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  • Sole Survivor

  • A Novel
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Ryan Burke
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

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

  • Leaving Time

  • 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 12,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,949
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,943

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 598
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563

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.

  • Black Out

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Unger
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

On the surface, Annie Powers' life in a wealthy Floridian suburb is happy and idyllic. Her husband, Gray, loves her fiercely; together, they dote on their beautiful young daughter, Victory. But the bubble surrounding Annie is pricked when she senses that the demons of her past have resurfaced and, to her horror, are now creeping up on her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A different kind of thriller

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-03-08

Not impressed

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

if you're going to purchase this audiobook make sure you are devoted to full attention.
It was an okay story, the narrator was great.

  • A Special Kind of Evil

  • The Colonial Parkway Serial Killings
  • By: Blaine L. Pardoe, Victoria R. Hester
  • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

The Colonial Parkway Murders - the name given eight murders that took place in the Tidewater region in the late 1980s, two of which were on the historic Colonial Parkway, the nation’s narrowest National Park. Young people in the prime of their lives were the targets. But the pattern that stitched this special kind of evil together was more like a spider web of theory, intrigue, and mathematics. Then, mysteriously, the killing spree stopped. Now, father-daughter true crime authors Blaine Pardoe and Victoria Hester blow the dust off of these cases.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A True Crime Book of the Finest Kind

  • By in1ear (John Row) on 04-03-18

the worst True Crime book I have ever read

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

there is so much story about the people that were killed nothing about the actual crime the investigation there's just nothing .
I guess I didn't read the summary of This Book well enough. I do not recommend it and I do rate this as the worst true crime book I've read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rogues

  • By: Neil Gaiman (contributor), George R. R. Martin (editor), Gillian Flynn (contributor), and others
  • Narrated by: Janis Ian, Gwendoline Christie, Roy Dotrice, and others
  • Length: 31 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,594
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,591

If you’re a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story collection from number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun way to sample Authors- More Rothfuss Please!

  • By gerry on 08-31-14

Only a couple good stories, not worth it

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

Two decent stories, a few endings that just make you shake your head, WTH?
Narrator's weren't great other then Scott Brick, the main narrator or MC, was awful.
I'm applying for refund on this disappointing purchase.
(I have over 400 audiobook, true crime, thrillers, mystery and literature. Next to none on sci-fi or fantasy, and this book confirms i don't care for it)

  • The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist

  • A True Story of Injustice in the American South
  • By: Radley Balko, Tucker Carrington, John Grisham - foreword
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347

In The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington write a true story of Southern Gothic horror - of two innocent men wrongly convicted of vicious crimes and the legally condoned failures that allowed it to happen. Balko and Carrington will shine a light on the institutional and professional failures that allowed this tragic, astonishing story to happen, identify where it may have happened elsewhere, and show how to prevent it from happening again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gothic Horror-Show, With A Few Digressions

  • By Gillian on 03-01-18

Lawyers, too many, & too many lie

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

This book confirms what is wrong with our government, we have too many lawyers running this country.
And lawyers that lie, let there be a special place in hell for you.
I do believe lawyers that lie come back as victims in the next life or at least I hope so.
President Bush, worse president ever, should be found guilty for his role in the corruption of the DOJ & FBI, Obama also!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,976

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Roger on 06-30-18

Great story, thankful no political view

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

another great story, I have read every single Stephen King book ever put out & very happy there is no political opinion or undertones other then a few names and light hearted comments.
I love Holly. Thanks Mr King for an enjoyable read.

2 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Twisted Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,967
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,712
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,714

Lucas Davenport had crossed paths with her before. A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the US Senate, where Lucas had predicted she'd fit right in. He was also convinced that she'd been responsible for three murders, though he'd never been able to prove it. Once a psychopath had gotten that kind of rush, though, he or she often needed another fix, so he figured he might be seeing her again. He was right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterpiece!

  • By Steven Allgood on 04-27-18

Not up to par

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

If you read all his books you'll know this was not up to par. There is no real thrill to it, no mystery, just a slow boring read.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Murder Beyond the Grave

  • James Patterson's Murder Is Forever, Book 3
  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Two true-crime thrillers as seen on Discovery's Murder Is Forever TV series. "Murder Beyond the Grave": Stephen Small has it all - a Ferrari, fancy house, loving wife, and three boys. But the only thing he needs right now is enough air to breathe. Kidnapped, buried in a box, and held for ransom, Stephen has 48 hours of oxygen. "Murder in Paradise": High in the Sierra Nevada mountains, developers Jim and Bonnie Hood excitedly tour Camp Nelson Lodge. They intend to modernize this beautiful rustic property, but the locals don't like rich outsiders....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tightwad James Patterson<br />

  • By Carol on 03-27-18

Tightwad James Patterson<br />

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

this book is only six hours ( two stories) which are very good but unfortunately it's a bit pricey for only 6 hours.
#JamesPatterson has become a tightwad when it comes to the length of his books 6 hours is his typical book at $20, that is outrageous.