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Phoenix, AZ
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  • The Song of Achilles

  • A Novel
  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Frazer Douglas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,369

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. “The best of all the Greeks”—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine—much to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles’ mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wasn't Expecting to Like It- BOY! was I wrong!!

  • By susan on 06-11-14

A book worthy of your complete surrender...

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Every once in awhile a book comes along that raises the bar; making you wish you could give it 10 stars.
I’ve never been fascinated with Greek Mythology, so don’t let the Summary stop you from trying this book.
The Narrator slips you into a comfortable, relaxing and distracting storyline all the way through. This story is captivatingly entertaining in its drama and action.
This really is a magnificent book!

  • Tonight I Said Goodbye

  • By: Michael Koryta
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,283
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,086
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,079

Investigator Wayne Weston is found dead of an apparent suicide in his home in an upscale Cleveland suburb, and his wife and six-year-old daughter are missing. Weston’s father insists that private investigators Lincoln Perry and Joe Pritchard take the case to exonerate his son and find his granddaughter and daughter-in-law. As they begin to work, they discover there is much more to the situation than has been described in the prevalent media reports.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worthwhile effort

  • By Janice on 07-14-11

Sloooooow moving...

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

The story moved much slower than I wanted. It is a good story, but lacks any intricate/complex detective scenarios. It’s worth a credit, but only if prepared for a slower paced unraveling of drama.

  • Cut and Run

  • By: Mary Burton
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569

Trauma victims are not new to medical examiner Faith McIntyre, but this one is different. The unconscious woman clinging to life after a hit and run is FBI agent Macy Crow. What the woman from Quantico was doing in a dark alley after midnight is just one mystery. The other is more unsettling: Macy is Faith’s mirror image - the twin sister she never knew she had. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted Fast Fun & Free (to borrow)...

  • By shelley on 10-19-18

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

Pretty good story line - narrator was okay and even better at a higher listening speed. I was able to listen all in one sitting and it kept my interest. Nothing extraordinary, but good!

  • Jar of Hearts

  • By: Jennifer Hillier
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

When she was 16 years old, Angela Wong - one of the most popular girls in school - disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls back in high school. But 14 years later, Angela Wong's remains are discovered in the woods near Geo's childhood home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps you interested all the way through

  • By Christina on 07-06-18

Really Good & Totally Unexpected

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

This book is written well and captivating all the way through. The twists are smart & surprising, but most of all, the Author knows more than a thing or two about adequately expressing the quarks of being human.

  • Coma

  • By: Robin Cook
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 207

They called it "minor surgery", but Nancy Greenly, Sean Berman, and a dozen others - all admitted to Boston Memorial Hospital for routine procedures - were victims of the same inexplicable, hideous tragedy on the operating table. They never woke up...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love Robin's books

  • By Shon Bryson on 12-03-15

Meh

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

The main character seemed dumb in her actions. It was hard to relate to her. She was also overly emotional, and along with other indicators in this book clearly reflected that it is decades old. Story was okay though.

  • Paranormal Intruder

  • The True Story of a Family in Fear
  • By: Caroline Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 180

An innocent family finds itself completely helpless against the sudden onset of paranormal activity in their quiet rural home. A knife embedded in a kitchen cupboard, crockery smashed by invisible hands, and blood-chilling growls emit from thin air. Caroline and her husband Neil search for answers as they try to protect their family from the unseen entity that seems determined to rip them apart. The biggest question looms over them like a dark cloud ... who is going to help us?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terror Would Be A Bit Of An Understatement

  • By CC on 07-31-14

Really Cheesy

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

I can't tell if it was the Narrator but this book lacked a feeling like it could be believable. I know, the subject matter is completely disbelieving but it's like the Narrator didn't 'sell it' enough to at least creep me out. I was detached abd might as well have been reading the names in a telephone book.

  • The Last Trial

  • McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers
  • By: Robert Bailey
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547

McMurtrie’s old nemesis, Jack Willistone, is found dead on the banks of the Black Warrior River. Willistone had his share of enemies, but all evidence points to a forgotten, broken woman as the killer. At the urging of the suspect’s desperate fourteen-year-old daughter, McMurtrie agrees to take the case. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely one of the best legal thrillers!!

  • By shelley on 05-09-18

REALLY GOOD!

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

I loved the character sin this one - a small town coziness to the book, and great drama. An excellent legal thriller without being overboard. This is a smooth, enjoyable, yet unpredictable ride.

  • Watchers

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070

On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods. That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunning masterpiece that leaves you with hope.

  • By Anonymous User on 08-31-18

Well done!

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

This was my first Dean Koontz book and I was pleasantly surprised. A bit of details really dated the book, but not in a way that it was distracting. A really entertaining read. Loved the spooky element without it being cheesy.

  • The Speed of Sound

  • Speed of Sound Thrillers, Book 1
  • By: Eric Bernt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Harmony House is more than a “special place for special people.” It’s a think tank where high-functioning autistic savants harness their unique abilities for the benefit of society. Resident Eddie Parks’s contribution: an “echo box” that can re-create never-recorded sounds using acoustic archeology. All Eddie wants is to hear his late mother’s voice. But what he’s created is inadvertently posing a threat to national security. To Harmony House’s shadowy government backers and radical extremists, the echo box is the ultimate intelligence asset - an end to the very concept of secrecy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting...

  • By shelley on 06-02-18

LOVED IT!

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

This was a GREAT book. A captivating story with rich characters. Truly entertaining and the Narrator was excellent! Bravo!!!

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  • Malice

  • By: Jennifer Jaynes
  • Narrated by: Jane Oppenheimer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 329

Dr. Daniel Winters has a beachfront home in Malibu, a career as a respected pediatrician, and a gorgeous new wife, Mia. For a man whose past was rife with mental illness, addiction, and thoughts of suicide, it seems too good to be true. Then Daniel learns that a fellow pediatrician and his family were found slaughtered in their home. It’s just the first chip in the facade of Daniel’s perfect life. Little by little, everything starts to fall away. At work, his career becomes at risk when he’s asked to remain silent about a dangerous new drug. At home, Mia has gone from an affectionate newlywed to a mysterious woman carefully hiding secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UNPUTDOWNABLE!!!!

  • By shelley on 10-01-18

Hidden little gem of a book...

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

This is a hidden gem. COMPLETELY engaging throughout, nice drama and twists, and not written with any fluff. Some reviewers mentioned they didn't like the ending but check it out for yourself! Worth the credit! I thought it was great!