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  • First Grave on the Right: Charley Davidson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3390)
    Performance
    (2743)
    Story
    (2730)

    A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light”. But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all.

    Maggie says: "Loved this audiobook!"
    "A little wordy"
    Overall

    The author hasn't met an adjective she didn't like. Everything is described in detail from the bathroom to every freaking guy she sees. With the same narrator it makes it hard to remember this isn't a Stephanie Plum book. There's the same lusting over multiple guys and describing and thinking about them until I want to scream! By the time I'm ready to run my car into a tree from boredom she finally stops drooling over some guy and we get to some action. But it's not enough to make it worth the price.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Top Secret Twenty-One: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    Overall
    (985)
    Performance
    (885)
    Story
    (888)

    Trenton, New Jersey’s favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he’s out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all too frequently into dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city’s hottest cop, is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer’s whereabouts. These are desperate times, and they call for desperate measures.

    G. House Sr. says: "Stagnant Stephanie - Plodding Plot - Not great"
    "2 stars is for short story but full book price"
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    What does Lorelei King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Ms. King brings the characters to life. I don't know if I would have continued reading if I hadn't switched to these audiobooks. Lula isn't nearly as much fun when I read the books.


    Any additional comments?

    Fun story and Lorelei King did a great job as usual.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fireborn

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Keri Arthur
    • Narrated By Saskia Maarleveld
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    From New York Times best-selling author Keri Arthur comes a brand new series featuring heroine Emberly Pearson - a phoenix capable of taking on human form, and cursed with the ability to foresee death. Emberly has spent a good number of her many lives trying to save humans. So when her prophetic dreams reveal the death of Sam, a man she once loved, she does everything in her power to prevent that from happening. But in saving his life, she gets more than she bargained for.

    janet says: "Oh My GOD, she's such an idiot!"
    "Oh My GOD, she's such an idiot!"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I've been reading for 30 years and I just can't stand reading about stupid women any more. The author writes about an extremely powerful creature but makes her an incompetent idiot. Then at the end she actually manages to defend herself. REALLY!? Now, she pulls out some quick thinking and power? How about the other 8 hours I've spent listening to this moron taking 2 minutes to react to anything.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flip This Zombie: Living with the Dead, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jesse Petersen
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (179)

    The zombie apocalypse has been good to Sarah and David. Their marriage is better than ever. They communicate well, share responsibilities, and now, they're starting a business. ZombieBusters-for all your zombie extermination needs. There are lots of zombies and that means lots of customers . . . Except one of them doesn't want the zombies dead; he wants them alive and ready for experimentation. Mad scientists make for difficult clients, and this time Sarah and David might have bitten off more than they can chew.

    Grace says: "A wonderful follow-up! (no spoilers)"
    "Awful"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Flip This Zombie better?

    This has the stupidest woman ever written. The husband is an idiot for following her but not nearly as annoying as Ms. Ditz.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Cassandra Campbell’s performances?

    She did a good job, stupid character is not her fault.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rise Again Below Zero: Rise Again, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Ben Tripp
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (132)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (120)

    Billions died and rose again, hungry for human flesh. When the nightmare reached Sheriff Danielle Adelman's small mountain community of Forest Peak, California, it was too late for warnings . . . forcing her to lead a small group of survivors out of hell, all the while seeking her estranged runaway sister at any cost.

    Mike Naka says: "wow! much, much better than expected!"
    "Narrator is wonderful!"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Rise Again Below Zero the most enjoyable?

    The story is good and kept my interest but it was wonderful to have Kirsten Potter as narrator melt into the background and just enjoy the book. I've heard some really awful voices on some pretty interesting books that constantly pulled me out of the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dani was my favorite. It's pretty rare to have an unattractive woman, even in a book where we can't see her, as the lead. This isn't a new character but it's always been written as a man.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Infection

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Craig DiLouie
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    Overall
    (466)
    Performance
    (331)
    Story
    (333)

    Five ordinary people must pay the price of survival at the end of the world. A mysterious virus suddenly strikes down millions. Three days later, its victims awake with a single purpose: spread the Infection. As the world lurches toward the apocalypse, some of the Infected continue to change, transforming into horrific monsters.

    wayne says: "worst narrator, I've heard so far"
    "Should have listened to the other reviews"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I thought just because other people didn't like this book didn't mean I wouldn't so I bought it while it was on sale. I do like the idea of the book, infected people running around biting and spreading the infection. They die just like anyone else does but the numbers are overwhelming within days. What's not to like about that? I'm not a very good writer so it's hard to explain what my problem is exactly but the author never brings these characters to life. It's not painful to listen to but I'm not sure I'll finish simply because I don't really care what happens.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pride and Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
    Overall
    (1083)
    Performance
    (904)
    Story
    (918)

    Many consider this rich social commentary to be Jane Austen's finest novel. It is certainly among her more famous ones. Austen sets her entertaining study of manners and misconceptions against the backdrop of a class-conscious society in 18th-century England.

    Rachel Kapila says: "Flo Gibson Reads You Stories"
    "Impossible to listen to"
    Overall
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    Story
    What would have made Pride and Prejudice better?

    A different reader! She sounds like a little old lady and speaks too fast.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Flo Gibson’s performances?

    No


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

    Disappointment. Horrible performance


    Any additional comments?

    I love P&P. I have the BBC series, movie, paperback, and ebook versions. I thought getting a free audio version was great until I tried to listen to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vanish: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Susan Denaker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (672)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (244)

    A blessed event becomes a nightmare for pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli when she finds herself on the wrong side of a hostage crisis in this timely and relentless new thriller from the New York Times best-selling author of Body Double.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great story, but...."
    "Great story"
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    Any additional comments?

    I nearly skipped this book because of a bad review. I glad I went for it anyway. This is the best story in the series so far. The narrarator gives Jane a weird, jersey (?) accent instead of Boston but honestly after a couple of hours listening to a real Boston accent my southern ears would start to bleed. I hated to stop listening when I'd Finnish my commute.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Apprentice: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (559)
    Performance
    (302)
    Story
    (303)

    It is a boiling summer in Boston. Adding to the city's woes is a series of shocking crimes that end in abduction and death. The pattern suggests one man: "The Surgeon," serial killer Warren Hoyt, known for his partial dissection of his victims, and recently thrown behind bars. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires.

    Mary S. Murray says: "Good Read"
    "Putting on the ritz!"
    Overall
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    What did you like best about The Apprentice? What did you like least?

    Liked best: kept my interest during commute to work. Least liked: the reader. Her normal voice for Jane is fine but the voices for other characters, especially Isles, is horrible.


    What didn???t you like about Anna Fields???s performance?

    She pronounces Rizzoli with a strange emphasis on the z. Felt like I was in a Brian & Stewie sketch every time she says it. She pronounces it Rits-zoli instead of Riz-zoli.


    Could you see The Apprentice being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Glad they changed everything for the tv show. Jane and her family in the books are awful. Jane is one of those annoying women that has to be better than all the guys then complains about sexism when no one likes or respects her. No one likes her because she's a jerk. She tells a story about going into a freezing lake after her mother tells her not to because her brothers mock her by repeating their mother. She's telling it to once again show how awful her brothers are. I see another example of her being an idiot. They stay on dry WARM land while she's chest deep in freezing water. Idiot.


    Any additional comments?

    So far the books are just Rizzoli and some guy gets a crush on. When do they become Rizzoli & Isles?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Double Dexter: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated By Jeff Lindsay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (739)
    Performance
    (633)
    Story
    (635)

    Dexter Morgan is not your average serial killer. He enjoys his day job as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department... but he lives for his nighttime hobby of hunting other killers. Dexter is therefore not pleased to discover that someone is shadowing him, observ­ing him, and copying his methods. Dexter is not one to tol­erate displeasure... in fact, he has a knack for extricating himself from trouble in his own pleasurable way.

    phillip says: "Doting Daddy Dexter Delivers D'goods!"
    "IQ drops with each book"
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    What disappointed you about Double Dexter?

    Dexter seems to be getting dumber with each book. Pretty bad when an idiot out smarts him.


    Has Double Dexter turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I don't read any other in the serial killer/hero genre.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Jeff is a pretty good writer but brings nothing as the narrator. I miss the guy from the first 2 books. He really complemented the author's writing.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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