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  • Dead Moon

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,434
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,432

In the year 2243, the Moon belongs to the dead. The largest graveyard in the solar system, it was the perfect solution to the overcrowding and environmental problems that had plagued mankind for centuries. And the perfect place for Cali Washington to run away from her past. But when a mysterious meteor crashes into one of the Moon’s cemeteries, Cali and her fellow Caretakers find themselves surrounded by a terrifying enemy force that outnumbers them more than a thousand to one. An enemy not hindered by the lack of air or warmth or sustenance. An enemy that is already dead.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Why did you do this? Just why?

  • By Veronica on 03-02-19

Why was this even part of the "trilogy"?

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

I loved The Fold and 14, and was excited when this came out. This book could not have been more disappointing. I couldn't wait for it to be over, and kept wondering how this could possibly be from the same author. Mr. Clines totally "jumped the shark" with this drivel. So sad, given all the story possibilities on the moon... I think he is much more creative than this collection of rubbish shows.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Bird Box

  • A Novel
  • By: Josh Malerman
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,492
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,484

Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, Malorie has long dreamed of fleeing to a place where her family might be safe. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: 20 miles downriver in a rowboat blindfolded with nothing to rely on but Malorie's wits and the children's trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't look!

  • By Lesley on 05-22-14

great story

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Highly entertaining, suspenseful, will keep you on the edge of your seat always wondering what is nextwonderfully read.

  • The Queen

  • Aretha Franklin
  • By: Mikal Gilmore
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,169
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,764
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,754

You know her voice. Now hear her story.

Audible has teamed up with Rolling Stone to produce an uncompromisingly honest Audible Original that honors the life and legacy of the incomparable Aretha Franklin. Aretha’s universal appeal was evident from the release of her first album at age 14 through her nearly 50 Top 40 hits. Yet this intimate biography reminds us that Aretha knew pain as much as she knew glory. It was the blues, residing deep within her soul, that gave way to a voice able to lift millions with a profound sense of freedom, self-worth, and undeniable talent to rise above sorrow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I learned so much

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-15-18

Couldn't finish this

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

As much as I loved The Queen of Soul, this book was so tedious that i just. Couldn't. Finish. It.

  • The Last Town

  • Wayward Pines, Book 3
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,519

Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town's creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed. But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TWO/THREE star review within 3 hours ? RIDICULOUS

  • By justin on 07-15-14

Far fetched

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

Listened to this whole series, but this last book was very dark, and the ending landed with a dull thud... totally unsatisfying. Such a huge premise with so many directions, and somehow the author drove it right into a brick wall. Disappointing.

  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,604
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23,541

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a work that I highly recommend

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 05-02-16

Formulaic and predictable

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

Have been a big fan of the Alien movies, but this story was so bad I couldn't wait for it to be over. A complete waste of time. Glad that I did not have to purchase this one, or I'd feel taken.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pines

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,515
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,530

Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well done story

  • By Linda B on 08-28-12

Glad to hear this after seeing the series!

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

Great premise, interesting characters. So real you can almost see it. Plenty of suspense, twists, and turns. Looking forward to listening to the rest of this series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,194
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,729

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Experience

  • By Stephen R. Grant on 11-05-18

Great story, great cast!

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

Probably my favorite Audible original so far. Crystal and Kline steal the show, but the rest of the cast shines brightly. Definitely worth the listen!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Darkest Desires

  • The Makani Trilogy
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 217

From best-selling author Dean Koontz comes a trilogy of original novellas, “Last Light”, “Final Hour”, and “Troubled Times”, about an extraordinary heroine - Makani Hisoka-O’Brien - a Southern California surfer and clairvoyant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audio I have ever listened to

  • By D Q on 09-12-18

Last story jumped the shark

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

Loved the characters and a solid performance, but the last story in the trilogy completely jumped the shark. Without giving too much away. the main characters do something in the last story that seemed completely out of, well, character. Enjoyed the first two stories and the overall premise, though.

  • The Silver Linings Playbook

  • A Novel
  • By: Matthew Quick
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,784

During his years in a neural-health facility, Pat Peoples has formulated a theory about silver linings. He believes that his life is a movie produced by God, that his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and that if he succeeds, his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: no one will talk to him about Nikki, and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • WARNING: FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL!

  • By Jennifer on 03-06-15

So much better than the movie

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

Ray Porter brought this book to life with infectious, fascinating, and wonderful depth to each unique character. And the story itself was so much better and deeper than the movie. A well done listen for a well done book.

  • Out of Spite, Out of Mind

  • Magic 2.0, Book 5
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,017
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,693
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,683

When you discover the world is a computer program, and you figure out that by altering the code you can time travel and perform acts that seem like magic, what can possibly go wrong? Pretty much everything. Just ask Brit, who has jumped around in time with such abandon that she has to coexist with multiple versions of herself. Now, Brit the Elder finds that her memories don't match Brit the Younger's.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was hoping for.

  • By ♡Louise♡ on 06-21-18

A disappointing waste of time

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

Loved other books in this series. This one was so boring I couldn't wait for it to be OVER! Even the excellent narration couldn't save this dismal story. The characters, instead of being interesting, were annoying and repetitive. Time for this series to end, I think.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful