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  • The City Series, Book 3
  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Luke Daniels
  • Length: 26 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 417

Sunset Park is gone. People are missing. Sylvie, Eric, and the other survivors have crossed the water to the security of a new Safe Zone, where they hope to heal their battered hearts, amass an armory, and get back at the ones who took it all away. But with zombies on the move and few resources to speak of, it’s harder than expected to plot their revenge. For some, it’s harder still to garner their resolve, since vengeance means more of them will die. But safety is ephemeral in a city where food is short and tensions are high. It seems fate may leave them no choice but to fight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing ending to a truly engaging story!

  • By S.Veelo on 12-18-18

O. M. G.!!! I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK!!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

I was trying not to finish this book so fast...but I couldn't help it.. Whaaaaa (sniff sniff- ugly crying)...
This book was an amazing end to an amazing series.
The narrators did an amazing job with all the different characters. If I could have made one wish, it would have been tht Julia Whelan could have reprised her role as Cassy.
Love love love this author and her books... I think I'm going to re-read again..and again...and again....

  • The Roses of May

  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Siiri Scott, Will Damron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,865

Four months after the explosion at the Garden, a place where young women known as the Butterflies were kept captive, FBI agents Brandon Eddison, Victor Hanoverian, and Mercedes Ramirez are still entrenched in the aftermath, helping survivors in the process of adjusting to life on the outside. With winter coming to an end, the Butterflies have longer, warmer days of healing ahead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I had expected

  • By Victoria on 07-05-17

Okay...eh..but not as good as the 1st...

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

I was starting to wonder if the narrator, Siiri S. was the same Siri on the iPhone... She was tht monotone... Also, all the characters tht she did the voice for ALL sounded the same, with the exception of the mom. I really struggled through this book because I kept telling myself that it would get better...umm nope, not so much.
I was also expecting the characters voices (Vic and Edison) to be at least similar to the 1st books version, but no it was completely different. Annoying! And the Spanish tht Ramirez spoke (mijo) was sooo not even remotely Spanish sounding. Double annoying!!!
Also, when I started the book I felt tht I had missed something.. Because for at least 3 chapters I didn't know who the he** Prya was!
I won't be reading the 3rd book.

  • The Iron Flower

  • Black Witch Chronicles Series, Book 2
  • By: Laurie Forest
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 668
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 625
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 619

Elloren Gardner and her friends were only seeking to right a few wrongs when they rescued a Selkie and freed a military dragon. The last thing they expected was to be thrust into a realm-wide underground resistance against Gardnerian conquest. While the Resistance struggles to fight back against the harsh rulings of the Mage Council, more and more Gardnerian soldiers descend upon the University…led by none other than Lukas Grey, now commander of the nearby military base. Though Elloren tries to keep him at arm's length, Lukas is determined to tie himself to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I NEED the next book!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-23-18

Amazing and long awaited!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

The book was great! All the characters and their story lines were so emotional..sniff sniff.. Even is the angst filled moments of Eloran and Yvone.
Julia Whelan was amazing as always. It was good to hear her return as narrator. I went through this book so fast... Another sniff sniff... And I hope there is a next book coming out and soon!

  • Pieces of Her

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,918
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,905

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all? Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows Laura has spent nearly her whole life in the small beach town of Belle Isle, Georgia; she knows Laura's never wanted anything more than to lead a quiet, normal life in this conventional community; she knows Laura's a kind and beloved speech pathologist who helps others; she knows Laura's never kept a secret in her life. Andrea knows that Laura is everything she isn't - confident, settled, sure of herself. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OUTSTANDING BOOK!!

  • By shelley on 08-22-18

Interesting story,with a lot of twists and turns..

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

The storyline really interested me. The book started out slow, and I was ready to return it, but then it quickly started to get better. I was sti annoyed with the daughter's character through out the book, with my annoyance abating briefly during the book.
The book had a lot of twists and turns that kept me hooked.
The narrator was very good with the characters voices

  • Falling for Frederick

  • By: Cheryl Bolen
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24

Her second day doing doctoral research in the basement archives of Siddley Hall, England’s grandest Tudor home, American Antonia Townley finds the hall’s curator - with a knife plunged into his chest. Police suspect Antonia of being the killer because of two insignificant - to her - reasons, the first being the pesky matter of her fingerprints on the murder weapon. Then there is the unfortunate e-mail she had sent to her sister, saying she would kill for the curator’s job.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intrigue and the Monstrance/Hidden Catholics

  • By Sandra R. Merrill on 04-07-14

Story was... Eh :/

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

The book started out good... But then it started to drag on and on and on and on and on.... I thought maybe there might actually be a romance brewing and the book wouldnt be a total waste... But sadly - no!
The narration was very good so that was a definite plus.

  • The Accounting

  • By: William Lashner
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 373

Jon Willing was just a teenager when he and his buddies Augie and Ben stole a fortune in drug money. Brazen with youth and stoned out of their gourds, they thought they had the perfect plan for getting away with it. They were wrong. Twenty-five years later, Jon’s marriage is in ruins, his kids are virtual strangers, and the recession has decimated his finances. When he finds Augie murdered in Vegas, Jon knows his past has risen from the grave to grab him by the throat. Now Jon Willing faces a choice: run to a paradise of wine and women and endless sunshine or confront the demons from his past and fight for what’s left of his imperfect suburban life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Suspense With Great Depth of Character

  • By Charles Atkinson on 05-15-14

Narrator was great.. Story, not so much..

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

The story started was just a little preachy and wordy. Had too many irrelevant details and characters. The narrator did a fantastic job though with allllllllllllllllll the (unnecessary) characters. I really enjoyed the the narrator.

  • Private

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24,426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,763
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,737

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • private

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 07-01-10

Couldn't finish this book >;(

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

Reviewed: 09-25-17

I got this book because it was free... But, I couldn't finish it. The narrator sounded the same through all the characters! And he read really fast.

  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

  • A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Harry Lloyd
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,328

Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there were Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve, but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg - whose true name (hidden from all he and Dunk encounter) is Aegon Targaryen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Martin is a genius

  • By Celeste Albers on 04-26-16

Excellent story and excellent narrator!

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

This was a great prequel (of sorts) to the GOT. The only thing that I can think of that might be a problem would be getting all the lineage straight without actually seeing it on paper (at least for me it was). Also in the book when Dunk would have a thought... the narrator would talk in a lower voice. Sometimes the lower voice was too low to hear. Otherwise the narrator was excellent!

  • Emma in the Night

  • By: Wendy Walker
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,656
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,645

One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: 15-year-old Cass and 17-year-old Emma. Three years later Cass returns without her sister, Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn't add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family, Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could not stop listening

  • By Pamela (@SpazP) on 08-23-17

Excellent story... Excellent narration!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

I was very glad I got this book. It kept me rivited from the get go. Whenever I thought I had it figured out... Something changed and I was back to square one. Excellent storyline and characters. The narration by both Therese and Julia were excellent!

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  • A Stranger in the House

  • By: Shari Lapena
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,532
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,535

You're home making dinner for your husband. You expect him any second. The phone rings - it's the call you hoped you'd never get. You jump in your car and race to a neighborhood you thought you'd never visit. You peer into the dark, deserted building. You brace yourself for the worst. And then, you remember nothing else. They tell your husband you've been in an accident. You lost control of your car as you sped through the worst side of town. The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Sophomore Book from Shari Lapena

  • By Chris on 09-09-17

Good story... Not so unexpected outcome for :/

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

Reviewed: 08-26-17

The story started out pretty good and had me interested, bit then it started to get a little far fetched and annoying. By the middle of the book I was starting to root for the antagonist,, because the main characters were so weak and gullible.
I think the narrator did a good good with the different characters.