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  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

  • By: John Irving
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 27 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,886

Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Painfully nostalgic

  • By Barry on 07-29-15

What a read!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

This has become one of my favorite books. I particularly enjoyed the depth of each character and their relationships.

  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,770
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,519
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,473

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

Snooze

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

I wanted this book to be as interesting as it sounded, but between the harsh tone of the narration and predictable yet boring story it was a snooze for me. How is JP selling so many books? I know Bill Clinton brought some appeal to the book, but how much did he actually write? In my opinion JP is a terrible writer. No more of his for me.

  • Final Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Riley Sager
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett, Hillary Huber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,648
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,640

Ten years ago college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie-scale massacre. In an instant she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to - a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shocking twists and turns

  • By S. Winchester on 07-18-17

Great read

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

I really enjoyed this book. Sometimes you read some thrillers about kidnapping, assault and murder and they're pretty predictable. This book caught me off guard and had a couple twist that I didn't see coming.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,057

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

Too short!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

What a great story. The only thing that would make it better would be if the book were longer. I would love a full novel of the story.

  • The Program

  • By: Suzanne Young
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 503

In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program. Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone - but so are their memories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorites!

  • By Dasarae on 06-13-13

Boring

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

Reviewed: 02-04-17

If you're into YA style romance, this book is for you! I have read some pretty good YA books, but this one was a snooze fest. The story had potential with a very cool plot, but the author chose the romance route . I wanted a more "Program" related plot.

  • The Fireman

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,140

No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it's Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies - before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Gave Up

  • By Jeremy on 10-19-16

Another Joe Hill classic!

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

Reviewed: 06-14-16

I loved The Fireman! The story was captivating, exciting, scary and overwhelming at times. The characters are relatable and the story eerily realistic. Fans of Stephen King should love this book!

0 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Purity

  • A Novel
  • By: Jonathan Franzen
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Dylan Baker, Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 25 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,861
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,688
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,687

Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother - her only family - is hazardous. But she doesn't have a clue who her father is, why her mother chose to live as a recluse with an invented name, or how she'll ever have a normal life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 4.72 stars....another excellent novel from Franzen

  • By j phillips on 01-02-18

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 11-13-15

I am a huge Jonathan Franzen fan. Since he takes his time with his books we often have a long wait between new novels or anthologies. Purity is no exception. It was well worth the wait for me a wonderful story spanning not only the globe but time as well. This is something I believe Franzen does extremely well. These characters are extraordinary and reminder me as I believe they should of humanity. This story can be exhilarating and depressing at the same time but I didn't want it to end.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Reconstructing Amelia

  • By: Kimberly McCreight
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,597
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,597

When Kate, single mother and law firm partner, gets an urgent phone call summoning her to her daughter's exclusive private school, she's shocked. Amelia has been suspended for cheating, something that would be completely out of character for her over-achieving, well-behaved daughter. Kate rushes to Grace Hall, but what she finds when she finally arrives is beyond comprehension. Her daughter is dead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gossip Girl

  • By FanB14 on 04-16-13

All young women should read this!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-13

This story was powerful and hit close to home as an educator. I see this drama all the time and it makes me so mad that kids continue to do hateful things to each other. If young ladies read this perhaps they will have a little empathy for their fellow humans instead of becoming a husk of a corpse that walks and talks with little to no emotional connection.

11 of 14 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 12,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,530
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,519

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

Amazing! A chip off the old block!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-13

Joe Hill is following in his father's footsteps while making his own. This book scared the crap out of me! I loved every minute of it and wished it went on forever.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fall of Five

  • Lorien Legacies, Book 4
  • By: Pittacus Lore
  • Narrated by: Neil Kaplan, Marisol Ramirez, Liam Aiken
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,059
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,060

"I thought things would change when I found the others. We would stop running. We would fight the Mogadorians. And we would win. But I was wrong. Even though we have come together, we barely escaped from the Mogadorians with our lives. And now we're in hiding, trying to figure out our next move. The six of us are powerful - but we're not yet strong enough to take on their entire army. We haven't discovered the full extent of our Legacies. We haven't learned to work together. And there's still so much that we don't know about the Elders or their plan for us."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book but

  • By Ebony R. on 06-10-17

It was too short!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-13

This book ended too abruptly for me. I needed a couple more chapters. Boo.