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  • The Gods of Guilt

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,063

Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • God of Scribe

  • By Big jim Picotto on 03-12-15

Mickey is AWESOME

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

Reviewed: 12-19-13

Where does The Gods of Guilt rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best of 2013!!

What did you like best about this story?

Mickey's character

Which character – as performed by Peter Giles – was your favorite?

legal segal

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was shocked by a death!

Any additional comments?

I want more Mickey!

  • Catching Fire

  • Hunger Games, Book 2
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,159

Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dissent Rules

  • By FanB14 on 07-06-12

Katniss does it again

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

Reviewed: 11-19-13

Would you listen to Catching Fire again? Why?

I might listen again

What did you like best about this story?

The exciting game!

Which character – as performed by Carolyn McCormick – was your favorite?

Katniss

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was very surprised @ the intenseness of the games!

Any additional comments?

NA

  • Royal Flush

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,740

With its posh clientele in the country for the summer, Georgie's housecleaning business has fizzled. So she tries hiring herself out as a dinner and theatre companion. But her first client has quite the wrong idea. To avoid further scandal, Georgie's shipped home to Castle Rannoch, where her summer plans include honoring a promise to Her Majesty to keep Castle Rannoch's divorcedhouseguest from seducing the Prince of Wales.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a credit

  • By Marie on 02-09-13

More royal fun!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-13

What did you like best about this story?

Its fun & interesting.

Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren – was your favorite?

Darcy. I want them to get married.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I wasn't expecting the ending

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,592
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35,597

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Jumps The Shark ... Too Late

  • By JayDub 1000 on 05-29-18

creepy but great

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

Reviewed: 06-08-13

What made the experience of listening to 14 the most enjoyable?

Its interesting & keeps you going

What did you like best about this story?

Its interesting. If you liked LOST, odds are you'll enjoy this

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

As you get further along, yes!!!

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Lost in a Good Book

  • A Thursday Next Novel
  • By: Jasper Fforde
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725

Intrepid literary detective Thursday Next is back in the second installment of Jasper Fforde's one-of-a-kind series. The inventive, exuberant, and totally original literary fun that began with The Eyre Affair continues with Jasper Fforde’s magnificent second adventure starring the resourceful, fearless literary sleuth Thursday Next.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It takes a little while to get lost...

  • By TwoBadCats on 04-30-11

Thursday does it again

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

Reviewed: 05-21-13

What did you love best about Lost in a Good Book?

How funny it is.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lost in a Good Book?

Miss Havisham parts

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Losing Landon & her dad

Any additional comments?

This is a VERY FUN series!!! Don't take it too seriously. Just try one & have fun!

  • Ghostman

  • By: Roger Hobbs
  • Narrated by: Jake Weber
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 517
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 459

When a casino robbery in Atlantic City goes horribly awry, the man who orchestrated it is obliged to call in a favor from someone who's occasionally called Jack. While it's doubtful that anyone knows his actual name or anything at all about his true identity, or even if he's still alive, he's in his mid-30s and lives completely off the grid, a criminal's criminal who does entirely as he pleases and is almost impossible to get in touch with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Real noir

  • By A. Koren on 03-11-13

An Awesome Read

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

Reviewed: 04-23-13

What did you love best about Ghostman?

The way its written/read

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Its so interesting that it keeps you going.

Which scene was your favorite?

The wolf/ghost scene

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

You could

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for new book from this author

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vampires in the Lemon Grove

  • Stories
  • By: Karen Russell
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Joy Osmanski, Kaleo Griffith, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

In the collection's marvelous title story, two aging vampires in a sun-drenched Italian lemon grove find their hundred-year marriage tested when one of them develops a fear of flying. In "The Seagull Army Descends on Strong Beach, 1979", a dejected teenager discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left in a seagull's nest. "Proving Up" and "The Graveless Doll of Eric Mutis" find Russell veering into more sinister territory.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stylish modern magic realism

  • By Ryan on 04-10-13

Interesting stories...Too bad they're short

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

Reviewed: 04-07-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes if they were to quirky stories/paranormal I would. They are interesting stories. The author knows how to write.

What other book might you compare Vampires in the Lemon Grove to and why?

Any of the short stories by charlaine harris and others. They are fun and give a taste of the paranormal world without going too far.

Which scene was your favorite?

The first story was AWESOME!

If you could rename Vampires in the Lemon Grove, what would you call it?

I don't know I like it.

Any additional comments?

want more!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The House of Silk

  • A Sherlock Holmes Novel
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,387

Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in literary history. For the first time since the death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a new Holmes story has been sanctioned by his estate, whetting the appetites of fans everywhere. Information about the book will be revealed as deliberately as Holmes himself would unravel a knotty case, but bestselling novelist and Holmes expert Anthony Horowitz is sure to bring a compelling, atmospheric story to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PLEASE tell me there are MORE !

  • By Debra J Pekin on 01-17-12

Holmes does it again

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

Reviewed: 04-03-13

What made the experience of listening to The House of Silk the most enjoyable?

The engrossing story

Who was your favorite character and why?

I LOVE Sherlock! So smart. He makes you jealous!

What about Derek Jacobi’s performance did you like?

He is a good actor! He makes everything enjoyable!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Watson's meeting with a man. Can't give it away.

Any additional comments?

I want more stories

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

  • By: Alan Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,908
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,160

It is the summer of 1950 and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia's family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal!

  • By 'Nathan on 03-03-10

Cemistry, Murder, an 11 yr old, OH My!

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

Reviewed: 03-25-13

Would you consider the audio edition of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie to be better than the print version?

Yes, I love Jayne Entwistle

What other book might you compare The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie to and why?

Not sure

What does Jayne Entwistle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

she plays the main character perfectly!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

NA

Any additional comments?

This book is so FUN! Can't wait for the next one!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Stephen Kunken, Cristin Milioti
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 928
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 916

It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who's robbing his church's poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again - a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Yawn!

  • By Gayle A. Orner on 11-24-12

No Family time for Cross

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

Reviewed: 03-16-13

If you could sum up Merry Christmas, Alex Cross in three words, what would they be?

Intense, Sad & quick

What did you like best about this story?

the speed and nanna mama

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

They bring a nice pace to the story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes you can!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful