LISTENER

Amazon Customer

Bellevue, WA
  • 17
  • reviews
  • 10
  • helpful votes
  • 91
  • ratings
  • A False Report

  • A True Story of Rape in America
  • By: T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber, T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

On August 11, 2008, 18-year-old Marie reported that a masked man broke into her apartment near Seattle and raped her. Within days, the police swiftly pivoted and began investigating Marie. Confronted with inconsistencies in her story and the doubts of others, Marie broke down and said her story was a lie - a bid for attention. More than two years later, Colorado detectives pursued a serial rapist who photographed his victims, threatening to release the images online, and whose calculated steps to erase all physical evidence suggested he might be a soldier or a cop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, well researched, and profound

  • By Jessica on 02-15-18

Best Nonfiction Book 2018

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

This book makes it very clear why we should believe women. Even if a story of rape seems off kilter, we should give them the benefit of any doubt.

The book should be required for every police officer. And they should have to pass a test on it.

  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,104
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,980
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,867

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

  • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

For those who ha e been there this is an important affirmation

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

For people who have grown up in a cult or in a weird world created by a person with mental health issues, this book tells us that we are not alone and that we are not the crazy ones.

  • Exo

  • By: Steven Gould
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827

Cent can teleport. So can her parents, but they are the only people in the world who can. This is not as great as you might think it would be - sure, you can go shopping in Japan and then have tea in London, but it's hard to keep a secret like that. And there are people, dangerous people, who work for governments and have guns, who want to make you do just this one thing for them. And when you're a teenage girl things get even more complicated. High school. Boys. Global climate change, refugees, and genocide. Orbital mechanics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great young adult read.

  • By Richard A. Bamberg on 09-16-14

A Technical Manual with a Tiny Plot

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

This book is so boring it kept me awake raging at it. We get it, dude; You did research and know science. But I don’t need to know the exact orbit or how all of the great techno toys are made.

I cannot believe that this is the same author as the first book in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hell's Princess

  • The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men
  • By: Harold Schechter
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 520

In the pantheon of serial killers, Belle Gunness stands alone. She was the rarest of female psychopaths, a woman who engaged in wholesale slaughter, partly out of greed but mostly for the sheer joy of it. Between 1902 and 1908, she lured a succession of unsuspecting victims to her Indiana “murder farm.” Hell’s Princess is a riveting account of one of the most sensational killing sprees in the annals of American crime: the shocking series of murders committed by the woman who came to be known as Lady Bluebeard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can a book about a serial killer be entertaining?

  • By Lori Hanson on 05-08-18

Editor should be fired

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

More than half of this should have been cut and the interesting bits were glossed over. The author did what all good researchers do - delight in the minutia. This is where good editing comes in.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Unanswered Cries

  • A True Story of Friends, Neighbors, and Murder in a Small Town
  • By: Thomas French
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 436

On a warm Florida evening, Karen Gregory saw a familiar face at her door. What the beautiful young woman could not know was that she was staring into the eyes of her killer - a savage monster who would rape her, stab her to death, and leave her battered body on the floor outside the bedroom. Detectives frantically sifting through the evidence were tormented by one disturbing question after another....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Writing

  • By Phaedrus on 02-03-18

Meh

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

The whole thing is pretty plodding. And FYI, the villain died relatively young in prison.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Deviant

  • The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original "Psycho"
  • By: Harold Schechter
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,622

From "America's principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers" ( Boston Book Review) comes the definitive account of Ed Gein, a mild-mannered Wisconsin farmhand who stunned an unsuspecting nation - and redefined the meaning of the word psycho.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fascinating Page Turner

  • By Keith on 08-05-16

Too Creepy for Stephen King fans

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

I love gory horror books and true crime. But this is beyond the pall. Nobody needs to hear this.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer

  • By: Dorothy Gilman
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

In response to a desperate SOS, Kadi Hopkirk flies to the African country of Ubangiba, where her childhood friend, Sammat, is soon to be crowned king. Mrs. Pollifax, reluctant to allow the girl to venture alone into what she fears may be grave danger, crashes the party.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I miss Babara Rosenblat

  • By Steven on 04-14-09

Worst Narration in Audible

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

I have a considerable Audible library. And of the hundreds of books that I have listened to, this is the worst. For starters, why use a male narrator when it is about a woman? Worse than the reader’s falsetto though is the echo effect that they use when someone’s words are thoughts. It has all the cheesy wrongness of a ‘50’s B science fiction movie

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 1633

  • By: Eric Flint, David Weber
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889

New York Times best-selling author Eric Flint’s 1632 presented listeners with a fascinating alternate history of the Thirty Years’ War, through the eyes of a West Virginia community tossed back in time to 17th-century Germany. Here, Flint teams up with acclaimed science fiction author David Weber to continue his epic tale. In 1633, the West Virginians attempt to use their modern-day knowledge to build a resistance against the forces of France, Spain, and England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audible Get the Rest of This Series Online!

  • By Lack of Warning on 06-12-12

plodding

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

Reviewed: 02-24-17

Plot plods along, reading like an authors back story. Minimal social interaction. Hopefully the next book is better.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,594
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,263

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

My Favorite Book of the Year

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

Reviewed: 09-12-16

Ove is like my husband in so many ways, and this was a love story to him. I cannot say home much I loved him.

  • The Selection

  • The Selection, Book 1
  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,275
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,534

For 35 girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth... to be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels... to live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You might want to wait... if you hate cliffhangers

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-27-12

Remember it is YA

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

Reviewed: 05-09-16

This is not one of those YA books that is good for all ages. It is pretty juvenile and filled with angst. If they used clear communication, it would be 80% shorter.