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Karen

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REVIEWS
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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • Kill Me

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Stephen White
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (46)

    Kill Me brings Alan Gregory face-to-face with the most challenging case of his career. As always, White's characters are indelible and the dialogue is dead-on, but Kill Me is fresh and thought-provoking in a way that's so uncommon in crime fiction.

    Deborah Mele says: "Great Read"
    "Predictable ..."
    Overall

    I could tell after listening to about 30 minutes of the book what was going to happen. I'd rather be surprised. Not many surprises in it. Most of the characters were unlikeable, especially the main one. Men will probably like him more than women. He's rich, powerful, handsome, and very arrogant. I can see how this book could easily be made into a movie. Seems like the author had that in mind when writing it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • NOS4A2: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Joe Hill
    • Narrated By Kate Mulgrew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2916)
    Performance
    (2705)
    Story
    (2708)

    Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

    Jacqueline says: "Finish to Start Excellent is Novel This"
    "Riveting performance of a chilling story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to NOS4A2 the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the story well enough, but it was the performance of Kate Mulgrew which made it so frightening and exciting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It moved along very well. It was difficult to stop listening.


    What about Kate Mulgrew’s performance did you like?

    Kate Mulgrew was superb. I'm looking for more audiobooks performed by her.


    Any additional comments?

    After the first couple of chapters I was sure that Joe Hill was a pen name for Stephen King. I wasn't at all surprised to find they were so closely related. Stephen should worry. The king of horror may well be dethroned by the prince. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16709)
    Performance
    (10962)
    Story
    (10846)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "Read the description before buying."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Diana Gabaldon and/or Davina Porter?

    I had thought this was a scifi book, since that was where I chose it from. I generally don't read the publishers summary or people's reviews because they can contain spoilers. Wow, there was only one small bit that was interesting, and the rest was basically "run over here and have sex, go over there and have sex" and so on. If that's what you're looking for in a book, I salute you and say "this book is for YOU". If you're looking for anything else then look past this book and find another.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Diana Gabaldon again?

    NO


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

    No, but she was good at telling the story.


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

    Disappointment. I expected more witchcraft, and more story other than all the sex, and the S&M.


    Any additional comments?

    I want those hours of my life back!

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Year of the Flood

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne, Katie MacNichol, Mark Bramhall
    Overall
    (1135)
    Performance
    (673)
    Story
    (675)

    The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners - a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life - has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life.

    Melinda says: "thought-provoking, engaging dystopic fiction"
    "basically a story of armageddon"
    Overall

    If you are an atheist you will not enjoy this audiobook very much. I expected religious undertones but it's mostly religious. Also there is singing in it, which detracts from the book. It's a shame, really, because it could have been much better. I would have given it 3 stars if not for the singing parts. I become part of the story and when there is music or sining in the narration it pulls me out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18108)
    Performance
    (8288)
    Story
    (8321)

    Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

    B.J. says: "Perfect."
    "great book"
    Overall

    good finish to the trilogy. slow to start but gains speed. will miss the author and what else he could have written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Moon Pool

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Max McCoy
    • Narrated By Reed McColm
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Time is running out for Jolene. She's trapped by a madman, held captive, naked, waiting only for her worst nightmares to become reality. Her captor will keep her alive for 28 days, hidden in an underwater city 400 feet below the surface. Then she will die horribly, just like the others. Jolene's only hope is Richard Dahlgren, a private underwater crime scene investigator. He has until the next full moon before Jolene becomes just another hideous trophy in the killer's surreal underwater lair.

    Fran B says: "Outstanding"
    "interesting murder mystery"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book even though in spots there
    was way more technical details about diving that
    I could have done without and didn't add to the
    story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23320)
    Performance
    (9938)
    Story
    (10011)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Just so-so"
    Overall

    This audiobook was great in spots but not so good
    in the majority of it. Lots could have been cut
    and it would have been a better book.
    I agree with others that the narrator shouldn't
    do women's voices. It was distractingly bad.
    The book is worth a listen, though it's only
    so-so.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cross Country

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Peter J. Fernandez, Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (671)
    Performance
    (206)
    Story
    (208)

    When the home of Alex Cross's oldest friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, the destruction leads him to believe that he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer. As Alex and his girlfriend, Brianna Stone, become entangled in the deadly Nigerian underworld of Washington D.C., what they discover is shocking: a stunningly organized gang of lethal teenagers headed by a powerful, diabolical man--the African warlord known as the Tiger.

    Lisa says: "Not the same read"
    "pass on this one"
    Overall

    This was probably the worst Patterson novels I've read. It seemed forced and hurried. Wish I could have my credit back, and the hours spent on this audiobook.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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