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  • A Stranger Is Watching

  • By: Mary Higgins Clark
  • Narrated by: Betty Buckley
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Two years after Nina Peterson's brutal murder, her husband, Steve, is still fighting to bring the killer to justice. Their six-year-old son, Neil, remains haunted by the terrible vision of the murderer's hands wrapped around his mother's throat. And Sharon Martin, who has grown to love both Steve and Neil, wishes only to ease their pain and suffering. But as 19-year-old Ronald Thompson sits wrongly convicted on the eve of his execution, a stranger is still watching -- still plotting as he did before, living for the moment when he can kill and kill again....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged version too disjointed

  • By Margaret on 11-17-18

Get full version.

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

Reviewed: 04-25-17

Downloaded the abridged version. Wish I had the full. Caught my attention very quickly and listened intently to the end.

  • One of Our Thursdays is Missing

  • A Novel
  • By: Jasper Fforde
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 589

Deftly blending such genres as mystery, science fiction, and classic literature, Jasper Fforde’s gleefully irreverent New York Times best-selling Thursday Next novels defy categorization. In this sixth installment, the threat of all-out Genre war looms over BookWorld. But with the real Thursday Next retired in the real world, the Council of Genres has no other choice than to tap the fictional Thursday to save the day. Her mission as emissary is to prevent the brewing war—but her task is made more difficult by a hidden foe manipulating events.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not really a Thursday Next book

  • By Kevin on 03-10-11

Returned it!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

Not my style. Very unusual story line. Seems like something you would love or hate.

  • The Syndicate

  • Carl Weber Presents
  • By: Brick, Storm
  • Narrated by: Diana Luke, Dylan Ford, Randall Buck, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746

They were just kids when Claudette McPhearson took them all in. Eight of them all together. All different races and ethnic makeups, but she loved them as her own. One woman taught them how to love, trust, and respect one another. She was the only glue that kept them together, the only one they wanted to please and never let down. She had been their light at the end of a long troublesome tunnel - it shined so bright. Then, one dreadful day, it all came to a crashing halt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Brick and Storm

  • By MzBullock on 09-02-16

Modern remake

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

Seems like a remake of MAFIA novel. Graphics sex and lots of profanity. Not good enough to make me listen to part 2.

  • The Blood Strand

  • Foroyar Triology, Book 1
  • By: Chris Ould
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 205

Jan Reyna is a murder squad detective, British by adoption and choice, Faroese by birth and history. Called back to the remote Danish Faroe Islands when his father suffers a paralysing stroke, Reyna is forced to reexamine his decades-long rejection of the past and of his father in particular. But in this now-foreign country, whose language and customs he no longer understands, Reyna is also drawn into a rare Faroese murder case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent first book

  • By Dr. William J. Kass on 03-22-16

Enjoyable foreign mystery

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

What made the experience of listening to The Blood Strand the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the story and the the new geography, however had difficulty with foreign names. I really had to concentrate at the beginning to keep characters in place. My fault for not being familiar with Scandinavian names.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Invisible Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Ralph Ellison
  • Narrated by: Joe Morton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,698
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,699

Ralph Elllison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of 20th-century African-American life. It is a strange story, in which many extraordinary things happen, some of them shocking and brutal, some of them pitiful and touching - yet always with elements of comedy and irony and burlesque that appear in unexpected places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterfully written; perfectly narrated

  • By Imhokhai on 03-04-13

Hard to follow, did not finish.

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

I listen to be entertained while walking. I found the tangents and images to be hard to follow and to take away from under lying story. I listened to 4 hours and gave up.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Master and Commander

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 1
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,139

This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, Royal Navy, and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the road of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Choice of Narrators

  • By Frank R. Adams on 04-23-10

Didn't finish

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-08

I listen to a lot of books during my commute to and from work, 60 min each way. I enjoy many types, mysteries, sci fi, I just could not get in to this one. I think it requires too much concentration to follow and I just could not commit. The terms are unknown, and if you miss a definition you must go back. On at least 3 occasions I thought my ipod had skipped as I was totally lost. I gave up.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Woken Furies

  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 22 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,139
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,251

Richard K. Morgan has received widespread praise for his astounding 25th-century novels featuring Takeshi Kovacs, and has established a growing legion of fans. Mixing classic noir sensibilities with a searing futuristic vision of an age when death is nearly meaningless, Morgan returns to his saga of betrayal, mystery, and revenge, as Takeshi Kovacs, in one fatal moment, joins forces with a mysterious woman who may have the power to shatter Harlan's World forever.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • a first

  • By customer on 02-10-08

Long, hard to follow

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-07

I really enjoyed the first two. But this one was long, I almost stopped listening 2 or 3 times. Seems to be a lot more descriptive narrative not required for story. So many characters make it hard to keep track of them. If I did not have the attachment of listening to first two, I would not have finished it. Echo effect not good, narrator grows on you, but he should have pronounced Kovacs, the same as in the first two.

  • Shadow of the Giant

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: David Birney, Scott Brick, Full Cast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,289

Bean, once the smallest student at the Battle School, and Ender Wiggin's right hand, has grown to be a power on Earth. He served the Hegemon as strategist and general in the terrible wars that followed Ender's defeat of the alien empire attacking Earth. Now he wishes for a safe place to build a family, something he has never known, but there is nowhere on Earth that does not harbor his enemies; old enemies from the days in Ender's Jeesh, new enemies from the wars on Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enderverse

  • By Joe on 06-13-05

Disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-06

I had a very hard time getting into this book but I persevered. It is the first of the series I have listened to. Perhaps it is just not my thing. I found that it dragged for the first couple of hours and that it took a long time to tie things together. By the end my opinion improved but I donlt think I will listen to others in the series.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful