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  • The One-in-a-Million Boy

  • By: Monica Wood
  • Narrated by: Chris Ciulla
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,718

For years, guitarist Quinn Porter has been on the road, chasing gig after gig, largely absent to his twice-ex-wife Belle and their odd, Guinness records-obsessed son. When the boy dies suddenly, Quinn seeks forgiveness for his paternal shortcomings by completing the requirements for one of his son's unfinished Boy Scout badges. For seven Saturdays Quinn does yard work for Ona Vitkus, the spry 104-year-old Lithuanian immigrant the boy had visited weekly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very moving, thought provoking,

  • By Kelli Stone on 04-12-17

Glorious

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

What a wonderfully written book filled with heart wrenching and heart healing moments. Joyful. Sorrowful. Healing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • All the Winters After

  • A Novel
  • By: Seré Prince Halverson
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,264

Kachemak Winkel never intended to come back to his hometown of Caboose, Alaska, where his family died in a plane crash 20 years earlier. When he finally musters the courage to return and face his painful memories, he's surprised to find a mysterious young woman living in his abandoned house.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ambivalent

  • By Bonnie on 04-21-16

Bleh.

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

Just a romance novel. Nicely read but seriously weak and predictable. Set in Alaska but too many mispronounced locations.

  • No Graves As Yet

  • A World War One Novel #1
  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

On a sunny afternoon in late June, Cambridge professor Joseph Reavley is summoned from a student cricket match to learn that his parents have died in an automobile crash. Joseph's brother, Matthew, an officer in the Intelligence Service, reveals that their father had been en route to London to turn over to him a mysterious secret document.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Slow Introduction to the Great War

  • By Lulu on 02-28-15

historically accurate and compelling

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

If u live historical novels and great writing and compelling characters and if I have a penchant for re listening to recorded books then this is your lucky day. Anne Perry spins a wonderful tale of pain and courage and love. I recommend without reservation.

  • Revenge in a Cold River

  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

Commander William Monk has learned to live with the fact that he cannot remember the events of his life prior to a horrific carriage accident years ago. But when a ghost from his past, a man he has no recollection of, attempts to frame him for a series of murders, he must rely on the help of his wife, Hester, and his close friend, Oliver Rathbone, in order to free himself - from both the charges and the demons that have haunted him since the accident.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Jean on 12-02-16

Scruff grows up

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

Reviewed: 11-21-16

Another stellar book from Ms Perry. I love how her characters develop over time. And this book is no exception. Enjoy!!

  • The Undead

  • Part 11
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

It is the morning after the storm. Thick fog covers everything. In the stifling, claustrophobic atmosphere, Howie and his group head out for supplies. Skirmishes and tense fights take place and there are messages left in blood at key sites: 'he's coming'. As the day progresses, Howie becomes increasingly darker in thought, and more demanding of his team. By the end of the day they have discovered a munitions factory, but can Howie hold it together?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • terrible narrator change

  • By B M C on 03-05-17

Betrayal

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

Reviewed: 11-06-16

What happened? I love this series but this installment is awful. Terrible narration. Weak story. Don't bother.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Downfall

  • A Brady Novel of Suspense
  • By: J. A. Jance
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

With a baby on the way, sudden deaths in the family from which to recover, a reelection campaign looming, and a daughter heading off for college, Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady has her hands full when a puzzling new case hits her department, demanding every resource she has at her disposal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • J.A. Jance at her best.

  • By Jean on 09-25-16

Huber grates on me

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

Reviewed: 09-11-16

This was a lovely read in a series of good books but Huber's reading is impossibly annoying and predictably off the mark. Never again!!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,849
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35,853

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-21-17

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 07-02-15

This was an Audible recommendation and I wasn't disappointed. Cleaver and original and a good listen

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Jakarta Pandemic

  • By: Steven Konkoly
  • Narrated by: Joseph Morton
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,593
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,458
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,456

In the late fall of 2013, a lethal pandemic virus emerges from the Islamic Republic of Indonesia (IRI) and rages unchecked across every continent. When the Jakarta Flu threatens his picture-perfect Maine neighborhood, Alex Fletcher, Iraq War veteran, is ready to do whatever it takes to keep his family safe. As a seasoned sales representative for Biosphere Pharmaceuticals, makers of a leading flu virus treatment, Alex understands what a deadly pandemic means for all of them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Halfway Boring

  • By Paul on 04-22-14

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

Loved the plot line, attention to detail, character development and outcome. Sophisticated, thoughtful and thoroughly entertaining. I'm a big fan of apocalyptic stories. This is in my top five.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Perseid Collapse

  • The Perseid Collapse, Book 1
  • By: Steven Konkoly
  • Narrated by: John David Farrell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 768

2019. Six years after the Jakarta Pandemic “decimated” the world's population; life is back to normal for the Fletchers and most Americans. The United States stands at the brink of a complete domestic and international resurgence, with stories of confidence and prosperity dominating the headlines. Appearances can be deceiving. An undercurrent of paranoia and fear still runs strong below the surface; the collective angst spawned by 28 million American deaths forever stamped into population's psyche.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DON'T BUY THIS BOOK YET...Wait for the 2nd part..

  • By Denise on 02-28-14

Wow

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

Love this one. Lots of detail and character development with great cliffhanger. No reservations or complaints.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Undead: Part 2

  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613

A deadly infection spreads across Europe. The Undead series: a terrifying account of one man desperately struggling to survive this harrowing event day by day. Part two - days four to six. With a plan to rescue Howie's sister from London, Howie and Dave travel to Salisbury army training barracks to find an armoured personnel carrier that will see them safely through the densely populated and infected towns that lead into the capital.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • You have got to be kidding me.

  • By VictoryRider on 09-12-15

Even better

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

Reviewed: 05-06-15

Book 2 is a great adventure. Great story line complete with moral dilemmas, best friends betrayed, and zombies. Can't put it down.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful