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  • Kill Switch

  • Joe Ledger, Book 8
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,309
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,049
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,039

Terrorists have acquired a terrible new weapon that can crash the power grid and plunge America into a new dark age. A coordinated attack is planned to shut out all lights and emergency services to 10 major cities. Planes will fall, hospitals will go dark, no help will come. And in that terrible darkness, a dreadful plague will be released. If the lights go off, nothing can stop the bioweapon from killing millions. At the same time, the intelligence services are being torn apart from within by a plague of betrayal, murder, and suicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When the lights go out

  • By Ryan Hooey on 04-26-16

Umm

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

Reviewed: 06-08-16

One of the harder Ledger books to follow in my opinion. Full of surrealism and fragmentation, the plot wanders at times. But hey, it's Joe Porter reading A Ledger book so I'm there.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Crow Hollow

  • By: Michael Wallace
  • Narrated by: Rosemary Benson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 680

Prudence Cotton has recently lost her husband and is desperate to find her daughter, captured by the Nipmuk tribe during King Philip's war. She's convinced her daughter is alive but cannot track her into the wilderness alone. Help arrives in the form of James Bailey, an agent of the crown sent to Boston to investigate the murder of Prudence's husband and to covertly cause a disturbance that would give the king just cause to install royal governors.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent historical novel

  • By MaineOne on 09-20-15

Well...

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

Reviewed: 01-18-16

The narration portraying a strong Puritan woman is halting and breathy - frustratingly portraying her as weak. The overall performance was fair.

The story was fine as well - taking a good while to actually engage me, but keeping me interested after it finally did.

After listening to The Midwife's Revolt by Jodi Daynard, which I found was excellent - well researched and beautifully read - this was a little less than enthralling, however it was good enough.

If you can find it on sale give it a try. But not sure if I'd spend a credit on it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Yellow Crocus

  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,347
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,558

Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful southern historical fiction

  • By MissSusie66 on 02-27-15

Beautiful little book

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

Reviewed: 12-18-15

I'm listening to the end of Yellow Crocus. What a sweet, sweet book. Predictable at times but so sweet and tender.

Especially the narrator that reads it. I think Bahni's narration literally makes the book. The characters just come alive. She does such a beautiful job.

And it brings back tender feelings for my Auntie Gladys who watched over me as a little one.

  • Hollow City

  • The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,633

This second novel in the Miss Peregine's Home for Peculiar Children series begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other surprises. Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly creepy) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight fantasy fans of all ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Peculiar and Suspenseful

  • By JACK on 02-19-14

So much better than the first!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

Kirby Heyborne brought this book to life and gave it the dignity it deserves! After the dreadful narration of the first book I almost couldn't bear to listen to another go, but hoping it might be the narrator that was the problem and took a chance on the second. The difference was night and day. And, frankly, the book was much better written and, the characters better developed. Anyone that I was around while I listened to it fell into the story immediately and didn't want to stop listening. Just so enjoyable. Can't wait for the next.

21 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,493
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,577

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

Lots of swears

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

Reviewed: 10-16-12

Would you try another book from Gillian Flynn and/or Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ?

Maybe - I liked the reading of this book - it just had so many f-words that I had to stop listening to it.