LISTENER

Sleeping in Cleveland

Cleveland, OH
  • 142
  • reviews
  • 274
  • helpful votes
  • 375
  • ratings
  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,735
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22,760

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By kurdis teed on 05-28-17

Fantastic writing

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Narration is superb and writing excellent. Loved secret history years ago and saw this was the same author. Love that book even more. Both are A+++

  • The Fourth Monkey

  • By: J. D. Barker
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Graham Winton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,018

Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs in this dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffery Deaver called "a talented writer with a delightfully devious mind". For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one that proves he has taken another victim, who may still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted Knives And Killer Humor

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-15-17

Wow!! 10stars

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

It’s been awhile I listened to a book that had me till the end not wanting to put down. This would be a great movie.

  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,085
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,425

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating!

  • By CD9 on 06-05-18

One of her better books

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

Typical Nora but not too much romance just enough. More of a thriller. I liked better than her last few. Up there with Witness.

88 of 93 people found this review helpful

  • Bone Music

  • By: Christopher Rice
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 467

Charlotte Rowe spent the first seven years of her life in the hands of the only parents she knew - a pair of serial killers who murdered her mother and tried to shape Charlotte in their own twisted image. If only the nightmare had ended when she was rescued. Instead, her real father exploited her tabloid-ready story for fame and profit - until Charlotte finally broke free from her ghoulish past and fled. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Superhuman miracle drug!

  • By shelley on 03-05-18

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

A little different spin on a basic thriller. Reminded me of a movie. It ended as though there will be a series perhaps. If so I will listen to the next one

  • The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Robert Dugoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,950
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,625
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,612

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow..allow yourself to be submerged in this book

  • By Donna Smith McG on 05-18-18

What a novel

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

To honest I only read this book because. Like the author so much and his books are reasonably priced. I usually listen to mysteries and thrillers so this was a surprise when I started it. It’s not his typical genre.
I almost stopped listening because it really wasn’t for me but I kept with it! And boy it was a REALLY great book! Diff entry a Oprah club. Lol I liked it so much I even listened to the edits. It is also read by the author which makes it special. I laughed, cried and clapped it’s that good 💙

  • The Lawyer

  • By: John Ellsworth
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 230

Michael Gresham is a criminal attorney with a brother who won't take his meds, an ex-wife who wants him to finance her fertility costs, and a client accused of murdering the wife of a judge. As the story progresses, the brother is being hunted down by MexTel, a huge conglomerate that wants him dead, and the ex-wife's new husband wants to borrow money, while the judge whose wife was murdered suddenly tries to hire Michael Gresham for himself.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Garble!

  • By Ted on 10-07-16

Okay book

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

I think I would have given this a 4-5 star but for the narrator. I couldn’t stand the way he let the words drag out. Hard to explain but nevertheless it drove me nuts. Book other wise was good

  • The Best Friend

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,402

They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer...wrong. Louisa's new best friend has it all - the house, the status, the money. But she's also hiding a dark secret. And as Louisa is drawn deeper into her friend's life, events take a chilling turn.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Skip this book

  • By Tony M on 07-30-17

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

Keeps you listening nonstop. If you liked gone girl, girl on the train or neighbors you love this

  • Fall of Giants

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,632

Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ken Follett and John Lee / Audible's Dream Team

  • By Keith on 11-07-10

Good book

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

I like Kens books cause you get your money worth. I like the pillars series much better

  • Don't Look Back

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,006
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,995

Eve Hardaway, newly single mother of one, is on a trip she’s long dreamed of - a rafting and hiking tour through the jungles and mountains of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico. Eve wanders off the trail, to a house in the distance with a menacing man in the yard beyond it, throwing machetes at a human-shaped target. Disturbed by the sight, Eve moves quickly and quietly back to her group, taking care to avoid being seen. As she creeps along, she finds a broken digital camera, marked with the name Teresa Hamilton.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strong characters in a weak story

  • By WWaltonG on 05-04-16

Another great book

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

This was a great listen. Gregg never fails to entertain us. Narration was spot on

  • Her Dying Breath

  • A Slaughter Creek Novel, Book 2
  • By: Rita Herron
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

For years, Brenda Banks was haunted by nightmares hinting at the true identity of her birth mother. That hunger for the truth inspired her to become a reporter, and Brenda refuses to back down when a serial killer targeting Slaughter Creek chooses her to publicize the gruesome crimes. It's a twisted game, one she's certain to lose without the help of FBI Special Agent Nick Blackwood, the man she's loved since high school - and whose tormented past holds the key to catching a killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as good the second time around.:)

  • By Dana on 07-14-14

Excellent page turner

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Great book. Going to check out other books by this author. Love a great who done it

1 of 1 people found this review helpful