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  • Mean Streak

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,365

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her. While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh - Only Ok if You Like Cheese

  • By Michelle Harder on 06-26-17

LOVED THIS BOOK!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

I've long been a fan of Sandra Brown, and I've read a good number of her books that I enjoyed. This has by far been my favorite. That may be in part due to the excellent narration. If you love mystery, romance, and solid writing, give this one a whirl.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Chill Factor

  • A Novel
  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732

Cleary, North Carolina, is a sleepy mountain town, the kind of place where criminal activity is usually limited to parking violations. Not so, lately. Four women have disappeared from Cleary over the past two years. And there's always a blue ribbon left near the spot where each of the women was last seen. There are no bodies, no other clues, and no suspicion as to who their abductor might be. And now, another woman has disappeared without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Love Story and a Serial Killer

  • By R. Pontiflet on 01-03-16

Had me guessing

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

Reviewed: 01-21-17

Typical Sandra Brown style. Steamy sex and mystery...a good combo. I was guessing till close to the end on this one. Her writing is solid, if predictable. Brown is one of my go-to writers for entertainment fiction. I wasn't too thrilled with the narrator on this one, however. Nothing I can really put my finger on, just a little lackluster.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • On Writing

  • A Memoir of the Craft
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,558

The prolific, perennially best selling author recounts his early life and writing struggles, gives advice on the crucial aspects of the writing art, and talks about his much-publicized, near-fatal accident.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who needs a print edition when King reads King?

  • By Cather on 11-18-05

Inspiring and Motivating

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

Reviewed: 01-03-17

Whether you're new to writing or a seasoned professional needing a lift, hearing Stephen King narrate his own story is a real treat that made me want to get back to work on my own writing!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Romeo and Juliet: The Fully Dramatized Audio Edition

  • By: William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare creates a tragic world in which two young people fall in love. It is not simply that their families disapprove; the Montagues and the Capulets are engaged in a blood feud. This play, set in an extraordinary world, has become the quintessential story of young love. This new full-cast recording - based on the most respected edition of Shakespeare's classic - expertly produced by the Folger Theatre, is perfect for students, teachers, and the everyday listener.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Dramatization!

  • By Karen Mitchell Smith on 04-26-16

Great Dramatization!

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

Reviewed: 04-26-16

I used this with my 7th grade English. The students were struggling to understand the text because most 13 year olds don't read iambic pentameter well, not to mention archaic words. We were into the third act when I used an Audible credit to get this version. Tbe kids loved it. Their understanding increased and when it did, so did their enjoyment. I'm so glad their introduction to Shakespeare turned out so well!

13 of 16 people found this review helpful