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  • The Lost Man

  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Stephen Shanahan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

Two brothers meet at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback. In an isolated belt of Western Australia, they are each other’s nearest neighbor, their homes a four-hour drive apart. The third brother lies dead at their feet. Something caused Cam, the middle child who had been in charge of the family homestead, to die alone in the middle of nowhere. So the eldest brother returns with his younger sibling to the family property and those left behind. But the fragile balance of the ranch is threatened. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By KadysMom on 02-09-19

Not as good as The Dry .

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

I guess I got a little weary of only one perspective being presented as well as the story happening really in only one location. There was some relief from the occasional flashback but...

Don't get me wrong . it was a good book and a fantastic narrator. and I did sit and listen, rapt, a lot longer than I should have in order to get to the end.

no spoilers but I guess I didn't really buy in to who the killer turned out to be. just seemed a little bit of a convoluted twist just for the sake of a twist.


  • Junk

  • By: Les Bohem
  • Narrated by: John Waters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8,561
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7,879
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7,865

Set in present-day Los Angeles, Junk explores an epic conspiracy, one at work for thousands of years that involves total takeover of the planet Earth by aliens. In the wild, souped-up vision of Les Bohem - the acclaimed, Emmy-winning writer of the Steven Spielberg miniseries, Taken - the world is at the end stage of long-range plot that involves a gigantic genetic-engineering project. The aliens who have invaded us have no planet. No spaceship is coming. Instead, a small advance force comes, breeds, and dies - thus becoming an anomaly in our DNA that can’t be explained.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Junk

  • By glass1748 on 04-01-19

Narrator reads but I don't think he comprehends.

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

For instance, if somebody had just broken your nose would you then calmly but cooly reply. " I don't know what you're talking about." it may be just me but it seems that maybe some. change in inflection would be appropriate at that point. I don't care how tough you are.
I got through one chapter maybe I'll read it in print if these Originals have print . its read with style ( not a style that was appealing to me but that's only my opinion) but I don't know if the narrator is listening to what he's reading.
if I continue I'll let you know

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Bad to the Bone

  • DI Bliss, Book 1
  • By: Tony J. Forder
  • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

A skeletal body is unearthed in a wooded area of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. DI James Bliss, together with DC Penny Chandler, investigates the case and discovers that the young female victim had been relocated from her original burial site. A witness is convinced that a young female was struck by a vehicle back in the summer of 1990 and that police attended the scene. However, no record exists of either the accident or the reported victim. As the case develops, two retired police officers are murdered. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Very Pleasant Surprise..!!

  • By John on 11-08-18

didn't actually finish wait maybe I did.

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

I don't like when our heroes make decisions that I find idiotic ....and completely improbable given not this one is a cop.

  • Paper Heroes

  • By: Steven Heumann
  • Narrated by: Steven Heumann
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Hero. Villain. Stewart Mitchel thinks they’re opposites, but he’s about to be pulled into a conspiracy that will turn him into both. What would you do if your wealthy and reclusive boss offered you the chance to be the greatest modern hero, but you knew it was all a lie? It may seem like the ultimate acting job, but once the charade begins to crumble, Stewart discovers there are less destructive ways to weather a mid-life crisis. Can he salvage his life, or will his deception bring ruin down on everyone he cares about? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than I could imagine!

  • By Hailey on 01-21-19

clearly a wannabe superhero novel

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

going to return this one. I can already see where it's going and I'm only on chapter 3 . plus any dialogue is pretty simplistic. sorry . it's just not for me.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder on the Old Bog Road

  • By: David Pearson
  • Narrated by: Brian Walsh
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 12

It’s a cold winter evening, and rain is sweeping in from the Atlantic when a young woman, having braved the weather to visit her sick mother in a remote part of Ireland, comes across an obstacle in the road. She clears the highway of stones from a damaged bridge only to see the body of a woman in a ditch. With no phone reception, she travels to the nearest police station to report what she has found. The local Garda waste no time in attending the scene of the crime. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • has the cadence and wording of a childrens book.

  • By Midwesterner on 10-12-18

has the cadence and wording of a childrens book.

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

written and narrated like thomas the tank engine. i am only a few minurtes in though. i may go ack to it . perhaps i need more coffee this morning.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Deer Run Trail

  • By: David R. Lewis
  • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329

The year was 1881, an' young Ruben Beeler was makin' his way along near the Missouri River, findin' work when he could an' livin' the only life he knew. When he come on ol' Arliss Hyatt, beat to hell an' near shot to death, Rube done what he could for him. He didn't know that act of kindness was gonna wind up changin' his whole life, but it did.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Turned me into a grinnin' fool!

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-27-16

A very engaging western.

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

Exciting but not gutt-wrenching. Sweet but not sappy. Humorous but not silly, and a right nice young hero.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Broken Angels

  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,673

Cynical, quick-on-the-trigger Takeshi Kovacs, the ex-U.N. envoy turned private eye, has changed careers, and bodies, once more, trading sleuthing for soldiering as a warrior-for-hire and helping a far-flung planet's government put down a bloody revolution.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty, hard-boiled space action

  • By Ryan on 08-23-14

I can read erotica elsewhere.

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

An exciting story with great characters ruined by these distracting, awkward bits of .. well really it's porn, not erotica.

Don't get me wrong. I like a good steamy love scene. I mean, what's not to like? But, this just had kind of a creepy misogynist feel to it. I understand that Kovacs is an intense and passionate character who is used to a good conquest or two or ten per novel. But this was like the author realized that Shades of Grey and books like that are very very popular, so maybe he thought ... . I'm sorry but he just isn't making it work.

Most of the (should I call them sessions?) are way, way too long. I was like "Alright enough already." And I fast-forwarded.

As far as the storyline goes. I love this whole idea. I love its worlds .I love Kovacs. This particular book; I'm about halfway through and honestly it's a little contrived. It winds around.

The next book is even more sexually explicit. Just FYI. That one I'm just reading on my Kindle. I heard the narrator wasn't so great. Didn't know how to pronounce Kovacs.

Anyway that's my two cents.





3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,784
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,746

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

AMAZING . <br />

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

Reviewed: 12-25-17

This is the best book I've 'read' in a long, long time.

What's seems to be a ridiculous premise is handled with astounding plausibility. And what a page turner!

I'll never look at a cobweb the same way again.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,630
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59,480

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Rosario Dawson is amazing.

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

This could be the story of Mark Watney's snarky, disrespectful, arrogant, no-common-sensical little sister. The personalities are a lot the same but Jasmine is a lot more arrogant. You've heard the term, a really, really stupid smart person. I never did warm up to her. ......
which just illustrates how great the storyline is. And Dawson's performance is incredible. All of the different accents we're spot on and stayed constant; consistent throughout.
Weirs stories are physics lessons. Kick-ass physics lessons. So much fun that I was nearly late for work more than a couple times due to sitting in the parking lot listening until the very last second.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Righteous

  • By: Joe Ide
  • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,019

For 10 years something has gnawed at Isaiah Quintabe's gut and kept him up nights, boiling with anger and thoughts of revenge. Ten years ago, when Isaiah was just a boy, his brother was killed by an unknown assailant. The search for the killer sent Isaiah plunging into despair and nearly destroyed his life. Even with a flourishing career, a new dog, and near-iconic status as a PI in his hometown, East Long Beach, he has to begin the hunt again - or lose his mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joe Ide can write!

  • By 6catz on 10-20-17

A bit more fragmented than the first one.

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

But I'll still wait for the next one. the time shift thing would have been less confusing if the editors would have inserted a seconds pause in the narration for scene changes. In one sentence our hero is sitting in Las Vegas and ( it seems ) in the very next sentence he's in an LA junkyard.
And Isaiah it wasn't as likeable to me in this one.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful