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  • Dark Rivers of the Heart

  • A Novel
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 23 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

Do you dare step through the red door? Spencer Grant had no idea what drew him to the bar with the red door. He thought he would just sit down, have a slow beer or two, and talk to a stranger. He couldn’t know that it would lead to a narrow escape from a bungalow targeted by a SWAT team. Or that it would leave him a wanted man. But now Spencer is on the run from mysterious and ruthless men. He is in love with a woman he knows next to nothing about. And he is hiding from a past he can’t fully remember.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent plot & narration.

  • By Kelly on 06-20-18

good story but....

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

This was my first Dean Koontz book. He tackles not just a couple evil events or evil people, but whole systems of evil, evil government entities, and even when evil is justified. The story was well played out but the long drawn out scenes and long drawn out psychological drama was too much for my taste. When authors do this it feels like they want the reader so desperately to understand and absorb the emotional struggle of the character, but I find it too much emotional drama.

  • The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition

  • By: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, full cast, Margaret Atwood
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,813

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT

  • By ambER on 04-20-17

The ending left me hanging

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

The story is quite bizzar but the author is able to weave the characters to life brilliantly. However, the ending was a dissappointmet for me, left me without any real sense of resolution, just a vague hope for the characters' future. The essay at the end seemed to be just stuck on the end without any sense to it. I tried one other Atwood book and had a hard time with the long drawnout negative drama, should have remembered.

  • The Hate U Give

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31,513
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29,155
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29,043

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

  • By Wendi on 01-14-18

Couldn't get past the foul language

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

i know people use foul language all the time, its a reality of life, I just don't want to hear it every sentence. I wish Audible would identify these books for people like me who don't want to be entertained with profanity.

  • Heaven's Wager

  • The Heaven Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by: Tim Gregory
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583

Kent Anthony is a brilliant software engineer who is cashing in on a brilliant career. He's finally living the idyllic life, far from thoughts of theft and murder and other kinds of horrible criminal behavior. He's left his past far behind.... or so he thinks. This story will bring you face to face with a hidden world more real than most people ever realize; a world where the unseen is more powerful than anything seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very, very highly recommended for Christians

  • By Paul Mcgraw on 09-19-12

Did not work for me

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I have read several of Dekker's books and enjoyed them, this one did not work for me. I found it too long and drawn out, long on speeches and short on action. I appreciate him tackling the tough issues of life, but just couldn't stomach his theology in this one. I listened to at least half the book and started skipping big sections to get to the end.

  • Girl Last Seen

  • By: Nina Laurin
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,406
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,398

I force myself to look at the face in the photo, into her slightly smudged features, and I can't bring myself to move. Olivia Shaw could be my mirror image, rewound to 13 years ago. I've spent a long time peering into the faces of girls on missing posters, wondering which one replaced me in that basement. But they were never quite the right age, with the right look, in the right circumstances. Until Olivia Shaw, missing for one week tomorrow.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Rambling... still rambling...

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-19-18

depressing

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

Couldn't listen to it all. Main character hard to like and didn't like her attitude. The cop was too unprofessional towards her. I knew who the perpetrator was early and it was annoying that they didn't suspect. Good ending, not great. just all in all not for me, too much bad stuff.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 522
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475

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

Good. Not great.

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

Very good character development. The story is about a series of senseless murders and the inspector who had to solve the mystery. It kept my interest, but lacked edge. The performance was well done but a few times it was hard to follow who was speaking. There were a lot of names to keep track of. I would have liked a happier ending for the good guys and some sort of retribution for the murdered victim's parents.

  • Act like a Lady, Think like a Man

  • What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment
  • By: Steve Harvey
  • Narrated by: Mike Hodge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,070

Steve Harvey can't count the number of impressive women he's met over the years - the many incredible women who can run a business, have three kids, maintain a household in tiptop shape, and chair a church group all at the same time. So when it comes to relationships, why can't these same women figure out what makes men commit? According to Steve, it's because they're asking other women for advice when they should be going directly to the source.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a listen

  • By Virginia V. on 07-24-16

Great Advice

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

Reviewed: 10-28-16

Would have been better without the cussing. Beware, Steve's "Christian" morals are not mainstream. But he wrote the book for everyone, and there's excellent advice to be found here. Mike Hodge really does a great job capturing the author's intended meanings, I believe.

  • How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

  • Kind of the Story of My Life
  • By: Scott Adams
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,158

Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the strategy he has used since he was a teen to invite failure in, to embrace it, then pick its pocket.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING BOOK

  • By duane barker on 02-10-14

Honest and Interesting

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

Reviewed: 10-28-16

The author's honesty about how he failed in life and what he learned and how he responded to the failures was inspiring. The last couple chapters he gets into diet and exercise which I found minimally helpful, not at all what I was expecting; I finally just fast-forwarded to the end. It didn't ruin the book for me, just earned itself a lower score.

  • The Autoimmune Solution

  • Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of Inflammatory Symptoms and Diseases
  • By: Amy Myers
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

Over 90 percent of the population suffers from inflammation or an autoimmune disorder. Until now, conventional medicine has said there is no cure. Minor irritations like rashes and runny noses are ignored, while chronic and debilitating diseases like Crohn's and rheumatoid arthritis are handled with a cocktail of toxic treatments that fail to address their root cause. But it doesn't have to be this way.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Can be condensed to 10 pages

  • By Andy on 02-05-18

Redundant

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

Reviewed: 10-28-16

Fourth-grade biology level, at best.
Every chapter regurgitates the same information already stated ad nauseam, gives a sliver of new information and tells you repeatedly about how wonderful the Meyer's System works.
Tanya Eby talks likes she's reading a story to preschoolers.
Aweful. Waste of money.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,908
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,215
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,243

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ages Well

  • By Dennis on 10-21-12

Great distraction from the mundane

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

Reviewed: 09-08-16

The book is clever, fun, and attention grabbing (ok, so crime isn't funny...but it was).
The narrator is perfect, absolutely perfect. He totally made the book believable.
I could listen to this again and again.