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  • Club Dead: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (5152)
    Performance
    (3176)
    Story
    (3165)

    In this entry from Anthony Award winner Charlaine Harris' New York Times best-selling series, the gorgeous and feisty telepath hits the road to find her missing boyfriend, who may have run off with his former lover - a notorious vamp.

    Pamela M says: "Simply Fantastic"
    "Another enjoyable audiobook"
    Overall

    One of my favorite books in the Southern Vampire Series. I have read this book several times but still found something new when I listened to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Still Me: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Anna Acton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2633)
    Performance
    (2424)
    Story
    (2411)

    Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is thrown into the world of the super-rich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world.

    Shauna says: "Still Me Narrator Ruined it for me"
    "The end of the trilogy"
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    What did you love best about Still Me?

    I really loved the character of Louisa and her misadventures in New York and in life. I enjoyed the continuity of the characters, Trina, Nathan, Mom, Dad, and Sam. I did not like Agnes no matter how flattering the description.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relationship between Louisa and Margot.


    What about Anna Acton’s performance did you like?

    I really enjoy it, but still picture Emilia Clarke!


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

    Unlike the first book, this one didn't make me cry, but it did make me smile.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Everything We Keep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Kerry Lonsdale
    • Narrated By Amy Landon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4227)
    Performance
    (3614)
    Story
    (3617)

    Sous chef Aimee Tierney has the perfect recipe for the perfect life: marry her childhood sweetheart, raise a family, and buy out her parents' restaurant. But when her fiancé, James Donato, vanishes in a boating accident, her well-baked future is swept out to sea. Instead of walking down the aisle on their wedding day, Aimee is at James's funeral - a funeral that leaves her more unsettled than at peace.

    R. Graham says: "Narrator Issues"
    "Seriously why so many likes on Amazon?? **SPOILER*"
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    What would have made Everything We Keep better?

    A story. This one delved into minutiae over baking and coffee and then dropped them like a hot potato. The story was ridiculous! She loved James?? But had feelings for Ian pretty quickly. Then throw in incest and a rape which both felt superfluous to the storyline. I would really like my credit back.


    Has Everything We Keep turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, just this particular author.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Amy Landon?

    If it is not written by this author.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    HUGE disappointment. 5K likes on Amazon?? I don't see why. This book was garbage.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Star: The Final Book of The 5th Wave

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Rick Yancey
    • Narrated By Phoebe Strole, Ben Yannette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2447)
    Performance
    (2240)
    Story
    (2238)

    We're here, then we're gone, and that was true before they came. That's always been true. The Others didn't invent death; they just perfected it. Gave death a face to put back in our face, because they knew that was the only way to crush us. It won't end on any continent or ocean, no mountain or plain, jungle or desert. It will end where it began, where it had been from the beginning: on the battlefield of the last beating human heart.

    Linda B says: "Wait.... what?"
    "WTH (Spoilers)"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Star to be better than the print version?

    I have both read and listened to this book because I could not believe the ending. After all Cassie had done to get Sammy and keep him safe, she then sacrifices herself and leaves him all alone?? Sorry, I didn't get that part. I understand a sacrifice had to be made, but felt she was the wrong choice. Ringer would have been my choice.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Star?

    The death of Vosch. I hated that character.


    Which character – as performed by Phoebe Strole and Ben Yannette – was your favorite?

    Cassie definitely. Evan Walker my also a favorite.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Cassie's sacrifice.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Chemist

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ellen Archer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24278)
    Performance
    (22338)
    Story
    (22302)

    She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

    bebe says: "Listened all night!"
    "Loved the science ..."
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    If you could sum up The Chemist in three words, what would they be?

    A good surprise.


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

    This book had lots of twists and turns. Who could you trust? I enjoyed the imperfect relationships between the main characters.


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

    She was very good.


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

    The Chemist ... geeks rule!


    Any additional comments?

    If you had given me this book without telling me who the author was, I would never have known it was Stephanie Meyer. I read the Twilight trilogy and would never associate that author with the author of The Chemist. Being a geek myself, I loved how much science and technology went into their plans.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Truly Madly Guilty

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8537)
    Performance
    (7887)
    Story
    (7852)

    In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations of our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don't say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm.

    Marci says: "Not quite enough"
    "Truly, Madly ... whatever (SPOILERS)"
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    What did you like best about Truly Madly Guilty? What did you like least?

    I liked Erica and Oliver, Vid and Tiffany, Pam and Sam. I disliked Clementine. She was a petulant, spoiled child raising two clones. I really disliked her children or the way the narrator portrayed them. I knew the older daughter had a hand in the 'accident', long, long before it was revealed.


    What was most disappointing about Liane Moriarty’s story?

    The plot.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    All the children she narrates come off whiny, spoiled and annoying.


    Was Truly Madly Guilty worth the listening time?

    No. I only stuck with it because I liked her earlier books.


    Any additional comments?

    If the next one is like this, it will be my last.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Heir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Kiera Cass
    • Narrated By Brittany Pressley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3156)
    Performance
    (2786)
    Story
    (2783)

    Twenty years ago America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon's heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn't expect her Selection to be anything like her parents' fairy-tale love story...but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.

    Amy says: "Dramatic manipulation"
    "Every few minutes, I yelled out the same thing ..."
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Not make me scream out "What a BITCH!" every time it was Princess Eadlyn's POV. She was one of the most unlikable protagonists I have ever encountered. Only Libby Day from Dark Places beats her in in bitchiness. Spoiled, mean, entitled and BORING!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Kiera Cass again?

    The next one may or may not be my last one. If it's like this, it will be the last one.


    What three words best describe Brittany Pressley’s performance?

    Not too bad.


    What character would you cut from The Heir?

    The protagonist. There was absolutely nothing likable about her. I cannot believe she is the child of Maxom and America. I had to force myself to finish this book and then to get to the ending which was not an ending.


    Any additional comments?

    I know who she is going to pick.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2996)
    Performance
    (2747)
    Story
    (2750)

    After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father's mantle - with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything - and everyone - at risk. Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it.

    vicki says: "Such a disappointment"
    "All Done"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better story. If I hadn't been listening to this on a long commute over several weeks, I would have stopped and been done with it. The series has gone on too long, or has wasted too much time on uninteresting splintered storylines.


    Would you ever listen to anything by J.R. Ward again?

    Probably not.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator is great. I've always enjoyed Jim Frangione, but the story sucked.


    What character would you cut from The King?

    Too many too count.


    Any additional comments?

    Please go back and reread your first few books. Those were the characters we all enjoyed.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24930)
    Performance
    (22795)
    Story
    (22777)

    In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "IT'S ALL AS LEGAL AS LOTTERY TICKETS"
    "I will read most anything by Stephen King ..."
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    What did you love best about Mr. Mercedes?

    That this had nothing supernatural to it and was extremely well written. This reminded me so much of his writing of 11-22-63.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mr. Mercedes?

    The blending of the three characters, Holly, Jerome and Bill. They just worked as a trio. These characters were so well written, I felt I knew them.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any scene with Jerome and Bill.


    If you could take any character from Mr. Mercedes out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Holly. She deserves some girl time! Maybe a makeover!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silkworm

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (14604)
    Performance
    (13373)
    Story
    (13352)

    When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows.

    Claudia H says: "I'd make out with Cormoran.."
    "Another Win for Rowling"
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    If you could sum up The Silkworm in three words, what would they be?

    Extremely enjoyable series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Silkworm?

    Any and all interactions between Strike and Robin.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Strike and his brother meet for dinner. It was great to see another side of him.


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

    Another Strike!


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Longbourn

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jo Baker
    • Narrated By Emma Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (980)
    Performance
    (905)
    Story
    (906)

    In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice, the servants take center stage. Sarah, the orphaned housemaid, spends her days scrubbing the laundry, polishing the floors, and emptying the chamber pots for the Bennet household. But there is just as much romance, heartbreak, and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs. When a mysterious new footman arrives, the orderly realm of the servants’ hall threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, upended.

    MP says: "Extraordinary book (even w/o Pride & Prejudice)"
    "Pleasantly surprised"
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    Where does Longbourn rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This may become one of my favorite books. I loved hearing about the other side of Pride & Prejudice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved seeing the life at Longbourn from downstairs. I didn't think it would be so enjoyable and it was almost like it had been written by Jane Austen herself, with a few minor tweaks. Those tweaks could be easily overlooked as the story and the characters were so compelling. I loved Sarah the protagonist. In many ways she reminded me of another Austen character Anne Elliot of Persuasion.


    Which character – as performed by Emma Fielding – was your favorite?

    Definitely Sarah. The story is primarily Sarah's story and she does a wonderful job.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Sarah and Mrs. Hill told each other their secrets.


    Any additional comments?

    I would happily recommend this to any lover of Jane Austen's books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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