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  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20,309
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18,679
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,625

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • STAY AWAY!!!

  • By Susan Olson on 06-02-18

A very slow beginning

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

The book was very slow to start. Not a normal book I would get but I like to listen to audiobooks when I travel and my wife doesn’t like my normal genre so we tried this book. To be truthful we both were ready to quit on this book after listening for 1 hour, but because we were in heavy traffic around Chicago I couldn’t download another book at the time. By the time we finally got through the traffic (35 minutes) the book picked up. The rest of the book held our attention the rest of the way. The book does get bogged down sometimes by getting way to descriptive about things that doesn’t matter. If you can still with it, the book does become a good thriller.

  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,840
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,365

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame...and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't Take My Buds Out

  • By Judith on 11-08-07

This is one of the best books I have ever listened

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

What made the experience of listening to The Pillars of the Earth the most enjoyable?

The characters were totally fleshed out.

What did you like best about this story?

It didn't pull any punches about how life was in that era.

Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

Ellen

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

when the truth came out about Bishop Wallerin.

Any additional comments?

I had listened to this book on cassette tape probably 20 years ago. I had forgotten a lot of it. I just remembered i liked it a lot. Boy was I right, love the characters, the time period of the story, and especially the good guys and the villains. I especially liked the beginning when Follett talks about how he came to write this book. Great book and have already started listening to the next in the series.

  • The Thousand Orcs

  • Legend of Drizzt: Hunter's Blade Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253

When a blood-thirsty banc of orcs, led by an as-yet-unseen enemy, comes rampaging out of the Spine of the World, it lays waste to everything in its path. Dark elf ranger Drizzt Do'Urden and his most trusted friends find themselves in the path of destruction. As blades slash and feet trample, even the heroes may not survive a desperate stand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully written and performed.

  • By Karina on 12-30-14

Good story

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

I liked this book. The thing I didn't like was the narrator would talk so low sometimes it was hard to hear. I then would have the volume way up and I would get blasted out my car when it would be very loud. I spent a lot of time changing the volume during this book.

  • A Cry of Honor

  • The Sorcerer's Ring, Book 4
  • By: Morgan Rice
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

Godfrey has been poisoned by his brother by a very rare and potent poison, and his fate lies in Gwendolyn's hands, as she does whatever she can to save her brother from death. Gareth has fallen deeper into a state of paranoia and discontent, hiring his own tribe of savages as a personal fighting force and giving them Silver Hall - ousting The Silver and causing a rift in King's Court that threatens to blow up into a civil war. He also schemes to have the fierce Nevaruns take Gwendolyn away, selling her off in marriage without her consent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By Compute on 02-06-15

Good story, not well written

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

The overall story is interesting but the writing is too sappy. Some of the same phrases are overused. The predictability of this book is annoying at times.

  • A Feast for Crows

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,578

Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jarring change in Dotrice's performance

  • By Pi on 06-21-12

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 07-20-15

I thought the book was very good. A little long winded at times but a very good story. I didn't like the narrator as much as I liked the book. The story in this book varies quite a bit from the TV shows. The main events are similar but how you get to them sometimes are quite different. All in all a great series of books.