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Allison

If I follow you, it's because I've glanced through your reviews and more than likely found books I've agreed with you on and also found at least one book that the majority loved, and you and I were less than thrilled with. I know I should follow you then for that next read that I will enjoy.

Jacksonville, FL, United States

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  • 28 reviews
  • 136 ratings
  • 252 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
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  • Crave: A Novel of the Fallen Angels

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1183)
    Performance
    (751)
    Story
    (746)

    Isaac Rothe is a black-ops soldier with a dark past and a grim future. The target of an assassin, he finds himself behind bars, his fate in the hands of his gorgeous public defender, Grier Childe. His hot attraction to her is a totally wrong-place-wrong-time kind of thing - and that’s before Jim Heron tells him his soul is in danger. Caught up in a wicked game with the demon who shadows Jim, Isaac must decide whether the soldier in him can believe that true love is the ultimate weapon against evil....

    Sandy says: "I Really Liked it... But..."
    "Loving the changeup from BDB!!"
    Overall

    Enjoying the new series. 4.5 stars. I agree with the other four reviewers, and if you are J.R. Ward fan, you will enjoy.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Lone Wolf

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Natalia Payne, Louis Changchien, Celeste Ciulla, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (767)
    Performance
    (630)
    Story
    (633)

    In the wild, when a wolf knows its time is over, when it knows it is of no more use to its pack, it may sometimes choose to slip away. Dying apart from its family, it stays proud and true to its nature. Humans aren’t so lucky. Luke Warren has spent his life researching wolves. He has written about them, studied their habits intensively, and even lived with them for extended periods of time.

    Elle in the Great NorthWest says: "Typical Jodi Picoult plot, chik lit but good"
    "I am never disappointed by Jodi Picoult"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I always am satisfied with my use of a credit on Jodi Picoult. Whatever she decides to teach and tell, it will be worth listening to. If you don't give a flying flip about wolves, don't listen. If you're open to learning new things, want to hear a good story about family dynamics, from Ms. Picoult's perspective, and also some really in-depth info on wolf packs in a way that you will find things to keep doing so you can keep listening, download now. Enjoyed. Typical Jodi Picoult fashion. Like the different narrators, too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (10514)
    Performance
    (9069)
    Story
    (9029)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Chris says: "Good Biography, Fine narrator"
    "Glad I listened."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The cashier at Old Navy had on an Atari shirt yesterday. I'm thinking, wow, you need to listen to this book, do you know anything about the company? If you even have an ipod, which I bought an itouch yesterday for one kid and a nano for the other, very much worth listening to the book. Very interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (16030)
    Performance
    (14188)
    Story
    (14135)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Wow, original presentation on a piece of history"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I learned a lot about Oswald that I didn't know and a lot about that period of time. You could feel the environment. Narrator was great, author was great. I think the people rating this book a 1 and I probably do not have the same taste in books at all because this was a very worth-the-credit listen and happy I did so. Enjoy.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • You're Next

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2402)
    Performance
    (2032)
    Story
    (2019)

    Mike Wingate had a rough childhood  —  he was abandoned at a playground at four years old and raised in foster care. No one ever came to claim him, and he has only a few, fragmented memories of his parents. Now, as an adult, Mike is finally living the life he had always wanted  —  he’s happily married to Annabel, the woman of his dreams; they have a precocious eight-year-old daughter, Kat.

    Janice says: "Edge of my seat."
    "Enjoyable Hurwitz"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book and was thinking 5, 5, 5 until probably the last third, which wasn't bad, just one that kind of did a great job until the last third, then pulling everything together too quick. Worth the credit, though. I really like this author.

    Plus on one of my earliest reviews here on Audible, I expressed the opinion that Scott Brick annoyed me. Man, I wish I could edit my comment and take it back. I don't even rember what book I made the comment on. I LOVE Scott Brick now, and generally take it for granted that if Scott Brick is the narrator, I will enjoy it the book.

    24 of 27 people found this review helpful
  • Emily and Einstein: A Novel of Second Chances

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Linda Francis Lee
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller, Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (142)

    He was a man who didn’t deserve a second chance... but he needed one. Emily and her husband, Sandy Portman, seemed to live a gracious if busy life in an old-world, Upper West Side apartment in the famous Dakota building. But one night on the way to meet Emily, Sandy dies in a tragic accident. The funeral isn't even over before Emily learns she is on the verge of being evicted from their apartment. But worse than the possibility of losing her home, Emily is stunned when she discovers that her marriage was made up of lies.

    Allison says: "Well-written, kept my attention"
    "Well-written, kept my attention"
    Overall

    This is no Devil in the Junior League, nothing like that, which I loved, loved, and have been checking back to see when Ms. Lee would put something else out. I have listened and/or read her other books, so used one of my credits on this book. I think, myself, of having no knowledge of how a book is published, what editors do, et cetera, was one of the most interesting points of this book, i.e., getting a "good" book supported. Really and truly, enjoyable listen, good story.

    All kinds of things woven in the relationships among the characters in this book.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Sing You Home

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer, Brian Hutchison, Mia Barron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1088)
    Performance
    (514)
    Story
    (511)

    Music has set the tone for most of Zoe Baxter’s life. And it’s music that brings her back to love. When fertility issues lead to a divorce, Zoe throws herself into her career as a music therapist. As an unexpected friendship with a woman slowly blossoms into love, she makes plans for a new life, but to her shock and inevitable rage, some people - even those she loves and trusts most - don’t want that to happen.

    CDN says: "A Good Listen (except the music)"
    "Good Jodi, singing is a no-go"
    Overall

    Jodi, you are a fantastic author, I love your work. Please do not hold me hostage with folk songs, they are not making me identify with the character more, I do not feel her more, if anything, I separate from the character and hit fast forward. Yuck. Six hours in, definitely "feel" the book, pulls at your heart strings, makes you smile, all Jodi's typical, but, please no hokey folk songs every so often. I cringe.

    That said, if you enjoy Jodi, even though, I have not made it all the way through yet, I feel it has been a good use of one of my monthly credits.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Soulless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    Overall
    (2838)
    Performance
    (2054)
    Story
    (2077)

    Victorian romance mixes seamlessly with elegant prose and biting wit—and werewolves—in Gail Carriger’s delightful debut novel. Soulless introduces Alexia Tarabotti, a parasol-wielding Londoner getting dangerously close to spinster status. But there are more important things than finding a husband. For Alexia was born without a soul, giving her the ability to render any vampire or werewolf completely powerless.

    Pamela I Greene says: "Amelia Peabody has competition"
    "Boring drivel!!"
    Overall

    Narrator did great job. I love dry humor, that's half the reason I even settled on this book and so many glowing reviews. No substance, drivel. I agree characters come in and out. Ugghhh!!! I like historical novels, I like vampire books, I wish I would have enjoyed this, I didn't.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • By the Rivers of Babylon

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (357)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (193)

    Lod Airport, Israel: Two Concorde jets take off for a U.N. conference that will finally bring peace to the Middle East. Covered by F-14 fighters, accompanied by security men, the planes carry warriors, pacifists, lovers, enemies, dignitaries - and a bomb planted by a terrorist mastermind. Suddenly they're forced to crash-land at an ancient desert site. Here, with only a handful of weapons, the men and women of the peace mission must make a desperate stand against an army of crack Palestinian commandos....

    Patti says: "A good story, but a lot of characters"
    "4.5"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this audiobook, and I generally don't have a problem following characters, but there was quite a few in this so that on occasion I was like who is that person? This audiobook I feel like I could go back and listen to it again, and glean more from it. Nelson DeMille's books are always so informative, though, and I always learn a lot along with the story. I was curios to look up Babylon after this book. I had just listened to Spencerville by Nelson DeMille before this one, and I, personally, liked Spencerville more, but this is a good book, too.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Man in the Middle

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Brian Haig
    • Narrated By LJ Ganser
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (75)

    Ripped from today's headlines, Brian Haig's new novel finds Army lawyer Sean Drummond caught between duty to Washington's elite and the soldiers in Iraq. Dispatched to investigate the suicide of one of D.C.'s most influential defense officials, an ardent, early supporter of the war in Iraq, Drummond and his female partner find themselves in the middle of a tug-of-war between Washington's most influential power brokers and his own personal allegiance to the soldiers dying overseas.

    Sherri says: "Where is Scott Brick?"
    "Loving Brian Haig"
    Overall

    It is awesome when I find another author to enjoy, and none of Brian Haig's books have failed me yet. He is kind of a cross between Nelson DeMille and Scott Turrow.

    0 of 0 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
    Overall
    (4366)
    Performance
    (1848)
    Story
    (1838)

    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"
    "DIFFERENT!!"
    Overall

    You will get past the whiny little kid voice at the beginning soon. I am writing this review after I've listened to probably 20 other audiobooks since then at least, so not the freshest, but an original idea for sure and after seeing the book mentioned in O Magazine, I felt compelled to download and was not dissappointed.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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