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  • Invisible Murder

  • A Nina Borg Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Lene Kaaberbøl, Agnete Friis, Tara Chace (translator)
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

In this feverishly anticipated follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed The Boy in the Suitcase, Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg doesn’t realize she is putting life and family on the line when she tries to treat a group of sick Hungarian gypsies who are living illegally in a Copenhagen garage. Nina has unwittingly thrown herself into a deadly nest of the unscrupulous and the desperate, and what is at stake is much more terrifying than anyone had realized.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of thrills!

  • By Avid Reader and Listener on 10-10-12

A sorrry follow up to a stellar first novel

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

It took me several attempts to get through this book. The sloppy editing was truly annoying. Nowhere near as good as the Boy in the Suitcase.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • White Trash

  • The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
  • By: Nancy Isenberg
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,978
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,677
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,649

In White Trash, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America's supposedly class-free society. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early 19th century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted poor white trash against newly freed slaves, which factored in the rise of eugenics. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and LBJ's Great Society; they haunt us in reality TV shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 400 Year Head Start Squandered

  • By Virgil on 10-11-16

Needs heavy editing -- too long and repetitive

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

It's a compelling story, but suffers from verbosity. The same stories seem to repeat again and again. It almost seems as if this originally was a thesis for a school project that got out of hand.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Broken Harbor

  • Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 19 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,710
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,683

In Broken Harbor, all but one member of the Spain family lies dead, and it’s up to Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy to find out why. Mick must piece together why their house is full of cameras pointed at holes in the walls and how a nighttime intruder bypassed all the locks. Meanwhile, the town of Broken Harbor holds something else for Mick: disturbing memories of a childhood summer gone terribly wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in the Series

  • By sara miller on 07-29-12

A painful listening experience

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

Reviewed: 12-31-16

The crude, rude, constantly yelling detective at the center of this story is a cad. Listening to the swearing, shouting, and general abuse he vents on his suspects and his young partner is just too much to bear. I kept expecting that things might turn around, given some of the other glowing reviews, but no such luck. The storyline was OK, but nothing out of the ordinary.

  • Conspiracy of Fools

  • A True Story
  • By: Kurt Eichenwald
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 30 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624

Say the name 'Enron' and most people believe they've heard all about the story that imperiled a presidency, destroyed a marketplace, and changed Washington and Wall Street forever. But in the hands of Kurt Eichenwald, the players we think we know and the business practices we think have been exposed are transformed into entirely new, and entirely gripping, material.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Adam M Pokorski on 06-06-06

Gripping, even if you thought you knew the story

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

Reviewed: 05-28-16

Who knew that accountancy, internal controls, and good (or bad, in this case) management mattered so much? I knew the basic story, but this well-written and powerfully narrated book had my complete attention over several days as I binge-listened. I just couldn't put it down. A 5-star in every respect.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Strategic Thinking Skills

  • By: Stanley K. Ridgley, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Stanley K. Ridgley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 616

Start making savvier decisions and outsmart your competitors with greater confidence and ease with this simple and comprehensive guide to the skills, tactics, techniques, tools, case studies, and lessons behind strategic thinking. Professor Ridgley has crafted these 24 lectures as an accessible way to engage with thinking that will help you think-and act-more strategically in business and in your own life, whether you're the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or you're preparing to embark on a new career path.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly Fluff, Could be much shorter.

  • By Robert on 08-30-16

Maddening narration of otherwise good content

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

Reviewed: 11-15-14

How could the performance have been better?

Hire an experienced reader to narrate the lectures. This fellow pauses in the most awkward places. That combined with the sometimes pompous tone, makes the listen an annoying experience.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Good information.

Any additional comments?

I might read a hard copy.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • The Rocks Don't Lie

  • By: David R. Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Gary Telles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

In Tibet, geologist David R. Montgomery heard a local story about a great flood that bore a striking similarity to Noah’s Flood. Intrigued, Montgomery began investigating theworld’s flood stories and - drawing from historic works by theologians, natural philosophers, and scientists - discovered the counterintuitive role Noah’s Flood played in the development of both geology and creationism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Educational

  • By Male Perspective on 12-01-13

Religion drives science which drives religion

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

What did you love best about The Rocks Don't Lie?

It made me aware of the extent to which the religious beliefs of the day influenced scientific interpretations.

Any additional comments?

It could have used a better editor and tightened up the narrative. At times it just went on and on. Overall, though, a very thought-provoking narrative.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Far Pavilions

  • By: M. M. Kaye
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 48 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 938

When The Far Pavilions was first published 19 years ago, it moved the critic Edmund Fuller to write this: "Were Miss Kaye to produce no other book, The Far Pavilions might stand as a lasting accomplishment in a single work comparable to Margaret Mitchell's achievement in Gond With the Wind." From its beginning in the foothills of the towering Himalayas, M. M. Kaye's masterwork is a vast, rich, and vibrant tapestry of love and war that ranks with the greatest panoramic sagas of modern fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heroism, adventure, sadistic cruelty, and love.

  • By Velan on 02-19-13

The leading male character has a woman's mind

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

Reviewed: 07-06-13

What did you like best about The Far Pavilions? What did you like least?

I liked the setting in India and the sounds of the foreign names and places, plus the sense of history. What I disliked the most is the constant "narrative" of what's happening and what the characters are thinking. Too often, the thoughts are juevenile. Perhaps I would have enjoyed the book much more were I 40 years younger and the plot, therefore, less predictable.

Any additional comments?

The book should have been billed as "young adult." I've never met a man as meladramatic as the lead in this story.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Keeper

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,760

England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!

  • By Maria on 10-20-12

A great "young adult" fiction listen

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

Reviewed: 05-24-13

Would you try another book from Kate Morton and/or Caroline Lee?

Caroline Lee does an excellent job narrating. Kate Morton's story was fine, but it aims toward a younger listener. Unlike a few other reviewers, I realized how it must end before I was halfway through the listen.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Woodcutter

  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,302

Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite Reginald Hill books!

  • By Diana on 01-20-11

A great listen and would make a good movie

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-11

I couldn't stop listening. It held my interest and attention all the way through. The plot's twists and turns and the interesting characters made this a good listen.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Bossypants

  • By: Tina Fey
  • Narrated by: Tina Fey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,134

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Waste of Money

  • By Cynthia on 05-21-12

Paper version must lack punctuation

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-11

Tina Fey reads this book as though it lacks a single comma, period, or paragraph break and does so at full speed. Although this presentation might work well for the dialog of a character in a sit com, it drives you crazy as an audible book lover. I am surprised by the number of folks who had commented that she'd been a good choice as the narrator. And, at half way through the book, I have yet to experience one chuckle.

8 of 15 people found this review helpful