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Sue

Glendale, AZ, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Society's Child: My Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Janis Ian
    • Narrated By Janis Ian
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (438)
    Performance
    (405)
    Story
    (405)

    Janis Ian was catapulted into the spotlight in 1966 at the age of 15, when her soul-wrenching song "Society's Child" became a hit. But this was only the beginning of a long and illustrious career. In Society's Child, Janis Ian provides a relentlessly honest account of the successes and failures - and the hopes and dreams - of an extraordinary life.

    Pamela says: "I know why this won the grammy"
    "I've always loved Jan Ian's music"
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    The minute I saw that Janis Ian had an autobiography out I bought it! Then I saw that she was also performing it, and that made me even more excited to start it. I've been a fan of hers for decades, even meeting her briefly after a concert at the Univ. of Arizona in 1977 or so. I've been learning a lot about her life before becoming famous with "Society's Child" and "At Seventeen", and she even sings snippets of her songs in this great audiobook.
    With the world of digital downloads, I've been able to buy some of her older releases and found out that she is coming to town in March!
    THIS is the way a great autobiography should be done--read and performed by the author.
    Thanks, Janis, and Audible!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Beekeeper's Apprentice, or On the Segregation of the Queen: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (670)
    Performance
    (602)
    Story
    (598)

    In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees when a young woman literally stumbles into him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes - and match him wit for wit. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern 20th-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective.

    Steph says: "A fabulous new take on Sherlock Holmes"
    "Sherlock lives!"
    Overall
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    This was my first introduction to the Marry Russell and Sherlock Holmes series, and I loved it! Feels true to Conan Doyle's vision, but with a strong female lead. The narrator was perfect! I'm looking forward to listening to more of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Twisted (Selected Unabridged Stories)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated By Boyd Gaines, Michele Pawk, Frederick Weller
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    Diverse, provocative, eerie, and inspired, this collection of Jeffery Deaver's best stories exhibits the amazing range and signature plot twists that have earned him the title "master of ticking-bomb suspense" by People. With nods to O. Henry and Edgar Allan Poe, these beautifully crafted pieces pulse with subtle intrigue and Deaver's incomparable imagination.

    maxpower says: "hooray for great plotting!"
    "twisted is as twisted does!"
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    Loved the collection of short stories, with a little twist! It is great for shorter drives my husband and I take. Have been a fan of Mr Deaver for years but never read any of the short stories. I'll be back for more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fall: Book Two of the Strain Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
    • Narrated By Daniel Oreskes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1365)
    Performance
    (824)
    Story
    (827)

    Last week they invaded Manhattan. This week they will destroy the world. The vampiric virus unleashed in The Strain has taken over New York City. It is spreading and soon will envelop the globe. Amid the chaos, Eph Goodweather - head of the Centers for Disease Control's team - leads a band out to stop these bloodthirsty monsters. But it may be too late.

    James says: "The Bar is Raised"
    "Gripping and terrifying!"
    Overall

    Book 2 was as exciting and gut-wrenching as Book 1 of the Strain Trilogy. Nightmares were had by all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Passage: The Passage Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6852)
    Performance
    (3221)
    Story
    (3226)

    First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

    Nicole says: "You love it or you hate it..."
    "couldn't put it down"
    Overall

    Though painfully long, this book was extremely interesting and I really had a hard time not listening to it at every possible moment. The character development was very good. I enjoy sci-fi/fantasy books and though this one was indeed depressing at times, I enjoyed every hour!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alexandria: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (32)

    In first century A.D. Rome, Marcus Didius Falco works as a private "informer," ferreting out hidden truths and bringing villains to ground. But even informers take vacations, so in A.D. 77, Falco and his wife Helena Justina travel to Alexandria, Egypt. Before long the Librarian of the great library is found dead and Falco quickly finds himself on the trail of dodgy doings, malfeasance, and the lowest of the low - book thieves! As the bodies pile up, it's up to Falco to untangle this horrible mess and restore order.

    Eva Gannon says: "A Bit Disappointing"
    "Alexandria"
    Overall

    Love the narrator and the dialects used.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Brass Verdict: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4155)
    Performance
    (1717)
    Story
    (1707)

    Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.

    Jeff says: "Five Star Book; Three Star Narration"
    "great story"
    Overall

    I loved the story, but the narrator was driving me crazy. Inflection was off and it just didn't seem to fit all the time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Flinx's Folly: A Pip and Flinx Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (71)

    New York Times best-selling author Alan Dean Foster delivers the eagerly awaited new Pip and Flinx novel featuring a certain twenty-four-year-old with red hair, growing powers, and a loyal sidekick who just happens to be a flying mini-dragon. Sure to delight longtime fans and win new ones, Flinx's Folly follows Flinx on a thrilling quest to unravel the mysteries of his mind and body. It is a quest that forces him to confront a horror almost beyond human comprehension.

    Jade says: "More Pip & Flinx please!!!"
    "Take an antihistamine"
    Overall

    The narrator started to sniff and sneeze, which I first thought was alien language. It distracted from the story and was quite suprising. Voice intonations were good and bizarre names sounded like they were pronounced correctly, but the sneezing/snorting was irritating.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Star Beast

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By David Baker, the Full Cast Family
    Overall
    (239)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (100)

    Lummox is not exactly the family dog. Big as a triceratops but more exotic in appetite (he once ate a Buick), "Lummy" has a decided penchant for trouble. Still, he's been part of the Stuart clan for generations, and his current owner, John Thomas Stuart XI, cares for him deeply. Just how deeply will be tested when Lummox's restless appetite starts a chain of events that turn his relationship with John Thomas upside down, and puts first John Thomas, and then the Earth itself, in peril.

    Kathryn says: "Teen main characters - fun twist to the story"
    "not my fav"
    Overall

    I always liked the book Star Beast, but just didn't enjoy the performance version. Maybe I've gotten too old for Heinlein's youth science fiction now, too.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated By Nick Landrum
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2670)
    Performance
    (889)
    Story
    (902)

    Dexter Morgan appears to be the perfect gentleman. He is handsome and polite, and has been in a relationship for nearly a year and a half. Yet appearances can be deceiving, for Dexter is a serial killer who has slain many people. But in this tale, he's the good guy, for there is one little twist: Dexter only snuffs out other murderers. When another serial killer, with an eerily similar style, starts grabbing headlines, Dexter has a fairly morbid thought. Am I being challenged?

    V. Sharol says: "Compelling but unsettling"
    "Darkly Delicious!"
    Overall

    I don't subscribe to Showtime TV, but really wanted to see the show "Dexter". This book was all I could ask for in a sly, witty, sick tale.
    Well narrated, it moved along quickly despite the length of the audio book. I'm now Darkly Dreaming of another Dexter book coming to audio or getting it at the library.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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