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  • Indigo

  • By: Beverly Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Robin Eller
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328

As a child, Hester Wyatt escaped slavery, but now the dark-skinned beauty is a member of Michigan's Underground Railroad, offering other runaways a chance at the freedom she has learned to love. When one of her fellow conductors brings her an injured man to hide, Hester doesn't hesitate...even after she is told about the price on his head. The man in question is known as the "Black Daniel," a vital member of the North's Underground Railroad network.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So excited to see Indigo on Audible

  • By MonaBeeReads on 09-05-14

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

I didn't realize this was a romance novel. The writing was high school level. And as others have said, the performance is not up to Audible standards.

  • The Ignorance of Blood

  • By: Robert Wilson
  • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

In the wake of a terrorist attack on Seville, Inspector Jefe Javier Falcón is determined to fulfil his promise that he'll bring the perpetrators to justice. The violent death of a gangster provides evidence implicating the Russian mafia, but pitches Falcón straight into the heart of a turf war over prostitution and drugs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best...

  • By rhl60 on 11-13-09

too tough for me

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

This one was a little too raw for me. That is personal so not fair to take away credit. It is well written, well read and the plot intriguing. But if you are a little thin skinned like me, maybe not.

  • The Heart's Invisible Furies

  • A Novel
  • By: John Boyne
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 21 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,243
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,098

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery - or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding. A Must listen.

  • By Keith G on 09-04-17

Good premise, great narration, needs an editor

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

I enjoyed the beginning of this book very much. The anger and comedy are both very well done. The writing is crisp and lovely. But it flags quite a bit as it moves into modern Ireland. The rage doesn't sustain itself and even in terms of story line there are many chapters that don't advance the plot or the understanding of the characters. The narration is fabulous.

  • Beat the Reaper

  • A Novel
  • By: Josh Bazell
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,224
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,224

Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient - and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crazy Mix of Medicine and Mafia

  • By DMcClureDVM on 05-29-09

This book has it all!<br />

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

Preachiness, arrogance and misogyny. Oh and it's boring as well. Would you like me to tell you how I really feel?

  • A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True

  • By: Brigid Pasulka
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 524

The novel opens on the eve of World War II. In the mountain village of Half-Village, a young man nicknamed the Pigeon, under the approving eyes of the entire village, courts the beautiful Anielica Hetmanska. But the war's arrival wreaks havoc in all their lives and delays their marriage for six long years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Old & New Worlds Converge & Transcend Time

  • By Sara on 11-22-16

I couldn't get into it

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

The reader put me to sleep and the two stories took way too long to come together with only one of them keeping my attention.

Not horrible, just not engaging.

  • Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

  • By: Mo Willems
  • Narrated by: Mo Willems
  • Length: 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Once upon a time, there were three hungry dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur...and a dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. One day - for no particular reason - they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then - for no particular reason - they decided to go...someplace else. They were definitely not setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just what you'd expect from Mo Willems

  • By Amber Palmer on 08-07-18

share this wirh the 4 year olds you love!<br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

silly, silly story. makes my grandson belly laugh every time. about 1000 times, but that's okay. we now know every word by heart.

  • The Woman on the Orient Express

  • By: Lindsay Jayne Ashford
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,810

Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she can't neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey. Her cabinmate Katharine Keeling's first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelson - newly married but carrying another man's child - is desperate to conceal the pregnancy and teeters on the brink of utter despair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable "woman on transportation" book

  • By Ruth on 02-20-17

They weren't kidding!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

The reader is, as others have said, absurdly irritating. But, the story was very engaging.

  • Some Danger Involved

  • Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 1
  • By: Will Thomas
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,516
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,506

An atmospheric debut novel set on the gritty streets of Victorian London, Some Danger Involved introduces detective Cyrus Barker and his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, as they work to solve the gruesome murder of a young scholar in London's Jewish ghetto. When the eccentric and enigmatic Barker takes the case, he must hire an assistant, and out of all who answer an ad for a position with "some danger involved", he chooses downtrodden Llewelyn, a gutsy young man with a murky past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever writing!

  • By Kathi on 01-13-17

Interesting history of London but no characters

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

The development of character was as thin as air making it impossible for me to get into this book. No there there despite what was clearly a lot of research. Too bad!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Burial Rites

  • A Novel
  • By: Hannah Kent
  • Narrated by: Morven Christie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 942

A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cannot stop thinking about this book

  • By Sam - Audible on 11-04-15

It must just be me!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

I absolutely could not do this book. Slow, slow, slow delivery of a slow, slow, slow story. My expectation was that I would love it but it was painful to listen to. Deleted it after about 2 hours which I never do.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tilt-a-Whirl

  • John Ceepak, Book 1
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,853
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,838

There isn't much fun in the sun when a billionaire real estate tycoon is found murdered on the Tilt-a-Whirl at a seedy seaside amusement park in the otherwise quiet summer tourist town of Sea Haven. John Ceepak, a former MP just back from Iraq, has just joined the Sea Haven police department. The job offer came from an old Army buddy who hoped to give Ceepak at least a summer's worth of rest and relaxation to help him forget the horrors of war. Instead, Ceepak will head up the murder investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the reader makes this book

  • By L. Haight on 08-30-07

Seriously?

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

Beyond stupid. Sounded like fun and I love light crime as in "the good thief's guide" series but this is just brainless. Not funny, not a good plot and absurd cardboard cut out characters.