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  • The Silent Corner

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,417

"I very much need to be dead." These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for - but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, Jane, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered...unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside of her demand: find the truth, no matter what. There is no one else to speak for Jane's husband - or the others who have followed him into death at their own hands.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suspense, well-written

  • By Townsend on 10-19-17

Boring weak story

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

I didn’t enjoy this book. I felt the story was weak with few exciting moments. Often bored while reading and I would think to myself, "and what exactly is the story here?" The narrator while not bad, just couldn’t compensate for a weak story. I also didn’t like how visual chapters didn’t align with the audio chapters.

  • Jane Doe

  • A Novel
  • By: Victoria Helen Stone
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,269

Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty and extra efficient. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes - meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is. Least of all Steven. But plain Jane is hiding something. Nothing can distract Jane from going straight for his heart: allowing herself to be seduced into Steven’s bed, to insinuate herself into his career and his family, and to expose all his dirty secrets. So she can take it all away. Just as he did to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vengeance & Retribution!!!!

  • By shelley on 08-07-18

Vengeance

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

Great story of revenge! I couldn’t put it down. I love strong female characters and this book really does it for me. It held my attention from start to finish and I loved the ending. It does have sex peppered throughout the entire story, stay away if you have a low tolerance for that subject. I really enjoy it.

  • The Panther

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,403
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,390

Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Corey and Brenner--it doesn't get any better!

  • By Janels on 11-01-12

It’s the story of man hunt

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

This is a story of a man hunt with lots of action, and a little light on the story for me to say it was an outstanding book. I certainly don’t regret reading it, but I believe the story could have had a bit more dept and more character development. I have to admit I thought the main character John was a bit tired. I’m all for masculine powerful and confident men but we was over the top, in my humble opinion. I enjoyed the author words in the last chapter it was a nice touch. Overall I enjoyed the book and would absolutely concider this author in the future.

  • Reset

  • By: Brian Andrews
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,887
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,885

Deep in the Afghan mountains, Sergeant Michael Pitcher discovers an object with powers that defy explanation. After interacting with it, he suffers a traumatic seizure and is flown home for evaluation. Cleared by the doctors, Michael goes home to his relieved wife, Josie. But he’s a changed man. The once-loving husband is now coldly withdrawn. When a team of scientists connected to Sergeant Pitcher vanishes without a trace, CIA agent Dean Ninemeyer comes to him for insight - only to find that the recovering soldier has also disappeared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You'll never see it coming

  • By Angela M Bacon on 05-02-18

Good story, and the ending . . . . .

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

I enjoyed the story line, but didn’t care for the ending which I listened to twice to make sure I didn’t miss the suddelties. It’s one of those endings you get to think about and form your own conclusions. The last 2 chapters are the authors rants over global warming.

  • Millennials and Management

  • The Essential Guide to Making It Work at Work
  • By: Lee Caraher
  • Narrated by: Karen Saltus
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

As management ages and prepares to work longer than previous generations, and Millennials join companies at steady rate, companies are suffering through tension and dissonance between Millennials and Boomers, and realizing that they can't just wait for management to age out to fix it. Finding productive ways to work across the generation gap is essential, and the organizations that do this well will have significant strategic advantages over those that don't.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading title

  • By Chinderliter on 01-19-19

Misleading title

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

The title is misleading I would say the focus of the book is not Managing mellenials, rather a better understanding of all the generations There are chapters with a lot of good suggestions on managing a team as well as some great team building examples etc.

Overall the book is an easy quick read, not bad, but just now what I was looking for. I’m on a quest to better understand my Millennial gen z.
I can recommend this book to managers, just understand that it is not heavy focused on millennials as the title suggests.

  • The Ex-Wife

  • A Nail Biting Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Jess Ryder
  • Narrated by: Annette Chown
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,917
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,710
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,697

Newly married Natasha has the perfect house, a loving husband, and a beautiful little girl called Emily. She’d have it all if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone. Then Natasha returns home one day to find her husband and Emily gone without trace. Desperate to get her daughter back, Natasha will do anything even if it means accepting an offer of help from Jen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An ABSURD story!

  • By Debra on 06-28-18

not as advertised

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

This book is described as a Nail Biting Gripping Psychological Thriller and I couldn't disagree more. The story is painfully slow, overall I found the depth and substance weak, a bit predictable for me. I felt the audio quality wasn't as consistent as it should have been. Examples are volume level issues and oddly placed long moments of silence. I found the narrator pleasant enough.

  • The Butterfly Garden

  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Mel Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,834

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of precious "butterflies" - young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't let the negative reviews fool you...

  • By Angela Lee on 03-24-17

Crazy story

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

This was a crazy story about a rich guy who collected women and kept them on the same property as his home. The story tells how he tortured and loved his collection of girls. The torture included his oldest son and told the story of his youngest son discovering his secret. While at times the book was pretty unbelievable, so it life. The story kept me interested from start to finish.

I can definitely recommend this book

  • Deviant

  • The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original "Psycho"
  • By: Harold Schechter
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,735

From "America's principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers" ( Boston Book Review) comes the definitive account of Ed Gein, a mild-mannered Wisconsin farmhand who stunned an unsuspecting nation - and redefined the meaning of the word psycho.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of true crime

  • By E F on 07-17-16

Reads more like documentary

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

Interesting book, but not what I expected. The book starts off telling a story like any other and long before the 1/2 way mark Gein hs been discovered and caught. The book immediately changes from a typical story to more of a documentary. I did enjoy the history lesson this book gave the reader of one of the worst killers in US history. If you like this sort of thing and dont mind the lack of story telling or mystery one might expect then you wont be disappointed. For me this book was ok not over the top great but I certainly didnt feel I wasted my time.
The book is a quick read and I didn’t mind the narrator, so overall I can recommend this book.

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,877
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,833

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Slowest "Thriller" Ever

  • By Kierstin L Hartwig on 10-18-18

Riveting story

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

This was a quick read mainly because I didnt want to put it down. The story was strong and well written. I especially enjoyed the twist and revaluations in the end. The audio quality was good and so was the narration. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,271

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

This one could have been so much better

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

While not a bad read I felt the story was a bit weak with a lot of missed opportunities to really make things exciting. A bit overwritten and moved along slowly at times. I love the concept of the story line, and believe this one could have been so much better.
The quality of the audio book was poor, and required higher volume settings.