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  • Son

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lois Lowry
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (397)
    Performance
    (343)
    Story
    (346)

    When the young girl washed up on their shore, no one knew she had been a Vessel. That she had carried a Product. That it had been carved from her belly. Stolen. Claire had had a son. She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. When he was taken from their community, she knew she had to follow. And so her journey began. But here in this wind-battered village Claire is welcomed as one of their own. In the security of her new home, she is free and loved. She grows stronger.

    Amy says: "A great "build up" to a "let down"!"
    "If she was trying to write another challenged book"
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    Ugh, what is this post apocolytical trendiness. Quasi Biblical themes. The narrator was very good, which is why I trudged through this. I suppose the market for this story is Hunger Game fans. I prefer more originality.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22108)
    Performance
    (18405)
    Story
    (18389)

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    L. O. Pardue says: ""Rear Window" Meets "Gone Girl""
    "Beautiful-It doesn't get any better than this!!!"
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    I love a mystery with a lot of red herrings and twists. I hate it when I can figure it out. Great narrators. A must listen to, don't wait for the movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Time and Again

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs)
    • By Jack Finney
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (495)
    Performance
    (399)
    Story
    (403)

    Transported from the mid-twentieth century to New York City in the year 1882, Si Morley walks the fashionable "Ladies' Mile" of Broadway, is enchanted by the jingling sleigh bells in Central Park, and solves a 20th-century mystery by discovering its 19th-century roots. Falling in love with a beautiful young woman, he ultimately finds himself forced to choose between his lives in the present and the past. A story that will remain in the listener's memory, Time and Again is a remarkable blending of the troubled present and a nostalgic past....

    Mark says: "Best time travel novel; my very favorite audiobook"
    "Preachy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It was ok. It was preachy and sexist, but it was written long ago. It was a bargain price, so I guess I can't complain.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Crossroad: A Novel of Midnight Texas

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (451)
    Performance
    (413)
    Story
    (413)

    From Charlaine Harris, the best-selling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale - populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that's how the locals prefer it. Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It' s a pretty standard dried-up western town.

    Felicia The Geeky Blogger says: "Rocky Start but Good Mystery"
    "Ugh, the cat is SO annoying, disappointed in story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I liked the Sookie Stackhouse series, though I did think it went on a few books too long. I was hoping that there would be some of the same charm in the new series. It didn't come across to me. It seemed to follow the same basic formula of others of her books, which some probably like. I liked the voice of the reader, she sounded like Elizabeth Montgomery to me.I suppose if you are in the mood for snack food reading, you might like, it. I want something different, not the same formula different setting.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Happy Stories!: Real-Life Inspirational Stories from Around the World That Will Raise Your Happiness Level

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Will Bowen
    • Narrated By Will Bowen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    In Happy Stories!, you will learn from people who have faced various hardships and have chosen to achieve happiness in spite of their circumstances. From a man who discovers happiness from the power of shared laughter to a woman who finds happiness through forgiveness, the stories in this collection inspire, entertain, and teach us remarkable lessons on how we can achieve higher and sustainable levels of happiness in our lives.

    Amazon Customer says: "A good way to end 2014"
    "A good way to end 2014"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Good attitude stories from people who struggle in various ways. A companion book to Happy This Year by the same author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Life: All Souls, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4306)
    Performance
    (3945)
    Story
    (3937)

    After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

    dmey says: "Story: Eh....; Narrator: NOT a fan!"
    "A Big disappointment, except for Jennifer Ikeda,"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    So many hours, so little happens. If you are waiting for the birth, hoped for by the end of book 2, you have to listen to 17 hours and 22 minutes of this book. She also had a problem ending it. It seemed like it came to a natural end, but then it kept going.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Note to Self

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Alina Simone
    • Narrated By Aimee Castle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Anna Krestler is adrift. The Internet has draped itself, kudzu-like, over her brain, which makes it even more difficult to confront the question of what to do when she is dismissed from her job as a cubicle serf at a midtown law firm. Despite the exhortations of Leslie, her friend and volunteer life coach, Anna seeks refuge in the back alleys of Craigslist, where she connects with Taj, an adherent of a nebulous movement known as Nowism that occupies the most self-absorbed fringes of the art world.

    Amazon Customer says: "Vapid, but the actress who read it was great"
    "Vapid, but the actress who read it was great"
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    Story

    The 37 year old main character looses her job and has no direction or plans for the future. It reads like sex in the city, except you just don't like the character. I was waiting for resolution, and didn't get it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robin Sloan
    • Narrated By Ari Fliakos
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3265)
    Performance
    (2949)
    Story
    (2933)

    The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone - and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything....

    L. Calder says: "Nerdy, action filled romp through cyber space"
    "Listen to Ready Player One instead"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I don't really get the hype for this book. I felt like I had skipped something. The narrator was okay, but occasionally his voice got annoying, shrill when he was trying to show excitement. Maybe teenagers would like the book and it is just not one that can bridge it's genre gap.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Turn of Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Alice LaPlante
    • Narrated By Jean Reed Bahle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (291)
    Performance
    (222)
    Story
    (226)

    Told through the voice of a woman with a powerful intellect that is maddeningly slipping away, Turn of Mind is not only a suspenseful psychological thriller that pulses with intensity but also a brilliant portrayal of the fragility of consciousness and memory, and of a mind finally turning on itself.

    smith says: "Not bad"
    "Excellent Narration, Skillfully Written,"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    None of the characters are likeable, I suppose this is OK once in a while, but I prefer stories where I root for someone, and enjoy the characters.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kristen Johnston
    • Narrated By Kristen Johnston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (557)
    Performance
    (525)
    Story
    (524)

    The two-time Emmy Award-winning actress has written her first book, a surprisingly raw and triumphant memoir that is outrageous, moving, sweet, tragic, and heartbreakingly honest. Guts is a true triumph - a memoir that manages to be as frank and revealing as Augusten Burroughs, yet as hilarious and witty as David Sedaris.

    John Campbell says: "Whiskey and cigarettes have never sounded so good."
    "Please Please Please, Kristen, do more audios"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    She is the best reader I have ever heard in my many years of Audible membership. I really hope she reads other books for us.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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