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  • Lucky Suit

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,508
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,499

I'm breaking up with setups. No more “you should meet my son, nephew, grandson, the butcher, the guy down the street who mows my lawn.” People mean well, but machines know better, so I'll rely on the great dating algorithms of the web to find my ideal man, thank you very much. Soon enough, it looks like I’ve found him - his screen name is Lucky Suit, and he’s hilarious, quick-witted, and full of heart. But when we finally get together in person, I have the distinct feeling I’ve met him before. Funny enough - he says the same thing about me. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Short & Sweet Stars

  • By RUTH C. SEARLES on 01-31-19

Meh

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

Heroin is described as braniac, but has stupid conversations with herself. Hero says stuff that’s obviously coming out of a woman’s brain.

Performance: The female vocal cannot do more than one character. The conversation between Kristen and her grandmother is confusing at times because both have the same tone and cadence. Then in one of the last chapters she even attempts to talk as Cameron. Why? You have a male vocal...this is not a good use of a male and female vocals.

  • Dodge & Twist

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tony Lee
  • Narrated by: Matt Lucas, Stephen Mangan, Michael Socha, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132

It’s rumoured that Dickens wanted to return to his classic novel Oliver Twist, to bring him back into a later book as an older character, but he never managed this before he died. However, if Oliver had returned, what would he have been like? Would the scars of his childhood affect the man he would become? And what of ‘Dodger’, sent to a land halfway around the world, his friend, mentor and master dead because of Oliver? Dodge & Twist is that story. The tale of two boys, 12 years later, returning into each other’s lives - for both good and bad.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent performance, pretty dismal story

  • By Kevin on 02-04-19

Good story, but too often unintelligible British

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

Believe it or ot, I’ve never read Oliver Twist, so I don’t get all the upset that others have written about. Interesting short story, a bit naive in some parts and too convoluted in others, but OK for a free book. I could have done without the whispering British accents that seem to have been eating while talking and some of the background noises were too loud, but they definitely added to the story. Enjoyable for 6 hours while commuting.

  • Intensity

  • Chronicles of Nick, Book 8
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489

It's a demon-eat-demon world for Nick Gautier. Just when he thinks he's finally gotten a handle on how not to take over the world and destroy it, Death returns with an all-star cast that is determined to end the Malachai reign and lineage forever. Worse? Death and War have found the one, true enemy Nick can't find, and even if he did, it's one he could never bring himself to banish or kill. Now framed for murders he hasn't committed, and surrounded by new friends who might be turncoats, Nick is learning fast how his father went down in flames.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the ending these characters deserved :-(

  • By LexiLikesLiterature on 04-17-18

So confusing and so many holes...and no end

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

It’s not like Sherrilyn. I have thoroughly enjoyed most of the previous books and I was soo looking forward to seeing the end of Nick’s saga...and got slammed back like Nick into one of those walls out of left field with no warning. Uh?! I’m still reeling from Chapter 11. What?!

I understand the need to sell other books later, but she has done that extremely well with the Dark Hunter series, while each book makes sense on its own. Not here! These are short books that are just part of a story, and it is still not complete. So disappointing! 😞

Time and dimension lapses with no explanation of what happened in between...I actually had to double check at the end of the book to make sure I had an Unabridged version, because it didn’t make any sense. Funny thing is it actually doesn’t say.

Too many things thrown into the book that seemed to go somewhere (otherwise why mention them)...and then nothing more about them. 😳

And some of the “preachy diatribes” that others have complained about in other books went for a waaaaay bit too long. A few were funny in the past and I can see them being “instructional”, but a couple of them in here were too much.

Funny thing compared to other readers/listeners, I started with the Nick series, and while I was waiting for this one, I went through some of the original Dark Hunter books, and in those books Nick is sullen compared to here. I’m glad I started here. It makes him much more fun.

I had just listened to the previous book and I swear Holter Graham used a different voice on Nick for a while and on Kaleb all throughout the book. It was confusing for a while.

SPOILERS BELOW
- what was the meaning of Nathan in the entire story?
- what happened to Azure and Noir?
- Grimm and LeGuerre?
- Shadow and the swords?
- so he sees how Ciprian is conceived...and? Wouldn’t that give him clues as to the mother? How about sharing with the readers?
- Brenna should remember Kody
- how do they make sure nobody else remembers her? Nick’s mom, Bubba, etc., etc.I could keep going for almost as long as the book

  • Unleash the Night

  • A Dark-Hunter Novel
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,162
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 959

An orphan with no clan that will claim him, Wren Tigarian grew to adulthood under the close scrutiny and mistrust of those around him. A forbidden blend of two animals - snow leopard and white tiger - Wren has never listened to anyone when there was something he wanted. And now he wants Marguerite....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love.. gotta love it..

  • By Guiselle on 01-30-11

Twists and turns you don’t expect

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

OK, this one kept me wondering over and over how Sherrilyn came up with THAT twist! Great story!

  • Kingdom of Ash

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 33 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,815
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,513
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,497

Aelin has risked everything to save her people - but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day....With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they've gathered to battle Erawan's hordes might not be enough to save them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immensely satisfying and brilliant!

  • By deziree ayala on 10-27-18

That’s what I call going out with a bang!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

Everything tied together neatly to the end, lots of twists and turns, gut wrenching scenes, bittersweet (not everyone makes it to the end) and what an imagination!!!

The performance is stellar and makes a great set of books even better! This is the best book I’ve listened to in a long time!

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,473
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36,360

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

Good story but...

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

Three distinctive problems:
1- Paul Michael’s Spanish is awful. As a reader for audiobooks he should have researched how to speak those sentences. Not only does he use an ITALIAN accent on Ambra and others, but he should have learned that the “H” in Spanish is silent. Imagine if your surgeon didn’t research and train a new technique before doing it on you for real and forever!
2- Dan Brown’s use of original language conversations is sooo distracting! What’s the point? These books are NOT supposed to be language-learning books. On top of that, go ahead and call THE Sagrada Familia only Sagrada Familia, over and over and over. It’s like reading a book about THE White House with him saying that “Langdon went up the stairs of White House and...” sounds ridiculous, right? Same thing here. And the “Valley of the Fallen” has a name in Spanish...why was it omitted over and over? It’s called “El Valle de los Caídos”
3- I realize this is fiction, but why deviate so much from real facts in some areas and get so close in others making things murky for those who know the history and know some of those influence part of your story? I explain: the king of Spain who took the crown after Franco is still alive and still married to...Queen Sofia, who is the reason for the name of the Hotel Princesa Sofia before ascending to the crown. Following Dan Brown’s logic, she never existed, so the place has no reason to exist. Then make the prince engaged to a commoner later in life (the real prince, now king Felipe did marry a commoner at the age of 36, a journalist on top of that!). The father king has been known to have affairs, why not use that? They have 2 daughters, too, who have contributed to scandals... Sorry but this just all was too close and far at the same time for me to enjoy the book as a total fictional story. Imagine a book about the first black American president who is widowed at a youngish age, secretly gay, and has an only son...doesn’t quite compute, does it?

  • Bloody Sunday

  • Dewey Andreas Series, Book 8
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582

Dewey Andreas, still reeling from recent revelations about his own past, is ready to retire from the CIA. But he's the only available agent with the skills to carry out the CIA's plan to stop North Korea, which has made a secret nuclear deal with Iran. The plan is to inject a singular designer poison into the head of the North Korean military and in exchange for the nuclear plans, provide him with the one existing dose of the antidote. But it goes awry when Dewey manages to inject a small amount of the poison into himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FANTASTIC!!

  • By shelley on 08-01-18

Predictable and lost a lot of appeal and precision

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

I like that it is fast paced and has lot of action, but it has become predictable and has lots of nonsensical stuff, including timelines, which totally kills the story. Additionally, it too obviously set up the next book. There are no standalone books anymore.

There are 3 minutes left...they still have run to the room, they enter cautiously, they find the target, move around the room to aim correctly,then “they stare for several minutes...” and still have to raise the president on comms...ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Dewey is getting too brazen and I dare say “broken.” Not the hero to be looked anymore. Maybe that’s the point of the author, to make him more human, but there’s a reason we read fiction!

The reader cannot pronounce Spanish words even if his life depended on it! Although then again, the author set him up with a bad sentence, too. That aside, which is minor, this guy REALLY needs to learn how the tone at a comma differs from that of a period! Holy molly that was bad.

  • Power Down

  • Dewey Andreas, Book 1
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,013

There was one factor that the terrorists didn’t take into account when they struck the Capitana oil platform off the coast of Colombia - slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform - and that was the Capitana crew chief, Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW.COULD NOT PUT THIS ONE DOWN. MUST READ!

  • By Constance on 11-09-10

Good story, reader is distracting sometimes

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

Overall, story is pretty good. A couple of weird things towards the end, like (spoiler) shooting from behind having the element of surprise while running, ergo, missing the shot - great to extend the book, given the bad guy got away, but inconsistent with this guy’s previous shot choices: i.e. waiting until having a good heat shot. That kind of blew it for me, almost down to 3 stars, but I felt magnanimous today. Also, the bad guy kind of goes off script towards the end without explanation...a 2 min conversation doesn’t change this kind of person’s mind that way. Oh well, we know it is fiction! It kept me entertained for a bunch of hours

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,926
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,900

An orphan's life is harsh---and often short---in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains---a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans---a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stupendous, but be warned.

  • By Luke A. Reynolds on 11-30-09

Waaaaaay too long for what it is

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

Meh, the author spent too many pages/minutes describing a fantasy-filled city and places that, in the end, didn’t add anything to the story or the plot, so it was superfluous.

When there was accounting of actual action instead of describing the surroundings, it was OK. I found myself spacing out on many occasions, though. I really have no clue who would give this 5 stars.

Best part, was that because I try to always finish what I start, I didn’t get to use/need anymore Audible credits for over a month! Saved me money 😉

  • Extreme Measures

  • A Thriller
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,467
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,478

Mitch Rapp and his protege, Mike Nash, may have met their match. The CIA has detected and intercepted two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kickass Thriller - With Politics!

  • By F on 10-24-08

More of a political thriller than we are used to with Rapp

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

Nash, who has never been mentioned before, has more time in this book than Rapp. It is mostly about the inner workings of politics, but still in line with terrorist threats.