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  • Tiny Prisoners

  • Two siblings trapped in a world of abuse. One woman determined to free them.
  • By: Maggie Hartley
  • Narrated by: Penny MacDonald
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40

Evie and Elliot are scrawny, filthy and scared when they turn up on foster carer Maggie Hartley's doorstep. Aged just two and three years old, this brother and sister have hardly set foot outside their own home. They have been prisoners, locked in a world of abuse, violence and neglect. Maggie soon realises that Evie and Elliot are lacking the basic life skills we all take for granted, and the outside world terrifies them. Gradually unlocking the truth of their heartbreaking upbringing, Maggie tells their shocking true story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly Captivating!

  • By Shopaholic on 12-25-17

Amazing story!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Well written and well read. This book keeps you listening to it and tells a magical story of hope. What happened to the children wad terrible, but they had love and patience and compassion shown and their story is one of joy. Great read!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fun House

  • A John Ceepak Mystery, Book 7
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734

What if a reality TV show like Jersey Shore set up production in the fictional seaside resort Sea Haven? What if hitting the gym, tanning, and doing a little laundry aren't the only things the contestants get into? By-the-book officer John Ceepak and his wisecracking young partner, Danny Boyle, have to babysit the buff and boozy kids partying it up in a Jersey shore rental house for TV’s summertime hit Fun House while simultaneously trying to stop the rowdy kids from breaking the law up and down the beach. But even Ceepak and Danny can’t stop one young cast member from being murdered—and others from being threatened with the same fate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ceepak and Boyle are worth waiting for

  • By BSquaredInOz on 05-13-12

Another Great Ceepak story!

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

Love the narrator and the story. You will not regret listening to this fun novel.

  • Private Games

  • By: James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Paul Panting
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,856
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,849

Private, the world's most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Its agents are the smartest, fastest, and most technologically advanced in the world, and 400 of them have been transferred to London to protect more than 10,000 competitors who represent more than 200 countries. The opening ceremony is hours away when Private investigator and single father of twins, Peter Knight, is called to the scene of a ruthless murder: a high-ranking member of the games' organizing committee has been killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done

  • By Hollie on 03-01-12

Great story.

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

The story started slow, but ended up having a great ending! If you can make it through the first few chapters and kind of get into it, you will find a very intriguing story and lots of history involved. Enjoyed it as always a James Patterson.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wonder

  • By: R. J. Palacio
  • Narrated by: Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,950
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,942

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances? R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and spare emotional power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A WONDER-ful read for kids and adults

  • By Annie M. on 11-18-12

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

Such aspecial book for all ages that teaches great truths. Can't wait to see the movie!!

  • No Man's Land: John Puller, Book 4

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,023

John Puller's mother disappeared nearly 30 years ago. Despite an intensive search and investigation, she was never seen again. But new allegations have come to light suggesting that Puller's father - now suffering from dementia and living in a VA hospital - may have murdered his wife. Puller is officially barred from working on the case and faces a potential court-martial if he disobeys the order, but he knows he can't sit this investigation out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Uncle Sam likes his deniability...

  • By shelley on 11-16-16

Awesome!!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

Loved this book. Characters were were developed and storyline was great. The Puller brothers are at their best. Great read grim beginning to end.

  • Memory Man

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,624

Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not the usual production quality

  • By Maris on 05-01-15

Awesome!!

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

Reviewed: 05-25-17

Couldn't put it down. Great story and characters. I highly recommend this great book. Can't wait to read the next one.

  • Hold Tight

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,240
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,225

Tia and Mike Baye never imagined they'd become the type of overprotective parents who spy on their kids. But their 16-year-old son, Adam, has been unusually distant lately, and after the suicide of his classmate, Spencer Hill they can't help but worry. They install a sophisticated spy program on Adam's computer, and within days they are jolted by a message from an unknown correspondent addressed to their son: "Just stay quiet and all safe."

Meanwhile, Betsy Hill is struck by a photo that appears to have been taken on the night of her son's death...and he wasn't alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Maria on 06-25-08

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Read for yourself... captivating storyline with lots of twists and turns. Coben at his finest.

  • No Second Chance

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901

Marc Seidman awakens to find himself in an ICU, hooked up to an IV, his head swathed in bandages. Twelve days earlier, he had had an enviable life as a successful surgeon, living in a peaceful suburban neighborhood with his beautiful wife and a baby he adored. Now he lies in a hospital bed, shot by an unseen assailant. His wife has been killed, and his 6-month-old daughter, Tara, has vanished. But just when his world seems forever shattered, something arrives to give Marc a new hope: a ransom note.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really

  • By Ed on 07-05-07

Thriller From Start to Stop

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

Reviewed: 01-22-17

A great book by an awesome author. Twists, turns, great imagery. Reader is great. Well worth the price and time.

  • Home

  • Myron Bolitar Series, Book 11
  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,806
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,780

A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For 10 years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally, miraculously arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager. Where has he been for 10 years, and what does he know about the day, more than half a life ago, when he was taken?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Win comes home. So does Harlan Coben.

  • By Carol on 10-26-17

Intense and Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 12-16-16

Great story with the characters you love. Come HOME to a story of greed, passion, love, family, revenge and life. I hope this is not the last of this awesome series.

  • Harlan Coben - The Myron Bolitar Series

  • Promise Me, Long Lost, Live Wire
  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Harlan Coben, Steven Weber
  • Length: 28 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

It has been six years since entertainment agent Myron Bolitar last played superhero. In six years he hasn't thrown a punch. He hasn't held, much less fired, a gun. He hasn't called his friend Win, still the scariest man he knows, to back him up or get him out of trouble. All that is about to change...because of a promise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Three Times the Fun for Myron Fans

  • By Dubi on 07-19-16

Stories are GREAT!!! Readers...

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

Reviewed: 12-13-16

Would you listen to Harlan Coben - The Myron Bolitar Series again? Why?

Love this series! This was a great purchase to hear all three for one price. Provided lots of background information on Myron's family.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Myron. He has strength of character and a belief in what he thinks is right.

How could the performance have been better?

Compared to the first books, these narrators were awful. Coban reading his own work was better than the narrator of the next two. I miss the voices I have come to associate with each character and they were just WRONG.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Lots