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  • Deck the Hounds

  • An Andy Carpenter Mystery, Book 18
  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524

Seeing a dog next to a homeless man inspires lawyer Andy Carpenter to give the pair some money to help. Soon after Andy’s encounter with them, man and dog are attacked in the middle of the night on the street. The dog defends its new owner, and the erstwhile attacker is bitten but escapes. But the dog is quarantined, and the man, Don Carrigan, is heartbroken. Andy’s wife, Laurie, can’t resist helping the duo. In a matter of days, Don and his dog, Zoey, are living above Andy’s garage and become two new additions to the family. But things soon go awry....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A terrific story with a logic problem

  • By Manifesta on 11-24-18

Another success

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

I had to listen to it straight through. Lots of chuckles....and I didn’t see the end until the audience was told.

  • The Nepali Flat

  • By: Gordon Alexander
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Join Gordon Alexander in Nepal as he drags his "heavy ass" over the Himalayas in this hilarious, adventure-soaked account of the Three Passes Trek, culminating in a visit to Everest Base Camp. Together with guide Subash and porter Nima, Gordon tackles high passes in excess of 5,400 meters (17,700 feet) and explains how high altitude affects a mildly overweight road builder from sea level in the tropics. Each part of the journey brings new challenges, including sub-freezing temperatures, almost falling into a crevasse, and alarmingly warm beer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Everyman Travels

  • By A User on 08-06-18

True Nepal

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

The story truly takes you to Nepal. It was great to travel through the trekking areas.

  • Not Always a Saint

  • By: Mary Jo Putney
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

After the death of his sweetheart when he was at university, Daniel Herbert buried his grief in medical studies and his passion for healing. Viewed as a saint by those who know him, in his own mind, he never quite manages to live up to his own high standards. Most men would be thrilled to learn they've inherited a title and estate from a distant relative, but Daniel is appalled because the burden of wealth will interfere with his medical calling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly wonderful book!!

  • By Sally S on 07-04-15

Thoroughly wonderful book!!

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

Reviewed: 07-04-15

I'm assuming, that the fact that this book was not filled with chapter after chapter of gratuitous erotic sex and that the hero was not a reformed rack or libertine, made the book boring or bland to a few other readers.The author, a favorite of mine, instead filled the page with great character development and unusual villains. The hero, a Lost Lord was a very honorable man..I liked him. The heroine, a very beautiful woman, was like a Lost Lady. They found each other, love and a marvelous, supportive relationship. The bad guys were unusual too. I liked the way other characterers from the Lost Lord series were used in the tale.

The narrator was definitely on track with a fine performance! I enjoy his voice and characters very much.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Garden of Lies

  • By: Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by: Louise Jane Underwood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 350

The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one of the finest women in Ursula Kern's employ. But Miss Clifton has met an untimely end - and Ursula is convinced it was not due to natural causes.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Miserable narration

  • By Sally S on 04-22-15

Miserable narration

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

Reviewed: 04-22-15

What would have made Garden of Lies better?

The narrator makes the heroine sound like a whiny teenager. It's so bad that her accent sounds like pseudo English. Do the authors ever screen the narrators...someone should have! I honestly don't think I will be able to finish this book with the "fingernails on a blackboard" voice. I'm very, very disappointed

Has Garden of Lies turned you off from other books in this genre?

I will certainly screen any of the authors other books much more carefully. I am a strong fan of these series, but not if done by this narrator.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Louise Jane Underwood?

Anyone

What character would you cut from Garden of Lies?

The narrator

Any additional comments?

Have it redone.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 162,961
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 150,407
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 150,245

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Once started, I was obsessed to hear more.

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

Reviewed: 08-14-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I did recommend it to several friends. All of them couldn't put it down.

What did you like best about this story?

The detail, the research needed, the facts. The detail in the equipment and modifications the character made to the equipment.

Which scene was your favorite?

The landscape and skyscape descriptions as he drove over Mars. I felt like I was there, in the passenger seat.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the tech assigned to "watch" the devastated site, realized that the astronaut was alive.

Any additional comments?

I may listen to this again, it was that good!