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  • Neural Networks: Neural Networks Tools and Techniques for Beginners

  • By: John Slavio
  • Narrated by: Russell Archey
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Neural networks are used to model complex patterns for prediction and simulation. They use the processing pattern used by brain neurons to achieve this. Neural networks are good at processing complex, nonlinear relationships and are used in forecasting, image processing, and character recognition. Learn more about neural networks in this audiobook.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great for learning

  • By Christina J. on 10-26-18

Good content, but short

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

I felt like this audio book was a good introduction to the topic, but I found it to be too short to give me a real feel for it. The narration was well done and it was well written, I just really wish it could have been a few more house in length.

  • Truth Kills

  • Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries Series, Book 1
  • By: Nanci Rathbun
  • Narrated by: Kieren Calland Metts
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Angelina Bonaparte is a force to be reckoned with. When her husband cheats on her after 25 years of marriage, she reinvents herself - trading the life of a suburban housewife for a toned body, designer duds, a cherry-red Miata, and a new career as a private investigator. Now a 50-something hottie with a kickass approach to snooping and a knack for disguise, she takes no prisoners. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoy a great Narrator and a great story.

  • By cosmitron on 02-27-18

A good Mystery

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Truth Kills Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries Series, Book 1 By: Nanci Rathbun was a nice length at nine hours and seven minutes. I liked that the story flowed naturally and the narration was not rushed. Some audio books try to shorten the book by having the narrator talk to fast and that was not the case here. In fact the audio quality was perfect!


Truth Kills Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries Series, Book 1 By: Nanci Rathbun was a great book that left me dying to dig into the second audio book(make sure to look out for my reviews on the nest two books in the series). This particular story was a great mystery with multiple characters who had personalities with a very real life feel to them. Angelina Bonaparte made for a great main character and a strong female lead that really made this audio book worth the listen!

I got a copy of this book for free from the Audiobookworm for only my honest and unbiased review.

  • Vegan: Vegan Diet for Beginners: 76 Recipes and 8 Weeks of Diet Plans

  • A Vegan Recipe Cookbook of Dairy Free Recipes
  • By: Sam Kuma
  • Narrated by: Sangita Chauhan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

This is a complete beginners' guide to the vegan diet that you will struggle to find on the market. It includes a total of eight weeks of diet plans focused only on vegan recipes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I like this Audio

  • By Martha Harris on 09-13-18

Well Written, but difficult for audio

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I personally found the book to be well written, but I had difficulty with it being audio as if I was interested in a recipe then I had to write it down. I could not take a picture of it or copy and paste. That aside the author did know what they were talking about in regards to a vegan diet and the narration was pretty good too.

  • French Quarter Vendetta

  • Murder & Mystery in the Big Easy
  • By: Gary Graybill
  • Narrated by: Theo Holland
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

French Quarter Vendetta is an old fashioned whodunit. Set in historic, fun loving New Orleans, the plot untangles a tale of murder, mystery, betrayal and jealousy. Follow along as Lieutenant James "Gator" McNeal and his team wade through a list of suspects that include a union president, a state senator's wife, a jealous mistress, a spoiled stepson, an ambitious assistant, a union thug and even a street kid and two-bit drug dealer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good Mystery

  • By SefinaHawke on 08-15-18

A good Mystery

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

French Quarter Vendetta was a well written and well narrated audio book with great sound quality. What really pulled me into to the story was the author's ability to bring the french quarter life in this audio book as someone who has vacationed there I can say that the author really did keep the scene accurate and realistic. I loved the mystery elements and I was surprised by the ending!

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  • The Lady Who Cried Murder

  • A Mac Faraday Mystery
  • By: Lauren Carr
  • Narrated by: Mike Alger
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Fame comes at a price. Some pay with their privacy. Others pay with their pride. Khloe Everest paid with her life. Determined to get her pretty face in front of the cameras, Khloe Everest fakes an abduction only to make a grand entrance in the midst of a press conference held by Spencer's Police Chief David O'Callaghan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glory hound ends up the dead center of attention

  • By DabOfDarkness on 07-15-17

Another great addition to Mac Faraday Mystery

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

Where does The Lady Who Cried Murder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The Lady Who Cried Murder would have to be one of my favorite audio books right up there with all of the others that I have read or listened to in the Mac Faraday Mystery Series. I have yet to find a badly written or uninteresting book that I have read or listened to by Lauren Carr.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The Lady Who Cried Murder has one of those plots that pulled me in right from the first chapter. The beginning had the typical amount of setup, but when the murders happened it began a plot that kept me on the edge of my seat with my earbuds pressed tightly into my ears. I was so enthralled that I actually had The Lady Who Cried Murder playing on my Amazon Echo throughout the day so that I could go do things around my house without leaving the book!

Which scene was your favorite?

It would be very hard to pick out one scene in The Lady Who Cried Murder as my favorite, but if I had to it would be the scene at the end where all the puzzle pieces come together for both the characters and the readers/listener.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I personally believe that any of the books in the Mac Faraday Mystery Series would make for a great movie. If I had to pick a tagline it would something like Don't Fear Ladies Gnarly is Here.

  • Blast from the Past

  • A Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 4
  • By: Lauren Carr
  • Narrated by: Dan Lawson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

In this fourth mystery on Deep Creek Lake, Mac Faraday finds himself up to his eyeballs in mobsters and federal agents. Mac Faraday believes he has his work cut out for him in protecting his lady love from one of the most dangerous leaders in organized crime; but when bodies start dropping in his lakeshore resort town, things may be hotter than even he can handle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Who done it? ...and why?

  • By Michael Valentine on 09-08-14

Another Gnarly tale

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

Where does Blast from the Past rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have not listened/read that many audio book as of yet, however Blast from the Past would have to be one of my favorite ones so far. I felt like Dan Lawson did a great job bringing the characters to life with his voice.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Blast from the Past?

For me the most memorable moment in the Blast from the Past was when Mac got a call from David to tell him that one of the police cars had been stolen. This was a memorable moment for me because I felt the same confusion and shock as Mac at being told that a police car had been stolen. It was also the beginning of the fast paced plot.

What does Dan Lawson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I felt like Dan Lawson did a great job bringing the characters to life with his voice.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I personally felt like the Blast from the Past as well as the rest of the Mac Faraday Mystery books would all make for a great movie. A great tag line for the blast from the past would be Gnarly and Crew vs mobsters!

  • Three Days to Forever

  • A Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 9
  • By: Lauren Carr
  • Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

With three days left to the year, Deep Creek Lake is hopping with holiday vacationers and wedding guests pouring into the Spencer Inn for Mac Faraday and Archie Monday's huge wedding ceremony which is being touted as the social event of the year. But droopy flowers and guests who failed to RSVP are the least of Mac's and Archie's problems when a professional hit squad hits Spencer Manor to send the groom, Joshua Thornton, Archie's mother, and Gnarly running for their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT MYSTERY

  • By Jane on 01-04-18

Loved Gnarly

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

Would you listen to Three Days to Forever again? Why?

Three Days to Forever was just one of those books that had so much going on that I fell like I could listen to it a second time and pick up on things that I missed the first time though.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The audio book had one of those fast paced plots that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time as I tried to figure out who the true target was and how the book would end.

What about C.J. McAllister’s performance did you like?

C.J. McAllister did a spectacular job narrating this book; I particularly liked how he did the characters' voices.

Any additional comments?

Overall, I greatly enjoyed listening to Three Days to Forever: A Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 9 and I plan to work my way through the entire Mac Faraday Mystery series eventually.

  • The Murders at Astaire Castle

  • Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Lauren Carr
  • Narrated by: Dan Lawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Spencer's police chief, David O'Callaghan, learns this lesson the hard way when he orders Mac Faraday to stay away from the south end of Spencer's mountaintop - even though he owns the property. It doesn't take long for Mac to find out what lies on the other side of the stone wall and locked gate, on which hangs a sign warning visitors to Keep Out!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Carla on 10-03-16

Another Gnarly Story

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

Where does The Murders at Astaire Castle rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would have to say that The Murders at Astaire Castle ranks among the top five audio books I have listened to so far. The narrator Dan Lawson did an amazing job pulling me into Lauren Carr's mystery.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character would have to be Gnarly. Gnarly is a canine character who brings a lot of laughs into this book and the Mac Faraday Mystery series. I love the fact that he is realistically written and yet still very personable.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene in the Murders at Astaire Castle would have to be the first time the characters become aware of the wolf man. I liked the addition of a supernatural element to the mystery.

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

For me the most moving part was when all of the pieces of the puzzle started to come together in my head as I started to solve the mystery for myself. I really loved the moment of suspense between coming up with my own theory and finding out what really happened.

  • A Fine Year for Murder

  • A Thorny Rose Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Lauren Carr
  • Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

After 10 months of marital bliss, Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton are still discovering and adjusting to their life together. Settled in their new home, everything appears to be perfect...except in the middle of the night when, in the darkest shadows of her subconscious, a deep secret from Jessica's past creeps to the surface to make her strike out at Murphy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Family relation equals murder

  • By chieftwidgit on 07-07-18

Pine Bridge Massacre

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

Reviewed: 03-31-17

Would you listen to A Fine Year for Murder again? Why?

I am not sure if I would want to listen to it a second time or not because while I greatly enjoyed the book I don't feel like I missed anything that would require a second read through.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Fine Year for Murder?

For me the most memorable moment of A Fine Year for Murder was at the beginning when investigative journalist Dallas Walker tells Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton about the Pine Bridge Massacre. That is the moment that set the couple on the case as Jessica seems to have suppressed memories of the massacre.

What about C.J. McAllister’s performance did you like?

C.J. McAllister’s performance of A Fine Year for Murder: A Thorny Rose Mystery, Book 2 was particularly well done. C.J did a great job with the character's voices and the voice tone really set the scene for the the book perfectly.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This was a book that if I did not have to worry about eating or sleeping that I could have easily listened to in just one sitting. However since it was a ten hour book I listened to it in about five two hour sittings. That was honestly difficult as I hated putting down the headphones.

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  • Kill and Run

  • A Thorny Rose Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Lauren Carr
  • Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Five women with seemingly nothing in common are found brutally murdered in a townhome outside Washington, DC. Among the many questions surrounding the massacre is what had brought these apparent strangers together only to be killed. Taking on his first official murder case, Lieutenant Murphy Thornton, USN, believes that if he can uncover the thread connecting the victims, then he can find their murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly entertaining filled with suspense

  • By Cyn on 11-13-16

Well Written & Well Voiced

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

Reviewed: 03-24-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend Kill and Run: A Thorny Rose Mystery by Lauren Carr to a friend or family member who enjoys a good mystery as well as those who enjoy the author, Lauren Carr. Lauren does a great job of creating a murder mystery that avoids many of the gruesome elements that murder mysteries tend to have.

What other book might you compare Kill and Run to and why?

I personally found that Kill and Run: A Thorny Rose Mystery by Lauren Carr reminded me a lot of the Mac Faraday Mystery series that Lauren Car wrote. It also struck me as an adult version of the old Nancy Drew mystery books.

What does C.J. McAllister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrator, C.J. McAllister, did a very good job with the voices of the different characters in Kill and Run: A Thorny Rose Mystery by Lauren Carr. I felt like the narration allowed me to get a clearer picture of the characters than I would have if I had only read the book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Overall, I found that I really enjoyed listening to Kill and Run: A Thorny Rose Mystery by Lauren Carr. The book just pulled me in, which is typical of books by Lauren Carr. There were a few spots that just had me chuckling. The overall feeling that I walked away with is: "I can't wait for book two"!