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  • Bone Dry

  • By: Bette Golden Lamb
  • Narrated by: Beth Richmond
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 111

Imagine. You have cancer. You’ve been blasted and wasted with chemotherapy, along with every other poison the doctors could find to kill malignant cells. Most days you’re more dead than alive. Now there is one last chance for survival. Tomorrow you will be infused with your own, treated bone marrow frozen, stored, and safe in one of California’s most prestigious hospitals. Then comes the note: “We have your marrow.... pay or die."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad, not great, it was OK"

  • By Laurie Carroll on 03-13-16

Just ok.

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

Reviewed: 02-14-16

I was hoping to love it, since I'm looking for a new fiction series to accompany this year's spring cleaning. This didn't quite make it. The characters are a little flat, and the story itself doesn't ever really hook you .

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,369

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

A unexpected surprise

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

Reviewed: 11-25-15

I don't even recall what caused me to purchase this title as I'm not familiar with the author, but I'm so glad I did. A poignant look into the richness of relationships, simple and complex. I highly recommend!

  • The Fifth Gospel

  • A Novel
  • By: Ian Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Jack Davenport
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,893
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,892

In 2004, as Pope John Paul II's reign enters its twilight, a mysterious exhibit is under construction at the Vatican Museums. A week before it is scheduled to open, its curator is murdered at a clandestine meeting on the outskirts of Rome. The same night a violent break-in rocks the home of the curator's research partner, Father Alex Andreou, a Greek Catholic priest who lives inside the Vatican with his five-year-old son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Necessary Review of a Masterpiece

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-25-16

Use of the Vatican setting was well done

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

Reviewed: 05-04-15

Good use of east/west church history as the context of the story line. The mystery was adequate, but the strength of the story is in the setting and characters.

  • The Plague Within

  • Brier Hospital Series
  • By: Lawrence Gold
  • Narrated by: Daniel Polonka
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

In Dr. Harmony Lane's single-minded obsession to cure her patients, she cuts corners and treats a desperately ill woman with an experimental viral vector provided by an unscrupulous research scientist. While he shares her impatience, he cares nothing for her humanistic sensibilities. She uses a similar vector on her patients with autoimmune diseases. While the vector has remarkable curative properties, it soon becomes clear that it has devastating and lethal side effects. The race is on to cure or at least control the vector before it kills again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-29-16

Poorly written and poorly read.

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

Reviewed: 07-18-14

Would you try another book from Lawrence Gold and/or Daniel Polonka?

It's a little hard to distinguish which is worse in this offering - the writing or the reading. Neither are well done and when combined, result in an almost painful Audible experience. I will be avoiding this author and narrator in the future.