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Carol D.

Audible started me reading fiction again. What a treat to have professional actors narrating a book I may not have had the time to "read".

Florida

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299
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FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • Mother's Day Out: The Margie Peterson Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Karen MacInerney
    • Narrated By Cris Dukehart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (119)

    With a husband who works long hours trying to make partner and two rambunctious kids that are running her ragged, Margie Peterson is like any other worn-out suburban mom. When she decides to take a job as a PI for a seedy local detective agency, everything changes. It doesn’t take long for Margie to get in over her head: Her first day on the job she totals her minivan, mistakenly enters a drag contest, and winds up in the bathroom with a dead transvestite. But when Margie finds her home number in the victim’s phone, things really start to get interesting.

    Susan says: "Fun"
    "Reads like a bad TV sitcom."
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    Silly ,dumb, and sounds like a bad sitcom on TV. I did not finish this book and never will. Don't waste your time on this nonsense. The narrator was poor as well.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Insatiable Appetites: Stone Barrington

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (99)

    It's a time of unexpected change for Stone Barrington. A recent venture has achieved a great victory, but is immediately faced with a new challenge: an underhanded foe who is determined to wreak havoc at any cost. Meanwhile, when Stone finds himself responsible for distributing the estate of a respected friend and mentor, the process reveals secrets that range from merely surprising to outright alarming.

    Carol D. says: "Better than expected!"
    "Better than expected!"
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    Frankly, I almost didn't choose this newest "Stone Barrington" book .The reviews were not encouraging and I didn't like the last book in the series. However, I took a chance on this one and I enjoyed it more than I anticipated. Lots of twists,turns and unexpected exciting bits that held my interest right to the end. Tony Roberts did a great job of bringing all the characters to life as usual! I still wish the author would skip the politics and tone down the sex scenes. But that's just this woman' s opinion. If you're a fan of the series I would recommend you try this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Dog Who Could Fly: The Incredible True Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who Flew at His Side

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Damien Lewis
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (151)

    An instant hit in the UK, this is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts-ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend. In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey that would turn them into lifelong friends.

    Jane says: "4 ½ stars. Audiobook needs a pdf file for pictures"
    "Wonderful story!"
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    Don't hesitate to use your credit on this heartwarming story. You don't have to be a dog lover to enjoy this true story set in WW ll. You don't even have to be a member of that generation to find it worthwhile and enjoyable..I believe high school and college students would find it "a good read". An honest look at the reality of those difficult times. You'll laugh, you'll cry,and most of all you won't want it to end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Conspiracy of Faith: Department Q, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (842)
    Performance
    (745)
    Story
    (757)

    Detective Carl Morck has received a bottle that holds an old and decayed message written in blood. It's a cry for help from two young brothers, tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. After floating in the ocean for years before turning up, the bottle sat forgotten, unopened, on a police department windowsill, before the seal was cracked and the gruesome message, written in Danish, was analyzed. Could it be real? Who are these boys, and why weren't they reported missing? Could they possibly still be alive?

    John S says: "Alternative to Nesbo/Harry Hole Novels"
    "Not for me!"
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    O.K. I'll be the "naysayer". The premise was not believable. If you enjoy reading about unremitting torture and the evils of religious cults,then maybe this book is for you. I'm not judging. I just can't believe all the reviewers and I read the same book! I regret I read this one based on the reviews.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paris Match: Stone Barrington, Book 31

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (112)

    Stone Barrington has returned to Paris to attend to some business concerns, and finds himself embroiled in high-stakes trouble on both sides of the pond. An old enemy is still in hot pursuit, and this time he might have a powerful local resource on his side: a gentleman with his own ax to grind against Stone. And back in the United States, the swirling rumor mill threatens to derail a project of vital importance not just to Stone but to the nation.

    Martha says: "Disappointment!"
    "Not worth a credit!"
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    Too many love starved women fighting over him. Dumb and dumber. The sex scenes were vulgar and unnecessary Way too much political yada yada.Overall a very dull read. I have read most of the Stone Barrington books but this one was ludicrous. The last one should have warned me not to pr-order. Never again. Even Tony Roberts couldn't save this lemon.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Harry Bosch Box Set: 'The Narrows', 'Echo Park', and 'The Overlook'

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    Overall
    (1760)
    Performance
    (1224)
    Story
    (1205)

    Here are three award-winning Harry Bosch thrillers, all voiced by standout Broadway veteran Len Cariou: The Narrows, Echo Park, and The Overlook.

    Jami says: "nice collection -- one missing in the order though"
    "Terrific value. Three good books."
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    I took a chance on this selection. I thought three books for one credit would just be mediocre at best. I was wrong on all counts. All the books were well written ,and built up to exciting conclusions. Police methods,procedures and jargon were well researched and accurate. Read them in order. They will have more meaning. Len Cariou was an excellent narrator . My one complaint was the music. It was intrusive, off putting and unnecessary. However, don't let that stop you, the stories are still worth your credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Surrender to the Devil

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Lorraine Heath
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (545)
    Performance
    (490)
    Story
    (496)

    Frannie Darling was once a child of London's roughest streets, surrounded by petty thieves, pickpockets, and worse. But though she survived this harsh upbringing to become a woman of incomparable beauty, Frannie wants nothing to do with the men who lust for her, the rogues who frequent the gaming hall where she works. She can take care of herself and feels perfectly safe on her own-safe, that is, until he strides into her world, and once again it becomes a very dangerous place indeed.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Very Sweet Continuation"
    "Not my cup of tea."
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    Found the story distasteful,unpleasant and depressing. I should have known by the cover it wasn't my kind of reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Golden Earrings

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Belinda Alexandra
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (217)
    Story
    (216)

    Catalina, grand-daughter of Spanish refugees, is a disciplined student with the School of the Paris Opera Ballet. Little gets inthe way of her career until the visit of an otherworldly being, who leaves her a mysterious pair of golden earrings. Given a quest, Catalina realises she must explore her own Spanish heritage and makes the connection between the visitor and ‘La Rusa’, a young Andalusian flamenco star. La Rusa died in exile in Paris in 1952, her death ruled as suicide. But as Catalina begins to discover, there were those in the community, who had good reason for wanting La Rusa dead.

    Paddington says: "Fabulous story"
    "Confusing and boring."
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    It read like a book on two different subjects and I didn't find either one interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (171)

    This collection brings together 12 of the finest short stories of prominent American feminist author Charlotte Perkins Gilman. "The Yellow Wallpaper", Gilman's best-known work, was first published in 1892 and represents an important examination of 19th-century attitudes toward women's physical and mental health.

    David says: "Feminist literature or Lovecratian horror?"
    "Disappointing!"
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    The first story was almost tolerable were it not for narrator racing through it at too fast a rate. The stories seemed to run into each other and it became confusing. The reading became faster and faster and I finally gave up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Stolen Life: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jaycee Dugard
    • Narrated By Jaycee Dugard
    Overall
    (1438)
    Performance
    (1079)
    Story
    (1079)

    "In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation. On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I dont think of myself as a victim. I survived...."

    Daniel says: "Terrific"
    "Not for me."
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    I didn't finish this book for two reasons. I think it should have been written by a professional writer and narrated by a professional. It was a horrific experience for Miss Dugard and I wish her publisher had given her some expert advise when it came to bringing the story to the readers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cut and Thrust: Stone Barrington, Book 30

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (162)

    Stone Barrington has traveled to Los Angeles for the Democratic National Convention and finds that the political scene has been shaken up. First Lady Katherine Rule Lee is running for the party nomination, a loyal senator has died and left her seat vacant, and the Secret Service has received a credible threat toward Kate. It will take all of Stone's discretion and powers of persuasion to help arrange things for a desirable outcome.

    Miriam says: "not a mystery, but a political statement"
    "Fair to middlin'"
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    Overall I enjoyed most of this Stone Barrington story. What I didn't care for was all the political "yada yada". Frankly politicians bore me. I'd rather read a police type mystery with a lot of twists and turns.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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