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  • Death of Mrs. Westaway

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,587

On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person - but also that the cold-reading skills she's honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money. Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased...where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it. Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware's signature suspenseful style, an addictive thriller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Death of Mrs. Westaway

  • By Debbie De on 06-03-18

I thought I had it figured out...

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

I was sure I knew what was happening... but things changed...again & again & again!

  • A Kiss Before the Apocalypse

  • A Remy Chandler Novel, Book 1
  • By: Thomas E. Sniegoski
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 189

Boston P.I. Remy Chandler has many talents. He can will himself invisible; he can speak and understand any foreign language (including the language of animals); and if he listens carefully, he can hear thoughts. Unusual, to say the least—for an ordinary man. But Remy is no ordinary man—he’s an angel. Generations ago, when he was known as the angel Remiel, he chose to renounce heaven and live on Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story worth the listen!

  • By Christopher on 02-06-12

I listen to this book again and again!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

The narrator is the right blend of quirky and straight. He brings the dialogue alive.

  • Day Shift

  • A Novel of Midnight, Texas
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,513

A number-one New York Times best-selling author, Charlaine Harris penned the addictive Sookie Stackhouse series. In Day Shift psychic Manfred Bernardo is hounded by the press after a client drops dead during a reading. Turning to the local vampire's lover for help, Manfred hopes she can put the squeeze on the scandal before someone else is put on ice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Midnight, Texas Continues to Fascinate

  • By Lulu on 08-21-15

The Midnight population is growing!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-16

More backstory and life for some characters from the first book and the Author has introduced new characters, and brought some others from tge Sookieverse buy for a visit. I really enjoyed this listen!

  • The Wee Free Men

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,887
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,956
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,958

Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that stands between the monsters of Fairyland and the warm, green Chalk country that is her home. Forced into Fairyland to seek her kidnapped brother, Tiffany allies herself with the Chalk's local Nac Mac Feegle, aka the Wee Free Men, a clan of sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men who are as fierce as they are funny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First Sight and Second Thoughts

  • By Richard on 02-21-05

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 03-29-16

The whole Tiffany Aching series is a great for young and young at heart alike!

  • Kissed by Fire

  • A Sunwalker Saga Novel, Book 2
  • By: Shéa MacLeod
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 299

Vampire bounty hunter Morgan Bailey needs a break. A girl can handle only so much drama - and her latest assignments have definitely brought the drama. So when her boss mentions an assignment in London, Morgan jumps at the chance to get back to her roots and do what she does best: a good old-fashioned vamp hunt. She should have known better.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hot mess of a heroine

  • By DarthVal on 10-12-15

Almost great?

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

Narrator matches my mental image and is very good. My only problem is that despite a really solid story, and an okay undertone of a romance throughout they decided to throw in a 2 minute erotica which while fine in and of itself, it just felt forced for the shock factor and not really called for based on the rest of the story.

  • Rise of the Corinari

  • Frontiers Saga Series, Book 5
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931

A time to recover. A chance to make a new ally. A brief respite to repair and rearm. An opportunity for a people to regain their honor. For every civilization there comes a moment when a stand must be made against tyranny. The time has come for the Alliance to draw a line in the sand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish audible would have a special on this series

  • By Shadowlord3 on 11-14-13

continuing saga of decent space opera

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

Reviewed: 03-01-15

continuing story. still feel the first couple of books could have easily been combined 1&2, 3&4 would have kept pace better. still good enough to continue to see what happens next.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Freedom's Dawn

  • Frontiers Saga, Book 4
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943

A ship under siege. A world on the brink of civil war. A distraught people seeking a new beginning. A battle weary crew that can barely hold it together. Even a legend can use a little help from time to time. The crew of the Aurora, the Karuzari, and the Corinairans must find a way to work together, or else they may all perish.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Jean on 05-09-16

another solid entry

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

Reviewed: 02-27-15

continuing space opera with decent pace and action. good narrator and good solid story telling. I look forward to the next book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Legend of Corinair

  • Frontiers Saga, Book 3
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023

A captain coming into his own. A handful of refugees stranded on board. A possible traitor in their midst. A voyage into the territory of the very enemy that pursues them. Sometimes legends become realities in unexpected ways. It seems that fate has the crew of the Aurora firmly in its clutches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but too short for 1 Audible credit.

  • By Steve Anderson on 10-02-15

Another solid entry!

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

Reviewed: 02-25-15

continues the story and keeps a decent pace. still think maybe the first few books could have been combined for a smoother story and be more in line with subsequent books for length and depth.

  • The Rings of Haven

  • Frontiers Saga, Book 2
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171

A ship stranded halfway across the galaxy. A difficult and lengthy journey home. A homeworld in urgent need of their return. And now they are running out of food. The crew of the Aurora must now trust their new allies in order to survive. But their situation may be far more serious than they imagined. And their actions could have repercussions across the galaxy. Their journey home may just have gotten slightly more complicated.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Greedy

  • By PW on 08-12-15

Ok, a little short.

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

Reviewed: 02-24-15

considering there are many more books to the series, this and the first book would have been better together.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Aurora: CV-01

  • Frontiers Saga, Book 1
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,706

A world recovering from a devastating plague. A brutal enemy threatening invasion. A young man seeking to escape the shadow of his father. A ship manned by a crew of fresh academy graduates. A top-secret experimental propulsion system. A questionable alliance with a mysterious green-eyed woman. What destiny has in store for the crew of the UES Aurora is far greater than any of them could ever imagine. And this is only the beginning....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 90% SciFi, 10% Cheese

  • By John C. on 06-16-14

Good start to space epic?

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

Reviewed: 02-23-15

Good first entry into a new space epic universe. Hopefully this story has legs and can keep the pace.