Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow Meggin

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 Meggin

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

Meggin

Speaker, Coach, Author - in Reno, NV (A GREAT place!) I've been an avid Audible fan for several years. Listen on my iPhone many hours each week.

Reno, NV, United States | Member Since 2009

131
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 69 reviews
  • 122 ratings
  • 480 titles in library
  • 52 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
36

  • Two Graves

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1961)
    Performance
    (1717)
    Story
    (1724)

    After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world. But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels, NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help.

    G. House Sr. says: "Whiplash from the emotional rollercaster"
    "Preston & Child "jumped the shark" with this one"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I am a HUGE fan of Preston & Child and their Pendergast series. I finished this one only because I am such a big fan and Rene Auberjonois is such a master narrator. I will certainly buy the next book in the series - but if it is as far off the mark as this one is, it will be my last. The reviews on this book, which I read the other day, long after I'd purchased mine since I had it on auto-purchase, were clearly wildly mixed. Some love it and others are feeling like I do - pretty disappointed. I won't go into all the craziness that was in this book, but suffice it to say that it didn't live up to everyone's expectations for what we want from our favorite FBI agent (and those who write about him).

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Johnstown Flood

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (831)
    Performance
    (343)
    Story
    (340)

    At the end of the last century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation's burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon.

    Susan K Donley says: "A page-turner! HIstory that reads like a novel"
    "Not sure why I put off listening - EXCELLENT book!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    For whatever reason, this one just sat in my library until I finally thought, "Well, I'll give it a try." It was outstanding! I want more of David McCullough's books and Edward Hermann's narration was just right! THANKS for the story and the history.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (543)
    Performance
    (375)
    Story
    (374)

    After a woman is brutally slain, investigators bring psychiatrist Joe O'Loughlin in for expert consultation. Joe is shocked to discover the dead woman is a former patient of his who cried rape when he rebuffed her sexual advances. Citing doctor/patient confidentiality, Joe hides this information. But the truth emerges, and suddenly he is the prime suspect.

    Bonnie says: "Found"
    "Not a likeable character anywhere, but good book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I certainly kept listening but boy, oh, boy...did I wish there were some likeable characters. There weren't. Overall, worth listening to and I'll read/listen to more of Robotham's books. Going to look for some right now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Providence Rag: A Liam Mulligan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Bruce DeSilva
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (94)

    Edgar Award-winner Bruce DeSilva returns with Liam Mulligan, an old-school investigative reporter for a dying newspaper in Providence, Rhode Island. Mulligan knows every street and alley, every priest and prostitute, every cop and street thug. He knows the mobsters and politicians - who are pretty much one and the same. Inspired by a true story, Providence Rag finds Mulligan, his pal Mason, and the newspaper they both work for at an ethical crossroad.

    Richard Delman says: "Really lukewarm. Tepid, in fact."
    "Where is Book 4?! Can't WAIT!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The previous two books were excellent but somehow, this one was even better! Apparently Bruce DeSilva is getting better and better and Liam Mulligan and the people around him - and the stories they're involved in - are more and more interesting. Keep writing! THANK YOU for a great story. The narrator is perfect for these books. Thankful they've kept Jeff Woodman for all the books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cliff Walk: Liam Mulligan, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Bruce DeSilva
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (147)

    Prostitution has been legal in Rhode Island for more than a decade; Liam Mulligan, an old-school investigative reporter at dying Providence newspaper, suspects the governor has been taking payoffs to keep it that way. But this isn’t the only story making headlines… a child’s severed arm is discovered in a pile of garbage at a pig farm. Then the body of an internet pornographer is found sprawled on the rocks at the base of Newport’s famous Cliff Walk.

    Richard Delman says: "DeSilva and Workman are addicting."
    "Getting Ready to Buy Book 3 in the Series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Keep writing, Bruce. Keep narrating, Jeff. EXCELLENT! Mulligan is smart and interesting and different from the way I sometimes expect him to be. I hope this series continues for at least 5 or 6 books!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rogue Island

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Bruce DeSilva
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Bruce DeSilva
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (815)
    Performance
    (631)
    Story
    (625)

    Liam Mulligan is as old school as a newspaper man gets. His beat is Providence, Rhode Island, and he knows every street and alley. He knows the priests and prostitutes, the cops and street thugs. He knows the mobsters and politicians--who are pretty much one and the same. Someone is systematically burning down the neighborhood Mulligan grew up in, people he knows and loves are perishing in the flames, and the public is on the verge of panic.

    Michael Jacobi says: "Classic Whodunnit"
    "Loved every part of this book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    OUTSTANDING and am thrilled that there are now two more in the series. Just downloaded #2 and am starting to listen tonight! Perfect narrator!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Loyalty

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Ingrid Thoft
    • Narrated By Rebecca Soler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    Juggling her family of high-powered (and highly dysfunctional) attorneys, the cops, and Boston's criminal element is usually something Fina does without breaking a sweat. But when her sister-in-law disappears, she's caught up in a case unlike any she's encountered before. Carl wants things resolved without police interference, but the deeper Fina digs, the more impossible that seems. As Fina unearths more dirt, the demands of family loyalty intensify. But Fina is after the truth - no matter the cost.

    Meggin says: "Bought Book 2 before this one was over"
    "Bought Book 2 before this one was over"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    GREAT! I loved her and the story and the narrator. I am downloading Book 2 in this series right now and hope that Book 3, which is already written, is recorded this week!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Skin Collector: Lincoln Rhyme, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (346)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (311)

    The killer's methods are terrifying. He stalks the basements and underground passageways of New York City. He tattoos his victims' flesh with cryptic messages, using a tattoo gun loaded with poison, resulting in an agonizing, painful death. When a connection is made to the Bone Collector - the serial killer who terrorized New York more than a decade ago - Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are immediately drawn into the case.

    PAR-TEE says: "Time for Rhyme & Amelia to retire..."
    "Not Up to Expectations"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Huge Lincoln Rhyme & Jeffery Deaver fan. I'll buy the next one in the series but if it's not better, then I'll give up. The last couple just haven't been anywhere near as good as the earlier ones. I like the characters but if you didn't know the characters, this book would be completely disjointed. I'll remain hopeful, however.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cold Nowhere: Jonathan Stride, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Brian Freeman
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    Ten years ago, six-year-old Catalina Mateo hid under the porch of her family home while a knife butchered her mother and a bullet killed her father. Now a rough-sleeping orphan, Cat arrives at the house of Detective Jonathan Stride, pleading for protection. Drenched in the icy waters of Lake Superior, she claims to have narrowly escaped a cold-blooded killer. Stride's raw instinct is to protect Cat, whose late parents' case - and his personal guilt associated with it - still sends a shiver down his spine. As a result, he takes the troubled teenager under his wing.

    Quilter says: "Didn't disappoint"
    "Not the best in the series but OK"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    HUGE Jonathan Stride fan, but this one was not his best in this series. I'll still buy the next one though. some good parts, no question, but it just didn't hold me like the others have. Still worth a credit.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Death on a High Floor

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Charles Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (706)
    Performance
    (621)
    Story
    (622)

    On the 85th floor of a glittering high-rise in Los Angeles, Robert Tarza steps into the lobby of the Marbury Marfan law firm to discover his partner Simon Rafer lying in a pool of blood - an ornate dagger plunged into his back. Robert had worked with Simon for decades, and their relationship was fraught with conflict. But he never imagined he would wind up as the prime suspect for his colleague’s murder. As the evidence stacks up against him with frightening speed, he quickly falls from his respected position to that of a criminal dragged through the tabloids.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Excellent Mystery, Brilliant Narration"
    "Double time it, or better yet, pass on this one"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I bought it and thought seriously about returning it but I double-timed it because I kept hoping it would get better. The problem was the characters (not that the plot was that great either). ARGH! Not a likable one in the bunch and just irritating. Pass on this book. There are too many other good ones to choose from. This was a dud.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Men, Women and Worthiness: The Experience of Shame and the Power of Being Enough

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Brené Brown
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (202)

    What does it take to be secure in our sense of belonging and self-worth? We may hustle to attain this security through achievements, meeting expectations, or repeating affirmations to ourselves - but Dr. Brené Brown's research has shown there is ultimately one obstacle to our sense of worthiness. “Shame is the barrier,” she teaches, “and building shame resilience is how we overcome it.”

    Kevin says: "Great Book!!"
    "Listen now - and listen again and again"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I needed this info TODAY and am thankful for Audible's double time option. I sat outside and listened and slowed it down sometimes when I couldn't take notes fast enough.

    This is life-changing material. Wish I had had it long ago. The difference between shame and guilt. How to be shame resilient... So much here. Just incredible.

    1 of 1 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.