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  • The Book of Names

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jill Gregory, Karen Tintori
    • Narrated By Christopher Graybill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    When a childhood tragedy comes back to haunt Professor David Shepherd, he finds himself in possession of knowledge that holds the world in a delicate balance. He uncovers the Book of Names - an ancient text originating with the biblical Adam, and thought lost to history forever. By Kabbalistic tradition, the book contains the names of each generation's thirty-six righteous souls - the Hidden Ones - by whose merits alone the world continues to exist.

    Amazon Customer says: "Such a unique story line!"
    "Such a unique story line!"
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    Where does The Book of Names rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best!


    What other book might you compare The Book of Names to and why?

    I can not compare this store to any other. This is a book that gives us an insight to the Jewish teachings and mysticism.


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

    Not that I can recall. He does a wonderful job on this audiobook.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I was so interested in this audio book after borrowing it from library that I just had to have one on my Ipod. Great book. Well worth the rereads.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crocodile on the Sandbank: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (2896)
    Performance
    (1667)
    Story
    (1661)

    Amelia Peabody inherited two things from her father: a considerable fortune and an unbendable will. The first allowed her to indulge in her life's passion. Without the second, the mummy's curse would have made corpses of them all.

    Carrie says: "Nice break from the usual-"
    "Love you Peabody!!"
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    What did you love best about Crocodile on the Sandbank?

    I read this book in 1982 then gave the book to friend. So glad to see it again and this time in audio format.
    Peabody and Emerson are just plain fantastic characters. They are such cool people!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Peabody is before her time. Such ideas! She studies, she learns and then she executes! Love the scene when Emerson is sick, and the one with the snake.


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

    I think so. I've listened to her read many times. She becomes the characters...and that is great.


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

    The snake on the covers is a very telling moment for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Finisher

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (163)

    Fourteen-year-old Vega Jane lives in the village of Wormwood, where life is nasty, brutish, and short. Villagers have been told that there is nothing outside of Wormwood except for the Quag, a foul forest filled with terrifying beasts. No one comes, no one goes, and Wormwood has stayed this way for generations. Until Vega's friend Quentin Herms disappears. Quentin leaves Vega a secret message hinting that there's a way out of Wormwood and something extraordinary on the other side.

    John Hopkins says: "An original great from Baldacci!"
    "Could not stop listening!!! Very interesting read!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    New spin on new world vs old history. I enjoyed the book!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Vega Jane. So interesting how she picked up the pieces of her life and moved forward.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Ghosts of Belfast

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Stuart Neville
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1120)
    Performance
    (505)
    Story
    (506)

    Fegan has been a "hard man" - an IRA killer in Northern Ireland. Now that peace has come, he is being haunted day and night by 12 ghosts: a mother and infant, a schoolboy, a butcher, an RUC constable, and seven other of his innocent victims. In order to appease them, he's going to have to kill the men who gave him orders. As he's working his way down the list, he encounters a woman who may offer him redemption; she has borne a child to an RUC officer and is an outsider too.

    David P. McGivern says: "What an unexpected good read!"
    "What a great find!"
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    Would you listen to The Ghosts of Belfast again? Why?

    I will listen to this story again. It was fast paced and I don't want to miss any of the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ghosts of Belfast?

    The ghost woman's decision near the very end of the book.


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

    Yes. I listen to the Duncan Kincade/Gemma James series by Deborah Crombie. I really like his voice and the accents seem very smooth.


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

    No, I did not have an extreme reaction, but it was sad. Such a terrible time in history...unthinkable, really. It is hard to believe what the Irish had to live with. This book shares memories of those times. My husband and I took a vacation trip to England in 1984. Three days before our trip the IRA set off a bomb in one of the Heathrow terminal walkways...we walked right by the scorch marks. I think that reality made this book more "real" to me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (7279)
    Performance
    (6620)
    Story
    (6632)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "Ready for a really great detective story?."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Cuckoo's Calling to be better than the print version?

    Not better..but different in a very good way. . With audio we get the voice.. the music of the story. When reading we don't get that added pleasure.


    What other book might you compare The Cuckoo's Calling to and why?

    Not aware of a comparison.


    What about Robert Glenister’s performance did you like?

    His performance was really very well done. He goes from men to women easily and the accents and tones make the characters easily recognizable. I would hope that he continue the series.


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

    I liked that the main character had flaws and the courage to keep on going. My favorite is the giving of the green dress...and then wishing he could take it back. What a character!


    Any additional comments?

    This book was really well written. I liked the characters and plot and hope for more installments to follow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Rises

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1173)
    Performance
    (1066)
    Story
    (1076)

    Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shape-shifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta. Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shape-shifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute - and they’ll pay him in medicine.

    Melissa says: "Great addition to the story"
    "Kate is Fantastic...series gets better and better!"
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    Would you listen to Magic Rises again? Why?

    I have listened to the audio twice already and plan to enjoy it again. The series is well developed and the characters are wonderful.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Magic Rises?

    B's stand at the gate.


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

    Renee IS audio for Ilona Andrews. Both the Kate Daniels books and the Edge books. The fans want Renee...she is just plain wonderful... no other word needed.


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

    "Hush, little baby, don't you cry..." This section just tore my heart out.


    Any additional comments?

    I just love these books and, of the series, this may be my favorite. This installment is a bit different, the problems are different...but a very interesting book. And we know that another ...or two...will follow. Yea!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Garden Spells

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sarah Addison Allen
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1047)
    Performance
    (588)
    Story
    (594)

    The Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers.

    Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Their history was in the soil. But so were their futures.

    Together again in the house they grew up in, the Waverley sisters realize they must deal with their common legacy - if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom - or with each other.

    Joihelene says: "I so want to give it 5 stars...!!!!"
    "Magical tree, tasty flowers and love."
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    What made the experience of listening to Garden Spells the most enjoyable?

    I loved the Southern accents. So many accents are forced and you just want to turn the recording off. The choice of Susan Ericksen to read this book was a very wise choice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This very unusual story blended family bonds, tasty flowers and herbs, a magical tree and a mystic cousin...what else could we ask for?


    Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?

    I thought Evanell was a treasure. Wouldn't it be wonderful to know someone like her?


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I can't do that. I listen as time allows while doing housework, errands and on computer games.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Still Life

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1953)
    Performance
    (1313)
    Story
    (1324)

    Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's nothing more than a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods.

    Sydney says: "a gentle mystery"
    "French Canadian Police murder mysteries!!!"
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    Would you listen to Still Life again? Why?

    I have listened to the story about 3 times now. I love the book and will buy the full series. The setting draws you in. The Chief Inspector, his staff and the townspeople are believable and wonderful characters.


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

    I love his voice. The characters are well defined. The French spoken in this book makes the story come alive...more enjoyable. I don't think there could have been a better choice.


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

    When they found the happy faces in the living room their conversations were priceless!


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first of a series of books. Be sure to listen to them all!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sixth Man

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2285)
    Performance
    (1368)
    Story
    (1371)

    Edgar Roy - an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility-is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins-en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered. It is now up to them to ask the questions no one seems to want answered....

    Anthony says: "Somebody needs to be fired..."
    "Very, very interesting read! Well done!"
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    Where does The Sixth Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my favorites. A very different type of story line which unlocked all kinds of possibilities. Gives you something to think about for sure.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course I like King and Maxwell but I grew to really like the brother and sister. I liked the way the sister took care of her brother. Family first!


    What does Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Oh, yes! I hope they are matched as readers on the Baldacdi books in the future and for many, many books to come. A perfect match. Their tones, accents,and timing give the story that "little extra" that the written word just can not do.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I can't do that as real life comes first. I plug in my ear buds and shop, clean, cook and listen as time allows.


    Any additional comments?

    I've enjoyed many of the Baldacci books and look forward to them faithfully. He researches his work and presents it and his characters in very enjoyable reads.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tiger's Destiny: Tiger's Curse, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Colleen Houck
    • Narrated By Annika Boras
    Overall
    (296)
    Performance
    (263)
    Story
    (263)

    With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse. But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. It's a race against time - and the evil sorcerer Lokesh - in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the best-selling Tiger's Curse series.

    Regina says: "Amazing!"
    "Great conclusion to series yet unexpected.."
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    What did you love best about Tiger's Destiny?

    The way the series ending came together.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ren. Faithful, enduring, mature.


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

    Oh, she is superb! Without the reading you do not get the true Indian flavor of the books.


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

    Many parts in this book made me cry.


    Any additional comments?

    The girls teen-aged angst is overplayed. A weak, insecure girl would never had taken the first step of this 2 year journey. But I really like the series of 4 books. I would skim over some of the parts to get to the core of the books and I found them enjoyable and well worth the read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tiger's Curse

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Colleen Houck
    • Narrated By Annika Boras, Sanjiv Jahveri
    Overall
    (670)
    Performance
    (585)
    Story
    (584)

    The last thing teenager Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing over the summer was meeting Ren, a mysterious white tiger and cursed Indian prince! When she learns she alone can break the Tiger's curse, Kelsey's life is turned upside-down. The unlikely duo journeys halfway around the world to piece together an Indian prophecy, find a way to free the man trapped by a centuries-old spell, and discover the path to their true destiny.

    F. DesBouillons says: "Great Book!!!"
    "Indian Prince, young girl, cursed Tiger!"
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    If you could sum up Tiger's Curse in three words, what would they be?

    Love the idea.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The idea that Ren was very thoughtful, caring and mature. Certain of what he wanted in life.


    Have you listened to any of Annika Boras and Sanjiv Jahveri ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not. But I have listened to all four books in this series and Annika and Sanjiv do a very nice performance in this first book and Annika continues with really great work in the following books.


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

    I liked the first time she saw Ren as a man, and the first time he talked to her.


    Any additional comments?

    The teen-aged angst in the series is overdone. I think if the girl were really that weak and insecure in herself she would never have begun the adventure. The story without that is very well written and carries the book and series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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