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  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32,125
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27,245
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,879

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Laughed so hard, I nearly coughed up a lung!!

  • By Private. on 08-02-12

Not a bad chic flick

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

Reviewed: 03-11-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The parts I would change would be to eliminate all of the email headers and footers. There is so much email exchange it would save many sheets of paper.
It also became tedious.

Did Becca Battoe do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yes, Battoe did a decent job of differentiating the characters. But she seemed timid in the beginning. More experience and maturity will help her immensely.

Was Fifty Shades of Grey worth the listening time?

Yes, the book was worth the listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Poseidon's Arrow

  • A Dirk Pitt Novel, Book 22
  • By: Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,594

It is the greatest advance in American defense technology in decades - an attack submarine capable of incredible underwater speeds. Nothing else in any other nation’s naval arsenal even comes close. There is only one problem: A key element of the prototype is missing - and the man who developed it is dead. At the same time, ships have started vanishing mid-ocean, usually never to be found again, but when they are, sometimes bodies are found aboard... burned to a crisp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great adventure for Dirk

  • By Karen on 01-07-13

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 02-11-13

Another great book from Clive Cussler. Here is an author who proves you can write an action book without profanity. Keep up the good work. I can't wait until the next book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Crocodile Tears

  • An Alex Rider Adventure
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Best-selling author and fan favorite Anthony Horowitz has built a huge following with his Alex Rider series. This time, Alex is up against a con man who wants to create the biggest catastrophe he can muster to profit through a disaster-relief charity. If Alex is going to stop a genetically engineered virus from sweeping across the country, he’ll have to brave gunfire, explosions, and dangerous mercenaries—then come face to face with the deadly mastermind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • it was a great story

  • By Nasir on 03-06-15

Hard to turn off

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

Reviewed: 09-24-12

I love adventure reading, and the Alex Rider series fits in my listening library right next to Clive Cussler. I will end up listening to all of this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stormbreaker

  • The First Alex Rider Adventure
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

They said his uncle Ian died in a car accident. Alex Rider knows that's a lie, and the bullet holes in his uncle's car confirm the truth. But nothing can prepare him for the news that the uncle he always thought he knew was really a spy for Britain's top-secret intelligence agency. Enlisted to find his uncle's killers and complete Ian's final mission, Alex suddenly finds himself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse, with no way out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Okay action story held up by an great narrator

  • By Mary Fan on 08-13-13

The fantastic start of a new adventure series

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

Reviewed: 09-17-12

I love books that entertain. I love action and adventure. However, because of ADD, my attention span is quite short.
I didn't have that problem with this book. In fact, I had a hard time turning off the car.

This book was well written, not too long, wasn't fluffed up with a bunch of unnecessary vocabulary designed to promote the writer's intellect, and this was an excellent introduction to the Alex Rider series.

It's so hard to find a good adventure author. I can't wait to listen to them all.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Unnatural Acts

  • A Stone Barrington Mystery, Book 23
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 351

When a hedge fund billionaire hires Stone Barrington to talk some sense into his wayward son, it seems like an easy enough job; no one knows the hidden sins and temptations of the ultra-wealthy better than Stone. But as Stone and his erstwhile protégé, Herbie Fisher, probe deeper into the case - and an old one comes back to haunt him - he realizes that even he may have underestimated just how far some people will go to cover up their crimes…and plan new ones.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Yawn

  • By Cill on 04-19-12

GREAT BOOK

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

Reviewed: 05-14-12

This is a great book, great narrating, great story - as usual.
It was a little shorter than normal but still a great book.
I'm looking forward to the next Stuart Woods.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Savage Run

  • A Joe Pickett Novel
  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,979

An Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and Barry Award winner, C. J. Box delivers the second pulse-pounding installment in his critically acclaimed series. While investigating a string of bizarre murders, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is forced to flee across treacherous terrain with a deadly tracker on his trail.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Box brings the West alive!

  • By Kelly on 01-30-14

Good Series

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

Reviewed: 04-30-12

I intent to continue this really good series. The narrator did a really good job keeping interested in the story.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Open Season

  • A Joe Pickett Novel
  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,313
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,290

Joe Pickett is the new game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, a town where nearly everyone hunts and the game warden—especially one like Joe who won't take bribes or look the other way—is far from popular. When he finds a local hunting outfitter dead, splayed out on the woodpile behind his state-owned home, he takes it personally. There had to be a reason that the outfitter, with whom he's had run-ins before, chose his backyard, his woodpile to die in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As refreshing as sunrise in the mountains

  • By AudioAddict on 10-02-16

Well written - perfect for a good road trip

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

Reviewed: 04-16-12

C. J. Box has started a good series with the Joe Pickett character. I'm interested to see where it goes.
Box is no Clive Cussler, but someday I hope he gets to that level.

The good thing about this book is it keeps your attention and the story is easy to follow. It's perfect for a good road trip.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Warlord

  • An Alex Hawke Thriller
  • By: Ted Bell
  • Narrated by: John Shea
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 526

Alex Hawke has all but given up on life. The British-American MI6 counterterrorism operative lost the woman he loved almost a year ago and has sought refuge at the bottom of a rum bottle ever since. But late one night at his home on Bermuda, he receives a wake-up call... literally. His Royal Highness Prince Charles, an old friend, desperately needs his help. The prince has discovered a not-so-subtle threat directed toward the British royal family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Alex Hawke, Wanna be Bond...

  • By G.Monie on 07-11-13

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 12-20-11

I love the Alex Hawke series. These are great books. I can't wait until the next one.
Ted Bell masterfully threads the needle between drama and intense action. This would make a really good movie.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Crocodile on the Sandbank

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,414

Amelia Peabody inherited two things from her father: a considerable fortune and an unbendable will. The first allowed her to indulge in her life's passion. Without the second, the mummy's curse would have made corpses of them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice break from the usual-

  • By Carrie on 12-18-04

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 12-20-11

This was a bad listen, but it was rather tedious. Too bad they don't have an abridged version. This book is light on story and heavy on fluff.
Overall, it was fairly decent. The narrator was also pretty good.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Son of Stone

  • Stone Barrington, Book 21
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 492

A new addition to the New York Times best-selling Stone Barrington series. After an eventful trip to Bel-Air and a reunion with his sophisticated (and very wealthy) former love, Arrington Calder, Stone Barrington is back in New York, and he's looking to stay closer to home and cash in on his partnership at Woodman & Weld. But Arrington has other plans for Stone... including introducing him to the child he fathered many years ago.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very, very poor

  • By michael on 09-24-11

Chip Off The Old Block

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

Reviewed: 11-22-11

AS usual, Tony Roberts is a fantastic narrator. It just doesn't get any better. He uses different accents for each character, but he keeps up with them all throughout the book.

The story was well written. Stone Barrington must be Mr. Woods' favorite character because he writes about him with an exciting spirit. I wonder if his fingers (typing) have trouble keeping up with his inspirations?

I cannot give away the story line, but has some really heart-wrenching sad parts as well as joyous happy parts. I will tell you it looks like we have another Barrington character to look forward to.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful