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  • Firefly Beach

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Meira Pentermann
    • Narrated By Donna Postel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    When Beth LaMonte rents a cottage on the coast of Maine, she wishes only to withdraw and paint. A mysterious ball of light disturbs her peace and leads her to a secret beach where she finds the diary of a girl who disappeared in 1975. Now Beth is on a mission, not only to bury her own past, but to put to rest the spirit of Firefly Beach.

    L.W. says: "Summer Beach Read really different"
    "not an unforgettable"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What would have made Firefly Beach better?

    A bit more action, a very drawn out story. I love 20+ hour books, glad this wasn't more than it was.


    What could Meira Pentermann have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More action. I don't know it was just blah, I did not have any emotional reaction to any of the characters.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Donna Postel’s performances?

    Her voice was good. She has a pleasant rhythm, stops, starts, pauses at all the right spots. Hopefully she gets better material to read.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Firefly Beach?

    Probably the parts I wasn't listening to, out of boredom.


    Any additional comments?

    Not terrible but not a brag about story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The God of the Hive: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (944)
    Performance
    (586)
    Story
    (593)

    New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King enjoys immense popularity and a resounding chorus of critical acclaim for her exquisite mysteries. The God of the Hive continues the thread King began in The Language of Bees, in which Mary Russell and her famous husband, Sherlock Holmes, face trouble with Scotland Yard and the deadliest of adversaries.

    connie says: "Imaginative and engrossing listen"
    "guess it's just my kind of book."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Sherlock Holmes fans I guess. I had a hard time getting into the book even after several hours. I try to get to the half way point of all books but I couldn't do it this time. I don't know it just seemed so slow.


    Has The God of the Hive turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yeah, I have tried Laurie King before thinking I am missing something because of all her great reviews. Guess she's just not my cup of tea.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    BOREDOM.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reliquary: Pendergast, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2530)
    Performance
    (1609)
    Story
    (1604)

    Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beast. When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation.

    Anastasia says: "Should have made this one into a movie..."
    "full of suprises"
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    Would you listen to Reliquary again? Why?

    Might in a few years, but it's not the kind of book where you would forget the ending.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I never guessed the ending. There were twists and turns that kept the story interesting. Not as good as the first book but I liked it.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Dick Hill?

    At first I didn't care for the reading,but that may have been because I enjoyed the first narrator. I just started the 3rd book of the series and I am barely able to listen to him.
    Narrator of the third book is like listening to The Cat in the Hat. I would listen to Dick Hill over the next narrator ANY day!


    Any additional comments?

    It's a good book and did not regret the purchase. I love LONG lengthy books so this was great and worth the credit. If you DON'T like LONG books, then don't get this series and if you do... DON'T b**ch about the length.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black Hills

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1143)
    Performance
    (572)
    Story
    (585)

    A summer at his grandparents' South Dakota ranch is not 11-year-old Cooper Sullivan's idea of a good time. But things are a bit more bearable now that he's discovered the neighbor girl, Lil Chance, and her homemade batting cage. Even horseback riding isn't as awful as Coop thought it would be. Each year, with Coop's annual summer visit, their friendship deepens from innocent games to stolen kisses, but there is one shared experience that will forever haunt them: the terrifying discovery of a hiker's body.

    Lorraine says: "black hills"
    "kind of lame"
    Overall
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    What would have made Black Hills better?

    Reminds me of something I would have read in Junior High.


    What was most disappointing about Nora Roberts’s story?

    It was just boring. Drawn out boring and predictable. The first couple of chapters I kept rewinding because the time line changed and I thought that I missed a chapter. Went from teenagers to adults with no warning. There were times I would just tune out and catch myself, but didn't feel the need to rewind because it wasn't that interesting. I love a 20-30 hour book, if it is interesting.


    What didn’t you like about Nick Podehl’s performance?

    Sometimes sounded whiny.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    yawn.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm glad I only spent $5 for it. I love the sales, and I figure the really great ones I've purchased make up for the lame listens.
    I think I am done with Nora Roberts.
    She is more of a borrow from the library and return author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2307)
    Performance
    (2106)
    Story
    (2087)

    In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man", Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter.

    Amazon Customer says: "An exceptional story, but I miss George Guidall."
    "WHY?!?!?!"
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    Would you listen to The Wind Through the Keyhole again? Why?

    ONLY if it was read by someone else!! This was soooo painful to listen to. The only thing keeping me listening is the fact that I started to listen to the whole series. It has been a long time since I listened to the series and wanted to listen to the Whole story from start to finish. After listening to George Guidall's reading of the "Wizard of Glass" and then starting to listen to this, the only way I can describe this is like taking a pair of knitting needles to your ears to clean the wax out. IT is PAINFUL. All the characters sound just like Mr. King. Sooo sad. This is my second attempt to try and listen to this. I find my mind wandering because it is so monotone blah blah blah. After awhile its like background White Noise. Oh help me get to the end.
    NO I WILL NEVER LISTEN to this again. Unless of course a Professional will re-record this.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wind Through the Keyhole?

    Just hoping I can get to the end, and remember if I heard any of it. I was looking forward to this book but might have to buy a hard copy and read it myself. Normally I can take Mr. King reading after awhile, but after spoiling us with some Very Talented voice actors, this was torture.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    AWFUL, terrible, boring, all characters sound alike, no distinction, monotone, blah blah blah. I just want to scream.


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

    Mr.King Kills a novel. hahahahaha


    Any additional comments?

    Buy a hard copy and read it yourself. I waaaaant to listen to this but wow it is really hard.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18403)
    Performance
    (16427)
    Story
    (16482)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "At one point I actually wanted to scream!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Gone Girl the most enjoyable?

    Wow! I have listened and read at least a thousand books. But can Not ever remember wanting to scream out loud to please stop!!! And I mean this in a good way. I got to a point where I just wanted the Madness, nightmare, delusions to Stop. So Twisted, mind bendingly evil.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    None I couldn't befriend any of them. I dread even thinking that people like this exist, but realise they must. That's why this novel if so brilliant.


    What does Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They are perfect, perfect, perfect! They pull you in, noooo they suck you into the deceit. You want to love one and hate the other, but then it flips. Then you don't like either of them. I swear by the end I thought I was loosing my mind.


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

    This book is so physiologically mind crippling that a film couldn't put all the emotionally disturbed twists together this perfectly. No way in hell, could it be done.


    Any additional comments?

    I want to recommend this book to everyone, but I can't because some people really, just should Not read it. Honestly if you've ever been severely emotionally tramatized in a relationship, this may be way too much. My not so bad, not perfect 30 yr marriage even seems creepy after reading this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Intuition: Your Electric Self: Creating a Life Path of Illumination

    • NONE (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Sharon Franquemont
    • Narrated By Sharon Franquemont
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Amazon Customer says: "Nothing new but good refresher"
    "Nothing new but good refresher"
    Overall

    The quality of this Audio is terrible. The volume is up and down. One minute turning up the vol and then pulling ear buds out. Has some good exercises that I have forgotten about, but again
    there are not a lot of new ideas here. Actually I think some of the newer speakers may have taken some of her phrases and ideas. Overall I liked it but wouldn't purchase it because of the audio quality.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Creative Visualization

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Shakti Gawain
    • Narrated By Shakti Gawain
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (63)

    Use the power of your imagination to help create what you want in life! This best selling guide will teach you simple and practical techniques for changing negative habit patterns, improving your self-esteem, reaching career goals, developing your creativity, and much more. Techniques include deep relaxation, asking for guidance, and visualizing goals. Create an inner sanctuary and open up the natural centers of your body - and use your mental imagery to achieve positive changes in your life.

    Fred says: "Creative Visualization"
    "BASIC-for beginners"
    Overall

    This is old, if you are just starting with this kind of venture it is great. If you have read more than your fair share then it is a waste of
    time. Audio quality if fair to bad.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Applying the 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace

    • ORIGINAL (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
    • Narrated By Wayne W. Dyer
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (65)

    Drawing upon the lessons of great teachers such as St. Francis of Assisi, Viktor Frankl, Jesus Christ, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and Buddha, Dr. Dyer helps you discover that you can achieve true inner peace and success by integrating 10 powerful "secrets" into your life that can transform your everyday existence into a path of spiritual enlightenment.

    Ryan says: "Sold as something else !"
    "ego ego ego"
    Overall

    BLAH BLAH BLAH I have put off getting one of wayne's books for a long time. I'm glad I did, not much info here except, who he has met, how many books he has sold, ego trip, I am happy for him but this is boring. I have listened for 7.5 hours now and I don't think I will ever listen again. Most books I will listen to over and over but this is too ego filled. I would suggest Ester and Jerry Hicks, Sonya Choquette, Cheryl Richardson, Eckhart Tolle, at least they are talking to you, teaching you and not just telling you all about what they have accomplished. I'm trying to learn.

    9 of 31 people found this review helpful
  • Insight: Case Files from the Psychic World

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Sylvia Browne
    • Narrated By Jeannie Hackett
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Insight is Sylvia Browne's exploration of the experiences she has had during psychic readings over the course of her career. Opening up completely, she shares her thoughts on the significance of her gift and its impact on others as she tells personal stories about life as a psychic.

    Amazon Customer says: "heard it all before"
    "heard it all before"
    Overall

    If you heard Adventures of a psychic don't waste your credit. Throw in some Phenomenon and others and you basically have a review of all of her other books. Maybe just get this book and none of the others? I am a Sylvia fan but I am disappointed that I wasted my credit for a rerun.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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