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  • The Lost Airman

  • A True Story of Escape from Nazi Occupied France
  • By: Seth Meyerowitz, Peter F. Stevens
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,356

Bronx-born top turret-gunner Arthur Meyerowitz was on his second mission when he was shot down in 1943. He was one of only two men on the B-24 Liberator known as Harmful Lil Armful who escaped death or immediate capture on the ground. After fleeing the wreck, Arthur knocked on the door of an isolated farmhouse, whose owners hastily took him in. Fortunately, his hosts not only despised the Nazis but had a tight connection to the French resistance group Morhange and its founder, Marcel Taillandier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story of the French Resistance in WW2

  • By Rebecca Lawton on 06-19-17

True Heroism

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

I highly recommend this book. This is one of the stories of those who have made my freedom possible. Thank you!

  • Treasure Island

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Marty Ross - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Philip Glenister, Daniel Mays, Catherine Tate, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,453

Audible Originals takes to the high seas to bring to life this timeless tale of pirates, lost treasure maps and mutiny. When weathered old sailor Billy Bones arrives at the inn of young Jim Hawkins' parents, it is the start of an adventure beyond anything he could have imagined. When Bones dies mysteriously, Jim stumbles across a map of a mysterious island in his sea chest, where X marks the spot of a stash of buried pirate gold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A reflective adventure

  • By Tad Davis on 09-12-17

Great Version

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

This enactment of an old classic was fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I recommend it to anyone who enjoyed reading the book in their youth. it will bring back the excitement felt then.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Strange Weather

  • Four Novellas
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Joe Hill, Wil Wheaton, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,296
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,292

A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative number one New York Times best-selling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By gloria on 10-08-18

Great Collection

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

I loved this assortment of short novels. I will be telling other people how engaging these stories are. Definitely will recommend this collection.

0 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Weight of Silence

  • By: Heather Gudenkauf
  • Narrated by: Jim Colby, Eliza Foss, Cassandra Morris, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,759
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,760

It happens quietly one August morning. As dawn's shimmering light drenches the humid Iowa air, two families awaken to find their little girls have gone missing in the night. Now these families are tied by the question of what happened to their children. And the answer is trapped in the silence of unspoken family secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A jewel

  • By Sara W on 07-17-10

Great 'Slice of Life" Story

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

Fascinating characters, an intriguing plot, and an outcome showing true life results combine to make for a great suspense novel. I loved it!

  • The Book of Lost Things

  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,587

High in his attic bedroom, 12-year-old David mourns the loss of his mother. He is angry and he is alone, with only the books on his shelf for company.But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds that the real world and the fantasy world have begun to meld. The Crooked Man has come, with his mocking smile and his enigmatic words: "Welcome, your majesty. All hail the new king."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For Those Who Enjoy Playing with Fairytales

  • By alison on 01-06-13

A World Apart

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

C S Lewis would have enjoyed this book. When I first read the comparison to his Narnia series, I was skeptical. But I bought it and was pleasantly surprised. Though not as voluminous as the Chronicles, this story kept to the allegorical nature achieved by Lewis in regard to spiritual and moral growth. Well done!

  • Don't Let Go

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,153

With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The new Harlan Coben?!

  • By shelley on 10-01-17

Resolving the Past...A Mystery

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

This was a intriguing mystery which showed how one death can affect dozens of lives. I really enjoyed this book. I would recommend it to not only mystery fans but those who enjoy tales of human interactions and relationships.The narrator was spot on for the pensive nature of the story. His tone and inflection added to the power of this recounting of tragedy.

  • Getting Out Alive

  • The Autumn Veatch Story
  • By: Tara Ellis
  • Narrated by: Tara Ellis
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

A harrowing plane crash took the lives of two people and plunged 16-year-old Autumn Veatch into the middle of the rugged Cascade Mountains. Injured, alone, and lost, she defies all odds to make it out alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Survival

  • By Sandra on 03-21-18

True Survival

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

This is a inspiring story of a young girl's struggle to survive. Despite witnessing horrific events, she manages to save her own life. She deserves respect and admiration for her inner strength.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hungry Ghosts

  • Hungry Ghosts Series, Book 1
  • By: Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by: Thom Bowers
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

A cold dark night. A cemetery full of secrets. And murderous ghosts on the loose. After more than a decade, Connor Mann is forced out of the psychiatric ward he once called home. He finds himself back in the town where he grew up, with a distant father, and a tragedy all too painful to bear. His attempt to resume a normal life soon comes under attack when he encounters restless spirits lurking in the basement. And someone - or something - terribly vicious awaits him with open arms in nearby Pine Grove Cemetery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great one by Mr.Ripley

  • By e.rit on 12-03-17

Unique Ghost Story

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

I loved this book. Ripley has launched another series that captives my imagination. The characters are believable and the storyline is a fresh approach. I will definitely be following this new series!

  • Every Dead Thing

  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 474

Former NYPD detective Charlie "Bird" Parker is on the verge of madness. Tortured by the unsolved slayings of his wife and young daughter, he is a man consumed by guilt, regret, and the desire for revenge. When his former partner asks him to track down a missing girl, Parker finds himself drawn into a world beyond his imagining - one where 30 year old killings remain shrouded in fear and lies, a world where the ghosts of the dead torment the living....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story, mediocre narrator

  • By Karen on 11-18-12

Fantastic Fanaticism

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

I loved this book! The suspense kept me listening long after I knew I needed to sleep. I definitely recommend this book for anyone who enjoys suspense and police procedural novels.

  • Dark Hollow

  • A Thriller
  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313

Back again is ex-New York Police Detective Charlie "Bird" Parker, who has returned to his hometown of Scarborough, Maine, after the vicious killings of his wife and daughter; it is time to leave the bloodstained streets of Manhattan and rebuild his family's house - as well as his own life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Painfully slow going

  • By Allen Anthony on 05-18-16

A Tense Drama

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

This is a great read! I loved this book...so much so that I want more stories of the main character. Going to go right now to see if there is a series available. I like it when a character so engages me that I don't want to let go of them.