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  • How to Date Your Dragon

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi, Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,266

Concerned that technology is about to chase mythological creatures out into the open (how long can Sasquatch stay hidden from Google maps?), the League for Interspecies Cooperation is sending Jillian to Louisiana on a fact-finding mission. While the League hopes to hold on to secrecy for a little bit longer, they're preparing for the worst in terms of human reactions. They need a plan, so they look to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where humans and supernatural residents have been living in harmony for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As someone from Louisiana...

  • By Kristi on 02-13-18

A great fun book with a twist on romance

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

What did you like best about this story?

I like stories with creatures from other dimensions or planets. This was really a upbeat story with a little mystery mixed in.

Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi and Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

I liked Julian a lot and of course Bael. Zed was another warm character.

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

I loved the whole story and the happy ending. I liked the story so much that I downloaded her other books.

Any additional comments?

The narrator was just right. I could hear and see the characters in my mind as she read.

  • A Big Little Life

  • A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Dean Koontz
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

In a profound, funny, and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life. A retired service dog, Trixie was three when Dean and his wife, Gerda, welcomed her into their home. She was superbly trained, but her greatest gifts couldn’t be taught: her keen intelligence, her innate joy, and an uncanny knack for living in the moment. Whether chasing a tennis ball or protecting those she loved, Trixie gave all she had to everything she did....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very good read

  • By Sher from Provo on 03-16-14

Best dog book ever!

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

I liked his philosophy of animals and how we humans relate to them. His sense of humor was wonderful. He really had a marvelous life with his Tricia.

  • Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death

  • By: James Runcie
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 318

Sidney Chambers, the Vicar of Grantchester, is a 32-year-old bachelor. Tall, with eyes the colour of hazelnuts, he is both an unconventional clergyman and a reluctant detective. Working in association with his friend, Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney is able to go where the police cannot, eliciting surprise revelations and confessions from his parishioners.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not The Masterpiece Mystery Grantchester

  • By Sara on 06-28-15

Needs to be re-recorded with a new reader, sorry.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

What would have made Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death better?

The story would be better with a reader who could differentiate the characters better and also give Sydney a more masculine voice. He sounds wimpy which is a stereotype of people involved in church life.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

This was the main problem. Trying to differentiate who was speaking. I hate to complain against a reader as they work hard but this needs to be re-recorded. I'm sorry but he is a dry reader. The story could be brought to life with more life.

  • Manitou Canyon

  • Cork O'Connor Mystery Series
  • By: William Kent Krueger
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542

Since the violent deaths of his wife, father, and best friend all occurred in previous Novembers, Cork O'Connor has always considered it to be the cruelest of months. Yet his daughter has chosen this dismal time of year in which to marry, and Cork is understandably uneasy. His concern comes to a head when a man camping in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness goes missing. As the official search ends with no recovery in sight, Cork is asked by the man's family to stay on the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Cork

  • By Alice on 09-12-16

Wow!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

I love the characters. The story with the First Nations was fascinatingly developed. David is an incredible reader. I couldn't stop listening. The only sad thing is how long I have to wait for a new story.

  • The Collapsing Empire

  • The Interdependency, Book 1
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,066
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,033

Our universe is ruled by physics, and faster-than-light travel is not possible - until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transports us to other worlds, around other stars. Humanity flows away from Earth, into space, and in time forgets our home world and creates a new empire, the Interdependency, whose ethos requires that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It's a hedge against interstellar war - and a system of control for the rulers of the empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best of Scalzi

  • By Gonzalo on 05-11-17

Wow

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

Reviewed: 05-18-17

When is the next one? I can't wait!!!
Great story development Hope it is soon

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  • Death in Paradise

  • A Jesse Stone Novel
  • By: Robert B. Parker
  • Narrated by: Robert Forster
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

The local cops haven't seen anything like this, but Jesse's L.A. past has made him all too familiar with floaters. This girl hadn't committed suicide; she hadn't been drowned; she'd been shot and dumped, discarded like trash. Before long it becomes clear that she had a taste for the wild life; and her own parents can't be bothered to report her missing, or even admit that she once was a child of theirs. All Jesse has to go on is a young man's school ring on a gold chain, and a hunch or two.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good mystery, too much empty angst

  • By Babs on 07-06-06

Good story but...

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

Reviewed: 04-15-17

The narrator needs to find a way to distinguish the end of a section, chapter or setting change better but I enjoyed the story

  • Until Tuesday

  • By: Luis Carlos Montalvan
  • Narrated by: Luis Carlos Montalvan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071

A highly decorated captain in the U.S. Army, Luis Montalvan never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home, however, the pressures of his physical wounds, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. In constant physical pain, he soon found himself unable to climb a simple flight of stairs or face a bus ride to the VA hospital. He drank; he argued; he cut himself off from those he loved. Then Luis met Tuesday, a beautiful and sensitive golden retriever....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Book

  • By Char on 08-05-11

Best story ever

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

Reviewed: 09-30-16

The relationship between Luis and his dog was beyond heartwarming. I also learned what it's really like being a soldier. Luis did an excellent job reading his own book , which is not always the case for authors I highly recommend this book.

  • Off the Grid

  • A Joe Pickett Novel
  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487

New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box returns with a suspenseful new Joe Pickett novel. Nate Romanowski is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and trying to deal with past crimes, when he is suddenly surrounded by a small team of elite professional special operators. They're not there to threaten him but to make a deal. They need help destroying a domestic terror cell in Wyoming's Red Desert, and in return they'll make Nate's criminal record disappear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series! I have to admit,

  • By Christine L. Frederick on 03-15-16

Wow. Love Nate

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-16

I would love to have another one soon🎆 I can't wait for the next Joe Picket novel

  • The Wright Brothers

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: David McCullough
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,045

Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story behind the story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.

On December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright's Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story but narration is a little boring

  • By Vince on 08-20-15

If you love real history this one is fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 01-17-16

What did you like best about this story?

The real history told in this book makes the subject come alive.

Which scene was your favorite?

All the times they actually tested the planes. Also the way the US government wasted money on someone else and ignored what they had accomplished. Unbelievable that our government would do this. I guess we have had problems with bureaucrats for a long time.

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

Real American successes!

  • Breaking Point: A Joe Pickett Novel Book 13

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236

The recipient of Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity Awards, New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box has won almost every honor in his field. In Breaking Point, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is glad to catch up with old friend Lyle Pendergast, but then the man goes missing and is named a suspect in the death of two EPA employees. All signs point to Lyle’s guilt, but the more Joe digs into the case, the more he realizes he’s stepped into the middle of a deadly power play.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Darn near a true story...

  • By karen on 10-23-13

Best mystery author ever

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

Reviewed: 01-17-16

What did you love best about Breaking Point: A Joe Pickett Novel Book 13?

He develops all of his characters throughout this series.

What did you like best about this story?

This one was hard to guess what was going to happen or even what was really happening.

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

David has the perfect voice for the characters especially Nate.

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

You're going to love it!