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  • Red Clocks

  • A Novel
  • By: Leni Zumas
  • Narrated by: Karissa Vacker, Erin Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 299

In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Need to read it in print

  • By swissviss on 11-15-18

Odd

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

This storyline had so much potential, the theme so relevant to today’s politics, but it just came off as odd to me. Really, really odd. There is a lot of jumping around of characters and subplots that I found distracting and while it will all connect (sort of) by the end I didn’t care. I did get the authors intent (I think, sort of, maybe) and the writing isn’t bad but in the end this book just doesn’t gel right. Save the credit.

  • When Never Comes

  • By: Barbara Davis
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,162

 As a teenage runaway and child of an addict, Christy-Lynn learned the hard way that no address was permanent, and no promise sacred. For a while, she found a safe haven in her marriage to bestselling crime novelist Stephen Ludlow - until his car skidded into Echo Bay. But Stephen’s wasn’t the only body pulled from the icy waters that night. When details about a mysterious violet-eyed blonde become public, a media circus ensues, and Christy-Lynn runs again. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great story about healing and new starts in life

  • By Virginia Kilmer on 08-18-18

Ugh!

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

Drawn out sappy story. The beginning started out well enough but the storyline just fizzles after about the first half. The narrator has a rather immature voice and that helps nothing. I do not recommend this book.

  • Deep Silence

  • A Joe Ledger Novel
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270

Terrorists-for-hire have created a weapon that can induce earthquakes and cause dormant volcanoes to erupt. One terrifying side effect of the weapon is that prior to the devastation, the vibrations drive ordinary people to suicide and violence. A wave of madness begins sweeping the country beginning with a mass shooting in Congress. Joe Ledger and his team go on a wild hunt to stop the terrorists and uncover the global superpower secretly funding them. At every step the stakes increase as it becomes clear that the endgame of this campaign of terror is igniting the Yellowstone caldera.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deep Silence Shines Loudly!

  • By Tracy P. on 11-13-18

Gin and Tonic!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

I love Jonathan Mayberry and Ray Porter, REALLY! Neither can do wrong, together they are Gin and Tonic! I’m a super fan of the Joe Ledger series, I’ve re-listened to the series at least 3 times and I always “hear” something new that I missed the other times! I’m giving this book 5 stars across the board because of my love for the 2 of them but having said that the story is more 4.5. I felt some over writing happening that caused a bit of a drag in the storyline and given all that is possible in this Ledger world a particular character could have had a “miracle”. However this book is still on par with any of the other in the series and I’m sure I’ll listen to it another 2 times sometime in the future! Ledger fans spend the credit!!!

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  • I Found You

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,055

In a windswept British seaside town, single mum Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside. Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, 21-year-old Lily Monrose has been married for only three weeks. When her husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left alone in a place where she knows no one and with the police telling her that her husband never existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have a new favorite author!

  • By Michelle prime on 05-22-18

Really, really Good!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

This is a heartbreaking story that ends up heartwarming! Trigger warning: somewhat graphic sexual abuse, it doesn’t last long but it’s disturbing.
Overall this was one well thought out and written book. The mystery holds you well into the book and when all is brought into the light it still holds you right up to the end! The narrator is great and does an excellent job defining the characters with her voice. Spend the credit!

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  • The Trackers Series Box Set

  • The Trackers Series, Books 1-4
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 33 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

Ripped from the headlines, the explosive Trackers saga is a realistic depiction of what an EMP attack and the aftermath might look like from one of the genre's leading voices, USA Today best-selling author and former Homeland Security Disaster Mitigation Officer, Nicholas Sansbury Smith. This box set includes the entire four-book Trackers series with over 30 hours of postapocalyptic survival fiction and action. Box set includes Trackers, Trackers 2: The Hunted, Trackers 3: The Storm, and Trackers 4: The Damned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great deal on this amazing series!

  • By Lisa L on 10-17-18

Bluetooth glued to my ear for this one!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

EMP/Prepper type books all run along the same line generally, this one follows those same lines but diverges in the quality of the writing, it’s very good! Solid characters you’ll actually care about, the storyline is completely plausible particularly in today’s political climate and no hard or soft sell on any particular religious beliefs. I’ve sent books back that shove religious beliefs (pick one) down my ears, the “Righteous” make me suffer from “Indignation” so I avoid it! There are 4 books in this series and I was definitely mainlining one book after another (I was painting a house over several days, perfect time to mainline!), I stopped only to sleep! A couple of nit-picky things but no deal breakers(!): From one book to another some character position changes weren’t explained (foreseen yes) and a strong character in books 1 and 2 pretty much disappeared by book 4, really in both cases inquiring minds just want to know!! The narrator was awesome as always, you never doubt what character you’re listening to (and if you hate him/her you know he’s doing a great job!). Spend the credit NOW!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hellbent

  • An Orphan X Novel
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,938
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,659
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,639

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily earns 5 stars!

  • By Wayne on 01-31-18

Awesome!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

It just doesn’t get better Hurwitz and Brick! This was a thrill to listen to from beginning to end. Spend the credit!

  • No Exit

  • By: Taylor Adams
  • Narrated by: Sarah Naughton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 363

Darby Thorne is a college student stranded by a blizzard at a highway rest stop in the middle of nowhere. She’s on the way home to see her sick mother. She’ll have to spend the night in the rest stop with four complete strangers. Then she stumbles across a little girl locked inside one of their parked cars. There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, no way out because of the snow, and she doesn’t know which one of the other travelers is the kidnapper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to put down

  • By Jobu on 03-02-18

Needs improvement

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I’m surprised this story made it to print. It was overwritten and under edited. The few highlights were bright but quickly flamed out. I found the writing immature and it was made worse by the narrator. Her voice had the quality of a sniveling young teen when she’s supposed to be a 20? College student. The plot line was just too unbelievable, or maybe it could have been believable if the writing was better, I can’t say. I can say Save Your Credit!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Commune

  • Commune, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Gayou
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,961
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,743

For dinosaurs, it was a big rock. For humans: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). When the Earth is hit by the greatest CME in recorded history (several times larger than the Carrington Event of 1859), the combined societies of the planet's most developed nations struggle to adapt to a life thrust back into the Dark Ages. In the United States, the military scrambles to speed the nation's recovery on multiple fronts including putting down riots, establishing relief camps, delivering medical aid, and bringing communication and travel back on line. Just as a real foothold is established in retaking the skies (utilizing existing commercial aircraft supplemented by military resources and ground control systems), a mysterious virus takes hold of the population, spreading globally over the very flight routes that the survivors fought so hard to rebuild.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want to adopt the characters into my family

  • By yarginator on 11-27-17

So Damn Good!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Really, if this is even near your genre you will not regret getting this book! I freaking loved it! It will give you palpitations for its potential possibility, made me think! You add R.C Bray to this mix and you got a 5 star Audible book! Spend the credit! QUICK!

  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

  • By: Claire North
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,803

No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now.As Harry nears the end of his 11th life, a little girl appears at his bedside. "I nearly missed you, Doctor August," she says. "I need to send a message." This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected treasure

  • By Stefanie on 08-24-15

Odd and Great!

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Really your brain will hurt if you think too hard about what you’re hearing so just go with it! I thought this was an odd book and I loved it! Refreshing, out of the box thinking on this storyline which forces me to look at everything else Claire North writes! The narrator was perfect, another one I’ll be on the look out for! Spend the credit!

  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Tamara Lovatt-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,815

What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over?Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she's actually thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK

  • By mlfarr on 03-11-15

Touching and insightful

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

This is one of those books that’s not going where you think, I loved it! Very touching and insightful view into a family’s life, there’d have to be some part of the storyline that just about anyone with a family could relate to. Spend the credit!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful