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  • Suspect

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,338

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Page Turner!!

  • By Jacqueline on 01-22-13

Fantastic! Easily One of my Favorites!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-16

I don't remember what drew me to this book, but I'm glad it worked. This book is easily in the top 3 of my favorite books. The story keeps you engaged from start to finish.
One reason I like this book so much is that I train dogs (GSDs) and hence can appreciate and relate to the dog's behavior and many of the training problems and sessions mentioned in the book. I have given this book as a gift and the person (also a GSD dog trainer) also enjoyed it very much.

Just for kicks, Sgt Leland reminds me a lot of my dog trainer.

  • Essentialism

  • The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
  • By: Greg McKeown
  • Narrated by: Greg McKeown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,826

By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy - instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing - it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Multiple reads required

  • By Chris on 04-27-14

A must read

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

Reviewed: 04-18-16

This book is a must ready for every person who never has enough time. I never felt like my life was disorganized or chaotic, but I do never have enough time. The answer to a lot of problems is that people (more so now than in the past) simply spread themselves too thin. I was able to recommend this book on 3 different occasions already.

Just remember "Less is More"

  • Reamde

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 38 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,422

Richard Forthrast created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe - and Richard is at ground zero.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not perfect, but worth a listen.

  • By ShySusan on 10-01-11

Way too Long

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

Reviewed: 05-06-15

The story could have been cut in half and not lost any value. With such a stretched story I expected a triumphant ending, but it just wash out. The build up was ok but then nothing really happened.

  • Decoding Your Dog

  • The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones
  • By: American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 204

More than ninety percent of dog owners consider their pets to be members of their family. But often, despite our best intentions, we are letting our dogs down by not giving them the guidance and direction they need. Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, but may be better to read than listen

  • By New Jersey Mom on 02-25-14

Don't waste your money

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

Reviewed: 12-01-14

Almost every single problem that (new) pet owners could encounter is mentioned and to all the solution is the same: "Visit your veterinary or a veterinary behaviorist." So much so that I had the strong impression that I was listening to a sales pitch rather than an audio book. I as a dog trainer have solved many of the problems without 'visiting my vet or a veterinary behaviorist'.

Also, the section of the different breeds and associated competitions is useless as this is available widely on the internet. Instead they should have emphasized more that new owners should research the breed and the breed's purpose before getting a dog of that breed. They did mention it but it should have been emphasized more.

Another really annoying thing was that the chapters are written by different authors each with different credentials. So when a new section started, you had to listen to a list of abbreviated credentials meaningless to the common listener or dog owner. They should have had a section at the end where they refer to each author and their credentials with explanations.

I would not recommend this book, especially if you have done any kind of dog competition.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • King and Maxwell

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,751
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,752

It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father...after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target? Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Come on guys, lighten up! This was a good book!

  • By JR Parrow on 11-27-13

Loved it! Couldn't Stop!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-14

I listened through this over a weekend which are my busiest days with little "listening time". I couldn't stop. Even on the "re-read" I couldn't stop. The story caught my attention about a quarter through the first part (chapters 4-6) and carried it all the way to the end.

At times (very few) the added sound effects were a bit too loud but that was easy to overlook.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • War and Peace

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 61 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,744
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,062
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,019

Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's genius is clearly seen in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle, all of them fully realized and equally memorable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Work of genius

  • By James on 02-13-06

Don't Buy - Don't Waste Your Money

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

Reviewed: 04-04-14

This book has been the hardest one for me to get through. Do not waste your money like I did, though this is a must read in literature.

Parts 1-4 fade in and out. It's hard to hear and because of the accent of the narrator I had to turn the volume a bit higher than normal. Then all the sudden the sound was so faint I could hardly hear it at all even on the high volume.
Parts 3-5 have background noises and voices. Extremely distracting.
Parts 7-10 have skips in them where it seems like parts are missing.

I don't blame the narrator himself. The other books he narrated did not have these problems. Whatever the environment was did not work well.

Audible should strongly consider "pulling this from the shelf' and having this re-recorded.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Atlas Shrugged

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 62 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,631

In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A long listen but worth the effort and patience

  • By Emily on 05-04-13

Not Impressed

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

Reviewed: 05-15-13

The performance of this book was good in all parts. I usually like Philosophy but this book felt to me like a waste of time and money. The story in which the philosophical topics were incorporated was flat and the philosophical topics didn't seem "valid". (I don't know how to better explain this.) I did not like this book at all.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Total Money Makeover

  • A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
  • By: Dave Ramsey
  • Narrated by: Dave Ramsey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,046
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,452

Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There's one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that's with The Total Money Makeover. It's the simplest, most straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This guy makes sense

  • By Alexandra on 02-11-14

Great Financial Motivator!

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

Reviewed: 03-20-12

What made the experience of listening to The Total Money Makeover the most enjoyable?

I have always made sure to payoff credit cards monthly or stop spending to not build up debt. I picked up this book to see how I can advance myself financially. Reading this book I realized I was already doing many things right. The confirmation felt really good. The step-by-step instructions were helpful to ensure you don't loose focus. This book has greatly motivated me to take control of my 'financial fitness'. I plan to teach this to my nieces once they are old enough.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

The baby steps to achieving financial fitness.

Any additional comments?

The book is targeted towards people with high debt. I understood that some points had to be drastically emphasized in order to make them effective at all, but at times I found the emphasis a bit insulting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dyslexic Advantage

  • Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain
  • By: Brock l. Eide, Fernette L. Eide
  • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499

Dyslexia is almost always assumed to be an obstacle. And for one in five people who are dyslexic, it can be. Yet for millions of successful dyslexics - including astrophysicists, mystery novelists, and entrepreneurs - their dyslexic differences are the key to their success. In this paradigm-shifting book, neurolearning experts Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide describe exciting new brain science revealing that dyslexic people have unique brain structure and organization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Has the system failed your child?

  • By Ethel on 10-17-11

The Light Came On

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

Reviewed: 02-10-12

Any additional comments?

I always wondered why I was such a slow reader and since I often confuse words such as left and right (knowing very well which is which) I wondered if this book may offer some answers to my questions. In order to get real answers I'd probably have to be tested, but there where scenarios in the book in which I found myself as in a mirror image. I found it interesting to see how others with severe forms of Dyslexia were able to lead normal and successful lives. I found that very inspiring.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Fire Study

  • By: Maria V. Snyder
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145

When word that Yelena is a Soulfinder - able to capture and release souls - spreads like wildfire, people grow uneasy. Already Yelena's unusual abilities and past have set her apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Study book!

  • By ebb on 03-03-08

Action Packed Vocabulary

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

Reviewed: 02-10-12

Any additional comments?

From the very beginning this book was packed with action words and words not often used in my daily vocabulary which made it even more interesting. The story captured my attention from beginning to end.