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  • Shooter

  • Burnout Series #1
  • By: Dahlia West
  • Narrated by: Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,464

Chris "Shooter" Sullivan has returned to his hometown of Rapid City, South Dakota, to pick up the pieces of his life shattered by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He wants only to focus on holding what's left of his old unit together, running his garage where he builds custom bikes and cars, and pretending that his murdered father's motorcycle gang doesn't exist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Fantastic Story!

  • By Cheri on 06-13-16

Meh

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

I am a bit surprised this was written by a woman. A little too chauvinist and crudely written for my taste. If I had to hear the narrator say pre-cum one more time, I probably would have thrown up in my mouth a bit. Characters were one dimensional and wooden, storyline was all over the place, and overall not a very fun listen. Lots of overly dramatic dialogue that went absolutely nowhere. Not a fan, sorry

  • Replay

  • By: Ken Grimwood
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,336

In 1988, 43-year-old Jeff Winston died of a heart attack. But then he awoke, and it was 1963; Jeff was 18 all over again, his memory of the next two decades intact. This time around, Jeff would gain all the power and wealth he never had before. This time around he'd know how to do it right. Until next time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Book for the past 10 years

  • By psnorb on 12-29-08

Not a fan-- at all

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

So I kept listening, waiting for the story to get good-- it was tedious, the main character was rather uninspiring and unlikeable, and I'm having a really hard time understanding why this is so highly rated. I am really sorry I listened all the way to the end. I couldn't figure out if it was the voice actors tone or the tone of the writing that I found more grating. It's a toss up, put since I rather enjoyed his narration in other works, I'm going to chalk this one up to "not my bag, baby". I really love a good story, but this was not it

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  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

  • A Novel
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,358

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is 77 years old and crazy, standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus crazy. She is also Elsa's best and only friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing author

  • By ReaderReader on 07-24-15

Such a great story!

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

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

I loved everything about this book-- the point of view, the character development through the eyes of a precocious 8 year old, the fairy tales, the little bit of danger and intrigue. I just really enjoyed this book

What was one of the most memorable moments of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry?

Too hard to pick one!

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

I liked how she didn't try to make her voice childish or high pitched to be the voice of a little girl, like many other books I have listened to. It was really quite a lovely performance

  • Mayhem

  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 99

A new killer is stalking the streets of London’s East End. Though newspapers have dubbed him 'the Torso Killer’, this murderer’s work is overshadowed by the hysteria surrounding Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel crimes. The victims are women too, but their dismembered bodies, wrapped in rags and tied up with string, are pulled out of the Thames - and the heads are missing….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Wow.

  • By Sylvia on 03-04-14

Great narrator with a really tough job

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This was not a good book

What could Sarah Pinborough have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I was not a fan of the book, the characters were one dimensional, uninteresting and annoying. The supernatural bit was unnecessary, not well formed. I relistened to several passages over a few times, because it was so boring, my mind kept drifting off . I kept at it, thinking it was going to get more interesting. It didn't, the ending was abrupt, predictable, and a dissapoointmenr

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

I listened to this book because he was the narrator-- I usually like his work, but I don't think there was much he could do with this one

What character would you cut from Mayhem?

All of them

Any additional comments?

Total waste of a credit, can't believe she wrote more in this series