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  • The Confession

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,068
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,069

An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I confess, I loved it!

  • By Suzn F on 11-01-10

I just can’t!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

The story may be good, but I just can’t get past the narrator. Didn’t get past chapter 2.

  • Earthcore

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,495

EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources, and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure. But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting...and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, but it gained momentum quick

  • By Jan on 12-15-17

Narrator cannot do female voices

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

Besides the fact that the narrator made female voices sounded like drag queens, the cursing was over and above. Not at all what I was expecting. Disappointed.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Service

  • By: Robert B. Parker
  • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

When Spenser's closest ally, Hawk, is brutally injured and left for dead while protecting bookie Luther Gillespie, Spenser embarks on an epic journey to rehabilitate his friend in body and soul. Hawk, always proud, has never been dependent on anyone. Now he is forced to make connections: to the medical technology that will ensure his physical recovery, and to reinforce the tenuous emotional ties he has to those around him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Parody of Parker--Pass it by!

  • By Dan on 04-15-05

I said, Hawk said, I said, Hawk said SAID, SAID

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

Very annoying to have SAID at the end of each sentence. Never got past 5 minutes.

  • No Second Chance

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,446

Marc Seidman awakens to find himself in an ICU, hooked up to an IV, his head swathed in bandages. Twelve days earlier, he had had an enviable life as a successful surgeon, living in a peaceful suburban neighborhood with his beautiful wife and a baby he adored. Now he lies in a hospital bed, shot by an unseen assailant. His wife has been killed, and his 6-month-old daughter, Tara, has vanished. But just when his world seems forever shattered, something arrives to give Marc a new hope: a ransom note.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really

  • By Ed on 07-05-07

I'd like to change the ending

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

The story was fine up until the disappointing and hard to believe ending. Scott Brick is great, as always.

  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,575

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

Keeps you guessing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-16

Good characters. Good story. Great narration. I would definitely recommend this book. It's a mystery, but so much more.

  • And the Mountains Echoed

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Khaled Hosseini, Navid Negahban, Shohreh Aghdashloo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,469
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,965
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,951

Khaled Hosseini, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Does the End Justify the Means

  • By FanB14 on 05-24-13

Narration very difficult

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

Reviewed: 02-24-16

The story is good. But the narrators.... Ugh!!
Someone mentioned that the male narrator sounded like he had marbles in his mouth. I agree. I know this accent, but he sort of slurred the words. I turned up the volume in an effort to understand him better. And the woman... OMG. She was easy enough to understand, but the gravelly voice was not pleasant. And she took a breath. In the middle of the sentence.
I'm still listening to this book as I am enjoying the story and the eloquent use of the English language, but before I get another of Mr. Hosseni, I will certainly listen to a sample. Please Mr. Hosseni... If you read these reviews, think twice before using these narrators again. I have over 300 audible books and this one ranks at the very bottom as far as the narration goes.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Lake House

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,327

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented fourteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure ...One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Forgotten Garden and Secret Keeper

  • By Mark on 03-04-19

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

I thought this would be a nice mystery and love story. But it was so much more. Kate Morton kept weaving together the various stories.....Like a finely knit sweater with an intricate pattern that comes together so beautifully. The plot kept on twisting. Just when I thought I'd figured out what was going on, it took another direction. I absolutely loved this book. The narrator, Caroline Lee, was perfect. I could hear the emotion of the characters through her. I'll certainly be reading more Kate Morton novels and will be very happy if Caroline Lee is the narrator. A perfect match.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Invention of Wings

  • A Novel
  • By: Sue Monk Kidd
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,843
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,848

From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!

  • By Jan on 01-09-14

excellent book - was sorry when it ended

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

Reviewed: 03-20-14

If you could sum up The Invention of Wings in three words, what would they be?

Informative
Entertaining
Inspiring

Who was your favorite character and why?

Both Sarah and Handfull were equally strong and determined women.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Jenna Lamia is an excellent narrator. She speaks clearly and leads the listener to believe that she is the character and not just reading the story. Its hard for me to describe, but I found myself in awe of her talent...the rise and fall of her tone, the softness of her voice. Just an excellent narrator. I have listened to others books she has narrated and have enjoyed them as well. Adepero Oduye was also excellent. They both made this wonderful story so much more enjoyable than if I had read it myself.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Glass Castle

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jeannette Walls
  • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,448

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family; she called herself an "excitement addict."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A CAPTIVATING READ

  • By Jennifer on 09-25-12

Based on an unbelievable true story...

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

Reviewed: 12-19-11

Where does The Glass Castle rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

In rates in the top 30 of the audible books I've listened to - which is over 300.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the main character and her strengths. Not enough space to go into detail.

Which scene was your favorite?

Favorite scene was when she, at 15 years of age, rode horse for several days, alone, to reach her destination.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Second Glance
    
    
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        George Guidall
    
    


    
    Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
    1,076 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • Second Glance

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,076
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 483

An intricate tale of love, haunting memories, and renewal, Second Glance begins in current-day Vermont, where an old man puts a piece of land up for sale and unintentionally raises protest from the local Abenaki Indian tribe, who insist it's a burial ground. When odd, supernatural events plague the town of Comtosook, a ghost hunter is hired by the developer to help convince the residents that there's nothing spiritual about the property.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par

  • By Ella on 11-04-06

Wonderful, twisting, story.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-11

Who ever heard of eugenics??? I never did - not in Vermont! This was a good story - a love story, a ghost story, suspence and mystery, and you learn something to boot! George Guidell -if you read this.... you are my all time favorite reader. You have such a warm, compassionate, easy-to-listen-to voice. I have listened to you so many times, that I feel we know each other. You ride with me in the car all the time. Don't worry though - I'm a good driver :-) Great Book. Great Narration.