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  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 73,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66,932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66,677

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not my usual style

  • By Veronica on 09-22-18

Hauntingly Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

Wow. I have hundreds of audiobooks in my library and this is in my top 5. It is beautifully written and performed and the story is incredible. It’s a listen-through-the-night book for sure.

  • In the House in the Dark of the Woods

  • By: Laird Hunt
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 76

In this horror story set in colonial New England, a law-abiding Puritan woman goes missing. Or perhaps she has fled or abandoned her family. Or perhaps she's been kidnapped, and set loose to wander in the dense woods of the north. Alone and possibly lost, she meets another woman in the forest. Then everything changes. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Darkly Tinted Whimsy

  • By Colin on 10-19-18

No thank you

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

As much as I wanted to like this book, I found it to be fairly nonsensical.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Heart Mender

  • A Story of Second Chances
  • By: Andy Andrews
  • Narrated by: Andy Andrews
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733

In 1942, German subs are dispatched to the Gulf of Mexico to sink U.S. vessels carrying goods and fuel. While taking a late-night walk, Helen Mason - widowed by war - discovers the near-lifeless body of a German sailor. Enraged at the site of Josef Landermann's uniform, Helen is prepared to leave him to die when an unusual phrase, faintly uttered, changes her mind. In The Heart Mender, a small town must prepare itself for the worst the world has to offer, and Josef and Helen must reconcile their pasts to create a future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great story!

  • By Pat and Susan on 07-01-15

All Fives

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Wow! This is right on up here in my top 5 list. Really great story, and wholesome too. Great story and narration. I’ll be listening again!

  • The Naturalist

  • The Naturalist, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Mayne
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,376
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,366

Professor Theo Cray is trained to see patterns where others see chaos. So when mutilated bodies found deep in the Montana woods leave the cops searching blindly for clues, Theo sees something they missed. Something unnatural. Something only he can stop. As a computational biologist, Theo is more familiar with digital code and microbes than the dark arts of forensic sleuthing. But a field trip to Montana suddenly lands him in the middle of an investigation into the bloody killing of one of his former students.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic! I loved this book!!

  • By shelley on 10-02-17

Good story, but...

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

The story is quite interesting but the narration is pretty rough, in my opinion. The narrator tries overly hard to ad intensity/emotion to situations that speak for themselves. It’s just not quite right and I find that it definitely takes away from the book. I have pretty high standards for a narrator and this story is highly rated so it just comes down to personal preference.

  • Station Eleven

  • By: Emily St. John Mandel
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,380
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,384

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Alternative Dystopian Viewpoint

  • By CScott on 12-20-16

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

I think this is one of those books that I'll enjoy even more in hindsight. It's a different spin on post-apocalypse humanity but from different perspectives that make the whole thing more relatable and personal. I don't know if it'll be a repeat listen for me but I definitely enjoyed it. The narration is excellent!

  • City of the Lost

  • A Thriller
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,680
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674

Casey Duncan is a homicide detective with a secret: When she was in college, she killed a man. She was never caught, but he was the grandson of a mobster, and she knows that someday this crime will catch up to her. Casey's best friend, Diana, is on the run from a violent, abusive ex-husband. When Diana's husband finds her, and Casey herself is attacked shortly after, Casey knows it's time for the two of them to disappear again. Diana has heard of a town made for people like her, a town that takes in people on the run who want to shed their old lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wouldn't want to live here!

  • By shelley on 03-11-18

Blah

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

This book is fine if you're into mystery/romance books but I hate romance novels and didn't know that this was included. Too bad that some authors aren't good enough at their craft to skip the easy romance junk and just write a good, solid novel.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,226
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15,965
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15,883

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

I've really enjoyed the other x-file books but this one was definitely a skip. I think it was the full production that threw everything off. I hated the narration of Anderson and Duchovney. It was soulless and just poorly performed. I'm also a fan of the show so I have some frame of reference!

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Stories of Your Life and Others

  • By: Ted Chiang
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden, Todd McLaren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,009
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,020

Stories of Your Life and Others presents characters who must confront sudden change-the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens-while striving to maintain some sense of normalcy. In the amazing and much-lauded title story (the basis for the 2016 movie Arrival), a grieving mother copes with divorce and the death of her daughter by drawing on her knowledge of alien languages and non-linear memory recollection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing collection of short stories

  • By Carolina on 09-15-14

Exceptional

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

Reviewed: 07-18-17

I can't believe that Ted Chiang isn't talked about more (maybe he is, I've just never heard of him). He is a truly exceptional writer. Each story in this work is so well thought out and perfectly executed. A must-listen on my short list of must-listens! The first story about the tower of Babylon is brilliant! Just read it/listen to it, you won't be sorry!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fathomless

  • By: Greig Beck
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 562

In Fathomless, the greatest predator the world has ever known is coming home in 2016. Carcharodon megalodon. The largest and most fearsome predator to have ever existed on our planet. Rumours of its existence in our modern oceans have persisted for centuries. Now, in a new adventure, the rumours explode into brutal and terrifying reality in Fathomless, by Greig Beck.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mega What?

  • By Olive on 01-24-17

Average

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

Reviewed: 07-18-17

Average suspense novel by an average writer. If you don't like repetitive descriptions don't listen to this! He uses the same phrases to describe different situations. For instance, "Stygian" is used more than a couple of times. It's unusual enough to sound repetitive if just used twice--any more than that is just lazy writing. Save your credit/money and buy something better.

  • The Brotherhood of the Wheel

  • By: R. S. Belcher
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,858

In AD 1119, a group of nine crusaders became known as the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon - a militant monastic order charged with protecting pilgrims and caravans traveling on the roads to and from the Holy Land. In time, the Knights Templar would grow in power and, ultimately, be laid low. But a small offshoot of the Templars endure and have returned to the order's original mission: to defend the roads of the world and guard those who travel on them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic Battle Brewing

  • By Doug D. Eigsti on 03-29-16

Crazy but good.

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

I liked this listen a lot even though it has some of the very cheesiest sub plots I've every heard. Belcher just makes it work though! I'll warn you now, there is a lot of language in this book. I don't prefer that as it adds nothing to the story. Pinchot does a great job of narrating and the story just kind of draws you in!