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  • Lethal White

  • A Cormoran Strike Novel
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,038
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,879

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best 22 hours of the last week

  • By Jennifer on 09-27-18

Corm and Robin keep on truckin

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

If you are a fan of the series, you'll want to listen to 'Lethal White", nuff said.

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  • By: Maya Angelou
  • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,772

Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age - and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. But years later, she learns about love for herself and the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional & Powerful

  • By Miss Toni on 06-30-13

Maya

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

First time author for me, debut novel for the author. Whatever your ethnicity this is a good listen narrated by the author. It is the first of seven autobiographies by the author detailing different periods in her life. This book details her youth where she lived in southern Arkansas and a short time in St Louis in her preteen year. She then spent most of her teen age years in San Francisco.

If you are intrigued at all by Maya Angelou's life, this is an interesting, easy listen.

  • Winter Garden

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,145

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father fails ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I made a mistake

  • By A. Musser on 11-29-17

I like Kristin Hannah

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

This was my third book by Kristen Hannah and I enjoyed them all a lot.

This one is a bit of a slow burn in the beginning but eventually the story grabs you and you can't let go.

  • Evil Games

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 2
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313

When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But, as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark secrets

  • By bayley milton on 06-28-15

a good one

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

A different twist to this psychological crime thriller, a different kind of suspect.

Fast pace, you learn a lot about Kim Stone's life. An enjoyable listen.

  • A Place Called Freedom

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,021
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,001

This lush novel, set in 1766 England and America, evokes an era ripe with riot and revolution, from the teeming streets of London to the sprawling grounds of a Virginia plantation. Mack McAsh burns with the desire to escape his life of slavery in Scottish coal mines while Lizzie Hallim is desperate to shed a life of sheltered subjugation to her spineless husband. United in America, their only chance for freedom lies beyond the Western frontier - if they're brave enough to take it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WORTH THE CREDIT AND THEM SOME!

  • By Georgia on 08-28-15

where did this come from?

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

I've read or listened to most of Ken Follett's books, from his early spy novels to his long trilogies of recent times. I didn't realize this book existed until Audible pointed it out. It was written in the 19990s but not put on Audible until 2015, maybe that's why. But still it seemed like an interesting topic. My last name is English and I've wondered from time to time why my ancestor came to America? My family has been in the US for lots of generations now. I assume the first two or three generations knew the reason why but it got lost over the years.

This book isn't a definitive story on why Brits came to America but rather just a specific example of why some did. It starts off in Scotland with a family owning a coal mine and determining the fates of most of the local people. The lives of the miners themselves were tough but they didn't see much of a way out. One guy, the lead character, wanted more out of life and desired to be free. He gets free and moves to London where he finds more of the same. The rich and powerful strive to control all aspects of life and keep the poor downtrodden. He finds his way to Virginia and gets more of the same living on a plantation, the elite control the money and the poor work really hard. Finally, he breaks free once again and heads west to the wilderness that becomes Kentucky and there finally finds the freedom he wants. The book isn't so much about what he did with his free life but rather the struggles he went through to get there. The setting of this book is in the decade leading up tho the Revolutionary War in the Colonies and that part is also interesting.

The author can write a good story and this one is right there with the rest. Not a page turner it still it is interesting enough to keep your attention and enjoy the story.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,866
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,288

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Roger on 06-30-18

El Cucco

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

First time author for me, yes, I know, who is just now reading their first Stephen King? Well, me. I just never got into the King books, I went to a couple of his movies back in the day, I remember seeing Kujo but I just never got caught up in his books like so many. Then Audible finally gets me to bite. I kept seeing those summaries they put out and finally read it. It read like a crime thriller, and it was to an extent, and I thought maybe the author was moving into a new genre, crime thrillers, and Will Patton is one of my favorite narrators. It wasn't until I was about a third of the way through the book that I noticed on the book cover that the upside down character had red eyes. Oh no, I thought, not a new genre but Stephen King writing his type of book. But, hey, I was far enough into the book and enjoying it that I just kept plugging along. I would classify this as a psychological crime thriller with a supernatural twist.

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  • The Angry Tide

  • A Novel of Cornwall 1798-1799
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 306

Cornwall, toward the end of the 18th century. Ross Poldark sits for the borough of Truro as a member of Parliament - his time divided between London and Cornwall, his heart divided about his wife, Demelza. His old feud with George Warleggan still flares, as does the illicit love between Morwenna and Drake, Demelza's brother. Before the new century dawns, George and Ross will be drawn together by a loss greater than their rivalry and Morwenna and Drake by a tragedy that brings them hope....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FINALLY!

  • By Roberta Peck on 10-25-17

The saga continues

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

If you are a fan of the series and have made it this far then keep on listening. The narrator is great. I like the time period descriptions. And, of course, there is always Ross and the rest of them leading their lives.

  • The Four Swans

  • A Novel of Cornwall, 1795-1797
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519

Cornwall, 1795-1799: Although Ross Poldark, now something of a war hero, seems secure in his hard-won prosperity, a new dilemma faces him in the sudden infatuation of a young naval officer with his wife, Demelza. All four women - the four swans - whose lives touch Ross' face crises in these years. For his wife, Demelza; his old love, Elizabeth; his friend's new wife, Caroline; and the unhappy Morwenna Chynoweth, these are times of stress and conflict.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Four Swans Excellent

  • By Peter Carpenter on 04-04-17

great series

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

I am one of the ones that started watching this series on PBS before ever reading a book. But I was intrigued enough with the TV series that I wanted to listen to the books. The TV series follows the series pretty well without taking great liberties in changing the story, at least so far. But in this book you get to dive more into the characters. Plus, the book delivers more on characters not so much emphasized in the TV series, such as Sam Carne, Methodism, and his love life such as it is.

The Four Swans refer to the four main women in Ross Poldark's life; Demelza, Elizabeth, Caroline, and Morwena. This book looks at life from each of their perspectives in detail.

I really like the historical aspect of this series. In this book, England is at war with much of Europe, the English government is in disarray, poverty reigns for the masses, they are hungry and the aristocrats don't seems to care but Ross does. This is the backdrop for the story.

The last 5 hours of this book went past where the latest season of the TV series ended. I'm going to try and stay ahead of the TV series so it will be all new. The next book, 'The Angry Tides' is loaded on my iphone ready for listening.,

  • Northwest Angle

  • A Cork O'Connor Mystery
  • By: William Kent Krueger
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485

During a houseboat vacation on the remote Lake of the Woods, a violent gale sweeps through unexpectedly, stranding Cork and his daughter, Jenny, on a devastated island where the wind has ushered in a force far darker and more deadly than any storm. Amid the wreckage, Cork and Jenny discover an old trapper’s cabin where they find the body of a teenage girl. She wasn’t killed by the storm, however; she’d been bound and tortured before she died. And from outside comes the soft wail of an infant, abandoned in the brush....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story compromised by reader

  • By Jacqueline Stratton on 09-28-11

Who knew there was a NW angle?

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

OK, I admit that I probably knew or had seen that there was a little spit of land up in northern Minnersota on the Canadian border that sticks out like a little thumb, keeping the border from being a straight line. I don't think I'd ever given it a thought until the author decided to use it as a setting for this story. I'm getting more Minnesota history and geography out of this Cork O'Connor series that I could have ever imagined but I have enjoyed that aspect of the series.

And, of course, along with the setting the author throws in a good thriller. Cork and his family are on vacation on a houseboat on Lake of the Woods, the main body of water in the angle when a 'durecho' hits, a big, widespread storm that has heav winds and can be very destructive. The O'Connor family is split up and when the storm ends a dead body and a live baby are found that is the foundation of the mystery..

One key factor of this series is that every book has a completely different setting, usually somewhere in the upper midwest, with a completely different scenario I'll look forward to seeing what's in store in the next book in the series..

  • Louise Penny

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Sophie Plateau
  • Narrated by: Louise Penny
  • Length: 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Louise Penny visits the Audible Studios to discuss her latest novel Glass, the latest in the Inspector Gamache series. She talks about the setting, the importance of her characters and storyline over the murder itself, and much more. The previous in the series A Great Reckoning debuted at number one in both the US and Canada on the hardcover list, the ebooks and audio lists - making it the top book in North America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent short interview with author Louise Penny

  • By Wayne on 08-30-17

what's not to like

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

How can you not like a free 20 minute interview with one of your favorite authors?