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  • The Orenda

  • A Novel
  • By: Joseph Boyden
  • Narrated by: Ali Ahn, Graham Rowat, Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

Christophe has been in the New World only a year when his native guides abandon him to flee their Iroquois pursuers. A Huron warrior and elder named Bird soon takes him prisoner, along with a young Iroquois girl, Snow Falls, whose family he has just killed, and holds them captive in his massive village. Champlain's Iron People have only recently begun trading with the Huron, who mistrust them as well as this Crow who has now trespassed onto their land; and her people, of course, have become the Huron's greatest enemy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thoughtful and interesting, if not always gripping

  • By David on 06-15-14

Lots of violence

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

the story line took me awhile to get into. once I did it was hard to put down. Be aware that there are lots of violent descriptions that were hard to read. The author did an amazing job. I'm glad I stuck with it and finished it.

  • The Ship of Brides

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 701

1946: World War II has ended and all over the world, young women are beginning to fulfill the promises made to the men they wed in wartime. In Sydney, Australia, four women join 650 other war brides on an extraordinary voyage to England - aboard HMS Victoria, which still carries not just arms and aircraft but a thousand naval officers. Rules are strictly enforced, from the aircraft carrier’s captain down to the lowliest young deckhand. But the men and the brides will find their lives intertwined despite the Navy’s ironclad sanctions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 3.75 stars

  • By Lou on 05-30-14

moving

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

Reviewed: 04-13-16

was a little confusing in the beginning to keep the characters straight. But you soon get to know the characters then you will find it hard to put down.

  • Mr. Mercedes

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,327

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IT'S ALL AS LEGAL AS LOTTERY TICKETS

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-06-16

As thrilling as I expected

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

Steven King does it again. The narrator made it even more thrilling. Thank you both.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129,284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114,086
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113,943

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

captivating until the very end

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

Reviewed: 11-26-15

The more I read the harder it was to put down. The narrator was awesome .

  • The 9th Girl

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,255

On a frigid New Year’s Eve in Minneapolis, a young woman’s brutalized body falls from the trunk of a car into the path of oncoming traffic. Questions as to whether she was alive or dead when she hit the icy pavement result in her macabre nickname, Zombie Doe. Unidentified and unidentifiable, she is the ninth nameless female victim of the year, and homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are charged with the task of not only finding out who Zombie Doe is but who in her life hated her enough to destroy her. Was it personal? Or could it just have been a crime of opportunity?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Fond of Narrator, Characters Sterotypical

  • By Sires on 06-20-13

excellent descriptive details.

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

Reviewed: 11-10-15

I loved this book. the author did an excellent job of getting the reader to know the caracters. The plot was complicated and interesting. Very hard to put this book down. I am not sure I liked the narrator. His performance was good it was just that his voice annoyed me sometimes. It did not stop me from reading the book.

  • Sidney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark

  • By: Sidney Sheldon, Tilly Bagshawe
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

It was his first big murder case - and one of the bloodiest and most violent crimes LAPD detective Danny McGuire would ever encounter. Andrew Jakes, an elderly multimillionaire art dealer, had been brutally murdered in his Hollywood home, his lifeless body tied to his naked young wife. Raped and beaten, the lovely Angela Jakes had barely survived the attack herself. Gazing into her deep, soulful eyes, Danny swore that he'd find the psychopath behind this barbarous act.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MY HEART WAS POUNDING HARD!!!!

  • By Rosie on 02-21-13

intriguing plot

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

Reviewed: 10-02-15

I couldn't put it down. every chapter brought a new twist. one of Sidney Sheldon ' s best novels.

  • The Power of One

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 21 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,129
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,768

Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling story lifted higher by the narration

  • By Bob on 05-14-09

thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 08-15-15

my daughter and I loved it. be prepared to have a hard time putting it down .

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,438
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,470

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ages Well

  • By Dennis on 10-21-12

funny and thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 08-15-15

What did you love best about The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared?

It was very imaginative and funny.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked them all.

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

No

Who was the most memorable character of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared and why?

The 100 year old man of course.

Any additional comments?

I will have to find more books by this writer.

  • The Lost Key

  • A Brit in the FBI, Book 2
  • By: Catherine Coulter, J. T. Ellison
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman, MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234

Freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond is barely out of his Quantico training when he and his partner, Mike Caine, are called to investigate a stabbing on Wall Street. Their investigation, however, yields more questions than answers. It quickly becomes clear that the victim, John Pearce, was more than the naval historian and antiquities dealer he appeared to be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brit in the FBI #2 makes you look forward to #3!!!

  • By Karen on 10-13-14

FBI series is always a trill to read

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

Reviewed: 08-05-15

loved it. Catherine Coulter has done it again. Can't wait for the next one in the series.