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  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 231

When Sheriff Paul Davidson proposes marriage to Anna Pigeon, he doesn't get the reaction a man might hope for. Intrepid park ranger Anna runs all the way to the furthest scrape of American ground not found in Alaska or Hawaii. How's that for a no? Anna takes a new post as temporary supervisory ranger in Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles off Key West. Dry Tortugas is the site of the former prison for Lincoln conspirators during and after the Civil War.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Back story is boring!!

  • By LB in Dallas on 04-22-09

Couldn't get thru the gasping and smacking

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Readers voice ok but I quit at chapter 4 because the readers deep breaths after each sentance and her smacking swallowing drove me nuts.

Would you ever listen to anything by Nevada Barr again?

Maybe would depend on reader.

How could the performance have been better?

Take out the readers gasps and smacking swallowing. I don't know why other readers don't mention it maybe it doesn't bother them but it annoyed me I couldn't concentrate on the story.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Annoyed ... the readers gasps breaths and smacking ruined it for me. The story moved slowly and the reader just annoyed me so much I finally quit after chapter 4.

Any additional comments?

Does audible listen to their books? The readers gasps breaths and smacking annoyed me I even turned down volume hoping the gasps didn't sound but they still did. I just couldn't get into the book it just moved too slow and the readers noises ruined it for me

  • The Fireman

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,682
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,665

No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it's Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies - before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What can I say

  • By Randall on 06-24-16

Trash should burn

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

Reviewed: 06-26-16

I started out liking the book but the language became awful. It might not bother some people and that's fine. I just don't like to hear that kind of language. It bothered me enough that I just turned it off..

24 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Outlaw

  • A Robin Monarch Novel, Book 2
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

While conducting top-secret negotiations aboard a tanker in the South China Sea, the U.S. Secretary of State and the foreign ministers of China and India are kidnapped, and the tanker they are on is hijacked. The “Sons of Prophecy” take responsibility and issue an ultimatum: If their demands are not met in seven days, the three will be beheaded live on the Internet. With the presidential election in only eight days, sitting President Sands, about to leave office, calls in former CIA operative and master thief Robin Monarch and convinces him to save the diplomats.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Robin Hood for today is Ribin Monarch

  • By shelley on 02-15-14

Take another breath

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

Reviewed: 09-27-15

The story was good. The narrator's voice was fine but his gasping and deep breaths distracted from the story. Does audible ever listen to their books? Can't they edit out the gulps gasps and deep breaths. It didn't totally ruin it for me but it was certainly irritating.

  • A Pedigree to Die For

  • A Melanie Travis Mystery
  • By: Laurien Berenson
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

The apparent heart attack that killed kennel owner Max Turnbull has left seven pups in mourning, and his wife Peg suspecting foul play. But the only evidence is their missing prize pooch - a pedigreed poodle named Beau.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gone to the dogs

  • By Sharyn G. on 09-09-15

Gone to the dogs

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

Reviewed: 09-09-15

Story ok and ended with a surprise narrator bad I kept checking to be sure it wasn't on a fast speed. Distracted from book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Night Sky

  • Night Sky, Book 1
  • By: Suzanne Brockmann, Melanie Brockmann
  • Narrated by: Melanie Brockmann
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Skylar Reid is shaken when Sasha, the little girl she babysits, is kidnapped. She's scared that the weird dreams she's been having about Sasha are real - and even more afraid that Sasha is already dead. When a mysterious girl with extreme butt-kicking abilities roars into town on a motorcycle and starts stalking Skylar, things get even weirder. Supergirl Dana tells Sky that she also has abilities, that a hormone in their blood makes them stronger, faster, smarter...

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not so good

  • By Sharyn G. on 07-26-15

Not so good

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

Reviewed: 07-26-15

I listened but skipped a lot. Why do authors read their books. Readers voice not to bad and it is hard to describe but it was like and adult scrunching her voice to sound younger. And words with r she rolled them. It might be interesting for young adult just wasn't for me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • If I Stay

  • By: Gayle Forman
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,403
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,413

In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Ultimate Choice

  • By AudioAddict on 09-15-14

go don't stay

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-11

I listened to the book and had to make myself keep listening. Plot Ok. Narrator Ok. Just not my type of book. I kept wanting her to just get it over with. To me it was not worth the credit.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Monkey's Raincoat

  • An Elvis Cole Novel
  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: Patrick G. Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,229
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 840

When Ellen Lang's husband disappears with their son, she hires Elvis Cole to track him down. A quiet and seemingly submissive wife, Ellen can't even write a check without him. All she wants is to get him and her son back - no questions asked.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slaughtered by sickeningly awful reader

  • By Lehua of Pacifica on 06-11-09

good Elvis BAD narrator

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-11

I just couldn't get into this book. I started it several times. Finally made my self listen. The plot was alright but I just did not like the narrator. He might be fine for other books but he was wrong for this book. His voice just irritated me to the point that I wasn't paying attention to the book. Sorry I purchased this book.

Sharyn

  • Live Wire

  • A Myron Bolitar Novel
  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906

Myron Bolitar has always dreamed about the femme fatale walking into his office and asking for help. The woman standing in his doorway has killer curves all right: She’s eight months pregnant, which kind of ruins the fantasy. Former tennis star Suzze T and her rock star husband, Lex, are both clients, and over the years Myron has negotiated his share of contracts for the power pair. But now Lex has disappeared and Suzze is in tears, fearing the online rumors questioning the baby’s paternity have driven away Lex.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator is important

  • By Donald on 04-05-11

Myron & Win together again

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-11

Myron still believes in justice without violence but thankfully for Myron Win still dishes
out the punishment. Started slow but gained speed fast. Myron's dad was a great character. There were a couple of surprises. Entertaining. The narrator was really good. Win's has left and leaves you wondering what will happen next if there is another Bolitar book. .

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Wildfire

  • By: Zane Grey
  • Narrated by: Maynard Villers
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Which horse is fastest, Wildfire or Sage King? No one in the Colorado River Valley knew, until a raging range fire trapped both horses and riders into a race against death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good solid story

  • By karen on 09-16-11

Horse Man Woman

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-11

I loved this book. Have listened to it two times. The characters were great.
Horses are the main theme. Lucy Bostil young girl looking for adventure and she finds it, plus horse and man. She is captured and Lin goes after her.
The ending is fantastic. The books moves well from start to finish.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Worth Dying For

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,493
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,470

There’s deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska... and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved case of a missing child, already decades-old, that Reacher can’t let go. The Duncans want Reacher gone - and it’s not just past secrets they’re trying to hide. They’re awaiting a secret shipment, and they have the kind of customers no one can afford to annoy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked!

  • By Dave on 11-17-10

Go Get Them Reacher

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-10

I have read all the Jack Reacher books. Some I like more than others. I know some people complain about to much action or not enough and things that seem impossible. But it is FICTION. So even when things seem impossible, I just read and enjoy. I did think to myself while reading the book, did Jack turn in to a serial killer. I love the fantasy. Jack is tough and always tries to right the wrongs. I wanted to know more about how he lived through the the blow up in 61 hours and I was a little let down. I missed the "I said Nothing" from Jack Reacher. I really liked the book. I really would like to give it a half star more rating. The plot and characters where good. Jack does what he has to do and I look forward to more Reacher books.