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  • A Novel
  • By: Graham Norton
  • Narrated by: Graham Norton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,290
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,285

The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama, but when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be those of Tommy Burke - a former lover of two different inhabitants - the village's dark past begins to unravel. As the frustrated sergeant PJ Collins struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community's worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Splendidly delightful

  • By John Scott on 12-03-17

Good story but sad.

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Well written, good plot I didn't see coming. Good characters. Well read. But, is life in rural Ireland this sad and depressing. At least in the epilogue the main characters found a way out!

  • Wicked Abyss

  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,626
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,517

As a boy, Abyssian "Sian" Infernas had his heart shattered by a treacherous fey beauty who died before he could exact vengeance. Millennia later, a curse has transformed him into a demonic monster - just as she's been reincarnated. Sian captures the delicate but bold female, forcing her back to hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A DELICOUSLY WICKED FAIRYTALE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-27-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Sex fantasy. Must be a chick book. Plot poor. Narration fair only. Gave up after a quarter way at 1.25 speed.

  • The Darkest Minds

  • Darkest Minds, Book 1
  • By: Alexandra Bracken
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,530

When Ruby woke up on her 10th birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall, I really enjoyed this thrilling book

  • By Sash & Em: A Tale of Two Bookies on 08-06-13

good book except he ruined the ending

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Negative utopia. Four teenagers escape internment camps and come together. Tough story in the beginning. Stay with it, you will like the dynamics between them as they try to evade capture. In the end, the author ruined the lives of three of them and the fourth who escapes may not survive. Leaves you with a bad taste after having invested so many hours in the tale. Needs an alternative ending!

  • Sphere

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,808
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,803

A classic thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Crichton, Sphere is a bravura demonstration of what he does better than anyone: riveting storytelling that combines frighteningly plausible, cutting-edge science and technology with pulse-pounding action and serious chills. The gripping story of a group of American scientists sent to the ocean floor to investigate an alien ship, only to confront a terrifying discovery that defies imagination,.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sphere

  • By BookReader on 06-01-16

Not up to his usual

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

Too much troubled logic for me. I don't buy the ending. Brick is always good, but the impatient characters at the end made his voice annoying.

  • Travels with Charley in Search of America

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Gary Sinise
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,488

In September 1960, John Steinbeck and his poodle, Charley, embarked on a journey across America, from small towns to growing cities to glorious wilderness oases. Travels with Charley is animated by Steinbeck’s attention to the specific details of the natural world and his sense of how the lives of people are intimately connected to the rhythms of nature—to weather, geography, the cycles of the seasons. His keen ear for the transactions among people is evident, too, as he records the interests and obsessions that preoccupy the Americans he encounters along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed the Journey

  • By Rebb on 12-15-11

Exceptional

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

The America he relates is from the 1960's but it is still relevant because he tells of people, of places that change, and he has the ability to tell a story with the art of a good writer who chooses his words so well!

  • Traitor's Blade

  • Greatcoats Series, Book 1
  • By: Sebastien de Castell
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,119

The King is dead, the Greatcoats have been disbanded, and Falcio Val Mond and his fellow magistrates Kest and Brasti have been reduced to working as bodyguards for a nobleman who refuses to pay them. Things could be worse, of course. Their employer could be lying dead on the floor while they are forced to watch the killer plant evidence framing them for the murder. Oh wait, that's exactly what's happening. Now a royal conspiracy is about to unfold in the most corrupt city in the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Adventure Fantasy

  • By Scott Simons on 06-19-18

could have been better

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

Character interaction great. plot, howevet, is very difficult to understand. The hero does in the end, but we poor mortals wonder how!

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23,984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,432
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,435

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • By Ann on 02-13-18

Who knows what happened

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

Struggled to finish this one. Did not like the blog format. It wasn't clear to me till well into the story it is not fiction. The National police tamper with witnesses. Locals are quick to vilify someone they don't like. He is tried in the media. He loves the attention of the press. The true evidence is poor to point to anyone. And the French want to try him in France for an Irish murder under Napoleonic law! What a mess!

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  • The Great Ideas of Psychology

  • By: Daniel N. Robinson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Daniel N. Robinson
  • Length: 23 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585

If you’ve ever wanted to delve more deeply into the mysteries of human emotion, perception, and cognition, and of why we do what we do, these 48 lectures offer a superb place to start. With them, you’ll see the entire history of psychology unfold. In the hands of Professor Robinson, these lectures encompass ideas, speculations, and point-blank moral questions that might just dismantle and rebuild everything you once thought you knew about psychology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How did Psychology come to be what it is now?

  • By Carrie on 05-10-14

could't finish

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

Your worst college professor! Boring. Academic to a detail. Too much philosophy. Likes to hear himself talk. Useless details. Where is the relevant psychology??

  • Society's Child

  • My Autobiography
  • By: Janis Ian
  • Narrated by: Janis Ian
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061

Janis Ian was catapulted into the spotlight in 1966 at the age of 15, when her soul-wrenching song "Society's Child" became a hit. But this was only the beginning of a long and illustrious career. In Society's Child, Janis Ian provides a relentlessly honest account of the successes and failures - and the hopes and dreams - of an extraordinary life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I know why this won the grammy

  • By Pamela J on 02-24-13

eye opener on the music industry<br />

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

Reviewed: 01-14-18

Very personal and revealing autobiography. Child star from a dysfunctional family. Treated as an adult when she was a child without support or much love. Taken advantage of by the music industry and by her entourage. I couldn't finish it.

  • Wild Seed

  • By: Octavia E. Butler
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,663

Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflexor design. He fears no one...until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu is a shapeshifter who can absorb bullets and heal with a kiss and savage anyone who threatens her. Together they weave a pattern of destiny unimaginable to mortals.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fairy Tale... even if it's not

  • By Annette on 12-23-09

Breeding people

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

Kept hoping book would get better. Struggled to finish it. No real closure to plot. Didn't like either of main characters.

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