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Haru Nakajima

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  • Dialects and the Fallacy of Blackboard Grammar

  • By: John McWhorter
  • Narrated by: John McWhorter
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Understanding language change and how languages differ helps us see that what is often labeled "wrong" about people's speech is, in fact, a misanalysis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb -- in both content and delivery !!!

  • By C. Miller on 04-28-17

Very informative!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

It really opens up my mind, after having tried so hard to speak English the way I was taught. Knowing how there are so many ways to speak this language really got amazed at how far it has evolved over centuries and over lands.

  • FIRST THREE FREE CHAPTERS: Amok

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Natascha McElhone, Adrian Lester, Rafe Spall, and others
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 195

This was to be her last day alive. The renowned criminal psychologist Ira Samin prepared her suicide thoroughly. The death of her eldest daughter had weighed too heavily on her conscience for her to carry on and she yearned for one last drink to raise a toast to oblivion. Her morbid plans are interrupted and she is called in to negotiate a gruesome hostage situation at a radio station where a psychopath is playing a morbid game. While the show is on air, he calls people from the phonebook at random. If they pick up the phone with a certain slogan, a hostage is set free. If they don’t, then the hostage is unceremoniously shot.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ok

  • By Slim on 03-09-16

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

This is tasty. The story really leaved me hanging! I like how they voice act the whole thing. different voices with effects, making it feels so natural, feels like I'm watching a movie but with no picture.

The only thing that bothers me is the "clothes movement and footsteps" a bit dirty as you listen to it.

What I can suggest is to add more soundtrack to this. the "1st part" with the music while narrating really got me hooked! Feels like a complete play prod. So cool! Good job!

  • A Spell of Trouble (Booktrack Edition)

  • Silver Hollow Paranormal Cozy Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Leighann Dobbs, Traci Douglas
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

When town troublemaker Louella Drummond drops dead in front of Isolde Quinn's pet store just minutes after threatening both Issy and her cousin Graeme, the police in the small lakeside town of Silver Hollow assume it's from natural causes...until it's discovered that Louella was murdered. Not just any murder, though. Murder by paranormal means. Dark magic that could only have been performed by a powerful witch. And every law-abiding paranormal knows that dark magic is forbidden. Note: This special Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cozy mystery with a touch of fantasy?

  • By Haru Nakajima on 09-14-18

Cozy mystery with a touch of fantasy?

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Seeing the cover gave me a thought of a children's book but it's a cozy mystery?

This got me too curious and made me bought it... Turns out, IT WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY!
I had fun not just with the writing and story itself (doing research it's a loved book by most readers) I also enjoy the soundtrack and how the music feels on this one, it drew me into the story more. Mischief, Quirky with the touch of fantasy... First time to hear something like this. A totally different experience!

listening to intense or dark mystery stories most of the time will actually make you want to listen to a lighter vibes like this. I will definitely hear for more.

I LOVE IT!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Angels Flight: A Harry Bosch Novel, Book 6

  • Booktrack Edition
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

An activist attorney is killed in a cute little L.A. trolley called Angels Flight, far from Harry Bosch's Hollywood turf. But the case is so explosive - and the dead man's enemies inside the LAPD are so numerous - that it falls to Harry to solve it. Now the streets are super heating. Harry's year-old Vegas marriage is unraveling. And the hunt for a killer is leading Harry to another high-profile L.A. murder case, one where every cop had a motive. The question is, did any have the guts?   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By A. J. LaRocco on 05-30-18

Great Story!

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

Another well done story from Michael Connelly. I really like how Peter Giles' voice sets the story, and the soundtrack just makes it really cinematic for me! Well done!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Ep. 8: The Child Porn Paradox (The Dark Web)

  • By: Geoff White, Bernard P. Achampong
  • Narrated by: Geoff White
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Most of us assume the online underworld is flooded by images of child sexual abuse. Yet due to the hazards of investigating the Dark Web, it is very difficult to find independent research. So just how much child porn is there on the Dark Web? And what are the police doing to tackle it? In this episode, Channel 4 News's former Technology Reporter, Geoff White, discovers a shocking truth — that many paedophiles don't need the dark web. They're active in a much more open way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mind blown

  • By Haru Nakajima on 08-14-18

Mind blown

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

It's shocking to know what lurks hidden in plain sight. This is really informative and analytical!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Private

  • Booktrack Edition
  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. Jack is already deep into the investigation of a multi-million dollar NFL gambling scandal and the unsolved slayings of 18 schoolgirls when he learns of a horrific murder close to home: his best friend's wife, Jack's former lover, has been killed. It nearly pushes him over the edge. Instead, Jack pushes back and devotes all of Private's resources to tracking down her killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Again and again, I keep going back to this one!

  • By Haru Nakajima on 08-10-18

Again and again, I keep going back to this one!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

This book was masterfully done! I loved the story, I loved the characters, I loved the narration, I loved the soundtrack, I LOVE ALL OF IT. I find it hard to put down, and I find it hard to leave behind. After finishing the last chapter of it, I keep going back to the beginning because I love it that much!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • 2nd Chance

  • Booktrack Edition
  • By: James Patterson, Andrew Gross
  • Narrated by: Melissa Leo, Jeremy Piven
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

2nd Chance reconvenes the Women's Murder Club, four friends (a detective, a reporter, an assistant district attorney, and a medical examiner) who used their networking skills, feminine intuition, and professional wiles to solve a baffling series of murders in 1st to Die. This time, the murders of two African Americans, a little girl and an old woman, bear all the signs of a serial killer for Lindsay Boxer, newly promoted to lieutenant of San Francisco's homicide squad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a ride!

  • By Haru Nakajima on 08-08-18

What a ride!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

I've just recently finished 1st to die, and immediately, I wanted to read another of James Patterson's books. I did not regret getting this one. The story, the narration, the soundtrack, all of it together really brought me out of a boring day in the house and into the book. I want to follow Lindsey more and get on to the next book in the Women's Murder Club.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

The Jewel of Dantenos
    The FREE Lee Starfinder Adventure: from the World of the Godling Chronicles, Book 0.5
    
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        Derek Perkins
    
    


    
    Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    2,694 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • The Jewel of Dantenos

  • The FREE Lee Starfinder Adventure: from the World of the Godling Chronicles, Book 0.5
  • By: Brian D. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,694
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,337
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,343

Filled with confidence and no small measure of arrogance, young Lee Starfinder, along with Millet Gristall, set off on their very first adventure. Lee quickly discovers that life beyond Hazrah can be far deadlier than he could have ever imagined. And soon he must learn that muscle and steel cannot replace loyalty, bravery and friendship.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • guess just not me

  • By Hunter on 06-07-17
  • The Jewel of Dantenos
  • The FREE Lee Starfinder Adventure: from the World of the Godling Chronicles, Book 0.5
  • By: Brian D. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins

I liked it

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

Feels a little slow paced, but I enjoyed it anyway. I was listening to this beside the window on a rainy day with a cup of coffee. Nice and pleasant.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 1st to Die: Women's Murder Club, Book 1

  • Booktrack Edition
  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

Imagine a killer who thinks, What is the worst thing anyone has ever done? - and then goes far beyond it. Now imagine four women - a police detective, an assistant DA, a reporter, and a medical examiner - who join forces as they sidestep their bosses to track down criminals. Known as the Women's Murder Club, they are pursuing a murderer whose twisted imagination has stunned an entire city. Their chief suspect is a socially prominent writer, but the men in charge won't touch him. On the trail of the most terrifying and unexpected killer ever, they discover a shocking surprise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1st To Die - Im Hooked!

  • By Anonymous User on 08-07-18

Amazing story, amazing audiobook!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

A great mystery book! It really kept me on my toes! The writing was well-paced, and the synergy of the narrator and background music really brought the story to life, as if I could see the scenes playing before my eyes! I would definitely recommend this!

10 of 10 people found this review helpful