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  • No Sunscreen for the Dead

  • A Novel
  • By: Tim Dorsey
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Serge and Coleman are back on the road, ready to hit the next stop on their list of obscure and wacky points of interest in the Sunshine State. This time, Serge’s interest is drawn to one of the largest retirement villages in the world - also known as the site of an infamous sex scandal between a retiree and her younger beau. What starts out as an innocent quest to observe elders in their natural habitats, sample the local cuisine, and scope out a condo to live out the rest of their golden years soon becomes a Robin Hood-like crusade to recover the funds of swindled residents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Serge, Coleman, Russian Interference

  • By D on 01-18-19

Best Dorsey Ever!

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

I chuckled and outright laughed throughout this entire book. The ironic tongue in cheek situations are so believable and expertly described. Narrator is one of my favorites. Please keep writing!!

  • Liar

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,065
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,041

How far would you go to protect your family? Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children, with the help of his devoted mother, Judi. And then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben, but Judi isn't so sure.... There's just something about Amber that doesn't add up. Ben can't see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn't want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By TC on 07-03-17

WOW! A great subtle thriller.

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

I kept wondering where the story was going and the grandmother reminded me a bit of my own mother. The story progresses with the perfect development of the characters. The final twist was amazing, well thought out and very unexpected!
I will re-listen to this, it was that good!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ladies' Room

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,868
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,874

Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life. Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Food!

  • By Tunes on 02-25-17

I did not want it to end.

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

The story evolved so naturally and partially perdictable BUT the humor, language and nuances were intriguing and made the entire story much more than it should have been. Fabulous narrator and writer! I can't wait to explore more from the author.

  • The Breakdown

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,822
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,819

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside - the woman who was killed. She's been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It's a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she'd broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she'd stopped.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I tore through it within a few days

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 10-02-17

Wow! Phenomenal writing and narration.

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

Reviewed: 07-23-17

The writing and narration were amazing! As this psychological thriller unfolds, I found myself on the edge of my seat and wondering where this story is going. And it goes to places I thought but then...! I listened to the interview with the author and loved when she talked about how shocked that even she was when her characters could be that twisted and evil. Thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end and cannot wait for the next one!

4 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,860
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,900

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read

  • By Sabrina on 11-01-16

If you read 1 book this year, this is it!

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

Would you listen to Small Great Things again? Why?

I admit that many situations and topics made me squirm a little but persevere! It has twists and turns that take you deeper and makes you think, a lot!

Any additional comments?

This has been the best book that I have read in a long time. It has some topics that make you squirm a bit but the story as a whole brings it all together in the most amazing way. Her writing and willingness to "go there" is a reason that I love/hate her books. This is her best one yet.

  • Pretty Ugly

  • By: Kirker Butler
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

After eight and a half years and 323 pageants, Miranda Miller has become the ultimate stage mother. Her mission in life is to see that her nine-year-old daughter, Bailey, continues to be one of the most successful child pageant contestants in the southern United States. Lately, though, that mission has become increasingly difficult. Bailey wants to retire and has been secretly binge eating to make herself "unpageantable". But Miranda has a plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HA HA HA HA !!

  • By Julie on 07-04-16

Unexpected pleasure!

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

Reviewed: 01-14-16

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

I was not sure what I expected but the hilarity along the vein of authors Carl Hiasson and Tim Dorsey was a pleasant surprise! I Literally busted out laughing at quite a few scenes that were described in perfection with their absurdity. So glad to find this author that takes it to a new level!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • As the Crow Flies

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 20 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,592

When Charlie Trumper inherits the barrow his grandfather used to peddle fruit and vegetables in turn-of-the-century Whitechapel, England, he inherits his enterprising spirit as well. Charlie's deeply held ambition to raise himself out of the poverty of London's East End is destined to be realized, but there are many obstacles to overcome, including a tour of duty at the front in World War I, where he encounters the man who will become his lifelong enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Becoming a Fan of Jeffrey Archer

  • By DWR on 05-04-16

Did not want it to end....

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

Reviewed: 06-17-15

Where does As the Crow Flies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is in my top two! J
effrey Archer's Clinton Chronicles are up there as well. I became a fan when I read "Kane and Able" at a young age. I could never get them and the story far from my mind. I moved from England when I was 8 years old. To listen to these stories in the voice/dialogue of John Lee is to take a walk back into another time. When I chose this book for my book club, I asked them to write down the words/slang that they were not quite sure of. We had many laughs as I explained them all.
Jeffrey Archer has an extraordinary gift and sincerely reminds me of the way that my father spoke and wrote. It fills my heart and soul. Thank You, Thank You!
Lynne

What did you like best about this story?

Following Sir Charlie..

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

The accents and nuances in the dialogue.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Invention of Wings

  • A Novel
  • By: Sue Monk Kidd
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,774

From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!

  • By Jan on 01-09-14

Amazingly poignant and soul stirring.

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

Reviewed: 04-24-14

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

The story flows through history with a humanity that lives in your soul long after the story ends. I did not take my ear buds out for two days. One of my favorites to date!

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The narrator hit every voice and personality with a precision that is not of this world--

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

YES

  • Orange Crush

  • By: Tim Dorsey
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 318

Praising Tim Dorsey’s tongue-in-cheek humor, the Miami Herald wrote, “Nobody, but nobody, writes like this guy.” Here Florida politics take the main stage in a rollicking satire that proves Dorsey’s at the top of his game. When a traumatic experience forever changes Florida gubernatorial race candidate Marlon Conrad’s life, he hits the road in a Winnebago to find the “real” Florida. But his odyssey is plagued with would-be assassins and cutthroat journalists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Funny 'Cause It's Pretty Much True!

  • By DCinMI on 09-29-13

Politics at its "best"-funny and intriguing

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

Reviewed: 12-05-11

Would you listen to Orange Crush again? Why?

There are some amazing twists that come together all through out the novel that makes me think I may have missed a few really funny ones. Very entertaining!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Orange Crush?

When Marlin's fiance decides to tell him the engagement is off because she has found someone see who appreciates her puppets. Since its his press secretary, they will be forever entwined anyway!

What about George Wilson???s performance did you like?

His voice and timing are extraordinary!

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

almost

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

  • The Millennium Series, Book 3
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,534
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,112

Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect.

  • By B.J. on 06-15-10

Best of the three!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-10

Amazing, intirguing and as before, incredibly well read! My favorite of them all! Don"t miss this one--read but read the previous ones first.