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  • SpecOps

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,708
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,647

Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY by NO PATIENCE MAN

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-18-17

Junk food for SciFi Nuts

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

Beats anything I have heard on audible, I never thought Hamsters would be interesting as a alien, I was wrong. Bray is a great story teller.

  • Secrets of a Charmed Life

  • By: Susan Meissner
  • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,125

Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden--one that will test her convictions and her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book of the year

  • By Joyce BZ on 06-19-15

Wonderfully emotional

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

Reviewed: 03-23-17

Where does Secrets of a Charmed Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Highly recommend if you love WWII historical fiction.

What other book might you compare Secrets of a Charmed Life to and why?

Nightingale and Lilac Girls

Which character – as performed by Alana Kerr Collins – was your favorite?

Emmy/Isabelle

If you could take any character from Secrets of a Charmed Life out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Isabelle

Any additional comments?

A wonderfully emotional story about two sisters and their story of how the London Blitz in WWII impacted their lives.

  • Light of the Moon

  • By: Elizabeth Buchan
  • Narrated by: Stella Gonet
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Evelyn St John has been parachuted into France to link up with the Resistance. Paul von Hoch's brief, as a member of German Intelligence, is to track down enemy spies. Suddenly the battle lines shift between patriotism and a deeper truth that says love is more important.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING!

  • By ElizabethAnn on 05-08-16

Just ok for me

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

Any additional comments?

I really enjoy WWII historical fiction. This story jumped around a lot in the beginning. It was hard to keep track of the characters. The story line was good but made me want more.....character detail and details to the story line.

  • John Adams

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 30 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,246

McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale, an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An outstanding biography

  • By Davis on 07-10-06

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

Who was your favorite character and why?

Abigail Adams

Any additional comments?

Really enjoyed this book. It made me want to learn more about Abigail Adams. I really loved everything about it.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood

  • Outlander, Book 8
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,415
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,152
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,096

Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Outlander! How you take over my LIFE!

  • By DebbieK on 07-21-14

Didn't want it to end!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Written in My Own Heart's Blood to be better than the print version?

For me this was another amazing book! I loved getting to know some of the characters even deeper. I did not want it to end. I've been listening to the Outlander series for 6 months.....completely enthralled with this story line! I'm so excited for Diana Gabaldon to finish her 9th book in the series!

  • An Echo in the Bone

  • A Novel
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,150
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,270
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,223

Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read all of Gabaldon's stuff before this one

  • By Charles on 10-17-09

Another favorite

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

Reviewed: 05-17-16

Loved it! The characters get more and more interesting. Looking forward to the next book!

  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Outlander, Book 6
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 57 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,992
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,668
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,635

A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the saga of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century, time-traveling wife, Claire. The year is 1772, and the rift between Britain and its American colonies has put a frightening word into the minds of all concerned: revolution. In the backwoods of North Carolina, violence has already reared its ugly head, as cabins have been burned to the ground. To preserve the colony for King George III, the governor pleads with Jamie to bring the people together and restore peace. But Jamie has the burden of knowing that war cannot be avoided.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unabridged!

  • By JerryT on 05-20-11

My 2nd favorite to Outlander

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

Reviewed: 04-18-16

What does Davina Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Davina's voice is amazing how it changes from character to character.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The scene involving Roger had me on the edge of my seat! I wasn't ready to let him go!

Any additional comments?

I've listened to all the Outlander books via Audible up to this point. I've enjoyed each of them immensely. Outlander was my favorite, A Breath of Snow and Ashes is a close 2nd. Just loved how the family has evolved.

  • Voyager

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 43 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,950
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,657

Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite Gabaldon book

  • By Karen on 12-09-09

Wonderful addition to the story

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

Reviewed: 03-02-16

I am mesmerized by the Outlander series and this book will not disappoint. I love every twist and turn of Jamie and Claire's story! Diana Gabaldon is an amazing story teller.