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  • The Others

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,035
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,024

Dan Delgado is a private investigator. He’s unenthusiastic, and unmatched. As a former San Francisco detective, he misses more meaningful work, but he hasn’t had the heart for it since his wife’s death five years prior. That is, until a phone call from a distraught mother, an illegal immigrant who can’t go to the police, puts him on the hunt for a missing little girl. By the time he reaches the mother’s small home, she’s missing, too. Then a team of heavily armed mercenaries arrive. Delgado and crew are plunged into a dangerous world of corporate competition, UFO lore, and government cover-ups.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action packed humor

  • By Bree Salyer on 07-31-18

Not worth the time

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

This book has the elements of a great story. The problem is that it is very repetitive with the same battle scenes (almost) over and over and over.Somehow the "hero" wins the battles against ALL ODDS over and over and over. By the time I reached the interesting part, I was extremely bored and ready to abandon the book.The author should cut the book in half by leaving out all the padding (battles) and getting on with the story. A very forgettable read that is not worth your time to listen.

  • Reset

  • By: Brian Andrews
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,077
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,076

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 The once-loving husband is now coldly withdrawn.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

Dumb Story

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

The writing was ok. The narration was ok. The story was ridiculous. I am returning the book as I was unable to finish it.

  • Twain’s Feast

  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,231

Mark Twain, beloved American writer, performer, and humorist, was a self-proclaimed glutton. With the help of a chef and some friends, Nick Offerman presents the story of Twain’s life through the lens of eight of Mark Twain’s favorite foods.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audible Recycling

  • By Greg Hill on 11-17-18

Waste of Time

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

I purchased this book because I am a great fan of Mark Twain. Very disappointing. While there were some tidbits about Twain, the book was mostly some guys acting dumb about a meal while trying to tie it to Twain to fool us into listening. Waste of time.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Dangerous Fortune

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,535

In 1866 tragedy strikes at the exclusive Windfield School when a mysterious accident takes the life of a student. Among the student's circle of friends are Hugh Pilaster; Hugh's older cousin Edward, dissolute heir to the Pilaster banking fortune; and Micky Miranda, the handsome son of a brutal South American oligarchy. The death and its aftermath begin the spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable Fun

  • By Rebecarol on 05-24-08

Did not like narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

I only listened to a couple of chapters. I stopped because I could not stand listening to the narrator.

  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,006
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,841
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,796

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

Very Good Read.

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

While the story line in this book was totally illogical and unrealistic, it was an enjoyable read. Never would a POTUS sneak out of the White House to meet an unsavory character. Relocating to an odd location was also very illogical. This was surprising since EX-POTUS was an adviser on the project. In any case, it was an very good.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder in Paradise

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Ryan Vincent Anderson, Kyf Brewer, Caitlin Greer, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 279

Three pulse-pounding stories from the world's number-one best-selling writer in one book! This volume contains The Lawyer Lifeguard with Doug Allyn, The Doctor's Plot with Connor Hyde, and The Shut-In with Duane Swierczynski.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Janna E. Elliott on 06-28-18

Who wrote this book?

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I have read numerous books by James Patterson and I am a big fan. I don't think he wrote this one. The story is boring. The performance is boring. The book is so slow that I gave up after two hours. Definitely not paradise. I didn't like the main character who is very ill defined. Don't waste your time listening to this one.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • My Sister's Grave

  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,834

Tracy Crosswhite has spent 20 years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn’t believe that Edmund House - a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah’s murder - is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to tracking down killers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quite good...

  • By Rebecca on 10-18-15

Performance was awful

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

I started listening to this book last night. After one chapter I abandoned the book due to the poor quality of the reader. She reads in boring monotone that drove me nuts. She sounded extremely bored. The book may be ok but I will never know because of the terrible performance.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Christmas Train

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Tim Matheson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,986
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,527
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,532

Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to L.A. in time for Christmas. Forced to take the train across the country because of a slight "misunderstanding" at airport security, he begins a journey of self-discovery and rude awakenings, mysterious goings-on and thrilling adventures, screwball escapades and holiday magic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • On A Whim For Fun

  • By Patti on 09-25-07

Waste of time

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

I am a big fan of David Baldacci. I just finished listening to Absolute Power and gave it 5 stars but this book is terrible. The story is totally stupid. I plowed half way through it but finally had to stop due to boredom. I have read numerous other books by Baldacci and all were very good to excellent. He should stick to political, mystery, etc. I am returning this book for a refund.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,650
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59,499

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Not Interesting

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

The only thing that is mildly interesting in this book is that it takes place on the MOON. Otherwise there is NOTHING to keep the interest of the listener. The author seems to think that because it supposedly takes place on the moon, there is no need for a plot. I admit that I didn't finish it. After wasting a few hours listening to the first third, I gave up. Boring!!!

  • Billionaire at the Barricades

  • The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump
  • By: Laura Ingraham
  • Narrated by: Laura Ingraham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 514

Americans didn’t just go to the polls in 2016. They joined a movement that swept the unlikeliest of candidates, Donald Trump, into the Oval Office. Can he complete his agenda? Or will his opponents in the media, protester class, and political establishment block his efforts and choke off the movement he represents?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can’t stop listening!!

  • By Stephanie Burch on 10-10-17

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

Laura's book is without doubt the best political book I have ever read. The book was extremely interesting and her insights are excellent. I listened to the book twice to make sure I comprehended all the information in the book. Congratulations Laura.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful