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  • Cibola Burn: The Expanse, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (376)
    Performance
    (349)
    Story
    (346)

    An empty apartment, a missing family, that's creepy. But this is like finding a military base with no one on it. Fighters and tanks idling on the runway with no drivers. This is bad juju. Something wrong happened here. What you should do is tell everyone to leave. The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds and the rush to colonize has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Ilus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire.

    Striker says: "Decent Story, Lacking Good Narration"
    "GREAT SO FAR...NEW NARRATOR IS REFRESHING CHANGE"
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    If you could sum up Cibola Burn in three words, what would they be?

    Fantastic series continuation.


    Which character – as performed by Erik Davies – was your favorite?

    Hard to choose one. I was worried that I would miss Jefferson Mays who did a great job with this series, but Erik surprised me and has done a terrific job.


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

    James S.A. Corey has delivered another exciting book in this series. It has everything you are looking for including fast paced action with distinctive characters who you want to root for.


    Any additional comments?

    Although I have not listened to the whole book, I am enjoying the new narrator. He brings the characters to life and hooks you from the first chapter.

    4 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • Treasure Hunters

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Mark Shulman
    • Narrated By Bryan Kennedy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    The Kidd siblings have grown up diving down to shipwrecks and traveling the world, helping their famous parents recover everything from swords to gold doubloons from the bottom of the ocean. But after their parents disappear on the job, the kids are suddenly thrust into the biggest treasure hunt of their lives. They'll have to work together to defeat dangerous pirates and dodge the hot pursuit of an evil treasure hunting rival, all while following cryptic clues to unravel the mystery of what really happened to their parents - and find out if they're still alive.

    Kim says: "GREAT audiobook for the whole family!"
    "GREAT audiobook for the whole family!"
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    Any additional comments?

    I have been a lifelong fan and reader of James Patterson's novels aimed at adults, but never really thought my kids would like to read a "Patterson" title. That all changed when I downloaded Treasure Hunters for my children to listen to in the car. They are hooked! When we got home, they begged me to stay in the car so they could finish up the chapter we were on. After it was finished, they ran inside to throw the bonus PDF of illustrations in the computer and couldn't stop talking about it. It is a rare occasion when my kids get that excited about anything, especially an audiobook. As a parent, it is great when your kids are quiet in the car, but even better when their attention is being kept by a book. On a personal level, I found myself being drawn in by the story and mystery as well! I like the idea of kids taking some responsibility for themselves for once! I highly recommend TREASURE HUNTERS to all kids and parents alike!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Fielding: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Chad Harbach
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1202)
    Performance
    (1010)
    Story
    (1012)

    At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.

    S. says: "Not Quite ~"
    "WONDERFUL NEW NARRATOR! Worth the wait!!"
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    This new recording is wonderful. I listened to a bit of the earlier edition, which just didn???t do this marvelous storytelling justice. Holter Graham has read some of my favorite audiobooks over the years, and The Art of Fielding has instantly become one of them. The characters Harbach has created seem real ??? I found myself holding my breath at tense moments, impatient to find out their fates. The plot was constantly surprising and very enjoyable. I highly recommend The Art of Fielding, one of my favorite titles of 2011.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Inner Circle

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Brad Meltzer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1377)
    Performance
    (741)
    Story
    (739)

    When Clementine Kaye, archivist Beecher White's first childhood crush, shows up at the National Archives asking for his help, Beecher tries to impress her by showing her the secret vault where the president of the United States privately reviews classified documents. They accidentally happen upon a priceless artifact - and find themselves suddenly entangled in a web of deception, conspiracy, and murder.

    Joseph says: "VERY WELL DONE"
    "What could be better?"
    Overall

    I was thrilled to see that one of my favorite authors was paired with one of the best narrators in the business and INNER CIRCLE didn't disappoint. This high quality production was enjoyable, entertaining and kept me on the edge of my seat. If you're a fan of Brad's new show, DECODED, you'll love listening to this audiobook. More Meltzer, please!

    30 of 35 people found this review helpful
  • Life

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Keith Richards, James Fox
    • Narrated By Johnny Depp, Joe Hurley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2582)
    Performance
    (1418)
    Story
    (1410)

    Now at last Keith Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere....

    Jesse says: "Ins and outs"
    "Amazing Storytelling!"
    Overall

    I originally planned to buy the hardcover the moment it hit stores - I'm a huge Stones fan. But I am really glad I heard about the audiobook, because Keith's storytelling really lends itself to the listenting experience. I'm only 4 hours in, but Johnny Depp's performance is pitch-perfect. He's never over the top - you feel like he really "gets" Keith in ways most people wouldn't. I also took a listen to Keith's part at the end and could really hear how passionate he is about telling his story - what an amazing life.

    I'm absolutely certain I'll buy the hardcover to make my library complete, but I'm so glad I took the chance to hear it first. I think the amazing tales are going to stick with me a long time - what a privilege it is to get to hear the intimate, behind-the-scenes stories told by the one who really lived it. The bonus PDF of pictures is great as well - you feel like you're getting a peek into Keith's personal photo album.

    57 of 59 people found this review helpful

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