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L. Kirkman

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • The Speed of Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (188)
    Story
    (190)

    In the near future, disease will be a condition of the past. Most genetic defects will be removed at birth; the remaining during infancy. Unfortunately, there will be a generation left behind. For members of that missed generation, small advances will be made. Through various programs, they will be taught to get along in the world despite their differences. They will be made active and contributing members of society. But they will never be normal.

    Andrew says: "Totally Recommended!"
    "Very intriguing"
    Overall

    This was a great listen. A good vehicle showing how making choices can have both really great and really sad outcomes at one and the same time. I highly recommend this novel --- makes you think and sticks with you afterwards.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Silent Thunder

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (279)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (101)

    Hannah Bryson is a marine architect who's been given a fascinating assignment. A Russian nuclear submarine called The Silent Thunder has been purchased by the United States for exhibition in a museum. Hannah must create a schematic of the sub to check for hazards and design seamless modifications to make it safe for the thousands of expected visitors. But soon she discovers that she's being used as bait.

    A User says: "More of the same"
    "A romance wrapped up like a suspense thriller"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Since this is from Harlequin I shouldn't have been surprised that this is a love story. Starts out sounding more intellectual but the main character tends to get a bit annoying with her "what is wrong with me, why can't I think straight" stuff when you know it's all romance in hiding. It would have been better as either a straight out mystery or a straight out romance. Although the story was pretty good the two mixed together got in the way of really enjoying the novel. I don't think guys would like this that much even if it is about submarines (which is what got my interest to start with too).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The House at Riverton

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2650)
    Performance
    (1724)
    Story
    (1720)

    Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again....Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken, and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks.

    Cathy says: "superbly written mystery"
    "Really enjoy Kate Morton's books"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is the second or third of her books I've bought on Audible and I will watch for more from her. Her stories are intellectually engaging and she has good character development. I have always been an Anglophile when it comes to novels and she is right up my alley.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pawn of Prophecy: The Belgariad, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Eddings
    • Narrated By Cameron Beierle
    Overall
    (1744)
    Performance
    (974)
    Story
    (995)

    Long ago, so the Storyteller claimed, the evil god Torak sought dominion and drove men and Gods to war. But Belgrath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, men would be safe. That was only a story, and Garion did not believe in magic dooms, even though the man without a shadow had haunted him for years.

    Michael says: "My literary "comfort food""
    "Can't listen to this"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The narrator's voice is grating and the story is to convoluted with the weird names of people and places. Between the two I can't listen to this anymore. I've only listened to less than an hour of it. Glad I bought it on sale!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Moonheart

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Charles de Lint
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (72)

    When Sara and Jamie discovered the artifacts, they sensed the pull of a dim, distant place, a world of misty forests, ancient magics, mythical beings, ageless bards...and restless evil.

    Vava says: "Enjoyable, different storyline"
    "Another good fantasy"
    Overall

    I only found Charles De Lint a couple months ago on audio and I'm quite hooked. I like the worlds he creates and magic his characters discover. If you like fantasy novels you will enjoy this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • I Shall Wear Midnight

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1191)
    Performance
    (718)
    Story
    (731)

    Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the Chalk, she performs the bits of witchcraft that aren't sparkly, aren't fun, don't involve any kind of wand, and that people seldom ever hear about: She does the unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someone - or something - is igniting fear, inculcating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches.

    Rebecca says: "Another Treasured Pratchett"
    "A young adult novel"
    Overall

    I didn't recognized until I had been listening that this is a follow up to "A Hat Full of Sky" which was aimed at young adults (as the protagonist is only 16). But like all Terry Pratchett novels it is quite fun and full of interesting characters and his rather fun quirky takes on "what everyone knows." Very enjoyable..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Masques: Aralorn, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren, Patricia Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1178)
    Performance
    (801)
    Story
    (815)

    After an upbringing of proper behavior and oppressive expectations, Aralorn fled her noble birthright for a life of adventure as a mercenary spy. Her latest mission involves spying on the increasingly powerful sorcerer Geoffrey ae'Magi. But in a war against an enemy armed with the powers of illusion, how do you know who the true enemy is - or where he will strike next?

    Tabitha says: "Satisfying tale, interesting characters"
    "Definitely a first novel"
    Overall

    The story is predictable and uses ideas from other fantasy novels that are highly recognizable. But the worst part is the narrator. She sounds like she has a stick up her spine. Much too high and mighty a tone for the story line. I am not sure I will be able to finish listening to this as her voice is very irritating.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Alchemist and the Executioness

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi, Tobias S. Buckell
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (728)
    Performance
    (350)
    Story
    (349)

    It is a world where magic is forbidden – yet practiced in secret every day. But each small act of magic exacts a dreadful price – for it brings the bramble, which chokes farmland, destroys villages, and kills with its deadly thorns. In this world an alchemist believes he’s found a solution to the curse. But will the cure be worse than the disease? And a woman is forced to take up the mantle of her father, the Executioner. But it will not be the only death that she faces.

    Rand says: "Not What I Expected..."
    "Imaginative setting"
    Overall

    These two stories were well written and the readers were quite good. The world the authors created is intriguing and would make a good setting for a longer novel. The only quibble I have was that it was a little unsatisfying that the two stories didn't tie into each other and the first one had such a pessimistic outcome. It would have been fun to see what would happen if the two protagonists met.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Appeal

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2053)
    Performance
    (455)
    Story
    (464)

    In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it.

    teresa says: "no wonder it was on sale"
    "Not the best audio book"
    Overall

    The story is okay but the narrator is exceedingly annoying. His rendition of female and children's voices is just awful, I cringe every time a woman or child is talking. It would have been MUCH more enjoyable if it had two voices, one for the men and one for the women and children instead of the single one it has. I wouldn't recommend any book by this narrator.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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