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  • Just One Look

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Carrington Macduffie
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Harlan Coben, author of the coast-to-coast best seller No Second Chance, delivers an emotionally powerful thrill-ride of a novel that asks the question: How far would you go to protect your family?

    Teri says: "What is going on?"
    "Background noise"
    Overall

    The story and the reader are just fine. (It's a Harlan Coben mystery after all!) I was so disappointed with the quality of this recording The background noise actually ruined it for me. You can hear it a little in the first hour; then it fades somewhat. But during the last two hours of the book it is EXTREMELY distracting. It sounds like someone recorded over another story--the way you used to hear on poor quality cassette tapes. (I downloaded this at 4 to my ipod).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Knight in Shining Armor

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jude Deveraux
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (384)
    Performance
    (347)
    Story
    (347)

    Once upon a time...as a fair maiden lay weeping upon a cold tombstone, her heartfelt desire was suddenly made real before her: Tall, broad of shoulder, attired in gleaming silver and gold, her knight in shining armor had come to rescue his damsel in distress.... Hailed worldwide as one of the most romantic novels of all time, Jude Deveraux's dazzling best seller "will capture your heart - and hold it" (Daily Herald, Chicago) with its breathtaking tale.

    JeriG says: "Well worth the wait!"
    "No way this book's narrator should have been a guy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    First let me say the story so far is fun. The reader does a good job, but I could not get used to listening to him. Went back to see if author was a guy (no); not sure why it was decided to have a male with a British accent read the book and even more confusing to me is the main female character is named Douglas. I chose this book based on recommendation from GoodReads because I liked the Outlander series so much. But seriously 3/4's of the book I have listened to so far is from Douglass's point of view and the reader's falsetto is too grating for me to continue. I wish I had purchased a print copy. I have listened to 100s of Audible books and this is one of a few times I can't adapt. By the way the ONLY thing this book has in common with Outlander is the subject of time travel.

    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
    (18661)
    Performance
    (16612)
    Story
    (16573)

    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"
    "He's back....."
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    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up 11-22-63 in three words, what would they be?

    I first read The Stand in the winter of 1980--it was first published in paperback and my husband and I took turns reading it out loud to each other those cold dark days. I loved that book and have re-read it several times. The books that came later were mixed. Loved some; hated others. But 11/22/63 is wonderful. I found myself deliberately not listening to it at times so I could drag the book out and extend my enjoyment. A friend called characters you come to know


    What does Craig Wasson bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    The reader is fabulous. Loved the southern and Texan drawls.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35895)
    Performance
    (26899)
    Story
    (27283)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    I resisted reading this book for months--my family, co-workers and friends all highly recommended it but the synopsis didn't appeal to me in the least. Finally, stuck out of town I started on it late one afternoon--and finished before going to sleep. I am not exactly sure why I liked it so much--the writing, the characters, the plot--but it certainly charmed and delighted me. Rushed to read the second book and now anxiously awaiting the third one. This is an excellent, entertaining and thought provoking book. It's on my list of top 10 books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Her Fearful Symmetry: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Audrey Niffenegger
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (929)
    Performance
    (271)
    Story
    (279)

    When Elspeth Noblin dies of cancer, she leaves her London apartment to her twin nieces, Julia and Valentina. These two American girls never met their English aunt; they only knew that their mother, too, was a twin, and Elspeth her sister. Julia and Valentina are semi-normal American teenagers - with seemingly little interest in college, finding jobs, or anything outside their cozy home in the suburbs of Chicago, and with an abnormally intense attachment to one another.

    A User says: "What a waste"
    "Fearful?!"
    Overall

    I loved The Time Traveler's Wife. This book started off okay and then deteriorated to beyond ludicrous. I was so disappointed.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Bill Irwin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (691)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (297)

    Just why do humpback whales sing? That's the question that has marine behavioral biologist Nate Quinn and his crew poking, charting, recording, and photographing very big, wet, gray marine mammals - until the extraordinary day when a whale lifts its tail into the air to display a cryptic message spelled out in foot-high letters: Bite Me.

    Jill says: "Entertaining story, as usual!"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was fun! The reader was excellent and the story line humorous as well as intriguing. By coincidence there was story on the front page of the newspaper today--a stringy goo-substance was discovered floating for miles in the Chukchi Sea. Scientists state it is organic and not from an oil spill. I wonder what the results will be if the whales feeding up here encounter it...... Also enjoyed the author's notes at the end of the book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
    Overall
    (5536)
    Performance
    (3788)
    Story
    (3798)

    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls, to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.

    Steve says: "Good but Too Short!"
    "Laugh Out Loud"
    Overall

    When I describe the basic plot of this book to friends, co-workers or even my family, universally everyone will laugh and give me that "whatever" look. Zombies?! It's not too often a book totally unlike anything else I've read comes along AND intrigues, delights and holds my attention. This one did it. It's one of those books I've thought about days after I finished it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 5th Horseman: The Women's Murder Club

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormack
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1428)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (248)

    Just as patients are about to be released with a clean bill of health, their conditions take a devastating turn for the worse. Accompanied by the newest member of the Women's Murder Club, Yuki Castellano, Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer probes deeper into the incidents. Could these cases just be appalling coincidences? Or is a maniac playing God with people's lives? When someone close to the Women's Murder Club begins to exhibit the same frightening symptoms, Lindsay fears no one is safe.

    Amazon Customer says: "Meh"
    "Unrealistic"
    Overall

    The story is okay and it was nice to visit again with Lindsey and friends, but if you have ever worked in a hospital as a medical professional you will find it difficult to ignore the obvious and gaping holes in the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wedding

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Tom Wopat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (505)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (223)

    After thirty years of marriage, Wilson Lewis, son-in-law of Allie and Noah Calhoun (of The Notebook), is forced to admit that the romance has gone out of his marriage.

    Terri says: "One of Sparks best. . ."
    "The Wedding"
    Overall

    I was very disappointed in this book. I didn't think it was romantic and I didn't like any of the characters (except Noah) this time either, though I enjoyed The Notebook. I especially found irritating the author's attempt to fool the reader--which I wish I had avoided by not listening to the whole book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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