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  • Heir of Fire

  • Throne of Glass, Book 3
  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,235

Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak - but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth - a truth about her heritage that could change her life - and her future - forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shocked

  • By Adam Goudreault on 08-29-16

Great Series!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-19

Easy to follow well written series really like the books right to the end of this one. The next one was Ghost written and a sickly sweet romance don't bother

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wanted

  • Elvis Cole/Joe Pike, Book 17
  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159

When single mother Devon Connor hires private investigator Elvis Cole, it's because her troubled teenage son Tyson is flashing cash and she's afraid he's dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different. With two other partners in crime, he's been responsible for a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of them is murdered and Tyson and his girlfriend disappear. They stole the wrong thing from the wrong man.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected after waiting for so long

  • By FhvnEd on 12-31-17

I wait patiently for Cole and Pike between books

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

Crais brings each character alive and plays them off each other brilliantly. I love the fact they balance on their weaknesses as much as their strengths. I appreciate the fact that he's maintained relationships between books ...Ben is back

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,703

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again, Charlie is plunged into a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Karin Slaughter has done it again!

  • By shelley on 08-09-17

A spiders web of details right to the end

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

Slaughter always amazes me with her intricate attention to detail in each relationship. I pick up her books just waiting to be surprised by how her characters come together.

Loved the plot ,,,hated the bad guys and appreciated the fact that the author goes to great lengths to make her protagonists human with imperfections.

  • Two Good Dogs

  • A Novel
  • By: Susan Wilson
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine, Fred Berman, Rick Adamson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

Single mom Skye Mitchell has sunk her last dime into a dream, owning the venerable, if run-down, LakeView Hotel in the Berkshire Hills. It's here where she believes she'll give her 14-year-old daughter, Cody, a better life. But being an innkeeper is more challenging than she imagined, and Cody still manages to fall in with the wrong crowd. In addition, Cody is keeping an earth-shattering secret that she's terrified to reveal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I waited forever....worth it !

  • By Sam on 03-25-17

I waited forever....worth it !

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

Reviewed: 03-25-17

I waited somewhat patiently for Susan Wilson to write and publish this book. I consistently told all that would listen that "One Good Dog" was my favorite book of all time". This is a significant statement because I consider myself a book addict and a cat person. Wilson did not disappoint me ...I think Chance's story may be complete but I'm not sure...now I have to start waiting again!

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Magicians

  • A Novel
  • By: Lev Grossman
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,196
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,213

Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in high school, he's still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the craft of modern sorcery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not an average book

  • By Kyle on 04-30-11

this book was a struggle

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

Reviewed: 10-01-15

I wanted to describe this book as rich and descriptive prose but at time there was so much description it overwhelmed the point being made. I rarely put a book down before I finish it but I just couldn't develop a relationship with these characters. I finally came to the conclusion that despite all the verbal effort they lacked depth. Oh yeah I've got they were boring!

  • In a Dark, Dark Wood

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,897
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,880

Leonora, known to some as Lee and others as Nora, is a reclusive crime writer, unwilling to leave her nest of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. When a friend she hasn't seen or spoken to in years unexpectedly invites Nora ( Lee) to a weekend away in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. Forty-eight hours later, she wakes up in a hospital bed injured but alive, with the knowledge that someone is dead.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
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  • By Kaitlin Welty on 11-09-16

More Please

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

Reviewed: 08-13-15

concise mystery. Everyone knows one of these people and hopes they don't become one of there targets

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118,361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118,240

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

Best book this year

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

Reviewed: 03-24-15

I had a little difficulty getting started but once inside the labyrinth I couldn't possibly put this book down. There were no predictable boring parts that made you wish for the ending . Every few years I find a book that I feels is worth telling my friends is a "must read" this is one of those.

  • My Bluegrass Baby

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,605
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,592

Sadie Hutchins loves her job at the Kentucky Tourism Commission. Not only could her co-workers double as the cast of Parks and Recreation, but she loves finding the unusual sites, hidden gems, and just-plain-odd tourist attractions of her home state. She’s a shoo-in for the director’s job when her boss retires at the end of the year…until hotshot Josh Vaughn shows up to challenge her for the position. Josh is all sophisticated polish while Sadie’s country comfort, and the two have very different ideas of what makes a good campaign.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi Do It Again!

  • By Maren on 04-12-13

A nice break from serious

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

Reviewed: 12-26-14

Where does My Bluegrass Baby rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love this combination of writerand narrator. It is like listening to the facetious voice in your head saying the things you'd love to say... if you only had the nerve to do so

What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

the voice is perfect for the character I cannot imagine a better fit!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I smiled...I laughed and snickered and giggled . It was a box full of relaxation.

  • Shallow Graves

  • A Location Scout Mystery
  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

John Pellam had been in the trenches of film making, with a promising Hollywood career - until a tragedy sidetracked him. Now he's a location scout, who travels the country in search of shooting sites for films. When he rides down Main Street, locals usually clamor for their chance at 15 minutes of fame. But in a small town in upstate New York, Pellam experiences a very different reception.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner for Deaver.

  • By Mary on 12-31-08

Slow...

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

Reviewed: 12-26-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I generally read everything that Jeffery Deaver writes and was pleased to see two books I'd missed...are we sure that he wrote these?

Would you ever listen to anything by Jeffery Deaver again?

of course ...just because this was bad doesn't mean I'd stop reading a great author.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Holter Graham?

It wasn't the narrator it was the material.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • And One Last Thing...

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,891

Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town and a media punch line....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For me this was such a HOOT!!!

  • By d.e.matthews on 02-12-11

I love this author...

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

Reviewed: 08-06-14

Would you consider the audio edition of And One Last Thing... to be better than the print version?

Yes I think that Amanda Ronconi brings the character to life and her voice makes everything just that much funnier

What was one of the most memorable moments of And One Last Thing...?

Best moment was when she hit the send button and then panicked

Which scene was your favorite?

when she is writing the email

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed until I cried

Any additional comments?

anything that Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi do is worth listening to ...more please!