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  • Infected

  • A Novel
  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Scott Sigler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,411
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,185
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,186

Across America a mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Confused? This review might help.

  • By Jessica's Bookshelf on 01-14-09

Very cool!

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys science fiction and or fantasy. In terms of what I liked versus what I did not like, I enjoyed the performance of the reader, writer, as well as the story development itself. It was a really fun interesting read with lots of variation in plot… In short twist and light. Really good, didn't expect the ending as per normal. I think I did not like however what is the constant intrusion of the music.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Obsession

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,083

Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father's crimes and made him infamous. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles away from everything she's ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up - especially the determined Xander Keaton.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Total Letdown

  • By McChica04 on 07-11-16

Very good read, not as light and easy as the author is usually!

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

Reviewed: 11-10-16

As per subject line, this was a very good read. It was a very rapid start, Delving into a very strong storyline, capturing the imagination immediately. It lagged a little in the middle while it built to the latter part of the story, but nothing major. It was an absolutely excellent read. The character development was good, the storyline was twisted, The ending was revealed at the end of the book, rather than being able to be guest halfway through… It had enough complexity and segmented storylines, that it was an interesting captivating read throughout. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this Johndra. In fact, I think I will recommend it to my mother!

  • Captain to Captain

  • Star Trek Legacies, Book 1
  • By: Greg Cox
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 765

Hidden aboard the USS Enterprise is a secret that has been passed from captain to captain, from Robert April to Christopher Pike to James T. Kirk. Now the return of the enigmatic woman once known as Number One has brought that secret to light, and Kirk and his crew must risk everything to finish a mission that began with April so many years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome back to audio Star Trek

  • By EasyReader on 08-18-16

Easy, entertaining, and interesting read.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-16

The book was a good read, easy on the head, entertaining in its level of complexity, and interesting and it's storyline and twists. Story dovetailed really nicely with previous books and p fit well within the Star Trek world. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the original series, knows the history, enjoys and easy and entertaining read. I enjoyed the book, the narrator, and look forward to the next in the series. I'm sure it will be equally good.

  • The Broken Eye

  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 29 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,417
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,023
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,017

Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power. With Teia and Karris, Kip will have to use all his wits to survive a secret war between noble houses, religious factions, rebels, and an ascendant order of hidden assassins called The Broken Eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loving this series!

  • By Lauren on 09-06-16

Excellent book lots of twists at the end!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-16

As per title, fantastic book with lots of twists and plot particularly at the end! This is the best of the three that I have read so far in this series and I look forward to the next one. Wonderful character development of the (Light bringer) excellent story development as well. This book leaves us with all key players in strategic positions to move the plot in any direction. As stated, cannot wait for the next book. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys this Johndra

  • Defend and Betray

  • A William Monk Novel #3
  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531

Ten people gather together for an elegant London dinner party. By the end of the party, only nine are alive. Sometime after dinner, General Thaddeus Carlyon is brutally murdered in the hallway. Who had the strength - and motive - to murder the distinguished military hero? Nurse Latterly and Inspector Monk find the answers in a nightmarish legacy of evil.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Anachronistic, repetitious, annoying.

  • By Michele on 01-15-14

Good storyline, but not as counterintuitive as the two previous.

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

Reviewed: 09-18-16

Overall a good book, but not an excellent book. I'm not sure I would recommend this to anyone, unless they are bored and have nothing else to read. The storyline was very obvious from the get-go, the characters were not terribly developed, and the outcome was obvious. There was way too much emphasis on the emotional history of the lead detective. His history is interesting, but should not be the focus of the book and in this case, it is. The actual drama seem to take a backstage to his revealing of where he wanted to go in his life. Again, interesting but should not be the focal point. In any case, interesting read, to a degree, but not something I would have read if I had been aware of the focus of the book. I would've simply skip to the next one in the series. In summation, just a little too predictable and A little bit lame.

  • Midnight in Europe

  • By: Alan Furst
  • Narrated by: Daniel Gerroll
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 359

Paris, 1938: As the shadow of war darkens Europe, democratic forces on the Continent struggle against fascism and communism, while in Spain the war has already begun. Alan Furst, whom Vince Flynn has called "the most talented espionage novelist of our generation", now gives us a taut, suspenseful, romantic, and richly rendered novel of spies and secret operatives in Paris and New York, in Warsaw and Odessa, on the eve of World War II.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Furst + Carroll = WIN!

  • By Annie M. on 06-22-14

Another human story coming out of the pre-second world war…

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

Reviewed: 05-23-16

This is another fantastic book from a fantastic author. I periodically read his book simply because too many at a time or two much. The human aspects and the development of character are just too real. I find myself identifying with each as they develop and move and change direction. It is much like life, not quite sure where it's going or exactly where it's coming from just knowing where the minute is… This is a beautiful book with beautiful characters. I would recommend it to absolutely anybody.

The author is as per usual true to the history, while building drama around events with known outcomes… The list, cast, of characters as the key players move through the book are wonderful, exciting, personable, and in all parts human The topic is tragic, and that we are dealing with some very serious outcomes of the pre-second world war era, but yet at the end I can truly say it is a beautiful book. This author never fails to please.

  • Rise of a Legend

  • Guardian of Scotland, Volume 1
  • By: Amy Jarecki
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 204

Running away from her catastrophic life, historical journalist Eva MacKay joins an archaeological dig at the battleground of Loudoun Hill. Unearthing the seal of William Wallace, Eva gains notoriety. But her dreams of Bowie knives, the weapon that murdered her husband, morph into great swords and dirks. Drawn to a ruined monastery, Eva drifts into the worst nightmare of all. Awaking to the sharp point of a madman's sword, she is hurled into the midst of a bloody 13th-century battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By seelk on 05-07-16

True to history and well-developed…

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

Reviewed: 04-28-16

This is a wonderful book, as indicated, true to history and wonderfully developed. The characters are very human but yet the history is very honest. It was a bit of a slow start, but after the third or fourth chapter the characters became more real more developed more intriguing… I would recommend this book to absolutely anyone who enjoys his store cool fiction. I look forward to the sequel… fiction

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Walls of Babylon: De Wolfe Pack/Great Lords of le Bec

  • de Wolfe Pack, Book 5
  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Sean Patrick Hopkins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

Lady Nicola Aubrey-Thorne is the widow of a great Edwardian supporter. When Kenton conquers her home of Babylon Castle, she offers him nothing but resistance and hatred. Kenton sees a beautiful, spoiled woman who fights him on every turn, yet the spark of attraction is there. As Kenton comes to learn the darker secrets of Babylon, he comes to understand Lady Thorne and her sorrows. And his attraction toward her grows beyond his control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Biglumux on 08-01-16

Oh we bit predictable but still very good…

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

Reviewed: 04-24-16

This is one of the better of the series… Character development was better than the previous, storyline was actually more intriguing than the previous, and character development was good as well as the narrator was absolutely excellent… Again I think I'll move onto the next in the series. Whom would I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys like meets with a bit of history and a lot of romance… Good stuff emulates the environment or historical space at the time… in summation, good read, light read, not a five-star book, but still a good book…

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,721
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,641

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

Heaven can be found here on earth

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

Reviewed: 04-13-16

A very good read… Narrator was absolutely excellent, performance was really good. Storyline was good, character development was good, and the overall story was intriguing and evolving. As for the subject line, that was the key message…

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Spectacle of Corruption

  • By: David Liss
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

While inquiring into some threatening notes sent to a Church of England priest, Benjamin Weaver is arrested for the murder of a dockworker. After his conviction, engineered by a crooked judge who has blatantly instructed the jury to disregard the truth, Weaver escapes from prison, intent upon proving his innocence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Liss-less

  • By Harley on 06-19-12

Excellent read, I would recommend this book to anyone…

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

Reviewed: 03-15-16

This was an absolutely excellent read. I enjoyed the characters, plot development, the twists and turns, and completely unexpected some plots. The story was fast pace, historically correct, exceptionally involved, and just an absolute work of art by this author… I just discovered this Author recently, and look forward to reading anymore of his books. I would recommend this book to absolutely anybody who enjoys his store cool fiction, intrigue, the study of human nature, and character development and by play… Excellent book!