You no longer follow Herb

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Herb

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Herb

Herb Stiles

Hudson, NH, United States

ratings
27
REVIEWS
6
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
17

  • Rising Tides: Destroyermen, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1071)
    Performance
    (750)
    Story
    (754)

    Stuck in an alternate universe during World War II, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy of the U.S.S. Walker has found an unlikely but invaluable ally in Commodore Jenks of the New Britain Imperial Navy. And now they are united in their desire to hunt down the traitor who abducted two women both men would die to protect: Reddy's love, nurse Sandra Tucker, and young Princess Rebecca of the New British Empire. But first they have a new battle to win. However, this battle will not be fought with broadsides and broadswords, but with cunning and intrigue.

    DAVID says: "Each book in this series is better than the last!"
    "Favorite series"
    Overall

    The Destroyermen has turned into my favorite sci fi series. Taylor Anderson can sure spin a tale and William Dufris is one of the best narrators in the business. My only gripe with this series is that I can read faster than Anderson can write.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Monster of Florence

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Mario Spezi
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    Overall
    (511)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (146)

    In 2000, Douglas Preston and his family moved to Florence, Italy, fulfilling a long-held dream. They put their children in Italian schools and settled into a 14th century farmhouse in the green hills of Florence, where they devoted themselves to living la dolce vita while Preston wrote his best-selling suspense novels. All that changed when he discovered that the lovely olive grove in front of their house had been the scene of a double-murder.

    Lori says: "a documentary when you yen for a pithy mystery"
    "Amanda Knox"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Anyone who plans on reading the Amanda Knox book,"Waiting to be Heard" needs to read Douglas Preston's Book first. I read them in reverse order. What an eye opener. Once you read this book and Amanda's there can be no doubt as to her innocence. Mr. Preston's book kept me out of circulation for three days. Every spare minute I found myself listening to this book. By itself it is a great listen but combine it with Amanda's and it's a must listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Amanda Knox
    • Narrated By Amanda Knox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (282)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (265)

    Amanda Knox spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she did not commit. In the fall of 2007, the 20-year-old college coed left Seattle to study abroad in Italy, but her life was shattered when her roommate was murdered in their apartment. After a controversial trial, Amanda was convicted and imprisoned. But in 2011, an appeals court overturned the decision and vacated the murder charge. Free at last, she returned home to the U.S., where she has remained silent, until now.

    Brock says: "A Fascinating Story- Buy it now!"
    "Her side"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I just finished Knox's book and was pleasantly surprised. Not only does the book do a credible job of presenting Amanda’s side, Amanda does a surprisingly credible job of narration. The only part of the book causing me a little irritation was her repeatedly referring to feces as “poop”. My daughters stopped referring to “poop” when they were 10 years old.
    This is a story of an incredibly naïve American girl set adrift in a foreign country she claimed to know but really didn’t. While her flatmates clammed up and got lawyers she continued to “help” the Italian police without a lawyer’s protection. The Italian Police thought her actions strange when in fact they were the actions of typical American teen. The real evil here is the murderer of Kercher, Guede, and the two prosecutors Mignini and Comodi who cared more about “keeping face” than finding and convicting the real murderer.

    Bottom line, Knox’s book is an excellent listen.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Nemesis

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By Thor Knai
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (530)
    Performance
    (376)
    Story
    (365)

    Captured on closed-circuit television: A man walks into an Oslo bank, puts a gun to a cashier’s head, and tells her to count to 25. When he doesn’t get his money fast enough, he pulls the trigger. The young woman dies—and two million Norwegian kroner disappear without a trace.

    Janet says: "Great writer! WORST narrator in all of Audible!"
    "Don't listen to the negative narrator reviews"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Please do not listen to the negative narrator reviews or you'll be missing a great book. I agree the narration by Thor Knai is poor but after about an hour you get used to him. In fact I found a couple of his accents pretty hilarious. At one time he comes out with an attempt at a Norweign accent that sounds like the Kentucky hills. The book is a great listen however and Jo Nesbo is at his best. The plot is typical Nesbo with twists and turns that keep you guessing until the very end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14802)
    Performance
    (9184)
    Story
    (9058)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "The Outlander Series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The first of the Outlander Series was written by Diana Gabaldon in the late 90's and for some reason I've never heard of it. It's a hard book to classify as its part historical novel, science fiction, and romance. I'll skip a summary of the plot because its available elsewhere on the audible site. I'm 65, male, retired (sort of), and normally read mysteries, science fiction, and thrillers. I purchased the first volume, Outlander, on a lark and became hooked. What a ride! The plot is great and Davina Porter is one of the best Narrators I've come across. Her voice is made for the main character, Claire Randel, and she does the switch from character to character seamlessly. I can't recommend this book more. Its a long listen but at the end you're looking for more.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Northwest Angle: A Cork O'Connor Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (92)

    During a houseboat vacation on the remote Lake of the Woods, a violent gale sweeps through unexpectedly, stranding Cork and his daughter, Jenny, on a devastated island where the wind has ushered in a force far darker and more deadly than any storm. Amid the wreckage, Cork and Jenny discover an old trapper’s cabin where they find the body of a teenage girl. She wasn’t killed by the storm, however; she’d been bound and tortured before she died. And from outside comes the soft wail of an infant, abandoned in the brush....

    karen says: "Not quite as riviting as others, but..."
    "A good read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The character of Cork O'Conner tends to grow on you the more you read the series. By the time I read Northwest Angle, the last volume of the series, I was thursting for more. A change of narrator half way through the series was a bad idea. I had gotten used to David Chandler and when the switch was made to Buck Schirner I had a tough time getting used to his voice. I highly recommend this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.