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  • We Are Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Wally Lamb
  • Narrated by: Wally Lamb, George Guidall, Maggi-Meg Reed, and others
  • Length: 23 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,081

After 27 years of marriage and three children, Anna Oh - wife, mother, outsider artist - has fallen in love with Viveca, the wealthy Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her success. They plan to wed in the Oh family’s hometown of Three Rivers in Connecticut. But the wedding provokes some very mixed reactions and opens a Pandora’s Box of toxic secrets - dark and painful truths that have festered below the surface of the Ohs' lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lamb writes Fine Literature/What a Book!

  • By Suzn F on 10-27-13

ONE OF THE BEST LISTENS EVER...

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

Reviewed: 05-11-14

Many listeners before me have review this book in detail, So, just let me express my delight in a story so true to human nature in all its aspects. A story that is engaging, gripping, heartbreaking, and uplifting at the same time. A story where the characters are very real.
Maybe not the best but certainly one of the most enjoyable things for an audiobook lover is a good narration. And believe me the narration is GREAT.
As they say "DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND LISTEN TO THIS BOOK"

Don't Look Down
    
    
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        Jennifer Crusie,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Bob Mayer
    
    


    
    
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        Patrick G. Lawlor,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Renee Raudman
    
    


    
    Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    209 ratings
    Overall 3.8
  • Don't Look Down

  • By: Jennifer Crusie, Bob Mayer
  • Narrated by: Patrick G. Lawlor, Renee Raudman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

Lucy Armstrong is a director of television commercials who's just been recruited to finish a four-day action-movie shoot. But she arrives on the set to discover that the directing staff has quit, the makeup artist is suicidal, the stars are egomaniacs, the stunt director is her ex-husband, and the lead actor has just acquired as an adviser a Green Beret who has the aggravating habit of always being right.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommend for Cruisie fans

  • By S on 10-20-11

It's ok.

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

Reviewed: 12-22-12

The story itself is flimsy. But it is fun enough, the dialogs are witty, and it has all the right ingredients: a love story, a tough hero, a wonderful heroine, the villain, moments of suspense, a bit of a thriller, a sweet child and all of these delivered in a very good performance, I especially liked R. Raudman's voice and performance. P. Lawlor also does a very good job.
You know what, it is like reading a comic. So i would recommended it as a light listening for chore or exercise times...

  • The Raven Boys

  • By: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,965

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them - not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble. But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can't entirely explain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stiefvater does it again!

  • By C. ALLINGER on 09-20-12

VERY GOOD STORY, AMAZING PERFORMANCE !

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

Reviewed: 09-29-12

As an audiobook listener, surely you must have had that feeling that a narrator is just right or not for an specific book.

In THE RAVEN BOYS the performance is so right that gives the characters a kind of depth, it takes you into the story and makes you jump or sight with relief.

The story itself is good, an interesting and new approach to magic and to the supernatural interweave with the protagonists mundane thoughts, feelings and lives. Always good and evil fighting to prevail in the human soul.
The combination of the story itself and its masterful performance kept me a bit anxious and not being able to stop the listening unless absolutely necessary till the end !

I know my review is over simplified but others before me have already said a lot with which I agree.I only want to insist that it is a very enjoyable production and worth your time and credit!

Aahh and a very nice surprise is the music, which i liked it, is composed and executed by Maggie Stiefvater.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Taker

  • By: Alma Katsu
  • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 342

On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her...despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Left wanting something more...

  • By Jodie on 10-25-11

Didn't want to stop listening !

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

Reviewed: 08-13-12

Fantasy, mystery and romance all in one thrilling book.

Well written ( meaning that you can actually enjoy the prose) keeping you engaged and wanting to go back to the story, which, although a fantasy has believable characters.

All in all it certainly is a very nice surprise .And at the end leaves you with hypothesis and theories and suspicious thoughts that will lead you to want the sequel!

The narrator does a good job.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Language of Flowers

  • A Novel
  • By: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Narrated by: Tara Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,305

A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, The Language of Flowers beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past. The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it's been more useful in communicating grief, mistrust, and solitude.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • You don't need a green thumb to enjoy this one

  • By Diana - Audible on 04-16-12

beautiful and hopeful

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

Reviewed: 03-18-12

Amidst the beauty of the message that flowers convey, we listen to one more sad story of a girl who suffered abandonment and mistreat during her childhood.The story of her past alternates with her story in the present in which you will probably many times feel your chest tight.

One of the things i liked most was the realistic point of view of the author on motherhood and also that in spite of everything it is not very predictable so you keep going,( not able to quite figure out the outcome).

True resiliency is the ability to recover or not lose your soul after difficult times. To me this book well enough written and read is about that.