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  • Storm Glass

  • (Harbinger, Book 1)
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,591

Theirs is a world of opposites. The privileged live in sky manors held aloft by a secretive magic known only as the Mysteries. Below, the earthbound poor are forced into factory work to maintain the engine of commerce. Only the wealthy can afford to learn the Mysteries, and they use their knowledge to further lock their hold on society. Cettie Pratt is a waif doomed to the world below, until an admiral attempts to adopt her. But in her new home in the clouds, not everyone treats her as one of the family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immersive, Wonderful, Magical!

  • By Huntress on 07-05-18

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Thoroughly entertaining cannot wait have to read the other two books of the series. A must read

  • The Crooked Staircase

  • A Jane Hawk Novel (Jane Hawk, Book 3)
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,246

Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she’s breathing, she’ll never cease her one-woman war against the terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom - and free will - of millions. Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane’s husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot. Deploying every resource their malign nexus of power and technology commands, Jane’s enemies are determined to see her dead...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By James C. Lamb on 05-11-18

Hard to put down, great action and intriguing story line!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Never lost my attention throughout entire book. I now have to look for Book 2, hope it's out already.

  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,703
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,658

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Would make a 5 star four hour novella, ...

  • By Wayne on 11-03-18

Don't give up it gets better after a while!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Slow start took several chapters to hold my interest. A little more information at beginning could have induced me have empathy for main character. The action sequences keep my attention.

  • Blackwater: The Complete Saga

  • By: Michael McDowell
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 30 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,215

Blackwater is the saga of a small town, Perdido, Alabama, and Elinor Dammert, the stranger who arrives there under mysterious circumstances on Easter Sunday, 1919. On the surface, Elinor is gracious, charming, anxious to belong in Perdido, and eager to marry Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido's first family. But her beautiful exterior hides a shocking secret. Beneath the waters of the Perdido River, she turns into something terrifying, a creature whispered about in stories that have chilled the residents of Perdido for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 6 Star Worthy Epic!

  • By jksullycats on 10-29-17

Enjoyed tremendously

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-18

This wonderful book couldn't have been one that you listen a chapter or two and put down, it's a listen until you cannot keep you eyes open book

  • Spooky Sweet

  • Samantha Sweet Series, Book 11
  • By: Connie Shelton
  • Narrated by: Andrea Bates
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Now that Samantha Sweet has a contract to provide her special handmade chocolates for the wealthy jet-set clients of Book It Travel, Sweet’s Sweets bakery is taking on a whole new dimension. It’s almost Halloween, and her pastry shop is bursting at the seams. She needs extra employees, but there is no place to put them. Right before the witching day, she comes upon a large Victorian house she can adapt for the business, but the mysterious, spooky noises at night are way more than the normal creaks and groans of an old building. Something else is going on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Licre47 on 11-11-18

Quite a sweet book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-18

A great read and or listen, got started and had a had time putting it down

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45,341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,186

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 10-04-18

Recommended

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-18

Terrific book with great story line, worth the time and money. Might listen to this again

  • 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 25,135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,092

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

Wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-18

Mystery at its best, great characters, well read narration going to check out the rest of the series

  • Malevolent

  • Shaye Archer Series, Book 1
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 967
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848

Everyone wondered about Shaye Archer's past. Including Shaye. Shaye Archer's life effectively began the night police found her in an alley, beaten and abused and with no memory of the previous 15 years, not even her name. Nine years later, she's a licensed private investigator with a single goal - to get answers for her clients when there aren't supposed to be any. And maybe, someday, answers for herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Plot twists and suspense!

  • By Wayne on 12-01-17

Gripping

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-18

Narration was wonderful. Great book, going to get more of the series. Going there now

  • The Tracker

  • Sam Callahan, Book 1
  • By: Chad Zunker
  • Narrated by: Noah Berman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,034
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,804
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,799

Trust no one. Sam Callahan learned this lesson from a childhood spent in abusive foster care, on the streets, and locked in juvie. With the past behind him and his future staked on law school, he is moonlighting as a political tracker, paid to hide in crowds and shadow candidates, recording their missteps for use by their opponents. One night, after an anonymous text tip, Sam witnesses a congressional candidate and a mysterious blonde in a motel indiscretion that ends in murder, recording it all on his phone. Now Sam is a target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good!

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-08-17

Great ending to a terrific book!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Thoroughly enjoyed this adventure, story line kept me interested. Especially the second half of the book, recommended to everyone, ending was a huge surprise.

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  • Surface Tension

  • By: Christine Kling
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

Today Seychelle captains her 46-foot salvage boat out of Fort Lauderdale's New River. She's seen change sweep through South Florida, and has witnessed friends and lovers come and go. But she's never escaped that one moment when she could have made a difference and didn't. Now each time she rescues a ship in distress, a little hope stirs in her again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grab your seats and hang on!!!

  • By Mark on 12-08-18

You're gonna love it

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-18

Kept me glued to my kindle for almost a week, action adventure, intrigue with an honorable person as main character.