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  • Every Breath

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Sean Cameron Michael, Vanessa Johansson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,974

In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, number-one New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals - transcending decades, continents, and the bittersweet workings of fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is riveting in that you can't stop listening. While it is listed under Fiction, the story is true.

  • By J&J on 12-17-18

Did not get far worst narration I have experienced

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

What a disappointment the narration gave me a headache in the first 30 minutes. So my review is limited. Waited a long time for something from Mr Sparks. Not going to even try to listen again.

  • The Rising Sea

  • The NUMA Files, Book 15
  • By: Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457

An alarming rise in the world's sea levels - much larger than could be accounted for by glacier melt - sends Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA scientific team rocketing around the globe in search of answers. What they find at the bottom of the East China Sea, however, is even worse than they imagined: a diabolical plan to upset the Pacific balance of power - and in the process displace as many as a billion people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • pretty good

  • By Bill on 03-20-18

embracing old world and new automation<br />

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

Great beginning fizzled at the end very predictable and far reaching but they said that about 1984. The day will come when automation replaces us all and the outfall will exceed any problem of rising seas

  • The Fire Line

  • The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots
  • By: Fernanda Santos
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June of 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Granite Mountain Hotshots were a ragtag family crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. The Hotshots were loyal to one another and dedicated to the tough job they had.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • touching

  • By matt on 05-04-16

just just sad it's a real waste of of life <br />

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-17

this is a very tough story because there are no survivors you're just left with loss

  • Sailing Alone Around the World

  • By: Joshua Slocum
  • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

Challenged by an expert who said it couldn’t be done, Joshua Slocum, a fearless New England sea captain, set out in April 1895 to prove that a man could sail alone around the world. A little over three years and forty-six thousand miles later, the proof was complete. This is Slocum’s own account of his remarkable adventures during the historic voyage of the Spray.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Anniebligh on 04-21-13

As if you were transported to 1890 even the humor

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

Reviewed: 07-29-17

slow start great reference to what it was like as a sailor in the 1800 hundreds

  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,896

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

it's concerning there people with these skills

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

Reviewed: 03-31-17

not sure if the good and bad guys in this book, the story is entertaining

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Turbo Twenty-Three

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 23
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,497

Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again. Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead body—frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story line beyond repair

  • By GH on 11-29-16

great story lots of laughs out loud

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-16

what is a better episodes of Stephanie Plum I like the time Ranger and Stephanie got the cover more than just a one-night stand

  • Steelheart

  • The Reckoners, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,734

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his will. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He got the idea from a near traffic accident

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-26-13

do not waste your money

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

What disappointed you about Steelheart?

The story is confusing, the performance poor do I need to say anything more. I only could HANDLE AND HOUR of this dribble

What was most disappointing about Brandon Sanderson’s story?

What story?

What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Nothing

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

Are you kidding

Any additional comments?

I want my money back

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Lucky One

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523

Is there really such thing as a lucky charm? The hero of Nicholas Sparks's new novel believes he's found one in the form of a photograph of a smiling woman he's never met, but who he comes to believe holds the key to his destiny. The chain of events that leads to him possessing the photograph and finding the woman pictured in it is the stuff of love stories only a master such as Sparks can write.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • what a lucky listen!

  • By laurie eller on 07-28-12

a little weak even for Nicholas,

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

Reviewed: 02-25-16

True Sparks all the way but it has an extra dose of sappy. An interesting twist with Victor. I would say that probably twist made the book.

  • Departure

  • By: A.G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber, Scott Aiello
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,024
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,002

En route to London from New York, Flight 305 suddenly loses power and crash-lands in the English countryside, plunging a group of strangers into a mysterious adventure that will have repercussions for all of humankind. Struggling to stay alive, the survivors soon realize that the world they've crashed in is very different from the one they left. But where are they? Why are they here? And how will they get back home?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Sci-Fi Story With Lots of Twists and Turns

  • By Cheri on 09-01-15

a little far fetched but if like this try "2151"

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

Reviewed: 02-16-16

story was a little convoluted but an interesting story about human nature and how it will impact the future.

  • Into the Fire

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,882
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,748

Mike reunites with his wife and his friend, Paul, aboard the Guardian only to find that things have gone from bleak to hellish on earth. Rampaging hordes of Genogerians plague the planet, as does an invasion from Progerians hell-bent on knuckling under the will of man through their relentless assault. Yet this may not be the worst of it, as an insidious "ally" has lent their support. At what cost can a planet on the brink come back from such desperate odds?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome as usual!!

  • By Ray on 05-21-15

new challenges. for Mike. and it is not all allien

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

Reviewed: 08-07-15

You have to. know. the. beginning to understand the humor and sarcasm of Mike Talbot. All evil is not. in form of aliens but author does a good job. telling a story of the we wage both inside and out.(