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  • The Night Crossing

  • By: Robert Masello
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Bram Stoker kept secret a tale even more terrifying than Dracula. It begins among the Carpathian peaks, when an intrepid explorer discovers a mysterious golden box. She brings it back with her to the foggy streets of Victorian London, unaware of its dangerous power…or that an evil beyond imagining has already taken root in the city. Stoker, a successful theater manager but frustrated writer, is drawn into a deadly web spun by the wealthy founders of a mission house for the poor. Far from a safe haven, the mission harbors a dark and terrifying secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly exhilarating adventure back in time!!

  • By b miller on 12-21-18

loved this story... kept me riveted.

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

loved this story. disappointed in narrator, but was still riveted. love the way the author mingles history with fiction... one could almost believe this story wasn't fiction at all.

  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven

  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,336

Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. His days are a dull routine of work, loneliness, and regret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly Inspiring and Meaningful

  • By Mark on 11-18-05

This book came highly recommended and I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

This is a MUST read! What a wonderful story... truly inspirational. The narrated story is probably better than reading it yourself... loved the voices, which really told the story with the intonation, the feeling.... wow!

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,528
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36,415

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Another outstanding book by Dan Brown

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I was anxiously waiting for this next book in the Langdon series to come out, and I wasn't disappointed.... you won't be either.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,697

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Slowest "Thriller" Ever

  • By Kierstin L Hartwig on 10-18-18

Wow! This kept me on the edge of my seat!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

Super suspenseful... kept me on the edge of my seat and kept me guessing until the end.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Knight in Shining Armor

  • By: Jude Deveraux
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091

Once upon a time...as a fair maiden lay weeping upon a cold tombstone, her heartfelt desire was suddenly made real before her: Tall, broad of shoulder, attired in gleaming silver and gold, her knight in shining armor had come to rescue his damsel in distress.... Hailed worldwide as one of the most romantic novels of all time, Jude Deveraux's dazzling best seller "will capture your heart - and hold it" ( Daily Herald, Chicago) with its breathtaking tale.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Whiny heroine

  • By Kris on 04-22-16

My favorite Deveraux story!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

I've read Knight in Shining Armor a hundred times, and this is the first time I've heard it. Highly recommend.

  • The Romanov Cross

  • By: Robert Masello
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 316

Army epidemiologist Frank Slater is facing a court-martial, but after his punishment is mysteriously lifted, he is offered a job no one else wants - to travel to a small island off the coast of Alaska and investigate a potentially lethal phenomenon. The permafrost has begun to melt, exposing bodies from a colony that was wiped out by the dreaded Spanish flu of 1918. Frank must determine if the thawed remains still carry the deadly virus in their frozen flesh and, if so, ensure that it doesn't come back to life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Anne on 01-09-16

My absolute favorite of Robert Masello's books!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

Wow! I've listen to all but one of Robert Masello's books and THIS one is my absolute favorite! A definite MUST for anyone looking for a great story!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blood and Ice

  • By: Robert Masello
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

Journalist Michael Wilde - his world recently shattered by tragedy - hopes that a monthlong assignment to the South Pole will give him a new lease on life. There, in the most inhospitable place on earth, he is simply looking to find solace...until, on a routine dive in to the polar sea, he unexpectedly finds something else entirely: a young man and woman, bound with chains and sealed forever in a block of ice. Beside them is a chest filled with a strange, and sinister, cargo.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as expected

  • By Beth on 09-25-09

Pretty good book, not my favorite though...

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

I enjoyed this book, but not as much as some of the others books by this author. The performance was exceptional and loved the actor's ability to make all the characters so believable.

  • Little Women

  • By: Louisa May Alcott
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028

Most people know this book from the Academy Award-winning motion picture starring Winona Ryder. Now, introduce them to the sparkling American classic behind the movie: a charming portrait of the joys and hardships of the four sisters in Civil War New England. Separated by the war from their beloved parents, these "little women" struggle to find their place in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I waited for this release!

  • By Rachel on 07-21-06

this has always been my favorite story, wonderful.

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

I've always loved this story, and thoroughly enjoyed listening to it. Highly recommend this classic.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Medusa Amulet

  • By: Robert Masello
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 862

Benvenuto Cellini, master artisan of Renaissance Italy, once crafted a beautiful amulet prized for its unimaginable power - and untold menace. Now the quest to recover this legendary artifact depends upon one man: David Franco, a brilliant but skeptical young scholar at Chicago's world-renowned Newberry Library.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Gorgon Alert!

  • By Carole T. on 09-18-16

Another outstanding book by Robert Masello!

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

This my third book by Robert Masello, and I was not disappointed! Can't wait to listen to the next one.

  • The Einstein Prophecy

  • By: Robert Masello
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,494
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,481

As war rages in 1944, young army lieutenant Lucas Athan recovers a sarcophagus excavated from an Egyptian tomb. Shipped to Princeton University for study, the box contains mysteries that only Lucas, aided by brilliant archaeologist Simone Rashid, can unlock. These mysteries may, in fact, defy - or fulfill - the dire prophecies of Albert Einstein himself.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not so good

  • By Robin on 03-30-16

Another AMAZING book by Robert Masello!

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

This is the second book I've listened to by Robert Masello (The Jeckel Revelation was the first), and can't wait to listen to another one of his STORIES! Highly recommend!