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  • Carnal Innocence

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,828

New York Times best-selling novelist Nora Roberts captivates millions of fans with her provocative blend of scorching passion and chilling suspense. With Carnal Innocence, she creates a gripping tale of murder, infatuation, and true love in a small southern town. After beautiful concert violinist Caroline Waverly breaks up with her conductor and lover Luis, she escapes to her late grandmother’s home in Innocence, Mississippi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The wait has ended

  • By Empress Karen on 04-17-12

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

One of her best books. Romance! Mystery! Suspense! I'll definitely listen to this book again.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,726

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Wonderful and heartwarming

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

I completely recommend this book! It grabbed me from the beginning and I couldn't put it down.

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,274

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-rending story... good overcomes misogyny

  • By Sher on 06-15-17

Best Nora Roberts ever!!

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

Would you listen to Come Sundown again? Why?

Definitely. Excellent character build-up. Two story lines side by side that merge towards the last 2/3rds. Fun, romantic, and lots of intrigue.

What other book might you compare Come Sundown to and why?

Nor sure. I love almost all of Nora Roberts. This seemed to be new for her.

What does Elisabeth Rodgers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Excellent narration. Made the characters come alive.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A modern, suspenseful romance.

Any additional comments?

I'm glad that Ms Roberts didn't try to cut the length down. I enjoyed every minute and had a hard time putting it down.

  • The One Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Andrew Gross
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,786
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,528

It's 1944. Physics professor Alfred Mendel and his family are trying to flee Paris when they are caught and forced onto a train along with thousands of other Jewish families. At the other end of the long, torturous train ride, Alfred is separated from his family and sent to the men's camp, where all of his belongings are tossed on a roaring fire. His books, his papers, his life's work. The Nazis have no idea what they have just destroyed. And without that physical record, Alfred is one of only two people in the world with his particular knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You gotta have a STRONG stomach.

  • By Richard Delman on 09-22-16

OMG! Awesome book!

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

Reviewed: 12-20-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The One Man to be better than the print version?

I have only enjoyed the audio version, however I thinl the printed version would be just as thrilling.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nathan. He was a true hero who did what he had to do despite being terrified all the time.

What about Edoardo Ballerini’s performance did you like?

He made the story come alive and kept me on the edge of my seat (or bed) every step of the way.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I don't know. I'm not good at reviews. I guess, "the importance of One Man".

Any additional comments?

The reviews that I read before buying the book seemed to feel that the horrors of the concentration camp was too graphic. I almost didn't buy it because of that. But I can say, I've read other books that are much more detailed and horrific than this one. This book only gave us what we needed for the story line. I certainly recommend this book. You won't be able to put it down.

  • The Cleaner

  • John Milton, Book 1
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,274
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,151

Meet John Milton. He considers himself an artisan. A craftsman. His trade is murder. Milton is the man the government sends after you when everything else has failed. Ruthless. Brilliant. Anonymous. Lethal. You wouldn't pick him out of a crowd but you wouldn't want to be on his list. But now, after ten years, he's had enough - there's blood on his hands and he wants out. Trouble is, this job is not one you can just walk away from. He goes on the run, seeking atonement for his sins by helping the people he meets along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sizzling Beginning: 15 Stars!

  • By Ted on 04-17-17

Hard to listen to and I had to force myself to fin

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

What disappointed you about The Cleaner?

The entire story line. No excitement and it was depressing and dark

What could Mark Dawson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Don't know. It was just not up to my expectations.

What didn’t you like about David Thorpe’s performance?

British accent, and hard to listen to.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment in that I wasted a credit.

Any additional comments?

I would not recommend this book.

  • American Assassin

  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,679

Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist's worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world...and then tragedy struck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twenty Questions

  • By Toulon Belle on 11-22-15

narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-21-15

Narrator was awful! I quit reading after the 3rd chapter because I couldn't understand him. I enjoyed the story line but it was to difficult to follow because of the narrator.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lightning

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,059
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,075

A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere - the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery. Years later - after another bolt of lightning - the stranger returned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of Koontz' best, entirely enjoyable.

  • By Barry S. Sharpnack on 01-01-09

Thrilling!

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

Reviewed: 03-29-15

What did you love best about Lightning?

The way the story line held me from beginning to end. I couldn't stop listening.

What other book might you compare Lightning to and why?

I enjoy most of Koontz's books, but this one was especially good.

Have you listened to any of Christopher Lane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I don't know. But I will look for others in the future, Well done!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Because just when I thought I had figured out something, the story line sent me to a different direction. It kept me guessing....laughing, crying, excited.

Any additional comments?

I don't usually rate the books I'd listened too, but I just finished this one last night, and I felt like I had to share the wonder.

  • Three Fates

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Quigley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536

When the Lusitania sank, more than one 1,000 people died. One passenger, however, survived to become a changed man, giving up his life as a petty thief but keeping a small silver statue that would become a family heirloom to future generations. Now, nearly a century later, that heirloom, one of a priceless, long-separated set of three, has been snatched away from the Sullivans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nora at her best!

  • By Barbara on 05-06-11

Book would be better than the audio.

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

Reviewed: 04-14-13

What did you love best about Three Fates?

I loved the story, as I love to read/hear Nora Roberts.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Three Fates?

I enjoyed the way six people were drawn together and bonded by "fate".

Would you be willing to try another one of Bernadette Quigley’s performances?

No. Her Irish accent and her speaking so fast made it difficult for me to hear the words and I had a hard time differentiating which of the characters were speaking. I had to continually rewind and re-listen to be able to follow the story line.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not really

Any additional comments?

It is a good book. Perhaps with a different narrator, I might have enjoyed it more.

  • The Elvenbane

  • By: Andre Norton, Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Aasne Vigesaa
  • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,250
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,120

Two masters of epic fantasy have combined in this brilliant collaboration to create a rousing tale. This is the story of Shana, a half-breed born of the forbidden union of an Elvenlord father with a human mother. Her exiled mother dead, Shana was rescued and raised by dragons, a proud, ancient race who existed unbeknownst to elven or human kind. From birth, Shana was the embodiment of the Prophecy that the all-powerful Elvenlords feared. Her destiny is the enthralling adventure of a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it, but there is no conclusion to series.

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-01-12

FUN and enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 02-04-13

What did you love best about The Elvenbane?

The images and imagination it invoked.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Shawna and her adoptive mother.

What does Aasne Vigesaa bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She brought the characters to life for me.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. I enjoyed thinking about it in-between listening.

Any additional comments?

I am waiting to buy the sequel.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • High Noon

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,301

Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age, when a violently unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator, who puts her life on the line every day to defuse powder-keg situations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narration and story - worth the credit

  • By Shannon Hobbs on 01-28-12

Nora Roberts books are always great!

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

Reviewed: 01-02-13

Would you listen to High Noon again? Why?

No. I enjoyed it, but the listening was difficult. I had difficulty differentiating the characters from each other.

What other book might you compare High Noon to and why?

Her books are always good. This one wasn't as easy to guess the ending as her books usually are.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I couldn't tell whether the men or the women were talking. She needs to change her tone or deflection more. It was a little confusing.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful