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  • Cold Cold Heart

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,437

Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until she was kidnapped by a notorious serial killer. A year has passed since she defeated her attacker, but Dana is still physically, emotionally, and psychologically scarred by her ordeal, with aftereffects including PTSD and memory loss. In an attempt to put herself back together after surviving the unthinkable, Dana returns to her hometown. But it doesn't provide the comfort she expects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First Tami Hoag book I've had

  • By April on 01-27-15

Good read! Keeps you guessing.

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

Reviewed: 02-25-17

What made the experience of listening to Cold Cold Heart the most enjoyable?

The varied suspects;which one could it be? There were actually two murderers and I managed to figure out one before the end. The other I had begun to trust as did the main character.

What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

She was a good story teller.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

"Where there's life, there's hope" A statement by the main character in the begining and repeated near the end.

Any additional comments?

I liked the authors notes at the end about PTSD; she also did very well at making it real in the story. The writing of this book gave her a mission.

  • Joshua Valiant

  • Chronicles of the Nephilim (Volume 5)
  • By: Brian Godawa
  • Narrated by: Brian Godawa
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

After 400 years of slavery in Egypt, the Israelites under Moses have escaped into the desert and are prepared to enter the land of Canaan that God had promised them. There's only one problem: It's crawling with giants. And these giants are the Seed of the Serpent, linked to the nefarious Nephilim giants before the Flood. They are called Anakim, Rephaim and others. Only two men, Joshua and Caleb, have the faith to face these Nephilim giants whose murderous idolatry defiles the land. But first, they must establish a bridgehead across the river Jordan to launch their invasion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but the Audible file is messed up.

  • By Daniel Pickett on 04-02-14

Can't wait for the next one!

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

What made the experience of listening to Joshua Valiant the most enjoyable?

The prologue which explains the use of the Bible verses and biblical archeology/history. I understand so much more and it makes the author 's story so believable. In his first book I wasn't sure I would care for the author's narration.but now I feel he is the right person and his voice has become familiar. I will investigate other books he has written outside this series.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Joshua Valiant?

The strong belief of Caleb.

What about Brian Godawa’s performance did you like?

His ability to voice each character.

Who was the most memorable character of Joshua Valiant and why?

'Ole grumbling Moses. I see him in a more human light and have a better appreciation of what he did for the Israelites.

Any additional comments?

Recommend this series to anyone that wants fiction to relate to and share the biblical history.

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  • Noah Primeval

  • Chronicles of the Nephilim (Volume 1)
  • By: Brian Godawa
  • Narrated by: Brian Godawa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 443
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 409

Noah Primeval is a speculative retelling of the beloved story of Noah for a new generation. In an ancient world submerged in darkness, fallen angels rule as gods, and breed giants and monsters. Mankind is enslaved to evil. Noah, a tribal leader, has been prophesied to bring an end to the rule of these "gods" and save humanity from coming destruction. But Noah's wife and son are captives of these dark forces.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • almost perfect

  • By joe on 05-29-13

Not sure at first....

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

Reviewed: 09-20-15

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

I wasn't sure at first that I would care for the narrator;thought he wouldn't act the characters, just read. Boy was I wrong! By the middle of the first chapter I was hooked and wanted to know what was going to happen to my friend Noah...how was he going to build that ark...and get the animals..and what was a good enough explanation for getting rid of all the people. Got it all and Biblical references at the end, Good fiction based on the Bible and archeaology history. Ready for the next one. Sally

What was one of the most memorable moments of Noah Primeval?

When he was in Sheol.

Which character – as performed by Brian Godawa – was your favorite?

Methusala.

If you could rename Noah Primeval, what would you call it?

Wouldn't change it.

  • The Next Always

  • Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,511

The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, the changing of hands, and even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major face-lift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect in the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was sixteen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You need to Set your MP3 Playback to FASTER!

  • By Lynne Phelps on 05-04-12

Good read/listening

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

Reviewed: 10-19-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Next Always to be better than the print version?

This is good for light reading. It had me hooked at the beginning just listening to the storyteller use different voices for all the characters....nice job. The farther into the book the harder it was to leave it alone. Saw many ladies come into the office where I worked with Nora Robert's books and always asked if they were good. Always got a nod of the head as they were busy reading! This is Book 1 of a trilogy and I want to read the rest! And probably more of her books. Better than a print version?...hard to say, I really enjoyed the sound of different character; it enhanced my imagination.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Next Always?

Several. Whenever Beckett stood up for what he believed in. Particularly when he told Clare that couples do for each other, that is what makes them a couple.

Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but I sure would again!

Any additional comments?

Just as above.