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  • The Soulkeepers

  • The Soulkeepers Series, Book 1
  • By: G. P. Ching
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 485

When fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother's car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can't find his mother's body. Made a ward of his uncle and thousands of miles from home, a beautiful and mysterious neighbor, Dr. Abigail Silva, offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom. In exchange, she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a gifted warrior charged with protecting human souls. He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother's disappearance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Incredible !!!

  • By MeDi on 07-20-14

Great diversion

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

Reviewed: 05-17-17

The story it's a simple one of good vs evil told from the viewpoint of an adolescent reluctant hero. Drama, action, romance, and comedy. I typically read dark detective mysteries and this book series will offer a great diversion between them.

  • Surrender, New York

  • By: Caleb Carr
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 23 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,361
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,250
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,251

In rural, impoverished Burgoyne County, New York, a pattern of strange deaths begins to emerge: Adolescent boys and girls are found murdered, their corpses left hanging in gruesome, ritualistic fashion. Senior law enforcement officials are quick to blame a serial killer, but their efforts to apprehend this criminal are peculiarly ineffective.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted to love this but...

  • By Mark Hancock on 09-27-16

Caleb Carr is AWESOME

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

Reviewed: 04-29-17

Caleb Carr is AWESOME. I love his books. He weaves tales of mystery that are compelling. As are the characters within. The narrator brought the book to life for me; he has an easy voice for listening and each character was distinct.

  • Four Fires Part 1

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare, and fire itself. While there are many more fires that drive the human spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people. The four fires give us our sense of place and, for better or for worse, shape our national character.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another awesome book by Bryce Courtenay

  • By Lloyd on 04-23-17

Another awesome book by Bryce Courtenay

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

Reviewed: 04-23-17

Another awesome book by Bryce Courtenay about Australia's people and environs. I highly recommend it.

  • Gods Without Men

  • By: Hari Kunzru
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott, Lorelei King, Trevor White, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56

2008. The California desert. A four-year-old boy disappears, plunging his parents into the public hell of a media witch-hunt. But the desert is inexplicable and miraculous, and the family's fate is bound up with that of all those who have travelled before them through this brutally powerful landscape.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Confusing and the ending is not enough

  • By holley on 04-29-12

Meandering

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

Reviewed: 07-09-16

I couldn't relate to any of the characters. Seemed to have no purpose. Not to my taste.

  • Cop Town

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,739
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,749

Atlanta, 1974: It's Kate Murphy's first day on the job, and the Atlanta Police Department is seething after the murder of an officer. Before the day has barely begun, she already suspects she's not cut out to be a cop. Her male uniform is too big, she can't handle a gun, and she's rapidly learning that the APD is hardly a place that welcomes women. Worse still, in the ensuing manhunt she'll be partnered with Maggie Lawson, a cop with her own ax to grind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding, Gutsy Crime Novel Read by a Master

  • By Charles Atkinson on 07-08-14

Great read.

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

Reviewed: 02-15-15

Great read; suspenseful, female leads, sexism in the police force, bigoted make chips, captivating, great misdirection.

  • Flesh and Bone

  • By: Jefferson Bass
  • Narrated by: Erik Singer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Dr. Bill Brockton, the founder of the world-famous Body Farm, is hard at work on a troubling new case. A young man's battered body has been found in nearby Chattanooga, and it's up to the talented Dr. Brockton to assemble the pieces of the forensic puzzle.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just OK

  • By Kristina on 12-16-07

Narration Issues

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

Reviewed: 12-06-14

Would you listen to Flesh and Bone again? Why?

No. I would rather read it. The narrator spoke in monotones.

What did you like best about this story?

The plot was intriguing, well woven, and the ending was superb.

What didn’t you like about Erik Singer’s performance?

The narrator sounded like he had a terminal case of ennui.

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

Fresh forgets; bone remembers.

Any additional comments?

I would love to see the series turned into a film franchise.

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  • The Wizard of Oz

  • By: L. Frank Baum
  • Narrated by: Adams Morgan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

The Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, and the Cowardly Lion accompany Dorothy and Toto in the original fantasy in the Land of Oz. This recording will capture the hearts of listeners.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful Narration

  • By Lloyd on 04-23-06

Awful Narration

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-06

A great classic! However, I find the narrator’s style sooooo annoying, it distracted from listening to the story. The narrator elongates the last word of (almost) every sentence. At times, the elongation implies an ominous foreshadowing that is incongruent to the sentence or story line. “Dorothy slept well … until …the … next … mooornnnniiiinnnng.” She just goes to sleep because she is tried. Nothing happens the next morning! Once in a while, an elongation is ok, but the entire book? I wish someone had reviewed this book before me, I would have purchased a different reading.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful