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Lisa M.

DENVER, CO, US
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  • The Library Book

  • By: Susan Orlean
  • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,352
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,239
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,232

On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual false alarm. As one fireman recounted later, “Once that first stack got going, it was good-bye, Charlie.” The fire was disastrous: It reached 2,000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed 400,000 books and damaged 700,000 more. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Had To Turn It Off

  • By Meg on 01-17-19

Good storytelling, bad narration.

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

Really interesting story made so much less enjoyable by the narration. Authors, do your work the justice it deserves by using professional narration!

  • Little Beach Street Bakery

  • Little Beach Street Bakery Series #1
  • By: Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by: Veida Dehmlow
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462

Polly Waterford is recovering from a toxic relationship. Unable to afford their flat, she has to move miles away from everyone, to a sleepy little seaside resort in Cornwall, where she lives alone above an abandoned shop. And so Polly takes out her frustrations on her favorite hobby: making bread. But what was previously a weekend diversion suddenly becomes far more important as she pours her emotions into kneading and pounding the dough, and each loaf becomes better and better.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Could have been great.

  • By Linzel McBride on 12-08-15

Worst narration I've ever experienced.

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

Completely destroyed what was only a marginal story. The male romantic character sounded like an 80 year old heroine addict. Absolutely comical attempt at a southern accent.

  • Year One

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 1)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,093
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,051

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sub-par fantasy novel written by a great romance author

  • By Nate P. on 02-28-18

Nora Roberts meets JD Robb

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

the great characters and storytelling of the best of Nora Roberts with the darkness and mystery of JD Robb, so good! the only downside is having to wait for the next book.

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  • Three Fates

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Quigley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518

When the Lusitania sank, more than one 1,000 people died. One passenger, however, survived to become a changed man, giving up his life as a petty thief but keeping a small silver statue that would become a family heirloom to future generations. Now, nearly a century later, that heirloom, one of a priceless, long-separated set of three, has been snatched away from the Sullivans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nora at her best!

  • By Barbara on 05-06-11

unbearable narration

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

A perfect example of how really awful narration can ruin a decent book. The Irish was ok, but the others were terrible.

  • The Cuban Affair

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,825
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,801

Daniel Graham MacCormick - Mac for short - seems to have a pretty good life. At age 35 he's living in Key West, owner of a 42-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the army as an infantry officer, with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don't tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac's finances are more than a little shaky. One day Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun read with a continuous build, ok finish

  • By Lily on 09-22-17

About Cuba in an adventure story

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Enjoyed the setting of the story and premise. Thought the characters were a little flat and the over exaggerated narration got really old. Audible 20

  • The Mountain Between Us

  • A Novel
  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,763

When their last outgoing flight is cancelled, Ben finds a charter plane that can take him around the storm and drop him in Denver to catch a connection. And when the pilot says the single-engine prop plane can fit one more, if barely, Ben offers the seat to Ashley, knowing that she needs to get home just as urgently. And then the unthinkable happens. The pilot has a heart attack, and the plane crashes into one of the largest stretches of harsh and remote land in the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By Sher from Provo on 10-14-16

Survival and a Love Story

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

Good storytelling that painted the picture. The narration was just right. Enjoyed the story, characters, especially Tank, and the twist. Audible 20.

  • Infamous

  • By: Suzanne Brockmann
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 747
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 458

When history professor Alison Carter became a consultant to the film version of the Wild West legend she’d dedicated her career to researching, she couldn’t possibly have known that she would not only get a front-row seat to a full-blown Hollywood circus but would innocently witness something that would put her life in peril. Nor did she expect that a tall stranger in a cowboy hat would turn the movie — and her world — completely upside down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By LeftyMom on 08-06-10

absurd storyline, schlocky dialogue

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

Absurd storyline, schlocky dialogue and the main character is a ghost?! Not my cup of tea.

  • Remember When (includes 'Big Jack': In Death, Book 17.5)

  • By: Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,736
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,485

Laine Tavish is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life in the small town of Angel's Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor of Remember When, an antique treasures and gift shop. At least, that's what everyone in Angel's Gap thinks. They have no idea that she used to be Elaine O'Hara, daughter of the notorious con man Big Jack O'Hara. Or that she grew up moving from place to place, one step ahead of the law.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you've read or listened to Big Jack don't buy!

  • By thot-2 on 10-07-11

Fun combo, same narrator?

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

Reviewed: 03-07-17

Love the Nora Roberts/Robb creative combo. while the narrator is still Susan Ericksen, the voice is different, especially noticeable with "dickhead".

  • Immortal in Death

  • In Death, Book 3
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,469

She was one of the most sought after women in the world. A top model who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted - even another woman's man. And now she was dead, the victim of a brutal murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • so I had to buy the 3rd

  • By Yuriko on 07-04-10

read this series in order

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

the story and characters build nicely, becoming more complex and interesting with each book. The addition of the interesting supporting characters ads to the story.

  • Glory in Death

  • In Death, Book 2
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,219

The first victim was found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second was murdered in her own apartment building. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas had no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Okay, I'm officially addicted to this series now

  • By AudioAddict on 03-14-15

by book #2 of this series...

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

Reviewed: 09-13-16

You will be hooked. Love Roark, side characters that return are fun and mystery keeps you going. The narration, especially Roark, helps make the story.