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  • The Graveyard Book

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,631
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,042

Why we think it’s a great listen: Gaiman’s not just an award-winning author, but a narrator who earns rave reviews – and fields requests from other authors to perform their books, too! Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful!

  • By Paula A Ford on 12-13-09

Can't wait for my grandson to be old enough

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

This is a really fun book. Enjoyable enough for this 50-something grandma too! Not too scary for a tween.

  • The Western Star

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,239
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,082
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,067

Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of 25 armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I am a huge Longmire fan...

  • By BDHumbert on 10-05-17

So so so good!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

I wish it was twice as long. Love Walt and friends...they are back in the saddle.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wayfaring Stranger

  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,442

It is 1934 and the Depression is bearing down when 16-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation with the outlaws ends as Weldon puts a bullet through the rear window of Clyde’s stolen automobile. Ten years later, Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland and his sergeant, Hershel Pine, escape certain death in the Battle of the Bulge and encounter a beautiful young woman named Rosita Lowenstein hiding in a deserted extermination camp.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost a bullseye

  • By Alan on 08-01-14

Will Patton is AMAZING

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

Reviewed: 12-14-15

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

Seriously. I'm not sure I would have enjoyed this story as much as I did if he were not reading this book. He paints amazing pictures with the author's words.

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

This is one of his best.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pray for Silence

  • A Thriller
  • By: Linda Castillo
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465

New York Times best-selling author Linda Castillo delivers an electrifying thriller in which Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must confront a dark evil to solve the mysterious murders of an entire Amish family. The Plank family moved from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to join the small Amish community of Painters Mill less than a year ago and seemed the model of the Plain Life—until on a cold October night, the entire family of seven was found slaughtered on their farm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!!! Betty from Butler, PA.

  • By betty on 12-31-10

Sappy

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

Reviewed: 08-04-14

Would you try another book from Linda Castillo and/or Kathleen McInerney?

Nope. I'm sorry I bought the 3rd one. I remember enjoying the 1st. But this one was sappy, painfully so. The narrator may have made it worse with her overly dramatic "heartfelt" this that and the other thing. Sorry -- just not for me.

Would you be willing to try another one of Kathleen McInerney’s performances?

I doubt it. Way too dramatic in a cloyingly sappy way. I returned another one she was reading after about 10 minutes because of the same thing. Granted -- some people may really like that style.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Neon Rain

  • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,494
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,483

New York Times best-selling author James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels began with this first hard-hitting entry in the series. In The Neon Rain, Detective Robicheaux fishes a prostitute's corpse from a New Orleans bayou and finds that no one, not even the law, cares about a dead hooker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect combination of author and narrator

  • By S. Sand on 09-23-09

I'm hooked!!

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

Reviewed: 09-30-11

I bought this on a special sale -- it was $4.95! And I'm SO glad I bought it!! I'm a littled bummed the second in the series is abridged...but no matter...I'm gonna go through the whole series. Will Patton is FANTASTIC and James Lee Burke is a master story teller!

  • Quicksilver

  • Book One of The Baroque Cycle
  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Neal Stephenson (introduction), Kevin Pariseau, Simon Prebble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,881
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,033
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,064

In which Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and courageous Puritan, pursues knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe -- in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Be aware of what you're getting into

  • By David on 12-16-11

LOVED IT!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-10

I really loved this book...and the sequels...I'm up to the third one and I find them all big fun! It's going to be one of those series that I will be sad to have it finish. I look forward to my commute time so I can catch up on my listening. I guess I'm a bit of a girl-geek who loves history...maybe that's why I enjoyed it so much. It reminds me of the Ken Follet books about the middle-ages, which I enjoyed as well!

Also learned a valuable lesson -- I shouldn't put too much stock in reviews, since this book got such bad ones and if I'd read those before I bought the book I might not have.

46 of 46 people found this review helpful

  • Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Richard Thomas
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 874

In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only 13 years old, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk - and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom. But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much - maybe too much - he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic for young audience, Good for adults

  • By Brian on 05-12-11

A really fun listen!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-10

Richard Thomas did a fantastic job reading this book. It's a bit simplistic...but still very enjoyable summer reading!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Dark Horse

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,499
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,721
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,684

The Denver Post hails Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mystery series as a must-read. Joining the four previous novels - all of which have been Book Sense picks - The Dark Horse puts a unique Wyoming twist on the classic British village mystery. When Longmire meets a woman jailed for her husband's death, he travels outside his usual haunts to discover the truth behind this unusual murder case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another outstanding book from Johnson

  • By V. Sharol on 05-31-09

My new favorite!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-10

I love these books! Everything about them! The stories are great...Craig Johnson's character development is wonderful...the scenery he paints with his words is fantastic. Great books!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Innocent

  • By: Scott Turow
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,015

The sequel to the genre-defining, landmark best seller Presumed Innocent, Innocent continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, once again, 20 years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match after the mysterious death of Rusty's wife.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific Book

  • By Suzn F on 05-10-10

Ed Hermann bombed on this one.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-10

With all due respect to Mr. Hermann, he reads this book so sloooooooowly it's agonizing! I want desperately to keep listening, but I can only listen in short segments because it's maddening! He pauses between words, never mind sentences! Why oh why did he read this so SLOWLY? It's a good story, I just might trying speeding up my ipod to listen though.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • American on Purpose

  • The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
  • By: Craig Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Craig Ferguson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,827

In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark - as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unabashedly Honest

  • By Diane on 12-09-09

Fantastic!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-09

This was a great listen! Engaging, funny and heartfelt. Made me laugh, made me cry, made me appreciate my life as a born and bred American. Highly recommend it.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful