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  • Dreamland

  • The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
  • By: Sam Quinones
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,423

In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America - addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Truth Finally Told

  • By Perkyanne on 04-09-16

A must read!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

An excellent breakdown of how the current Opium epidemic both pharmaceutical and illegal evolved in the US.

  • War and Peace

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 61 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,569
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,897
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,857

Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's genius is clearly seen in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle, all of them fully realized and equally memorable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Work of genius

  • By James on 02-13-06

The worst narration

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

I barely made it through the first section. The narration is dificult to listen too and even comprehend at times. Too much inflection done on the narrators part, while perhaps good intentioned, went waaaaay past the mark. I have no idea if I will ever finish this, very dissapointed.

  • The Perfect Couple

  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,903
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,895

It's wedding season on Nantucket. The beautiful island is overrun with summer people - an annual source of aggravation for year-round residents. When one lavish wedding ends in disaster before it can even begin - with the bride-to-be discovered dead in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony - everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash digs into the best man, the maid of honor, the groom's famous mystery novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, the chief discovers that every wedding is a minefield - and no couple is perfect.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect summer listen

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-05-18

a perfect Hilderbrand

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Another breezy summer perfection by Hilderbrand. Having downloaded this while I was recently on Nantucket over the 4th of July was an added bonus. A great beach book.

  • The Escape Artist

  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,837
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,812

Who is Nola Brown? Nola is a mystery. Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not His Best

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

good story.

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

good story. narration was waaaaay to dramatic for my taste. took a while to get past it.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24,956
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,554
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,494

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Alan on 07-08-14

Exceptional

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

I was in 6th grade when I first and last read this book. What a shame that I waited so long.

  • The Kremlin's Candidate

  • The Red Sparrow Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,253
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,044

Russian counterintelligence chief Colonel Dominika Egorova has been a recruited asset of the CIA, stealing Kremlin secrets for her CIA handler, Nate Nash, for over seven years. In the dazzling finale to the Red Sparrow Trilogy, their forbidden and tumultuous love affair continues, mortally dangerous for them both but irresistible. In Washington, a newly installed US administration is selecting its cabinet members. Dominika hears a whisper of a closely held Kremlin operation to place a mole inside a high intelligence position.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Torn from today’s news

  • By Gary on 02-15-18

Best of the 3 but hated the end

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

I read (listened to) all 3 in a row. The first I loved, the second... I liked but was worried it was slipping towards a drug store romance novel. The 3rd, was awesome, lots of intrigue and plot twists, but... the end was dissapointing. Still very much worth the listen and excellent narration!!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Deception Point: A Novel

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,539

When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By James R. Davis on 06-29-04

Good story

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

Dedinitely enjoyed this book. The recording, especially in the beginning, was not good. Too much background noise on the narrator, it kinda drove me a little crazy, but got better.

  • The Identicals

  • A Novel
  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,039
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,758
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,751

Harper Frost is laid back, easygoing. She doesn't care what anyone thinks of her. She likes a beer and a shot and wouldn't be caught dead wearing anything fashionable. She's inherited her father's run-down house on Martha's Vineyard, but she can't hold down a job, and her latest romantic disaster has the entire island talking. Tabitha Frost is dignified, refined. She prefers a fine wine and has inherited the impeccable taste of her mother, the iconic fashion designer Eleanor Roxie-Frost.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unrealistic, unbelievable and worst ending ever

  • By Grasslands on 07-11-17

Light and breezy and authentic Hilderbrand.

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

Reviewed: 08-28-17

Light and breezy and authentic Hilderbrand. Not sure what else to say, I have to put in at least 15 words for a review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful