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  • Reliquary: Pendergast, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2902)
    Performance
    (1943)
    Story
    (1941)

    Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beast. When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation.

    Anastasia says: "Should have made this one into a movie..."
    "full of suprises"
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    Would you listen to Reliquary again? Why?

    Might in a few years, but it's not the kind of book where you would forget the ending.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I never guessed the ending. There were twists and turns that kept the story interesting. Not as good as the first book but I liked it.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Dick Hill?

    At first I didn't care for the reading,but that may have been because I enjoyed the first narrator. I just started the 3rd book of the series and I am barely able to listen to him.
    Narrator of the third book is like listening to The Cat in the Hat. I would listen to Dick Hill over the next narrator ANY day!


    Any additional comments?

    It's a good book and did not regret the purchase. I love LONG lengthy books so this was great and worth the credit. If you DON'T like LONG books, then don't get this series and if you do... DON'T b**ch about the length.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By David Bayles, Ted Orland
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (203)

    Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. This is a book about what it feels like to sit in your studio or classroom, at your wheel or keyboard, easel or camera, trying to do the work you need to do. It is about committing your future to your own hands, placing free will above predestination, choice above chance. It is about finding your own work.

    Inga Ladd says: "Amazing!"
    "not much here"
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    the artist way is still the best as far as this type of creativity books goes. I still read that one at least once a year for the past 9.years. I guess I was just hoping for more from this title.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Oath

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Frank Peretti
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (474)
    Performance
    (435)
    Story
    (436)

    National best-selling author Frank Peretti is an undisputed master of supernatural thrillers. The Oath has sold nearly a million copies and won the ECPA Gold Medallion Award for best fiction. When a nature photographer is killed and mutilated while camping, common sense points to a rogue bear on the prowl. But the search for answers uncovers a century of sin-and a beast of ghastly power. Filled with chilling suspense and unforgettable imagery, The Oath is an epic tale of good versus evil.

    Jeff A says: "The worst ending since "Lost"."
    "eh okay for a younger reader"
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    it was okay. Not what I usually read . I bought on one of the sales for a filler until I found another book. Not terrible but not great. Kind of ho hum is it done . The end seemed to just ramble on , are you done yet!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Peter Walsh
    • Narrated By Peter Walsh
    Overall
    (562)
    Performance
    (235)
    Story
    (230)

    When you think of what it will take to clean your house, are you so overwhelmed you throw up your hands and cry, "It's all too much"? If somewhere along the way you've simply lost the ability to keep your home organized and clutter-free, then It's All Too Much has the solution you've been searching for.

    Anne says: "Not too much now!"
    "did not think I needed"
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    I thought I just needed a little help,but it turns out I Needed this. I purchased 3 audible books last week. 2 clutter and one organization. This one is the gem! yes it is a bit long but so good that I just finished and am going to listen again NOW!. I have already discarded 3 large trash bags. Given one to goodwill and get this I didn't really try to do it. It was like wow here is something I was thinking about doing with this THING, and guess what I was never really going to do it so it went in the trash. Easy easy! I am 52 and my mom loves to save she gave me this little dress that I wore at my ONE yr. old birthday party ! I have been carrying this dress around in a box for for 50+ Years through who knows how many moves through at least twenty STATES!Now the dress is gone into the garbage Angel I still have the picture of my cake smeared face. Can you imagine other little momentums odds and end s these little things that no one sees are packed in boxes in your home? if you can then this is the book you've needed. Peter is gentle and fun to listen too. I can't tell you how many laugh out loud moments I had , and said to myself hey wait a minute I DO that! lol ! It all made sense! I have learned a lot about myself and now have a right to be liberated from all this STUFF! Those few bags of garbage are gone and I am not even regretting getting rid of them. If I threw something away that I MIGHT need someday I am confident that I can buy a new one. So really, if you need a little help, get this one, I'm confident that you are going to find that you need this more than you thought. Happy tossing!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Angel Inside: Michelangelo's Secrets for Following Your Passion and Finding Work You Love

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 41 mins)
    • By Chris Widener
    • Narrated By Chris Widener
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    In this unforgettable parable, Tom Cook, a disillusioned American businessman, has traveled to Italy looking for direction in his life. In Florence, the last city on his tour, Tom meets a mysterious old man who opens his eyes to the art and life of Michelangelo and reveals what the artist's work can teach him and all of us about the power of following your passion.

    Carianne says: "Very special little book!"
    "time to wield the chisel "
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    I have heard this story before, but failed to follow through. maybe not I have been panning for a long time still not ready for the chisel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Closer Than You Think: Faith Corcoran, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Karen Rose
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    Overall
    (307)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (279)

    Psychologist Faith Corcoran is desperate to escape the stalker who's made her life a nightmare for the past year--desperate enough to run to the one place that has been her nightmare for far longer. Both boon and bane, her recent inheritance of her grandmother's old house in Cincinnati offers a sanctuary in which she can start her life anew but requires that she face dark memories that resonate to this day.

    Amazon Customer says: "hard to stop listening"
    "hard to stop listening"
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    Would you listen to Closer Than You Think again? Why?

    Yes, will listen to it again. I love loooong books. This was a perfect long listen adventure. Never really figured it out. Kept me listening and loved the narrator Hillary Huber. So much easier than Margarite. Every voice was distinct and her voice did not quaver. Nice on the ears. Thank you Hillary!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Closer Than You Think?

    Memories of the basement. I lived in a house with a creepy basement. The backs of the steps were open and I always ran up them so that no one could grab my ankles. There was never anyone there but it always felt like someone was going to grab.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can't say it would spoil some of the ending.


    Any additional comments?

    If you don't like long books then don't get this one. Don't give negative reviews on the length it clearly stated TWENTY EIGHT HOURS! LOVE IT! To me this was a bargain, good story, good voice to read to me, and I didn't guess the end. I loved every minute of it.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Places: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
    Overall
    (7386)
    Performance
    (6181)
    Story
    (6208)

    Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

    Charles says: "Dark Places Indeed..."
    "Wow ! Can't wait for another resetting Gillian!!"
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    I didn't want this one to end. The story kept me waiting forth next sentence. I thought I figured it out a couple of times but Wow, I didn't expect the end. It isn't for the faint of heart there are some gruesome parts so if you don't care for that don't. complain about it . You've been warned! I love a long novel and hope that Gillian can keep them coming.
    If you liked Dark Places you will enjoy this one just as much. Highly recommend this .one. The reading was very compatible for the story. She did a wonderful job.
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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: Decide Whether to Stay In or Get Out of Your Relationship

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mira Kirshenbaum
    • Narrated By Adriane McNeely
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (210)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (137)

    To make up or break up? Whether you’re just getting serious or have a long-term commitment, no other question causes so much heartache and self-doubt. Many other books tell you how to fix your relationship. This groundbreaking bestseller is the first one to help you choose whether you should try—or you need to go.

    Nadia says: "Gives you much to think about"
    "On the fence? You NEED to listen to this one!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES, still on the fence but that is because I haven't really sat down and applied the questions. I am going to try to take this one step at a time. With a notebook and pen. Maybe a question a week so that I can really digest the questions.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay?

    OH, There are MANY. At least now I know that I am not being petty, selfish, stubborn, or just plain crazy. This book has really helped me think about what I NEED for me to finally be happy. 33 years with my spouse but not so in love. I don't know if we've just grown apart or maybe to naive when younger to know that maybe this wasn't right from the beginning. I have a lot of searching to do. The courage to maybe be on my own. Never did that before. This book has really opened my eyes to what maybe wrong and what maybe right. Maybe savable, but maybe not. I honestly think that if I sit down with this book and answer honestly the answer will be in FRONT of me and not lingering on and on and on.


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

    No, will be looking for more of her books. They make sense and make you be honest with yourself to find your own answers.


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

    Not a movie book


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you Adriane, you have helped me discover the questions I couldn't find. The answers are mine to find. If I could meet you in person I would give you the biggest HUG. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Touch of Power

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Maria V. Snyder
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    Overall
    (715)
    Performance
    (638)
    Story
    (645)

    Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan absorbs their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Fifteen Realms, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.

    Sharon says: "Really, Really Good!"
    "Not what I usually listen to"
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    What made the experience of listening to Touch of Power the most enjoyable?

    I bought this on one of the sales. Thought I would check out something different from my normal crime, mystery novel taste. This was a good listen and kept my attention. It had a plot, a little romance, and some mystery.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not sure, there were a couple.


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

    No, I haven't, and yes, I would listen to her again. She had a pleasant voice that was easy to listen to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No not really. There were points where I couldn't put it down until I found out what happened, but it wasn't a book that I HAD to get to the end. Not that it wasn't good, but I took my time listening to it. There are some books that I Can't wait to find out what happens, this was more of a leisure reading, for me anyway.


    Any additional comments?

    I've accumulated a library of almost 300 books and this is one that I will listen to again someday. There are some that are just DUMPed into will not listen again file.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Firefly Beach

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Meira Pentermann
    • Narrated By Donna Postel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    When Beth LaMonte rents a cottage on the coast of Maine, she wishes only to withdraw and paint. A mysterious ball of light disturbs her peace and leads her to a secret beach where she finds the diary of a girl who disappeared in 1975. Now Beth is on a mission, not only to bury her own past, but to put to rest the spirit of Firefly Beach.

    L.W. says: "Summer Beach Read really different"
    "not an unforgettable"
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    What would have made Firefly Beach better?

    A bit more action, a very drawn out story. I love 20+ hour books, glad this wasn't more than it was.


    What could Meira Pentermann have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More action. I don't know it was just blah, I did not have any emotional reaction to any of the characters.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Donna Postel’s performances?

    Her voice was good. She has a pleasant rhythm, stops, starts, pauses at all the right spots. Hopefully she gets better material to read.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Firefly Beach?

    Probably the parts I wasn't listening to, out of boredom.


    Any additional comments?

    Not terrible but not a brag about story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The God of the Hive: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1076)
    Performance
    (704)
    Story
    (710)

    New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King enjoys immense popularity and a resounding chorus of critical acclaim for her exquisite mysteries. The God of the Hive continues the thread King began in The Language of Bees, in which Mary Russell and her famous husband, Sherlock Holmes, face trouble with Scotland Yard and the deadliest of adversaries.

    connie says: "Imaginative and engrossing listen"
    "guess it's just my kind of book."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Sherlock Holmes fans I guess. I had a hard time getting into the book even after several hours. I try to get to the half way point of all books but I couldn't do it this time. I don't know it just seemed so slow.


    Has The God of the Hive turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yeah, I have tried Laurie King before thinking I am missing something because of all her great reviews. Guess she's just not my cup of tea.


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

    BOREDOM.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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