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  • The Golem and the Jinni

  • A Novel
  • By: Helene Wecker
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,362

Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting Debut Novel - Delicious!

  • By Tango on 04-26-13

Fantasy that is worth listening to

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

I like George Guidall so the performance was as expected. The story was entertaining and interesting. What would happen if a Ginni got out of the lamp? And then met a Golem? Must read if you like fantasy. I am not Jewish but there was a lot about the people who are that made it interesting and educational. Don't worry you'll like it.

  • The Water Knife

  • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Narrated by: Almarie Guerra
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,854
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,849

In the American Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, and California skirmish for dwindling shares of the Colorado River. Into the fray steps Angel Velasquez, detective, leg breaker, assassin, and spy. A Las Vegas water knife, Angel "cuts" water for his boss, Catherine Case, ensuring that her lush, luxurious arcology developments can bloom in the desert, so the rich can stay wet while the poor get nothing but dust.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The fight for water in a drought fueled apocalypse

  • By Lore on 09-24-15

Not Plausable or belivable

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Sorry but there are too many liberties taken in this story without much research. I live in this area and know about the water situation and that is why I read this novel. However the story does not have much research behind it and the things that were made up about water wars in the future were not plausible and just too made up to be something that could really happen.

  • The Right Time

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147

Abandoned by her mother at age seven, Alexandra Winslow takes solace in the mysteries she reads with her devoted father - and soon she is writing them herself, slowly graduating to dark, complex crime stories that reflect skill, imagination, and talent far beyond her years. After her father's untimely death, at 14 Alex is taken in by the nuns of a local convent, where she finds 26 mothers to take the place of the one she lost, and the time and encouragement to pursue her gift.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to understand the five star ratings given this book

  • By Karyn Mazzeo on 10-21-17

Truncated story<br />

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

Did not have a well thought out ending kind of boring and unsatisfying. Book was short like the author got tired of writing and just quit. Good thing it was a daily deal.

  • The Cove

  • FBI Thriller #1
  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,058
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 856
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 853

The Cove is a quaint little postcard town made up only of old folk who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream - a secret recipe that brings lots of tourists into town.

Into The Cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Amory St. John, of Washington, D.C., seeking sanctuary, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan, who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve, and he believes she's the key. But is she really?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Kept waiting for this book to improve

  • By Cynthia Grasshoff on 12-11-13

Beating and abuse. Romantic?

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Don't bother unless you like to read about beating of mother. Beating by husband. Farthest from romance not worth free.

  • Closer Than You Think

  • Faith Corcoran, Book 1
  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 28 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,352

Psychologist Faith Corcoran is desperate to escape the stalker who's made her life a nightmare for the past year--desperate enough to run to the one place that has been her nightmare for far longer. Both boon and bane, her recent inheritance of her grandmother's old house in Cincinnati offers a sanctuary in which she can start her life anew but requires that she face dark memories that resonate to this day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hard to stop listening

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-08-15

Since when is stabbing and cutting romance?

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Worst book ever avoid unless you like chapter after chapter of violence. Romance? Just don't bother.

  • Winter Garden

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,429

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father fails ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I made a mistake

  • By A. Musser on 11-29-17

Big downer.

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

Reviewed: 12-25-17

if i had known it was so depressing i would have. skipped it at Christmas time

  • Rock Chick

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,766
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,784

Indy Savage is a former wild child (okay, maybe not so "former") and current used-bookstore owner. Lee Nightingale is a former bad boy and now runs a private investigation service. Toss together a quiet barista with a not-so-lawful side-business, a crazy Vietnam Vet, a pothead, a drag queen, family and friends who will not mind their own business, a few stun guns, and a bag of diamonds, and mix them all up with some shootings, a high-speed chase and car bombs exploding, then hang on for your first wild Rock Chick ride.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Rockin story

  • By karen on 03-26-14

Too Juvenile for me

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

I usually like Kristen Ashley but this is not an adult book more for teenagers. The girl is supposed to be 30 but she acts like a 19 year old. Not that 19 year olds shouldn't act the way they do but at 30 get over it. Had some good plot twists but I just could not get past the way the heroine talked like a teenager. It did not seem realistic. If you are 19 you might really like it. I am not.

  • Cumming on the Terrace

  • By: Pamela Clarke
  • Narrated by: Gregory Salinas
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

A beautiful woman strides onto her terrace - and starts fondling her breasts and exposing herself, in a proud exhibition of her sexuality. Greg, across the way, can't take his eyes off of her. And that’s only the beginning. A HOT and ADULT short story... listen to it somewhere private!!!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You too can be a voyeur.

  • By Rebecca on 12-09-16

You too can be a voyeur.

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

Very short and sweet. Need a sequel though. Enjoyed the narrator. Both men and women erotica fans will like it.

  • The Smoke Jumper

  • By: Nicholas Evans
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

The best selling author of The Horse Whisperer and The Loop returns with this sweeping novel of love and loyalty, guilt and honor, set against the epic backdrop of wilderness firefighting and frontline photojournalism.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Low heat

  • By Robert Stetson on 10-24-11

Great adventure love story

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

Reviewed: 03-26-16

The story is a sojourn from young people working as fire fighters in the Montana woods to the other professions this leads them to. It is an epic from Montana to the war zone in Bosnia, Africa and South America and culminates in an epic love story that is very satisfying and fulfilling and as Evans does mixes it with sadness and happiness along the way. This story really touched me and I have listened to it several times since it came out.

  • Paradise Sky

  • By: Joe R. Lansdale
  • Narrated by: Brad Sanders
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

A rollicking novel about Nat Love, an African-American cowboy with a famous nickname: Deadwood Dick. Young Willie is on the run, having fled his small Texas farm when an infamous local landowner murdered his father. A man named Loving takes him in and trains him in the fine arts of shooting, riding, reading, and gardening. When Loving dies, Willie re-christens himself Nat Love, in tribute to his mentor, and heads west.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Rip Roaring Tale

  • By Jean on 02-15-17

Django? Western yes, but NOT the same old plot.

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

Reviewed: 10-27-15

Lots of twists and turns keep you interested, main character anti hero leads a band of ragtag characters on a chase across the west with style and flash. The action would make a good movie and the writing makes it feel like it is a movie. What else could you want if you are a western fan?

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