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Colorado Springs, CO, United States
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  • The Name of the Wind

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1)
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65,898
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,130

This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Joanna on 05-10-11

A

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

Reviewed: 06-05-16

I started this book on the recommendation of friends at work and really didn't have any idea of the story line at all. Well, I've made it to chapter 62 and I have to say I still don't have a clue. After a flurry of interest and intrigue early on, the protagonist, Kvothe, has settled into giving a detailed description of his formative years, but this has gone on for chapter after chapter with no end in sight. I kept thinking I was surely missing something, that if I stuck with it a whisper of a plot would be revealed. But no such luck. With 60+ chapters down and 30+ chapters left to go I've lost interest and have to move on.

  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,378

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

Darn near perfect in every way!

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

Reviewed: 04-13-16

What about Zach Villa’s performance did you like?

Just a great reader and perfectly paired with this story. Also a very steady tone so easy to hear while riding in the car. I'm sure I will recognize him the next time I come across him again.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Absolutely! The first page! I knew immediately that something untoward was going to happen, and I never lost that feeling of caution with every passing chapter. But at the same time I never lost the feeling of hopefulness. It's a fine balance and I loved it.

Any additional comments?

I loved this book. It truly did keep me riveted from the opening line. I felt like I understood each character without overly ponderous character development. There's really not much else I can say without having to give a spoiler alert. I will just say.....read this book! You'll love it!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No One Knows

  • By: J. T. Ellison
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt, Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,743
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,107

The day Aubrey Hamilton's husband is declared dead by the state of Tennessee should bring closure so she can move on with her life. But Aubrey doesn't want to move on. She just wants Josh back. It's been five years since he disappeared, since their blissfully happy marriage - they were happy, weren't they? - screeched to a halt and Aubrey became the prime suspect in his disappearance. Five years of emptiness, solitude, loneliness, questions.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Crazy bad plot

  • By clifford on 04-07-16

Thriller? Nope.

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

Reviewed: 04-08-16

Would you ever listen to anything by J. T. Ellison again?

Perhaps. The writing was good, character development was good, but I never felt much tension, with a plot twist ending that seemed to come out of nowhere.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Beekeeper's Apprentice, or On the Segregation of the Queen

  • Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 1
  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,789
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,774

This program includes a preface read by the author. In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees when a young woman literally stumbles into him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes - and match him wit for wit. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern 20th-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fabulous new take on Sherlock Holmes

  • By Steph on 04-14-14

Fun!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

I loved the premise and character development but couldn't help at times feeling the author 'dumbed down' Sherlock to make Russell shine. But even so it kept my attention and interest. I didn't care for the narrator for this book, a bit to mature-sounding. She portrayed Sherlock with a nasal high-pitched tone that didn't appeal at all. And there were constant little clicks, could have been a poor recording, but to me sounded like the narrator had a case of dry mouth. Really distracting. Seems like the clicks could be edited out..,

16 of 17 people found this review helpful