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Billye

Athens, TX, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Cutting for Stone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Abraham Verghese
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4820)
    Performance
    (2226)
    Story
    (2235)

    Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics - their passion for the same woman - that will tear them apart.

    Mary Lynn says: "Brilliant story, pitch perfect narration"
    "Great"
    Overall

    I thought this book was amazing. The narrator was perfect. It was wonderful learning some of Ethiopia's history. This is a must listen! Hope Abraham Verghese has another book on the way!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16478)
    Performance
    (14647)
    Story
    (14688)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Twisted Mystery"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Gone Girl the most enjoyable?

    All the unexpected twists made this book so enjoyable.


    What other book might you compare Gone Girl to and why?

    It is totally different from any book I can think of.


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne – was your favorite?

    My favorites were the main characters Amy and Nick.


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

    This book made me anxious.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great listen. Very unpredictable. At first it reminded me of the famous true case of Scott Peterson and his missing wife Lacey, but only at first. Don't think you can figure this one out, it is very interesting!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Affair: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3354)
    Performance
    (2772)
    Story
    (2778)

    Everything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington. Reacher is ordered undercover - to find out everything he can, to control the local police, and then to vanish. Reacher is a good soldier. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, he finds layers no one saw coming, and the investigation spins out of control. Local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux has a thirst for justice - and an appetite for secrets.

    Melinda says: ""All Aboard!""
    "Love Jack Reacher"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Affair to be better than the print version?

    Probably


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is the voice of Jack Reacher to me.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Sure, that would have been a great way to hear it!


    Any additional comments?

    Can't go wrong with a Jack Racher novel!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Woodcutter

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Reginald Hill
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1152)
    Performance
    (850)
    Story
    (845)

    Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

    Diana says: "One of my favorite Reginald Hill books!"
    "Great Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Woodcutter?

    I really loved the twists and turns. The narrator is awsome and the character development is excellent!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot didn't exactly keep me on the edge of my seat, but I was very invested in the story. I wanted to listen straight through!


    What about Jonathan Keeble’s performance did you like?

    He went from character to character flawlessly.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A great story of rags to riches back to rags.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a must listen. Totally worth the time!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Snowman

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2038)
    Performance
    (1378)
    Story
    (1382)

    Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mother’s pink scarf. Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter he’s received and the disappearance of Jonas’s mother - and of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall. As his investigation deepens, something else emerges: he is becoming a pawn....

    Anita says: "many layered thriller"
    "Gripping!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would recommend this book to anybody who likes murder thrillers!


    What other book might you compare The Snowman to and why?

    I have heard this author compared to Stieg Larsson, but I think the similarities are simply the translation from from Sweedish and Norwegian. The story lines are totally different. This book is not like any other I've listened to before.


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

    No.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The thrill seekers thriller!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great thriller! Very different and a real nail biter!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Worth Dying For: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2446)
    Performance
    (1247)
    Story
    (1244)

    There’s deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska... and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved case of a missing child, already decades-old, that Reacher can’t let go. The Duncans want Reacher gone - and it’s not just past secrets they’re trying to hide. They’re awaiting a secret shipment, and they have the kind of customers no one can afford to annoy.

    Ed says: "Classic, Kick-Butt Jack Reacher"
    "Good One"
    Overall

    If you like Lee Child's Jack Reacher, you won't be disappointed. If you don't know Jack Reacher, now is a good time to introduce yourself to him. Entertaining listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Desperate Measures: A Barbara Holloway Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (428)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (136)

    Barbara Holloway has a reputation for taking on the toughest cases - and winning them. But this time she's up against an unbeatable opponent - her father, the lawyer who taught her all she knows.

    Reed says: "Better than the first"
    "Entertaining"
    Overall

    Thouht this book was good. I had never read this author, but will listen to some of her others. Even though it is an older book, it is worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Indulgence in Death: In Death, Book 31

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1347)
    Performance
    (762)
    Story
    (766)

    When a murder disrupts the Irish vacation she is taking with her husband, Roarke, Eve realizes that no place is safe - not an Irish wood or the streets of the manic city she calls home. But nothing prepares her for what she discovers upon her return to the cop shop in New York City....

    MJ says: "Good story, great Eve/Roarke relationship"
    "Entertaining"
    Overall

    Another great listen by J.D. Robb. If you like this series you will like this one as well. Has a few new twists, not just more of the same. A good choice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tom Franklin
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1290)
    Performance
    (709)
    Story
    (716)

    Larry Ott and Silas “32” Jones were unlikely boyhood friends. Larry was the child of lower middle-class white parents, Silas the son of a poor, single, black mother - their worlds as different as night and day. Yet a special bond developed between them in Chabot, Mississippi. But within a few years, tragedy struck. In high school, a girl who lived up the road from Larry had gone to the drive-in movie with him and nobody had seen her again.

    Ann says: "Excellent story, terrific narrator."
    "Absorbing"
    Overall

    This is a great book! This is not a lighthearted book, but it is so well written. The characters are so well developed you can picture them in your mind. You feel like you would recognize them if you saw them. The narrator, Kevin Kenerly is one of the best I've heard. It is dramatic and suspensful. Give it a listen. You won't be disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Copper Scroll: Political Thrillers Series #4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (293)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (155)

    Saddam Hussein is gone. Yasser Arafat is dead. A New Iraq is rising. Now White House advisors Jon Bennett and Erin McCoy find themselves facing a terrifying new threat triggered by an ancient mystery.

    Don says: "Exciting treasure hunt!"
    "Prophetic"
    Overall

    Joel Roesenberg's series The Last Jihad is prophetic for today! If you are the least bit interested in the "End Times", this series is for you. This author is on top of the truth! It is exciting and riveting and thought provoking. Start with the first in the series and you will be hooked!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • East of the Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Julia Gregson
    • Narrated By Tania Rodrigues
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (44)

    Autumn 1928. Three young women are on their way to India, each with a new life in mind. Rose, a beautiful but naive bride-to-be, is anxious about leaving her family and marrying a man she hardly knows. Victoria, her bridesmaid couldn't be happier to get away from her overbearing mother, and is determined to find herself a husband. And Viva, their inexperienced chaperone, is in search of the India of her childhood, ghosts from the past and freedom.

    Cate P says: "Plotty, but good."
    "Lovely Book"
    Overall

    This is a great historical, romance epic novel. The narrator is excellent and the story is captivating. Loved learning some history of India while following the lives of the three women characters. This book is a delight to listen to and I look forward to another book by Julia Gregson soon. Well worth the time and credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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