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  • This World We Live In

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Susan Beth Pfeffer
    • Narrated By Emily Bauer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (67)

    It's been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth's climate. For Miranda Evans life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce. The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda's father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow.

    Syd says: "Wish I Had Stopped After the First Book..."
    "This is not The Dead and the Gone."
    Overall

    It was hard for me to pay attention to This world we live in. It was not interesting, I sat and listened to this in several sittings. The people in the cast of this book were detailed but the surrounding were not. With the book of the The Dead and the Gone (first book) you could close your eyes and see and smell New York City and being from PA myself she didn't cover the layout of the town, the once population, connected cities, populations, even what was on the radio? A book isn't about the people in it but about where they are and when. I listen to a lot of doom and gloom books but the person reading the book was so happy. Yes, its supposed to be a teenage girl but not to the point where every world scream drama and happiness. The sadness of the words did not come across in the reading. The words were there but the voice was empty.

    I'm not going to compare readers because that isn't fair but Susan if your reading this please use Robertson Dean in the future. I"m not going to buy the next book because I don't care about the people in them anymore. I am a person whom buys books based on great stores with the same people in them. But in this book, if all of them died I would have said, well, its really the best outcome for all of them.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Spying in High Heels

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Gemma Halliday
    • Narrated By Caroline Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (326)
    Story
    (328)

    L.A. shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when she stumbles upon the work of a brutal killer, her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder. And things only get worse when her boyfriend disappears - along with $20 million in embezzled funds - and her every move is suddenly under scrutiny by the LAPD's sexiest cop. With the help of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mother, a 300-pound psychic and one seriously oversexed best friend, Maddie finds herself stepping out of her stilettos and onto the trail of a murderer. But can she catch a killer before the killer catches up to her?

    Annette says: "Very fun listen"
    "Book Offers A Little Romance & A Little Suspense"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Spying in High Heels? What did you like least?

    Spying in High Heels offers a light suspense story with a little romance. The story was not intense enough for me.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Gemma Halliday? Why or why not?

    Probably not. This book was a good deal for $4.95, but I wouldn't spend a full credit on another Gemma Halliday.


    Did Caroline Shaffer do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The voices weren't unique enough to enhance character development.


    Do you think Spying in High Heels needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It doesn't.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shattered Hourglass: Day by Day Armageddon, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By J. L. Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1025)
    Performance
    (954)
    Story
    (952)

    In a desperate bid to take back the continental United States - where hordes of undead now dominate the ravaged human population - a Navy commander leads a global mission to the heart of the pandemic. Task Force Hourglass is humanity’s final hope, and his team’s agonizing decisions could mean living one day more - or surrendering to the eternal hell that exists between life and death.

    Amanda says: "A bit on the dull side"
    "What happened to the development of the story?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I loved the first two books but when the book storyline switched from location to location it didn't tell you and unless you were following really close and it was easy to get lost. If you have read Jonathan Maberry he starts each area with a location and time stamp I don't know whom taught him this but my god is it helpful.

    I'm glad the story is over but disappointed on the development of the characters that I cared about and how it ended. Now I know the writer was deployed overseas and with that I am going to say thank you for your service. Beating the horse would not be polite and overall very rude.


    What could J. L. Bourne have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Understanding in the end its the vision of the writer and not my own that keeps me grounded. I am just along for the ride, no one forced me to get into the car and say just drive. There was too much time between books and I feel he lost that spark and this book was a job to get done. You can feel the lack of thought and operation in the chapters of the book.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The reading of the book became flat at the end. I was a tough read for the narrator.


    Did Shattered Hourglass inspire you to do anything?

    No I'm happy the storyline is over.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want FUN get Jonathan Maberry and start at patient zero.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Unincorporated War

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Dani Kollin, Eytan Kollin
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (45)

    Brilliant 21st-century tycoon Justin Cord was brought from cryogenic storage into a 24th-century society where people own stock in one another, safeguarding each other's welfare only out of economic self-interest. This is anathema to the defiantly individualistic Cord, who leads the outer edges of the solar system to form a new government and revolt against the core world of Earth and Mars.

    Jason says: "The life of Justin Cord"
    "The life of Justin Cord"
    Overall

    This is one of the most complex books I've listed to in the history of story telling. More moving parts than an engine and it was all worth it. Not once was I wondering, my god where is this going? I feel if I talk about anything in this book than it would spoil it for the people whom loved the Unincorporated Man. Justin Cord is still true to his nature but war has taken a little bit of his compassion away.

    It took me a little bit of time to get used to Eric G Dove as narrator as Todd McLaren had painted the people in this world with such a detailed brush in the unincorporated man. There should be a rule if your going to start a series and your excellent at it then you need to drive it all the way home.

    It was worth my time and energy it took to listen to this book. And really, isn't that what you REALLY want?

    I will be buying the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Anthony Bourdain
    • Narrated By Anthony Bourdain
    Overall
    (3714)
    Performance
    (1621)
    Story
    (1615)

    Last summer, The New Yorker published chef Anthony Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Now, the author uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable audiobook, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike.

    Holly says: "Kitchen Confidential"
    "Hands down the best."
    Overall

    I've seen him on TV and I liked him but now, I know we like the same music, same people the low end of people the real life of who we are. This is someone I would drink with and that is up to the highest honor.

    Anthony, you ROCK.

    From one cook to another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5528)
    Performance
    (3498)
    Story
    (3530)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Sara says: "A terrifying story"
    "Much better than "The Road""
    Overall

    While they are both different types a nuclear war they are the same. In the road the bombs actually hit the ground and burn everything and the landscape is all dead and there is no possible end other than death.
    In One second after we have to reinvent ourselves to be smarter to live off of the land and deal with what that would mean if we were suddenly moved to the 19th century.
    And it should be required reading in school.






    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Outliers: The Story of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10379)
    Performance
    (4819)
    Story
    (4836)

    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

    S Prabhu says: "Excellent book; well adapted for the audio format"
    "It helped me understand how I got to be who I am."
    Overall

    My family is from Scotland and Germany and we are a family of engineers. Because all my family are raised and taught that science and measurement are real.

    I think this way because of the family I came from and how I was raised. I solve problems this way because my family is based more in science than faith. How can you measure faith? Or God?

    Wonderful good full of insights and should be given to teachers everywhere.

    Jason

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • METAtropolis

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated By Michael Hogan, Scott Brick, Kandyse McClure, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1413)
    Performance
    (648)
    Story
    (658)

    Armed camps of eco-survivalists battle purveyors of technology in this exclusive, original production featuring five sci-fi masters and five all-star narrators.

    Karen says: "Fascinating stories"
    "It was so excellent I was sad it ended"
    Overall

    I started it not really understanding what I was getting myself into. But after I focused on the actual storyline and how all the stories are connected I became lost in the worlds that were designed by the writers.
    I download a lot of audio books because I work from home and I can say that this was the best one this year. I've listened to it twice because it was so detailed that I wanted come back to what I might has missed.
    Wonderful read.



    9 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • The Gingerbread Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Mare Winningham
    Overall
    (491)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (129)

    In the emotional aftermath of her baby's death, Em starts running. Soon she runs from her husband, to the airport, down to the Florida Gulf, and out to Vermillion Key, where her father has offered the use of a shack he has kept there for years. This is doing her all kinds of good, until one day she makes the mistake of looking into the driveway of a man named Pickering. Pickering also enjoys the privacy of Vermillion Key, but the young women he brings there suffer the consequences. Will Em be next?

    Fiona says: "Run, Em! Run!"
    "On the Edge of the IPOD."
    Overall

    This heart pounding thriller which the is also located in the Florida keys (read Duma Key) kept me on the waiting until the end. My wife loved because it is so short.
    So short attention span people and ADD people rejoice, this is the book for you!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Spin

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (3348)
    Performance
    (1128)
    Story
    (1130)

    One night when he was 10, Tyler stood in his backyard and watched the stars go out. They flared into brilliance, then disappeared, replaced by an empty black barrier. He and his best friends, Jason and Diane Lawton, had seen what became known as the Big Blackout. It would shape their lives.

    Robert says: "A Classic"
    "If you love Science Fiction."
    Overall

    I read the other reviews and found that the people whom disagreed didn't like science fiction. To those people your in luck, you can download dan brown here too.
    That being said, the people in this book, I call them people because it seems the very polite to do so. You start to know them as children and then this event happens that changes them as children and how they grow up as adults.
    I'm sad the book ended, It was wonderful.

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful

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