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  • The Fifth to Die

  • By: J. D. Barker
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Graham Winton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665

Detective Porter and the team have been pulled from the hunt for Anson Bishop, the Four Monkey Killer, by the feds. When the body of a young girl is found beneath the frozen waters of Jackson Park Lagoon, she is quickly identified as Ella Reynolds, missing three weeks. But how did she get there? The lagoon froze months earlier. More baffling? She's found wearing the clothes of another girl, missing less than two days. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Taught Fast Paced Thriller- Loved it...

  • By shelley on 07-11-18

What a great thriller!

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

I love this author and the narration! I so appreciate an author who respects the intelligence of the reader. J.D. Barker does. So many times it's easy to predict the direction of a story. With the 4th Monkey and the Fifth to Die I am continually amazed. I am fascinated by the characters and find it hard to walk away from the stories until I finish them. This was a great follow up to the 4th Monkey. I have suggested it and this book to all of my friends, especially the audio version. The readers really help to bring the characters to life. I did not have to go back and listen to the first book to read this one. But I must say it has motivated me to go back and listen to both of them. I can't wait for the next book!

  • Digging Up Mother

  • A Love Story
  • By: Johnny Depp - foreword, Doug Stanhope
  • Narrated by: Doug Stanhope and Friends
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,829

Doug Stanhope is one of the most critically acclaimed and stridently unrepentant comedians of his generation. What will surprise some is that he owes so much of his dark and sometimes uncomfortably honest sense of humor to his mother, Bonnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly what I hoped for!

  • By jeff adams on 08-20-16

This is such a depressing not funny waste of time!

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

Would you try another book from Doug Stanhope and Johnny Depp - foreword and/or Doug Stanhope and Friends?

No I feel sorry for the author though. They ripped off people left and right and found that funny.He and his mother had mental illness they just accepted, thought is was funny and never did anything about

Has Digging Up Mother turned you off from other books in this genre?

Nothing else is in the genre, its about mentally ill people who think they are funny and are just sad and mean, It's a lot of sophomoric humor about body functions.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

yes yes yes

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

Anger, sadness, disgust,

Any additional comments?

I want my money back for this book, I would not want a penny of my money supporting this comic or author. He needs mental help!

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

The First Confessor
    The Legend of Magda Searus
    
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        Kellie Fitzgerald
    
    


    
    Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
    1,436 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • The First Confessor

  • The Legend of Magda Searus
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Kellie Fitzgerald
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,436
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327

In the time before the Confessors, when the world is a dark and dangerous place, where treason and treachery are the rule of the day, comes one heroic woman, Magda Searus, who has just lost her husband and her way in life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but....

  • By Dianne on 01-19-13

If you can say something in 1 line why not use 15?

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

Reviewed: 06-13-15

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

Anyone who likes things explained over and over.

What was most disappointing about Terry Goodkind’s story?

It could have been 50 pages shorter.

What three words best describe Kellie Fitzgerald’s performance?

OK

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story had an interesting concept. I just was so bored with the author going on and on.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Finders Keepers

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,866
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,077

A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far - a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes. "Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars for Will Patton reading Stephen King

  • By PlantCrone on 06-21-16

Another Misery?

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

Reviewed: 06-13-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I love Stephen King and would use any of my credits to listen to one of his books, even this one. I couldn't wait for it to become available. I was disappointed. One of my favorite things about King is his character development. I even want to know more about the bad guys. I could't get into these characters and the story reminded me too much of his previous book,Misery... a masterpiece. One of King's mediocre books is still good.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It was an OK ending.

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

He is a great reader and brings the characters to life.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Probably not

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Intervention

  • By: Terri Blackstock
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

Barbara Covington has one more chance to save her daughter from a devastating addiction: staging an intervention. But when 18-year-old Emily disappears on the way to drug treatment and her interventionist is found dead at the airport where she was last seen, Barbara enters her darkest nightmare of all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By JlN on 11-09-10

Preachy and Predictable

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

Reviewed: 06-27-14

What disappointed you about Intervention?

The book was used as a format to sell Christianity. It was very simplistic and used every opportunity to sell Christianity.

Has Intervention turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes

Would you be willing to try another one of Cassandra Campbell’s performances?

No

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No... even the story was simplistic and not very believable. The main character, the mother, was a saintly saved woman. Not very realistic or interesting.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Joyland

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael Kelly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,532

Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. Joyland is a brand-new novel and has never previously been published.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great Stephen King crime/mystery

  • By Mark on 07-11-13

Stephen King master of coming of age

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

Reviewed: 06-27-14

Would you listen to Joyland again? Why?

Yes, Its so well written, a wonderful story with great characters. Stephen King always calls to my youth. His insight into this period has hooked me into his writing and continues to amaze me. This book is also a thriller.

What other book might you compare Joyland to and why?

Hearts in Atlantis; Stand by me

What about Michael Kelly’s performance did you like?

The story is seen from the perspective of a teenage boy's first freedom and adult friendships. I can never say enough about Stephen King's insights into his characters.They are magnificent.

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

Nothing. He had the perfect voice for the main character and did a great job of reading the other characters voices.

  • Middlesex

  • By: Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Narrated by: Kristoffer Tabori
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,535

In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blonde classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them - along with Callie's failure to develop physically - leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth Waiting It Out

  • By D. N. Meads on 08-28-09

Excellent! It will be one of my favorite books

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-08

This is a fascinating read. It has all the components of a great story. I found myself laughing outloud and crying. The author's witty, insightful, and fast paced thoughts had me hooked into this story after 5 minutes. I couldn't wait to get back to listening. It's the story of a hermaphadite's life but so much more. Some of the subjects the author addresses are the dymnamics, the history, the tragedies and successes of an Greek immigrant family. Great insights about growing up, sexuality, and how we all deal with not feeling like we belong. I loved hearing the authors narratives about the timeline of this story-1920 to today, and I so related to them. The reader does an exceptional job with the material...one of the best readers I've heard. I will listen to this story again and again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful