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  • Depth of Winter

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,819
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,701

In Craig Johnson's latest mystery, Depth of Winter, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the 110-degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I miss Vic and Henry!

  • By Nancy R on 09-06-18

Maybe Craig is getting tired.?.?.

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I have adored the Longmire books, and I’m one of the millions that could listen to Mr. Guidall read a stock report. But this one just didn’t feel like the same characters and didn’t have the same “ambiance” as all the previous near masterpieces Mr. Johnson has gifted us with.

Walt’s daughter is kidnapped and he’s thinking about bedding a new acquaintance? Nah....this plot scenario would have had him insane and yet, this book just meandered along to a ho-hum climax as Walt lets the bad guys go a few times to protect his rigid “good guy” image. Too bad...

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

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  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

  • By: Becky Chambers
  • Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,926
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,926

Rosemary Harper doesn't expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and, most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman, she's never met anyone remotely like the ship's diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot; chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks, who keep the ship running; and Ashby, their noble captain.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Remarkably Boring

  • By A Tye on 08-02-17

WARNING - Y.A. Plot, Pace and Storyline

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Maybe it's just me, but this book seemed fragmented, not particularly well organized and felt VERY young adult. The narrator did fine, but this story just didn't really go anywhere . . .There was no "sci-fi," core except the brushed over description of living with multiple species, but other than generally commenting on that, the book just rambles on, and then ends. Not a bad time killer, but if you're looking for a Sci-Fi you can really sink your teeth into, this isn't it. The characters and story will be purged from your memory 5 minutes after "Audible Hopes you have enjoyed this program . . . . "

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Collapsing Empire

  • The Interdependency, Book 1
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,695

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
  • Definitely not my favorite scalzi

  • By pat on 03-25-17

I want more!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-18

Great start!!
Will Wheaton is fantastic!! This novel starts a great vision of a story I really want to hear the rest of!

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,995
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56,849

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Rosario is Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

Good story, not great, but Rosario Dawson makes it a terrific experience and a great listen. Highly recommend it. I do hope Ms. Dawson has plans to return to the studio for more reads!

  • The Force

  • A Novel
  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,563

All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. He is the "King of Manhattan North", a highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of "Da Force". Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest - an elite special unit given carte blanche to fight gangs, drugs, and guns. Every day and every night for the 18 years he's spent on the job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Winslow continus to amaze

  • By Steve L on 07-13-17

Where has this Narrator been hiding?

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

Okay, first of all, this is a great story and the narrator's performance is second to none! This had to be a very difficult book to read, absolute break-neck pace, and Dion Graham's performance is masterful . . the immersion into the world of the characters he creates is better than a movie. Which brings me to a question . . . why aren't there more African American voices reading for Audible? This reader is PERFECT for this story, but his incredibly smooth delivery and ability to pace the story is simply masterful. My first Don Winslow book and first read by Dion Graham . . won't be the last for either!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sleeping Beauties

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King, Owen King
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,478
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,439

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: They become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place.... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a typical King novel.

  • By Mimi-OV on 09-13-18

Not the Usual King, But Buy and Enjoy Anyway!

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

Reviewed: 10-21-17

Good story, but maybe part of the process of giving the story back and forth between father and son lost something. The story just didn't hold together with the usual flow. And while the senior King has often been criticized for failing to end an otherwise enjoyable story, this one just sorta . . . runs out. It's a great read, passes the time well, but it's not Mr. Mercedes . . .

1 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Deep Freeze

  • Virgil Flowers, Book 10
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,208
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,907

Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt - and, as it turned out, homicidal - local school board, and now the town's back in view with more alarming news: A woman's been found dead, frozen in a block of ice. There's a possibility that it might be connected to a high school class of 20 years ago that has a midwinter reunion coming up, and so, wrapping his coat a little tighter, Virgil begins to dig into 20 years' worth of traumas, feuds, and bad blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Virgil gets the s*** beat out of him...

  • By shelley on 10-21-17

Usual Excellent Virgil with more laughs than usual

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

Reviewed: 10-21-17

Great read, Eric Conger is terrific too, makes Flowers come alive!! Another great Virgil “Effing” Flowers Adventure!!

  • The Dogs of War

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

Knocking off a bank or an armored truck is merely crude. Knocking off an entire republic has, I feel, a certain style." So says mining magnate Sir James Manson, a shadowy titan of London's financial district, who is scheming a coup d'état in the small West African dictatorship of Zangaro, where a secret source of platinum lies waiting to be exploited.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fantastic Forsyth experience

  • By Thomas Burch on 05-17-09

Poor Recording?

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

Reviewed: 03-17-17

This is a wonderful story and very well read, but don't listen with headphones...it sounds like it was recorded over an old tape and you often hear sub vocal noises that makes you feel like you're experiencing a psychotic break.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fourth Protocol

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

Plan Aurora, hatched in a remote dacha in the forest outside Moscow and initiated with relentless brilliance and skill, is a plan within a plan that, in its spine-chilling ingenuity, breaches the ultra-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a jigsaw of devastation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As usual, Forsyth is Fantastic

  • By Thomas Burch on 02-27-11

Stay with the build up!!

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

Reviewed: 03-02-17

This one takes a long time to get started and has some long foundation, once it gets going. Hold on!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • On Writing

  • A Memoir of the Craft
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,177
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,511

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

Great book

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

Like many fans, I've enjoyed King's books. This was a wonderful memoir. What's funny is his narration has really improved!! He could pick up side work reading other folks books.