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  • 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 4,356
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,116
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,099

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 319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 296

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I did an "exit" before this book ended.....

  • By MA Reviewer on 04-23-18

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!

  • 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 3,326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,145

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 5,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,461

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 21,689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,419

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unforgettable! I loved this story!

  • By Judy on 03-04-13

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!

  • Duma Key

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,015

A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Play the Book and Let the Book Play You

  • By OldDog on 11-09-09

Stephen King Fans rejoice!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

This was so damn good! I have been a fan of Kings work in the past but life, other authors etc took me away. This book brought me back!!! The writing is just so good, scary, funny, sad, intelligent, weird and totally entertaining!Don’t plan on doing anything more than a long drive if you pick this one up because it’s hard to put down! Spend the credit!

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  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  • A Novel
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,203

A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie - magical, comforting, wise beyond her years - promised to protect him, no matter what.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gaiman delivers an intimate masterpiece

  • By Talia on 08-07-13

Odd and Surprisingly Good!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

I didn’t know what to make of this book based on the description, not what I normally go for but gave it a chance. I’m glad I did! The author/narrator does both well! The storyline is odd, no way around it, but odd in an enchantment kind of way. Spend the credit!

  • Deception Point: A Novel

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,171

When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By James R. Davis on 06-29-04

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

The story is great, keeps your attention! My only negative is that the narrator can be heard making “mouth sounds” and breathing (gasp!). His voice is great, no problem there, but I think the audio recording people could have done a better job editing that out. It is annoying but the book and the narrator are good enough that most listeners can probably ignore it.

  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,249

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 05-24-18

So good!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

This is a heart wrenching story, FULL STOP! I have a teenager and I couldn’t help ‘insert my kid here’ so if you’re the faint of heart type this really might be too much for you. I was so on the the borderline myself. Having said that it’s a gripping story that’s so well written and narrated that once you crack it open you will be hard pressed to put it down. This really is a 4.5 star book about family and tragedy and while it can rip you apart, it can also bring you together. Spend the credit!

  • Tomorrow War: Serpent Road

  • The Chronicles of Max, Book 2
  • By: J. L. Bourne
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Jay Snyder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684

During an unacknowledged mission inside the Syrian border, a government operative had unwittingly triggered an incredible worldwide event that irrevocably shaped the future of the United States. In the aftermath of the crisis, families have struggled to survive in a world short on food, water, and electricity. Hyperinflation cripples the United States economy, and postwar armored military vehicles are patrolling the streets. One man has now stepped forward and continues to push back the dark wave of tyranny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best ever

  • By Eddie Muñoz on 07-28-17

Overall great!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

Book 1 was good enough that I got book 2, I wasn’t disappointed! I guess the best compliment I can give it would if there is a book 3 I’d buy it! Spend the credit!