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  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 151,857
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 140,121
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 139,978

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOOK BOOBIES

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-07-14

I felt I was with him all the way

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-15

What did you love best about The Martian?

It was so different in what I usually read and loved every minute of it

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

There is nothing I can compare it to

  • Field of Prey

  • Lucas Davenport, Book 24
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,916

The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson, Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky.

He’d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was...something smelled bad - like, really bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another. By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, the police were up to 15 bodies and counting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sandford and Ferrone deliver

  • By Ed on 06-26-14

John Sandford at his best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-14

If you could sum up Field of Prey in three words, what would they be?

Keeping your interest from page to page

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

a great plot

Which scene was your favorite?

severeal to mention

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

when an innocent family was murdered

Any additional comments?

very realistic

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Poorly Made in China

  • An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game
  • By: Paul Midler
  • Narrated by: Paul Midler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346

It was a world gone wrong, one in which manufacturers thought little of manipulating product quality levels in order to save the smallest amounts, where savvy foreign business leaders were made to feel in control while they were taken for a ride by their partners, where entire manufacturing facilities sometimes vanished right into thin air... Welcome to Poorly Made in China!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours of jaw dropping amazment

  • By John Mckenzie on 04-13-10

A Must Read For All Americans

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

An eye opening account for what's really going on with our products

What did you like best about this story?

The total truth of it all

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

He knows what he's talking about and doesn't pull punches

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

Learning what the producers of products we use really thinks about us

Any additional comments?

Very well written and informative and where things are heading

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Prize

  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737

In the resplendence of William the Conqueror's London court, the lovely Saxon captive, Nicholaa was forced to choose a husband from the assembled Norman nobles. She chose Royce, a baron warrior whose fierce demeanor could not conceal his chivalrous and tender heart. Resourceful, rebellious and utterly naive, Nicholaa vowed to bend Royce to her will, despite the whirlwind of feelings he aroused in her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Prize? Alas, more like Booby Prize...

  • By Karen on 02-02-12

Never Disappointed In Julie Garwood

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-12

Would you listen to The Prize again? Why?

No Probably not, because of the outcome, once you know it

What did you like best about this story?

Nice story of the time

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

I love Anne Flosnik;s readings and I don't understand people who don't realize how good she is in reading early century novels....I think she's excellent

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,989
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,947

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

A MUST READ!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Highly recommended

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gone Girl?

The way this girl thinks is memorable all through the book

What does Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The way two people intwine with each other is amazing

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

The end will get to you

Any additional comments?

The author should be congratulated in writing an amazing story about life and what it can do to you

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,773

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Nora - Outstanding!!!!

  • By M. Davis on 04-20-12

A MUST READ!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-12

What did you love best about The Witness?

You just can't put it down, waiting to find out what happens next. Perfect writing in every way.

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

Haven't read anything like it before

What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

Julia Whelan does a great job taking on all the characters.

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

Brilliant Minds Come In All Ages

Any additional comments?

Right up there with all the favorites I've read. All the characters come alive

  • The Innocent: A Novel

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,594

Will Robie may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career.... It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable: He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.

Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a 14-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disliked all the Sound Effects.

  • By Stan on 07-16-14

You won't be able to put it down

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-12

Would you listen to The Innocent again? Why?

Probably not because you'll remember it all, and know the ending

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

yes... changed every minute

Which scene was your favorite?

many were

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

David Baldacci is one of the very best.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Oath of Office

  • By: Michael Palmer
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 470

From the New York Times best-selling author of A Heartbeat Away and The Last Surgeon comes a shocking new novel at the crossroads of politics and medicine. What if a well respected doctor inexplicably goes on a murderous rampage? When Dr. John Meacham goes on a shooting spree, his business partner, staff, and two patients are killed in the bloodbath. Then Meacham turns the gun on himself.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Corny!!

  • By NYNM on 02-18-12

Couldn't Put it Down

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-22-12

What made the experience of listening to Oath of Office the most enjoyable?

Michael Palmer does it again...along with a great reader..you can't go wrong.
Loved it

What did you like best about this story?

It's a could happen type of thing...Greed for money oversteps bounds

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

Entertaining reader from the start

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

This book makes you think

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Stranger in My Arms

  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,064

“Lady Hawksworth, your husband is not dead.” With those words, Lara’s life turned upside down. Hunter, Earl of Hawksworth, had been lost at sea. Or so she’d been told. Their unhappy marriage - with its cold caresses and passionless kisses – was over. But now a powerful, virile man stood before her, telling secrets only a husband could know, and vowing she would once again be his wife in every way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A steamy little romance.

  • By beth on 04-30-12

Story and Reader Can't be Beaten!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-12

What did you love best about Stranger in My Arms?

Lisa Kleypas and Rosalyn Landor are a combination that can't be beaten! Great story and Rosalyn Landor should be given a prize for her reading abilities to entertain. Loved it

Who was your favorite character and why?

Liked them all...

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

Rosalyn Landor gives all the characters their own personality. Her great abililty to change voices for each person is award winning

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

Yes

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • After America

  • Get Ready for Armageddon
  • By: Mark Steyn
  • Narrated by: Mark Steyn
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527

In his giant New York Times best seller, America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It, Mark Steyn predicted collapse for the rest of the Western World. Now, he adds, America has caught up with Europe on the great rush to self-destruction. What will a world without American leadership look like? It won’t be pretty—not for you and not for your children. America’s decline won’t be gradual, like an aging Europe sipping espresso at a café until extinction. No, America’s decline will be a wrenching affair marked by violence and possibly secession.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Facts

  • By Peter on 11-11-11

Scary BUT TRUE!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-12

Would you consider the audio edition of After America to be better than the print version?

A book about what many Americans think and know but don't know what to do about it.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful