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  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,862

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre

  • By erin george on 10-03-18

Not My Favorite King Novel

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Let me start by saying the Audible version was as good as it could be. I appreciated the narration and the interpretation of characters' voices.
My problem was with the story. I am a huge Stephen King fan, but I thought The Outsider was predictable from start to finish. The characters didn't hold any interest for me, the one exception being Holly--a returning King heroine expertly portrayed by the narrator.
I would still recommend the Audible version with these caveats.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Triptych

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,478

From Atlanta's wealthiest suburbs to its stark inner-city housing projects, a killer has crossed the boundaries of wealth and race. And the people who are chasing him must cross those boundaries, too. Among them is Michael Ormewood, a veteran detective whose marriage is hanging by a thread and whose arrogance and explosive temper are threatening his career. And Angie Polaski, a beautiful vice cop who was once Michael's lover before she became his enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spoiler Alert

  • By Patricia on 12-13-15

The first Will Trent novel

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

Reviewed: 10-22-17

Fans of Karin Slaughter recognize Will Trent—hero of many Slaughter books.
This older selection introduces Trent in a typical Karin Slaughter plot.
Not as many twists and turns as some of the author’s better works, but still enjoyable.
The narration is okay, a little heavy on the southern accents and occasionally it’s difficult to decipher which character is speaking.
Still, as a fan of Will Trent, Karin Slaughter and Audible, I recommend Triptych.

  • The Thicket

  • By: Joe R. Lansdale
  • Narrated by: Will Collyer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

Jack Parker knows all too well how treacherous turn-of-the-century East Texas can be. His parents did not survive a smallpox epidemic. His grandfather was murdered. Now his sister Lula has been kidnapped by a criminal who may believe wearing a dead man's clothes protects them both from death. With bounty hunter Shorty, a charismatic and cunning dwarf, and Eustace, a gravedigging son of an ex-slave, the heartbroken young Jack sets off on an epic quest to rescue his sister from the corrupt men who control much of the new territory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lansdale will knock you out!

  • By Matthew Ortiz on 01-12-14

Lansdale at his Best

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

I'm a Joe R Lansdale fan. I enjoy his Hap and Leonard series, but I LOVE stand alone books like "The Thicket ".
This novel offers some of the richest and most intriguing characters Lansdale has written, and each is 'acted' realistically by the narrator, Will Collyer. Without overdoing accents, and without over acting, Collyer brings an array of characters (ranging from old men, to a 16 year old boy, men of color , girls & women ) to life.
Although the 16 year old boy is telling the story, both Lansdale and Collyer outdid themselves with my favorite character--the well rounded dwarf named Shorty. Collyer is magnificent in his rendition of one of Lansdale's best characters EVER.
This book is VIOLENT. Actions and descriptions are graphic and at times merciless. The language and plot are definitely adult in nature.
With those warnings, I heartily recommend both the story AND the narration of The Thicket.

  • The Angel of Darkness

  • By: Caleb Carr
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 25 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418

In The Angel Of Darkness, Caleb Carr brings back the vivid world of his bestselling The Alienist but with a twist: this story is told by the former street urchin Stevie Taggert, whose rough life has given him wisdom beyond his years. Thus New York City, and the groundbreaking alienist Dr. Kreizler himself, are seen anew. It is June 1897. A year has passed since Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a pioneer in forensic psychiatry, tracked down the brutal serial killer John Beecham with the help of a team of trusted companions and a revolutionary application of the principles of his discipline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining Read

  • By 6catz on 01-31-13

Better than The Alienist

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

Fighting words, I know, but Carr's sequel is somehow richer.
Back are the characters from The Alienist, with Angel of Darkness being told from Stevie's viewpoint. His voice and his POV brings new life to the doctor and Mr Moore, as well as affording the audience a glimpse of NYC from his point of view. Carr also has created a thoroughly frightening and frustrating villain--one of the best I've met!
The narrative is well done, the mystery is excellent and the atmosphere is palpable.
Highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Greyhound

  • By: Steffan Piper
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,189

Sebastien Ranes’s single mom and her feckless boyfriend can’t be bothered to take care of a stuttering 12-year-old. Banished to live with his grandmother on the far side of the country, the boy can barely understand a bus schedule when he gets dumped at the Greyhound station in Stockton, California. Given $35 and a one-way ticket to Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sebastien must cross the country - alone, without a clue how to fend for himself. Filled with youthful anger and naïveté, Sebastien heads out into the "Morning in America" of Ronald Reagan’s 1980s.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Warm Story of Fragility and Friendship

  • By Gillian on 06-29-16

Coming of Age on Wheels

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

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

Surely! And I would recommend it also as a young adult title. The story is touching, disturbing and heartwarming.

What other book might you compare Greyhound to and why?

Possibly a distant cousin to "Boy's Life" by McCammon

Which character – as performed by Nick Podehl – was your favorite?

Definitely Sebastian. Though Podehl did justice to all the characters.

If you could take any character from Greyhound out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Marcus, I'd like to know more about him.

Any additional comments?

I posted a review of this delightful book at Amazon. I wish Audible would allow for a deeper review of the books themselves, as well as the Audible performances.

  • The Given Day

  • By: Dennis Lehane
  • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
  • Length: 23 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598

The Given Day explores the crippling violence and irrepressible exuberance of a country at war with, and in the thrall of, itself. As Danny, Luther, and those around them struggle to define themselves in increasingly turbulent times, they gradually find family in one another and, together, ride a rising storm of hardship, deprivation, and hope that will change all their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Louise on 01-11-10

Historical and Epic

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

Reviewed: 04-23-17

First, I must say "The Given Day" --as a story--is wonderful . Set in Boston circa 1918, the characters are well written and diverse and the historical period is expertly captured. I have already recommended this saga to several friends.
This Audible version is well done, and the portrayal/narration flows easily with realistic (but not overdone accents) and pacing.
This is possibly the best Audible book I have purchased.

  • Rusty Puppy

  • By: Joe R. Lansdale
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Hap and Leonard investigate a racially motivated murder that threatens to tear apart their East Texas town. While Hap, a former '60s activist and self-proclaimed white-trash rebel, is recovering from a life-threatening stab wound, Louise Elton comes into Hap and Leonard's PI office to tell him that the police have killed her son, Jamar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Series!

  • By ANTHONY PAULEY on 05-06-18

Audible Does H&L Proud

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

Reviewed: 04-02-17

I'm a big fan of Joe Lansdale, and of Hap and Leonard in particular. This installment of H&L's adventures was true to form and thoroughly enjoyable.
I thought the narration provided by Audible enhanced the novel and was well done.
Of course, I recommend "Rusty Puppy" -- but warn readers/listeners of violence, language and dark humor.

  • Joyland

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael Kelly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,371

Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. Joyland is a brand-new novel and has never previously been published.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great Stephen King crime/mystery

  • By Mark on 07-11-13

Warm and Authentic

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

Reviewed: 04-01-17

Stephen King can run the gambit from The Shining's truly scary supernatural to a psychotic murderer in Mr. Mercedes--and I love em all. But not since his novella, 'The Body' has he so expertly told a touching coming of age tale with just a touch of the stuff that haunts us.
This Audible version delivers the story well, with believable narration.
I recommend this book as a mystery, a look at our past and a slice of one young man's life.

  • The Kept Woman

  • Will Trent, Book 8
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,164

It's the most dangerous case of Will Trent's career. He knows this from the moment he sets foot in the abandoned Atlanta warehouse where a body lies on the floor - the body of an ex-cop. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim, evidently a woman, was carried away and has vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city's biggest and most high-profile athlete - a local hero protected by the world's most expensive lawyers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too much Angie, not enough Will

  • By seattlesue on 11-21-16

I Thought I had it figured out...

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

Reviewed: 01-27-17

...I was wrong.
I enjoy most of Karin Slaughter's books. Yes, they're often heavy on violence, but they ARE murder mysteries, aren't they?
If this is your first book in the "Will Trent" series, that's fine. There are recurring characters, but the author fills you in on their history and personality traits--and does so without boring those of us who have enjoyed the series.
The Kept Woman offers new insight to Slaughter's familiar characters, and this novel comes close to being more character driven than action-packed.
The Kept Woman is more of a "why done it" than a "who done it"... but Karin Slaughter delivers plenty of twists that literally run to the end of the book.
I not only enjoyed the novel, but the Audible presentation as well. Read with perfect emphasis and pacing.
Heartily recommended!

  • Once We Were Brothers

  • By: Ronald H. Balson
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,348

Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, the Butcher of Zamosc. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser is convinced he is right and engages attorney Catherine Lockhart to bring Rosenzweig to justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5-Star Thriller with History and Heart

  • By Ella on 11-22-14

Gripping Historical Fiction

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

Reviewed: 11-26-16

If you could sum up Once We Were Brothers in three words, what would they be?

Fascinating Timely Mystery

What was one of the most memorable moments of Once We Were Brothers?

Ben's narratives

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

No, but this was fabulous. Ben's voice, aging and with heavy accent, brought this story to life.

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

Ben's narratives about the rise of Hitler and subsequent Nazi invasions were perfectly read and added so much to the book.

Any additional comments?

The book was good, but in this case, the Audible version made it exponentially better. Just excellent!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful