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  • The Auschwitz Escape

  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,271
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,902
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,908

A terrible darkness has fallen upon Jacob Weisz’s beloved Germany. The Nazi regime, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, has surged to power and now hold Germany by the throat. All non-Aryans - especially Jews like Jacob and his family - are treated like dogs. When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob flees and joins rebel forces working to undermine the regime. But after a raid goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds himself in a living nightmare - trapped in a crowded, stinking car on the train to the Auschwitz death camp.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging novel of Nazi horrors

  • By Mark on 02-26-18

Escape

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

The Auschwitz Escape
By: Joel C. Rosenberg

A horrible time in history, but the resistance movement kept on working to try and stop Hitler. The pace my have been slow, but I'm sure escape plans took a good amount of time to plan. Even then there was no guarantee of success.

A gripping story that makes the listener think of what millions of people went through.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. : Christopher Lane takes the listener into the heart. of the story.



I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • After the Roads

  • A Five Roads to Texas Novel
  • By: Brian Parker
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

The Texas Safe Zone is home to four million refugees, trapped behind the walls of Fort Bliss - too many people and not enough food. In a desperate gamble, the Army unit responsible for securing the walls begins to cast its net far and wide for pre-outbreak food storage locations. Not everyone will make it home. For Sidney Bannister, the Safe Zone has become a nightmare she can no longer endure. She must find a way to leave before her baby is born or risk never experiencing freedom again.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Post-Apocalyptic/Horror

  • By willee on 09-17-18

Roads

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

After the Roads A Five Roads to Texas Novel
: Brian Parker

This is a continuation of A Five Roads to Texas. Unfortunately I didn't read that first. I might of had a better perspective if I had. Thus being said.....
the listener is taken on a journey of survival after the apocalypse. Lots of action, drama, suspense, and a touch of romance keeps the listener engaged. When I find time I will go back and listen to the first book.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Andrew B. Wehrlen brought the story to life.



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  • Depth of Winter

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693

In Craig Johnson's latest mystery, Depth of Winter, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the 110-degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I miss Vic and Henry!

  • By Nancy R on 09-06-18

Not My Longmire

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

Depth of Winter
By: Craig Johnson

I love this series. This book takes Walt away from Wyoming and the characters that he interacts with so well. No Vic, No Henry....except by phone calls. This just wasn't the Longmire I love. Please return to earlier settings.

George Guidall's narration is wonderful!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,069
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,919
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,904

This Audible Original production of Jane Austen’s Emma is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, Liar), Morgana Robinson (The Windsors, Walliams & Friend, Morgana Robinson's the Agency), Aisling Loftus (Mr Selfridge, War & Peace), Joseph Millson (Casino Royale, The Sarah Jane Adventures), Alexa Davies (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well, that was wonderful

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-07-18

Wonderful Emma Adaptation

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Emma: An Audible Original Drama
by Jane Austen, Anna Lea (Adaptation Author), Emma Thompson (Narrator), Joanne Froggatt (Narrator), Isabella Inchbald (Narrator), Aisling Loftus (Narrator), Joseph Millson (Narrator), Morgana Robinson (Narrator)

This adaptation is wonderful. The narration and portrayal is excellent. I totally loved it!!!

  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,974

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

Choose Your Storm, Weather or Political

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

The Coming Storm
by Michael Lewis

This so called piece on weather prediction started off OK, but suddenly turned into a political rant of the authors beliefs. I hoped for new concepts in the scientific aspect of weather prediction. I'm not sure where this piece was supposed to go, but what I took it to say Obama (Liberalism) is perfection Trump (Conservatism) is evil. Not what I expected from the blurb. I am quite disappointed with my first choice of Audible Originals.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Field of Bones

  • A Brady Novel of Suspense
  • By: J. A. Jance
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

This time, Sheriff Joanna Brady may expect to see her maternity leave through to completion, but the world has other plans when a serial homicide case surfaces in her beloved Cochise County. Rather than staying home with her newborn and losing herself in the cold cases to be found in her father’s long-unread diaries, Joanna instead finds herself overseeing a complex investigation involving multiple jurisdictions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Series

  • By Jean on 09-17-18

Joanna's World

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Field of Bones
(Joanna Brady #18)
by J.A. Jance

Joanna Brady is back. Baby Sage is almost due while her mommy is standing for re-election. This book is told from multiple points of view. While Joanna is on maternity leave, a serial killers dumping ground is found in Cochise County. Her department works the case with Joanna doing work behind the scenes. There is plenty of suspense.

We get to see familiar characters, but new deputies give a fresh feel. Old problems with gossip "news reporter" gossip Marliss Shackleford is back causing havoc.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Hillary Huber is Joanna Brady.



  • Left Hanging

  • By: Cindy Dorminy
  • Narrated by: Britney Clause, Bradley Spoon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

As a nurse and single mom, Darla Battle hides her loneliness behind a smile. But when she discovers that the new cute doctor everyone is talking about is her daughter’s father, she knows she needs to keep her distance from the man who abandoned her and their child, Stella. When Theo Edwards returns to Nashville to finish his medical training, he never expects to run into Darla, a girl he spent one night with seven years ago. For reasons he can’t fathom, her attitude toward him is frosty, but he still hopes to ignite the spark they once felt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book really has it all!

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 09-01-18

Hang On

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

3.5
Left Hanging
: Cindy Dorminy

Romeo and Juliette have a one night stand. Seven years later their paths cross again. If the pair would just tal honestly things could have been so different. Twists, turns, friends, family, and a conniving woman keep everyone running n circles. A quick listen that makes you want to shake the main characters until they get it right.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Britney Clause and Bradley Spoon brought the story to life.



I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Spicy Chocolate

  • Book 3 of the Alcott Family Adventures
  • By: Dawn Greenfield Ireland
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Everyone croons over Dorothea’s twins and Bambi’s baby in Lila Mae’s dining room. Louie jumps up and barks, waking the babies. Lila Mae and Amelia look to see who arrived - everyone was already accounted for. A young Hispanic woman gets out of a cab with luggage. She sashays to the kitchen door and waves at Amelia and Lila Mae. Amelia opens the door, and the woman barges in. She’s Chiquita, one of Uncle Tito’s nieces. She was sent to train for Amelia’s job. Everyone is flustered. Why would Uncle Tito send Chiquita? Was Amelia going to quit? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Alcotts just grow on you...:)

  • By Lidia Chymkowska on 09-15-18

Chocolate Goodies!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Spicy Chocolate :
Dawn Greenfield Ireland

This is book three in this series. The whole Alcott family returns in this chocolate covered cozy mystery, along with their old staff and new ones too. The listener gets to follow them thru murder, embezzlement, and more. They all work together to get things done.A motorcycle gang adds a new spin for Madge and others. The ending came too fast for me, because I was having so much fun.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Kelley Hazen did an amazing job with all these characters.



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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nicholas Black Elk

  • Medicine Man, Missionary, Mystic
  • By: Michael F. Steltenkamp
  • Narrated by: Charles Henderson Norman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Since its publication in 1932, Black Elk Speaks has moved countless readers to appreciate the American Indian world that it described. John Neihardt’s popular narrative addressed the youth and early adulthood of Black Elk, an Oglala Sioux religious elder. Michael F. Steltenkamp now provides the first full interpretive biography of Black Elk, distilling in one volume what is known of this American Indian wisdom keeper whose life has helped guide others. Nicholas Black Elk: Medicine Man, Missionary, Mystic shows that the holy-man was not the dispirited traditionalist commonly depicted in literature....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Much to Learn

  • By April H. on 09-06-18

So Much to Learn

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

NICHOLAS BLACK ELK: MEDICINE MAN, MISSIONARY, MYSTIC
: Michael F. Steltenkamp

When I saw the Black Elk name and South Dakota I knew I wanted to listen to this audiobook. I was born in northeastern Wyoming. Before I was born my uncle, aunt, and parents were missionaries at Wounded Knee. They left there before my birth, but we took many trips to Mt. Rushmore where I remember Ben Black Elk. My mother died shortly before I turned 11 in 1968, and I went to live with relatives across the country. My Dad and I didn't talk much about the early times until shortly before his death in 2014. Unfortunately by that time he suffered dementia. I lost the chance to learn more from him.

I wanted to know if there was a connection between Ben and Nicholas. I was amazed within the first 10 minutes to learn Ben was his son. There were many things I learned and found fascinating.



The narration was well done. Charles Henderson Norman gave a good performance.




I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bitter Chocolate

  • Alcott Family Adventures, Book 2
  • By: Dawn Greenfield Ireland
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Lila Mae has a fit over the annual Chocolate Ball that she and her sisters host. Dorothea and Madge dump it on her. If it weren’t for Julian Gillespie, the Chocolate Ball would have melted. Bernie, the Alcott patriarch, wants his Bentley back. Joseph’s cousin, Chewie, is hired as chauffeur. Bambii's thrilled to be expecting while Dorothea, pregnant at 55, is at war with the world. No one is exempt, especially Henry, who she refers to as “Mr. Responsible”.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PERFECT SEQUEL

  • By Tina on 04-11-15

More Chocolate!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Bitter Chocolate :
Dawn Greenfield Ireland

This is the second book in this series. It picks up where Hot Chocolate left off. The Alcott sisters and their family and friends deal with all sorts of drama including murder. The family is expanding and growing in more than one way. I love the Southern humor and laugh out loud moments!



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Kelley Hazen has a whole range of character voices that I've come to love. Even the annoying ones grew on me.



I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.