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Thomas E. Mckeon

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  • In the Afterlight

  • By: Alexandra Bracken
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,990

Ruby can’t look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government’s attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. Only Ruby can keep their highly dangerous prisoner in check. But with Clancy Gray, there's no guarantee you're fully in control, and everything comes with a price

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic series!!

  • By L. DelPrete on 02-26-15

Good enough

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

Reviewed: 04-13-19

About 2/3 of this book was at best mediocre but realistically it made up for it with the ending on the close out but it was probably sub par when compared to the others in the series.

  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, full cast
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,280
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,929

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 Years and Still a Fantastic Read

  • By Nightveil on 07-22-11

Hogwash

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

Reviewed: 03-28-19

Only that it was well read and produced I would not have gotten through it. Weird and painful. One strange mind.

  • The Tuscan Child

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble, Katy Sobey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,759
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,742

In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal. Nearly 30 years later, Hugo's estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father's funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Knocked this one out of the park

  • By Anne on 02-22-18

Beautiful story

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

Nice book well written and narrated. Totally get the English in Italy, being Irish I thought the same thing, my food never tasted like this !
Very enjoyable book, anyone who has been to Tuscany will get it

  • Area X

  • The Southern Reach Trilogy - Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance
  • By: Jeff VanderMeer
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick, Bronson Pinchot, Xe Sands
  • Length: 26 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,367
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,150
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,164

Dive into the mysteries of Area X, a remote and lush terrain that has inexplicably sequestered itself from civilization. Twelve expeditions have gone in, and not a single member of any of them has remained unchanged by the experience - for better or worse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost Great

  • By clifford on 12-26-15

PAINFUL

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

This could well be the worst book I’ve ever listen to. How it got published is absolutely astonishing. But, I am not a quitter so I pushed through and listened to the whole thing and at least it was consistently bad from start to finish.
Narration was fine.

  • The Mountain Between Us

  • A Novel
  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,803

When their last outgoing flight is cancelled, Ben finds a charter plane that can take him around the storm and drop him in Denver to catch a connection. And when the pilot says the single-engine prop plane can fit one more, if barely, Ben offers the seat to Ashley, knowing that she needs to get home just as urgently. And then the unthinkable happens. The pilot has a heart attack, and the plane crashes into one of the largest stretches of harsh and remote land in the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By Sher from Provo on 10-14-16

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

What did you love best about The Mountain Between Us?

Solid enough to keep you hooked

Which character – as performed by George Newbern – was your favorite?

The Doc.

Any additional comments?

Looks like the movie missed the target.

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  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,977
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,967
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,860

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

Solid

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

Very well put together story, great narration and thoroughly enjoy able to the end. I would recommend this book to anybody male or female.

  • Separation of Power

  • Mitch Rapp Series
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: Ken Kliban
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,008
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,325

Newly appointed CIA director Dr. Irene Kennedy is the target of an inside plot to destroy her and prematurely end the American President's term. To make matters worse, Saddam Hussein is close to entering the nuclear arms race - something Israel has vowed to stop. With the haunting specter of World War III looming, the president calls on his secret weapon: top counter-terrorism operative Mitch Rapp. But with only two weeks to take out the nukes, Rapp is up against a ticking clock - and impossible odds.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator turns Rapp into a snooty, cranky man

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-02-11

Narration was sub standard

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

Reviewed: 08-22-17

I have enjoyed all of these books but this narrator reads like he sitting in front of a kindergarten class reading a fairytale

  • In the Kingdom of Ice

  • The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
  • By: Hampton Sides
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,238

In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: The North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans. On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds in the grip of "Arctic Fever." The ship sailed into uncharted seas, but soon was trapped in pack ice. Two years into the harrowing voyage, the hull was breached. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew abandoned the ship.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Took a long time to develop

  • By Brandon on 02-20-15

Worth getting through first four chapters

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

Just tough it out for the first few chapters and it is well worth it. Epic story and historically accurate.

  • The Secret Scripture

  • By: Sebastian Barry
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 985
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 801

Roseanne McNulty, once one of the most beautiful and beguiling girls in County Sligo, Ireland, is now an elderly patient at Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital. As her 100th year draws near, she decides to record the events of her life, hiding the manuscript beneath the floorboards. Dr. Grene, Roseanne's caretaker, takes a special interest in her case. In his research, he discovers a document written by a local priest that tells a very different story of Roseanne's life than what she recalls.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Haunting and Lovely

  • By Amanda on 05-17-12

Worth it

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

Great story, believable. I do wish there was more closure but that does not take away from it being a very good listen.

  • Silence

  • By: Shusaku Endo
  • Narrated by: David Holt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,914
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,721
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,720

Recipient of the 1966 Tanizaki Prize, it has been called Endo's supreme achievement" and "one of the twentieth century's finest novels". Considered controversial ever since its first publication, it tackles the thorniest religious issues of belief and faith head on. A novel of historical fiction, it is the story of a Jesuit missionary sent to seventeenth century Japan, who endured persecution that followed the defeat of the Shimabara Rebellion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Remarkable

  • By Helgi Sigurbjörnsson on 10-12-17

Poor

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

Not a very entertaining read and not even of much worth from a historical standpoint. Literarily okay if you like symbolism. Would not recommend. Hard to see how it's movie material.

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