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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)
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    (4)
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    (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
  • Saint Odd: Odd Thomas, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    Overall
    (1339)
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    (1194)
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    (1195)

    Odd Thomas is back where it all started…because the time has come to finish it. Since he left his simple life in the small town of Pico Mundo, California, his journey has taken him to places strange and wonderful, mysterious and terrifying. Across the land, in the company of mortals and spirits alike, he has known kindness and cruelty, felt love and loss, saved lives and taken them - as he's borne witness to humanity's greatest good and darkest evil.

    G. House Sr. says: "The Ends Justifies the Means"
    "Goodbye to Odd....for a while."
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    Would you listen to Saint Odd again? Why?

    Oh, yes. I really like these books. Sometimes story gets very detailed but I really liked Odd , his friends, and his adventures.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Pretty much,yes. You could feel his time was soon to come and regretted that..but at the same time he had been through so much.


    What does David Aaron Baker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Oh, man!!!! Mr. Baker is "Odd". I don't see how anyone else could have read these books for us. So many voices...and he hit Odd "right on" for me!


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

    Can't do that. But, yes, I finish them as quickly as I can. And then listen again for any parts that I might have missed. I listen to my audio books many, many times...like visiting old friends.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this series. Thank you Mr. Koontz and Mr. Baker!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Windflower

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Laura London
    • Narrated By Christa Lewis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (44)
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    (44)

    The classic tale of passion on the high seas, available for the first time in 20 years... Merry Wilding is a lady of breeding, of innocence, and of breathtaking beauty. With high hopes for a holiday in England, she sets sail from New York - but the tide of her life is destined to turn. Mistakenly swept aboard an infamous pirate ship, Merry finds herself at the mercy of a wicked crew...and one sinfully handsome pirate. Soon she's spending her days yearning for escape, and her nights learning the pleasures of captivity.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Eloquently Written Pirate Romance"
    "1980's knew how to write a "CLASSIC" !!"
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    What did you love best about The Windflower?

    Not your classic bodice ripper/soft porn. This is a well written book with well defined characters and plot. It really makes sense. Young girl out of her element, pirates, shipped to England during a war! Flashes from her mother's past. What not to love?


    What did you like best about this story?

    No sequel!!!! I so wanted to hear more about Cat and Carl, Raven and Morgan,too.


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

    At first I did not care for her performance. But by the end of about the 2nd page I had changed my opinion....she was really into it. You could tell the different voices of characters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    No film, please!!! They spoil the greatness of the book! And who would you get for the actors? They always age them incorrectly and go for current fashion and not quality.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you !!! Very, very glad they brought this book to audio. This will give me many hours of pleasure while gaming,crafting and quilting. I've loved this book since first published in the mid 80's. One of my 3 most favorite books. The Windflower, The Black Lion and Bride of the MacHugh.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Trail Through Time: The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (300)
    Performance
    (271)
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    (273)

    "St Mary's is back and is facing a battle to survive in this, the fourth installment of the Chronicles. Max and Leon are re-united and looking forward to a peaceful lifetime together. But, sadly, they don't even make it to lunchtime. The action races from 17th century London to Ancient Egypt and from Pompeii to 14th century Southwark as they're pursued up and down the timeline.

    Janie says: "Purely delightful"
    "St Mary's, #4, Very exciting romp through time."
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    If you could sum up A Trail Through Time in three words, what would they be?

    Historical Events Confirmed!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Max is my favorite, but I also like Peterson. They make a great team. BFF's.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Peterson, the Brother, and the sniffing.


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

    I can't do that...but I wish I could.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series and will buy all the Kindle and audio books. Please keep Ms Ramm as she has brought the characters to life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Symphony of Echoes: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (620)
    Performance
    (567)
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    (567)

    Book Two in the madcap time-travel series based at the St Mary's Institute of Historical Research that seems to be everyone's cup of tea. In the second book in the Chronicles of St Mary's series, Max and the team visit Victorian London in search of Jack the Ripper, witness the murder of Archbishop Thomas A Becket in Canterbury Cathedral, and discover that dodos make a grockling noise when eating cucumber sandwiches.

    Sires says: "Enjoyed This Second St Mary's Time Travel Book"
    "St Mary's #2. Wish I could join them!"
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    Would you listen to A Symphony of Echoes again? Why?

    Yes! I love the series, the characters and the idea of travel to confirm historic facts!


    What other book might you compare A Symphony of Echoes to and why?

    These books are so different! I do not believe I have ever read anything like this series. Very new idea. Love it!


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

    I have listened to Ms Ramm's performances on all the St Mary's books only. I believe she was the perfect choice.


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

    Oh yes! Laugh...many, many times. Very sad...oh yes, that too. And hopeful! She covers all the emotions!


    Any additional comments?

    I love the series and will buy all the books and all the audio books. Please keep Ms Ramm!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Second Chance: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (369)
    Performance
    (336)
    Story
    (334)

    St Mary’s is back and nothing is going right for Max. Once again, it’s just one damned thing after another. The action jumps from an encounter with a mirror-stealing Isaac Newton to the bloody battlefield at Agincourt. Discover how a simple fact-finding assignment to witness the ancient and murderous cheese-rolling ceremony in Gloucester can result in CBC - concussion by cheese.

    janet says: "Totally in love"
    "St Mary's #3. Great ...just great!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Second Chance to be better than the print version?

    Totally different ways to enjoy the book. The audio gives us an English accent, pacing and humor...the print version is nice to have when you can't listen. I want them both!!!


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

    I love her voice. She nails the characters! She brings them alive and us along on the ride.
    Now when I read the books I hear her voice....instead of my Texas accent!


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

    I can't do that....but I sure try!


    Any additional comments?

    I plan to buy all the St Mary's books on Kindle and all the audio books that are made. Please keep Zara Ramm !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Just One Damned Thing After Another: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1257)
    Performance
    (1139)
    Story
    (1139)

    Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary's, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don't do 'time-travel' - they 'investigate major historical events in contemporary time'. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power - especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet. Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary's Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History.

    Sires says: "Action Adventure Time Travel Novel w/ Good Reader"
    "Fantastic romp though time!!"
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    Where does Just One Damned Thing After Another rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very entertaining! The story is really great and the narrator just nails it!! I love it!


    What about Zara Ramm’s performance did you like?

    She is fantastic! She nails it! I will buy every one of the St Mary's books she records!


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

    I can't do that...but I sure try.


    Any additional comments?

    Love the book, the idea, the plot, the characters! What more can I say. This is a new favorite...yet different from others.

    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
    (3044)
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    (1809)
    Story
    (1802)

    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
    (211)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (193)

    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
    (1157)
    Performance
    (538)
    Story
    (540)

    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.

    Rebecca says: "You've love this Story"
    "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
    (8465)
    Performance
    (7656)
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    (7671)

    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

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