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GREENWICH, CT, United States
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  • The Impossible Fortress

  • By: Jason Rekulak
  • Narrated by: Griffin Newman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 763
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760

The Impossible Fortress begins with a magazine. The year is 1987, and Playboy has just published scandalous photographs of Vanna White, from the popular TV game show Wheel of Fortune. For three teenage boys - Billy, Alf, and Clark - who are desperately uneducated in the ways of women, the magazine is somewhat of a Holy Grail: priceless beyond measure and impossible to attain. So, they hatch a plan to steal it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Touching story

  • By solomon d. on 05-31-17

VERY ENJOYABLE STORY. FROM START TO FINISH

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

THIS WAS A CHANGE OF PACE BOOK FOR ME. A LIGHT STORY. HEART WARMING AND JUST ENJOYABLE. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THRILLS, THIS BOOK WILL IS NOT IT. I LIKE THRILLERS. BUT I FOUND THIS ONE A NICE CHANGE OF PACE.

  • Where We Go from Here

  • By: Bernie Sanders
  • Narrated by: Bernie Sanders
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Senator Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign was a beginning, not an end. In his new audiobook, America's most popular political figure speaks about what he's been doing to oppose the Trump agenda and strengthen the progressive movement and how we go forward as a nation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deserves the Grammy

  • By Anonymous User on 12-04-18

IF YOU LOVE BERNIE YOU WILL LOVE THIS

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

I AM A BERNER FOR LIFE. I AGREE WITH MOST OF BERNIE'S IDEAS. I WAS HOT FOR THIS BOOK TO COME OUT. I WANTED TO HEAR HIM READ IT HIMSELF. AND I ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH. I RECOMMEND IT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE BERNERS OR WHO WANT TO KNOW WHAT BERNIE'S VIEWS ARE. HOW MUCH BETER OFF WE WOULD BE IF HE WAS ELECTED IN 2016!

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Dolores Claiborne

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frances Sternhagen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,125
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031

Dolores Claiborne is suspected of killing Vera Donovan, her wealthy employer, and when the police question her, she tells the story of her life, harkening back to her disintegrating marriage and the suspicious death of her violent husband 30 years earlier. Dolores also tells of Vera's physical and mental decline and how she became emotionally demanding in recent years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Fantastic!

  • By Matthew S. Hill on 06-06-16

VERY WELL READ BOOK. LOVED THIS STORY

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

ONE OF MY FAVE STEPHEN KING BOOKS. I READ THE BOOK WHEN I COULD STILL READ AND SAW THE MOVIE. NOW I HAVE LISTENED TO THE BOOK. ALL THREE WERE REALLY GREAT. THE READER DID A PERFECT JOB THAT ADDED TO THE STORY. IF YOU LIKE GOOD STORY YOU WILL LIKE THIS BOOK.

  • Eight Hundred Grapes

  • A Novel
  • By: Laura Dave
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 431

What if your beloved fiancé, he of the crinkly smile and the irresistible British accent, had kept a life-changing secret from you? And what if, just a week before your dream wedding, you discovered it?

When these questions become realities for bride-to-be Georgia Ford, she does the only thing that seems to make sense. She runs....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mindless Summer Entertainment with a Fatal Flaw

  • By Janet on 06-24-15

GOOD BOOK. I THINK MORE FOR WOMEN THAN MEN.

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

I LIKED THE STORY IT WAS ENTERTAINING AND HAD NO SLOW MOMENTS. I THINK THAT IT WAS NOT REALISTIC AS IT SEEMED TO BE OVERDRAMATIC IN SOME PARTS BUT WHY NOT? YOU HAVE TO KEEP THE BOOK INTERESTING AND IT KEPT ME INTERESTED. I LIKED THE NARRATOR TOO. EASY TO LISTEN TO. I THINK IT MITE MAKE A GOOD MOVIE.

  • Blood and Money

  • The Classic True Story of Murder, Passion, and Power
  • By: Thomas Thompson
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Joan Robinson Hill was a world-class equestrian, a glamorous member of Houston high society, and the wife of Dr. John Hill, a handsome and successful plastic surgeon. Her father, Ash Robinson, was a charismatic oil tycoon obsessed with making his daughter's every dream come true. Rich, attractive, and reckless, Joan was one of the most celebrated women in a town infatuated with money, power, and fame. Then one morning in 1969, she fell mysteriously ill. The sordid events that followed comprise "what may be the most compelling and complex case in crime annals" (Ann Rule, best-selling author of The Stranger Beside Me).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS IS A GREAT BOOK

  • By jaye on 10-20-18

THIS IS A GREAT BOOK

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

I WAS WAITING FOR THIS BOOK FOR A LONG TIME. I READ THE PHYSICAL BOOK YEARS AGO. NOW THAT I CAN'T SEE WELL ENOUGH FOR SERIOUS READING I CAN LISTEN TO IT AGAIN!

I DID NOT CARE FOR THE NARRATOR BUT HE WAS OK. HE SEEMED TO LACK SOMETHING.

I DO THINK THAT THE BOOK SHOULD HAVE PORTRAYED DR. HILL TO SHOW HIS TRUE NASTINESS. BUT I SUPPOSE THE BOOK WAS BEING OBJECTIVE. ANYWAY IT WAS A GOOD STORY!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Serpentine

  • By: Thomas Thompson
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

There was no pattern to the murders, no common thread other than the fact that the victims were all vacationers, robbed of their possessions, and slain in seemingly random crimes. Authorities across three continents and a dozen nations had no idea they were all looking for the same man: Charles Sobhraj, aka "The Serpent". A handsome Frenchman of Vietnamese and Indian origin, Sobhraj targeted backpackers on the "hippie trail" between Europe and South Asia. A master of deception, he used his powerful intellect and considerable sex appeal to lure naive travelers into a life of crime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story / Weak Narration

  • By Chandelle on 10-09-18

I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS BOOKS FOR SO LONG!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I READ THIS BOOK PHYSICALLY WHEN I WAS ABLE TO READ. NOW I CAN READ IT AGAIN. THE STORY IS CRAZY BUT TRUE. THIS GUY DOES OUTLANDISH CRIMES AND HE ALSO IS VERY CARELESS AND GETS HIMSELF IN A LOT OF TROUBLE. THE STORY IS A SAGA. A SAGA OF A SOCIOPATHIC CONMAN-MURDERER. I FOUND THE FIRST FEW HOURS SLOW. BUT I KNEW THAT FROM THE PHYSICAL BOOK. KEEP WITH IT IT IS WORTH THE READ. THE NARATOR WAS NOT MY FAVORITE. BUT HE DID OK . IT IS A LONG BOOK BUT TIME WORTH SPENDING. IF YOU LIKE THIS GET BLOOD AND MONEY ALSO FINALLY OUT BY SAME AUTHOR I AM READING THAT NEXT I HAVE READ THE HARD COPY YEARS AGO.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Precinct: Siberia

  • A Precinct Siberia Novel, Book 1
  • By: Tom Philbin
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Four police officers - Joe Lawless, Barbara Babalino, Leo Grady, and Arnold Gertz - work to uphold the law at the tough 53rd Precinct, a vicious, crime-ridden precinct that is the dumping ground for misfit police officers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT BOOK--SUSPENSE, ROMANCE, AND HUMOR TOO1

  • By jaye on 09-07-18

GREAT BOOK--SUSPENSE, ROMANCE, AND HUMOR TOO1

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

I LOVE THIS BOOK AND WHEN I COULD READ PHYSICAL BOOKS I READ THE ENTIRE PRECINT SIBERIA SERIES. THEY WERE GREAT BOOKS WITH GREAT CHARACTERS. MY FAVE WAS ARNOLD. I WISH THE OTHER PRECINCT SIBERIA NOVELS WERE ON AUDIBLE. I WOULD SNAP THEM UP.

I DON'T GENERALLY READ FICTIONAL DETECTIVE NOVELS BUT THESE NOVELS ARE REALLY ENJOYABLE TO READ,

  • The Handyman

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,143
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,064
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,062

Daniel Martin has never forgotten his childhood encounters with Frank Watkins, the man who built his family a summer home out of cardboard and plywood. Frank's gaze was oddly confusing, as if he was attempting to discern the proper way to behave because he didn't know how to respond in a human manner. Since Frank obviously wasn't an alien, young Daniel thought maybe the man was crazy. In the end, Daniel would learn the terrifying truth about Frank Watkins. And as an adult, Daniel is about to discover there are more of them out there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Little is back!

  • By JuniorLo on 02-08-18

THIS BOOK IS TOO LONG.

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

I ONLY READ 7H 31MIIN. AND I THREW IN THE TOWEL. IT IS TO REPETATIVE AND I THINK COULD HAVE BEEN A LOT SHORTER. I DON'T KNOW HE ENDING BUT I DON'T THINK EVEN A GOOD ENDING CAN SAVE THIS ONE. I DON'T LIKE THE STORY PLOT OR THE WORDINESS OF THE BOOK. I WANT MY CREDIT BCK!

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,220

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By Jenn on 01-11-18

THIS BOOK WAS TOO LONG, AND MELODRAMATIC

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

THE STORY WENT ON AND ON. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN SHORTER. I WAS ENJOYING IT FOR A WHILE BUT--WHERE WAS IT GOING? ON AND ON AND ON.THEN THE MELODRAMATIC ENDING LEFT ME FLAT. IT COULD BE ONE OF THOSE LIFETIME MOVIES THAT STARTS OFF GOOD AND IN THE END I WONDER WHY I WASTED MY TIME. THE PERFORMANCE WAS GOOD AND THE ONLY CHARACTER IN THE BOOK I REALLY LIKED WAS AUNT CHARLOTTE.

DEFINATELY NOT FOR MEN! (AND NOT FOR ALL OF US WOMEN EITHER.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,967

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed Beginning...

  • By Elizabeth Mahan on 11-19-18

SOMETIMES I DON'T THINK KING USES AN OUTLINE

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

THIS BOOK WAS TOO LONG.

I DID NOT FINISH IT. I COULD SEE WHERE IT WAS GOING THO....NOWHERE.

SOMETIMES I THINK KING WRITES WITHOUT AN OUTLINE--IN OTHER WORDS HE JUST WRITES AND DOES NOT HAVE A ENDING PLANNED FOR THE BOOK. OTHER TIMES HE MUST HAVE HAD AND OUTLINE OR ENDING AND THOSE BOOKS ARE GREAT. I WILL RETURN THIS BOOK AS IT IS JUST LIKE "IT" WHICH HAD GREAT CHARACTER STUDIES BUT A VERY STUPID ENDING.

I SHOULD HAVEKNOWN WHEN THE BOOK WAS 18 HOURS. IT MITE BE A GREAT BOOK FOR SOME PEOPLE. NOT ME!

9 of 12 people found this review helpful