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Forest Hill, MD, United States
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  • Lethal White

  • A Cormoran Strike Novel
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,540
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,101

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best 22 hours of the last week

  • By Jennifer on 09-27-18

Good balance of 3 stories

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

I enjoyed the balance of three, maybe 4 stories at once. Strike’s personal life, Robin’s personal life and the case(s).

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Music Shop

  • A Novel
  • By: Rachel Joyce
  • Narrated by: Steven Hartley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932

It is 1988. On a dead-end street in a run-down suburb there is a music shop that stands small and brightly lit, jam-packed with records of every kind. Like a beacon, the shop attracts the lonely, the sleepless, and the adrift; Frank, the shop's owner, has a way of connecting his customers with just the piece of music they need. Then, one day, into his shop comes a beautiful young woman, Ilse Brauchmann, who asks Frank to teach her about music.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A 3.75 Star Experience

  • By kurdis teed on 04-06-18

Music lovers connect

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

I have never heard a narrator as perfectly matched as Mr. Hartley to this novel. The characters have attitude and so does Hartley. I love music and so this story was perfect for me. I laughed out loud several times. I found myself wearing a huge smile at the end.

  • The Glass Castle

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jeannette Walls
  • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,127

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family; she called herself an "excitement addict."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A CAPTIVATING READ

  • By Jennifer on 09-25-12

Incredible story. Read it soon!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-17

I have had this on my wishlist for a while but should have read it right away. This story of an unconventional family and their resolute children will stick with me for a while.

  • Odd Thomas

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,418

"The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Doubting Thomas

  • By Denise on 12-11-03

It's no wonder....

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

Reviewed: 05-06-16

Now I know why Dean Koontz is so popular. This is the first book I've listened to by him and it had everything I was looking for: unique characters, suspense and excellent writing. David Aaron Baker gives a great performance - very easy to listen to.

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,393

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours in, restarted so husband could listen too!

  • By Pikay on 12-13-14

I liked these characters

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

Reviewed: 01-24-16

The role of the girl represents the creative part of this story. The other characters were also well done. I am glad I listened even though I don't normally gravitate to this kind of story. The reviews steered me towards giving it a try.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,332
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,299

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So thankful we still have Lizbeth!

  • By AudioAddict on 09-04-15

Well done!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-15

I am very very satisfied with how the author carried on Larsson's story. The style is similar including the spirit of the characters. Naturally Simon Vance gives that sense of continuity with the previous books. Also, I appreciate the lessor amount of violence because I want to focus on the mystery and how it unfolds.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bootstrap Leadership

  • 50 Ways to Break Out, Take Charge and Move Up
  • By: Steve Arneson
  • Narrated by: Michael Mish
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Leadership training can be inconsistent in the best of times, and in tough economic times it’s often one of the first things that even the most progressive companies cut back. Nor can you depend on finding that mentor you’ve been hoping for. So now more than ever, if you’re going to advance your career you need to lift yourself up by your bootstraps. But not entirely: Steve Arneson is here to give you a boost.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed book, wish more leaders would read.

  • By Christopher on 05-14-12

Excellant narrator, practical examples

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-11

The narrator is very easy to listen to and emphasizes the encouragement as if a mentor is empowering you. Almost every chapter contains practical and realistic examples. This book is as motivating and interesting as its title.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful