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  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,427
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33,334

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Very slow

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

Reviewed: 10-18-17

An interesting topic but even by Dan Browns standard extremly drawn out. At Times’ there are five different parallell happenings with some separated in time.

Glad it is over. This book should have been much shorter.

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,534

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • JUST SIMPLY FANTASTIC LISTENING ! !

  • By Gary on 04-24-12

All one can wish for!

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

Reviewed: 09-20-16

This is one of my favourite NR book. Julia Whelan does an exceptional narration.

If you liked "The Collector" or "The Search" I think you will enjoy this one as well. Haven't read all of these? Do it! You are in for a treat.

  • Crowned and Dangerous

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,440
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,157

Nothing is simple when you're 35th in line for the British crown, least of all marriage. But with love on their side and plans to elope, Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her beau, Darcy O'Mara, hope to bypass a few royal rules....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I always adore Lady Georgiana

  • By Dylan on 03-28-17

Best installment in a while!

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

Reviewed: 08-13-16

I've listened to them all and this is one of the best. Well Done Rhys and Katherine!!!

  • The Night Ranger

  • A John Wells Novel, Book 7
  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,530

Four friends, recent college graduates, travel to Kenya to work at a giant refugee camp for Somalis. Two men, two women, each with their own reasons for being there. But after twelve weeks, they’re ready for a break and pile into a Land Cruiser for an adventure. They get more than they bargained for. Bandits hijack them. They wake up in a hut, hooded, bound, no food or water. Hostages. As a personal favor, John Wells is asked to try to find them, but he does so reluctantly. East Africa isn’t his usual playing field.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wells is finally moving out of the desert

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 03-02-13

I don't know...

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

Reviewed: 03-18-16

This installment in the John Wells series was kind of weak. George Guidal does a fine job narrating as always, but the story didn't engage.

Word count on Mzungo?

I hope the next book gets better.

  • Rewinder

  • By: Brett Battles
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,105
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,873
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,860

You will never read Denny Younger's name in any history book, will never know what he's done. But even if you did, you'd never believe it. The world as you know it wouldn't be the same without him. Denny was born into one of the lowest rungs of society, but his bleak fortunes abruptly change when the mysterious Upjohn Institute recruits him to be a Rewinder, a verifier of personal histories. The job at first sounds like it involves researching old books and records, but Denny soon learns it's far from it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Poul Anderson's Time Patrol meets Jumper

  • By Bob on 01-23-15

Great first installment

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

Reviewed: 01-17-16

As a fan of Steven Goulds Jumper-series I found Rewinder quite enjoyable. I hope the next part is as good.

  • All I Want for Christmas

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Lauren Davis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 259

Identical twin boys Zeke and Zach wanted only one gift from Santa this year: a new mom! But convincing their love-wary dad that their music teacher, Miss Davis, was his destiny and part of Santa's plan wasn't as easy as they'd hoped.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WAS TOTALLY INTO THE STORY AND GETTING DEEPER INTO

  • By Linda on 01-06-13

Holiday feelgood!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-15

A short but very sweet Holiday Love story. Predictable, but what's wrong with that? If you hate christmas, love, kids and dogs this book might not be for you.

  • Three Slices

  • By: Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson, Chuck Wendig
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Alex Wyndham, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,473
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,476

Featuring A Prelude to War, an Iron Druid novella. After an old friend is murdered in retaliation for his mercenary strikes against the oldest vampires in the world, Atticus O'Sullivan must solicit the aid of another old friend in Ethiopia if he's going to have a chance of finishing a war he never wanted. Meanwhile Granuaile MacTiernan starts a private war of her own against Loki, the lord of lies, and if it brings Ragnarok early - so be it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good, but with reservations

  • By Cliff on 05-11-15

Another IDC novella - Yay!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-15

So, this review is only for the first novella, "A prelude to War" by Kevin Hearne. The others will surely be equally spiffy, but since I haven't read any of their previous works I'm a bit gun shy to try them on right away. Later I will use my google powers to find out if they contain spoilers etc.

Anyway A Prelude to War which I guess would make for book seven and a third of the IDC series is awesome and well worth the price of admission. Luke Daniels does a kick ass job as usual and there's lots of Oberon goodness in it.

To Kevin: Moar please. No more dilly-dallying with Starwars and such. :D

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Glory in Death

  • In Death, Book 2
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,999

The first victim was found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second was murdered in her own apartment building. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas had no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Okay, I'm officially addicted to this series now

  • By AudioAddict on 03-14-15

A solid installment!

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

Reviewed: 05-05-15

Another great In Death book. Susanne Erickssen does a really good job narrating. The audiobook is actually about thirty minutes shorter, the audible title includes a preview of book three.

  • An Unwelcome Quest

  • Magic 2.0, Book 3
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,714
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,582

Ever since Martin Banks and his fellow computer geeks discovered that reality is just a computer program to be happily hacked, they've been jaunting back and forth through time, posing as medieval wizards and having the epic adventures that other nerds can only dream of having. But even in their wildest fantasies, they never expected to end up at the mercy of the former apprentice whom they sent to prison for gross misuse of magic and all-around evil behavior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I LIKED YOU TWO BETTER WHEN,

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-24-15

A new installment!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-15

Luke Daniels does an excellent job as always. This book is a solid four, but not as good as the first book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Key of Valor

  • Key Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,524

Zoe has the courage to raise her young son alone, and to face all the adversity life has thrown at them. But will she have the courage to face a foe determined to do anything to stop the third key from being found - even destroying everything and everyone she loves?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Key of Valor

  • By BookReader on 03-12-18

Not the best book in the series, but still great!

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

Reviewed: 02-20-15

The Keys trilogy was my third to sixth Nora Roberts books. Previously I have read Carnal Innocense, The Collector and The Witness.

I really enjoyed these books. I connected the least with Zoe so I think it is natural that I prefered the first Two. As always there's romance, suspense and a dog or two!