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  • When the Air Hits Your Brain

  • Tales from Neurosurgery
  • By: Frank T Vertosick Jr. MD
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,711

With poignant insight and humor, Frank Vertosick, Jr., MD, describes some of the greatest challenges of his career, including a six-week-old infant with a tumor in her brain, a young man struck down in his prime by paraplegia, and a minister with a .22-caliber bullet lodged in his skull. Told through intimate portraits of Vertosick's patients and unsparing-yet-fascinatingly detailed descriptions of surgical procedures, When the Air Hits Your Brain illuminates both the mysteries of the mind and the realities of the operating room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sensitive and Enlightening

  • By Largactil on 02-03-17

Brought back memories

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

Reviewed: 01-17-18

Would you listen to When the Air Hits Your Brain again? Why?

Yes. I was a surgical assistant to a Neuro and it really brought back memories of the old days. It gave me better insight and understanding to my boss and why he was such and asshole.

What was one of the most memorable moments of When the Air Hits Your Brain?

Every moment this man lived in his medical career was memorable. The lives he touch and the experiences he lived through were building blocks for him to become the surgeon he was today.

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

no

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The Childrens hospital rotation and the child left behind. His connection to this child moved me beyond measure.

Any additional comments?

Anyone considering a career in the medical field needs to read / listen to this book. It gives one the insight to the enormity of patient care and the demands and pressure one lives through in medicine.

  • The Eternal World

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Farnsworth
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

It is 500 years ago. A group of Spanish conquistadors searching for gold, led by a young and brilliant commander named Simon De Oliveras, land in the New World. What they find in this uncharted land is a treasure far more valuable: the Fountain of Youth. The Spaniards slaughter the Uzita, the Native American tribe who guard the precious waters that will keep the conquistadors young for centuries. But one escapes: Shako, the chief's fierce and beautiful daughter, who swears to avenge her people - a blood oath that spans more than five centuries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By cristina on 09-10-15

Not my favorite CF book

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

Reviewed: 09-17-16

Any additional comments?

I just couldn't get into this book. It felt disjointed for me. The story had a great build up of revenge and greed and desire for youth eternal but it kinda fell flat. I just couldn't connect with the characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Killfile

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Farnsworth
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453

John Smith has a special gift that seems more like a curse: He can access other people's thoughts. He hears the songs stuck in their heads, their most private traumas and fears, the painful memories they can't let go. The CIA honed his skills until he was one of their most powerful operatives, but Smith fled the agency and now works as a private consultant, trying to keep the dark potential of his gift in check - and himself out of trouble.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Familiar story but still worth it

  • By green ice cream garden on 08-24-16

No Sleep for me!!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-16

Would you listen to Killfile again? Why?

Hell Yes!! It was such a good story every book I have listened to since can't compare. I will listen again because it was such a detailed book that I am sure I had missed small nuances the make the book even better.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

So much so that I found myself in bed at 3AM thinking about how John Smith was going to develop in the story. I got up plugged in my iPod and listened until I had to get up for work. Christopher spins a story that you can actually visualize the scene in your head. Action fight scenes are very well written and you are drawn into the life of a very complicated man with an unusual gift of mind reading.

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

Bronson Pinchot will always be one of my favorite narrators. I did find that he seemed a bit rushed as if he was just reading for the sake of reading. The good news is book was so well written it didn't make the story suffer.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When John had to interrogate the suspect in Guantanamo Bay to find out where Bin Laden was or any time he had to bring on the pain of the person who's mind he was occupying. You can understand why John needs his own island.

Any additional comments?

I read a lot of books and follow a long list of favorite authors on social media so I can find out when their new books are coming out. I made a point to send a message thru FB to Mr. Farnsworth praising his new book. I have only done this once before with another author. I wasn't expecting a response however, he graciously thanked me for my kind words and suggested a strong coffee.

  • The Will

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,436
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,138

Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant. While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • KRISTEN ASHLEY AT HER BEST!

  • By Yvette on 03-30-15

Dull, boring, don't waste your time credit or cash

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

Reviewed: 11-26-15

I was encouraged by the reviews over looking the few reviews that stated it was boring. I will have to report the narration was off. No one spaces words like that and every character sounded the same. Josey the female lead was odd. It was as if she walked thru a time warp of the 1800's and landed in modern day. NO one in their 20's uses words now a days like "alas" and "oh dear" "whilst". Her interest in men was odd as well. She finds herself enamored with a man who was willed to her by her grandmother who owns a strip club who uses the "F" word like his life depends on it. A another boxer who doesn't fit her character, a rap music director and many more. Josey character was very prudish given her up bringing. Nothing matched. I was extremely disappointed in this book.

  • Rock Chick Redemption

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,625

Roxie’s on the run from a bad boyfriend who will not catch the hint that it is o-v-e-r. She’s in no mood for love at first sight, but when her eyes fall on Hank, it’s trouble from the get-go. Roxie tries to hold Hank at arm's length but Hank wants to be a closer (as in, a lot closer). Roxie’s trouble catches up with her and Hank wants to help but Roxie knows in her heart that she’s no good for a white-hat guy. The problem is no one agrees with her, especially her crazy hippie best friend Annette or her parents; the even crazier small-Indiana-town Herb and Trish.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too Stupid To Live

  • By Nancy on 11-03-15

Title "ROCK CHICK" threw me off but I am a big fan

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

Reviewed: 02-07-15

I picked up this book on sale and kicked my own a** for not getting the other books with the sale. I am a Kristen Ashley fan for life. This author falls in the same type of character writing as Robyn Carr if you are a fan of her writing too. You find yourself drawn to the characters in the story but then you can't wait to read the story's of the others because the characters are so funny or quirky. I WILL read the entire series. Each book can be read as a stand alone but I promise you will not want to stop at one.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Dirty Rowdy Thing

  • Wild Seasons, Book 2
  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Shayna Thibodeaux
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163

Despite their rowdy hookups, Harlow and Finn don’t even like each other.... which would explain why their marriage lasted only 12 hours. He needs to be in charge and takes whatever he wants. She lives by the Want-something-done? Do-it-yourself mantra. Maybe she’s too similar to the rugged fisherman - or just what he needs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dirty Sexy Finn

  • By Katherine on 03-12-15

My new favorite Authors and Narrators

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

Reviewed: 11-10-14

DRT is a continuation of the story of 6 friends who meet in Las Vegas and spontaneously get married. While the couple in the first book decide to give marriage that fighting chance this book follows the two most unlikely couple to stay together. Finn and Harlow live in two different countries and have their own personal issues that should completely spin their world out of control however, find comfort in the knowledge that a few restless hours lost in each other can dull the pain of real life. Finn opens up about his family and business issues that could either make or break his and his family's livelyhood but Harlow who is a problem solver for others fails to share her personal issues with Finn.

I love the complexity of the characters and how their problems are realistic and engaging for the reader. The sex scenes (which all Christina Lauren books are known for) are racy but very intense and intimate. They never come across as raunchy or misplaced just to make the book erotic. It is sensual and personal. I will always be a fan of these two authors.

The narration is fantastic. Sebastian York is dreamy with that voice and Shayna Thibodeaux is quirky and quick paced with her words but she rocks the narration. DRT was my favorite so far. Looking forward to the next story which you get a little preview in this book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Sweet Filthy Boy

  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Shayna Thibodeaux
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,058
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,060

One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him. But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation - and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out - Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume - her sweet, filthy fling - to France for the summer and just…play.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finding yourself while finding another-HOT ROMANCE

  • By Lisa on 06-02-14

You feel that twinge in your heart with this book

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

Reviewed: 06-04-14

The book starts out slow and felt as if the narrator couldn't get into the story at first, however Shayna Thibodeaux really gets into her character as the books goes on bringing the characters to life as they began to bond and form this wild romantic relationship. I really didn't appreciate her narration and pick up on the way the female character was feeling unsure about her future and her standing with her family until she meets our sweet filthy boy.

The story is funny and embarrassing and totally worth a listen. It is a perfect love story for those who love the adventure of just picking up and running away to get to know the perfect stranger in the most romantic city in the world. It isn't fluffy or light. It is raw and sexual. If you are sensitive to dirty talk and hot sex scenes this isn't for you. For the rest of you ……buy buy buy

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fault in Our Stars

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,287

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Poignant Story

  • By AudioAddict on 04-25-13

A wonderful and heart wrenching love story

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

Reviewed: 05-31-14

Would you listen to The Fault in Our Stars again? Why?

I don't know. Yes I loved the story and the message behind it, and it left a big impact on my heart. However, it was sad. I look at cancer patients in a whole new light and respect. A person is not their disease. They deserve dignity. I do hope the movie lives up to the hype.

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

Kate Rudd did a great job as usual. I love her narrations.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The immense relief that she felt when she got the final letter. I felt the characters triumph and release she needed to go forward.

Any additional comments?

FIOS being a YA book should be read by all ages. Mr. Green weaves a difficult subject line however sheds light on how a person with cancer views life through not so rosy glasses. I will always think of this book fondly.

  • Sixth Grave on the Edge

  • Charley Davidson, Book 6
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,618
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,354

Most girls might think twice before getting engaged to someone like Reyes Farrow - but Charley Davidson is not most girls. She’s a paranormal private eye and grim-reaper-in-training who’s known to be a bit of a hell-raiser, especially after a few shots of caffeine. Her beloved Reyes may be the only begotten son of evil, but he’s dark and sultry and deeply sexy and everything Charley could hope for. Really. But when the FBI file on Reyes’ childhood happens to land into her lap, she can’t help herself: She opens it...and then the real fun begins.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This book could change EVERYTHING!

  • By RabidReads on 05-21-14

It just keeps getting better.

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

Reviewed: 05-24-14

Once again Darynda Jones and Lorelei King are a power house duo. The story continues on from the 5th book bringing back the favorites but introducing new characters. I hope this series never ends. I always love the way Charlie Davidson blends her personal story with her investigations. I always look forward to the beginning to each chapter to hear the latest bumper sticker or T-shirt. I would totally wear theses t-shirts. DJ is my all time favorite writer. Her stories never get old or played out. Her style of story line of the life of a grim reaper is original and the humor is just top notch. Cant wait for the next book. For now I think I am going to start the series over and enjoy it again…..and place an order for some t-shirts on her web site.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mystery Man

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Kate Russell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,295

Gwendolyn Kidd has met the man of her dreams. He's hot, he's sexy, and what started as a no-names-exchanged night of passion has blossomed into a year and a half-long pleasure fest. Sure, it's a little strange that he only appears in her bed at night, but Gwen is so sure he's the one, she just can't turn him away…. Hawk Delgado knows more about Gwen than she could ever imagine. She's gorgeous, headstrong, and skittish about relationships. But Hawk is facing his own demons, demons that keep him from connecting with anyone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it ......Eventually !

  • By Diva on 12-15-13

Pass!!

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

Reviewed: 05-20-14

This story was just not good. I was encouraged by the reviews I read but I found myself rolling my eyes every time she mentioned (which is often) how her tummy got squishy when she was with her man. Ugh!! I felt it was written by a high school student and could imagine she was giggling when writing the sex scenes. Just awful. Pass on this one people. I love a book with a great alpha male but there was so much missing in this story that it didn't make sense. I felt nothing for the characters. Narration was good but I felt sorry that the narrator had to endure reading this junk.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful