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  • The Spa Decameron

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Fay Weldon
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    There's a gathering of high-achieving ladies at the remote and expensive Castle Spa over the 10 days of Christmas and New Year. None of them have met before. Have they no homes to go to? Why have they put their lives on hold? Perhaps they think they've come to seek (through Botox, aromatherapy, and extravagant pampering) a better understanding of their lives?

    Pamela says: "Fabulous! AND interesting"
    "Fabulous! AND interesting"
    Overall

    I really didn't know what this would be about when I
    got it. I was very pleasantly surprized. It comprises about nine facinating short stories about women from different walks of life in different situations. Very, very good and I was so sorry to hear the story end. Great "chick lit".

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Agony of Leaves

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Laura Childs
    • Narrated By Barbara McCulloh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (25)

    New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Laura Childs’ Tea Shop mysteries deliver delicious tales steeped in intrigue. In this 13th series entry, Theodosia Browning is happily catering the opening of Charleston’s Neptune Museum when she discovers the drowned body of ex-boyfriend Parker Scully. The police don’t buy her theory that Parker was murdered, forcing Theodosia to undertake her own investigation to discover the truth.

    Pamela says: "Truly AWFUL!!!!"
    "Truly AWFUL!!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Hate to say it, but this is one of the most boring books I have ever listened to! And the narrator is awful! Reviewing this book, so other people do not waste their money on it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free Fall: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (324)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (190)

    Elvis Cole is just a detective who can't say no, especially to a girl in a terrible fix. And Jennifer Sheridan qualifies: Her fiance, Mark Thurman, is a decorated L.A. cop with an elite plainclothes unit, but Jennifer's sure he's in trouble - the kind of serious trouble that only Elvis Cole can help him out of.

    robert says: "CPC all you'll ever need (Crais, Pike, Cole)"
    "Too boring!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Crais was noted as a top writer of crime mysteries, but really he is not in my opinion. This is kind of like a beginners mystery. It's boring and just goes on and on. Now I did get this because I listened to the preview of his new novel on Audible and it sounded really good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Domino

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Ross King
    • Narrated By Denis Quilley
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    After meeting the mysterious and beautiful Lady Beauclair at a society ball, George Cautley, a hapless young artist trying to make his way in the gilded world of 1770s London, paints her portrait while she tells him the scandalous story of Tristano, a castrato singer in Handel's opera company 50 years before. Cautley, seeking love and truth in an age of deception and disguise, flees to Bath, where he unwittingly finds himself re-enacting the tragic fate of Tristano.

    Die Falknerin says: "A confusing masquerade"
    "So - so"
    Overall

    I agree with the other reviewer on this book. It could have been good, but I just couldn't understand
    what was going on in the story, due to the narration. It was entirely jumbled and in the audio, there was no differention in the characters, so you couldn't tell who was who. Moral of this one- save your money, get something else.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • R is for Ricochet: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (455)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (146)

    Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but he wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institute for Women. Now, at 32, she is about to be paroled, having served 22 months of a four-year sentence. Nord Lafferty wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers.

    Bill says: "Kinsey in Love?"
    "So Boring!"
    Overall

    If you have insomnia, you might want to listen to this audio book. I love the series, but this one is oh so boring and not romantic at all, even though
    Kinsey gets involved all of a sudden with this police officer. Let's see- too much description of scenery, too much plot with neighbor Henry, which quite frankly- Henry is not that interesting of a character to me. Save your money and get something else.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Watch

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (105)

    In Washington, D.C., a cell phone rings. The White House chief of staff needs Jacob Winter now. His chief investigator and an Army Intelligence veteran, Winter knows how to move quickly and decisively, but he's never faced a problem like this. The disappearances are bad, but when the blackened body shows up barbed-wired to a tree, Winter knows there is much worse to come. And soon enough, there is. Large forces are at work, determined to do whatever it takes to achieve their ends.

    P. Minor says: "Predictable"
    "Fabulous book!!!"
    Overall

    I can't say enough great things about this book!! I loved it from start to finish, not a boring part in it. That is a rariety among today's writers. An intelligent mystery.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18742)
    Performance
    (12852)
    Story
    (12744)

    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"
    "WOW WOW WOW"
    Overall

    Incredible story and so, so romantic!! Very interesting history to listen to about how people lived back then. That Jamie is so great to listen to when he whispers in a husky voice to his beloved various romantic sentiments. Among the most romantic sentiments I have ever heard in a book or in real life. I won't go into the plot line here,you can read about the plot line on other reviews. A MUST LISTEN TO if you like or lack romance in your life! Gee, I wish my husband would talk to me like that!

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Lions of Lucerne

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    Overall
    (421)
    Performance
    (222)
    Story
    (224)

    In a daring and chilling debut, Brad Thor draws us into a sinister labyrinth of political intrigue and international terrorism, serving up an explosive cocktail of unrelenting action and a shattering climax, as one man is pushed to the edge.

    On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality. Thirty Secret Service agents have been viciously executed, and the vacationing president of the United States has been kidnapped.

    Don says: "Great listen"
    "A very boring story!!!"
    Overall

    This story is unbelivably boring. It is also very
    "formula" written. What I mean by formula is the author has taken what is an already overwritten about story line- The President is kidnapped by terriorists- and the Navy seal/Presidents secret service person has to find out who is behind it. What mazkes this story line in other authors entertaining is the high tech missions, sex and or romance in this type of novel. This noval has none of the above ingredients,which make for a terribly uninteresting story. I could hardly get through the first half of this book. Don't waste your money or credits on this book. If you really want to listen to it- check it out at the library.
    The author could have done a much better job writting this if he put just a little effort into it. Apparently, he doesn't care about his reading public!

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Obsession, Deceit, and Really Dark Chocolate

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kyra Davis
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (946)
    Performance
    (415)
    Story
    (421)

    Sophie Katz's relationship with the irresistible and occasionally insufferable P.I. Anatoly Darinsky is on the fritz when a friend recruits Sophie's investigation skills to decode her possibly two-timing husband's strange behavior. When Sophie shows up in a short, red cocktail dress and her friend's hubby winds up dead, the loveable would-be sleuth can't help but take on the job.

    TRACY says: "Not as engaging as previous books"
    "A"
    Overall

    I will warn you,this mystery does center around
    "furries" which I didn't know what they are. I do now however! No furries in my mysteries please. The narrator is excellent, really really good. My advise, would be to go to google and look up what furries are. I am not going to tell you here. If it doesn't disgust you- then hear the book. Nice and escapist up to the furrie point.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Red Cat: A John March Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Peter Spiegelman
    • Narrated By Elliott Gould
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    With a troubled past and a job that attracts too much attention from the law, John March has always been the black sheep of his staid merchant-banking family. That makes the identity of his latest client all the more surprising: his smug older brother, David. But when a body turns up, John finds that he's no longer searching for the woman stalking his brother. Now he's hunting a killer - along a trail that leads ever closer to his brother's door.

    C. Carlson says: "Good book, bad reader"
    "Buyer beware!"
    Overall

    In regards to the audio version of this story, I don't know how much better it would have been if there was a different narrator. Elliot Gould is simply one of the worst narrators I have ever heard, and I listen to 60 plus audio books a year. I wonder if the author even listened to the recording? Was Mr. Gould related to the author?
    It is just awful. And there is too much pause between chapters. I wondered if Mr. Gould had passed out. Mr. March, the detective is a bland guy and his brother most hateful towards him. I got the audio because it was recommended by the July issue of the magazine, The Economist. Oh well. I wish these authors would write better stories, truly I do!Some of the current books on the best seller list are terrible as well!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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