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  • After Anna

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,094

Dr. Noah Alderman, a widower and single father, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie Ippolitti, and for the first time in a long time, he and his young son are happy. Despite her longing for the daughter she hasn’t seen since she was a baby, Maggie is happy too, and she’s even more overjoyed when she unexpectedly gets another chance to be a mother to the child she thought she'd lost forever, her only daughter Anna.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nauseatingly saccharine

  • By cathy journeaux on 04-29-18

I don't know...really?

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

I mean, what was that? It kept me interested, but the way it went the last 45 minutes almost felt like a different book. I kept thinking there would be a part two. I've read Scottoline and liked her books. This one...ehh...that's the best I can say.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Closer Than You Know

  • A Novel
  • By: Brad Parks
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Melanie grew up with the constant upheaval of foster care. Now that she's survived into adulthood - with a loving husband, a steady job, and a baby boy named Alex - she thought that turmoil was behind her. Until one Tuesday evening when she discovers Alex has been removed by Social Services. And no one will say why. It's a terrifying scenario for any parent, but doubly so for Melanie, who knows the unintended horrors of what everyone coldly calls "the system".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotionally charged suspense mystery!

  • By Wayne on 03-08-18

I've read much better

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I don't think I would. I was a bit annoyed.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

It was somewhat annoying. I find a story more enjoyable when the plot is somewhat reasonable. I don't like it when law enforcement look like idiots.

Which scene was your favorite?

none

Did Closer Than You Know inspire you to do anything?

write this review

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Driver

  • A Novel
  • By: Hart Hanson
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291

Michael Skellig is a limo driver waiting for his client in the alley behind an upscale hotel. He's spent the past 28 hours ferrying around Bismarck Avila, a celebrity skateboard mogul who isn't going home any time soon. Suddenly the wind begins to speak to Skellig in the guttural accent of the Chechen torturer he shot through the eye in Yemen a decade ago: Troubletroubletrouble. Skellig has heard these warnings before....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy Listen: Nice Debut

  • By kurdis teed on 02-05-18

loved!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

If you could sum up The Driver in three words, what would they be?

I was really surprised. Great book!

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character and Lucky.

Have you listened to any of Ari Fliakos’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Oh, I love Ari Fliakos!

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

yes.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Cesar Millan's Guide to Audiobooks for Dogs

  • By: Cesar Millan
  • Narrated by: Cesar Millan
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,172

Cesar Millan - the best-selling author, TV star, and internationally acclaimed dog-behavior expert - introduces his favorite way to keep our canine companions calm and happy when they're alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This works for my two Siberian rescues

  • By CrzGzr on 08-08-17

Commercial for Amazon Echo

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

What disappointed you about Cesar Millan's Guide to Audiobooks for Dogs?

it was basically just a commercial for one of those Echo speaker things, or Alexa.

Has Cesar Millan's Guide to Audiobooks for Dogs turned you off from other books in this genre?

no

Which scene was your favorite?

none

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Cesar Millan's Guide to Audiobooks for Dogs?

the commercial, so basically the whole book

21 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Hell's Angel

  • The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club
  • By: Sonny Barger
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587

Narrated by the visionary founding member, Hell's Angel provides a fascinating all-access pass to the secret world of the notorious Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. Sonny Barger recounts the birth of the original Oakland Hell's Angels and the four turbulent decades that followed. Hell's Angel also chronicles the way the HAMC revolutionized the look of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle and built what has become a worldwide bike-riding fraternity, a beacon for freedom-seekers the world over.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Listen By Far!

  • By Jon on 12-25-17

it was okay

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

Reviewed: 07-19-17

What did you love best about Hell's Angel?

Sonny seemed pretty friendly...

If you’ve listened to books by Sonny Barger before, how does this one compare?

No.

What about John Pruden’s performance did you like?

It was fine.

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

somewhat

Any additional comments?

It sure seemed like a lot of the HAMC activities were glossed over. I did expect a lot more information, but I guess that might not be allowed. Sonny made them sound like they are pretty friendly.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Wolf Boys

  • Two American Teenagers and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel
  • By: Dan Slater
  • Narrated by: Pete Simonelli
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447

At first glance Gabriel Cardona is the poster-boy American teenager: great athlete, bright, handsome, and charismatic. But the streets of his border town of Laredo, Texas, are poor and dangerous, and it isn't long before Gabriel abandons his promising future for the allure of the Zetas, a drug cartel with roots in the Mexican military. His younger friend, Bart, as well as others from Gabriel's childhood join him in working for the Zetas, boosting cars and smuggling drugs, eventually catching the eye of the cartel's leadership.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By pattiecakes on 09-20-16

sobering history lesson

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

Reviewed: 07-19-17

What did you love best about Wolf Boys?

Given the subject matter, it's hard to "love" anything in particular.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The young age at which children, just innocent kids, get drawn into this world.

Which scene was your favorite?

Again, given the subject matter, that's not really applicable.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The very last hour of the book when the author is talking about his relationship with Gabriel I found to be the most emotional, for me.

Any additional comments?

It doesn't seem like this "war on drugs" is working. It seems as a new approach needs to be seriously looked at. Why is alcohol legal and drugs are not? Cigarettes? Sugar, for that matter. Sure seems like if they legalized it, the national debt might be solved. I'm sure this is probably too simplistic approach.

Anyhow, just a tragic situation for all around.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,733
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,705

In 2011, a 26-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine website hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything - drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons - free of the government's watchful eye. It wasn't long before the media got wind of the new website where anyone - not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers - could buy and sell contraband detection-free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An honest portrait of DPR

  • By Victor on 05-18-17

wow...

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. I found it to be interesting. The many different people that just happened upon a few random things that put into motion this bigger investigation I found fascinating. It almost doesn't even seem true.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The murder-for-hire bit. Did the murders really happen? Has that been investigated further?

What does Will Damron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I don't know. He was a fine narrator.

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

Yes, and I almost did.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait for the movie. Surely there will be a movie, right?

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,485
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,447

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audiobook I Ever Listened To

  • By Sam Clear on 07-13-17

inspiring!

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

Reviewed: 06-14-17

Would you listen to I Can't Make This Up again? Why?

I will listen to it again. Kevin Hart is an inspiration.

What was one of the most memorable moments of I Can't Make This Up?

There are so many.

What does Kevin Hart bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love when comedians are reading their books and they start laughing while telling their stories.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did laugh, a lot. I also cried when his mom died.

Any additional comments?

Kevin is intelligent, kind, inspirational, funny. I liked him before, but now I have a whole new respect for him.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Crime Song

  • By: David Swinson
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Frank Marr was a good cop with a bad habit until his burgeoning addictions to alcohol and cocaine forced him into retirement from the DC police. Now barely eking out a living as a private investigator, he agrees to take on a family case: a favor for his aunt, who was like a second mother to him growing up. Frank's surveillance confirms that his cousin Jeffrey is involved with a small-time drugs operation. Modest stuff until Frank's own home is burglarized, leaving a body on the kitchen floor: Jeffrey.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Anti-hero

  • By RueRue on 06-10-17

flawed but lovable

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

What did you love best about Crime Song?

I truly like the flawed hero.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I do enjoy this character. I'm hope there is more to come from David Swinson's character Frank Marr.

Which scene was your favorite?

I don't really have a favorite.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A somewhat flawed hero.

Any additional comments?

I like the dirty flawed hero.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Filthy Business

  • By: William Lashner
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

A lifetime ago, brutally efficient fixer Phil Kubiak coldly cleaned up the messes of shady clients from Miami to Las Vegas by any means necessary - short of murder. Now he's one eye and one working leg short of the man he used to be, scarred beyond recognition, and with the feds and criminal organizations in hot pursuit. Throwing back sour beer in a dingy bar, Phil recounts the long story of his bitter life to the only person left to listen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • twisted

  • By Dtmurphy1 on 05-14-17

very cool twist!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

If you could sum up A Filthy Business in three words, what would they be?

your friendly cleaner

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed that this book had a twist at the end. I have to be honest, I did not see it coming. I was hoping, but didn't even think it.

What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Luke Daniels does a superb job of narration and getting the different characters their own voice. Sometimes I honestly think there is no way it can be just one person.

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

oh, yes! almost did.

Any additional comments?

I hope this becomes a series. I really enjoyed the characters and the story!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful