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  • The Silent Corner

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,418

"I very much need to be dead." These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for - but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, Jane, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered...unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside of her demand: find the truth, no matter what. There is no one else to speak for Jane's husband - or the others who have followed him into death at their own hands.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suspense, well-written

  • By Townsend on 10-19-17

Where did Koontz go???

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

I don't see how anyone can give 5 stars for this book, it's horrible!!!! This book was written for one thing and that is to empower women into men's natural roles. story and plot is absolutely horrible and outright unbelievable!! I just refuse to believe Dean Koontz wrote this book, it's so far from the countless other masterpieces. I am done with the Jane Rambo series. Good luck to you if you decide to attempt it.

  • Cujo

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165

Cujo is a 200-pound Saint Bernard, the best friend Brett Camber has ever had. One day Cujo chases a rabbit into a cave inhabited by sick bats. What happens to Cujo, how he becomes a horrifying vortex inescapably drawing in all the people around him, makes for one of the most heart-stopping novels Stephen King has ever written.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bad narrator ruined a good book

  • By Tina B on 09-24-17

Not the best.

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

The worst part is the female narrator. They just can't do Men's voices. Otherwise a good tale although stretched out needlessly.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Arctic Gambit

  • By: Larry Bond
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

 

Jerry Mitchell, now the commodore of submarine Development Squadron Five, is dismayed when USS Toledo is reported missing in Arctic waters, close to Russian territory. The vessel is captained by his former shipmate and close friend Lenny Berg. Eager to investigate, Jerry convinces the navy to redirect one of his squadron’s boats to find out what happened. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Over all a good rendtion

  • By dilanidiva on 06-12-18

Why would you change narrators????

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

Changing narrators this far into a series really stinks!!! The storyline is great but this narrator is horrible for this book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Midnight Line

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,807

Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher doing what Reacher does!

  • By shelley on 11-07-17

Not what I expected.

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

As always Dick Hill is perfect. The downside was this Reacher Novel wasn't quiet as good as all the others, but it was still entertaining. Hope the Author isn't losing good ideas for Reacher.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sentinels of Fire

  • By: P. T. Deutermann
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

By the spring of 1945, the once mighty Japanese fleet has been virtually destroyed, leaving Japan open to invasion. The Japanese react by dispatching hundreds of suicide bombers against the Allied fleet surrounding Okinawa. By mid-May, the Allied fleet is losing a major ship a day to murderous swarms of kamikazes streaming out of Formosa and southern Japan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Jean on 01-27-17

Author is AMAZING!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

I have listened to a great deal of audio books and I must say this Author is one of, if not, the best authors I have heard. All the books in this series are outstanding! And Dick Hill performed flawlessly as he also does in the Back Reacher books. I have thoroughly enjoyed this entire series.

  • Red Storm Rising

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 31 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,985
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,424

When Muslim fundamentalists blow up a key Soviet oil complex, making an already critical oil shortage calamitous, the Russians figure they are going to have to take things into their own hands. They plan to seize the Persian Gulf, and more ambitiously, to neutralize NATO. Thus begins Red Storm, an audacious gamble that uses diplomatic maneuver to cloak a crash military build-up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story, Good Narrative, Good Book!

  • By Pat on 04-11-12

Complicated

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

This book is massive and involves so many story lines I found it impossible to remember all the characters. Maybe someone with more intellect than me would enjoy it more. The narrator performed perfectly.

  • Firing Point

  • By: George Wallace, Don Keith
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

At the top of the world… at the bottom of the sea… a war has begun. Below the polar ice cap, an American nuclear submarine moves quietly in the frigid water, tailing a new Russian sub. But the usual, unspoken game of hide-and-seek between opposing captains ends when the Americans hear sounds of disaster and flooding, and the Russian sub sinks at a depth of a thousand feet. The American sub rushes to help, only to join its former quarry in the deep. The situation ignites tensions around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent thriller. Can't wait for more!

  • By Bob on 08-20-12

Well it was pretty good.

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

Reviewed: 07-13-17

Not as good as many other Navy books but it wasn't bad. Way to many story lines and many just plain uninteresting.

  • Nimitz Class

  • By: Patrick Robinson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421

It's as big as the Empire State Building, a massive floating fortress at the throbbing heart of a US Navy carrier battle group. Its supersonic aircraft can level entire cities at a stroke. Its surveillance gear can track every target within thousands of square miles - in the air, on the surface, and under the sea. Its crew of 6,000 works night and day to keep this awesome military machine at peak performance. It's a Nimitz-class nuclear carrier, the most powerful weapons system on the planet. Nothing can touch it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It and I'm Not a Military Book Fan, Usually!

  • By Paula on 10-30-16

Loved it!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

Awesome narrator, great story, and long enough to keep you entertained for many hours. Will definitely go to book 2 in the series.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Voyage of the Devilfish

  • By: Michael DiMercurio
  • Narrated by: Gene Engene
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

A confrontation of nuclear submarines just 200 miles off the American coast is the scenario of this riveting novel by a former U.S. Navy submarine officer. At the center of the deadly conflict are two men on a mission: one wants to find his father's killer, while the other wants to destroy Glasnost and provoke a war. The ensuing underwater chases and battles build to a stunning showdown.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An Excity Submarine Story

  • By Jean on 08-12-17

Unbelievable!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-17

1st thing that explodes in this book is the HORRIBLE ATTEMPT of the narrator to identify each character with a voice that a mother couldn't even love!!! OMG did they not hear this guy before putting the book on audible??? The narrator has a good voice while he isn't in character but you must plug your ears when he is!!! I really don't think I'll be able to stomach the rest of the book!!! He will kill the sale of this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Days

  • The Dresden Files, Book 14
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,274
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,902
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,869

After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thwarts Every Expectation - In a Good Way

  • By A reader on 12-21-12

Very poor choice of vocabulary.

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

Reviewed: 08-05-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who things good moral people like Harry Dresden talks with a filthy mouth while saving the day, putting himself in harms way to save the innocent and the helpless. Someone feeble minded enough to actually like the book more just because of the filthy language.

Has Cold Days turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, just from the Author.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of James Marsters?

He is perfect.

What character would you cut from Cold Days?

Just the language. Story is superb.

Any additional comments?

This really goes to show how authors of great talent have polluted themselves and there work and ruined a otherwise extraordinarily good book. The things Dresden says in this book don't even go along with the mood of the scene. Its like the author was paid to put so many horrible words in the book and they were just throwed in at various places. Authors get a CLUE!!! A book don't have to say GD this and FCK that to sell a book!!!! In fact you actually sell less because there are still a few who don't listen to trash mouths and the one who does won't turn down the book because the trash isn't in it!!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful