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  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,952
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,790
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,746

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

Enjoyed this story!

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

Though I loved the story and how thought provoking, terrifying and suspenseful it was...Dennis Quaid sounds like he’s drunk half the time. I found him hard to understand and very distracting at times.

  • The Ghostwriter

  • By: Alessandra Torre
  • Narrated by: Andrea Izzy Anthony
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400

I have three months to write the last book of my life. Three months to confess the details of that day, and how it changed everything for me. My name is Helena Ross. I've written 15 romance novels, 10 of which have become international best sellers. But this one isn't a romance, no happily ever after in place. This novel holds only the truth, which I have run away from for four years. The truth, which I have hidden from the police, from my loved ones, from the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ugly cry good

  • By Nicole B. on 12-13-17

Great story. Bad recording and narration.

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

Loved this story! ...but the recording was awful and the narration was quite annoying at times.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bone Box

  • By: Faye Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626

In this thrilling chapter in Faye Kellerman's best-selling series, Rina Lazarus makes a shocking discovery in the woods of her upstate New York community that leads her husband, police detective Peter Decker, through a series of gruesome, decades-old unsolved murders, pointing to a diabolical serial killer who's been hiding in plain sight.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Left me questioning

  • By Think about this on 04-19-17

Good story...needs a better narrator.

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

Reviewed: 03-20-17

I have trouble with this narrator. Hard to determine who is speaking at times. Great story though!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    3,501 ratings
    Overall 4.8
  • Born a Crime

  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,501
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,267
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,252

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't wrap my head around!

  • By erobbins33 on 12-29-16

Would make a great movie!!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book made me laugh, cry, and think. I thoroughly enjoyed it and Trevor Noah's narration. Bravo!

Any additional comments?

This book would make a wonderful movie.

  • The Sound and the Furry

  • By: Spencer Quinn
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594

When Chet and Bernie happen upon a prison work crew that includes Frenchie Boutette, an old criminal pal they sent up the river, getting a new case is the last thing they expect. But Frenchie, who comes from an old Louisiana family full of black sheep, needs help finding his one law-abiding relative, his brother Ralph, a reclusive inventor who has gone missing with his houseboat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's all good

  • By Jane on 09-20-13

I was holding my breath at times!

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

Reviewed: 10-20-13

Would you consider the audio edition of The Sound and the Furry to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the print version.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sound and the Furry?

When Chet was lost in the water.

Have you listened to any of Jim Frangione’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I couldn't imagine a different Chet.

If you could rename The Sound and the Furry, what would you call it?

Gator Bait

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven

  • Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process
  • By: Corey Taylor
  • Narrated by: Corey Taylor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475

In this book, Corey Taylor undertakes something never before attempted in the history of rock superstardom: he takes you with him as he journeys undercover through various ghostbusting groups who do their best to gather information and evidence about the existence of spirits. Taylor also gives you a behind-the-scenes tour of his crazy life and the many beyond-the-grave events he's encountered. (You'll be shocked how often Slipknot has been invaded by the supernatural).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Corey Taylor...witty, intelligent, brash.

  • By Jeffrey on 11-06-15

Love the narration!

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

Reviewed: 10-20-13

Where does A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Certainly not an all-time favorite, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Definitely the fact that Corey Taylor narrated this himself. Made the whole I g much more captivating.

What about Corey Taylor’s performance did you like?

It's his story! Who better to perform it. He has a great voice and inserted his humor and sarcasm perfectly.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

I never realized he wrote other books.

  • This Same Earth

  • Elemental Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Elizabeth Hunter
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483

Beatrice De Novo thought she had left the supernatural world behind... for the most part. But when the past becomes the present, will she leave her quiet life in Los Angeles to follow a mystery she thought had abandoned her? Where has Giovanni Vecchio been, and why has he returned? Giovanni has his own questions, and he's looking to her for answers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Aargh! Worst narrator ever!

  • By La Buffista on 04-06-16

Still hooked!

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

Reviewed: 10-20-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I already have.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Beatrice. For sure. She is very strong and sarcastic

Which character – as performed by Dina Pearlman – was your favorite?

Beatrice. But also like Carwin.

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

Yes! Yes! Yes!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Hidden Fire

  • Elemental Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Hunter
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 968
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 966

No secret stays hidden forever. A phone call from an old friend sets mysterious book researcher Giovanni Vecchio back on the path of a mystery that has eluded him for centuries. Little does he suspect a young librarian holds the key to an ancient secret, nor could he expect the danger Beatrice De Novo would attract. Now both will follow a twisted maze leading from the archives of a university library, through the fires of Renaissance Florence, and toward a passion that could destroy them both.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad.....

  • By Cheri on 02-14-15

I'm hooked!

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

Reviewed: 10-20-13

What other book might you compare A Hidden Fire to and why?

A Discovery of Witches. Stories and characters are quite similar and just as enjoyable.

Which character – as performed by Dina Pearlman – was your favorite?

Beatrice. Love her sarcasm!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me laugh out loud a few times.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Suspect

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,338

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Page Turner!!

  • By Jacqueline on 01-22-13

New series? I hope so!

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

Reviewed: 01-31-13

If you could sum up Suspect in three words, what would they be?

Crais knows dogs!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Maggie, of course. She is an absolute LOVE from the moment you meet her.

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

Yes!!

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • The Millennium Series, Book 1
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,243

Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Mystery with Wonderful Characters

  • By Robert on 12-22-08

I really enjoyed this story.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-09

After you get past the swedish names that all sound the same, you get immersed into this mystery! I didn't want it to end. I would highly recommend this book. Just don't give up on it in the beginning, the story picks up and moves very fast to the end.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful