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  • The Next Always

  • Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,555

The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, the changing of hands, and even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major face-lift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect in the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was sixteen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You need to Set your MP3 Playback to FASTER!

  • By Lynne Phelps on 05-04-12

Nora Roberts tells another great story!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

I loved this book! I don't read romance novels very often, but Nora Roberts never disappoints. I was also very fond of Macleod Andrews' narration. He sounded a little like Matthew McConaughey, very sexy and very believable. This is a great story of a second chance for love with a beautiful widow, 3 lovable little boys and one sexy, manly hero. I laughed a lot and cried a little. Listened straight through from beginning to end.

  • Shadow of the Lions

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Swann
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,017

It has been almost 10 years since Matthias graduated from the elite Blackburne School, where his roommate and best friend, Fritz, fled into the woods, never to be heard from again, in the middle of their senior year. Fritz vanished just after an argument over Matthias' breaking of the school's honor code, and Matthias has long been haunted by the idea that his betrayal led to his friend's disappearance. When he is offered the opportunity to return to Blackburne as an English teacher, he sees it as a chance to put his life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the finest books I've heard on Audible!

  • By Kathi on 08-07-17

Lagging storyline and monotone narrator.

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

This book had SO much potential, but it just didn't get there. The storyline lagged and meandered along feeling as if even the author didn't know where to take it. He barely touched on "forbidden" subjects as if he were afraid of offending someone. Very disappointing!
The narrator was horrible! He had a constant monotone that actually put me to sleep.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death Blows

  • Bloodhound Files, Book 2
  • By: D. D. Barant
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

FBI profiler Jace Valchek was pulled into this parallel realm to hunt for Aristotle Stoker, a human serial killer who preys on vampires and werewolves. Now she works for the National Security Agency of the Unnatural States of America - and her boss is a vampire. At a bizarre crime scene, Jace finds a bloodsucker murdered by magic, fried to the bone, and dressed in the costume of the comic book hero The Flash - a character who isn't supposed to exist here. Comic books have been outlawed for their powers, including crossover spells like the one that transported Jace to this world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Creative Thinking

  • By Jan on 09-14-12

Somewhat boring.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

I had trouble focusing with this one. I constantly had to rewind. That is really rare for me. I haven't decided yet if I want to continue with this series.

  • Remembrance

  • A Mediator Novel
  • By: Meg Cabot
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

All Susannah Simon wants is to make a good impression at her first job since graduating from college (and since becoming engaged to Dr. Jesse de Silva). But when she's hired as a guidance counselor at her alma mater, she stumbles across a decade-old murder, and soon ancient history isn't all that's coming back to haunt her. Old ghosts as well as new ones are coming out of the woodwork, some to test her, some to vex her, and it isn't only because she's a mediator gifted with second sight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Meg Cabot!

  • By Rhonda on 03-10-16

Over the top, unbelievable characters.

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

I read the previous books in this series, but I couldn't get through the first 2 chapters of this one. The character, Paul Slater, was very unbelievable in the previous books, but the storyline was interesting enough that I could finish the book. In this book he is so over the top of believable that I can't stand to listen to it. All of the bad guys in The Mediator stories have been beyond believable, but Meg Cabot pushed this character too far and should not have revisited him. Johanna Parker has been one of my favorite performers, but even a great narrator can only do so much with bad writing and unbelievable characters.

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  • Pardner's Trust

  • Cowboy Up, Volume 1
  • By: Randall Dale
  • Narrated by: Randall Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

A young cowboy trying to make his own way in the world. A horse determined to never trust a man again. With work to do, they must learn to trust one another - and trust is hard to earn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best I"ve read in a while!

  • By Carol on 05-02-17

One of the best I"ve read in a while!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

This is one of the best book I have read in a long time. Now that is really saying a lot since I read an average of 4 books per week. I read all different genres; mysteries, SciFi, fantasy, romance, etc. What I loved most about this book is that the author told a wonderful, heart warming story, with neither foul language nor explicit sex scenes. Today's authors just can't seem to write a book without one or both. I have lived most of my life in Texas, so believe me when I say the characters are believable and typical of modern cowboys. I was thrown off a bit by the fact that the author was the narrator. He certainly was not Dick Hill nor James Marsters, but he did get that Texas/New Mexico accent that most narrators can`t come close to. He did a credible job, even threw in Spanish and a Spanish/English accent. I happily give this book a big 5 stars! Honey, yall need to read this book and bless your heart! LOL

  • Wild Cards I

  • By: George R. R. Martin (editor), Walter Jon Williams, Melinda Snodgrass, and others
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,923
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,924

In the aftermath of WWII, an alien virus struck the Earth, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Originally published in 1987, the newly expanded saga contains additional original stories by eminent writers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A True Classic!

  • By Joseph Rispoli Jr on 11-15-11

Maybe the worst book I have ever read!

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

Reviewed: 08-13-16

Maybe the worst book I have ever read and since I have been reading everyday my whole life (I'm 58), that is saying something. I can list the books I couldn't finish on one hand with fingers left over, but I just couldn't finish this one. It is a mash up of boring, d-grade movie, gobbledygook. My advice to the reader is, "just don't". My advice to the publishers and authors, "next time, just say no".

  • The Atlantis Gene

  • The Origin Mystery, Book 1
  • By: A.G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,533
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,781
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,799

Seventy thousand years ago, the human race almost went extinct. We survived, but no one knows how.

Until now. The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity might not survive this time. The Immari are good at keeping secrets. For 2,000 years, they've hidden the truth about human evolution. They've also searched for an ancient enemy - a threat that could wipe out the human race. Now the search is over.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully Horrible

  • By Laura Roderick on 07-29-17

A satisfying read.

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

Reviewed: 04-28-14

One of the best Science Fiction books I have read in a long time. The Origin Mystery sounds like it will be the same story told again an again, but it is truly a unique tale of intrigue and mystery wrapped up in a Sci-Fi package. I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys reading a well written story.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Poppy Done to Death

  • An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, Book 8
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494

Best-selling author and Sookie Stackhouse creator Charlaine Harris crafts the eighth riveting tale starring Aurora "Roe" Teagarden. Roe's stepsister-in-law Poppy has achieved social distinction - she's been elected into the Uppity Women Book Club. Unfortunately, membership has its deadly consequences.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Aurora keeps getting better!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-02-12

Good series

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

Reviewed: 04-22-14

This was a good series. In each book, you could see the progression of growth in Charlaine Harris's writing skills. The mysteries were well thought out and I didn't know the identity of the killer until the end. Sure it was really dated; no cell phones at first, etc., but if you realize that the first books were written 20 years ago, then it doesn't feel so odd. I would recommend this series if you are looking for light reading.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • METAtropolis: Cascadia

  • By: Jay Lake, Mary Robinette Kowal, Elizabeth Bear, and others
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois, Kate Mulgrew, Wil Wheaton, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 977
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 693

This sequel to the Hugo and Audie Award nominated METAtropolis features interconnected stories by today’s top writers of speculative fiction – performed by a galaxy of Star Trek stars. As the mid-20th century approaches, the Pacific Northwest has been transformed - politically, economically, and ecologically - into the new reality of Cascadia. Conspiracies and secrets threaten the tenuous threads of society. And the End of Days seems nearer than ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Metatropolis Series

  • By Issy on 11-24-11

Can't find a good thing to say

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

Reviewed: 04-12-14

This is probably the worst book I have ever read!! I kept thinking that it was one of those slow starters and it would get better. It never got better. I was so sure that it would get better and all the loose ends would come together that I read all 3 books. It was a big waste of my credits! A note to the authors: Don't introduce or narrate your own work. it is never a good idea.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • METAtropolis: Green Space

  • By: Jay Lake, Elizabeth Bear, Karl Schroeder, and others
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham, Robin Miles, Mark Boyett, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 330

As METAtropolis: Green Space moves into the 22nd Century, human social evolution is heading in new directions after the Green Crash and the subsequent Green Renaissance. Nearly everyone who cares to participate in the wired world has become part of the "Internet of things", a virtual environment mapped across all aspects of the natural experience. At the same time, the serious back-to-the-land types have embraced a full-on paleo lifestyle, including genetically engineering themselves and their offspring.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Good and the Bad

  • By Joey on 11-04-13

Can't find a good thing to say

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

Reviewed: 04-12-14

This is probably the worst book I have ever read!! I kept thinking that it was one of those slow starters and it would get better. It never got better. I was so sure that it would get better and all the loose ends would come together that I read 1 and 2. It was a big waste of my credits! A note to the authors: Don't introduce or narrate your own work. it is never a good idea.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful