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I'm a Registered Nurse. I've been an avid reader all my life. I love Audible books. I'm able to enjoy books and still keep busy!

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  • This Green Hell: Alex Hunter, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Greig Beck
    • Narrated By Sean Mangan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (164)

    Deep in the steaming jungles of Paraguay, Aimee Weir is in trouble. The petrobiologist has found what she was looking for - a unique microorganism in a natural gas deposit - but it proves to be more destructive than anyone could have imagined. A contagion is striking down all in its wake. The camp is quarantined, but workers start to vanish in the night. Is it fear of contamination - or has something far more lethal come to the surface? Something that has been trapped beneath the miles of stone, waiting... for us.

    angie says: "Love Love Love Alex Hunter!"
    "A bit of Indiana Jones,NOVA and Seal Team 6 !"
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    What made the experience of listening to This Green Hell the most enjoyable?

    The narration of this story series is excellent and puts you right in the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Hammer remains my favorite


    Which character – as performed by Sean Mangan – was your favorite?

    see above


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

    Amazing Amazon Adventure


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series and will continue to listen to it over again, and plan to buy any additional adventures !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5001)
    Performance
    (4675)
    Story
    (4685)

    In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

    Joyce says: "Love this style of King!!!"
    "Another Winner for Stephen King"
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    What made the experience of listening to Mr. Mercedes the most enjoyable?

    Listening to a book allows me to do Yardwork, drive, work and still enjoy a good story


    What other book might you compare Mr. Mercedes to and why?

    This story has a crime angle , but infused in Typical King style with Unique characters and an easy suspension of disbelief I've become to Love in his books


    What does Will Patton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Will is Fantastic as a craggy investigator, and pulls off the Guise of naive sidekick, both just as well.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed often, and Cringed! Several times


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Marissa Meyer
    • Narrated By Rebecca Soler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1324)
    Performance
    (1220)
    Story
    (1219)

    Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the best-selling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison - even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life.

    Jennifer says: "Not sure if fault lies in performance or story"
    "I am Truly enojoying this series"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Scarlet to be better than the print version?

    I enojoy the ability to continue to hear all the action in the story as I drive to work or do errands around town or at home


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Wolf is very sympathetic, imperfect but trying to find a reason to change


    Which character – as performed by Rebecca Soler – was your favorite?

    very Much enjoy all the characters, The Captain, Wolf and Scarlett


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    On the Train


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Snowblind

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Christopher Golden
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (118)

    In Christopher Golden’s first horror novel in more than a decade - a work reminiscent of early Stephen King - Snowblind updates the ghost story for the modern age. The small New England town of Coventry had weathered 1,000 blizzards...but never one like this, where people wandered into the whiteout and vanished. Families were torn apart, and the town would never be the same. Now, as a new storm approaches 12 years later, the folks of Coventry are haunted by the memories of that dreadful blizzard and those who were lost in the snow.

    Jan says: "Snowblind.. It's Quite a Party!"
    "Edge of your Seat good"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about Snowblind?

    I enjoyed the character development and non stop action


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Snowblind?

    I love the Ending, Perfect!!


    What about Peter Berkrot’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed his ability to make you understand the character, motivations, and the Suspense of each scene


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Zomblog, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By TW Brown
    • Narrated By Erik Bryon, Emily Dane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Samuel Todd is a regular guy: ...Failed husband... ...Loving father... ...Dutiful worker... ...Aspiring rockstar. He had no idea if anyone would care, or take the time, to read his daily blog entries about his late night observations. But what started as an open monologue of his day-to-day life became a running journal of the firsthand account detailing the rising of the dead and the downfall and degradation of mankind...

    rene says: "A decent story"
    "A decent story"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Zomblog, Book 1 the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the journal type nature of the story


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that the character kept a journal and told the story, sometimes in a breathless manner as events occurred


    What aspect of Erik Bryon and Emily Dane ’s performance would you have changed?

    needed an editor. I'm not thrilled with either's ability.


    Who was the most memorable character of Zomblog, Book 1 and why?

    Snowe


    Any additional comments?

    I am glad they got an editor by the second episode.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Days: Apocalypse Z, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Manel Loureiro
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (308)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
    (286)

    The end of the world has come not with a bang or a whimper, but with the guttural snarl of walking corpses hungry for human flesh. The "lucky" survivors flee an unstoppable virus spreading death and societal collapse across the globe. As the rules of civilization crumble, a lawyer, a pilot, and a nurse become comrades-in-arms in the fight against extinction. But not every enemy wears a rotting face, and anyone who doesn’t have your back just might have your head. Humankind’s twilight is at hand, and these are indeed...dark days.

    Michael Oberhardt says: "Long Live Lucullus!"
    "Sometimes a Haven is a Prison"
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    What did you love best about Dark Days?

    I loved the interaction of the established characters with each other and the new characters and events


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dark Days?

    The scene in the Basement!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When they get to the Dock and see the wet suit


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

    Sometimes a Haven is a Prison


    Any additional comments?

    I will continue to buy this series and check out other Loureiro books

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Beginning of the End: Apocalypse Z

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Manel Loureiro
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (738)
    Performance
    (682)
    Story
    (688)

    A mysterious incident in Russia, a blip buried in the news - it’s the only warning humanity receives that civilization will soon be destroyed by a single, voracious virus that creates monsters of men. A lawyer, still grieving over the death of his young wife, begins to write as a form of therapy. But he never expected that his anonymous blog and journal would ultimately record humanity’s last days. Governments scramble to stop the zombie virus, people panic, so-called Safe Havens are established, the world erupts into chaos; soon it’s every man, woman, and child for themselves.

    Keith says: "Just For Pleasure"
    "An excellent Beginning"
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    If you could sum up The Beginning of the End in three words, what would they be?

    Ingenuity wins Out !


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Beginning of the End?

    This book is full of memorable moments. I love the cat and that it's written like a journal.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he goes to check on the Neighbor


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book is a good story with good characters


    Any additional comments?

    I will continue to buy books in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Raven: A Jane Harper Horror Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jeremy Bishop
    • Narrated By Emily Beresford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Jane Harper started out as an undercover whistleblower among a group of radical activists butting bulkheads with whaling ships in the Arctic Ocean. She ended up shipwrecked off the coast of Greenland and teamed with a pair of father-and-son whalers to destroy their own 600-year-old Viking ancestors - resurrected as zombies by an insidious race of intelligent parasites. Quite a lot for even a tough-talking, two-fisted, former military brat like Jane to handle. But winning their battle against the undead Vikings was just the beginning....

    rene says: "I enjoy this series"
    "I enjoy this series"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Raven the most enjoyable?

    I like the strong female characters


    What other book might you compare The Raven to and why?

    This book and series stands on its own


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Every scene is a Heart thumper !


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

    Further adventures of Jane Harper !


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Refuge Omnibus Edition: Refuge 1 - 5

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jeremy Bishop, Jeremy Robinson, Daniel S. Boucher, and others
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (104)

    Refuge, New Hampshire, is a small town. The kind found on postcards. Their biggest concern is the rowdy summertime revelers making their way up from Massachusetts and New York. And with most of the town's residents in neighboring Ashland, for the Fourth of July fireworks show, Refuge is quieter than usual. That is, until the Baptist church's bell starts ringing - on its own. The bell chimes faster and faster, reaching a frenetic pace, as though rung by the Devil himself. But the bell is just the beginning.

    Matthew says: "I am still not so sure about this one..."
    "Good Story"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a pretty good story with lots of adventures and cool characters


    What other book might you compare Refuge Omnibus Edition to and why?

    I think Refuge stands on its own


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

    This was my first book with him and he's a capable narrator


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The last Battle with the Giant


    Any additional comments?

    A good story. No definite ending. hoping there's another to wrap it up, settle it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Reckoning: Indian Hill, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (726)
    Performance
    (683)
    Story
    (685)

    After escaping from the Progerian Alien vessel, Michael Talbot is now given the opportunity to hide in obscurity with the rest of the human race or rise to the occasion and once again find himself immersed in a battle that he wants nothing to do with.Mike goes home and while reconnecting with a family that believed him dead he decides to join whatever resistance force can be mustered to repel the oncoming invasion.

    Professor says: "Not as good as first book"
    "Mike, Paul and Dennis Save the World !"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this series is very adventurous and Funny !!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like Mike's adventures and Paul's Determination to save him or Get Vengance !


    What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

    Sean is a narration God


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

    The Bowery boys meet Alien


    Any additional comments?

    Love this series ! will buy any Tufo and anything else in this series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Indian Hill: Indian Hill, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (995)
    Performance
    (937)
    Story
    (930)

    Indian Hill is about an ordinary boy who grows up in relatively normal times but who finds himself thrust into an extraordinary position. Growing up in suburban Boston, Michael enjoys the trials and tribulations that all adolescents go through, from the seemingly tyrannical mother, to girl problems, to run-ins with the law. From there he escapes to college out in Colorado with his best friend, Paul, where they begin to forge new relationships with those around them. It is one girl in particular that has caught Michael's eye, and he alternately pines for her and laments ever meeting her.

    DCinMI says: "Get through this one because the next two are good"
    "Further adventures of Mike, Dennis and Paul !"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What made the experience of listening to Indian Hill the most enjoyable?

    Sean Runnette is the Epitome of an audiobook narrator !


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Indian Hill?

    When Paul and Mike meet that first school year and devise a way to get the principal off of them


    What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

    Sean's voice and inflections really establish the tone of the various scenes


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reaction...I love listening to this series


    Any additional comments?

    I will continue to buy TUFO and Sean Runnette

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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