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  • Bag of Bones

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,259

Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. He moves into his isolated house by the lake, which becomes the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite King Novel

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-26-02

riviting

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

I enjoyed the story very much, I often couldn't stop listening. I do enjoy when Steve King narrates his books. I could have done without the use of the "N" word.

  • Love in Amsterdam: Van De Valk, Book 1

  • By: Nicolas Freeling
  • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

Alluring, unstable, and frantically self-absorbed, Elsa de Charmoy was a dangerous woman, and now she's a dead one, shot with a gun bought by her former lover. Sulking in an Amsterdam jail, he swears it's been years since he saw Elsa, but Inspector Van der Valk isn’t quite ready to be persuaded. Like Inspector Maigret (to whom he is often compared), Van der Valk tends to pick apart the details, ideally over a good meal. And while Van der Valk's ruminations may frustrate his more action-minded colleagues, they inevitably yield a surprising resolution.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • dull, not very interesting

  • By Chinderliter on 08-12-18

dull, not very interesting

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-18

I didn't enjoy this book, I kept with it until the end hoping for something. . . . . . . I wish I would have stopped! the story was very interesting and lacked depth. The narrator didn't help improve my opinion.

  • Murder on Amsterdam Avenue

  • By: Victoria Thompson
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

In this Gaslight Mystery from the national best-selling author of Murder in Murray Hill, midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy investigate foul play in the secretive high-society world of 19th-century New York City....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT!

  • By Bunty on 05-11-15

a clever murder mystery with plenty of surprises

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

I enjoyed reading this book, particularly the well-written murder mystery aspect of the book. It's a period piece based on a time shortly after the American civil war. Throughout this entire book, there are so many sad reminders of slavery and people's opinions of slaves, as well as other ethnic groups like those of Italian and Irish descent. I didn't realize the book would have that slant, and I can't say I would have bought and read it had I known. All that being said, I found the book well written, and a clever murder mystery. I would recommend to anyone who doesn't mind or enjoys reading from the civil war and or slavery generation.
The narrator did a good job.

  • Vincent & Theo

  • The Van Gogh Brothers
  • By: Deborah Heiligman
  • Narrated by: Phil Fox
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh defined both brothers' lives. As a confidant, champion, sympathizer, and friend, Theo financially and emotionally supported his older brother as the artistic but troubled Vincent struggled to find his path in life as both a painter and a man. Throughout that struggle, the brothers shared everything - swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and ambitions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I could hardly hit the pause button.

  • By Zachary on 08-12-17

wonderful insight

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

Well written and narrated, this book gives great insight into Vincent, his brother and all that surrounded them throughout their lives. I am an artist and have visited the insane asylum in Saint Remey France, his hometown in the Netherlands, museums etc. Afterwards, I wanted to learn more about Van Gogh, this book gave me the insight I was looking for. I highly recommend this book.

  • Murder in an English Village

  • By: Jessica Ellicott
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,193

The year is 1920: Flying in the face of convention, legendary American adventuress Beryl Helliwell never fails to surprise and shock. The last thing her adoring public would expect is that she craves some peace and quiet. The humdrum hamlet of Walmsley Parva in the English countryside seems just the ticket. And, honestly, until America comes to its senses and repeals Prohibition, Beryl has no intention of returning stateside and subjecting herself to bathtub gin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Wait For Next Book

  • By Sally W. Harris on 05-22-18

old country murder mystery

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

I enjoy this book very much. its story progresses nicely, and I enjoyed the narrators accent.

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  • Liberty's Last Stand

  • Tommy Carmellini, Book 7
  • By: Stephen Coonts
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 466

The president of the United States stands on an outdoor stage, flanked by powerful members of his administration and party. Television crews are preparing for broadcast. High above the stage, on a nearby rooftop, a decorated sniper adjusts the scope on his rifle. Afterwards, America will never be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Donna Wright on 06-29-16

Great story, makes you not want to stop listening.

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

I really liked the narrator, he did a great job at distinguishing the various characters. Nice pace, and easy to follow and listen to.

This book has everything you want in a book; believable characters, politics, country war, family, and lots of strategic moves.

I enjoyed the pace the story took, and how the author took care to move the story along without getting caught up by excessively describing the surroundings. I thought it was a nice balance. While the book is fiction it did use the names of real highly visible and recognized people. The book also references many current events and so it slowly moves you to think to yourself, wow could this really happen?

I would highly recommend this book to those who enjoy action, politics and military strategy.

  • The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition

  • By: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, full cast, Margaret Atwood
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,750

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT

  • By ambER on 04-20-17

Travel through a variety of emotions and feelings

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

While reading this book, as I began chapter 30 I couldn't help but seriously consider putting this one down unfinished. Why? I guess because I felt that the author became too wrapped up her descriptions. I felt the story dialog jumping back and forth from past to the story present, in conjunction with the authors over the top descriptions caused me to lose focus and attention to the story. I felt this author's over the top descriptive style contributed to the painfully slow story progression and this frustrated me. I wanted more of the story and less of the frequent lengthy description of the what the room looked like.

While a little more than halfway through the book I decided to finish in spite of my current dissatisfaction. I don't want to give anything away, but it all made sense in the end.

I would like to be able to say more about the end of the book, and I understand that doing so would take away from your personal experience reading this book. I can only say that while I found this book painful at times, in the end, by reading this book I was manipulated into travel through a variety of emotions, feelings, and I think that's what it's all about.

  • Unfu*k Yourself

  • By: Gary John Bishop
  • Narrated by: Gary John Bishop
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,048
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,867

Are you tired of feeling f*cked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unf*cked version of yourself. "Wake up to the miracle you are," he directs. "Here's what you've forgotten: You're a f*cking miracle of being." It isn't other people that are standing in your way; it isn't even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive. It's yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now I'm F'd for sure!

  • By Kerry Strong on 08-24-17

author uses common sense and humor

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

I loved and really enjoyed this book. It often made me laugh out loud as the author uses common sense and humor to get his point across. I love the author and narrator's Scotish accent. He has a real basic non-clinical of helping you become self-aware of the basic fact that change starts from within and a person's outlook and expectations have a direct impact on the person's success or lack of.
I enjoyed this book so much I'm sure I'll read it again and recommend it to friends, or anyone close to me who is F*cked up! In fact, I have purchased the hardback as a gift to someone close to me struggling to find their way.

  • The Travel Hacking Pocket Guide

  • Work the Airlines' System, Save Money, and Travel the World
  • By: James Zeller
  • Narrated by: John Edmondson
  • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

The Travel Hacking Pocket Guide dives into the world of Airline Preferred flyer programs - teaching beginner's how to successfully go from sitting at home to booking reward travel to exotic destinations for under $50. This audiobook is designed to help anyone who wants to travel more but simply doesn't have the funds to buy tickets at full price. Travel is accessible to everyone - if you know where to look.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some good tips

  • By Chinderliter on 12-19-17

Some good tips

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

I found some of the tips were common sense, while others are pretty clever. Most of the advice requires either a lot of work or a lot of discipline. Most require you to have good credit and at some point, you have to factor how much your time and efforts are worth.

I don't regret reading this book, and it certainly opened my mind to some opportunities out there if I choose to go after them.

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  • Trump: The Art of the Deal

  • By: Donald J. Trump, Tony Schwartz
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith, Donald J. Trump
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,583

Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Understanding the President of the USA!

  • By Jose on 03-20-17

Insightful

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

Reading this book long after it was written and since it was written long before Trump had any political aspirations, I've found it to be very insightful into who Donald Trump is.

While his father obviously had money while Trump was growing up, his father clearly understated that fact. I found myself wanting the story to go into more depth about that part of his life, well it is called "The Art of the Deal", not Growing up Trump.

The book goes in depth into many of Trump's real estate and development deals. There were times when the story became a bit boring for me since it focused so much on the real estate and construction details. It had some fantastic negotiating tactics I have implemented in my life.

Again I found this mostly an insightful view into how he thinks and conducts business. One chapter, in particular, was fascinating given the current political arena in which Trump built an ice skating park and his battle with New York City mayor.


After reading this book Trump's view on politicians and the media becomes very clear.
Overall I enjoyed and can definitely recommend this book regardless of your interest and motivation for reading this book.