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  • Tailspin

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,403

Rye Mallett, a fearless "freight dog" pilot charged with flying cargo to far-flung locations, is often rough-spoken and all business, but soft on regulations when they get in the way of meeting a deadline. But he does have a rock-solid reputation: He will fly in the foulest weather, day or night, and deliver the goods safely to their destination. So when Rye is asked to fly into a completely fogbound northern Georgia town and deliver a mysterious black box to a Dr. Lambert, he doesn't ask questions. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Victor Got His Groove

  • By Empress Karen on 08-08-18

Enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

I LOVE Sandra Brown and have supremely loved her books for at least 35+ years. When one comes out, I'm the first to download it or read it (sometimes both). The storyline was very good and definitely worth the Audible credit. As I've stated in other Audible Sandra Brown reviews, I just don't connect with the narrator, Victor Slezak, especially when he does southern accents, as are present in many of Sandra Brown's books that he narrates. I think I would have connected much more with the hero (Rye) if he didn't sound like a red-neck southerner (hey, I don't mean disrespect, but I'm from the South and his voice/accent corresponds with no one I would think of as a hero of any romantic novel). But trying to get aside from the narrator's voice, I enjoyed the book and would recommend it. I do wish that she'd get another narrator, but regardless, I'll still read/listen to her novels, maybe read them more.

  • The Moscow Deception

  • By: Karen Robards
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Bianca St. Ives was recently put through the wringer, but she came out the same way she always does - the way her father trained her to - hungry for a fight. Still navigating the fallout from a shocking revelation that's left a network of assassins' crosshairs trained on her, Bianca's ready to take fate into her own hands. It's kill or be killed, and she's got her finger flush against the trigger. But as Bianca races to outmaneuver her tireless pursuers, her father loops her in on a job that might just do the trick: recover King Priam's Treasure, a collection of heavily guarded, priceless artifacts stolen by the Russians during World War II.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing Ending!

  • By Patti Dern on 06-19-18

Good story but leaves too much out

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Karen Robards does a good job coming up with an interesting storyline. As I was listening to this and the first book in this series, I started feeling tired. Then I realized that it was because she really needs a better editor. She has sentences that are extraordinarily long, sometimes taking more than a page. I'm sure her narrators struggle with coming up with pause notes.

There's very little romance and I didn't really connect with Bianca, the main character. She seemed too snooty to me. Maybe we're intended to wait for book 3 in this series, but I'm a bit over it at this point. I do think many people will enjoy the book and series, but I'm bowing out now.

I will say that the narrator was great. She does a good job of changing voices. However, I listen to a lot of Audible books and her male voices tend to sound the same.

  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,514
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,811

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating!

  • By CD9 on 06-05-18

Very good overall but could have been shorter

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

I love Nora Roberts and have read her books since she started out. The story was original, timely and compelling. I really enjoyed the book overall but there were just too many superfluous details that could have made it much shorter. When things were happening, the story kept you on edge, but much of it got a bit boring to me. I loved the characters (especially Ci Ci and Barney) and the narrator was amazing. Other than having too much fluff, I would have enjoyed it much more if there was some tension to the romance. I miss books where it takes a bit for the characters to fall in love. It doesn't just happen so easily. It seems that most of Robert's latest romances have been more mysteries and thrillers than true romances. And the book got syrupy in way too many places, but that's typical Nora Roberts. I think she could write a great thriller and still allow some edge to the romance. I do highly recommend the book and I'm glad I "read" it.

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,896
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,901

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEST AUDIBLE BOOK EVER .....GRIPPING and UNEXPECTED

  • By Trisha on 03-06-18

An amazing story and truly awesome performances

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

I totally loved this book! It was like nothing else I've ever listened to or read. I can't imagine just reading it. The performances of the narrators really made the book. The only negative was a bit of nonplausability but that made it work. I would love to see this story on the main screen! Please download it. It's one of the best on my list and I've been with Audible since day 1!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cuban Affair

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,433
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,409

Daniel Graham MacCormick - Mac for short - seems to have a pretty good life. At age 35 he's living in Key West, owner of a 42-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the army as an infantry officer, with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don't tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac's finances are more than a little shaky. One day Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun read with a continuous build, ok finish

  • By Virgil on 09-22-17

My favorite author and narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

Those who choose to read this book are missing out on an amazing performance. When I search for audiobooks, I look for Nelson DeMille and Scott Brick as the narrator. I’m very happy to get them together in DeMille’s works of art. The story is timely and the descriptions make you feel as if you’re right there in Cuba. While, I would have hoped for a different ending, I was more than satisfied. While DeMille

  • Broken

  • By: Megan Hart
  • Narrated by: Wanda Fontaine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 571

"My name is different every month: Brandy, Honey, Amy. Sometimes Joe doesn't even bother to ask, but he never fails to arouse me with his body, his mouth, his touch, no matter what I'm called or where he picks me up. The sex is always amazing....My real name is Sadie, and once a month, over lunch, Joe tells me about his latest conquest. But what Joe doesn't know is that, in my mind, I'm the star of every one-night stand he has revealed to me, or that I'm practically obsessed with our imaginary sex life."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow!

  • By Andrea on 05-12-07

One of the Best I've Listened To...

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

I'm a typical mystery lover and not much of a romance fan. I purchased this book 9 years ago and never listened to it. Recently, I decided to go back to books I'd purchased and never listened to... hence my listening to Broken. From the start, I was glued to this story. Yes, there is a lot of steamy and graphic sex; but there was a very tender and beautifully crafted story underneath. Most importantly, Wanda Fontaine as the narrator was the best I've ever listened to. She was amazing and did such a great job bringing the story and characters to life. When you listen to audiobooks, the narrator is critical. I'd give her an Oscar for audiobook narrations. I can honestly rate this book as one of the best I've listened to and one I will remember for a long time, if not forever. Megan Hart is a very talented author. I'm eager now to work through her other novels.

  • Starry Night

  • A Christmas Novel
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge: She can cover any topic she wants, but only if she first scores the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author. Living in the remote Alaskan wilderness, Finn has written a mega best-selling memoir about surviving in the wild. But he stubbornly declines to speak to anyone in the press, and no one even knows exactly where he lives. Digging deep into Finn's past, Carrie develops a theory on his whereabouts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Feel Good Story

  • By Barbara on 12-15-13

Sweet Book but Very Poor Narration

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

Reviewed: 12-21-16

Where does Starry Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'm typically a mystery reader but enjoy diverging to a holiday romance the month before Christmas. While I enjoyed the story, I still prefer a good mystery.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Starry Night?

When Finn showed up in Chicago to visit Carrie.

What three words best describe Rebecca Lowman’s voice?

Gratingly slow narrator. The narrator spoke so slowly, I felt like she was reading to a kindergartner. Her narration definitely detracted from the story. I focused on how much I disliked her rather than the story.

Who was the most memorable character of Starry Night and why?

Carrie, the heroine. She was a good person.

Any additional comments?

It was a good, light story, but I wished I would have read the book instead of listened to it from this narrator.

  • Violent Crimes

  • An Amanda Jaffe Novel
  • By: Phillip Margolin
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Dale Masterson, a wealthy lawyer who has built a career representing coal and oil companies, has enemies—including his own son, Brandon, a fanatical eco-warrior who despises everything his father stands for. When Dale is found beaten to death, Brandon is spotted fleeing the scene. He confesses to the murder, proclaiming it an act of revenge against his father's controversial clients. Veteran attorney Amanda Jaffe is hired to represent him, but what seems like an open-and-shut case quickly begins to unravel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Jean on 02-17-16

Short and bad narration

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

Reviewed: 11-12-16

What did you love best about Violent Crimes?

I really like Phillip Margolin and have been a fan for 20+ years. He's an excellent writer.

Would you be willing to try another book from Phillip Margolin? Why or why not?

Yes, based on his previous books.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

When I read an audiobook, I want the narrator to be unobtrusive. I want him/her to blend with the content so I can focus on the story. In this book, I kept focusing on the narrator. It wasn't that she was horrible, but she kept whispering, and her timing was very slow. The book was already short. If she had read at a normal pace, it probably would have been 3 hours in length.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

It didn't have enough substance to be a film.

Any additional comments?

This is the first book I've listened to where I was surprised when the ending credits hit. I thought, "you're kidding. It's over???" I was not pleased with the amount of content. I've read all of Margolin's other books and this one felt like it was written by someone else.

However, my dad read the book and loved it; so perhaps it was the narration that irritated me the most.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pretty Baby

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Tom Taylorson, Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,672
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,661

Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: She works for a nonprofit and takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal - or worse. But despite her family's objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth your time.

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-02-15

Could have been great

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

Reviewed: 11-22-15

Overall, this novel was good and the story unique. I was engaged for most of the book. However, the ending was terrible. It's like it was written by a completely different author. It's not a book that I would recommend.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Murder House

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

No. 7 Ocean Drive is a multimillion-dollar beachfront house in the Hamptons, but its beautiful exterior hides a horrific past. This house was the setting for a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty and rumoured to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance. Detective Jenna Murphy has moved to the area to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen.

  • By Bryson A. Lopez on 09-29-15

Strong female heroine

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

Reviewed: 11-22-15

This was a very engaging novel with a strong, feisty female heroine. The ending was unexpected and satisfying. The narrators were perfect for the roles. I know a book is good when I'm sad when it's over. That was the case with this story.