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  • Dead Until Dark

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,407
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,432

Vampires have officially "come out of the coffin", and Miss Sookie can't wait for one to come her way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • That Vampire Said ....

  • By Pamela on 07-24-08

I liked it

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

Reviewed: 03-02-16

After attending an urban fantasy panel and meeting Charlaine along with several other authors I decided to give this series a shot. Charlaine had genuine wit and charm and I thought if any of that bled over into her books then they would be enjoyable, I was not disappointed.

A bit more "romance" than I was anticipating and could not listen with my kids in the car, but enjoyable nonetheless.

  • The Authorities

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,476
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,470

Sinclair Rutherford is a young Seattle cop with a taste for the finer things. Doing menial tasks and getting hassled by superiors he doesn't respect are definitely not "finer things". Good police work and bad luck lead him to crack a case that changes quickly from a career-making break into a high-profile humiliation when footage of his pursuit of the suspect - wildly inappropriate murder weapon in hand - becomes an Internet sensation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fun book by Scott Meyer

  • By Matt on 11-04-17

Funny

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

Reviewed: 02-19-16

Luke Daniels was excellent as always.

The story took me a bit to get into, but once it got going it was funny and interesting. The writing style is very similar to the author's other works, so if you enjoyed those, you will enjoy this too.

  • The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep

  • A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep
  • By: Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367

This groundbreaking number-one best seller is sure to turn nightly bedtime battles into a loving and special end-of-day ritual. The child-tested, parent-approved story uses an innovative technique that brings a calm end to any child's day. This audiobook features two readings of The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep - one by Fred Sanders, one by Kathleen McInerney.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I suffer from terrible insomnia

  • By Justin E. Babendreier on 12-31-15

Kids Adore This Book

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

Reviewed: 01-24-16

I am pretty sure that the first 10 or so times my kids listened to this book it actually kept them up longer than they normally would have been up, but since then it really seems to help them sleep. Kids are 4 and 6. If nothing else it has become a security blanket, and they both enjoy using it as a relaxing technique while laying in bed.

I on the other hand have never made it past the Wizard.

  • Wild Rover No More

  • Being the Last Recorded Account of the Life & Times of Jacky Faber
  • By: L. A. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641

Audie Award, Best Female Narrator, 2016. Jacky Faber is framed as passing confidential U.S. information to the British. Forced to flee Boston, she goes undercover as a governess for a prominent Puritan family. When outed by a nosy postmaster, she deserts the respectability of her position, dons a leotard and slippers, and poses as a Russian tightrope walker in a traveling circus. But the law soon catches up with her, and prospects do not look good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I feel I have lost a friend.

  • By Jonathan on 02-09-15

Thank you Mr. Meyer...

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

Reviewed: 03-03-15

This is the last book in the series, and the author did a good job tying up loose ends. He knew this would be his last book in the series and he provided for us readers.

I didn't really feel the circus part of the book, but overall was another Bloody Jack adventure - you will laugh, cry and scream at Jacky for doing something stupid yet again. But this book is really all about the end. Everything you've been waiting for, for our Jacky.

Thank you for all the adventures, Mr. Meyer. Sail on.

  • The Ship of Brides

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766

1946: World War II has ended and all over the world, young women are beginning to fulfill the promises made to the men they wed in wartime. In Sydney, Australia, four women join 650 other war brides on an extraordinary voyage to England - aboard HMS Victoria, which still carries not just arms and aircraft but a thousand naval officers. Rules are strictly enforced, from the aircraft carrier’s captain down to the lowliest young deckhand. But the men and the brides will find their lives intertwined despite the Navy’s ironclad sanctions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 3.75 stars

  • By Lou on 05-30-14

Not her best

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

Reviewed: 09-10-14

The character development was very well done. The narrator did a fair job trying to distinguish each character.

Overall I had a really hard time getting into this book, it was boring and predictable. It was only once the brides were actually on the boat was my interest piqued, but I was not wowed by this book like I am of her many other works.

This is one I could have passed on.

  • The Girl You Left Behind

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Penny Rawlins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,125

France, 1916: Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Edouard’s portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer’s dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything - her family, her reputation, and her life - to see her husband again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exquisite Portrait of Sophie and Liz

  • By FanB14 on 09-03-13

She is a Master Storyteller

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

Reviewed: 10-04-13

I am in love with this book. The author did an amazing job of character development I felt like I knew them all personally. I was enraptured with the unfolding of the story and the internal turmoil of each character.

This is not a wasted credit.

The narrators did a beautiful job.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Fault in Our Stars

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,906
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,879
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,982

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Poignant Story

  • By AudioAddict on 04-25-13

I Pretty Much Bawled For the Last 2 Hours

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

Reviewed: 04-08-13

I could not put this book down. I saw so many good reviews I had to give this book a try, and I am so glad I did. I was entralled, this is one of those books you stay in your car long after you've arrived just to hear a few more minutes.

As the title said, this book is a serious tear jerker. Keep the tissues close once you get near the end. I really wish the author went on a little bit longer. I did not want it to end, and I really wanted to know what happened to the characters after the story ended - which seems like a cruel joke from the author.

Also the last 15 minutes of the recording is an interview with the author. I wish I would have known so I could have planned accordingly.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Ruins

  • Pathfinder, Book 2
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Kirby Heyborne, Emily Janice Card
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,568
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,593

When Rigg and his friends crossed the Wall between the only world they knew and a world they could not imagine, he hoped he was leading them to safety. But the dangers in this new wallfold are more difficult to see. Rigg, Umbo, and Param know that they cannot trust the expendable, Vadesh - a machine shaped like a human, created to deceive - but they are no longer certain that they can even trust one another. But they will have little choice. Because although Rigg can decipher the paths of the past, he can’t yet see the horror that lies ahead: A destructive force with deadly intentions is hurtling toward Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too much arguing between the characters.

  • By Arthur on 01-13-15

...Wait...What?

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

Reviewed: 01-20-13

I waited for this book to come out and was extremely interested in where it would go. It did not dissapoint, there is a serious adventure in this book. The book started right where the previous book left off, so there is no catching up to do, unless you need a refresher from the old book.

My biggest complaint for the book is that the last hour left me confused. I don't want to give anything away, but it left me thinking I missed something and a lot of "WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!"

There is a lot of time traveling in this book and it can get a little confusing at times. So don't zone out for part of it or you may miss important details.

Narrators were all spot on. No complaints from me!

  • The Giver

  • By: Lois Lowry
  • Narrated by: Ron Rifkin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,651

December is the time of the annual Ceremony at which each twelve-year-old receives a life assignment determined by the Elders. Jonas watches his friend Fiona named Caretaker of the Old and his cheerful pal Asher labeled the Assistant Director of Recreation. But Jonas has been chosen for something special. When his selection leads him to an unnamed man, the man called only the Giver, he begins to sense the dark secrets that underlie the fragile perfection of his world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying music

  • By far_to_go on 07-18-13

High Hopes Left Me Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 01-20-13

I had really high hopes for this book. I am a big fan of YA Dystopian novels, and I'd heard this book was really one of the important ones in the genre.

I felt like the beginning of this book was really good, I liked where it was going, it had an interesting setting...but about 3/4 through it felt like the author gave up and just wanted it to end. It left way too many loose ends, and just sort of ended.

I wasn't a huge fan of the narrator, but he did not bother me.

19 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • Trapped

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 5
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,037
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,293

After 12 years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave. Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge - but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as some of the others in the series

  • By Melissa Schroff on 12-18-12

Wonderful Series

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

Reviewed: 12-30-12

I seriously love this series. But I suppose if I am writing a review for the 5th book in the series that goes without saying.

I found this book to be reminiscent of book three. That is to say, it isn't my favorite in the series. But it is interesting nonetheless. It was very political and a lot of games were being played. Who was betraying who, who was in league with who? Although some things left me frustrated and confused...like why didn't he just take conventional methods to get to places he wanted to go, like a car or plane. It also left a lot of things unresolved.

I hope the next book ties up some loose ends. But it was an interesting listen all the same.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful