You no longer follow MARYANNE

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 MARYANNE

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

MARYANNE

EDEN, UT, United States | Member Since 2010

21
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 47 reviews
  • 57 ratings
  • 829 titles in library
  • 15 purchased in 2015
FOLLOWING
1
FOLLOWERS
10

  • Lover at Last: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1776)
    Performance
    (1630)
    Story
    (1643)

    Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....

    C. Mendez says: "When it was good, it was very, very good..."
    "I WRITE REVIEWS NEVER....AMAZING...JUST BREATHE"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The people I know that like paranormal romance, although this is so much more, will love the series and this book. The reason I love this book is watching the relationships develop over many books, not to say that the fast interaction is not awesome. This is about a male/male relationship which may scare some people, but start at the beginning and you are waiting for the wrap up of this relationship. With that said, it was well written and I loved their love. Amazing. I was worried about how this would be handled. I should not have given it a thought.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Blay. Always did. He is gentle but hard. Willing to go with it but hating it....knowing it should be different..giving what he can, taking what he can but honest about it for the most part. Quinn makes you sad at every freaking turn as hard as he tries.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Blay and Quinn are in a bar, the honesty....


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

    I did shed tears.


    Any additional comments?

    It would be hard to pick this book up and feel the pain, passion and connection. The series is one that keeps you going. I am so anxious for the main attraction the first time I listen, I sometimes miss the subtle introductions, which are many. This writer keeps you going. Characters are amazing and well developed. When a new book comes out I feel like I am visiting my good friends ;0)...with tons of drama.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21415)
    Performance
    (17815)
    Story
    (17803)

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    L. O. Pardue says: ""Rear Window" Meets "Gone Girl""
    "Not another Gone Girl"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Loved it! Told by three women's points of view based on date and events, this book keeps you guessing. None of the characters are particularly likable but you do pity them all. From the well meaning doormat of a friend to the affable drunk who seems to be the only one who knows what happened on a certain date to the cynical female detective, everyone is suspect, everyone is morally corrupt, everyone is wrong. I did not see the ending coming and was convinced I knew the solution. I suppose since the book is about very unlikable characters and a disappearance, Gone Girl comparisons are inevitable. Don't fall into that trap. This book is very different and deserves to shine on its own.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shadows: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    Overall
    (561)
    Performance
    (510)
    Story
    (508)

    Two brothers bound by more than blood discover a conspiracy that will change their destiny in the astonishing all-new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, the "frighteningly addictive" (Publishers Weekly) series by number-one New York Times best-selling author J. R. Ward.

    Erin says: "It's like Gigi Birmingham all over..."
    "Best BDB Yet!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I did not think that these books could get any better than Thor and Quinn/Blake's stories but it is better. The story of the twin Shadow brothers is amazing and sad. I had tears in my eyes more during this book than in any book in recent memory. A wonderful addition to the many characters we have followed over the series. With that said, Layla's story is dragging. I am hoping Ward will put us out of our misery the next time around.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Town: Wayward Pines, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1184)
    Performance
    (1051)
    Story
    (1055)

    Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town's creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed. But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond.

    Gio says: "Disappointing final chapter"
    "Wanted to Love It"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is the third in the Pine series and I really really really wanted to love this book. I liked it. Hate it when that happens. So the story wraps up nicely. The people do what you expect, not necessarily what you want them to do and I was way sad for our nomad who conquered a world he was not meant to survive only to return home to a family he has already lost. On the other hand, there were lots of orchestrations and shenanigans going on behind the scenes to make circumstances such that the only choice was the one the backed- in- a- corner allows. The trilogy is a good one and despite my non absolute love for the last book, the whole of the story is great and I did love the whole!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Racketeer

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By J.D. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4494)
    Performance
    (3794)
    Story
    (3790)

    Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.... Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

    Charles says: "Eh."
    "The Grisham We Love"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is a fun ride. Law involved but not really the point of the book which makes the plot twists and turns more like Baldacci or Connelly. The story grabs you and even though you know what you are being told isn't the whole story, it was not really a slam dunk deduction to the conclusion. The characters are well developed and act as you would expect them to in the roles they play in the overall plot. Another enjoyable read by a reliable author!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Winter of Frankie Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Don Winslow
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (705)
    Performance
    (536)
    Story
    (536)

    Frank Machianno is a late-middle-aged ex-surf bum who runs a bait shack on the San Diego waterfront. An affable Italian with a love of people and life, he's a stand-up businessman, devoted father, and a beloved fixture in the community. He's also a hit man - specifically, a retired hit man. Back in the day when he was one of the most feared members of the West Coast Mafia, he was known as Frankie Machine.

    Surf City Swami says: "The Winter of Frankie Machine is a ray of sunshine"
    "Just another day in the Cosa Nostra"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Fun book! Frankie is former mob hit man who tells the story of his mob days throughout the book while trying to figure out who has put out a hit on him. You like Frankie and I found his actions to be reasonable given the circumstances. While the story has no resemblance to The Sopranos, I found myself picturing the characters in their likeness. This author is new to me, this is the second book by him and I like him. Out to find another of his books which in itself is a great recommendation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cold City: A Repairman Jack Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By F. Paul Wilson
    • Narrated By Alexander Cendese
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (709)
    Performance
    (616)
    Story
    (612)

    If you’ve never read a Repairman Jack novel, this is the place to begin. It’s 1990. A twenty-one-year-old named Jack has dropped out of college, leaving his old life behind to build a new one in New York City. Manhattan’s rough edges are jagged enough to shred any unwary newcomer, but perhaps not one who is determined to stay off the grid, at any cost, in the busiest metropolis on earth. And to do so, he’ll have to take jobs of a less than legal nature.

    Andrew Pollack says: "Fun, as long you don't think too much"
    "Hmmmmm...."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I enjoyed this book but I was left wondering things at the end and that makes me irritable. Jack is young with a vigilante history who nonchalantly goes about a underground crime career including murder, assault, and smuggling without really batting an eye. He simply doesn't have any insight or the insight he does have is pale compared to the context. This bothered me. That aside, I went along for this crazy ride and liked it. Abe, a father type figure to Jack, is hysterical. Hoping the second book gives our Jack some depth past money in his pocket, no strings attached relationships and a little remorse for his situations.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Profiler's Daughter: Sky Stone, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By P. M. Steffen
    • Narrated By Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1240)
    Performance
    (1116)
    Story
    (1116)

    The Profiler's Daughter is a psychologically haunting thriller that combines murder mystery, love triangle, and family intrigue in one satisfying page burner. Sky Stone was born into the wealth and privilege of Boston's oldest Brahmin family but chooses instead to follow in the footsteps of her deceased father, legendary FBI profiler Monk Stone. In the chilly morning hours before the Boston Marathon, when a beautiful university student is found strangled and mutilated, her body left at the base of Heartbreak Hill, Sky returns from self-imposed exile to investigate.

    Irene L. Culkeen says: "What a great find"
    "Enough to Hook You"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I liked this book. It was a long book and it intrigued me that our heroine had pegged the bad guy before half of the book was done and spent the rest of the book convincing the knucklehead homicide division and defending herself from break down allegations. This book is not slick and really almost has the feel of high school writing assignment in some areas, in others it reads like some of the best. I'm not sure if its because of the profiling aspect of a serial killer or if its because of the charming naive attempt at combining killer and "perhaps not totally acquainted with" adult situations presented, but either way, Steffen hooked me for a second book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Good Omens

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5089)
    Performance
    (3482)
    Story
    (3513)

    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

    Lauren says: "Great voice adds to already amazing story"
    "Hysterically funny spin on Armageddon"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I laughed out loud at so much of this book I can't even begin to tell you the funniest parts. If you can laugh at the end of the world, you will love this book. Evil working with Good to find the Anti-Christ to stop the end of the world...in 11 days. The characters develop incredibly well, the events to herald the end of days are funny in context, with the two writing styles complimenting one another. Completely enjoyable way to spend your time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Revival: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By David Morse
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3271)
    Performance
    (2966)
    Story
    (2986)

    In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

    Thug4life says: "Not fit for a King"
    "Tommyknockers dejavu"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Love Stephen King and loved this book all the way up to the last two chapters. I had to go back a bunch of times to make sure I really did understand that this book that started out so amazing ended the way it did. Seriously? The last chapter wrap up does not make up for it. Overall disappointed. I loved the ride which is why he got a five on the story...overall, the conclusion..sheesh.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Shirley Jackson
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (729)
    Performance
    (619)
    Story
    (620)

    Six years after four family members died of arsenic poisoning, the three remaining Blackwoods—elder, agoraphobic sister Constance; wheelchair-bound Uncle Julian; and 18-year-old Mary Katherine, or, Merricat—live together in pleasant isolation. Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic to guard the estate against intrusions from hostile villagers. But one day a stranger arrives—cousin Charles, with his eye on the Blackwood fortune.

    jaspersu says: "The narration changed my interpretation"
    "So Bummed Out"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Tells the story of eccentrics who survived the family poisoning. Your main character is delusional, her sister is down trodden and the surviving uncle is obsessed with documenting what happened the day of the poisoning. It is a depressing book and ends with no redemption or solutions. It totally bummed me out.

    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.