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  • Sick: A Project Eden Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Brett Battles
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (186)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (168)

    Daniel Ash wakes after midnight to the cry of his daughter. Just a bad dream, he thinks. She's had them before. Yet he can't help but worry when she cries out again as he pads down the hallway. Stepping through her doorway, he expects to find her sitting up in bed, frightened by a nightmare. But the nightmare is his. It's real. And it's just beginning....

    Amanda says: "Enjoyably addictive story!"
    "Enjoyably addictive story!"
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    But be warned he doesn't actually end his books. I love the story and know a lot of people are leaving bad reviews because he stops in the middle, but deal with it. Its worth it. I basically listened back to back and they are great. I'm waiting for my last credit so I can get the next one. Characters are enjoyable, with the occasional "nobody would actually do that" thought but they are few and far between. Good apocalyptic biohazard end of humanity story. You will be hooked.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Cold Day in Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Steve Hamilton
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (107)

    Other than the bullet lodged less than a centimeter from his heart, former Detroit police officer Alex McKnight thought he had put the nightmare of his partner’s death and his own near-fatal injury behind him. After all, Maximilian Rose, convicted of the crimes has been locked in the state pen for years. But in the small town of Paradise, Michigan, where McKnight has traded his badge for a cozy cabin in the woods, a murderer with Rose’s unmistakable trademarks appears to be back to his killing ways.

    Dennis says: "A modern Agatha Christie thriller"
    "Eh..."
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    Blah, First it's annoying when writers don't use contractions, nobody talks like that and it sounds forced. The story was ok, but the protagonist makes some silly decisions and misses the obvious. The dialogue is equally lacking and unrealistic. I finished it but was a bit bored.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Soul to Lose

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By Rachel Vincent
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1622)
    Performance
    (995)
    Story
    (998)

    It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed, and it's the worst day of her life....Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit. She tries to convince everyone she's fine--despite the shadows she sees forming around another patient and the urge to scream which comes burbling up again and again.

    brenty says: "A beautifully crafted vignette!"
    "Good, but I feel left hanging."
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    The narrator was great and I really got sucked in to the characters story, but I guess I failed to realize that this was just a prequel, so I was left with a wtf feeling. So you will want to keep on with the series. Otherwise great but hoy, just what I need another series...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ice Cold

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1639)
    Performance
    (980)
    Story
    (971)

    Something terrible has happened in the snowbound village of Kingdom Come, Wyoming, where 12 eerily identical houses stand dark and abandoned. Meals remain untouched on dining room tables, cars are still in garages, and the town's residents have vanished into thin air. This is the disturbing setting where vacationing medical examiner Maura Isles and her traveling companions find themselves trapped during a ferocious snowstorm.

    Babs says: "Intelligent people behaving stupidly"
    "Not the best not the worst..."
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    I am probably bias as I watch the show, but I have grown attached to the character's personality on the show and the characters in the book, seem lacking. Maura is presented is mousy and weak but I don't think that is necessarily true to her character, at least not the character I have grown accustomed to. The same with Rizzoli, I don't think she would be as passive either.
    The story was ok. Again, decisions made by the characters didn't seem to fit the personalities I know. It also seemed to wrap up quickly. It drags on throughout and then boom its over.
    The narrator was OK, but seemed to have problems with some of the male voices, making them sound kind of silly.
    I did enjoy the twists and found myself hurrying back to the car to find out what happened next. I am also intrigued as to the ending, a small section is left open. Again, not the worst but not the best either, but enough to keep my interest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Learn Mexican Spanish - Word Power 101

    • UNABRIDGED (10 mins)
    • By Innovative Language Learning
    • Narrated By uncredited
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (45)

    Master Mexican Spanish with Learn Mexican Spanish - Word Power 101. This audiobook is a completely new way to learn Mexican Spanish vocabulary fast - and for free! Start speaking Mexican Spanish in minutes with the powerful learning methods you will master in this book. The vocabulary words you'll find in Learn Mexican Spanish - Word Power 101 were hand selected by our Mexican Spanish language teachers as the top 101 most frequently used words in the Mexican Spanish language.

    Amanda says: "Need both audio and book"
    "Need both audio and book"
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    I thought I wouldn't need the interactive part but you do. It just reads the spanish to go with the book. Cant just listen in your car. Defeats the purpose in my opinion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • We Like You So Much and Want to Know You Better

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By Dave Eggers
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    Overall
    (300)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (265)

    A million people, a billion, wanted to be where Mae was at this moment, entering this atrium, 30 feet high and shot through with California light, on her first day working for the only company that really mattered at all. A story from The New York Times Magazine, adapted from The Circle, a new novel by Dave Eggers.

    Janae says: "I was taken aback"
    "Interesting..."
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    Not what I was expecting. It is an interesting take on technology and social interactions. Of course its just a preview, but I will probably end up getting the full book to see what happens.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The New World: Prequel to the Chaos Walking Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Patrick Ness
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (205)

    The New World tells of Viola's journey to the New World, brilliantly capturing the hope and fear of settlers in search of a new life. Patrick Ness says that he wrote it "as a huge and deeply-felt thank you to readers. I've had so many questions about Viola and what her life was like before that I couldn't resist the opportunity to reveal just a little bit extra.

    CRISTY says: "Great start.."
    "Interested enough to check out the rest..."
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    Not bad. It did what it was supposed to which was pull me in and cause me to want to get the rest of the books in the series. Its not bad. Im not leaping to use a credit right now but it hooked me in. It jumps around to flashbacks a lot which I found a bit annoying. The narrator is ok. She doesn't do guys voices well but is ok. Not the worst I've heard by far. Worth a listen.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Key of Light: Key Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1125)
    Performance
    (799)
    Story
    (802)

    The Malory Price Life Plan does not include a quixotic quest - but the strangers on Warrior's Peak claim that she must find a key that will release three souls held captive by an evil god.

    AudioAddict says: "Contemporary Romance Plus Ancient Mystery"
    "Just download them all now and call it a day."
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    This trilogy is awesome. I am not a romancy girl but these stories had mystery excitement and a perfect touch of magic and fantasy. Yea yea the romance was ok too. I got sucked into the characters quite quickly and pretty much listened back to back. Really couldn't put them down, in the car, in the kitchen, getting ready for bed, nonstop. Good stuff.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Winter Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (714)
    Performance
    (624)
    Story
    (625)

    Few writers have explored the human dark side with as much insight and power - and in Winter Prey, his shattering New York Times best-seller, Sandford tells his most ice-blooded tale of all. Minneapolis Lieutenant Lucas Davenport has tracked killers in cities across America. But even he may be unprepared to face the savage murderer hunting human prey in the Wisconsin woods this winter.

    Janet says: "... when Lucas met Winter ..."
    "Ok heres the deal...."
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    I enjoyed the characters however it wasn't quite what i was expecting. I was kind of put off by the fact that the bad guy is a pedophile. If it wasn't for that aspect I would have really enjoyed the book, other than that it was good.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • FREE: The Jester (A Riyria Chronicles Tale)

    • UNABRIDGED (54 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    Overall
    (1999)
    Performance
    (1812)
    Story
    (1829)

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A thief, a candlemaker, an ex-mercenary, and a pig farmer walk into a trap…and what happens to them is no joke. When Riyria is hired to retrieve a jester’s treasure, Royce and Hadrian must match wits with a dwarf who proves to be anything but a fool. Difficult choices will need to be made, and in the end those who laugh last do so because they are the only ones to survive.

    Robin says: "Short story with no shortage of events"
    "Eh."
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    In all fairness this really isn't my style of book. I just couldn't get interested in the story. I like that it was a donation to help a friend and can't really complain b/c it was free, but really didn't make it more than 10 minutes, blah.

    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • A Dog Named Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Greg Kincaid
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (630)
    Performance
    (510)
    Story
    (514)

    Todd, the youngest of four children, has a developmental disability that keeps him at home on the farm with his mother and father. One special holiday season, Todd hears an ad on the radio from a shelter looking for temporary homes for their dogs during the holiday week. When Todd's parents at last give in to his pleas for this charitable cause, the family is faced with an entire shelter full of dogs needing homes.

    Carolina Kat says: "Best Audible Book Yet! DON'T MISS IT"
    "Loved it!"
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    Such a heartwarming story with plenty of giggles. I didn't expect to get as sucked in as I did. Usually I am a mystery thriller horror story kind of reader but this was great. He is accurate on animal shelter operations and I love the message provided! A must for dog lovers!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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