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Cottage Grove, MN United States
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  • The Final Day

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,180

The highly anticipated follow-up to William R. Forstchen's New York Times best-sellers, One Second After and One Year After, The Final Day immerses listeners once more in the story of our nation's struggle to rebuild itself after an electromagnetic pulse wipes out all electricity and plunges the country into darkness, starvation, and terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator didn't ruin it for me..

  • By shelley on 01-04-17

Very good. second book was the best of the 3

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

Story had a few too many predictable elements but I won't elaborate. well written and flawless narration

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • One Year After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,570

One Year After returns to the small town of Black Mountain and the man who struggled to rebuild it in the wake of devastation: John Matherson. It is a thrilling follow-up and should delight fans in every way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Joe on 04-23-16

No criticisms.- top drawer.

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

if the first story hit the spot with you, don't hesitate - this likewise is a "can't put it down" experience.

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

  • By: Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Narrated by: Scott Holst
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,023
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,386

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My friends thought I was crazy.

  • By bluecat1861 on 03-23-10

Shockingly good!

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

I had set a very low bar for this book.
The title alone made it a joke..."I wonder what it's about?". :-)
Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be brilliantly done. Historically accurate dialogue, real and relatable characters and superbly done narration. Do not hesitate to give this a shot, with an open mind. I found out you can't tell an audio book by .....well, you know the rest.

  • Them

  • A Novel
  • By: Nathan McCall
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Barlowe, a single African-American in his 40s, shares a ramshackle house with his 20-something nephew in the old Fourth Ward of downtown Atlanta. When Sean and Sandy, a white married couple from Philadelphia, buy and renovate the house next door in anticipation of a neighborhood "turnaround", everyone tries at first to go about their daily business. But fear and suspicion begin to build as more and more new whites move in and make changes, and once familiar people and places disappear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A look at Race Issues

  • By Anonymous User on 08-28-09

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

Have to say this was one of the best audionook I've listened to. Really enjoyed the narrator too.
Interesting plot line as well... thought -provoking.
Take a chance on this one!

  • Never Let You Go

  • By: Chevy Stevens
  • Narrated by: Rachel Fulginiti, Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,552
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,373
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,374

Eleven years ago, Lindsey Nash escaped into the night with her young daughter and left an abusive relationship. Her ex-husband, Andrew, was sent to jail and Lindsey started over with a new life. Now, Lindsey is older and wiser, with her own business and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When Andrew is finally released from prison, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties and left the past behind her. But she gets the sense that someone is watching her, tracking her every move.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed with ending

  • By BonSue on 04-21-17

meh. drama drama

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

started out as victim glorification, floated into a "many characters who-dunit" and throughout, tried too hard which wound up making it not bad - but not good. Narrators also tried to hard. quaking voices and teen aged "up talkers". Story or Narration improvement might have helped alot, but both fell short.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Highway: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale of Survival

  • By: John Q. Prepper, M. L. Banner
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

A flash of light crippled society in an instant... For young Lexi Broadmoor and her brother Travis, the detonation not only took their father away, but their future as well. Now stranded on a highway far from home without any survival skills or someone to protect them, staying alive will depend on their wits, a single bug-out bag, and a map to a stranger's house. With the grid down and a nation quickly descending into chaos, they'll need to hurry, because the lawless are taking over.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • different

  • By philip on 08-03-16

meh- not bad - just not great -

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

I wish it didn't try so hard with it's dramatic turns...they wound up being a distraction.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Case for a Creator

  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Lee Strobel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541

Lee Strobel became convinced that God was outmoded. Today science is supports the conclusion that the universe was intelligently designed. Darwinism has faltered in the face of facts and hard reason. Science definitely gives faith a boost as new findings emerge about the complexity of our universe. Strobel re-examines the theories that once led him away from God. You'll encounter discoveries from cosmology, DNA research, and human consciousness that present evidence in The Case for a Creator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Summary of Apologetics

  • By Alan Rither on 11-27-07

outstanding work.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

not only is it scientifically fascinating, Strobel is a superb and engrossing narrator. highly recommended

  • Fool Me Once

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,089

Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya's husband, Joe - who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Darn it

  • By Glenda Jeffers on 03-25-16

Worst Coben Ever

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

Reviewed: 05-07-16

Brutally over detailed, needlessly ntertwined and painfully reliant on repeated gimics. narration was adequate but the poor material made the narration irritating too. I strongly suspect this was not Coben ( one of our faces ) doing the writing as it came across amateurish

  • The Newlyweds

  • By: Nell Freudenberger
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 214

In The Newlyweds, we follow the story of Amina Mazid, who at age twenty-four moves from Bangladesh to Rochester, New York, for love. A hundred years ago, Amina would have been called a mail-order bride. But this is an arranged marriage for the twenty-first century: Amina is wooed by - and woos - George Stillman online. For Amina, George offers a chance for a new life and a different kind of happiness than she might find back home. For George, Amina is a woman who doesn’t play games.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You run into yourself in the darndest places

  • By Linda on 05-19-12

Decent- not great.

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

Reviewed: 03-13-16

The insights to another culture were great. the characters well defined and distinguishable. Great narration. don't look for any "oh wow!" moments. there are none however, for the telling of a tale, the conveyance of the experiences of the characters, well done

  • This Bright River

  • A Novel
  • By: Patrick Somerville
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett, Scott Holst, David Colllins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Lauren Sheehan's career in medicine came to a halt after a chain of violent events abroad. Now she's back in the safest place she knows - St. Helens, Wisconsin-cut off from career, friendship, and romance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling dialogue, lifelike characters

  • By Mary on 10-28-12

After a promising start, major fail.

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

Reviewed: 10-17-15

The front end of this was unique and just strange enough to be intriguing. Then a few hours of "when was this?" and "which guy was that?" and the book, story and actors quickly left the realm of interest. By the end of the tale, I was praying for the sweet release of death. I've heard a couple worse...but very few. Do NOT make my mistake and assume it will somehow be worth the effort by the end.