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  • Solitude

  • Dimension Space, Book 1
  • By: Dean M. Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,882
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,883

A mysterious wave of light wipes humanity from the planet, leaving only one person in its wake. After months of desperate isolation, Earth’s last man discovers he’s not alone. The last woman is stranded alone aboard the International Space Station. Can Vaughn find a path to space and back? Can Angela - the only person with clues to the mystery behind humanity's disappearance - survive until he does? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What. A. Story.

  • By Brian on 06-16-17

Not for me.

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

Cole's attempt to create a white knuckled thriller missed the mark. Each attempt was more contrived then the last.
The Brown character was well done but the Vaugh character did not fit in my minds eye.
The story's potential as well as the professional job by the readers allowed me to finish the book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Still Life

  • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 1
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,535

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rare find

  • By Alex on 01-16-15

Louise Penny is an excellent story teller

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

Reviewed: 04-30-17

Any additional comments?

I usually avoid who dun its. Louise Penny shares a mystery and does not contrive events to mislead to the reader. Her story and characters are believable.

  • The Devil in the White City

  • By: Erik Larson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,025
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,051

In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impossible to stop listening

  • By Michael on 05-26-12

Didn't work for me.

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I was happy it ended. I liked Erik Larson's other works but this attempt to mesh these events was like mixing oil and water. I could of enjoyed each story separately, thanks to Brick, but this combination was not to my liking.

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

Brick's performance was good and I enjoyed his work..

  • The Last Days of Night

  • A Novel
  • By: Graham Moore
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,777
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,761

New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history - and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul's client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the lightbulb and holds the right to power the country?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite book of 2016

  • By Taryn on 12-19-16

Historical fiction at its best.

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

Reviewed: 11-16-16

Any additional comments?

Fast moving and enticing story. I really enjoyed each character and couldn't stop listening to the performance.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • A Great Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,344

When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must. And there he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Return to Three Pines

  • By Lisa K. Dillon on 09-05-16

Real and believable story.

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

Reviewed: 11-16-16

Any additional comments?

It took awhile to get used to how the author referenced her characters. At times they were referred to by first name or last name only and at times by their full names. While puzzling I began to enjoy how it enlarged and personalized each character. Well done.

  • Bloody Spring

  • Forty Days That Sealed the Confederacy's Fate
  • By: Joseph Wheelan
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

In the spring of 1864, Robert E. Lee faced a new adversary: Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. Named commander of all Union armies in March, Grant quickly went on the offensive against Lee in Virginia. On May 4th, Grant's army struck hard across the Rapidan River into north central Virginia, with Lee's army contesting every mile. They fought for 40 days until, finally, the Union army crossed the James River and began the siege of Petersburg. The campaign cost 90,000 men - the largest loss the war had seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Bruce Catton?

  • By Rick on 09-13-14

I was unprepared for this sort of audio

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

Reviewed: 02-13-16

Would you try another book from Joseph Wheelan and/or Grover Gardner?

yes

Would you ever listen to anything by Joseph Wheelan again?

yes

Any additional comments?

My review does not reflect the quality of this book but only my realization that if I were to truly enjoy this book and the authors research than I needed to read it in hard copy. Personally I would need maps and other reference to totally appreciate this title.