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  • NOS4A2

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,471
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,462

Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping performance by Kate Mulgrew....

  • By Leslie on 05-06-13

Intriguing Sci-Fi Spin

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I really enjoyed the evolution of this book. It is part mystery, sci-fi, horror, and love story. It brought me back from the edge of 'how will the heroine survive this?!' many times. #suspense, #twists, #spooky #tagsgiving, #sweepstakes

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cake

  • A Love Story
  • By: J. Bengtsson
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Joe Arden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,630

Jake McKallister might have been a rock star, but he was no ordinary one. Surviving an unspeakable crime as a young teen had shaped him into a guarded workaholic, and he now lived his life trying to forget. If it hadn't been for music and the redemption he found through it, he might not have survived. Career success came easily for him. Personal connections did not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freakin Rockin Book

  • By Alanna on 12-22-16

Refreshing Love Story

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I enjoyed the unique background of the male character. The fact that humor was a foundation for the relationship.was refreshing. The writer thankfully clarified when the conversation was in jest and when it was serious. #heartwarming #funny #sexy #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Full Dark, No Stars

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson, Jessica Hecht
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,220

"I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger...." writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922", the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eerie, honest, frightening!

  • By 9S on 01-15-11

Another King Winner!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-16

Terrific narration. Spell binding stories. Couldn't stop listening. Stephen King knows how to hook me.

  • An Expert in Murder

  • By: Nicola Upson
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 895

Revered mystery writer Josephine Tey is traveling from Scotland to London for the final week of her play Richard of Bordeaux, the surprise hit of the season, with pacifist themes that resonate in a world still haunted by war. But joy turns to horror when her arrival coincides with the murder of a young woman she had befriended on the train ride - and Tey is plunged into a mystery as puzzling as any in her own works.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quite good!

  • By Maine Knitter on 08-12-16

So many character names!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-16

I struggled to keep everyone straight. The same person was referred to differently each time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Orphan X

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,494

Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book by Hurwitz

  • By Nancy Chilton-Kendrick on 07-25-16

Spellbound

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

Reviewed: 07-26-16

Loved, loved, loved it! Interesting story with awesome details. Believable characters (for the genre). Terrific voices by the narrator. Where's the sequel?!

  • The Unveiling

  • Age of Faith, Book 1
  • By: Tamara Leigh
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah Agliotta
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 593

Twelfth century England: Two men vie for the throne: King Stephen the usurper and young Duke Henry the rightful heir. Amid civil and private wars, alliances are forged, loyalties are betrayed, families are divided, and marriages are made. For four years, Lady Annyn Bretanne has trained at arms with one end in mind - to avenge her brother's murder as God has not deemed it worthy to do. Disguised as a squire, she sets off to exact revenge on a man known only by his surname, Wulfrith.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story of Forgivenes and Love

  • By 🌸DARA on 09-11-14

Well Done

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

Reviewed: 05-05-16

The characters are easy to identify with and the story definitely grabbed my attention. The narrator's accent lent an authenticity to the era. Very enjoyable.

  • Reaper's Property

  • By: Joanna Wylde
  • Narrated by: Stella Bloom
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,682
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,496

Marie doesn't need a complication like Horse. The massive, tattooed, badass biker who shows up at her brother's house one afternoon doesn't agree. He wants Marie on his bike and in his bed. Now. But Marie just left her abusive jerk of an ex-husband and she's not looking for a new man. Especially one like Horse - she doesn't know his real name or where he lives, she's ninety percent certain he's a criminal and that the "business" he talks with her brother isn't website design.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Holy Hot Bikers

  • By Tara on 10-02-13

I want more!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-14

I really enjoyed the background and development of the characters. The world of a biker's club was unique and interesting. Joanna Wylde could have doubled the length of this story and I would have been very happy. Once I started listening, I didn't want to stop. The relationship between the two main characters was very believable.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2)
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 42 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 54,159
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 49,370
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 49,404

"My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth your time

  • By Robert on 09-08-11

Can't Wait for Day 3!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-13

The adventures of Kvothe are spellbinding. What a life! It was so exciting to follow Kvothe through his many struggles, successes and failures. I'm ready for the next book to bring full circle the path of the young Kvothe to the older man who is waiting to die.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Elvenbane

  • By: Andre Norton, Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Aasne Vigesaa
  • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,249
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,119

Two masters of epic fantasy have combined in this brilliant collaboration to create a rousing tale. This is the story of Shana, a half-breed born of the forbidden union of an Elvenlord father with a human mother. Her exiled mother dead, Shana was rescued and raised by dragons, a proud, ancient race who existed unbeknownst to elven or human kind. From birth, Shana was the embodiment of the Prophecy that the all-powerful Elvenlords feared. Her destiny is the enthralling adventure of a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it, but there is no conclusion to series.

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-01-12

Emotional Magical Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 07-24-13

Welcome to a world of magic where the humans are slaves. The elves control everything within their domain. The half-breeds are feared by the elves (for good reason) and the dragons are in hiding. This is a world where unicorns exist although they're called one-horns and are one of the most dangerous animals of all. It's a challenging world where the different aspects of 'humanity' are understandable and heartbreaking. The heroine is a wonderful character I loved to cheer for.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,534
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37,536

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me...

  • By Kristin on 08-30-12

Mind-Bending Adventure

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

Reviewed: 07-24-13

Fascinating story with the reality of a typical apartment building, including a variety of interesting neighbors. Add the supernatural on top of what could exist right down the road and you've got one mind-bending adventure. I could easily identify with many of the characters which made the bizarre seem so much more possible.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful