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  • Orphan X

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,013
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,971

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

It's an okay story

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

Reviewed: 03-10-19

Good but not great story line. Ending choppy/forced. Some of the fight scenes were awkward. The memories interrupt more than they interest. Reader not good with female or children voices.

  • The Viscount and the Witch

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,501

Eleven years before they were framed for the murder of a king, before even assuming the title of Riyria, Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater were practically strangers. Unlikely associates, this cynical thief and idealist swordsman, were just learning how to work together as a team. In this standalone first installment of The Riyria Chronicles, Royce is determined to teach his naive partner a lesson about good deeds. Join Royce and Hadrian in this short story about one of their earliest adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • only if you dont own cronicles book 2

  • By Atle on 10-06-15

Love this writer and narrator!

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

This is a book to listen to in the car on the way to and from dropping the kids off. It's the type of story they'd listen to because there are swords and talk of fighting, rescue and danger. There are morals quietly lurking between the lines.
It is also good for listening while driving into 'town'. You can end the commute with a short laugh and a smile.

  • Moon Called

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 1
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,043
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,033

Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A top notch Urban Fantasy heroine!

  • By Leiah on 04-21-12

Excellent start to an addictive series.

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

Great story and characters all with enough depth to sustain a series and not be confusing our interdependent. One could read the books out of order and enjoy each or read them in order and enjoy the added dimension like adding topography to a map. Characters are loveable without tedious detail.

  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,360

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang in there

  • By Kelly on 03-04-17

Laugh like a loon!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

I bought this book because it has an excellent length to price ratio and I love Luke Daniels. I'm the type of listener that's always listening to an audiobook. I have four different audiobook apps. I have two broad categories of listens. Foreground books and background books. Judging by the cover, I initially deemed this book a background book and was surprised to find myself faltering at my chosen foreground activity and rewinding to catch what I've missed while I wasn't focused on the story. Some of you understand what I'm saying.
This is a good book made better by narration. The story has subtle pockets of depth of you're interested. The characters are engaging and the story hilarious.

  • Bone Crossed

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 4
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,700
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,453

In a world where "witches, vampires, werewolves, and shape-shifters live beside ordinary people" ( Booklist), it takes a very unusual woman to call it home. By day, Mercy Thompson is a car mechanic in Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shape-shifter with some unusual talents, Mercy's found herself maintaining a tenuous harmony between the human and the not-so- human on more than one occasion. This time she may get more than she bargained for.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • can't listen to this more than once

  • By Amy on 05-03-18

Half the story is filler.

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

Reviewed: 03-31-15

This book as a whole is...fractured. This attempt at complexity failed. The two plot lines didn't weave well. I liked Chad but not enough to care about his story. I really like Stephan. It's too bad their relationship doesn't go anywhere. The reading was entertaining. The main characters are just as engaging, but half the story is filler.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Bound: Mercy Thompson, Book 2

  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,057
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,049

Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places - and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind. But this new vampire is hardly ordinary - and neither is the demon inside of him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blood Bound

  • By Deborah on 06-24-10

Excellent for repeat listening.

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

Reviewed: 03-30-15

This is a fun engaging story and a good anytime listen. I keep on device to combat boredom in the car or in line or while doing chores.

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  • Fear Nothing

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406

Christopher Snow is the best-known resident of 12,000-strong Moonlight Bay, California. This is because 28-year-old Chris has xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), a light-sensitivity so severe that he cannot leave his house in daylight, cannot enter a normally-lit room, cannot sit at a computer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Stanley on 12-31-05

Loved this story

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

Reviewed: 03-05-14

Who was your favorite character and why?

The surf addicted, closet millionaire, Bobby. Or maybe the bad ass girlfriend, with the unrevealed but intriguing past, Sasha. Who can choose!

Which scene was your favorite?

Orson meeting Monkey Joe.

Any additional comments?

I would totally date Christopher Snow. He's the coolest.

  • The Book of Night Women

  • By: Marlon James
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,052
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,723

The story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the 18th century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they - and she - will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age and reveals the extent of her power, they see her as the key to their plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • twenty stars

  • By Denise on 09-21-10

This was a hard story to hear.

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

Reviewed: 03-05-14

If you could sum up The Book of Night Women in three words, what would they be?

Murderers are selfish.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Glad that's finished.

Any additional comments?

I hate to give the story two stars but it was so hard to listen to, it might deserve it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

  • A Novel
  • By: Lionel Shriver
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,907
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,711

Eva never really wanted to be a mother - and certainly not the mother of a boy who ends up murdering seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him, all two days before his 16th birthday. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood, and Kevin’s horrific rampage, in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A smart, chilling story. Told in a very unique way

  • By aaron on 01-09-12

Highly Recommend

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

Reviewed: 03-05-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. We all tend to blame ourselves when our kids aren't perfect. This books reminds us to forgive ourselves, trust our instincts and let go of control.

What did you like best about this story?

The small, sad surprise at the end.

What about Coleen Marlo’s performance did you like?

The tone and timber of her voice matched the description of the character.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,235

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A heartwrenching story read absolutely brilliantly

  • By Heather on 08-22-12

Unexpected

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

Reviewed: 03-05-14

What did you love best about The Handmaid's Tale?

It had amazing imagery without overdoing the descriptions.

What other book might you compare The Handmaid's Tale to and why?

The writing style reminded me of Toni Morrison (without the overt racial tones).

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene describing the readers first encounter with the handmaids real purpose. When The Wife, The Captain, and The Handmaid are all on the bed. The colors and shapes of their bodies create a detailed picture all while creating a essential scene to understanding the story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No.