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  • Shelby Nichols Adventures, Book 1
  • By: Colleen Helme
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,943
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,780

Shelby Nichols is an average woman who is married to the only guy she ever fell for. Her life is organized and predictable, revolving around her husband and two children. All that changes the day she stops at the grocery store for some carrots. As the cashier rings up her purchases, a gunman is busy robbing the bank inside the store. When a customer grabs the robber's mask, he is shot and everyone runs for cover. Everyone except Shelby, who finds herself face to face with the killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story and flawless audio! Get it!

  • By Dr. Geoff on 11-20-13

Very Juvenile

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

I couldn't finish the last half. I found the book hard to return to each time i stopped listening. Maybe it was the narrator as the voices were silly sounding, but the prose and storyline were so childish that it wasn't even cute or fun. I hope it get's better than the first 4 hours.

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  • Bluff

  • By: Michael Kardos
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,783

At 27, magician Natalie Webb is already a has-been. Shunned by the magic world after a disastrous liaison with an older magician, she now lives alone with her pigeons and a pile of overdue bills in a New Jersey apartment. In a desperate ploy to make extra cash, she follows up on an old offer to write a feature magazine article - on the art of cheating at cards. In the process, Natalie is dazzled by a poker cheat's sleight of hand and soon finds herself facing a proposition - to help pull off a $1.5 million magic trick that, if done successfully, no one will ever even suspect happened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't say enough about this book!

  • By shelley on 04-05-18

I could see this as a fun film!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

There were several subplots going at the same time, it was also easy to keep track of them! I liked the story, the narrator was fantastic with the voices, and I could see this as an enjoyable movie. I learned some about the magician's code, poker playing, and how dangerous a playing card can be. I recommend.

  • Worthy

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Tanya Eby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789

Virginia finally had the chance to explore a relationship with Aaron when he asked her on a date. She had been waiting, hoping that the widower and his young son, Buddy, would welcome her into their lives. But a terrible tragedy strikes on the night of their first kiss, crushing their hopes for a future together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just What You'd Expect

  • By Me & My Girls on 06-20-15

I really enjoyed it!

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

I liked the story, I loved all the characters, the cadence was good. It was not narrated by the dog nor was it about the dog, but I enjoyed it tremendously. I love dog stories.

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,722

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

It is Longgggg!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

There were a couple of times that I was about to jump to the end. If I had, I would've been really disappointed. The reason being I didn't actually 'get' the ending. The story line kept me interested during my commute to work and back - except when I wanted to fast forward. I did enjoy the book, but it was way too long and I didn't really get much out of it. It isn't a book I want to rave about with others, and it was easy to move onto the next book in my library.

  • Summer in Sonoma

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Kate Turnbull
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670

A RITA Award winner, New York Times best-selling author Robyn Carr has garnered popular acclaim for her contemporary romances. Set in beautiful Northern California, A Summer in Sonoma follows the trials of four women who’ve been friends since seventh grade. As they teeter on the brink of 30, they learn that life can change in an instant—and having old friends to lean on may never be more important.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Virgin River But Ok

  • By Amanda on 03-17-11

It has ties to Virgin River!!

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

It’s about Walt, the biker guy that likes Preacher’s cooking. I love the cadence of Ms Carr’s writing. I could listen to her books forever. They are all about common events invoking complex emotions. The narrator wasn’t good with differentiating voices, but it wasn’t difficult to figure out who was talking. Yes, a few times I did have to go back to the beginning of the chapter if I couldn’t tell whose chapter it was. I think I’m running out of Robyn Carr’s books, and I’m getting nervous! Love them.

  • The Egg and I

  • By: Betty MacDonald
  • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

When Betty MacDonald married a marine and moved to a small chicken farm on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, she was largely unprepared for the rigors of life in the wild. With no running water, no electricity, a house in need of constant repair, and days that ran from four in the morning to nine at night, the MacDonalds had barely a moment to put their feet up and relax. And then came the children. Yet through every trial and pitfall - through chaos and catastrophe - this indomitable family somehow, mercifully, never lost its sense of humor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This brings back memories.

  • By Rebecca L. White on 11-23-16

Textural Writing!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

To be honest, I only made it through 4 hours. The prose was fantastic and rich. I've never read anything like it. Everything had a life and personality: mountains, trees, even the stove. This made the story SUPER alive, and there were several parts that were Laugh-Out-Loud funny, and the people she encountered were made out to be unusual. However, this was written in the 1940's and the writing style was readable (thank goodness), but there were no ups and downs to keep it interesting for me. All was on an even keel, and it became tedious with all of the grueling work one did in a rural area in those days. EVERYTHING was described, not in so much detail, but it was outlined in the book. I recommend trying the book because the writing style is so unusual. Her descriptions of sunrises and the mountain's behavior towards them, the fir trees bullying the fruit trees in the orchard, and the town's personality are amazing!

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  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,342
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37,235

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Not Creative....

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

This was a ridiculous story. It was difficult to understand why the characters did what they did. The ending, and the reason behind it all, was painfully predictable.

  • The Homecoming

  • By: Alan Russell
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 785
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 786

Seven years ago, young Stella Pierce vanished from the face of the earth. Now her grieving, broken family - along with Detective Orson Cheever, who never stopped working her case - is stunned by her mysterious return. The now-teenage girl claims to have spent her missing years in the company of Travelers - extraterrestrial nomads - voyaging through space. Despite her family's effort to keep Stella's incredible tale secret, the story becomes a national sensation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Weak Offering

  • By Casey on 06-14-17

Did I miss Something??

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

What happened at the end?? I had to replay the last 10 minutes a couple of times because I thought I missed something. I was totally engrossed as it seemed to be a creative plot. When I noticed there was an hour left, she was just starting to do some fun things and this concerned me. Then it was all over, and that was that! If there is a sequel, I wouldn't be interested. The entire book was full of loose ends, like the AirStream and Scarecrow. Nothing was explained and I want my time back, sheesh! Luke Daniels did a great job as always.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,549
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59,399

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

I enjoyed most of this book and true to form, the story was gripping to the last 10 minutes. There were some technical parts that were a bit drawn out and caused some yawns, but I don't know how he could've shortened it. After listening to the Martian and now Artemis, I wonder if the author has several science and engineering degrees!! He delivers thought provoking designs for a city on the Moon, that even if are not true to fact, the design features would have to consider everything. The narrator was good, and she did the accents well enough. I didn't really like the main character though, very sarcastic - both author and narrator played roles in that. All being said, I would recommend the audiobook.

  • The Rose Mark

  • Black Rose Sorceress, Book 1
  • By: Connie Suttle
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

We belong to the king - those of us with the black roses tattooed on our left wrist, directly over our pulse. As if every beat of our hearts reminds us that we are not our own. All the women with the fire burning within them are culled, tattooed, and taken to the warriors to provide more energy. Energy that the warriors will then use to defeat the barbarians from the ocean of sand. Women with black roses on their wrists are emptied of their power by those warriors, who care not that they die a shrunken husk.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By Nicole B. on 09-14-17

Loved It! Where is Book 2?!!

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

I love power girl type stories. Sure they might be terribly unrealistic, but in The Rose Mark, all of the main characters are likeable, and the villains are unlikeable. I love the story, I love the characters, and I can hardly wait for book 2 to come out in Audible! Please hurry.

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