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  • Ordinary Grace

  • By: William Kent Krueger
  • Narrated by: Rich Orlow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,383

Award-winning author William Kent Krueger has gained an immense fan base for his Cork O’Connor series. In Ordinary Grace, Krueger looks back to 1961 to tell the story of Frank Drum, a boy on the cusp of manhood. A typical 13-year-old with a strong, loving family, Frank is devastated when a tragedy forces him to face the unthinkable - and to take on a maturity beyond his years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Wonderful - In Every Way

  • By tooonce72 on 03-29-13

Enjoyed a great story and writing

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

The story held my attention throughout the book. A fine balance of adults and the viewpoint of a young boy going thru traumatic times.

  • Extinction Code

  • By: James D. Prescott
  • Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 854

Geophysicist Jack Greer believes he may finally have found the resting place of the meteorite that wiped out the dinosaurs sixty-five million years ago. A few miles off the Yucatán coast, Jack and a team of scientists tow an aging drilling platform over the impact crater with the aim of securing a sample. But buried deep beneath the earth lies a shocking discovery that threatens to shatter everything we think we know about the origins of our species.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the story is solid and entertaining

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 04-04-18

Too many improbable situations and occurences

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

This is science fiction so the improbable is expected and acceptable. What is not acceptable is when the author takes the normal situations of life and just stretches them to cover deficiencies in the story line.

Made it through the first few chapters and got tired of people popping in and out with no way of being there.

  • Seven Stones to Stand or Fall

  • A Collection of Outlander Fiction
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Robert Ian MacKenzie, Allan Scott-Douglas, Davina Porter, and others
  • Length: 24 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,807

The author presents a collection of seven short stories set in the Outlander universe, never before published together, including two original stories and featuring beloved character Jamie Fraser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two new works and five previously published

  • By Mary R on 07-03-17

Not interested in the trivial travails of royalty

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

The first story convinced me that I did not want to spend time with these characters. I am sure many will enjoy, just not my cup of tea.

  • Mechanical Failure

  • Epic Failure, Book 1
  • By: Joe Zieja
  • Narrated by: Joe Zieja
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 187

The 200 years' (and counting) peace was a time of tranquility that hasn't been seen since...well, ever. Mankind in the Galactic Age had finally conquered war, so what was left for the military to do but drink and barbecue? That's the kind of military that Sergeant R. Wilson Rogers lived in before he left the fleet to become a smuggler. But it turns out that smuggling is hard. Like getting-arrested-for-dealing-with-pirates-and-forced-back-into-service kind of hard.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • took a bit to find it's voice

  • By Patrick on 09-08-16

Plot, characters and conversations are sophomoric

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

First chapter did me in. Just did not want to spent the time stuck in a junior high school lunch room.

  • Sherlock Holmes

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 62 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,987
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,535
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,492

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the definitive collection of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and four collections of short stories. And, exclusively for Audible, Stephen has written and narrated eight insightful introductions, one for each title.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Chapter Guide!

  • By Katya Rice on 05-25-18

Holmes can become boring after 2-3 stories

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Well written and well performed. I put it down after the first two stories.You just know he is going to solve the next one.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No Direction Home

  • Ordinary People Surviving Extraordinary Times, Book 1
  • By: Mike Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262

A college student in Knoxville. An Irish couple on their dream vacation in Orlando. A bank robber in an Atlanta prison...what do they all have in common? They are survivors of vPx073, the most deadly virus ever to be unleashed on the planet. One that has brought civilization to a standstill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Direction Home Excellent Plague Survival Series

  • By Joe Mahoney on 07-26-17

Too short for the price but enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

What did you like best about this story?

The book moves along well. Too often this genre can get lost in the smallest details of a gun or knife. The author did a good job of giving us enough info without boring us.

The story had a few improbable situations but most could be believable. The characters are like cutout stereotypes. The women are beautiful. There is the Army engineer who is calm and collected. The kid who is confused but an exceptional sharpshooter. The nerd, the gangster, the overstuffed preppy. All act their parts in a predictable manner.

The story is a short five hours so maybe we'll see more character development.

I'll buy Book 2

  • Sentinels of Fire

  • By: P. T. Deutermann
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

By the spring of 1945, the once mighty Japanese fleet has been virtually destroyed, leaving Japan open to invasion. The Japanese react by dispatching hundreds of suicide bombers against the Allied fleet surrounding Okinawa. By mid-May, the Allied fleet is losing a major ship a day to murderous swarms of kamikazes streaming out of Formosa and southern Japan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Jean on 01-27-17

Navy WW2 Okinawa What it was to live through

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

Would you listen to Sentinels of Fire again? Why?

Yes, I will be back listening to this book again in a few years. P.T. Deutermann has an excellent style and firm grasp of the historical context of his novels. This is another in a collection of excellent WW2 Naval stories.

  • The Last Jump

  • A Novel of World War II
  • By: John E. Nevola
  • Narrated by: Mike Ortego
  • Length: 23 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

The Last Jump is a war story, a mystery, a love tale, and a tribute to the people who won World War II. Fact and fiction intermix seamlessly to unravel a secret passionately guarded by four aging soldiers. The reader is transported back in time to an imperfect America, with all is incredible virtues and vexing shortcomings struggling with racial and gender issues while fighting for its very survival. It was time when Americans stood shoulder to shoulder to free the world from tyranny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!!!

  • By Lisa Althoff on 06-15-15

Good Story Stretched Too Far

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

Would you try another book from John E. Nevola and/or Mike Ortego?

Yes, the writing and characters are fine. My only issue is how the secret is handled. The story of life during WW2 is compelling. The secret that appears in the second half of the book went on too long. It took away from the intensity of the story being told. How could this secret be more than the story of heroism and tragedy unfolding before us?

I never stayed to find that secret.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,814
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,402

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

Enjoyed the action, the humor and the flow.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-17

Could not put the story down. The flow of the book moved very well. The characters are basically two with a few supportting. The interaction between characters was interesting and comedic without become sompheric. Already look for the next book in the series.

  • The Brotherhood of the Wheel

  • By: R. S. Belcher
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,775

In AD 1119, a group of nine crusaders became known as the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon - a militant monastic order charged with protecting pilgrims and caravans traveling on the roads to and from the Holy Land. In time, the Knights Templar would grow in power and, ultimately, be laid low. But a small offshoot of the Templars endure and have returned to the order's original mission: to defend the roads of the world and guard those who travel on them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Urban Fantasy at its purest!

  • By kara-karina on 04-11-16

Truckers chasing evil when they could call 911

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

Reviewed: 12-14-16

I lost it when I realized the author just wanted to create settings where he talk about truckers and their trucks. The actions of the characters made no sense except to be stage props for a truck fest.