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  • IQ

  • By: Joe Ide
  • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,312
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,296

A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores. East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch. They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IQ way better than OK

  • By green ice cream garden on 12-21-16

Very entertaining in both story and narrator.

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

Reviewed: 10-20-17

One of the best narrators I've heard —a black man reading in the dialect today's blacks speak. Also, N and F words are almost constant so if that offends you, this isn't for you. The story is excellent, fast paced and never dull. Not a wasted word in the whole story. Can't wait to listen to the next one and hope there are many more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Little Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Hanya Yanagihara
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 32 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,302
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,311

When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I had to call in SAD to work

  • By Angela on 10-17-15

Excellent. Well worth the listen.

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Not the typical "4 college friends" book. One of the friends is a "cutter" and I've never understood why someone would do that to themselves. This book gives a glimpse into the kind of mental pain that would drive someone to hurt themselves. It's a long book but well worth the listen.

  • Full Tilt

  • Full Tilt Duet Series, Book 1
  • By: Emma Scott
  • Narrated by: Nelson Hobbs, Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370

Kacey Dawson has always lived life on the edge - impulsively, sometimes recklessly. And now, as lead guitarist for a hot up-and-coming band, she is poised at the brink of fame and fortune. But she is torn between wanting to be a serious musician and the demons that lure her down the glittering but alcohol-soaked path of rock stardom. A wrecked concert in Las Vegas threatens to ruin her career entirely. She wakes up with the hangover from hell and no memory of the night before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WONDERFUL BEYOND WORDS!!! NEEDS 100 STARS!!!!

  • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 04-14-17

I fell for the reviews, don't you...

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

I fell for the reviews, don't you... This is poorly written, plot is stupid and narrators bad. Not worth listening to.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Goodbye

  • By: Carla Buckley
  • Narrated by: Ali Ahn, Suzy Jackson, Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,758

Two cousins, Rory and Arden, lie unconscious in a hospital burn unit. The fire, which broke out in their shared college dorm room, killed another student, and the police want answers. Tension between Rory and Arden's parents was already at an all-time high before the fire, owing to a recent financial crisis and the decline of the family business. As the parents huddle anxiously in the waiting room, carefully avoiding the subject of their own unraveling relationships, disturbing truths come to light.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So sad!

  • By CR on 07-04-16

reconstructing Amelia 5.0

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

Reviewed: 06-29-16

if you enjoyed reconstructing Amelia you will love this book. well written and well narrated. couldn't put down.

15 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • The Night Ranger

  • A John Wells Novel, Book 7
  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,510

Four friends, recent college graduates, travel to Kenya to work at a giant refugee camp for Somalis. Two men, two women, each with their own reasons for being there. But after twelve weeks, they’re ready for a break and pile into a Land Cruiser for an adventure. They get more than they bargained for. Bandits hijack them. They wake up in a hut, hooded, bound, no food or water. Hostages. As a personal favor, John Wells is asked to try to find them, but he does so reluctantly. East Africa isn’t his usual playing field.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wells is finally moving out of the desert

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 03-02-13

Curious as to how much of this is story true

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

Reviewed: 02-02-16

After one of these books, I wonder how much of the information in it is true. In this case, I wonder if the USA would actually work with a terrorist group in order to achieve an end favorable to the USA. Also, how much of the drone technology revealed is accurate. Knowing how much money the USA gives to countries with bad actors (e.g., Iran and Pakistan) and the fact we no longer capture our enemies, we just drone them, I wouldn't be surprised to find that something similar to this book has actually happened.

  • The Good Girl

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,685
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,080
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,067

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant performances, moving story

  • By Roger on 09-11-14

Another Highly Rated Flop

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

Reviewed: 02-02-16

I don't now when I'm going to learn not to trust reviews and stars. The writing was so so, the story a soap opera easily figured out, and the narration awful, especially the guy that read Owen. Matter of fact, both guys weren't very good. I would not recommend this book unless it becomes a daily deal.

  • The Son

  • By: Philipp Meyer
  • Narrated by: Will Patton, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Shepherd, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,722
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,729

Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching examination of the bloody price of power, The Son is a gripping and utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American west with rare emotional acuity, even as it presents an intimate portrait of one family across two centuries. Eli McCullough is just twelve-years-old when a marauding band of Comanche storm his Texas homestead and brutally murder his mother and sister, taking him as a captive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Five Stars for the Lone Star, The Son, & Meyer

  • By Mel on 06-04-13

18 hours of horrible narrators of a boring story

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

Reviewed: 08-22-15

After seeing this book picked so many times by Audible editors as a book of the month and year, I finally gave up and listened to it. What a waste of 18 hours. The story is about 3 people that never meet and you never really know what they have to do with each other. The story of each character is boring and the narrators border on grating on your nerves, especially the 2nd guy. The woman's voice sounds awful, and her reading is even worse. The 2nd guy sounds like he has throat problems. Just awful. But no matter how good they were, they wouldn't have been able to save such a terrible book. Especially the ending. Don't waste your time or money on this one.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Tamara Lovatt-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,698

What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over?Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she's actually thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unforgettable! I loved this story!

  • By Judy on 03-04-13

4 Stars, Really ???? No See Jane Run !!!

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

Reviewed: 10-29-14

I've read a couple other Liane Moriarty books and loved them. But this one was ridiculous. There is nothing believable in her reaction to losing 10 years of her memory. The questions she asks are not believable, the conclusions she draws from her surroundings, her reactions to people, etc. just make no sense. I quit listening to it after 10 chapters. Not wasting the time. See Jane Run a much better amnesia book. Narrator not so hot either.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Night Music

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 679
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 600

The Spanish House is a mixture of designs, Georgian, Gothic and Moorish, as if whoever started it had simply got bored. It has long been known as an architectural folly to locals, and is now nearly derelict to boot. When its reclusive owner dies intestate, the Spanish House is left to his city-dwelling niece. For Isabel, recently widowed, the house is a potential lifeline - the only hope she has of providing for her two children without having to sell her most treasured possession.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hauntingly Beautiful Story of Human, Flawed People

  • By Debbie on 08-05-14

Hard to Believe By Author of Me Before You

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

Reviewed: 06-19-14

Me Before You is one of my all time favs. Which is why I decided to try this book. There is no comparison in the depth of the story, writing and characters between the two books. This book is so-so at best.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Boy, Snow, Bird

  • By: Helen Oyeyemi
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, Carra Patterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 452

In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty - the opposite of the life she' s left behind in New York. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman. A wicked stepmother is a creature Boy never imagined she' d become, but elements of the familiar tale of aesthetic obsession begin to play themselves out when the birth of Boy' s daughter, Bird, who is dark-skinned, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African Americans passing for white.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For Literary Lovers

  • By M. Shipe on 04-25-14

Part 1 excellent, Part 2 so-so, Part 3 very good

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

Reviewed: 03-29-14

I'm torn about rating this book because of the inconsistency in both writing and narration. Boy is the mother, Snow is the step daughter and Bird is the daughter. Part 1 (Susan Bennett), mostly about Boy, is amazingly written and Bennett's narration is exceptional. Part 2 (Carra Patterson) is about Snow and Bird and not sure what else is going on there. Part 2 didn't seem to fit to me, not as compelling and the narration was so-so at best. Part 3 (Susan Bennett) is back to Boy, and includes Snow and Bird. Again the writing is not as exceptional as Part 1, but the twist at the end and the understanding that comes over Boy makes up for it. I highly recommend it assuming you don't mind skimming through Part 2.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful