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  • Zero G

  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller, Margaret Ying Drake, Josh Hurley, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,891

Twelve-year-old Zero is traveling with 20,000 people for 105 years to colonize a new planet. Everyone is in stasis, so they'll be safe during the trip, but when Zero's pod malfunctions it wakes him early, like 105 years early. At first he's excited to be the only one awake - he has the entire ship to himself, so he can go anywhere and see and do and eat anything he wants - but when a family of space pirates show up, trying to hijack the ship and kidnap the colonizers, Zero has to think fast and find a way to stop them all on his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Passengers movie with space pirates

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

Great read!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

Loved this book! Dan Wells hit it out of the park!! A 5th to 99 year old boy would love this book!! Teaches a lot about space in a wonderful story. Can’t wait to see more like this from him!!

  • Long Road to Mercy

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Kyf Brewer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,206

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe. It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared. She never saw Mercy again. Three decades after that terrifying night, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon. So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon - and its rider missing - Pine is called in to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Damn, Baldacci is good!

  • By Wayne on 11-14-18

One of his very best!!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I love Baldacci for so many reasons. He drops the F bomb occasionally but keeps the fowl mouth in check most of the time. His stories are always excellent well thought out plots and well written. And I don’t have to put up with harlequin romance junk!! I don’t need to read about other people’s sex lives and he doesn’t go there! This particular book is A+++. It plausible in this day and age with the president we have. Someone needs to tap Trump on the shoulder and remind him how evil Putin is! Characters were great!! The only thing I did not like was the voice for Sam. He was made to sound like a thick necked dunder-brained idiot. Instead of a very bright and handsome retired army special forces guy. He may not have attended college—but I think he was educated. Other than that I LOVED this book!!!

  • Accused

  • Rosato & DiNunzio, Book 1
  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,933
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,759
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,751

New York Times best-selling and Edgar Award-winning author Lisa Scottoline revolutionized crime fiction when she introduced her all-female law firm of Rosato & Associates, thrilling listeners with her twisty, fast-paced plots and capturing their hearts with her cast of strong and relatable female characters. Now Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, Judy Carrier, and Anne Murphy are back with all cylinders firing in Accused.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yet another great Philadelphia tale with women

  • By Toby on 11-08-13

Loved this!!

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

This was my first Scottoline book and I loved every moment. No gratuitous sex. No gratuitous foul language. Engaging story and wonderful characters—especially Mary. I was very pleased with the ending too—I was surprised and that happens rarely. I’m off to buy the first in the series and hope I love it as much!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fallen

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,624

Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes - obscure Bible verses, odd symbols - have the police stumped. Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and her family. It's a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has been there only a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was supposed to be a VACATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 04-17-18

Loved it!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

Really opened my mind to how bad the opiate epidemic really is. Great story. The six year old was a little too wise. Maybe she should have been 10. But other than that—great listen!!

  • Partials

  • Partials, Book 1
  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,818
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,827

The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials - engineered organic beings identical to humans - has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action! Romance! Science!

  • By Tabitha on 07-21-12

Excellent!!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-17

Dan Wells is an excellent story teller. Loved the characters!! CLEAN!!! No unnecessary swearing or sex, just a great story! Loved the little twists and turns. Highly recommend this book! The performance was one of the best I've heard in my 5 years with Audible. Can't hardly wait to go back to the future NYC.

  • Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25

  • By: Richard Paul Evans
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,272

To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey is an ordinary 14-year-old. In fact, the only thing that seems to set him apart is the fact that he has Tourette's syndrome. But Michael is anything but ordinary. Michael has special powers. Electric powers....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Your never too old to enjoy a good story

  • By KCK on 08-18-11

Excellent Read!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-17

Good story. One of the better teen fantasy books! Kept my attention and I had a very hard time turning it off. The reader was VERY good. One of the better ones out there. I'm hooked on Michael Vey.

  • Heartless

  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,843
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen. Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense secret courtship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect narration, but disappointed with the story

  • By Linda Nichols on 12-17-16

Still don't like Alice in Wonderland

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

Reviewed: 02-17-17

Though this story is entirely about how the queen of hearts came to be so nasty and had nothing to do with Alice--it had all the weird elements. I suppose there are morals along the way. But I could not see how Catherine could go from such a sweet lovely girl to a hideous beast. The personality did not fit. Her personalities and the events that happened to them stayed so true in the Cress series--this was a huge disappointment. She is such a gifted writer and this book made me sad. She should have chosen an alternate ending to the real queen of hearts or made the path from basically good to stunningly bad--a bit more believable. I'd give it one star but I love the author so much!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51,499
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 47,110
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 47,046

Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Of all the trees, we get one that hits back!

  • By Andrew on 11-20-17

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 11-15-16

So much better than the movie!! But thanks to the movie--I can see it all in my head. When you read these books you live them.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Curious Minds

  • A Knight and Moon Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,229
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,226

Emerson Knight is introverted and eccentric and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he's also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he'd probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with megabank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Next book please!!!!

  • By Lionelle on 08-19-16

Fun read

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

Reviewed: 11-06-16

Yay! Stephanie Plumb was getting a little wearisome for me. But these new characters are delightful. It is clean too--which is refreshing. Good escape novel.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Confessions of a Shopaholic

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,993
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,072
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,073

Sophie Kinsella's debut is a romp through the perils of shopping and spending, spending, spending! Becky can't resist a sale, and she's only a little overdrawn on her VISA. Readers will laugh aloud at Becky's retail adventures as she finds new and creative ways to relieve her increasingly credit card debt. Emily Gray's narration bounces along with Becky and her buying whims, while delivering a humorous account of what happens when credit goes bad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • shopaholic fun fun fun

  • By M. on 08-26-03

Is this what a Millennial is?

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

Reviewed: 10-12-16

I could not even listen to it all. At chapter 9 I skipped to 16. It made me sick. Are our children really so self centered. At first I thought I could relate a bit with buying nonsensical items--but the main character is ridiculous! I could not stand her or the story! Pass it by.