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  • Fever Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3067)
    Performance
    (1664)
    Story
    (1673)

    At the old family manse in Louisiana, Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest long-ignored possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen's tragic death, only to make a stunning - and dreadful - discovery. Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But now, Pendergast learns that her rifle-her only protection from the beast-had been deliberately loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen dead...and why?

    Snoodely says: "Intelligent, spooky thriller"
    "Best Pendergast Yet"
    Overall

    Loved it, didn't want it to end. As other reviewers have said, you don't have to have read the whole series to know what's going on.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Room: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated By Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4625)
    Performance
    (2094)
    Story
    (2082)

    To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, but what she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

    Kathleen says: "A truly memorable read"
    "Narrator problem"
    Overall

    I'll probably need to pick this one up in the paper version. Unfortunately, the narrator doing the child's voice is so exaggerated, it's like listening to elmo. I had to stop after about thirty minutes.

    41 of 67 people found this review helpful
  • Alex Cross's TRIAL

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Richard DiLallo
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (767)
    Performance
    (214)
    Story
    (211)

    From his grandmother, Alex Cross has heard the story of his great uncle Abraham and his struggles for survival in the era of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, Alex passes the family tale along to his own children in a novel he's written - a novel called Trial.

    Carolyn says: "In a word ... miserable"
    "Keep looking"
    Overall

    I hate to leave bad reviews, but it really is that awful. It's a lot like The Magic Treehouse childrens' series, except with extreme violence. Weirdly, the poor narrator reads these harrowing scenes in a chipper, slightly amused voice. There's lot of good audiobooks here, but this is not one of them.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated By Anna Massey
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (47)

    This mysterious tale is the best known and best loved of du Maurier's work. After honeymooning in Italy, the dashing Max de Winter returns to Manderley, his beautiful country estate, with his innocent young bride. But the unsettling presence of Rebecca (the first Mrs. de Winter) still lingers within the mansion's rooms and halls, and most of all in the persistent reminders from the grim housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers.

    Amazon Customer says: "Rebecca"
    "Great book, great reader"
    Overall

    Rebecca is a classic novel, but no dusty museum piece. It's an audiobook I found hard to turn away from, the story has excellent pacing. Massey's narration is perfect, bringing just the right tone to a wide variety of English (and an American) characters. Highly recommended.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By William Manchester
    • Narrated By Tom Parker
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Virtually all Americans above a certain age hold strong opinions about Douglas MacArthur. They either worship him or despise him. This gripping narrative of the General's life is moving because he was a man of vision - majestic, though tragically flawed.

    Tim says: "Outstanding recording of a great book"
    "Brilliant telling of a fascinating life"
    Overall

    William Manchester is a master storyteller, and this book can be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in biographies, military, and/or history. He covers MacArthur's life from 1880 - 1964, MacArthur's Army career through several wars, and the disasterous foray into politics that nearly destroyed his heroic legacy. There was a lot about MacArthur that I didn't know, my college history courses having zeroed in on the Korean conflict and his feud with Truman, and a lot of what I learned in college was, according to Manchester's work, factually inaccurate. MacArthur lived a fascinating life, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the tale. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone, no matter what their opinions of MacArthur - one is bound to find something surprising about the general (I know I did). The narration is excellent, though as noted in the description, the sound quality is not the best.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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