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  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,053
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,460

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours in, restarted so husband could listen too!

  • By Pikay on 12-13-14

This book has everything!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-14

Any additional comments?

There is something so creepy about child-monsters. LOVE THIS BOOK! Great ending too. It could have been so sappy or lackluster or predictable. Listen to this one.

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  • Under the Dome

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,229

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Stephen King I've Heard

  • By Scott on 02-10-10

Always a fantastic story

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

Reviewed: 07-18-14

If you could sum up Under the Dome in three words, what would they be?

Newfangled Apocalyptic FUN!

What did you like best about this story?

These corrupt idiot "Selectmen" and cops.

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

No but he's awesome. His performance of Big Jim was amazing.

If you could take any character from Under the Dome out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Barbie! Or the Leatherheads.

  • Mr. Mercedes

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,259

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this style of King!!!

  • By Joyce on 07-07-14

I Heart Stephen King

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

Reviewed: 06-24-14

What made the experience of listening to Mr. Mercedes the most enjoyable?

The inner dialogue that Stephen King writes sounds like the one in my own head. How is that possible? I felt this way eons ago with Carrie, The Dead Zone and The Stand (masterpiece!). The performance was very good as well. Great audio book.

Which character – as performed by Will Patton – was your favorite?

Eeeew... that awful drunken incestuous Mother. Gross!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

I don't know much about police procedure but this seemed very realistic and believable.

  • Shady Palms

  • By: Allen Dusk
  • Narrated by: Rose Caraway
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 424

A sleazy motel, burrowed on the edge of town, is haunted by rumors of dead hookers found between mattresses and peep holes drilled through walls. When Special Agent Daniels targets the motel during an investigation, the nefarious owner, Sanjay, must scramble to conceal evidence of his own dark deeds. Just when he believes things can't get any worse, motel guests begin to vanish without a trace.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay.

  • By PJPackwood on 05-12-14

One word: Sharknado

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

Reviewed: 05-23-14

What would have made Shady Palms better?

It started out so good... but then a low budget Sci Fi channel executive must have taken over the story line.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • After I'm Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Laura Lippman
  • Narrated by: Linda Emond
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 766
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 670
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 674

Dead is dead. Missing is gone. When Felix Brewer meets nineteen-year-old Bernadette "Bambi" Gottschalk at a Valentine's Day dance in 1959, he charms her with wild promises, some of which he actually keeps. Thanks to his lucrative - if not all legal - businesses, she and their three little girls live in luxury. But on the Fourth of July in 1976, Bambi's comfortable world implodes when Felix, facing prison, vanishes. Though Bambi has no idea where her husband - or his money - might be, she suspects one woman does: his devoted young mistress, Julie.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sisters are doing it for themselves...kinda

  • By Bookmarque on 03-26-14

Tedious

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

Reviewed: 05-23-14

Would you try another book from Laura Lippman and/or Linda Emond?

Just couldn't keep going after a number of chapters. Couldn't make myself care about these characters because of the boring and unnecessary details of these liars thoughts and lives. Yawn.

Would you ever listen to anything by Laura Lippman again?

Maybe.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful