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Rachael

Austin, TX, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • An Echo in the Bone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5783)
    Performance
    (3955)
    Story
    (3964)

    Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

    Charles says: "Read all of Gabaldon's stuff before this one"
    "Can't wait for the next book"
    Overall

    I think at this point, anyone that picks of this book is already hooked on Jamie, Claire, et al. (or atleast they should be). This anxiously awaited book did not let me down. My only complaint was the abrupt, multiple cliff hanger ending. Too much for such a ardent fan!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10286)
    Performance
    (9320)
    Story
    (9400)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Livia says: "Formulaic and Hard to Finish...."
    "Not as good as I had hoped"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Inferno?

    I thoroughly enjoy Dan Brown books until now. It wasn't all bad, but it felt too predictable.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • My Bluegrass Baby

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1384)
    Performance
    (1278)
    Story
    (1264)

    Sadie Hutchins loves her job at the Kentucky Tourism Commission. Not only could her co-workers double as the cast of Parks and Recreation, but she loves finding the unusual sites, hidden gems, and just-plain-odd tourist attractions of her home state. She’s a shoo-in for the director’s job when her boss retires at the end of the year…until hotshot Josh Vaughn shows up to challenge her for the position. Josh is all sophisticated polish while Sadie’s country comfort, and the two have very different ideas of what makes a good campaign.

    Diana Turmenne says: "Made me want to visit Kentucky!"
    "Easy, fun read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you are looking for a easy, light, and fun read, this book won't disappoint.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2936)
    Performance
    (2673)
    Story
    (2684)

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.

    k says: "Bitter ending? Cleanse your palate."
    "Ugh. I saw it coming, but it still hurt."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Dead Ever After?

    Harris should have ended the series several books ago. The past few books have been progressively worse--increasing inconsistencies with character lines.


    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Reckoning: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #11

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4038)
    Performance
    (2723)
    Story
    (2713)

    With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover, Eric Northman, and his "child", Pam, are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot - which is much more complicated than she knows.

    BRANDON says: "Antiques RoadShow, Burned Hair & Elvis"
    "Highly Anticipated -- Real Disappointment"
    Overall

    I wish I had something better to say. There seems to be several discrepancies in the story line this go around. And, the not so subtle changes to the Eric -- Sookie dynamic are a real disappointment. The slow rocky build to togetherness is all the sudden not so delicately removed.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dead In the Family: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #10

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (4240)
    Performance
    (2010)
    Story
    (2016)

    Finally settled with Viking vampire Eric, Sookie finds normalcy just as chaos surrounds her. Sookie’s former lover Bill, her boss Sam, and even Eric are struggling with family problems. Then things get really interesting when the werewolves tell Sookie an ominous presence is lurking.

    BRANDON says: "Harris or FanFic?"
    "Ahhh"
    Overall

    Although lighter in intrigue than previous books, I think Sookie and Eric fans needed the break. Johanna Parker does a fabulous job bringing the story to life once again. I am already longing for the next book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17385)
    Performance
    (11586)
    Story
    (11479)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "All time favorite"
    Overall

    Excellent narration; fantastic story. Excellent mix of romance, action, and history.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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