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  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,401
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,431

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ages Well

  • By Dennis on 10-21-12

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

I loved this book. I can only hope if I reach 100 there is one more adventure for me too!

  • The Shelters of Stone

  • Earth's Children, Book 5
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 33 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,970

After their epic journey across Europe, Ayla and Jondalar have reached his home, the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii, the old stone-age settlement in the region known today as southwest France. Jondalar's family greet him warmly, but they are initially wary of the beautiful young woman he has brought back, with her strange accent and her tame wolf and horses.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Why did Sandra Burr change the voices?

  • By michelle on 08-17-11

Why???

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

I am listening to this series back to back. Why does Ayla sound like “Natasha, Russian spy”? It is making me angry and really distracting from my enjoyment of this book.
Extremely bad production decision!

  • The Plains of Passage

  • Earth's Children, Book 4
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 32 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,165

Ayla and Jondalar set out on horseback across the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe. To the hunter gatherers of their world - who have never seen tame animals - Ayla and Jondalar appear enigmatic and frightening.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Part IV of a great read

  • By Thomas on 01-21-11

Great story

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

I read this series many years ago. It is wonderful to revisit these characters and their journeys.

There are some production issues with the audiobook that bothered me all the way through.
- chapter numbers fall so quickly after the last sentence of the prior chapter that they seem to be part of that sentence.
- the attempt at using different voices makes the characters sound very odd and Not believable
- the sound levels change radically at times to the point t that some paragraphs sound like they have been slid in after the fact and some time sound like a different reader.
Still worth the listen. This series is excellent. The characters are deep and layered and I wanted to stay on their journey with them.

  • Night Road

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,645

For 18 years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows - her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable. Jude does everything to keep her kids on track for college and out of harm’s way. It has always been easy - until senior year of high school. Suddenly she is at a loss.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Took awhile to get into but worth it

  • By selena on 05-10-11

What a pleasant surprise

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

I ordered this book on a 2-1 sale based on the preview. What a gem! The characters are complex and enjoyable to get to know. I smiled a lot while listening. I also cried a couple of times.
The story is real and effectively told. Lots of life lessons for the characters.

  • The Guests on South Battery

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Aimée Bruneau
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050

With her extended maternity leave at its end, Melanie Trenholm is less than thrilled to leave her new husband and beautiful twins to return to work, especially when she's awoken by a phone call with no voice on the other end - and the uneasy feeling that the ghostly apparitions that have stayed silent for over a year are about to invade her life once more. But her return to the realty office goes better than she could have hoped, with a new client eager to sell the home she recently inherited on South Battery.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator was scarier than the ghosts!

  • By roswellgahokie on 01-13-17

Tradd street series

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

This is the last In the series and I am glad. I binge listened to all 5. Melanie, the main character seems like an idealist 20 year old who knows it all. When you find out she 40 I started to dislike her. But in this book as a mother of twin 1 year olds I am a ghast that she still believes she can control everything including nap, play, and feeding times.
The other problem with binging them is you hear in continuity issues and the inconsistency problems. These stories are told by Melanie. And in the first 4 books her mother is referred to as “my mother” unless an other character said her name. In this book half the time she is “my mother” the other half “Jannette”. I found it very annoying
Having said that I enjoy the easy read story and the other characters enjoyable and I really was rooting for them.

The Girl on Legare Street
    
    
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        Aimée Bruneau
    
    


    
    Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    1,264 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Girl on Legare Street

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Aimée Bruneau
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084

A this sequel to The House on Tradd Street. When Melanie Middleton was seven years old, her mother, Ginnette, left home, abandoning her husband and her daughter. Now, nearly 33 years later, Ginnette has returned to Charleston, South Carolina, to confront her past and make amends with the daughter she left behind. Melanie is less than thrilled when her mother reappears in her life and asks for her help in buying back the family home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Believable Paranormal Ghostly Story

  • By Kathy on 01-28-10

Great light story

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

I really enjoyed visiting with the characters I met in “The house on Tradd Street”. The continuing development of these characters kept me interested.

This is a easy read (listen) with good characters. The story kept me reading (listening)

Both this audio book and the first one have odd blank spots. They are long enough for me to think it just ended a chapter. Then I thought they were changes in thought or direction but they aren’t. They make the listening experience a bit weird.

  • Justice Lost

  • By: Scott Pratt
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486

Darren Street faces the most personal and ruthless vendetta of his life. After forfeiting years serving time for a false murder conviction, former criminal defense attorney Darren Street finally got his freedom back and is trying to build a regular life. But when an unthinkable tragedy shatters his hard-earned normalcy, Street is left reeling from the devastating blow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The eleventh Scott Pratt legal thriller!

  • By Wayne on 02-13-18

Enjoyable but predictable

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

As the third book in the series it is becoming very predictable. I hope the 4th book breaks that a bit

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  • Justice Redeemed

  • By: Scott Pratt
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,391

Two years ago, Darren Street made a name for himself as the man who rooted out corruption in the district attorney's office. Now the hotheaded young lawyer is in the public eye yet again - this time, accused of murder. Jalen Jordan retained Street for what seemed to be a minor traffic violation, but when evidence turned up linking Jordan to the death of two boys, Street wanted out of the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Power In The Hands of Dishonest Prosecutors

  • By R. Pontiflet on 04-01-16

Never knew quite where we were going

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

I really enjoyed this book and the performance of it. Although in the end we got where I thought we were going the twists on the way were unexpected and often heartbreaking.

  • The Good Father

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, Arielle DeLisle, Emily Durante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511

Four years ago, 19-year-old Travis Brown made a choice: to raise his newborn daughter on his own. While most of his friends were out partying and meeting girls, Travis was at home, changing diapers and worrying about keeping food on the table. But he's never regretted his decision. Bella is the light of his life. The reason behind every move he makes. And so far, she is fed. Cared for. Safe. But when Travis loses his construction job and his home, the security he's worked so hard to create for Bella begins to crumble....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Lisa on 09-10-15

I love this book

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

I really enjoyed the story and like that it is told from multiple characters perspectives.

  • The Heist

  • A Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,133

FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years the only name she’s cared about is Nicolas Fox - an international crook she wants in more ways than one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!!

  • By Amanda on 09-17-13

Great easy fun story

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I really enjoyed this book. Didn’t love the reader so much but pushed through to enjoy the story