Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow Ruth

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 Ruth

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

Ruth

ratings
22
REVIEWS
19
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
2
HELPFUL VOTES
12

  • Keeping Watch

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Allen Carmichael, a Vietnam veteran turned rescuer of abused children, lives on the fringes of society. When Allen comes to the aid of 12-year-old Jamie O'Connell, he begins an unforgettable sequence of events that may destroy him.

    Ruth says: "a bit much for me"
    "a bit much for me"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I have been a fan of Laurie King, but this story was a little bit too over the top graphic for me. Yes, what war and trauma do to people has a profound effect on them... but there were places where it was traumatic just to listen to it. I liked the narrator, though... well presented story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Coyote: A Novel of Interstellar Exploration

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Allen Steele
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim, Allen Steele
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (621)
    Performance
    (322)
    Story
    (330)

    The crime of the century begins without a hitch. On July 5th, 2070, as it's about to be launched, the starship Alabama is hijacked - by her captain and crew. In defiance of the repressive government of The United Republic of Earth, they replace her handpicked passengers with political dissidents and their families. These become Earth's first pioneers in the exploration of space...

    Michael says: "It gets better"
    "excellent beginning to a great trilogy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    As I listened to the first part of this book, I kept experiencing deja vue... I was sure I had read something like this before! Much to my surprise and delight, I realized that I had read the first chapter in a Sci Fi magazine. I was really delighted to hear the rest of the story in the entire novel.

    This is one which, for me, was not complete until I had heard the subsequent novels, all equally good.

    I liked the narration, once I got used to the slower pace of the reading. I listen in the car on my commute, and have been caught up in the story from the first moment I recognized the first chapter.

    I do have to say, I also had to get used to the author's writing style... so much of it was in present tense.

    But a good way to spend my time, I have enjoyed all three of the novels.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Reamde

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    Overall
    (3658)
    Performance
    (3197)
    Story
    (3234)

    Richard Forthrast created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe - and Richard is at ground zero.

    ShySusan says: "Not perfect, but worth a listen."
    "fast moving mystery with multiple storylines"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I really liked this story. It was long, but the detail that went into it needed that length. I enjoyed the characters and their viewpoints. I liked how the story moved along even with so much detail.

    The narrator was able to help me distinguish the characters well without being campy. He was easy to understand and I liked his voice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Skin Tight

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1055)
    Performance
    (383)
    Story
    (385)

    This novel by Carl Hiaasen, author of Tourist Season and Native Tongue, begins as most thrillers do, with a killing. But this is no everyday, hum-drum, garden variety killing. Our hero, Nick Stranahan, a 42-year-old private investigator who has killed five men and been married five times, skewers his attacker's aorta with the razor-sharp bill of a stuffed marlin.

    Chris says: "Skintight"
    "Classic Hiaasen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I love Carl Hiaasen. His stories are fun, creative, and don't go so far that they creep me out. I love how he ends chapters and thoughts.

    I also really liked George Wilson as narrator. He has a great voice, and did a wonderful job of painting the story's picture for me. He pacing was not rushed and there were pauses between thoughts and changes in scene. Very well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sot-Weed Factor

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John Barth
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (68)

    Considered by critics to be Barth's most distinguished novel, The Sot-Weed Factor has acquired the status of a modern classic. Set in the late 1600s, it recounts the chaotic odyssey of the hapless, ungainly Ebeneezer Cooke. Cooke is sent to the New World to oversee his father's tobacco business and to record the struggles of the Maryland colony in an epic poem. On his mission, he is captured by pirates and Indians; loses his father's estate to roguish impostors; falls in love with a former prostitute; and meets a gallery of treacherous characters who continually switch identities.

    Janice says: "An adventure full of bawdy humour, wit and wonder"
    "eh"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The narrator was fine, he did great at managing the characters and helping me see their different personalities. I listened into the 7th chapter and it just never engaged me. I usually really like period pieces, too... but it just put me off somehow. I would return it if I could, but waited too long to give it a listen. Moral of the story: listen to your oldest purchases first.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Shantaram

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Gregory David Roberts
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (3260)
    Performance
    (1596)
    Story
    (1596)

    This mesmerizing first novel tells the epic journey of Lin, an escaped convict who flees maximum security prison in Australia to disappear into the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The keys to unlock the mysteries that bind Lin are held by two people: his mentor Khader Khan, mafia godfather and criminal-philosopher; and the beautiful, elusive Karla, whose passions are driven by dangerous secrets.

    Jamie says: "Do Not Miss This"
    "kind of gory"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Loved the narration! The story was okay, with the best part for me being the insight into the Indian culture. But the story was really full of swearing and had lots of gory fighting scenes and beatings... and it never seemed to stop.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Judas Unchained

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3107)
    Performance
    (1937)
    Story
    (1955)

    Robust, peaceful, and confident, the Commonwealth dispatched a ship to investigate the mystery of a disappearing star, only to inadvertently unleash a predatory alien species that turned on its liberators, striking hard, fast, and utterly without mercy.The Prime are the Commonwealth's worst nightmare. Coexistence is impossible with the technologically advanced aliens, who are genetically hardwired to exterminate all other forms of life.

    Susan says: "Exceptionally great book"
    "the end to a long but good story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I finally heard all of it. between the two books, it was loooong, but I had to hear the end of the story. This is the end of the story begun in Pandora's Star. Like it, the narrator was good but had terrible sound mixing in that the volume was all over the place from very quiet (almost inaudible) to quiet loud... needing frequent manual regulation of the volume while I listened to it.

    It is a good story, and most of the characters' loose ends are tied up by the end of the story. I am not going to tell you how it turns out, but I liked it ;)

    One thing to consider... IF you are a sensitive listener and are easily offended by sex scenes and/or swearing, there are parts of these books which may bother you. Some of the characters swear a lot... and morality is different in the world the author describes.

    Just so ya know .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pandora's Star

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4196)
    Performance
    (2509)
    Story
    (2548)

    The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

    Devin says: "Great Epic Scifi"
    "good story but you also need the sequel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is a good story read by a talented narrator. That said, it does take some adjustment to the variations in volume that occur in both this and the sequel. At first, I found it annoying, but once I adjusted to turning it up or down I was able to get past that part.

    The story has maintained my interest, but be wary if you are sensitive to swear words or sexual scenes... lots of swear words and sex... but I guess that sells books, huh.

    It is worth a listen, but the end requires you to go on to the next in the series to gain some closure. I am not quite done with that one yet, and am interested to see how all the many subplots turn out and all the loose ends are resolved.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Gone with the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Margaret Mitchell
    • Narrated By Linda Stephens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3107)
    Performance
    (2067)
    Story
    (2102)

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....

    dallas says: "not to miss audible experience"
    "a wonderful reading of a classic story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Ok, so the story is not exactly politically correct... in fact, parts of it might be offensive to some... but it is a great story when considered in context of the time in which it was written and I could, though the help of the narrator, see what was going on.

    Her inflections, vocal range, changes in timber made each character come alive to me, and I enjoyed it all... every bit of it.

    I would recommend this for anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (83)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Mary says: "Funny, Really Funny!"
    "FUNNY!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book and Tina's reading of it were great. I found parts of it interesting and parts of it so funny I laughed until I could barely breathe. I love Tina's wit and intelligence, and, of course, delivery.

    I would love, in fact, to hear her do another audio book. I have recommended this one to lots of friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17890)
    Performance
    (15907)
    Story
    (15865)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "loved this one, very worth the time"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I loved this story and the narration that brought it to life. I found myseld frustrated because I kept wanting to talk about it with someone and I didn't know anyone who was reading it! I have since recommended it to several people.

    I will be listening to this one again for sure... it's long but I couldn't wait to get back to it daily.

    0 of 0 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.