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  • Evil Eye

  • By: Madhuri Shekar
  • Narrated by: Nick Choksi, Harsh Nayaar, Annapurna Sriram, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,226

Pallavi is an aspiring writer living in California. Her mother, Usha, is thousands of miles away in Delhi - and obsessed with finding her daughter a husband. In Madhuri Shekar’s ingenious Evil Eye, hilarious back-and-forth via phone and social media takes a shocking, supernatural twist when Pallavi meets the perfect man - leading to a climactic showdown that will leave listeners on the edges of their seats.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Does anyone remember party lines?

  • By Mary V. on 05-03-19

Ridiculous ending

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

Reviewed: 05-10-19

This story was ridiculous and strange. It did keep me listening until the end though.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Mind of Her Own

  • By: Paula McLain
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,585
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17,558

Paris, 1893. Twenty-five-year-old Marie Sklodowska is studying science at the Sorbonne - one of the only universities in the world that has begun to admit women. A thousand miles from her native Poland, with no money and the odds stacked against any woman daring to pursue a career in such a rigorous field, Marie throws herself into her studies. She's certain that to succeed in a man's world, she will have to go it alone. Her meticulous plans get thrown slightly off-course when Marie attracts the attention of an accomplished young physicist, himself on the precipice of greatness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Based on a true story

  • By Kingsley on 03-01-19

Short and pointless

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

Reviewed: 04-05-19

I’m not sure what the purpose of this story was. It was mildly interesting and the abruptly ends.

  • Ms. Hempel Chronicles

  • By: Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Ms. Beatrice Hempel, teacher of seventh grade, is new - new to teaching, new to the school, newly engaged, and newly bereft of her devoted father. Overwhelmed by her newness, she struggles to figure out what is expected of her in life and at work. Is it acceptable to introduce swear words in to the English curriculum, enlist students to write their own report cards, or bring up personal experiences while teaching a sex-education class?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Gem

  • By Sara on 03-28-18

Was there a point?

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

I did not like this book at all. It was perplexing, boring and unnecessarily crude. I never felt like the author finished an idea. I kept thinking I had skipped chapters. I slogged through to the end in the hope that it would get better but it never did. It got worse. The reader did a good job with what she had to work with.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mississippi Jack

  • Bloody Jack #5
  • By: L. A. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869

In Mississippi Jack, the fifth installment in the Bloody Jack series, the intrepid Jacky Faber, having once again eluded British authorities, heads west, hoping that no one will recognize her in the wilds of America. There she tricks the tall-tale hero Mike Fink out of his flatboat, equips it as a floating casino-showboat, and heads south to New Orleans, battling murderous bandits, British soldiers, and other scoundrels along the way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious in places

  • By J-9 on 12-31-12

Stop the screeching and singing!

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

Reviewed: 04-26-18

The story was fine and as interesting as any of this series. What I could not stand was all of the yelling, screeching, crying, singing, and generally nerve jangling sounds that went along with this story. I can’t really blame the narrator because that’s the way it was written. I had to jump forward 30 seconds to a minute throughout the book. It set my teeth on edge. I love this series and reader a lot but this book is my least favorite.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In the Belly of the Bloodhound

  • Bloody Jack #4
  • By: L. A. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987

Jacky Faber, having been called a pirate and had a price put on her head by the King of England, has no choice but to stay out of sight. Hoping for a safe hiding place, she returns to the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston, but the calm doesn't last long. On a class field trip to Boston Harbor, the girls are abducted and forced into the hold of the Bloodhound, a ship bound for the slave markets on the Barbary Coast where they will be put up on the auction block and sold into Arab harems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it! Loved them all.

  • By Michele on 02-25-10

Great Adventure

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

I love all of the Jackie Faber books! This is entertaining for adults and teens. The narrator is excellent but all the singing gets on my nerves.

  • The Keeper of Lost Causes

  • Department Q, Book 1
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,577
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,098
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,077

Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's premier crime writer. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in northern Europe, and he's won just about every Nordic crime-writing award, including the prestigious Glass Key Award-also won by Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, and Jo Nesbo. Now, Dutton is thrilled to introduce him to America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic New Scandinavian Series!!

  • By L. O. Pardue on 09-12-12

Interesting story but accents were annoying

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

I enjoyed this story a lot. It kept me engaged and guessing. I didn’t like the Dutch accented English. It was like Schwarzenegger talking to Dracula. Perhaps it was a perfect presentation but my ears got tired of it in a hurry. The names and places were difficult to understand but that’s just the way it is when you listen to stories set in foreign lands. I think I will continue with the next story but I will have to give my ears a rest for a while first.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Murder at an Irish Wedding

  • By: Carlene O'Connor
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272

Any wedding is a big deal in the small village of Kilbane - even more so when the bride is a famous fashion model. It's also good for business; Siobhan O'Sullivan's bistro will be catering the three-day affair. When the drunken best man is disinvited, Siobhan's own beau, Macdara, gladly steps in. But finding the original best man murdered in the woods casts a pall over the nuptials. And when a second member of the wedding party is poisoned, Macdara goes from being best man to prime suspect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Beatrice on 03-09-17

Slooooow

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

I was hoping this series would get better as it progressed but this book did not deliver. The story began so slowly that I had trouble listening. The reader seems like she is dragging out the pauses to make the story longer. I can't seem to follow who the characters are or care anything about them. I don't think I'm going to be able to finish this book. Yawn

  • Murder in an Irish Village

  • By: Carlene O'Connor
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,461
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,441

In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Natalie's Bistro has always been warm and welcoming. Nowadays 22-year-old Siobhan O'Sullivan runs the family bistro named for her mother, along with her five siblings, after the death of their parents in a car crash almost a year ago. It's been a rough year for the O'Sullivans, but it's about to get rougher. One morning, as they're opening the bistro, they discover a man seated at a table with a pair of hot pink barber scissors protruding from his chest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Mystery

  • By Jill, NM on 10-21-16

Cozy

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

This book was simple and sweet. The characters where Ok, but didn't have a lot of depth. It was interesting and I liked the reader. I easily guessed the mystery killer which is something I don't usually try to do. It's a good book if you just want something fun and don't want to think too hard about it. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

  • The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place

  • By: Julie Berry
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 661

There's a murderer on the loose - but that doesn't stop the girls of St. Etheldreda's from attempting to hide the death of their headmistress in this rollicking farce. The students of St. Etheldreda's School for Girls face a bothersome dilemma. Their irascible headmistress, Mrs. Plackett, and her surly brother, Mr. Godding, have been most inconveniently poisoned at Sunday dinner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly delightful

  • By Adi Gilo on 06-01-15

Irritating

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

I wanted to like this book but I just don't. I usually love YA fiction. The syrupy silliness and the girl's stupid names bug me the most. I'm on chapter 6 and I just can't finish it. I can't believe all of the great reviews!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Jane Carver of Waar [Soundtrack Edition]

  • By: Nathan Long
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 334

Jane Carver is nobody's idea of a space princess. A hard-ridin', hard-lovin' biker chick and ex-Airborne Ranger, Jane is as surprised as anyone else when, on the run from the law, she ducks into the wrong cave at the wrong time - and wakes up butt-naked on an exotic alien planet light-years away from everything she's ever known. Waar is a savage world of four-armed tiger men, sky pirates, slaves, gladiators, and purple-skinned warriors in thrall to a bloodthirsty code of honor and chivalry.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The soundtrack killed the radio star!

  • By Heather on 02-16-17

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

This story was fairly interesting and flowed well. The narrator was excellent. A lot of people didn't like the cussing but it suited the character's attitude. I thought it was not too bad except for in a couple of places. Jane was meant to be humorous and an "I don't care" biker chick.

This author must be a "Firefly" fan. The dialogue often reminded me of that show.


Sound effects:
-This book is pretty light hearted. During the fight scenes, the music was just too ominous and made it corny.
- I normally hate music inserted into audiobooks. It is usually jarring, too loud, and pointless. I was pleasantly surprised at how low key the music and sound effects were in this story. It did not interfere at all. I don't know that the effects added all that much to the story, but it didn't ruin the experience.
- If I could change one thing it would be to delete the long silences between chapters. I kept thinking that the story had gotten turned off. Bravo for not putting music between chapters though.