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The Passengers audiobook cover art

Thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 09-02-19

I enjoyed the first part of the novel, it was suspenseful and very interesting. The last section lost me- it was very good up until then. The narrators were great and well chosen for their parts.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Perfect Son audiobook cover art

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 08-31-19

I figured out the big twist early on but wasn’t sure about the little twists. The plot is payed our well. It’s slow at first but picks up near the end. The main character is definitely over the top and comes across as annoying through a lot of the book. Her constant crying and wailing were a drawback for me, even if it moved the story along. It was interesting to watch it all unfold.

The Doll Factory audiobook cover art

A slow start- keep with it

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-24-19

The beginning of the book goes very slowly. I almost quit. I’m glad I stuck with it. The plot is not original, and at times it’s very scattered and can’t decide what story it is telling. Halfway through it gets its legs and tells the story. I enjoyed the ending. I liked the main character.

The Deep, Deep Snow audiobook cover art

Good story , great narration

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-19

I enjoyed the book and the twist and turns. I liked the characters (except Anna) and I liked the small town feel. Would make a good movie.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Last House Guest audiobook cover art

Trust the reader’s reviews.....

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-19

I read the reader reviews but because it was a “Reese’s Choice”, which I have enjoyed up until this one, and I took a chance.
Everything the reader’s reviews state are spot on.
The book drags in the middle, the constant flashbacks are confusing, and in places it needed a good editor.
If the main character reflected on her “shaking hands” on more time, I would have went over the cliff.
The story is very uneven and at times makes no sense as it lays out numerous red herrings. I found the main character weak and her “best frenemy” equally repulsive. The story line is ludicrous. Characters are introduced and then exit stage left along with any ideas about why they were mentioned at all. There was no big twist and the epilogue was .... ridiculous. Really? She did trespass numerous times as well as-break and enter numerous houses. Apparently, though most of the evidence is destroyed the main character is believed just by accusing the richest, most influential family of the town. It was like the 5 minutes in a Scooby Doo cartoon.
The narrator has a nice voice but it doesn’t work for this novel.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Take a Hike!: A Long Walk on the Appalachian Trail audiobook cover art

It’s ok but not the best AT book.....

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-19

I love stories from the AT. I like hearing about the terrain, the conditions, the people and the mindsets of Thru hikers.
This book is sketchy on details and reads like random jottings in a trail diary, which is fine except it seems sporadic and very, very repetitive.
The author repeats many times that “life is good on the AT” and the most annoying phrase “this is hard work”. I am positive that hiking the AT is difficult and incredibly hard- but it is not “work”. It is a choice. An admirable/ enviable choice.
The narration was an issue for me due to the many mispronounced words (hostel and Adirondack stand out) as well as several repeated sections. It seems to start the sentence of the chapter, cut off, then repeat the sentence. Poor editing.
I did not care for the “stories” at the end of the book but they were the best narration.
I finished feeling that the author wrote his notes to get published and then needed filler so he added his son’s journal, which the kid admits his dad made him write, numerous lists, and two stories he made up.

Whisper Network audiobook cover art

Great listen!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-19

I finished it in two days....the story is compelling and thought provoking. I really enjoyed the narration.
Looking forward to more more books by this author.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

AWOL on the Appalachian Trail audiobook cover art

Enjoyable recollections from the AT

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-19

I enjoyed David Miller’s recollections from the AT.
I have listened to several books on the subject and I think this is a better example than some I’ve read.
Some reviews have said he complains a lot, but I think when you’ve walked as far as he did- you get tired. I think he was honest with his recollections and perspectives. Christopher Lane did a great job narrating.

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Mexico to Canada audiobook cover art

Trail journal published for money...

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-19

I have read several accounts of thru trail hikers on different long distance trails and this one was the least enjoyable. This man has had the opportunity to have wonderful excursions into the wilderness. He completes these trips alone. As he comes across as judgmental, quick tempered, impatient, and self centered, this is a good way to complete his chosen adventures.
There are several times he boasts of his navigation skills and then spends time complaining of back tracking and being lost. He boasts of always treating his water because he knows the dangers of not doing so only to end up getting sick from bad water.
He writes of his “friends”. These people seem to be in his life to merely mail his packages, give him shelter when he’s near, and take care of his dog for five months. He becomes angry with one friend he’s known for years when while she is having some trouble with adjusting to moving to a new state, a new job and the loss of her pet, she mails one of his packages late so that he almost missed it on the trail.
They end up not speaking for years. I wouldn’t want this person as a friend- he’s a taker and a curmudgeon. I found it off-putting that he goes out of his way to write about his unkindness to another hiker on the trail whom he does not know. What happened to hike your own hike?
Overall all I felt that this was written to gain enough funds to pay for the next great adventure.
The only time he spoke at a reasonable pace was when giving the location where his other books can be purchased. Enjoy the adventure but be kind as well.


His writing style reads like journal entries. His narration is off putting as he reads very fast and seems to just want to be done.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes audiobook cover art

Wanted to love it but.....

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

Reviewed: 06-17-19

It’s a book of very random news stories. There is one story connected with Holmes so I’m not sure how that ended up as the title.
I felt it rather dragged on and on (I’m not a news junkie). Some of it was interesting but it went on far too long......