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  • The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard, Shelley Atkinson, Laural Merlington, and others
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,883
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,870

From best-selling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional voice cast, unconventional format

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-03-17

Needed to just get on with it.

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

Reviewed: 04-27-19

I have to admit I gave up on this one. Even listening to it while redecorating a bedroom, I got bored. It just wanged on for too long with not a lot happening. Great premise and an interesting start to the story which was well dramatized on audio, but something lacking. Meh!

  • Her One Mistake

  • By: Heidi Perks
  • Narrated by: Kirsty Dillon, Julie Maisey, Sally Scott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 212

Charlotte was supposed to be looking after the children, and she swears she was. She only took her eyes off of them for one second. But when her three kids are all safe and sound at the school fair, and Alice, her best friend Harriet’s daughter, is nowhere to be found, Charlotte panics. Frantically searching everywhere, Charlotte knows she must find the courage to tell Harriet that her beloved only child is missing. And admit that she has only herself to blame. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable

  • By Lisa on 02-06-19

Horrible narration and predictable story.

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

Reviewed: 04-14-19

Judging by the five star reviews of this book, I think I may have reached the point where I have listened to and read too many of these domestic mystery dramas. Or maybe, this one was just not great and other reviewers don't have much to compare it to? I think it is a bit of both, but really, this is not the best story and certainly not a great audiobook. The narrator for Charlotte's side of the story is pretty awful with a terribly annoying voice and intonation which made me cringe every time the story switched to her. The story was a slow slow burn, started off very slowly and when it finally got going, all be it predictably, it just sort of fizzled out. Very meh. Kept waiting for the final twist and it never came. I am left feeling slightly cheated I thought there would be more to this story.

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  • The Forgotten

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,015

Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case - but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really liking PULLER

  • By Diana on 11-30-12

Thoroughly entertaining, John Puller is a great!

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

I've found another exciting series with a great hero, hooray! I'm loving David Baldacci, he writes great characters and exciting stories. I also LOVE the way he writes his women. Loved the Will Robie series and was hoping that this series would be as good, so far they are and this story was one hell of a ride. Plenty of action and explosions and bad guys getting wasted. Fun stuff!

  • Tier One

  • By: Brian Andrews, Jeffrey Wilson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,221

John Dempsey's life - as an elite Tier One Navy SEAL named Jack Kemper - is over. A devastating terrorist action catapults him from a world of moral certainty and decisive orders into the shadowy realm of espionage, where ambiguity is the only rule. His new mission: hunt down those responsible for the greatest tragedy in the history of the US Special Ops and bring them to justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This One's a Keeper!!!

  • By shelley on 09-11-16

Hooks you in from the get go.

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

This book hooked me in straight away. Its a really thrilling and exciting story. I know nothing about this world other then the various books and movies in the genre, but this plotline seems pretty believable to me. Even if its not, its fast paced and exciting and just what I was looking for. Cant wait to enjoy the rest of the series.

  • The Ruin

  • By: Dervla McTiernan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,908
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,539

When Aisling Conroy's boyfriend Jack is found in the freezing black waters of the river Corrib, the police tell her it was suicide. A surgical resident, she throws herself into study and work, trying to forget - until Jack's sister Maude shows up. Maude suspects foul play, and she is determined to prove it. Cormac Reilly is the detective assigned with the re-investigation of a seemingly accidental overdose 20 years ago - the overdose of Jack and Maude's drug-and-alcohol-addled mother. Reilly is under increasing pressure to charge Maude for murder when his colleague Danny uncovers new evidence....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book of the Year

  • By Sharon on 07-11-18

An excellent surprise find

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

This is another book that I tried on the off chance and was super pleased that I did. I've got so used to finding something that sounds interesting and turns out to be crap. I was really pleased that this was not so with this book. It was a tangled and twisted tale that was really well written and performed. It did remind me of Tanya French, but likely its because of the Irish setting. A really excellent story.

  • Crimson Lake

  • By: Candice Fox
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595

Six minutes in the wrong place at the wrong time - that's all it took to ruin Sydney Detective Ted Conkaffey's life. Accused but not convicted of the brutal abduction of a 13-year-old girl, Ted is now a free man - and public enemy number one. He flees north to keep a low profile amid the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake. There, Ted's lawyer introduces him to Private Investigator Amanda Pharrell, herself a convicted murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Mystery I've listened to since Tana French

  • By M H on 08-06-18

A really satisfying read. Left me wnating more

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

Gave this book a try on the off chance and was glad I did. Its one of the better mysteries/thrillers I've found for a while. Great story with interesting characters and really well read. Left me wanting more, I want to know more about these characters!

  • The Magpies

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 752

When Jamie and Kirsty move into their first home together, they are full of optimism. The future, in which they plan to get married and start a family, is bright. The other residents of their building seem friendly, too, including the Newtons, a married couple who welcome them to the building with open arms. But then strange things start to happen. Dead rats are left on their doorstep. They hear disturbing noises, and much worse, in the night. After Jamie’s best friend is injured in a horrific accident, Jamie and Kirsty find themselves targeted by a campaign of terror.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Such a good book until....EDIT

  • By Bailey Wiggins on 01-25-19

Meh! Not sure why I kept listening

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

It took me a while to settle into the narrator with this one. He sounded as though he were reading a story for children throughout the whole thing, even the sex scenes. I got used to him, and then got into the story which, was, slooooow! I get the concept of building up atmosphere and anticipation etc, but most of the ins and outs were so mundane. With a story and narrator like this I usually would have given up and moved onto another book, but there was something almost compelling about this story...some of the right elements must have been there. Having reached the end and heard the stories conclusion I'm left thinking my time would have been far better spent had I not bothered and wondering why I kept listening/

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  • West Cork: Aftershow

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde, Jesse Baker
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 772

Finished listening to West Cork? In this bonus aftershow, you will hear the latest from executive producer Jesse Baker with producers Jennifer Forde and Sam Bungey on the burning questions sparked by their Audible Original about Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s mysterious murder. What it was like to spend a year of their lives with a suspected murderer? How might the investigation have been bungled? Where does the case stand now? Listen here for answers to all of the above, as well the newest developments in this as-yet-unsolved crime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 👍🏻Definitely Worth Your Time👍🏼

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-08-18

Strangely compelling and addictive.

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

This was a total departure for me as far as the format, but there was something about this docudrama/biography that was incredibly compelling. This is a fascinating story that has to be listened to in one sitting. The subject is quite addictive and stays with you. I found myself googling this story long after I'd finished listening..I want to know!!
Brilliantly recorded and produced, I'll be looking out for more from these guys.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bring Me Back

  • A Novel
  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hely, Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,874
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,741
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,735

Finn and Layla are young, in love, and on vacation. They’re driving along the highway when Finn decides to stop at a service station to use the restroom. He hops out of the car, locks the doors behind him, and goes inside. When he returns Layla is gone - never to be seen again. That is the story Finn told to the police. But it is not the whole story. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Should have read that other review

  • By Heather on 06-28-18

Not such a fan of this one.

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

I really enjoy these kinds of books and maybe its because I've read and heard so many now that this one seemed a little tired and a little lacking. It wasn't terrible by any means, but it wasn't edge of your seat or even surprising. I had it figured out from the first chapter pretty much, but maybe that's the point. It is very well performed, I like dual readers for this kind of book.

  • Their Lost Daughters

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,583

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Good

  • By Lia on 02-14-19

Excellent in all respects!

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

This is an excellent audiobook, brilliant in all respects. The story is a compelling and complex one that keeps the reader interested until the end. Then of course, there's the Armitage Factor. Quite frankly, I think I would be happy to hear Richard Armitage read me the phone book, as long as there were some bastards in it...if not I'd have to add them, he says bastard like Sean Bean. Its a thing, look it up on YouTube! Anyway, the narration is excellent, in fact pretty much perfect and I'm impatiently waiting now for the next books in this series to be recorded and available!