. Not so at all. The book goes back and forth detailing the story of Will and the circumstances of his life, all weaved into a gruesome serial killer story. Absolutely loved it


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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