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  • Allusive Aftershock

  • By: Susan Griscom
  • Narrated by: Rachel Jacobs
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

What happens when a major earthquake changes life as you know it and the boy you thought you hated ends up saving you? Three times! Courtland Reese is the guy everyone hates and makes fun of because... well, he is weird. He communicates with animals. Strange or interesting, seventeen-year-old Adela Castielle can't quite figure out, but when he saves her from being trampled by her own horse, she begins to understand him a little better and wants to learn more about him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping tale

  • By Laura on 11-10-15

Gripping tale

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

Reviewed: 11-10-15

If you could sum up Allusive Aftershock in three words, what would they be?

could be true

Who was your favorite character and why?

Horse whisperer

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

Nothing really, but she is a good reader

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

when Max showed his true colors

Any additional comments?

This book scares me to death because of the possibility of it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jurassic Park

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,651

Audie Award, Science Fiction, 2016. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • CHAOS THEORY

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-30-16

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 05-23-15

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

Yes, it was so different from the movie. It was all there in the movie, but different In the book

What other book might you compare Jurassic Park to and why?

NOT SURE I WOULD COMPARE IT TO ANY OTHER BOOK

Which scene was your favorite?

WHERE THE OLD MAN, MORE OR LESS, GETS HIS COME-UPANCE

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

YES YOU CAN, BUT SHOULD YOU?

Any additional comments?

THE BOOK EXPLAINS SO MUCH MORE THAN THE MOVIE..AND I THOUGHT THE MOVIE WAS EXTREMELY GOOD

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overload

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Lesa Lockford
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

Blackout! The entire Southeast was without power...but there was still more than enough electricity between Elizabeth Major and Tom Quinlan! They were stranded together in a Dallas high rise for the duration...and setting off enough sparks to light up the darkest night.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The HEAT is so very ON~trapped with an ex lover~

  • By Molly on 04-09-15

TOO SHORT

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

Reviewed: 05-20-15

Would you try another book from Linda Howard and/or Lesa Lockford?

I LOVE LINDA HOWARD

Would you recommend Overload to your friends? Why or why not?

NO

How did the narrator detract from the book?

OK

What character would you cut from Overload?

NONE

Any additional comments?

ALTHOUGH I LOVE LINDA HOWARD'S BOOKS, I WOULD NOT HAVE PAID THE PRICE FOR THIS ONE. IT WAS MY OWN FAULT FOR NOT READING THE TIME.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Beauty and the Mustache

  • A Philosophical Romance, Knitting in the City, Volume 4
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Joy Nash
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,192

There are three things you need to know about Ashley Winston: 1) She has six brothers and they all have beards, 2) She is a reader, and 3) She knows how to knit. Former beauty queen, Ashley Winston’s preferred coping strategy is escapism. She escaped her Tennessee small town, loathsome father, and six brothers eight years ago. Now she escapes life daily via her Amazon kindle one-click addiction. However, when a family tragedy forces her to return home, Ashley can’t escape the notice of Drew Runous

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laughed, Snorted and Cried

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-09-15

WOW

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

Reviewed: 05-20-15

What made the experience of listening to Beauty and the Mustache the most enjoyable?

I ENJOYED THE FAMILY TOGETHERNESS. THE LOVE THEY HAD FOR EACH OTHER AND THE PRIDE.

What other book might you compare Beauty and the Mustache to and why?

NONE

Which character – as performed by Joy Nash – was your favorite?

I REALLY DIDN'T HAVE A FAVORITE

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

SO MANY CHARACTERS, IT WAS A LITTLE HARD TO KEEP TRACK.

Any additional comments?

I THOUGHT THE READER WAS EXTREMELY TALENTED. IT SEEMS SHE READ WITH HER HEART.

  • The Ghost Next Door

  • A Love Story
  • By: Ginny Baird
  • Narrated by: Izolda Trakhtenberg
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29

When single mom Elizabeth Jennings gets sent to a new town to revamp its weekly paper, she resists. Her daughter Claire is just fifteen, and has recently started high school. But Elizabeth's boss insists, so the two pack up and move to the tiny Virginia town, which isn't even on most maps. Their luck goes from bad to worse when they discover the house Elizabeth rented online cozies up to an abandoned house.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT A SHOCK

  • By Laura on 11-18-14

WHAT A SHOCK

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

Reviewed: 11-18-14

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

YES, IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MYSTERIES I HAVE HEARD

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ghost Next Door?

THE ENDING

Have you listened to any of Izolda Trakhtenberg’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

NO, BUT I LIKED HER, SHE WAS A BIT MELLOW, BOUT GOOD

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

YOU WON'T SEE IT COMING

Any additional comments?

I LOVE THE FACT THAT I HAD -NO HINT AS TO THE ENDING

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Color of Heaven

  • By: Julianne MacLean
  • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 832
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 827

A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter's unexpected illness and her husband's shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold, dark depths of the water a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie's past, and teaches her what it means to truly live...and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Probably one of the best books I've read

  • By Cindy on 01-25-14

ONE OF MY FAVORITES

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

Reviewed: 11-05-14

What made the experience of listening to The Color of Heaven the most enjoyable?

THAT IT WAS WRITTEN

What other book might you compare The Color of Heaven to and why?

SOME OF NICHOLAS SPARKS BOOKS, BECAUSE OF THE EMOTIONAL HIGHS AND LOWS

Which character – as performed by Jennifer O'Donnell – was your favorite?

PETER, THE EVER FAITHFUL

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

CHAPTER ONE THRU THE LAST CHAPTER

Any additional comments?

THIS BOOK HAS IT ALL

  • You Can't Make This Stuff Up

  • Life Changing Lessons from Heaven
  • By: Theresa Caputo
  • Narrated by: Theresa Caputo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399

In You Can’t Make This Stuff Up, Theresa imparts the life-changing wisdom she’s received from Spirit and client readings.

Each chapter incorporates a powerful lesson that is made real by Theresa’s witty and wise insights. She shares moving client stories and fascinating behind-the-scenes tales from her life and hit reality show to help people find peace and closure and to better understand the spiritual world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST READ!!!

  • By Michelle McKee on 11-02-15

LOVE HER SHOW

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

Reviewed: 11-02-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

FOR ME I WOULD HAVE LIKED MORE OF THE READINGS

What was most disappointing about Theresa Caputo’s story?

TO PREACHY

Have you listened to any of Theresa Caputo’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

NO, ONLY ON TV, AND THIS COMPARES BADLY

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

DISAPPOINTMENT

Any additional comments?

i LOVE THIS LADY, BUT WAS NOT EXPECTING A SERMON.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Visions

  • Cainsville, Book 2
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand, Mozhan Marno
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642

Olivia finds a dead woman in her car, dressed to look like her, but the body vanishes before anyone else sees it. Olivia's convinced it's another omen, a sign of impending danger. But then she learns that a troubled young woman went missing just days ago - the same woman Olivia found dead in her car. Someone has gone to great lengths to kill and leave this young woman as a warning. But why? And what role has her new home played in this disturbing murder?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Expanding plot

  • By Shannon on 08-24-14

CHANGED MY MIND

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

Reviewed: 11-02-14

If you could sum up Visions in three words, what would they be?

VERY GOOD READ

What other book might you compare Visions to and why?

OMENS, IT IS BOOK NUMBER 1 IN THE SERIES. I TRIED TO READ NUMBER 2 FIRST AND IT MADE NO SENSE. SO I RATED IT LOW

What about Carine Montbertrand and Mozhan Marno ’s performance did you like?

THEY WERE GREAT

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I WOULDN'T SAY ANY OF IT MOVED ME, BUT IT DID KEEP MY ATTENTION. AS FOR EMOTION, NOT SO MUCH

Any additional comments?

THIS SERIES IS A VERY GOOD SERIES, WELL WRITTEN, ETC. BE SURE TO READ # 1 FIRST.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead

  • Toad Witch Series, Book 1
  • By: Christiana Miller
  • Narrated by: Marie Rose
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 711
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 643
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 642

Mara is having the worst month of her life. At least, that's what her cards tell her and they've never been wrong. She's evicted from her apartment, loses her job, and is banned from Beverly Hills. So when the tarot cards predict her imminent demise, she uses a little magic to make her world right. Suddenly, an aunt she's never met dies, leaving Mara as her sole heir. But when Mara moves into her inherited home, she discovers Aunt Tillie never moved out. She's still one pissed-off old lady, even postmortem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead

  • By Deedra on 08-11-15

I loved it

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

Reviewed: 10-26-14

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

Yes, I thought it was charming

What did you like best about this story?

the hauntings

Which scene was your favorite?

When she saw the cottage

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes. and did

Any additional comments?

I just thought it was a fun, great little read.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Best of Me

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,226

In the fall of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I can't believe I am admitting this...

  • By Cole on 05-02-12

LOVE

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

Reviewed: 10-15-14

Where does The Best of Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's close to the top.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Best of Me?

the reunion, you will understand when you listen

Which scene was your favorite?

The scattering of the ashes

If you could rename The Best of Me, what would you call it?

The Gift of Love

Any additional comments?

Sparks writes stories with a lot of human emotions. Love, tragedy, the things we all deal with in life.