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  • A Dirty Job

  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,789
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,789

People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen!

  • By Janie on 03-24-06

Wolf hounds

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

I recommend this book for a good laugh out loud treat. My only suggestion would be omit the music between chapters/events.

  • Stars Above

  • A Lunar Chronicles Collection
  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156

The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories - and secrets - that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shorts from Lunar.

  • By Teresa on 03-02-16

Stars above is wonderful

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

Reviewed: 10-09-16

What did you love best about Stars Above?

All of the stories were wonderful. The back stories answered questions about the people who were intricate in the Lunar Chronicles.

What did you like best about this story?

The last story in the series brought the gang back together again.

Did Rebecca Soler do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

As the other reviews have stated Rebecca Soler may have had a very bad cold.
It was distracting listening to her have a plugged nose. Editing must have taken place and the voice changed on a couple of words then went back to the plugged nose voice.
There were a few times I had trouble figuring out which character she was.
Towards the last part of the book her voice was back to what I'm accustom to.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This is a very good story line and very entertaining.

Any additional comments?

This may be a harsh comment but my suggestion is to have Rebecca Soler re-do the stories where she had her cold and plugged nose.

  • Wild Ride

  • By: Jennifer Crusie, Bob Mayer
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 364

Mary Alice Brannigan doesn’t believe in the supernatural. Nor does she expect to find that Dreamland, the decaying amusement park she’s been hired to restore, is a prison for the five Untouchables, the most powerful demons in the history of the world. Plus, there’s a guy she’s falling hard for, and there’s something about him that’s not quite right.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Please -No more paranormal stuff

  • By S. Schmidt on 05-26-10

What a ride.

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

Reviewed: 07-06-16

The storyline is entertaining and laugh out loud as the characters interact with each other.

  • Motorcycle Man

  • Dream Man, Book 4
  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Kate Russell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,726

Tyra Masters has had enough drama to last a lifetime. Now, she's back on track and looking forward to her new, quiet life. Until she meets the man of her dreams. The tattooed, muscled biker plies her with tequila-and the best sex of her life. She knows it isn't the tequila and hot sex talking. He's the kind of man she's always wanted. Unfortunately, he's also her new boss…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story.. on paper

  • By lost-in-audio on 07-19-14

Biker gang

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

Reviewed: 03-06-16

Would you listen to Motorcycle Man again? Why?

No way! The narrator's voice was not the right choice for the main male character. I had a tough time believing "Tack" was a macho biker guy. Way to much un-nessary cursing.

What other book might you compare Motorcycle Man to and why?

Mystery man and Law Man. The narration of those two books performed a much better job with male characters.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kate Russell?

Same narrator as Mystery Man and Law Man.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Probably not.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Law Man

  • A Dream Man Novel
  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Kate Russell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,563

Sweet, shy Mara Hanover is in love with her neighbor. For four years, she has secretly watched her dream man from afar. Handsome police detective Mitch Lawson is way out of her league. She's a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and there's no way a guy like Mitch would want anything to do with her. But when Mara has a leaky faucet that she can't fix, it's Mitch who comes to her rescue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Law Man is another Kristen Ashley winner!

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 12-18-13

Sexy man

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

Reviewed: 02-22-16

Way to much swearing. I Would of enjoyed it more if the male character wasn't so verbally abusive.

  • Montana Dawn: McCutcheon Family Series, Book 1

  • By: Caroline Fyffe
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587

When Luke McCutcheon finds Faith Brown about to give birth in her rickety wagon, his first instincts are to ride for help. Instead, he stays and delivers a beautiful baby girl. Unable to leave the pretty young widow and her little son and newborn unprotected in the Montana wilderness, he brings them along on his family's cattle drive, to the absolute delight of the other friendly cowboys.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved this book by Caroline Fyffe!

  • By Ro on 08-02-14

Western romance series

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

Reviewed: 12-25-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The story was at a slow pace and I just couldn't picture the characters.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I didn't finish the book. I pretty much had an ending figured out by chapter 4.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narrator has an excellent voice for westerns

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

It would be a made for TV movie.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fairest

  • The Lunar Chronicles - Levana's Story
  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her "glamour" to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story - a story that has never been told - until now. Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as sexual as other reviews imply

  • By Claudia H on 07-02-15

Fairest

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

Reviewed: 10-03-15

Glad I listened to this story. It explains a lot and gives you a little background on the Queen's meanness towards her subjects.

  • Fatal Error

  • Repairman Jack, Book 14
  • By: F. Paul Wilson
  • Narrated by: Christopher Price
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Munir Habib’s life has become a nightmare. His tormentor has warned Munir not to report the kidnapping of his family, or they will pay a terrible price. But a friend realizes something is terribly wrong and tells Munir he doesn’t have to go to the cops. There’s a guy who fixes situations like this - Repairman Jack. Jack is backed into helping Munir despite his ongoing involvement in the cosmic shadow war between the Ally and the Otherness. Or perhaps because of it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Otherness Attacks The Internet

  • By Richard S. Swol on 06-06-17

RJ and his team

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

Reviewed: 08-02-15

This is one of my favorites. The whole team works together. Can't wait for the next one.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ground Zero

  • Repairman Jack, Book 13
  • By: F. Paul Wilson
  • Narrated by: Christopher Price
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

On September 11, 2001, a man drifts in a boat off lower Manhattan as the twin towers burn. He removes a small box from his pocket and presses a button. As he waits for the south tower to collapse, he thinks: The vast majority will blame the collapse on the crazy Arabs who hijacked the planes and the Islamic extremists who funded them - the obvious choice. A few will notice inconsistencies and point fingers elsewhere, blaming the government or Big Oil or some other powerful but faceless entity. No one - absolutely no one - will guess the truth behind the who and why of this day.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Totally forgettable.

  • By vanessa on 09-03-13

RJ

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

Reviewed: 07-25-15

Narration is fantastic and I felt like I was watching the story from the character's perspective. This is my second favorite book on the series. Can't wait to read the next one.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,009
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,911

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Ove

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

Reviewed: 07-12-15

Such a funny and touching story. You're never to old to make a new or renew a friendship.