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  • The City of Mirrors

  • A Novel (Book Three of the Passage Trilogy)
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 29 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,541
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,949

The Twelve have been destroyed, and the 100-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended. The survivors are stepping outside their walls, determined to build society anew - and daring to dream of a hopeful future.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted vampires, not college orgies

  • By Todd Harris on 08-08-18

Ugh really!!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-01-16

I was so depressed. The story did not end the way I had hoped. I guess there is room for more sequels, but uggghhh

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Passage

  • A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,380

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • When does anything interesting finally happen?

  • By B. Reid on 01-18-19

Head Scratcher - At First

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

Reviewed: 10-19-15

Where does The Passage rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This audio book is at the top of my list. I love to listen/read thrillers and books that make you think. This is one of those.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed how the book "seemed" to jump around; however, when you get on into the next part of the book you realize it really didn't. There is a rhyme and reason to the book, you have to be patient.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

The characters were believable. I really liked Wargast, he was my all time favorite character in the early part of the book.

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

I listened to this book driving to the gym, at the gym, driving to work, some at work, and then on my way home. There are parts of the book that you really need to listen closely too. I have started listening to the book a second time and there is still one part that I forgot to pay real close attention to it. Yes, I could jump back and I should, but I keep going. I am sure I will listen to it again. I am getting Part 2, now. Very excited to listen to part 2.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Angel

  • A Thriller
  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

The Black Angel begins with the disappearance of a young prostitute from one of New York City's seamiest neighborhoods. Like so many tormented souls before her, the girl's mother is inevitably drawn to Charlie Parker's doorstep desperate for redemption and revenge. Despite the danger that his chosen profession imposes on his wife and newborn daughter, Parker knows that the woman and her troubles cannot be ignored.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked with this story!

  • By MichelleMorla on 02-11-19

Not a fan

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

Reviewed: 05-22-15

I thought the book was Christian-based, but it isn't. there is some foul language. It took me a long time to get into the story line. The book was almost over before I got into it.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Executive Orders

  • A Novel
  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 51 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,850

Debt of Honor ends as Jack Ryan is confirmed vice president minutes before a mammoth act of terrorism kills the President, most of his cabinet, all but a few members of Congress, the entire Supreme Court and all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Suddenly Ryan is President, which is where Executive Orders begins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't some of us wish Jack ryan was real?

  • By Thomas on 05-10-12

Ok storyline

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

Reviewed: 04-27-15

Lots of detail, which I usually like. Narrator killed it for me. Sounded more like a news broadcast than a book.

  • Wrath & Righteousness

  • By: Christopher Stewart
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 53 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

It was the last peace, the great peace, the deep breath before the storm. The Golden Age was closing and the heavens paused and waited for the long plunge ahead. Some people saw it coming. But they were few. The first episode of this geopolitical thriller sets up the start of an epic battle between Light and Darkness. Taking listeners from Saudi Arabia to Israel to Washington D.C. and Chicago, Wrath & Righteousness is a frightening, torn-from-the-headlines peek into the future.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • chilling

  • By Tracey on 05-06-15

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 03-26-15

My husband got mad at me because I wouldn't put the book down I kept earbuds in my ears for days. I liked it so much I listen to it again!!!

The narrator's different voices are superb!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Last Man Standing

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 22 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,264

With vividly realized characters and a breathtaking pace, Last Man Standing is another spellbinding title from David Baldacci, best-selling author of Wish You Well. When the FBI Hostage Rescue Team is ambushed, it is up to sole survivor Web London to find the killer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I liked it, but not for everyone

  • By K. Lewis on 03-22-05

Last Man Standing - Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

If you could sum up Last Man Standing in three words, what would they be?

I want more.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I loved the plot of the book. I could guess what was coming, but I loved the book so much I have listened to it twice and will listen to it again and again.

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

I loved his voices and dialect. He did a great job reading and really bringing you into the story and keeping your interest.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The part that really moved me was when Webb was under hypnosis and remembered about his father and step-father.

Any additional comments?

I believe this is a must download if you like criminal thrillers at all. There is a ton of details, but it makes the story more believable.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful