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Alison in CA

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  • Not Alone

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,807
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,796

When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies - a top-level alien cover-up - he leaks the files without a second thought. The incredible truth revealed by Dan's leak immediately captures the public's imagination, but Dan's relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive Book About Aliens & the Hype Industry

  • By Russell on 12-21-16

Really Satisfying Audible Listen-on all levels

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

I really enjoyed this book! The story line itself was super interesting, with enough twists and turns that it kept my attention from beginning to end. I was impressed with the narrator and his ability to give the characters depth and meaning with different voice tones, accents and inflections. I would definitely recommend!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cold Dish

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,557

Introducing Wyoming's Sheriff Walt Longmire in this riveting novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Dry Bones, the first in the Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, full of memorable characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)

  • By Dataman on 09-12-12

Great author-similar to Robert Parker-Recommended

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

I really enjoyed this book! This author has a similar style to Robert Parker-author of the Spenser mystery novels. The characters in this novel are are awesome-well developed and thought out, You really start to care about them. The story takes place in Wyoming, and this gives everything another level of depth, since it's such a beautiful location. This is the first book in the series and I will definitely be listening to the rest of them. I would definitely recommend!

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,636
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,172

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

Great story-not your ordinary "Alien Take Over"

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

Reviewed: 02-15-17

I really enjoyed this book. The story was original and moved along fast enough to keep my attention on going. The main character has humility which makes him fun to ride along with. It definitely has the the beginning of a great series.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67,332
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,054

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Excellent plot-loved the story line details

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

Reviewed: 12-27-16

This is a great story for the typical sci-fi story lover; especially someone who is familiar with 80's and 90's sci-fi TV references. The narrator does a great job playing multiple characters, using several different voices-the one from the Star Wars Admiral is awesome. I listened to this book and then went and saw Rogue One the same night and chuckled because the narrator could have been the actor on the screen. (if you listen to the book you'll now what I mean.) If you like books like Player One, Monster Hunters, Ancillary Justice, anything by John Scalzi, and TV shows like Battlestar Galactica, Dark Matter and The Expanse then I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy this book. And if you don't, Audible has that great return policy. I look forward to listening to the next book in the series!

22 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Her Royal Spyness

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,602
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,570

Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Happy addition to a difficult genre

  • By Alice on 08-16-10

Nice Mystery in Historical Setting

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

Reviewed: 12-25-13

Would you listen to Her Royal Spyness again? Why?

This is the first time I've ever read or listened to anything by this author and I liked it alot!
I love strong, female heroines, especially ones that go against the social norm. It reminds me of the saying: "Women who behave rarely make history." This was a fun storyline, and I learned about England in the early 1900's; especially about class status and working norms. I would definitely recommend, and I would listen to one of her books again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Notorious Nineteen

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,807

After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie to track down the con man. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape...or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious Formulaic with same-old same-old

  • By GH on 11-22-12

Janet Evaniwich makes her characters come to life

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

Reviewed: 12-25-13

What did you love best about Notorious Nineteen?

I have been reading JE's books for a few years now. If you've never read one, you should definitely start with the first one. And pay no attention to the movie.. Although they tried to do a good job, this is the kind of book series that a movie can never duplicate. Evanovich has created this set of amazing, fun characters, who you will become attached to and want to find out more about, Her story lines are great--and include alot of comedy. This is probably the only series of mystery books where I have actually laughed out loud multiple times. And the narrator, Lorelei King is also great, and I think has narrated all of JE's books. She does great different voices, and makes the story come to life. I promise you will not be disappointed with ANY if her Stephanie Plum books. I cant say the same for some of JE's other series she started writing--those are a little fluffy for me. But you can't go wrong with a Stephanie Plum novel.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • W Is for Wasted

  • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
  • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,452

Two dead bodies changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue. The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He'd been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth waiting for....

  • By karen on 10-09-13

Sue Grafton is A Masteress Mystery Writer

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

Reviewed: 12-25-13

Where does W Is for Wasted rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Any Sue Grafton book is worth your time if you enjoy detailed, storylines and plots that make you think. Kinsey Millhone is an amazing heroine-especially since she is female--she is brave, intelligent, determined and persistence. She is a more serious version of Stephanie Plum perhaps. Sue Grafton keeps her books in the timeline she originally started--so I think this book takes place in the late 80's? Its funny, because you're always thinking --oh today she could just go online and look that up, instead of going to the library and looking at old phone books. Judy Kaye is also an amazing narrator, and (to my knowledge) performed all of Sue's books. They make a great team, and Sue Grafton is one of my top 10 mystery writers, on par with Lawrence Block. (I think he is the king :)) If you've never read any of her books before, I would recommend you read them in order, as the characters are all more fully developed over time, and it makes for a better reading/listening experience all around.

  • The Gray Man

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,037

Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • High Energy Ride!

  • By Michael on 09-25-10

The Gray Man Rocks

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

Reviewed: 12-25-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Would you consider the audio edition of On Target to be better than the print version?

The audio edition is always better than the print edition when you have a good narrator. And especially when you find the right narrator, and use he/she consistently through the series. The Gray Man novels are no exception--an intense and believable storyline combined with a talented narrator, make for a great listening experience. These novels are on par with the Jack Reacher series for sure. I've listened to them all, and I can't wait for the next one. Thanks Mark Greaney and Jay Snyder!

  • Tell No One

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 386

For Dr. David Beck, the loss was shattering. And every day for the past eight years, he has relived the horror of what happened. The gleaming lake. The pale moonlight. The piercing screams. The night his wife was taken. The last night he saw her alive. But now a message has appeared on his computer, a phrase only he and his wife know. "Non-stop action with plot twists galore," says best selling author Philip Margolin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Travel 5 Hours Into the Future . . . Instantly

  • By David on 11-02-05

Any Harlan Coben book is worth your time

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

Reviewed: 12-25-13

What made the experience of listening to Tell No One the most enjoyable?

I don't know how Harlen Coben does it. He has written ALOT of books--and they all have different characters and take place in different settings. But his ability to build a storyline is amazing. His plots are intricate, but not so complicated you get lost. His books keep you totally engaged--like you'll sit in your driveway to finish listening to a chapter. He also keeps things realistic--sometimes a little dark, but he usually finishes his story with realism and an ending you're content with. He is definitely one of my top 10 authors, up there with Lawrence Block, Walter Mosley and Otto Penzler. And Scott Brick is a great narrator who performs all of his books.

  • Caught

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie, Danny Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,604
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 913
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 918

Seventeen-year-old Haley McWaid is a good girl, the pride of her suburban New Jersey family, captain of the lacrosse team, headed off to college next year with all the hopes and dreams her doting parents can pin on her. Which is why, when her mother wakes one morning to find that Haley never came home the night before, and three months quickly pass without word from the girl, the community assumes the worst.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't finish it

  • By Ann Driver on 05-01-10

Any Harlan Coben book is worth your time

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

Reviewed: 12-25-13

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

I don't know how Harlen Coben does it. He has written ALOT of books--and they all have different characters and take place in different settings. But his ability to build a storyline is amazing. His plots are intricate, but not so complicated you get lost. His books keep you totally engaged--like you'll sit in your driveway to finish listening to a chapter. He also keeps things realistic--sometimes a little dark, but he usually finishes his story with realism and an ending you're content with. He is definitely one of my top 10 authors, up there with Lawrence Block, Walter Mosley and Otto Penzler.