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  • Black Panther

  • The Young Prince
  • By: Ronald L. Smith
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

Life is comfortable for 12-year-old T'Challa in his home of Wakanda, an isolated, technologically advanced African nation. When he's not learning how to rule a kingdom from his father - the reigning Black Panther - or testing out the latest tech, he's off breaking rules with his best friend, M'Baku. But as conflict brews near Wakanda, T'Challa's father makes a startling announcement: he's sending T'Challa and M'Baku to school in America. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Coming to America meets Harry Potter

  • By Wayne Edward Evans on 01-15-18

Great Adventure

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

My little guy and I enjoyed the young Black Panther’s adventure. This is a tale of friendship, leadership, and standing up for what is right! We are looking forward to the next edition!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Burn Bright

  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,085
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,850

Charles Cornick is the son of the leader of the North American werewolves - and his father's enforcer. Anna Latham, a rare Omega wolf with a calming presence, is his mate. They go where they are needed, handling problems in werewolf packs throughout the country. But this time the danger is closer to home, as an enemy armed with witchcraft threatens Charles and Anna's own pack.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You cannot trust anyone it seems.

  • By ShaSha (Lover of Audiobooks!) on 03-07-18

A Delightful Aspen Creek Introspective!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

What made the experience of listening to Burn Bright the most enjoyable?

Thank you Patty for this little gem! This story gave me a deeper understanding and respect for the Aspen Creek Pack. As always I learn new things and am drawn into the intricate back stories Patty creates for her characters, l really love them. Patty's attention to relationships, humanity, power, and diplomacy are always mesmerizing. The extra details about Mercy's legendary revenge stories are always a treat, I like how Patty reminds us how much Mercy is loved by Bran, Charles, and Samuel. I was very sad about who the traitor turned out to be, loved learning more about Leah, and wished there was more relevance given to Jonesy throughout the story. I wish we had Bran's perspective on the Mercy discussion and more about his evolving feelings for Leah. I loved the attention that is paid to the layered relationship between Charles and Ana; their discovery of each other and their constant support of each other in the face of so much change and tragedy is beautiful. I loved how Patty has had them evolve over time. I also loved the glimmers of growth that this story reveals about Charles' and Ana's relationships with their pack members. These characters are like beloved family and friends... buy this book and settle in for the adventure, you will not be disappointed!

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

Holter is a gifted narrator who connotes feeling, urgency, and shifting perspective right on cue. He has great range and is able to give the characters very clear and distinctive voices consistently. Charles sounds as yummy as I'd imagined he would.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,874
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,615
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59,465

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Enjoyable Lunar Caper!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

My initial immersion was a little rocky but as the story progressed I found myself right at home in Artemis' enclave. Power, relationships, and community all converged into an enjoyable lunar escape. Definitely worth a purchase!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bluebird, Bluebird

  • By: Attica Locke
  • Narrated by: JD Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,279

When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules - a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the Lone Star State, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders - a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman - have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but very irritating

  • By Tunde on 01-15-18

Perfectly Unraveled Gem!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

I was not sure I could make it through a story representing the sum of my fears as a Black woman. I placed my trust in the author and was not disappointed at all, well done Ms. Locke! Secrets, abuses of power, racism, duty, misplaced loyalty, and love all unfolded beautifully albeit painfully at times. The complexity of these characters, their relationships, secrets, and fears were gripping from the very beginning. I really appreciated Darren's struggles, failures, and triumphs. Although, I'm still crushing on Jay Porter, I pledge to read all the future installments of Darren's journey. The narrator did a great job conveying the myriad emotions Darren waded through from chapter to chapter! I am looking forward to the next book.

73 of 81 people found this review helpful

  • Silence Fallen

  • A Mercy Thompson Novel, Book 10
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King, George Newbern
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,058

Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form Mercy escapes - only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe. Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Distracted - Unhappy - Disappointed

  • By Rebecca on 08-11-17

Twisty subtrafuge

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

Reviewed: 03-17-17

I really liked all the twists, turns, and subtrafuge, Patricia Briggs delivers every time! Lorelie King is a great narrator as always . I did not like the introduction of a new narrator at all, the change was too abrupt and his narration inflection was flat and limited for the characters I have grown very acquainted with. I think Lorelie is great on her own and has wonderful voice range and inflection. However if you must have a male narrator please ask Holter Graham next time, he is awesome for Alpha and Omega and I think he and Lorelie would blend beautifully together.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Pleasantville

  • By: Attica Locke
  • Narrated by: J.D. Jackson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 206

Fifteen years after the events of Black Water Rising, Jay Porter is struggling to cope with catastrophic changes in his personal life and the disintegration of his environmental law practice. His victory against Cole Oil is still the crown jewel of his career, even if he hasn't yet seen a dime thanks to appeals. But time has taken its toll. Tired and restless, he's ready to quit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Author You Need to Know

  • By L. O. Pardue on 05-18-15

Buy It! Share It! Read It/Listen to It Again!

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

Reviewed: 06-27-15

Any additional comments?

This is an awesome tale of community activism, power, influence, and politics. Attica created an engrossing story superbly told, full of flawed people, a troubled champion, southern charm, and a political campaign. Jay Porter is honorable, intelligent, empathetic, and strong as he fights for Pleasantville’s survival. I loved the way secrets are revealed and characters unravel. I really appreciated the author's attention to the dynamics of family, community, and policy. Buy it, read it, and then share it!

  • Black Water Rising

  • By: Attica Locke
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 342

Writing in the tradition of Dennis Lehane and Greg Iles, Attica Locke, a powerful new voice in American fiction, delivers a brilliant debut thriller that readers will not soon forget. Jay Porter is hardly the lawyer he set out to be. His most promising client is a low-rent call girl and he runs his fledgling law practice out of a dingy strip mall. But he's long since made peace with not living the American Dream and carefully tucked away his darkest sins: the guns, the FBI file, the trial that nearly destroyed him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Promising Young Writer

  • By Carole T. on 09-21-12

Compelling Blend of Race, Politics, and History

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

Reviewed: 01-18-13

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the blending of historical and political perspectives. Jay's struggles and worries were compelling. The characters had debth and I really liked the reality of his relationship with his wife.

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

Dion gave Jay's turmoil and fears life... He lifted up Jay's pride in being an organizer and belonging to something greater than himself. He did a great job leading us through the many turns of this story.

Any additional comments?

I wanted more... more... more. I wish there was a bit more story to wrap up the path Jay takes at the end.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Nice Girls Don't Live Forever

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 3
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,641
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,640

Nothing sucks the romance out of world travel like a boyfriend who may or may not have broken up with you in a hotel room in Brussels. Jane Jameson's sexy sire Gabriel has always been unpredictable, but the seductive, anonymous notes that await him at each stop of their international vacation, coupled with his evasive behavior over the past few months, finally push Jane onto the next flight home to Half Moon Hollow -- alone, upset, and unsure whether Gabriel just ended their relationship without actually telling her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Harper & Ronconi make great audiobooks together!

  • By RabidReads on 04-13-14

Funny & Delightful Listen

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

Reviewed: 05-15-12

Would you try another book from Molly Harper and/or Amanda Ronconi?

These books made me laugh out loud often! I enjoyed the pop culture references, the sardonic tone, and the Jane's snarky quips about her family. I have purchased all four books because they were so delightful! While the mystery portion of the story is not terribly thrilling, I looked forward to my commute everyday! If you are looking for an enjoyable story that will keep you smiling most of the day, then purchase the series. Molly Harper has comedic sarcasm down to the very last snarky thought any woman in Jane's situation would have. Amanda Ronconi is a great narrator! I don't think anyone could make Jane as snarky and lovable the way Amanda does!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shadow Force Series # 4, Night Moves

  • A Shadow Force Novel
  • By: Stephanie Tyler
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

In this exciting addition to the Shadow Force series, Kell Roberts is a loner-but when he encounters Teddie, a beautiful young woman caught in the drug wars of Mexico, he makes it his mission to keep her alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best For Last

  • By Jan on 09-27-12

entertaining listen

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

Reviewed: 04-16-12

Would you try another book from Stephanie Tyler and/or Johanna Parker?

I chose the series because I enjoy Johanna Parker as a narrator.

Any additional comments?

While this is not my favorite in the series, I was entertained. I laughed a little and I enjoyed guessing what would happen next. I really like how each of the men have their distinct story lines each blending a little with the previous story.

  • Cutting for Stone

  • A Novel
  • By: Abraham Verghese
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 23 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,597

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics - their passion for the same woman - that will tear them apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant story, pitch perfect narration

  • By Mary Lynn Richardson on 03-20-09

Persistence Pays Off - Big Time

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-11

I prematurely pulled this book from my book club recommendation list because I was not sure that everyone would enjoy it given the detailed medical information throughout. I was determined to be persistent for as long as I could, even after I sent the email to my fellow book club members suggesting another book, I kept reading and I am very pleased that I did.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story down to the last line. The characters are wonderfully flawed which draws you in and the story is so rich with unforgettable details regarding the people of African, the history of a hospital that saves a community, and the challenges of Ethiopia. I enjoyed the evolution of Marion’s family and his life. The story is sad at times but always very interesting.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful