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J Clark

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  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,092

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

Wonderful true story.

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

This is a beautiful true story that most people have never heard. I have been aware of it for years but had forgotten it. As soon as I saw the title I had to listen to it. Thank you for the opportunity to listen to it and now I can listen every year to help remind me of the reason for the season. To love our neighbors even in the event of war.

  • The Haunting of Hill House

  • By: Shirley Jackson
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,319
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,938
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,945

Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written horror tale

  • By Crystal on 02-11-14

A lot of rambling words

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

The lottery was great. I read it in high school many years ago. But Hill House was just a whole lot of rambling. I was lost at least half way through. Wondering what kind of drugs she was on when she wrote this one.

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,423
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,381

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By Jenn on 01-11-18

Hard to follow

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

The story was fairly interesting and the ending was good but it was somewhat difficult to follow with 2 Nellies and a Vanessa and Emma. I wasn’t sure sometimes who was who.

  • Hardcore Twenty-Four

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,716
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,718

This Jersey girl hits hard - 24/7. The blockbuster Stephanie Plum series continues with Hardcore Twenty-Four from number one New York Times best-selling Janet Evanovich.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stephanie in a Rut Through No Fault of Her Own

  • By Sarah on 11-16-17

No more buying plum books

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Same old same old story never changes I’m done buying the stupid books. Maybe if Stephanie gets married to Marelli I might read another one

  • The Lucky Ones

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298

When a woman's body is found in the grounds of a ruined priory, Detective Imogen Evans realises she is dealing with a serial killer - a killer whose victims appear to die in a state of bliss, eyes open, smiles forever frozen on their faces.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Evil deeds

  • By J Clark on 05-24-18

Evil deeds

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

Was a little hard to follow at the end.....who was who, I’m sure if I listened to the last hour again I would get more of it. But since I am a home nurse, getting in and out of the car 10 times a day I get distracted. But I enjoy Mark Edwards books. Maybe it lets the evil part of me come out without hurting anyone. Yes. I said I was a nurse. He he he.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Miss Julia Raises the Roof

  • By: Ann B. Ross
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

With her husband, Sam, off on a trip to Europe, Miss Julia takes a pause to reflect on the past few decades - realizing how the comforts and joys of her life can sometimes give way to boredom. Miss Julia reckons it's about time to roll up her sleeves and be of some use to her community. She's just considering how to get involved when she hears that the nosy do-gooder Madge Taylor and the new pastor Rucker are embarking on a mission to buy up the vacant house down the street from Miss Julia and establish a group home for wayward teenagers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful as usual.

  • By J Clark on 04-18-18

Delightful as usual.

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

I LOVE Miss Julia. I had accidentally missed the one from 2 books back so I had 2 to listen to. But I still want more. They are funny, full of times gone by politeness, and common sense. The author just knows how the deep south of the past was even though they are written in our times. Please write more and write them fast. I thought it might have been fun if Julia had gone to Europe with Sam.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cop Hater

  • 87th Precinct Series, Book 1
  • By: Ed McBain
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 294

When a sniper begins gunning down cops from the 87th Precinct in cold blood, it’s up to Detective Steve Carella to solve the case. With three cops already dead, Carella delves into the city’s underworld to search for the killer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 1950's Noir...

  • By PAR-TEE on 07-06-13

Not my kind of crime/ mystery book

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

It was written and read like a 1950 crime show. I did not enjoy it at all. Sorry Ed McBain.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

  • A Novel
  • By: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
  • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 141

Martha Andersson may be 79 years old and live in a retirement home, but that doesn't mean she's ready to stop enjoying life. So when the new management of Diamond House starts cutting corners to save money, Martha and her four closest friends - The Genius, The Rake, Christina, and Anna-Gretta (aka the League of Pensioners) - won't stand for it. Fed up with early bedtimes and overcooked veggies, this group of feisty seniors sets about to regain their independence, improve their lot, and stand up for seniors everywhere.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting possibilities. Terrible narration.

  • By Linda on 02-17-17

Poor performance

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

Long and fairly boring. Hard to follow. I thought if they said Zimmer frame again that I would scream. Then they would say it again. Also sometimes the screeching pitch of one of the women got on my nerves. I was really looking forward to this story.

  • Opal Fire

  • A Stacy Justice Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Barbra Annino
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,449
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,289

Stacy Justice is your average small-town reporter...who just so happens to be a witch. She’s never had the time or patience to mess around with the magic her grandmother and great-aunts are into, even though Grandma says Stacy has a higher calling. Right now, Stacy has stories to cover, her cousin Cinnamon’s bar to help run, and her cute cop boyfriend and flatulent Great Dane to keep her company. But when someone sets Cinnamon’s bar ablaze - almost killing Stacy in the process - the green-eyed redhead will have to embrace her inner witch after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable mystery with a slight bit of magic

  • By susan on 01-15-13

Disappointing.

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

The reader managed to sound like a dead valley girl with her monotone. The story was boring with too many “cutsie “ sayings and scenes. I also do not appreciate hearing G. D. it. There are many other things that can be said. It’s not even a spur of the moment slip. When it is written in a book it had been thought out.

  • Draculas

  • A Novel of Terror
  • By: F. Paul Wilson, Blake Crouch, Jack Kilborn, and others
  • Narrated by: Eric Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 201

Mortimer Moorecook, retired Wall Street raider, avid collector, is losing his fight against cancer. With weeks to live, a package arrives at the door of his hillside mansion—an artifact he paid millions for…a hominoid skull with elongated teeth, discovered in a farmer's field in the Romanian countryside. With Shanna, his beautiful research assistant looking on, he sinks the skull's razor sharp fangs into his neck, and immediately goes into convulsions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting!! Non-Stop Fun!!

  • By Christina on 02-20-14

Funniest Dracula story I've ever read.

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

What a joke. I laughed through the first 3 hours then went to the last 15 minutes. What a mish mash of stupid. There were so many Draculas running around that it was impossible to follow. What a waste of time and money.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful