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  • Line of Vision

  • By: David Ellis
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 330

Marty Kalish is a young man suffocating in the heat of an affair with a married woman named Rachel. When Rachel's husband disappears one night, Marty is one of the first to be questioned. With few likely suspects, the police arrest him for murder. We want him to be innocent, but the more he tells us, the more we fear he is guilty. And as the twists and turns of the plot unfold, we can't be completely sure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By Cynthia on 07-20-08

Great but I'm glad it's over!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

This whole story is told in the first person but I wasn't really fond of the main character. I had sympathy for his plight, which was being arrested and put on trial for murder. Once he is arrested the author goes into excruciating detail, from the interrogation through the trial. I began to feel like listening to this book was hard work and I was being lured into thinking about things I don't really want to think about. Still I couldn't stop listening and even looked for excuses to listen, like doing extra housework or yard work (I'm retired). I never guessed the ending and found it pretty satisfying.

Dick Hill was excellent as always, except he sounded exactly the same as in the Reacher books - that worked well for this book also.

Yes, I recommend this book.

  • Let Go of the Past

  • Restart Your Life, Realize Your Worth and Choose Happiness with Hypnosis, Meditation and Affirmations
  • By: Richard Hartell
  • Narrated by: InnerPeace Productions
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Let go of old wounds and start living your life the way you really want. This collection is designed to help you construct your life to be exactly as you want it by starting with the key source - you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a tool to move on with life

  • By Betty Chen on 05-11-17

Misleading Title

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

This audio book is a collection of short unrelated meditations and collections of affirmations barely related to 'letting go of the past'. The first few are practices geared towards going into a trance or hypnotic state. One is about the sacral and solar chakras. Then follow a group of positive affirmation segments with very intrusive energetic music accompaniment. The affirmations are good but the music spoils it.

Each segment has a different narrator.

In my opinion this audio book (if you can call it that) is pretty useless. I do not recommend it.

  • Small Town Rumors

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,983
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,974

Everyone is talking about Jennie Sue Baker and the mess she made of her life in New York. The former high school queen bee - and wealthy darling of Bloom, Texas - has returned home after all these years, riding on a common bus and bearing two bounced alimony checks. In a town that thrives on gossip, Jennie’s fall from grace has shamed her mother, set the town buzzing, and caused old, jealous enemies to whisper in delight. They say she’s taken a job as a housekeeper, gotten a garage apartment, and might be crushing on Rick Lawson, a simple farmer with modest dreams.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • If you like Hallmark movies, you'll like this

  • By Ruth on 12-08-18

If you like soap operas you will like this book!

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

What more can I say? The narrator was quite good. It's refreshing to hear someone with a Texas accent that's not an exaggerated twang. (I'm from Texas).

  • A Fine Summer's Day

  • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
  • By: Charles Todd
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382

On a fine summer's day in June, 1914, Ian Rutledge pays little notice to the assassination of an archduke in Sarajevo. An Inspector at Scotland Yard, he is planning to propose to the woman whom he deeply loves, despite intimations from friends and family that she may not be the wisest choice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bravo! Prequel Success!

  • By Christy on 01-11-15

One of the Best in the Series!

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

It's a prequel but I wouldn't recommend reading it before starting the series. It is so interesting reading this background story when you already know the character and what is going to follow.

It covers the period of time before the war, the part Rutledge's fiance plays in getting him to leave his career and enlist in the army, all while solving a very intriguing murder mystery.

In the background are newspaper reports and rumors about the impending war with Germany, and how the early enthusiasm for a war that everyone thinks will be over by Christmas turns into a horrible disaster.

A brilliant character study as well as a fascinating history lesson.

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,035

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable debut mystery set in London

  • By Tracey on 05-26-13

Didn't Finish

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

I really wanted to like this book. I never read the Harry Potter books so I was looking forward to enjoying a brilliant author's creation for adults. I can't really explain why I gave up on it - characters well drawn, scenes well constructed, etc., but somehow I just didn't care how it was going to turn out. Maybe I'm just too old, not into pop culture.

The performance was one of the best I've listened to, but a great reader can't make up for the lack of a compelling plot - maybe it's just me, and maybe I'll finish it someday, but not today.

  • Lady Chatterley's Lover (AmazonClassics Edition)

  • By: D. H. Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

When Constance Reid's new husband, Sir Clifford Chatterley, returns from war paralyzed and in a wheelchair, she sees her future wither. As their marriage grows loveless, she mourns the desires fated to go unfulfilled. But a stirring fascination with Oliver Mellors, the estate's coarse, taciturn gamekeeper, blooms into feelings she feared had died. Soon the lovers find themselves entangled in scandal, and their taboo affair becomes as pernicious as it is passionate.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn’t finish

  • By Alexandra Carlson on 01-23-19

Amazing Novel, Well Read

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

Reviewed: 12-25-18

I am a fan of Heather Wilds which is why I chose this edition. Although I can understand why some didn't care for her reading, I felt her style was perfectly suited the tone of the novel. I love her voice and I appreciate the way she can do believable male voices without changing to a weird deep voice the way some women readers do.

Previously my only exposure to the book was back in high school, while it was still banned. Someone had obtained a copy and was passing it around with the sexy parts marked. Too bad the book was mainly valued for those passages in those days (at least by teenagers) because Lawrence had a splendid style and his depiction of the attitudes of men and women toward sex is brilliant. We could have benefited from his understanding as we ventured into adult life.

  • The Gate Keeper

  • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
  • By: Charles Todd
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483

On a deserted road, late at night, Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge encounters a frightened woman standing over a body, launching an inquiry that leads him into the lair of a stealthy killer and the dangerous recesses of his own memories in this 20th installment of the acclaimed New York Times best-selling series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charles Todd does it again!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-11-18

Excellent Novel - Excellent Series

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

These books come out about once a year and they are always up to a high standard. If you've read all the others you won't need to be told anything. If this is your first you can enjoy it as a stand alone but I strongly recommend you start with the first one in the series instead, as the evolution of Rutledge's psychology adds much to the enjoyment. And that way you will have another 19 books to look forward to!

I have read all of these and don't get tired of them. In fact, I have listened to most of them more than once as I waited for the next one to come out. The mysteries are good and the World War I background gives an added element of interest.

  • Sleep Better

  • By: Aaptiv
  • Narrated by: Jade Alexis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 308

By now you know that getting enough sleep is one of the fundamental keys to overall health and well-being. But, achieving optimal shuteye and truly winding down at night are skills that few seem to have mastered. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it .....but

  • By sweetclynbrite on 11-30-18

Not Hypnosis - Teaches Techniques

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

I found that on my iPod Shuffle the days play in sequence automatically without having to load them, but each one starts with that loud "This is Audible" others have complained about. However, I don't believe these are designed to make you fall asleep at the time of listening as a sleep meditation tape would; rather, they present techniques which you can use on your own as needed, either when you first go to bed or during the night when you wake up and have trouble going back to sleep.

This morning I listened to Day 1 after having been awake since about 2 am. I then did the technique on my own and was back to sleep before I could finish it. Just listen to one, turn off your player, and do the same thing she just led you through.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Whole Art of Detection

  • Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
  • By: Lyndsay Faye
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315

Internationally best-selling author Lyndsay Faye became enamored with tales of Sherlock Holmes and his esteemed biographer, Dr. John Watson, as a child and later began spinning these quintessential characters into her own works of fiction - from her acclaimed debut novel, Dust and Shadow, which pitted the famous detective against Jack the Ripper, to a series of short stories for the Strand Magazine, whose predecessor published the very first Sherlock Holmes short story in 1891.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yay! More Sherlock!

  • By KadySiga on 03-13-17

Good Solid Short Entertainment

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

These are great for when you need some diversion but don't want to get caught up in a lengthy compelling plot, like say, in the middle of the night when you can'r sleep. The characters are well fleshed out and the mysteries are clever - I would say fun.

Simon Vance does his usual, spectacular job of narration.

  • Middlemarch

  • By: George Eliot
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 35 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,904

Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon’s mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, and reforms, as well as betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition, and disappointment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audible book ever

  • By Molly-o on 12-25-11

Surprisingly Good!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I enjoyed the book much more than I expected to. Eliot goes so deeply into the thoughts and minds of the characters that the actual events might seem to be secondary, but in fact, I kept wanting to go on to find out what would happen next, and how things would turn out.

I had one technical issue, which at first I thought was a problem with my equipment or with the Audible App, but I believe it is a problem with the audio book - the first part does not seem to be chaptered, which throws the chapter numbers off for the rest of the parts. As this is a book where I kept wanting to go back to pick up details I had missed, I found this a hindrance. Since the title is free with the Romance Package I downloaded a different version with a different narrator and have continued listening on that one.