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  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,325
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,622

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made 28 years ago calls them to reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic with a Top-Notch Performance!

  • By Nicole - Audible on 06-19-17

A masterpiece...

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

Stephen King mind is amazing... a master piece!! Worth every moment of time invested. Great!!

  • Orphan X

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,299

Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent Distraction

  • By A. Musser on 06-03-16

Lot's of potential...

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

Reviewed: 07-29-16

What did you like best about Orphan X? What did you like least?

I really wanted to love this book but had such a hard time with the mix of characteristics the books hero Evan Smoak had. Couldn't get comfortable with a guy who made time to babysit a neighbor's child while in the midst of life and death situations. Also of all the super sleuth killer lead characters I've ever read about...the authors buildup of the training and gadgets, weapons and so many other "only the best oves" in his arsenal of weapons seemed over the top.

  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,284
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,279

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Original Story of Horror and Courage

  • By JoanneG on 11-04-15

Kept me interested...

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

Reviewed: 11-26-15

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

Never read it but enjoyed the audio version...

What did you like best about this story?

The story pulled me in and held my interest.

What about Matt Addis’s performance did you like?

Clear and easy to understand... good inflection.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wind Through the Keyhole

  • The Dark Tower
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,838
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,349

In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man", Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An exceptional story, but I miss George Guidall.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-25-12

Unnecessary!!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I found book 4.5 in the series as it's called to be a waste of time and unnecessary to the tale. And although I love Mr. Kings writing skills I don't think he should read his or anyone's books. Especially following a master like Frank Muller.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Waste of time...

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Poor reading skills...

Did The Wind Through the Keyhole inspire you to do anything?

Take a nap...

  • The Savannah Project

  • Jake Pendleton Series, Book 1
  • By: Chuck Barrett
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 331

Terrorism, duty, and personal safety collide when Jake Pendleton, an investigator for the NTSB, is called to investigate an aircraft accident in Savannah, Georgia during the St. Patrick's Day celebration. The accident, which at first appears to be quite run-of-the-mill, turns out to be anything but. Since Jake is not willing to pretend there are no suspicious circumstances and more than the usual share of rather unlikely "coincidences," he sets off a veritable avalanche of secrets, violence and treachery.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Even Scott Brick couldn't save a story arc

  • By Andrew Pollack on 05-25-14

Took a while to get good...

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

Reviewed: 02-11-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I enjoyed this book well after the halfway point. Story was very slow getting off the ground.

Would you be willing to try another book from Chuck Barrett? Why or why not?

I am considering another book by Chuck Barrett.

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

Jake...

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Unwind

  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,030

Conner's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I loved and hated this thought provoking book!

  • By John Condron on 01-04-14

For kids...

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

Reviewed: 11-26-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Could not get into this book, did not realize it was targeted for young people.

Would you be willing to try another book from Neal Shusterman? Why or why not?

No I don't think so.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Did not like anything about the performance. Maybe because the material was poor.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

  • Personal

  • A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 19
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,921
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,910

"You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely," notes Jack Reacher - and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA. Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott - an American marksman gone bad - is one of them...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lee and Dick seem tired

  • By Jeffrey Rose on 09-06-14

Disapointing...

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

Reviewed: 09-14-14

What did you like best about Personal? What did you like least?

Did not like much about the story at all. I least like Dick Hill's reading. He sounds older and raspier than I recall his earlier readings. It transfers to the sense of who Jack Reacher is...

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Not sure??

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dick Hill?

Yes...

Any additional comments?

Maybe after a long absence of any new material I have changed what I am looking for...

  • The Enemy: Victor the Assassin, Book 2

  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,777
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,625
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,621

Victor, a former assassin-for-hire, has joined forces with a CIA special unit. His first assignment: Three strangers. Three hits. Fast and clean. Victor's a natural for this.It should have been simple. But with each hit Victor is plunged deeper into an unimaginable conspiracy where no one, least of all the people he knows, can be trusted.With the stakes growing higher by the minute, Victor realizes he's been forced into playing a game he never expected. Because he's the next target. And there's no way out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want to be killed by Victor!

  • By David on 01-15-14

Enjoyed the book...

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

Reviewed: 08-31-14

Where does The Enemy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is my second book in this series and although as some other reviews have stated the main charter Victor was very different in book two from the first book. It was a little of-putting at first but then it was fine and engrossing. Lots of hard action to say the least...

Who was your favorite character and why?

Victor, cool and calm in the face of danger!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

At times.

  • The Lions of Lucerne

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,861
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,349
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,329

On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality: thirty Secret Service agents have been viciously executed and the vacationing president of the United States kidnapped by one of the most lethal terrorist organizations in the Middle East - the Fatah Revolutionary Council. But surviving agent and ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath doesn't believe the Fatah Revolutionary Council is responsible for the attack.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Scott Harvath

  • By Carol on 11-18-12

Did not like this book...

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

Reviewed: 08-07-14

What would have made The Lions of Lucerne better?

Better writing...

Has The Lions of Lucerne turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

How could the performance have been better?

More expression in his voice... very dead pan.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Lions of Lucerne?

There so much unnecessary detail that could have been left out.

Any additional comments?

This is the only book I have listened to by this author so my comments are limited to this one book. Poor writing and performance as well.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Detachment

  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Barry Eisler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476

John Rain is back. And “the most charismatic assassin since James Bond” ( San Francisco Chronicle) is up against his most formidable enemy yet: the nexus of political, military, media, and corporate factions known only as the Oligarchy. When legendary black ops veteran Colonel Scott “Hort” Horton tracks Rain down in Tokyo, Rain can’t resist the offer: a multi-million dollar payday for the “natural causes” demise of three ultra-high-profile targets who are dangerously close to launching a coup in America. But the opposition on this job is going to be too much for even Rain to pull it off alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced read...

  • By Andrew Stone on 09-17-11

Barry Eisler as Narrator!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-11

I have listened to all books in the John Rain series and although I have enjoyed all of them I wish Barry Eisler had read narrated all of them. He does a great job.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful