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State College, PA, United States
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  • Finding Gobi

  • A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart
  • By: Dion Leonard, Craig Borlase
  • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

Finding Gobi is the miraculous tale of Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner who crosses paths with a stray dog while competing in a 155-mile race through the Gobi Desert in China. The lovable pup, who would later earn the name Gobi, proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an amazing story!

  • By EF on 06-14-17

An Australian ultrarunner and an ultrarunning dog

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

Where does Finding Gobi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a story about an Australian ultrarunner and a stray ultrarunning dog, a 250 mile ultra-race across the Gobi Desert in China, the Australian's Dutch wife back home in Scotland, devoted strangers in China who became devoted friends, and the good that can come from a viral story on the internet. Whether you've been following Gobi's story since the beginning, or you've never heard about Gobi before, you will LOVE the book! It's appeal is far broader that just for people who love dogs. It is also a story about ultra racing. It is a story about how the internet and crowd funding can make really good things happen.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Faithful Place

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,907
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,016

New York Times best-selling author Tana French has won the prestigious Edgar, Barry, Macavity, and Anthony awards. As her third novel featuring the Dublin Murder Squad opens, 19-year-old Frank Mackey is waiting in vain for Rosie, who he’s supposed to run away to London with. But when she doesn’t show, Frank leaves Dublin without her—thinking never to return.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-19-10

Best Book by Tana French

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

Reviewed: 07-27-12

Any additional comments?

So far, this is the best book I've read by Tana French. Complicated, Irish, and tragic, with great characters.

  • Broken Harbor

  • Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,407
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,382

In Broken Harbor, all but one member of the Spain family lies dead, and it’s up to Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy to find out why. Mick must piece together why their house is full of cameras pointed at holes in the walls and how a nighttime intruder bypassed all the locks. Meanwhile, the town of Broken Harbor holds something else for Mick: disturbing memories of a childhood summer gone terribly wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in the Series

  • By sara miller on 07-29-12

Muddled ending

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

Reviewed: 07-27-12

Any additional comments?

I've read all of Tana French's books. This one started strong, but the plot got lost about 2/3 into the book and was preachy at the end. Could have used tighter editing.

22 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • The Expats

  • A Novel
  • By: Chris Pavone
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 633
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 531
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 535

Kate Moore is a working mother, struggling to make ends meet, to raise children, to keep a spark in her marriage... and to maintain an increasingly unbearable life-defining secret. So when her husband is offered a lucrative job in Luxembourg, she jumps at the chance to leave behind her double-life, to start anew. She begins to reinvent herself as an expat, finding her way in a language she doesn’t speak, doing the housewifely things she’s never before done - playdates and coffee mornings, daily cooking and never-ending laundry....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You Will Need to Pay Attention

  • By Ariel on 03-14-12

A good start, but then the story went south fast

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

Reviewed: 05-16-12

Would you try another book from Chris Pavone and/or Mozhan Marno?

No to the author, yes to the narrator.

Would you ever listen to anything by Chris Pavone again?

No

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Frustration.

Any additional comments?

The story spun out of control at the end, and frankly, became rather ridiculous.

  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,569
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,587
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,586

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best audio book in the series

  • By Bill on 08-31-11

It's just not Harry Dresden.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-11

I loved the first 12 books, but book 13 was such a let down! It's not just the change in narrator (which was a terrible thing to do), it's also the writing and the story. I listened to the book on double speed to just get it over with, and I've NEVER done that with a Harry Dresden book.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful