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  • When Breath Becomes Air

  • By: Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,414

At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal book!

  • By A. Potter on 01-16-16

For literature buffs only

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

I couldn’t listen to more than half the book because I was so bored. I felt like he was more interested in naming other authors than he was telling his story. Considering he is dying, I thought he would convey deep life meaning but the main focus seemed to be literature. For a memoir about his death, I just assumed it would get more personal but half way through and I still haven’t felt an emotional connection to him. I haven’t felt even one profound or inspiring moment while listening to this book and that’s why I bought it, to be inspired. Maybe it gets better after the second half but I’d rather move on at this point.

  • The Thought Readers

  • Mind Dimensions, Book 1
  • By: Dima Zales, Anna Zaires
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 588
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 551
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 549

Everyone thinks I'm a genius. Everyone is wrong. Sure, I finished Harvard at eighteen and now make crazy money at a hedge fund. But that's not because I'm unusually smart or hard-working. It's because I cheat. You see, I have a unique ability. I can go outside time into my own personal version of reality - the place I call - "the Quiet" - where I can explore my surroundings while the rest of the world stands still.I thought I was the only one who could do this - until I met her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Thought Readers: Mind Dimensions, book 1

  • By Johan on 03-04-15

B or C grade book

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

Reviewed: 04-16-17

The narrator seems fairly new to reading, he's mostly monotone and puts emphasis on words that don't need it. He's not annoying or doesn't make strange noises like some bad narrators, you can just tell that he's new to this. However, he doesn't have a great platform either. The book mostly takes place in the "quiet" in which time is stopped and people are frozen in place. The writer did a pretty bad job at explaining this environment because it was so repetitive. It was not only repetitive in the storyline but they literally repeat explanations over and over again. They repeat who's thinking what for every sentence which really distracts from falling into the story and imagination of it all. The reason I gave this story a 3 was because I loved the content, but not really the plot. The story is slow and there's only pieces of action but a story about mind reading is intriguing. This book is like a B or C grade book, it's not terrible but it's not great either. The mystery is fairly intriguing and the storyline flows even though it's slow paced.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Forgetting

  • By: Sharon Cameron
  • Narrated by: Thérèse Plummer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624

Seventeen-year-old Nadia lives in Canaan, a quiet city in an idyllic world, hemmed in by high walls that are constructed of a material no one in her town recognizes. Every 12 years the people of Canaan undergo a collective Forgetting; in the days before, the town devolves into a chaos of bloody violence, and afterward the people are left without any trace of memory of themselves, their families, their lives. Nadia has never forgotten, however.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story line

  • By Anonymous User on 07-18-17

Unlikely Hero Story

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

Reviewed: 03-27-17

No Spoilers: This story had mystery, a few "didn't see that coming", romance, and some action. It also had some "inaction" that I know annoyed myself and a few other reviewers. The main character is an extreme introvert and struggles with outward communication. However, its written so you can hear her thoughts, so you can still follow along, as she often doesn't respond to questions from the other characters. However, the story itself was beautifully written, her shyness is simply a character trait. So if you love stories about unlikely heroes, then you'll love her! The story is unique and exciting.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Memory Man

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,298

Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good plot BAD edit and mixiing

  • By Amazon Customer V on 04-30-15

Good plot, bad narration

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

Reviewed: 01-29-17

Orlagh is not a good reader when she has to voice multiple characters and it really distracts from the story. The narration was often cheesy. The mystery was good. I didn't realize the author until I downloaded it, I'm not of fan of his work.

  • The Dragon Factory

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 2
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,662

In The Dragon Factory, Ledger and his team from the Department of Military Sciences square off against two separate groups of corrupt scientists. The beautiful but twisted Jakoby Twins are creating transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenaries for sale to the highest bidder. Their father, who takes evil to an entirely new level, is using cutting-edge science to complete the Nazi master-race program.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Extinction coutndown

  • By TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer on 05-31-17

great story, reader

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

Reviewed: 12-20-16

Has a great narrator. He tells story very well. This is an overall great series.

  • Trust Your Eyes

  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: Ken Marks, Rick Holmes
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 878
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 788
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 792

Thomas Kilbride is a map-obsessed schizophrenic so affected that he rarely leaves the self-imposed bastion of his bedroom. But with a computer program called Whirl360.com, he travels the world while never so much as stepping out the door. He pores over and memorizes the streets of the world. He examines every address, as well as the people who are frozen in time on his computer screen. Then he sees something that anyone else might have stumbled upon - but has not - in a street view of downtown New York City: an image in a window. An image that looks like a woman being murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Map-Obsessed Schizophrenic Trusts His Eyes

  • By R. Pontiflet on 02-08-17

Mouth dropping then you'll need to re-listen

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

Reviewed: 01-22-16

What made the experience of listening to Trust Your Eyes the most enjoyable?

A good mystery should be able to shock you and you shouldn't be able to figure out every mystery on your own. This book was a good mystery! However, it was so good that I actually had to go back and re-listen to old chapters because it didn't make sense to me. Sometimes, there is one key phrase that you didn't pick up on and before you know it, you'll be like "huh?" "wait, what?" and you will have to go back and listen to chapters over again. I do like being surprised though so I didn't mind.

What did you like best about this story?

I like how there is not just one mystery to solve, but many mysteries all at once that someone melt together seamlessly in the end. I like the dynamics of the characters, how you can't quite label one character to be any particular way because they end up surprising you.

Have you listened to any of Ken Marks and Rick Holmes ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have never listened to them before and they just received another fan! I am already looking for other books he wrote.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,773

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • JUST SIMPLY FANTASTIC LISTENING ! !

  • By Gary on 04-24-12

Loved it. First time listening to Nora.

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

Reviewed: 01-02-16

I thought it would be more action but even though it wasn't action packed, it was a great story! I usually listen to post apocalyptic novels, things with a lot of despair and suffrage. It was nice to listen to a story that was realistic and kept me interested even without every scene being action packed. You will grow to love the characters and Julia is awesome. I actually gave this book a chance because Julia was reading and I liked her so much in the Partials series. This was actually my first Nora Roberts novel and I am a fan now!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

  • A Novel
  • By: Robin Sloan
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,443
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,422

The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone - and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A light, fun, easy listen

  • By january on 11-04-12

Completely underwhelmed, waste of a credit

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

Reviewed: 08-04-15

Any additional comments?

You know those books that just blow your mind? The ones you think about right before you fall asleep or while you are in the shower? Well... this book isn't one of those. Completely underwhelmed but I stuck around until the ending just to see what the mystery was, and then I was both underwhelmed and disappointed. This book could almost be a technical book on how to write computer code. Most of the time, authors know that the general audience doesn't have specialized knowledge so they explain and define. Not this author, nope. He just rattles on and on with no explanation about codes and computer software. Then on top of all that, there is no mystery to this mystery story. I kept trying to figure out if this book had a plot or not. This was a waste of a credit.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Case of Redemption

  • By: Adam Mitzner
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,811
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,466
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,493

A high-profile attorney in the middle of a leave of absence following a personal tragedy is drawn back into the legal arena amidst a media firestorm when he agrees to represent a popular rap artist accused of brutally murdering his pop star girlfriend. With its powerful voice, pause-resisting tension, and strong cast of characters, Adam Mitzner’s novels are reminiscent of such best-selling authors as Scott Turow and John Grisham.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By cristina on 05-20-13

First law novel was a hit!

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

Reviewed: 07-23-15

Any additional comments?

This was my first time listening to this category and I really enjoyed it! I think people that don't normally listen to legal mysteries would still enjoy this book. The book uses legal terminology but manages to say it in a way that you understand even if you don't know anything about the legal system. There are some parts that you see coming from chapter 1, but hold on because there will be a twist that you don't see! My mouth dropped open during the last chapter! I highly recommend this book!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,657

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FLEETWOOD MAC

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-04-15

Wow! Worth 2 credits!

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

Reviewed: 07-23-15

Where does The Girl with All the Gifts rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I will list some of my favorite books, to help you determine if my review/opinion would be similar to yours. This is my first zombie novel and I think zombie newbies or zombie lovers would love this book because underneath all that is an obstacle filled story of trying to understand "people" that are different. It will pull you into an internal debate of what constitutes a "person" and leave you with mixed ideas. It was smart to write the book from another perspective, the zombie perspective. Though this book will show all perspectives. Some of my favorite books are, A Case of Redemption, Divergent, The Fold, Departure, Enclave, Unearthly, Unravel Me, Unwind, Legend, Partials, Hunger Games and The Girl on the Train.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful