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Shirley

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  • The Overton Window

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1120)
    Performance
    (370)
    Story
    (378)

    A plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed. There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws, and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that ideas previously thought of as radical begin to seem acceptable over time. Move the Window and you change the debate. Change the debate and you change the country.

    Ray says: "It Could Happen Soon"
    "Not bad"
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    When he settles down, Glenn Beck is actually a good story teller. He explains a lot as a story that is very real in today's world. I like the book. It enlightened me and entertained at the same time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Exile: Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    Overall
    (605)
    Performance
    (555)
    Story
    (565)

    Hostile in ways that a surface-dweller could never know, the tunnel-mazes of the Underdark challenge all who tread there. Among these souls are Drizzt Do'Urden and his magical cat, Guenhwyvar. Exiled from his drow homeland, Drizzt must fight for a new home in the boundless labyrinth. Meanwhile, he must watch for signs of pursuit - for the dark elves are not a forgiving race.

    Patrice says: "Excellent as Always"
    "Okay, I am hooked!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Exile the most enjoyable?

    Trials and tribulations. Standing on your beliefs yet recognizing you need companionship.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Exile?

    Going to the gnomes and being accepted.


    What does Victor Bevine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is a good narrator. I have come to enjoy the audible books more than just reading as it comes to life for me.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Just enjoyed the bonding of different species and their loyalties.


    Any additional comments?

    One gripe I have is the volume. It goes up and down a lot. I have to keep adjusting the volume and it is annoying. Not to mention cumbersome when I am driving down the road.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Homeland: Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (988)
    Performance
    (901)
    Story
    (919)

    This stunning new release of the classic R.A. Salvatore novel recounts the origins of Salvatore's signature dark elf character, Drizzt Do'Urden. This title kicks off The Legend of Drizzt series, which will showcase the classic dark elf novels in these new audiobook editions.

    Pi says: "Among the drow, all trust is foolish."
    "Pretty good"
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    If you could sum up Homeland in three words, what would they be?

    Grows on you


    What did you like best about this story?

    It took a bit to get all the background of the story but it is a series and as the story goes on, it gets better and better. It is dark and cruel but our hero emerges and there is hope.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think when Zack and Drizzt's last 'fight'. They come to the knowledge of what they are to each other and it is touching.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, when Drizzt and his cat leave, they leave as friends together. Doesn't sound like much, but in their world, friendship and loyalty to one another is unheard of.


    Any additional comments?

    I actually listened to this a couple of times before I really got into the story but am glad I took the time. I will continue the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Phantom Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Heather Graham
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Cummings
    Overall
    (194)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (150)

    A secret government unit is formed under the oversight of Adam Harrison, famed paranormal investigator. The case: In a historic mansion in New Orleans’ French Quarter, a senator’s wife falls to her death from a balcony. Most think she jumped, distraught over the loss of her young son. Some say she was pushed. And yet others believe she was beckoned by the ghostly spirits that inhabit the house - once the site of a serial killer’s grisly work.

    Michele says: "Great Book"
    "Surpisingly good!!"
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    I had this author recommended to me so this is my first book of hers that I have read. I must admit that I was expecting a shallow, typical read of sci-fi. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed her story telling. The ending was not what I expected and I must say that I just enjoyed her book. I will buy more!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Edge of Apocalypse

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Tim LaHaye, Craig Parshall
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (201)
    Story
    (203)

    Joshua Jordan’s new weapons defense system will secure America against an array of new enemies, including a nuclear strike on New York City by North Korea. But global forces are mounting and corrupt government leaders will go to any extreme to prevent an impending economic catastrophe. As world events begin setting the stage for the “end of days” foretold in Revelation, Jordan must weigh the personal price he must pay to save the nation he loves.

    Paul says: "Edge of Your Seat"
    "Very good!!"
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    Very good story. Very well made. I will get the next one in the series. So true to our day today.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Riot: Peter Grant, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (962)
    Performance
    (866)
    Story
    (868)

    Probationary constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he'll face is a paper cut. But Peter's prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter's ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale....

    Nancy J says: "I LOVE this Book!"
    "Not my cup of tea..."
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    I am not sure if I liked the story or not, the narrator kept getting in the way. His sucking his teeth and heavy breathing was very distracting. I kept trying to figure out if his British accent was real or not. I should have listened to it first and I would not have wasted my money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    • UNABRIDGED (10 mins)
    • By Caralyn Buehner, Mark Buehner
    • Narrated By Cassandra Morris
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (26)

    Some stories become favored childhood classics with good reason, such as the tale of Goldilocks. Here, in an abundantly funny retelling, the time honored drama unfolds. This outrageously frilly, jump-roping Goldilocks skips through the bears' house, reciting saucy rhymes as she goes.

    Another outstanding collaboration from Caralyn and Mark Buehner, Goldilocks and the Three Bears is perfect for sharing with children, adults, and fairy-tale collectors alike.

    Caroline says: "Great for 3 year olds"
    "Entertaining"
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    It passed the kid test. It was enjoyed, what more can you say?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clear and Present Danger

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (345)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (183)

    Jack Ryan, who has just been named CIA deputy director of intelligence, is enraged when he discovers that he has been left out of the loop of Columbian operations. Several of America's most highly trained soldiers are stranded on an unfinished mission that, according to all records, never existed. Ryan decides to get the men out.

    Timothy says: "Hard listen"
    "Pretty good"
    Overall
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    You can always count on Tom Clancy for a good story. He is knowledgeable and thorough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Visitation

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Frank Peretti
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (68)

    The small town of Antioch, Washington is a hotbed for spiritual activity. Burned-out minister Travis Jordan has been replaced by a charismatic man who looks and behaves like Christ. Suddenly, the town is abuzz with reports of miracles and religious sightings. But Travis believes the new minister is a false messiah and senses the ominous presence of pure evil.

    John says: "A Christian Novel... but still a good one!"
    "Not too bad"
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    I always enjoy reading Frank Peretti. This was a bit long but the ending was good

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Damascus Countdown: The Twelfth Imam Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (407)
    Performance
    (357)
    Story
    (368)

    Israel successfully launches a first strike on Iran, taking out all of their nuclear sites and six of their nuclear warheads. American president William Jackson threatens to support a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the Jewish State for unprovoked and unwarranted acts of aggression. And the Twelfth Imam prepares to order a genocidal retaliation.

    Joseph says: "Is it a story it is it today's news?"
    "Not disappointing!"
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    I enjoyed Damascus Count Down very much. Joel Rosenberg is a very good storyteller and when you mix in the fact that he is an expert of the Middle Eastern culture, it gets very exciting.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • This Present Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Frank Peretti
    • Narrated By Jack Sondericker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (653)
    Performance
    (366)
    Story
    (371)

    A small town newspaper editor and a local minister uncover a web of conspiracy while an unseen battle between the angels of good and evil takes place in the town of Ashton.

    Kimberly says: "The one that started Peretti"
    "Love Peretti!!"
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    I read previous reviews and saw the comments about sub-standard recording. It was all true! I have read these books and love them. I will not be purchasing the next book of this series because I read in the reviews that the recording was even worse than this one. The narrator was good, but hard to follow at times with the echoing. This one lands in the lap of Audible for not creating a quality product.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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