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  • The Count of Monte Cristo

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 46 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,266

Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him. Falsely accused of a political crime, Dantès is locked away for life in the infamous Chateau d'If prison. But it is there that Dantès learns of a vast hidden treasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true Time-machine

  • By Ramon on 12-27-10

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

So glad i finally got the chance to listen to this book. Just watched a segment of Jeopardy on the novel and I felt so smart! I admit I found the story more enjoyable after I went online to record characters to keep them straight. I highly recommend you improve your knowledge of the classics by listening to this novel.

  • Bluff

  • By: Michael Kardos
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,781

At 27, magician Natalie Webb is already a has-been. Shunned by the magic world after a disastrous liaison with an older magician, she now lives alone with her pigeons and a pile of overdue bills in a New Jersey apartment. In a desperate ploy to make extra cash, she follows up on an old offer to write a feature magazine article - on the art of cheating at cards. In the process, Natalie is dazzled by a poker cheat's sleight of hand and soon finds herself facing a proposition - to help pull off a $1.5 million magic trick that, if done successfully, no one will ever even suspect happened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't say enough about this book!

  • By shelley on 04-05-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

Excellent! The right amount of detail to keep you invested in the story. The Sting meets modern times!

  • Mr. Flood's Last Resort

  • A Novel
  • By: Jess Kidd
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

Maud Drennan is a dedicated caretaker, but her sunny, capable disposition and snappy quips mask a deep sadness. A tragic childhood event left her in the company of a cast of patron saints who pop in and out of her life like unwelcome tourists. She tries to find solace in her hard work in London...but then she meets the inimitable Mr. Flood. A menace by all accounts, Cathal Flood is a widower living alone in a Gothic Dorset mansion crawling with collector's items and feral cats.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • BROUGHT ME JOY

  • By Carol on 07-07-18

Surprisingly good

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

I really enjoyed this book. Irish accent keeps me engaged, plus I love author Kidd use of heroine seeing dead people, the same but very different from Himself. So unique!

  • Queen Sugar

  • A Novel
  • By: Natalie Baszile
  • Narrated by: Miriam Hyman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,226

Why exactly Charley Bordelon's late father left her eight hundred sprawling acres of sugarcane land in rural Louisiana is as mysterious as it was generous. Recognizing this as a chance to start over, Charley and her 11-year-old daughter, Micah, say good-bye to Los Angeles. They arrive just in time for growing season but no amount of planning can prepare Charley for a Louisiana that's mired in the past: as her judgmental but big-hearted grandmother tells her, cane farming is always going to be a white man's business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't think I would like it but I loved it 😊

  • By Colette M. Cummings on 12-05-16

Skipped chapters 10-28

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

We’re all familiar with those authors who try to over-describe. Kept the reader from developing a relationship with the characters and from following the path of the story. I would avoid this author.

  • The Last Tribe

  • By: Brad Manuel
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,986
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,973

Fourteen-year-old Greg Dixon is living a nightmare. Attending boarding school outside of Boston, he is separated from his family when a pandemic strikes. His classmates and teachers are dead, rotting in a dormitory-turned-morgue steps from his room. The nights are getting colder, and his food has run out. The last message from his father is to get away from the city and to meet at his grandparents' town in remote New Hampshire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect year in the post apocalypse.

  • By Andrew Pollack on 06-18-16

TMI

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

As other survivors joined the group the author went from saying “Tom and Sarah went fishing” to “Tom, Sarah, Alice, Kim, Ann, Allan, Ron, buck, roger went fishing. You get the idea. Very annoying. Crucial to the story?, no. The hope was some adversity with bad guys. Sorry to disappoint, It’s utopia after most of us die. I admit to listening to all 23 hrs. Kinda fun to imagine every New York store open with every item for the taking......

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Listener

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,828
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,824

It's 1934. Businesses went under by the hundreds, debt and foreclosures boomed, and breadlines grew in many American cities. In the midst of this misery, some folks explored unscrupulous ways to make money. Angel-faced John Partlow and carnival huckster Ginger LaFrance are among the worst of this lot. Joining together they leave their small-time confidence scams behind to attempt an elaborate kidnapping-for-ransom scheme in New Orleans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Southern Fried Horror Done Right

  • By Ila in Maine on 03-05-18

Another great book by Robert Mcammon

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

My poor family had to wait for me as I sat in the driveway unable to turn off this book. Story is fast paced and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Himself

  • A Novel
  • By: Jess Kidd
  • Narrated by: Aiden Kelly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581

Having been abandoned on the steps of an orphanage as an infant, lovable car thief and Dublin charmer Mahony assumed all his life that his mother had simply given him up. But when he receives an anonymous note suggesting that foul play may have led to his mother's disappearance, he sees only one option: to return to the rural Irish village where he was born and find out what really happened 26 years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful narration of a clever story

  • By J. Lynn on 03-28-17

can't wait for the movie!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

great writing, awesome narration. story is funny and scary. Now one of my favorites!One of those books you recommend to your friends. I enjoyed the descriptions of old Irish women and their fierce determination to right a wrong.

  • Huntress Moon

  • By: Alexandra Sokoloff
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862

FBI Special Agent Matthew Roarke is closing in on a bust of a major criminal organization in San Francisco when he witnesses an undercover member of his team killed right in front of him on a busy street, an accident Roarke can't believe is coincidental. His suspicions put him on the trail of a mysterious young woman who appears to have been present at each scene of a years-long string of accidents and murders, and who may well be that most rare of killers: a female serial.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent FBI Crime/Serial Killer Novel

  • By Patricia on 06-29-14

awesome<br />

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

great book. i ran farther, sat in my car longer while listening. I should plan a road trip so my husband can listen to it now!

  • The Secrets She Keeps

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,912

Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, and a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets - but Nothing New here

  • By Marie on 09-09-17

Returned did not finish

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Too depressing. No character seems to have a happy story. The profiler's sad history was the final straw for me

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Flowers from the Storm

  • By: Laura Kinsale
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,362

He's a duke. He's a mathematical genius. He can't talk and he's locked in a lunatic asylum. Only a modest Quaker girl can reach him, but when she helps him to escape, she's swept into his glittering aristocratic world, her life torn apart by his desperate attempt to save himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ~COMPELLING!!~ Love This Author! Love This Book!

  • By 🌸DARA on 10-01-13

wonderful!!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

i enjoyed every word. reader is excellent, story great from beginning to end. highly recommend!