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  • The Dead Drink First

  • By: Dale Maharidge
  • Narrated by: Dale Maharidge
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,132

Dale Maharidge’s father, like many World War II veterans, never talked about “the good war”. There was just one clue to his dad’s experience as a US Marine - a portrait with a close friend that hung permanently in their home. In The Dead Drink First, Dale, now a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, recounts his 18-year quest to find and repatriate the missing remains of his dad’s buddy, Herman Walter Mulligan, 73 years after he was killed in action.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • read it even if it's not your usual genre

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-07-19

This book!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-19

Although we are not a military family, both of my grandfathers served in WW2. This book spoke to me like few others ever have. It’s worth the time to listen and think about what it really means to be a part of the Greatest Generation.

  • The Darkest Thread

  • Flint K-9 Search & Rescue Mysteries Series, Book 1
  • By: Jen Blood
  • Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 184

When teenage sisters go missing in the mysterious "Bennington Triangle" of Vermont, an area renowned for its disappearances and strange occurrences over the past 100 years, FBI agent Jack Juarez brings K-9 handler Jamie Flint and her dog Phantom in to assist with the search. When Jack realizes the case shares haunting similarities with the murders of the missing girls' aunts 10 years before, it becomes clear that he and Jamie are dealing with much more than two girls who simply wandered off the beaten path.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too unrealistic to believe

  • By Patricia on 12-02-17

Hang in there it’s worth it!

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

The narration starts out rough on this one. I’m not sure if it’s the narrator or the writer, but if you can just get through the first couple of chapters the book is really good and the narrator gets much better. It’s a good story and not too gory or scary but absolutely suspenseful and it keeps you guessing until the very end.

  • 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 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

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

Needs a good copy editor

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

The story itself was fascinating and the reader was pretty good. But you might think he would look into the correct pronunciation of Estes Park as a jumping off point. There were also at least two other obvious errors that I noticed - there’s no such place as The University of Boulder and it’s Highlands Ranch not Highlands Point. The errors that I noticed make me question the effort that the author put into fact checking the story since place names are pretty easy to verify. Unfortunately I wouldn’t feel comfortable saying that this is an accurate account of the story based on the sloppy editing and seemingly hasty writing.

  • Ross Poldark

  • A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver Hembrough
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,864

Ross Poldark returns to Cornwall from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his family and his beloved Elizabeth. But instead, he discovers that his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth, having believed Ross dead, is now engaged to his cousin. Ross must start over, building a completely new path for his life, one that takes him in exciting and unexpected directions....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hats off to the Screenwriters and Actors

  • By Donna Miller on 07-05-15

Slow start but worth pushing through the beginning!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

I downloaded this book after discovering the TV series. I thoroughly enjoyed both and I can't wait for the next book and the new season!

  • The Crow Trap

  • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,241

Three very different women come together to complete an environmental survey. Three women who, in some way or another, know the meaning of betrayal.... For team leader Rachael Lambert, the project is the perfect opportunity to rebuild her confidence after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Botanist Anne Preece, on the other hand, sees it as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace Fulwell, a strange, uncommunicative young woman with plenty of her own secrets to hide....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different but loved it

  • By Audrey L Reader on 08-06-17

Takes a bit to get started but worth it!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

I wasn't sure about this book at first, but after a while it gets really good and the end was worth the wait.

  • Bedtime Meditations for Kids

  • By: Christiane Kerr
  • Narrated by: Christiane Kerr
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

Captivating bedtime meditations to bring peace, joy, and calm to the end of the day. There are three segments in this audio, each approximately 18 minutes in length. Choose from: By the Sea, An Adventure in Space, and Snowflake. May be used any time for general relaxation as well as bedtime.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Love The Meditations, Audible Format Only OK

  • By Peppermint on 09-11-11

Gets the whole family to sleep!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

I bought this book for my daughter when I realized that the app played all night or until I turn it off. This is three individual stories that help my daughter relax and sleep when she's wired at bedtime. We probably listen 4 times a week. I always end up asleep too.

  • Beneath the Skin

  • The Sam Hunter Case Files
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,543

Sam Hunter is a bit of an animal. He's a former Twin Cities cop who lost his badge because of excessive force. Abusive husbands, child molesters, and other lowlifes wound up looking like they'd been mauled by a dog...or a wolf. Now Sam's a low-rent PI in Philadelphia. He takes the kinds of cases no one wants. His clients are usually on the fringes of society. The kind who are prey for all manner of predators - human and otherwise.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love Maberry, but story was a bit repetitive

  • By Jan-Michael on 12-16-16

I want more!

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

Reviewed: 06-23-17

I wasn't sure what to expect since I don't normally listen to werewolf or vampire books, but I couldn't stop listening to these stories! The narrator was perfect and the author has amazing talent for storytelling. I just finished and I am going to see what else the author has on Audible!

  • Razor Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,162

When Lane Coolman's car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but (this is Hiaasen!). Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield - the eponymous Razor Girl - and the crash scam is only the beginning of events that spiral crazily out of control while unleashing some of the wildest characters Hiaasen has ever set loose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book this year!

  • By green ice cream garden on 09-19-16

Another great Hiaasen!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

I love being transported into the world of South Florida and the one of a kind characters that only Carl Hiaasen can conjure. The narrator was great and I am sad that I am finished listening!

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  • Anne of Green Gables

  • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Rachel McAdams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,458
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,890
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,861

With all of the pluck and charm of its eponymous young hero, Rachel McAdams ( The Notebook, Spotlight, Midnight in Paris) delivers a spectacular reading of Montgomery's beloved bildungsroman. In moments both funny and bittersweet, McAdams' voice is imbued with the spark that has made Anne a much-loved symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The story was great, McAdams not so much

  • By R. Evans on 06-17-17

Love the story but the narrator is terrible

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

Reviewed: 01-23-17

I am a lifelong fan of this series so it pains me to not give it 5 stars all the way. I also like Rachel McAdams, but she's a terrible audiobook narrator. I feel like I'm at the library listening to a volunteer read the book. There's a version available for $0.95 read by another actress. I'm going to give that one a try.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Native Tongue

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 788

Ex-reporter Joe Winder had been working in the public relations department of a sleazy family entertainment park, The Amazing Kingdom of Thrills, when he chanced upon a news-breaking story inspired by the disappearance of two blue-tongued voles and the bizarre death of Orky, the killer whale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hiaasen makes me laugh out loud

  • By Ed on 05-18-11

Love Carl Hiaasen!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-16

This was another funny and entertaining book about characters in South Florida. It's a good escape from the day to day and a great story.