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  • The Silent Corner

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,650
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,647

"I very much need to be dead." These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for - but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, Jane, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered...unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside of her demand: find the truth, no matter what. There is no one else to speak for Jane's husband - or the others who have followed him into death at their own hands.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suspense, well-written

  • By Townsend on 10-19-17

Excellent start to a series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-30-18

This is the first of the Jane Hawk series. The story is excellent with just enough excitement and twists to make you want to keep listening way part your bedtime. The narrator does an above average job. I really enjoyed her narrative voice and her voice for Jane. One of the first male characters Jane interacts with is a computer hacker and the narrator voice captures the "teen" attitude and ego. However, for the most part (aside from the one British accent) all male characters have the same "attitude" and clipped sentence cadence that made sense for the hacker but not for an FBI agent or a lawyer. It did distract me out of the story a bit but not enough that it was too hard to follow who was talking.

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  • Funny Amazon Reviews

  • By: Jane Lynch
  • Narrated by: Jane Lynch
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,432
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,000
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,993

Famous comedians reading real Amazon product reviews. Hosted by Jane Lynch and presented by Audible. Featuring Lewis Black, John O'Hurley, Joel McHale, Margaret Cho, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, Lauren Cook, Jonathan Katz, Laura Silverman, Melissa Villasenor, Ron Funches, Gilbert Gottfried, Dan Savage, Vern Musical Improv.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hilarious!!!

  • By EmilioDaVinci on 07-10-17

Title should be Mediocore Amazon Reviews

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

Has Funny Amazon Reviews turned you off from other books in this genre?

I will not be activily seeking out books in this genre anytime soon. I have seen MUCH funnier reviews shared on Facebook and other social media.

What three words best describe Jane Lynch’s voice?

Jane Lynch played her part well. I had no problems listening to her.

Any additional comments?

If I was a passenger on public transportation and did not want to laugh out loud to draw attention to myself, this was the perfect book to listen to. There were 2 or 3 spots that made me smile but nothing was so funny as to elicit a laugh even though I was listening alone at home.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stand

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 47 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,408

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth the credit

  • By Hunter on 03-27-12

Unabridged version gives more back story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-17

When I first started listening I thought, am I going to be able to listen to this guy for 50 hours? But as the story develops, his accents and different voices for the characters really bring them to life. When we first meet Tom Cullen the narrator gives him a Gomer Pyle voice which pulled me out of the story. I've never thought of big Tom Cullen having a voice like that!! The producers must have had second thoughts too because later in the book it is a much different voice, a much better voice. This is one of my favorite books by King so I'm sure I'll be listening to it again sometime in the future.

  • Magician's Gambit

  • The Belgariad, Book 3
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,191

Ce'Nedra, Imperial Princess of Tolnedra, is confused. Everyone knows the tales of the Orb protecting the West from the evil god Torak are just silly legends. But here she is, forced to join a quest to recover that stolen Orb. No one believes in sorcery, but Garion's aunt and grandfather seem to be the fabled sorcerers Polgara and Belgarath. Even young Garion is learning to do sorcery. He's just a farm boy, totally unsuitable for an Imperial Princess. Yet for some reason, she has the urge to comfort him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I liked it.

  • By Bryan J. Peterson on 06-02-09

Ongoing Adventure of Belgareon

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-17

Cameron Belerle performs awesomely. His consistency of voices throughout not just this book but the series of books makes the characters easy to follow and identify.
Gareon discovers that he not only has power but will be required to use it in the upcoming battle. The prophecy continues to unfold and members are added to the group. A visit to the Vail and the home of Grandfather is eye opening for Gareon.

  • The Americans

  • The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 8
  • By: John Jakes
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 26 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

The definitive volume in Jakes’s best-selling series finds the Kent family reaching to finally embrace its legacy - and its futureIn the final installment of the Kent Family Chronicles, the remaining Kents seek to fulfill Philip Kent’s original American dream. As Gideon Kent’s health deteriorates, he fears for the future of his family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Americans

  • By BookReader on 03-02-16

Gideon Kent 2

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

Any additional comments?

BOOK: (Amazon Summary) The Kent Family Chronicles conclude with Gideon Kent in failing health and his heirs unready to uphold the family legacy of service when their country needs them most.

NARRATION: Marc Vietor narrates the entire series which is a plus. I like the consistency of hearing the same voice throughout the story line. The voices are well done, female and male are easily distinguishable.

  • The Lawless

  • Kent Family Chronicles, Book 7
  • By: John Jakes
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 24 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

The penultimate volume in John Jakes’s stirring Kent Family Chronicles finds America booming in its postwar prosperity. With this newly secured peace comes an opportunity for the Kent family to reconcile and to thrive, both personally and financially. Gideon Kent takes up his father’s vow to reunite the family, but when he brings his father’s widow back into the fold, the repercussions seem insurmountable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • keep the story going. Get this one too.

  • By Barbara on 02-24-15

Gideon Kent

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

Any additional comments?

BOOK: (Amazon Summary) In a flourishing post–Civil War America, the Kent family seizes good fortune again—until all is suddenly threatened by one woman’s return.
The penultimate volume in John Jakes’s stirring Kent Family Chronicles finds America booming in its postwar prosperity. With this newly secured peace comes an opportunity for the Kent family to reconcile and to thrive, both personally and financially. Gideon Kent takes up his father’s vow to reunite the family, but when he brings his father’s widow back into the fold, the repercussions seem insurmountable. Against the backdrop of a recovering nation, the Kents face dramatic challenges and unexpected rifts that could leave the family shattered for years to come.

NARRATION: Marc Vietor narrates the entire series which is a plus. I like the consistency of hearing the same voice throughout the story line. The voices are well done, female and male are easily distinguishable.

  • The Warriors

  • The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 6
  • By: John Jakes
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

This addictive John Jakes adventure blends the Kents’ ruthless push for an empire with murderous betrayal and the Civil War’s life-altering culmination. With the Civil War reaching its gory climax, the divided Kent family is pushed to the edge of complete destruction. With the advent of the transcontinental Union Pacific Railroad, the Kents continue to fight for their foothold among America’s wealthy founding families. While their private, insular war rages, young Jeremiah Kent is tempted by a calculating Southern belle into a trap of deceit, lust, and murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jeramiah Kent

  • By Coralie Crumrine on 12-09-16

Jeramiah Kent

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

What made the experience of listening to The Warriors the most enjoyable?

BOOK: (Amazon Summary) The Kent Family Chronicles Book VI; The glittering saga of our America-and the people who made her great. As the Civil War draws to its inevitable climax, The Warriors carries the turbulent chronicle of the divided Kent family to far-reaching new battlefields. A gracious Southern plantation ravaged by Union soldiers as the blacks cry for "Jubilee"... the bright trail westward blazed by the Union Pacific Railroad, and its lusty Traveling Towns and savage Indian raids...the plush eastern mansions of the Robber Barons-Gould, Fisk and drew...the seething conclaves of the new trade unions-these are the scenes of a nation's rebirth and of the Kents' private, impassioned wars... These are the backdrops as well for stirring romantic entanglements. When young Jeremiah Kent is tempted by a lascivious Southern belle into a web of lust and murder...and Michael Boyle longs for a lovely immigrant girl, Hannah...the destiny of the Kent dynasty is set on an irreversible course into the great American future.

NARRATION: Marc Vietor narrates the entire series which is a plus. I like the consistency of hearing the same voice throughout the story line. The voices are well done, female and male are easily distinguishable.

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  • The Titans

  • The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 5
  • By: John Jakes
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

When Jephtha Kent leaves his family to go north, the Kents come under the influence of Louis, the most opportunistic son. While the nation splits on secession and slavery, the Kents nearly fall to greed and self-interest. The Civil War divided families and friends and left wounds some of which are still not healed. That the Kents survived was a miracle: that they came through with vigor intact held great promise for the rich decades that lay ahead. The Titans is the fifth volume in the Kent Family Chronicles preceded by The Furies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Titans

  • By BookReader on 03-02-16

Jeptha Kent

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Titans to be better than the print version?

BOOK: (Amazon Summary) The members of the Kent family’s most dynamic generation face internal clashes as the Civil War ignites

In the hellish years of the Civil War, the Kent family faces its greatest trials yet. Louis, the devious son of the late Amanda Kent, is in control of the dynasty—and of its seemingly inevitable collapse. His cousin Jephtha Kent, meanwhile, backs the abolitionist cause, while his sons remain devoted Southerners. As the country fractures around the Kents, John Jakes introduces characters that include some of the most famous Americans of this defining era. Spanning the full breadth of the Civil War—from the brutal frontlines in the South to the political tangle in Washington—The Titans chronicles two struggles for identity: the country’s and the Kents’.

NARRATION: Marc Vietor narrates the entire series which is a plus. I like the consistency of hearing the same voice throughout the story line. The voices are well done, female and male are easily distinguishable.

  • The Furies

  • The Kent Family Chronicles, 4
  • By: John Jakes
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

The Kents' saga expands as its first heroine takes center stage in the relentless struggle to build the family dynasty opening twenty-two years after the events of The Seekers, John Jakes's fourth Kent Family novel spans the blood-soaked era of America's relentless expansion into the West. Amanda Kent, daughter of Gilbert Kent and Harriet Lebow, is one of the few women to escape the massacre at the Battle of the Alamo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good for history buffs!

  • By tbrook on 01-14-15

Amanda Kent

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

What did you love best about The Furies?

BOOK: (Amazon Summary) The Kents’ saga expands as its first heroine takes center stage in the relentless struggle to build the family dynasty

Opening twenty-two years after the events of The Seekers, John Jakes’s fourth Kent Family novel spans the blood-soaked era of America’s relentless expansion into the West. Amanda Kent, daughter of Gilbert Kent and Harriet Lebow, is one of the few women to escape the massacre at the Battle of the Alamo. Uncommonly brazen and focused, Amanda seeks to make a new life for herself by restoring the Kent family name. Her efforts to build a dynasty take her to northern California, just in time for the Gold Rush.

NARRATION: Marc Vietor narrates the entire series which is a plus. I like the consistency of hearing the same voice throughout the story line. The voices are well done, female and male are easily distinguishable.

  • The Seekers

  • The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: John Jakes
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

The end of the colonies' fight for independence ushers in a fresh and even more glorious struggle to build the new nation. It is an epoch ripe with the energy of a country in its springtime. Two young heirs to a family dynasty turn their eyes west - the frontier beckons. It took a special breed to give up the comfortable life along our eastern seaboard. Who knew what lay beyond? But when Abraham Kent fell in love with his beautiful stepsister, he knew that leaving was the only course open to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent 2nd time around

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-12-18

Abraham Kent

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

What did you love best about The Seekers?

BOOK: (Amazon Summary) Against the backdrop of the harsh and unforgiving American frontier, Abraham Kent seeks to build a life and identity of his own

Continuing the saga of the Kent family, John Jakes turns his masterful eye to the settlement of the untamed American West. Abraham Kent, the son of Philip Kent and Anne Ware, fought valiantly on the frontier, only to return home to Boston and a life he doesn’t want. Determined not to live in his father’s shadow, Abraham and his young bride join the wave of pioneers carving out farms in the turbulent, dangerous West. But life on the nation’s frontier soon becomes more than their fledgling family can endure. Furthering his reign as the living master of American historical fiction, Jakes unfurls the epic of The Seekers.

NARRATION: Marc Vietor narrates the entire series which is a plus. I like the consistency of hearing the same voice throughout the story line. The voices are well done, female and male are easily distinguishable.