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  • Instinct

  • By: James Patterson, Howard Roughan
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,977
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,546

A serial killer is loose on the streets of Manhattan. His victims appear to be total strangers. The only clue that unites the crimes is the playing card left behind at each scene that hints at the next target. The killer, known in the tabloids as The Dealer, is baiting cops into a deadly and scandalous guessing game that has the city increasingly on edge.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Patterson's best work!!!!

  • By Jennifer on 07-06-17

Enthralling

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

Reviewed: 04-07-19

Well written, fast paced, with plenty of twists and turns, good read at any time

  • Sleeping Beauties

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King, Owen King
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,211
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,173

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: They become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place.... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By William J. Gibbons on 11-27-17

For Stephen King bad

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

Reviewed: 03-27-19

The reading is horrible, with few exceptions all voices sound the same and obviously the male voices do not sound male! The story is underdeveloped it's lacking a lot of information.

29 of 32 people found this review helpful

  • NOS4A2

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,101

Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping performance by Kate Mulgrew....

  • By Leslie on 05-06-13

Great story bad voice over

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

Reviewed: 01-25-19

1st Haverhill is pronounced hai_vrol never ever Haver Hill! 2nd all voices sounded femenine and male voices gay?? Especially Lou. The story itself is fantastic, best Joe Hill yet

  • Heart-Shaped Box

  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,351
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,356

Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, a thing so terrible-strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet. For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost. It's the real thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yikes! Five stars for fright

  • By Lesley on 02-23-07

Best so far for Joe

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

Good story we'll developed an not as long winded as other Joe Hill's novels where.

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,089
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,985

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Long winded

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

It was mostly a very long-winded novel could have been better if it was half as long

  • A God in the Shed

  • By: J-F. Dubeau
  • Narrated by: David Marantz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 243

The village of Saint-Ferdinand has all the trappings of a quiet life. Though if an out-of-towner stopped in, they would notice one unusual thing - a cemetery far too large and much too full for such a small town, lined with the victims of the Saint-Ferdinand Killer, who has eluded police for nearly two decades. It's not until after Inspector Stephen Crowley finally catches the killer that the town discovers even darker forces are at play.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Starts off great, but ends rather flat.

  • By Ben on 11-08-17

Convoluted

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

Stars well, but soon it becomes ridiculous, the God has a very small part, he is more like a prop for the story! It seems like the writer was afraid of talking as a god. It ended up being a book about a man and his temper!

  • The Fallen

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,907

Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes - obscure Bible verses, odd symbols - have the police stumped. Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and her family. It's a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has been there only a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was supposed to be a VACATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 04-17-18

Ahummm

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

The story was OK, not great and not bad. Baldacci has done much better than this.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,978

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great potential, but fell short

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-03-19

S. K. At his best

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Reader is one of the best voice actors, story is inmersive and seems to short.

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  • Micro

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,656
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,454
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,469

In a locked Honolulu office building, three men are found dead with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye. In the lush forests of Oahu, groundbreaking technology has ushered in a revolutionary era of biological prospecting. Trillions of microorganisms, tens of thousands of bacteria species, are being discovered; they are feeding a search for priceless drugs and applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • NOT nearly as bad as others report

  • By steven on 12-16-11

Humdrum

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Slow moving, seems like it was written as a cash job, and not a suspends novel, he has written much better books, can't recomend this one.

  • Die Trying

  • Jack Reacher, Book 2
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,909
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,897

When a woman is kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight, Jack Reacher's in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's kidnapped with her. Chained together and racing across America toward an unknown destination, they're at the mercy of a group of men demanding an impossible ransom. Because Reacher's female companion is worth more than he imagines. Now he has to save them both - from the inside out - or die trying....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Skip this book - not up to par

  • By Tim on 05-20-16

Decent story

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

Performance was just OK, story was not to my liking a little romance not credible, some action and a lot of fluff