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  • Save Yourself

  • A Novel
  • By: Kelly Braffet
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 74

Patrick Cusimano’s life can’t get much worse. His father is in jail, he works the midnight shift at a grubby convenience store, and his brother’s girlfriend, Caro, has pushed their friendship to an uncomfortable new level. On top of all that, he can’t shake the attentions of Layla Elshere, a goth teenager who befriends Patrick for reasons he doesn’t understand, and doesn’t fully trust. The temptations these two women offer are pushing Patrick to his breaking point. Kelly Braffet has written a novel of unnerving power - darkly compelling, compulsively addictive, and shockingly honest.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The worst book I've ever listened.

  • By flossie nichols on 10-03-16

Just Depressing!

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

Reviewed: 06-15-15

What would have made Save Yourself better?

I kept waiting for something to happen. The characters just keep making poor choice after poor choice. BORING!

Have you listened to any of Michael Goldstrom’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No but the narration is fine it was the content that disappointed me.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Every Fifteen Minutes

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,007
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,003

Dr. Eric Parrish is the chief of the psychiatric unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Recently separated from his wife, Alice, he is doing his best as a single dad to his seven-year-old daughter, Hannah. His work seems to be going better than his homelife, however. His unit at the hospital has just been named number two in the country and, Eric has a devoted staff of doctors and nurses who are as caring as he is. But when he takes on a new patient, Eric's entire world begins to crumble.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More twists and turns than Lombard Street

  • By Susan on 04-23-15

Couldn't stop listening

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

Loved the twist at the end! I can't wait to check out her other books. Loved this book! Will listen to this author again for sure.

  • A Drink Before the War

  • By: Dennis Lehane
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,143

With novels like Mystic River and Shutter Island, Dennis Lehane has dramatically altered the landscape of the crime thriller—while boldly overstepping the boundaries that have long separated mystery from literature. Now two of his sensational early novels have been combined in a single volume—two gritty and mesmerizing masterworks of suspense featuring the private eye duo of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great beginning to thriller series

  • By L. O. Pardue on 11-23-11

Could not wait to pick it up again!

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

Reviewed: 02-18-15

Great cop story. Real page turner. Great narration. Great story. Can't wait for the next one! Going to use my credit now.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cop Town

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,788
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,798

Atlanta, 1974: It's Kate Murphy's first day on the job, and the Atlanta Police Department is seething after the murder of an officer. Before the day has barely begun, she already suspects she's not cut out to be a cop. Her male uniform is too big, she can't handle a gun, and she's rapidly learning that the APD is hardly a place that welcomes women. Worse still, in the ensuing manhunt she'll be partnered with Maggie Lawson, a cop with her own ax to grind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding, Gutsy Crime Novel Read by a Master

  • By Charles Atkinson on 07-08-14

Very Poor narration!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. I usually love Karen Slaughter but this narration is so bad I couldn't get through the book!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Very monotone. No inflection at all. It's sad because I bet this would have been a good book .

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey

  • By: Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Narrated by: Del Roy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539

The fabulous foursome listeners embraced as The Mysterious Benedict Society is back with a new mission: to go on a mind-bending international scavenger hunt designed to engage their individual talents. As they search for all the clues and riddles Mr. Benedict has hidden for them, Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance face an unexpected challenge that will reinforce the reasons they were brought together in the first place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charming, fun, and lovable haracters

  • By Carl on 03-28-09

Boring narration!!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-13

Could not get into these books at all! Very boring narrator. I almost fell asleep!!

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Criminal

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,745

Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and he is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation, until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before - when Will's father was imprisoned for murder - this was his home....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Explains a lot!

  • By Joan on 11-22-12

Could not stop listening

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

Reviewed: 12-07-12

This is one of the best thrillers I have ever read. I really could not wait for my next chance to listen. Get this book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Passage

  • A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,496

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A new type of vampire

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

Really weird!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-12

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you like Sci Fi and monsters you will like this book

Would you ever listen to anything by Justin Cronin again?

No. Not my thing

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was disappointed. I got it because I really like Scott Brick. This book was way too "out there" for me!

15 of 16 people found this review helpful