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L. A. Arcori

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  • Where the Hell is Tesla?

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,957
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,767
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,759

I found the journal at work. Well, I don't know if you'd call it work, but that's where I found it. It's the lost journal of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and visionaries ever. Before he died in 1943, he kept a notebook filled with spectacular claims and outrageous plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had A Blast Listening To This One!

  • By Cheri on 08-11-16

very unexpected

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

very interesting and loved the email format. It had a little gratuitous swearing but her funny.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Christmas Train

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Tim Matheson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,493
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,499

Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to L.A. in time for Christmas. Forced to take the train across the country because of a slight "misunderstanding" at airport security, he begins a journey of self-discovery and rude awakenings, mysterious goings-on and thrilling adventures, screwball escapades and holiday magic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • On A Whim For Fun

  • By Patti on 09-25-07

Conspiracy to romance?

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

How does a guy who write conspiracy and investigation so well come up with such a wonderful feel good story? Well Mr. Baldacci does it with absolute ease! A wonderful story that puts true spirit into Christmas. I am looking forward to the movie!!!!

  • MatchUp

  • By: Lee Child - editor, Val McDermid, Charlaine Harris, and others
  • Narrated by: Laura Benanti, Dennis Boutsikaris, Gerard Doyle, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

In this incredible follow-up to the New York Times and USA Today best seller FaceOff, 22 of the world's most popular thriller writers come together for an unforgettable anthology. MatchUp takes the never-before-seen best seller pairings of FaceOff and adds a delicious new twist: gender. Eleven of the world's best female thriller writers, from Diana Gabaldon to Charlaine Harris, are paired with 11 of the world's best male thriller writers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • All but Two were worth the read

  • By Tim on 12-31-17

what a great group of stories

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

Where does MatchUp rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10% for sure. Especially since I am not a big short story fan.

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

This collection has terrific plot and does keep you guessing.

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

These narrators are always at the top of there craft. This sample meets expectations.

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

The stories which include

Any additional comments?

This is a great combination of some of contemporary literature's favorite characters. Careful, these characters will lead to craving much, much more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Besieged

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,418
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,118

The ancient gods are alive and well in the modern world in this hilarious, action-packed collection of original short stories featuring Atticus O'Sullivan, the handsome, tattooed, 2,000-year-old Irishman with extraordinary magic powers from Kevin Hearne's New York Times best-selling Iron Druid Chronicles.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck happened?

  • By Stephan on 08-13-17

great foundation

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

great stories to add texture and depth to the characters in a truely great series

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Purloined Poodle

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,357
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,084

Thanks to his relationship with the ancient Druid Atticus O'Sullivan, Oberon the Irish wolfhound knows trouble when he smells it - and furthermore, he knows he can handle it. When he discovers that a prizewinning poodle has been abducted in Eugene, Oregon, he learns that it's part of a rash of hound abductions all over the Pacific Northwest. Since the police aren't too worried about dogs they assume have run away, Oberon knows it's up to him to track down those hounds and reunite them with their humans. For justice! And gravy!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very cool story by Kevin and amazing storytelling

  • By jeremy on 09-30-16

sausage, sirloin & poodles oh my

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

Reviewed: 02-27-17

Love everything Oberon!!! Another excellent tail. (intemotionally not tale). Great dog names for the missing champions. A fun and engaging story

  • Keep Moving

  • And Other Tips and Truths About Aging
  • By: Dick Van Dyke
  • Narrated by: Dick Van Dyke
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,554
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,554

With a fun and folksy way of addressing its audience, Keep Moving serves as an instruction audiobook on how to embrace old age with a positive attitude. The chapters are filled with exclusive personal anecdotes that explore various themes on aging: how to adapt to the physical and social changes, deal with loss of friends and loved ones, stay current, fall in love again, and "keep moving" every day like there's no tomorrow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't want it to end

  • By Debbie on 10-25-15

Truly good perspective on growing old.

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

Reviewed: 04-21-16

What did you love best about Keep Moving?

Dick Van Dykes amazement in all things and his sense of humor

What other book might you compare Keep Moving to and why?

Never read anything like it.

Which character – as performed by Dick Van Dyke – was your favorite?

Himself

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

Keep Moving

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Caught

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie, Danny Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 908
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 913

Seventeen-year-old Haley McWaid is a good girl, the pride of her suburban New Jersey family, captain of the lacrosse team, headed off to college next year with all the hopes and dreams her doting parents can pin on her. Which is why, when her mother wakes one morning to find that Haley never came home the night before, and three months quickly pass without word from the girl, the community assumes the worst.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't finish it

  • By Ann Driver on 05-01-10

Brilliant as always!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-16

Mr. Coben is the master of unpredictable endings. It is rare for me not to predict a books ending, but this had me guessing until the last 10 minutes.

  • Shot of Tequila

  • A Jacqueline 'Jack' Daniels Mystery
  • By: J. A. Konrath
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

A GUTSY ROBBERY. Several million bucks, stolen from the mob... A PERFECT FRAME. All caught on video, with no chance of redemption... A RED HOT RECIPE FOR RAMPAGING REVENGE. Now one man must face the entire Chicago Outfit, a group of hardened Mafia enforcers, a psychotic bookie, the most dangerous hitman on earth, and Detective Jacqueline Daniels... His name is Tequila. And he likes those odds.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • More gore, less Jack, no Dick Hill.

  • By 4everBOOKS on 05-28-13

Shot of Takillya

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

Reviewed: 04-27-12

What made the experience of listening to Shot of Tequila the most enjoyable?

the story was interesting although graphic. And the performance was grand.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I don't have any changes.

Which character ??? as performed by Luke Daniels ??? was your favorite?

Taquila

  • Hexed

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,521
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,010
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,000

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II. With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Authenticity, Humor and Brilliant Writing

  • By A. Sentoni on 07-30-11

Awesome Series

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

Reviewed: 03-06-12

Where does Hexed rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

I rank amongst my favorites

What other book might you compare Hexed to and why?

I put on parallel with Harry Potter. The imagery and character development keeps you riveted to a fresh, engaging plot which draws upon all the mythologies!

What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

His characterization is wonderful and he's joy to listen. His voices lend themselves to more detailed character visualization.

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

His interactions with Oberon are the best. The dog is a most stunning personality

Any additional comments?

Read them all!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Explosive Eighteen

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,655

Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127, Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, and she’s flying back to New Jersey solo. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he’s dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. And a ragtag collection of thugs and psychos, not to mention the FBI, are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • to quote Lula 'I really expected a better story'

  • By HappyMom on 11-23-11

Best One Yet

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

Reviewed: 01-09-12

What did you love best about Explosive Eighteen?

The full Ranger Morellli conflict

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

I like how little bits of the 'vacation' was revealed.

What about Lorelei King???s performance did you like?

She's always right on tone for the situation and her characterizations are so second nature.