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  • Two Alone

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 780
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 683
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 683

Beautiful and self-confident businesswoman Rusty Carlson was hurt, terrified and alone with a man she feared. But one thing was certain – she would surely die without his help. Vietnam vet Cooper Landry had a deep-rooted grudge against beautiful women like Rusty. Experience had taught him they were takers. But he’d survived far worse dangers, and this time he’d be damned if he’d let her risk his chance for survival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sensuality, believable characters, totally hot!.

  • By Angelia on 06-12-12

Bubblegum voices just aren't my thing.

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

Reviewed: 01-07-15

I truly disliked this book. Truly. I wanted to like it but the voice used for the female lead drove me crazy. The plot itself was good but I couldn't help twitching at some of the gender role stuff. That might be a problem with the date the book was originally written, though. I can swallow that difference, I just can't handle hours of Ms. Bubblegum in my ear.

  • Homeport

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Erika Leigh
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755

The unseen assailant attacked Dr. Miranda Jones outside her Maine home as she returned from a busy lecture tour. After terrorizing her with a knife held to her throat, he stole her purse, slashed her tires, and disappeared. Shaken and bruised, Miranda was determined to put the assault out of her mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun thrilling mystery with some art and sex.

  • By S. Powell on 01-11-09

Loved this Book

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

Reviewed: 09-29-14

I loved this book. It was interesting, took me to distant places, and kept me guessing. I had no idea who the culprit was until the ending, which was very, very nice. I hate coming to the end and already knowing what I'll find.

Awesome book. Well performed and well paced.

  • Tell Me Lies

  • By: Jennifer Crusie
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

Maddie Faraday's life would be perfect if it weren't for her cheating husband, her suspicious daughter, her gossipy mother, her secretive best friend, her nosy neighbors, and that guy she lost her virginity to 20 years ago.

In Tell Me Lies, Jennifer Crusie dishes up a funny, sexy, suspenseful novel about small-town secrets, big-time betrayals and the redemptive power of love, laughter and chocolate brownies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I read the reviews after I bought the book

  • By TERESA on 02-22-15

Light, Fun Read

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

Reviewed: 09-29-14

I always enjoy Crusie's work. She has a way of making me laugh. I admit that in the middle of the book it didn't seem like her normal work or "style" but after a little research I found that this seems to be an earlier book. Still, it was fun to read and easy to listen to.

My hats off to Ms. Crusie for her talent.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Midnight Bayou

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: James Daniels, Sandra Burr
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,805
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,813

Declan Fitzgerald had always been the family maverick, but even he couldn't understand his impulse to buy a dilapidated mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans. All he knew was that ever since he saw Manet Hall, he'd been enchanted - and obsessed - with it. So when the opportunity to buy the house comes up Declan jumps at the chance to live out a dream.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Nora Roberts Review By A Guy

  • By Brad on 12-10-13

Good Performance, Interesting Premise

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

Reviewed: 09-29-14

I enjoyed this book straight up until the end. I was so excited to see how they dealt with all of the goings on in the house (Spoiler: it's haunted) and then they sort of just ... didn't. Maybe the author was trying to say that their love was able to conquer the unrest in the house but that just didn't quite cut it for me. There was no real struggle at the end.

The performance was great. I loved both voice actors. I just wish the ending had a little more to it is all.

  • Manhunting

  • By: Jennifer Crusie
  • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 499
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 330

Kate Svenson is attractive, successful, a brilliant businesswoman - and miserable. After three failed engagements, she realizes it's time for a PLAN...an organized, detailed agenda with a clear goal: finding Mr. Right.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Fluff!

  • By Maria on 07-06-12

Just Plain Fun

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

Reviewed: 12-04-13

I realized today as I listened to this book why I enjoy Crusie so much. The truth is that I connect with her characters far easier and far deeper than with any other romance novelist. Which is probably why she's pretty much the only romance novelist I read. (Gabaldon doesn't count, her books are way too big to be considered pure romance.)

Anyway, I connected immediately with the main character, who was complicated, professional, had a sense of humor and generally approached life with the "I can handle this" attitude that I think most women have. And the love story grew in a natural way instead of being dictated by tons of raging hormones, which was nice.

  • Out of the Silent Planet

  • Ransom Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,932

Out of the Silent Planet is the first novel of the Cosmic Trilogy, considered to be C.S. Lewis' chief contribution to the science fiction genre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original, complex, not middle of the road

  • By David on 05-27-05

I tried so hard to like it.

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

Reviewed: 09-14-13

Honestly, I tried very, very hard to enjoy this book. I love reading Chronicles of Narnia to my kid so I thought maybe I'd give a stab at this one, but when push came to shove I just hated the way it was written. The language was bulky and hard to follow. The characters were only given to me on the surface and I barely knew what any one of them was thinking.

So, three stars.

I'll just go back to Narnia with my son and enjoy Lewis that way.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Old Man's War

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,041

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First, he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce - and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So, we fight, to defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Witty Military Sci-Fi

  • By M. Spencer on 10-21-12

Good Science Fiction

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

Reviewed: 09-14-13

I bought this book because I enjoyed Red Shirts and thought it might be as good. Now, it is good, but not in the same way. Red Shirts was definitely funny -- I laughed so hard my coworkers were worried about me -- and this one had its funny moments, but for the most part this book was just plain good science fiction.

I did think it was kind of a cheat that no one could explain how all the space travel really worked. Everyone kept saying "I just don't have the math" when it came down to trying to dig into the "skip drives" but I suppose sometimes an author has to cheat. The book wasn't about "skip drives" after all, but about soldiers.

And I do love stories about soldiers.

So, I enjoyed this book. It wasn't as "laugh out loud" funny as Red Shirts was, but it was definitely entertaining.

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  • City of Bones

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 1
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Ari Graynor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,945
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,707
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,748

When 15-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing, not even a smear of blood, to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 2 Stars because it actually gets worse....

  • By Theodore on 01-31-14

Fun story with a weird twist

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

Reviewed: 03-29-13

I was waiting for Clockwork Princess to be available, so I decided to try Clare's other works. I knew it was a modernized telling of pretty much the same sort of story, with the same urban magic system going on. However, I have to admit I prefer the Infernal Devices series over The Mortal Instruments.

That said, this was a good book, even if she did take me down a weird road at the end. I don't like spoilers, so I won't go telling exactly what this twist was, but as a sister I have to say .... ack! Clary's reaction to this revelation wasn't great, either. There should have been more going on in regards to that.

  • Redshirts

  • A Novel with Three Codas
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,490
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,464

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing, but somehow still worth a listen.

  • By Bradford on 03-06-13

Laughed so hard I knocked my coffee over.

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

Reviewed: 07-04-12

Yup. I laughed so hard at this book that I knocked my coffee over. And I was at work when this happened, so you can imagine the hullabaloo that caused. I don't want to give any spoilers, but if you're a Star Trek nerd like I am, then you're going to love this book. Walk into it with that lighthearted attitude you use to watch the original Star Trek.

The characters were fun -- even if I was just waiting for them to get melted somehow. I loved the dialog, the debates, and the premise. The performance was excellent!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Mirror of Her Dreams

  • Volume I of Mordant's Need
  • By: Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 28 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 358

The daughter of rich but neglectful parents, Terisa Morgan lives alone in a New York City apartment, a young woman who has grown to doubt her own existence. Surrounded by the flat reassurance of mirrors, she leads an unfulfilled life - until the night a strange man named Geraden comes crashing through one of her mirrors, on a quest to find a champion to save his kingdom of Mordant from a pervasive evil that threatens the land.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scott Brick+Donaldson=Winning Combination

  • By C. Lunde on 05-18-12

Argh-Worthy Character

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

Reviewed: 07-04-12

I totally wanted to smash the main character's head into a wall. Seriously. She was so ... so .... insipid. She had a bit of thought process to her -- in fact, that was all she had since she was sort of the female version of Hamlet, always whimpering over what she should do and not taking any action -- so I can't call her vapid.

She was "Aargh!"-worthy.

I liked the world. I liked the setting. But her inability to take action frustrated to the point that I just didn't like the book.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful