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  • Alien: River of Pain

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,306

Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 — where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs — has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please make more of these! These are excellent!

  • By Brian on 04-28-17

Bringing it together

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Having been a fan of the alien movie franchise, I find it refreshing to now read books where gaps between the movies are explored. Beyond that, the voice acting and overall production was really well done - so much so, that I only listened in the dark to get the full experience.

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,464

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable debut mystery set in London

  • By Tracey on 05-26-13

a mystery that lives up to being a mystery

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

I didnt see the end coming, but it does make sense. definitely liked it and glad it was an audio book. it would have been a slog to read this in paper form, but the reader definitely made it come alive. Cormoran Strike!

  • 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 23,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,506
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,475

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

Good novel, but not exceptional

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

I understand all of the accolades for this novel. It did have a number of plot twists; however, toward the end, the plot twists seemed to be just for the sake of plot twists. Without giving anything away, the Florida plot twist was unnecessary and exhausting given all of the other plot twists. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the book and would recommend it - with the caveat that this isn't the Gone Girl, change-your-life-story that others make it out to be.

  • The Sniper and the Wolf

  • A Sniper Elite Novel
  • By: Scott McEwen, Thomas Koloniar
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,414

Hot on the trail of The Wolf, a rogue Russian military sniper turned Chechen terrorist, Gil Shannon turns from hunter to hunted when his mission is exposed by a traitor high up in US government. Shannon must turn to an unlikely ally - a deadly Russian special operative - to help even the odds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing and totally consuming

  • By ScottG on 05-27-15

Just ok

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

it was missing the personal connection/empathy that the first two books had in abundance. it was a fine story, but the Russian connection will never be as compelling as the first two books.

  • The Terminal List

  • A Thriller
  • By: Jack Carr
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,725
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,711

On his last combat deployment, Lt. Cmdr. James Reece's entire team was killed in an ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make way for Jack Carr!!!!

  • By shelley on 03-08-18

Excellent book

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

this was very much a military version of Kill Bill. very good and compelling. at times, some of the revenge killings seemed rushed, but otherwise a really good book.

  • Sniper Elite: One Way Trip

  • A Novel
  • By: Scott McEwen, Thomas Koloniar
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,452

The President of the United States can’t decide how to respond to a classified video showing the Taliban’s brutal treatment of their captive - a female helicopter pilot of the Army’s elite Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Afraid that a botched rescue will further destabilize foreign policy and end his presidency, the Commander-in-Chief falters. But when the Special Ops community learns that one of their own is being tortured and will almost certainly be killed, no executive order will stop them from attempting a rescue mission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I NEED A CIGARETTE!

  • By David on 07-30-13

Awe, appreciation and respect

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

You can't help but have all three after listening to this story. Yes, it was a work of fiction (or was it?), but even if half of it was what our military goes through to protect us, must show them nothing short of awe, appreciation and respect.

  • Murder on the Orient Express

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Tom Conti, Jane Asher, Ruta Gedmintas, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,091

What begins as a routine journey on the luxurious Orient Express soon unfurls into Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery. This all-star production features lead performances from Tom Conti ( The Dark Knight Rises, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence) as Hercule Poirot, Sophie Okonedo ( After Earth, Hotel Rwanda and Ace Ventura) and Eddie Marsan ( Sherlock Holmes, V for Vendetta and Hancock) plus a full supporting cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Mystery, dramatized by Audible

  • By Tracy on 11-06-17

Classic

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this performance! It would have been near impossible for one narrator to cover all of the required voices, so a cast was a necessity.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Dry

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Stephen Shanahan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,797
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,354
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,350

After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now, more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing dry here!

  • By green ice cream garden on 01-18-17

Interesting story but not a great story

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

I expected this story to be a page turner and bit a faster paced than it was. At points, I was slogging through it, hoping it would go somewhere. The main disappointment I had with the book was in the narrator. While I'm sure he did an admirable job for other listeners, his accent was made all of the characters sound the same. I don't usually have this problem with other narrators, but I just couldn't keep all of the male characters straight. Beyond that, it was a standard mystery/thriller. Not the best I've ever listened to, not the worse either.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,553
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37,555

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Jumped the shark

  • By Cara on 08-17-12

entertaining read

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

I really enjoyed the book. mainly, it was the different characters and their diverse backgrounds. If you measure the suspense by the number of times you grab your chin or put your hand over your mouth, this book does not disappoint.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • 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 44,408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,539

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

good story

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

I enjoyed thus book because the performance made it seem as though I was watching a movie. similar to a movie, it went deep on important parts and light on ancillary parts that didn't further the main plot. The performer did a great job with all of the characters and performed the material to its full potential. the ending had a bit of a movie happy ending, but it didn't take away from the overall book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful