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  • Rose Madder

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Blair Brown
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095

Rosie Daniels leaves her husband, Norman, after 14 years in an abusive marriage. She is determined to lose herself in a place where he won't find her. She'll worry about all the rest later. Alone in a strange city, she begins to make a new life, and good things finally start to happen. Meeting Bill is one, and getting an apartment is another. Still, it's hard for Rosie not to keep looking over her shoulder, and with good reason. Norman is a cop, with the instincts of a predator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Nathan on 04-28-16

Sound effects are HORRIBLE

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

Reviewed: 02-26-19

Why are sound effects added? Why are they so high pitched?
I actually got a ringing buzz in my ear from the squealing tone.
The narrator's are terrific, story is good but ending is disappointing.
Again please don't add music or screeching sound effects or give the option to have or have not, thanks.

  • Killer by Nature

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jan Smith
  • Narrated by: Angela Griffin, Robert James-Collier, Katherine Kelly, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,761
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10,791
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,749

Dr. Diane Buckley, a talented freelance forensic psychologist, is drafted in to examine a grisly murder – a body found in a children's playground. The murder carries all the hallmarks of one of her most famous incarcerated clients, 'The Playground Killer' (aka Alfred Dinklage). In a series of intimate 1:1 sessions, Buckley has to race against time to unpick the facts and delve into Dinklage's often manipulative, complicated mind to understand his past whilst striving to prevent further murders....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • glad it was free, sad I used a free credit.

  • By River on 03-02-19

Free isn't always worth it.

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

You have to listen to this as though you are listening to old radio stories. It's not a novel read to you, this is a performance. Preview is a must for diehard audible fans.

  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20,917
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19,234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,182

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An excruciating listen.

  • By Debra on 01-12-18

Fudge syrup with little to no Icecream

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

At the beginning I thought, this is a good find yeah me but I was wrong. Diarrhea of Grammer.
I like to indulge like any one else, but when one over indulges, you get ill. That is what this easy who did it, does. Story is unfulfilling, the grammar gets maddening and still don't get David being in the book other then extra pages?
Narrator was good most of the book, little over dramatic at times.
I'll refund this book for sure.

  • The Black Widower

  • A Beautiful Doctor, Her Seemingly Perfect Husband and a Chilling Death
  • By: Michael Fleeman
  • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

She was his second wife - to die. Coming off a failed marriage, a beautiful woman named Toni joined an online dating site hoping to find true and lasting love. Harold Henthorn seemed like her dream come true, a handsome man who said he had “[A] heart for others”. Only weeks after meeting, they were wed. But Toni's family began noticing Harold's dark side, especially his controlling nature, which Toni didn't seem to mind. Until she met her end at the bottom of a ravine. Was he a grieving husband - or a black widower? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great audiobook. narrator is addictive

  • By Lisa Taylor on 08-17-18

repeat repeat repeat

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

I don't mind a true crime telling the story from different views, the attorney, the parents, the cops, but when they all get repeated several times in the book I'm sick of it

  • The Point of It All

  • A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors
  • By: Charles Krauthammer, Daniel Krauthammer - editor
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb, Daniel Krauthammer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 377

Created and compiled by Charles Krauthammer before his death, The Point of It All is an intimate collection of the influential columnist’s most important works. Spanning the personal, political, and philosophical - including never-before-published speeches and a major new essay about the effect of today’s populist movements on the future of global democracy - this is the most profound work yet by the legendary writer and thinker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By robert on 12-11-18

An Amazing Man

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

one cannot thank Mr Krauthammer enough for sharing letting us in on his thouhts and views.
No matter your party or religion this is a great read. much of the language is over my head but it gives me pause to look up words to find out their mesning.
Mr Krauthammer is one of the most intriguing figures I have ever read.
Thank you to him and his family for letting us have a small part of him.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,621
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,577

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

Its good, its bad, its a bit disappointing

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

the book starts off well, gets a little lengthy kind of predictable. It goes into the war a little bit too long a little bit too deep then it comes back again, only to return back to war time. Again it's predictable and then the end is a let down that leaves you with an empty feeling. Disappointed

  • Bad Blood

  • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • By: John Carreyrou
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,482
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,780
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,752

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose start-up “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fund-raising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’ worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extreme retaliation against former employees

  • By Eugene on 05-29-18

Some people don't just don't care

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

unbelievable power and greed over people's lives. I remember this service my husband and I almost got it done, as I myself don't do well with needles.
This woman is sick. Shame on the Republicans for being stupid and shame on the Democrats for supporting her.
Another example of how corrupt our politicians are...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sole Survivor

  • A Novel
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Ryan Burke
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Crime reporter Joe Carpenter lost his wife and two daughters in the crash of Flight 353. Joe is unable to work, think, or do anything but grieve, and wait for his own death. Then Joe meets Rose, a woman who claims to be the crash’s sole survivor. But before Joe can probe further, the elusive Rose slips away and Joe is left with haunting questions: If Rose lived through the crash, is it possible his family could have survived it, too? Did the authorities conspire to hide what really happened that night? Joe’s search for the truth will shatter him - and force him to question everything he thinks he knows about life and death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Koontz has an amazing ability to teach in fiction stories

  • By RHF on 08-18-18

highly disappointed

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

when I saw Dean Koontz I thought couldn't wait to read this. Well, this book was over descriptive, got sidetracked so many times,
meaningless sentences meaningless paragraphs it was just so disappointing in every aspect,I will return for a refund

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Leaving Time

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,956

Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pickiest Reader Would Be Willing to Give 6 Stars

  • By Jan on 10-18-14

Very few 1 star, should be more

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

I love animals, I am a vet technician mom, a rescue home for small animals. This story was repeated i had to fast forward.
Same story repeated by each character was too much, if i wasn't an animal lover, i would have been negative on elephants or wild animals after reading this.
simple storyline, shallow characters or very predictive characters.
Not sure I'd read this author again.

  • We Won't Go Quietly

  • A Family's Struggle to Survive in a World Devolved
  • By: C.A. Rudolph
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678

Lauren Russell, her family, and the community of Trout Run Valley had been blessed with a workable blueprint for overcoming nearly insurmountable odds - odds that had been surmounted against them, and others like them, since the blackout, subsequent decline of society, and the world's devolution. The aftermath of the most recent onslaught, a ruthless attack by a menacing enemy, had left them reeling in its wake, leaving a once-sustainable food supply damaged beyond repair and two of their own senselessly murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GRIPPINH

  • By mel on 02-09-18

disappointed this book was a setup for the next 1

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

the first book was good, enjoyed it enough that I bought this second book. The story continues but there was nothing that got resolved, no main plot in this book the entire book is set up so you have to buy the next book therefore I will return this book because I didn't get a story or adventure, the author could have easily combined part of this book with the first one and I bet the 3rd one too. shame on the author for gouging the consumer.
also the heroine in this book is getting a little nauseating.