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C. Burke

MONTGOMERY, TX, US
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  • Dark Matter

  • A Novel
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,279

"Are you happy with your life?" Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason's never met smiles down at him and says, "Welcome back, my friend."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Believable Multiverse

  • By Michael L. Moore on 02-18-17

Great !

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Loved it! I wish it weren't over but then again I'm glad it ended the way it did. I will probably be listening to this one over again! Very happy with our book club selection this month!

  • The Haunting of Hill House

  • By: Shirley Jackson
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,621
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,291
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,297

Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written horror tale

  • By Crystal on 02-11-14

fair

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

fair not great but good read
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0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Trauma Cleaner

  • By: Sarah Krasnostein
  • Narrated by: Rachael Tidd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife... but as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home, she just wanted to belong. Now she believes her clients deserve no less. A man who bled quietly to death in his living room. Sarah Krasnostein has watched the extraordinary Sandra Pankhurst bring order and care to these, the living and the dead - and the book she has written is equally extraordinary.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful, emotional, and perfectly narrated.

  • By LitWitWineDine on 06-30-18

did not like it

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

I struggled to even get through the first few chapters. I did not enjoy this book and was looking forward to hearing more about the career aspects and the drama that lead up to the career was very dreary and boring. this book could not hold my attention passed the intro. read it due to a book club choosing. I would have never chose such a snooze fest. blah!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • A Novel
  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,691
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,727

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close To Perfection--A Definite Thumbs Up!

  • By Kathy on 08-07-17

blah! just not my type of book. boring...next!

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

could not finish. waste of audible credit. blah! not interesting! seriously I had to endure her Hollywood wax! yuck!🤮I struggled to even get through the first few chapters. I did not enjoy this book and was it was very dreary and boring. this book could not hold my attention passed the intro. read it due to a book club choosing. I would have never chose such a snooze fest. blah!

  • Carve the Mark

  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Austin Butler, Emily Rankin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,900

On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a current gift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their current gifts, Akos and Cyra do not - their gifts make them vulnerable to others' control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives and reset the balance of power in this world?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Attempt - Poor execution

  • By Joseph Reeves on 09-21-17

Crave the Mark is good

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Crave the Mark is good but not a great page Turner like her other books by Veronica Roth. This one was hard to stay interested in...

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,467

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Vanessa Arizona on 09-04-16

Behind Closed Doors exceptional!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Read through it in a day! Georgia Macguire is amazing as she reads through this and makes every page pop and come to life.
A+++ to Georgia Maguire and B.A. Paris.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Last One

  • A Novel
  • By: Alexandra Oliva
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain, Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 237

She wanted an adventure. She never imagined it would go this far. It begins with a reality TV show. Twelve contestants are sent into the woods to face challenges that will test the limits of their endurance. While they are out there, something terrible happens - but how widespread is the destruction, and has it occurred naturally or is it man-made? Cut off from society, the contestants know nothing of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I had to finish it and finish it fast.

  • By Howard on 07-16-16

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 03-19-17

loved it! gotta read this one! couldn't stop listening to it on audible. great book! hope it's a movie soon!