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  • Besieged

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,425
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,124

The ancient gods are alive and well in the modern world in this hilarious, action-packed collection of original short stories featuring Atticus O'Sullivan, the handsome, tattooed, 2,000-year-old Irishman with extraordinary magic powers from Kevin Hearne's New York Times best-selling Iron Druid Chronicles.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck happened?

  • By Stephan on 08-13-17

Wonderful short stories...

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

I prefer the novels in the Iron Druid series, but these short stories are pretty good too! Some are better than others, of course, and some are really, really good. Each story is told form the perspective of a different character, and that keeps in interesting. Especially when listening to Luke Daniels narrate. He is a master, and really brings out the full emotion of these books and characters. Not enough Oberon for me, in these, but they are definitely worth listening to!

  • A Merciful Truth

  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,814

Raised by a family of survivalists, FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick can take on any challenge - even the hostile reception to her homecoming. But she's not the only one causing chaos in the rural community of Eagle's Nest, Oregon. At first believed to be teenage pranks, a series of fires takes a deadly turn with the murder of two sheriff's deputies. Now, along with Police Chief Truman Daly, Mercy is on the hunt for an arsonist turned killer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No grit

  • By opus on 06-30-17

Mercy is at it again!

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

I am not unlike a lot of readers. We love a good series! When you find an author that writes in a manner that you enjoy, and that writer stumbles upon a story that you can relate connect with, and then you throw in a narrator that rocks, you have a GREAT series! That is exactly what the Mercy series is for me. It is not pulitzer prize winning material, but they are very good and enjoyable stories that really put me in the pocket. Comfortable listens, and well worth the time. On to the next one!

  • Thunderhead

  • Arc of a Scythe
  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,033
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,780
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,765

Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the chilling sequel to the Printz Honor Book Scythe from New York Times best seller Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Shut Up

  • By B.A. Wilson on 09-04-18

Fantastic follow up!

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

This book continues on the story told in book one, Scythe. It is a seamless extension, and the story continues in a believable manner with the utmost continuity. The characters are deepened and more developed, and the arc of the story is nearly flawless! I really think this series could be the next big thing. It is a great, marketable story. Kind of a young adult based idea, with some very grown up themes... not unlike The Hunger Games. Excellent, narrator as well. Makes for a GREAT experience!

  • Commune: Book Three

  • By: Joshua Gayou
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,565
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,427

Having been bolstered with the supplies sufficient to carry them through the winter, the survivors of the Jackson commune must now hunker down and endure the bitter Wyoming snows, while to the south, factions are beginning to form, coalescing from the ashes of the dead world. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best series in sci-fi for great characters.

  • By TK2.0 on 11-19-18

Could not be better!

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

This is the 3rd installment in the Commune series by Joshua Gayou, and it just may be the best of the bunch so far. The arc of this story is SO fascinating, and SO well written. I am a huge fan of this genre to begin with. I love the apocalyptic, end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it stories, and this is one of the very best. The characters, the story line and the world that Gayou has created here all lead to a very enjoyable read. As I am writing this, the 4th book has been published, but has not been released on Audible yet. I think I will wait, because the narration that R.C. Bray lends to this series is world class. The combination of Gayou and Bray are top notch, and I hope this series goes on forever!

I see a lot of symbolism in the characters that are in these stories. I don't want to jade anyone's experience, so I won't elaborate, but there are some very recognizable characteristics that Gayou wove into his main characters that lead the reader down some great parallel pathways. One of the main characters, Jake, is one of the most fascinating characters I have read in a while. I find myself thinking about him and how he would handle situations as I go about my day. Very thought provoking. I also love that the author didn't feel like he had to make everyone outside of the main group out to be horrible, depraved people looking to rape and pillage constantly. I think those kind of stories get very tiresome, and this one is a nice breath of fresh air. In my opinion, human nature leads people to band together in times of trouble, more than giving people the freedom to release their inner evil. I mean, there are some of those for sure, both in real life and this story, but there is also a lot of good in people. The balance between the two seems pretty realistic in this one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,269

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love all Lisa Jewell's books.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-18

Fits nicely in this trendy story line "genre".

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

There are always trendy ideas in novel subject matter. People will one day be able to tell you, within a 5 year range, I would guess, when books like this one were written just because of the similarity of the stories. This book is in the same ilk as Gone Girl, The Girl On The Train, etc., ad nauseam. However, if you like these stories, and I do, then this one will be a great read for you! It is not the best of the genre, but it is in no way the worst...or even close, actually. This is a very nice story.

There is not much "whodunit" in this one. It is rather transparent throughout as to what is going on in the overarching story. But there are some interesting turns of events, and a few questions that the reader is hanging on to find the answers to. It is plenty to keep it interesting. Give it a try!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Gods of Guilt

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,484

Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • God of Scribe

  • By Big jim Picotto on 03-12-15

Long live Michael Connelly!

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

These Lincoln Lawyer books are so good! It is always best to read them in order of publication, but it is not entirely necessary. The stories stand alone just fine. There will be some details that will mean more to the reader if read in order, but nothing that will distract from the story. This book, The Gods Of Guilt, is really just more of the same. More fantastic writing from Connelly about his finest character creation in Mickey Haller. The pacing is swift and the action is plentiful. Peter Giles is a great narrator as well. EXCELLENT BOOK!

  • I Am Watching You

  • By: Teresa Driscoll
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,027
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,022

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it - until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she's decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls - beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard - has disappeared.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy Thriller With Depth

  • By Sara on 07-15-18

Pretty good is appropriate.

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

3 stars on Audible reviews indicates "pretty good"... I would say that that description wraps up this book fairly well. It is not a bad book, but it is not great, either. It is yet another book in the Gone Girl, Girl on the Train, vein, but it does not live up to the level of those books. I Am Watching You just seems to spin in the mud. It tries to get unstuck, but just can't get out of the bog. Feels heavy and plodding, and that is unfortunate because I had high hopes for it. Again, it is not a bad book, and I enjoyed it to a point, but I was not sorry to see it go. If that description excites you, haha, then get to listening!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • White Lies

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,015
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,764
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,761

A darkly gripping domestic drama about secrets and lies. When you have everything, you have everything to lose.... Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur...well, she's only human. But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she's gone too far.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing!!

  • By ROBIN on 05-26-18

Really, really good.

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I love these kinds of books. Not too long, not too involved, just a great, quick read. Not a new or ground-shaking idea here, just a great mystery and a solid story told very well. There were a few holes in the plot, and the author asked the reader to overlook a few things, but I just don't care in books like this. If you are looking for the next literary masterpiece, this is not the book for you. But, if you are wanting a great weekend story, with fascinating characters and some interesting twists and turns, then this would fit the bill quite nicely.

  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,738
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,957
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,933

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun! Things you might want to know:

  • By Alexis on 08-29-14

Nothing else like it!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I love John Scalzi. I have read 4 of his books now, and I can not wait to get my hands on another one. He is so unique as a writer, and I simply love his style. I feel like so many authors just seems to all sound so similar. There are not many that truly stand out, but Scalzi is one that does. The stories that he writes are just not like the stories being written by another author.

Lock In is such a unique concept. People become sick, and a certain percentage of them end up in a coma-like state called Lock In. They have, however, invented a few ways for those people to still be able to live their lives. I won't give too much away, but it is really fascinating the ideas that Scalzi came up with, and it leads to such a great book! I personally think that once Scalzi came up with the idea of the world and situation, that the story kind of just wrote itself. At least, that is the way it feels. Such a great idea!

Will Wheaton is a fabulous narrator, as well, and added a great deal to my experience with listening to this audio book. First rate!

  • Private

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,805
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,780

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks to Audible and Hachette Audio for...

  • By Wayne on 09-01-17

So interesting!

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

This book has 3 main story threads going on, and they are all independent but at the same time interdependent. Each thread was necessary to develop that main characters, but they did not need to "tie together" at the end. I love when authors do something that is out of the norm, and that is the case here! Excellent writing of a really good story idea. The narrator was fantastic as well, and added to the overall enjoyment. Bravo!