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  • Kill 'Em with Cayenne

  • By: Gail Oust
  • Narrated by: Tara Ochs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 178

Spices are flying off the shelves of Spice It Up!, and Piper Prescott couldn’t be happier. It's that time of year again - time for the annual Brandywine Creek Barbecue Festival. Soon contestants and BBQ aficionados from all over the Southeast will converge on the town. Many of Brandywine Creek's citizens plan to participate in the week-long festivities and are busily concocting savory rubs and sassy sauces. Among the locals vying for the grand prize are Becca Dapkins and Maybelle Humphries.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • NOT the 1st Book in Series!

  • By Christina on 06-20-15

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 06-15-15

Cliche book. Almost nothing to do with "spices". Mostly predictable characters who are gossips. Southern accent was annoying. Little emphasis on any "mystery." Boring.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • On the Island

  • By: Tracey Garvis Graves
  • Narrated by: Heidi Baker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 920
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 842
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 844

When 30-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family's summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts. T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.'s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island. Now Anna and T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By Kim on 04-24-12

Unexpectedly good

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

Reviewed: 05-16-15

I read this while on a Caribbean vacation; it was a great place to read it. Mixture of adventure, romance and human psyche. Sort of like a "shipwrecked" story but much more. Especially about how young people grow up under unusual circustances and world. I recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • After the Storm

  • By: Jane Lythell
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Rob and Anna have arrived for their holiday in the Caribbean. Kim and Owen, a friendly couple they met in the harbour, offer to charter their beautiful boat to take them to a distant island. Rob dreams of lazy afternoons spent snorkeling. Anna looks forward to the silence of days at sea. But why is Owen so secretive? Why does Kim keep a knife zipped into her moneybelt? Maybe Anna and Rob shouldn’t trust strangers...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed it

  • By NYNM on 05-16-15

Enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 05-16-15

Plot is a bit convoluted and unrealitistic, but I enjoyed listening while I was on a Caribbean vacation. Kept me intrigued and entertained.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Teller

  • By: Jonathan Stone
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 155

Twenty-three-year-old Elaine Kelly doesn't earn much as a bank teller, and most of her salary goes toward caring for her terminally ill mother. When a lonely old man who deposits money at her bank every week gets hit and killed by a delivery truck, Elaine - a good Irish girl from Queens - thinks she's found the answer to her problems. She'll just transfer $1 million from the dead man's account into hers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of twists and turns

  • By Gary Perdue on 06-09-17

Really good

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

Reviewed: 05-14-15

Nice juxtaposition between Catholic guilt and professional international criminals. "Good Girl" commits an impulsive financial crime and is drawn into sordid criminal band. I enjoyed the "counterpoint" in the story. The first half of the book, though, was better and better written. Fast paced. I recommend.

8 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Central Park: The History of New York City's Most Unique Landmark

  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Ian H. Shattuck
  • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

Of all the great cities in the world, few personify their country like New York City.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not their best

  • By Jan on 12-26-16

OK text, terrible, terrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-24-15

This is a strange piece. The "story" is about Central Park development, and some of it appears to be original writing from early park history. But the narrator is so odd - he has a wonderful speaking voice (tone) yet terrible, even strange, pronunciation. He first misreads "Houston Street" the sign of a non-NYer (it is said Howston, not Youston). Then he slurs and swallows words, doesn't pronounce letters, esp "T". He makes up his own pronunciations which is very very distracting and very unprofessional. Examples: architecture = arch-u-tecture; structure = strussure; properties = propperies; trusting = trussing; Central Park = Shentral Park; conservancy = concervacy; history = hissery; enterprise = anaprise; university = universy; uninterrupted = uninrupted; UnitedStates = Unistates; an on and on and on

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Football 101

  • By: Gilbert Klein
  • Narrated by: Jack Hicks
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 170

This is an entertaining, informative beginner's guide to understanding football. Also, I guarantee* that this is the most enjoyable introductory audiobook ever about football, and that after listening to this audiobook you will know and love the game.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great introduction to football

  • By Seth H. Wilson on 02-02-15

I don't think so

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

Reviewed: 02-02-15

I did not find this book to be a good beginners guide. It started off OK with the idea of "balance", then went to quickly into too many details, jargon and examples. This seems a good approach for someone who already understand the game, but poor "pedagogy" for newbies. Stay with the "idea" of football, the goals, etc. before getting into details which should come towards the end of the book. Not user friendly.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Disney on the Cheap: Your Smart Guide to Saving Time, Money and Aggravation on a Visit to Disneyworld

  • By: John Eastman, Yvonne Kirby
  • Narrated by: John Eastman
  • Length: 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 11

Trust the locals and save thousands of dollars on your trip to Disney. We live next door to Mickey... and we visit his parks a dozen times a year.... we know how to advise you about how to save time and money while visiting Disneyworld and the surrounding area.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Rip Off: 50 minute ad, not Disney info

  • By NYNM on 11-18-14

Rip Off: 50 minute ad, not Disney info

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

Reviewed: 11-18-14

Appalling. The author owns vacation rental properties near Orlando. The "book" is almost all about his properties, website, testimonials from guests, and biased views about why vacation rental properties are better than hotels. His main comment about Disney World is that DW is expensive, so you save money by staying in his property. You should not have to pay for this; he should pay you.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • All Our Hands Are Stained

  • What Happened to Our American Dream?
  • By: Dwayne D. Willis, MA, MSW
  • Narrated by: Gerry Hughes
  • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

One progressive social worker's observation and opinion as to the decline and collapse of the American social and economic system, in which the American dream is unfairly rigged from the moment we enter public education, where the rich continue to get richer and the rest of us are left to get it the best way we can.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible. Just an angry rant.

  • By NYNM on 10-06-14

Terrible. Just an angry rant.

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

Reviewed: 10-06-14

I bought this because I expected that, written by an MSW, would have some intelligence. But no, it is an angry personal rant by a man who had a hard time getting workman's comp, tax issues, bullying, etc. It is rambling, incoherent anger fest, poorly written. The narrator is also terrible, dramatizing the rant aspect. I couldn't understand the point.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Finding Florida

  • The True History of the Sunshine State
  • By: T. D. Allman
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 21 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 64

Over its long history, Florida has been many things: a native realm protected by geography; a wilderness that ruined Spanish conquistadors; a place to start over; "god's waiting room". With a native population as high as 900,000 (who all died), it became a pestilential backwater with a few thousand inhabitants, but today is our fourth most populous state, with 19 million. The site of vicious racial violence, including massacres, slavery, and the roll-back of Reconstruction, Florida is now one of our most diverse states, a dynamic multicultural place with an essential role in 21st century America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, well rounded

  • By NYNM on 06-20-13

Excellent, well rounded

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

Reviewed: 06-20-13

I have listened to this book over 3 times since I bought it a few weeks ago. I listened before a recent to trip to Northern Florida, again while on the trip, and again when I came home. It has fascinating details about the state history and touches on many aspects: ethnic and race relations, politics, skirmishes, geology, cultural history, geography, tourism, etc. It also focuses on different parts of the state so you get good representation. Good for general listening as well as for trips.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Business As Usual

  • A Mitch Jacobs Corporate Thriller, Book 3
  • By: Steve Bederman
  • Narrated by: Margaret Whittum
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Mitch Jacobs is handsome, charismatic, and troubled. He returns for the third sensational time in the corporate thriller series, Business As Usual. Mitch has built one of the largest and most successful technology companies in the world. He has had to face internal corporate strife, takeovers, fraud, death, destruction, and chaos. He has also gained loyalty, trust, and love from many the world over. He is now living in London, in the flat of his murdered love, Angela. One evening he gets a call from Denver, Colorado, his corporate headquarters. In that moment, his world again turns out of control.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen!!!

  • By Wilbur on 01-07-13

OK story, terrible terrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-20-13

The narrator sound like she is reading to a first grade class. She has the pronunciation and intonation one would use with young children, No only that, but this is a terrible problem in a action, adventure book. I don't understand how this could happen. It is so bad I couldn't finish the book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful