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  • Boy's Life

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 20 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,459

Zephyr, Alabama, is an idyllic hometown for eleven-year-old Cory Mackenson - a place where monsters swim the river deep and friends are forever. Then, one cold spring morning, Cory and his father witness a car plunge into a lake - and a desperate rescue attempt brings his father face-to-face with a terrible, haunting vision of death. As Cory struggles to understand his father's pain, his eyes are slowly opened to the forces of good and evil that surround him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I did not expect to like this book.

  • By Adele Beeman on 06-18-15

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 04-17-19

What a great book. I relived some of this from my own life. It was hard to put down as I enjoyed it very much.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Storyteller's Secret

  • A Novel
  • By: Sejal Badani
  • Narrated by: Siiri Scott
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,386

Nothing prepares Jaya, a New York journalist, for the heartbreak of her third miscarriage and the slow unraveling of her marriage in its wake. Desperate to assuage her deep anguish, she decides to go to India to uncover answers to her family’s past. Intoxicated by the sights, smells, and sounds she experiences, Jaya becomes an eager student of the culture. But it is Ravi - her grandmother’s former servant and trusted confidant - who reveals the resilience, struggles, secret love, and tragic fall of Jaya’s pioneering grandmother during the British occupation. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice story, didn't like narration

  • By Stephen Silluzio on 12-20-18

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-19

I rarely take the time to write a review but this book deserves it. I couldn’t stop listening, even after going to bed. I had to put it on a 15 minute timer as I would drift off. But first thing in the morning, I was listening again. I hope this author has more great books.

  • The Red Queen

  • A Novel
  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,679

Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI fails to recognize her as a kindred spirit, and she is even more dismayed when he sinks into madness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, unsympathetic heroine

  • By Karin on 09-12-10

It could have been 2 hours shorter

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

I enjoyed the plot but got weary with Margaret going on her knees to pray time after time after time and with lengthy descriptions of it.

  • White Lies

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,346
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,340

A darkly gripping domestic drama about secrets and lies. When you have everything, you have everything to lose.... Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur...well, she's only human. But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she's gone too far.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing!!

  • By ROBIN on 05-26-18

Too depressing

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

I couldn’t get past the first 5 chapters. It was too depressing. Maybe someone else will enjoy it.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,560
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59,410

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

I enjoyed it but....

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

I enjoyed it but got so tired of the 4 letter words in most of the sentences. She’s supposed to be a tough woman, but no need for all if the curse words.

  • Brother Fish

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 31 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449

From the author of The Power of One comes an inspiring human drama of three lives brought together and changed forever by the extraordinary events of recent history. Inspired by real events, Bryce Courtenay's new novel tells the story of three people from vastly differing backgrounds. All they have in common is a tough beginning in life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Just Another Fish Story - something special

  • By Rebecarol on 07-07-08

I have loved all of his books

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Bryce Courtenay is one of the best writers I know of. His books are intriguing and I never want to put them down when I’m listening to them. Sadly, he won’t be writing more but he has written a nice sized collection. I also enjoy listening to Humphrey Bower.

  • The Lake House

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,279

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented fourteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure ...One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Forgotten Garden and Secret Keeper

  • By Mark on 03-04-19

Great storytelling

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Typically, I don’t write a review as it takes precious time away from other things I do. I listen to Audible books as I do laundry, work in the yard and drive on short and long trips. This book captured my attention and I didn’t want to stop listening. I was enthralled by the mystery and kept wondering how it could be such a lengthy book. It kept my attention because I couldn’t figure out the ending. I’ll be listening to more of Kate Morton’s books.

  • Braving It

  • A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild
  • By: James Campbell
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631

Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to only a handful of people, is a harsh and lonely place. So when James Campbell's cousin Heimo Korth asked him to spend a summer building a cabin in the rugged Interior, Campbell hesitated about inviting his 15-year-old daughter, Aidan, to join him. Would she be able to withstand clouds of mosquitoes, the threat of grizzlies, bathing in an ice-cold river, and hours of grueling labor peeling and hauling logs? But once there, Aidan embraced the wild.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Felt like I was right there, with them!!!

  • By TallulahBalu on 04-24-18

Great tale about the Alaska wilderness

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

My only negative is that I wish the narrator had checked on the pronunciation of Lodi, Wisconsin. It has a long i, not a short i. Other than that, I really enjoyed the book as I’ve been to Alaska over 15 times but not in the wilderness like they were. I did have two great experiences on Kodiak Island by taking a float plane to a location where we sat on the bank of a river and watched grizzlies walk right down beside us, probably 15 feet away from us, on their way to the river to fish. Last August we had a mama grizzly with 3 cubs come down the river toward us and, after fishing for a while, she and the cubs climbed up the other side of the river where she nursed all 3. Our pilot has lived in Kodiak most of his life and had never seen that before.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 21,626
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19,883
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,827

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

Maybe it’s a great book if you read it

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

I couldn’t get past the narrator’s voice. She grated on my nerves so much that I couldn’t get to chapter 3. Hopefully, it’s better in print.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ramsey's Gold

  • By: Russell Blake
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,097

When a forgotten journal materializes decades after Drake Ramsey's father vanished in the Amazon jungle, Drake decides to follow in his footsteps and search for the legendary treasure of the Inca empire hidden in the lost Inca city of Paititi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super fun listen

  • By NO ONE on 09-14-16

Excellent adventure story

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

This book kept my attention the whole time. It never dragged and I waited anxiously to know what was going to happen next. The reader was great too.