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  • Captain to Captain

  • Star Trek Legacies, Book 1
  • By: Greg Cox
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 828
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 831

Hidden aboard the USS Enterprise is a secret that has been passed from captain to captain, from Robert April to Christopher Pike to James T. Kirk. Now the return of the enigmatic woman once known as Number One has brought that secret to light, and Kirk and his crew must risk everything to finish a mission that began with April so many years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome back to audio Star Trek

  • By EasyReader on 08-18-16

Good airplane ride book.

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

A little predictable, but decently written story that reflects the voice of the original series well. Not enough muscle to keep me reading through a series. I'll stop with Book 1.

  • Jumper

  • By: Steven Gould
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,631

What if you could go anywhere in the world, in the blink of an eye? Where would you go? What would you do?Davy can teleport. To survive, Davy must learn to use and control his power in a world that is more violent and complex than he ever imagined. But mere survival is not enough for him. Davy wants to find others like himself, others who can Jump.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A nice descent into fantasy...

  • By Cather on 08-13-12

Older book, but new find for me.

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

I'm a few years late to the party, but I did enjoy this book. Very well written and performed.

  • Rain Reign

  • By: Ann M. Martin
  • Narrated by: Laura Hamilton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032

Rose Howard has OCD, Asperger's syndrome, and an obsession with homonyms (even her name is a homonym). She gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special. Rain was a lost dog Rose's father brought home. Rose and Rain are practically inseparable. And they are often home alone, as Rose's father spends most evenings at a bar, and doesn't have much patience for his special-needs daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful; touched my heart; made me cry!

  • By Wayne on 03-02-16

I wasn't ready for it to end.

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

A poignantly sweet story with high morality on so many levels. The author shows insight into ordinary people and a real understanding of those of us with special abilities

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Aunt Dimity's Death

  • By: Nancy Atherton
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

Down-on-her-luck Lori learns she's about to inherit a sizable estate - if she can discover the secret hidden in a treasure trove of letters in Dimity's English country cottage. What begins as a fairy tale becomes a mystery - and a ghost story - in an improbably cozy setting, as Aunt Dimity's indominable spirit leads Lori on an otherworldly quest to discover how, in this life, true love can conquer all.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • great book, lousy reader

  • By Bill on 04-27-13

great book, lousy reader

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

Reviewed: 04-27-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Aunt Dimity's Death to be better than the print version?

You're kidding, right? Reader Teri Clark Linden is nearly the worst reader ever! I finished reading the book in paperback.

What did you like best about this story?

I read this book years ago and loved it, and I wanted to experience it all over again. Even so, I had completely forgotten how charming this modern-day fairy tale was!

Downtrodden librarian Lori Shepherd is startled to discover that Aunt Dimity, who she'd always thought was an imaginary heroine in her mother's stories, actually lived -- or had lived until very recently. Lori is called upon by the terms of Dimity Westwood's will to accomplish a task. But, Lori discovers, the real task she needs to fulfill so that the dead can rest in peace is a very different one altogether. Along the way, Lori, with the help of a good-hearted and winsome young lawyer, solves more than one mystery.

Would you be willing to try another one of Teri Clark Linden’s performances?

Actually, I refuse to listen to any more Aunt Dimity books simply because she's the reader. I love Audible books, and I may break down later if I get so busy that I can't read paperback books at all.

I almost never check to see who the reader is because, usually, the reader can't ruin the experience for me. In future, I'll be careful not to buy any books that are read by her.

29 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • The Observations

  • By: Jane Harris
  • Narrated by: Jane Harris
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

In this novel, set in Scotland in 1863, Bessy Buckley attempts to escape her past by taking a job as a maid in a big house outside of Edinburgh, where she works for the beautiful Arabella. Bessy is intrigued by her new employer, but puzzled by her increasingly strange requests.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny & Extremely Well-Read

  • By Michael Allen on 05-20-07

Excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-08

Thoroughly entertaining and well read. Basically a serious and sad story but with wonderful comedic accents. I'm disappointed there are not more novels by this writer, but I'm hoping for more, and I hope she continues to read them herself.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Charlie's Web

  • By: L. L. Thrasher
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Brush
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Charlie's back! Lizbet Lange, who'd forgotten all about him, is abruptly reminded of their past escapade with Charlie's bones when Charlie appears in Lizbet's bedroom at an inappropriate moment.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • poor reader

  • By Bill on 01-22-08

poor reader

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-08

I read the first book in print form, and enjoyed it so much I couldn't wait for the audio 2nd book. I am sick with disappointment; the reader is ruining the book. She reads the main character (a tough, self-sufficient girl) as if she were a retarded ten-year-old. I'm expecting her to break into baby talk at any moment.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful