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  • The Wanted

  • Elvis Cole/Joe Pike, Book 17
  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 992
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 984

When single mother Devon Connor hires private investigator Elvis Cole, it's because her troubled teenage son Tyson is flashing cash and she's afraid he's dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different. With two other partners in crime, he's been responsible for a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of them is murdered and Tyson and his girlfriend disappear. They stole the wrong thing from the wrong man.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected after waiting for so long

  • By FhvnEd on 12-31-17

Wrong narrator.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-18

The style of narration did not much the style of the characters. It really almost caused me to lose interest......I picked it up again after a day and finished it because Crais' plot and characters are great as always. If Crais had narrated I would give it 5 stars.

  • A Rogue's Proposal

  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485

Wealthy and roguish, Demon Cynster is perfectly content without love. Having witnessed his Cynster brethren driven to their knees by women, he knows all too well what the power of love can do to a man. But he never banked on meeting Felicity Parteger, a luscious, curvy beauty in desperate need of help. Could this tempting woman be the one?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A real Demon

  • By N. Brooks on 02-14-10

Laurens

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-16

The best thing about Lauren's books is Simon Prebble. The stories are all the same....fun since you know ahead of time both the plot and ending...great comfort on a sleepless night.

  • One Step Away

  • By: Sherryl Woods
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

In Berry Ridge, Vermont, Beth Callahan had found a place to start over. She'd started a successful real estate and design business in the quaint, picturesque town, and she'd even found her perfect house...where she dreamed of someday living and raising a family. Until a reckless bachelor bought it out from under her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed very much...

  • By sheila loftis on 01-02-16

sophomoric. is this a high school irritating project? if so, congrats.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-16

Dreadful. Totally out of the realm of reality. Motivations are ridiculous. I want my money back.

  • Across the Nightingale Floor

  • Tales of the Otori, Book One
  • By: Lian Hearn
  • Narrated by: Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,630
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,645

A tour-de-force novel set in ancient Japan filled with passion, fantasy, and feuding warlords. The first volume in the highly anticipated Tales of the Otori trilogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful epic story

  • By Jody R. Nathan on 10-04-03

Magical and Romantic

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

Reviewed: 04-16-12

Where does Across the Nightingale Floor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love almost all my audio books--different reasons for different books. Buying this one caused me to buy the second in the series.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

  • Gun Games

  • A Decker/Lazarus Novel
  • By: Faye Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 221

LAPD lieutenant detective Decker and his wife, Rina, have willingly welcomed fifteen-year-old Gabriel Whitman into their home. While the enigmatic teen seems to be adapting easily, Decker knows only too well the secrets adolescents keep - witnessed by the tragic suicide of another teen, Gregory Hesse, a student at Bell and Wakefield, one of the city’s most exclusive prep schools. Gregory’s mother refuses to believe her son shot himself and convinces Decker to look deeper. What he finds disturbs him. The gun used in the tragedy was stolen....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, Chris is back

  • By Carol on 01-10-12

Not up to Faye Kellerman's standard.

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

Reviewed: 02-14-12

What disappointed you about Gun Games?

The dialog between Jasmine and Gabriel was too long, too overwrought, and too unbelievable.

If you’ve listened to books by Faye Kellerman before, how does this one compare?

I much enjoyed her other books, but this falls short mostly because the really interesting characters get the least attention.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mitchell Greenberg?

George Guidall or Scott Brick would have been infinitely better.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I quit reading in the middle and didn't take it up again until I ran out of other things to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Gold

  • Dark Series, Book 3
  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Juanita Parker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 614
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

Alexandria Houton would sacrifice anything, even her life, to protect her orphaned little brother. But when both encountered unspeakable evil in the swirling San Francisco mists, Alex could only cry to heaven for their deliverance. Out of the darkness swooped Aidan Savage, a golden being more powerful, more mysterious than any other creature of the night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By Heather on 09-16-07

Mixed review

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-10

Whereas I like all the Dark Series books (especially rereading them in order) Juanita Parker's poor diction and poor pronunciation make me a bit crazy--she sounds ignorant. She adds and deletes consonants and sometimes emphasizes the wrong part of a multi-syllabic word.

Otherwise, I wish Ms Feehan would strike "molten" and "white hot heat" from her vocabulary.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Journey of the Eagle

  • By: Priscilla A. Maine
  • Narrated by: Laurie Klein
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Danielle Alexander's life has suddenly turned upside down. On a wagon train to California to join her fiance, her father falls terminally ill. Add to that a motherless newborn half-breed baby boy dropped literally into her arms by a wise, ancient Indian chief, who wants her to be the baby's mother "just until" her fiance comes to rescue her. Throw in, for good measure, a heady attraction to a handsome stranger named Joel Riley now making his fortune in the untamed west....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I finished this book.

  • By Ray McPherson on 08-30-10

I finished this book.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-10

I finished this book because I paid for it. The plot is thin, the characters puerile, the writing sophomoric, the environment questionable, and the research thin. The only thing that might be worse is the narrator. I've listened to 100's of books, and this is the only one which prompted me to write a review.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • All About Passion

  • A Cynster Novel
  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

Gyles Rawlings, the Earl of Chillingsworth, is a man determined to stay in control of his destiny. Even as he vows to wed a dutiful, blue-blooded lady for the purpose of fostering progeny, he deviously plans to fulfill his most sinful pleasures with a brazen strumpet. But standing at the altar on that fateful day, he unexpectedly finds himself falling in love with his beautiful bride-to-be.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • All About Passion: A Cynster Novel

  • By sharon on 01-25-11

Outstanding Narration

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-10

Simon Prebble's narration raises the passion and mystery of all Ms Lauren's book to the highest level of entertainment. His subtle changes of tone and volume make each character recognizable and understandable. I search out his narrations.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Hold Tight

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,204

Tia and Mike Baye never imagined they'd become the type of overprotective parents who spy on their kids. But their 16-year-old son, Adam, has been unusually distant lately, and after the suicide of his classmate, Spencer Hill they can't help but worry. They install a sophisticated spy program on Adam's computer, and within days they are jolted by a message from an unknown correspondent addressed to their son: "Just stay quiet and all safe."

Meanwhile, Betsy Hill is struck by a photo that appears to have been taken on the night of her son's death...and he wasn't alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Maria on 06-25-08

Poor performance.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-08

Hold Tight is a great book. My only complaint is narrator Scott Brick who exhibits a tight urgency and a consistent tone regardless of plot tone or background description. He possesses no lightness or humor.

Bring back Jonathan Marosz or get George Guidall.

9 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Wolf Brother

  • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #1
  • By: Michelle Paver
  • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Six thousand years ago. Evil stalks the land. Only 12-year-old Torak and his wolf-cub companion can defeat it. Their journey together takes them through deep forests, across giant glaciers, and into dangers they never imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where are book 2 and 3?

  • By It on 02-04-10

Best Reader

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-08

Ian McKellen brought this book to life. He is the best reader I've ever heard, bringing wonder and mystery and excitement to the narrative as well as to the dialog.

If this book is the first of a series, I hope he reads them all.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful