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E. Anderson

Utah
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  • Havencross

  • By: Julie Daines
  • Narrated by: Luone Ingram
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

When a shocking scandal involving her father spreads through London society, Elaine Cardinham and her parents are forced to retreat to their country home in Cornwall for refuge. But Havencross is no sanctuary for Elaine. She is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of her brother - and the heartbreak she left in her wake all those years ago.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay, but not great

  • By E. Anderson on 09-16-18

Okay, but not great

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

This story had potential but fell short of solid execution in that it was too disjointed. The author loved the story of Camelot and tried to tie it into a story where it just didn't work. This book is a Victorian romance thriller and very clean which I loved. What I didn't like is the predictability of it and the heroine who was just plain awful. To be fair I guess she is what to expect from that era, but I had a hard time caring about her. The characters where flat and didn't develop much and outside of the hero it was hard to care about them. If the author had focused more on the characters and left Camelot out and stopped trying to tie this undeveloped thing in the book could have been much better. Overall it was okay, but nothing great and nothing I would recommend unless your aching for a simple, easy, predictable, boring proper romance.

  • Conviction

  • By: Robbin Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jason Tatom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

After a rocky start as a missionary in Ukraine, Elder Neal Christensen is struggling to learn the Russian language and embrace an unfamiliar life away from his small Northern California town. And in an instant, a peculiar encounter with the wrong people changes everything. Dragged from his apartment in the dead of night, Neal is taken to prison and charged with the theft of a priceless museum piece. As days turn into weeks, he is thrown into a world of uncertainty where he must rely on the only person he can trust - the Savior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! Captivating! Highly recommend.

  • By E. Anderson on 08-31-18

Excellent! Captivating! Highly recommend.

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

I couldn't stop listening to this book, it was fantastic! Great story, engrossing characters, plot twists that kept me guessing. Great narrator. I absolutely recommend this book.

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  • The Long Walk

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,338
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,339

In the near future, when America has become a police state, 100 boys are selected to enter an annual contest where the winner will be awarded whatever he wants for the rest of his life. Among them is 16-year-old Ray Garraty, and he knows the rules - keep a steady walking pace of four miles per hour without stopping. Three warnings and you're out - permanently.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Overall good story, Bad recording

  • By Kent R Carlberg on 06-04-18

Boaring and stupid

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

I have no idea how this book got decent reviews. Overall it was a pale, limp plagiarism of Hunger Games. The story was weak and the characters unsympathetic. Their "challenge" was overly pathetic. I kept fast forwarding to get through the book faster it is so dull and I found I didn't miss a thing in the storyline. Add to the overabundance of very foul language and this book should be a definate pass.

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  • Sharkman

  • By: Steve Alten
  • Narrated by: Andrew Eiden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 796

Kwan Wilson was a high school basketball star living in San Diego when a tragic accident changed his life in ways no one could predict. He only looked at his phone for a few seconds, but that was all the time it took to crash his car into a telephone pole, killing his mother and paralyzing him from the waist down. After the accident, his father, Admiral Douglas Wilson, sent him off to live with his maternal grandmother in South Florida.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • There are a lot of fantastic books in the world,

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-26-18

Surprisingly good

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

Got this book on a daily deal and didn't expect much but was pleasantly surprised. The story was quite good and entertaining. It kept me engage and listening well into the evening. The only reason i gave it 4 stars is that although I really like the book it was a bit predictable, but still really well worth the listen.

  • Daemon

  • By: Daniel Suarez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,943

When the obituary of legendary computer game architect Matthew Sobol appears online, a previously dormant daemon activates, initiating a chain of events that begins to unravel our interconnected world. This daemon reads news headlines, recruits human followers, and orders assassinations. With Sobol’s secrets buried with him, and as new layers of his daemon are unleashed, it’s up to Detective Peter Sebeck to stop a self-replicating virtual killer before it achieves its ultimate purpose - one that goes far beyond anything Sebeck could have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly The Best Techno-thriller Ever

  • By Erica on 01-22-09

Horrible

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

Horrible book. The number of good reviews is truly a sad commentary on our society. The narrator was okay, but certainly not my favorite as I found his voice irritating. The mystery wasn't that mysterious and I found the story predictable. The majority of this book was crude and vulgar and the F word was dominant and excessive. I admit I couldn't finish the book due to boredom and excessive foul language.

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  • Unwind

  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,236

Conner's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It won me over completely

  • By SoCalBonnie on 02-17-10

Not as good as the Scythe series

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

I got this book after reading the books in the Scythe series by this author due to how much I loved them. Sadly this book wasn't nearly as good. Its not bad, but I enjoyed the Scythe books far more. The narrator was great and the story was decent and makes on think a bit but just wasn't as engaging for me as his other series. Maybe its just because in every dystopian style book I could see how and why people got to that point, but with this one I couldn't, or more accurately if the human race ever went there we should cease to exist.

  • Thunderhead

  • Arc of a Scythe
  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,979
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,728
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,714

Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the chilling sequel to the Printz Honor Book Scythe from New York Times best seller Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Shut Up

  • By B.A. Wilson on 09-04-18

Sensational Book

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Loved everything about the book except that it ended. It will be hard to wait for book 3.

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  • The Practice House

  • By: Laura McNeal
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 543

Nineteen-year-old Aldine McKenna is stuck at home with her sister and aunt in a Scottish village in 1929 when two Mormon missionaries ring the doorbell. Aldine's sister converts and moves to America to marry, and Aldine follows, hoping to find the life she's meant to lead and the person she's meant to love. In New York, Aldine answers an ad soliciting a teacher for a one-room schoolhouse in a place she can't possibly imagine: drought-stricken Kansas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well, written, interesting, different family saga

  • By NMwritergal on 05-06-17

Long and Dull

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

The narrator was excellent. The writing itself is very good; the story not so much. Every single character is unsympathetic. Couldn't root for any of them. Not a book I could recommend.

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,959
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,883

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

BOARING

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

I usually like true stories like this was supposed to be, but this book was so overwhelmingly boring that I ended up not caring who died and who lived just wanted it to end.

  • Tier One

  • By: Brian Andrews, Jeffrey Wilson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,673

John Dempsey's life - as an elite Tier One Navy SEAL named Jack Kemper - is over. A devastating terrorist action catapults him from a world of moral certainty and decisive orders into the shadowy realm of espionage, where ambiguity is the only rule. His new mission: hunt down those responsible for the greatest tragedy in the history of the US Special Ops and bring them to justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This One's a Keeper!!!

  • By shelley on 09-11-16

Excessive Foul Language

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

The story was nothing exceptional, nothing new. Just another book on good team fighting terrorism. The narrator was truly excellent. My issue with this book was the excessive amount of absolutely unnecessary foul language. Call me a prude, but it ruined it for me.

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