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Leah

Bridgeville, Delaware | Member Since 2006

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  • 12 reviews
  • 87 ratings
  • 397 titles in library
  • 26 purchased in 2014
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  • Blood Brothers: Sign of Seven, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (636)
    Performance
    (343)
    Story
    (346)

    Every seven years, on the seventh day of the seventh month, strange things happen. It began when three young boys - Caleb, Fox, and Gage - went on a camping trip to the Pagan Stone. And 21 years later, it will end in a showdown between evil and the boys who have become men - and the women who love them.

    Rick says: "Frequent Listener"
    "Blood Brothers"
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    Fantastic Trilogy. I can't get enough of these three books, Blood Brothers, The Hollow, and The Pagan Stone. You'll want to hear them again and again!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Matter

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Michelle Paver
    • Narrated By Jeremy Northam
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (187)

    January 1937. Jack Miller has just about run out of options. His shoes have worn through, he can't afford to heat his rented room in Tooting, and he longs to use his training as an specialist wireless operator instead of working in his dead-end job. When he is given the chance to join an arctic expedition, as communications expert, by a group of elite Oxbridge graduates, he brushes off his apprehensions and convinces himself to join them.

    Madeleine says: "Incredible!"
    "I loved it!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Matter to be better than the print version?

    I would because I can do other things as well as read a book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The suspense. You were always waiitng for the thing to get him


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

    I'm not sure, but he is amazing.


    If you could rename Dark Matter, what would you call it?

    Dark Matter fits too well to rename the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Amazing book. I loved how it held you in suspense the whole time. And watching the changes in Jack as he writes in his journal.I will be recommending this book to my friends and family. I am always after them to join Audible all the time.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Maelstrom

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By David Niall Wilson
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    When Nick Leatherman, his girlfriend Ruthie, and their buddies Flash and Weasel invade Shady Grove Cemetery for a "ghost hunt" on their way home from a concert, they are drawn into a web of darkness and intrigue that threatens to consume them. Nick and Ruthie witness a gruesome murder, and Nick's pocket knife shows up at the crime scene the next morning. Nick has had problems in the past, and Inspector Kendall Straker remembers. He remembers Ned Leatherman, Nick's alcoholic step-father as well, and he doesn't believe the boy is a killer.

    Leah says: "Fantastic Book"
    "Fantastic Book"
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    Where does Maelstrom rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It pulls you in where you can actually see in your mind what Nick (the main character) sees and feels. This is going to be a reread!


    What about Eric G. Dove’s performance did you like?

    The man can really tell a story! Fantastic!


    Who was the most memorable character of Maelstrom and why?

    Nick (of course) because many thing he is going through (feelings.The feeling of being at a concert. Not the drugs though.) brings many memories back.


    Any additional comments?

    Will definitely be telling my friends about this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Death's Excellent Vacation

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris (author/editor), Toni L. P. Kelner (editor), Amanda Ronconi, and others
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (540)
    Performance
    (269)
    Story
    (268)

    It really can be an endless summer — if you’re immortal. Though a vampire would be ill-advised to take a cruise to Bermuda, the possibilities for getting away from it all — and maybe snacking on some unsuspecting tourist — are many.

    Terry says: "The Perfect Listen for a Vacation Getaway..."
    "I felt a little ripped off"
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    This book wasn???t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who are just looking for a bunch of short stories.


    What was most disappointing about the authors???s story?

    I was looking for the next book on Sookie Stackhouse as I have read and enjoyed them so much and when you listen to the sample, that's what it sounds like (this time with the help of other authors (like Ms. Harris should really need them). Instead, I got one great story and bunch that I could care less about. It was really a disappointment. The worse part about it is that I bought the mistletoe book at the same time and can't return either. So I am stuck with one story I like and a bunch I don't. I am sure that Ms. Harris could have put all her short stories together, come up with a great read and NOT disappointed her readers in this way.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Everything!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Death's Excellent Vacation?

    Everything past Sookie Stackhouse.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't think I could say more about how I was disappointed that I did in the 'What was the most disappointing' section of the questioner. I hope someone forwards these notes to Ms. Harris and that she actually cares about her readers.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • In the Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4852)
    Performance
    (2894)
    Story
    (2895)

    As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

    Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a 12-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery.

    Amazon Customer says: "A near-flawless audiobook (but for one thing...)"
    "Why was this in the 'Horror' section?"
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    Where does In the Woods rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    I was very disappointed as I was looking for a 'Horror' book and the title seemed to meet that criteria. Actually, it should have been in the 'Detective' section under 'How many times a cop can screw up and still stay on the force. I kept listening waiting for something outstanding to happen. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT ALL THE WAY AROUND! The only thing I found good about it was the English accent on the reader. I have been finding it harder and harder to find good audio books and this is just another one to throw in the pile of 'Don't listen to again'. A waste of time and money because like it or not credits are paid for.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Soulstorm

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Chet Williamson
    • Narrated By Chet Williamson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (34)

    Three men are offered a million dollars each if they will spend a month in an isolated Pennsylvania mansion, The Pines. There they will confront madness, murder, and the ultimate evil – so that their billionaire host might find the key to life beyond the grave. But as they learn, dead souls dwell in The Pines. And death is just the beginning…

    Leah says: "This is a 'Must read'"
    "This is a 'Must read'"
    Overall

    When I got this book, it was because I was running out of books in the 'Horror' section that isn't about vampires. I really didn't think it was going to be that good. To my surprise it turned out to be excellent. I have enjoyed it several times just since I got it and every time it's as good as the first. I wish they'd get more like this.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Bag of Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2414)
    Performance
    (1016)
    Story
    (1022)

    Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. He moves into his isolated house by the lake, which becomes the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

    Amazon Customer says: "My Favorite King Novel"
    "No up to King"
    Overall

    He must have been on a deadline because this has to be the worst King book I've heard. The ending sounded more like King saying Good Bye to his readers than a part of the story. But since Audible isn't getting any new horror books (maybe they're getting abridged,but that's like reading half a book or watching a TV show) I guess I'm going to have to end up with worse and worse. I've already changed my membership to the lowest you can get so I can keep my library. Maybe a lot of Audible (the older ones anyway) members are doing the same. Wonder when they will notice that older friends are more valuable than new ones.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forever Odd: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3498)
    Performance
    (1159)
    Story
    (1178)

    He's the most unlikely hero you'll ever meet, an ordinary guy with a modest job you might never look at twice. But there's so much more to any of us than meets the eye, and that goes triple for Odd Thomas. For Odd lives always between two worlds in the small desert town of Pico Mundo, where the heroic and the harrowing are everyday events. Odd never asked to communicate with the dead, it's something that just happened.

    Sittingduck says: "Detailed Koontz"
    "Forever Odd"
    Overall

    Loved it. Can't wait to get the 3rd in this series. If it's anything like the first 2, I will consider myself lucky.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Odd Thomas

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    Overall
    (4565)
    Performance
    (2022)
    Story
    (2035)

    "The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn.

    Denise says: "No Doubting Thomas"
    "Odd Thomas"
    Overall

    Dean Koontz has outdone himself on this one. It is fantastic. A must read or in this case listen to. Bravo Mr. Koontz.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Raintree: Sanctuary

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Beverly Barton
    • Narrated By Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (266)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (72)

    War with their archrival, the evil Ansara clan, is unavoidable. For Mercy Raintree, a war means she must assume her position as guardian of the Sanctuary: the sacred Raintree home place deep in the Smoky Mountains. But doing so threatens to disclose her most prized secret, one Mercy has kept to herself for six years.

    says: "A disappointment"
    "Raintree: Sanctuary"
    Overall

    The book could have been a lot better if I hadn't taken offense at the author suggesting that a woman being raped would not only enjoy this, but love the man that had raped even if she had a child with him prior. I feel it was a slap in the face of all rape victims. I haven't heard or read many romance novels maybe it is the norm to insult the intelligence of their readers while making it harder for victims to prove their case even to other women who read books like this and have never experienced the brutality or humiliation of this act of violence as that is what it is, not love or lust, but hatred and assault. Maybe if one of the authors who wrote the other two in this series had done this one, this would have been a grand slam as well.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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