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  • Kicking Ashe

  • By: Pauline Baird Jones
  • Narrated by: Christy Lynn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Time has dumped Ashe on a dying planet, and she needs to figure out why before she ceases to exist. Or gets vivisected by some Keltinarian scientists. Or worse. Vidor Shan might help - since someone somewhere is trying to hose him, too - if she can convince him to trust her. Probably shouldn't have told him that only someone he trusts can betray him. Also wouldn't mind if he kissed her on the mouth. Vid would love to kiss the girl, but his brother is lost, he's got hostile aliens on his tail, and the stench of betrayal all around him. Can he trust the woman who told him to trust no one?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loving this series!

  • By Lindalovesbooks on 05-17-18

Loving this series!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

Another fantastic story with really good narration. This series is so darn good...please Audible can we have more from this author?

  • Byte Me

  • By: Pauline Baird Jones
  • Narrated by: Wyntner Woody
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    1.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 7

A lawman meets his perfect match. Too bad she's a high tech thief... Deputy US Marshal Jake Kirby is a top tracker, who always gets his fugitive. Now he's hot on the trail of a gang of cyberthieves with an unusual agenda. That trail takes him to Colorado and a country and western bar managed by the sexy, mysterious Phoebe Mentel. Instant attraction quickly complicates this high tech chess game between two people who don't know how to lose and are afraid to fall in love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous Story, Terrible narration

  • By Lindalovesbooks on 05-17-18

Fabulous Story, Terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

I'm not kidding. Go buy the kindle book. I lasted 1 chapter before the narrator drove me to delete this from my Audible ap.

  • Rain Clouds and Waterfalls

  • By: Piper Templeton
  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

A novel told in short stories, follow young Ellen as she narrates each story of love, loss, longing, friendship, and entrapment. Inspired by the artistry of the Beatles, each story is framed by a Beatles song or actual Beatles event.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Song Remembers When

  • By Myztikal on 10-04-17

What a charming listen!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

I loved that this book was all about the music, even though I'm not a great Beatles fan I just really got that this young woman's life had a sound track. Music is so evocative. I really enjoyed this recording and listened to it in one sitting. My only complaint is that I was so disappointed when it finished. Can't wait for the next book.

  • No Wind of Blame: Inspector Hemingway, Book 1

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 451

The superlatively analytical Inspector Hemingway is confronted by a murder that seems impossible – no one was near the murder weapon at the time the shot was fired. Everyone on the scene seems to have a motive, not to mention the wherewithal to commit murder, and alibis that simply don't hold up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not a good read(er)

  • By Monica on 01-30-15

Terrible Naration!

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

This is one of my favorite books but it has been completely ruined by the ineptitude of the narrator who has given almost every character a kind of bastardised Australian accent! It's an English country house murder for crying out loud! One character is read in so wooden a tone that it sounds robotic! I do understand that narration is a difficult job but please,get someone who can do decent English accents with a little feeling. I couldn't even finish it!

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,923
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52,777

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

I LOVE Andy Weir!

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

Reviewed: 11-18-17

Another fantastic book! Andy Weir is the Johnny Dep of authors....he makes science sexy and I swear, everything he writes is just stunningly good! I bought this as an audible book and I will be listening to it again and again. Well done to Audible too. The narrator, Rosario Dawson was fantastic! She really bought this to life and I will be looking for more books narrated by her.

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • By: Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,579
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,366

London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb.... As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends – and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MUCH better than I ever expected! Give it a try!

  • By Kent on 10-19-09

The most charming book in years!

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

Reviewed: 03-21-16

If you could sum up The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society in three words, what would they be?

Charming, Fascinating, Frightening

Who was your favorite character and why?

I think my favorite character was Isola. I love how adventurous she is! She would be everyone's favorite aunt I think. Funny, scatty, a little bit crazy but rock solid in all the ways that matter.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The cast were wonderful! Each reader gave such depth and conviction to their characters that it was impossible not to be immersed in the story. I love this book and was a little worried about the audio version not being as good but my worries were completely unfounded! The whole production was fabulous.

If you could take any character from The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would want to take the whole Literary Society out to dinner and ask them to bring a potato peel pie! Then I would just sit back and listen to them talk.

Any additional comments?

Very rarely does a book comes along with this much charm. I can only think of two others in all the thousands of books that I have read that I would describe as charming. I was heartbroken to find that the author died before it was published. Try this...you won't be disappointed.

  • Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon

  • By: Donna Andrews
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

Poor Meg Langslow. She's blessed in so many ways. Michael, her boyfriend, is a handsome, delightful heartthrob who adores her. She's a successful blacksmith, known for her artistic wrought-iron creations. But somehow Meg's road to contentment is more rutted and filled with potholes than seems fair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very amusing!

  • By Jennifer on 03-14-07

My Latest Addiction

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

Reviewed: 10-29-15

Would you listen to Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon again? Why?

The story is great! just enough crazy to be totally believable. I Love Donna Andrews books. I honestly don't understand why they are not more popular.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon?

Its not just one thing....It's all the little bits. The crazy brother, the dad, the dog pack, the bikie, the ridiculous therapists. And right in the middle is this normal but wonderful main character that just seems to deal with it all beautifully.

What about Bernadette Dunne’s performance did you like?

Her reading was great. Pace, Pitch, power were all perfect and she changes voices beautifully for different characters.

Any additional comments?

Please Audible, Can we have the whole series???

  • Did You Ever Have A Family

  • By: Bill Clegg
  • Narrated by: Bill Clegg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 397

On the eve of her daughter's wedding, June Reid's life is completely devastated when a shocking disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter's fiancé, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, Luke - her entire family, all gone in a moment. And June is the only survivor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite books, but sadly, read by author

  • By Elizabeth on 09-03-15

This Author should not narrate!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-15

Would you try another book from Bill Clegg and/or Bill Clegg?

It was very hard to judge the worth of this book and I am assuming that the author did a good job of it. So I might read or listen to another of his books but not if he is narrating. I couldn't even cope with 10 minutes of his flat, unenthusiastic voice. Narration is a skill - even more so than acting and I cant understand why someone who has spent much time and worked hard to produce a book would not want someone equally skilled to narrate it. Bad choice Bill

What could Bill Clegg have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Found another narrator.

How could the performance have been better?

How could it have been worse. 3 words of advice - Pitch, Pace, Modulation!!!!

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  • Leviathan Wakes

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,385

James S.A. Corey delivers compelling SF that ranks with the best in the field. In Leviathan Wakes, ice miner Jim Holden is making a haul from the rings of Saturn when he and his crew encounter an abandoned ship, the Scopuli. Uncovering a terrifying secret, Jim bears the weight of impending catastrophe. At the same time, a detective has been hired by well-heeled parents to find a missing girl, and the investigator’s search leads him right to the Scopuli.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun hard SF action with a blue collar bent

  • By Ethan M. on 05-11-12

Leviathan put me to sleep

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

Reviewed: 03-09-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Perhaps if the characters were ........... or maybe if the pace was......... Its hard to know. I didnt hate it, the plot is believable, the characters strong but by chapter 36 I was asking myself why I was listening to it.

What could James S.A. Corey have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I dont know. He is obviously a careful and talented writer but this just does not ring my bells

Would you be willing to try another one of Jefferson Mays’s performances?

Maybe.

  • A Strange Valley

  • By: Darrell Bain
  • Narrated by: Bob Jordan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

A clerk working in the census bureau discovers a series of anomalies in the population of a small city located in the Ozark Mountains. Intrigued, the clerk continues to investigate. He finds that, on average, the population of the city and surrounding valley, are a little smarter, less religious, more thrifty, marry less, have a higher level of education, are more sexually liberated, have fewer illnesses and many other positive traits.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible horrible book

  • By James on 06-03-16

Disappointing auditory experience

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

Reviewed: 03-09-15

What disappointed you about A Strange Valley?

The narrator! He has a lovely voice but its soooo monotonous! Its almost impossible to tell who is speaking because they all sound the same! I gave up listening by chapter 6.

Has A Strange Valley turned you off from other books in this genre?

I will still willingly explore books in this genre and even by this author because I have read two of his books before and loved them. It was the narration that let this title down not the author. It might be a good book but who knows? its almost impossible to listen to.

How could the performance have been better?

The performance could hardly have been worse. Even that aggressivly angry sounding woman who reads the JD Robb books would have been better and she drives me crazy.

What character would you cut from A Strange Valley?

I dont know that I would cut any of the characters. It was too hard to distinguish them from one another.

Any additional comments?

This book was a big disappointment made worse by the fact that it seems I cant return it without an international phonecall. Audible, just occasionally your customer service stinks