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  • First Family

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,670

Camp David, USA. A birthday party turns into a nightmare when a child is snatched after the celebrations. The first lady enlists the services of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to bring the child home safely. But she and King share a past. Years ago he saved her then-senator husband from political disaster. And this may not be all that passed between them. With Michelle still battling her own demons, the two are pushed to the limit, with forces aligned on all sides against them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding as always

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-24-09

Good, not great

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

Reviewed: 08-17-14

Where does First Family rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've listened to over 500 audio titles, so to rank it is impossible. Nothing I'd gush about, but certainly not stinky swill.

Any additional comments?

Little hard to follow both story lines as they both drag along, one far worse than the other though. If you're rooting for Michelle, you won't want to skip this one as she finally faces her 6 yr old girl event.

  • Heirs of Grace

  • By: Tim Pratt
  • Narrated by: Leslie Hull
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 563

Recent art school graduate Bekah thought she’d hit the jackpot: an unknown relative died, and she inherited a small fortune and a huge house in the mountains of North Carolina. Trey Howard, the lawyer who handled the estate, is a handsome man in his 20s and they hit it off right away - and soon become more than friends. Bekah expected a pleasant year to get her head together and have a romantic fling. Problem is, the house is full of junk...and siblings she didn’t know she had are willing to kill her for it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not What I Expected

  • By Kay D. Peddie on 07-21-16

Great book. A series would be enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 05-27-14

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

Sure. It was fun. Easy reading. Times you needed to be sharp to follow. Other times was pretty fun. *Definitely needs a note about the language though*. My 13 yr old would enjoy this very much but too many f bombs thrown around consistently.

What did you like best about this story?

The real personality of the main character. She made me smile throughout.

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

No. This one was good though. Wasn't a distraction from the story.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

More than anyone bargained for.

Any additional comments?

Another fun read. Most of the time there was no gut clench as I got through the stressful spots. Was easy to root for the main character. & I loved her friends. The brother scene completely weirded me out though.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Profiler's Daughter

  • Sky Stone, Book 1
  • By: P. M. Steffen
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,676
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,512
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,511

The Profiler's Daughter is a psychologically haunting thriller that combines murder mystery, love triangle, and family intrigue in one satisfying page burner. Sky Stone was born into the wealth and privilege of Boston's oldest Brahmin family but chooses instead to follow in the footsteps of her deceased father, legendary FBI profiler Monk Stone. In the chilly morning hours before the Boston Marathon, when a beautiful university student is found strangled and mutilated, her body left at the base of Heartbreak Hill, Sky returns from self-imposed exile to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great find

  • By Chris Culkeen on 03-14-14

Narration made me irrationally angry.

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

Reviewed: 05-27-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The book was a great read, although it drug on in a few spots. I had to force myself to finish it w the absurd voices the narrator provided. Good thing the plot has juice.

Would you be willing to try another one of Gabrielle de Cuir’s performances?

Not even for free. She drawled for characters she shouldn't have. At times she made the put together main character inappropriately whiney. She hadn't a clue how to do a Boston accent & made the men sound completely opposite from how I felt they were designed to be. Like they were idiots, instead of sharp officers w a flavor of wit.

Do you think The Profiler's Daughter needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Of course. Cruel hanging ending re the babies daddy & if she even knows. Plus I want to see the reaction of the fake pregnancy. I think Angel should have been a dirty cop who was a part of the whole mess--so it would be interesting to see where that line leads. And we have to know if she tells her homicide boss to bugger off for not believing in her sanity & for all the guys that let one situation completely distort their respect for her and disregard her professional input. P.S. Where was her jerk of an ex when she needed protecting? And if they have a different narrator then Id very much enjoy seeing the rookie's character develop.

Any additional comments?

Write a sequel. Ditch the narrator. I'll be first in line.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • How to Get Over It

  • Breakups, Betrayals & Rejection
  • By: PhD Patrick Wanis
  • Narrated by: PhD Patrick Wanis
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 21

In this audiobook, Dr. Wanis will give you the keys to finding love and happiness once again. Australian Patrick Wanis, PhD, is a renowned life coach, human behavior and relationship expert, clinical hypnotherapist, and author with extensive credits worldwide. Much of his work has focused on examining the role of the mind, body, and physiology on behavior and psychological functioning. Wanis holds a PhD in health psychology from the Open International University for Alternative Medicine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good info, but the interviewer pulls the audio dow

  • By Jennifer on 04-15-11

This book was awful

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

Reviewed: 07-19-13

What would have made How to Get Over It better?

Very little substance. Man and woman talking to one another in an question/answer style. I got absolutely nothing new or helpful from this.

Would you ever listen to anything by Patrick Wanis again?

No. Definitely No.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from How to Get Over It?

Id scrap the whole book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful