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  • In His Eyes

  • Blemished Brides, Book 1
  • By: Peggy L. Henderson
  • Narrated by: Cody Roberts
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 326

Carefree and strong-willed, Katherine Montgomery is the daughter of a successful Montana horse rancher. When a tragic accident claims her father's life, Katherine is left to deal with an overbearing mother whose agenda does not include a young daughter. Fate deals her another devastating blow, leaving her to face an uncertain future far away from everything and everyone she's loved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Written And Beautifully Narrated!

  • By Arlene Judy Esposito on 05-01-15

A good way to pass the time

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

Reviewed: 04-06-15

The story was an easy listen. The story line was predictable, however well done.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bodyguard

  • By: Suzanne Brockmann
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 174

When Alessandra Lamont is nearly blown to pieces in a mafia hit, the last thing she wants is to place her trust into the hands of sexy, loose-cannon federal agent Harry O'Dell, who'll do whatever it takes to bring the mob down - even if it means sticking like glue to this blonde bombshell who unwittingly married into it. She needs him if she wants to stay alive, and he needs her if he is to exact his revenge for the death of his wife and son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of my favorites!

  • By no one on 11-17-15

FUN READ !

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

Reviewed: 03-11-15

This story has excellent narration and engaging storyline. A good way to pass your time..

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • King and Maxwell

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,691

It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father...after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target? Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Come on guys, lighten up! This was a good book!

  • By JR Parrow on 11-27-13

Entertaining ..... But

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

Reviewed: 11-24-13

The narration seem rushed and the interaction between the main characters feels extremely superficial. I have listened to the entire King Maxwell series and although this story has a lot of twists and turns, it just misses being really good. I love David Baldacci's writing and this series, however this is just an OK listen.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Colony

  • By: Ben Bova
  • Narrated by: Kristopher Tabori
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55

Island One is a celestial utopia, and David Adams is its most perfect creation - a man with a brain as advanced as any computer and a body free of human frailties. But David is a prisoner - a captive of the colony that created him - destined to spend the days of his life in an island-sized cylinder that circles a doomed and desperate home planet. Thousands of miles below him, a world trembles; its people cringe in terror and despair in anticipation of an impending apocalypse. And fate has cast one extraordinary human in the role of savior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complex Classic Sci-Fi Thriller -- Must Read

  • By GH on 09-23-13

Excellent story,,, needed different narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-20-13

I love Ben Bova Stories ! Tabori's narration seemed a little rough. I guess I have been spoiled by Stephan Rudnicki's characterizations. After a while this narration grows on you. Give it a chance ! The story is really good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Highland Surrender

  • By: Tracy Brogan
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,842
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,652
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,651

Defiant Highland beauty Fiona Sinclair is shocked by her brothers’ treachery. To seal a fragile truce, they have traded her hand in marriage to their sworn enemy, a man she has never met, a man she was raised to despise. With no choice but to wed, Fiona makes her own private vow: Though she may sacrifice her freedom, she will never surrender her heart. Commanded into marriage by the king, Myles Campbell is no more willing than his reluctant bride. Still, she is a rare beauty, passionate enough to warm even the coldest marriage bed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't stop listening!

  • By Karen on 01-06-13

OUTLANDER Fans will love this !

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

Reviewed: 07-28-13

This audiobook is an easy listen and well done. The narrator gives each character a distinct personality. It is a good love story that keeps you guessing until the end.

  • Mount Dragon

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,139
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,365

Guy Carson is a brilliant scientist at GeneDyne, one of the world's foremost biochemical companies. When he is transferred to Mount Dragon, GeneDyne's high-security genetic engineering lab, his good fortune seems too good to be true. Carson soon finds that it is. He learns that GeneDyne geneticists are tinkering with a common virus with an eye on the enormous profit to be had from a cure for the flu. Their cure involves permanently altering DNA in humans. What's more, Mount Dragon harbors another secret that puts the world at horrifying risk.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Stuff

  • By Willard on 06-07-08

Entertaining and Predictable

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

Reviewed: 07-21-13

What did you like best about Mount Dragon? What did you like least?

The crazy man talking to his imaginary friend. What I like least was that the author did not develop a full back story for this character. Now, that would have been an amazing tale.

Also the Cyber World should have been developed more. That would have been a blast.
They could have made another series from that. I would have wanted to read/hear that also.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It could have been great, not enough emotion was generated from the text to make you care about the characters

What three words best describe David Colacci’s voice?

David's voices are good, however I do believe that take on some of the characters were over the top.

Did Mount Dragon inspire you to do anything?

No.

Any additional comments?

The authors should stick to "Pendergast". Now those are 5 star listens .....

  • Criminal

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,745

Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and he is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation, until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before - when Will's father was imprisoned for murder - this was his home....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Explains a lot!

  • By Joan on 11-22-12

Slow start, but gets better.....

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

Reviewed: 07-01-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I liked the interactions between Amanda and Evelyn Mitchell when trying to prove that they were capable of police officers.

Would you recommend Criminal to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes. Some of the references in the flashbacks are kinda dated. So, if you are 40 or 50 something, you will share a deeper understanding of where Karin Slaughter wit. I also feel this book would appeal more to my girlfriends.

What aspect of Kathleen Early’s performance would you have changed?

Kathleen's tones are too clipped. The late Anna Fields would have nailed this.

Could you see Criminal being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No.

  • Shattered

  • By: Karen Robards
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,515
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,183

With an ailing mother to care for, Lisa Grant takes the first job she can find: research assistant to District Attorney Scott Buchanan. What Lisa expects to be a mind-numbingly boring task turns into anything but when a missing-persons case draws her attention. The details of the case are engrossing: an entire family — father, mother, and two children — disappeared without a trace more than 28 years ago. Except that’s not all: the mother in a photo Lisa finds could be her own twin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Would give it 10 stars if I could!

  • By LeftyMom on 04-11-10

It keeps you guessing ..

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

Reviewed: 09-09-12

Where does Shattered rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book ranks within the top 10 audiobooks that I read this year

What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

Her voice is easy listening and she makes the characters come alive

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The interaction between Scott and hisnephew called to say that Lisa was found.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • While My Sister Sleeps

  • By: Barbara Delinsky
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Molly and Robin Snow are sisters, and like all sisters they share a deep bond that sustains them through good times and bad. Their careers are flourishing - Molly is a horticulturist and Robin is a world-class runner - and they are in the prime of their lives. So when Molly receives the news that Robin has suffered a massive heart attack, she couldn't be more shocked. At the hospital, the Snow family receives a grim prognosis: Robin may never regain consciousness.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Kind of a disspointment

  • By Mary on 04-02-09

Introspective Excellent

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-09

I loved this book because it showed multiple perspectives of a family grief, and loss. It also showed that families need to communicate more and that life is precious and should not be taken for granted.

  • Passion, Betrayal, and Killer Highlights

  • By: Kyra Davis
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,556
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 901
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 905

The last time Sophie saw sexy P.I. Anatoly Darinsky, he practically danced a jig when she waved goodbye; a normal reaction for a man who'd nearly bought the farm trying to protect her from her own foolishness. What are the chances he'd agree to take incriminating pictures of her sister's philandering husband? Or that he'd let her tag along, you know, for research?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Chick Lit Mystery

  • By Jessica on 04-16-10

Better than the first !

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-07

If you thought that Kyra's first book was exciting, her new book Passion, Betrayal, and Killer Highlights is even better. You really get to know and feel the characters. I highly recommend listening to this audio. Can't wait for another audio by this author.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful