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Maplewood, MN, United States
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  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,890

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

Yet one more example

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

Of how the 1 percenters running the country is shoving more and more of the middle class into poverty in order to line their already bulging pockets and doing so without thought or concern as to the life and death situations it leaves people in. To take access to life saving information from the average person (who paid for the information with tax dollars) so they can turn around and sell it to those willing or able to pay for it and let the rest die because they don't have the information they need is criminal! Why do people still support this regime? Are there really this many stupid uneducated people in the country? This book and many others like it are people trying to wake up the masses. Apparently they need to make it into a reality tv show to reach them.

  • Steamborn: The Complete Trilogy Box Set

  • By: Eric Asher
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 27 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,053
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,050

A supernatural swarm. A treacherous scheme. A tinker's apprentice may be the village's only hope. This collection includes Steamborn, Steamforged, and Steamsworn. Grab it and crank up a whimsical thrill-ride today!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Incredible Ride!!

  • By Lady Meserole on 11-09-17

Just couldnt get into it.

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

I was really hoping for something a bit easier to get into. this was just too weird.

  • The Killer Next Door

  • By: Alex Marwood
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,874
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,862

Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn't, they wouldn't be renting rooms in a dodgy old building for cash - no credit check, no lease. It's the kind of place you end up when you you've run out of other options.The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What they don't know is that one of them is a killer. He's already chosen his next victim, and he'll do anything to protect his secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible--but not for the faint of heart

  • By Lesley on 01-11-15

Not a murder mystery

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

I was hoping for aa nice murder mystery and from the description I thought this was it. I was wrong. This book spent way too much time rambling around in the head of a demented killer at the expense of a story line. The detail was disgusting and quite frankly too detailed for someone who hasn't done this too know about.Even the disturbing factor wouldnt have been undo able had there been a good storyline to keep it moving but the story just kept getting stuck way too long with the insane killer and his disturbed thought processing to be a good story.

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 21 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74,362
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67,333
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 67,063

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm so sad it's over!!

  • By Erin on 05-19-16

The best Harry potter book of all!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

This is the book that gives the hard core fans the long awaited truths and answers to all the Harry Potter mysteries. Few books tie it all up in a finale like this one does. I remember when this book came out I tried to read slowly and savor it because I knew it was the last one but there was no going slow. Definitely the most serious and intense of all the books it takes us on a roller coaster ride of emotions.

  • The Council of Twelve

  • A Hangman’s Daughter Tale
  • By: Oliver Pötzsch, Lisa Reinhardt - translator
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

The year is 1672. Hangman Jakob Kuisl and his family travel to Munich, the cosmopolitan heart of Bavaria, for a meeting of the prestigious Council of Twelve, the leaders of the empire’s hangmen’s guild - prestigious for dishonourable hangmen at least. But something dark is happening behind the scenes: in the past weeks, young women have begun turning up dead. At first the authorities assume they are a rash of suicides, but when Kuisl notices that each woman possesses a matching amulet, suspicions arise that someone is murdering them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great seventh book in series

  • By E. Howland on 06-17-18

Another Great Hangmans daughter book!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

I keep waiting for the author to run out of ideas and for the storyline to start going down hill but he keeps surprising me with excellent books. This is no exception with all the rich period description and great characters. It just seems to get better and better with every book. Who would have ever thought a hangman's story would make such a great read.

  • Lord Valentine's Castle

  • By: Robert Silverberg
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 241

The planet Majipoor is shared by humans and several alien races, including four-armed Skandars, three-eyed Liiman, and the native, shape-shifting Metamorphs. All are watched over by the King of Dreams, the labyrinth-dwelling Pontifex, and the priestess of the Isle of Sleep, while the Coronal officially rules from atop Castle Mount.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By C. Paget on 07-29-08

A story as good as I remember it!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

I read this book shortly after it came out and loved it. It was a pleasure to hear it this time read by an excellent narrator.

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,014
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,897

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Actually Humanized Trump for Me

  • By BigNutz on 12-15-18

Finally someone is telling the truth

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

This book told me what I really already knew, that a madman is running the country with the temperament of a 5 year old and the potential power of a world leader. The thing I didn't expect to feel is relief and some level of hope because of all the people who work in the white house for Trump that know what a moron he is and they are basically keeping the country as safe from him as possible and getting things done in spite of him by working around him. The ironic thing that I get from this story is that the richest man to ever take office is costing the American tax payers more money than any other president in history due to his extravagant demands and his tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans. It will take a generation to undo all the damage he is doing to the country and to the middle class.

  • Single Malt Murder

  • A Whisky Business Mystery
  • By: Melinda Mullet
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,478
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,470

When Abi inherits her uncle's quaint and storied single malt distillery, she finds herself immersed in a competitive high-stakes business that elicits deep passions and prejudices. An award-winning photojournalist, Abi has no trouble capturing the perfect shot - but making the perfect shot is another matter. When she starts to receive disturbing, anonymous threats, it's clear that someone wants her out of the picture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Read with Excellent Characters

  • By David on 01-22-18

A good cozy mystery.

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

it was a bit slow to get into but picked up and turned out to be a good mystery story.

  • The Secret, Book & Scone Society

  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,835
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,841

Miracle Springs is a place of healing. Strangers flock there hoping that the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. And, if none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That's Nora's special talent: prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person's deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good

  • By Beatrice on 11-04-17

Good cozy mysrery for a rainy day

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

Narration was perfect for the story. it interested me from the beginning and kept my interested throughout. the characters were fun and the plotline was good. not soon to be a classic but a nice way to pass an afternoon.

  • Majipoor Chronicles

  • By: Robert Silverberg
  • Narrated by: J. Paul Boehmer, Cassandra Campbell, Emily Janice Card, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

The young street urchin Hissune gets his due for helping Lord Valentine regain his throne. As a reward, he is sent into the depths of the Labyrinth, a massive library of memory cubes in which the entire history of Majipoor is preserved. As Hissune prepares for a summons to return to Castle Mount, he relives the lives of Majipoor's most famous and notorious inhabitants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Majipoor Book I Have Read & Re-read as an Adult

  • By Troy on 10-30-16

What Happened to the Lord Valentine story?

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

I got about half way through and couldn't stand any more. If you are looking for a continuation of Lord Valentines Castle (which I thought this was) you will be extremely disappointed. I don't even know how to describe this book other than a spattering of Majipoor creatures and their various stories. I don't know if it ever went back to reference the beloved first book at all but it did it didn't do it soon enough. I just couldn't take it any more.